Troubled actor backslides, crashes in rehab
A heart-rending breakup pushed Troubled Actor over the edge. After remaining sober for years, TA slid back and landed in rehab.
The warning signs were hard to ignore. TA posted disturbing messages online, obvious cries for help. The most glaring clue was his odd behavior during a press conference. TA sounded dazed and confused, mumbling and skipping from one topic to another.
Worst, TA described equally beleaguered Former Girlfriend as “the perfect woman.” Whatever he was on, it was definitely mind-altering.
Now that Promising Upstart has achieved a certain level of success, Loyal Supporter has become excess baggage.
PU left LS’ company and moved to Bigger Firm. Perhaps PU really wanted to penetrate Major Network. A mole said PU must have thought BF meant a brighter future in the biz.
Interestingly, it was LS who helped PU score meaty roles that caught BF’s attention. LS also pulled strings and scored precious publicity for PU, not knowing that a goodbye letter was already in the mail.
Glib Celeb showed up at a splashy event with eyes all swollen and red.
Observers quickly surmised that GC had wept buckets after an awful fight with Popular Hubby. Over what?
GC desperately wants to start a family but PH is not keen on becoming a dad again.
PH once let slip that he didn’t want GC to get pregnant and lose her whistle-bait figure.
Strange. It’s usually the woman who fears getting fat.
Two left feet
File under A: Awkward.
At a recent hip concert, Handsome Hunk and Stunning Date turned heads—for the wrong reasons.
Revelers stared because they were awful dancers. HH and SD seemed soused, to boot. They continued to swing and sway even when the band started playing slow tunes.
From the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:
Coworkers find it weird that Perky Personality refuses to hire a driver and personal assistant.
Well, PP wants to save money; nothing the matter there. However, PP brought a housemaid to work as PA—which was obviously not in the poor domestic’s job description.
Coworkers are likewise ticked off because PP never, ever gives Christmas gifts.
NEW YORK—Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.
The Grammy-winning Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday. No more details were revealed.
Shakira, 37, and Gerard Pique, 27, a soccer player from Barcelona, welcomed their son Milan Pique Mebarak last year. AP
Top of the Talk Shows
For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Derek Ramsay on estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly’s charges against him: “The truth will prevail. That’s all I can say right now…I’m not angry; I’m hurt.” (Where there’s smoke…)
Derek on having seen his son only four times because his wife doesn’t allow them to meet: “I had great moments with him [and] at least I got to introduce him to my family. But ’yun nga, few moments lang…I have to fight for this…for my boy’s best interests.” (Show us.)
Judy Ann Santos on close friend Sharon Cuneta revealing that she’s in a midlife crisis: “She’s doing OK, working things out. All she needs from friends are prayers and understanding.” (Shouldn’t they have known sooner?)
KC Concepcion on her mom Sharon’s ordeal: “Our whole family and all our friends are behind her 100 percent.” (As her daughter, you’d better be.)
Judy Ann, asked if she’s urging her manager Alfie Lorenzo and Mother Lily Monteverde to patch things up: “Kaya nilang gawin ’yun…If I push, baka makasama pa.” (Good call.)
Erik Santos, asked if he’s sure where his relationship with Angeline Quinto is going: “Siyempre…alangan namang mag-aksaya lang kami ng oras.” (How cold.)
Shaina Magdayao on being seen with Sam Milby on group dates: “May time ako at may time siya…This year, sabi ko let’s meet new people.” (And round and round they go…)
Anne Curtis, asked if she’s OK with sister Jasmine’s relationship with Sam Concepcion: “Whatever makes her happy.” (Sounds like a no.)
Anne, asked if Sam exerts effort to know her and their mom: “No comment na lang.” (Sounds like another no.)
Anne, asked if she and Sam are doing well after their bar altercation: “Uh…hindi kami close.” (That’s right, let’s never beat around the bush.)
Kris Aquino, asked if her sister Ballsy liked the last man she was linked to: “No comment!” (Kami rin!)
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, asked about his interview with Kris, where the latter said, “Hindi nananakit [physically] si Mayor—damdamin lang.”: “Typical Kris ’yun. Punchline-r na babae talaga…para kaming sina Patsy at Pugo.” (So there was a “kayo?”)
Herbert on the interview’s “light” mood: “Magaan lang naman talaga ang buhay…siguro marami na siyang ginagawa, iniisip, plano o manliligaw…andiyan si Derek (Ramsay)! Nababasa ko lang sa dyaryo.” (Mayor, let’s not go there na lang. )
Kris’ reaction to Herbert’s interview with the show biz press? (Let’s skip this.) Startalk, The Buzz
Top of Bandera
This week’s top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Sam Milby ayaw umaming nanliligaw kay Shaina Magdayao: Nakakatakot, baka maudlot! (O, siya.)
Chiz Escudero, Dingdong Dantes nadadamay sa giyerang Heart Evangelista-Marian Rivera. (LOL. Willing naman e.)
Heart, Mrs. Ongpauco nagkaiyakan matapos magbati. (Tapos na ’to ha?)
Bangs Garcia umamin sa relasyon nila ni Phil Younghusband. (Big deal.)
Nahuling puma-party at nagyoyosi kasama si Jake Ejercito; Andi Eigenmann binanatan, gimikerang ina kaya napapabayaan ang anak? (Hay, naku, hija!)
Nainggit kaya sa kasalang Marian-Dingdong, Heart-Chiz? Toni Gonzaga: Handa na akong magpakasal kay Paul Soriano! (LOL. ’Yun lang.)
Xian Lim daig pa si P-Noy, may bitbit talagang bodyguard. (May atraso!)
Robin Padilla hiyang-hiya nang hamunin ni Kathryn Bernardo (sa ice bucket challenge). (Pero natuloy pa rin.)
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