A teary-eyed Sarah Geronimo has finally watched on Disney Channel Asia her version of the theme song of the Disney Princess’ The Glow. To Sarah, it’s a fitting Christmas gift as it gave her another milestone in her singing career.
“I really didn’t expect that great opportunity. I do hope it enhances my chance to penetrate the international scene just like famous Broadway star Ms. Lea Salonga and Rachel Ann Go.” Rachel recently won the Best Featured Actress for the role of Gigi in “Miss Saigon” during the United Kingdom Awards Night. “Sana nga I’ll follow their footsteps,” Sarah said.
Meanwhile, Sarah is spending her first Christmas season with her lover Matteo Guidicelli. But Sarah kept mum on what she would give to him as her Yuletide present. In any case, those around the pair said that at this point, no one can destroy their strong and profound attachment.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] Metro Manila Film Festival 2014 forecast[/box]
There are many forecasts on the results of the coming Metro Manila Film Festival which begins on Dec. 25. Many have no wishy-washy conclusion on the possible top three money-making films. As for me, I share the consensus that top three in no particular order will be the entries of Vic Sotto (My Big Bossing with Ryzza Mae Dizon), Kris Aquino-Coco Martin (Feng Sui) and Vice Ganda (Private Benjamin).
But how true are reports that Kris and Vice Ganda have agreed that their starrers will be No. 1 and No. 2 at the box office? Allegedly, no stone would be left unturned in their bid to fulfill their wish. As usual, Vic Sotto is modest in his comments about the chances of “My Big Bossing.”
Vic was quoted as saying, “For me what counts most is for the viewers to fully enjoy my movie. I’ll be extremely happy if they will be joy personified while watching it this Christmas.”
Acting-wise, the popular choice to win the Best Actor Award is Robin Padilla for her starring role in “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.”
[box type=”default” size=”large”]Congress honors Jake Cuenca[/box]
The Philippine Congress has honored Jake Cuenca for winning the Best Actor Award at the Manhattan International Film Festival held recently. In House Resolution No. 1681, the proponent, Representative Eric Olivarez (first district, Paranaque City), stated that the Manhattan film fest is noted for its diverse lineup of films produced by a variety of participants ranging from student filmmakers to the industry’s most accomplished talents.
“It’s fitting to say that a congressional commendation to Jake is our humble and sincere acknowledgement of the pride and honor he brought to our country,” Olivarez said.
The award came at a time when Jake was very disappointed for not winning the Best Supporting Actor award for her role in “Ikaw Lamang” at the Star Awards for TV. Nonetheless, Jake was happy for John Estrada who got the award. John is his friend, and Jake called talks they have a rift are mere gossips.
[box type=”default” size=”large”]Megan finally admits Mikael is her BF[/box]
Even before Megan Young was declared Miss World 2013 in London, she was already romantically linked to actor-TV host Mikael Daez. Yet the duo never admitted that they are lovers. When Megan enplaned back to the Philippines after her triumph in London, she continued to deny that they are romantically linked. And Mikael kept his mouth shut on what is the real score.
However, a few days back, Megan posted on her Instagram account her somewhat silhouette photo showing she is being kissed by Mikael with the following text: “Make every moment counts. Make each memory amazing.” Will there be a Megan-Mikael teamup in a TV or movie project after she relinquishes her throne this month?
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Although Kris Aquino remains loveless, gossip mongers continue to romantically link him with some guys. This time, she is being paired not only with Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga but also with top star Coco Martin. Since Daniel appeared often on the “Kris TV” show and since he admitted that Kris was a big factor why he easily got permanent residency in the Philippines, he’s said to be very special to Kris.
In the case of Coco, his closeness with Kris blossomed while they were filming “Feng Sui.” Kris was at Coco’s side during his Bench controversy, showing her deep concern for him. But Coco laughed at predictions that he would be the man to make Kris pregnant in 2015.
Gab Valenciano was chosen one of the performers at the “You Tube Rewind: Turn Down 2014,” shot in New York, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Rhett and Link joined Gab in the video Anaconda segment. Gab’s fame rose higher when Beyonce imitated his dance move in his past video.
Will Senator Grace Poe run for a higher position in 2016 election? In the latest Pulse Asia survey on the presidential race, Grace climbed to No. 2 spot with 18 percent, second to Vice President Binay who had 26 percent. In an earlier survey, Binay had 38 percent.
In the vice-presidential survey, Grace was at the top with 33 percent. Following her was Senator Chiz Esscudero with 20 percent. Way down below were Senators Cayetano, Trillanes, Marcos and Drilon.
As of this writing, Grace reiterated her stand that she has no plans to fight Binay or any other politicians.