Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz
Angelica Panganiban & John Lloyd Cruz – Internet

A colleague reported that a dispirited John Lloyd Cruz has defended his girlfriend Angelica Panganiban from a concubinage complaint filed against her by the ex-wife of her erstwhile BF Derek Ramsay. Lloydie said that Angelica had thought that Derek was unmarried during their six-year relationship.

Truth to tell, Derek apologized publicly to Angelica via the social media. Derek believes it’s unfair for Angelica and was sorry for the trouble he had done to her. While Angelica and Lloydie have yet to react on Derek’s apology, she posted a romantic photo of her and Lloydie in her Instagram.

The photo caption states, “This is us happy. God be with you.” Apparently, although the attempt to defile Angelica has disconcerted the lovebirds, the more Lloydie has exerted efforts to prove her love and trust for Angelica.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Carla’s willing to work with ex-BF’s mom Gina [/box]

Denying reports, Carla Abellana said that she’s willing to work in any TV or movie project with actress-director Gina Alajar, who’s the mom of her ex-lover Geoff Eigenmann. Carla was reacting to talks that Gina might direct her if she is comfortable to do so.

“I’ve always admired Tita Gina as a person and as an actress-director, being Geoff’s mom is beside the point. After all, we’ve parted amicably and have no squabble whatsoever,” Carla was quoted as saying.

On hearing that Geoff has emerged a better person, a positive thinker since their split, she said she’s happy for him. That perhaps he has moved on with a new love. In Carla’s case, she doesn’t confirm talks she’s already linked romantically with Tom Rodriguez.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Freddie Aguilar’s Anak still most popular Pinoy song [/box]

Would you believe that after 36 years of international release in 50 countries and translation to 27 languages, Freddie Aguilar’s top song “Anak” remains popular abroad? Truth to tell, in a forthcoming movie of Korean superstar Lin Min Ho titled “Gangnam Blues,” the song is prominently featured in the trailer of the film.

Of course, that flattered Freddie and somehow eases the pains he undergoes out of the publicized rift between his daughters and his young wife.

[box type=”default” size=”large”]TV series outstanding performances picked[/box]

Writer-friends in the Philippines have been unanimous in choosing the current outstanding performances in the TV series which happen to be my preferences, too. These series will be surely nominated in the next TV award-giving searches early next year.

For the lead roles, these include GMA-7 performers Gabby Eigenmann as a gay who married a girl, raised her child as his own in “Dading;” Glaiza de Castro who enacts his wife; and Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez as troubled couple in “My Destiny.”

The standouts in Channel 2’s tele-seryes are Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino  in “Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon,” and Coco Martin, Kim Chiu and KC Concepcion in “Ikaw Lamang.” In passing, my colleagues told me that due to his very convincing portrayal of a homo, Gabby is now the butt of joke of viewers and his chums alike. For us, Gabby deserves the Best Actor award .

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Tidbits:[/box]Two things recently upset KC Concepcion. After the rumors about her mom Sharon Cuneta who was said to have passed away, she was hospitalized due to dengue fever. Nevertheless, KC takes things  positively: The death hoax would mean her mom Sharon will live a longer life, healthy and losing weight. And that her sickness made her more careful and slow down in her works. Expectedly, her rumored BF Paulo Avelino was among her early visitors at the hospital.

Finally, after almost a year as lovers, Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez admitted to the movie press their relationships. It transpired at a conference on the duo’s new TV series “MoreThan Words.” Days before the 25th birthday bash of Janine, Elmo convinced Janine to reveal their relationship because they’re truly happy with each other.

Derek Ramsay’s followers said that all the complaints filed by his ex-wife Mary Cristine Jolly would be dismissed. They lambasted Cristine’s lawyer who claimed that a powerful, big person is backing up Derek to the hilt. “Parang palusot na nila kasi matatalo sila sa mga kaso laban kay Derek,” one follower said.

Vic Sotto welcomes with glee the addition of a new grandchild named Kalen Hanns, a son of Oyo Boy Sotto and Kristine Hermosa.  Oyo and Kristine have a daughter, Ondrea Bliss, and an adopted child. Queried if Vic anticipates another offspring by her current GF Pauleen Luna, Vic laughed it off.

“Naku ha, di ako naghihintay ng bagong responsibilidad,” Vic reportedly said.