Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gaga on See-boo Pacific

This morning I was watching E! News, and on their "So True/So False" segment, Jason Kennedy asked: "Were flight attendants in an airline in the Philippines fired because of dancing to Lady Gaga? This is so false."

Kennedy identified the airline as Cebu Pacific, which he pronounced /see'-boo/. He says there have been 5 million hits, but when I checked 12 hours after the show, there have been 7 million views. Kennedy opines that those are nice Gaga-worthy moves, and Ryan Seacrest added, without a hint of irony: "Those would calm me in an emergency water landing."

This is the third consecutive day I'm writing about the Philippines finding itself on the world stage. Isn't that interesting?

Does it mean the Philippines is now most certainly a major player in pop culture (with Charice also being on Glee)? Or that I watch too much television? 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

International Emmy nods 2010

The nominees for the International Emmy Awards have been announced. The Philippines got two nominations, both of them for ABS-CBN.

"Hoskins and Sbaraglia will be competing in the best actor category with Germany's Sebastian Koch for "Sea Wolf" and the Philippines' Sid Lucero for "Dahil May Isang Ikaw" ("Because There Is Only You"), which was also nominated for best telenovela...."

That's the British actor Bob Hoskins and the Argentine actor Leonard Sbaraglia.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Not being Alec Baldwin

This afternoon I was watching The Dish. At the start of the program, they showed a clip of William Baldwin asking Venus Raj that major question.

After the clip, host Danielle Fishel quipped:

"Later, Miss Philippines asked William Baldwin his biggest mistake, and he said: "Not being Alec Baldwin." (At which point the TV screen behind her showed a picture of Alec holding up an Emmy.)

Then Fishel added: "It could be worse (mock-whispering 'Stephen Baldwin' while they showed Stephen's picture). "