Powerful insiders ban erratic heartthrob
Powerful Insiders wanted to work with Cute Heartthrob.
Alas, CH failed to show up at meetings set up by PIs—not just once, but twice!
PIs swore never to hire CH—not now, not ever.
As luck would have it, PIs’ project hit the jackpot even without CH’s help. In an ironic twist, CH’s own venture was a big disappointment.
Talk about instant karma.
Turned out CH was not entirely to blame.
Wily Backers purposefully kept CH away from PIs—in order to jump-start the career of Hunky Newcomer.
Reversal of fortune
Aggressive Upstart turned down a major part in Modest Enterprise, to pursue a bigger role in High-profile Venture.
But AU’s gambit failed miserably.
Was AU blinded by the hefty talent fee and the fact that Seasoned Thespian was once attached to HV?
But that should’ve clued AU in on the project’s dismal prospects.
Seemed ST made the right choice in rejecting the tempting offer.
Funny thing was, ME, which AU had turned down, emerged victorious in the end.
Remember Vociferous Hottie who lost a plum role to Assertive Newbie?
Powerful Benefactor pulled strings and actively lobbied for AN.
VH was grief-stricken, but was able to bounce back swiftly. VH knocked on the door of Influential Backer.
Soon enough, VH bagged another lucrative gig.
VH might have lost Round 1, but the rest of the bout is still up for grabs.
Emphasis on “grabs.”
Against all odds
Enterprising Insider scored something of a coup—securing the support of Wealthy Personality.
Alas, WP soon got tired of helping EI, who took liberties with the kindness of friends and strangers.
WP assiduously avoided EI who nevertheless remained persistent against all odds.
A source claims WP refuses to be exploited any further. As coup de grace, WP declined to be associated with EI’s hapless undertaking.
WP had the foresight to quit before the undertaking went belly-up.
From the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:
Between takes, costars decided to drop by the pad of Handsome Hunk, who wasn’t so keen on the surprise visit.
When the cronies arrived at HH’s doorstep, they understood the reason behind the hesitation.
The living room was in total disarray—as if robbers had just ransacked the place. The bedroom was worse—soiled clothes were strewn all over the floor. But the bathroom took the cake! It wasn’t just messy; it was also smelly.
Top of show biz news
For those who missed last weekend’s show biz news on TV. (And why we are moved, if we are moved.)
Xia Vigor’s mother, Christy, on her daughter’s Taylor Swift impersonation being called “creepy” and “sexualized” by Piers Morgan: “As a mother, I will never allow anyone to sexualize my daughter. We look at things differently. We just have to respect each other.” (Hell hath no fury like a mother irked.)
Car racer Marlon Stockinger on Pia Wurtzbach admitting on television that they’re dating: “It’s a surprise when you see those things on TV. It’s a nice display of affection from Pia. It was very candid. I think even she was caught off guard.” (Candid camera ba itech?)
Marlon on what he loves about Pia: “She’s beautiful, unfiltered and smart … We laugh a lot and it’s cool.” (My Gash Abelgash! She’s Miss Universe ’no!)
Marlon on his and Pia’s respective careers: “I can relate to her in a way. She has a crown; I wear a helmet. We both put something on our heads when we go to work.” (Just don’t let it go to your head, ha.)
Beauty queen trainer Jonas Gaffud on suggestions that Maxine Medina should use an interpreter for Miss Universe: “Kung ano ang nasa puso niya, sabihin niya. Kung kailangan niya ’yun para ma-convey niya ang nasa puso at isip niya, eh ’di sige.” (Get a smart interpreter, just in case.)
Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque on mistaking Chavit Singson for President Duterte: “It was an honest mistake and I do apologize! It was quite embarrassing, but I gained more fans!” (Moving on…)
Comedian Boobai on his recovery from stroke: “OK naman na. Konting therapy na lang at pwede na akong bumalik sa trabaho.” (Hinay-hinay lang ’Day.)
Christian Bables on starring in “Magpakailanman”: “Natakot ako kasi ang laking responsibility. Sanay ako na support lang. Ngayon nabigyan ako ng lead role… so kinabahan ako.” (You have nothing to be nervous about.)
Christian on still being open to gay/transgender roles: “Kapag tawag ng sining, kumbaga, ayos lang ’yun.” (For Art’s sake, whoever Art is.)
—TV PATROL, UNANG HIRIT, 24 ORAS
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