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Stars still busy online

Arra San Agustin

EVERYONE is going online. Most stars now have their own social media account, vlog or youtube channels where they can communicate directly with the fans. Even top singers now just have their concerts online where they don’t earn anything as it’s for free.

Honestly, we think being constantly present on the internet will just have a negative effect on their careers as they most certainly lose their mystique as celebrities. They used to be on a pedestal, hard to reach, but now they’ve become as common as any ordinary netizen who wants to get noticed online.

They’ve also opened themselves up freely to everyone, specially to haters and bashers who just delight to annoy celebrities to give some excitement to their own boring lives. Because they made themselves accessible to every Tom, Dick and Harry, they give the chance even to strangers to treat them badly, binabastos sila, o minumura sila just to annoy them. Another downside of this is people might no longer be interested to see them in movies where they have to pay, since they can now be seen online for free.

Now, even the top networks also have their own shows online. We can understand ABS-CBN if they currently use Facebook or youtube as an outlet since their franchise has yet to be renewed. But GMA Network, their free TV channel GMA-7 is still very much active, but they now have so many shows online for GMA Artist Center with virtual entertainment through a series of online shows. GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) talents continue to interact with their fans via online shows like “#ArtistHideout”, ”Just In,” ”E-Date Mo Si Idol,” and ”Quiz Beh!”

#ArtistHideout proudly offers “PareKuys”, “Wednesday Coolitan,” and “Yummy Thursdays,” all hosted by Kapuso comedian Tetay. Every Tuesday, “PareKuys” features the handsome Kapuso hunks from the Philippine adaptation of the hit Korean drama series ‘Descendants of the Sun’ – Rocco Nacino, Paul Salas, Jon Lucas, Prince Clemente, and Lucho Ayala. They take on various challenges including the ‘Totropahin o Jojowain’ and ‘Roleta’ challenges where they revealed interesting personal experiences.

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Meanwhile, meaningful ‘Parenting 101’ discussions happen at “Wednesday Coolitan.” Celebrity guests Max Collins, Chynna Ortaleza, and Dion Ignacio talked about what it’s like to raise children with their busy schedules as showbiz personalities. Actress LJ Reyes also shared her story in one of the episodes.

Pretty foodie Arra San Agustin gave viewers an exciting time when she whipped up quick and easy recipes that anyone can do during the quarantine period in her online cooking show “Yummy Thursdays.” Make sure to watch out for more updates and content from Arra on her own YouTube channel soon.

In GMAAC’s newest online talk show “JUST IN: An Online Kumustahan with your Favorite TV Personalities,” catch your favorite TV personalities every Wednesday, 8pm. Paolo Contis and Vaness Del Moral alternate as hosts. Last May 20, Paolo was joined by his friend Baron Geisler. Meanwhile, Vaness was joined by GMA News pillar Arnold Clavio recently.

And then there is “E-Date Mo Si Idol,” GMAAC’s exciting online dating game show. No quarantine pass? No problem! Date your favorite Kapuso right from the comforts of your homes and share kilig and funny moments with your idol.  Recently, Chinito Cutie David Licauco and sexy Kapuso actress Faye Lorenzo spent time getting to know the searchees. Last Thursday, it is Kapuso Action Drama Prince Ruru Madrid’s turn to make a fan’s dream come true. For those who wish to join, just comment on GMA Artist Center’s Instagram post and share reasons why you believe the Kapuso star will have a good time on an e-date with viewers.

Lastly, watch out for your favorite Kapuso stars as they gather online for a quick playtime, hoping to give you smile and spread good vibes during these trying times via “Quiz Beh!” beginning Friday (May 29). This will be hosted by Kapuso actor, singer and comedian Betong Sumaya. Don’t miss these online shows and more on the Facebook page and YouTube channel of GMA Artist Center.