Ogie Alcasid’s advice to men on remarrying
Even after countless sold-out concerts, Ogie Alcasid continues to surprise his audience. This time around, he will stage a concert karaoke-style, called “Ogieoke,” on Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. at Newport Performing Arts Theater (call or visit TicketWorld outlets).
It’s an ode to Pinoys’ love for karaoke. Singing along is better than singing alone. Just do it … este, duet.
Here’s my chat with Ogie:
What song can’t you resist singing in karaoke?
“My Way” is my “new song” now. It was my fave duet with my late Papa.
What do you think of your daughter Leila’s boyfriend (Mito) and their live-in relationship?
Mito is a good man. I just told them that I did not like how it happened, but it is what it is.
How are you handling midlife crisis?
I think I have passed it (laughs). It required lots of meditation, prayer, sports and singing.
What’s your advice to men who are wary to remarry after their first marriage ends since you experienced it yourself?
We are always given a chance by God to recover. God is always good. Just because your first marriage ended doesn’t mean that it failed if you learned what you needed to learn. Let the beauty of second chances work its magic.
What makes “Ogieoke” different from your previous concerts?
There will be more audience participation. It will elevate the karaoke experience.
Surprising twist for latest ‘Expendables’ installment
BFF Buboy (Cesar Montano) and Robin Padilla graced the premiere night of the latest sequel of “The Expendables” (now showing in cinemas nationwide). BFF told me that it would be cool if Robin and he could portray the roles of Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham if ever there will be a Pinoy version of the fourth film from the action-thriller franchise.
Joining Stallone and Statham in reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. New cast members include Andy Garcia, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tan and Megan Fox.
This time, the team goes to an old chemical weapons plant in Libya to stop an arms dealer, Rahmat, from stealing nuclear missile detonators. But they are outsmarted by Rahmat and fail to stop him from his stealing operations.
“The Expendables” team continues its pursuit of Rahmat on a boat where the real challenge and chase begins. They need to capture him lest he destroys the world.
The banter of Stallone and Statham totally cracked me up. Brace yourself for the surprising twist, which blew me away. Stallone has not lost his charm, and Fox reinvents what being a badass is. Old and new blood merge well to pump up the action. INQ