Andre Paras and his ‘Girlfriend for Hire’

Possibly one of the best looking young actors appearing in local movies these days, Andre Paras finally gets his biggest break from Viva Entertainment. He stars in the youth-oriented film Girlfriend for Hire with Yassi Pressman, one of several young female actors the multi-media company is building up after Nadine Lustre.

Paras and Pressman are the next love team Viva is pushing after Lustre and James Reid after the tandem eased into the A list at ABS-CBN with their current nightly soap On The Wings of Love.

While Paras and Pressman’s love team are exclusively in the movies, the potential of becoming a major tandem looms as the two are not frequently seen together – he is paired with another girl on GMA Network and she with other guys on TV5.

Andre and Yassi team up in a Viva Entertainment movie Girlfriend for Hire
On Wednesday, fans of the two can watch them in the much-awaited movie adaptation of the hit Wattpad novel with more than 68 million reads titled, Girlfriend For Hire.

The romance-comedy movie marks the third team-up of the YanDre (Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras) tandem introduced in the 2014blockbuster Diary ng Panget with Reid and Lustre.

In the film, Yassi plays Nami Shanaia San Jose, a first year HRM working student wholives with her auntie and two cousins.

Andre, meanwhile, is Bryle Caleb Stanford, a rich, arrogant grandchild of the Stanford owner.

The romantic spin comes in when Bryle hires orphaned poor girl Nami to pretend as his girlfriend to avoid his grandfather’s plan of marrying him off to a woman he doesn’t love.

In exchange for Nami’s service, Bryle gives her a posh condo unit and a fat weekly salary but with this catch: She’s not allowed to fall in love with him.

Supporting Andre and Yassi in Girlfriend for Hire are Shy Carlos, Donnalyn Bartolome,Clint Bondad, Ara Mina, and Ronaldo Valdez.

Catch the craziest love story ever told in Girlfriend for Hire in cinemas nationwide on Feb.10 from VIVA Films and SMDC.

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Julia Montes’ best face forward by Belo

Just because she is a star doesn’t mean that she has absolutely no imperfections. Star Magic’s talent and one of ABS-CBN’s television princesses Julia Montes is one of those whom ordinary people can identify with in this regard.

Although young and very pretty, Julia Montes has always been dissatisfied with the shape of her face. She felt that it was too rounded for her own comfort and when seen on television screens, the added pounds miraculously rendered by the screen appearance, does nothing to give her comfort.

Beautiful imperfection: Julia is the face of Belo’s latest beauty treatment 
That’s why Belo Medical Group’s latest breakthrough beauty solution called Face Out Fat clinched the deal for the young actress. Face Out Fat is all about achieving a slimmer face with non-invasive treatments. Right there and then, Julia knew that this was for her.

Julia says, “as soon as Dr. Vicki Belo gave us this option, I was very happy to really explore the idea of doing it. It was addressing my concern quite specifically and I knew that by doing it, it will give me more confidence to do my job. Now, I’m very happy with the result and many people have noticed my slimmer face.” 

Doctor to the Stars explained that Face Out Fat involves facial slimming procedures that are done quite excellently at the BMG. Some of them are Botox Masseter, Exilis for the face and Ulthera . “The great thing about these procedures is that they give very noticeable results. Many of these procedures are quick and you can resume your daily routines in a few minutes. It’s the best option for busy individuals like Julia who can’t afford to go through a long recovery period,” says Dr. Belo. 

Botox Masseter is a specialized treatment that involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscle in the jaw to reduce its size, giving the face a smoother and softer contour. It has been used on patients struggling with chronic jaw locking and jaw pain, adding the benefit of comfort on top of beauty.

Exilis Elite is an exciting new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body and face contouring and skin tightening. It is a non-surgical procedure that reduces fat and firms skin in the face and body.

Ulthera is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the face, brow, neck, under the chin, and even the décolletage (upper chest area). It is US FDA-cleared machine that helps make your face more rejuvenated, tightened/firm and smaller.

Face Out Fat from Belo is truly a wonder and Julia’s billboards up this month shows just how wonderful it is. The young lady’s beauty is enhanced so much more.

For more information about the Face Out Fat campaign, you may call 817-BELO and begin the journey to a more beautiful and confident you.

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Zanjoe  and Cristine reunite  in ‘Tubig  at Langis’

Zanjoe Marudo and Cristine Reyes, together with Isabelle Daza, team up once more to topbill a different kind of love story that tests the limits of marriage, challenges the strength of family, and shows the true value of love in ABS-CBN’s newest series Tubig at Langis.

Tubig at Langis lead stars Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo
Follow the journey of Irene, a young woman who vows to do everything in her capacity to keep her family intact, especially after her mother abandoned them when she was young. She falls in love with Jaime, a seemingly perfect prince charming, and promises to stay by her side through all her challenges. But Irene soon finds out that he is already a married man. This breaks her heart and no matter how hard she tries to forget the pain, she is left with a living reminder --- their son Myko.

After a few years, Irene’s childhood friend Natoy returns to her life. The two fall in love and later on get married. Finally, Irene gets what she has always wanted, until one night when Natoy succumbs to barrio lass Clara, whom he met during one of his business trips.

What will Irene do once she finds out the truth about Natoy’s infidelity? How will she protect her family?

Also included in the cast of Tubig at Langis are Vivian Velez, Lito Pimentel, Nadia Montenegro, Marco Gumabao, Ingrid Dela Paz, Dionne Monsanto, Archie Alemanie, Victor Silayan, and Miguel Vergara.

Tubig at Langis airs weeknights on ABS-CBN.

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GMAAC stars unite for cause

Since February is considered to be the Kapuso month, some of the Network’s brightest and promising singers unite for an all-star charity album, One Heart, available on Valentine’s Day.

One Heart logo
One Heart features some of the best performers from GMA Artist Center including Glaiza de Castro, Yasmien Kurdi, Derrick Monasterio, Kristoffer Martin, Kylie Padilla, Ruru Madrid, Julian Trono, Betong Sumaya, Gabbi Garcia, Maricris Garcia, Rita Daniela, Nar Cabico, Ralf King, Lindsay De Vera, and Denise Barbacena.

The carrier single is “Sa Puso Mo”, an inspirational ballad song written and arranged by Korean composer Kim Hyun Jik and sung by all the participants in the album.

Other tracks included in the album are “Tonight,” “Sumigaw, Igalaw,” “Kapit Lang,” “Free,” “Para Lang Sayo,” “Wait A Minute,” “Panahon,” “You Are Never Alone,” “Love You The Way I Do,” and “Broken.”

Pre-selling of the digital album on iTunes started on Feb. 7.Part of the proceeds goes to the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

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Grace dreams about her father

Senator Grace Poe revealed that her father, Fernando Poe, Jr., always appears in her dreams. Apparently, she misses him a lot.

“Palagi sa panaginip kapag nakikita ko ang tatay ko parang palaging normal lang na mabilis na parang may pupuntahan siya ulit. Na hinahabol ko siya,” said the senator. 

When asked what the dreams could mean, she said, “Hindi ko nga maintindihan kung anong ibig sabihin pa noon hanggang ngayon.” 

According to Grace, she is hurdling a lot of stumbling blocks regarding her candidacy and that might have triggered her dreams about her father.

“Pero minsan kapag meron akong mga hamon sa buhay, nag-iisa na lang, may magte-text sa akin at magsasabi ay huwag mo kakalimutan iyong sinabi ni FPJ noon na masmataas sa batas ang kapakanan ng mga tao,” Grace said.

While she continues to look for her biological parents, she doesn’t forget that her adoptive parents –Susan Roces and FPJ – had showered with love.

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Wurtzbach and Cruz‘s secret to fit bodies

Dyan Castillejo was lucky to spend some time with the reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, during her homecoming.She able to steal some tips from the alluring beauty queen about fitness as seen on the Feb. 4 edition of Sports U.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach joins ABS-CBN’s Sports U 
Actor-dancer Rayver Cruz also shared his own secrets in staying healthy and buff in the Celebrity Fit segment. 

Also featured in the show is figure skater Jules Alpe, who dreams of becoming the next Michael Martinez, as he chases his Olympic dream. 

Sports U promotes athletes who have inspiring stories to share and who have potential to become future sports stars of the country. It also promotes fitness and healthy lifestyle by looking into how celebrities stay in shape. 

Sports U airs Thursdays right after Bandila on ABS-CBN. 

Follow their Facebook page at and official Twitter account (@SportsUTV) for more updates.

Topics: Andre Paras , Girlfriend for Hire , Julia Montes , Zanjoe Marudo , Cristine Reyes , Tubig  at Langis , GMAAC , One Heart , Grace Poe , Pia Wurtzbach , Rayver Cruz , Dyan Castillejo , Sports U
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