Willie’s game plan under wraps
Willie Revillame’s announcement on his TV5 show “Wil Time Bigtime” last week stunned avid viewers. He said he was going to rest in January 2013.
There’s talk that his show will fold up and he will launch a new show. I asked a Kapatid network insider about the story behind the story. Her reply: “We’re not sure about his game plan. Let’s just wait and see.”
It can never be “game over” for Willie because he plays his cards right, and there will always be public clamor for him.
One of the most beautiful actresses in the biz is on the verge of making a major decision in her life. She seems decided to leave her husband (after over a decade), but it’s still a struggle for her.
When I asked about her marriage, tears rolled down her cheeks. “I don’t feel comfortable talking about it,” she sighed. “People may say I’m a failure. I need to sort things out.”
I could feel her pain ’cause I had my marriage annulled many heartaches ago. If there’s anything I learned, it’s that even if a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean you failed if you learned your lessons and became a better person afterwards.
Cesar’s resto reopens
I immensely enjoyed bonding with Cesar Montano, his fab wife Sunshine, Alvin Anson and Sally Quizon at Bellisimo restaurant, which reopened at a new location—135 Scout Rallos Extension, Q.C. (call 9273162). It used to be the house of Buboy and Shine, so it really has a homey ambience.
The place is adorned with Buboy’s paintings, which are for sale. Shine personally supervises the resto and even whips up some pasta dishes.
Over a sumptuous Italian dinner, Sally told me that she was planning a show biz comeback, and that Zsa Zsa Padilla advised her to take an acting workshop first. Sally was dreading the prospect of celebrating her first Christmas without her dad, Dolphy.
Sally fondly recalled the Comedy King’s last Christmas: “He was bedridden but when I entered the room, he asked his nurse to get his wallet; he handed me $200. Then he winked and said, ‘Don’t tell the others.’” Surely, Dolphy will guide Sally as she returns to the biz that he loved the most.
Meanwhile, Shine told me that she sold some of her signature bags because their pastor said that hoarding such luxury items could block the path to heaven. Buboy kept teasing her about it.
Fun nights like that make me feel so blessed to have found real friends in this make-believe show biz world.
Regine Velasquez may have lost her voice due to a viral infection at her recent concert, but she’s got her figure back after giving birth to Nate with the help of Sexy Solutions Anti-Plateau Diet (call 8107399).
There’s no definite date yet for her free show (tentatively set Dec. 8) which she promised her loyal supporters to make up for that off-night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Songbird’s gig should be livelier the second time around!
Oyo Boy Sotto’s photo with his wife Kristine on Instagram (IG) is really cute. It was taken at Moderne Culinaire Academy, where they are learning to cook together.
They are obviously enjoying married life and parenthood to the max. The couple’s happy family pictures on IG say it all. Unlike most celebrity unions, their domestic front won’t turn into a battlefront.
Join the fun as 7th High at Bonifacio Global City celebrates its 2nd anniversary tomorrow, 7 p.m. with a ’70s-’80s theme party, “Discofied.” It will be hosted by Denise Laurel and the Semerad Twins. Guest performers are Nyoy Volante, Club Mwah impersonators, Glitters, Adlib and Centier dancers. Music by DJ Mars Miranda and in-house DJS Ron and Buzz. Put on your dancing shoes, go bottoms up and live it up!