By | July 29, 2017

Would you believe Liza Soberano missed a chance of a big Hollywood break? On the day she was scheduled for the audition, she did not show up for personal reasons that triggered the bemuse reaction of her followers who have craved for that rare opportunity.

A colleague reported to this writer that Liza kept mum on the issue but admitted it was her cherished wish then to appear in Hollywood movie. My source surmised that most probably Liza opts to concentrate on the workout for her rough and tumble starrer as the new Darna.

About Enrique Gil, reportedly everything goes well contrary to the allegation that his relationship with Liza appears to be on the brink of split.


Did you know that the month of August earmarks the birthday of several veteran showbiz personalities? Let’s start with Aga Muhlach who stages a screen comeback via the new film Seven Sundays, with Dingdong Dantes and Enrique Gil. He notches his natal day on August 12.To recount, Aga started as a child actor at the height of his cousin Nino Muhlach’s Boy Wonder fame.

In their teenage years, fate reversed the path of Aga and Nino. Aga became the most famous idol via Bagets, followed by not a few blockbuster title rolers. On the other side, Nino opted to be known for his forte in directing TV, commercial and movie stuff.

Just like in the past, Nino would be present on Aga’s bash like the latter does every time Nino throws his bash too on his birthday in October. This could be ascribed to the cousins enduring closeness and supportive nature for one another.

Considered an institution as a movie producer, Lily Monteverde (better known as Mother Lily) founded then Regal Films in the ‘70s that to this date remains one of the few active companies in showbiz. Every August 19, her birthday celebration would be star-studded with the presence of old and young celebrities alike.

The mention of Mother Lily brings to one’s mind the term ‘magic kamison’. She launched pretty actresses to sex symbol tag by wearing it in their solo vehicles making them more talked about. They were Dina Bonne vie, Gretchen Barretto, Snooky Serna and Cherrie Gil, to name some.

Then Mother Lily pushed up the love teams of Maricel Soriano-William Martinez. Snooky-Albert Martinez, Gabby Concepcion-Gretchen Barretto to a higher level. But foremost of all, Mother Lily came out with award winning dramatic flicks, topped by Mano Po and its sequels which delved into the Chinese family’s culture and tradition.

At the time Lito Lapid was a neophyte actor turned action star and a politician (from the mayor, governor to the senator) he threw his August 20 birthday in Pampanga. Nevertheless, relatives, chums, and colleagues from far places would make it a point to grace his affair, attesting to their loyal friendship with Lito who has reactivated his acting career of late.

Of course, who will ever forget the August born late Movie King Fernando Poe Jr.? Before his demise, his family and best pals would tender something special that surprised Ronnie. After his demise, FPJ’s wife Susan Roces lucidly displays her endless affection for him via memorable things she showers to all yearly on his birthday celebration.

This August 27 marks the second birthday of ex-Movie Queen Amalia Fuentes not in a healthy condition after a heart attack. Compared last year, however, Amalia can now slowly talk albeit she uses a wheel chair to move. Her brothers Alex, Cheng, grandchildren, and nephews led by Aga, Nino has mapped out a plan to make Amalia’s birthday something she would reckon with sans anticipation.

Kim Chiu Makes it in U.S. Mags

Due to the exchange of messages between Justin Bieber and Kim Chiu in the Instagram, two U.S. magazines took notice of Kim. Writer Isabel Jones wrote in “In Style” in going to the Philippines Justin starts a beautiful friendship with Filipino actress Kim Chiu. She’s a musician, does a killer Britney Spears impression, a workout addict and adrenaline junkie that would make Justin and Kim closer.

In Teen Vogue, writer Brione West mentioned Kim has a huge following of 3.6 million on her Instagram which in part gotten Justin’s specific attention. Oh well, Kim feels ecstatic on the said unexpected write ups. Nevertheless, she admits she’ll definitely watch Justin’s concert in the Philippines on Sept. 30.

Piolo Maintains Friendship with Actor-Politician

More than two decades, Piolo Pascual and Congressman-actor Yul Servo have maintained an enduring friendship. Truth to tell, in the recent birthday bash of Piolo, he held it in the Manila district of Yul. He assisted Piolo in his foundation of helping poverty stricken children giving them foods, clothes and shoes.

Both disclosed in their younger years, tongue-waggers bedaubed their relationship with malice but thankful it’s all over these days. Albeit Piolo seldom meets Yul, often communicate through text messages. Yul still yearns to work with Piolo in a TV or movie project, if given the chance. In passing, just like Piolo, Yul was accorded the best actor award too.

This writer can’t forget that one time when I dropped by in his office as Manila councilor then, Yul had praised my book The Untold Stories. He revealed if ever he launched a book on his biography, he’d choose me to pen it. My leaving for Canada to be with my family ceased that possibility.

New York Website Names Two Fil TV Shows

New York based international media website named two Pinoy TV shows to the top ten most buzzed about programs worldwide. These are ABS-CBN action series La Luna Sangre (Daniel Padilla-Kathryn Bernardo) and GMA 7 romantic series I Heart Davao (Carla Abellana-Tom Rodriguez).

The said shows garnered more than 36, 000 tweets, and Facebook comments in one day. Included too are NBA award rites, Brazil’s A Case in Record and U. S. Tales on Bet. More than ever, it has proven the ‘kilig’ factor of Katniel and Tom-Carla pairs abroad.

Yassi Clarifies Issues on Coco

Since the time Yassi Pressman started taping the TV series Ang Probinsyano with Coco Martin, followers of Coco-Julia Montes tandem have contumely accused Yassi as the cause of Julia’s misunderstanding with Coco out of jealousy. In this light, Yassi clarified Julia has nothing to worry for Coco doesn’t court her and just a mere chum.

Then on the issue that she has a bilious reaction over Coco’s choice of Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon to be his leading lady in his movie starrer Ang Panday, Yassi remarked it’s a dunderhead opinion. In truth, Yassi’s happy for Coco’s decision for she admires Mariel’s beauty. Besides, a break from her love team with Coco would stop bashers to malign her.

Latest Tidbits:

A week after Julian Magdangal was involved in a vehicular accident, her husband Mark Escueta of River Maya band rushed her to the emergency room of a hospital. Jolens suffered a severe lower back pain that worried Mark. As of this writing, heard that she’s doing well and would soon do her job anew to co- host the daily morning TV show Magandang Buhay.

An outspoken Jake Zyrus or formerly known warbler Charice Pempengco does not deny many bashed him due to his breast removal. What counts more for Jake is to inspire young members of the LGBTs to face reality and to be joyous. About a possible sex surgery, Jake keeps tight-lipped about it yet did not discard of its possibility.

So it’s true that the grand champ of Tawag ng Tanghalan singing contest under It’s Showtime TV program Noven Belleza has ongoing Court case of rape, filed at the Mabolo Police Station, Cebu City. Noven refused to talk on the complaint by a friend. At any rate, It’s Showtime hosts, led by Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, and Billy Crawford stands by his side, supportive of Noven.

Did you know that Jessy Mendola is elated not disappointed that she placed fourth in the top ten sexiest women in the Philippines conducted by FHM magazine? Detractors claim that allegedly Jessy couldn’t accept that co-Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre who’s number one in the list would beat her in ranking.

In contrast, Jessy intimated to a scribe that she even expected not to make it to the top ten. About Nadine, Jessy commented that lately, Nadine metamorphosed into a voluptuous girl that she truly deserves the number one sexiest actress.