Robin Padilla-BB Gandang HariAfter experiencing a triumphant feeling of being accepted by his brother Robin Padilla of his being gay, BB Gandanghari becomes the subject of a nasty gossip that he is allegedly suffering from AIDS. This came about when he was hospitalized for what looked like symptoms of the dreaded ailment.

According to a colleague of mine, BB simply laughs the gossip off, saying he has hospital records clearing him of AIDS. It was a case of dehydration caused by urinary tract infection commonly suffered by women. BB said, “o di ba, babae talaga ako.”

He was asked that in the event the Department of Health would get him as supporter of the fight against AIDS, would he accept it? BB was quoted as saying, “Why not, I sympathize with gays na porke ganun sila ay pinagbibintangan may AIDS na. For advocacy to fight the illness, my door is open just in case.”

Meanwhile, Robin’s wife, Mariel Rodriguez, who has ever since prodded his husband to take BB for what he is, was among the people who felt relieved by Robin’s acceptance of BB as gay. He now refers to BB as “my sister and the aunt of my children.”

[box type=”default” size=”large”]Ryan among Top 5 richest celebrities [/box]The inclusion of Ryan Agoncillo in the list of the Top 5 richest celebrities who are below the age of 40 in the local tinsel town (based on the records of biggest taxpayers) has caught many by surprise. Probably, many thought that he’s a dependent of his wife, Judy Ann Santos, who didn’t make the list of top earners.

Many people do not know that Ryan charges huge fees as ad endorser, TV host, actor and emcee. This disproves the claim that Ryan is basking under the fame and wealth of Juday.

The four other richest celebrities who are below 40 years old are Manny Pacquiao, Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz and Kim Chiu.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Kim and Xian now going steady? [/box]With photos showing Xian Lim and Kim Chiu lovey-dovey in Paris, France, not a few believe that the two are indeed lovers. This is made more credible by the fact that Xian took the efforts to follow Kim in Paris. Will Kim admit it upon her arrival from a series of United Kingdom shows? Kim was touring the UK together with her Kapamilya stars Angeline Quinto, Vice Ganda. Maja Salvador and Richard Gomez.

By the way, a new movie will grind for Kim and Xian. Entitled “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” the film will surely be enjoyed by their followers.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] SC nullifies proclamation of four National Artists [/box]The Surpeme Court took cognizance of the fact that in 2009 then  President Gloria Arroyo, in a presidential order, named Carlo Caparas (visual arts and film), Cecille Guidote (theater), Francisco Manoza (architecture) and  Pitoy Moreno (fashion design) as National Artists even though they were not nominated by National Commission on Arts and Culture and Cultural Center of the Philippines, the selecting bodies for National Artists..

Later, several previously named National Artists filed a petition to stop the implementation of the order. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo committed grave abuse of discretion in issuing the order and invalidated the proclamation naming the four as National Artists.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Hottest items: [/box]President Noynoy Aquino ignored Sen. Bong Revilla’s accusation that the administration is behind allegations that the senator from Cavite leads a list of minority senators linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam. Bong said that the reason could be news reports that he would be a presidential contender in 2016.

Rather than showing an irascible reaction, Yeng Constantino seems cool and unaffected about what others have concluded about her. This came after her admission that for the first time, she’s seriously in love with her BF Victor Asuncion, a former band member.

This came out after Charice outed herself as a lesbian. There were times when many felt that Yeng has also a gender problem.

Married to Mark Estueta for more than two years now, Jolina Magdangal is now two-and-half-month pregnant. This belied   mendacious words of gossipers that she won’t ever bear a child. At 34, she said, there’s nothing wrong with her acceptance of a mother role in her teleserye, “Mundo Mo’y Akin.” She was reacting to criticism that ‘laos na kasi si Jolens.’

Will Richard Gutierrez leave GMA 7 to support his GF Sarah Labhati in her fray with GMa-7 bigwigs? Recently, Sarah filed counter-charges for grave coercion and perjury against her former GMA boss, Atty. Annette Abrogar, who had earlier filed a libel case against Sarah.

Sarah had paid the bail for the libel case. A warrant was issued for her arrest while she was in Switzerland where she stayed for more than a year. Many people believe that Richard will support Sarah all the way.