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Bimby more inclined to join show biz than learn ‘Big Game James’ moves

/ 12:10 AM July 01, 2023

James Yap

James Yap

Since last week’s column about my “migo” James Yap on his renewed relationship with son, Bimby Aquino, was a scoop, I asked James for an update.

His reply goes: Miga, after I received Bimbs’ long text message na sobrang touching, I replied to ask him if it’s OK to call so we can plan when to see each other. As of now, ‘di pa kami nakapagusap. Suspense muna.”


James also told me that he wants to teach Bimby his “Big Game James” (his PBA moniker) basketball moves. But it seems like Bimby is more inclined to rejoin show biz than follow his dad’s “Euro steps” in the hardcourt.


Based on Cornerstone Entertainment’s Instagram post welcoming Bimby as its new artist, it looks like the 16-year-old charmer is all set to pursue the same path as his mom, Kris Aquino. Bimb is surely making his estranged parents beam.

Mavy Legaspi

Mavy Legaspi


Mavy’s message to bashers of ‘Eat Bulaga’s’ new hosts

Mavy Legaspi and Kyline Alcantara are the new “kilig providers” as they portray Kudos and Angelica/Abby in “Luv Is: Love at First Read” (Mondays through Fridays at 5:40 p.m. on GMA Network).

It is based on the hit web novel that has over 23 million views on Wattpad. The series is about a hopeful romantic torn between two girls. Will he fall for the Right One or the Ripe One?

Here’s my chat with Mavy:

What’s the best and toughest part of being the son of Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel?

The best part is they encourage me to create my own lane. They don’t pressure me to live up to everyone’s expectations. The toughest part is trying to be as good as them on and off cam.


Is Kyline girlfriend material?

Definitely. She’s the best cheerleader who never fails to make me smile even when I don’t feel like smiling. She is a “seek first to understand than to be understood” type of girl.

What’s your takeaway about love from your series?

That love comes when you least expect it. Love is the humblest yet the most powerful force.

What’s your message to those who are not in favor of the new hosts of “Eat Bulaga,” who include you?I hope they will understand that I’m just here to work and improve my skills as a host.

Benz Sangalang (left) and Azi Acosta

Benz Sangalang (left) and Azi Acosta

Benz and Azi’s ‘Hugot’

Benz Sangalang is my fave newbie because he has a striking resemblance to one of my K-drama oppa crushes, Ji Chang-wook. Benz finally gets his biggest break in “Hugot” (now streaming on Vivamax), where he’s paired with Azi Acosta.

Directed by Daniel Palacio, it’s about a rising basketball star who puts his hoop dreams on hold. The baller has to change court in order to provide for his family. The film deals with choosing between what is right but tough and what is wrong yet easy.

Here are quotes from Benz (B), Azi (A) and Daniel (D):

B: I can totally relate to my role as an aspiring cager. Before I joined show biz, my life was all about basketball. I’ve won many MVP awards in my hometown.

A: I don’t make “hugot” from my personal experience because it will make my portrayals all the same. I base my acting on the backstory of each character I play.

D: The message of our film is that talent should not be taken for granted. Those who don’t have the means to hone their talent must have a support system so they can reach their full potential.

B: The supporting roles I played in my previous films prepared me for this lead role. It’s a gradual shift. ‘Di ako biglang bida na agad. Playing sexy is just a stepping stone. I hope to transition to other genres eventually.

A: In real life, I won’t fall for ballers because they are girl magnets. And their focus is on basketball. I don’t want to compete for attention.

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D: In our film, “hugot” refers to excellent ballers who are borrowed from a team to join another team, just like the imports in PBA teams.

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