Wednesday, November 21, 2012

EVENT: Hottest and Biggest Album Launch and Fan Party of the Year!

EVENT: Hottest and Biggest Album Launch and Fan Party of the Year!


MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) together with SM Mall of Asia Music Hall powered by SUN BROADBAND are proud to bring you their latest holiday offering --- THE HOTTEST HITS EVER… GANGNAM STYLE!

Penned as “The Ultimate CD Compilation of the Year”, this powerful CD compilation is loaded with twenty of the biggest international chart-busters and record-breaking hit singles by ALL ORIGINAL ARTISTS! This sizzling new album includes “Gangnam Style”, the most successful single to date (with over 775 million YouTube views!) by South Korean singer / rapper PSY! It also includes the hottest record-breaking singles of 2012 such as “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen), “Payphone” (Maroon 5), “Boyfriend” (Justin Bieber), “Starships” (Nicki Minaj), “Where Have You Been” (Rihanna) and more!

The album launch will take place at the MUSIC HALL of SM MALL OF ASIA on NOVEMBER 23 (Friday), 11:00 am onwards (program starts at 2:00 pm) featuring various performances by SOMEDAYDREAM, 143, SABRINA, TOTO SORIOSO, AIKEE and SKAPECREW! Hosted by CHICO LOCO and KRISTIN DERA!

The event also introduces us to SUN BROADBAND’s latest technology --- the Sun Broadband Entertainment Stick! A first-of-its-kind broadband product that lets you access the hippest tunes and download certified hits from your favorite artists from the Sun Broadband Downloads Hub ( for FREE! Do you dig hip-hop or is jazz more your thing? Are you hooked on the latest dance tunes or are pop rock songs in your repeat playlist? With Sun Broadband Entertainment Stick, you can look for the newest titles across music genres, listen to your favorite artists, and download them for free! That’s because subscribers can download 10 free original songs every month, making your Sun Broadband experience better and better! A definite must-have for music enthusiasts, the Sun Broadband Entertainment Stick is available for Prepaid for only P995, which includes a modem and SIM pre-loaded with 5 day unlimited internet, and Postpaid for as low as P250/month with 35 monthly hours.


Prizes up for grabs during the event /raffle:

SIGNED ITEMS from some of your favorite artists featured in the compilation!


  • MINI STANDEES of Justin Bieber
  • MINI STANDEES of Greyson Chance
  • MINI STANDEES of Adam Levine
  • MINI STANDEES of Jedward
  • MINI STANDEES of Nicki Minaj
  • MINI STANDEES of Carly Rae Jepsen
  • MINI STANDEES of Rihanna
  • MINI STANDEES of Jessie J
  • MINI STANDEES of Owl City and more! 
THE HOTTEST HITS EVER… GANGNAM STYLE! is indeed your perfect soundtrack to celebrate the holiday season. Get it now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video | Special thanks to SM Mall of Asia, SUN BROADBAND, MYX Music Channel, Love Radio, YES FM, HOT FM, BusinessWorld and


OMG! It's raining blessings for Taylor Swift! TAYLOR SWIFT SELLS OUT FIVE STADIUM SHOWS IN MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO BACK TO BACK SHOWS AT BOSTON’S GILLETTE STADIUM. Plus, Taylor Swift continues to jet around the world promoting ‘Red’ – which is closing in on 3 MILLION sales WW in just 3 weeks. Another Fast Fact: TAYLOR WINS HER 11TH AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD
Nashville, TN – November 19, 2012 – Released less than a month ago, Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, RED, is already approaching the 2.8 million album worldwide sales mark.

After debuting with music’s highest first-week album sales in over a decade, RED is currently in its third consecutive week in the #1 position atop Billboard’s 200 top albums chart, and as of this week RED will have scanned more than 1.8 million albums in the U.S. since its October 22nd release. 

RED, released on Big Machine Records, has topped the sales charts in 42 countries worldwide, with international sales topping 920,000 albums thus far. Taylor now has worldwide career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads.
This weekend, tickets went on sale for Taylor’s two July RED Tour stops at Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium, with the back to back stadium shows selling out in just 5 minutes.
On Friday, Taylor sold out three stadiums: Toronto’s Rogers Centre (sold out in 5 minutes), Detroit’s Ford Field (sold out in 10 minutes), and Chicago’s Soldier Field (sold out in 25 minutes), as well as arenas in Los Angeles (2 shows in 1 minute), Washington DC (2 shows in 5 minutes), Atlanta (2 shows in 5 minutes), Miami, Tampa, Columbus, San Diego and Sacramento. Tickets for Taylor’s two August shows in Kansas City also sold out over the weekend.

Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour will now include 11 stadium stops, for a total of 62 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013.  A complete listing of tour dates, including future onsale information, is available at

Last night, Taylor brought home her 11th career American Music Award, winning Favorite Female Artist (Country) for the fifth consecutive year. Just a week earlier, Taylor won three European Music Awards, taking top honors for Best Female Act, Best Live Act, and Best Look.
The fan response to Taylor’s RED album and tour has been matched by the project’s critical acclaim, with the album earning rave reviews from critics around the globe. Just this weekend, Vanity Fair dubbed Taylor “officially the new Mick Jagger,” calling her international chart-topper “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” “the year’s best pop song.” VF asks, “Who is more interesting in pop right now?” and praises Taylor’s “hooks and insouciance,” lauding her music as “canny and knowing.” 

Lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most important pop artists of the last decade,” and by Rolling Stone as “one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days,” 22 year-old Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. She holds the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest song sales week overall, as well as the worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales. 

Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year, and her more than 100 industry award wins have included the American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year, the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year and three European Music Awards.

Taylor’s two most recent albums are two of only 18 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week. She has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe, and has thus far scored 11 #1 singles across multiple radio formats. She is one of the top 5-selling digital music artists worldwide, and is the top-selling digital artist in country music history.

VIDEO: Taylor Swift debuted her new single "State of Grace"

VIDEO: Taylor Swift debuted her new single "State of Grace"

Congratulations to Taylor for winning Favorite Female Artist (Country) for the 5th consecutive year! 
Taylor Swift debuted her new single "State of Grace" from her latest album, Red, on THE X FACTOR stage tonight. Her advice to our contestants? "Be nice to people." Awww, that's sooo Tay-Tay!

US X Factor (‘State Of Grace’)

VIDEO: EPIC International Trailer

VIDEO: EPIC International Trailer 
20TH Century Fox releases the latest international trailer of “Epic” from Chris Wedge based on the book by William Joyce “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.” 

From Blue Sky Studios, the studio that continues to raise the bar in 3D animation and makers of the phenomenal “Ice Age” and “Rio” films, Chris Wedge directs and creates another world in “Epic” unlike any other that we’ve seen before.

The action, adventure-filled animation tells of funny fantastical characters who come together to become heroes to protect a hidden lush forest. Using the latest in photo real animation, “Epic” tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl named Mary Katherine played by Amanda Seyfried finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world (and ours) from the evil spider Queen Tara played by Beyonce Knowles.

“Epic” opens May 24, 2013 in theaters across the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Attention UNIQLO ADDICTS like me! UNIQLO has something in store for you at the grand opening of their 2nd store at The Block, SM CITY North Edsa, tomorrow, November 16, 2012. Uniqlo heats up their new store opening with the hottest promo!

Shirts, jeans, jackets on promo prices November 16 up to November 22, 2012. So don't you dare miss this!UNIQLO, Japan’s leading global apparel brand, opens its second store in the Philippines on November 16 at SM City North EDSA, The Block. This also marks the start of Holiday Shopping as UNIQLO offers great opening promotion for its high quality and fashionable pieces. Shirts, Jeans and Jackets are priced at unbelievable promo prices.

From November 16 until November 22, 2012, UNIQLO products like the Men’s Tokyo-Omiyage graphic t-shirt (Regular Price P790) can be purchased for only P590, while the Men’s Regular Fit Straight Jeans (Regular Price P990) is also offered on sale at P590.

The Men’s Fleece Jacket (Regular Price P990)—snug, warm, yet fully versatile in time for the cool Christmas air—on the other hand, is offered at P790.

For the women, the Women’s Reversible Fleece Jacket (Regular Price P990) can be purchased at a low price of P790 while the Women’s Heattech Short Sleeves T-Shirt (Regular Price P590) is offered at P490.

Visit the newest UNIQLO store in the Philippines at the 2nd floor of the SM City North Edsa The Block, Quezon City, from November16-22, 2012 to enjoy these limited special offers.

UNIQLO is a global apparel brand known for its “MADE FOR ALL” philosophy where people express themselves through its unique, yet high quality and fully functional clothing line.

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under five brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of 820 billion yen for the 2011 fiscal year ending August 31, 2011, FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores worldwide, namely in the U.S., U.K, France, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Korea, as well as Japan. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets, and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its ‘Made for All’ philosophy.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.

For more information about UNIQLO and other FR group companies, please visit or

Monday, November 12, 2012

LIFE OF PI: In Cinemas on January 9, 2013

LIFE OF PI: In Cinemas on January 9, 2013

Starts January 9 in (local) Cinemas

Academy Award winning filmmaker Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) brings to life Yann Martel’s bestselling tome “Life of Pi” in 3D – seamlessly combining CGI and reality into an integrated whole, making it hard for the audience to discern between what is real and animated.

Filmed in India and Taiwan, Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” team - actors and crew have been doing the rounds in various parts of the globe this last quarter of 2012 to introduce a story that was first thought of as unbelievable and ‘unfilmable.’ Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about Pi, a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor, a fearsome Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. 

The book, as Yann describes in the first few pages is emblematic of his hunger at a time when he needed direction and purpose for his life. Just like Martel, the book and movie’s protagonist Pi, goes through a transformational journey. The role of Pi, played by newcomer Suraj Sharma never intended to audition who just accompanied his brother at the casting call, was ultimately chosen by Ang Lee’s team among more than 3,000 hopefuls for the lead role. Prior that point in his life, Suraj had been living like a normal teenager. “I was really nervous, especially during the final audition,” he recalls. “I was actually shaking. I talked to Ang for five minutes and he’s got this thing about him: Whoever’s around him, somehow you get really calm. So Ang calmed me down, and we did the scene. I wasn't really happy with what I did because still I had this little bit of nervousness. Ang talked to me for ten minutes, and we did the scene again. I don’t know what happened, but it was pretty much the best work I had done through all the auditions. Everyone in the room looked really happy.” 

Likewise, Lee admits that “Life of Pi” is a personal transformational journey for him as well.

Known for his fearless helming of new territories, Lee’s movies span all genres making ripples of hits out of challenging materials presented to him.

 “Life of Pi” is Lee’s first foray into 3D filmmaking, which he envisioned for this story long before “Avatar” hit theaters. He uses that tool to expand the scope of the film, immerse us in Pi’s physical journey, and envelop us in the story’s emotional hold. “I wanted the experience of the film to be as unique as Yann Martel’s book,” says Lee, “and that meant creating the film in another dimension. 3D is a new cinematic language, and in LIFE OF PI it’s just as much about immersing audiences in the characters’ emotional space as it is about the epic scale and adventure.” 

“We searched for a young man who had the innocence to capture our attention, the depth of character to break our hearts, and the physicality needed to embody Pi on his journey,” says Lee. He also marvels at Suraj’s innocence and efforts, noting, “We are all experienced and perhaps a little jaded. Suraj reminded us why we want to make movies. Every day was a miracle.” 

In telling Pi’s story, Mr. Lee pushes the boundaries of cutting-edge motion picture technologies. LIFE OF PI represents a moment when the science and art of filmmaking have jumped forward, as it did with the visual effects of “Titanic,” the 3D revolution of “Avatar,” and the CGI work in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which brought unprecedented emotion and depth to the character of Caesar. And like Caesar, LIFE OF PI’s Richard Parker is a fully-realized, accessible character, whom you’ll believe was actually on that lifeboat with Suraj.” 

“Life of Pi” opens this January 9 across the nation from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Friday, November 9, 2012

BARBIE FORTEZA:Signs Record Deal with MCA Music

BARBIE FORTEZA:Signs Record Deal with MCA Music
GMA artist and Tween star Barbie Forteza joins the number 1 music company in the Philippines MCA Music as one of its recording artists. She recently signed a record deal which was witnessed by MCA Music President Ricky Ilacad and its executives Wilson Cruz (Marketing and Sales Director), Kiko Guevarra (Artist and Repertoire Manager) and Mark Bonifacio (OPM Label Manager) as well as GMA Artist Center Head Arsi Baltazar and Contracts Administration Section Manager Vic Del Rosario.

Forteza now belongs to MCA Music’s growing roster of OPM artists which includes popular solo acts like King of Acoustic Pop Nyoy Volante, Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and It Girl Solenn Heussaff as well as top-notch bands Urbandub, Pupil, Franco, Chicosci, Tanya Markova and Pedicab. It is also home to the most in-demand international artists like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Psy (Gangnam Style), Maroon5, Greyson Chance, Nicki Minaj, The Wanted, One Republic, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and many more.

She is currently starring in the GMA drama-fantasy series “Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa” where she plays the lead role Mariposa. This comes after the success of her TV series “Luna Blanca”.

Watch out for Barbie Forteza’s album which will be coming out soon. Expect surprises from this young star as she embarks on her another facet- singing.

“I am so honored to be part of MCA Music and I hope you will support my upcoming debut album the same way you supported me in my TV shows,” Barbie said.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LINCOLN: International Trailer Revealed

LINCOLN: International Trailer Revealed 

During President Lincoln's tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.
From avant-garde filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes a sweeping epic essaying the final moments of a man’s legacy in “Lincoln,” starring Academy Award Winners Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. 
20th Century Fox, Dreamworks Pictures present in association with Participant Media further reveals in “Lincoln’s” international trailer.

The final four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. 

The full measure of the man—his passion and his humanity—came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. 

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” provides an intimate immersion into the American leader’s most perilous and revealing moments, at a time when the dark shadow of slavery lifts and a country torn by war must be made whole. 

Brought to life via a layered screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, Spielberg’s starkly human storytelling and the performance of Daniel Day-Lewis leading an accomplished cast, the film invites audiences directly into the heart and soul of Lincoln’s final achievements. The Lincoln who emerges is a man of raw paradoxes: funny and solemn, a playful storyteller and fierce power broker, a shrewd commander and a vulnerable father. But in his nation’s darkest hour, when the times demand the very best of people, he reaches from within himself for something powerful and everlasting. 

“Lincoln” opens in Phil. cinemas on February 20, 2013 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.