Congresswoman Lani Mercado

FOREVER. Congresswoman Lani Mercado renews wedding vows with husband and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Big boss noticed that something was amiss with Pretty Star.

If PS’ career is taking forever to soar, BB thinks it’s because of the girl’s erratic behavior. He suspects PS has serious mental issues.

But why isn’t anyone intervening? “No one from PS’ camp dares to tell her to see a psychiatrist,” said a mole.

Her handlers are ignoring the telltale signs that PS is on the verge … not of stardom, but of a major nervous breakdown.

Problem is, PS is considered a cash cow and sending her away for treatment might spell financial disaster for those who are depending on her.

Mama knows best

Beautiful Star has realized that her mom was right all along.

BS defied her family and hooked up with an Unsavory Guy.

Everyone advised BS to proceed with caution – but she was young, foolish and blinded by love.

BS fought with mom constantly. But after UG treated her badly, she ran to her family for help.

To mix metaphors: Prodigal daughter had to eat humble pie.


Even the most jaded industry insider couldn’t ignore it.

New showbiz sweethearts confirmed their “relationship” separately in shows aired by their respective home studios at the same time.

Mole gasped: “Is this a well-planned campaign or what?”

Time was when privacy was treasured in the biz. But now everyone acts as his or her own drumbeater.

Happily expecting

Newlyweds Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto are happily expecting. “I’m six weeks pregnant,” Kristine confirmed in a statement last week. “Yahoo! God is really good. More to come!”

Oyo told the Philippine Daily Inquirer: “We didn’t expect the good news to come so soon. But we’re happy. It’s a blessing.”

They tied the knot last January.

Joyously renewing

As he promised, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. renewed vows with wife Representative Lani Mercado on the occasion of their silver anniversary yesterday (Saturday).

An insider noted that, “in spite of the highs and lows (and the different beautiful women linked with the action star), the couple’s bond remained strong.”

“This is more important than the first time,” Bong told the Inquirer. “I was only 19 then and was naturally excited.”

But he’s still the same groom giddy with excitement, he said. “After 25 years together, six children and two grandchildren, I’m looking forward to another 25 years together … for our golden anniversary.”

Lani agreed: “Our friends told us that some couples are no longer as healthy when they celebrate their 50th … but now we can involve our children and show them the importance of our marriage and love for each other.”

Venus as Reyna Elena

The Araneta Center held its traditional Grand Santacruzan on May 15, the feast of San Isidro Labrador. Some 30 beauty queens paraded around the  Cubao commercial complex with marching bands and colorful flowers lining up the route.

Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj was Reyna Elena while Miss International 1970 Aurora Pijuan was the Emperatriz.

Scotty tops iTunes

LOS ANGELES – New “American Idol” champion Scotty McCreery hit No. 1 on the iTunes single charts on Thursday, as Fox television reported a 21 percent surge in viewers for the all-country music finale of the long-running singing contest.

McCreery, 17, became the first country musician to win the “Idol” title and a recording contract since Carrie Underwood in 2005. The poised teen with the distinctive deep voice beat 16 year-old Lauren Alaina in the youngest Top 2 match-up in the show’s 10-year history.

McCreery’s newly-released single “I Love You This Big” went straight to the top of the iTunes singles charts, while Alaina’s emotional ballad “Like My Mother Does” was at No. 3 on on Thursday.

“This is pretty wild. It is a whole lot more than I bargained for coming into this,” McCreery, a former grocery store clerk from North Carolina, told reporters on Thursday. “But I’m handling it well. This is my new life, so it’s good.”

Some 29.3 million Americans tuned in see McCreery crowned at the end of a star-studded finale on Wednesday that included performances from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bono and “Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Reuters

A different kind of bracelet

LOS ANGELES – Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan was fitted with an ankle bracelet electronic monitoring device Thursday at the start of 35 days of home detention as part of a plea deal over her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace, police said.

The 24-year-old was sentenced last month to 120 days in jail for violating probation and ordered to complete community service, but was allowed to serve her sentence at home after pleading no contest to the theft charge.

She was booked at 5 a.m. Thursday at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, south of Los Angeles, the LA County Sheriff’s Department said.

Top of the tabloids

The top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved if we are moved):

Puro imbento lang daw ang pasabog, Jennylyn supalpal kay Dennis (Her word against his.)

Relasyong Luis Manzano, Jen Mercado nagsimula sa karate (Magandang pelikula yan a.)

Ligawang Luis-Jen echos lang (Sino kaya gumawa ng script?)

Marami na ang bwisit kay Luis (Dahil?)

Alex Gonzaga ‘tinakasan’ ang nanay (Saan nagpunta?)

Karylle pinag-a-asawa na ni Zsazsa (Ready na kaya si Yael?)

Pati raw condo nilagyan ng laman, KC busog sa regalo kay Piolo (Wow sarap naman.)

Cesar umaming ‘under de saya’ kay Sunshine (Free plugging sa bagong show niya.)

Dingdong nag-react sa love life ni P-Noy

Baron ayaw nang makakita ng alak (Sana totoo na yan.)

Luis Alandy malas daw sa mga babae?

Marian Rivera nag-sorry na sa pambabatok kay Pacman

Erap, Ramos, GMA face to face sa kasalang Lani-Bong (Plastikan.)

Mga bading sa set ng ‘Amaya’ nagpiyesta sa mga bukol

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