Cute rival irks handsome hunk–again | Inquirer Entertainment

Cute rival irks handsome hunk–again

10:59 PM November 27, 2012


Cute actor just gave Handsome Hunk another reason to go ballistic. CA snapped up a lucrative project once attached to HH. It was a slap on HH’s face (he thought he could hold on to the deal forever).

To think that HH used to look down on CA! With this reversal of fortunes, CA is on top of the world, while HH languishes in the dumpster.


Sweet? Sour!

Sweet Starlet lost not a few fans when she visited a hospital recently. A mole said SS kept to herself and snubbed fans who wanted to have photos taken with her.


The few times SS agreed to pose for snapshots, she didn’t even bother to hide her dismay. “She was frowning even beside seriously ill children,” a witness claimed.

Contrary to her nice-girl image on-screen, SS was as snobbish and cranky as Pretty Starlet, who turned down autograph seekers in public.

So who’s the real mean girl? It’s a tie!

Snobbish studs

Are the stars in this studio trained to be snooty as a matter of policy?


At an airport down south, Matinee Idol sashayed through security as if he were a dazzling diva. MI was followed by a bunch of Screen Studs who acted as if they were just as popular and entitled as MI. Funny thing was, not one of the SS could be identified by name by oblivious travelers.

Rated CK. As in, “Care ko?”


Faltering falsettos

Singing Champ supposedly auditioned for a high-profile production. SC wanted to keep it a secret and didn’t publicize the tryout, unlike some contemporaries.

Were SC’s handlers afraid it might backfire? True enough, SC is said to have flunked the audition for a number of reasons—among them the failure to impress jurors with powerhouse belting that was marred by faulty diction.

Popular Celeb failed to make the grade, too, because the producers thought PC was overexposed by previous projects.

Reality Wannabe didn’t make it, either, because of a jarring speech impediment.


After much fuss and frenzy, Controversial Event failed to deliver. The hype machine floundered miserably in the face of fierce competition from Rival Company.

The CE planners’ scheming was all for naught. Now the million-peso question: Did RC concoct the Shocking Incident to upstage CE? It’s a dog-eat-dog world, after all.

Top of the Bandera

BEST director Brillante Mendoza and best actress Nora Aunor receive their Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Davao. Photo courtesy of Rene Durian

For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests  (And why we are moved, if we are moved):

Frencheska Farr on getting a callback for “Miss Saigon” auditions: “Sana makapasok kaming tatlo nina Aicelle Santos at Rachelle Ann Go. Malapit na kami.” (We’re rooting for one of you, actually.)

Monique Wilson’s advice to “Miss Saigon” hopefuls: “Work hard. Mag-training kayo, mag-singing and dance lessons, mag-acting workshops… Hindi biro ang ‘Miss Saigon.’ But more than that, you have to really love your craft.” (Korek! Talent is not enough.)

Monique on admitting she’s a gay woman: “Young ones need positive role models who they can look up to and say, ‘I don’t have to hide who I am and I can fight for who I am.’” (This shouldn’t apply to gender-preference issues alone.)

Sen. Bong Revilla on daughter Gianna entering show biz: “It runs in the blood. Ang pinakain namin sa kanya galing sa show biz, eh. Kinakabahan lang ako kasi babae ’yung anak ko, eh!”(Is this because…?)

Lorna Tolentino, asked if she could fall in love with someone much younger: “Sana huwag naman akong subukan ng tadhana! Mahirap kasi magsabi ng hindi, ’di ba?” (Would that be so terrible?)

Baron Geisler on his detractors: “Ang ikinalulungkot ko lang po, eh nadadamay ang pamilya ko. Sinasabi nila, ‘Anong klaseng ina meron si Baron?’” (Collateral damage.)

Pokwang on rumors that she recently met someone special in Las Vegas: “Wala pa! Huwag muna nating pag-usapan at baka maudlot pa!” (E di meron nga!)

Maja Salvador, asked if she’s ready to fall in love again: “Dapat lagi kang handa!” (Good answer.)

MAJA Salvador

Bea Alonzo, asked if BF Zanjoe Marudo gets jealous when she does intimate scenes with other actors. “Wala at all!” (That could go two ways…)

Christian Bautista on why he and Karylle didn’t end up together: “She was just coming out of a heartbreak. I didn’t want to take advantage.” (What a gentleman!)

Karylle on the chemistry between her and Christian: “When we’re onstage together kinikilig talaga ako! ’Di man kami nagkatuluyan [in real life], nagkatuluyan naman kami onstage!” (Hmm, provocative.)

Erich Gonzales on rumors that she’s engaged to her nonshow biz boyfriend: “Binigyan niya ako ng ring, pero birthday gift lang ’yun, ’di engagement ring!” (It’s good to know where one stands.)

LORNA Tolentino

KC Concepcion on her love life: “My heart is at peace… knowing that may mabubuting lalake talaga.” (Emphasis on… “mabubuti.”)

Andi Eigenmann, asked if she and Jake Ejercito are still together: “I don’t want to lie anymore… we’ll always be special to each other [but] if it has to be a choice between me and what other people think what’s best for him, then I’ll just let him be.” (We’re stuck at, “I don’t want to lie anymore.” Girl, which parts?)

(Startalk, The Buzz)

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