Anne set to do death-defying aerial stunts in 'Annekapal'.
The actress-TV host-singer will take flight and risk life and limb as she "navigates" the entire Big Dome fastened in the same type of harness used in the popular productions of Cirque du Soleil.
The Smart Araneta management initially frowned at the idea of Anne doing dangerous stunts. So, Viva and Annebisyosa Productions, Inc. thought of moving the concert to a different venue.
Fortunately, after several talks, the management of the Big Dome agreed to the idea and now it's all systems go for "Annekapal."
The producers went a step further and secured for Anne a multi-million life insurance as she is serious about performing the risky acts.
Even Anne's costumes are state-of-the-art as she goes from one outfit to another with just a click of a button. The "Annekapal" team calls this a "mechanical" costume change.
Anne's clothes were done by top-caliber, world-class names like The Blonds, the New York-based design duo that has worked with international artist like Beyonc?, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
Then there's Atsuko Kudo, a London-based Japanese luxury latex wear designer who has done pieces for Rihanna and Madonna. Atsuko's designs have also graced the pages of Vogue Paris and Italia.
Completing the team is Pinoy designer Norman Rene Devera, global head designer of House of C?line in London and Paris.
Other highlights include Anne riding a 10-foot apple, and gyrating and swaying in a snake dance. There will also be a production number evocative of the best-selling book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Of course, Anne will be belting out beautiful songs (including an operatic piece, which she told us about when we chanced upon each other in Boracay) and pit vocal prowess with guests like Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, and Robert Se?a.
Anne's good friends Vhong Navarro, Luis Manzano, and Billy Crawford will also perform in the special concert.
Tickets are available at SM TicketNet.
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ROCHELLE PANGILINAN ENJOYS HER ACTING STINTS
She has made a name for herself as a dancer but now, Rochelle Pangilinan is enjoying her turn as an actress.
Rochelle is a Kapuso contract artist and has appeared on several Kapuso shows such as "Amaya," "Broken Vow" and "Home Sweet Home."
In "Carmela: Ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Mundong Ibabaw," Rochelle plays the ex-girlfriend of Dante (Raymond Bagatsing). She's been part of the teleserye since its start four months ago and feels a bit sad about its impending end on May 23. But she is happy and thankful that she has been able to work with some of the Kapuso network's top actors.
"We have a very good workingt relationship. Working on the set was always a happy, exciting occasion. Magaan ang trabaho naming lahat," she said.
Rochelle is happy to announce that she has been cast in an indie movie, which will be part of the 2014 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. Titled "Asintado," the film is directed by Louie Ignacio and counts Aiko Melendez among its cast members.
This is Rochelle's first indie movie. Her first could have been "Lam-ang" but the project has been shelved. "Maganda ang role ko sa 'Lamg-ang' kaya nanghinayang ako," she lamented.
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ROCCO FINDS PERFECT MATCH
Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino has been tapped as one of the endorsers of Nisce Skin 'n Face.
Nisce's Chief Aesthetician Antoinette Nisce said, "We really chose our endorsers very carefully, we evaluate if they can really represent our brand as well as reflect our values. We chose Rocco because he's an epitome of a modern Pinoy: very masculine yet a gentleman, well-known yet still grounded, busy yet finds time to stay healthy and active."
For his part, the young actor expressed: "I feel really blessed to be chosen by Nisce Skin 'n Face. I could vouch for the quality of their services. As an actor and a sports buff, I am always exposed to various elements that can harm my skin, particularly my face that is why I find facial treatments helpful in maintaining and improving my complexion. Nisce is a perfect match for me. Baka sa inyo perfect match din."
Other signature treatments of Nisce are their IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), treatment for dark brown spots and patches, and Multipolar RF (Radio Frequency) for face and body contour/slimming.
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