HUMARAP ang 49-year-old incumbent senator na si Sen. JV Ejercito (Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito) sa entertainment media nung nakaraang Martes, March 20 ng gabi para hilingin ang suporta ng mamamayan sa kanyang muling pagtakbo sa ikalawang pagkakataon bilang senador sa darating na May 13, 2019 mid-term elections. Ang kanyang nakatatandang half-brother na si Sen. Jinggoy Estrada ay kandidato rin sa pagka-senador.
DERRICK Monasterio was last seen as a special guest in the pilot week of “Dragon Lady” opposite Bea Binene. He doesn’t know yet as to when he will get a new soap from GMA-7. “But okay lang kasi I’m busy with two new movies,” he says at the storycon of “G! LU” (which means ‘Go! La Union’), a youth-oriented film intended for release this summer produced by Arnold Vegafria with Ben Chan and Rein Entertainment, the production company of Lino Cayetano and Philip King. King is also the film’s writer and director. “Aside from ‘G! LU’, I’m also in the comeback movie of GMA Films launching comedian Tekla in his first starring role,” adds Derrick.
The trending Kapamilya series hit a national TV rating of 24%, or almost double of its rival show that only got 12.1%, according to data from Kantar Media. Aside from television, the series is also a hit on iWant as the current second most-watched program on the streaming service.
ANG award-winning screenplay writer na si Ricky Lee ang head ng awards screening committee ng ika-67th FAMAS Awards na nakatakdang ganapin sa Meralco Theater sa darating na April 29. Siyam na pelikula ang maglalaban-laban sa Best Picture award at ang mga ito ay ang “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw,” “A Short History of a Few Bad Things,” “Dog Days,” “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” “Kung Paano Siya Nawala,” “Never Not Love You,” “Never Tear Us Apart a.k.a. Fisting” at “Oda Sa Wala”.
“And hopefully, hindi naman siguro papatayin agad ang character ko rito as Irene,” she says. “Wife ako rito ni Zoren Legaspi who plays Harold at anak namin si Ashley Ortega as Lindsay. Hindi ko alam na si Zoren pala ang tunay na ama ni Bianca Umali as Sahaya, dahil naanakan niya si Mylene Dizon as Manisan bago pa kami ikinasal. When I find out about this, magiging hostile ako kay Mylene at mainit ang dugo ko kay Bianca.”
MOWELFUND is now celebrating it 45th anniversary with Boots Anson Roa as its president and trustee. Since its establishment in 1974, the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, Inc. (Mowelfund) has consistently and continuously dedicated its initiatives and programs for the benefit of its 4,000 members who are all movie workers.
The Disney/Marvel blockbuster had a huge opening last weekend -- the biggest ever for a female-fronted superhero flick -- and, with the foreign total of $494 million added in, "is now assured of ultimately earning $1 billion," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
KAYE Abad was married to PBB Housemate Paul Jake Castillo in Cebu on December 9, 2016 and she gave birth to their first baby, a boy named Joaquin on December 22, 2017, also the same birthday of Paul Jake. Her last TV show was “Two Wives” in 2015. Now, she’s making a comeback in ABS-CBN’s new morning soap, “Nang Ngumiti ang Langit”, that starts airing on March 25, produced by the business unit of Ruel S. Bayani. She plays the mother of new child actress Sophia Reola in the story. So how is it to act as a mom now that she’s a mother in real life?
CHANEL Latorre gets her biggest break on TV as Samantha, the wife of Arjo Atayde in iWant’s Digital series, “Bagman”. Chanel has done many acclaimed independent films shown in festivals abroad, like “Bagahe”, “Magkakabaung”, “Babagwa”, “Baka Siguro Yata”, “Woman of the Ruins”, “Alimuom”, “Maid in London”. She has also done an international movie in Hong Kong, “Wan Chai Baby”, where she played a domestic helper who got into trouble after her American employer was murdered. “More than one hundred kaming nag-audition for that role and I felt so lucky when I was the one chosen by the American director, Craig Addison,” she says. “Another international film I did is for Brillante Mendoza, ‘Prey’, where I played a writer and got to act with French actress Isabelle Hupert.”
DIRECTOR Joven Tan started as a writer then editor at the GASI Publications in the 80s. He now pays homage to his roots in his new movie, “Pansamantagal”, where Bayani Agbayani plays a writer who’s having personal problems so he hies off to the beach to unwind and meets Gelli de Belen in the process. In the film, Perla Bautista even plays a character similar to the GASI boss then, Mrs. Paguio.
PUMANAW na ang radio icon-turned-TV and movie actor na si Augusto Victa sa edad na 87 nung March 18, 2019 sa ganap na alas-9:17 ng umaga. He died of multiple complications sanhi ng pneumonia, COPD and urinary infection. Nagka-hemorrhagic stroke siya noong 2009 which he survived. Matapos maka-recover at ma-physical therapy, aksidente naman siyang natumba at nabalian ng pelvic bone nung September 2013. Dito na siya unti-unting humina at kailangan na niyang naka-wheelchair.
APAT na papel ang gagampanan ng singer-rapper-songwriter-actor-comedian at creative director ng kanyang long-running gag show on GMA, ang “Bubble Gang” na si Michael V. sa pelikulang “Family History” which he will co-produce with GMA Pictures under his own Mic Test Productions.