Young actor Jon Avila goes solo in concert


Written on 7:41 PM by Blogtopia

Barely one year in show business, young actor Jon Avila has gone a long way. From being a ramp and print ad model to being a housemate in the "Pinoy Big Brother" house, to being a famous super hero, this hunk is slowly soaring high in the business.

Being part of the all-male-group "Coverboys", the audience has seen his charm and irresistible moves that make girls go wild.

Avila enjoys performing with his group, but he is now striking out on his own. High from the success of the "Coverboys" concert abroad, Avila is all set to celebrate his birthday show entitled "BOOMbastic Birthday Party with Jon Avila" on August 30th, Saturday at Zirkoh Timog.

Special guests for his concert include cast members of his hit mini-series "Kapitan Boom", including actors Thou Reyes, Princess Ryan, Ron Morales, John James Uy, Marvin Raymundo and Jay-R Siaboc.

Actress Maja Salvador will also be present, plus some other surprise guests.

Jon Avila celebrates his birthday with a concert


Written on 12:18 AM by Blogtopia

The Coverboys hunk is all set to conquer the stage on his own as he celebrates his 26th birthday this August 30 at Zirkoh Timog. “I really love to dance,” Jon began. “But I love singing more.” The Fil-Irish model admits these are some of his hidden talents that he hopes to explore more. In fact, Jon enjoyed performing on stage in the Coverboy’s concert tour in the US with Nikki. “It was more of fun, not work. I’m really happy with the show’s outcome,” he shared.

He also mentioned that his favorite number was Hypnotize which he did with Victor Basa. “We got off the stage and got some girls to join us. We did a little sexy dance for them,” he said with a laugh. So would the crowd see more of this “sexy dance” during his birthday show? “Oh definitely,” Jon said enthusiastically.

Joining Jon on his Boombastic Birthday Party are tons of his friends from Star Magic including Thou Reyes, Princess Ryan, Ron Morales, John James Uy, Marvin Raymundo, Maja Salvador, Jay-R Siaboc and people from his Bench and Calayan Surgicentre family. Jon said he’s psyched about seeing all of them plus a few other special guests. Could one of these surprises include Nikki Gil, whom he’s rumored to be getting close to? “Oh, Nikki and I have gotten to know each other during the Coverboys’ show in the US because she’s our guest there.

You can say we’re getting to know each other,” he only answered. Isn’t he curious to know if Nikki’s co-host Billy Crawford is really courting her? “I think they’re close. They are good friends and they work together. I don’t know what to say really. I mean in the end it’s Nikki who knows what she wants,” he ended.

Maja Salvador is Not Closing Her Door to Jon Avila


Written on 2:36 PM by Blogtopia

During the farewell press conference of Kapitan Boom last Monday, July 28, the press couldn’t help but notice Maja Salvador’s pretty glow. However, the actress quickly denied that a “special someone” was responsible for her radiant appearance. “Sawi pa rin po [ako],” she admitted with a laugh.

Her co-stars Jon Avila and Jay-R Siaboc who are being romantically linked to her are not the reason behind her glowing aura as well. “Alam naman natin na si Jay-R masaya,” said Maja, referring to Jay-R’s relationship with long-time girlfriend Irish Fullerton. But will Kapitan Boom mean the end of her hilarious tandem with Jay-R? “Mami-miss kong talakan si Jay-R kasi para kaming aso’t pusa. Siyempre po [pati na rin] yung cast dito kasi parang sobrang family na yung turingan namin. Kapag hindi kami nagte-take, kwentuhan, tawanan… Ganun,” the young actress enthused.

As for Jon, Maja is fully aware that some people are misunderstanding their closeness on the set. “Sa totoong buhay wala naman po talagang ligawan. Yung lumalabas na issue na kami daw, wala po talaga yun.” She further stressed her point, “Mahilig kasi siyang magbasa ng diyaro. So next taping day po namin uupo siya sa tabi ko tapos pag-uusapan namin kung anong lumabas sa diyaryo. Tapos sasabihin niya, 'Uy Maj sorry ha. Nabasa mo ba yung ganito sa diyaryo? Sabi nililigawan daw kita. Sorry ha.’ Ganun.” Maja added that they would simply laugh over the rumors.

When prodded about Jon’s “attraction” to her, Maja comically exclaimed to him, “Wow! Crush ka diyan! Sapukin kita eh!” Seriously though, she’s not closing her doors if Jon intends to pursue her for real. “Tignan po natin kung manliligaw nga po. Kasi depende po yun sa pagpupursige ng mga lalake. Depende po yan sa ipapakita.” But it seems that Jon has a good chance in light of Maja’s revelation that she was a Coverboys fan. “Nanood po ako ng Coverboys. Sinuportahan ko po sila. Okay naman po,” she shyly gushed.

But what about Geoff Eigenmann who escorted her down the red carpet during the Star Magic Ball last June 29? “Last year magkasama na rin kami [umattend ng Star Magic ball] kaya lang with a group kami. Pero this year, since may gagawin kami [na project] soon [kami ang magka-partner).” However, Maja refrained from giving details of the project so as not to jinx the plans for their team-up. “Surprise muna. Kailangang itago muna para hindi maudlot.”

In the meantime, Maja disclosed that an upcoming TV project is the one thing which is keeping her happy these days. “Siguro masaya lang po talaga ako kasi hindi ako pinapabayaan ng ABS-CBN. May mga projects talaga na magagandang binibigay po sa akin so sinusuklian ko lang. Siyempre kapag maraming projects kailangang magpaganda ‘di ba?” Then she hesitantly revealed that she already had a story conference for a soap where she’ll be playing the lead.