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Two hot items about couple Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos have come up. First, there’s a confirmed report that Ryan’s new TV show at Kapuso network, “Picture, Picture,” will have at a time slot same as that of Juday’s Kapamilya reality show, “Bet on Your Baby.” Thus, they will be competing against each other for viewership. Second, Juday is pregnant.

My source recently interviewed Ryan who reportedly said he is happy over the prospect that their boy, Lucho, would soon be a sibling-to-be. This is the reason Juday has slowed down in her work. ”I’m not saying it’s definite. But chances are, we’d have a new baby soon,” my informant quoted Ryan as saying.

On their being competitors as TV hosts, Ryan reportedly said it is no big deal because ever since, both of them have treated each other fairly and gamely, professionally speaking.

“Kumbaga, walang personalan at pikunan. Trabaho lang, aside from expecting the best from both of us,” Ryan was also quoted as saying.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Not nominated at Asian TV Awards [/box]By the time this issue comes out, the results of the Asian TV Awards in Singapore would have been announced. Curiously, eight of the major nominees from the Philippines come from GMA-7 network, except Kris Aquino (Best Female Variety Host) who’s an ABS-CBN star.

The other nominees were Lorna Tolentino, Best TV Drama Actress for her role in “Pahiram ng Sandali;” Michael V, Best TV Comedy Actor, “Bubble Gang;” “24 Oras” and “Saksi,” Best News Program; and “Reporter’s Notebook,” Best Current Affairs Program.

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It’s worth mentioning that in the recent local Star Awards for TV, all the major awardees were from ABS-CBN Kapamilya station, except Marian Rivera (GMA-7) who won the Best Drama Actress trophy for her role in “Temptation of a Wife.” Marian is also a nominee for Asia’s Best TV Drama Actress for her role in the same teleserye.

As a consequence, intrigues that the Star Award body (composed of movie writers) would be embarrassed cropped up. Their Star Award choices were ignored on the international level. Does this mean there was favoritism in favor of ABS-CBN programs?

As a one-time officer of the Philippine Movie Press Club which yearly hands out the Star Awards, I think there was no favoritism. Every award-giving body locally and abroad has its own distinct taste, and so the appreciation of one is different from that of the other.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Is Jessy the new target of John Lloyd? [/box]As the cameras grinded in the latest untitled starrer of John Lloyd Cruz with lovely Jessy Mendiola as his love interest, intrigues popped out: The sweetness of the two at the set seems to have caused a bug-bear to Lloydie’s GF, Angelica Panganiban. Allegedly, Jesse’s the new target of the roving eye of LLoydie.

Jessy’s confidante was certain, however, that the relationship between Lloydie and Jessy falls on a purely professional level. While it’s true Jessy adores him even when she was still out of showbiz being her favorite actor, she never thought of being romantically involved with him. So, Angelica has nothing to worry about.

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Jessy is savoring the success of her teleserye, “Maria Mercedes.” She was recently chosen as the honorary ambassador of a Korean tourism organization in Manila. She has won many Koreans to her side as a result of her successful fund-raising show in South Korea.

Blind Item: Someone who professes to be chummy to a young actor divulged the reason behind the breakup between the actor and his actress-GF. “Nahuli niya ang aktres in an intimate act with a guy,” chum said. She did this also to her new BF. In other words, she’s the unfaithful type.”

Current tidbits: Twice Oscars Best Director (“Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi”) Ang Lee received the Lino Brocka Award in Manila. Cine Manila has recognized Ang as the most successful Asian director in Hollywood. Before he left Manila, Ang said he’ll be back to make a 3-D movie on boxing. It’s about the “Thrilla in Manila,” the classic bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the Philippines in the 1970s.
“People Power” supporters during the EDSA Revolution were reunited at the wake of June Keithley-Castro. She was called the “Voice of the Revolution” for bravely airing over a clandestine radio station what was happening during the revolution that eventually ousted Ferdinand Marcos from power. For hero heroic role in the EDSA Revolution, the former actress-broadcaster was given an award by President Cory Aquino.