With the summer heat driving almost everyone to seek refuge in some out-of-town resorts or in cooler destinations outside the Philippines, we were wondering what’s going on in the showbiz circle where the mantra is no matter what, come hell or high waters, the show must go on.
We gathered bits of news, albeit gossip, about some stars and here they are….
Kapuso’s next big leading man
After his stint in My Litle Nanay in which he had several scenes with the country’s esteemed superstar Nora Aunor, the gods must have been pleased with his performance that the network is now poised to launch him as its next big leading man.
The young matinee idol is edgy, especially now, that he has been signed to star in Magkaibang Mundo.
For him, while it is intended for daytime TV, it is something that he will never forget as this is the first time he is playing the main character.
He said that he is under heavy pressure to look and act good in the teleserye.
“Hindi naman lahat nabibigyan ng malaking pagkakataon na gaya nito. Pinaghirapan ko talaga anuman ang na-achieve ko, luckily napansin yung efforts ko at nabigyan ako ng project na ito. Hard work really pays off,” says the good looking hunk.
Wynwin Marquez consoles grieving Mark Herras
Mark Herras’ mother passed on recently and the actor was visibly sad. He went home to Laguna, where the remains of her late mother were lying in state. She was interred last Wednesday.
And guess who was by Mark’s side all the while? Rumored girlfriend Wynwin Marquez was it. According to those who were there during the nights of the wake, she was always in Laguna consoling the grieving Mark.
Does this mean the two are dancing to the same rhythm and beat? Both are single and eligible, although Mark has child out of wedlock, that’s no hindrance to a romantic alliance if both are attracted to each other.
What did Janine discover about Aljur?
Janine Gutierrez is excited about the new program on GMA Network that she will star in along with Aljur Abrenica. The pretty Kapuso star says she is getting to know Aljur more and she discovers many things about him.
“Since we see each other more often now than before, I get to discover his character more. He is makulit at sobrang nakakatawa. Maloko din siya sa set kasi madalas niya akong inaasar but he’s also very deep, very insightful at makuwento.”
Aljur Abrenica, intense lover
Production people who was with Aljur Abrenica during the publicity shoot for the new series Once Again in which he plays leading man to Janine Gutierrez was astounded by what the actor revealed.
He said he is able to relate to the character he is playing in the series because like him he is a passionate when it comes to love and family. “He is the kind of guy who will do everything for his family, like me,” he said and added, “Nakikita ko ang sarili ko sa kanya kasi parehas kaming family man. Grabe rin kami magmahal sa isang babae na tipong ipaglalaban mo siya hanggang sa kamatayan.”
Regine mingles now with child co-stars
At the beginning of the taping of Poor Señorita, lead star Regine Velasquez-Alcasid was a bit aloof dealing with the younger cast of the series. She said that it was her approach to ensuring that she gets into the character she plays in the series.
Regine plays Rita Villon, a rich single lady who lost her millions after giving them away when she learned that she had cancer. The diagnosis though was not accurate and the doctor said she didn’t have cancer, but it was too late. Already, a hired killer was after her and she lands in a poor neighborhood in the city. A bunch of young orphans took her in and treats her like an aunt.
That gave her the opportunity to know more about her young co-stars. “Kapag nandoon na kami sa set and when we’re on a break I make it a point to talk to them already. Pero noong umpisa, hindi talaga ako nakikipag usap para medyo may taray factor. But now that Rita is getting closer to the kids, mas bonded na kami and you can see it naman na on screen. I think I have a really good chemistry with them.”
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