Scandalous celeb mum about split with playboyBy Entertainment Staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The buzz is that Powerful Playboy and Scandalous Celebrity have called it quits.
SC’s lips are sealed. Is it because SC received an extravagant parting gift from PP?
Will the pricey present ensure the usually gregarious and giggly SC’s cooperation? Silence must really be golden.
Prima donna ‘alalay’
In Show Town, some assistants are bigger prima donnas than their celebrity bosses.
Sexy Star agreed to shoot in a far-flung province.
Before the work commenced, producers briefed SS on the difficult conditions on the set.
SS remained undaunted, saying the chance to collaborate with the director and the other stars was too good to pass up.
In the faraway destination, SS was cooperative throughout. All the complaining was done by Haughty Assistant.
HA kept asking for ice-cold water and round-the-clock air-conditioning on the set, when even SS willingly roughed it with the team.
Another Delusional Assistant is being gossiped about in the biz. Movie Scribe was aghast at DA’s behavior.
DA’s boss, Controversial Personality, was hosting a big event. Backstage, CP’s manager told reporters to “ambush” CP.
DA, however, decided to act all-too-powerful and prevented some reporters from getting face time with CP. Only a select few were granted access.
MS quipped: “But we were not even interested in CP!”
A much-awaited project will gather top artists in the entertainment scene.
One name is missing, though: Major Star. The official reason is that MS is busy with other commitments.
Then again, Popular Celebrity, who earlier incurred the ire of MS, is in the lineup. Unfortunately, PC doesn’t measure up, talent-wise, to the other performers in the project.
Comedy divas unite
For the first time in their illustrious individual careers, three icons of stand-up comedy are reportedly joining forces for a show: Tessie Tomas, Nanette Inventor and Mitch Valdes.
According to a source, the three comedy divas will be taking their act on the road—in key cities in the province and abroad—after their run at Resorts World Manila.
Joining the trio is another comic diva in his own right, Jon Santos.
Degree for De Niro
LEWISTON, Maine—As he received an honorary doctorate on Sunday, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro told Bates College graduates that, despite his own lack of formal education, he made out OK.
During a 15-minute address that was by turns sincere and irreverent, De Niro drew a steady stream of laughter from the 463 graduating seniors and more than 5,000 onlookers at the private, liberal arts college’s campus.
“In many ways, leaving school when I did it was an advantage. I saved nearly $6,000 by not having to pay tuition and expenses for four years of education,” he said. “I feel a little foolish, because if I had waited until now not to go to college, I could have saved around a quarter of a million.”
Looking back, he said, “it worked out just fine. I saved the money, and I got the degree.”
De Niro also offered the graduates some serious advice.
“If you’re an actor, always be true to your character,” he said. “If you’re not an actor, have character and always be true to yourself.” AP
Top of the Talk Shows
For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on rumors that Vic Sotto is gunning for his position in the next elections: “Bossing, huwag naman!” (Nakukuha ba ’yan sa pakiusap?)
Joe Jonas on Filipino food: “Incredible… I’m a fan. It’s funny because the pork is a lot smaller than what us Americans are used to. Here, I was thinking that it was just an appetizer, but it was the whole meal! It’s a good thing though. It keeps me thin!” (Pork barrel kaya?)
Derek Ramsay, asked if he intends to find a new love: “Right now, I’m focused on my work, myself and all my responsibilities.” (Kasi nga, magbabati sila after…)
Sam Milby, asked what he realized in his four months of auditioning for various projects in the United States: “Sobrang naging inspired ako .… I feel different. Talagang ’yung desire, ’yung passion ko na gumaling sa craft, sa music, sa lahat, gustung-gusto ko.” (And you’re back here because…?)
Mon Tulfo, asked if he’s open to an out-of-court settlement with Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto: “Kailangan kong makausap ang pamilya ko, mga kaibigan ko, dahil sila ang nasaktan … Hindi ito personal decision.” (Your camera-phone … your face that got punched … your decision.)
Zanjoe Marudo, asked if he sees himself marrying girlfriend Bea Alonzo: “Oo, sa ngayon siya talaga ang nakikita ko. Kung pagbibigyan, ’di ba? Sana, sana si Bea.” (That’s the surest “maybe” we’ve ever heard.)
Andrei Felix, asked if girlfriend Venus Raj is “the one”: “She is the one, she is the one, she is the one … ’Di naman kami pumapasok sa isang relationship na laru-laro lang, wala-wala lang … sabi ko sa magulang ko, ‘Ma, eto na ’yung babaeng gusto kong pakasalan balang araw.’” (And that’s the surest oo we’ve ever heard.)
Angeline Quinto on learning that Coco Martin likes simple girls: “’Yun na po ang pangarap ko … maging simple!” (You either are, or you’re not.)
Angeline Quinto, asked how she restrains her kilig when she’s with Coco Martin: “Kinumpara ko na lang ’yan sa, kumbaga, naiihi ako, tapos wala akong mapuntahan! Parang ganu’n ang pakiramdam.” (Ew.)
Kylie Padilla, asked why she moved back to dad Robin Padilla’s home: “Simple lang. Na-miss ko lang si Papa. Saka gusto ko, huwag na siyang mag-alala sa ’kin.” (Practical, too, and so Pinoy.)
Heart Evangelista on allegedly being spotted having coffee with Sen. Chiz Escudero: “Oo, pero wala naman ’yun kasi magkaibigan lang kami. It’s nice to talk to him…” (Here we go again.)
Sid Lucero, asked if his friendship with Heart Evangelista could lead to something deeper: “She’s a very good friend. And sometimes, ’pag ni-risk mo ’yung friendship for something greater, you lose something more.” (Eto pa ang isang friend.)
Grace Lee on dealing with controversies: “I’ve learned to just surrender everything to the Lord. Kasi kung pipilitin ko, ’di rin talaga mangyayari. Ako rin lang ang masasaktan. I’ve really learned to let go, and I think I’ve become wiser in the past couple of months.” (Kami rin. O siya, tahan na.)
(Startalk, Paparazzi, The Buzz, with Allan Policarpio, Contributor)
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