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It’s Ashley Ortega versus Gabbi Garcia


The following texts are lifted from an article written about Ashley Ortega and the suspected reasons why she was dropped out from her loveteam with Ruru Madrid.

Probable Reasons Why Ashley Ortega was Replaced by Gabbi Garcia as Ruru Madrid’s Partner?

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Though Ashley Ortega may have some advantages as a commercial model, a former skater, and who entered showbiz at 13 years of age; to be paired to GMA-7 Kapuso’s ‘Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break’ runner-up and now considered as the Network’s Teen Drama Prince—Ruru Madrid, still she was replaced by another female teen star and currently her co-star in a weekly comedy family-drama show titled ‘InstaDad’.

Here are some probable reasons why her tandem with Ruru Madrid didn’t pan out:

Her Features Didn’t Fit well with Ruru?

From a Chinese-Spanish-German-Filipino descent, her looks can be strikingly strong against the charming features of the young Madrid.

Back in the 80s, when Regal Films paired Snooky and Gabby Concepcion—it worked for a time, but it fizzled afterwards. Gabby was paired to a more Filipina-looking beauty named Lani Mercado, which has semblance on Gabbi Garcia.

Ashley’s Mayumi couldn’t beat Gabbi’s Marikit in ‘InstaDad’ since hers is the immature character as compared to the latter’s?

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What Makes ‘Past Tense’ a ‘Present-Day’ Definition of ‘Happy Endings’?


For the third time, after their two highly-successful romantic comedy flicks together, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim or better known as the KimXi tandem are back on the silver screen to provide another ‘kilig’ love story via ‘Past Tense’.

Known for her success in films like ‘She’s the One’ and ‘Bride for Rent’—director Mae Cruz-Alviar offers another winning streak to audiences who love romantic comedies and so as to millions of KimXi fans. This is Star Cinema’s pre-Christmas offering with Ai Ai delas Alas as the third wheel in providing humorous scenes in the movie.

‘Past Tense’ revolves around the friendship of Babs and Belle, both assumed by Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. It opened with the sleeping Belle portrayed by Ai Ai delas Alas, the older one who fell asleep for 20 years and was given by Papa Time (Benjie Paras) the unique opportunity to return to 20 years backwards and meet her younger self Belle (Chiu) and make the latter fall in love with her best friend Babs (Lim) in order to prevent an accident that drastically changes her life.

Both Kim and Xian knew very well their comic timing and the sleeping part was the most natural and giddy part for all the KimXi followers and fans. Apart from the comic relief that Ai Ai could offer, some dramatic scenes really are tearjerkers. Lim and Chiu here are both daring in their kissing scene.

The film allows the moviegoers to examine and re-examine the past and create the chance to correct whatever mistakes in order to evade pains. The film attempts to re-define the meaning of a Present-Day Happy Ending and that is giving true love the second chance. Also, its conclusion provide a funny ‘twist’ that will guarantee its audience to come out in high spirits despite some dramatic scenes.

‘Past Tense’ opens on Thursday, November 26 in theaters nationwide.

Daniel Matsunaga: PBB All In Big Winner!


The 6’ 1” tall Brazilian-Japanese ‘hottie’, who rose to fame after appearing in Cosmo’s September 2009 Men supplement issue—Daniel Matsunaga was declared the BIG WINNER of the latest edition of Pinoy Big Brother All In this year on a Sunday evening, August 24 at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater and will be telecast live on ABS-CBN.

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Matusnaga bested other 20 housemates who journeyed with him inside the house of Kuya in 119 days, approximately within four months. On Saturday evening, August 23, only four remained standing and waiting for their rightful places as decided by the votes through SMS and online voting.

Despite the fact, the 25 –year-old Matsunaga was not ahead in the ranking prior to the votes were being turned back to zero (it was Jane Oineza who ranked first), still he emerged victorious over the three housemates—Maris, Jane, and Vickie.

After the overnight nationwide voting, the ‘Hunk of the world ng Makati’ was declared the grand champion in the 5th Season of ABS-CBN ‘Pinoy Big Brother’.

The Big Winner will receive one million pesos; an Asian tour for two; a brand new 30-square meter condominium unit at the Amaia Steps Novaliches in Novaliches, Quezon City; and two business franchises.

The second, third, and fourth placers will receive five hundred thousand, three hundred thousand, and two hundred thousand pesos, respectively.

In this edition of PBB, when it opened on April 27 this year, the housemates were grouped into three—the Teens, Regular Adults, and Celebrities.

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