Is Anne insecure of her sis Jasmin?
So it’s true that Anne Curtis’ equally lovely sister Jasmin has joined showbiz. She has inked a contract under GMA-7. Her TV debut will be the leading lady of JC de Vera in Utol Kong Hoodlum, a remake of Robin Padilla’s blockbuster starrer. Could it be true that Anne feels insecure of Jasmin that’s why she encouraged her to choose the Kapuso network?
If anything, Jasmin grinned when asked about it. In the first place, she countered that ever since Anne has been very supportive whatever field she embarks on. “It was my decision not to compete with Anne in one station. For doing so I’d be put in a tight spot with more pressures on me. I know I would suffer in comparison. My sis gave me all her blessings now I’m with GMA-7.” Jasmin was quoted as saying.
Furthermore, Jasmin takes cognizance of the showbiz history that never a sibling would reach the vicinity of a sister or brother ahead in entering showbiz. In this light, Jasmin doesn’t aspire to beat Anne but just to have a taste of a celebrity’s life.
Coco, Mateo’s Fight over Maja a Gimmick?
Hugging the spotlight these days is the supposedly fistfight between Coco Martin and Matteo Guidicelli over Maja Salvador. The affray occurred right after the Star Magic ball where a heated argument led to the fight. It was a jealous matteo who confronted Coco upon seeing him kissed his GF Maja on the lips.
When summoned by the Kapamilya management, Coco, Matteo apologized for their drastic action. But a source divulged to us that it could be a gimmick to promote Maja’s solo starrer Thelma. If anything, this proves Coco is the hottest young actor that what he does would spell a most-talk about item. Look what he did to the first concert of Angeline Quinto. His sudden appearance there, gifting her with a necklace enthralled many which favored Angeline.
In any case, whether a ruse or not, we believe moviegoers will support Thelma. It’s said to be a very inspiring, one of the best films to date. At that, word of mouth promo takes charge effectively to win the audience. Congrats to Maja. She has arrived as a competent actress.
Vice Mayor Isko not Afraid of Erap
Based on what’s being buzzed around by the friends and associates of ex-Pres, Joseph Estrada, he’s all set to throw his hat in the next mayoral race in Manila. Talks have it Erap would soon reside (or has already transferred?) to his original digs in the Tondo area during his younger years. How does the vice Mayor Isko Moreno take it, knowing his ambition to be the next Manila mayor?
According to a grapevine, Isko welcomes the challenge to be pitted against Erap, not a bit apprehensive. With self-aplomb, Isko reportedly banks on his formidable track record, from the barangay level, councilor to vice mayor. Isko believes that the Manila voters will not turn his back to him come election time.
Being a part of showbiz like Erap, who do you think the showbiz people would give their right arm for? As a politician, Isko gives his heart in helping his peers in showbiz, particularly the small workers of the industry who oftentimes drop to his office. Erap’s benevolence for the masses remains copious.
Did you know that from the late ‘40s to early ‘70s American films were shot in the Philippines, with famous Hollywood stars and local celebrities in the cast? The movies were An American Guerilla in the Philippines led by then top Hollywood actor Tyrone Power, with Rosa del Rosario, Man on the Run, with Burgess Meridith-Olivia Cenizal, Marauders top lined by Jeff Chandler, with Luz Valdez, Walls of Hell bannered by famous American young actor then John Saxon and Fernando Poe Jr., Bus to Bataan, with Katherine Ross and Ronald Remy and No Man’s an Island which bannered Jeffrey Hunter of Jesus Christ fame in King of Kings and Barbara Perez. She nixed down a contract with a top US movie company to return to the Philippines to marry Robert Arevalo.
Popular Pinoy actor the late Pancho Magalona was the first Pinoy actor to pass screen test in an American pic shot in US. He co-starred in The Hook with ace Hollywood action star Kirk Douglas. Then making it big as cover girl in Playboy magazine, sexpot Tetchie Agbayani was handed lead roles in Hollywood flicks Emerald Forest and The Prince and I. Just like Barbara, Tetchie opted to plunge into marriage with her non-showbiz bf and to continue her law studies .
The said decades foremost love teams captivated cineastes. They were Carman Rosales-Rogelio dela Rosa, Pancho Magalona-Tita Duran, Alicia Vergel-Cesar Ramirez, Ric Rodrigo-Rita Gomez, Anita Linda-Jose Padilla Jr. Efren Reyes-Leila Morena, Tessie Quintana-Armando Goyena, Delia Razon-Mario Montenegro, Gloria Romero-Luis Gonzales. Aside from Gloria-Luis, the others who are still alive of late and active in acting are Anita and Delia.
The young love teams then were Susan Roces-Eddie Gutierrez, Amalia Fuentes-Romeo Vasquez, Fernando Poe Jr.-Corazon Rivas, Zaldy Zshornack-Shirley Gorospe (both deceased) Luz Valdez-Robert Campos (who ended in marriage but broke up) and Lourdes Medel-Bernard Bonnin. The first independent outfit Tagalog Ilang Ilang Productions under the late Atty Espiridion Laxa built up the unique love team of Joseph Estrada-Perla Bautista. In their first movie together Markang Rehas, both won the FAMAS best actor and best actress trophies.
Vi’s movie as Cory Shelved
After being postponed many times, the supposedly comeback starrer of Gov. Vilma Santos, Cory Aquino Story has been shelved. You see, VI confirmed that in place of it, she’ll start soon a horror flick which teams her up with Kim Chiu. Vi didn’t exactly know the cause why the film bio went to mothballs.”But I’m excited to work with Kim. Sweet siya at talented.” Vi remarked.
Vi looks forward to the possibility that she’ll l be reunited with her kumara Nora Aunor in due time. “We had been together in several movies then. It’s a big welcome to share the lead with Guy again. For sure, she’s enthused of that reteaming.”
James Yap Rejects Mother Lily’s Offer
While it’s true that producer Lily Monteverde felt elated that her special guest on her recent birthday James Yap showed up, disappointment engulfed her also. Don’t look now, but it’s because James has been vocal to reject Mother Lily’s offer to top bill a film she plans for him. As James claimed, “I’ve no illusion to to be an actor. Kasi hindi ako marunong umarte.”
Whatever, knowing the lady mogul’s penchant to convince personalities to star in her projects, she doesn’t give up hope to lure James to face kleiglights. If she succeeds, what would be the reaction of his ex Kris Aquino? Tataasan ba niya ng kilay si James? Heard that Mother Lily has in mind to co-star James with actresses linked to him Isabel Oli and Jewel Mische.
Vet Stars Gather to Support FPJ
To quote an old-timer, it’s gathering of ‘lumang album’ people. Oh yeah, still active veteran stars and those inactive already were in full force. That was during the birthday celebration of the late Fernando Poe Jr. hosted by Susan Roces. They came to support the ongoing reinvestigation of the alleged cheating done to FPJ in the 2004 presidential election.
While all displayed their flair for elegance and glamorous looks, as usual Amalia Fuentes arrived sans make up, clad in simple dress. She’s true to her words that since she quit showbiz, goodbye to glamour and dieting. That’s why Amalia gains a lot of weight which she doesn’t mind. With the presence of ex-husband-actor Romeo Vasquez whose trim and young looking, the two were the butt of joke for being loveless. Will they reconcile? Who knows, baka maging another Gloria Romero and the late Juancho Gutierrez sila.
In their show of love for FPJ, they’re united in saying that a divine justice awaits the deceased Movie King. All of them rally behind Susan.
How true there’s a friction between Mark Herras and Aljur Abrenica since Mark has started taping with Kris Bernal for Time of Your Life? Could be brought about by the sudden closeness of Mark and Kris who’s the reel (and real?) love of Aljur. So a jealous factor might have cropped out.
Reports have it that Aga Muhlach joins Willie Revillame as the highest paid contract stars of TV-5. Allegedly, Aga’s talent fee yearly is, hold your breath, P400 million. The question, who gets a bigger salary Willie or Aga? Aga hosts a reality show called The Pinoy Explorer to be shot in various countries. Heard that Aga, Willie and Edu Manzano will banner also a noontime show. Ah, something to look forward to.
Ex-couple Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon will be reunited in Nora’s first teleserye Sa Ngalan ng Ina for TV-5.The two happen to be comfortable with each other.