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Paolo Ballesteros in Getting His Daughter form His Mother-in-law

TV host and actor Paolo Ballesteros is obstinate in getting supervision of his daugter Keira Claire from his mother-in-law. “Yung sabi mo na sa korte daw kami maghaharap… As much as gusto namin na ‘wag nang umabot sa gano’n, wala kaming choice. Lahat gagawin namin para makuha namin ang anak namin,” Paolo said in between cries on Showbiz Central last August 28. It is also reported that Kaye, Paolo’s ex-girlfriend and mom of baby Keira, was left with no choice but to give to her mom the custody of their baby because she had to leave for the US to work.

Baby Keira Claire was born on Nov. 29, 2008 and baptized on February 2009 she has been staying with Kaye’s mom in Baguio, since then.

Actually, Paolo’s dilemma sort of went public when his absence from the show in Eat Bulaga, Juan for All, All for Juan. All was the subject of Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo’s jokes last week.  “May event sa Baguio. Parang meron siyang isang challenge,” Jose said in explanation of Paolo’s absence in their segment.

Last August 25, the staff of Showbiz Central went to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Baguio, then to the City Social Welfare Development Office and they were able to confirm that Paolo asked help from the institutions to get custody of his daugther from his mother-in-law. “Kasi nag-usap na kami ni Kaye, ‘yung mommy ni Keira, na it’s about time na kuhanin na namin siya from her mom, sa lola. Nakikiusap kami doon sa lola na ‘yun nga baka puwede na namin siyang kunin kasi plano na namin na magsama-sama kami,” Paolo shared. He also added, “ang balak namin ni Kaye is sama-sama kaming mabi-birthday, sabay. Magkakasama sana kami. Weekend pupunta kami diyan. Hindi na siya nagre-reply. Two months ko siyang ini-email, tinetext. ‘Mommy, punta kami ‘dyan…’ ‘Mommy paakyat na kami d’yan.’ Hindi kami pinapasok. ‘Yun nga nadatnan namin, naka-padlock na gate.” He continues, “Actually nahiram ko lang siya once,” the TV host said while crying. “The whole time talaga na nagpupunta kami dito, ‘pag dinadalaw namin siya, hirap na hirap talaga kaming hiramin siya. Parang sa loob namin, ‘sige hiramin mo na ‘yung anak mo,’ ganyan.”

Paolo’s family is longing for his daughter very much, but they know that seeing her is quite impossible. “Yung sila mama, ‘yung mga kapatid ko, parang sila, pinipilit nila ako na hiramin ko si Keira sa lola. Ako naman kasi, alam ko na hindi ipapahiram. So parang inuunahan ko sila na okay lang ’yan. Ipapahiram din sa atin ‘yan. Naawa ako sa mga kapatid ko kasi pauwi na kami, iyak nang iyak.” Paolo was so hurt knowing that when her sister visited baby Keira in Baguio, her mother-in-law did not allow her inside her house. “Ang dala-dala lang naman ng kapatid ko parang dalawang blouse at saka doughnut, pasalubong,” He said. “Para kasing ang sakit-sakit sa akin na ako ‘yung tatay, hindi ko naman tinakwil ‘yung anak ko, hindi naman siguro ako nagkulang, ako pa ‘yung nakikiusap  na puwede bang hiramin namin ‘yung anak ko.”

Paolo tried to look for the help of the authorities but their efforts proved to be useless. “Pagpunta namin kasama namin ang mga pulis. Gano’n pa rin, naka-lock. Hindi naman kami puwedeng mag-force entry or what.” He said. The actor-host is confused over his mother-in-law’s behavior. “Ayaw ibigay sa tatay, ayaw ibigay sa nanay ‘yung anak namin. Nakikipag-usap  naman kami nang maayos. Gusto kong malaman, ano ba ang pinaglalaban niya.”

The news staff went to the house of Paolo’s mother-in-law three times but according to the helper and security guard, they do not know where the mother-in-law and baby Keira is.

Paolo publicly appealed with tears in his eyes to his mother-in-law. “Ang ipakikiusap lang namin kay Mommy Cora, sana lang ‘wag mong sugatan ‘yung utak, ‘yung damdamin ng anak ko… kahit na two years old pa lang siya.” He repeats his concern for his child whom he’s not seen for so long. “Kung mahal mo si Keira, hindi lang po kayo, si Kaye, ‘yung nanay niya, ako, ‘yung pamilya ko, lahat po tayo concerned sa bata.” And to baby Keira, this is what the TV host promised: “Tandaan mo lagi  kahit na ano’ng mangyari, mahal na mahal ka namin.”

KC Conception and Piolo Pascual’s Break Up

Piolo Pascual - KC Conception

KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual’s relationship is allegedly may come to an end. The rumored breakup began circulating early this week despite KC sharing on The Buzz last Sunday about their 10th monthsary. This rumors or recent report which is fast becoming the latest talks in tabloids, blogs and several networking sites was slightly confirmed by KC’s mother Sharon Cuneta in her interview last August 24, 2011 at TV Patrol World. Megastar said she’s not free to talk about what her daughter is going through with her love life. But then she addressed her concerns to KC because she said she couldn’t help speaking her mind.

“Kristina, mama’s here. Don’t forget you’re my daughter. We love you. We went through so much when you were little. You don’t have to go through it yourself,” megastar said. Then she continued, “Uulitin ko sinabi ng Daddy ko noon: Kahit metro aide ang maging asawa niya basta siya yung mahal na mahal, yung alagang-alaga. Kasi, ‘di ko pinalaki ‘yan para i-take for granted lang at balewalain.”

This news remains just a rumor as no confirmation yet coming from KC and Piolo themselves. However, KC’s Twitter posting yesterday would hint about something (that she and Piolo have already broken up?). She posted: “when things go beyond our Understanding, we can choose to Accept everything – just as they are..! because Faith steps in:) no regrets …:)” When PEP asked a source, who is close to both Piolo and KC, about the rumored problem of the couple, we got this reply through text: ”May tampuhan but nothing serious. Normal lang naman for real relationships, di ba? They’ve been through worse than this. By now, baka nga bati na.” Contrary to the popular speculations, the source swears that “the two are still very much on up to this minute. In fact, KC even greeted Piolo last Sunday on air on The Buzz, saying ‘happy monthsary.’ “No relationship is perfect. But as long as both remain committed to make it work, there is enough reason to believe that they would celebrate their first anniversary as a couple on October 21st. “Of course, we don’t expect Piolo to comment on the issue out of respect to KC and her mom, whom he puts in high regard.”

It’s depressing to know if it’s true that they already broke up ‘coz they’re a beautiful couple and they seem perfect for each other. Piolo and KC started dating while working for the teleserye “Lovers in Paris” in 2009 and Earlier this year, Piolo admitted on national television that he and KC has been a couple since October 2010. And KC herself testified last Sunday on her showbiz talk show The Buzz that she and Piolo have been going out for 10 months.

Basketball Player James Yap is in No Hurry To Find a New Love

Last August 20, 2011, at the Imperial Palace was the 73rd Birthday celebration of Mother Lily Monteverde.

The Regal Film matriarch said she considers the presence of James Yap as one of the things which made her 73rd birthday complete. She told reporters that she asked for only one gift from her son Dondon Monteverde: “I told Dondon, for my birthday gift, dalhin mo si James sa birthday party ko.” Dondon serves as the manager of the basketball player. Mother Lily really Love James Yap and James Yap feels overwhelm and thankful because of it.

Last June, Kris Aquino told ABS-CBN that she refused to talk to James because of what she experienced at the witness stand duringone of the court hearings related to her petition to annul their five-year marriage. But James pointed out: “Bakit siya magtatampo? Hindi nga kami nag-uusap. Walang tampuhan. Magkaibigan kami pero busy siya, busy ako.” Since James and Kris have been living apart, James said his four-year-old son, Bimby, has been asking him tough questions. The basketball player said: “Si James (Bimby) kasi lumalaki na so kumbaga nakakaintindi na siya. So medyo ingat lang… minsan nagtatanong siya, ang hirap sagutin pero kailangan talaga.” And according to James, he visits Bimby when his schedule allows it.

James Yap clammed up when asked if he was traumatized by his unsuccessful marriage. “Kung na-trauma? Hirap, eh, kasi minahal ko naman. Gano’n lang talaga ang buhay,” he said. But when asked if he’s dating, he replied, “Ba’t gusto n’yo akong mag-date kaagad?” Then he said in jest, “Oo meron….anak ko.” Turning serious, he said that as of now, “wala pa.”

James seems to pretend surprise when asked about his feedback to Gab Valenciano’s statement that he’s dating Isabel Oli, in an interview, “Ha? Talaga? ‘Di ko alam. Mabait naman si Isabel, eh. Kaibigan ko ‘yon,” he said. “Suwerte si Gab kasi mabait si Isabel. Kaibigan ko ‘yon. Sobrang bait na babae,” he added. With the matter between him and Isabel, Yap did not distance himself from the actress. “Hindi naman kasi alam naman namin na kaibigan ko siya. Wala akong masasabi kay Isabel kundi mabait na babae.”

As for another woman being linked to him, Yap once again stressed that he and singer Marie Digby are just friends. “Lumalabas kami as a group. Kaibigan ko si Marie.” James is not surprised with the rumor because he said he’s single. James declined to make a reaction on Digby’s guesting on Kris Aquino’s morning show Kris TV. “Hindi ko napanood ‘yon kasi wala ako dito, eh.”

With the unsuccessful crack at marriage, the basket ballplayer learned a lesson about relationships: “Kailangan talaga magkasundo and kung meron akong magiging asawa siyempre kailangan talaga team kayo. Kumbaga, kung ano ‘yung desisyon kailangang ipaalam sa ano. ‘Yon na ‘yon. Natuto na ‘ko.”

Aside from James Yap, who came with his manager Dondon Monteverde, celebrities who took time to drop by to greet the Regal producer were senators Bong Revilla, Antonio Trillanes, Dick Gordon, also Paulo Avelino, Boots Anson Roa, Ricky Davao, Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano, Dennis Trillo, Martin Escudero, Audie Gemora, Gabby Conception and Baron Gieisler. Other stars present to greet Mother Lily are the lead stars of My Neighbor’s Wife, namely Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo, and Jake Cuenca. Jillian Ward, Mart Escudero, Lan Batherson, and Ervic Vijandre were among the other guests. Ruffa Gutierrez also arrived at the party with her mother Annabelle Rama. When Nora Aunor arrived with German Moreno, Mother Lily personally met the superstar at the entrance of the mezzanine floor where the party was being held.

Kim Chiu’s Leading Men

Kim Chiu in her upcoming primetime series My Bindondo Girl has three leading men. Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli and Jolo Revilla, according to the men, Kim can be one of the boys. Not because she has a heart of a boy but because Kim is down to earth, simple and easy to get along with even with any boys.

According to Kim, Matteo Guidicelli is her closest friend among her men because they both came from the south. They both go out with the rumor girlfriend of Matteo, Maja Salvador. Jolo Revilla is said to be the generous among them, he always buy foods for Kim. And Xian Lim is said to be techie, he teaches Kim many things about technology, he also likes eating.

Last Saturday, August 13, 2011, many praised Kim Chiu and her new leading man Edgar Allan Guzman with their great role in Maalala Mo Kaya. But according to Kim, she didn’t know Allan. Kim admitted she finds it quite hard to work with him, especially that they should play the role as partners.

And unlike her previous interviews, Kim Chiu is now more comfortable talking about her former on screen partner Gerald Anderson after her so-called break up. Kim Chiu said she learned how to love herself more. In an interview with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN’s “The Buzz” on Sunday, the Drama Princess said she is thankful to have gone through such an experience. “I learned to love myself more. I learned how to be strong. And kung hindi ka naman nagmahal, hindi ka naman masasaktan eh. So thankful ako na naramdaman ko ‘yun,” Kim said. “Wala akong sama ng loob o galit sa kahit na sino. Masaya ako na naramdaman ko ‘yun.” Kim said she and Gerald are now better friends after the so-called breakup. “Kami ni Gerald, sobrang okay namin. Hanggang ngayon, andiyan siya ‘pag may problema. ‘Pag hindi ko na kaya, kinakausap ko siya, nakikinig siya,” she said. And when she asked how she handled the pain, she said, “Umiyak ka lang. Pagkatapos nun masaya ka na ulit, kasama mo friends mo, mga taong nagmamahal sa’yo. Hindi naman masamang magmahal. Hindi. Tao ka rin naman so marami ka talagang mararamdaman sa ngalan ng pag-ibig,” she added.

Last year, Kim Chiu denied rumors that she tried to commit suicide after her so-called breakup with Gerald Anderson. Both have repeatedly said that they never became a couple, with Anderson saying that what they had was a special relationship.

The young actress even expressed her support for Gerald’s upcoming projects including his teleserye Budoy where he stars opposite Jessy Mendiola and a possible movie with Sarah Geronimo. It’s been a year since they were last paired in Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, and Kim is really hoping for positive feedback on her first primetime soap without Gerald. Kim is quite speechless though when told that Gerald is wishing her well not only in terms of her career but even with her love life as well. Although they don’t have constant communication, Kim said it’s enough to know that he’ll still be there for her when she needs help.

Kim expressed her deepest gratitude because the newest Kapamilya star from Kapuso network GMA-7, Paulo Avelino acknowledge Kim and he wants Kim to have a project with him.

Simon Atkins is one of the men that are link to Kim. And according to Kim, they are friends. She heard Simon had been to the hospital for an injury because of her fans.

Lorna Tolentino talks about her family

Lorna Tolentino is very happy and thankful that their ABS-CBN show, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, will end this week. According to her, vacation trip on Boracay is really her plan with Amy Austria this coming September. They will go to the beautiful Island of Boracay with their friends and with the whole family. Lorna Tolentino doesn’t want to think about her next project after her contract with the ABS-CBN because she really wanted to take a rest for a while.

According to her, this is the most tiring kontrabida role that she portrays because of too much wickedness of the character she needs to internalize. “Masyado mabigat ang ginawa namin sa Minsan. Maski ako nag-decide na ang susunod, kung meron, gusto ko mabait na uli, kasi mahirap magkontrabida. Dusa talaga, masyado siyang nakaka-drain.” She said.

So after the taping this week, Lorna plan to stay long at her farm in Cavite together with her two sons. Lorna wants to learn more about agricultural things because she know she have lots of things to plants with her four hectors farm.

Lorna wants to focus on her family. Raphael and Renz, the sons of Lorna, are very vocal that they don’t want their mother to marry again. And Lorna felt the same. She admits that she really missed her late husband Rudy Fernandez. “Madalas nga kapag marami akong ginagawa — yung sagad-sagad ang schedule — may mga times na nami-miss ko pa rin si Rudy. Hindi ako nakakatulog pa rin nang maaga. Hindi ako makatulog, hinahanap ko pa rin siya. Siya pa rin,” she said. “Parang habang tumatagal, parang nag-i-intensify ang mga emotion mo. Kasi dati, alam mo na natatanggap mo na sa utak mo, wala na. Yung acceptance na matagal na to ah, na wala na. Yung reality na iyun. Ang nangyayari tuloy, lalo mong nami-miss, lalo mong hinahanap.” She added. “Lalo na pag may konting problema, kasi wala kang karamay, wala kang katabi, wala kang susumbungan, wala kang sasabihan na, wala kang hihingan ng tulong,” she stated. And according to her, the looks of their bedroom is still the same. Lorna still didn’t remove any things of her husband in their bedroom. “Minsan nga sinusuot ko pa ang shorts  niya, pati T-shirt, sinusuot ko pantulog. Siguro hindi ko na gagalawin iyun, kahit magdagdag pa kami ng aparador, hayaan mo na lang siya diyan, magagawan naman ng paraan. Ganun talaga e,” she said.

Lorna sees herself widowed for the rest of her life because of her two sons, according to her, her sons will still be with her until the end, until they have their own families. “Ayaw nila makipaghiwalay, gusto nila kahit may asawa na sila at mga anak, magkakasama kami. Kaya dapat compound na ito. Kaya kailangan ko magtrabaho para sa isang compound,”

Aside her two sons, there are Rudy’s best friends, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Bong Revilla and Phillip Salvador, that would watch her. “Parang iniisip ko, ano ba yan? Hindi na ako bata sa age ko ngayon. Gusto ko naman — maging proud sa akin ang mga anak ko, sa pagiging ina ko sa kanila.” She said.

Before her vacation, she will still finish her commitments with Flawless which she endorses. Her relaxation includes beautifying herself more with the help of Flawless and Belo Medical Group.

She still can’t decide whether she will take the movie for the filmfest of TV-5 and Regal Films entitled, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.


Kim Chiu in My Binondo Girl

ABS-CBN, the premiere maker of excellence drama on television, brings you another entertaining teleserye in the upcoming comedy-drama series entitled, My Binondo Girl. My Binondo Girl stars one of the most successful primetime drama princesses of ABS-CBN, Kim Chiu, in her most challenging role. Kim Chiu will not play a dual role, but she will portray a male role in order to grant the wish of his Chinese father.

Kim Chiu's first promotional picture for “My Binondo Girl”

Jade is Kim Chiu’s name in the teleserye. She have three leading man. Xian Lim as Andrew, the Filipino-Chinese businessman who will fall in love with Jade. Matteo Guidicelli as Trevor, the half-Filipino who will set his eyes to Jade. And Jolo Revilla as Onyx, the pure Filipino bestfriend of Jade. Mutya Orquia is casted as the young Jade. Glydel Mercado, Ricardo Cepeda, Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas, Ms. Cherry Pie Picache, and Ms. Gina Pareño completes the astral and splendid cast of My Binondo Girl.

It takes an hour to transform the kikay and cheerful girl, Kim Chiu, into a short-haired guy that she will going to portray. His hair is concealed under a wig. Kim Chiu is said to gain some few pounds to fit the role. She even had a costume study for the role that she will portray.

Kim recently spent a week in Hong Kong to shoot scenes of the show with her two other leading men, Matteo Guidicelli and Xian Lim. The actress admitted that in Hong Kong, some people even mistook her for a real guy.

Since she is portraying a guy in this TV series, the press asked Kim to give names of three women that she would to like to court if she did become a man in real life. Kim exclaimed “Nahihiya ako!” she said. Kim Chiu picked two Kapuso Stars. But after some nudging, she said, “Kung naging lalaki ako, liligawan ko sa babae si Angel Aquino, Marian Rivera, at Iza Calzado.” Kim Chiu on the other hand was YES Magazine’s Most Beautiful the year after Marian was hailed by same magazine.

My Binondo Girl will be shown on August 22 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida block. It will replace Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin on its timeslot.

The official Trailer of My Binondo Girl: WATCH

JM de Guzman’s Carried Away

The first screening of JM de Guzman shows his great skills in acting in the teleserye Mula sa Puso where he plays the role of Gabriel. It was 13 years ago when JM first tried to show in showbiz but only this time when he got good breaks. If the projects of JM will continue to grow, it is predicted that he will be recognized as the best actor in his generation.

In the interview of to JM de Guzman in his taping with the show Mula sa Puso which is about to end, Pep asked him if what would be his next project. He said, “Sa ngayon, wala pa akong naririnig na next project ko. Pero ang paniniwala ko naman sa buhay. Ayokong mag-expect. Ang gusto ko lagi ay mag-hope for the best. Sa susunod kong projects, kung genre at kung sinuman, sana sa genre na di ko pa nasusubukan. Siguro yung pagiging kontrabida sa soap, open ako dun bilang aktor.  Gusto ko lahat masubukan ko. Sa leading lady naman, kahit sino na hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho. Kasi, kahit sinong tao, may iba’t iba kang matututunan sa kanila.” The Mula sa Puso is about to end and JM feels happy but at the same time sad. “Malungkot na masaya. Kasi para na rin kaming pamilya sa set. Masaya kasi ito ‘yung first [big] break na ibinigay sa akin. Mami-miss ko ‘yung araw-araw kaming magkakasama sa show. Kasi, from the director, cast, isang pamilya ang turingan namin dito. Saka marami akong natutunan dito. Unang-una na yung professionalism at disiplina. At laging relaxed lang sa lahat. Pag hindi mo makuha sa una, makukuha mo din eventually.”

Mula sa Puso is one of the most successful serye of ABS-CBN. JM admit that he feels pressure and nervous since the beginning of the serye until now that it is about to end. “Mayroon pa rin kaba, siyempre hindi mawawala yun. Pag nawala kasi ang kaba, delikado yun. Kami, dito [sa pag-arte] na lang namin binubuhos yung nararamdaman naming pressure. Kasi, kung masyado kang nag-iisip, maguguluhan ka.” He said.

Some said that the loveteam of JM to Lauren Young in Mula sa Puso would be real. But according to JM their relationship is just purely professional. “Okay ang samahan namin. Kung iga-graph ko from the beginning, masasabi ko, ang dami naming nagawa together for the show. Siguro, kasi mas inisip namin yung trabaho. Parehas kami na first big roles ito na binigay sa amin. So, di pa namin kayang isipin ang lovelife. Maganda naman si Lauren, pero hanggang friendship lang talaga.”

JM was linked to Jessy Mediola before and he admits that he likes Jessy. But JM de Guzman said with the news about Jessy Mendiola being linked to an Azkal player: “Nagsabi ako na nagagandahan ako sa kanya and I like her. Pero, hanggang dun lang. I can say na wala namang nangyari to begin with kaya walang dapat isipin.”

JM De Guzman has released the music video for his debut single Carried Away. “Carried Away” is JM De Guzman‘s carrier single for his newly-released self-titled album from Ivory music. It’s a 12-track album, ten covers and two of which he personally wrote, he shared. “People can expect to hear chill-type of songs here.”


Rayver Cruz talks about his relationship with his girlfriend Christine Reyes

The relationship of Rayver Cruz and Christine Reyes is said to be strong in spite of the sporadic controversies since they revealed their relationship to the public. Since their one year relationship to the public is now open,  it’s very obvious how Rayver and Christine were inspired and happy with each other.

Christine Reyes and Rayver Cruz

Last July was the birthday of Rayver, and Christine gave him a watch as a gift. Their forthcoming first anniversary is expected to be an elegant celebration. In an interview of PEP to Rayver last Tuesday in the set of Reputasyon in San Miguel, Bulacan, they asked the actor what would be his plan for their upcoming anniversary. He said, “Wala pa e, pero pinaghahandaan ko. Actually mas maganda pa nga kung biglaan. Gusto mo yung may naisip ka agad, mas nakaka-suprise yun kaysa dun sa pinaghahandaan mo nang matagal.  It will be our first-year anniversary this coming September 14.” Rayver really appreciate the birthday gift that Christine gave to him. He said, “Isang magandang shirt, plain na… basta maganda siya. Tapos relo. Nung isang araw kasi wala akong dalang relo sa taping. E, kailangan ko para sa eksena.  Ako kasi hindi ako ma-relo na tao pero may mga relo naman ako.  Totoong nanghiram ako sa driver ko kasi nung araw na yun wala akong dala.  Ginamit ko yung watch na [gift ni Cristine] sa taping, isang beses pa lang kasi baka malaspag.”

Their relationship becomes deeper because they are with each other in their show Reputasyon, even though some said that it is very difficult to maintain a relationship if partners are always together (nagkakasawaan). “Mas gusto ko pa ngang pumunta sa taping agad kasi makikita ko siya and di naman siguro aabot sa magkakasawaan kami, kasi dito ko lang siya nakikita. Kapag may free time naman, hindi ko na pinipilit kung minsan na magkita kami para may time din siya sa family niya. Kung may gusto siyang gawing mag-isa, magkikita uli kami sa taping. Dito na kami nagkikita, minsan nakakasundot kami ng dinner.  Kanya-kanya naman kasi yun, basta sa amin happy kami ni Cristine na magkatrabaho kami.” He said.

In the last Star Magic Sportsfest, Christine arrived together with Rayver’s mother, Mrs. Cruz. It proves that the actress is really close with the actor’s mother. Many said that the relationship of Rayver and Christine will soon go through married because people sees the families of both stars are really well and there’s no problem with both sides. “Masayang tingan na yung mga ladies sa buhay ko, close sila, nakasuporta talaga sa akin.  Ang sarap na pakiramdam nun. Kasal? Wala pa, ang bilis naman.  Pero siyempre di ba kaya tayo pumapasok sa relasyon kagaya namin, gaya rin ng sinasabi namin ni AA, mahirap naman ang papalit-palit kung magtatagal naman kami. Kung kami talaga ang para sa isa’t-isa, bakit naman hindi?  Sa ngayon mahirap talagang magsalita kasi mga bata pa naman  kami. Hindi pa namin naiiisp ‘yan sa ngayon. Basta kami, masaya kami sa relasyon namin. Nagkakasundo kami sa maraming bagay.”


Enchong Dee in Maria la del Barrio

ABS-CBN has bought the rights of the popular telenovela which was originally starred by the Mexican superstar Thalia of the MariMar. The local version of Maria La del Barrio will be portrayed by Erich Gonzales. And EnRich will not be complete if there’s no Enchong. Playing the part of the sexy hunk Luis Fernando in the telenovela is Enchong Dee.

The synopsis of the upcoming soap on ABS-CBN is María Hernandez (Erich Gonzales) is a naíve girl who dreams of a Prince Charming in her life. When she meets Luis Fernando Dela Vega (Enchong Dee), she thought she already met her Prince Charming. But when she sees him with another girl, Soraya Montenegro (Paw Diaz), she gets hurt and seeks revenge as she transforms into a rich, gorgeous woman and becomes the girlfriend of Luis Fernando’s younger brother, Vladimir Dela Vega (Inno Martin).

In the teaser of their show, it is very obvious that Enchong and Erich have multiple kissing scenes. In an interview of PEP with Enchong Dee, He said that he was also surprised by his multiple kissing scenes with Erich. He said, “Oo, nga. Di ko nga alam. Sabi ko nga, ‘Totoo ba yun?’” according to him this telenovela change both him and Erich’ role into a matured one. “Oo, nga, e. Biglaan [ang pagbinata], Di ko nga alam, ang dami na palang kissing scenes na nangyayari.” And when he was asked how many times they kissed, he said, “Actually, di ko nabilang. Kasi, kumbaga… kasi per script matagal yung time frame. So, di ko alam. Parang kissing scene. Kissing scene. Yun pala no’n binuo na, ang dami na pala. May [halikan sa] sampayan. May [halikan sa] kitchen. Gano’n.”

And according to Enchong, there’s no one would be jealous with them because the show is just only their work.

But according to it’s not for kids to watch ‘Maria La del Barrio’ with Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee because of kissing scenes. Not only that, there are also hot scenes that obviously not suitable for them. Anyway, what’s new with Mexican inspired TV series? That’s the way it is. Besides, it’s a Philippine remake by ABS-CBN from 90’s Mexican TV novel ‘Maria La del Barrio.’ We considered Erich and Enchong are both now a grown-up artist and hoping more mature roles in the future.

Maria La del Barrio will start on August 15, 2011 at ABS-CBN primetime show.

The Future Superstars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in Way Back Home

It seems like the newest primetime princesses are on a non-stop ride on the road to fame after the huge success of their remake TV show, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the lead stars of the top-rating ABS-CBN-TV series “Mara Clara“. Julia and Kathryn prove that they can portray the former character of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes in the first series of Mara Clara.

Sam Conception, Julia Montes, Agot Isidro, Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil

Aside from their television shows, Kathryn and Julia are also set to test in the box office with their talent in acting to be launched in the big screen via an upcoming Star Cinema movie, Way Back Home, which will be showing on August 17, 2011. Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil are cast as the love team partners of Kathryn and Julia in this family drama. The movie is directed by Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, this film also stars Agot Isidro as the mother of Kathryn and Julia’s characters.

In the movie, Kathryn will portray Ana Bartolome while Julia is cast as Jessica Santiago. They are sisters who have been separated for the past 12 years and grew up in totally different worlds. Ana lived in a remote fishing village while Jessie had a comfortable life as a student from a well-to-do family. Their paths cross during a swimming competition. This paved the way for Ana to be reunited with her family. However, Jessie begins to resent the attention lavished on her long-lost sister. As their relationship becomes even more estranged, Jessie’s life is suddenly put in danger.

In the press conference of the movie which was held yesterday, August 3, 2011 at Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN compound, the media interviewed the lead stars of the movie including the Director. And according to the director Julia and Kathryn will be the next superstars of the television industry.

And according to the interview about the difference with acting in a movie and acting in the television, Julia and Kathryn said: “Ibang-iba ito sa Mara Clara, ibang problema ng pamilya na nag tina-tackle po dito, yung forgiveness at acceptance po ng magkapatid sa pamilya. Wala pong bida or kontrabida dito. Pareho po kami ritong biktima ng isang sitwasyon,” said Julia. Julia is the villain, Clara, in the former teleserye of Kapamilya Network. She also added: “Hindi talaga kami makapaniwala na may movie na talaga kami ni Kathryn matapos po yung success namin sa Mara Clara. Nagpapasalamat kami sa ABS-CBN sa pagbibigay sa ‘min ng ganitong kalaking break at the same time po may pressure on our part kasi po malaking challenge po na i-please ang mga manonood ng pelikula namin.”

And according to Kathryn, she admitted that this is a big responsibility that they got the role as the leading stars of the movie. She said, “Talagang binigay po namin dito ang lahat ng aming makakaya para mapaganda yung pelikula at para naman po sulit yung ibabayad ng mga manunuod. Kasi medyo pressure po kami, yung sa Mara Clara, bubuksan lang nila yung telebisyon nila at mapapanood na nila kami, dito po sa pelikula namin, talagang magbabayad pa ang mga manonood para panuorin yung pelikula naming. Kaya po ginalingan talaga naming para naman po sulit yung ibabayad nila.” She also Added, “Sobrang thankful po kami at sobrang masaya dahil binigyan po kami ng chance na maipakita naman yung ibang side namin. Hindi lang basta si Mara or si Clara ang makikita n’yo po rito sa pelikula namin kundi kakaibang Julia at Kathryn ang mapapanood n’yo po rito.”