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Digging for conspiracy theories, plot secrets on new TV series’ set in Israel

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JASON Isaacs makes sure to shower and floss before a bed scene. RUBEN V. NEPALES

“I am having sex with Anne Heche,” Jason Isaacs replied, his blue eyes twinkling, when asked what scene we were going to see him and Anne shoot later in the day. It was a clear, sunlit morning at the David InterContinental in Tel Aviv, Israel, where we were interviewing the British actor about “Dig,” USA Network’s new miniseries being filmed there. “You are invited,” quipped Jason, casual in denim shirt, jeans and sneakers.

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Becca Godinez returns to local stage after 33 years

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BECCA Godinez (right) introduces Maxwel S. Corpuz (left) and Ellen D. Williams (background) to Manila audiences. HYDEE ABRAHAN

LOS ANGELES—After being away from the Philippine stage for 33 years, LA-based Becca Godinez returns with “Flipzoids.” The actress’ character in Ralph B. Peña’s play couldn’t be more apt—Aying is a Filipino woman in Southern California who longs for her homeland.

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Robert Pattinson wants to release debut album before he’s 30

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ROBERT Pattinson’s charm can make him effective in comedy.

“Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful/ Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful/ Now do the pretty girl rock, rock, rock.” Robert Pattinson singing along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” playing on the radio in his car, before a violent moment, is a rare humorous relief in David Michod’s “The Rover.” It prompted a question in a recent interview at LA’s Four Seasons on whether Robert plans to record an album anytime soon.

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Adventures in concert promotion

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THE LETTERMEN signed autographs for fans until midnight. INQUIRER PHOTO

Which rock star jumped into a taxi cab upon arrival in Manila, not bothering to wait for the limo that would take him to the hotel? Which talents posted the biggest “challenge”? Which artists were “nice”? I found out from Renen de Guia, who dished about his experiences as a concert promoter for 35 years.

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Zach Braff recalls days as waiter

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LOS ANGELES—People had just seen Zach Braff’s film in LA. And who waited on them in a restaurant they went to afterwards? Zach himself. “Only in Hollywood,” the actor unintentionally mentioned this column’s name as he talked about his life and career in a recent interview at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. He’s [...]

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