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Showbiz columnist: Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador make peace

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Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador FILE PHOTOS

Has the rift between actresses Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador finally ended?

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No love lost between some show biz siblings

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JULIA Roberts    AP

Julia Roberts is known as America’s Sweetheart, thanks to such sunny and feisty starrers as “Steel Magnolias,” “Pretty Woman,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Notting Hill,” “Runaway Bride,” “Erin Brockovich”—and, that’s right, “America’s Sweethearts” (with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Crystal and John Cusack).

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Grace Poe urges show biz to support film tourism bill

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Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is urging show biz denizens to lobby in Congress for the passage of a bill that she filed to promote the country through film tourism.

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Singing star-turned-preacher Eddie Mesa shares his inner peace

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EDDIE-MESA

“In 1972 I was separated from my wife, my life was miserable, there was no direction and despite success, there was emptiness,” recalled former Philippine showbiz icon Eddie Mesa.

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Meddling boss gets in gorgeous couple’s way

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KC CONCEPCION wasted time with the wrong guys.

Meddling Boss got jealous because it seemed Good-looking Star—whom she had been eyeing—and Stunning Celebrity were headed straight for the altar. “Hah! Not on my watch!” she thought.

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Getting to the top in show biz–and staying there

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As the cliché goes, many are called, but only a precious few are chosen—and that tattered truism is particularly true for prospective show biz luminaries.

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Lovi Poe is on a roll

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POE. Proves that she doesn’t have to flit and flirt to keep viewers interested.

Lovi Poe has always wanted to join show biz—but, unlike her legendary dad, movie king Fernando Poe Jr., what she initially wanted was to become a singer. Did her father encourage her to join the entertainment scene? Lovi sighs, “He didn’t. He kept stalling, maybe because I was very young then. He told me, ‘There’s a right time for everything.’

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How to survive show business

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CORY Monteith is dead at 31. AP

Like every “Glee” fan everywhere, I was heartbroken upon receiving the news that one of its stars, Cory Monteith (footballer-turned-glee club member Finn Hudson) was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. He was only 31 years old.   I dare not speculate on the cause of his death since, at press time, medical examiners [...]

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Getting to know Backroom 9; ‘Not Your Ordinary Boys and Girls’

Sizzling talents are the Backroom 9: (from left) front row; Kayesha Chua, Maui Lumba, Avery Paraiso, PJ Go; second row, Bon Jovi Osorio, Benj Bolivar, Nikita McElroy, Ian Batherson, Carlo Sawit. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Backroom

This hot season, Backroom is out to make show business a little more interesting by introducing nine new artists who are out to make their own mark in the industry.

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Lost and found in local movies’ ‘Blunderland’

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When we first got our toes and tootsies wet in the wonderful world of Philippine show business, it didn’t take us long to realize that, like Alice or Alfie in Wonderland, we had inadvertently been squeezed into an occasionally bizarre, alternative and upside-down universe.

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Celebrities in their element as thousands cheer Metro Manila Filmfest parade

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A float representing “El president” movie at the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) prepares for the annual Parade of Stars. PHOTO/ ALLAN POLICARPIO

For a celebrity, there’s nothing quite as exciting as being on a float and seeing sea of fans wanting to catch a glimpse of them. That’s why the annual Parade of Stars that kicks off the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)—now on its 38th year— is an event show biz neophytes aspire to be a part of, and a tradition for seasoned actors and actresses.

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Multi-awarded filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya dies; 57

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Multi-awarded filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Taguig City, after a five-year battle with cancer, her son Marc said. She was 57.

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