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Researching infidelity

RORY Quintos

TV director Rory B. Quintos recounts the preproduction for the ABS-CBN soap opera “The Legal Wife”

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Be careful: ‘Ser Chief’ classy ladies’ killer

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SONG FROM THE HEART  RiChennatiques, a Richard Yap fans club, serenade their dear “Ser Chief” with “Mahal Kita Kasi” at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto, Canada, on May 19. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

One rainy night in the last week of June, a social worker from New York with her friends, the most prominent lady dentist in St. Luke’s Global City, her mother-in-law and her medical mentor converged at a palatial house in Victoria Valley, the site of a shoot for an episode of “Be Careful with My Heart,” the teleserye.

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First mother role for Jennica Garcia at 23

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JENNICA Garcia (right) with mommy Jean

Jennica Garcia, at 23, had no qualms of taking on a mother role for the first time.

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Kapuso child star a diabetic at 8

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MONA LOUISE Rey cries on cue, but off-cam, she is really a cheerful girl.

Child star Mona Louise Rey, a juvenile diabetic, admits she once asked God why He was making her suffer.   Mona, 8, youngest of four siblings, is the only one in her family diagnosed with the illness. “I’m used to it now, and I can inject myself with insulin,” she told the Inquirer recently. “I [...]

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On alleged ‘soap trouble’, Gerald Anderson in, Maricel Soriano out

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Maricel Soriano and Gerald Anderson. FILE PHOTO

The alleged skirmish between veteran actress Maricel Soriano and young actor Gerald Anderson that took place during the first shooting day of a new soap opera made the concerned home network choose between the two, INQUIRER Bandera columnist Jobert Sucaldito wrote Wednesday.

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Last episode of soap opera grips Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro's residents read newspapers frontpages with news dedicated to the final chapter of the soap opera Avenida Brasil (Brazil Avenue) on October 18. AFP/ANTONIO SCORZA

Brazil’s national electricity grid is bracing itself for possible power outages Friday night as television airs the final chapter of the smash soap opera has enthralled Latin America’s biggest country for months.

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Sequel planned to pioneer ‘Korean Wave’ TV show

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A South Korean TV station said Tuesday it would produce a sequel to the historical drama, “Jewel in the Palace”, a pan-Asia TV hit that helped pioneer the “Korean Wave” of pop culture across the region.

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‘Film-style’ TV series

JODI Sta. Maria and Richard Yap in “Be Careful with my Heart”

TV and film director Jeffrey Jeturian shares his thoughts on the success of his late-morning drama series “Be Careful With My Heart” on ABS-CBN.

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Director on slow young actress: Fire her on the set or set her on fire?

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Actor Richard Gutierrez had allegedly cursed and pointed fingers at some Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic officials who apprehended his driver for overspeeding along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Radyo Inquirer reports.

A young actress in a soap opera is causing blood pressure to rise among her workmates not because she’s a diva or too arrogant to deal with on the set but because of her turtle-phase ability to absorb what the director wants her to do.

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Victims of their own success

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What is it about acting in teleseryes that compromises and ruins the work of even the best actors we have?

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New ‘teleseryes,’ their strengths and limitations

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It is both interesting and instructive that many new TV drama series start out promising one thing, but end up delivering something different. This is probably due to the way TV series are developed these days, with production groups reacting constantly to ratings as they come in, what is currently in vogue, and what the [...]

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Director ‘weighed things carefully’ before bolting GMA 7

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Just a day after the successful run of GMA 7’s period drama series, “Amaya,” on January 13, its director, Mac Alejandre, inked an exclusive, four-year contract with TV5. The contract signing, held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City, was attended by TV5 president and CEO Ray Espinosa, executive vice president and COO Roberto [...]

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