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The Buzz Bids Farewell, For Now

‘The Buzz’ officially bade farewell last Sunday afternoon, after a run of nearly 16 years. (Photo credit: ABS-CBN)

An unexpected announcement awaited the viewers of ABS-CBN’s ‘The Buzz’.

On Sunday, April 5, host Boy Abunda announced that ‘The Buzz’ would go off the air and take a long and indefinite hiatus, citing changes in showbiz reporting, production staff and the viewing public. The cancellation ends the show’s initial 15-year run.

First airing on June 13, 1999, ‘The Buzz’ became one of the network’s top-rated and long-running shows. The show’s lineup of hosts would change over the years, but ‘The Buzz’ will always be identified with the duo of Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda.

‘The Buzz’ lengthy run is only rivaled by ‘Startalk’, now entering its 20th year. The two shows briefly faced off early last year, with ‘The Buzz’ (then called ‘Buzz ng Bayan’) prevailing in the ratings.

As ‘The Buzz’ takes a break of sorts, expect ABS-CBN to counterprogram against GMA’s upcoming game show ‘Wowowin’ and its succeeding program ‘InstaDad’. It is possible that ‘Kapamilya Blockbusters’ will take over ‘The Buzz”s slot from April 12 onwards, but no confirmation is made at the moment.

It should also throw the network into a state of uncertainty. Even though ‘The Buzz”s hiatus was intended to be a temporary one, there also remains a possibility of a new talk show taking the place of ‘The Buzz’ instead.

Another likely scenario will be the tweaking of schedules on ABS-CBN’s weekend afternoon lineup. Declining ratings of ‘The Buzz’ in recent months may play a big role in convincing the network to change their programming approach on weekends.

Any of these possibilities may come into play, but for now, sacrifices will have to be made on the Kapamilya camp.

For nearly 16 years, ‘The Buzz’ stood tall for its credibility, balance and truthful showbiz reporting, one that gave the show high ratings and numerous awards. But with the show now taking a much-needed break, viewers can only wonder when and what time will it return.

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Billboard Hot 100 – April 11, 2015

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 11, 2015.

1. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk. No. 1 last week.

2. Maroon 5 – Sugar. No. 2 last week.

3. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud. No. 3 last week.

4. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do. No. 4 last week.

5. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey). No. 6 last week.

6. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen. No. 8 last week.

7. Taylor Swift – Style. No. 7 last week.

8. Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds. No. 5 last week.

9. Flo Rida feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas – G.D.F.R. No. 10 last week.

10. Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih – Somebody. No. 13 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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