Lot finds new loveBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
I’ve never seen Lotlot de Leon happier. Since she’s my godsister, her happiness is mine as well. She has found a new love in a Lebanese guy.
“After a decade of being single, I finally found someone who makes me happy. He’s super romantic. He knows what he wants and never fails to show me that he cares,” Lot says, beaming. “I’m done with dating … guys who play cutesy or lead you on. My boyfriend really wants to stay with me. He has met my kids except Diego. He’s supportive of my career.”
Has she introduced him to her Mom (Ate Guy)? “Not yet,” Lot says. “Saka na muna; baka maudlot. (Maybe later; it may get nipped in the bud.)”
She is also happy that things are going smoothly now between her and “Mamita” (Pilita Corrales, her ex mother-in-law).
“She calls and asks about her granddaughter Janine’s career. She shows her concern,” Lot says.
All’s well in her world. Being a happier woman will surely make Lot an even better mother and actress. That’s the way love goes.
Martin’s talk show
Martin Nievera hasn’t lost his gift of gab all these years. He’s back with his own talk show, “Martin Late @ Night” on ABS-CBN every Friday after “Bandila.” (It premieres on March 1.)
As a host, Mart has mastered the art of being naughty without being offensive. What can viewers expect from his show?
“It will be very similar if not exactly the same as the show I had before where we launched careers, introduced new bands and heard politicians sing,” says Mart. “Now with that, plus a new batch of bright stars, I feel my show will be more interesting and entertaining. I want the show to be light and easy to the eyes and the ears. With just a baby grand and lots of fun chit-chat, I want to be the one to say good night to the world with good news and positivity.”
His goal? “I would love to be on every night like the time I started almost 20 years ago … and give it my best shot,” he adds. Mart is equally excited for the repeat of “Foursome” with Pops Fernandez, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez on March 16 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena with special guest, Gary Valenciano.
“We were featured on CNN which is a first,” beams Mart. “The concert was a success because we have the most loyal fans plus the outstanding arrangements of Raul Mitra and Homer Flores in harmony with the teamwork and the blending of our hits and life stories.”
Mart’s song for himself is “I Dreamed a Dream.”
“My life and career has taken many turns. Some good and some bad,” he muses. “But during every adventure I sometimes hurt the people I love most by just having to deal with these challenges. Not everyone has a heart of stone to survive what we celebs put ourselves through for the sake of the journey. No dream comes without sacrifice. Thank you to all who kept me dreaming.”
Whether Martin talks or sings, you can’t help but sit and listen because you can tell that his heart is always in it.
A lead actor (LA) wants the script of his teleserye revised because he doesn’t like the way the story would end. He wants to make his character appear like the hero/good guy. The writers are in a mad scramble on what to do next. Wasn’t LA listening during the story conference?
Before the cameras even started to grind, he already knew how the ending would go. LA should have told the production team earlier on instead of causing undue hassle now that the series is in full swing. But then again, actors feel like they are entitled to their own quirks. And so it goes.
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