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Martin del Rosario Likes Julia Montes

 

If you will ask Martin del Rosario, he will consider 2012 one of the best years for him when it comes to showbiz.

Martin is in showbiz for six years, but it can be said that this year has his consecutive breaks.

He was noticed in the film The Healing which he was along with Ms. Vilma Santos and then, he had Amorosa. Both have been successful at the box-office. Pintada just ended but it is okay with him if it will not be followed with another immediately.

“Okay lang, kasi marami ring out-of-town shows. Tapos sa Saturday meron akong Maala­ala Mo Kaya, bale ‘yung role ko roon ay tungkol sa batang iniwan ng mga magulang at iniwan ako sa lola ko na inaapi-api ako, si Ms. Tessie Tomas naman po.”
“Sa teleserye naman po, under po ako ng unit ni Direk Lauren Dyogi at sinabi niya po sa akin na baka early next year daw po. Pero this year, mag-gym muna raw ako. May mga plans pero, mga confidential pa. Hindi ko pa raw po puwedeng sabihin,” sabi ni Martin.
Martin said, “Para po talaga sa akin, itong 2012 talaga ang pinakamagandang year ko sa showbiz. Tapos ‘yung BNY po, bale for 5 years po yata nasa kanila na ako tapos ngayon po, ni-renew nila ulit ‘yung contract ko. So, siyempre po ako, sob­rang nagpapasalamat naman po akong talaga.”
On the other hand, knowing that Denise Laurel Pintada who he became partner in Pintada have a child and partner in real life already, He was questioned who he wants to be paired up with?

“Noong tinanong po ako, sinabi ko nga po si Denise. Pero sabi nila, parang character daw po kasi ‘yung ano ko sa Pintada. Pero okay naman po kasi ‘yung mga fans, sinuportahan naman nila. Tapos sabi nila, mag-isip na lang daw ako ng iba.”
“Nag-isip nga po ako ng mga ka-age ko rin, sinabi ko noon si Julia Montes kasi, gusto ko siya, maga­ling pang umarte.”
Martin is also one of the famous stars in indie world and some of his movies were recognized.

To those who don’t know, Martin is nephew of another great actress, Ces Quesada and his father’s sibling is Connie Sison.

This Christmas, it is possible also that they will be gathered with his family and relatives.

“Usually naman po kapag Christmas, dito lang naman po kami. Sa bahay lang po with family and relatives din po.”

 

Edu Manzano “strongly against” Son Luis’s Plan To Enter Politics

For the first time, Edu Manzano and Joey De Leon will have their project together in the upcoming show of TV5 this coming June in which will be airing every Sunday, entitled Game ‘N’ Go.

In one press conference that was held yesterday, May 24, in Delta Theater, Edu announces his insights with regards to their project of the comedian.

He said, “Pinag-uusapan nga namin ni Joey lahat nagawa na namin, e. Yun nga lang, except being together…

“But for me, golden opportunity dahil few times lately na magkakasama kami at nag-uusap kami, you know, nakita ko rin yung lalim ni Joey, e.

“Everybody looks at him as a funny man, komedyante, minsan critical, outspoken. Pero makikita mo rin yung kanyang ibang aspeto ng buhay niya.

“I mean, ako, I have a lot of admiration kay Joey.”

Would the partnership do well on the both of you? Would you not be pissed off with each other’s jokes and punch lines especially you and Joey are not really close friends?

“Honestly? Inisip ko yun,” Edu admitted.

“Kasi iba minsan yung biruan ng mga magkakaibigan. Mapagpapasensyahan mo, or may balik ka kaagad dahil close kayo, e.

“But you know, Joey never means to be hurtful, e. Yung sa kanya, gusto niyang makapag-isip lang ng laughter, e.”

“Dahil madalas nilang napag-uusapan lately ang show, dun nakikita ni Edu na “maganda yung fit.”

He added, “You know, masasabi mong cool, e, like kanina, sinasabi niya, ‘O, nagbabatuhan na kami, ha?

“Ako, I don’t mind yung ako yung taga-deliver at siya yung taga-punch line e.  Okey lang sa akin.”

One thing he assured is that the punch lines of him and Joey would not be scripted.

“Wala… Kahit siya wala, e,” he uttered.

“Huwag mo siyang bibigyan ng script kasi kung may script, lilihis yun for sure.  Depende sa kung ano ang mararamdaman mo at that moment at kung ano ang isasagot ng isang tao, doon mo ididirekta ang bato mo.

“So, ako, hindi ako umaasa na susunod sa script si Joey De Leon.”

Do you guys have a bonding before the show starts?

“No, I think it’s mutual respect, e.

“Ako, kahit sa ibang programa, pinapanood ko siya. Nakikita ko yung relationship nilang tatlo,” ang ang tinutukoy niya ay ang TVJ (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey).

As he continues, “Yung naririnig mo… kasi, I read his column every Sunday, e, sa Philippine Star. Well-travelled siya. At laging may gusto siyang mga bagong mga experiences at ganundin ako.

‘I think, we have so much to learn from each other.”

NO MORE POLITICS. The conversation shifted to the fact that the filing of candidacy of those who want to run for politics is approaching very near.

Edu said that he has no interest to be involved in politics again.

He said: “No, actually, I gave it my best and that was very sincere. Sabi nga ng iba kong nakakausap, there were very many ways to be able serve as artista or public servant. Isa nga dun yung tinayo naming cancer wards sa Philippine Children’s Medical center na naisulat na ng ibang members ng press.

“To this day, we continue to support yung project na yun for children below the age of 18 na may cancer. Dun ang chemotheraphy, [blood] transfusion… Dinesensyo namin yung buong ward sa may kanto ng Quezon Boulevard.”

Even having the position or privilege to lead any of the government agencies or office like optical Media Board (OMB), in which he is formerly committed, he has no interest at all.

“Honestly, nung tinanggap ko yung OMB in 2004, tinigil ko na yung pag-a-artista, e. I stopped doing movies. Wala na ako ni isang pelikulang ginawa.

“Ilang years din ang ibinigay ko, sakripisyo.

“Six years na hindi ako tumanggap ng pelikula and then 2007, hindi na ako tumanggap ng teleserye.

“So you know, kung financial sacrifices marami na akong nagawa, e,” he said.

BEING A KAPATID. Edu was from GMA-7 before he transferred to TV5 again.

A lot of people say that it was very unproductive of Edu transferring to the Kapuso Network coming from ABS-CBN because there are shows that were promised to him but haven’t given to him.

“Hindi naman sa ipinangako,” Edu clears the matter. “It’s just that, sometimes kahit gusto mong i-expand yung mga tema or yung mga konsepto o mga programa, ratings war talaga, e.

“You know, ayaw mo talagang sumugal sa mga bagong konsepto kasi nalalaglag kaagad.

“Kahit sabihin natin na isang istasyon ang lumalamang, next week yung kabilang istasyon naman. Ayaw mo talagang lumaki yung difference in ratings dahil aminin na natin, it’s a business, negosyo. Lahat, e..

“In the case of competing studios, may mga stockholders na ‘yan, e. They have responsibilities sa kanilang mga stockholders. So, kahit minsan gusto nilang pagbigyan yung ibang konsepto, pag nalaglag ‘yan at naapektuhan ang advertising revenue. mananagot sila ngayon sa kanilang mga share holders.”

Edu was somehow contented with the offer that TV5 gives.

“Kaya nga nakagiti ako, e,” ang kanyang nasambit.

“Actually, as you know, sila nag-i-eksperimento talaga. Even yung konsepto nila, yung programming, iniiba nila to give people an alternative form of programming.

“Isa yun sa mga bagay na nagustuhan ko and sometimes it takes a while kasi nasanay na ang mga tao sa isang time slot na ‘eto lang ang ipinalabas. Sa ibang time slot, ‘eto naman ang ipinapalabas.

“Ngayong gusto nilang i-mix and hopefully, magustuhan ng mga tao.”

Edu signed a contract with TV5 but he don’t believe in exclusivity.

“Actually, its not it’s exclusive. It’s just that I respect that they’re investing good money in me and I should give them the same respect.”

LUIS’S POLITICAL PLANS. With regards to the controversy spreading that Luis has a plan of entering the politics, Edu said directly and without hesitation that he is not in favor of this plan of his son.

“I told him no,” he said firmly. “I’m strongly against it because he’s doing good money.

“You know, he’s working very hard. And he could render public service in many other ways. There is always a sacrifice.”

Edu believes that it is hard to enter showbiz and politics at the same time.

He explained, “Ako, hindi naniniwala na gagawa ka ng pelikula o telebisyon at  pagkatapos maghahandog ka rin ng public service. Madi-divide yung atensiyon.

“The people do not deserve it, lalo na ngayon, we’re such a divided nation.”

When he accepted the position in Optical Media Board (OMB), “sakripisyo talaga nong 2004,” he said.

Edu added, “Wala na akong pelikula ni isa. Kahit  talagang offer. I don’t accept films anymore because I want to give it my 100 per cent. And I don’t believe in yung sinasabing quality time. Hindi quality time talaga yun!”

What’s the reaction of Luis when you said that you were not in favor of him entering the politics? Would he consider your advice?

The host-actor answered: “Well, ano kasi e, maraming nag-u-udyok sa kanya.

“But of course, minsan nakakataba ng puso. But you know, you should allow your better judgement.”

Have you not been talking with Vilma Santos regarding your son’s plan to enter the politics?

“No, Vilma is entitled to her own opinion as I am entitled to mine.

“But I feel what is more important, Luis is 32 years old. He has to understand his ramification sa kanyang desisyon. Like halimbawa, hindi ka naging matagumpay sa pulitika, makakaapekto rin sa career mo, e.

“You have to understand na ang taong bumoboto sa iyo, buhay ang ibinibigay nila sa iyo. So, they deserve your unlimited time and attention.”

THE GIRL FOR LUIS. Which do you prefer for your son? Luis wouldn’t enter politics or that Luis will marry her present girlfriend, Jennlyn Mercado?

“A, siyempre, gusto ko makahanap siya ng babaeng magmamahal sa kanya.”  He answered quickly.

Does Jennylyn met your standards? Does Luis found the girl for her?

“Actually, nakilala ko si Jennylyn before na nakilala niya si Luis. Even sa case ni Angel…

“You know, you show me a child who shows a lot of love for their parents, I will always have a soft heart for that child.

“So, nakita ko si Angel and her father. Nakita ko si Jennylyn and her mother. Pero yun yung mga qualities na nakakalimutan natin sa ating naging propesyon o sa ating industriya.

“But ang dami nilang common likes ni Jennylyn, e.”

Edu is happy with the fact that Jennylyn and Luis has time for each other.

“You know, nagugustuhan ko yung fact na they’re spend a lot of time together, not only working together.  Iba yung nagtatrabaho kayo at iba yung meron kayong buhay sa labas.”

Have you and Jennylyn talked to each other?

“Nagugulat ako minsan kasi kapag nagpupunta ako sa ibang lugar at natataon nandun siya at nalalaman niya, agad na nilalapitan ako.  Kaya minsan, nagugulat ako kay Jen, e.

“So, I like yung attitude niya, yung quality na ‘yan.

“But at the end of the day, kung saan happy ang anak ko, doon ako.”

In what you see with Luis and Jennylyn’s relationship, you think he finally found the girl she would marry someday?

“Well, matagal ko na siyang hindi nakikitang masungit, e. Magandang senyales ‘yan, e. I hope so,” Edu said.

Ate Shawie is the Newest Kapatid

Megastar Sharon Cuneta’s transfer from ABS-CBN to TV5 has long been an issue which Megastar neither confirmed nor denied. Yesterday, November 22, 2011, the issue was proved to be right as TV5 employees welcome Sharon Cuneta as their newest Kapatid. Describing how she felt as she stepped foot in TV5 office at Marajo Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig with a warm welcome by her new TV5 family, Sharon said that it was “mixed emotions.”

The Megastar signed a five- year-contract with the Kapatid Network inclusive of a daily TV show, a reality show, and a movie project. Present in the contract signing was TV5 President and CEO Atty. Ray Espinosa, TV5 COO Robert Barriero, Sharon Cuneta’s longtime manager Sandra Chavez and her other manager Vic del Rosario of Viva Artist Agency. However, TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan was not there during the contract signing. “MVP is supposed to be here but there’s too much Pangilinans already,” Sharon said as a joke.

Sharon Cuneta is rumored to have a 1 billion peso talent fee but when the press tried to confirm the issue, they just kept mum about it.

On the other hand, KC was clueless in her mom’s transfer of home network.

KC on the issue: “Wala pa po siyang [her mom] kinukuwento sa akin. Siguro hinihiwalay lang niya ‘yong… Whatever makes her happy, magiging masaya din ako.”

Meanwhile, the much awaited Vilma Santos-Sharon Cuneta movie will not push through yet. Both Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Star for All Season Vilma Santos were saddened on this postponement.

“Hindi ako matatahimik hangga’t hindi kami gumagawa ng movie together,” Sharon said.

“Ang mga proyekto there’s such a thing as right timing e. Pagka may mga obstacles na ganyan, huwag nating ituloy. Baka kasi hindi pa time yan. Pero definitely, and magandang balita is nakareserba yan,” Ate Vi explains.

As of now, Ate Shawie focuses her attention in her movie with Gerald Anderson, Enrique Gil, and Julia Montes under the direction of Laurenti Dyogi which will be showed in theaters next year.

Megan Young slap Vilma Santos?

“Hindi niya ako nasampal. Si Megan talagang hinihinmegan-and-vilmatay ni Direk Laurice talaga. Ang tagal. Hindi niya ako masampal hanggang sa na ni Direk. And then yun nga tinanong siya, ‘Bakit hindi mo sinampal?’ Hindi niya magawa, yung ganon ba,” Ms. Vilma Santos began. Megan was too intimidated to carry out a scene where she had to slap Ms. Vilma Santos during an acting workshop. It is a scene being played out for the first part of Ate Vi’s TV special A Woman for All Season at ABS-CBN.
Ms. Vilma said that she understand where Megan is coming from. She related her personal experience about feeling inadequate when she did the movie Modelong Tanso with the late Charito Solis in the year 1979.  “Ako ang naintimidate noon. Naranasan ko yun noong araw kay Ms. Charito Solis na ngayon parang yun naman ang nangyayari sa akin. So tinuro ko sa kanila na kahit may ka-eksena kayo na senior stars, kapag sinabi ng direktor ni’yo na kailangan niyong sampalin/sigawan sila, wala kayong choice. Gawin ni’yo yun, kahit sabihin niyong senior or respected star man yun, hindi kayo pwedeng magpa-intimidate. Kasi lahat sila kinakabahan lalo na nung pinapasampal ako kay Megan.” she stated.

Ms. Vilma believed that staging a master class for Kapamilya young stars proved to be an effective and extraordinary experience to her. “They’re good. Kaya lang sila nahirapan meron silang ginaya. Ginaya nila yung Broken Marriage at Dolzura Cortez pero kung binigyan mo sila ng sarili nilang eksena I am sure mas mapagbubutihan nila. Kaya lang ito hindi talaga madaling manggaya, but they’re good,” she reiterated.

It is a great and unforgetable experience to both Kapamilya young stars and Ms. Vilma Santos. They will learn much about that experience, specially to the young stars of ABS-CBN. They were lucky because they have that kind of experience specially Megan Young. Even though she didn’t do what Direk Laurice said to slap Ms. Vilma, I think she didn’t do that because she had respect to the senior actress. As a whole, the young stars did very well, and they impress Ms. Vilma Santos.

Vilma Santos: will air in ABS-CBN

vilma1 Its been a long time since we last saw The Star for All Season Vilma Santos did a movie or show. Finally ABS-CBN Kapamilya give answers to Vilmanians to finally saw her again in Philippine television. It was a five week special presentation dedicated to Vilma produced and entitled Dubbed Vilma: a Woman for all Season. Its a tv show that will be air this coming August right after Maalaala Mo Kaya. According to sources the tv show will highlights Vilma As a mother, actress and public servant. From the television commericial aired in ABS-CBN it includes the dare to different actor/actress of ABS-CBN to portray the role of Vilma in her different movie.

John Lloyd relates his side over kissing scene with Luis

lloydieeJohn Lloyd Cruz is  avery good actor. He is one of the most sought dramatic actors in the industry and has been crowned as Box-Office King. He has an upcoming movie with Ms. Vilma Santos along with Luis Manzano.

The said movie ” In My Life”  has a kissing scene between John Lloyd and Luis. John Lloyd relates that he and Luis had a workshop with their director thus, they are bit comfortable in shooting the said scene.

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Will Luis Manzano’s gay role test him and his career?

Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano

Like any budding young actor, there was a phase in Luis Manzano’s showbiz career that he shunned gay roles. Either because he didn’t know what it will bring to his career or he wasn’t ready. But with his acceptance of his first gay character in Star Cinema’s “In My Life” opposite his mother, multi-awarded actress Vilma Santos, the answers to such fears will finally be answered.

Ms. Vilma Santos recalled that when Star Cinema offered him the role and gave him the script to read, he immediately talked to his manager about it and they met with the producers. Read more…

I think it’s really difficult to have a gay role in a movie, specially if it’s the first time. I think Luis did well in their movie with his mom and John Lloyd. Lot of his fans are waiting to see their upcoming movie.

Vilma Santos and hubby Ralph Recto go on a date in New York

vilma-santos-ralph-recto2After 24 days of almost non-stop shooting the movie In My Life in New York, Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos finally found time to enjoy the best that New York has to offer. On May 12, former Senator Ralph Recto took his lovely wife and their son Ryan to watch the Broadway musical, Chicago.

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They are one of the successful and well-known couples in the industry. And currently serving as governor of Batangas, a province in the Philippines.

Vilma Santos knows how to sacrifice

Vilma Santos

Vilma Santos

NEW YORK, NY – Ms. Vilma Santos, the Philippines’ “Star for All Seasons,” is also a star who can sacrifice a lot when it comes to her job whether as the governor of Batangas or as an actress.

Filming right now in New York City for her movie under Star Cinema entitled “In My Life,” she explained that the movie she is doing right now with her son Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz was a three-year in the making project. Read more…

Vilma Santos is one of the most popular woman in the Philippines, a multi-awarded actress. She is hard working woman, a loving wife to her husband and loving mother to her sons.

Vilma & John Lloyd: A memorable shoot at Times Square

'In My Life' Casts & Crew

Star Cinema's "In My Life" Cast & Crew in Time Square

NEW YORK–April 21 had a cold night, but the cast and crew of Star Cinema’s “In My Life” braved the chilly weather to shoot two important scenes featuring Vilma Santos and John Lloyd Cruz At Times Square. Besides, it is hard (not to mention, expensive) to get a permit to shoot in this highly secured area – so there really was no choice but to proceed. The good thing is, since it was bitter cold and a weekday night, the crowds were much less than usual, consequently allowing direk Olive Lamasan to accomplish her long tracking shots of Vi and Lloydie almost uninterrupted. Read more…

I think the movie “In My Life” have a beautiful story and sceneries. Almost all the scenes were shooted in US and maybe when we watch it, it almost like that we are having a tour in US.