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LizQuen Tandem is Back via ‘Dolce Amore’

One of the country’s phenomenal loveteam—‘LizQuen’ (short for Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil) is soon to hit the TV screens with a new romantic series titled—‘Dolce Amore’ (in English means ‘Sweet Love’) on Kapamilya’s Primetime Bida slot replacing the consistent top-rating series—‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ starting Monday, February 15.

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Gil escorted Soberano during its red carpet event at ‘Dolce Amore’ grand press conference held on Wednesday, February 3. Photograph courtesy of StarCreatives.

Soberano breathes into the character of Serena, a lass raised in Italy by her adoptive parents. Despite the good life she enjoys, she seems not able to find peace without finding an important part of her true identity, which she feels is missing. On the other end, Gil is Tenten who also has the same struggles on his own life story as someone who grew up in an orphanage and is suffering from the pain of his real parents’ rejection.

Two different ‘worlds’ will collide as fate brought them together and will eventually find themselves that certain ‘bond’ and help them both find ‘meanings’ in their lives and fall in love in the process.

The two young stars will be reunited after their highly successful series—‘Forevermore’ that made the entire nation and even the Filipino communities around the globe go crazy as well as with their two hit romantic comedy flicks—‘Just the Way You Are’ and ‘Everyday I Love You’. Their upcoming series will have the kind of light feeling like that of ‘Forevermore’.

Matteo Guidicelli, a Kapamilya singer-actor will be the love triangle. He will play Giancarlo as Serena’s guy bestfriend who has secret admiration toward the lead female character. Also in the cast is seasoned and top caliber actress—Cherie Gil as Luciana, Serena’s adoptive mom.

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Guidicelli is Giancarlo in ‘Dolce Amore’. Photograph courtesy of StarCreatives.

Also included in the cast are: Ruben Maria Soriquez as Roberto (Serena’s adoptive dad); while Edgar Mortiz as Dodoy, Rio Locsin as Paps, and Kean Cipriano as Binggoy—are Tenten’s simple but loving adoptive family; Sunshine Cruz; Andrew E; and Frenchie Dy.

‘Dolce Amore’ will be directed by two of the country’s finest and blockbuster directors of romantic-themed films and TV series—Cathy Garcia-Molina and Mae Cruz-Alviar.

For updates, log on to the following social media accounts–twitter and instagram.


Gil-Soberano Tandem returns via ‘Forevermore’

Enrique Gil, dubbed as this generation’s Prince Charming and was last seen paired and shared limelight with Liza Soberano, the leading lady-to- watchout-for, who were last seen together in the 2013 romantic comedy flick ‘She’s the One’–will be introduced as the newest Kapamilya love team via ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime romantic drama series titled, ‘Forevermore’ and will be directed by the box-office hit director Cathy Garcia-Molina and Ted Boborol.

Gil as Xander and Soberano as Agnes in 'Forevermore'. Photograph courtesy of ABS-CBN's Star Creatives.

Gil as Xander and Soberano as Agnes in ‘Forevermore’. Photograph courtesy of ABS-CBN’s Star Creatives.

The series is about the first love that blossomed between Alexander ‘Xander’ Grande III (Gil), a rebellious and irresponsible unico hijo of a hotel magnate, who will meet and fall in love with Marie ‘Agnes’ Calay (Soberano), the feisty and hardworking Strawberry Jam Queen of La Trinidad, Benguet.

It is certain that Filipino fans would love the newest team-up between a Filipino-Spanish-German actor and a Filipino-American actress. The latter was vocal about her ‘crush’ toward the young Cebu-born Quen (pronounced as Ken).

This is another Star Creatives production, the same group that brought viewers, the hit romantic drama series of ‘Princess and I’ and ‘Got To Believe’. Apart from that, its breathtaking backdrop promises to be another treat for the viewers’ delight when it comes to cinematography.

For more updates, follow Star Creative’s twitter account.

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Fall in love twice with KathNiel via ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’

The phenomenal and proven TV and big screen blockbuster tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will surely make their fans as well as the Filipino moviegoers who love to watch romantic flicks; fall in love with their characters in ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’.

Kathryn Bernardo is seen seated beside Daniel Padilla during the grand press con of their upcoming film 'She's Dating the Gangster'. Photograph by Erickson Dela Cruz.

Kathryn Bernardo is seen seated beside Daniel Padilla during the grand press con of their upcoming film ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’. Photograph by Erickson Dela Cruz.

Bernardo plays dual roles as Athena and Kelay so as Padilla as Kenji and Kenneth, respectively.

‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ is a film adaptation on a Filipino novel of the same title, which had sold 70,000 paperback copies and an online hit of 60,000 readership on wattpad.

The film revolves around the ‘unfinished business’ of Athena and Kenji intertwined with the ‘unlikely couple’ of Kelay and Kenneth. Its main premise is that ‘love knows no boundaries as it transcends through time’. Screenwriters Carmi Raymundo and Charlene Bernardo wrote its adaptation with the permission and consultation of the book author—Bianca Bernardino.
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To assure of its commercial value and quality, the box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina was tasked to direct the said film.

According to Garcia-Molina, “Whatever changes or adjustments we did in this film adaptation—we had the blessings and close consultation with Ms. Bernardino.

“Stories adapted from books or novels have to undergo changes in order to be palatable to the moviegoers and our intended market of the film.”

Cast members include Khalil Ramos, Sofia Andres, Pamu Pamurada, Marco Gumabao, John Uy, Alex Diaz, Igi Boy-Flores, and Yana Asistio. Award-winning and veteran stars—Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta have special roles as well.

‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ marks KathNiel’s fifth film since their triumphant crossover to the silver screen via the 2012’s ‘24/7 in Love’. The film is also part of Star Cinema’s ongoing 20th anniversary celebration and is set to open on Wednesday, July 16 in theaters nationwide.

View full trailer below.