Has-been battles it out with a never-was

/ 12:02 AM July 17, 2016

All not well on the set of this floundering project.

Contrary to drumbeaters’ declarations of harmony and instant chemistry, Bitter Has-been purportedly hates the guts of Haughty Coworker.


HC can be overbearing and tends to name-drop like there’s no tomorrow. HC, who never attained fame and fortune in the past (unlike BH), is hiding in the shadow of Popular Kin.

HC will not think twice about invoking PK’s name in vain. Well, some people will do anything to get on HC’s good side in order to please PK.


Not BH, who has HC all figured out.

Perhaps BH is afraid HC would take over the entire venture sooner than later.

File under SW, for “Starlet Wars.”

From here to enmity

Speaking of battling celebs, Seasoned Thespian and Admired Colleague were best buddies ages ago.

Somewhere along the way, the friendship turned sour. They often found themselves vying for the same projects and, whether they admit it or not, fierce competition drove a wedge between them.

Although they’ve already mended fences, there’s still a bit of enmity brewing beneath the surface.


For starters, ST seemed unhappy about AC’s good fortune, dismissing it as something inconsequential.

Envious, much?

Facing facts


Guests at a splashy event were stunned upon seeing Perky Starlet. They swore there was something different about PS.

Was it the pert nose? The high cheekbones? PS’ face seemed chiseled and contoured compared with old photographs.

PS, who took a break for a while, has emerged from her cocoon—and now appears to have metamorphosed into a beautiful butterfly.

Not that she was a caterpillar in her youth. But PS herself conceded that she was never a looker to begin with.

One and only

Gotta hand it to some rabid minions of Scintillating Star.

Attack Dogs insist that SS was the first choice for a Plum Project that eventually scored big.

Alas, the Respected Insider behind PP vehemently denied the scuttlebutt. Underrated Thespian was the original and only choice for PP, RI asserted.

RI pointed out that UT had prepared for the meaty role for months, shedding unwanted poundage for it.

Now, that takes commitment.

Wishful thinking

From the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:

Vociferous Personality has been blabbing about living the high life abroad. VP claims that things are going swimmingly well, money-wise. That VP’s relatives have hit the jackpot with a new business venture.

Turned out all this was just wishful thinking.

A mole relates that VP is often cash-strapped these days. Seems karma has caught up with VP, who is having a difficult time making ends meet.

According to a source, VP has, in fact, been remiss in sending monthly dues to Former Partner.

NADINE Lustre prefers not to plan her future and leans toward spontaneity.

NADINE Lustre prefers not to plan her future and leans toward spontaneity.

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):

Regine Velasquez may sarili na ring cookbook, “Bongga sa Kusina,” para sa kanyang 30th anniversary. (From Asia’s Songbird to Kitchen Diva?)

Nadine Lustre nag-bikini, nilait-lait ng mga bashers! (Well, well…)

Sarah Geronimo, pasok sa culinary school. Naghahanda na sa pag-aasawa? (Nagluto lang… kasal na agad!)

Freddie Aguilar pumayag nang pamunuan ang National Commission for Culture and the Arts pero may hiling kay President Digong: “Isang departamento para sa kultura at sining.” (Finally, someone proposed it.)

Maine Mendoza, inulan ng papuri nang mag-anchor sa “Chika Minute” portion ng “24 Oras.” (When it rains…)

Rhian Ramos walang takot magpakita ng kuyukot sa bagong teleserye. (In the middle of the afternoon?)

Kiko Estrada sa kissing scenes: Dapat lagi akong amoy-baby! (Nag-baby powder siya?)

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