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Daily Archive: April 5, 2017
It is not only Edward Barber who has been winning the hearts of many netizens, but also his sister Laura. The PBB alumnus’ Germany-based sister is a stunner herself and can pass off as a celebrity. Laura has amassed her own legion of supporters on Instagram with 133k followers. More than her charming face, Laura’s simplicity and love for her brother Edward are what makes her truly beautiful.
Ludy Entrata or fondly called as Mama Ludy has been the constant companion of Maymay ever since she entered show business. Mama Ludy was still in high spirits after her granddaughter bagged the Big Winner title.
“Masaya at proud ako sa kanya dahil nakamit niya ‘yung gusto niya. Sa amin [nandito] ‘yung suporta [namin] sa kanya para makamit niya ‘yung gusto niyang makamit,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
Maymay is usually with her onscreen partner Edward Barber for out of town shows and television guest appearances. As most of her granddaughter’s time is spent with the PBB alum, Mama Ludy shared that she is now close to Edward too.
“Malambing kasi siya. Parang anak ko na rin, nagkakasundo kami, nagkakasundo kami ng nanay niya. At nagkakasundo sila ni Maymay, parang magpakapatid ba,” she said.
Maymay has pledged to help her mother, who is working in Japan, to support their family financially according to Mama Ludy.
“Iyong about financing ginusto niyang siya ang mag-ano sa amin, hindi naman sa lahat kasi nandiyan pa naman ‘yung mama niya,” she relayed.
Mama Ludy shared that Maymay’s mom is still deciding whether she will come home or continue working abroad. “Umuwi pa sa Japan kasi [iniisip] pa kung ano ang gusto niyang asikasuhin bago parang isipin niya muna kung ano talaga. Hindi pa siya sure.”
Education is still a priority for Maymay but she needs to postpone it for the time being. Mama Ludy explained, “Iyon sana ang plano niya kung ipagpatuloy niya ang pag-aaral niya pero sa ngayon i-stop niya muna ng one year sabi niya.”
Barry Manilow has revealed he is gay at 73 years old. The pop legend confessed in an interview with People magazine his true sexuality and his marriage to long-time manager Garry Kief.
Barry explained why he did not reveal his sexuality earlier. “I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” he said.
It turned out the opposite, as his fans have been very gracious and supportive of his revelation.
“When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful, strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it,” he shared.
He also expressed his gratitude to his fans on Twitter after the story in People Magazine was released.
“Thank you to my fans for the years of support. My story is out and I look forward to many more years of sharing my music,” he posted.
Abala ngayon ang ilan sa mga Star Magic artists para sa kanilang paghahanda sa nalalapit na pagbisita sa ilang parte ng Amerika bilang bahagi ng selebrasyon ng 25th Anniversary ng Star Magic.
Kabilang sa mga inaasahang makikisaya sa US tour ng Star Magic ay ang actor na si Piolo Pascual na fresh na fresh mula sa kanyang pelikula na Northern Lights: A Journey to Love.
Sa panayam na ito, naibahagi ni Piolo ang kaniyang pananabik para sa nakatakdang pelikula na pagsasamahan nila ng rumored girlfriend na si Shaina Magdayao na likha ng critically acclaimed director na si Lav Diaz.
“Mas madaling magtrabaho pag pareho kayong devoted, pareho kayong passionate sa craft ninyo,” pahayag ni Piolo.
Aniya, isang malaking karangalan para sa kanya na muling makasama si Lav Diaz na una na niyang na kasama sa award winning movie na Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis na mas lalong naging espesyal ngayon, dahil makaka sama niya sa proyekto si Shaina.
“It’s an exciting film, to be working with Lav Diaz it’s always a milestone. He’s one of a kind, it’s a privilege to be given a chance to work with a great director. I will not pass up that chance, kasi bihira kang mabigyan ng ganung pagkakataon,” sabi pa ni Piolo.
Nagkaroon din tayo ng pagkakataon na kamustahin ang relasyon nila ni Shaina, kuwento niya maayos at madalas silang nag uusap nito.
“Our relationship is okay, we have an open line, and we are good,” ani pa ni Piolo.
Naging malaman naman pakiusap ng aktor na sana ay tantanan na ang ‘di magagandang issue sa kanila ni Shaina.
“Tantanan na natin yang issue na yan, kasi di na maganda ang sinasabi ng mga tao,” sabi pa ng actor.
“Minsan parang gusto mo na lang manugod, gusto mo na lang mag kumpronta ng tao, Nananahimik kami, kayo yung mga tanong nang tanong, tapos pag sinasagot, magre-react kayo.”
Aniya tapos na ang promo ng kanyang pelikula at sana ay magkaroon din ng katapusan ang pang iintriga sa kanila ni Shaina
“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Tapos na yung promo ng pelikula, ang daming beses na naming sinagot yan e. Tama na, hanggang dun na lang yun,” pagtatapos na pahayag ni Piolo.
Isa si Sofia Andres sa very promising artists ng Star Magic. Napakaganda ng mukha nito at naipakita rin ng dalaga na marunong siyang umarte sa pelikulang Pwera Usog ng Regal Films na isa siya sa mga bida.
Pero inamin ng dalaga na naghihintay pa rin siya ngayon ng masasabi niyang big break talaga sa pelikula na maglu-launch talaga ng career niya bilang aktres.
“Masaya po ako kapag binibigyan ako ng project. Nagpapasalamat na rin ako sa mga kumukuha sa akin bilang artista nila sa isang movie o sa teleserye.
“Though, hinihintay ko pa rin po yung time (na magbibida siya). Yon naman po talaga, eh. Patience lang po talaga at saka hard work sa bawat ginagawa sa teleserye, sa movie o kahit ano man.
“Ginagawa ko lang po talaga kung ano yung hinihingi ng director ko na talagang nagtitiwala po sa akin,” pagtatapat ni Sofia.
Handa ba siyang maging daring o tumanggap ng mature roles sa launching movie niya kung saka-sakali?
“Yung lumabas po sa IG ko na medyo sexy para lang po talaga yon sa magazine. So hanggang do’n lang po muna. Hindi pa po ako ready sa on screen. Hindi pa po ready,” paliwanag pa niya.
Eh, what if alukin siya ng Regal Entertainment ng isang remake movie na kailangan niyang magpaseksi? Tatanggapin ba niya ito?
“Ah, siguro konti lang. Konti lang po. Hindi po yung masyadong revealing,” sagot niya.
“Kahit shorts, okey lang po. Huwag namang kita na yung cleavage kasi nakakailang pa po. Siguro mga ilang years pa. Mga five years pa po siguro,” sabi ulit ni Sofia.
“Bagay po ba akong magpaseksi na? Mas sisikat po ba ako do’n?” natatawang balik-tanong ng dalaga sa press na hindi namin alam kung seryoso ba siya o nagbibiro lang.
May mga nakapansin na mukhang maganda namang influence kay Sofia ang sinasabing rumored boyfriend niyang si Diego Loyzaga. Totoo ba ito?
“Opo naman!” sagot agad niya.
“Kada magkasama po kami at magkatrabaho, since mas matanda naman siya sa akin, sinasabihan niya ako sa mga bagay-bagay at nakakatulong naman siya,” pag-amin ng dalaga.
As filming for the much anticipated Erik Matti action movie Buy Bust starts this month, Mara Lopez admitted she is excited to play the role of a drug enforcement agent along with the other cast members Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, and Victor Neri. “The role is very, very physically challenging because we are cops in this film and we’re all going to be doing our own stunts. Hopefully kayanin namin. So we’ve been training three times a week for fight training, gun handling, weapons handling, so it’s going to be fun,” she told Push.
After going through two rounds of auditions, Mara said she got excited when she finally landed the role. “When I first found out I got it I was super duper happy. Wala pa si direk Erik Matti sa filmography ko so I’m very excited to work with him. It’s going to be my first action film also. It’s also my first time to work with Anne,” she explained.
Apart from working on the same movie, Mara revealed another connection she has with the It’s Showtime host is that her ex-boyfriend Arnold Aninion is Anne’s personal fitness trainer. “I know na si Arnold trainer niya. I told her to send my regards and sabi niya hi daw (laughs). It’s been a long time and I haven’t seen him. I was surprised that he was still in Manila,” she added.
With a steady stream of projects lined up for the year, Mara said she is also looking into competing in an international jujitsu tournament like last year. Mara is also one of the hosts of a web-based sports show Gameplan. “It really depends on my schedule with work and my other travels. Other things I’m busy with this year, I’m focusing on stepping up my game in both surfing, jujitsu, and of course acting. I want to continue making films, a lot of movies this year and also with Gameplan, it’s going to be a different sort of Gameplan episodes so sana maabangan ng mga tao yun. Because we’re going to be doing more hardcore extreme sports that even I haven’t tried like skydiving and all these kinds of things so I’m very excited,” she shared.
Online personality and entrepreneur Erwan Heussaff posted another travel vlog, this time highlighting his “snowy” trip to Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan with fiancée Anne Curtis, sister Solenn Heussaff, brother-in-law Nico Bolzico, and friends last February.
The first part of the video showed how much their group was having fun skiing. ErwAnne shippers were also in for a treat as the couple shared kisses on cam.
Meanwhile, the second part of the video highlighted the group’s bonding moments, as well as some of the mouthwatering meals they had during the vacation.
Actress Isabelle Daza, host Raymond Gutierrez, and model Georgina Wilson with her baby Archie also made appearances.
To see the vlog, check out Erwan’s YouTube upload here.
Kapamilya singer Erik Santos shared how he met Miss Universe Great Britain 2016 candidate Jamie Lee Faulkner during his guest appearance on Magandang Buhay, April 5.
According to Erik, they first met when he sang for some Miss Universe contestants during their TV guesting on Umagang Kay Ganda last January. They were then gearing up for the upcoming pageant that was held in the country.
“Naging friends kami. It started ‘nung Umagang Kay Ganda and ‘yun, parang feeling ko kasi nagustuhan niya ‘yung pagserenade ko sa kanila, especially siya. Talagang feeling ko nagustuhan niya so…”
Meanwhile, host Jolina Magdangal informed the singer that one of the staff got in touch with Miss Great Britain who had a message for him. She read her message, “Erik seems to be a lovely guy, not to mention, extremely talented. Erik and I communicate once in a while and if I were to visit the Philippines again, it would be nice to catch up over coffee.”
When asked if this is okay with singer Angeline Quinto who was romantically linked to Erik, he said, “Single naman si Angeline, single naman ako. We’re both special to each other. Alam naman natin ‘yan and hindi ko alam kung alam niya about this. Hindi ko naman ‘to inoopen up sa kanya pero since na-i-ano niyo na, eh ‘di mamaya, tatawagan ko siya.”
As he was describing Miss Great Britain, Erik admitted making the first the move on the beauty queen. “Sobra niyang bait. Ako kasi unang nag-direct message sa kanya sa Instagram… Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘it was nice meeting you and…’ ‘Yun, tapos nagkamessage na kami until now. Once in a while kapag may time, kapag hindi busy pero we’re friends.”
More than two years after TLC said it would record one final album — to be funded by fans through Kickstarter — the R&B/hip-hop duo has announced the long-awaited record will arrive June 30.
But there’s still one catch: The project doesn’t have a title. And the group is asking fans to chime in.