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Ryan Bang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Handsome Hunk has always projected a rich playboy image. After all, he’s supposedly from a well-off clan from the province. Alas, Rich Relative, a closet gay, revealed to a mole that HH wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

“He is a poor relation,” RR scoffed, an eyebrow raised. Was that why HH had landed in the casting couch?

Should HH be blamed for wanting to keep up with affluent relatives? a spy asked… or could RR be sour-graping, envious of HH’s good fortune?

Upwardly mobile hunk

Upwardly mobile actor, Cute Hunk, also hit the jackpot by becoming chummy with Influential Gay.

During a recent visit, CH confided the secret of his success to former Gay Benefactor: “I followed your advice, saved millions in the bank. I bought several vehicles, too.”

Was he able to bail out Beloved Relative from a huge mess?

Missing in action

Veteran Actress was excited to work recently with Award-winning Star who championed a project.

VA was flabbergasted to learn that the project had been shelved indefinitely. She soon learned that AS had simply vanished, leaving the crew in a quandary.

Thorny triangle

Playboy Politico is caught in another thorny romance with Sultry Starlet, though he is supposedly loyal to Long-Suffering Love.

It’s not the first time; LL has simply learned to ignore PP’s indiscretions, but the rumors are getting too persistent.

Will SS prove to be the final straw for LL? Is PP the reason that SS’ career is zooming to the stratosphere?

Gay hunt

Aspiring Actor has been parrying indecent proposals left and right, according to drumbeaters, since his scorching photos came out online.

Mole claims AA is from a prominent family in the North and has no need to entertain such offers.

Top of the Talk Shows

For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (And why we are moved, if we are moved):

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera, asked if she has already reconciled with Rhian Ramos: “Hindi kami magkaaway ni Rhian kaya wala kaming dapat pag-usapan… siguro, pinagtatalo kaming dalawa.” (Hmm, siguro nga.)

Marian Rivera, asked if she and Dingdong Dantes are living together: “May sarili akong bahay. Nakatira ako sa Makati; siya sa Cubao. Pumupunta siya sa ’kin, pumupunta ako sa kanila at wala akong nakikitang masama… nasa tamang edad na naman kaming dalawa. Hindi na kami bata.” (Is that a maybe?)

Pia Guanio

Pia Guanio on rumors she was pregnant prior to her wedding with Steve Mago: “Hindi, wala. Wala talaga… hanggang tuta lang ako ngayon!”

Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo, asked if President Aquino will be invited to his wedding (to Shalani Soledad, Mr. Aquino’s ex): “That’s without a doubt naman.”

Dennis Trillo on Jennylyn Mercado saying their breakup was her worst ever: “Di ba matagal nang balita ’yan? Ayoko nang mag-react diyan.” (Kami rin!)

Yasmien Kurdi

Yasmien Kurdi on dropping her lawsuits against Baron Geisler: “Masaya ako ngayon… nawala ’yung tinik.” (Mas masaya si Baron.)

Baron Geisler on Yasmien Kurdi accepting his apology: “I feel younger and happier.” (Cheers!)

Susan Roces on missing FPJ: “Malamig ang Pasko… siyempre gusto mo meron kang kayakap.”

Rufa Mae Quinto, asked if she has a love life at the moment: “Life lang!” (Good answer.)

Ryan Bang

Ryan Bang on being close friends with Vice Ganda: “Pwede siya maging tatay, pwede siyang maging nanay!” (Noted.)

Bea Alonzo on boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo: “Masaya ako sa aming dalawa…  ’di n’ya ako iiwan… di n’ya ako ilalaglag.” (Kasi nga, masakit malaglag.)

Zanjoe Marudo on courtship: “Ang ligawan… ’di [dapat] natatapos ’yan, eh.” (Kilig factor!)

Isabel Oli on what she loves most about Gab Valenciano: “Una siguro ’yung pagmamahal niya kay God, pagmamahal niya sa pamilya niya. Importante sa ’kin ’yun, kasi ganun din ako eh. He’s so sweet and so funny talaga.” (Kulang na lang violins.)

(Startalk, E-Live, Showbiz Central, The Buzz, with Allan Policarpio, Contributor)

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