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Gerald and Arci reunite in ‘Can We Still Be Friends’

Star Cinema closes the second quarter of the year with Can We Still Be Friends – the biggest romantic movie of the season, starring Gerald Anderson and Arci Munoz.

Directed by Prime Cruz from a screenplay written by Jen Chuaunsu, Can We Still Be Friends is a love story that celebrates the indomitable millennial spirit as it attempts to ask the proverbial question, can exes really be friends?

The movie is centered on Digs (Anderson) – a no fuss, no frills kind of guy – and idealistic achiever Sam (Muñoz) who are friends turned lovers turned exes. Their relationship as a couple lasted for almost eight years until they both decided on an amicable breakup. As they face the dating world separately, the ex-couple consistently check on each other under the guise of “friendship.” This turn into a competition on who will find a new relationship first only to find out that one of them is still in love with the other.

It should be noted that this is the much-awaited and grand movie comeback of Team Lablab after their 2016 blockbuster hit Always Be My Maybe. With such notable works as The Manananggal Unit 23B and Sleepless under this belt, Can We Still Be Friends also marks the directorial debut of Cruz for Star Cinema.

Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz top bill a Prime Cruz film about lovers and exes 
The movie is Anderson’s return to the big screen since the back-to-back success of Always Be My Maybe and How To Be Yours in 2016. With his daily series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin, Gerald Anderson, who recently celebrated over a decade of being one of the most accomplished young actors of ABS-CBN, is rightfully anointed as Star Cinema’s millennial leading man as he effortlessly embodies the definition of how to be handsome, successful, fresh, hip, young, and very talented rolled in one.

Muñoz, on the other hand, is one of the sexiest young actresses in the industry. Also recently tagged as the hottest bachelorette in the business, she epitomizes the archetypal sexy rom-com leading lady – someone who exudes sensuality but is brilliantly comedic and very identifiable to fans at the same time.

Together, Anderson and Muñoz breathe life on the universally relatable characters of Digs and Sam to perfection in this timely love story that explores how current art forms and sensibilities, along with modern technology, such as dating apps like Tinder and Laundromat, greatly affect the millennial community in dealing with their relationships.

What will really become of Digs and Sam after they broke-up with each other? When is an ex really an ex? Can exes be a couple again? 

Can We Still Be Friends also assembles a remarkable millennial supporting cast led by Bryan Santos, Ria Atayde, Brian Sy, Gege Severo, Erika Padilla, Markie Stroem, and Emmanuelle Vera.

Can We Still Be Friends hits theaters nationwide on June 14.

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Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, or “Kimerald” to their fans, reunite once again this time to figure out a “scientific” puzzle from Kuya Kim Atienza 10 a.m. in Matanglawin on ABS-CBN tomorrow. 

Watch the Kimerald magic as the popular love team take on this week’s Matanglawin challenge. Meanwhile, online sensation Mikey Bustos shows his pet ants to fellow animal lover Kuya Kim and shares his pets’ amazing traits. 

Kimerald in "Matanglawin" today
Grade 12 students Kenneth, Jonel and Aureen of Limay National High School in Bataan will also talk about the hydroelectric generator they created out of ordinary materials. 

Matanglawin airs Sundays, 10 a.m. on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD and on DZMM TeleRadyo on Tuesday at 2 p.m and online via iwantv.com.ph and skyondemand.com.ph. 

For updates on the program, follow @MatanglawinTV on Facebook and Twitter.

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Actress Sylvia Sanchez is BeautéDerm ambassador. This is Sanchez’s first beauty endorsement and it comes on the heels of her sensational performance as mother afflicted with Alzheimer in ABS-CBN’s The Greatest Love.

Sanchez was presented to members of the press on May 26 at Cities 30 Events Place in Quezon City.

Coincidentally, BeautéDerm was also celebrating for being awarded as one of Superbrands for 2017-18.

Actress Sylvia Sanchez (right) with an executive from BeautéDerm
Proud to be 46, Sylvia exudes that natural glow with her flawless and radiant skin. It is now an open secret. It is only BeautéDerm Soap that keeps her skin youthful and fresh. 

Beautéderm is an award-winning, FDA approved beauty and skincare brand that many have been wanting to get their hands on. 

Sanchez discovered BeautéDerm soap when she was in London, but found out later it is hundred percent made in the Philippines.

When asked, “Sylvia, anong sikreto mo?”  the actress feigning it a secret she keeps says, “BeautéDerm soap yan!”

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Filipino creativity and ingenuity were celebrated at the 33rd Filipino Hairdressers Multi-Purpose Cooperative’s (FilHair) Hair and Make-Up Trends 2017 competition on May 24 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City.

Hair and Make-Up Trends brings together the country’s best hairdressers and makeup artists in a showcase of technique, talent, and creativity. Finalists were winners of the FilHair regional competitions nationwide.

The qualifiers competed in four categories: Men’s Cut and Blow Dry, Avant-Garde Hair Styling, Evening and Party, and Bridal. 

Beauty expert and TWGRR host Ricky Reyes said that hair styling today is less about following a certain look and more of finding the right cut and color to suit the client.

 Ricky Reyes
The winners for this year were as follows: Men’s Cut and Blow Dry - Redgie Cruz; Avant-Garde Hairstyling - Benjie Galino; Evening Party Make-up - Rhea Mercado, and Zedrick Eleponga for the Bridal Make-up who also emerged as the over-all champion.

Upcoming teen singer LA Santos, Kapuso stars Marika and Kris Bernal with One-up B delighted the audience and participants as well.

The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes (TWGRR) airs 9-10 a.m. on GMA News TV today.

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You may have missed On May 27, the country’s biggest drone event, Game of Drones 1st Flight at Circulo Verde, Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mixed use community in Quezon City. 

Drone professionals and hobbyists had a field day in four races – Time Trial, Drone Sprint, Rotocross, and Drone Photography. 

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Newbie Jelai Espino was chosen by Natura Organics to endorse its Dear Teens lipstick.

“I am honored by this new endorsement and I would like to thank Natura Organics for trusting me,” says Jelai, who also endorses Natural Blend Coffee with mentor Aiai de las Alas.

 Showbiz newbie Jelai Espino 
Award winning Natura Organics is the pioneer in organic hair and skin care. In 2014, it was awarded the Golden Globe Business Excellence.

The endorsement comes as a fitting gift to Jelai who turne 14 ton May 30.

Topics: Gerald Anderson , Arci Munoz , Can We Still Be Friends , Kim Chiu , Matanglawin , Kuya Kim Atienza , Sylvia Sanchez , Ricky Reyes , Jelai Espino
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