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Rules of engagement

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LIZA Diño and Aiza Seguerra visited the Inquirer late last year; even then it was clear they were committed to the relationship. They got engaged last week and plan to get married in Los Angeles, California, where same-sex unions are legal.

It could be said that the news of their engagementwas a pleasant break from the doom and gloom in local Showtown.

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Not just another ‘Wicked’ actress

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MAGGIE Kirkpatrick says her costumes and wigs are “extraordinary and heavy.”
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Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who travels the world on account of her work in theater, sadly admits she doesn’t get to appreciate the places she visits as much as she’d like to.

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MMFF jurors dared to reveal selection process

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CHRIS Martinez,  director of “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel”   ROMY HOMILLADA

Chris Martinez, director of “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel,” has challenged the jurors of the recent 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards ceremony to go public about their selection process for winners.

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Jessy Mendiola: Kapamilya’s current ‘It Girl’

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“It’s hard to believe that I’m the network’s favorite,” actress Jessy Mendiola said of her status as the Kapamilya network’s current “It Girl.” “Whatever I’ve achieved now is the result of hard work. I’m very dedicated to my craft.”

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Determined to move on, Sunshine Cruz buys a new house

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Determined to “move forward” after her highly publicized separation from husband Cesar Montano, actress Sunshine Cruz recently bought a brand-new home in Parañaque City.

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No competition between Echo, fiancée

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JERICHO Rosales: “We’re happy  with each other’s achievements.”

Actor Jericho Rosales admitted there had been rough patches in his relationship with fiancée, television host-model Kim Jones.

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Hit show’s unlikely leading men

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COREY “Big Hoss” Harrison (left) and dad Rick at the press con on Thursday. They have come across relics from the Philippine-American War in their Vegas shop. Photo by Arnold Almacen

“When they bring [an item] up to us, that is when we see it for the first time,” says Rick Harrison of The History Channel’s “Pawn Stars.” He continues, “They will tell us, ‘You are filming this, this and this.’ They will not let us see it or anything else like that [beforehand].”

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Charice takes next crucial steps: Forward and up

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She went from wary to a-joke-a-minute fun dude in the course of two hours. Gone was the sweet Charice Pempengco girl who wore regulation clips and ribbons in her hair. She had since become big enough to sport a single stage name—a good measure of success—and, in her case, global.

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Rx for indies: Collaborate

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CINEMATOGRAPHER Daniel Anaya, left, says a movie has to be good, fast and cheap.

“You can accomplish so much more when you collaborate with others. Do not be ashamed to seek help,” Mexican-American cinematographer Daniel Anaya advised budding Filipino indie filmmakers.

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A constant knight of songs

Exactly how “veteran” is veteran British pop and rock singer Cliff Richard? For starters, Cliff, or Harry Rodger Webb (his birth name), was born in 1940. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is widely considered Britain’s first “real” rock ’n’ roll song, coming out four years before the Beatles recorded their own breakout hit “Love Me Do” (the late John Lennon, by the way, was a big fan of Cliff’s). Over the course of a 50-year career, Cliff has put more than 130 singles and albums on the UK Top 20—the most from any artist—and has sold over 250 million records worldwide.

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Young star learns all about love scenes

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MEG IMPERIAL: “When you say yes to a film, you should be willing to meet all the requirements, all the way.”

Young actress Meg Imperial, who plays the lead role in the Joel Lamangan sexy drama “Menor de Edad,” learned three important things while working on the film, especially when she did her love scenes with costar Wendell Ramos.

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Keeping jazz music alive

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Jeff Lorber lives and breathes music. He formed the Jeff Lorber Fusion, which has released several commercially successful albums since 1977.

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