‘Till I Met You’ wins versus rival program in new timeslot

The audience showed their love and support for Kapamilya stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre. Proof of that is how Till I Met You consistently has attracted more viewers in its new timeslot compared to its rival program.

Last week, fans were fascinated and were all feeling the kilig by how the real-life couple act it out as young lovers in the series that hit an average weekly nationwide rating of 18 percent (Sept. 19-23), much higher than its rival program Someone to Watch Over Me, which posted just 11.3 percent, according to data from Kantar Media.

KISS. Team Real in the much awaited scene in ‘Till I Met You’ that generated 2 million tweets on Wednesday
Netizens expressed their overflowing joy and kilig when Iris and Basti  (Nadine and James) shared a kiss last Wednesday, sending the episode’s official hashtag #TIMYTheRooftopKiss to the list of the micro-blogging site’s trending topics. The hashtag also garnered a total of two million tweets.

Avid fans were also sure to catch up on the episodes they missed. So far, Till I Met You has hit a total of 3.5 million views on iWant TV since it started airing on television last month.

Meanwhile, as the story continues, the scars of the past have now affected their present lives after Iris and Basti discovered that their parents, Cassandra (Carmina Villarroel) and Nestor (Zoren Legaspi), were once lovers but went their separate ways after a bad breakup. Considering her mother’s feelings, Iris then decided to leave Basti and forget the love she has for him. But he will not give up and follow her to the Philippines to prove he is worthy of another chance.

Will Iris and Basti be able to fix their relationship? How will their friend Ali (JC Santos) help them in mending their broken hearts?


Despite receiving the loudest standing ovation on The X Factor UK Six Chair Challenge, Ivy Grace Paredes will no longer be in the singing competition on TV.

It was confirmed last week that she failed to secure a US visa, so she had to leave The X Factor UK. The Judges’ Houses round would take place in the US.

Many Filipinos in the UK and other parts of the world where the show is telecast expressed dismay when they learned of the unfortunate incident that befell the Filipino singer wannabe.

 Filipino singer Ivy Grace Paredes
During the auditions, she sang the Whitney Houston megahit, “I Have Nothing” that the auditorium where The X Factor UK is held breaking in a thundering applause. 

Host Dermot O’Leary described it as the “loudest standing ovation of the night.”  Judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger were on up their feet acknowledging how well the Filipino singer did in this round of the competition.

In giving her comments after Ivy Grace’s performance, Nicole said, “I know why you left the Philippines. (It is) because your voice is way too big for the Philippines alone.  It is meant for the entire world to hear.”

Simon Cowell, on the other hand, quipped, “Is it the most original thing we’ve ever heard?  No.”  But quickly changed gears saying, “Is it exciting? Yes! Should you be in a chair? Yes!”

Sharon Osbourne, mentor of the Overs Category to which Ivy Grace is grouped, already had all her six chairs filled.  After Ivy Grace’s performance she had no choice but to then give her a chair.  Ivy Grace took over the seat Marianna Zappi occupied securing for herself a spot in Sharon’s top 6 and a position in the Judges’ Houses round.

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30 a.m. with primetime encores at 9 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.  

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SkyCable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD) and Destiny Cable channel 53.


International delegates, sponsors and guests are in for a special treat from “Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards. The TV and film sensation will grace the Asia Pacific Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association’s (APHCA) welcome revelry for the delegates of the 20th Hair Olympics on Oct. 26.

Alden Richards is the special guest at the Hair Olympics 2016, an annual event that gathers professional hairdressers and cosmetologists 
Alden, who rose to fame via Eat Bulaga, is also a recording artist with two albums out in the market. He will serenade the guests with all the appropriate trimmings in an international setting in a fitting theme perfect for the welcome event that reflects Filipino hospitality with its simplicity and cheerful environment.

Sure to enthrall the audience with their unique style is a special team of professionals from China and Hong Kong that will present their biggest hair show featuring the latest trends in haircutting for both men and women.

The Hair Olympics is an annual event with professional hairdressers and cosmetologists in a competition. Over the past years, APHCA member countries (Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau, South Korea, Philippines, China, Japan, Mongolia, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Hongkong) took turns to host the international event. This year is special as it is a homecoming so to speak as the Philippines, where it all started, once again hosts the much-anticipated competition.

Hairdressers and cosmetologists in the Asia Pacific are expected to display their expertise and inventiveness in the following categories: men’s cut & blow dry, avant-garde color, evening party and bridal make-up; the total look & nail art competition and evening party hairstyle.

The 20th Hair Olympics, with the support of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Zen Institute, Air Asia, Skin Care Formula by Dr. Alvin, Philbeauty, Selective Professional  and Travelpros will be held at Hall 4, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines on Oct. 26, 2016.     

Topics: Till I Met You , James Reid , Nadine Lustre , The X Factor UK , Ivy Grace Paredes , Alden Richards , Asia Pacific Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association , 20th Hair Olympics
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