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.
KUNG ang 22-year-old Fil-Am model na si Kesley Merritt ang kauna-unayang Filipina model na rumampa sa Victoria’s Secret’s fashion event nung nakaraang taon, patuloy ding gumagawa ng pangalan sa international fashion scenes ang ilang dating beauty queens. Kasali na rito ang 2012 Miss Universe first runner-up na si Janine Tugonon (Janine Marie Raymundo Tugonon), 29.
The Kapuso star also talked about the struggles of being away from home and what she learned from them. “Being so far from home and living outside of my comfort zone made me realize the more important things in life. I valued my personal relationships more with my family and friends. I learned to appreciate the warmth of the sun after days of cloudy and gloomy skies. I enjoyed the quietness of a simple and independent life,” she said.
JASON Abalos played a guest role in “Asawa Ko Karibal Ko” as Kris Bernal’s closet queen husband. He now gets to play a full length role in “Bihag”, the new Afternoon Prime soap that will replace “My Special Tatay” by next week. He will play the role of Brylle, a surgeon who is the husband of Max Collins who plays Jessie. They are a happy couple but their life will be shattered when their only son (played by adorable child actor Raphael Landicho) goes missing, leading to so many complications. They will co-star with Mark Herras, Sophie Albert, Neil Ryan See and Glenda Garcia, directed by Neal del Rosario.
‘US’ is the second film of Jordan Peele, whose debut flick, “Get Out”, was a blockbuster and even got Oscar nominations, but we honestly feel it’s overrated. The same goes for “Us”, also a box-office hit in the U.S. now. It has an intriguing premise about doppelgangers living in the tunnels that are so rampant in the U.S. and they come out of the sewers, but Peele does not succeed in developing this convincingly the way “Get Out” satirized racism.
THE rivalry between Kyline Alcantara and Therese Malvar in “Inagaw na Bituin” gets more intense as the show goes on, but it’s not only they who are being competitive with each other but also their more senior counterparts, Sunshine Dizon and Angelika de la Cruz. Sunshine is Kyline’s biological mom in the story, but she doesn’t know that Kyline is actually her baby girl who was snatched away from her years ago. Angelika, in turn, is the mom of Therese who will do everything to make sure her daughter will be a big singer and bright star in local showbiz.
MARAMI ang nagtataka kung bakit matapos ang bakasyon ng Dabarkads ng “Eat Bulaga” sa Israel kamakailan lamang ay hindi pa rin nagpapakita sa programa ang (estranged) ka-loveteam ni Alden Richards na si Maine Mendoza kaya kung anu-anong espekulasyon ang naglabasan na kesyo lilipat umano sa Kapamilya Network ang phenomenal star.
DAHIL sa magkasunod na Best Supporting Actress awards na nakuha ng 43-year-old actress na si Aiko Melendez mula sa 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards at sa 2019 Pasado Awards para sa mahusay niyang pagganap sa MMFF movie na “Rainbow’s Sunset,” nag-host si Aiko ng isang intimate thanksgiving dinner nung nakaraang Sabado ng gabi na ginanap sa Chateau 1771 ng One Bonifacio High Street Mall sa Bonifacio Global City (BGC) ng Taguig City kung saan kasama niya ang kanyang nobyo, ang incumbent Subic Mayor at vice-gubernatorial candidate ng Zambales na si Jay Khonghun, ang kanyang dalawang anak na sina Andrei at Marthena maging ang kanyang inang si Elsie Blardony at ilang kaibigan.
IBINASURA ng Office of the Prosecutor ng Quezon City ang libel complaint ng “TV Patrol’s” segment anchor na si Gretchen Fullido laban kina Ces Drilon, ang ABS-CBN veteran journalist-anchor at Marie Lozano, entertainment news reporter ng “TV Patrol”. Kasama rin sa nasabing complaint ni Fullido ang ABS-CBN news executive na si Venancio Borromeo.