Prima donna’s mood infects costars
Philippine Daily Inquirer
At a splashy shindig, Seasoned Actress was in no mood to party and refused to mingle with the press. SA was not ecstatic that TV crews had been invited.
Her lousy disposition affected other cast members who also declined to chat with media people. The reporters surmised that SA merely wanted to avoid being grilled about a supposedly rekindled romance with Former Flame.
Memo to other grizzled stars: No one is interested in stale gimmicks.
Powerful Bigwig is happily settled with Feisty Celebrity. Unknown to the public, PB was once involved with Scandalous Personality.
Does FC know that SP was once a rival? FC looks down on Tinseltown denizens, particularly SP. FC was once overheard saying about Showbiz Figure: “Don’t do my hair like hers. It looks cheap and common.”
A reporter e-mailed a questionnaire to Promising Starlet, who took forever to answer.
Turned out, PS asked that the questions be translated to Filipino. Nothing the matter with that.
PS would make a great Miss Universe contestant. She wouldn’t be embarrassed to request an interpreter.
Seems Cute Hunk has a weakness for women of a certain age. CH was allegedly caught holding hands with Veteran Actress.
Nothing scandalous about a May-December affair. The only iffy thing was, VA played CH’s mother in a high-profile project!
CH also had flings with two other Influential Insiders. To get ahead of the competition? Or maybe he likes them, uh, seasoned?
Influential Celeb used considerable clout in defeating competitors at a recent high-profile event. IC moved heaven and earth so that his rivals’ projects would be pulled out.
Stunned Rival found out and complained to Respected Leader in the industry. RL said IC could get in trouble because “that’s illegal.”
Meeting with Aquino
Two days before undergoing surgery on Thursday, Regal Films producer Lily Monteverde had two very important visitors in her Greenhills home: President Benigno Aquino III and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas.
Monteverde told Rushes that she was “touched” by the visit. “We talked for two hours. I am thankful for their love and concern.”
Monteverde had a “malignant growth” removed from her lungs.
A day before the operation, she asserted: “I’m strong. My family and friends will help me overcome this.”
On Wednesday, industry friends gathered at the Monteverdes’ Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City, to offer a Mass for her recovery.
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The top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved if we are moved.)
Kahit pinagalitan na ng doktor; Marian sige pa rin sa patayang trabaho, bawal magpahinga. (Ayaw ni Papa Dong ng ganyan. And you don’t wanna lose your looks before we see what else you’ve got going for you.)
Sa taping pa niya ipina-deliver, Marian ipinagyabang sa mga katrabaho ang bago at mamahaling sasakyan. (Yeah, you’d better not lose your looks just now.)
Lorna gusto nang tapusin ang teleserye nila ni Dingdong. (Trouble in paradise?)
Nagkagulo na naman sa shopping mall dahil kay Coco, pero nakaiwas sa disgrasya. (Keep that face scratch-free!)
Derek pinagagalitan si Baron kapag OA na ang mga joke. (Define OA.)
Baron: Idol ko si Derek, gusto kong maging katulad niya! (First, quit the drinking.)
Maricel handa nang “gumanti” kay Gerald, may matinding pasabog. (Oh, this we gotta watch.)
Kung ma-pride ako, matagal na akong walang asawa! –Pacman (Do you mean…?)
Andi baliw na baliw pa rin kay Jake Ejercito. (Girl, move on.)
John Lloyd biglang hiniwalayan si Angelica, nagkasawaan na? (As Celeste Legaspi sang, “Kay bilis naman!”)
Aljur gumastos ng P19M para sa bagong house and lot. (Gee, that’s quick.)
Coco tinamaan kay Maricel, todo na ang ginagawang panliligaw? (That Coco? That Maricel?)
Matteo Guidicelli, Jessy Mendiola magdyowa na. (Finally, umamin.)
Ilang ulit nangako kay Jinkee; Pacman: Inaamin ko nakagawa po ako ng mga karumal-dumal na kasalanan! (You can’t make a leopard change its spots.)
Kahit hindi pa rin mabanggit ang pangalan ni Maja; Kim: Kung trabaho, trabaho lang! (Professional! Good girl.)
Jodi, Richard sikat na rin sa Middle East, US at Europe. (Sir Chief and Maya, we love you!)
Nagparinig kay Julia sa nalalapit na debut party; Coco: Kung ’di ako ang magiging escort niya, masasaktan ako! (You should ask her then, dude.)
Enchong Dee hindi pupunta sa birthday ni Julia. (E ’di… ’wag!)
Laplapan nina Kris at Robin wagas na wagas! (For the ratings, advertisers and the network. Sex sells. Always.)
Nakakasawa na raw, “Showtime” nina Vice tsutsugihin na? (Oh dear…)
Sey mo, Mariel? Kris, Robin super sweet sa Bora. (They’re friends; it’s work. Keep telling yourself that. Like a mantra.)
O, Jodi ano’ng masasabi mo sa mga kumakalat na chika? Iwa buntis daw, si Pampi ang ama? (E, ano ngayon? Ay, si Jodi pala ang tinatanong.)
Ngayong burado na sa eksena ang asungot na si Cristine; Sarah G. pwede nang balikan ni Rayver, mas bagay na magdyowa. (Until her mother approves, the girl will not know true love.)
Noontime show daw nina Kris, Ai Ai at Vice “kuryente.” (In a good way?)
Mariel nagtatalak sa Twitter, selos na selos kay Kris. (Uh, what’s her Twitter handle?)
Coco puro pancit canton ang pinakakain sa ex-GF. (A long time ago, right?)
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