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Easter musings

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RYAN Cayabyab thinks his past is unique.

Sincd Easter is a time for new beginnings, I asked some celebs: If they could go back in time and rewrite their past, what would they have done differently?

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Holy Land pilgrimage with ‘De Leon King’

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EILEEN Macapagal-de Leon and Joey de Leon in Jerusalem

I have fond memories of my trip to Singapore in the 1990s with Tito Joey de Leon (whom I call “De Leon King”) and his fab wife, Eileen Macapagal-de Leon, along with other friends in the biz. We had gone to watch my all-time idol Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” concert.

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‘Mr. Pure Energy’ unleashed

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GARY Valenciano says, “There are many good vocalists  but not every singer is an artist.” RICHARD A. REYES

Gary Valenciano and my mom (Inday Badiday) have the same birth anniversary (Aug. 6). I will never forget the time he and his wife Angeli prayed over my mom, who was very sick. I also remember fondly  when my dalagay, IC Mendoza, and I hitched a ride with him after his concert. Gary was behind [...]

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Tres Marias’ take on tone-deaf celeb ‘singers’

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FROM left: Cooky Chua, Lolita Carbon and Bayang Barrios. Photo by Leo M. Sabangan II

    Cooky Chua and I are soul sisters. I fondly call her “Norah Jones” because she can give the Grammy awardee a run for her money. Aside from her iconic (25-year-old) band, Color It Red, Cooky has joined forces with equally acclaimed singer/songwriters Lolita Carbon (of the legendary folk band Asin) and Bayang Barrios [...]

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Angel’s love for Luis surprises Vi

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FROM left: Solenn Heussaff, Anne Curtis, IC Mendoza and Vice Ganda

Angel Locsin is very vocal about her present feelings for ex-beau Luis Manzano. She unabashedly admitted on national TV that she still loves him, and wants to be with him. I asked Vilma Santos, Luis’ ever-fab mom, for a comment.

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13 celebrity quotes of 2013

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Dingdong Dantes

Following a Dollywood tradition, here’s a roundup of some interesting quotes from celebrities we interviewed last year. Before the show biz circus gets into full swing this 2014, allow me to thank all the stars who willingly shared their stories (on and off the record) with me in 2013.

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Getting ‘closer’ with indie duo

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TEGAN and Sara collect all their fan art.

For the past 13 years, the Canadian twin duo Tegan and Sara has carved its own niche in the indie rock and mainstream scenes.

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This beauty queen is smitten with her little prince

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ALICE Dixson’s heart is “recovering.”

Precious Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz were more excited than their adorable, one-year-old baby, Noah, during his dedication/birthday party last November 9.

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Concert to benefit Bohol a success

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CESAR Montano and Noel Cabangon RICHARD REYES/INQUIRER

The fund-raising concert for the earthquake victims in the Visayas, “Sagip Bohol,” mounted by Cesar Montano and Noel Cabangon in Teatrino last Friday was a huge success.

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Miriam loves Ardy’s inner character

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ENGAGED: Miriam Quiambao and beau Ardy Roberto

WHILE the whole nation was caught up in the Miss World frenzy after Megan Young bagged the title, another beauty queen quietly relished a victory of her own.

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Mentor: Megan didn’t go on a strict diet; she just ate well

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Megan Young’s victory as Miss World 2013 could not have come at a better time.  It’s a welcome adrenaline shot for the image of our beleaguered country abroad.   Never mind that CNN flashed a report saying Megan “hails from the United States.” Megan is more Pinay than American. The last time I saw her [...]

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John Arcilla spectacular in ‘Metro Manila’

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JOHN Arcilla in “Metro Manila”

John Arcilla is like family to me. His late Auntie Erly was one of my mom’s “loyalists.” John was also the acting coach of my dala-gay, IC, during his child actor days. That’s why I’m mighty proud of John, who’s making waves in the international scene.

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