Jasmine Curtis-Smith Best Supporting Actress and Vilma Santos wins Best Actress in 2013 Cinemalaya Film Festival, full winners list revealed!

Cinemalaya 2013 winners were announced last night, August 4, 2013  was held at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Jasmine Curtis-Smith won Best Supporting Actress for New Breed Category for her portrayal in Transit and Vilma Santos for the Director’s Showcase for the movie Ekstra!

Here is the complete list of winners :


Director’s Showcase

Best Film: Sana Dati
Best Director: Jerrold Tarog (Sana Dati)
Special Jury Prize: Ekstra
Best Actor: No winner
Best Actress: Vilma Santos (Ekstra)
Best Supporting Actor: TJ Trinidad (Sana Dati)
Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Ruiz (Ekstra)
Best Music Score: Sana Dati
Best Screenplay: Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone and Jeffrey Jeturian (Ekstra)
Best Cinematography: Mackie Galvez (Sana Dati)
Best Production Design: Ericson Navarro (Sana Dati)
Best Sound, Music and Editing: Sana Dati
Audience Choice: Ekstra
Special Jury Prize: Ekstra

New Breed

Best Film: Transit
Best Director: Hannah Espia (Transit)
Special Citation, Ensemble Acting: Transit
Best Actress: Irma Adlawan (Transit)
Best Actor: Mimi Juarez (Quick Change)
Best Supporting Actress: Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Transit)
Best Supporting Actor: Joey Paras (Babagwa)
Best Screenplay: Eduardo Roy (Quick Change)
Best Cinematography: Lyle Sacris and Ber Cruz (Transit)
Best Production Design: Roy Red (Rekorder)
Best Music Score: Mon Espia (Transit)
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma (Quick Change)
Best Editing: Benjamin Tolentino and Hannah Espia (Transit)
Audience Choice: Hannah Espia (Transit)

Short Feature

Best Film: The Houseband’s Wife
Best Director: Jann Eric Tiglao (Onang)
Special Jury Prize: Taya
Special Citation: Sa Wakas
Best Screenplay: The Houseband’s Wife
Audience Choice: Taya

Netpac Award for Director’s Showcase: Ekstra
Netpac Award for New Breed: Transit

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Jasmine Curtis-Smith Best Supporting Actress and Vilma Santos wins Best Actress in 2013 Cinemalaya Film Festival, full winners list revealed!

Top 10 Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood revealed, Angelina Jolie tops the list!

According to Forbes Magazine  Angelina Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film “Maleficent,” is Hollywood’s highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $ 33 million in the last year.

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She easily surpassed this year’s Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who came in second with $ 26 million, and pushed Kristen Stewart of the “Twilight” series, who topped the list last year, into third place with earnings of $ 22 million.

Below are the Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood:

  1. Angelina Jolie -$ 33M
  2. Jennifer Lawrence – $ 26M
  3. Kristen Stewart – $ 22M
  4. Jennifer Aniston – $ 20M
  5. Emma Stone – $ 16M
  6. Charlize Theron – $ 15M
  7. Sandra Bullock – $ 14M
  8. Natalie Portman – $ 14M
  9. Mila Kunis – $ 11M
  10. Julia Roberts – $ 11M


Forbes talked to agents, managers and other people with knowledge of the film industry to compile the ranking based on estimated earnings from June 2012 to June 2013.


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Top 10 Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood revealed, Angelina Jolie tops the list!

Actress Leah Remini leaves Church of Scientology

By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Leah Remini has severed ties with the Church of Scientology, a source with knowledge of her decision said on Thursday, making her one of the most high-profile members to quit.

Remini, best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan in the CBS sitcom “King of Queens,” issued a statement following press reports that she had decided to leave the church.

“I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and fans from around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support,” Remini said.

She did not address Scientology directly, but the source told Reuters that Remini’s statement was her confirmation that she had left the church.

The New York Post broke the story early Thursday that Remini was leaving the Church of Scientology after “being subjected to years of ‘interrogations’ and ‘thought modification’ for questioning leader David Miscavige’s rule,” citing an unnamed source.

Remini’s representatives would not comment on the New York Post article. Representatives for the Church of Scientology did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


The actress, 43, has spoken publicly in the past about being a member of the Church of Scientology, which was founded in 1954 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and has attracted several Hollywood stars including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

The organization describes its practices as a religion and believes man is an immortal being whose experience extends beyond one lifetime.

But some observers – including media mogul Rupert Murdoch – liken it to a cult. Critics think the group coerces followers to think like they do, and they accuse Scientologists of harassing people who seek to quit.

The church came under fresh scrutiny last year when actress Katie Holmes suddenly divorced Cruise, with whom she has one daughter. Although there was speculation that Holmes had rejected Scientology, neither she nor Cruise addressed a split over the faith.

In an April 2001 interview with CNN, Remini said she “finds solace in her steadfast practice of Scientology,” and jumped to the defense of the religion.

“If somebody is going to get turned off about something because of what they read or heard, then that person’s not smart enough to even enter a church,” Remini said to CNN.

Other notable former Scientology members include director Paul Haggis, who spoke out in detail about his experiences with the church in a New Yorker article in February 2011.

(Additional reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary Milliken and Lisa Shumaker)

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Actress Leah Remini leaves Church of Scientology

The Actress Who Could Not Cry Wolf

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Sometime ago, an uploaded photograph of troubled actress TA created a stir among netizens. Commenters said TA was just seeking attention as her last controversy had already faded away. Complementing this notion was the reaction that her look was just the result of make-up. Immediately, the photograph was taken off the site. 
In relation to this, there’s a story from a source alleging that TA’s ex-significant other EO had been going to their house to make TA sign papers that would grant EO ownership of a property. However, the said property was obtained by TA when she was still single. Previously, on many occasions, TA and EO have been fighting frequently for the custody of their children. TA’s older authority OA2 know of EO’s physical abuses towards TA but they try very hard to keep it from another elder OA1 for a reason. 
Allegedly, in the heat of that argument, EO became physical. As TA was moving away from him, EO grabbed her hair, which caused TA to lose her balance causing her face to land on the corner of a coffee table hitting her cheek. Instead of being sympathetic, EO said that even if TA granted interviews, no one would bother to listen and believe her story anymore because of her many controversies. 
Then a rumor is now circulating that TA went to a hospital for a medico-legal examination. Witnesses said that TA was badly bruised that she could not even walk. 
Are the photograph, story of the unnamed source, and the rumor connected? If these pieces tell the real story of TA, will she speak about this incident? Will the public sympathize or dismiss her?
TA once tried to reach out to a family member FM1 she was once very close to hoping against hope that FM1 would soften up to her at that point –  but to no avail. It was so revolting for FM1 to be so callous when even in TA’s cash-strapped situations, she shouldered all the huge school expenses of two of FM1′s children only last year,  as a peace offering, just so she and FM1 would be “friends” again – all these long before the belated assistance and perks FM1 is now getting from another family member FM2.

When a writer AR once interviewed FM1 and FM2 about their controversies, AR’s obvious bias showed when she refused to publish TA’s side on the matter. Some very sympathetic friends SF of TA want to offer help to rescue TA from this quagmire and helplessness.

One of the saddest parts of TA’s plight is the absence of “security” for her properties, something that EO is allegedly now trying to abuse with the assistance/connivance of FM2. It used to be that EO never showed such interest in TA’s properties,  however it made a major turnaround when FM2 allegedly came into the picture and brainwashed EO into claiming what he is not supposed to. Still, when SF told TA of this possibility, she dismissed it and brushed it off. According to them, TA is still in denial that these people she once loved all turned their backs on her – especially FM1 whom she loved so much.  
Sadly, TA is already at the lowest point in her career, should she be trampled on even more? Can there be  a more painful end than this?
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” – Virginia Woolf 
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The Actress Who Could Not Cry Wolf

Angel Locsin wins Best Actress for “One More Try” at the 31st Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards!

At the recently concluded 31st Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards on Saturday, Angel Locsin once again bagged the Best Actress Awards for her role in Star Cinema’s One More Try!


John Lloyd Cruz is best actor, Ronaldo Valdez is best supporting actor and Hilda Coronel best supporting actressfor the movie “The Mistress” .

Below are the winners:

Best Actor: John Lloyd (The Mistress)
Best Actress: Angel Locsin (One More Try)

Best Supporting Actor: Ronaldo Valdez (The Mistress)
Best Supporting Actress: Hilda Koronel (The Mistress)

Best Director: Olive Lamasan (The Mistress)
Best Picture: El Presidente

Best Screenplay: Vanessa Valdez (The Mistress)
Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza (El Presidente)

Best Production Design: Danny Red and Joel Bilbao (El Presidente)
Best Editing: Marya Ignacio (The Mistress)

Best Musical Score: Jessi Lasaten: (El Presidente)
Best Sound: Albert Idioma (El Presidente)

Special Awards

Fernando Poe Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Garcia

Manuel de Leon Award for exemplary achievement: Peque Gallaga

Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award: Marilou Diaz Abaya

Angel Locsin wins Best Actress for “One More Try” at the 31st Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards!