Thursday, June 30, 2011

NBA 3-on-3: Meet the New York Knicks City Dancers

When NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite comes to town on July 1 to 3,  expect a lot of high-kicking, explosive, high energy performances from the New York Knicks City Dance Team – the girls who energize the New York Knicks NBA team and bring the fan experience at Madison Square Garden to a real high.

The girls headline the list of NBA celebrities who will open the first-ever NBA 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be staged in the ASEAN region..Meet the girls of New York Knicks City Dancers.

Michelle Harris, Knicks City Dancers Director of Entertainment

  • Mother's family name is Dino
  • Father's family name is Marella
  • Family is from Balayan, Batangas, Philippines
  • Chicago, IL native
  • Currently Director of Entertainment, Knicks & Liberty
  • Oversees overall entertainment plan for Knicks & Liberty as well as all dance team branding
  • Knicks City Dancer (2000-05), Team Captain (2002-05)

    Graduate of the NYU’s Stern School of Business, with a B.S. in Marketing and Management

    Amanda is a five-season veteran and captain of the Knicks City Dancers who is also a member of the WNBA Torch Patrol and NBA Fan Patrol. She’s been featured in American Cheerleader and Dance Spirit Magazine, as well as in a Charmin commercial. Other performances include the 2009 All-Star Game (with Kevin Rudolf), Live with Regis and Kelly, TRL, Good Day New York, Good Morning America and Fuse. A native of Vernon, NJ, Amanda has traveled to India, Taiwan, Turkey and Spain, and her ambition is to “experience the world as much as I can to help those in need.

    This is Christine’s third season as a Knicks City Dancer. She was a member of the University of Iowa Dance Team and has been named Miss Southwest Valley ’07, Miss Mesa ’08 and was the third runner up in the Miss Arizona pageant. Other appearances include NBA All-Star events and an outdoor NBA game in Indian Wells with the Phoenix Suns, where she also choreographed routines. A native of Bettendorf, IA, Christine has been skydiving with the Golden Knights and aspires to fly with the Blue Angels.

    This will be Maria’s second season with Knicks City Dancers. A Long Island native, Maria is an Italian New York girl through and through. Although Maria loves New York, if she could have any super power, it would be to fly, as she hates NYC traffic. When she’s not finding great sales shopping around the city, Maria loves to travel. She recently toured with French pop star Mylene Farmer throughout France, Russia, Switzerland and Belgium.

    This is Melissa’s fourth season as a Knicks City Dancer. She holds a BA in Dance and Psychology from Hofstra University and is a judge at the Regional and National Legacy Dance Championships. She’s performed for the Sarah Ferguson Foundation alongside Natasha Bedingfield and Aretha Franklin, as well as on MTV and Comedy Central. A native of Nesconset, NY, Melissa teaches ballet and lyrical dance and can do a “sick moonwalk.”

    It is Sarahbeth’s fifth year as a member of the Knicks City Dancers. She just graduated Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Dance and a minor in Business, and has been dancing professionally for the last 18 years. Sarahbeth has trained with prestigious dance intensives including: the New York City Dance Alliance, American Theatre Dance Workshop, Tap City and the Eglievsky Ballet. Sarahbeth’s ambition is to one day open up a late night dessert restaurant for those who have late night sweet tooth cravings.

    This is Stephanie’s third season as a member of the Knicks City Dancers. As a native of Colonia, N.J., she attended Rutgers University where she graduated with a 4.0 in her Communications major and also a 4.0 in her minor, Italian. She’s been a member of the Rutgers University Dance Team, is a member of the NBA Fan Patrol and danced at the NFL Pro Bowl in 2002. Stephanie has a fraternal twin sister, and while her ambition was once to be the President of the United States, she would now like to be a Food Network Star or Vanna White’s successor.

    For more information about the NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite and chances to win daily quiz prizes, please log onto Fans can also get updates on the event by following the NBA on twitter at and through Facebook at

    July issues of Summit media!!!

    YES! Magazine's JULY 2011 issue now available! Grab a copy NOW!

    Celebrity Home Eugene Domingo: The stage, TV and movie actress is so talented, she was never expected to be a star. But look at her now! Ah, There is justice in showbiz after all. Comedians at Home: Vice Ganda, Sweet & Melai open up their homes to you! YES! Visits DOLPHY, the king of comedy!

    Take a look at Real Living Magazine's 8th anniversary special! You'll absolutely thrilled to be part of the cover of this special issue. ♥

    Jennylyn Mercado graces the cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine this month! Grab your copy soon!

    If you want more insight on the rewards and challenges of taking formal culinary classes, remember to pick up a copy of the July 2011 issue of Yummy magazine and read "Schooled!".

    Judy Ann Santos and daughter Yohan grace the cover of Smart Parenting Magazine this month! Grab your copy now.

    THE WAIT IS OVER! Leading the pack for this year's Best Dressed List is showbiz's new fashionphile Iza Calzado! Grab your Preview July issue copies to see the rest of the list.

    Marian Rivera is the cover girl for Women's Health Philippines July 2011. The latest issue is now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. Please grab a copy. Thanks! :)

    This month's cover girl tells us how it's like to balance her movie and singing career, and more!This Total Girl mag is up to grab!!

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Get Ready with "The Adventure of Pureza"

      The newest offering from blockbuster comedy hit maker, Star Cinema with Sine Screen,  Melai and Jason takes the limelight this time as major lead stars. In fact, the Prinsesa ng Masa, Melai, gets the title role no less in what could be the birth of another ace comedienne. And the whole country couldn’t be any happier…

    Veteran director Soxie Topacio helms this co-production movie of Star Cinema and Sine Screen. Now let’s all have a rollicking good and funny time and let us all laugh till we drop! Excited much?

     The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles opens in over 100 theaters on July 13th nationwide!

    Save the date with your family or loved one for you to witness the phenomenal love team from the Pinoy Big Brother. 

    Meet the fans of Melason and  according to Direk Soxie they are very generous and very supportive to the Melason especially during the taping of the movie. Representative from various fans club they support all the activities of Melason , and also the Blogger's night for the movie at Max's Restaurant.
     ( Melason Pexers, Melason Dotcom, tropang jason Inc., Melai Chovers, Melasonix)

    Monday, June 27, 2011

    Grendha Jelly for the Rainy Days!!!!

      At the core of women’s fashion, you will find Grendha Jelly--- a special line where femininity, youthful flair and a romantic, sexy  inspiration complements the essence of a woman. Teeming with charm and concept, this new generation of jellies have arrived bringing quality materials and top technology synonymous to comfort and beauty. That’s not the only impressive thing, though. The careful choice of colors and prints give each product a unique personality suitable for a stylish lady that is fit for everyday wear, even during rainy days!

    This Grendha Jelly collection comes in a variety of colors and versatile designs, namely,  Desire, Romantic, Happy, Friend and Seduce that offers a day and evening footwear rolled in one.

    The Friend collection, this jelly is brimming with personality with its high-gloss finish accenting the sleek low-profile heel and peep toe.The T-ankle strap has a hidden fastener adorned with a patterned button detail.

    Grendha Jelly Friends Fem (Black)

    Grendha Jelly Friends Fem (Red)

    Grendha Jelly Friends Fem (Purple)

     The Desire II line brings a certain air of sensuality bringing out the sexiness in you.This sleek jelly thong owns a refined profile that naturally compliments on the foot.The upper is imprinted with Victorian lace and adorned with a bold elongated foil ring.  

    Grendha Jelly Desire II Fem (Black)

    Grendha Jelly Desire II Fem (Beige)

    The sophisticated Romantic line, on the other hand, places jellies on a higher level with its decorative stones.Nothing else capture the simple essence of fashion footwear like this thong.The mushroom-style toe post is adorned with a charming jeweled floral ornament. 

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Thong Fem (Beige)

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Thong Fem (Purple)

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Thong Fem (Smoke)

    True to its name Jelly Romantic, this flat will capture your heart.This flexible peep toe jelly is elegantly adorned with a jeweled floral ornament and soft padded sole features a silky metalasse finish. 

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Fem Exp (Blue)

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Fem Exp (Gold) 

    Grendha Jelly Romantic Fem Exp (Red)

    While Grendha Jelly Happy brings out a 1950s look with a flair of modernity;For a fun twist to a classic ballet, just slip into this shoe.The playfully patterned shell is made from responsive flexible material and is adorned by velvet bow on the strap.

    Grendha Jelly Happy Fem (Black)

    Grendha Jelly Happy II Fem (Purple)

    Grendha Jelly Happy II Fem (Purple)

    Grendha Jelly Happy II Fem (Red)

    Grendha Jelly Seduce brings a conservative yet contemporary lace-like patterns that exude a fresh twist on this exciting line.

    Grendha Jelly Seduce II (Silver)

    Grendha Jelly Seduce II (Gold) 

    Grendha Jelly Seduce II (Red)

    Versatile and elegant in every detail, from its unparalleled design all the way to the metallic hues--- that is how Grendha Jelly values each woman’s individuality and offers a subtle touch of mystery and seduction.

    Exclusively distributed by ELRO Corporation, Grendha Jelly is available in leading department stores and boutiques nationwide. For more information on Grendha, visit Grendha Philippines on Facebook.

    Presenting : Ipanema GB Butterfly Collection

    The sixth of the Ipanema Gisele Bündchen line has finally landed the Philippines. Designed by supermodel and goodwill ambassador for United Nations Environment Programme and manufactured by one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturer, Grendene, the Ipanema Gisele Bündchen Butterfly Collection has come out of its cocoon--- ready to spread its colorful wings.

    GB butterfly sandal Fem ( beige-gold )

    GB Butterfly Sandal Fem (White-silver)

    The butterfly collection is a very feminine line with sandals featuring delicate lace-like weave of butterflies that compliment the foot and a butterfly embellishment that complete the look. The concept behind this collection is based around the idea of metamorphosis for butterflies or transformation and reinvention – just like Gisele! For she is now, not only a supermodel, but a mom and a wife who continuously embraces change to make things better. 

    GB Butterfly Sandal Fem (black-gold)

    GB Butterfly Sandal Fem  (red)

    Just like the GB style that continuously advocates protection for the environment as every year, a portion of proceeds from the sale of the collection globally is used to support a charity program to help Mother Nature. This year they have chosen ISA, a socio-environmental group whose thrust is to promote awareness about climate change.

    GB Butterfly Slide Fem (beige-gold)

    GB Butterfly Slide (black-blackgold)

    Float like a Butterfly with these adorable Ipanema Gisele Bündchen Collection featuring printed butterflies on the sole and butterfly cut-outs to form the toe strap for added style and comfort. For a cute finishing touch two golden Butterflies sit on the straps.

    GB Butterfly Thong Fem (white-silver)

    GB Butterfly Thong Fem (beige-gold)

    GB Butterfly Thong Fem (black-blackgold)

    With each Ipanema Gisele Bündchen Collection, not only will you be wearing a uber-trendy flip-flop, but you will also be playing a part in doing some good for the planet. You may log on to and click on the Butterfly tab to get a preview of these latest collection.

    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    Loveteam 101: Jolina-Marvin 90's no. 2

    The Marvin Agustin - Jolina Magdangal love team has been very famous because of their partnership in numerous TV sitcoms, TV dramas and romantic-comedy movies. Their tandem started in the teen-oriented TV series Gimik in 1996. 

    Marvin and Jolina are homegrown artists of ABS-CBN but they both moved to GMA Network. In 2006, they were again reunited in the TV series I Luv NY that was partly shot in New York. 

    Here are the movies they made, almost all the movies were Romantic-Comedy!!
    Flames: The Movie :: July 1997 -- As Butch and Leslie ~~

    A twin-bill, Flames: the movie features the loveteam of Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin in the episode, "Tameme" for the first time in a movie. Jolina is Leslie, Butch's (Marvin Agustin) apple of the eye as well as Rolly's (Bojo Molina). The problem: Butch is tameme or more popularly known as torpe! Butch gets intimidated by Leslie being rich, which causes the conflict between the two. In the end, no matter who you are or how much money you have, love is still all that matters.

    Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo :: February 25, 1998 -- As Nico and Ditas ~~

    Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo, is the first full length film of the Marvin-Jolina loveteam and the second movie Jolina is with Maricel Soriano. The movie is about the relationship of the 2 sisters, Ditas (Jolina) and Doris (Maricel Soriano) as they go through life with only the two of them together, and their respective love interests Marvin Agustin and William Martinez. The conflict begins when Doris becomes too strict on Ditas on having a boyfriend. Jolina and Maricel Soriano delivers a heartbreaking scene as Ditas and Doris pour their hearts out on each other in the classic "pencil case" scene.

    ~~ Labs Kita...Okay Ka Lang? :: August 26, 1998 -- As Ned and Bujoy ~~

    Every Marvin-Jolina fan knows that this film is "big" for the loveteam. This film is the big launch of the loveteam on the big screen and this film almost made these reel lovers to real lovers (almost? or did they?) Well, others say it was nipped in the bud.

    A film about bestfriends Bujoy and Ned as they enter college and as they both discover feelings for each other that is more than being bestfriends. The problem: Bujoy had feelings for Ned but he was too slow to realize that he had feelings for her too. He was too busy with Mary Ann not knowing Bujoy was hurting. The result: a bitter and painful revelation and confrontation in the parking lot between Bujoy and Ned.

    ~~ Gimik: The Reunion :: April 28, 1999 -- As Joey Fajardo and Ese Aragon

    Gimik: The Reunion is the much-awaited get-together of the ever famous barkada on tv: Gimik. Television viewers loved them, and for the last time that we will all see them together, Star Cinema featured them in one movie.

    As most of us know, Jolina plays Ese, the bubbly girl who loves to make clothes. The tv series mostly showed how the barkada surpassed their problems as a barkada, but the film shows how each of the characters dealt with their own personal problems. Ese has trouble with money and her dad not being able to walk, and Joey (Marvin Agustin). Since Ese is too busy at home, Joey gets too "close" with an internet friend enough for Ese to break Joey's brand new car's windshield. Funny, because in the tv series, the viewers never saw a major fight between Joey and Ese because they were always a happy couple, and the break-up had to happen in the film. (Yes, they did break up.) The movie ends, with all conflicts resolved, only, the Marvin-Jolina fans are kept hanging since Ese decided that she and Joey should just remain friends for now.

    ~~ Hey Babe :: August 25, 1999 -- As Nelson and Abegial ~~

    Hey Babe once again pairs Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin in a movie, as Abigail and Nelson respectively. Abigail is Nelson's apple of the eye. She is overly superstisious that she believes everything Madame Lola (Gina Pareño) says. So what Nelson does is plan a little scheme with Madame Lola to make Abigail believe that he is the one for her and eventually get her heart. Of course this causes trouble for him when Abigail finds out. But they eventually work things out in the end.

    They also did a lots of TV Show from the 2 TV network!!

     @ ABS CBN 2

    ~~ ASAP :: Co-Host ~~

    ~~ Gimik :: 1996 -- Joey Fajardo and Ese Aragon (My Labs) ~~

    ~~ Esperanza :: 1997 -- Danilo and Karen ~~

    ~~ Onli In d Pilipins :: 1997 -- Gordon and Babygirl ~~
    ~~ Labs ko si Babes :: 2000 -- Wally and Cindy ~~

    GMA 7

    ~~ I LUV NY :: 2006 -- Albert Sandoval and Apolinaria "Polly" Balumbalunan

    ~~ Hoooo U! :: 2006 -- Danilo and Karen ~~
    ~~ SOP Rules :: Present -- Co-Host ~~

    ~~ Dear Friend :: 2008-Present -- Host / Mike and Jane ~~

    ~~ Adik Sa'Yo :: 2009 -- Carlos and Joana ~~

    ~~ They've been awarded at year 1997 as the Most Promising Stars of Philippine Movies from Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation~~