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Since Sarah Geronimo asserted to members of the movie press that her kissing scene with John Lloyd Cruz in the movie “It Takes a Man and a Woman” was real, talks ran fast. Hearing it, Angelica Panganiban seemed insecure and jealous of Sarah. Allegedly, that’s one of the reasons Angelica and Lloydie have a spat these days.

But Sarah emphatically countered that Lloydie has never courted her, and he is a mere close friend from way back. Sarah doesn’t believe that Angelica is insecure because of her, saying it’s clear to Angelica that she is just a friend of Lloydie.

“Well, that’s showbiz, anything goes, kahit wala kang ginagawa. I’m used to that and unaffected. Hopefully, same holds true to Angelica,” Sarah was quoted as saying.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Local actor signs up with Hollywood agency [/box]

The Hollywood Management Agency ICM Partners that handles Oscar awardees Christopher Waltz, Jodie Foster, Al Pacino and Samuel L. Jackson has signed up Filipino actor Jake Macapagal, who rose to fame in the U.S. when his starrer “Metro Manila” won the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at the Sundance Film Festival. The people behind the agency were mesmerized by the depth of Jake’s acting.

Jake is a product of Ateneo’s plays that made him bag a major role in “Miss Saigon,” which was staged in Germany and United Kingdom. Recently, Jake co-starred in the indie movie “Aswang.” Jake used to teach at acting workshops of ABS-CBN.

I heard that in the past, Jake had been romantically linked with some Pinay actresses. Yet he has remained non-committal to long-time relationship.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] World fame awaits Rachelle Anne Go [/box]

Shortly after winning the Best Actress plum for her role in “Little Mermaid” at the Broadway World Philippines Award, Rachelle Anne Go disclosed she had passed the audition for the West End revival of “Miss Saigon.” International acclaim for her looms as Rachelle co-stars with Don Ossmenach of the American TV Glee fame in the musical play “Tarzan.”

Meanwhile, Rachelle said that her singing anew with her ex-BF Christian Bautista at the Sunday GMA-7 show “Party Pilipinas” was  simply a renewal of their friendship. No shade of love the second time around, she told writer-friends who cajoled her.

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Rumors persist that an actor-politician and his non-showbiz wife have marital conflict. Tongue waggers have it that the spat stemmed from an aborted political plan of the wife. Her hubby stopped it, saying one politician is enough for the family.

Allegedly, she resented the decision, triggering their “cold war.”  Reportedly, she refuses to join the campaign for her husband. However, the actor-politician’s confidante called the talks a hogwash.

“Sa totoo lang, she’s busy campaigning for him every day. For one, the wife understands fully well na ayaw ma-accuse of political dynasty ang kanyang asawa,” my source said.

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Lorna Tolentino denied that Coleen Garcia caused the breakup of her son Renz Fernandez and Maxene Magalona. Lorna admitted Renz and Maxene broke off. “But out of the picture si Coleen. It so happens she’s the love team of Renz in the TV series “Little Champ.” Kaya natsi-tsissmis sila,” Lorna quipped.

Is it true that couple Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong felt so disgruntled over the loss of daughter Mariel de Leon in the recent Bb. Pilipinas beauty contest? Mariel made it only to the top 15. I heard she was one of the favorites, together with Ariella Arida, the eventual Bb. Pilipinas Universe winner.

Informed that Jake Cuenca will be the leading man of Jessy Mendiola in the remake of TV series “Maria Mercedes,” Matteo Guidecelli expressed saturnine reaction. Is it true that Matteo’s determined to win Jesssy’s heart, his partner in the just concluded TV series “Paraiso.”

Does Coco Martin have soft spot for indie actresses? After his affair with Katherine Luna, whom he sired a child, ended, Coco is linked with Mercedes Cabral, his love interest in “Serbis” that was made years ago. This report is going around despite the denial of Mercedes.


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