OGIE BACK FROM AUSTRALIA, GEARS UP FOR VALENTINE CONCERT W/ REGINE
 

MANILA, JANUARY 12, 2012 (BULLETIN) By MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE – Fresh from the Land Down Under, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid excitedly shared that he had a great post New Year bonding with his kids with ex-wife Michelle Van Eimeren.

“Ok naman. Syempre ‘pag kasama mo ang pamilya mo ‘di ba bonding at tsaka kainan kaya ‘eto tumaba nanaman ako,” Ogie recalled of his visit with daughters Leila and Sarah in a taped report aired on the Jan. 9 episode of “Unang Hirit.”

“But it’s good na nakita ’ko ang mga anak ‘ko dahil syempre nung past year medyo hindi ‘ko sila nabisita dahil nakatutok ako sa panganganak ni Misis [Regine Velasquez],” he added.

Recall that the Songbird gave birth to their first child Nathaniel James on Nov. 9.

First concert as married couple

Not only will it be the couple’s first concert in 2012 but “Mr. and Mrs. A” is Ogie and Regine’s first Valentine show as a married couple.With less than a month to prepare for it, Ogie said they’re now checking every aspect of the concert to ensure that all will be set come Feb. 14.

“Tutok na kami sa sales, sa sponsors pati sa preparations. ‘Yung repertoire namin kami na rin ang nagaayos sa buhay mag-asawa na at buhay nanay at tatay na ang kwento ng mga kanta namin, which I think a lot of our fans and a lot of people will appreciate,” said the “Party Pilipinas” mainstay host.

According to him, “hindi lang ‘yung magdedate na lovers ang pwedeng manood” but even the kids can enjoy their show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

As part of Regine’s preparation, Ogie shared that she’s exerting more effort to lose weight.

“‘Yung kanyang Yoga at ‘yung kanyang pagktakbo-takbo. Pero syempre hindi pa siya pwedeng mag-diet dahil nagbebreastfeed pa siya,” he stated.

Among the guests that concertgoers can expect in the show are Vice Ganda; Princess of R&B: Kyla; the Philippine Prince of Pop: Erik Santos and Pinoy champions—“Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2” grand winner Marcelito Pomoy, and the first ever “Star Power” winner, Angeline Quinto.

Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Philippine General Hospital's Medical Social Service outreach program for cancer-stricken kids.

Kris, Oyo reveal Christmas vacation video, baby's picture By JULIEN MERCED C. MATABUENA

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino eagerly gave the public a taste of her family's most recent holiday vacation in New York City.

In an exclusive feature aired on “The Buzz” Jan. 8, it has been revealed that Kris traveled not only with her boys Bimby and Josh, but also with her close celebrity friends Liz Uy, John Lapus and Eric Salut.

Among the highlights of their trip were shopping at the Toy Center and watching Broadway musicals “Spiderman,” “Lion King,” “Radio City Musical Spectacular,” “Addams Family,” “Rock of Ages” and the Hugh Jackman-starrer, “Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway.”

“We’re here right now nakapila. It’s freezing. We’re on our way to watch ‘Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway’ limited edition show. The kids are fast asleep. It’s only us,” Kris said

Kris’ group also visited some of New York’s popular restaurants such as Benihana, where they always eat at whenever they’re in the city, Korean restaurant Kum Gang San, and Eataly.

On Eataly, the TV host related, “‘Yung may-ari po nito ay ‘yung matagal ko nang sinasabing crush ko na si Joe Bastianich ng ‘MasterChef US Edition.’ Isa siya doon sa mga judges. ‘Yung isa pang may-ari nito [ay] si Mario Batali.”

Aside from these, Kris made time to meet up with fellow Filipinos in the Big Apple. In celebration of her 41st birthday, she and her kids are scheduled to have a trip to Japan in February.

More, it has been revealed by “Buzz” host Boy Abunda in a separate interview with Kris, in the same episode, that the latter will be making a drama movie this year.

Meanwhile, Oyo Boy Sotto and wife Kristine Hermosa have finally publicized the first photo of their newborn daughter in the same “Buzz” episode.

Prior, the only photos shown by Oyo through his Twitter account were snapshots of their baby’s foot, diapers, lips, and of himself in scrubs, among others. He also posted edited images of their baby, where her face was replaced with someone else’s.

The couple named their child Ondrea Bliss, which means “strong and courageous” in Greek and “immeasurable joy,” respectively.

Kristine gave birth to Ondrea Bliss on Dec. 26, 11:49 p.m via normal delivery.


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