Francis Pangilinan running for Vice-President

After discussing the family scare about the illnesses of the two daughters, Frankie and Miel, Sharon announced that Her husband Kiko Pangilinan will be running for Vice-President in the 2010 Election.

Here is the news:

Megastar Sharon Cuneta and husband Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan finally opened up about the recent scare they had involving their daughters, Frankie and Miel.

At the induction of officers for the Movie Writers and Press Photographers, the couple revealed that their daughters had been sick.

“Nagkaroon siya (Frankie) ng nasal pharyngitis. It’s a viral infection,” Senator Kiko told a “Showbiz News Ngayon” reporter.

Sharon feared it would lead to dengue.

“Bumababa kasi ang count ng platelets niya (Frankie). We couldn’t rule out dengue. Mataas ang lagnat araw-araw. Nahawa na si Miel, nahawa ako, nahawa rin siya (referring to the senator),” she shared.

Both said Frankie is now out of danger.

The couple also talked about Senator Pangilinan’s bid for higher office come 2010 elections. He’s running for vice president, an endeavor he considers “a big challenge.”

“Mahirap. Sinuri nating mabuti 'yan. Hindi ito biro para sa pamilya. Sila ang unang-unang maapektuhan,” said he.

Sharon echoed the sentiment.

“Matagal na deliberation 'yan. Kasi nga, pag tumakbo kaming independent, considering ‘yung budget namin, meron kaming constraints kung saan-saang aspects.”

The megastar didn’t rule out the possibility of her also running for public office in the future.

“Kung doon ako talaga epektibo - sa pagiging isang public official - siguro pag-iisipan ko talaga,” she said.

In the meantime, the multi-awarded actress says she is still enjoying life in show business.

“At this point, marami akong lives na I hope nata-touch ko. Dahil sa teknolohiya na ngayon, parang ang dami…you can reach out to so many people. Na I don’t have to be in office to do what I do best,” she said.


Rosanna Roces demands for the return of her grandson

The son of Jolo Revilla and Grace, the daughter of Rosanna Roces is now in the custody of the the Revilla Family ever since he was taken for treatment for primary complex.

According to Rosanna Roces, she is going to ask her lawyer to demand for the reurn of her grandson who is now enrolled in the school where the youngest Revilla is also enrolled.

The mother, Grace Adriano takes care of her second child to her new lover. Senator Bong Revilla requests for peaceful settlement of the case but Rosanna Roces countered it by posting in her Face.

Word is, Rosanna Roces posted a picture of her grandson with a dirty finger.

Bong Revilla said that there is no need to go to court but the final decision will come from his son, Jolo.

Here is the news:

Nalalagay na naman sa sentro ng mga intriga ang pamilya ng actor-politician na si Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. at ang aktres na si Rosanna Roces.

Binalaan ni Rosanna, o mas kilala sa showbiz sa tawag na Osang, ang anak ni Bong na si Jolo Revilla na ibalik sa kanya ang apong si Gab, na nasa pangangalaga ngayon ng mga Revilla. Si Gab ang anak ni Jolo kay Grace Adriano, ang panganay na anak ni Osang. Kung hindi raw ibabalik ni Jolo ang apo at nagbanta si Osang na abogado na niya ang susunod na makikipag-usap sa kanila.


AiAi delas Alas movie with ex-President Erap Estrada, tuloy na

Matutuloy na sa wakas ang shooting ng pelikula nina AiAi delas Alas at Papa Joseph Estrada.

At last, the movie of Aiai delas Alas and the ex-President Erap Estrada is reportedly going to be started soon. It had already been one year when Erap, announced this project where he wanted AiAi to be the leading lady.

But of course, this is one political strategy for the ex-president to gain mileage for his presidential campaign comeback.

Here's the news:
Matagal din na naghintay si AiAi sa availability ni Papa Erap dahil masyado itong naging busy.

Eh sa huling interbyu kay Papa Erap, ang pangalan lang ni AiAi ang kanyang binanggit na gusto niyang maging leading-lady sa kanyang comeback movie. Wala nang iba pa.

Para kay Papa Erap, perfect leading lady si AiAi dahil ito ang Comedy Queen at Box-Office Queen noong 2008.

Ang akala nga ni AAi, hindi na matutuloy ang project nila ni Papa Erap dahil isang taon na mula nang i-announce na magkakaroon sila ng pelikula pero ngayon lang ito mauumpisahan.

Busy man si Erap, siguradong may oras siya para sa shooting ng pelikula nila ni AiAi dahil alam niya na may playdate na hinahabol ang Star Cinema.


Liezel Martinez is cancer-free

People knew that Liezel Martinez, the only daughter of Amalia Fuentes, a former movie actress to an equally popular actor Romeo Vasquez was diagnosed with cancer. Her family requested for privacy and it was only revealed by Nino Muhlac, the once-upon-a-time boy wonder and cousin of Liezel.

According to her husband, Albert Martinez, she is already cancer-free.

Here is the news:

Albert Martinez has confirmed that his wife Liezel Martinez is now cancer-free.

Liezel was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2008. When the news broke out, nobody from her immediate family talked about her condition publicly.

Her cousin NiƱo Muhlach, however, inadvertently revealed her condition in an interview.

Albert broke his silence on the matter at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award in December last year. He said that his wife is doing okay, and that they draw their strength from God.

Last July 15, Liezel made her first public appearance after she was diagnosed with cancer. This was in an event directed by Albert.

“Oo, magaling na siya. She’s hundred percent recovered,” Albert confirmed in “The Buzz” on July 19.

The actor plans to treat her wife to a grand vacation.

“Kasi kami naman ni Liezel, ang bisyo lang naman namin, travel. We make it a point na pag meron kaming time at walang ginagawa, we travel. We’ve been to two Seven wonders of the World, in Cambodia and the Great Wall of China,” he said.

Is Liezel back to work?

“I hope so. Okay lang. Why not?”

Albert thanked all the people who have prayed for Liezel's recovery


Kris Aquino movie is pulled out of Metro Manila Film Festival

The whole nation knows that Cory Aquino is confined in the hospital and is getting worse according to Kris Aquino. It is for this reason that she begged off from filming her movie Ikaw Na Nga which is going to be shown in December in celebration of the Metro Manila Film Festival.

Here is the news:

Kris Aquino movie pulls out of MMFF

MANILA, Philippines—The Kris Aquino-starrer “Ikaw na Nga” was pulled out of this December’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) by its producer Star Cinema, ABS-CBN’s movie arm.

Aquino’s movie was one of eight entries in the 35th edition of the annual event, which was described by the fest’s overall chair Bayani Fernando as “the most star-studded in years.”

Among the top draws participating in this year’s fest are Sharon Cuneta, Vic Sotto, Manny Pacquiao, Bong Revilla, Marian Rivera, Willie Revillame and Dolphy.

In a letter dated July 15, Malou N. Santos, Star Cinema managing director, told Fernando that Aquino “backed out from the project due to personal reasons.”
Main reason
Santos furnished Fernando with Aquino’s resignation letter from the project, also dated July 15, in which she cited the illness of her mother, Corazon Aquino, as the main reason behind her decision.

“My mother ... is presently confined in the hospital because of complications of her colon cancer. My family and I have committed to spend as much time as we can to be with her and attend to her needs,” the younger Aquino said in her letter.


Ruffa Gutierrez at John Lloyd Cruz, hiwalay na?

One newspaper said that the relationship of Ruffa Gutierrez and John Lloyd Cruz is getting stronger but this news said otherwise.

Hindi man umamin, balitang split na sina John Lloyd Cruz at Ruffa Gutierrez. According to our reliable source, mutual ang desisyon nina Ruffa at John Lloyd na i-end na ang relasyong ‘di naman nila inamin.

“Pressure perhaps? Kasi marami ang may ayaw especially the fans. So they’d rather call it quits,” sabi ng aming kausap.

Kung totoo ito, hindi biro ang sakripisyong ginawa nina Ruffa at John Lloyd. Na kahit nagmamahalan, kailangan nilang tapusin ang isang pagmamahalan na marami ang may disgusto.

Nakakaawa rin si John Lloyd dahil kailangang aprubado ng publiko ang sinumang magiging karelasyon niya. Kung tutuusin, noong sila pa ni Liz Uy, madaling natanggap ng publiko. But this one with Ruffa, hysterical ang reaction ng tao, lalo na ang kanyang mga tagahanga.

Ano nga ba?

These are my favorite tabloids' headlines

I like reading just the headlines.

Top of the tabloids

The top show biz stories in PDI tabloid Bandera this week. (And why we are moved, if we are moved.)

•Kasalang Regine Velasquez-Ogie Alcasid inaayos na (Sana parang Ryan-Juday din.)
•Kahit may swine flu, Ogie ‘di nandiri kay Regine. (Ows?)

•Carla Abellana mas sariwa kaysa kay Marian Rivera.
•Pero mas makinis naman si Marian kay Angel Locsin.

•Maricar Reyes problema pa rin ng ABS-CBN.
•Mga bagets gustong matikman si Maricar. (Nakup!)
Wagging tongues
•Ruffa Gutierrez-John Lloyd Cruz lalong nag-init?
•John Lloyd, Cristine Reyes nahuling magka-date; na-etsapwera na agad sa eksena si Ruffa?

•Ginagabi-gabi ni Ryan Agoncillo kaya laging puyat, Judy Ann Santos biglang bumagsak ang katawan! (Ay, ang saya!)
•Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica walang sawa sa halikan. (Uy, dahan-dahan.)
•Baron Geisler, Aljur muntik magbugbugan. (‘Nay!)
•Toni Gonzaga nagmaldita sa fans, pati bellboy tinarayan.

•Sexbomb Rochelle hindi gutom sa lalaki.
•G Toengi lumobo, mukha nang matrona.


Melanie Marquez is not yet a book

Melanie Marquez is funny even without trying. Her Melanisms can fill a book although she says that you should not judge her because she is still not a book.

This news article gave me belly laugh no end.

“I’m contented with my long legged,” “Why I give my calling card? I am not a call girl” and “I don’t eat meat – I’m not a carnival!”

These are but three of many memorable quotes from the 80s and 90s that are attributed to TV/movie actress, producer and celebrity endorser Melanie Marquez.

Nowadays, the former Miss International is talking about other things – including becoming a lawyer.

In a taped interview aired recently in “Showbiz News Ngayon,” the 46-year old Marquez was still firing on all cylinders; giving the public a sample of how she’ll be as madam attorney.

When asked why she wants to become a lawyer, Marquez said:

“So that I’ll be implement laws…and that I hope I will be able to use it to those who are oppressed and who could never have a fortune to pay to have their legal assistance with them.”

As confusing as that intention may sound, Marquez was nevertheless clear on why she opted to take up law versus medicine.

“I don’t like being dissect.”

And what if she were to handle the controversial Hayden Kho-Katrina Halili video scandal case? How will she go about it?

“The one who exposed the tape and the one who mastermind exposing the tape is the one who should be put in judge…judgementics.. Parang gano’on.”

And with that, she rests her case.

Other memorable quotes from Marquez are “I couldn’t care a damn!” “What’s your next class before this?” “Can you repeat that for the second time around once more?” “Don’t touch me not!” and, of course, “Don’t judge me, I’m not a book.”


Kim Chiu slapped Bugoy Drilon

No, Kim Chiu is not punishing or is mad with Bugoy. She was just carried away by her acting when she reenacted a scene from
Dolzura Cortez Story.

She does not know yet if she will be picked for the remake of the Vilma Santos film about a Filipina who was afflicted with AIDS.

Here is the news:

Young actress Kim Chiu admitted to have slapped singer Bugoy Drilon a tad harder than necessary while they were re-enacting a scene from the Vilma Santos film, “Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story.”

The re-enactment happened in Dolphy Theater inside ABS-CBN in front of Santos. It was in lieu of a planned TV remake of the award-winning movie about the first Filipina to publicly admit that she has AIDS.

Although Kim is yet to be picked for the remake, the actress was asked if she will use the project to move away from her tandem with Gerald Anderson who is said to be interested in working with another actress, Erich Gonzalez.

“Basta, ako, idol ko si Gerald. I am his number one fan,” said Kim.


Guess Who

I can not guess who this celebrity is. I have a little hint but I refuse to comment lest I will be accused of bias to her rival in popularity.

Read this blind item.

Lousy work attitude

Troubled Celebrity has succeeded in turning off two major advertisers.

According to a mole, Kitchen Company now refuses to work with TC—because of the star’s lousy work attitude.

TC reportedly arrives late for appointments with KC and, to top it off, has the gall to make unreasonable demands.

Turned out another advertiser, Milk Product, is also upset with TC.

For a commercial shoot with MP, TC allegedly arrived three hours late and, when she finally showed up, got insecure because an Ad Co-Star’s makeup looked more polished.

Talent Manager purportedly reprimanded TC but the star remains a prima donna in spite of her waning popularity.


Giselle Sanchez did not take a bath for a month

Before you say Eww, Giselle Sanchez clarified that she sponged herself during the time she did not take a bath after giving birth to her baby.

According to her taped interview in the Showbiz News Nagayon, she was following the Chinese tradition of sitting on a freshly boiled guava leaves and abstaining from bath for a month.

The benefits of practicing this post natal partum included her losing her belly fast since her uterus must have shrunk after the delivery.

The only downside of the practice was that she was used not to taking a bath.


Tabloids ' Headlines

The secret for attracting readers to buy tabloids is to make the headline contoversial as much as possible. After reading the story, you like to look for the writer to demand for refund.

Here is the list from Inquirer.

• Cogie Domingo nasa panganib ang buhay

• Kristine Hermosa, Oyo Boy Sotto may kinakatakutan (All together now: Ano?!)

• Nakabaon na ang isang paa sa lupa, Edu Manzano anumang oras pwedeng mabura sa mundo

• Cristine Reyes naumpog uli ang ulo (Sana walang bukol.)

• Jessa Zaragosa suklam na suklam pa rin kay Rufa Mae Quinto? (Over na yan ha.)

• Carla Abellana ilalampaso si Marian Rivera (Literally kaya?)

• Luis Manzano at Angel Locsin magiging mabuting magulang (Wait-and-see yan.)

• Rochelle Panganiban gahaman sa pera

• Disenteng lalake si John Lloyd!—Ruffa Gutierrez (Hindi tulad ni ...?)

• Sam Milby ayaw nang manligaw ng babae?

• Sid Lucero sasapakin si Hayden Kho (After watching Maricar Reyes on the video?)

• Sharon Cuneta bwisit na bwisit kay Hayden

• Kaya binasted na raw si Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal taga-ABS ang tunay na dyowa?

• Bisaya suko na kina John Lloyd at Ruffa; ang tanging naipayo lang sa anak, “Ingat!”

• Rhian Ramos game na game sa halikan


DOJ binasura ang kaso ni Richard Gutierrez against PEP

Lack of probable cause ang dahilan ng pagkabasura sa kasong isinampa ni Richard Gutierrez sa PEP.

Maalala na nagsampa ng kaso si Richard dahil sa balitang binawi naman agad ng PEP tungkol sa kaguluhan at sa alleged na dalang baril ni Richard sa isang night club.

Ito ang balita.

Philippine Entertainment Portal has won its fight against a libel suit filed by actor Richard Gutierrez. The Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the case for "lack of probable cause."

The DOJ resolution was received by the legal counsel of PEP, Atty. Sandy Coronel of the Yorac Arroyo Chua Caedo & Coronel Law Firm, at 9:10 a.m. today, July 9


Wilma Galvante explained the rumored misunderstading in Totoy Bato

The long explanation of Wilma Galvante about the rift between Robin Padilla and the pool of writers is but a confirmation that there was friction between the actor and the latter.

This is the news:

“The fact that Totoy Bato delivered consistent good ratings and more importantly, positive revenue will attest to the success of the series. We know Robin Padilla to be a very passionate actor. He gets involved not only with the character he plays but also with the execution of the story. It is in his contract that he directs all his action scenes. This has been the agreement with Robin with the successful shows he has done with the Kapuso Network—from Asian Treasures, Joaquin Bordado, and the recently concluded Totoy Bato.

“But like all high-end productions, there will inevitably be misunderstandings and mis­com­mu­nications due mainly to time constraints in mounting difficult scenes, complicated special effects, and the constant desire to make the story better to give our viewers a truly entertaining show. What is important is that all of us are able to rise above these mis­understandings and still work as a team to come up with a good episode every single day that a series is on the air.”


Rosalinda did well but did not beat Kapuso

The remake of the Rosalinda, the Mexican telenovela is now being aired with Carla
Abellana(daughter of former movie actor and actress Rey"PJ" Abellana and Ria Reyes) and Geoff Eigenmann, the son of Michael de Mesa and Gina Alajar as the leading actor and actress.

Rating showed that it did well but not as expected.

Here is the news:

Many have high expectations for the latest primetime series of GMA-7, the local adaptation of the hit Mexicanovela Rosalinda. When the original Mexicanovela series was aired on ABS-CBN, it became one of the highest-rated shows ever.

Now, in the local version of Rosalinda, the new tandem of Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann take on the roles of the title character and Fernando Jose, played originally by Thalia and Fernando Carrillo.

Rosalinda premiered on Philippine television last night, July 6, with a modest 26.3 percent to rank sixth in the primetime race. This output is relatively lower compared to the pilot episodes of the Kapuso network's high-profile primetime shows; like Mulawin (33 percent), Encantadia (40 percent), Darna (47.1 percent), Captain Barbell (37.5 percent), Marimar (36.6 percent), and Dyesebel (44.9 percent).


Maricar Reyes rumaratsada

She kept her silence about the sex video scandal; in fact she rode on it to gain popularity.

In the May bukas Pa, she appeared as taong grasa. According to Lolit Solis ,she can act.

This is the excerpt of the news:

Favorite show ko ang May Bukas Pa kaya upda­ted ako sa takbo ng kuwento. In fairness, marunong umarte si Maricar Reyes at maganda siya, itsurang taong grasa ang kanyang role.

Type ko ang pag-handle ni Maricar sa video scan­dal nila ni Hayden Kho, Jr. Hindi siya nag-ingay. Hindi niya ginamit ang isyu para mapag-usapan siya.

Hindi kaya kinaiinggitan ngayon ni Hayden si Ma­ricar? Gustung-gusto ni Hayden na maging artista para makilala siya. Ang ending, tinalbugan na siya ni Mari­car dahil ito ngayon ang inuulan ng mga offer.

Hindi nakaapekto sa kanya ang involvement niya sa sex scandal.


Eugene Domingo's launching movie

Eugene Domingo is one lucky girl. Her producer is Piolo Pascual while her partner is Dingdong Dantes.

Here is the news from Dolly.

Eugene Domingo is so excited about her launching movie “Kimidora” where she portrays twins. “Dual role kasi cost cutting,” Uge said, chuckling. “Kilig ako kasi may kissing scene ako with DingdongDantes!”

I teased her. “Taray mo! The producer of your movie is Piolo Pascual and your leading man is Dong. Don’t you have hidden desires for them?” She burst into laughter and said, “Inalis ko na agad ang mga lihim na pagnanasa kasi alam ko naman walang mararating.” As for Uge, malayo na ang kaniyang narating!


ABS-CBN was subpoenaed for Irene Kho's video interview

The lawyers of Katrina Halili asked the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office to subpoena ABS CBN for the video interview of Irene Kho's interview where the mother of Hayden Kho accused the actress of introducing Hayden to illegal drug use.

Here is the news:

MANILA, Philippines – Hiniling ng mga abogado ng aktres na si Katrina Halili sa Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office na pa­dalhan ng subpoena ang ABS-CBN kaugnay ng interview nito kay Irene Kho.

Sinabi ng abogado ni Katrina na si Atty. Mamyr Tan na kailangang makakuha ng kopya ng video footage ng interview ng ABS-CBN kay Irene ang tanggapan ni Assistant City Prosecutor Rafael Villordon.

Sinabi ni Tan na ang naturang footage ay isang ebidensiya sa kasong libelo na isinampa ni Katrina laban kay Mrs. Kho.

Sinasabi ni Mrs. Kho sa naturang interview noong Mayo na tinuruan umano ni Katrina na gumamit ng bawal na gamot ang anak niyang si Dr. Hyden Kho noong magkarelasyon pa ang mga ito.

Nabigo muli si Mrs. Kho na humarap sa pagdinig kahapon ng prosecutor’s office bagaman ang abogado lang niya na si Atty. Paulo Patajo ang dumating.

Nabigo muli si Mrs. Kho na magbigay ng counter-affidavit pero binigyan uli siya ng prosecutor ng palugit.


Megastar Sharon Cuneta does not believe gossip about KC

Sharon Cuneta's reaction to the gossip that KC Concepcion has also a video with Hayden Kho is dismissal with a laugh. She does not believe that her daughter is capable of doing those things.

According to Sharon:

Pinagtawanan lang ni Sharon ang balitang mag­babayad siya ng P20 million para ibigay sa kanya ang sex video “raw” nina KC Concepcion at Dr. Hayden Kho, Jr.

Sabi ni Mega, “Hindi namin pinag-usapan sa bahay ang isyung ’yan at pinagtawanan lang namin dahil hindi totoo. Ang dami kong binabayaran para mag­bayad ng P20 million, bakit ako magbabayad? Ipakukulong ko na lang.”

Sharon is ecstatic about her role in OH my Girl, where she is a fake fortune teller.

She clarified too that she never said that she preferred Kim Chiu over Angel Locsin.

“I don’t remember saying I prefer Angel over Kim. Angel is one of my favorite actresses ever since. They asked me, sino ang gusto kong makasama? Of course, I’d like to work with people I like. I don’t know Kim personally, pero wala akong sina-suggest. Hindi na uso ang tampo-tampo. ’Wag na akong isali diyan, big­yan ako ng respeto,


Hayden Kho clarified the alleged death of his patient

In an interview with Karen Davila asked Hayden Kho, this question:

Nakapatay nga ba si Dr. Hayden Kho, Jr. sa ginawa niya noong pagla-liposuction?

Hayden: Hindi ako ang may kasalanan. Namatay yung patient because of asthma—status asthmaticus. Tapos may... mahabang... may istorya 'yan, e, pero hindi ko puwedeng sabihin.