Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Episode 2 Team Standings

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia was the setting for the second leg of Amazing Race Asia Season 4. In this leg, the teams were tasked to dance among tribe members and touch a snake's head, eat 100 chicken balls, solve a puzzle underwater and choose from river rafting on bamboo or shooting stones on a wooden target using an object used by some Malaysian tribes in hunting.

There were many twists and turns that happened as the race progressed. The most interesting for me was the Malaysian couple winning this leg when in fact the other teams were way ahead of them since they missed the flight where most of the team were in. Luckily, they were able to catch up when other teams had a hard time eating 100 chicken balls and incurring time penalties for not finishing the underwater task.

Here is the team standings for Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Episode 2:

1. Ivan Evetovics, 33, University Lecturer | Tengku Hilda, 38, Researcher
Husband and Wife, Malaysia

2. Richard Hardin, 34, Pro Basketballer | Richard Herrera, 31, Actor
Friends, The Philippines

3. Sunaina Gulia, 31, Actress | Dimple Inamdar, 32, Actress
Travel Buddies, India

4. Sahil Banga, 25, Aspiring Actor | Manas Katyal, 23, Reality Show Bachelor
Cousins, India

5. Lim Kok Hon (Ethan), 26, Social Worker | Mohd Khairie, 25, Graduate
Friends, Malaysia

6. Alan Luk, 32, Actor | Wendy Lee, 24, Actress
Dating Couple, Hong Kong

7. Claire Goh, 21, Musician | Michelle S. Ng, 22, Actress
Rebel Pals, Singapore

8. Jacinta James (Jess), 27, Tattooist | Lani Pillinger, 27, Model
Party Girls, The Philippines

9. Natasha Sutadisastra, 24, Legal Admin | Hussein Baron S., 53, Educator
Father and Daughter, Indonesia

10. Nadine Zamira Sjarief, 26, Beauty Queen | Hilyani Hidranto (Yani), 2
Best Friends, Indonesia

Nadine and Hilyani, who were not actually the last team to arrive to the pitstop, got eliminated because of their time penalties.

Photo credits: AXN-Asia

Sarah Murdoch Announces Wrong Australia's Next Top Model 2010 Winner

In the live telecast of Australia's Next Top Model 2010, a mistake was made by the host of the show, Sarah Murdoch as she announced the winner of the competition. Instead of Amanda Ware, she declared Kelsey Martinovich as the winner. Just after the two finalists already said their speeches, Murdoch tried to explain saying,

“Oh my God, I don’t know what to say right now. I’m feeling a bit sick about this. No. I’m so sorry about this. Oh my God. I don’t know what to say. This was a complete accident.”

“It’s Amanda, I’m so sorry. It was fed to me wrong. Oh God. This is what happens when you have live TV folks. This is insane. Insane, insane, insane.”

The controversy lead to the producers of the show offering both models to send to New York to meet with Elite Model Management and also giving Kelsey a consolation prize worth $25,000.

Arissa Cheo Pictures

Already locally famed for her pretty looks and wealth, Singaporean heiress, Arissa Cheo became more popular when she got into a romantic relationship with Taiwanese Superstar, Vanness Wu of F4. Just recently though, the couple announced their break up.

Arissa Cheo (aka Arissa Cheo or Zhen Shan) was born in Singapore on June 30, 1986. She is currently residing at Los Angeles, California, United States.

Check out more of Arissa Cheo's pictures below:

Kris Aquino to Leave 'Pilipinas Win Na Win'

A twit in here Twitter account and a press release from ABS-CBN confirmed Kris Aquino's stay in the noontime show, 'Pilipinas Win na Win', will end by October 1st. To join Valerie Concepcion and Pokwang, The TV network said that they would like to try out a combination of new hosts in the person of Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera, Marco Sison and Nonoy Zuñiga - aka the Hitmakers.

Noypi's notes:

I believe Kris Aquino is doing great in the show and I am not really a fan of the replacement hosts. Is Kris too expensive or is the show too shallow for someone like Kris? But rumors has it that Kris Aquino will be hosting 'Pilipinas, Deal or No Deal'. Again? Can't the network afford another franchise like 'Minute to Win it' which I guess would be a hit?

Photo credits:

Cristine Reyes Signs an Eclusive Contract with ABS-CBN

Young sexy celebrity, Cristine Reyes who stars in ABS-CBN primetime show "Martha Cecilia's Kristine Series", signed another exclusive contract yesterday (September 28, 2010) with the TV network, ABS-CBN. Present in the signing of contract were Cory Vidanes (Channel Head), Linggit Tan (Entertainment Head), Lauren Dyogi (Business Unit Head ) and Veronique del Rosario-Corpuz (Cristine’s Manager).

This I believe means that we will see more of Christine Reyes' sexiness which started in her first ABS-CBN project, 'Eva Fonda'. And perhaps, more hot pictures of Christine Reyes in the covers of ABS-CBN-owned magazines. WTG, Christine! :D

Vanness Wu , Arissa Cheo Split

Vanness Wu (member of the hit Taiwan band, F4) and Arissa Cheo (aka Arissa Luna or Zhen Shan who is said to be an heiress of a wealthy Indonesian family) broke up, recently. This was confirmed by Vanness Wu's manager saying that the reason for the celebrity couple's break up was 'incompatibility'.

Reports say that Vanness Wu (now 32 years old) and Arissa Cheo (24 years old) started seeing each other, romantically since 2006.

Enzo Pineda: No. 1 Candy Cutie for 2010

Discovered through the reality-based star search Starstruck V, Enzo Pineda has been voted as Number 1 Candy Cutie for 2010 outranking the the defending and 4-time winner Sam Concepcion who is now taking the second spot. The 20-year old cutie dominated the text and online votes from the voting conducted by Candy Magazine from July to August.

Here are the Top 20 Candy Cuties for 2010:

1. Enzo Pineda
2. Sam Concepcion
3. AJ Perez
4. Bret Jackson
5. James Reid
6. Robi Domingo
7. Albie Casiño
8. Enchong Dee
9. Ivan Dorschner
10. Elmo Magalona
11. Richard Faulkerson Jr
12. Patrick Sugui
13. Teejay Madrilejo
14. Jolo Asinas
15. Mike Quinzon
16. Laurence Chua
17. JR De Guzman
18. Gerard Lahoz
19. Ken Chan
20. Pat Nabua

With Katy Pery covering the issue, the Top 20 Candy Cuties will be featured in Candy Magazine October 2010 issue. They will also be appearing in Candy Fair happening on Saturday, October 2, 10 AM to 5 PM, at the A. Venue Hall in Makati City.

KevJumba and His Dad on Amazing Race Season 17

Waaaaah... I know Amazing Race Season 17 is to premier today but I did not know that I'd be seeing a familiar face as I watched it just moments ago. I saw KevJumba and his dad in the show!

For those who does not know, KevJumba (Kevin Wu) is a Youtube 'celebrity' who is known for his funny clips in the video site. His dad, Michael Wu, already appeared on KevJumba's videos also. So this explains why Kevjumba was out from youtube for like a month last summer. Presumably, he was with his dad racing with other 10 teams around the globe.

I hope they'll do better in the next leg since they were just 7th to arrive at the piststop in the premier episode. I just wanna see more of them. :D

John Mayer Live in Manila 10-01-10

Previously scheduled earlier this year, John Mayer Live in Manila Concert will be finally pushed through this October 1, 2010 at SMX Mall of Asia Concert Grounds at 8 in the evening. According to a Manila Bulletin article, John Mayer is excited to meet his fans especially that he heard good things from co-artists about the Philippines and the Filipino audience.

John Mayer Live in Manila 2010 Concert Ticket Prices are as follows:

VIP – Call Channel [V] (Reserved Seating)
Gold – Call Channel [V] (Reserved Seating)
Silver – Php 5,280 (Reserved Seating)
Bronze - Php 2,112 (with seat – first come first serve)
General Admission – Php 633.60 (Standaing)

For Premium seats please contact the Channel [V] Philippines office at 929-2151 or call ticketworld at 891-9999

Random Hunk: Ryan Kwanten of True Blood

Many people come to this blog for pictures of their favorite hunks. I realized I can add a new section in here dedicated to that 'craving'.

I am a fan of TV series and so to kick things off, may I present this True Blood hunk, Ryan Kwanten. Playing as Jason Stackhouse in True Blood, the Australian heartthrob surely melts every girl's heart especially that he get to show his naked fit body frequently in the series.

Here are some of True Blood's Ryan Kwanten's pictures I found over the internet:

Plants Versus Zombies Full Version Free Download

Plant vs. Zombies is a tower defense video game developed by Popgames and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. Basically, Plant versus Zombies involves a homeowner using many varieties of plants to repel an army of zombies. Each stage gets very exciting as new types of zombies come out.

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about this game, Plants Versus Zombies (Plants Vs Zombies). My friends and cousins are addicted to it. I have been trying to look for free download of Plants Vs Zombies game, especially the full version.

Luckily, I was able to find FREE Download of Plants Versus Zombies Full Version. Check out below:

Free Download: Plants Vs Zombies Full Version Link 1

Free Download Plants Vs Zombies Full Version Link 2

The file is in .zip. So you may need winzip which can be downloaded for free also. Just google it I guess.

Enjoy plating Plants Versus Zombies!

Dexter Season 5 Spoilers?

Dexter Morgan, the blood-spatter analyst who moonlights as a serial killer of 'bad' guys, will again be seen in our TV screens as Dexter Season 5 premiers this Sunday, September 26, 2010.

Dexter Season 5 will consist of 12 episodes. Airing this Sunday, Dexter Season 5 Episode 1 entitled "My Bad" will dwell on the aftermath of Rita's (Dexter's wife) death. A funeral will be held and Dexter has to explain to Astor and Cody what has happened to their mother. Meanwhile, Joey Quinn will start investigating Dexter for the death of his wife.

Julia Stiles will also be guesting in this season of Dexter as a new woman in Dexter's life, Lumen. She will be appearing in 10 episodes. Shawn Hatosy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, April Lee Hernandez, Jonny Lee Miller, Peter Weller and Chris Vance will also be joining Dexter Season 5 casts.

Bishop Eddie Long Scandal: Photos Released

A pastor known for preaching against homosexuality, Bishop Eddie Long is in hot water after being accused of coercing three male church members to have sex with him. The allegations were denied by Bishop Eddie Long but controversial cellphone photos surfaced recently showing the pastor wearing muscle shirts and spandex shorts in his bathroom. There is nothing explicit on the photos but it said that there may be more photos to come out.

Check out Bishop Eddie Long Bathroom Photos below:

Amazing Race Asia 4 Episode 1: Home-court Advantage for the Malaysian Team

The team of friends, Ethan and Mohd, completely dominated the first leg of Amazing Race Asia 4 since it was held in their country of origin, Malaysia, giving the team an advantage. The 'Riches' (Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera) from the Philippines went second while the other Philippine team, 'The Party Girls' (Jacinta James and Lani Pillinger) was the eight team to reach the pitstop.

On the other hand, the Indonesian team was last to arrive but they were not eliminated since it was a predetermined non-elimination round. They will be back on the race but they will get a 30-minute penalty if they will not be the first team to arrive to the pitstop in the second leg.

Amazing Race Asia 4 airs every Thursday at 9pm on AXN-Asia.

Justin Bieber Kissing Jasmine Villegas In a Car

While on a traffic last September 9 in Venice, California, Justin Bieber was spotted kissing a girl inside a car by a Canadian tourist who immediately took a picture. The 'lucky girl' as thousands of tweenie girls may think so is 16-year old Filipino-American singer, Jasmine Villegas who already appeared on Bieber's 'Baby' music video where they had a kissing scene as well. Jasmine Villegas is also one of the opening acts on Bieber’s My World 2.0 concert tour in North America.

Used to be a mainstay in a TV show in the Philippines (SOP now Party Pilipinas aired on GMA 7), Jasmine Villegas is well-known to Filipino community in the US since she sang the US National Anthem in some bouts of boxing legend, Many Pacquiao.

Below is Jasmine Villegas and Justin Bieber's kissing scene in 'Baby' Music Video:

Check out more photos of Justin Bieber and Jasmine Villegas kissing here.

100 Bachelors: The Perfect Ladies' Night Out

A ladies' night out to remember is set to happen at SMX Mall of Asia tomorrow night, September 24, 2010 at 8pm, as Vivre Fort brings '100 Bachelors: The Perfect Ladies' Night Out'.

An event where ladies can witness 100 Bachelors showcase their outstanding qualities, gifts and talents, '100 Bachelors: The Perfect Ladies' Night Out' is also packed with exciting and interactive activities with the bachelors.

'100 Bachelors: The Perfect Ladies' Night Out' tickets are available at SM Tickets located in all SM Cinemas. Call 470 2222 for more details.

Charice, ‘Asia’s Rising Pop Star’ -Newsweek

A Newsweek article by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop hails Charice as ‘Asia’s Rising Pop Star’. Being the first Asian singer whose album made it to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart in May and having Oprah and David Foster at her back, Charice is already on her way on making it big (or bigger) in international music scene.

Charice's fans are now excited for the youtube sensation who will be part of the casts of the Second Season of the phenomenal musical TV series Glee which is set to premier tomorrow, September 22. Charice will play the role of Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino exchange student.

Read more about ther Newsweek article here.

Ryan Reynolds Covers GQ October 2010 Cover

In its October 2010 issue, GQ Magazine will again have Ryan Reynolds as the cover. (I have a habit checking who's going to cover which magazine so expect to find more of this kind of stuff here in noypistuff.. :D Yours truly, Noypi)

Karissa Shannon - Sam Jones III Video Scandal To Be Released

Former Playboy playmate, Karissa Shannon of the Shannon twins and boyfriend who starred in "Smallville", Sam Jones III are said to have a video scandal. According to, the video will be released via Vivid Entertainment after an agreement worth 6 figures.

Vivid Entertainment is confident that Karissa Shannon - Sam Jones Sex Video Tape will be their best-selling video ever. (Hmmmmm... I wonder if they'll release a trailer... lol)

Irony, Sam Jones did not want the world to see his girlfriend's nips in the picture below or maybe this Karissa Shannon nipple slip is just part of the promotion:

Check out a video of Karissa Shannon and Sam Jones III here.

KC Concepcion Scandal Video

Oh my! My blog hopping made me encounter this post from another blog. It contains an alleged video scandal of KC Concepcion. I did not download it but there's a screen capture of the video. The girl on the video I admit has similar facial features as KC Concepcion but I doubt it's her. It is somewhat like a video-with-a-producer kind and not an amateur-leaked-video that is more convincing. :D

Anna Kournikova Covers Maxim October 2010 Issue

Anna Kournikova does sure know how to bite a dog tag. Lol... Yeah, Anna Kournikova is Maxim October 2010 Issue Covergirl. Check out below the cover:

I just found the scanned cover via Google. Credits still go to Maxim. And yeah, as it says in the cover, there are 3D pictures of Anna Kournikova inside the magazine. :D

Robin Denies Igorot Wedding with Mariel

After shocking the whole nation of a said Igorot wedding with Mariel Rodriguez, Robin Padilla now exposes new revelations. As Robin and Mariel faced the media, Binoe confides that there was now no wedding which happened in Baguio City.

It was reported that Mariel and Robin got married last Monday in an Igorot ceremony. The ritual was even confirmed by Jimmy Ong, a native priest. Reports also said that the two celebrities also tied the knot infront of a pastor the same day.

Mariel also denies that it was a publicity stunt and says that people just have to wait for the right time for them to clear things up.

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus Part Ways

With their romance flaring on the film set of "The Last Song" in 2009, Disney star, Miley Cyrus and Australian actor, Liam Hemsworth have officially called it quits. This was confirmed by Liam Hemsworth's PR on a RadarOnline interview saying, "It's true."

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are spotted out in L.A. in January 201
Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ Getty Images

Jim Parsons is Gay and Getting Hitched?

American television and film actor, James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success. He won the Television Critics Association Award for the Highest Individual Achievements in Comedy in August 2009. He also received the National Association of Broadcasters Television Chairman's Award for a significant break-through in one or more specific art discipline. On August 29, 2010, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory.

According to an online article, Parsons was so thrilled with his Emmy win a few weeks ago that he dropped to his knees (wait for it) and proposed to his boyfriend, Todd Spiewak. He reportedly will be getting married in Massachusetts in December 2010.

Zac Efron Walks the Red Carpet with His Beard

Random Pic: Zac Efron sporting a beard at the Charlie St. Cloud premiere at the Deauville American Film Festival in France, as part of a Euro promo tour — proves he can actually grow one LIKE A REAL MAN.

Nemanja Vidic Remains Manchester United Captain

Manchester United (MU) boss, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Nemanja Vidic will remain as club captain of MU for the rest of the season. The Serbian International, Nemanja Vidic was preferred over English defender, Rio Ferdinand even though the latter led the side in Tuesday's Champions League stalemate against Rangers at Old Trafford.

Ferguson defends, "Vidic started the campaign as captain and it will stay that way."

"What we wanted was someone who was consistently available for us.", he added.

Acid Attack Hoax: Bethany Storro Threw Acid On Her Face

The story of a woman from Vancouver, Bethany Storro, touched the hearts of many people when she claimed that one day, while purchasing sunglasses, a woman described as African-American approached her and asked if she wanted a drink. When she refused, the woman threw the cup on her face which actually contained acid.

After her story broke, she was invited to tell about it in Oprah show but recent events have caused the appearance to get canceled. Apparently, the acid on her face was self-inflicted. Authorities concluded this after obtaining several information in her statement that were not making any sense. Reports also claim that police found suspicious objects in her home that led to their questioning.

Bethany Storro now confessed to the police that she poured acid on herself. The motives of the action and whether authorities and prosecutors will file charges against her action are still unknown.

Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2010: Kenji Shirakawa

Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 Winner, Kenji Shirakawa (Jiro Shirakawa) also teased the crowd with his shirtless body during the recently concluded 2010 Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash. Check more of this Fil-Jap's photo taken during the event below:

Photo Credits: Paul Cortes

Paolo Roldan Vogue Nude Photo

Filipino-Canadian model, Paolo Roldan posed naked for Givenchy in Vogue Paris' June 2010 issue making him known in the international fashion scene.

Paolo Roldan was discovered while working as a fashion buyer in New York last year by David Bossman, founder and owner of Boss Models New York. He was offered some test shots and the rest was history.

The Givenchy ad campaign is the biggest break in Paolo Roldan's career so far. Givenchy is a famous French clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics brand.

Below is the nude photo of Paolo Roldan (censored, though):

Check out this photo uncensored here (Please be 18+ to view)...

Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2010: Steven Silva

Chef and Starstruck V's Ultimate Male Survivor, Steven Silva was among the bachelors who went shirtless on stage during the Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2010 which was held last September 9 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. More pics of Steven Silva taken during the show below:

Photo credits: Paul Cortes

Robin Marries Mariel the Igorot Way

Robin -Mariel Igorot Wedding Photo

As reported in ABS-CBN, Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez got married the Igorot way last Monday, September 13, 2010, in Baguio City. The said wedding was initiated by an Ibaloi priest who also confirmed the event. This is accordingly to prove to Mariel that Robin is as well an Igorot.

Not only that they had their marriage the Igorot way, the couple also exchanged their vows infornt of a pastor the same day. Wow. I can't believe things are happening so fast with them. Oh well, I am a fan of both. If that would make them happy, I'll let them be.

Best Wishes!

Photo Credits: ABS-CBN

'Show Me Some Pictures' - Shaina on Hospital Controversy

In the anticipation that the press would throw her questions about the malicious hospital controversy about her and her boyfriend, Shaina Magdayao bravely faced the media during the press-con of her new show, "Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna", earlier today.

As shown on TV Patrol tonight, Shaina strongly denied the rumor saying, "Hindi po totoo 'yun. Nakakalungkot na mayroong mga tao na, Diyos ko, hindi ko alam kung saang parte ng isip nila nakuha 'yun. I think it's the most outrageous chismis sa industriya natin. Masyado yata syang nanonood ng Grey's Anatomy, ha ha ha!"

Labeling the issue
as "nakakabastos" and "nakakababang klase ng chismis", Shaina also dared people alleging her, "May mga nagsasabi na-confine daw, may proof pa. Asan 'yung proof ninyo? Sa hi-tech na panahon natin, kung may picture dapat kumalat na. Kung na-rush ka sa E.R, 'di ba dapat mayroong mga form na dapat i-fill up, bayaran. Eh wala!"

Read about John Lloyd - Shaina Hospital Scandal here:

Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2010: Ian Batherson

Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown castaway and Starstruck V alum, Ian Batherson, also went shirtless on stage during the 2010 Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2010 held on September 9, 2010 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Check out more of Ian Batherson's photos below taken during the said event:

Photo Credits: Saab Magalona and Paul Cortes