In this Corner of the Universe-Snooky Serna Said She was raped

Actress Snooky Serna on Sunday admitted that she was raped when she was 14 years old but declined to give details of the incident.

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“I hope people will respect that I don’t want to be so graphic and detailed about it because I have children and I’m [neither] out to embarrass my children nor my family, my friends and even my ex-husband," she said.

The former child star even threatened to cut the interview short after Showbiz Central's host John Lapus asked her to identify the attacker.

“John, magwawalkout ako dito…let’s respect other people. I have feelings, too...it happened in the house…that time hindi ako nagsumbong because I was shocked. I was 14. Parang ang feeling ko I was robbed of my innocence, of my childhood," she said.

She added: “I was forcibly made to indulge in that and I’m not proud of it and I don’t want to…sana ayokong ma-prolong ito. I’m so honest for my own good. Sometimes na ngayon ko naisip yung repercussion na baka mamaya maging malaking issue ito masyado at mapapasama pa yung tao, nananahimik na. I‘m sure that he’s also sorry for whatever he’s done. Ayoko naman magkaroon ng serious repercussion."




Eddie Arenas and Lolita Rodriguez

Eddie Arenas

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Lolita Rodriguez

Lolita Rodriguez

They have long separated. Lolita Rodriguez is now based in the US while Eddie Arenas is still active in the showbiz.



In this Corner of the Universe-Sheryl Cruz, ayaw nang bumalik sa US?

Sheryl Cruz

Sheryl Cruz

Ipinaabot ni Dolor Guevarra, ang manager ni Sheryl Cruz PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Dolor Guevarra, na isang primetime soap ang alok kay Sheryl sa GMA-7 kapalit ng Mga Mata ni Anghelita at isang episode naman sa Love Spell ang offer ng ABS-CBN. Balitang ang Love Spell ang magiging next project ni Sheryl.

"Walang kontrata si Sheryl sa kahit anong station," pauna ni Dolor. "Puwede siyang magtrabaho either GMA or ABS. Naunang na-offer ang Love Spell sa amin. Naghintay sila na matapos ang Mga Mata ni Anghelita. Ang alam kasi namin, matagal pa yung sinasabi nilang soap kaya tinanggap muna namin ito."

Ayon kay Wilma [Galvante, GMA-7's SVP for Entertainment TV], ayos ang usapan nlia at isang show lang ito tapos babalik si Sheryll sa GMA7.

Wala ring pipirmahang exclusive contract si Sheryl sa ABS-CBN dahil per show lang siya doon.

Wala na talaga yatang balak bumalik sa States si Sheryll.

Source: PEP



Juancho Gutierrez and Gloria Romero

Juancho Gutierrez

Juancho Gutierrez

Gloria Romero

Gloria Romero

The only daughter

Maritess Gutierrez

Maritess Gutierrez

Maritess Gutierrez is the only daughter of Gloria Romero and Juancho Gutierrez. She appeared in some movies before deciding to become a Chef. Her son who is now in show biz is Christopher Gutierrez.

1. Halimaw sa banga (1986)
... aka Halimaw sa banga (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
... aka Monster in a Jar (International: English title)
2. Bulaklak ng City Jail (1984) .... Patricia
... aka Flowers of the City Jail (International: English title)

3. Fiesta extravaganza (1969)

Their grandson:

Christopher Gutierrez

Christopher Gutierrez

Christopher Gutierrez considers acting and dancing as his primary talents. Born in Welmington, Delaware USA, he is in Grade 7 at De La Salle Greenhills and he is proud to say he's in the Top 5 of his class. Something his mom Marites, who�'s a chef by profession, and grandmother Gloria Romero must be very proud of.

Although this early, Christopher doesn't know yet what course to take when he reaches college, he stressed that "my studies will be my priority!" His favorite subjects he said are Science and Math.

In showbiz, his goal is to be Mr. No. 1 like his grandfather Juancho Gutierrez, who during his heyday, used to be Mr. No 1 (while Amalia Fuentes was Miss No. 1). "I will try my very best to be Mr. No. 1 also," Christopher said. His grandfather died after being bedridden due to a stroke several years ago.

Now that he has joined showbiz, Chris said his lola is very supportive and very protective of him, always giving him advice and tips on how to succeed in this field. "Just try your best every time, in every situation...kahit hindi mo alam, still try your best," Glo would tell him he said. He is still undergoing workshop with the other members of Batch 13 but when the opportunity arises, Chris would like to try drama first.

He has seen some of his lola's movies like "Dalagang Ilocana" and "Tanging Yaman" but not "Magnifico" which he hopes he can watch when he has the time. Christopher finds his lola's voice as "very sweet and comforting." Needles to say, Gloria Romero, a legend in Philippine movies, is his idol.




Zaldy Zshornack and Shirley Gorospe

Zaldy Zshornack

Zaldy Zshornack

Shirley Gorospe
Read her bio here.
Shirley Gorospe

Shirley Gorospe is now a widow. Zaldy Zshornack died in 2002 from diabetes complications. they have two sons who did not join the Philippine showbiz. Garizaldy who is an entertainer in the US and Geno.



In this Corner of the Universe-Dolphy and ZsaZsa still going strong.

Despite the rumors of separation, Dolphy's and ZsaZsa's May-December affair is still going strong.

Dolphy's biography

Here is the news:

Zsa Zsa Padilla and Dolphy took their girls Zia and Nicole to Boracay for Zia’s birthday. “I honestly haven’t been much of a Bora fan. It gets crazy there during summer,” Zsa said.

“Try walking around with Dolphy there and you’ll need to stop for a picture or autograph at every step. If we want private time, Bora’s not the place for us. Wherever we are, what matters is we have uninterrupted time together away from it all.”

Now you know why their May-December romance has outlasted all calendars!



In this Corner of the Universe-Kris Aquino's Deal or No deal extended to December?

Naiiyak si Kris Aquino noong sinabi niya na mawawala na ang kaniyang programang Deal or No deal. Pero sabi niya ay maeextend daw hanggang December.

Ito ang balita.

Hindi napigilang maluha ng TV host-actress na si Kris Aquino nang manalo ang isang Muslim contestant ng P2 million sa kanyang game show na Kapamilya Deal or No Deal noong nakaraang linggo. Pero magkahalong lungkot ang dahilan kaya napaiyak si Kris noong gabing ‘yon. That time kasi ay nasabihan si Kris na mamaalam sa ere ang kanyang programa.

But last night, September 20, iba na naman ang mood ni Kris. Kitang-kita ang kasiyahan sa kanyang mukha habang isinasayaw-sayaw ang first layer ng kanyang apple gown made of chiffon cloth. May announcement na naman na ibinigay si Kris regarding her show.

"On Monday [September 24], we have a new timeslot. Mapapanood na po kami sa mas maagang oras before TV Patrol. At, tuluy-tuloy pa rin po ang panonood ninyo ng Deal or No Deal," pahayag ni Kris.

Kanina, September 21, ay napadaan ang PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa studio ng Kapamilya Deal or No Deal sa ABS-CBN. Katatapos lang i-tape ni Kris ang tatlong episodes na pawang mga celebrity ang contestants. Unang nag-taping si Gretchen Barretto na sinundan ni Rustom Padilla, at panghuli ang bagong gupit na si Piolo Pascual.

Dapat sana ay ang Regal martiarch na si Lily Monteverde ang isa sa tatlong celebrities na naglaro kahapon, Thursday. But for some reason, nag-backout si Mother Lily. Could it be nangatog daw ang tuhod ni Mother Lily sa sobrang kaba?

Samantala, isang reliable source mula sa ABS-CBN ang nagsabi sa PEP na extended ang Kapamilya Deal or No Deal until December 2007. Pagkatapos daw kasi na i-announce ni Kris na mawawala na sa ere ang kanyang programa ay marami ang nalungkot. Marami raw ang nag-text at tumawag sa ABS-CBN na nagre-request na huwag tanggalin ang game show ni Kris.


In this Corner of the Universe-Martin Nievera versus Pops Fernandez

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Pops Fernandez versus Martin Nievera

Ayaw daw magcomment si Martin Nievera sa sinabi ni Pops Fernandez tungkol sa kaniyang
kataksilan kaya sila nagkahiwalay.

Bakit panay painterview niya.

Martin Nievera declines to comment on Pops’s revelations

In an exclusive interview with Startalk, Martin Nievera was asked to comment about the revelations made by his ex-wife Pops Fernandez in the October issue of Yes! Magazine.

Pops exposed a series of events in the last three years of their marriage regarding Martin's infidelity, which she had kept to herself at the time.

"I think the best reaction is not to have one. If I had a reaction, the best thing is to not make it any bigger than it already is. So, I'd rather keep my comments and feelings. I would be lying if I said it wasn't a painful thing to read," Martin said.

But Martin admits that Pops was truly upset by his actions years ago.

"She's still a woman who's still hurting from the pain I caused years ago. Maybe it's still hurting her. I don't know what else to do to make her feel better, to make her feel–" Martin said as he tried to collect his thoughts.

He admits though that he has been trying to contact Pops. But she has been adamant in her recent interviews that she deserves more than a text from Martin.

Martin said that he had also been invited to the upcoming concert of Pops this December. However, it was Pops' manager, Arnold Vegafria who gave the invitation. Martin felt that it would be better if it came from Pops herself.

And at this point Martin tries to hold back tears that are starting to well up.

"I don't need an invitation. Pops is much as part of my twenty five years as I am of hers. Rightfully so, I should be there with or without an invitation. But having said that, sa dami ng nangyayari ngayon, I really don't feel that I am welcome."

"I have not lost one ounce of love for Pops.

Source: GMA7



In this Corner of the Universe-Dawn Zulueta, Nanay ni Vhong Navarro?

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Ano kaniyo, si Dawn Zulueta, pumayag maging nanay ni Vhong Navarro?

Bingi ka ba?

Ito ang sagot ni Dawn Zulueta ayon sa Pep.

"Unang-una, gusto ko yung role kahit maiksi lang. Sabi nga nila, there are no small roles. Which is true, dahil importante ang role ko rito, yung back-story ng characters namin ni Tonton kasi kami yung parents ni Migz [Jairus Aquino], na nang lumaki, siya na si Vhong Navarro," paliwanag ni Dawn sa sa presscon ng Lastikman last Wednesday, September 19, sa Teatrino Greenhills.



In this Corner of the Universe-Direck Paul Soriano versus John Prats

John Prats was incensed with the no comment remark of Paul Soriano, boyfriend of Toni Gonzaga when he was asked about Camille's pregnancy.
picture of toni gonzaga

This is the news from ABS CBN.

Last week, John Prats expressed his reaction regarding Direk Paul Soriano's "no comment" statement on Camille Prats' pregnancy. In his interview, John says that he would've rather had Paul tell the whole truth when asked about Camille, instead of simply brushing the whole thing off. Now, Direk Paul, and his girlfriend, Toni Gonzaga speaks up, and tells us her thoughts on the said issue!

First off, Direk Paul clarifies that he didn't mean anything harsh by saying "no comment", as he said that not to mess things up, and involve himself in the issue. However, he says that he knows where John is coming from, and he understands and respects it totally. He says that he realized that "no comment" can mean a lot of things, and he'll choose his words carefully next time.

He says that he wasn't in a romantic relationship with Camille, as he hang out with her and her brother John before, but got busy eventually with work, probably the reason why John said that he "disappeared" for quite some time. Also, his girlfriend, Toni says that she's outside the issue, but that John is a good friend of hers. Finally, the two congratulate Camille for her pregnancy, and wish her well.



In this Corner of the Universe-Joey de Leon was asked to stop making statements

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The people want Joey de Leon to shut up. Kung baga sa Tagalog, tama na. Sobra ka na.

Ito ang balita.

MANILA, Philippines—The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board has warned “Eat Bulaga” co-host Joey de Leon against making any more “aggravating” statements against “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame. MTRCB Chair Marissa Laguardia said she issued the warning after receiving televiewers’ complaints via text messages last week.


In this Corner of the Universe-Aiko Melendez versus Martin Jickain

Why are Aiko Melendez and Martin Jickain on a splitville? Who's guilty?


From ABS-CBN news:

A few days back, rumors have been circulating regarding couple Martin Jickain and Aiko Melendez's split? Is there a nugget of truth in this matter? The Buzz clarifies everything as Aiko Melendez gives us an exclusive interview!

Last September 13, Aiko's publicist, Ogie Diaz, confirmed that the couple have really split up, and on the same day, Martin gave Cristy Fermin his thoughts on the issue through an exclusive phone interview, saying that he has his own business, so he's not panting after Aiko's money, and he certainly didn't have vices such as gambling, smoking or women. Rumor has it that Aiko saw Martin at Embassy and Boracay with a different girl, which was reportedly a final blow to the marriage. However, during his phone interview, Martin refutes the said rumor.

On the 14th, Aiko filed a petition for Permanent Protection Order against her husband. The couple's friends attest that the couple has been having "petty problems", but things grew to larger proportions, as apparently, the couple used to badmouth each other whenever they fight, causing a rift between their loved ones, as they start to take sides. Aiko on the other hand, wishes to deal with the matter privately



In this Corner of the Universe-Joey de Leon-Nagbakasyon sa Star talk

Walang katiyakan kung kailan babalik sa Startalk si Joey de Leon dahil nasaktan ito sa latest move ni Consoliza Laguardia, Chair ng MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board).

Ipinatawag ni Laguardia sa MTRCB office noong Huwebes, September 13, ang mga representatives ng Startalk dahil hindi niya nagustuhan ang patuloy na paglalabas ng naturang programa ng mga kuwento tungkol sa feud nina Joey at Willie Revillame.

Matatandaang pumasok sa issue ang MTRCB noong August 31 at nakipagpulong sa dalawang hosts para matigil ang alitan ng mga ito, na napapanood ng madla sa telebisyon. Nagbitaw si Willie ng apology noong September 4, pero hindi ito tinanggap ni Joey.

Ang buong balita sa PEP.

In this Corner of the Universe-Meryll Soriano delivered a baby boy

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Meryll Soriano who recently won an award at the Gawad Urian has another blessing which came. Her first born son.

From ABS-CBN News.

Meryll Soriano recently delivered her firstborn, Elijah, and her very own Papi couldn't be any more happier!

Willie congratulates his daughter for not only winning an award at the Gawad Urian, but also for having a handsome baby boy. He says that Meryll should take care of herself now that she has somebody precious to take care of. He says that it's not his characteristic to meddle in other people's affairs, and he certainly wouldn't do that to Meryll, as his daughter has a life of her own. However, he says that he'll always be for his daughter whenever she needs him, as he works solely for his childrens' welfare. He adds that Bernard didn't let him know about the split up, but he says that everything's cool with him, as that is Bernard's personality, and he respects that. He also congratulates Bernard as he's a new father, and wishes that baby Elijah wouldn't be left wanting for a father's love.

Papi adds that he misses his "bunso" very much, but he's taking everything in stride, as he's used to loneliness already, since he was little. As such, he's very dedicated to bringing joy to other people, as it gives him happiness as well



In this Corner of the Universe-KC Concepcion said that Lino Cayetano is okay

KC Concepccion doesn't want to talk about Lino Cayetano her rumored boyfriend. But she mentioned that she is an okay suitor. So hindi pa boyfriend ha, nanliligaw pa lang.

This is the excerpt of the news:
KC Concepcion

KC Concepcion considers her relationship with television director Lino Cayetano “a very private matter,” and remains tight-lipped about it.

However, speaking at the launch of her ABS-CBN TV program, “KC From Paris to ’Pinas” (airing Sept. 23, 10:30 p.m.), KC told the entertainment press that her suitor was “sobrang okey.”

She denied rumors linking her to Billy Crawford, Rico Blanco and Gian Magdangal.



In This Corner of the Universe-Ate Vi an Edu Manzano Danced

Show biz shorts:

When Ate Vi was invited to guest in the "Deal or no Deal", she was requested to dance.
She agreed if the Banker who should not show himself to the Public. Edu Manzano who was taping for "Pilipinas:Game KNB?" saved the day by volunteering to partner with Ate Vi.


In this Corner of the Universe-Yilmaz left a gift to Ruffa

Annabelle Rama is fuming mad. She called her daughter crazy if she's still going to
accept Yilmaz when he comes back.

This is the story:

Yilmaz’s parting ‘gift’

Annabelle Rama on a “remembrance” (souvenir siguro) that Yilmaz Bektas gave Ruffa Gutierrez before leaving the country last month:

“Umalis na siya Ruffa, may binigay sa iyong ano si Yilmaz … na hindi mo makakalimutan. Kung papatawarin mo pa siya, luka-luka ka na Ruffa talaga. Maniwala ka sa akin. Pag bumalik siya dito at entertain-in mo pa siya, Ruffa. Ewan ko, su-surrender na ako sa iyo ’Day.” (Shaks, ano kaya ’yun— blackeye, Bvlgari watch, baby? All of the above?)



In this Corner of the Universe-Vilma Santos kasama sa pinarangalan

Talagang hindi maawat ang pagsikat lalo ni Ate Vi. Kung ang ibang kasabayan niya ay matagal nang nagpapahinga, siya naman ay rumaratsada pa rin at ngayon naman ay sa public service.

Ito ang balita tungkol sa tinanggap niyan parangal mula sa People Asia Magazine.

Kabilang si Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto sa binigyan ng parangal ng People Asia magazine bilang isa sa mga Women of Style and Substance. Ginanap ang awarding ceremony noong Huwebes, September 6, sa Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

Para kay Gov. Vi, isang malaking karangal ang mapabilang sa mga kababaihan na namumukod-tangi ang kahusayan at katalinuhan sa kani-kanilang larangan. Kasama niyang pinarangalan bilang Women of Style and Substance sina Senator Loren Legarda; beauty expert Vicki Belo; actress-TV host Toni Gonzaga; race driver Gaby dela Merced; singer Sitti; lifestyle columnist Millet Mananquil; restaurateur Gaita Forres; lawyers Katrina Legarda and Rowena Bengzon; socialites-philanthropists Lizzie Zobel and Margarita Delgado; and news personalities Korina Sanchez, Vicky Morales, and Tintin Bersola-Babao.

"Hindi ko ito inaasahan at nagtataka nga ako kung bakit isa ako sa pinili nila," nakangiting pahayag ng actress-politician sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). "Kung anuman ang reason na ‘yon, malaking tulong ito sa katayuan ko ngayon bilang governor ng Batangas. Nagpapatunay lang siguro na bilang isang babae, kaya natin ang kahit na anong
trabaho. Maliit man o malaki, patuloy ang paglilingkod natin sa bayan."


In this Corner-Camille Prats ay Buntis sa United States

Talaga nga naman anoh. Kaya pala lumipad sa United States ay para manganak.
Ayon sa balita sa PEP, Inamin ng ina ng artistang si Camille Prats na buntis ang anak niya at ang ama nito ay ang boyfriend nitong magdadalawang taon. Pinabulaanan na si Paul Soriano na boyfriend ngayon ni Toni Gonzaga ang ama ng bata.

Ito ang balita mula sa GMa7.

Sa kasalukuyan ay nasa Los Angeles, California na raw sila ni Camille, na umalis ng Pilipinas noong Wednesday, September 5.

Diretso na kaagad tinanong ng PEP si Mommy Alma kung ano ang katotohanan sa kumakalat na balitang buntis si Camille kaya pansamantala muna itong magpapahinga sa kanyang showbiz career, na taliwas sa unang pahayag ng young actress na mag-aaral muna siya sa Amerika.

Hindi naman nagkait ng kasagutan ang ina ni Camille. Agad nitong inamin na totoo ngang nagdadalang-tao ang nakababatang kapatid ni John Prats.

Ayon kay Mommy Alma, "Four months na ang pagbubuntis niya. So, malamang na dito na rin siya sa US manganganak.

Samantala, pinabulaanan naman ni Mommy Alma ang kumakalat na balita na ang young director na si Paul Soriano ang ama ng ipinagbubuntis ni Camille.

Matagal na raw nag-break sina Camille at Paul, na ngayon ay kasintahan na ni Toni Gonzaga.