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MEGA FAN HITS L.A.

Sharon Cuneta goes star-gazing, for a change

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SHARON CUNETA

It’s not every day that singer-actress Sharon Cuneta, dubbed the country’s Megastar, can act like a fan.

Mega was quite naturally thrilled when daughter KC Concepcion took her to a gala fund-raising dinner for the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 13.

Sharon recalled that KC, the country’s ambassador to the UN World Food Program, had met the former US president at the Clinton Global Initiative event in Hong Kong three years ago. Invited to the LA party, KC asked mom to be her “plus one.”

Proud of KC

Mega said she was “especially proud of KC” and that it was “an honor to meet a former US president, especially because I’ve been a Bill Clinton admirer since our days in Boston (when husband, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, studied in Harvard in 1996-1997).” She has read all of Clinton’s books.

Up close, the former president lived up to Mega’s admiration.

“KC reminded him of their meeting in Hong Kong. Napakabait (nice).” And accommodating, she added. “After KC introduced me to him, he got our camera and said: ‘Let John (one of his aides) take it.’ Ang cute!”

As bonus, Mega got to enjoy star-gazing that night.

“(Singer-actress) Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin, with designer Donna Karan, were two tables away from us,” Sharon recounted. “I got to talk to Barbara. Of course, Hillary Clinton, her daughter Chelsea and Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, were there, too.”

Mega also spotted Jane Fonda, Edward James Olmos, Chevy Chase (who hosted the event), Roma Downey and another fave, Patricia Arquette, who was with sister Rosanna Arquette.

“I told Patricia that I watched all the seasons of (the TV series) ‘Medium’ and she was so sweet,” Sharon reported.

She also singled out another favorite that she saw in the crowd: Julie Benz. “She played Rita, wife of serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) in one of my favorite TV shows, ‘Dexter.’”

Sharon later learned that actress Jessica Alba was present at the party as well. “But I didn’t get to see her. Among the performers at the dinner were Jerry Lee Lewis and Stevie Nicks.”

After the celebrity-gazing overload, Sharon decided not to catch Clinton’s birthday concert, titled “A Decade of Difference,” at the Hollywood Bowl the following night. “KC watched the show,” she said. “Among the performers were Usher, Lady Gaga, Bono, while two of the presenters were Ellen Degeneres and Ashton Kutcher.”

Needless to say, Mega and KC had a blast during this unique “bonding time” in the United States.


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  • Anonymous

    Bakit ba tinatawag na mega star si Sharon?  Megamall na lang siguro, pwede pa.

    • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

      because her pr department at that time wanted to propel sharon as the star above nora and vilma after that lame film of her reeked box office success LOL. well as years passed by, it turned out to be a dud. since she is a so-called actress, her filmography on the other hand belittles that. it sucks all the way. actually, no de-kalibre directors would want to hire her because of her limited thespic skills unless it was a requisite from her producers.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXMBIFIIOZQ2UHTV26LCCT2GVQ Sean

        she was directed many times by Lino Brocka, you are a noranian or vilmanian?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

        Huwag na kayong mag-away dyan.   Iba si Nora, iba si Vilma, iba si Sharon.  Gusto ko silang lahat.  Iba-iba naman kasi ang abilities nila, acting-wise, singing-wise, kahit si Vilma natuwa din akong pakinggan ang mga kanta niya dati.   . 

      • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

        iba tlaga silang tatlo. ang isa pinakamagaling, ang isa magaling. ang isa banong-bano ang acting chops!

      • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

        she was directed by lino brocka because lino agreed to do films for viva (sharon’s home producer) and his income derived from it was used to finance his own independent productions. if lino had a choice, he wouldnt hire sharon.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2CUVK7UBTUTKTGD35WSJHDCUE ernie

       tinatawag na mega star si sharon kasi ….mega laki ng wankata nya !!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXMBIFIIOZQ2UHTV26LCCT2GVQ Sean

        megastar na sya noong payat sya di mo lang pansin kasi iba gusto mo,aminin

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXMBIFIIOZQ2UHTV26LCCT2GVQ Sean

      kay Sharon nga ata ibinase ang megamall,yung gusto mo na artista walang mall?LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7KHWTVZBRECMGW7TL37OTI6R6Q Noli

    She call her Mega star because she is very brillant nad famous in her own right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXMBIFIIOZQ2UHTV26LCCT2GVQ Sean

    SHE WAS CALLED THE ‘MEGASTAR EVEN BEFORE THE ERA OF THE 90′s
    ALL HER MOVIES THEN WERE ALL BLOCKBUSTERS
    SHE’S MORE THAN 3 DECADES IN SHOWBIZ
    THIN OR NOT SHARON IS THE BEST OF ALL THE ARTIST IN THE PHILIPPINES
    NUMBER ONE RECORDING ARTIST,WITH A DIAMOND RECORD AWARD TO HER NAME
    GRANDSLAM BEST ACTRESS
    HALL OF FAMER BOX-OFFICE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES
    INTERNATIONAL BEST ACTRESS
    GRAND SLAM BEST TV HOST
    CONCERT QUEEN HRE AND ABROAD
    SHE IS THE ONLY ASIAN ARTIST THAT CAN FULL A CONCERT AT SHRINE AUDITORIUM IN LA,USA
    SHE IS TV COMMERCIAL QUEEN OF ALL TIME,AND MANY,MANY MORE AWARDS

    NOW ,TELL ME,WHO IS YOUR OWN STAR,YOU ARE JEALOUS OF SHARON CUNETA
    SHE CALLED MEGASTAR FOR NOTHING
    NO ONE CAN BEAT HER RECORDS

    • Anonymous

      hmmm

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O44GSCYGTTABUFEAWRL5GUWHPA Sabrina Joy

    Ayaw tumambal sa kanya ni ate Vi kung gugustuhin ni Ate Vi di mase shelve ang movie,

  • Anonymous

    I’m really sick and tired of these  Filipinos commenting on anyone  just to find fault. Indeed, this is a very sickening Filipino mentality. When can we move on from this bad attitude? Filipinos are always complaining for the country’s backward performance yet, they failed to realize that their worst problem is their mentality.

  • rnold rmada

    I just want to commend Sharon for raising a beautiful daughter in KC. I am not just refering to her physical attributes (that’s a given) but also to what’s inside this young lady’s heart. Her involvement with the UN, Clinton Global Initiatives and other humanitarian projects is truly an inspiration to all. She may be another Audrey Hepburn in the making. Great job! Sharon



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