Close encounter with ‘Bourne’ star that would never happen in Hollywood


HEART Evangelista

A PDI photographer ventured into the Manila Pen Wednesday night on a chance that he might run into a “Bourne Legacy” star. Okay, it was more of following a tip than taking a chance.

At The Bar he did run into a big one—no less than Jeremy Renner, who plays the lead character Aaron Cross in the spy thriller directed by Tony Gilroy.

Perhaps taking note of the very pro-looking camera, Renner extended his hand and said, “Hi, I’m Jeremy; I’m glad to meet you.” This was followed by an earnest request to not take his picture, since he was having a drink. But he was fully clothed and wasn’t on the floor or throwing up! What was wrong with being photographed while having a drink?

We were told earlier that the Philippines had been picked as one of the locations for the movie because of its “smiling, friendly people.” Maybe so. Renner’s line would never have worked with the Hollywood paparazzi.

‘Politely declined’

Speaking of “Bourne Legacy” … Publicity Hound wanted desperately to land a cameo in the flick. Siyempre, Hollywood e.

PH asked Influential Relative to pull strings. IR’s Underlings, who had tripped all over themselves giving in to PH’s every whim in the past, failed this time.

A mole whispered that the international production “politely declined” the generous offer. After all, real professional actors with discernible skills vied for small roles by going through three rounds of auditions. PH couldn’t just sashay into the set with family connections as credentials.

Vodka in a jug

Veteran Performer was once the toast of Show Town—in demand, not just among producers but also among gentlemen callers.

Top Honcho was among her many suitors.

But after a traumatic incident abroad, not to mention the passing of her beloved partner, VP got depressed.

According to a mole, VP turned to booze to ease the pain. These days, VP is often seen carrying a thermos with the logo of a popular coffee shop. It’s not a caffeine fix; the jug contains vodka.

To her credit, the ultimate performer is still every inch a showstopper.

Multiple versions

Smells fishy: Seasoned Insider was aghast to learn that the box-office results of certain films had more than two versions.

Quite tellingly, there was a P30-million discrepancy in the figures in versions 1 and 2.

Major Star was upset because the figures were obviously tampered with to favor some people over others.

Insiders are considering a “boycott” next year, unless some quarters shape up and stop the deceitful practice.

Smear campaign

Is there an ongoing smear campaign against Popular Star?

Insiders have been receiving text messages alleging that PS’s success was the fruit of her “illicit relationship” with Playboy Exec.

According to the grapevine, PS gets prime projects because she’s the apple of PE’s eye. Unfortunately, PE is married to Big Boss’ scion.

Whoever is behind this ugly rumor must have a huge ax to grind against PS or PE.

‘X’ man

Hunky Actor won not a few gay fans with sexy “indie” movies that required him to bare more than just his acting chops (that were barely there).

Turned out, HA made a hard-core porno flick before top-billing indies. An X-rated bed scene featuring HA, an unidentified girl and another stud, has been circulating online. HA has since vanished. Sketchy reports say a rich gay benefactor has ensnared HA, who is now retired and based abroad.

Top of the Tabloids

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

Anak ni Ipe sa bagong dyowa kamukha ni Josh. (Alangan namang kamukha ni …)

Sa pag-de-demanda sa kanya ni Marian; Heart: Ayaw ko na po ng away. (Kami rin—enough!)

Tanggapin naman kaya pag bumalik sa ABS? Claudine hindi sinuwerte sa GMA. (Hmm.)

Pacman: Maganda naman ang asawa ko! (Parang defensive.)

Kris Bernal, Iwa Moto, nag-aaway sa lalaki? (Bad idea.)

Lovi, Singson ikakasal na? (Mahaba man ang prusisyon …)

Beth Tamayo natatakot nang bumalik sa Pilipinas. (Dahil kaya sa “Bourne” shooting?)

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  • Tim Starbucks

    even the most popular and most awarded actors/actresses in hollywood will really go to an audition for a part in the movie.  and that’s the way it should be!  it must be the talent not becus your relatives are also from showbiz!  well, only in the philippines such things exist.

  • Anonymous

    PH is none other than Kris Aquino.

  • Anonymous

    A PDI photographer ventured into the Manila Pen Wednesday night on a chance that he might run into a “Bourne Legacy” star. Okay, it was more of following a tip than taking a chance.

    -mas trip ko yung nabasa ko kay jessicazafra.

  • dan brown

    kris aquino – pambansang epal

  • Cammy

    sana pumayag na nilang kunin si kris aquino. siya yun sasagasaan ng truck sa car chase scene or ihuhulog sa pasig river from jones bridge. bwahaha

    • Jon

      tagilid ang truck kay kris aquino. tiyak yupi ang truck pag bumangga sa kanya.
      parang mas bagay na mag apply na lang siya ng back drop.

  • Anonymous

    maniwala naman ako sa BI? hindi nga mapangalanan ng wirter… anyone can come up with a story witrhout naming names and call it a blind item… and some people are gullible enough to put names in a fictional story… hangga’t walang pangalan yan… for sure kwentong kutsero lang yan or imagination ng writer para may article lang sya na mai-submit… hahahahah… it’s either that or duwag ang inquirer…

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