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Now it can be told. Ai-Ai delas Alas has confirmed to her writer-chums she would leave showbiz and migrate to the United States. She didn’t specify the date when she will migrate, but she said her main purpose is to join her children Sophia and Nicole (by her ex-husband Miguel Vera) who reside in the US.

“Kaysa madalas akong mag-travel there to visit them, di ba? That’s my real concern, not the talks that I’ll settle down there with my current love Gerald (Sibayan). Yes, we’re happy together but it is really hard to predict what lies ahead of our relationship. Only the future can tell. Basta ako I do feel beautiful inside and outside because of the inner peace in me,”Ai-Ai was quoted as saying.

On the animosity that has put a wall between her and Kris Aquino for quite some time now, Ai-Ai refused to comment, and yet she does not feel their friendship has already ended. We heard that their mutual closest pal, Boy Abunda, will make a move to rekindle the duo’s once deep attachment to each other.

As Boy said, hopefully prior to “Ai-Ai’s goodbye to showbiz to stay in U.S., she and Kris will bury the hatchet.”

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Vilma clarifies reports[/box]

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos clarified a report that she purposely snubbed a Senior Prom bash attended by stars from the ‘50s to early ‘70s and organized by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. It was conspicuously noted that Vi was the only one absent in the gathering.

“I truly tried to attend it but my illness prevented me from doing so. I’d also explained that contrary to rumors, I was not bed-ridden for a serious sickness. I had an ulcer and nose infection that made me look awful. Kaya nagpahinga muna ako,” Vi told my colleague.

As of the first week of this month, Vi was set to start filming a dramatic flick that co-stars her with Angel Locsin, girlfriend of her son Luis Manzano.

“I’m so excited to work with Angel for I’ve deep admiration for her as an actress and as a person. Luis is indeed lucky. Sana nga the two will end up in marriage. Boto ako kay Angel,” Vi said.

About the Senior Prom affair, after more than a decade of hostilities Mayor Erap and Vi’s best friend, Nora Aunor, finally kissed and made up in front of their veteran colleagues. The awesome sight led many to conclude it was the best thing that happened at the reunion.

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Bashers attack Kim Chiu[/box]

Right after Kim Chiu won the best TV Drama Actress award for “Ikaw Lamang” during the 28th Star Awards for TV, bashers threw bad words against her. They accused her of “buying the trophy.” A unruffled Kim took it in stride, saying in jest, “Kung nabibili ang trophy for awards, sana noon ko pa ginawa ‘yun. For me, I feel triumphant that my dedication to improve my craft pays off well though I really did not expect to win.”

Contrary to the attackers’ claims circulated in the internet, the actresses she beat — Bea Alonzo (Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon), Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador (Legal Wife) and Dawn Zulueta (Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin) — expressed elation for her. In fact, Angel sent flowers to Kim to congratulate her. It was more-than-enough proof they believe Kim deserves the award.

[box type=”default” size=”large”]After death hoax, Jose Manalo wins award[/box]

The Star Awards body gave a surprising Best Single performance by an actor in a drama to comedian Jose Manalo for “Hulog ng Langit” (Lenten offering of Eat Bulaga). This perked up Jose who was still depressed over a viral death hoax about him. Allegedly, he died of heart attack.

“Whoever did it, baka bumalik sa kanya ang bad karma. Imagine, my family, relatives and all my friends frantically called me up to verify that report. At least, winning the award has eased my depression,” Jose said.

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Piolo’s son Inigo not disappointed[/box]

Despite the fact that Inigo Pascual’s movie debut “Relaks Lang, It’s Just Pag-ibig,” which his dad Piolo Pascual produced, failed to make it big at the tills, he does not feel frustrated or disappointed. For one, a tyro that he is, he knew the film would not be a hit but not a flop as others had opined.

“You see, I’ll start a new movie soon with Julia Barretto. That’s why I put on hold signing a contract to join Boyband in the US. I rely on my showbiz career in the Philippines,” says Inigo who bagged the “Star of the Night” award at the Star Awards for TV.

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Spicy tidbits:[/box]

People who witnessed the kissing scenes of Robin Padilla and Vina Morales at the set of the Metro Manila film fest entry “Andres Bonifacio” couldn’t help but ask if in a way it had a romantic flashback for the pair. It was a known fact that Vina’s first love was Robin. And the duo, two decades ago, had deep attachment. Both exuded glee with wide grin, they were yet tight-lipped.

Rumors have it that Toni Gonzaga and original Concert Queen Pops Fernandez are not in good terms. Allegedly, Pops had said that Toni’s recent concert which the former produced flopped and that Toni does not deserve the new Concert Queen tag. But Pops denied it to a writer-friend of mine that she made such statement. Meanwhile, Toni felt happy over the success of her concert, saying she never brags she’s the Concert Queen.

Kathryn Bernardo who’s supposedly a bridesmaid at the forthcoming wedding of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes apologized to the couple and their fans. Her post in her Twitter account that she will not grace the wedding had irked the duo’s supporters. “I’m sorry for what I said. Ate Marian is my idol since I made a TV series “Endless Love” with her as a child actress. I don’t mean to snub their wedding. I’ve a previous commitment, pero sisikapin kong maka-attend,” Kathryn said.