MARTIN Del Rosario and Christian Bables both played the same role of Barbs. Martin in “Born Beautiful” and Christian in “Die Beautiful”. They now get to work together for the first time in “The Panti Sisters”, the certified topgrosser in the ongoing 3rd Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. So how is it working with each other now?
AFTER the box office record-breaking movie of all time, ang “Hello, Love, Goodbye” na pinagtambalan nina Kathryn Bernardo at Alden Richards na dinirek ni Cathy Garcia-Molina under Star Cinema, ang reunion movie (after 15 years) naman nina Piolo Pascual at Claudine Barretto ang agad isusunod ni Direk Cathy bago ito mag-retire sa kanyang pagdidirek. (Magre-retire ba talaga?--Ed.) The yet untitled movie ay nakatakda umanong kunan either sa France o sa Czech Republic in a couple of weeks from now.
DAPAT i-commend ang Film Development Council of the Philippines chairperson na si Liza Diño dahil sa matagumpay na pagsasagawa ng “Sine Sandaan” bilang centennial celebration ng Philippine Cinema. Ito’y ginanap sa New Frontier Theater last Thursday, September 12 at dinaluhan ng mga luminaries sa industriya including superstar Nora Aunor, Piolo Pascual, Claudine Barretto, ang mag-asawang Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera, ang magkasintahang Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo, ang bagong kasal (same day) na sina Baron Geisler at misis niyang si Jamie Marie Evangelista, Alden Richards, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin, Albert Martinez, Mark Lapid, Dante Rivero, Michael de Mesa, Niño Muhlach, Jaypee de Guzman, Amy Austria, ang mag-asawang Pokwang at Lee O’Brien, Maris Racal, Bailey May, Anne Curtiz, Ara Mina, Angel Locsin, Janice de Belen, Eula Valdez, Vice Ganda, Jodi Sta. Maria, Arci Muñoz at marami pang iba.
KIM Molina is being launched by Viva Entertainment to full stardom in the comedy “Jowable”. But who is she? Her full name is Kimverlie Soriano Molina and she grew up in Saudi Arabia where her dad works as a dentist. She started as a front act singer to local artists who do shows in the Middle East. When she was 14, she joined ABS-CBN TFC’s singing contest in the Middle East and she won over contestants from other places in ME.
Malaking challenge kay Imelda ang kanyang nalalapit na major concert sa -55,000 -seater na Philippine Arena (in Bulacan) to celebrate her 45th anniversary in the entertainment business. Kaya kaya niya itong punuin? Will she be performing in a half-filled arena? Ang mga katanungang ito ay matutugunan lamang pagdating ng October 26 at 6 p.m.
Huling nakita si KC na kasama si Pierre nung nakaraang December kung saan dumating sa Pilipinas ang huli para magbakasyon. Dumalo pa ito sa debut party ng younger (half) sister ni KC na si Frankie Pangilinan, panganay ng mag-asawang Sharon at Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.
Last May, binuksan naman sa publiko ang restaurant business ng mag-asawang Ryan Agoncillo at Judy Ann Santos with their business partners, ang brother ni Ryan na si Dondee Agoncillo at wife nitong si Malao Agoncillo, ang Angrydobo na matatagpuan sa harap ng De la Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila. Si Judy Ann ang tumatayong executive chef ng restaurant at katulong naman si Ryan sa business operation.
HINDI makadadalo sa 2nd year ng ABS-CBN Ball sa araw na ito ng Sabado, September 14 na gaganapin sa ballroom ng Shangri-La at the Fort in BGC ang magkasintahang Luis Manzano at Jessy Mendiola dahil natapat ito sa 64th birthday ng ama ani Luis na si Edu Manzano and they want to spend the occasion with him.
INAMIN ni Gab Valenciano, second son ng mag-asawang Gary Valenciano at Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano na dalawang beses siyang nag-attempt na mag-suicide nung siya’y magkaroon ng depression sa kanyang buhay. There was a time na gusto niyang tumalon mula sa ika-22nd floor ng isang condo at maglaslas sa kanyang pulso but he is thankful na hindi ito natuloy dahil sa strong support ng kanyang pamilya at malalapit na kaibigan. He is now a changed man dahil na rin sa kanyang strong faith. Doon din lubos na naunawaan ni Gab na kailangan ng strong support system ng pamilya kung ang isang tao ay dumaranas ng depression.
HINDI ikinakaila ng actor-director ng top-rating and long-running (4 years) action-drama TV series na “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” na si Coco Martin na isa umano siyang tagahanga ng bagong mayor ngayon ng Maynila, ang actor-politician na si Isko Moreno na isa noon sa naging miyembro ng youth-oriented program na “That’s Entertainment” ng yumaong star builder at Master Showman na si German `Kuya Germs’ Moreno.
In an interview, he revealed how he coped up being rejected not once, nor twice but several times. "It was their decision and I couldn't do anything about it. I even thank them for making me stronger to take risks on my own. I have faith in God and when all this is over. I have the hand of God to hold on to."
PAOLO Ballesteros was congratulated by everyone after the premiere night of “The Panti Sisters” for his splendid portrayal of Gabriel or Gabbi, the eldest son among the three sisters who was driven away from their home by their controlling dad, John Arcilla as Don Emilio, after he came out to his parents and admitted that he is gay. It will be recalled that it was also during the promo of “The Panti Sisters” that he outed himself and admitted that “yes, I’m a lady.”
SINAGASA namin ang malakas na ulan last Wednesday late afternoon nang bisitahin namin ang bagong bukas na milk tea business ng Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress for the movie “Edward”, ang singer at dance princess na si Ella Cruz na matatagpuan sa población ng Bustos, Bulacan, ang Tea Tops.
HINDI nagkamali ang Viva big boss na si Boss Vic del Rosario sa kanyang sinabi minsan sa amin na si Marco Gumabao ang magiging next important leading man matapos itong lumagda ng management contract with Viva Artists Agency (VAA. Sunud-sunod siyang ipinareha sa dalawang award-winning stars ng Viva na sina Anne Curtis at Nadine Lustre. Kasama rin si Marco sa hit afternoon TV series na “Los Bastardos”.
JM de Guzman is back on primetime in “Pamilya Ko”, that is now showing before TV Patrol, after his comeback soap last year, “Araw Gabi”. He plays a lead role in “Pamilya Ko” as the eldest son of Joey Marquez and Sylvia Sanchez. At the show’s presscon, JM expressed his gratitude to ABS-CBN for giving him another chance to return to something he loves, which is acting.