03 September 2007

In the local news...

Something for those following the local entertainment scene. Here's what I wanna know:

A. Is the cast of High School Musical coming to the Philippines? This news from MSN:

Additionally, the soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, there’s a “High School Musical” video game, it won best film at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards and Disney is also taking the show on the road internationally. The cast is currently in London and there are also scheduled stops in India and the Philippines .

B. Elliot Yamin is definitely coming to the Philippines. Are you going to his mall tours?

C. Is there a Philippine Idol Season 2? Wikipedia reports that there is.

It has been announced in a report in ABC 5's late night news show Sentro that a second season is in the works. This was also announced by Mau Marcelo during the concert of the first season's final 12 at the Araneta Coliseum in late March,2007. While there are no other details, it is possible that it will start soon after the airing of the finale of the sixth season of American Idol on May 24, 2007 in the Philippines. However, a recent report has appeared in the broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer (September 1, 2007 issue) that the show's second season will now be airing on GMA 7 instead of ABC 5. Reliable sources say that some executives from GMA are now negotiating with FremantleMedia ("Idol" franchise holder).

Exciting times on Philippine TV. And I did not have to bring up what happened just last week, huh?

Quick note: I think I'm gonna take a break for a couple of days. I'm recharging myself and I'm also celebrating turning 34 (Waaah!). And then when I get back, I'm hopefully taking this blog full blast, now that new season premieres are just an arms reach. (Whooo!)

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