Wednesday, October 24, 2007

PInoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2

'celebrity housemates'

Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Celebrity Edition 2 officially began as 10 out of 14 new celebrity housemates were welcomed into the Pinoy Big Brother House on Sunday.

Pinoy Dream Academy winner Yeng Constantino opened the show with a song number with fellow PDA alumnus Eman Abatayo, in a rousing version of "Sikat and Pinoy", the official PBB Celebrity Edition theme song.

PBB hosts Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez and Bianca Gonzales later wheeled in aboard a white stretch limousine.

After teasing audiences with clues about each new celebrity housemate, the three hosts finally revealed the identities of the first batch of housemates who were each blindfolded and led into the PBB House.

Everyone in this batch of celebrity housemates has a nickname, reflecting an aspect of his or her character. The four winning housemates will have his or her chosen charity as beneficiary.

First to enter the PBB House was "True Lover" Will Devaughn, a 25-year-old model with an interesting genetic mix: half-German, ¼ Pinoy and ¼ African-American. He is well known within the modelling circle and has been featured in various ads. Devaughn earned his nickname because he flew all the way to the Philippines to look for his long lost love, a young woman who already broke his heart twice. Chosen charity: Brave Kids Foundation.

17-year-old Megan "Princess of Charm" Young was up next. Young made her initial entry into showbusiness through "Starstruck", a teenage reality TV talent contest in GMA-7. She however is now more familiar to viewers as "Shane" a pretty social worker who was, until recently, a character on ABS-CBN's hit science fiction fantasy series "Kokey".

Young's character was written off the "Kokey" storyline to make way for her entry into the PBB House. Her character's exit from "Kokey" happened while the other characters were fleeing from the "bad alien" "Kurukuy". According to the script, Shane had to abandon her other companions and return to her parents.

Young earned her nickname because she "lives the life of a princess" who doesn' t do house chores. She admitted that she's not even used to cleaning and tidying up her own room--earning scoldings from her mother. She prepared for the PBB House by training herself to sleep alone, having been used to sharing a bedroom with her sister.

Young is very excited about her stay inside the PBB House, particularly because she heard that her big crush would also be in the house. The identity of her crush has not been revealed--yet.

Desirable Diva Riza Santos, is a 21-year-old Fil-Canadian beauty queen, the reigning Ms. Earth-Canada, in fact. She was recently featured on the cover of For Him Magazine (FHM) and is rumored to be a "very close friend" of singer Mark bautista.

Santos however has a tough side, too. Inspired by her grandparents who were survivors and veterans of the Second World War, Santos joined the military and is a member of the Canadian Cam Forces.

She admitted that she's officially "N.B.S.B", meaning, "No Boyfriend Since Birth." Her chosen charity is Bantay-Bata.

25-year-old Ruben Gonzaga is the "Komedyanteng Promdi" or "Comedian from the Province." Gonzaga, 25, is a Davao-based comedian, who popularized the "Budotz dance" there. He hopes to make it into the big league and help his family out of poverty.

Commercial model-turned actor Victor "Lonely Dream Boy" Basa admits to being an illegitimate child and wishes that he exerted more effort to find his biological father. Unfortunately, his father died before they could meet.

Basa admitted that he has been in and out of relationships for the past three years because he was afraid of being abandoned, hence the label "Lonely Dream Boy." He is supporting Ahon sa Kalye Ministries, Inc.

"Mom in Distress" Yayo Aguila was just 16 years old when she abandoned her acting career after she got pregnant with her first child with husband William Martinez. Now at 40, she is raring to make a showbiz comeback. She is best know for her love team with Martinez in the 80’s matinee idol movie "Bagets." Aguila said that she's been through a lot in her life, from drug use to her husband's philandering and depression.

"Wild Child" Baron Geisler is a 25-year-old actor known for his bad boy image. He admits to an alcohol addiction but is working on kicking the habit. He said his life went on a downward spiral of the death of his father. He had a few brushes with the law during his drunken phases and his house was even destroyed in a fire. Despite everything, Baron now wants to prove that he can be good.

"Brainy Babe" Marylaine Viernes and "Despised Babe" Jennifer de Silva are the "two-in-one housemates." This mean that their fates inside the PBB House are tied together. That is, if one of them is nominated for eviction, the other will share the same fate. Likewise if one of them is saved from eviction.

Viernes is a member of the 26K Girls of the popular game show "Deal or No Deal". This 21-year-old sexy bombshell earned her nickname for having both beauty and brains: she has a scholarship from De La Salle University.

De Silva, one the other hand, is a former member of the 26K Girls. De Silva was given her nickname because she decided to leave the group because of personality differences with the other members.

Viernes and de Silva will be informed of their "two-in-one status" on the show’s First Nomination Night next Saturday.

There's also a "surprise" housemate. He's Donald Geisler, chamption tae kwon do athlete and older brother of Baron. He had plans to work in the US but chose to stay in the Philippines to look after his son and misguided brother.

Geisler, who has been given the nickname "Good Brother" entered another part of the PBB House unknown to the rest of the housemates. What his presence will mean to the other housemates will be revealed in later episodes.

Four of the remaining housemates will enter the PBB House on Monday during Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2, "UBER!" to be hosted by Mariel Rodriguez and Bianca Gonzalez.

The remaining housemates include a controversial beauty queen, an ultimate crush, a musikerong daddy and an extreme sports lover.

The 4th Celebrity Big Placer and his/her chosen charity will each win P200,000 while the 3rd Big Placer and partner charity will receive P300,000 each.

The 2nd Big Placer and his/her charity will both win 500,000 while the Big Winner and his or her chosen charity will each rake in a whooping P1,000,000.

The Celebrity Big Winner will also receive a Chateau Valenzuela condominium unit, a Sony Bravia plasma TV and a business franchise from Goodah.

Crossing the wall!

October 25, 2007 1:34 AM

PBBCE2_zara1024.jpgThe housemates certainly have their hands full tonight for they did not only work on their weekly task preparations but at the same time, Big Brother provided an activity to perk them up. Dubbed as ‘Crossing The Wall’, the game required them to cross a narrow beam right beside a high partition that will test their sense of balance and strategy.

With Big Brother’s signal, the fun task began, live on Uber earlier. One by one, they attempted to traverse the beam without falling on the ground. But only Ruben, Victor, Mcoy, Megan, Gab and Zara were able to accomplish the feat with the maximum record of less than three minutes. The Poor Beauty Queen ranked first after reaching the other side in one minute and fifteen seconds.

Just when they thought that they were already done, Kuya made them repeat the deed for thePBBCE2_chocolate1024.jpg second time. This time however, they have to face the wall while crossing the beam. Imagine how hard it is for the ladies! Ethel even removed her bra to avoid getting pushed back because of the awkward position. But she still gave up since her big chest was brushing against the wall!

More of the housemates were successful during the second round including Riza, Mariel, Donald and Gaby together with Ruben, Victor and Megan. And for that, they later acquired the privilege of sharing a delicious chocolate cake over the head of a chocolate man who happens to be the English Outcast! When they had their fill, Kuya asked Jon with whom he wanted to split the leftover dessert. Among those who lost, this week’s Head of Household was able to eat a piece of it. And just to tease Mariel, the Ultimate Pasaway acted like a girlfriend towards Jon.

In the meantime, the laziest resident of Big Brother wasn’t spared today for failing to cooperate with the household chores. But instead of admonishing Baron directly, he asked Donni to carry a bowl of gold fish on each of his hand while balancing himself on PBBCE2_lazybaron1024.jpga tree stump. After a while, the brothers changed places until Baron finally figured out that the punishment was caused by his sluggish attitude. Good thing he was able to guess it because if not, their water supply will be cut off tomorrow. And if that happens, everyone will surely get mad at him, the Good Brother explained.

Another tiring day passed by. What disasters await the celebrity housemates come morning? Watch out for more exciting happenings inside the big yellowhouse on Uber at 5:30 p.m. and on Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 Primetime Bida!

- Pinoy Big Brother

Rivers of tears!

October 24, 2007 11:57 PM

PBBCE2_yayo1024.jpgDay 9 was peppered with intrigues and special tasks that stretched the patience of the housemates. Come morning, Zanjoe’s shocking goodnight message continued to affect Mariel whose actions and words were packed with contradictions. For the nth time, she clarified to a curious Jon that they were “never anything”. Her exaggerated reactions simply stemmed from the horrible thought of showbiz gossips.

Meanwhile, the housemates came up with a difficult decision for them to redeem the much-awaited luggage of Donni and Marylaine. Except for the two-in-one housemates, the boys and girls separately talked with Big Brother. Victor volunteered to give up his own stuff since The Good Brother deserved it for being a nice housemate. Gab on the other hand selflessly offered her things in spite of the fact that she was never close to the Brainy Babe. But nevertheless, she appreciated the sacrifices that Leigh had to do last week.

However, Big Brother remained stern when it comes to bestowing rewards. Donni who was being paranoid about all the secrecy soon received the good news out of it. Together with Marylaine, he was about to get his clothes but only those which they can wear right that moment. Both were excited to have their personal things back even if they failed to acquire everything. From this moment on, a sense of enjoyment sealed their fate ahead.

Later that night though, they embarked on a bizarre exercise which literally spilled their innermost fears, concerns and pain. Perhaps, it was weird at first to hear that filling two shot glasses with their tears would pave the way for a wonderful bond among Kuya’s residents. But when they finally got their momentum, there wasn’t a dry face in the group as they allowed the “confusing turmoil” to flow out of their hearts.

When there were no more tears to cry, Will and Zara brought thePBBCE2_gab1024.jpg shot glasses inside the confession room. Much to their shock, Kuya required two of their chosen housemates to down them! But the two decided to drink the shots, disgusting as it is, instead of putting others through that ordeal. They shared this dilemma with them and when they came back, they readily swallowed the product of their dramatic experience!

Luckily for them, Big Brother admitted that he exchanged it with a blend of water and sugar! As it happens, the whole task merely aimed to make them realize that they should treat each other as family. And in the spirit of friendship, they were given a bottle of brandy to celebrate their hard-won victory.

Master and Servants!

October 24, 2007 2:05 PM

week021024baron.jpgA couple of days ago, Mommy Yayo lashed out at the housemates and reminded them they are all equal inside the house in terms of responsibilities. Such may not be the case today because, according to Big Brother's instructions, there were those who played as house servants while one got the chance to be the house master. Baron and Megan were both tasked to be the day's house boy and house girl respectively, while Ethel, as Head of Household for this week, chose two hot guys as her slaves.

Yesteday in Uber, Mariel received an assignment from Kuya to ask Baron the question on why the Pasaway na Aktor is so lazy. Now, Baron got to understand how it is to get his hands dirty when it comes to household chores, rather than always being the one who does the talking and suggestions. Amidst cleaning the table, doing the dishes, and cleaning Peggy's shelter, may Baron learn some responsibility just as his mother wishes. But Baron needed week021024slave.jpgnot to fret as with him, Megan served as the house girl. The Princess of Charm took advantage of the task to prove to her housemates and to everyone that she is not the "maarte" and "tamad" girl as others may think, which Megan believe was the reason for her nomination. Megan even reacted violently to Baron's joke when he called her "tatamad tamad."

Not feeling any hardships at the moment, however, was the Head of Household for this week. Ethel savored the opportunity like a queen when Big Brother allowed her to choose two guy housemates. The Ultimate Pasaway chose Will and Jon, but to Ethel's surprise, the two hotties needed to serve as her slaves for the day! Ethel took Will and Jon to the storage room where a hammock tied in a big bamboo was prepared. Will and Jon must both carry Ethel on the hammock anywhere the H.O.H desired. Not only that, Ethel instructed her slaves to accompany her in the Jacuzzi. Will had to joke "ang landi mo" at Ethel when she tried to come on too strong at him. But there's no stopping this Pilya week021024shower.jpgCelebrity because, after a talk with Big Brother, Ethel took Will and Jon to the shower! However, Ethel cleared to all the housemates that it was just a task, hence, "walang malisya." But the other housemates teased Ethel for her once-in-a-lifetime moment of showering with two gorgeous men.

If you want to know more this fun task, be sure to catch Uber this afternoon at 5:30 PM. Also, keep voting for your favorite housemate who you believe deserve to be saved from eviction this Saturday. Text BB 2 for Megan or BB 8 for Marylaine and Jen and send it to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless subscribers; 231 for Smart and Talk N Text subscribers.

- Pinoy Big Brother

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