Nakapagdiwang pa ng kanyang ika-82nd birthday si G. Barretto nung nakaraang September 29 hosted by daughter Marjorie sa bahay nito nang ito’y isugod sa pagamutan. Pero nag-deteriorate ang kalusugan nito until his death last Tuesday. Habang nasa pagamutan si G. Barretto ay hindi ito nadalaw ng isa sa kanyang mga anak na si Gretchen who has been estranged from his parents and the rest of the family members may ilang taon na rin ang nakararaan.
Pasok sa TIFF ang MMFF movie nina Judy Ann Santos at Allen Dizon na dinirek ng Cannes International Film Festival Best Director na si Brillante Mendoza, ang “Mindanao” na naging isa sa mga kalahok sa nagtapos na Busan International Film Festival sa Busan, Seoul, Korea.
REGINE Velasquez admits she has been a victim of racial discrimination abroad, like when she visited a Louis Vuitton store in New York. Regine says: “Sa pintuan pa lang, hindi na ako pinapasok. Sabi ng store representative, ‘No, I don’t think we have your size’. At nakaharang talaga siya roon. Sa akin, okay, if you don’t want to entertain me, I’ll find somebody else at papakita ko talaga sa kanya, bibilhan ko ‘yung taong ‘yon.”
SEN. Manny Pacquiao is going back to acting. He will play local hero Col. Macario Peralta Jr., leader of the Philippine Guerrilla resistance on Panay Island during World War II, in the Hollywood-Philippines global feature film entitled “Freedom Fighters.” An incredible true story of courage, faith and hope in the face of unspeakable Japanese cruelty, the film will be produced by Inspire Studios, Inc., in association with a major US studio and is slated for 2020.
GMA Pinoy TV is adding more holiday cheer to the coming Yuletide for Kapusos in the U.S. as it presents “All 4 You: The Clash Concert” featuring Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, together with The Clash first Grand Champion Golden Cañedo.
KLEA Pineda won as Ultimate Female Survivor in Starstruck 6 in 2015. She was then cast in the “Encantadia” remake and did other supporting roles. In “Ika-5 Utos” last year, she was paired with Jeric Gonzales and their tandem seems to be well accepted by viewers so now they’re paired anew playing lead roles in “Magkaagaw”. So how is it working with Jeric again?
JOAQUIN Domagoso, son of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, has joined showbiz. He has just finished a youth-oriented movie, “Jolly Spirit Squad”, where he co-stars with other new teen stars: Tonichi Garcia, Juliana Rae, Kyle Reyes and Jake Ibay. They took acting workshops under Directors Joel Lamangan and Rahyan Carlos to prepare them for their roles as teenage ghosbusters. It’s good his dad allowed him to join showbiz?
CHARO Laude is representing our country in the Mrs. Universe Pageant to be held in Guangdong. China from December 22 to January 1. She is the replacement of Patricia Javier who chose to join Noble Queen of the Universe Pageant to be held at the Manila Hotel on December 1. Didn’t she mind being just a replacement?
Among the three, Kim Molina has a big edge dahil she can sing and how! With the success ng pelikula niyang Jowable sa box office, she is now the flavor of the month. Sa presscon ng Titas of Manila. Giselle addressed her as the blockbuster comedian. Ang reminder sa kanya ni Candy is to remain humble and never allow success to enter her head. So far, wala pa siyang attitude problem.