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No longer challenged by music, Celeste Legaspi dives into acting

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THE CHALLENGE of using the techniques she had learned from her son-in-law’s school “spurred me on,” the singer-actress points out. RODEL ROTONI

Celeste Legaspi couldn’t recall exactly when the thought of taking a break from show biz crossed her mind. Was it 15 years ago, maybe 20? She wasn’t keeping count. But while the “when” is a bit hazy, the “why” couldn’t be clearer: The industry had ceased to tickle her.

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Gender-bending roles and stars

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JARED Leto won an Oscar best supporting actor trophy for playing a transgender in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Most film roles are played by gender-appropriate actors—like Scarlett O’Hara being portrayed by Vivien Leigh and Rhett Butler being vivified by Clark Gable.

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Business on Bianca’s mind

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Bianca King is into cooking right now.

Bianca King is happy working as a freelance actress, she said, because it lets her pursue other endeavors, like school, and setting up different business ventures.

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Lilet makes TV comeback of the season

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LILET. “Throwback find” has wide range of performing skills.

The first time we watched “Forevermore,” we were struck by the textured performance turned in by the actress cast as Enrique Gil’s mother.

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Next in line

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SALVADOR. Strong and deep roots in show business

For many children of entertainment stars, joining show biz is like entering the family business. The offspring of the Zobels and Chinoy taipans become businessmen, while the youngest products of the Padilla, De Leon, Quizon and Ilagan clans become stellar performers—it’s as simple as that!

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