Gretchen Barretto

LANI Misalucha

Perhaps they thought they could hide their forbidden affair. Teen Idol fell hard for current girlfriend, Pretty Starlet. Thing is, they can’t openly declare their love.

TI and PS belong to rival networks, that’s why. Moreover, TI’s home studio is building him up as half of a popular love team, with Lovely Starlet.

At a recent family gathering, TI showed up with PS in tow. Unknown to TI, among the guests was a reporter who innocently took photos to record the revelry. In one photo, TI is holding hands with PS.

TI’s older sister noticed the indiscretion and intervened, asking the newshound to delete the incriminating photo.

Tiring, tiresome

Unsuspecting Insider brought along his domestic helper to a show biz party to meet longtime idol, Troubled Star.

After the event, UI asked TS to autograph a keepsake for the loyal admirer. TS shrieked, loud enough for the entire room to hear: “I don’t want to sign anything—I’m tired!”

Needless to say, TS lost at least two fans. A mole suspects TS was under the influence that day.

Homophobic’s secret

Handsome Hunk has gained a nasty reputation as a homophobe following tiffs with Gay Personality and Influential Insider. II even had to leave the biz temporarily because of a messy incident involving HH.

HH seems to detest gays because of his unsavory experiences. At a recent biz party, Colorful Character entertained guests with stories of HH’s close encounters of the queer kind.

CC was an “agent” (read: handler) for HH when the latter was a teener.

LILIA Cuntapay with Korean fan at the Busan fest after her film’s screening.

Gay countdown

At another recent biz gathering, a bunch of insiders entertained themselves with a countdown of cute male celebrities rumored to be gay.

In one major network, the number of closet gays named was mind-boggling. “At least 16,” a source insisted.

Lilia in Busan

Character actress Lilia Cuntapay made it to the Busan International Film Festival, where her film, Antoinette Jadaone’s “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay,” was screened on Wednesday.

Hours before her flight to Korea on Monday, Lilia, the consummate professional, was working on the set of TV5’s “Enchanted Garden.”

She even participated in a tree-planting ceremony with young stars Edgar Allan Guzman, Ahron Villena, Jazz Ocampo and Martin Escudero at the Roosevelt National Park in Dinalupihan, Bataan.

Top of the Bandera

SARAH Geronimo

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

Pinaninindigan na wala siyang kasalanan kay Topacio; Bea nagmatigas, ayaw mag-sorry. (E di … ’wag!)

Ipe umatras na sa pagtakbo sa 2013: Sobrang nakakalungkot. (Baka nakakalungkot lang, di naman sobra.)

Isinabay ang pag-amin sa panahon ng eleksiyon; relasyong Heart-Chiz peke raw, naglolokohan lang. (Chiz did it on Kris Aquino’s show; is she in on the ruse, then?)

Para mapadali ang pagkakaroon nila ng relasyon; Mommy ni Xian nakiusap kay Kim: Sana sagutin na niya ang anak ko! (Is Xian also running for public office?)

Pacman: Wag n’yo munang husgahan si Jinkee! (After election na?)

Gov. ER na-shock sa takbo ng politics sa Laguna. (But isn’t that his province?)

Gretchen: Ang gusto kong regalo … anak ko tsaka si Tony! (In a big box, with ribbons?)

Annabelle dedma muna sa mga anak, bisi-bisihan sa politika. (Which Ruffa says is a welcome distraction?)

Paolo ayaw na talaga kay Lian, wala nang balikan. (And we should be concerned?)

Mga ex-dyowa ni Heart nakisakay kay Chiz, kanya-kanyang eksena. (That’s life.)

Heart kay Chiz: Marami akong natututunan sa kanya. (You have to qualify that, quick.)

LANI Misalucha

Para makatakas nang tuluyan sa istriktong nanay; Sarah kailangang makipagtanan sa susunod na magiging dyowa. (Susunod? May nauna na ba?)

Lani Misalucha paiba-iba ng itsura, ilong perpekto na. (Oh, was that her?)

Dahil sa sinabing nagkakagusto na siya kay KZ Tandingan; Charice nabastusan sa pang-aasar ni Rico J. sa X Factor, nagkapikunan. (Why are we not surprised—na nagkapikunan?)

Jinkee  ‘anino’ lang ni Pacman, sobrang ambisyosa raw. (May we remind you that she is not the first wife to mimic a politico husband.)

Piolo di basagulero pero pumapatol sa tsismoso. (That didn’t come out right.)

Kris niregaluhan ng honeymoon package sa US sina Melai at Jason. (They’re married?!)

Kaya laging umiiwas sa media, natatakot daw; Piolo na-trauma sa iskandalo; ayaw nang magka-gf na artista. (Uh … no, we can’t say it.)

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