Marian Rivera: Jumping Ship?


Marian Rivera: is she or isn't she?

Marian Rivera: is she or isn’t she?

With barely 2 months left on her contract, GMA’s prime talent, Marian Rivera is still mum about whether she’s staying with the network or jumping ship soon after her contract expires.  The rumor stared shortly after Marian bid farewell to her longtime manager, Popoy Caritativo and his Luminary Talent Management.  The actress is currently being managed by Tony Tuviera of APT Entertainment.

With Marian evading the question, GMA’s artist pool are on fire.  The network’s other female talents are all very keen in replacing Marian’s enviable position as GMA’s top primetime star.  Surely, with Marian out of the picture, these ladies now have a better and higher chance at scoring premiere acting assignments.

So is Marian leaving the network?  Will DingDong Dantes, her longtime boyfriend, be joining her too? Guess, we’ll all have to hold our breaths a little longer.

Confirmed! Christian Bautista Officially a Kapuso


Christian Bautista is now a Kapuso

Christian Bautista is now a Kapuso

After months of negotiations, Christian Bautista finally decided to transfer to GMA-7. His grand Kapuso welcome is set this Sunday, March 24, on Party Pilipinas.

Christian Bautista finally decided to leave his mother network and become a Kapuso after several months of negotiations. He is set to perform in Party Pilipinas for the first time on March 24, 2013 which coincides with the show’s 3rd year anniversary.

And of course, aside from his much-awaited Kapuso welcome, Christian will be reunited with his fellow champs from ASAP, Mark Bautista and his ex-girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go.

Christian was discovered 10 years ago via the ABS-CBN talent search program “Star in a Million.”

Paulo Avelino Irks EnPress


Paulo Avelino, the crooner?

Paulo Avelino, the crooner?

Hunky actor Paulo Avelino is now in hot waters after members of the Entertainment Press Club got offended with the “joke” he blurted out while presenting an award for the 2013 Golden Screen Award.

The actor was asked by Press Club officials to present the award for “Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor and Actress”.  The actor earlier accepted his award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Program” sharing the honor with Niel Ryan Sese.

Paulo did not readily accept the responsibility telling Press Members to talk to his manager Leo Dominguez and to Star Magic, his handler.  Dominguez said yes and the actor went on stage to present the award.

The actor then dropped the bomb before presenting by saying “mahirap magtrabaho kung napipilitan ka lang.”

“It’s hard to work when you’re forced.”

Enpress members and several other media reporters were shock to hear the actor’s acidic comment.

Dominguez was quick to issue an apology for his ward’s comment.  He said the actor meant it as a jest and that Avelino is prone to making corny jokes.

Jun Nardo, Enpress President, is still fuming mad even after the apology.

““Pagmimitingan pa namin ‘yan. Madaming members ang na-offend eh. Napanood pa ng ibang writers, kaya buwisit din sila.

“Hindi naman Supporting Actor sa Comedy award niya para sabihin ‘yun jokingly. How ungrateful!!”

“We’ll still talk about that.  A lot of our members got offended.  Some writers saw what happened so they’re really upset.”

“He didn’t win an Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Role to say that as a joke.  How ungrateful.”

Could it be the Avelino’s premature successes have already bloated his ego? Did he want the committee to pay him for his trouble?

Paulo, don’t you think it’s too early to start showing your REAL color?

Rhian Ramos Goes Daring


030413_rhianrogueKapuso and one-time beleaguered actress, Rhian Ramos bounces back, this time more daring than ever.  After going on a short hiatus following her controversial breakup with DJ Mo Twister, Ramos is determined to put everything behind.

The actress announced that she will be gracing the cover of a men’s magazine, and sorry it’s not FHM.

“I’m on this month’s issue of ROGUE Magazine,” she said on her official Twitter account.

For the cover of the magazine’s March issue, Ramos is seen draped with a printed Hermes scarf, fastened at just the right spots to make it appear that she is naked underneath.

“Rhian goes Rogue, wearing nothing but a scarf. It’s the Jet Set issue!” Rogue art director Miguel Lugtu said on Twitter.

The cover was photographed by Mark Nicdao and styled by Pam Quinones. Paolo Maranan did the actress’ makeup.

So what can you say about Rhian’s “bold” move?

 

Marian Rivera Hints at FHM Vote Buying


marian_riveraAfter what seemed like ages, Kapuso Queen Marian Rivera finally poses for leading men’s magazine, FHM. She is the featured cover girl of the magazine’s 150th anniversary.

FHM has been very vocal of trying to get Marian on the cover for years. The pretty actress holds the distinction of being the only one to make it as FHM’s Finest despite not being on the cover, well until now.

Asked if she thinks she will once again top this year’s list after making the cover, Marian says she doesn’t know. She said it’s entirely up to the people as she does not buy votes, nor cast votes for herself.

Vote buying is said to be regular thing in FHM’s annual poll. If the grapevine is to be believed, some of tinseltown’s hottest starlets have shamelessly admitted to campaigning and even buying votes. Getting featured in the annual list, even making it to the top 100 list is enough media mileage. It’s no wonder others would give up an arm and a leg just to make it to the illustrious lists of Philippines’ finest.

Lucky for Marian, she really does not need to go that low. But is she making a sly play at some random starlet? A certain Kapuso talent perhaps?

Rhian Ramos Ready to Show More


Rhian Ramos bounces back from scandal involving DJ Mo Twister

Beleaguered Kapuso actress, Rhian Ramos looks like she’s picking up the pieces of her life after her hugely scandalous association with DJ, Mo Twister.

The pretty Kapuso actress moves on and inks an exclusive 3-year contract with the Kapuso network.

GMA7 bigwigs Atty. Felipe Gozon, Mr. Jimmy Duavit, and Annette Gozon-Abrogar were present in her contract signing.

Rhian is thankful that the network has decided to renew her contract.

“I’m happy to still be here because I feel like dito ako nararapat, kasi dito ako nanggaling. And iyon na nga, kasi parang second home ko na ito at saka, iyon nga, there’s no place like home.”

Rhian already has an idea of how she will try to continue her evolution as an actress.

“I want to bring something new that people would expect to see. For example, nung pumunta yung The Road sa States and stuff like that, and pag nai-study ko yung kung paano ba yung showbiz doon. Ang dami nilang different things na nagagawa na, ‘Oh…’ Parang sabi ko, ‘Puwede yun sa Philippines, e. Kasi kaya natin, e. I want to do more movies—puwedeng indie, puwedeng mainstream.”

Rhian also hints at showing more skin.

“Handa ako na maging mas daring,” sabay tawa ni Rhian. Handa ako na mas daring yung role ko, as long as nakikita sa character na may dahilan.”

And I’m sure that guys are already looking forward for that.

Richard Gutierrez finally confirms relationship with Sarah Lahbati


Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gurierrez courtesy of GMA7

Kapuso’s prime hunk Richard Gutierrez finally opens up on realationship status with fellow Kapuso actress, Sarah Lahbati.

Tha actor confirmed that their relatiosnhip blossomed in the recently concluded teleserye, ‘Makapiling Kang Muli’ where Sarah was also part of the cast. The actor however, opted not to share their exact ‘on’ date.

Richard has nothing but sweet things for his new flame if his Instagram account is any indication. It is worth noting that Sarah was instrumental to the actor joing the popular photo-sharing social network.

“I wandered everywhere through cities and countries wide, I realized now that I’m happiest just here by your side.”

The two spent 12 days touring Europe. They both stop by Sarah’s birthplace in Geneva, Switzerland.

He also spoke about his relationship with Sarah.

“I realized it’s good also to be open and mas mahirap pala kapag itinatago. Puwede naman pala din na maging masaya.”

sarah’s birthday was last October 9 but the actor refused to say what his gift for her was. He said it’s best to ask her about it.

The admission was a no-brainer as poeple have been wildly speculating about what’s going on between the two lovebirds for months now.