Jon Jon Briones at the peak of his career
Tom Yrad, California: “Jon Jon Briones’ performance in ‘Miss Saigon’ shows the thespian at the peak of his career. From the moment his character appears onstage to his last scenes, he’s brilliant! His Olivier Awards best actor nomination is well-deserved.”
Ana Marie Cruz, banker: “Suzanne Gonzales used to be a common fixture in Danny Zialcita’s movies, but hasn’t been seen for some time. I wonder where she is now. She’s a great actress. Plus, whatever happened to fine singer-performer Geraldine, who was popular in the ’80s? I hope they can make a comeback!”
Indies at Teatrino
Thadeus Lorenzo Albano, student: “Hats off to the management of Teatrino for screening some of our noteworthy independent films, especially those from Cinemalaya. Now, it’s the audience’s turn to do its part—by patronizing them, so that the screenings will become regular. A cineplex each in Makati, Quezon City and Manila should follow Teatrino’s lead!”
Chiqui Mendez, housewife: “Recently, I saw Claudine Barretto on TV during her niece Julia’s 18th birthday celebration, where she hinted at a comeback. It’s high time she does so, after those unflattering ‘issues.’ Claudine remains the better actress among the Barretto sisters. She has also slimmed down a bit and seems ready to lose more.”
Evelyn Barrera, housewife: “Aside from the reality show that Sharon Cuneta will be appearing in as a judge, can Channel 2 feature her in a teleserye? I hope that’s part of ABS-CBN’s plans for the Megastar.”
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