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How will ongoing ‘teleseryes’ end?

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WILL Coco Martin (left) end up with Kim Chiu on the show?

Ongoing local TV drama series have gone into so many plotting twists and turns to keep viewers interested that it’s become a big “howdunnit” to figure out how they will finally end. Some admittedly speculative options to consider: On the current Book Two of “Ikaw Lamang,” it’s a no-brainer that the concluding confrontation will be between the vengeful Joel Torre as Samuel and Christopher de Leon as the thoroughly evil and vengeance-worthy Franco.

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Korean drama fever hits US

Suk Park, cofounder of DramaFever, speaks during a group interview at the Broadcast Worldwide 2014 trade fair held in Seoul September 3-5. Korea Creative Content Agency/The Korea Herald

Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like “Autumn in My Heart,” “Jewel in the Palace” and the most recent “My Love from the Star” all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the US, triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.

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Aljur Abrenica hopes to stay in GMA 7, not talent center

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ALJUR says the controversies taught him to be true to himself, to balance life. Leo M. Sabangan II

There are no ifs, ands or buts about it: Aljur Abrenica wants to remain a Kapuso, and only wishes to leave GMA Artist Center.

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Going blind anew for ‘The Voice 2’

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And here we go again! My fellow coaches—Apl.de.ap, Bamboo, and Sarah Geronimo—and I just concluded another round of Blind Auditions for “The Voice of the Philippines.”

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Child stars in the early throes of puberty

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ZAIJIAN Jaranilla (right) has a tentative, innocent “crush” on Andrea Brillantes in the show.

Our recent column on child stars’ strong and even dominant position on the teleserye scene elicited perceptive feedback from readers, some of whom fretfully wondered what would happen to adolescents and tweens, once the inevitable onset of puberty made its paradigm-changing presence felt. Good question!

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