At the height of the habagat, while a great portion of Luzon was flooded, Influential Personality was spotted in a plush coffee shop, conducting a meeting with subordinates.
IP was planning a big-budget, high-profile project. Was it a case of temporary amnesia? Did IP conveniently forget drenched constituents who were fleeing their homes?
Seems IP is determined to push through with the project, though it was trashed by industry insiders. IP is insistent because it will also feature Gorgeous Celebrity.
This latest venture will no doubt cost millions, resources better spent on flood-control projects and rehabilitation efforts. IP’s priorities seem skewed, to say the least.
Remember Bully Boss, who abandoned his harassed driver on a desolate highway?
BB hasn’t changed a bit and still plays the role of workplace villain to the hilt.
BB threw a temper tantrum recently and started tapping hapless lackey’s chest with a pencil a bit too forcefully.
Was that blood that seeped through the staffer’s clothes?
Stabbed with Mongol No. 2!
Playboy Politico passes himself off as quite the ladies’ man.
Turned out, PP has a less-than-macho past. In college, PP had a fling with fellow Male Student, who would later become a high-profile media personality.
As they both rose to fame, MS and PP stayed in touch. After all, PP should keep close tabs on someone who knows his dirty little secret.
Heard on the Radyo Inquirer program “Kliq Showbiz” (dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.).
Vociferous Critic is relentless in attacking Pretty Star.
VC claims PS brought along a platoon of reporters and cameramen to a gift-giving session with star-struck indigents.
But a mole alleges that VC is connected with Rival Studio and is tasked with disparaging PS across all media platforms.
VC is a professional hater, whose preferred target is PS.
Picked up from the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:
Hunky Celeb’s program was soon wrapping up. However, HC pulled some strings and the hopeless enterprise was given three more weeks to shape up.
Seems HC isn’t shy about playing a precious trump card. And why should he be? He’s the boss’ current favorite!
Before they hit the Big Dome for their joint concert next month, Aiza Seguerra and Charice are demonstrating the “power of two” by joining People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Asia’s campaign to transfer Mali—the solitary and ailing elephant at the Manila Zoo—to a lush sanctuary in Thailand.
They are the latest stars to pose for “Free Mali” mug shots.
“Mali [was] sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect,” says Aiza. “In light of the suffering she has endured at the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions; lack of exercise; and improper veterinary care as Mali had for the past 36 years.”
Affleck as Batman
LOS ANGELES—Hollywood actor Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the next Batman film, Warner Bros. Pictures said.
Affleck will appear in a Batman-Superman movie slated for release in 2015, on the heels of this summer’s Superman hit “Man of Steel.”
Bale, who played the title role in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, left the doors wide open for a new successor.
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular super heroes, and Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some,” said Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman in a statement.
The film, which is not yet titled, will be directed by Zack Snyder, who megged “Man of Steel” starring Henry Cavill.
Cavill will appear alongside Affleck in the 2015 film.
“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retains the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said.
“Man of Steel” has earned some $650 million worldwide.
Affleck is no stranger to superheroes, having played Matt Murdock in the 2003 flop “Daredevil.”
More notably, Affleck directed “Argo” which won the Oscar for Best Film last February. AFP
Top of the Bandera
The top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved, if we are moved.)
Megan, Mikael bawal aminin ang tunay na relasyon. (Why? Illegal? Criminal? Ang OA ha, sa totoo lang. )
True nga bang nagkaroon ng malubhang sakit? Eugene Domingo bumagsak ang katawan, grabe na ang kapayatan. (Successful diet? O ngarag sa trabaho?)
Mula nang layasan ang kani-kanilang asawa; Raymart parang ibong nakawala sa hawla; Sunshine hinding-hindi isusuko ang mga anak kay Buboy. (Ano ’yun, parang nasa preso nang matagal and time to be yourselves?)
Kahit si Buboy ang greatest love at [first man in her life]; Sunshine, 13 taon nagtiis sa pambababae ni Cesar, napalitan ng galit ang sobrang pagmamahal pero sinuwerte uli sa career nang layasan ang asawa. (There’s only so much that a woman can take. If she can’t have a husband, she can have a career.)
Sunshine nabuking ang relasyon nina Cesar at Krista Miller dahil sa “pakialamerang” anak. (Palakpakan ang pakialamerang anak!)
Kahit dalawa pa lang ang nagagawang pelikula; Vic aprub sa napiling direktor ni Kris para sa kanilang MMFF entry. (No comment.)
Gerald natakot sa press, umiwas matanong sa litratong kumalat na labas ang “birdie.” (Let them ask. Let us hear you answer.)
Teleserye nina Jennylyn at Mark “minalas” dahil kay Heart. (Let’s play the blame game, why don’t we?)
Ayaw pa ring tantanan ng mga tsismosa, pilit na pinaghihiwalay; relasyong Juday-Ryan nanganganib na mawasak sa pag-eksena ni Julia Clarete? (Asus! At bakit naman manganganib?)
Sa wakas, nakaganti na sa ginawang panlalait sa kanyang boses; Daniel mas pinalakpakan sa concert ni Ogie; Julie Anne nagmukhang kawawa. (Don’t stop there. You still have to earn the applause.)
LJ Reyes napamura sa live show, nag-sorry sa manonood. (Whoops!)
Mga biritera sa Pinas butata sa nakakabaliw na boses ni Anne. (Nakakabaliw is a good way of putting it.)
Neri Naig nakakadiri pa rin, mas masahol pa sa foreign porn star; si Chito ang dapat imbestigahan ng NBI. (Ang dapat imbestigahan ay ’yung nagnakaw ng gamit nila. Priorities naman, people!)
Matapos iwan ng dyowa, nakaaway ang best friend, namatay ang ina…Kim Chiu sunud-sunod ang suwerte sa buhay; Maja Salvador nakarma? (And the world goes round and round…)
Planong pagharapin ni Volta ang 2 magkaaway na Darna; Ai-Ai de las Alas payag maging tulay para magkabati sina Marian Rivera at Angel Locsin. (Magkagalit pa ba sila?)
Tumulong na sa nasalanta ng bagyo nilait pa; nambastos kay Kris kinuyog ng fans minura…tinawag na boba. (One thing about karma: It never sleeps. )