Monday, June 30, 2008

ABS-CBN 2nd Annual Star Magic Ball at the Shangri-La Hotel. 06292008

A magical night with the ABS-CBN stars
By Rachelle Siazon

Star Magic celebrated its 16th anniversary in style as it gathered the best and brightest stars of ABS-CBN in a spectacular red-carpet affair held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel’s grand ballroom last night, June 29. The country’s premiere talent management group held its second Star Magic Ball to commemorate its years of bringing up top notch talent.

Showbiz’s hottest couples were seen on the red carpet like Sam Milby and Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin, John Prats and Shaina Magdayao, and Willie Revillame with his non-showbiz date.

Flying solo yet looking equally fabulous in their formal wear were Kristine Hermosa, Bea Alonzo, Rica Peralejo, Roxanne Guinoo, Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, and Diether Ocampo just to name a few. Piolo Pascual, who came with mom Amy, cut a stylish figure in elegant Hugo Boss attire. Comedienne Pokwang managed to outshine the other stars with her trademark outlandish outfits complete with a white train worthy of a blushing bride.

The party went into full swing as host Nikki Gil let Richard Poon take center stage to serenade ABS-CBN bigwigs Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, and former President Freddie Garcia who was also celebrating his birthday that night. This was followed by a romantic medley performed by Piolo, Sam, Richard, and Jed Madela. Saicy Aguila, Arron Villaflor, Gem Ramos, Rodjun Cruz, Tim Espinosa, Princess Ryan, Thou Reyes, Sam Concepcion, Andi Jose, Pokwang, and Sam Milby wowed the guests with a sizzling production number.

Fashion Icon awards were given to Bea, Piolo, Rafael Rosell, and Malaya Lewondowski while thee Sparkling Couple award went to Sam and Anne who were particularly sweet towards each other throughout the ball. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Big Winner Ejay Falcon got lucky again as he won an Asian Cruise for two during the raffle draw exclusively for Star Magic artists.

Afterwards, Piolo presented the collective donation from Star Magic artists for Diether’s KIDS Foundation, which amounted to P300,000. Event sponsor Planet Flip-Flops also donated P200,000 for Bayanijuan, which Piolo turned over to Claudine Barretto (who was escorted by hubby Raymart Santiago) in behalf of Gina Lopez.

To cap off the night, Johnny Manahan gave a short but sweet message which encompassed his overwhelming gratitude to those who continue to support Star Magic and its roster of talents, "I love you all."

Monday, June 2, 2008


ang galing nila lahat katulad ni TIM, he's so cool and same pa rin magaling at na built up pa ng energy...