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Things seemed not shaping up well for Enchong Dee. His supposed movie with Erich Gonzales titled “Once a Princess” was reportedly shelved.  And for months now he has not been given any TV assignment by ABS-CBN management. Talks going around claim that Enchong has been grounded by the ABS-CBN bigwigs.

Someone who professes to be close to Enchong comes to the rescue. He told this writer that there’s a revision in the script of “Once a Princess,” and this caused the director to stop momentarily the filming. “Yung walang TV work si Enchong ay choice niya. He requested  management that he be given a respite. With his nice attitude towards all and his inherent good nature, walang dahilan para i-grounded siya,” my source said.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Anne beats Louise in viewership rating [/box]

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A few days after the airing of Anne Curtis’s “Dyesebel” and Louise delos Reyes’s “Kambal Sirena,” AGB-Nielsen, a survey company, released its report on the viewership of the two TV series. Anne’s TV series had 25.2 percent of viewership, while its rival show, that of Louise’s “Kambal Sirena,” had 23.6 percent. Louise said she’s not disappointed by result of the survey as she acknowledged that Anne is a bigger, more popular star than her. She is thankful to those who have supported her TV series.

On Twitter accounts that Louise is blessed with a more curvaceous body, particularly in her boobs, than Anne, Louise simply shrugged it off, saying Anne has her own unique sex appeal and she is not competing with her in physical appearance.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Rift of Gretchen, Claudine gets worst [/box]

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Predictably, after Claudine Barretto found out that her sister Gretchen bailed out of jail  the former’s  personal assistant Dessa Pation whom she accused of qualified theft, the relationship between the fighting sisters had turned from bad to worst.

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Claudine felt that Gretchen had purposely added fire to their rift. Words have it that Claudine would retaliate against Gretchen.

My source revealed, however, that Gretchen merely sympathized with Dessa who had languished in prison for many months for what she believed false accusation by her sibling. As everybody knows, Gretchen has sided with Claudine’s ex-husband Raymart Santiago in the couple’s court cases.

Meanwhile, the sisters’ niece Julia Barretto (daughter of Marjorie) who has been launched to stardom by the Kapamilya network in the teleserye “Maribella” refused to be dragged into her aunts’ feud. She’s been saying, though, that career-wise, she wants to follow Claudine’s footsteps.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Blind Item: [/box]
The hot news that GMA-7 and TV 5 would look into allegations of the involvement of their respective broadcasters in the government scam involving NABCOR (National Agribusiness Corp.) didn’t surprise many, incuding this columnist..

The allegations were made by NABOCOR’s erstwhile officers Rhodora Mendoza and Vic Cacal.

In the past, several TV personalities were linked to under-the-table deals with non-governmental companies. One of the go-betweens in the scam said, “Haven’t you noticed that this and that famous broadcasters aired serious reports about anomalous practices by some prominent people? Tapos, bigla silang tahimik.”

My source quoted his informer as saying, “Kasi nalagyan na with a huge sum of money or big properties. The term for this malpractice is ‘attack and collect.’” Could this be the reason a certain broadcaster had accumulated wealth in a short time? Another broadcaster has been bragging he owns vast lands all over the country.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Aljur hurt by Geoff [/box]Some of my colleagues in the Philippines have expressed admiration for Aljur Abrenica’s frankness. You see, Aljur had the courage to confide that Geoff Eigenmman didn’t respect him at all because he knows very well that Kylie Padilla is his GF.

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“Masakit, kasi ako never ako nagparamdam sa babae if she has a BF already. Kaya naging item sila ni Kylie sa set ng TV series nilang ‘Adarna.’ Anyway, I had a heart-to-heart talk with Geoff, and we’ve already ironed the kinks,” said Aljur.

Just asking, does Geoff’s long-time GF Carla Abellana feel the same sentiment over Kylie? Talks going around have it that Carla and Geoff are on the brink of a breakup due to jealousy.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Current Items: [/box]Yeng Constantino and Felix Roco’s indie film starrer titled “Shift” garnered recently the Best Picture award at the 9th Osaka International Film Festival in Japan. Aside from the trophy, the picture had a prize of 500,000 yen. The plot revolves around the love affair of a call-center agent and an “open gay’ mentor.

Doubtlessly, there’s no chicanery this time for Lovi Poe and her rumored BF Rocco Nacino. The duo has left for Italy to spend Holy Week there. Reportedly, Lovi’s sister and her BF would meet them in Rome.

Is it true that the officers of PMPC in charge of the Star Awards will file libel case against writer-PRO Joebert Sucaldito? This is in connection with Sucaldito’s claim that the actual winner of the Best Actor award was Joel Torre, with Gov. ER Ejercito as runnerup. But Sucaldito claimed that vote buying led to the proclamation of Vice Ganda