Friday, September 19, 2008

Andrew Schimmer Photo Gallery

Andrew Schimmer Photo Gallery. The quartet of Andrew Schimmer, Kiel Rodriguez, Benj Besa and Jay Aquitania was introduced in Philippine showbiz via the defunct GMA7 sitcom “Kool Ka Lang” in an attempt to duplicate the success of the original “gwapings” trio of Jomari Yllana, Eric Fructuoso and Mark Anthony Fernandez in ABS-CBN’s “Palibhasa Lalake”. Immediately thereafter, they were given much exposure in the weekly adventure series entitled “Kakabakaba Adventures” and in the movie “Gagamboy”. These projects, however, weren’t able to launch them as stars as anticipated and the four went on with their careers individually.
Andrew was, then, given a chance to shine as a teen star in the teleserye “Forever In My Heart” and “Saang Sulok Ng Langit”. He took a break in 2006 after a bout with several intrigues.

In 2007, he tried getting into bodybuilding by joining the Slimmers World Great Bodies as the representative of the Trafalgar Branch of the fitness center. He was adjudged as first runner up in the competition (Grand Prize was awarded to James Mark Banzon).

Upon his return to showbiz, he was instantly offered a role in the movie, Green Paradise, where he starred opposite Cristine Reyes. Although it required him to do some daring scenes, he had no qualms about doing the flick as he was already prepared in doing so.

His appearance in the bold flick opened new doors for him. He was immediately cast in the popular teleserye “Marimar” as “Fernan” and was included in the movies “Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat”, “Pasukob” and “Resiklo”.

Currently, he is busy taping for the soap “Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita” and the upcoming digital movie “Torotot” which is already in post production.

“Torotot” will allow us to appreciate Andrew’s well-sculpted body as he does steamy scenes with the movie’s female lead, Maui Taylor. In the movie, Andrew plays the role of veterinarian who engages in a sensual tryst with his fellow animal-doctor.

Photo credits: Vince Lopez and Edwin S. Loyola for some pics in this post. This info is from

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Laarni Losada Photo Gallery

Laarni Losada, a 22-year-old working student from Sultan Kudarat, was voted winner of ABS-CBN's top-rated talent show Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2.

Laarni, who was dubbed the show's "Independent Woman" for her quicksilver temper and amazing vocal range, garnered a total of 651,696 votes or 35.21 percent to beat Jay "Bugoy" Bogayan, a canteen janitor and farm hand from Camarines Sur, who placed second with 547,760 votes.

It was an emotional victory for Laarni who struggled in the early part of the contest and was in danger of elimination in her very first week in the academy. She also got in spats with fellow scholars because of her moods but always impressed the audience and the judges week after week because of her performance.

After being declared Grand Star Dreamer, Laarni was in tears as she sang the show-stopping "Manalig Ka", which was included in the scholars' compilation album "Pinoy Dream Academy Season Two Scholars Sing Cayabyab." Her prize package includes a laptop computer, component and LCD television from Sony, kitchen showcase from Whirlpool, P1.5 million worth of Crystal Clear purified water store franchise, a brand new house and lot from Globe Asiatique and a check worth P1 million from ABS-CBN.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Phil Younghusband Photo Gallery

Phil Younghusband Photo Gallery. Philip Younghusband (born 4 August 1987) is an English-Filipino professional football player currently attached to Chelsea F.C. He plays as a striker and turned professional in March 2005, having been at Chelsea F.C. since the age of nine.

Younghusband was born in Ashford, Middlesex, England, the son of Philip Younghusband, a chartered accountant and Susan Placer-Younghusband, a Filipina.

He was the youth team's top scorer in the 2003–04 season and made his first reserve start in November 2004. In the 2004-05 he was the youth team's top scorer. In the 2005–06 season, Younghusband made 21 appearances for the Chelsea reserve team, including 18 starts, and scored five goals. He also made one appearance as a substitute for the Chelsea youth team.

He played for the Philippines Under-23 national squad in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Younghusband scored two goals in the Philippines 4–2 loss to Malaysia. He is now part of the seniors Philippine national team.

Early in 2005, the Philippine Football Federation was alerted to Younghusband's eligibility by a mysterious gamer who allegedly found out about their lineage via playing Football Manager. He and his older brother, James, were eventually called up to the South-East Asian nation's football squad, amidst much fanfare.

Younghusband participated in the 2005 South-East Asian Games, which was held in the Philippines, scoring two goals at the tournament.

Younghusband participated in the ASEAN Football Championship and scored 6 goals in 4 appearances and ended up top scorer in the qualifiers.

In early 2007, he and his brother inked a management and representation deal with regional celebrity agent, PR Asia Worldwide.

On 30 August 2007, Younghusband signed a contract with Danish top-league club Esbjerg fB, going on loan with the Danes for the rest of the 2007–08 season. He however returned to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

Although he has yet to debut in the Chelsea F.C. First team, he has enjoyed playing time in the Reserves team, scoring 9 goals in 41 apps in the past two seasons, and appearing in 6 (5 starts) in the current season.

Source of info. Wiki.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ruffa Gutierrez Photo Gallery

Ruffa Gutierrez (born June 24, 1974 in [[Philippines]), is a Filipina actress, model and former beauty queen. She was Binibining Pilipinas-World 1993 and the Miss World 1993 Second Princess. She is the daughter of 1960s matinee idol and Elvis impersonator Eddie Gutierrez and former actress Anabelle Rama and the older sister of identical twin actors Richard and Raymond Gutierrez. To date, she has made over 50 films in her native country.

In 2002, prior to her marriage with Yilmaz Bektas, Ruffa Gutierrez was a GMA-7 talent. She had three regular shows on GMA Network. She also hosted Philippines' Next Top Model, Cycle 1 on RPN-9. She was also invited as guest co-host of The Buzz when the original host Kris Aquino filed a maternity leave. When the latter decided to permanently leave The Buzz, ABS-CBN offered her a one-year exclusive talent contract with the network. She was assigned to be the permanent replacement of Kris Aquino at The Buzz and is expected to do a TV series with the network. She was being tapped by network as a cast for a TV series titled Kokey.

Gutierrez recently hosted the Philippine version of the reality series America's Next Top Model, which is Philippines' Next Top Model. Starting March 11, 2007, Gutierrez became Kris Aquino's temporary replacement in The Buzz. She was supposed to stay as a substitute host, but Kris Aquino announced her intentions of leaving the said show.


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