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Wedding Bells for Zoren and Carmina in 2012

“Hindi dahil it’s about time, pero dahil kung hindi pa mangyayari, tatagal nang tatagal, e.”

This is the reason why Zoren Legaspi wants to marry his twin’s mother Carmina Villaroel. Two years ago, the couple had already talked about planning marriage but this year, Zoren is very much decided to push through with the wedding.

The couple plans a simple wedding inviting the closest relatives and friends they have. It’s going to be a civil wedding not a big luxurious wedding. According to him, instead on spending on a very expensive wedding, they’d rather put the money somewhere else useful.

“It so happens na si Carmina also, okay lang sa kanya iyong close family lang ang i-invite. Kasi mayroon namang mga babae talaga na ang pangarap, big wedding, e. Ako, suwerte naman ako dahil ang gusto niya ay simple lang din. Pero ang problema, ayun na, busy na naman si Carmina sa kabila,” Zoren said with a smile.

Carmina is currently busy now in her show in the Kapamilya network.

Will there be celebrity ninongs and ninangs?

“A, I really don’t know. Kasi, hindi pa namin napapag-usapan iyong details at saka wala pa namang date. So, we really don’t know yet pa talaga. Pero dapat talaga itong taon mangyari. Dapat,” said Zoren.

Who’s the real cheater?

It seems like every one’s going crazy about the Vicki Belo-Hayden Kho Infidelity issue but the question is, with all these stuffs coming out the internet, who’s really the unfaithful one?

Sometime last week, it was reported in Pep.ph that Hayden has an alleged relationship with Nancy Castiglione who is now a mother of twins. A witness claimed that she spotted Nancy and Hayden together in two different occasions in Makati. The two were also seen in a bar kissing. These news were denied by both Hayden and Nancy.

Just a few days ago, Hayden, “at the height of his anger” revealed on his twitter account a handwritten letter which is said to come from a yoga instructor named Al Galang who is now being linked to beauty doctor Vicki Belo. Hayden, at once, deleted the post and said that “Vicki DID NOT have an affair with that guy.” The “ guy” being referred to in his post is Al Galang.

According to information gathered by Pep.ph, Al Galang grew up in San Diego California and is the owner and director of Sundar Bikram Yoga in Greenhills, Sa Juan.

“Vicki did not cheat on me. I did not cheat on Vicki. And Al and Nancy have got nothing to do w/ this,” Hayden said.

Because of all these issues coming around, Hayden already announced his decision of “quitting twitter” and abandoning plans of joining showbiz.

Confusing, really!

When jokes lead to insult

Mo Twister quickly reacted on Ogie Alcasid’s spoofed version of his abortion video. In a portion of Ogie and Regine’s Valentines Concert held yesterday, February 14, 2012, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the couple made their video diaries relating their experiences as a couple especially in times of misunderstandings. In the songwriter’s video, Ogie fakes his cry as he talks in american accent.

The audience laughed well because it depicts the video diary of DJ Mo Twister which went viral over the internet last year.

Mo Twister, who is currently in New York, learned of the spoofed video and easily posted a message over twitter saying: “Just heard @ogiealcasid made fun of me crying in the abortion video. Classy move bud. Didnt you just have a child? Glad, its alive.”

“hey guys, dont worry bout it. i’m sure he got a good laugh out of it. a few kids dying is pretty fucking funny. unless its his @ogiealcasid”

Mo also answered a statement by one of his followers. “exactly. at times i feel like the only people who understand how hard it was are parents who have lost children. so much is made bout careers being ruined, etc. nobody knows how much i fought to keep it alive. there is a darker deeper story here yet no one gets how hard and miserable it was to go through it. everyone mourns differently and you never get over it. I have a sick daughter now and after losing the last one, you just look for avenues for something to hold on to. I go back to the hospital, i take pictures of where it happened, i hold on to anything I have left. People will never understand,” he said.

Randy Santiago, producer of the ‘Mr. & Mrs. A’ concert, was interviewed by Pep.ph regarding the issue.

“Hindi naman siya ‘yon. Siya ba ‘yon? Wala naman kaming sinabing siya, a! Bakit siya nag-react? Siya ba ‘yon? Kamukha ba? Kahawig ba niya? Hindi naman, a!” Randy jokes.

Vicky Belo gave Hayden Kho and Nancy Castiglione her blessings

A rollercoaster ride, that’s how the Vicky-Hayden relationship may be described. They have parted ways because of controversies involving Hayden and a few sexy actresses linked to him, re-united because of love as they say, and broke-up again now because of Hayden’s alleged romance with Nancy Castiglione.

A ‘witness’ named Jinky surfaced claiming that she saw Hayden Kho Jr. and Nancy Castiglione together in two separate occasions.

Vicky Belo twitted a shocking and intriguing message: “@vicki_belo: nancycastilogne you can now openly date @haydenjr. You have my blessings. Hope you’ll both be happy.”

This was quickly followed by Hayden’s twit clearing the issue: “Before things go out of hand: Vicki and I are just having a misunderstanding. Don’t make conclusions. There’s infidelity issue here.”

He added in another twit: “I’d like to appeal to everyone to please hold your judgment. There has been a misunderstanding and it’s gone out of proportion. I feel that the public doesn’t have to get involved in this but since names have to be cleared and this issue involves the welfare of two innocent toddlers, I will have to speak out my piece, but at the right time. Thank you,”

Startalk host Butch Francisco reported that romance between Vicky and Hayden “is over.” He quoted Vicky Belo’s message:  “’Yes, we have been fighting regarding Nancy. I think it’s true. I am letting him go so that they don’t have to be hiding-hiding anymore.’”

In the same TV program, Nancy Castiglione was interviewed via phone patch.

“To be honest, I’m not really sure what’s going on. I’ve been in the Philippines for quite some time already since I had my family. I’m not in touch at all with what’s been going on in the showbiz industry,” Nancy explained.

When Ricky Lo asked Nancy if she has been dating lately, she said: “I cannot [date]. I have a family. Buo ang family ko. I really believe that maybe there’s miscommunication.”

Hayden has already apologized to Nancy for being dragged into the issue especially that it involves the welfare of two innocent toddlers, Matteo and Joaquin (Nancy’s twins with Ignacio Dominguez).

Jean Garcia on daughter Jennica’s desire to settle down while still young

Actress Jean Garcia revealed that her daughter Jennica wants to settle down while still young. “Medyo nawindang ako sa sinabi ng anak kong ‘yan!” Jean said.

“Sinabi ko naman sa kanya na okey lang na mag-asawa siya, pero huwag naman muna ngayon. She just turned 21 years old last December. Parang huwag naman muna kasi sayang ang mga opportunities na dumarating. Marami pa siyang magagawa sa buhay niya bilang isang single woman, di ba? Marami pang mangyayari sa career niya… Plus the fact na hindi pa ako ready na maging lola!” she adds.

When asked about the issue about her daughter’s breakup with boyfriend Alwyn Uytingco, Jean said that they’re okay and that they’re still together.

Jean Garcia’s statement in an interview: “I guess naayos naman nila ang anumang naging problema nila. Alam n’yo naman ang kabataan ngayon, konting tampuhan lang ay naghihiwalay na. Noong lumabas yung issue na ‘yon, alam ko na may pinagdaraanan silang problema. Pero hindi naman umabot ng matagal kasi nalaman ko na rin na sila na ulit. Itatanong ko pa lang kay Jen, pero okey na sila. Feeling ko nga, mas stronger ang samahan nila ngayon, e. Kahit na busy silang dalawa, they have time for their relationship. Jennica is taping for My Beloved and Alwyn is busy sa shows niya sa TV5. I always see Alwyn na dumadalaw sa bahay. Nakikita ko namang masaya ang anak ko. Kaya walang problema. Iyon naman ang maganda sa lahat ng ito.”

Jean also said that the couple are active in church services. Jigo Garcia, Jennica’s father, was the one who encouraged them to attend church services.

As a mother, Jean affirms that she will always be there for her daughter and his boyfriend for guidance but is confident that the two will do the right thing.

Jessa Zaragosa on “tent incident” with Sarah’s aunt: “First time in my twenty-one years in this business”

Jessa Zaragosa, who plays the role of Sarah’s mother in ‘Kokak,’ confirms issue with co-star Sarah Lahbati. It was reported that Sarah’s aunt told Jessa to get out of Sarah’s tent during their taping because it’s exclusively for the young artist.

In an interview with PEP, Jessa said that Nanay Cristy [Fermin]’s article in Bulgar was accurate. Jessa didn’t elaborated much on what happened. But according to Cristy Fermin’s column, when Jessa entered the tent, Sarah’s aunt told her that the tent is only for her niece. GMA quickly acted upon the incident.

When asked if it’s true that Sarah’s aunt is already banned in their taping Jessa said, “Ayoko nang i-elaborate ‘yan, tapos na kasi, e. Kasi okay na po kaya ayoko na ring masyadong… kasi inaksyunan rin naman ng GMA, so…”

How is her relationship with Sarah after the incident?

“Okay lang po kami. Pero siyempre pinagsabihan ko rin siya. Sinabi ko na ano, na sana walang ganun. Hindi dapat mangyari yung ganun,” said Jessa.

“First time in my twenty-one years in this business. Basta sinabi ko sa kanya, kay Sarah, na isa ‘yan sa mga pinag-aralan kong masterin sa aking twenty-one years. Na modesty aside naman, sa industriyang ito, yung pakikisama is very important, and yung kortesiya and yung kunsiderasyon, lalo na sa mga senior artists. What’s due them, what’s due them. Kung ano yung dapat mong ibigay na respeto,” she adds.

Meanwhile, Sarah Lahbati said that she was really upset with what happened and has apologized already to Jessa.

“Kasi ayoko na nakikita na may gulo or ayoko ring makita na affected yung family ko. So, all I can say is that nagkaroon ng misunderstanding, natapos na, naka-move on na lahat ng tao. And ang importante ngayon, maayos na lahat, wala nang isyu and masaya na lahat ng tao,” she said.

Kris Aquino and James Yap’s five-year marriage is officially annulled

Kris Aquino confirms in an interview that her marriage to James Yap, father to her son Bimby, is now legally over. The reason for nullity of marriage was the lack of authority of the solemnizing officer who married them back in July 10, 2005.

In the said interview, Boy Abunda directly asked Kris about the truth in her annulment of marriage with James Yap.

“As we speak right now, it is with finality already that yes, we are annulled,” confirms Kris Aquino.

“Five o’clock talaga. Noong dumating ang five o’clock, ang una kong tinawagan, lawyers ko, nagpasalamat ako. Sila ang nag-advice sa akin ng paraan para everybody can come out with this with a chance for happiness,” she said

“The second call I did was to James. Sinabi ko, ‘Congratulation to both of us. We now have the chance to really be happy. Sabi niya, ‘O, e, di liligaya ka na. Good luck sa lovelife mo.’ Sabi ko, ‘Mas good luck sa ‘yo.’ ‘Pag-apihin niya si Bimby, lagot siya sa akin!’” adds Kris.

Based in the Family Code, Bimby’s custody will still be with Kris Aquino but James Yap will have full rights to visit his son which Kris, in any way, doesn’t prohibit.

On the issue of separation of properties, Kris and James had already agreed upon it a year ago. Kris pays tribute to James because according to her, James is not greedy. They had a fair settlement regarding their conjugal properties.

PNoy admits seeing Grace Lee

President Noynoy Aquino has finally admitted current status with Korean-Filipino TV Personality Grace Lee. “We are actually seing each other,” said the PNoy. The President, however, did not divulge further details on their relationship because it is one of his rights as a President.

The two had been linked since Mo Twister’s January 26, 2012 statement over social networking site Twitter saying “We are talking about Grace Lee’s date last night with President Aquino. #itsmorefuninthephilippines.”

The day after, an article came out at the cover of Philippine Star stating that Grace Lee is “reportedly been telling her colleagues that Aquino, a 51-year-old bachelor, is her textmate, and that the President tries to visit her if he has time.”

This has been denied by Grace thru her twitter account:

“@PhilstarNews I never said we dated. Nor did I say we are text mates. Nor that he comes to visit me.”

“@PhilstarNews and I don’t speak cebuano!!”

“@PhilstarNews one more thing, I’m 29, not 28… How can you guys publish an article on the front page with so much wrong information?”

Grace also released a statement in Balitanghali, GMA News Chanel 11’s news program where Grace Lee is one of the anchors.

In her statement, she said, “Wag po muna kayong maniwala sa lahat ng nababasa ninyo. Lalo na ‘pag ang article na ‘yon ay sinasabi na si Grace Lee ang nagsabi or according to her. Wala pa akong nire-release na statement and I have never spoken of him [PNoy] publicly yet.”

Grace said that she respect the President and his privacy and leaves it on him to answer the issue (which PNoy actually did in his ABS-CBN News interview.)

It’s Showtime: ABS-CBN’s Newest Noontime Show

Showtime hosts Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Billy Crawford, Vice Ganda, Kuya Kim Atienza, Juggy Jugueta, and Teddy Corpus bid goodbye to the “madlang people” in their January 28 episode but after a week, just like in Randy Santiago’s statement, the group will be bringing smiles again to fans as they replace Happy Yipee Yehey in ABS-CBN’s noontime slot. Another good news is that “hurados” Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, and Coleen Garcia will be joining them as regular hosts of the show.

ABS-CBN Corporate Communication had a press release regarding its new noontime show.

“Pagkatapos ng dalawang taong pagiging isang paboritong kapamilya sa umaga, ang It’s Showtime ay ang pinakabagong programa sa tanghali sa ABS-CBN Channel 2 simula sa Lunes, February 6, 2012.

Ang It’s Showtime ay  pangugunahan nila Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Karylle, ‘Kuya’ Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta at Vice Ganda. Ang kanilang malalim na pagkakaibigan at pinagsanib na talento at sense of humor ay nakapagbigay ng walang tigil na saya sa mga kapamilya. Sasali bilang mga bagong miyembro ng show sina dance master Jhong Hilario, at ang mga paboritong ex-hurados na sina Ryan Bang at Coleen Garcia.

Sama-sama, maghahatid sila ng bago at mas kapanapanabik na palabas na puno ng sorpresa at  iba’t ibang segments na tiyak na kagigiliwan ng mga manunood.

Ang ABS-CBN ay nagpapasalamat sa ‘madlang people,’ dito sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo sa kanilang suporta sa Showtime at sa mga hosts nito sa dalawang taong pagbibigay ng saya at pag-asa sa umaga. Iniimbita ng kapamilya network ang mga manunood na ipagpatuloy nila ang walang sawang pagtangkilik sa Showtime paglipat nito sa tanghali, Lunes hanggang Sabado simula sa February 6.”

A Dream Come True

The Annebisyosa No Other Concert was indeed a dream come true for Showtime host Anne Curtis. Her first and last concert was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Saturday,  January 28, 2012.

Accourding to Anne, it was really her dream to have one solo concert in a big venue such as the Araneta Coliseum. This dream came into reality despire the fact that the TV host isn’t really a singer. Anne proved her fans that she is really a performer. She dazzled throughout the night in her outfits courtesy of her friend and stylist Liz Uy.

Anne got a lot of support from her friends who shared the stage with her. Some of them are celebs Luiz Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Rico Blanco, Ira Cruz, Sam Milby, and Sarah Geronimo. Sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith also showed her all-out support to her sister as she wishes have her own ‘dream come true.’ Anne also did a showdown with Showtime co-host Vice Ganda. Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Karylle, Ryan Bang, and Jhong Hilario also went up the stage to show off their dance moves. Included in the guests are Anne’s No Other Woman co-stars Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay.

Although not performing on stage with Anne, friends showed their support to her as part of the crowd. Among them are KC Concepcion, Jessy Mendiola, Jed Madela, Megan Young, Danica Sotto, Chesca Garcia, Annabelle Rama, Gab Valenciano, Tim Yap, Joanne Quintas, Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Rajo Laurel, and Raymund Isaac.