Richard Gomez said that Ben Chan, the owner of BENCH was pissed off with the ruckus among the three actor-models as to who is going to appear in the Finale so that he ordered to remove the three altogether.
But the managers talked to Ben Chan for reconsideration so that Richard Gutierrez was the finale of the Blackout while Dingdong was the finale of the lesley Mobo.
According to Richard, Piolo did not attend the fashion show because of the intrigues.
On Annabelle rants about Richard Gutierrez' lack of proper intro, Gomez said that the managers were present during the rehearsal and so things that they wanted change could have been aired before the show. He said that models could work on gimmicks to be applauded. He related that Jake Cuenca wore a flower while Dingdong teased the audience by slowly removing his pants.
Kayo ang humatol.
SHERYL CRUZ, the daughter of the late Ricky Belmonte and Smapaguita star Rosemarie, the niece of Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr. is now separated from her Fil-am husband.
It was her husband Norman Bustos who released the nformation about the separation and Sheryl never sad a word about it.She denied that it was because she did not want to go back to the US anymore.
Was she shocked of the news?
"I already knew na meron nang ganung klaseng...parang decision. But I never knew that it was gonna come out in the papers. But you know, it's better nga na huwag na nating pag-usapan," pigil sa pag-iyak na sabi ni Sheryl.
"Bakit ko siya sisisihin?" sabi ng dating child actress. "Unang-una sa lahat, everybody is entitled to their own decision, di ba? If you're not happy anymore and miserable, it's better to get out of the relationship. I don't want him to be miserable all his life. Di ba, you don't want somebody who you love so much to be in misery all the time?"
"Basta ang sa akin, what I can tell you and everybody naman siguro who's been in love, who's been married, who has a kid, of course, gusto mo intact yung memories na ‘yon para sa child mo at hanggang paglaki to keep them whole. Kasi it doesn't mean na just because of a failed marriage, my daughter is not gonna be an adult when she grows up, or a person when she grows up.
She said that it was not her career which prevents her from going back to US. There are other reasons which she refused to mention.
Her daughter Ashley knew already about the divorce. She told her herself.
She does not stay in the house which she bought. She is reminded of the memories with the husband.
Her husband regularly calls theor daughter.
Annabelle Rama, the matriarch of the GUTIERREZ family is planning not to renew Richard Gutierrez's contract with Bench.
Sinong tinakot niya eh maraming mga gustong maging model diyan. She has to admit that being a Bench model is also a boost in a movie star's popularity.
According to her, there was no proper intro for Richard Gutierrez while the audience was prepared for the coming out of Sam Milby, Rafael Rosell and Dingdong Dantes.
She admitted however that Richard did not show any brief.
WOW, THIS IS ONE CONCERT THAT IS WORTH WATCHING.
Sharon Cuneta is going to celebrate her 30 years in showbiz with a bang.
Excerpts from ABS-CBN.
Megastar Sharon Cuneta celebrates her 30 years in showbiz with a very memorable anniversary concert entitled Megathirty at the Araneta Coliseum on August 8, 8pm. The singer/host/actress promises a night of music that spans three decades of love and inspiration. Sharon was very nostalgic during her press conference for the concert, recalling the ups and downs of her thirty year showbiz career. She mentioned briefly the passing away of one of her closest friends in the business, Mina Aragon, the late wife of Viva Films exec Vic Del Rosario. She also said that she regrets not being able to work with one of the country’s top directors, Ishmael Bernal, before he passed away.
I think it was Mina Aragon who gave her the break.
And of course Sharon also revealed that she was very affected with the death of her father, Pablo Cuneta. "I was at the lowest point in my life when my father died." What was surprising though was the fact that she barely spoke of her failed first marriage to actor Gabby Concepcion.IMHO, it is not wothmentioning. It will just create publicity for the person who broke her heart.
However, Sharon says she doesn’t dwell over the sad things in her life and would rather focus on the happy moments. Her status as a Megastar, having three beautiful daughters, her 28 years of making albums and 30 years in the movies – there’s nothing more she can ask for. "Ang kapal naman ng mukha ko kung magrereklamo pa ako," she said with a laugh.
And even though she wants to slow down, she still has a lot of things to accomplish in the next couple of years. "Next year I still have to do a movie with Ate Vi, the Star for All Seasons and the Governor of Batangas. I have another project with Aga Muhlach. And of course I still want to work with Robin Padilla. He makes you feel like a princess on the set." She has that intention to retire she admits. The question is when. "Probably He wants me still here for a higher purpose." Sharon reveals. She however is firm in saying that she will never get involved in politics.I like their love team.
When Dolphy left Alma and lived in with Zsazsa Padilla, people sympathized with Alma that Dolphy's popularity dived to the lowest. Nilangaw ang pelikula and his TV sitcom's rating plunged down. It took years before he was able to recover.
In his book that was launched during his birthday, he told all the reasons why.
Except of the news:
Here it is:
1981 ang bilang ko sa simula namin ni Ness. But before that, nagkapareha muna kami sa Titser’s Pet. Hindi ko masabing type ko na siya agad. Natapos muna ang pelikula, nag-outing kami ng grupo, nauwi sa sayawan. Ang disco, hindi lang mabilis na music ang tugtog, biglang nagkaka-slow drag.
Hindi ko intensyon na maging seryoso ang relasyon. Pirmero, parang barka-barkada. Then, nagbiyahe sina Baby at ang mga bata, si Ronnie lang naiwan. Habang wala sila, do’n kami naging close ni Ness.
Pag-uwi ni Baby, nalaman niya, so sinulatan niya ako. ‘Yon na. 1982, umalis ako sa Blue Ridge, nagsama kami ni Ness sa Greenhills. Pirmero kami lang, saka si Vandolf.
Ang nanay niya, mayro’n ibang bahay na inuuwian, pero natutulog sa amin kung minsan. No’ng nahiwalay ang kapatid niya, si Debra, nakasama rin namin, bago napunta ng US. OK pa iyon, ina at kapatid.
May mga good years kami. Our movies together did well in the box-office, at ilan din ‘yon, Good Morning Professor, My Funny Valentine, Tenteng de Sarapen, The Crazy Professor, at ‘yon na ngang launching movie ni Eric, ang Bata-Batuta. Medyo matamlay na kami sa last picture namin, and this was after Vandolf was born.
Ang nahirapan ako, do’n sa lifestyle niya. Hindi ko type ang palaging may tao sa bahay, mula umaga hanggang madaling-araw. Ibig kong sabihin, OK ang magkabisita, ang dalawin ka ng mga kaibigan mong reporter, pero naging araw-araw na ‘yon, at hindi lang dito sa Manila. Pag nasa Hong Kong kami, at hilig ko nga ‘yong nagpupunta ro’n para mapahinga, kasama pa rin namin ang mga reporter. At mga dancer. Pupunta kaming Amerika, gano’n pa rin.
Madalang na ako no’ng makipagbarkada. Bukod sa patay na si Ading, hindi ako mapakali pag naaalaala ko si Vandolf. Walang kasama ‘yong bata. Nag-iisa, sa malaking bahay na maraming 188 tao. Hindi pinalalapit ‘yon sa usapan ng matatanda, lalo pa’t may kabastusan ang mga biro, mga green jokes. Yaya lang ang kasama niya, e, matanda. Hindi makahabol, pag tumatakbo na ang alaga.
Magbo-bonding si Ness ng pamilya niya, ng mga bakla, ng mga dancer, at kahit minsan nakikipagtawanan ako sa kanila, may limitation. Papanhik na ako, aabutan ko si Vandolf, makikita kong nakadungaw sa ventanillang gano’n, naaawa ako. Kakalaruin ko ang bata. Habang naghaharutan kaming mag-ama, magpapaalam na sila, magdi-disco.
Hindi masyadong malapit si Ness sa mga anak. Pag ‘ando’n, OK. Pero mas involved siya sa barkada. Kaya kami ni Van ang naglalaro, magkatabing matulog, at magkasabay kumain.
Ang parang excuse no’n, kasi raw, may Loveli-ness. May show, na kailangang maya’t-maya ang meeting; katatapos pa lang ng palabas, meeting ulit para sa next. Pero nagka-TV shows din naman ako. Nag-specials na sunud-sunod, never namang nabulabog ang privacy ng pamamahay ko.
Active pa ang RVQ, ‘tinayo pa namin ang Rodessa, pero no’ng araw din, no’ng height talaga ng RVQ, hindi dumating sa gano’n karami ang araw-araw na nasa Blue Ridge na kailangang estimahin at pakisamahan.
Alam kong kailangan ng artista ang media. Lalo na ako at that time, since active movie producer pa ako, nagpapa-press con, and all. Pero looking back, sana lang, nakapag-draw ng boundaries. Hindi ko sila nilalahat. Mayro’n ding mababait do’n, na hanggang ngayon, pag nakikita ko, napi-feel ko ang paggalang nila at respeto. Kaya lang...
Natagalan ko ‘yon until 1989. Of course, alam na ng lahat na sa last two years, mayro’n na akong ibang mahal, pero bago pa ‘yon, muntik na kaming maghiwalay ni Ness, sa dahilang mas gusto ko na lang sarilinin. Tapos na ‘yon, tapos na rin kami, huwag na lang nating ungkatin. Puwede n’yo siyang tanungin, kung gusto ninyo, pero walang manggagaling sa akin.
Basta’t the first time na ginusto kong umalis at tapusin na ang relasyon namin, nag-impake na ako. ‘I know what’s going on,’ kako.
Umamin siya, humingi ng tawad, nakiusap na pumirmi ako. Pinagbigyan ko, alang-alang kay Vandolf, pero nawala na ang lapot ng samahan, naging malabnaw. Hanggang sa kinailangan na rin akong mag-decide.
Ang anak ko kay Ness
As usual, na-sacrifice ang anak, no’ng naghiwalay ang kanyang mga magulang. Pero pinakamatindi ito. Ang ibang mga anak ko, hindi ‘pinagkait sa akin ng kanilang mga ina.
No’ng umalis na ako’t nagpuntang US, maski sa telepono, nahirapan akong kontakin ang bata. ‘Tinawag sa akin ni Rene na gusto raw akong makausap ni Vandolf, ayaw raw ni Ness. Hanggang humagulgol na lang ako sa telepono. Hinahagod ako ni Zsa Zsa. Alam niya ang pinagdadaanan ko’t iyon din ang sa kanya.
‘Yong iyak na ‘yon, sama-sama ‘yon. Ang takot kong naiwan siya sa gano’ng lifestyle, ang awa ko na alam kong wala siyang kalaro, wala talagang nagke-care, at saka ang orchestrated attack laban sa amin ni Zsa Zsa, sa kaliwa’t-kanang bira ng mga movie press na kumampi kay Ness, na hindi man lang inalam ang puno’t dulo ng mga pangyayari. Masakit, masakit.
Nakiusap ako kay Mother Lily, baka pagbigyan siya ni Ness. At ‘yon na nga ang nangyari. Nakausap ko rin ang anak ko, nasa ospital no’ng tawagan uli ako ni Rene. Umiiyak ako talaga.
Pagbalik namin dito, hindi ko ulit alam kung saan siya naro’n. Inalis na sa Brent School sa Pasig. ‘Tinago sa kung saang iskuwelahan. Na-trace ko kung saan, pero ayaw ipakausap ng school authorities, dahil ‘yon daw ang kabilin-bilinan no’ng nanay.
Kinausap ko ‘yong principal, ‘Magandang umaga po, pasensiya na po kayo nagambala ko kayo. Siguro alam n’yo ang nangyayari sa buhay namin ni Vandolf at ng nanay niya. Matagal ko nang hindi nakikita ang anak ko, gusto ko lang ho sanang makausap sandali.’
Naramdaman yata ang sincerity ko at ang paghihirap ko bilang ama. Nilabas ng principal si Vandolf, hinarap sa akin. Iyakan na naman kami ro’n. Pamula no’n, do’n ko na pinupuntahan. Pag umaga, naka-abang na siya sa akin.
May one year ko na siyang hindi nakikita no’ng nadala ni Eric sa Music Museum, sa birthday show ko, in 1990. Na-appreciate ko ang ginawa ni Eric. Siya ang kumausap kay Ness, at humiling na maiharap niya sa akin ang kapatid, sa okasyon na ‘yon.
Ang dami kong nailuha sa batang ‘yan. No’ng naaksidente, bumigay ulit ako. Habang nagdarasal, parang one-on-one akong nakikipag-usap sa Diyos, nakikiusap, ‘Buhayin N’yo naman; bigyan N’yo ng chance na matikman pa ang buhay. Masyado pang bata para kunin.’
Alma Moreno who is better known as Ness refused to be interviewed for the book.
Sabi ng aking kaibigan, siguro, what ired the people was when Dolphy denied that he was leaving Alma in her show Lovely-Ness and a few days (I am not sure), he left her for Zsa Zsa.
Sharon Cuneta explained that she has previous commitment on that day but because she loves the birthday celebrant, she decided to come and greet her explaining that she would not stay long.
So when Gabby Concepcion's arrival was announced, she found that as an opportunity to leave.
She did not want the press to make their meeting a circus.
"'Tapos, ganun na nga. May nakapagsabing dumating na siya [Gabby], and so I decided na rin to leave dahil, again, may pupuntahan akong taping, plus ‘tapos na rin yung pagkanta ni Piolo. Nag-enjoy naman kami ni Ate Vi [Vilma Santos], at nabati na namin si Nanay Cristy. Huwag na tayong mag-emote pa. For sure kasi ay para na namang piyesta yung issue kaya ako na ang nagkusang umalis," paliwanag ni Sharon.
She admitted that she is avoiding to talk about her former husband.
When she was asked what if Gabby Concepcion decided to watch the concert, she pleaded that no one should ever think that as a surprise.
She rather talked about her plan to make movies with Vilma Santos, Aga Muhlach, Richard Gomez and Robin Padilla.
Here is the news about the birthday of the son of Claudine Barreto and Raymart Santiago, Rodrigo Santino Santiago. It is also the month birthday of the couple and their adopted daughter Sabina.
Rodrigo Santino Santiago, son of Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago, celebrated his first birthday and his dedication to the Christian world last Sunday at the Blue Leaf Events Pavillion in Taguig City.
The Barney-themed party was well attended by family and friends, including Santino’s set of celebrity godparents—Edu Manzano, Robin Padilla, Manny Pacquiao, Liz Almoro, Andeng Bautista, Atty. Noni Buencamino, Cristalle Henares, Kate Torralba, Paolo Contis, Isabel Oli, and Meryll Soriano. It was after all unofficially a quintuple celebration.
Aside from Santino’s birthday and dedication, it was also the couple’s natal day—Claudine turned 29 and Raymart turned 35. Yesterday, July 21, the couple’s adopted daughter, Sabina, also marked her fourth birthday.
But Claudine made it clear that the bash was really meant for their little one. “Birthday lang ni Santino itong araw na to… Hinihingi ko nga [kay Raymart] na sana makapag-out of town or out of the country kami kahit na for like three or four days man lang. Pagka-medyo okay na yung schedule.”
She added, “Sa sarili ko, kung sa sarili ko lang talaga, wala na akong i-wi-wish kasi nasa akin na lahat-lahat. Pero pag family, good health, good health.”
Here is the news:
Early this morning, July 22, actor-director Abbo dela Cruz took out his bicycle to travel around the quaint town of Lucban, Quezon as he usually did every day. He never came back home alive.
In a phone call with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) this afternoon, director Uro dela Cruz explained that his brother Abbo died of a heart attack today.
"Nag-bike siya early this morning as usual then he collapsed out of the vicinity of the town, nasa labas ng konti. People who were passing by saw him and brought him to the hospital in Lucban, Quezon," narrates Uro, who is known for being the director of GMA-7's gag show Bubble Gang.
Abbo was only 45 years old. He left behind his wife Teresita and their five children who are all grown up. He is best known for writing and directing the movie Misteryo Sa Tuwa in 1984. Abbo also appeared in the movies Oro, Plata, Mata (1982) and Orapronobis (1989). In recent years, he has been documenting the cultural practices of Lucban, Quezon as a way of preserving the rich heritage of the province.
His remains lie in state at his home in Lucban, Quezon. Abbo's funeral is tentatively scheduled for this Saturday, July 26.
ISABELLE DIAZ DAZA is the beautiful daughter of the first Miss Philippines, GLORIA DIAZ to equally famous tv celebrity Bong Daza, the son of Nora Daza.
Her name was derived from the name of the character of Gloria Diaz in her first starring role, Pinakamagandang Hayup sa Balat ng Lupa.
The mother-daughter tandem are now the endorsers of the Beverly 6750.
Yep, it was the same beauty clinic that almost shut down because of the scandal brought by the husband-wife team managing the said beauty spa.
Gloria vowed that she would not become a stage motherfor her daughter who is now also joining the showbiz.
This was confirmed by Isabelle herself.
"My mother wasn't a stage mother, she let me do what I wanna do," sabi ni Gloria. "I think in the same way, I have lots of unsolicited advice for [Isabelle]. But at the end, I'll say to her, ‘I'll just stay home and have a massage, I trust you and you can do it.'"
Gloria said that shewas not aware of the controversy behind the Beverly 6750 not until it was brought to her attention. She had good words for it anyway.
Senator Bong Revilla does not deny that he has the ambition to run as vice-President this coming presidential election in 2010. But if Jinggoy Estrada pursue his plan to run too or Vilma Santos, Bong is going to give way to any of the two.
He denied that the marriage of his daughter Ina and son-in-law Vince are on the rocks. He said that he accompanied his daughter shopping for her baby. (Bakit siya? Bakit hindi yong asawa?).
He refused to comment about the lovelife of his son Jolo Revilla who he said is enrolled in San Beda.
If he is this hands-on father, why is he in the blind item for his involvement with other women?
Siya ba yon?
Jolina Magdangal said she's sorry that the first product endorsement of Gabby Concepcion went kaput. But she's not yet mentally prepared to work with the comebacking actor after he dumped her as co-star in ITALY.
Lucida the skin whitener that He chose over Sucaldito's product was pulled out by FDA.
Loren Legarda also asked to dismantle her billboards showing her endorsing the same product.
Joebert Sucaldito and Jolina Magdangal could have both said BUTI NGA ?
Just talked with a friend who was able to watch IISA PA LAMANG, the star studded first teleserye of Gabby Concepcion after his much publicized come-back.
DIETHER OCAMPO, one of the main characters opposite CLAUDINE BARRETO humbly denied that he was a better than Gabby Concepcion becuae of his acting intensity.
Although he is elated by the praised heaped to his acting, he said that it must be the role which gives them more blocking and exposure to the audience.
He never made any attempt to overact so he could attract more attention from the people watching the episode.
The cast of the teleserye are award-winning (not because of cheating) actors and actresses like Laurice Guillen, Susan Roces, Cherie Pie Picache, Jaime Fabregas, Joel Torre and Angelika Panganiban.
Any one can upstage anybody if they are not careful.
She denied that she made "kindat-kidnat to senator-actor Bong Revilla during the wake of Rudy Fernandez to get his attention with her new-injected face with botox.
Then she asked the question; "does my face show that I had a botox treatment."
this is her old picture.
Have you seen her face right nowadays?
She is in Canada right now for a series of concerts but promised she would be home during the launching of the tv special.
Trabaho muna ikanga.
BTW, did he not celebrate his 80th birthday already?
Annabelle Rama is on a fighting mood again because of what she claimed as hate campaign against her My Monster Mom movie.
She disputed the rumor that her film flopped. According to her the GMA Films was satisfied with the box-office results.
She dismissed the flop rumor to envy that her "kemback" comeback picture is a hit.
Claudine Barreto defended her husband Raymart Santiago against intrigues about the earning capacity of the couple.
CLAUDINE BARRETO said that her husband Raymart Santiago is busy with his triathlon activities. When he starts working he is focused.
PArang sinabing wala pang project so triathlon muna.
Then she insinuated that the husband has a lot of savings. What was that article that I read before when Raymart was whining that he has to earn because his family is expanding?
He's not really that popular, isn't he?
Then she talked about charitable foundations where they're also focused, the Bantay Bata and Caritas. He likened her husband to God. Sheesh.
Hindi pa raw nawawala ang mga foundation na tinututukan nilang mag-asawa.Naka-focus kami ngayon sa Bantay Bata at saka Caritas. So, parang God, He's the father, the Kuya of Bantay Bata. Kung tahimik ang asawa ko ngayon is because he's cooking up at may niluluto siyang mas malaki," sabi ni Claudine.
Gretchen Barreto just repeated the explanation of Boy Abunda about the credit card declined issue that it was rejected because of machine malfunction. Many people with credit card themselves think that this explanation is a no brainer since the info needed to process the transaction can be done manually in case the swipe machine does not work,
According to the previous news, it was Ruffa who paid the bill. When interviewed, Ruffa Gutierrez may have indirectly admitted by dismissing that there's no problem among friends if she gives the treat.
Interview of Ruffa Gutierrez
Gretchen Barreto, however, explained that everyone contributed and her share was 2,000 pesos.
Who's lying now?
She also denied that she said " We own the bank".
Was her appearance in the Maalala Mo Kaya, a damage control or assurance that she still has a career?
CARMINA VILLAROEL and her talent manager denied that the pretty co host of SIS is transferring to ABS-CBN because she was seen in the compound of the said network.
Thee manager explained that Carmina was a guest of WOWOWEE and on Colgate promotion.
She added that the guesting was with the approval of Wilma Galvante of GMA.
There are speculations that Carmina will be having a teleserye in the rival network because she was spotted at the 3rd floor where meetings concerning teleserye are usually conducted.
She is among the stars in the new GMA primetime series, Codename: Asero.
As for his own lovelife, he admitted that he does not have any special girl at the moment and if ever he will have one, he will not publicize it.
He got burned when his plan of pursuing a girl from the Victory Fellowship fizzled out even before he had begun.
it is interesting to note however that Ruffa remarked that Piolo's declaration of crush for here is mere publicity.
Willie Revillame is playing talent discoverer to a 19 year old Tourish student of Centro Escolar University, according to the ABS-CBN report.
Here is the story:
After his much-talked about leave from noontime show Wowowee, Willie Revillame came back on the scene by attending the Star Magic Ball held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong last June 29. The press did not expect Willie to come to the affair, much less in the company of a mysterious girl. Willie’s arrival caught the attention of not just of the press people, but also the guests and VIPs at the ball as well.
ABS-CBN.com later learned that the mysterious girl's name was Nadine, a 19-year-old, third-year college Tourism major at CentroEscolarUniversity. Papi, Willie's popular monicker, told us that he just met Nadine and wanted to introduce her to Star Magic honcho Mr. Johnny Manahan at the ball. He also immediately clarified that there's nothing going on between the two of them and that she was just a friendly date. There have even been reports that Willie met Nadine when she was in the audience during an episode of Wowowee.
Do the macho boys form showbiz prefer young ladies? The girl is younger than her daughter Merryl Soriano.