Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
23-year-old Carla Abellana is being groomed by GMA-7 as their next big star via the Philippine remake of the hit Mexican telenovela "Rosalinda." This is Carla's very first tv role in a primetime series, and a starring role at that.
The first adapted Mexican telenovela on Philippine television was MariMar and it launched Marian Rivera to super stardom. Marian became the hottest female property of the kapuso network as she had a back-to-back tv series that topped the primetime tv ratings nationwide.
Marian and Carla have so much in common. While the latter is yet to prove her worth, people are expecting that she will shine bright as her mother studio has invested so much for her.
Mother Lily Monteverde, for one, has an eye for potential superstars. She acquired multi-movie deal before with Angel Locsin. And after that, it's Marian Rivera. Now, the Regal Films matriarch offered a movie deal with Carla Abellana and her co-star is no other than Marian Rivera.
Carla and Marian is starring in the film "The Other Man" which is set to release later this year.
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Clad in this short Eric de los Santos mini dress and a pair of hot pink booties, Marian Rivera is all dolled up on the cover of Preview Magazine June 2009 issue.
In line with the 50th anniversary of Barbie, Preview's latest issue is inspired by the world's most famous doll. And gracing this special issue is none other than GMA's newest Darna, Marian Rivera.
Other features include "Yummy Artisan Chocolates," "How to Fake Looking Fresh, Thin and Flawless," "The Bold Mix," "Work Wear in the Best Pale Shades," and the signature styles of the 80's icons like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran and Grace Jones.
Preview June 2009 is now available nationwide wherever magazines are sold.
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The hottest star of 2008 gets to play the hottest role in Philippine showbiz.
After weeks of speculations, it's now official. GMA finally announced that the network will bring the pinay super heroine back on television. And the chosen one to play the role? None other than their biggest star, Marian Rivera.
Created by Mars Ravelo, the character of Darna catapulted the career of Angel Locsin in 2005 to superstardom when GMA first adapted the graphic novel on television. The tv ratings it received brought the network on top of the primetime race not just in Mega Manila but also the whole Philippines.
GMA-7 SVP for Entertainment Wilma Galvante announced this afternoon, April 23, that the top-rating series will make a grand comeback with their hottest star playing the role.
Marian Rivera was surprised and delighted by the news, "Hindi ko ito alam. Akala ko may pag-uusapan lang na new project. Yun pala, may surprise sila sa akin. Maraming salamat sa GMA-7 at patuloy ang tiwala nila sa akin."
Contrary to the teaser that they released 2 years ago, it will no longer be a tandem of Darna and Captain Barbell and the series will just focus on Darna alone. However, the role of Captain Barbell will have a cameo in the upcoming series.
(Fanart courtesy of Ex Deo Scientia)
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