Shalani makes TV comebackBy Andy Bais
Philippine Daily Inquirer
BENJIE Austero, televiewer: “News about Shalani Soledad returning to television as one of the hosts of TV5’s upcoming Sunday noontime game show, ‘Game ‘n Go,’ makes me wonder if she’s up to the task this time.
“Her last hosting stint was only ‘almost passable.’ Her main problem as a game-show host lies in her laid-back and malamya personality. The only time I was at ease watching her was when she danced up a storm during a production number!”
Bev Sarmineto, real estate agent: “I watched with much curiosity Zoren Legaspi’s interview with BB Gandanghari on TV5’s ‘Paparazzi.’ The interview was fun and revealing, although both parties felt awkward about the situation. As a viewer, I felt the purging effect of their conversation.
“BB opened up about her ‘transformation’ from man to woman, though she said some things that were hard to comprehend. She made me realize that the issue of sexuality is complicated, and that we ought to respect people’s preferences. Zoren handled the interview well.”
Macky Corpuz, architect: “I don’t know if producers of local reality shows like ‘Project Runway Philippines’ require their contestants and judges to speak in English to sound sosyal. I hope they realize that well-spoken Filipino is classier than poorly-spoken English. It’s obvious that some contestants are having a hard time expressing their ideas, because they try too hard to convey their thoughts in English, which obviously isn’t their first language.”
Len Belmonte, businesswoman: “‘Mundo Man Ay Magunaw’ has me glued to my seat because of Ejay Falcon’s performance in the afternoon tearjerker. The ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ alumnus has been working hard to hone his acting ability—and it shows.”
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