Susan Roces' Birthday

Ay siya, liyebo seis man ay maganda parin at mukha pa ring reyna. Mas magaling ang kaniyang ginawa ngayon na lumabas ulit sa telebisyon kaysa makisama sa mga pulitiko na alam ko namang hindi rin siya mcomfotable hanepo. Tama na ang once, no more twice.
Ito ang balita:

Susan turns 65 today
by : Mario E. Bautista

Susan Roces

SUSAN Roces, who's celebrating her 65th birthday today • Happy Birthday! • is back on screen in the new ABS-CBN 2 sitcom John En Shirley, where she plays Maricel Soriano's mom-in-law, Encarnacion or En.

We've seen its pilot episode as megged by topnotch director Bert de Leon and it's wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

The original John & Marsha ran for 17 years.

In this spinoff, Marsha has passed away and the scene where Dolphy as John talks to the photo of the late Nida Blanca is very touching. We saw both Susan and Marya crying as they watched the show.

Marya as Shirley is now married to newcomer Richie Macapagal (a TV and print ad model who auditioned for the sitcom) and they have two kids, Janna Baker and Ivan Da-vid. The program opens with John saying goodbye to the plane his son Rollie took to move to the US with his family. Shirley then takes him home to live with her husband and in-laws. En is married to Noel Trinidad, a henpecked husband, who doesn't talk when she is around and opens his mouth only when she's away.

What made Susan accept John En Shirley?

"I was both excited and nervous when producer Kitchie Benedicto offered me the show," she says. "Excited, as I was a follower of the show [John & Marsha], but also nervous and hesitant, as I'm wondering if I will be a credit to the new show. But after taping the first episodes with the cast, I'm now proud to be in it and it's an honor to be working again with Dolphy, who taught me how to do comedy in my first starring role, Boksingera Daw. It's also nice to work with Marya again, with whom I did Inday Sa Balitaw. I like my role as it's complex. Hindi siya todo-todong mabait, may pagkamataray rin, suplada at mahilig magbigay ng unsolicited advice without knowing she hurts the feelings of John."

The pilot episode's ending gives you a sense of deja vu as it ends with En, assuming the Donya Delilah role, telling John: "Magsumikap ka."

How does she think FPJ would react to her accepting the show?

"I really believe that Ronnie has something to do with me being offered this show. He wants me to work and be busy again. I never expected they'd offer the role of En to me, but I think after going through some hard times, it's time for me, for us, to laugh again."

Noel Trinidad says never in his wildest dreams did he think that he'd one day be paired with Susan, a movie queen, and even play her husband.

"That's why there was no reluctance for me when they offered me the role," he says. "I said okey lang kahit walang dialogue, na tinotoo naman nila."

John En Shirley starts airing this Saturday after Komiks.


Ay AYoko niyan AIAI

Kita mo talagang hindi puwedeng magkaroon ng magandang releysionhip ang mga gurang na sa mga bata pang lalaki. Tingnan ninyo mga maders, si AiAi. PAgkatapos niyang iwanan at siyempre wala ng allowance mula sa TANGANG eheste TANGING INA, sinisiraan na siya ng kaniyang ex-boypren at ang familya nito. Kainis anoh?

IMBYERNA si Ai-Ai delas Alas sa akusasyon ng pamilya ng ex-boyfriend niyang si Jun Hinahon na ginamit lang daw niya ito. Pati ang mga ibinigay niya’y ginawang isyu at diumano’y gusto raw niyang ipakuwenta kung magkano lahat ang nagastos niya.

"Nawe-weird-uhan ako sa reaction ng pamilya niya. Nahihilo ako! Mabuti nga, nakilala siya nang dahil sa akin, ‘no? Ayoko na talaga siyang pag-usapan at baka sabihin na naman ng pamilya niya’y ginagamit ko ang anak nila. Excuse me ‘no! Eh, siya nga itong ginamit niya ang katawan ko na paulit-ulit. Hindi naman ako nag-enjoy dahil (censored), " pahayag ni Ai-Ai.

Pinagtatakpan pa nga niya ang dahilan ng kanilang break-up at sinasabi niyang may mga personal differences sila. But the truth is, may third party involved. From a very reliable source, pinaimbestigahan ng isang taong malapit kay Ai-Ai si Jun at natuklasang may itinatago itong babae sa Cavite. Hindi nito alam na taga-roon din ang isang showbiz personality at nakikita sina Jun at ang girl.


Ay mga mamah, kaloka talaga ito si Kristeta. O kuripot daw ang kaniyang asawang si James Yap at "may I paalam daw siya kapag gusto niyang bumili ng bagong damit" na pambahay lang naman daw o pangshow. Ibig bang sabihin niyan mga sistah, hindi na siya magsusuot ng mgas gown kahit katanhalian ng araw na akala mo ay palagi siyang debutante.

Make that over-spending. Kris, who has been known for her lavish shopping sprees and quite expensive taste, has mellowed where throwing money around is concerned.

Di ko alam nagtatapon pala sya ng pera. Sana nakipulot din ako. Ahahay.




CELEB: WOW si Angelica na ba yan?

BRITIES: Alangan namang si Angelina Jolie yan.

CELEB: Suplado.



CLAUDINE BARRETO-still in honeymoon stage

Cele: Ay talaga mamah, eh ilan buwan pa lang naman silang kasal anoh? Siyempre, ninamnam pa niya ang kaniyang pagiging maybahay. Ilang milyon nga ba ang halaga ?

Brities: Gagah, maybahay, mistress of the house. hmph.

Celeb: Sabi ni Claudine
"I’m happy," she gushes. "Raymart is independent and doesn’t like me packing things for him. I run the household, take care of the househelp’s salaries, the pest control schedule, the weekly menu, the budget."

Bakit noon bang wala sya naglalakad lang ang household? at bakit araw-araw ba kailangan niyang asikasuhin ang pest control. Sino kaya ang mga pesteng yon ?

Brities: Naku ha, corny mo. Ang peste kaya ay nagngangalang nagsisimula sa G?

Celeb: Ito pa:
If she’s that happy, are she and Raymart planning to have their own bundle of joy soon (they already have an adopted daughter, Sabina, two years old)?

"That will have to wait until next year," replies Claudine. "I just started a new soap."

Ano kaya ang bagong sabong yon?

Brities: Sasampalin na kita diyan. TELESERYE. SOAP OPERA.

Celeb: Ah ganon ?
At saka pala ang acting daw niya ay hindi dahil sa pera.
Claudine loves acting so much she can say with pride that "I’m not working for the money.Acting is a passion, period.

Sino kaya ang kaniyang passion designer.

Brities: Bakit ba ako nagtitiyagang makipag-usap saiyo.




Another talented artist moving to the US is Gary Valenciano. Last year, it was April Boy who brought the entire family to California while Jim Paredes of the APO HIKING Society migrated to Australia.

Gary Valenciano, said goodbye to his fans recently during a free concert at the Ayala Center here ... but not before he and his son Gab rocked the hall and sent them cheering.

Gary said it could be his last performance in Cebu for a long while, since his family was moving to the United States and staying for the first full quarter of the year.

Gary wowed young and old alike, as he always did when he came around. They sang with him when he dished out his popular ballads, and rocked to the beat when he shifted to a dance mode.


His “dance showdown” with Gabriel, or “Gab,” proved he could still shake it. To the crowd’s applause, he sang “Wait Forever,” carrier single of his latest album, “Relevance.” The song was composed by Cebuano Jude Gitamondoc, who did five of the songs in the album.

In a press conference after the concert, Gary V said the plan to relocate to the US came about after a meeting with songwriter/record producer Craig Jensen and an offer of the Jesus Is Lord Movement (JIL) for him to do a 45-city world tour.

Jensen, who brought Fra Lippo Lippi to the country recently, had urged Gary to reach a wider audience for his gospel songs.

It’s time

Gary said JIL’s offer convinced him it was time to do just that. In March or April next year, the tour starts, he said. In between, he will be doing some recordings.

Gary said he was excited about the planned move, “to promote my inspirational songs there,” but admitted he was finding it difficult to leave old friends behind. And so for him, he said, the prospect is “bittersweet.”

In the US, the singer said, he intended to study music production and sound engineering—for both CD and film.


DIANA ZUBIRI, no longer sexy


TURNING wholesome takes a lot of getting used to, according to Seiko sexy star Diana Zubiri.

DIANA used to be a sexy star that all her movies were rated R. With Joey JAvier Reyes as director, she still shed something but not her clothes but her sexy image.

From inquirer 7.

The transformation of Diana, Rosemarie Joy Garcia in real life, started with the GMA 7 fantaserye “Encantadia” and continues in her new projects, Jose Javier Reyes’ Seiko drama-comedy “I Wanna Be Happy” and two afternoon Kapuso shows, the teleserye “Now and Forever: Linlang” and the reality-inspired program “Ang Pagbabago.”

For the first time, the star of such R-rated films as “Itlog,” “Bakat” and “Liberated” is not shedding her clothes.

“I was glad that I didn’t have to buy anything that showed my cleavage,” she told Inquirer Entertainment, referring to her wardrobe in “I Wanna Be Happy.”

And she didn’t have to go on a diet. “I could take it easy and eat whatever I wanted. In fact, I always brought snacks to the set.”

But is local show biz ready for a straitlaced Diana?



ABC's Shall We Dance Winners

What do you know? Tirso Cruz III and his partner won the finals of the ABC's Shall We Dance. Some averred that the text votes made them win because of Tirso's popularity.
Intriga Day. Aylala.

Second place was Mystika and her partner. O di va pasplit-split siya noon at bigay todo talaga pag sumayaw.

Third place went to Joshua and Janet who were the winners of the WILD CARD.

Desiree del Valle and her dance partner got the fourth place.

John Lloyd's Girl Friend

According to Dolly Anne Carvajal, John Lloyd's girl friend daw isang fashion editor.

Paano naman si Bea ? May pasweet sweet pa sila pagnagpopromote ng movie.

An excerpt from the column:

By Dolly Anne Carvajal

MY friends from the “fashionista” world insist that John Lloyd’s current squeeze is Liz Uy, the fab fashion editor of Preview magazine. They were together during the DJ Tiesto event at the PICC last March and the Preview anniversary bash last Saturday. My source adds, “John Lloyd’s ex, Ciara Sotto, was also around during the mag’s party but I didn’t sense any tension naman.” Are the hip couple keeping their romance low-key, lest show biz intrigues turn everything off-key?

Aga and Claudine--Star Awardees

The movie “Blue Moon,” produced by Regal Entertainment as an entry to last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, was declared Movie of the Year on Friday at the 22nd Star Awards for Movies held at the Grand Ballroom of the Philippine Plaza Hotel.

This year’s Star Awards introduced two new categories—Digital Movie of the Year and Digital Movie Director of the Year, apparently recognizing the emergence of digital films as a major force.

ufo Pictures’ “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” was named Digital Movie of the Year, and its director, Aureaus Solito, Digital Movie Director of the Year.

Solito described his win as a dream that has finally come true—even if “Maxi” had already won recognition from audiences and film festivals around the world.

Aga Muhlach, who was named Actor of the Year for his role in the movie “Dubai,” admitted that awards ceremonies still made him nervous. He poked fun at himself, saying, “I’m so baduy(tacky).” Inquirer Entertainment later found out that his hands were as cold as ice minutes after he went down the stage.

He commended fellow nominee Ricky Davao (“Mga Pusang Gala”) and thanked co-stars Claudine Barretto and John Lloyd Cruz, who won Supporting Actor of the Year, for “making things easy for me.”

Aga also won as Male Face of the Night; and Ana Roces, Female Face of the Night.

Like Aga, Claudine Barretto was jittery when she received her Actress of the Year Award for “Nasaan Ka Man.” She began thanking people involved in the movie “Dubai” after a clip of the film was erroneously shown on screen.

“I was confused by that,” she later told Inquirer. “I knew I was nominated for ‘Nasaan,’ but what was shown was a clip from ‘Dubai.’ But I also thanked the people I worked with in ‘Nasaan.’

This is the fourth Best Actress award for Claudine; she received the first a few years ago for “Luna.”