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Giselle Töngi lands plum TV gig in LA

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G TÖNGI’S new job will take her on the road. photo: Mau Mauricio/At East Jed Root

Giselle “G” Töngi, who landed the plum “Kababayan Today” host-producer gig, talked to us about her plans for America’s first and only talk show for and about the Filipino-American community. G took over from Jannelle So-Perkins, who created and launched “Kababayan Today” eight years ago and recently left the popular show to pursue other career goals.

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Melissa McCarthy on wrestling Jason Statham, landing Rolling Stone cover

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SHE SHARES a scene with husband Ben Falcone, director of the film “Tammy.”

She gets to wrestle Jason Statham, throw ketchup at her husband, fellow actor and director Ben Falcone, and land on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s July issue. Not a bad time to be Melissa McCarthy these days. Not bad at all.

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‘Charlie’s angel’ Filipino ‘slur’ stirs cyber storm

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LUCY Liu, actress born in New York to Chinese immigrants  photo:RUBEN NEPALES

A random comment made by Hollywood actress Lucy Liu on “The Late Show with David Letterman” has sparked a debate in cyberspace.

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Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips in a tie after Round 2 in ‘Idol’ finals

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American Idol finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.  AP Photo/Michael Becker, FOX

After round 2, it’s a tie between Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips in their head-to-head for the next “American Idol”.

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Scene-stealers on Oscars red carpet

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TONY Bennett, a performer at the Academy-hosted Governors Ball. RUBEN NEPALES

We did see the fabulous right leg that stole the red carpet scene at the recent Academy Awards. As we write this, Angelina Jolie’s famous gam (@AngiesRightLeg) already has over 33,000 followers on Twitter.

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