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Thanks for the grace and genius

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ROBIN Williams was one of Hollywood’s illustrious comics who were famously “laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.” AP

Robin Williams’ countless fans were shocked on Aug. 11 to wake up to the breaking news that their fave comedian for all seasons and reasons had been found dead from asphyxiation, possibly self-induced, after years of deep depression.

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Truly stellar ‘public’ proposal

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DANTES AND RIVERA. Intoxicating sweetness of romantic pluperfection.

Last Saturday, Aug. 9, we watched Marian Rivera’s dance show on GMA 7, to see if its performance numbers had improved in terms of “degree of difficulty.” Thus far, the new show has failed to measure up to the high level for local dance shows set by past program hosts like Charlene Gonzales and Dayanara Torres.

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‘Sleeper’ hit

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PRATT. Loser turns out to be a winner.

The box-office success currently being enjoyed by the latest sci-fi superhero caper, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is both unexpected and instructive.

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‘Toughest girl in Hollywood’ takes her final bow

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BACALL. Her significant contributions should be cherished. AP

The film biz got hit by a stellar double-whammy last week, with not just one (Robin Williams) but two big stars making their untimely exit from the performing scene. The second departee was Lauren Bacall, and it’s really sad that her passing has been upstaged by the global shock and sorrow over Williams’ suicide.

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Le Mitre marks fourth year

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Two weeks ago, we rearranged our work schedule to be present at the fourth anniversary celebration of a truly unique restaurant, Le Mitre, in front of San Agustin Church in Intramuros.

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