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Richard Gomez on Sharon Cuneta: About time we worked again

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RICHARD Gomez and Sharon Cuneta are reunited on TV.

Richard Gomez said it was about time he and former reel, and real-life, sweetheart Sharon Cuneta worked together again. They last teamed up in the 2003 romantic drama “Walang Kapalit” and recently started taping for a TV5 comedy series, “My Pirated Family.”

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Split decision at first CineFilipino

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MES DE GUZMAN (right), best director, shares the stage with Nora Aunor.

A split jury declared two best picture winners at the first CineFilipino Film Festival: indie stalwart Mes de Guzman’s “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti” and debuting director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Chacha ni Anita.”

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Joys of directing for Jose Javier Reyes

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RUSTICA Carpio (right) on the set of Reyes’ “Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap,” premieres at 7 tonight, SM Megamall Cinema 7, for Sineng Pambansa.

Filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes fondly describes the shoot of his latest indie, “Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap,” his entry in the Sineng Pambansa All-Masters Edition, in words poetic, if not curiously erotic.   “I once said in a Cinemalaya forum: ‘When you make a movie, you are having sex, but when you know [...]

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Be careful with my mom

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An Indian woman carries one of her children and holds the other by the hand as they beg for alms on a road, ahead of Mother's Day in Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, May 11, 2013. AP/Biswaranjan Rout

Mothers have a very special place in Philippine show business. There’s this love-hate thing for Mommies Dearest that makes them—to both fans and keen observers—likable, laughable, even entertaining, though occasionally infuriating.

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Tail Tales

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I named my dogs Phil and James after my favorite Azkals (soccer players). But the politically correct term now is “aspin” or “asong Pinoy,” especially since these beautiful canines are not “dogs of the streets.” Phil and James are about one and a half years old and they’ve been with me for more than a [...]

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Fearless filmmaker on the cult of celebrity in show biz, politics

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DIRECTOR Jose Javier Reyes fields questions from reporters in training at the PDI office in Makati City.EDWIN BACASMAS

He thinks the feisty Annabelle Rama, the talent manager running for Congress, is a “potential loudspeaker of the House.” He says Gov. Vilma Santos is taking her job more seriously than her husband, Sen. Ralph Recto.   Few in show biz can discuss issues as fearlessly and eloquently as the award-winning filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes. [...]

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Universal appeal

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On Friday night, filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes posted an urgent appeal to higher powers on Twitter: “Going into deep cosmic meditation as I have a 6/55 Lotto card laid out right in front of me, asking the Universe: ‘Gimme the digits!’”

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Much ado about the ‘Thrilla in Naia’

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Expectedly, some stars were reluctant to comment on the airport fracas that shook Show Town. After all, there’s less than six degrees separating many in the biz from the characters in this true-life match.

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