NADINE Lustre won two best actress awards, the FAMAS and the Urian, for her acting in “Never Not Love You”, but she doesn’t put in her head that she’s now an award-winning actress. “I don’t want to put pressure on myself na dapat mas galingan ko at kailangan mahigitan ko pa ang nagawa ko before dahil may awards na ako,” she says. “Basta my priority is just to enjoy what I’m doing. Just like in my new movie, ‘Indak’, it’s a dance movie. About 80 percent of it, puro dancing, so iba naman ito.”
RAYMOND Bagatsing is the third wheel in the love affair of Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda in the Cinemalaya entry, “Malamaya, The Color of Ash”. So why did he accept a supporting role after he played the lead title role in the critically acclaimed “Quezon’s Game” where he has won an international acting award?
Ngayong nai-anunsyo nan a si Jane de Leon na ang gaganap sa papel ng Pinoy heroine na si Darna, biglang nagkainteres ang publiko sa kanya. Wala nga namang may idea na si Jane ang mapipisil out of almost three hundred hopefuls para gumanap sa iconic role na Darna.
It was in August last year nang sabihin ng actress-beauty queen na si Winwyn Marguez sa isang panayam na gusto niyang si Mark Herras na ang kanyang maging huling boyfriend at gusto niyang magkaroon ng sariling pamilya before she turns 30. Pero ang sinabing ‘yun ng dalaga ng estranged couple na sina Joey Marquez at Alma Moreno ay malabo nang mangyari pa dahil bago dumating ang Valentine’s Day nitong nakaraang February ay break na ang dalawa. Walang umamin sa dalawa kung sino ang nag-initiate ng break-up pero marami ang nagsabi na si Winwyn umano ang nakipag-break sa Starstruck first male ultimate survivor.
Sa darating na November 21 ay mag-iisang taon nang namayapa ang eldest son ni Tirso Cruz III or Pip at wife nitong si Lyn Ynchausti-Cruz na si Teejay Cruz at hanggang ngayon ay sariwa pa rin sa kanilang alaala ang pagkawala ng kanilang panganay na anak na sobra umanong mabait at caring hindi lamang sa kanilang mag-asawa kundi maging sa mga kapatid nitong sina Bodie at Djanin.
The world continues to join the Philippines in the celebration of its One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema, especially as the Philippines has been announced as this year’s Spotlight Country at the 22nd Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). The festival will run from July 19 to 28, 2019 in World Heritage sites Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
SANYA Lopez has definitely gained more fans for her bravura performance as Mariel in GMA-7’s hit Afternoon Prime show, “Dahil sa Pag-ibig,” which surely helped boost her stock as a dramatic actress. The hashtag for the show, #DSPGantiNiMariel was number 2 in Philippine Twitter Trends. Netizens are all agog when Sanya as Mariel confirms the infidelity of her cheating husband Benjamin Alves as Eldon who’s having a secret affair with Winwyn Marquez as Portia.
ABS-CBN Film Restoration’s Sagip Pelikula project, the first of its kind in Asia, is a worthy endeavor which started in 2012 with the restored copy of the Ishmael Bernal classic, “Himala”. Now, 7 years later, it has since restored about 150 films that help preserve the country’s cinematic legacy and cultural heritage for posterity. Its head, the indefatigable Leo Katigbak, for whom restoration is a personal advocacy, says he feels fulfilled each time students and other young people would come to him after the showing of restored films, thanking him for giving them the chance to watch classic Filipino films.
Ara will soon open her 4th branch ng kanyang Hazelberry Café in the south part ng Metro Manila and she’s glad na unti-unti nang lumalaki ang kanyang itinayong business habang patuloy pa rin ang kanyang online business ng mga beauty products, ang Ara’s Secret and soon ay ilu-launch ng Ever Bilena ang sarili niyang lipstick line, ang Ara Colours.
BACHELOR pa rin hanggang ngayon ang 55-year-old Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ng Skyjet Air na si Patrick Paul Tan na hindi lamang pala big boss ng pinakabagong carrier flying to various tourist destinanations tulad ng San Vicente, Palawan, Busuanga, Batanes at Camiguin kundi isa pala itong local and international body builder champion, motorcycle racer champ, piloto at negosyante.
Samantala, tila nag-die down na lamang ang tungkol sa panganganak diumano ng Kapamilya young star na si Julia Montes na ang itinuturong ama ng bata ay si Coco. Never na nagbigay ng pahayag ang magkahiwalay na kampo ng dalawa tungkol sa issue although marami ang naniniwala na ito’y totoo. At kung saka-sakali naman na ito’y totoo, wala namang magiging problema dahil parehong binata’t dalaga sina Coco at Julia at pareho silang nasa wastong edad na kaya nang bumuo ng pamilya kung kanilang nanaisin.
FANS of Nora Aunor will surely be disappointed. We just heard that her supposed leading men in the intended Metro-Manila Filmfest entry, “Isa Pang Bahaghari”, are both not that excited to do the project with her. These are Christopher de Leon and Tirso Cruz III.
ALDEN Richards is so lucky that Star Cinema got him to be paired with Kathryn Bernardo in “Hello, Love, Goodbye”. We can feel that it is now one of the year’s most awaited projects because even friends and relatives who are not really that interested in local showbusiness are asking us about it and said they want to watch it.
SA presscon ng bagong primetime TV series ng GMA, ang “The Better Woman” na pinangungunahan nina Derek Ramsay at Andrea Torres ay natanong ang isa sa cast ng serye na si Ina Feleo kung kelan ito mag-aasawa at sinabi nito na naghihintay lamang siya sa proposal ng kanyang Italian boyfriend of two years na si Giacomo Gervasutti. Tila nag-dilang anghel si Ina dahil wala pang isang buwan ay nag-propose na sa kanya ang kanyang LDR (long distance relationship) boyfriend na fiancé na niya ngayon.
ANG commercial-turned concert, music video director and now debuting as full length film director Paul Alexei Basinillo in Viva Films’ upcoming dance movie “Indak” ay nagsimula sa humble beginnings. Namasukan siyang waiter ng Holiday Inn Manila nung 1993 at naging messenger-delivery boy in 1994 sa Buy & Sell Philippines habang isinisingit ang kanyang pag-aaral. In 1995 ay nagtapos siya as marketing artist sa ACA Video. Kasunod na rito ang pagta-trabaho niya bilang art and creative director ng ilang major ad agencies. Ito rin ang naging daan niya sa pagdidirek ng mga TV commercial, some of which won awards both here at sa New York ad fest. At kasunod na rito ang pagdidirek niya ng mga music videos and on to major concerts na kanyang sinimulan kay Sarah Geronimo sa kanayng “24/SG” concert na sinundan ng “Kimetro MV 2015,” maging ang concert ni Bamboo at Yeng Constantino in 2014. Sinundan ito ng marami pang iba. Katunayan, halos lahat ng major concerts produced ng Viva Live ay si Paul ang stage director.