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National Geographic Channel examines Lance Armstrong’s cycling deceit

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Millions of sports fans around the world were devastated in January 2013 to hear their hero, cyclist Lance Armstrong—once considered a seven-time Tour de France winner—admit that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. National Geographic Channel attempts to shed light on the dark secrets of Lance Armstrong by recounting the steps that led him to the spotlight on the global cycling stage and the sinister decisions he made that sent his reputation as the world’s greatest cyclist crashing down.

MUSIC LYF: Sponge Cola headlines Maximum Capacity Concert

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Diamond recording band Sponge Cola celebrates their 13-year-old in the local music industry with a major concert bille Maximum Capacity this July 19, 8pm, at the Music Museum.
Expect the biggest hits of Sponge Cola to be performed during the concert.
"Aside from being a celebration of our 13 years in the business, Maximum Capacity is also our way of giving thanks to everyone who have generously supported us through the years through our music," says frontman Yael Yuzon. "It will be one  fun night of Sponge Cola music."
To make Maximum Capacity even more exciting, OPM's sweetheart Zia Quizon and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano has agreed to be part of the celebration.

Ignite Dance Manila Making Waves Here And Abroad

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In celebration of Manila day SM City Manila had its yearly sale but that day was also perfect time to see the Ignite Dance perform in public as most of them was fresh from their international competition in Hong Kong. They competed at the "Asian highschoolers hiphop championship" and made it  to the grand finals.
They were also busy with the summer workshops for various kinds of dance as well as teaching the young and old. Ignite Dance Manila has went beyond that other Philippine dance groups has never done before.

Monsters University Fair at TriNoma

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Giordano Philippines is inviting everyone to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in Monsters University’s Freshman Fair when it opens its wrought iron gates this week.
Experience being in the world’s best scare university, don Mike Wazikowski’s shoes and attend Giordano’s Monsters University Fair on June 29-30 at the TriNoma Activity Center. 
Giordano also has a lineup of Monsters University merchandise available in the booth.

Fun and freebies await you. Monsters University is now showing in theaters! No tuition fee required! Entrance is free for all! Play physical, mental, and a whole lot of fun! You can also have your face and skin painted and have pictures with the monsters in the Activity Area.

Tenisha and 1 World at Seventh HIGH

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Seventh HIGH, Manila’s premiere boutique nightspot, takes you above and beyond your typical nightlife experience. Known to host the hottest events and sought-after parties that cater to a range of markets, from young professionals to esteemed socialites, Seventh HIGH elevates your usual evening leisure making each visit an experience to remember. This is why we are hosting not just one, but TWO back to back international events to welcome July 2013 with a bang.

This 3rd quarter of 2013, Seventh HIGH will be partnering with 1 Music Festival (http://1worldmusicfestival.com/), the biggest music event to happen in Singapore this year that aims to bring together some of the world’s best nightlife acts. The event will take place at the Marina Barrage, Singapore during the Gran Prix season on September 20 & 21, 2013.

In line with this, Seventh HIGH has been given the privilege to host the pre-party of 1 Music Festival in the Philippines on July 5, 2013. Two foreign DJs - Nicole Chen from a…

Alessandra de Rossi and Jean Garcia renew exclusive contracts with GMA Network

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Internationally-acclaimed actress Alessandra de Rossi and seasoned actress and television host Jean Garcia renewed their exclusive contracts with GMA Network.
Present in the contract signing were GMA Entertainment TV's OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Manny Valera (Alessandra and Jean's manager), and GMA Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno.
During the contract signing, Atty. Gozon said he is very happy that Alessandra and Jean chose to stay with GMA, "Natutuwa naman tayo na ang mga magagaling na artista ay nagugustuhang manatili sa Kapuso station. Magagaling na artista yan kaya we have always considered them as assets."

Have A Lot Of Fun For Juan Night!

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Can get enough of the very funny tandem of Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo? Have you missed their concert at the Smart Araneta Center? Now you can have them for only "Juan Night" and also help in raising funds for the treatment of Thyroid problems.
The Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine presents JUAN Night with Jose and Wally: a FUNd raising event in celebration of the World Thyroid Day is happening on July 6, 2013, 8:00 p.m. at Crossroad Center, Quezon City
Also performing in the concert are Ethel Booba and Aton Diva who can deliver powerful songs and also a lot of laughs too. There will also be raffle prizes during the show. Well we can also have a mini contest so you can get a ticket. Details after the break!

MUSIC LYF: Rico Blanco takes Galactik Fiestamatik to first major solo concert

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Fiesto Bandido—that musical wizard more popularly known as singer/songwriter/showman Rico Blanco—has pulled it off once again.
On Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2013, Rico made history as he held his first solo concert dubbed “Rico Blanco LIVE!” at the Music Museum. The event was sold out by the week it was held as his fans, friends, and supporters trooped to the venue to witness what was promised to be a highly visual out-of-this-world journey through Rico Blanco's musical career. This wasn't just your standard concert; it was a show in every sense of the word.

REEL DEAL: "World War Z" Scores New Blockbuster Record For Brad Pitt

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Beats "Man of Steel" in other countries
The Brad Pitt suspense-thriller World War Z has made a big splash at the box-office as it set the title as the actor’s best ever first weekend opening movie. Debuting in 220 screens nationwide, it opened at #1, grossing over P88.7 M on its first weekend, despite competition from strong second week hold-over Man of Steel which had more screens. Top 10screens were SM Mall of Asia (P3.84M), Trinoma (P3.82M), SM North Edsa (P3.55M), Newport (P3.22M), SM Megamall (P 2.96M), Glorietta 4 (P2.85M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.61M),Alabang Town Center (P2.43M), Powerplant (P2.39M) and Eastwood (P2.16M).

GMA Network Statement For "MY HUSBAND'S LOVER"

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“GMA Network welcomes the scrutiny of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) of our primetime program ‘My Husband’s Lover’. We believe that our program while tackling sensitive real-life situations is produced with utmost prudence and in good taste. The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB has given the program an SPG (Strong Parental Guidance) rating and GMA is committed to comply with all its standards.
We would like to thank all the viewers of ‘My Husband’s Lover’ for supporting our program not just by watching it but via intelligent discussions and comments in all forms of media. The Kapuso Network is pleased with the high ratings that ‘My Husband’s Lover’ has achieved in its first two weeks and would like to assure the Filipino audience that we will continue to produce relevant and entertaining programs.”
Butch Raquel Consultant, Corporate Communications

Marian Rivera's "Big Surprise" For Fan

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Last Sunday, June 24, the cast of the upcoming movie, "My Lady Boss" headed by Kapuso royalties Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera, entertained fans at SM Bacoor in Cavite in a mall show, which was part of the promotions of the film.
Among the crowd stood Edz, a die-hard Marian fan who returned from Cambodia in time for the mall show. Before the program began, he was just calmly sitting on his chair and talking pictures. But when his idol, Marian Rivera, went up the stage, no one could stop Edz from screaming the actress' name.

MUSIC LYF: Kanye West - Yeezus (Album)

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I'mma let you finish reading this but let me tell you the rave reviews for Kanye West from prestigious news magazines in print and online which is also just in time for their new baby girl, North West, with Kim Kardashian. So is he the best in the world?

ROLLING STONE: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/yeezus-20130614

“Yeezus is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever cooked up, an extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind. Every mad genius has to make a record like this at least once in his career… Being a work of Kanye West, Yeezus is also a brilliant, obsessive-compulsive career auto-correct… This isn't just a way to stay ahead of the competition; it's a way to stay ahead of him.” – Jon Dolan / 4.5 Stars
PITCHFORK: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18172-kanye-west-yeezus/

REEL DEAL: "Turbo" 3D High-Velocity Animation

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Meet Turbo (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), an underdog snail who dreams to overdrive just like his idol who races in the Indy 500.  At the start, Turbo is somewhat of an outcast in the snail community, which is less about big dreams and more about punching a time clock at their place of employment.
Training tirelessly all his life, he miraculously gained speed at an opportune time he met a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes. Learning that no one can make it on their own in the fast lane.  He and his newfound pals help each other achieve their impossible dream of racing in the Indy 500.

MUSIC LYF: Zendee To Represent The Philippines In Singapore On June 28

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Singapore’s top communications company Star Hub presents “Under the Stars: From Online to a Live Stage” a stellar concert with a great line-up of international and local talents that have successfully gained a following on YouTube.
Featured line-up of artists include Tanner Patrick (USA), Madilyn Bailey (USA), Nate Tao (USA), The 38 Years Ago (Thailand), The Sam Willows (Singapore) and our very own Zendee as the final act.
The concept of taking YouTube sensations to a whole new level remains – bringing them closer to the audience by taking them from online to a live stage. The 3-hour musical festival will be held under the starry sky at The Coliseum of Resorts World Sentosa on June 28, 7:00pm. For those living outside Singapore, live streaming of the concert will be available via http://www.youtube.com/user/StarHub/home.
Zendee, and the rest of her band, flew to Singapore earlier this week to meet her co-performers. She also plans to tour around the city on her spare time since this is h…

REEL DEAL: Sandra Bullock Improvs in "The Heat"

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Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock stars in “The Heat” and tries on improv comedy for the first time under director Paul Feig.
Bullock stars as Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent hoping for a promotion and high-tails it from her home base in New York City to Boston, to help solve the mystery behind several murders. Standing in Ashburn’s way is a hard-hitting Boston police officer, Shannon Mullins played by Melissa McCarthy, who’s not happy that the FBI – especially the stuck-up Ashburn -- is treading on her turf. Ashburn is determined to wrestle the case away from Mullins, but the disheveled, foul-mouthed, in-your-face cop is a formidable adversary. They’ll soon discover they have more in common than they ever thought possible, including their misfit status and complementary skillsets.
“Ashburn’s effectiveness as an FBI agent comes from her meticulousness, stubbornness and thoroughness,” says Bullock. “But she’s completely inept when it comes to any kind of social interaction. She’s trying so…

Bigger and Better Prizes in This Year’s Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo

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Following the hugely-successful and well-received Kapuso Milyonaryo and Kapuso Milyonaryo Sa Pasko promos last year, GMA Network further ups the ante with even bigger and better prizes through its latest viewer promo campaign, Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo.
Starting June 17, loyal Kapuso viewers have a chance to win a house and lot from Camella, brand new JAC Stallion pick-ups, brand new cars, and huge amounts of cash in a period of eight weeks. It’s very easy to join – viewers must simply send in the required proof of purchase of our partner sponsors and drop their entries at selected Mercury Drugstore outlets and GMA TV and Radio stations nationwide.

Runmanila offers new sound in debut single RUN

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After years of working with Runmanila’s unique sound, band members Kevin Lim (Vocals, Sound Effects), Aaron Cruz (Programming, Guitars, Synthesizers), JR Jader (Electronics, Beats, Electro Drums) and Ignacio Cuyegkeng (Guitars, Synthesizers, Sound effects) is now ready to take their music to another level – by releasing their debut single RUN and eventually their own EP. The EP is produced by Universal Records.
RUN is a catchy, upbeat tune that perfectly describes the kind of music the band wants to offer to the public – in their own words, “we want to call it ElectroPopRock -where rock meets dance, head banging meets booty shaking, rock moves plus dance grooves.”

Mercato Centrale is coming to Pampanga this June

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Mercato Centrale Invites Pampanga and Central Luzon-based food entrepreneurs
The Mercato Centrale Group is bringing the premier food and lifestyle night market experience to the culinary center of the Philippines – Angeles City, Pampanga in Ayala's Marquee Mall! 
“We’re inviting food entrepreneurs from Manila, Pampanga and the surrounding provinces of Central Luzon to join our newest market - Cocina Centrale! It will be a culinary showdown where the best of Pampanga will meet the best of Manila!” said RJ Ledesma, co-founder of the Mercato Centrale Group.

Lovi Poe helps out: Behind the scenes of GMA News TV's "Titser"

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GMA News TV’s new original series TITSER, which follows in the footsteps of Bayan Ko, is being shot like an indie film or documentary – with minimal lights, no air-conditioned tents or portalets, no special food for the artists. 
TITSER's leading lady Lovi Poe is deglamorized in this TV series about a smart barrio lass struggling to become a teacher but facing many obstacles along the way.  
On set, Lovi has even been caught helping out the production crew, surprising everyone with her gung ho attitude.  Here, she’s seen gathering tall grass to cover equipment cables – along with the rest of the TITSER staff -- so the shoot could commence quickly. 
TITSER begins airing Sunday, August 4 on GMA News TV Channel 11.   It will be preceded by a primer episode featuring behind the scenes footage and interviews, which will air on Sunday, July 28.

REEL DEAL: Boses SPOTLIGHT

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I have been seeing the trailer of this indie movie BOSES in many of the movie premiere I went to since last year. And actually I was impressed with the trailer, and they did not just did it with the trailer but also with its screening.

Boses will finally be shown in SM Cinemas this July 31, 2013. And I hope this film does well and will be loved by many. Since we do see the rise of Filipinos going to be the cinemas, better to watch a quality movie like this. Boses stars Cherry Pie Picache, Ricky Davao, Meryl Soriano, Coke Bolipata and the child wonder Julian Duque.

From the trailer it shows a story of a abused boy who then discovers his love of music especially with the violin. However he faces challenges with the people around him especially his parents. Also you will be awed with the musical prowess of Julian with the violin. Well you can even check the trailer below to see it for yourself.

Boses is directed by Ellen Ongkeko Marfil.

Jorgen Steps Out Of The Shadows

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Jergens revealed as brand behind viral Jorgen campaign, launches new products.
Love stories have a way of captivating everybody, and one in particular has been spreading around the internet recently. It's about a guy who exudes the very confidence that one girl happens to lack. And because of that, the girl fell head over heels in love with him.
They're Jorgen and Christine.

XSTIG: Toshiba ang Yugatech Presents New Laptops

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Toshiba and Yugatech joined forces for a one of a kind tech event presenting the new series of laptops by Toshiba. Powered with windows 8 and each having advantages in terms of mobility, gaming, performance and even toughness.

Well it would be best that you can check out the specs of the laptops they launched under Satellite, Qosmio, and Portege series. But of course it was presented to us in a unique way having Gabe Mercado.

Mother Lily, Marian make peace after "misunderstanding"

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After news reports on Wednesday (June 19) revealed a "misunderstanding" between Regal Films matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, which had something to do with Regal's non-participation in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the two patched things up on Thursday, June 20, at the press conference of Marian's upcoming movie with Richard Gutierrez, "My Lady Boss."
In an interview, Marian said that she has a lot to thank Monteverde for and that without her support and help, she (Marian) would not have become the star that she is today. She maintained that whatever happened between her and the producer was just a "misunderstanding."
Later in the press conference Monteverde arrived and Marian welcomed her with a tight hug which lightened up the tensed atmosphere.

Get Rockin' This School Year With School of Rock!

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School starts and so is also a great way to rock the new academic year with a new hobby that can be transformed into a musical craft with the opening of School of Rock located at Greenhills Shopping Center. Yes you heard me right, it is a school where you get to learn how to rock. Compared to music schools, it focus more of the practical lessons on how to play instruments and even vocals.
Children can start young to be the next big thing as rockstars of the future with School of Rock which started in the US and the opening of the school is the first in Asia. Schedules are also flexible for students who wants to study after class and even in weekends. The school is complete with instruments like guitars, drums, keyboards, mikes and a lot of collection of rock classics which they can get inspiration to rock on.

MUSIC LYF: The Art of Burt Bacharach

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The Legendary Composer & Songwriter Celebrates his 85th Birthday with the release of “Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Art of the Songwriter”
This year, legendary composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach celebrates his 85th birthday with the release of a “Anyone Who Had A Heart: The Art of the Songwriter” --- a 40-track, 2-CD set with various artists performing his memorable writing collaborations. The complete collection is also available on iTunes --- http://smarturl.it/artofthesongwriterph.
Dating from his first pop hit on the charts and especially his work with longtime writing partner and lyricist Hal David, who helped the duo create an amazing streak of classics, to those songs of recent years when Bacharach ventured out on his own to write with Carole Bayer Sager and Elvis Costello among others, the collection celebrates the work of Bacharach and how the combined efforts of talented songwriters, majestic melodies, unforgettable lyrics and great vocalists can yield timeless pop class…

REEL DEAL: World War Z REVIEW

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I think we have too many Zombie films that usually deals the same thing over and over, and sometimes we got immune with the concept. But I have to rule out World War Z which is now showing in theaters for showing us a whole new kind of undead experience which can be one for the books.

Based on a novel, World War Z brings to life a global pandemic that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction  With men turning into Zombies and swarming together to infect more, what other option you have left and what can you do to stop the plague. 

Brad Pitt takes everyone on a dangerous mission in search for answers that can be the key to the cure and answers for the gruesome fall of cities and countries. Which happened so fast and  is now threatening mankind's existence.Though I have not read the book, I think it has satisfied it with the details put into the scenes. And again, we love movies that makes you think even after the show. Now I have to set up my zombie fortress soon.

Who will the Elan Awards Filipino Gentleman of 2013?

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This is not the search for the next Psy but the ultimate Pinoy gentleman that embodies the qualities of a successful and made man and now for the first time the Elan Awards presented by McJim will now recognize the Man of the year with the search for the Modern Filipino Gentleman.
On the launch last Monday, the 12 finalists were announced with the judges and the organizing team. From a long list from the open nomination now it has come down to 12 men who will now on the final phase with the public voting who will be the emerge the sole victor.
The voting happens on the McJim Classic Leather Facebook Page which have a link to the application for the voting process. One vote for each category for each facebook account. This means you have three votes and it can be the same or different person for that category. Votes will then be tallied and will be the basis for the winner of the award. The list of the nominees are listed after the jump. Hurry because the  voting period will end on Augus…

REEL DEAL: Runner Runner SPOTLIGHT

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How deadly is gambling and the things that go with it? It may be worth more than money but can also change your life forever.
In the sexy, sultry thriller RUNNER RUNNER, Richie (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton college student who pays for school with on-line gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the on-line mastermind, Ivan (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred spirit in Richie and brings the younger man into his operation. When the stakes get incredibly high and dangerous, and Richie comes to fully understand the deviousness of his new boss, he tries to turn the tables on him.
"Runner Runner" will open very soon this September from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Check out the trailer after the jump!

Barbie Forteza teams up with Aljur Abrenica this Saturday in Maynila

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This Saturday (June 22), Kapuso tween star Barbie Forteza teams up with Kapuso Hunk Aljur Abrenica in an episode entitled Tibok at First Sight of the weekend series Maynila. 
Currently playing the role of Karen in the primetime series Anna Karenina, the Tween Queen plays the role of Abby who was raised by her spinster aunt to be an extremely conservative and anti-social girl.
Abby’s world changes when she meets Mark (Aljur Abrenica), an upperclassman, in college. Abby enjoys the attention she gets from Mark to the extent that she goes against her aunt’s wishes when it comes to dealing with boys. Soon, Abby finds out that Mark has a girlfriend.
How will this change Abby’s view on dealing with boys? Will she be able to mend her broken heart?
Don’t miss the story of Abby and Mark in Maynila airing every Saturday morning right after Sarap Diva.

37th National MILO Marathon sprints into action

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2013 MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete at the 2014 Paris Marathon
The National MILO Marathon, the most prestigious running event in the country, kicks off another exciting marathon season with the first of 18 leg races set in Puerto Princesa on June 30. Marking its 37th season this year, the sporting event has a rich history that features a continuous expansion of its scope to nationwide races, and a growing attraction among hundreds of thousands of participants from all over the country.

XSTIG: PH consumer market eagerly awaits HP Slate7

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The HP Slate7, an ideal trusted personal companion, will soon hit the Philippine market and the country is waiting in anticipation. And why not? HP’s Slate7 is a consumer tablet packed with the Google Android that is aimed at the value conscious shopper.
The entry of Slate7 will usher in HP’s coverage of the consumer tablet segment with a broad portfolio of products and technologies geared towards everyday use. Soon the market will experience the world leader in PC’s range with a variety of sizes and operating systems and offer compelling solutions for the BYOD space.
“The product is primarily for play and entertainment consumption, but it can also be used as BYOD and for email, note-taking, and other processes,” Albert Mateo, HP General Manager for PPS, said. “This product will be able to contend in the Philippine market instantly and we expect the value conscious shopper to frenzy over the possibilities they can do with the Slate7 as soon as it gets here.”
The HP Slate7 is the first ta…

MUSIC LYF: Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (ALbum)

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CERTIFIED RIAA PLATINUM IN THE US
Album Is Top 10 on Billboard 200, 40 Weeks On The Chart
June 14, 2013 – Santa Monica, CA – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope recording artist IMAGINE DRAGONS’debut album, Night Visions is certified platinum by the RIAA. Night Visions, released on September 4, 2012 entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #2 with the best first week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. Imagine Dragons crosses a monumental threshold; according to Nielsen SoundScan, since 2008 there have been 25 rock bands to sell over one million copies, only three of which were for debut albums.

Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez’ on-screen romance sparks interest among straight women, men

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In last Sunday’s pilot episode of GMA’s new Sunday noontime show “Sunday All Stars,” Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez, the male lead stars of the network’s controversial primetime series, “My Husband’s Lover” titillated the studio audience when they did a duet of their soap’s theme song, “One More Try.”
The two actors have become a popular topic on social networking sites and blogs lately because of their portrayal as gay lovers in the said primetime series.

BPI Family Auto Loan Free Insurance Promo, protecting your hard earned car at no extra cost.

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Experience has taught us how rain can be life endangering, catastrophic and damaging to our properties. Since your car is one of the most valuable investments you own that is very vulnerable to the profound weather, protecting it is very essential. But never let these calamities threaten your hard earned investment and let BPI Family Auto Loan help in protecting your brand new car.

BPI Family Auto Loan makes car ownership easy and worry-free through its FREE 1-year Comprehensive Insurance with Acts of Nature Coverage* (ANC) promo. The promo, which runs until June 21 2013, is a pioneering promo of BPI Family Auto Loan that aspires to protect newly-purchased cars, through its car financing facility, from the frightening effects of calamities. As BPI Family Savings Bank knows that your vehicle is important in providing your family with convenient transportation in work, business and leisure, protecting it from natural threats such as heavy rains and other unforeseeable incidents is necess…