In the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood TV and Film actresses had another date in the red carpet where they showed off fabulous creations from among the world’s most popular designers. Wishful thinking has spurred me into imagining our beauty queens wearing these creations in their international competitions. Wouldn’t they just be divinely elegant?
Nicole Kidman in Versace
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Jessica Alba in Gucci
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Evan Rachel Wood in Custom Gucci Premiere
Lea Michele in Marchesa
Charlize Theron in Dior
Aren’t these designs just gorgeous?
Oh well, for as long as Colombian couturiers are commissioned to make the gowns of Bb. Pilipinas winners, we’ll never see the light of day when our bets would glide the runway in anything close to the above.
So paging the organizers of Miss World Philippines! Maybe you can consider using the more talented of our local designers to prepare the winner’s wardrobe. Since you started with Oliver Tolentino last year, maybe you can try joining hands with the likes of Rajo Laurel? 😉
Charice’s singing ability is nothing short (no pun intended) of amazing. When word got around that she will be joining the cast of Glee, the response was very positive and not only Filipinos eagerly awaited for her debut on the highly popular show. So when Season 2 started airing yesterday (Sept. 21 in the US) on Philippine cable TV, the whole country watched in awe as the pint-sized Filipina held her own against lead actress Lea Michele (playing Rachel Berry) in two highlights of the first episode. The first was when her character – Sunshine Corazon – ‘dueled’ with Rachel Berry inside the washroom as they sang the Lady Gaga/Beyonce hit “Telephone”, while the second saw her formally auditioning to the McKinley High Glee Club with the Beyonce song “Listen” from Dreamgirls.
I must admit getting goosebumps watching Charice hitting one money note after another. For those who missed it or want to watch again, here’s the video…
video courtesy of YouTube/CHARICEVEVO
Here’s the one where she ‘dueled’ with Lea Michele on the song “Telephone”…
video courtesy of YouTube/Meowchy06
Knowing now that Sunshine Corazon’s character has been ‘intercepted’ by the Director of Vocal Adrenaline, it paves the way for more vocal drama between her and Rachel Berry in the weeks to come, especially when their singing competitions reach the regionals in New York. But that also means less of Charice in the next few episodes or so, not until the need to ignite the battle between New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline begins. I was half-hoping that Sunshine will eventually be wooed back to rejoin the lead cast in their school, but I don’t see that happening just yet.
To Charice, excellent job! You did not disappoint. More! More! More! 😉
video courtesy of YouTube/MsTorisaurus
Charice made a splash during the premiere party of Glee Season 2. She walked the red carpet together with all the cast members and was interviewed by the press along the way.
We all know by now that her character’s name is Sunshine Corazon and that she will thankfully play a Filipina exchange student who will become a ‘frienemy” of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).
Watch out for Glee Season 2! It will premiere on the ETC Channel on September 22 – a day after the US airing.
video courtesy of YouTube/The2jayvee3
I’m so hyped up for Season 2 of Glee! It’s going to be a big TV thing this fall and what’s more, our very own Charice will be in it! She will totally give Lea Michele a run for the money.
Season 2 starts September 21 in the US and hopefully (definitely, imo) simultaneous with the Philippines and the rest of Asia! 😉
The moment Charice twitted her confirmation (@OfficialCharice “It’s official.I’m on Glee (next season) but when the rumor came out, it wasn’t true”) as the new cast member of “Glee” next season, not only the whole Philippines rejoiced. Her fans and supporters around the world reacted with more than glee. And since the good news spread like wildfire, this blog update is just joining the bandwagon of happiness.
Here’s an excerpt from the report of Andrea Reiher in the zap2it blog:
In the world of “Glee” …
Charice, or Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, the internationally-known pop star from the Philippines, will be joining the “Glee” kids of McKinley High in a recurring guest role in Season 2, FOX confirms to Zap2it. She’s got some pretty decent vocal chops (Oprah once called her the most talented girl in the world), so we can’t wait to see her go up against Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry.
In other “Glee’ news, creator Ryan Murphy is dispelling the notion of any “Glee” movies coming to the big screen. Murphy tells EW, “There will be no ‘Glee’ movie in the foreseeable future. Despite overtures, I and the studio have decided we want to put our energy into the second season with no distractions for the cast.”
It was recently revealed that the “Glee” actors all have a clause in their contracts for up to three feature length movies. But Murphy just said “foreseeable future” …
So you’re saying there’s a chance!
Charice auditioned for the role alright. Her Philippine manager might have spoken too soon a couple of months back, but now it’s for real! The international singer will be playing a recurring part as a foreign exchange student who will give lead star Lea Michele (Rachel Berry on ‘Glee’) some heavy vocal competition.
Lea Michele will face some competition from our very own Charice in 'Glee' next season.
Congratulations, Charice! This is another HUGE feather on your cap! 😉
The cast of "Glee"
A few months back, I was able to watch the pilot episode of the new TV series “Glee” after downloading the same for free from iTunes. I wasn’t paying attention to it in my iPod until one rainy afternoon when I got stuck in the middle of a traffic on my way home. Well, what do you know, I enjoyed every bit of this new comedy from Fox and I wanted more. There’s the catch. The whole season will premiere in the fall and the pilot was released much earlier to whet the appetite of viewers – a stroke of genius from the producers, I must say.
Actors Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Jayma Mays, Jessalyn Gilsig, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Diana Agron, Jane Lynch, Mark Salling and Matthew Morrison pose with cheerleaders during The Glee Cheerleaders exclusive performance at Fox's Upfront presentation at New York City Center on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Fox)
The show revolves around a high school teacher (Matthew Morrison) who wants to put up a Glee Club but only ended signing up a bunch of misfits, save for two students (Lea Michele and Cory Monteith) whose singing talents soar above the rest. It would be interesting to see how these characters will pull it through to the state finals with several situations in between that will try to make and break the group. To top it all, the musical numbers will definitely spice up things and I daresay that it will be a hit among teens and adults alike.
Here’s a promo clip for “Glee” (courtesy of FOX Broadcasting.) Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.