Z POP Dream is a new group of male and female singers-dancers from 7 Asian countries: the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. Viva Communications brought them to Manila and they were presented to the press at Teatrino last Thursday. “Viva feels privileged to be part of this new concept in making stars,” says Boss Vic del Rosario of Viva, the partner of Glimmer, which represents Z-Pop in Manila. “This goes beyond K-Pop and has a One-Asia goal that will not only create stars but revolutionize the methods used in the global entertainment industry.”
GABBI Garcia is a Kapuso actress while her boyfriend Khalil Ramos is a Kapamilya, but they’re now together for the first time in the movie, “LSS (Last Song Syndrome)”, produced by Globe Studios and directed by Jade Castro of the award-winning indie films, “Endo” and “Zombadings”. This is one of the three finalists in the coming Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) in September introduced officially in a special presscon by FDCP Chair Liza Dino. The other two entries are Perci Intalan’s “The Panti Sisters” and Rod Marmol’s “Cuddle Weather”.
MARK Herras last played a supporting role as contravida in “The Cure”. He now plays support again to Max Collins and Jason Abalos in “Bihag”. How does he feel about it? “Okay lang,” he says. “Ako naman ang nag-request sa GMA na bigyan ako ng character roles, e. Maganda naman at naiiba ang role ko rito sa ‘Bihag’ as the policeman assigned sa case ng pagkidnap sa anak nina Max at Jason. Later on, it will be revealed na may back story pala ako at meron akong direktang kinalaman sa kaso.”
Apat na taong gulang pa lamang si L.A. nang ma-diagnose siyang mayroong first stage ng autism. Hindi raw nagagamot 'yan. Kailangan lang maging matiyagang gumawa ng mga bagay ang may 'karamdaman' pati na ang mga taong kasama niya para makalimutan na siya’y may diperensya. Kailangan din matiyaga ang kanyang mga magulang at mga nagmamahal sa kanya para tuluyan siyang maging normal.
MASAYA ang 40-year-old Filipino screenwriter and director na si Adolfo Alix, Jr. matapos nitong makuha ang parangal mula sa White Light Post Production award para sa kanyang “Circa” film na pinagbibidahan ng 94-year-old veteran actress na si Anita Linda. Ang award ay may kinalaman sa kamakailan lamang nagtapos na ika-17 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), ang leading film project ng Asia na ginanap nung March 18-20, 2019.
Sina Jimuel at Heaven ay aksidenteng nagkita sa Greenbelt shopping center in Makati may dalawang taon na ang nakakaraan at nagpakuha pa umano ng picture with Heaven si Jimuel at mga pinsan nito. A year later, muling nagkita sina Jimuel at Heaven in the same place and same month and from then on ay doon na nagsimula ang panliligaw ng binata ni Pacman sa pamangkin nina Rica at Paula Peralejo.
“After I read the script, I quickly fell in love with the material,” she says. “The main bulk of the story happens only in one night inside a big warehouse. I play Julia, a woman who lives a stable, very organized life. Then one stormy night, I get stranded inside a warehouse surrounded by floods with a stranger, si Arjo as Spencer, who’s the complete opposite of me na happy go lucky and he doesn’t even plan his life. Wala siyang direction sa buhay at all. But what I don’t know is that our encounter will change my life. During the night, dahil kaming dalawa lang, wala kaming kasama, we got to talk about everything under the sun, especially about our differing views on relationships, at tiyak na maraming makaka-relate na viewers.”
WE had lunch with former Pres. and current Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada at Annabel’s and he was amused when we told him his first movie we saw as a boy was “Sampung Libong Pisong Pag-ibig” with Charito Solis for LVN Pictures. “Aba, naaalala mo pa!” he said. “That’s my first movie and I was only 16 years old.”
Ang VA ay may anak na actor na may sarili na ring pamilya. Pero, hindi man lamang daw ito tumutulong sa ina kahit may tuluy-tuloy na trabaho. Kaya ang pobreng ina ay gumagawa na lamang ng paraan para maitawid ang pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan. Kasama man niya ang isa pang anak na kahit papaano’y nakatutulong pero hindi rin daw ito sapat.