Top candidate’s deal with influential celeb goes pfft | Inquirer Entertainment

Top candidate’s deal with influential celeb goes pfft

/ 12:09 AM October 18, 2015
Sam Milby and Jennylyn Mercado (in New York for the shoot of “The Prenup”) plan to sweat it out in the gym before going out on a date.

Sam Milby and Jennylyn Mercado (in New York for the shoot of “The Prenup”) plan to sweat it out in the gym before going out on a date.

You’ll know the campaign season is in full swing when show biz denizens start getting involved in the mad scramble.

Influential Celeb was supposedly tapped to endorse Top Candidate.


The rumor was an outright lie, a mole insisted. Perhaps IC’s camp wanted the deal to push through, but TC can’t afford the exorbitant asking price—which apparently included IC’s Tempestuous Kin.

Package deal?


Is this the real reason why TK started dissing TC’s Beloved Relative in public?

The partnership went pfft and BR was caught in the crossfire.

Talentless fee, too

Popular Star got turned off by Seasoned Performer’s behavior.

PS considered SP a friend. Seems friendship is for sale these days.

SP promised to help PS ensure Hapless Partner’s success—for a price. SP asked for a million pesos as fee for supporting HP.

PS was so disappointed.


Truth challenged

Vociferous Celebrity was caught in a fib.

VC blamed Powerful Personality for a troubled enterprise.

A source, however, claims PP is no longer involved in the fiasco. PP had the foresight to scamper far, far away—long before VC went ballistic.

So why all the drama?

Perhaps VC can’t face the truth.

With or without PP, the planned venture seems doomed from the get-go.

Miss terror

In the middle of a shoot, the audience in the studio got a bit enthusiastic.

Since the crowd was too boisterous, Cantankerous Personality got peeved and threw a major tantrum.

CP lashed out at the poor fans.

CP denigrated them for being uncouth.

In gayspeak, award ang audience as far is award-winning CP was concerned.

Rebel cutie

From the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:

Studio Bosses called Cute Charmer to a meeting.

SBs reprimanded CC for bar-hopping every time he is free from work. CC is often seen partying with different girls in various clubs.

Problem is, CC is supposed to be wooing Onscreen Partner.

SBs pleaded with CC for the sake of OP. CC was unmoved, however.

Rebellious CC told the SBs: “For as long as I am doing my job, I see no reason to give up my night life.”

Boss Vic joins TV5

TV5 Network has appointed Sari Sari Network (SSN), a joint venture between Cignal and Viva Communications, as the official production outfit to handle TV5’s entertainment requirements.

TV5 also announced the appointment of Vic del Rosario, co-CEO of SSN, as its chief strategist for entertainment.

Boss Vic, as he is known in the industry, established Viva Films in the 1980s.

TV5 president and CEO Noel Lorenzana welcomed Boss Vic to the Kapatid network and noted the collaborative work that Cignal/TV5 and Viva has forged with the launch of Sari Sari, which will soon air on Cignal TV.

“We highly value his expertise and experience in producing blockbuster films and shows through the years and we are optimistic that this new partnership would bear similar successes in the future,” said Lorenzana.

Cignal TV, meanwhile, recently received a plaque of appreciation from its partner Dolby, which congratulated the pay TV service provider for surpassing the one-million-subscriber mark. Cignal is the first service provider in the country to adopt Dolby’s Digital Plus sound technology.

Ryan gets practical

Telecom company Sun Cellular recently launched its postpaid offering Sun Plan 599, endorsed by TV host-actor Ryan Agoncillo was chosen because he embodies “the personality of the brand,” according to the company.

Ryan announced that his family will also grow soon as he and his wife are expecting a new daughter, whom they will name Luna.

“The third kid is the game-changer in family dynamics,” Ryan said. “I need to be more practical—the plan fits right into how we want to live our lives… we also have to be wise about our choices.”

Spiker for ELT platform

51Talk, a fast-growing online English Language Teaching (ELT) platform in the Philippines, recently presented athlete-TV personality Michele Gumabao as its brand endorser.

The multiawarded spiker continues to inspire confidence and determination with her dynamic lifestyle as an athlete and wellness advocate.

Heartthrobs galore

Music and film producer Chris Cahilig heads #TeamCahilig, the emerging talent pool of artists for corporate events, festivals, and mall and campus shows.

Filipino boy band 1:43 is behind the song “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” which has a popular music video.

Another #TeamCahilig boy band, JBK, is popular on social media for their videos of a cappella covers of OPM, Indonesian, and Malaysian songs. This month, the boy band will release a self-titled, five-song album.

Singer Neo Domingo is the voice behind the hit “Pagbigyan Mo Na.” Neo will release his debut album “Ano Tayo?” soon.

An actor, musician, dancer and songwriter, Neo was a member of the erstwhile boy band Take Off—a finalist in “The X Factor Philippines” and one of the grand champions of “Dreams Get Real.”

Fifth Dynamics, meanwhile, is the “happy band,” creating upbeat songs “Anyare” and “Pogi Kame.” The band will also release its debut album soon.

Also making waves is the all-male, five-member dance group Boys! Boys! Boys! which aims to be a prominent fixture in the pop dance scene.

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Top of the Tabloids

This week’s top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved, if we are moved):

Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao ready na rin makipagbakbakan sa Senado, nag-file na rin ng COC. (Different ring, same champ sana.)

Magpapaseksi at magpapapawis muna sila sa gym bago mag-dinner; Jennylyn Mercado pumayag nang makipag-date kay Sam Milby. (Exercising before indulging?)

Chito Miranda umayaw sa P2-million offer ng presidential candidate. “Gusto ko si Miriam Defensor-Santiago o si Rodrigo Duterte! Kahit walang bayad!” (Name names. Who was rejected?)

Angelica Yap, aka Pastillas Girl: “Wala akong anak, hindi ako nagpalaglag!” (Language, please!)

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