Sunday, August 31, 2008

Billy Crawford Photo Gallery

Billy Crawford (born Billy Joe Crawford on May 16, 1982)is a Filipino American musician and actor with musical influences from R&B, Pop, and Soul. Billy Crawford became known around Europe and Asia with song titles such as "When You Think About Me", "Never My Love", "Steamy Nights" and "Bright Lights".

Billy is also multilingual, being fluent in two Philippine languages, his native Tagalog as well as Cebuano. His second language is American English and he is conversational in European French. Billy has been living in New York City, USA, since 1998. Although he has resided in Paris for five years and for one year in London, he currently resides in Los Angeles as of 2007. In 2008, he went to Manila to host Pinoy Dream Academy's uberture.

Billy was a success as a singer in France with his first single of his album "Ride" called "Trackin'". In 2001, it jumped Billy to the top of the French charts. The song "Trackin'" has sold 750,000 copies and was certified platinum; it reached a #1 position on sales charts and was #1 in the club charts. The song also made #1 in the Netherlands, #2 in Belgium, #3 in Switzerland, #20 in Germany. It had a great success in Germany and became #1 on radio and club chart. His second single "When You Think About Me", was also a huge success, and many other successes followed.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Hayden Kho, Jr. Photo Gallery

The Incredible Hotness of Being Hayden Kho Jr.
Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. has endured everything from massive butterfly attacks to early predictions of elimination to unnerving YouTube postings and even Bon Jovi’s “Bed of Roses.” And yet he remains in the Celebrity Duets game, and the hysterical screaming that greets his every appearance onstage—and not just from his ladylove, Dr. Victoria “Vicky” Belo—keeps getting louder and more hysterical with every passing week.

WHO was it that said fate has a weird sense of humor? Well, Michael Corleone said as much, more or less, in 1990’s flawed classic The Godfather: Part III. “Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in.” He was, of course, referring to the Mafioso past from which he has desperately tried to distance himself from by embracing corporate America.

In the case of Hayden Kho Jr., it is the siren song of celebrity that never fails to play for male models of serious hotness, singing to them about making the jump from the minor fame found on the runway and in TV commercials, to big-time idolatry in the business of show and the major perks that come with the territory. It is an easy jump to make, as exemplified by Alfie Anido, Gabby Concepcion and Miguel Rodriguez back in ancient times, and as now illustrated by Derek Ramsey and Jon Avila (formerly known as Jon Mullaly) in the iPod age.

Instead, Hayden, who has a string of TV commercials and runway shows (notably with fashion czar Pitoy Moreno) under his belt, chose to pursue a career in scrubs, earning a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Santo Tomas in 2005 and passing the Physician Licensure Examination in 2007. Along the way, he also collected certificates of seminars and trainings attended, including Patient Care and Moral Ethics and Innovations in Orthopedic Procedures, both from the Makati Medical Center in 2005; and from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery-Palm Springs in the US in 2006, and the European Anti-Aging Society- Paris, France. He is now one of the affiliated doctors of the famous Belo Medical Group.

It is not unlikely, however, that this laundry list of earnest efforts toward a career in medicine will ultimately become lost as Dr. Kho finds himself front and center of a massive celebrity that threatens to forever take him out of his scrubs. As one of the prominent nonprofessional singer contestants of GMA’s wildly successful Celebrity Duets—the others are beauty queen Ana Theresa Licaros (eliminated), “eventologist” Tim Yap (eliminated), multiawarded fashion designer Frederick Peralta (eliminated), talent manager Wyngard Tracy, society figure and newspaper columnist Tessa Prieto-Valdes, multitasking Jessica Rodriguez-Bunevacz and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Manny Calayan—Hayden has endured everything from massive butterfly attacks to early predictions of elimination to unnerving YouTube postings and even Bon Jovi’s “Bed of Roses.” And yet he remains in the game, and the hysterical screaming that greets his every appearance onstage—and not just from his ladylove, Dr. Victoria “Vicky” Belo—keeps getting louder and more hysterical with every passing week.

Of course, it doesn’t help that he has taken to ripping off his T-shirt on national TV—as he did following his journey into Bon Jovi land—to reveal even more of his massive hotness, all toned love muscles and just the right touch of hirsuteness.

He laughs at the memory of his very public quasi-striptease. “Of course, you have to understand that while Celebrity Duets is a singing competition, it’s not just about the singing,” he says with a smile that would make any woman want to curse the good fortune of the already fortune-laden Dr. Vicky Belo. “It’s also about performing, about working the crowd in and outside the studio, as most of the other Celebrity Duets contestants have shown during their time onstage. So, I worked it.”

Indeed, Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. did.

As any follower of American pop culture will tell you, Celebrity Duets is the brainchild of American Idol’s Simon Cowell, debuting on Fox TV in the 2006 season with Wayne Brady hosting and the three-judge panel composed of David Foster, Little Richard and Marie Osmond. In the local version, which debuted on GMA in early August, the show is hosted by Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, who have dozens of monster hit songs and a flourishing real-life romance between them; and the three-judge panel is composed of Louie Ocampo, Mitch Valdez and Buboy Garovillo of the Apo Hiking Society, all respected members of the entertainment community. The winner in the Philippine iteration will be awarded a P1-million cash prize, all or part of which the winner will donate to one’s charity of choice. Hayden’s is the much-lauded Gawad Kalinga.
And what have the judges got to say so far about Hayden’s singing? From the show’s web site on GMA’s portal, they sound off on his various performances:

“You [Hayden] really keep on trying to push your borders in singing. Every week, parang paiba ng paiba at pahirap ng pahirap ’yung ginagawa mo,” says Buboy Garovillo.

“I thought Hayden was one of the weaker ones, vocally. But today the song [“If You are Not the One”] was so difficult that I had to ask Louie [Ocampo], is he hitting all the notes? And Louie said yes, apparently yes. So even if the vocal chords have a weakness you were hitting the notes quite correctly. On that angle, congratulations!” said Mitch Valdez.

“I think you have all the tools to make it through this competition till the end. You have the look. You know how to choose your songs, you know how to interact with your ka-duet and you always take the risk and you always surprise us even though there are a couple of technical glitches in your singing. You are a celebrity and again you get away with it. So far, you will always have my vote,” says Louie Ocampo.

These and other votes almost never got to be made. According to Hayden, he promptly turned down the offer to join the Celebrity Duets roster when GMA executives made their initial pitch. “I’ve met them socially on several occasions, so we’ve all become good acquaintances. They said I’d be a good fit to the show, but I wasn’t interested. Not only did I already have my work at the Belo clinics to give my attention to but I was also studying for my diplomate, so there was no way I could have my focus on any of that if I joined the competition,” Hayden recalls. “They talked to me again about joining, and again I turned them down simply for the same reasons.”
Then, GMA brought in the big guns in persuasion—well, just one actually: Dr. Vicky Belo, who has been Hayden’s very significant other for nearly two years now. “They called Vicks and, ultimately, she was the one who convinced me to join Celebrity Duets,” says Hayden, then adds, “but not before she could give me three good reasons why I should do it. Of course, the first one she cited was how I’d always tell her how I wanted to do a modern-day harana [serenade] for mi amor. Well, this provided the perfect opportunity, and so whenever I go onstage on Celebrity Duets I dedicate my songs to her. The second reason she gave was for my personal sense of accomplishment, since I do love to sing—but until now only in videokes—and I always try to push myself to do my best in whatever I do and I would do so for the good cause that’s Gawad Kalinga.” And the third reason? Well, Hayden did reveal to me the third reason, but requested that it not see print.

Needless to say, his romance with the renowned cosmetic surgeon, who is several years his senior, has caused a bit of stir in traditional, strait-laced circles. While the woman doctor has said little regarding Hayden to the media, the truism about action speaking louder than words is on glorious display every Saturday as the TV cameras lock in on the rapturous face of Dr. Belo as her Dr. Kho gives her yet another “modern-day harana.” As for Hayden, he recognizes that their romance would be a tough sell to some individuals. Mercifully, according to him, only a few have given it a frosty reception worthy of Siberia. “It will take a bit of time for some people to appreciate that what Vicks and I have is beautiful and true and special, and we are hopeful that we would make them come around,” he says. And what if they don’t? “Well, ultimately, it’s really about us, Vicks and me, isn’t it? And we’re defining what we have not according to other people’s terms but our own.”

And what about the career in the business of show that is pretty much now his for the taking? “I really don’t want to think about that,” says Hayden. “My mind is still focused on what I’ve set out to accomplish as a doctor. If I’m asked to do an album? Of course, I love to sing but...I don’t know….”

Of course, there are those in his burgeoning fan base who have other ideas regarding their idol in the celebrity spotlight, some posting on the Internet about how they see him as an even hotter Sergio should GMA think about recasting Marimar. On the possibility of a full-on showbiz career, one that could become even bigger than Dr. Nonoy Zuñiga’s during his heyday, Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. will allow nothing more than a partly incredulous laugh.

Still, GMA would be a fool not to sign up His Supreme Hotness.

Source of text and info.

Performance of Dr. Hayden Kho, Celebrity Duet-Philippines

He is the sexiest and hottest singing doctor in the Philippines!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jamilla Obispo Photo Gallery

Jamilla Natalie Obispo is a 21-year-old girl, who became famous after participating in the Pinoy Big Brother teen edition show. She graced the cover of the May issue of the Philippines edition of FHM magazine.

This wasn't the first time she has worked for the famous men's magazine. The Laguna-born teenage mom admitted she has participated in a photohoot for FHM back in 2005, but she used the Natalia, as the staff suggested back then.

Also, since 2006 she is included in the teen sitcom Let's go, aired by the ABS-CBN channel. Before becoming famous, Jamilla worked as a model in a girly bar.

Jamilla Obispo was so sexy on her FHM May 2007 Cover Girl.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sid Lucero Photo Gallery

Profile: Sid Lucero is Timothy Mark Eigenmann in real life. He is the son of commercial model, actress Bing Pimentel and actor Mark Gil. He started out in showbiz by being a commercial model. He did commercials for BPI Express Cash, Chippy, Globe Telecom and Shakey’s. He later enter the soap scenes on GMA and appeared in various indie movies as well.

What Makes Him Sexy: He came from a family of stars that's why he has the features that could launch him as the next leading man in the future.

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Irish Fullerton Photo Gallery

Irish Fullerton is a 23 year-old nursing student in the US wo works as a part-time waitress. Born of a Filipina mother that she considers her bestfriend, and an American father whom she’s not interested in meeting.

Irish Fullerton Photo Gallery

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jason Abalos Photo Gallery

Jason Abalos Photo Gallery. One of the good-looking products of Star Circle Quest is now one of the busiest young actors today. He is 20-year-old Jason Abalos, who has so far finished three movies: All About Love under Star Cinema, I Wanna Be Happy under Seiko Films and White Lady under Regal Entertainment.

Jason says that he’s just lucky to have projects both on television and the movies. His batch-mates at SCQ 2, especially the chosen Magic Circle of 5 composed of Erich Gonzales (the proclaimed winner), Aaron Villaflor, Paw Diaz, DM Sevilla and Charles Christianson don’t have any big project to proud about.

“I’m just lucky I guess,” Jason smiles. “I didn’t expect all these projects to come my way. To think I was eliminated early during the SCQ contest. I thought I would not have a career in showbiz ever. But even before the contest was finished, I was already doing many guestings. So I really waited and all my waiting paid off.”

The young man from Nueva Ecija lived a simple and normal life as a teenager. He dreamt of being in Manila and being successful but he never thought of being an actor.

“Suntok sa buwan lahat iyon for me before,” Jason reminisces. “I was a dreamer before but I never dreamt this big. I just wanted to finish school and be a good engineer like my dad. I was already in my sophomore year at Nueva Ecija Science and Technology College taking up civil engineering when I joined SCQ. It was a hard decision for me to choose between school and joining the contest. Pero pinanindigan ko naman ang desisyon ko. And I think I made the right choice.

“But I’m still keen on finishing my course. I wasn’t able to enroll here in Manila this year because of the three movies I was shooting. I was also busy finishing the soap drama Vietnam Rose kaya nahirapan ako sa schedules ko. Maybe next year when my load is not as hectic, I would go back to school.”

Jason says that all the movies he has done were all so memorable. Like in All About Love, he was paired with his Vietnam Rose love team, Angelica Panganiban.

“It’s fun working with Angelica because she’s very supportive and very funny,” Jason recalls. “I remember I was so shy on the set because it’s my first movie and I only knew a few people on the set. It was Angelica who first talked to me and she was very friendly. She told me not to be scared kasi nagdaan din daw siya sa pagiging mahiyain. She helped me with our scenes together.”

In I Wanna Be Happy, Jason was starstruck by Eddie Garcia and Gloria Romero who played his grandparents in the Jose Javier Reyes film.

“Hindi makapaniwala ang mga parents ko na I would be playing one of the grandkids of Tito Eddie and Tita Gloria,” he smiles. “Idol kasi sila ng mga parents ko and natutuwa sila because I was able to work with their idols. I enjoyed working with both Tito Eddie and Tita Gloria because they are very nice to all of us. Parang kabarkada lang namin sila sa set but we all treated them with so much respect.”

In the horror film White Lady, Jason portrays a bad boy who becomes responsible for the accidental death of a young probinsya in their school campus, played by Angelica Panganiban.

“Bad boy naman ako dito sa White Lady. We played a mean trick on Angelica in the movie but it went overboard. We didn’t mean to kill her and now she’s out to revenge her death on all of us. It’s an exciting movie and they will be thrilled by the special effects.”

Jason has a making of a matinee idol and with the right project, he can be one of local cinema’s newest leading men.

“I want to try out drama because I think I’m good at it. I still have to improve a lot especially with the way I deliver my lines. I’ve worked with direk Joel Lamangan in Vietnam Rose and he was very helpful. He says that I have potential and I’m flattered that he thinks so.

“Physically, I need to work out more. I’m 5-feet-11-inches tall and I need to buff up my body. Who knows I can do action film in the future or even sexy roles. I’m not closing my doors especially if the project would test my skills as an actor. This early, I want to learn the ropes of the business because this will eventually guide me to what I want to be.

“I want to last kahit na 10 years in the showbiz. Konting tiyaga na lang since pinasok ko na ito. If I want to be one successful actor [like my idol comedy king Dolphy] I need to work on it with lots of faith and confidence in myself.”

Article by Ruel J. Mendoza,


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