Seasoned scribe not falling for sweet star’s ‘user-friendly’ ruse

/ 12:10 AM April 21, 2019

Exuberant Honey (EH) really knows how to turn on the charm—especially when circumstances call for it. But Veteran Journo (VJ) knows only too well when EH’s effusive affability is just for show. He should know—he’s been gypped by EH once.

So, he’s been warning colleagues not to fall for EH’s user-friendly ruse because of his “been there, done that” experience with her.


VJ’s notable “run-in” with EH was memorable—and instructive. EH sounded like she was having a ball “chatting up a storm” with VJ. She loved the chitchat so much she made him write down her number.

“Make sure you text me later so I can also get your number,” she reminded VJ. Then, she gave him the profile name she uses for one of her “secret” social media accounts. “Add me, OK?” she stressed before they parted ways. And he did. To VJ’s surprise, EH never accepted his friend request—which was EH’s idea, in the first place.


So, when VJ received another invitation for a “special and intimate one-on-one” lunch with EH, who was promoting one of her pet projects, he was only too happy to beg off.


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

Iza Calzado: Dapat palitan na ang costume ni Darna, mahirap lumaban nang naka-bikini. (Tell that to Iron Man.)

Pia Wurtzbach sa pagganap na Darna: Ibibigay ko lahat ng lakas ko! (That sounds more like a threat than a promise.)

Sam Milby umalis agad sa press con ng ‘Halik,’ isinugod sa ospital. (Sam needs some tender, loving medical care.)

Direk Cathy Molina bilib na bilib kay Alden Richards: Mata pa lang umaakting na … super bait na bata! (Let’s hope


Alden’s film doesn’t become another “Three Words to Forever.”)

Jessy Mendiola nagtatalak matapos sisihin dahil sa mahinang kita ng pelikula kasama si Arjo Atayde! (…And her leading men are blameless?)

“Kahit si Brad Pitt pa ang itambal kay Jessy, waley pa rin!” (How about Ate Vi?)

Jennylyn Mercado, Shaira Diaz na-starstruck kay Gabby Concepcion, pero lumaban ng halikan sa ‘Love You Two.’ (Alternate title: ‘Smooch You Two”)

Korina Sanchez binatikos, yaya ng kambal pinagsuot nga ng face mask, may katabi namang aso … (You mean the dog should have worn the mask, instead?)

Ai-Ai delas Alas kasado na ang pagbubuntis sa unang anak nila ni Gerald Sibayan! (Leave us out of this narrative, please!)

Kalat na: Teejay Marquez may pa-nipple, padila sa photo scandal. (He was either getting itchy or thirsty.)

Migo Adecer napatawad na ng mga fans; mas lalo pang pinagnasahan ng mga beki. (They like bad boys.)

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