Hunk-actor Derek Ramsay clarified talks linking him with Kris Aquino as well as his reported plan to transfer to GMA-7. He said that although at times, he would see and exchange text messages with Kris, she’s just a friend, and nothing more. Derek said that although he and Ryzza Mae Dizon co-hosted the latter’s recent daily noontime GMA-7 TV show that marked the show’s first anniversary, he is still with TV 5. He was not offered in any way to transfer to the GMA-7 network.
Derek disclosed that he had recently signed a movie contract with Regal Films. His first starrer will team him up for the first time with Marian Rivera. Derek is flattered to be paired with one of the prettiest, most popular actresses in the country.
“Actually, Marian and I seldom see or communicate with each other. The last time was when we bumped into each other in New York. Now, I’m elated to be given the opportunity to strengthen our friendship,” Derek said.
Back to Kris. With her reported admission of her ongoing “special relationship” with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Derek believes that with this development, he will no longer be romantically linked to Kris.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] 7 world awards for GMA-7, 2 for Channel 2 [/box]
Once again, Philippine TV shows shone abroad, winning trophies at the 57th New York TV Festival participated by more than 50 countries. The Kapuso station won seven awards, while the Kapamilya network bagged two. GMA-7 bagged gold medal for an episode of “Tunay na Buhay” titled “Mga Sanggol at Mga Langgam” for its reminder of the consequences of poverty.
Additionally, GMA 7 was awarded two silver medals for its “Tropang Porchi” which was noted for its public consciousness of customs and traditions, and for “Reel Time” for its community service. GMA 7 also received for bronze medals for its other programs.
Channel 2 got a bronze medal for “Failon Ngayon” which was recognized for its investigative reports and another bronze medal for its documentary of “Aug. 21: Ninoy Aquino’s Assassination” for its vivid recollection of the tragic event.
We noted that locally, Channel 2 has frequently beaten GMA-7 at the TV awards rites, but globally, GMA-7 often beats Channel 2.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] Senator Bong reconciles with Vicki and Hayden [/box]
Blessed with spiritual gains from his recent trip to the Holy Land, Senator Bong Revilla acknowledged that his five-year rift with Dr. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho is already a thing of the past. The rift came about after Bong severely criticized Hayden in connection with the latter’s sex video scandal in 2009.
They had a chance meeting in Jerusalem, and they agreed to finally bury the hatchet. They reportedly spent time together and posed for souvenir photos. Bong disclosed this upon his arrival in Manila last April 13 together with his wife, Bacoor Congresswoman Lani Mercado.
“It feels good especially it is now the Lenten season, time to forgive and forget and repent for your sins. Pati nga yung pagkasangkot ko sa pork barrel scam ay ipinasasa-Diyos ko na lang,” Bong told his writer-friends.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] Herbert’s daughter a debutante soon [/box]
Would you believe QC Mayor Herbert Bautista’s daughter, Athena, will be a debutante very soon? My colleague Linda Rapadas told me, “Busy ngayon si Herbert and his partner for 20 years, Thates Gana, sa pag-prepare ng debut ni Athena. At ayaw ng couple pag-usapan ang romantic issue regarding Herbert and Kris Aquino,” Linda said.
Athena, a morena-beauty, has joined showbiz. She plays major role in the indie move “Sitio Cam Cam” together with Jean Garcia, Sunshine Dizon, Joyce Ching and Ziky Sarmenta. Ziky is a daughter of Herbert’s sibling Harlene and Romnick Sarmenta.
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The “Eat Bulaga” show in Toronto, Canada last April 12 was successful, attendance-wise. However, a deplorable incident happened during the press conference.
The people in charge of the show barred several Balita Toronto newspaper staff from attending it. Good thing, I wasn’t there. I also write for Balita, and if I was there, I could have suffered the same embarrassment. It would have been unfortunate because Eat Bulaga mainstay Joey de Leon and producer Malou Fagar are my friends.
Carla Abellana finally admitted she broke up with her BF for four years, Geoff Eigenmman, due to their frequent clashes and differences. But she refused to comment if Geoff’s new GF is Kylie Padilla. Reportedly, Kylie parted ways with her lover Aljur Abrenica when he got jealous of Geoff.
There are talks about the reported breakup of the rumored new GF of Aljur, Louise delos Reyes, and her actor-BF Enzo Pineda. The latter confirmed the breakup but was tight-lipped on the claim that Aljur caused their separation. The closeness of Aljur and Louise came about as a result of the taping of their ongoing GMA-7 tele-serye “Kambal Sirena.”
We are glad to hear that Zsa Zsa Padilla has already moved on after the death of her life’s partner, the late comedy King Dolphy. She was seen holding hands with a non-showbiz guy, an architect, during the 30th anniversary concert of Gary Valenciano.
Zsa Zsa didn’t deny to movie scribes that he makes her glow anew and joy personified.