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‘Rigodon’ of players for drama series’ Book Two

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CHRISTOPHER de Leon will be engaged in a thespic fight in this soap opera.

When “Ikaw Lamang” launched its “Book Two” recently, it was a good move on the production’s part to extend Jake Cuenca’s character, with Christopher de Leon stepping into his shoes as his more mature personification—because their acting styles are similar, they’re both floridly over-the-top!

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Is Lyca Gairanod the new Nora Aunor?

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NORA Aunor, “Tawag ng Tanghalan” grand champ. DON RAPADAS

For many years now, TV-film producers have been eagerly searching for “the new Nora Aunor,” a child singer-actress from the “wrong” side of the tracks, whose golden voice and dusky Pinay looks would captivate the fiercely empathetic masses and propel her to genuine superstardom. Many eager aspirants have tried to do exactly that, with varying levels of success.

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As long as the role calls for it

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JASON Segel (left) and Cameron Diaz in “Sex Tape”

Cameron Diaz’s frisky new starrer, “Sex Tape,” excited moviegoers—but stirred up a contentious debate over how far movie stars should go to “do full justice” to the racy and graphic roles assigned to them. Diaz herself said that those occasionally randy “requirements” didn’t faze her one bit, they were “all in a day’s work.”

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All sorts of ‘selfies’

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We don’t really go for TV shows that just come up with predictable lists of “dissa” and “data,” but we sure were glad when we caught “Ang Pinaka” on GMA News TV recently, because it was unusually topical, drawing up a diverting list of different kinds of “selfies” that many people like to take of themselves.

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Crunch time for faithless, footloose Mr. Real–and his wives

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FROM left: Maricel Soriano, Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe

Now that some teleseryes have “cooked” their plot and character development to an appropriately hot-to-trot degree, they’re imminently headed for the sort of melodramatic confrontations that “deliciously” make TV fans’ viewing day.

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