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‘Dream Dad’ makes good first impression

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AGONCILLO AND MARUDO. Winning combination.

The premiere telecast of the new drama series, “Dream Dad,” introduced viewers to local TV’s newest pint-sized charmer, 5-year-old Jana Agoncillo, who’s cast as the orphan girl who yearns to find her dream and real adoptive father in the series’ lead character, played by Zanjoe Marudo.

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Isabelle Daza: Isn’t it rich?

Isabelle Daza Photo by Emmie G. Velarde

Isabelle Daza, daughter of Gloria Diaz (the first Filipino woman who won Miss Universe in 1969), quipped at her launch as endorser of Avon Intimate Fashion: “If I had 20 bucks for every time I was asked why I refused to join a beauty contest, I would never have to work again.” Emmie G. Velarde

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Tea party reunites beauty queens

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MISS UNIVERSE 1969 Gloria Diaz

“I feel very spirited having you here. I’m very, very proud of you,” said Binibining Pilipinas director and organizer Stella Marquez-Araneta, addressing around 40 beauty queens who celebrated the pageant’s 50th edition via a “tea party” held at the “Bahay na Puti” residence in Quezon City on Friday afternoon.   It was the first time […]

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Dorothy Lamour popularized dark-skinned beauties

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LAMOUR. Best remembered for her road movies with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

I was initially drawn to Dorothy Lamour because of her long, dark hair, great legs and exotic beauty. She was declared Miss New Orleans in 1931 and soon became a singer. In the film capital, she was nicknamed the “Beautiful One,” before people started calling her the “Sarong Girl.”

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Star in Aunor, Mendoza shines anew

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Brillante Ma. Mendoza  PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

Director nonpareil Brillante Ma. Mendoza makes waves again in his latest obra maestra, “Thy Womb,” which we, at the Cinema Evaluation Board, graded “A.”

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