Precious Lara marries Marco Sunday
Former Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman ties the knot with model-actor Marco Alcaraz today at the Hacienda Isabella in Indang, Cavite.
Most of the wedding entourage are family and friends of the couple. Among the principal sponsors, the only show biz insiders are manager Noel Ferrer and TV execs Cory Vidanes and Lilybeth Rasonable.
Camarines Sur Governor Luis Villafuerte Jr. and former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri are also among the principal sponsors.
Among the bridesmaids are actresses Valerie Concepcion, who introduced Precious and Marco three years ago, and Maja Salvador. Actors Luis Alandy, Gerald Anderson, Jason Abalos, Alfred Vargas and TV director Dominic Zapata are part of the entourage, too.
Surely, Lara, who set up an events-party planning company with friends, has pulled out all the stops to make her own wedding day truly memorable.
Network war victim
Popular Sweethearts seem to be the latest casualties in the raging network war.
PS gamely appeared in a high-profile event that gathered the entertainment industry’s brightest luminaries.
As luck would have it, the rival company of PS’ home studio took charge of mounting the production for a major firm.
PS’ participation in the show was allegedly ordered excised from the TV version. The names and pictures of PS were deleted from the TV airing, too.
The Comic Colleagues of PS in the same company, however, were allowed to appear in the TV airing because they weren’t tied down by an exclusive contract unlike PS.
What was supposed to be a congenial gathering became a battlefield for industry titans once again.
Turned out Controversial Insider quarrelled not only with Handsome Actor, but with other stars as well.
CI was purportedly sacked from a splashy project because of HA’s complaints. (CI became too insistent and overstepped certain boundaries, HA protested.)
Apart from HA, Veteran Villainess also didn’t approve of CI who could be tyrannical on the set.
VV and HA purportedly joined forces with another co-star, Junior Villainess, in convincing bosses to get rid of CI.
Hunky Actor is now retired from the biz.
A mole crossed paths with HA recently.
HA still looks as delicious as ever, said the spy, but he now sports an earthier, more rugged, sun-kissed look. “HA looks like a gentleman farmer,” said the source.
According to the grapevine, HA cultivated a piece of property in the province – a gift from Wealthy Benefactor – and, through sheer hard work, developed the farm into a lucrative enterprise.
Talk about living off the fat of the land. WB must be proud of HA.
Good acting student
Teen heartthrob Ivan Dorschner was a good student when he took acting workshops at Gantimpala Theater recently.
Among his mentors were Roeder Camañag (musical theater) and Nazer Salcedo (voice).
A product of the “Pinoy Big Brother” reality search, Ivan insisted on commuting, riding jeepneys to and from the workshop venue.
“He said he wanted to experience a normal life. He didn’t want to be treated like a celebrity,” said a Gantimpala insider. “He was also open, cooperative and a fast learner.”
He bagged the role of Haring Fernando in his batch’s recital production of “Mga Awit ng Ibong Adarna.”
Top of Bandera
The top show biz news in the Inquirer tabloid Bandera (and why we are moved if we are moved):
Tigilan na ang kaechosan, magpakatotoo na lang; Piolo Pascual gamit na gamit ni Benjamin (That’s show biz!)
Pagkatapos sabihing kaplastikan ang paghingi ng sorry sa TV; Cristine kay Ara: Hindi ako titigil sa paghingi ng tawad sa ate ko! (Sincerity isn’t about quantity, but about quality.)
Phil baliw na baliw kay Angel pero ayaw ng kasal (Too early pa naman, eh.)
Dahil kay Ruffa, “Paparazzi” nawala ang tapang (And she seems to have forgotten how she was treated on her last day on “The Buzz.”)
Lolit Solis gustong gumaling, susubukan ang stem cell sa Germany (Good luck.)
Anne nabwisit, pinagbantaan ang mga minahan sa Pinas (Nabuwisit din ang 2,000,000 followers niya on Twitter.)
Sey ng kanilang kapamilya, maghinay-hinay lang; Sarah natatakot kay Gerald, ayaw mabuntis nang maaga (You can’t get pregnant by just being in the same room … with your parents present.)
Gladys, Alex Gonzaga biglang “inatake” dahil kay Joel Lamangan (Sa takot?)
Kahit daw busy kay Luis, at sa trabaho; Jennylyn: Hindi ko napapabayaan ang anak ko! (Luis is a big boy. Alagaan muna ang anak.)
Chiz pumayag maging partner ni Kris (Now that’s a major media exposure.)
Bakit daw nananahimik ngayon at walang projects; Ai Ai lalayasan na ang ABS-CBN? (Let’s see what happens next.)
Halos magpakamatay na nga raw sa pagtatrabaho; Pauleen never naglaway sa pera ni Bossing (Mabuti naman. The women are typecast as naglalaway for other reasons.)
Dahil sa dami ng ilaw habang ginagawa ang commercial; Kris inatake sa shooting, na-heatstroke
Chiz pinagbigyan ni Tetay, hindi nagmukhang kawawa (That’s a first.)
Kaya raw ayaw na niyang maging taklesa at madaldal; Kris: Ayokong ikahiya ako ni Bimby! (Sana noon pa.)
Jake Cuenca napikon daw sa totoong sampal ni Shaina (It’s called acting.)
Mismong si Mommy Divine na raw ang nag-utos; Gerald tuliro, pinagbawalan nang makipagkita kay Sarah (Pag nagrebelde si Sarah you’ll only have yourself to blame.)
Isa sa mga ugaling namana niya sa pamilya; Daniel Padilla: Mainitin din ang ulo ko! (Uh oh. Of all the things to inherit…)
Michael de Mesa kay Geoff Eigenmann: Walang agawan sa babae (Ha?!)
Ayaw nang patulan ang dyowa ng dating asawa; Jodi natsitsipan sa drama ni Iwa (Huwag patulan ang hindi ka-level. That goes for both ladies.)
Hindi na kinuha sa nakaraang “Icons” concert; Charice mukhang pera na raw? (Ganun?)
Aiza Seguerra: Gusto kong mabuntis; may matris naman ako! (O hala! Go!)
Tetay pag nilayasan ang show biz; gustong maging abogada (Si Miriam ba ang peg niya?)
Hindi raw totoo ang kumakalat na tsismis; Angel Locsin napikon sa kwentong napilitang magpatuli si Phil (Araykupu!)
Rhian wasak na; ibabasura na ng GMA 7 (Hindi binabasura ang tao.)
Baron Geisler nabading kay Jake (Huwaw, ganoon ba kagwapo itong si Jake?)
Claudine “nagmamakaawa” raw ngayon para makabalik sa ABS-CBN (Kasalanan mo rin kasi eh.)
Natatakot daw na makaaway si Ruffa at Annabelle Rama; Mariel pinaalis na ni Robin sa “Paparazzi” (Meron ba siyang ginawang masama para mapraning si Binoe?)
Ayoko pang buntisin si Mariel— Robin (E ’di huwag.)
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