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Fantasy wedding in an elevator

Matteo Guidicelli and Maja Salvador

Fab couple Daiana Menezes and GB Sampedro have a common fantasy—to get married in an elevator.

“It’s because we met inside the lift,” GB says. “Pero ’wag naman sa elevator din ang honeymoon kasi may cameras dun (laughs).”

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They are spending Christmas in Daiana’s homeland, Brazil. “Para din palang Pinoy ang ugali nila,” GB quips. “They also have the pamamanhikan tradition. So marami pang rituals before we can wed. But I gave Daiana a ring already. This time it’s for keeps.”

Even without an elevator as a wedding venue, it will always be heaven on the 7th or whatever floor for Daiana and GB.

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Family bonding

Ian de Leon is super-excited to work with his dad Christopher de Leon and mom Nora Aunor in TV5’s coming series “Sa Ngalan ng Ina.”

The last time he worked with them was when he was 10 years old.

Their pictorial seemed surreal for him. “It was a dream come true,” he exclaims. “Just like any anak, kahit alam kong ’di na p’wede magkabalikan si ma at si dad, natuwa ako na buo uli ang pamilya namin kahit sa show lang.”

Was it an awkward moment for his parents to see each other again after a long time? “They were talking in hushed tones. Gusto ko nga sana mag-eavesdrop,” he says, laughing.

Ian hopes his mom and his siblings can have some bonding time abroad even for a few days, but looks like the frenzied schedule of La Aunor won’t make that possible. So mother and son would just have to mix business with family matters on the set.

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All for show?

Matteo Guidicelli and Maja Salvador were spotted shopping together at Greenbelt recently. Even if the two are being linked, could it be true that Matteo has a girlfriend who’s not from show biz?

It’s not unusual for actors to have a “double program” love life. One for show and one for those in the know.

Bouncing checks

Carmina Villaroel reprimanded her hubby Zoren Legazpi for spilling the beans on the show biz couple and singer who issued them bouncing checks as payments for her designer bags. Zoren said he told the story via a blind item in “Paparazzi”—not to humiliate them but to remind them to settle their dues. Lesson of the story: Don’t buy things you don’t need with the money you don’t have to impress the people you don’t like.

‘Komiks’ movies

Mega couple Donna Villa and Carlo J. Caparas clinched a major deal with Viva Films. Fifty blockbuster komiks novels of the “Komiks King” will be made into movies/teleseryes by Boss Vic’s company. Among the works to be brought to life on the small and big screens are “Dugong Buhay,” “Ermitanyo,” “Sampung Ahas ni Eba,” “Lumuhod ka sa Lupa,” “Pieta,” “Bakekang,” “Totoy Bato” and “Joaquin Bordado,” to name a few.

Behind every successful man is a woman. If the love story of Donna and Carlo would be made into a movie, what would its title be? “Lagi Kitang Mamahalin,” says Tita Donna.

What can she say about his team-up with Viva? “It could possibly be a clash of the titans,” she says. “But for sure they will always come up with the best decision.”

Band tilt

Join Sta. Lucia Mall’s “The Groove,” a band and singing competition open to amateur groups with three to eight members, and to amateur singers in duos or groups with three to five male and female members. Singers and band members must at least be 15 years old. Preferred repertoire are OPM or foreign hits from the ’80s to the present.

A total of P70,000 worth of prizes are at stake. Elimination rounds are on Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Brick Road, Sta. Lucia Mall. Call 681-5401 loc. 109.

PERSONAL: Belated happy birthday to the Josh Groban of the Philippines, Jonathan Badon. Thank you for coloring my world with your music. Good luck on your stint at Carnegie Hall in October. As you always say, “Sustain!”

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