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Luiz Manzano clarifies PDA rumors

Luis “LUCKY” Manzano clarifies rumors that he and Jennylyn Mercado were seen appealing in public display of affection (PDA) recently.

“Hindi po kami nag-pi-PDA.  At siguro if I help a lady up, yung rampa sa likod [ng kotse], of course I have to hold the lady. Baka iniiisip naman nila PDA kaagad yun porket hawak mo yung likod at hinahawakan mo yung kamay paakyat,” clarified the Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 3 host Luis Manzano in a taped interview aired on The Buzz, last Sunday, July 24, 2011.

The issue sparked after Manzano’s current flame, Jennylyn Mercado, dropped by the PGT set early last week, where their alleged PDA (kiss on the cheeks and hugging) were caught on tape as shown on  The Buzz.

“Well if you consider beso as [a form of PDA]. Common sense eh hindi ko siya ilalagay sa ganong predicament,” Luis said.

“Kung may PDA man na usapan, sana kami na lang ni Billy [Crawford]. Kasi mas malambing pa kami ni Billy eh, on-cam pa yun ah, on-cam. So sana mas ma-isyu na lang kami ni Billy,” added Luis in jest.

To stop the rumors Luis shared why Jennylyn visit him that day. He said “Para malinaw ang lahat, meron lang ihinatid sa akin si Jen. At nagkataon na since nandoon naman siya at kilala niya si Billy, pinilit ko na siyang bumaba, just to say hi man lang,” adding, “Right after, not even more than five to ten minutes, hindi nga niya nakita si Direk Bobet kahit yung sa staff. Wala siyang nakita.”

Two months ago Luis admitted that he’s exclusively dating Jennylyn, the couple is seemingly taking things slow. Luis said,  “Sabi ko nga I’ll be very honest. Kaya ko kahit diretsahan kung kami talaga. Kaso hindi talaga, we’re still dating…“ I don’t see the point of covering up. I’m not gonna expound on this. Ang punto ko naman is I’ll only answer things na nasagot ko na dati or at least defend a person dahil nga may mga isyu na sobrang PDA,” he concluded.

Wiilie Revillame and other stars donations for the bishops.

Celebrity host Willie Revillame has joined Ang Galing Pinoy Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo and other donors in pooling their resources to raise money for the purchase of vehicles for the bishops. Atty. Romulo Macalintal and former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza are leading the fundraising drive as a support for the seven bishops who were maligned over the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) donations controversy.

Willie Revillame donated P100,000 said lawyer Romulo Macalintal, And after donating cash, television host Willie Revillame is giving two new vehicles for the charity work of some Catholic dioceses. Lawyer Romulo Macalintal said that Revillame is donating one Foton 15-seater van and one Foton pick-up car.

“Revillame is making the donation to show his deep concern for the needs of our bishops,” Macalintal said. And according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Willie had been one of the “generous philanthropists” for the fundraising campaign.

The total donation has already reached P1.5 million as of July 21, nine days after the fund raising campaign was launched.

Last week, the four prelates from Mindanao and three Northern Luzon dioceses, returned the utility vehicles which they bought from PCSO donations in 2009 in the middle of the allegations that former Arroyo gave the cars in return of their political allegiance. The decision was made after the current PCSO administration told media that former President Gloria Arroyo distributed “luxury vehicles for personal use” of some bishops for political reasons. The prelates, however, clarified that what they got were not luxury cars but utility vehicles for Church-operated missions.

Aside Willie Revillame, other celebrities and organizations also donated for the fund-raising campaign. Senator Tito Sotto and Senator Bong Revilla together with his wife Lani Mercado donated P200,000 each, Senator Chiz Escudero donated 100,000, former Senator Ernie Maceda donated 10,000 pesos. Jojo Mitra, which is the eldest son of our former speaker Ramon Mitra donated 50,000 pesos and organization like Radyo Veritas and Manila Amado Bagatsing donated 100,000 pesos each.

Claudine Barretto and Gretchen Barretto’s Reconciliation

Yesterday, July 20, 2011. Claudine Barretto celebrates her birthday. She have the same birthday with her husband Raymart Santiago.

In the interview in GMA News TV, Chanel 11 in the show In The Limelight, Claudine expressed her gladness with her birthday.  The interview was held at the pictorial of the whole cast of the new telefantasya show in GMA-7 called Iglot, with Claudine as the leading star. In that place the whole staffs, crew and management celebrates her birthday, even the boss of GMA-7 surprised the actress.

I’m really thankful kasi kita mo naman kahit yung mga boss, talagang bumaba pa para lang batiin ka. Sabay kami ni Raymart. Tapos si Santino naman July 19. Kami ni Raymart July 20. So, talagang mahaba-haba talaga yung celebration ng July sa amin.” Said Claudine

There is still more thing that brings Claudine really happy. She considered her reconciliation with her older sister Gretchen Barretto as the greatest gift she received this year.

She said: “Binigay na sa akin ng Diyos ang ate ko. Okay na kami ni Gretchen. Wala na akong mahihiling pa,”

According to Claudine their reconciliation has been emotional. “Siyempre iyakan… iyakan yun, tears of joy. Yung bugso ng emotions, hindi mawawala yun. Yung sorries. Yung maraming months na nawala sa amin, hindi na mababalik yun. So, when it all happened, sinabi ko talaga sa sarili ko hindi na mauulit yun. Hinding-hindi na mawawala ang kapatid ko sa buhay ko. Hindi na ako papayag,”

All is well with Claudine and Gretchen and still they continue their bonding together. She said. “Every week nagkikita kami talaga ng mga kapatid ko. At hindi lang kaming tatlo [with Gretchen and Marjorie] kundi lahat kaming pito… actually, anim, kasi yung isang ate ko nasa Boston.  So, lahat kami magkakasama lagi.”

Claudine realized that after the conflict that happened before and the reconciliation, it is really good to have siblings

“Ang sarap-sarap pala ng may kapatid, Bakit? May ganun ako na bakit kailangang dumaan sa ganun. But then again, tapos na. Na-realize namin na we cannot live without each other pala.”

Diether Ocampo denies receiving 5 million watch from Kris Aquino

DIETHER OCAMPO celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday, July 19, 2011.

Even they have already denied it. Diether Ocampo and Kris Aquino continue to be linked with each other. Just recently, it was reported that he and Kris were seen searching for a house of their own and that Kris gave him a very expensive watch as a birthday gift. “Kris and I became close friends after we did ‘Dalaw’ last year, but there’s no romantic involvement between us,” said Diether.

“About that house, it’s true nagpatulong ako sa kanya maghanap ng bahay kasi I gave my house in Scout Gandia to my mom para doon na siya tumira. So I have to look for another house para naman sa akin. May nakita kami sa Ayala Alabang, pero ang layo. I prefer to live in Quezon City, kasi malapit sa trabaho. About the watch, I haven’t received any gift from her.” He added.

His former wife, Kristine Hermosa, is now preggy with her first child with hubby Oyo Sotto. “I’m happy for them. Buti siya naka-settle down na. We all dream of that… My son Dream is now seven years old and in grade one.”

What is important to Diether is that He will be able to share his blessings to the less fortunate Filipino children. Diether have a great cause to help less fortunate children that’s why he built a K.I.D.S. foundation (Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan) last 2005 with some of his co-stars. Diether had helped many and continue to help more through his foundation. In fact tomorrow July 21, 2011, there will be a fundraising event, Charity Golf Tournament, that will be held on Tagaytay Highlands for his foundation.

Kris Aquino’s Tweets on Junjun Binay.

Around 8 o’clock in the morning, July 18, 2011, The Queen of Media, Kris Aquino expressed her deepest disappointment through her twitter account. Before the friendship of Kris Aquino and Mayor Jujun Binay could reach a comfortable stage, Kris Aquino have decided to stop seeing him after feeling insulted with his marriage comments in a Philippine star article.

Kris Aquino is annoyed because for Kris, Junjun had been so ungentlemanly when he stated that he and Kris are dating. Kris denied the issue stating that it was just a friendly hang-out.

For months, the public had speculated that Junjun might be the newest apple of the eye of Kris. The two are often seen together inpublic places such as the malls and high-end restaurants. Kris and Junjun were both single and available, but Kris outburst of unparalleled annoyance came as a surprise when Junjun affirmed that they are dating. Junjun was quoted in an article in the Philippine Star. He said “Yes, we are good friends. We saw the Justin Bieber concert together, and by gosh, when you’re with Kris, everybody wants to have a picture with her.”

In the same article, Junjun added: “Why do people marry? Because of lack of knowledge…Why do people separate? Because of lack of experience…Why do people remarry? Because of loss of memory.”

Kris Aquino commented about this statement in her Twitter Account, She said, “There’s a quote attributed to him about marriage, separation & remarrying. I know he tried to be witty, but it offended me.”

Kris substantiated this statement with a follow-up tweet. She said, “Thanks to all. May I just explain? I got so sensitive about ‘getting married because of a lack of knowledge, separation is a lack of experience, remarrying is loss of memory’- the truth is james & I have learned so much & we won’t forget the painful lessons we’ve learned.”

Kris also tweeted that she is not proud of her failed marriage and it should have been hers and James’s sixth wedding anniversary last July 10. “When separated & waiting for annulment to be granted there r bad days & sad days- I’m not proud our marriage failed & I cried the whole of july 10- because it would’ve been our 6th wedding anniversary,” Kris tweeted.

As finality, Kris’s parting tweet assures that she is putting her son’s interest as her priority. “U know y I put my sons 1st? Because they never asked to grow up in a broken home & bimby at 4 yrs old deserves constant reassurance that he’s loved by both his papa & mama,” Kris tweeted.

Kris notes that even though she and James have already separated, they try to maintain a peaceful relationship for the sake of their son, Baby James. “That’s y james & I try to live in peace, because we love bimby much more than we care about our pride or ego!,” Kris tweeted

According the news, Junjun asked for forgive to Kris, but she choose to avoid him already to stop other speculations. And on Kris last post on twitter, she said, “In conclusion, nag sorry si jun last night but I guess it’s truly best for us to just avoid each other so no more talk about us.”

Heart Evangelista and Daniel Matsunaga came back from their vacation

Heart Evangelista and her boyfriend Daniel Matsunaga came back to the Philippines from their vacation in Brazil.

The couple is very glad to tell their happy vacation together with Daniel’s family. Heart said she became pretty fat because all they do is eat and stroll. Daniel’s mom is the one that cooks for them, His mom always prepare cake that somehow serves as their breakfast everyday.

Grandfather of Daniel is very happy to see the girlfriend of his grandchild, but it’s hard for him to communicate because he doesn’t really know how to speak in English that’s why somehow Heart learned how to speak Portuguese. And Heart said that Daniel’s lolo is really kind.

Heart said: “First time ko kasing nag-travel talagang mag-isa lang ako, without my mom, So, parang nandun na rin ang mommy ko kasi every day, may pagkain ako. Tapos, kasi nalalagas ang buhok ko lately… So, yeah, falling hair ako lately. So, lahat ng treatment, lahat ng shampoo, lahat ng klaseng pagkain na I think for fuller hair, binigay niya sa akin—vitamins… So, sobrang mabait niya talaga.”

According to Daniel, his family really likes and love Heart. So they try to do everything to make Heart happy, like bringing her around and waking up very early in the morning.

They didn’t have a chance to go to Rio de Janiero because they enjoyed strolling in San Paulo. Heart’s favorite place from the vacation is Daniel’s farm wherein they go fishing with the whole family. She said, “We bond with the family, pero yung favorite place ko siguro was the farm, kasi talagang para siyang the simple life, ganun. Then, ang dami kong natutunan… Yung mga isda, yung ganyang kalaki, small lang sa kanila ganyan, pero ganyan kataba. And muntik na akong tumawid sa tubig na may mga crocodile, may mga ganyan. So, experience siya talaga para sa akin, saka nagpakain din kami ng crocodile!”

Heart did not deny that she had a stressful vacation because of the intrigue. Heart’s twitter account was hacked and many wicked tweets came out. Some issues are not discussed with the interview, like her issue with Marian Rivera because GMA-7 wants to end it. Definitely Heart also wants to fix the issue in respect to GMA but she said that there’s time and place for her to talk with it smoothly.

Next week, Heart and Daniel will be celebrating their 1st anniversary. They said they cannot go far this time because they just came back from Brazil, so they are planning to celebrate it in Tagaytay.

source: PEP

John Estrada confirms that Priscilla Meirelles is pregnant

Last July 11, 2011, John Estrada revealed that his wife Priscilla Meirelles is pregnant on the noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey. The actor/host and the Brazilian Miss Earth got married last February 26 in La Union. This is Priscilla’s first pregnancy.

The feeling of John is accustomed to because he already had four children, Inah, Moira, Kyla and Yuan, from his previous marriage to Janice De Belen. And according to John, his children are also excited for the upcoming baby especially Yuan because he wants to be a kuya, although he already had one (Luigi – the son of Janice with her ex-boyfriend, Aga Muhlach), Yuan also like to be called kuya, while the girls, Inah, Moira, and Kyla love kids.

In an interview with TV Patrol, John said that they have not yet see a doctor, but Priscilla’s three previous pregnancy tests showed that she is expecting a child. “My wife just got back from Miami kaya bukas kami pupunta sa OB-Gyne. Swerte ako, hindi maarte asawa ko pero maya-maya lang nag-uutos. Ako naman, ‘Okay babe.’ Spoiled ‘yun sa akin ngayon.”

He added that he had prior suspicion that his wife was pregnant. “Siyempre malalaman mo naman yan. Nakikita mo sa physical change, medyo lumalaki na.”

Knowing that his new marriage is going to be blessed with a child, John said he is more inspired to work as co-host of HYY and as part of the teleserye Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. He also admitted that he wants to have a baby boy as his first child with Priscilla, but what’s more important is the health of Priscilla leading to her safe delivery.

Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez talks about their life

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas and the broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, were obviously shocked to the introductory question of The Buzz regarding the intrigue of their marriage life.

Korina said that it all started when they are not going out. The news said that Korina forlorn or had been uncared-to his husband because of her busy career. But Korina said that that was totally not true. She said that Mar is looking good this time because she takes care of him. They go to yoga and they diet together. They talk about a lot of things, added Korina.

Because Mar got a vacation leave for too long, many intrigues came out. Allegedly there are women involve. But they said that it is not true. And they are not really separated. They said that their relationship is hard to destroy because Mar never ever gives Korina a reason to be jealous to anybody even they are being strained to be separated.

Still, Korina and Mar continues their preparation to have their own child. Korina is taking care of her body and talking to her OB-gynecologist. She is said to be excited but at the same time nervous because she knew that it would be hard for her to give birth.

And Korina’s message to his husband was: “Honey, I’m very proud of you. I’m very honored to be your wife. And I will love you forever.”

Kean Cipriano’s Status

The rock-actor, Kean Cipriano’s first movie with the award winning actress Eugene Domingo is Ang Babae sa Septic Tank which is an Indie film entry of Marlon Rivera in the upcoming Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

The Philippine Entertainment Portals get the chance to have an interview with the actor. The Callalily lead singer declares his admiration to the award winning comedian.

He said. “I admire her… she’s very lovely—Eugene Domingo, alam mo ‘yon? That’s how I see her. Alam mo ‘yon, that’s me, as a fan… And now as a friend, alam mo ‘yon, I found a friend in her,”

In a short period of time that they are together in one movie, their relationship becomes deeper.

“Hindi maiintindihan ng kahit na sino, kapag naging… kapag magaan ‘yong loob n’yo sa isa’t isa, e. Ako, magaan ‘yong loob ko sa kanya. Alam mo ‘yon, parang ang saya nung life, ang saya nung flow, ang saya nung atmosphere namin. Kaya ayun.” It is ok for Kean to get involve or be linked in a more mature woman.

Kean was said to be single and searching. And when he was asked what is his ideal girl. He said:

“I always look for a respectful girl, Respectful sa lahat ng bagay; na she knows how to respect me, my friends, my family, my faith, alam mo ‘yon? A… respectful girl. Physical? Basta pasok siya sa… basta attracted ako. Basta attracted ako sa kanya, kung ano ‘yong itsura, hindi ko alam.”

Kean was previously linked to Dina Paner, Arci Muñoz, and Rachelle Ann Go.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was the first movie of Kean.

He said…

“It’s my very first. I was devirginized in this movie!” he jested.

In his experience, He said…

“Saya, saya! Nung una, kabado ako.I don’t really work, I just played, alam mo ‘yon? Yong una kabado, kabado, indie film… Una, indie film, iba talaga sa TV,”

What’s more fulfilling for Kean, TV or movie?

“Both. Both… It’s a two different categories, pero nasa isang branch lang sila, e. Did you get me? Parang ano ‘yan, e, parehas siyang entertainment, parehas siyang may camera, parehas siyang acting, alam mo ‘yon? Pero ibang dimension lang siguro. Kasi siyempre, sa TV, ang gagawin mo, may pressure ‘yan, e. May rush ‘yan na kailangan mapalabas na ‘to. So, kailangan tapusin na natin ‘to, matapos ng alas-siete ng umaga. Alam mo ‘yon? So, ito namang movie, parang kumbaga, parang mas refined siya na TV, alam mo ‘yon? ‘Yong may lahat ng mga eksena na kailangan, alam mo ‘yon?” May sense ba ‘yong sinasabi ko?” he said.

The actor was first identified as the lead singer of the band Callalily. Kean’s music career is still continuous even he has an acting career. He said that music is one thing that he can never leave.

Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes’ new leading man in Reputasyon

Rayver Cruz will be Cristine Reyes‘ new leading man in the upcoming teleserye of ABS-CBN titled Reputasyon.

The role was first given to Derek Ramsay but he was too busy, Jake Cuenca supposed to take over but finally the role was given to Rayver, Cristine’s real life boyfriend.

When asked during his interview in PEP if he accepts that he’s just 3rd choice for the role he answered:
“Natutuwa ako, happy ako, di na importante kung pang-ilan akong choice. Natutuwa ako dahil napili nila ako. Masaya at nagpapasalamat ako sa magandang opportunity na ito. At least may show na naman ako. May mapapanod na naman ang tao at may work uli ako.”


Rayver Cruz (Photo by Alan Sancon)

Here are some of the questions asked by PEP to Rayver Cruz:

  • Na-pressure ba siya na dalawang sikat at mahuhusay na leading men ang unang inalok ng role na kanyang gagampanan?
    May pressure din naman, pero natutuwa ako na nakikita kong nag-e-evolve yung mga roles na ginagampanan ko. Nakaalis na ako sa dating image na bagets. Ngayon paseryoso na. Sa akin, challenge yun, so mas pagbutihan ko ang trabaho ko. Mas lalo ko siyang mamahalin at di ko sasayangin ang tiwalang binibigay sa akin ng ABS,” he answered.
  • Masaya si Rayver sa pagtatambal nila muli ni Cristine. Mas excited daw siya makatrabaho ang aktres bilang isang artista kaysa bilang isang girlfriend.
    “Di ako natutuwa dahil makaka-partner ko siya as my girlfriend. Natutuwa ako dahil makakatrabaho ko siya uli as a co-actor, dahil masarap siyang katrabaho, she’s very professional. Di ko ito sinasabi dahil girlfriend ko siya pero masarap talagang katrabaho si AA, magaling siyang umarte.”
  • May advantage ba na katrabaho niya ang kanyang girlfriend o baka gaya din sila ng iba na nahihirapang katrabaho ang karelasyon nila?
    “Di naman kasi kami madalas mag-away ni AA. Pag nagkakatampuhan kami, maliliit na bagay lang. Naaayos naman agad. Saka very professional kami. Di namin dinadala ang problema sa work. Saka katulad nung nagkasama kami sa Kristine before, may time para magkuwentuhan, magkulitan pero may time din na pag work, work talaga. May time na pag mabibigat ang mga eksena, di muna kami nag-uusap, time out muna.”
  • Kamusta naman sila ng girlfriend niyang si Cristine?
    “Okay naman. Happy kami, walang problema.”

Source: PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)