Veteran actress too scary for close-ups

/ 07:08 PM October 25, 2011

For a recent project, Flashy Director refused to give Character Actress close-ups. Only medium and long shots would do, said a mole.

FD thought CA’s numerous cosmetic enhancements have made her virtually “unphotographable,” if not downright scary.


Perhaps if the project were a thriller, FD wouldn’t mind zooming in repeatedly on the Botoxed visage. Afraaaid!

No breaks needed


Acclaimed Actress is hurting, said a spy. AA was all set to attend a major event abroad. Malapit lang, but Big Bosses didn’t give her permission.

AA isn’t the first victim of corporate insensitivity. Not so long ago, Drama Star also missed a golden opportunity to grace a big affair abroad because BB didn’t give DS a break from work.

Toxic personality

Seems closeness to Waning Star is hazardous to one’s health. After years of suffering WS’ erratic behavior, Close Relative fell severely ill.

WS remained incorrigible even after that personal tragedy. WS disappeared for days before ending up in rehab. Soon enough, Former Lover was downed by a serious affliction as well. Toxic!

Oppressive conditions

Perhaps the production staff took the scene too seriously.


Since they were playing oppressed folk, poor bit players were not given decent meals on the set of a high-profile project.

As luck would have it, one of the extras was Feisty Actress,  who made a name in indie films. FA stormed out of the set. She wasn’t into method acting.

No Miss Amity

Pretty Personality is less than well-loved in her home studio.

Apparently, she is reluctant to share her blessings. At meal time, PP turns amnesiac and forgets to invite coworkers to join her. She is stingy, too.

PP hardly gives tips to the staffers of a beauty salon where she gets freebies.


Popular Star once idolized International Diva. PS was disenchanted upon meeting ID in person, though.

ID was icy cold, unaware for sure that PS had more fans in this country than she did.

Top of the talk shows

For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests  (And why we are moved, if we are moved):

Bianca Gonzalez on what she loves about boyfriend JC Intal: “Very sincere, maalaga.” (Sigh.)

Toni Gonzaga, asked if she’s pressured when people ask when she’s going to get married: “Sinasabi ko lang talaga na… wala naman sa babae ’yan. Nasa lalaki ’yun kung kailan siya magtatanong. Ang job ko lang, e magmaganda!” (Uyy, fishing.)

Sarah Lahbati, asked if she’s willing to pose for a men’s magazine: “Sa ngayon hindi pa pero ayoko ring magsalita nang tapos.” (Sounds like a yes, in a while.)

Jinkee Pacquiao on rumors that husband Manny fathered a child outside of their marriage: “This rumor is a distraction and a destruction. It will only slow [down] and hurt Manny. I don’t want him to worry. I love my husband very much. I trust him.” (But is it true?)

Annabelle Rama on Nadia Montenegro accusing her of falsifying contracts: “Lahat ng mga sinungaling nangamatay na. Lahat ng mga swindler nangamatay na. Lahat ng mga pala-utang nangamatay na. Isa lang ang natitira—Nadia Montenegro. Sinungaling ka, ’day!” (Actually, they’re not all dead.)

Annabelle Rama’s message to all her detractors: “Sa lahat ng mga naiinggit sa ’kin at sa lahat ng gusto akong tapakan, may you rest in peace!” (Ang saya-saya!)

Vilma Santos on rabid fans at the peak of her rivalry with Nora Aunor: “Talagang patayan noon! Hagisan ng basag na bote, hiwaan ng blade, tusukan ng imperdible!” (Aray.)

Vilma Santos on dealing with controversies: “Namimili na ako ng giyera. Kung kapatul-patol ang issue, OK. Kung hindi naman … why waste my time?” (Amen.)

Lovi Poe on Susan Roces wanting to work with her and verbalizing it: “For her to say [that] is an honor.” (Ahem.)

Aljur Abrenica on his skimpy costume for “Amaya”: “Nailang din ako sa pinasuot sa ’kin … maigsi ’yung pang-ibaba. Kasi ’di ako nagpapakita ng legs, eh. Puro pang-itaas lang.” (Don’t anyone dare complain!)

(Startalk, E-Live, Showbiz Central, The Buzz, with Allan Policarpio, Contributor)

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