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If ever Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes take the marital plunge, one sure principal sponsor would be Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. Possibly, the wedding will be held in Batangas. Marian herself has confided this to a mutual friend-writer.

“I’ve always been an admirer of Governor Vi even in my younger years. That’s why I always say ‘yes’ every time she invites me to grace activities in Batangas. And I’m flattered when Governor Vi appeared in the pilot show of my new TV dance program,” Marian said.

A propitious scenario for Marian is the possibility of her first team-up  with Vi in a movie which reportedly a top producer is set to start doing next year. If it pushes through, Marian admits, it would be a realization of her long cherished wish.

Meanwhile, Dingdong’s actor-cousins Arthur Solinap and Carlo Gonzales share what many opine that Dingdong and Marian are, indeed, a perfect match. Arthur is the BF of ex-Sex Bomb Girls member Rochelle Pangilinan, while the sweetheart of Carlo, who’s  in the cast of the new TV series “Half Sisters,” is Luanne Dy.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Family feud makes Freddie Aguilar sad [/box]

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Like the Barrettos, the Aguilars, headed by their patriarch top warbler Freddie Aguilar, are also engaged in a seemingly endless altercation. After his daughter Maegan bombarded him with maleficent words calling an unfit dad a heartless person, Freddie’s sibling Marlene, who’s also a singer, lashed out at Freddie’s young wife whom she called “a poser, a charlatan.”

In fairness to Freddie, he seems to take the quarrel in stride and does not retaliate. Freddie keeps his cool and appeals to those enraged to understand the feelings of his daughter and sister.

“I forgive them for all their accusations. I love my family so much, especially all my children. Kahit pini-personal nila ako pilit kong inuunawa  sila. I don’t want to add further harm to injury, though I’m truly sad,” Freddie commented.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Herbert admits brief romance with Kris [/box]

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista was truthful in his reply when he was interviewed by Karen Davila and Julius Babao in the TV show “Bandila.” He didn’t deny his short-lived romance with Kris Aquino. He said he realized his two kids by long-time partner Tates Gana have suffered a lot due to the affair.

“Yes, I love Kris, pero buti na ang maging friends na lang kami rather than marami ang masasaktan. Life goes on as usual. I take care of my family, go on with my job as mayor of Quezon City,” Herbert told our  writer-chum Linda Rapadas.

But Kris somehow disputed what Herbert had confided.”I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes in life by being too vocal. I’d like to comment but what for? I’ll just keep my mouth shut,” Kris said.

Which network leads in viewership?

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Based on recent reports by credible survey company AGB-Nielsen Philippines, ABS-CBN and GMA-7 seem to have equal share in viewership. In the afternoon shows, GMA-7’s “Eat Bulaga” earned 19.5 %, while “It’s Showtime” had 13%. In the primetime TV series, Channel 2’s “My Legal Wife” is top with 25.5%, beating  GMA-7’s “Rhodora X” with 20%. The Kapamilya’s “Dyesebel” had 24.4%, clobbering “Kambal Serena” of Kapuso network with 19%.

But in weekend shows, Kapuso’s “Celebrity Bluff” with 22% rating edged Kapamilya’s “Pinoy Big Brother” which had 17.9%. The daily morning shows indicated even viewership for both channels.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Spicy tidbits: [/box]It’s true that a “cold war” exists between Kapuso actresses Kylie Padilla and Louise delos Reyes. This was triggered by the reports that Kylie’s BF Aljur Abrenica has developed a relationship with his partner in the TV series Kambal Sirena, Louise delos Reyes. Although Kylie doesn’t criticize Louise, she would snub her whenever they meet in the GMA-7 compound, witnesses said.

Unlike in previous overt romances, Sarah Geronimo seems vocal about her current love affair with Matteo Guidicelli. She posted a lovey-dovey shot with him in her Instagram page. Sarah didn’t deny her frequent dates with Matteo, several times in the company of couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo. “As  it is, I’m happy in my relationship with Matteo,” Sarah was quoted as saying.

Newly married Boots Anson Roa, who recently tied the marital knot with Attorney King Rodrigo, said she didn’t push through with her slander-assault case against a foreigner identified as Ross Hemmingway. 

The incident occurred in Boots’s condo. Boots said that Hemingway went out of his way to apologize for what he had done to her. Reports had it that the guy used to bully other women who reside in the place.

This early, based on the list of movies submitted to vie for the Metro Manila Film Festival this coming December, many showbiz people predict that the top grossers would be Vic Sotto’s starrer “My Big Bossings Adventure” with Ryzza Mae Dizon and “Praybet Benjamin 2” topbilled by Vice Ganda and Bimby Yap. But, of course, the starrer of Kris Aquino and Coco Martin entitled “Feng Shui 2” is seen as a dark horse. In the acting awards Nora Aunor with her role in “Whistle Blower” and Robin Padilla, playing the role of “Andres Bonifacio” look unbeatable, so they say.