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Alex Gonzaga

Alex Gonzaga

When the video of Alex Gonzaga smearing cake on a waiter’s face went viral, I immediately remembered the time my son IC [Mendoza] cohosted TV5’s defunct discuss present, “Juicy,” with Alex.

Again then, Alex was not tremendous well-known but. However even then, she was already an “eksenadora.” Now that she’s approach up there, it’s no shock that Alex will get embroiled in controversies that she thrives on. Her impolite habits in direction of the waiter goes to indicate that fame has dangerous negative effects when not dealt with correctly.

Miss Universe musings

Even when our queen, Celeste Cortesi, didn’t deliver house the crown, Filipino American R’Bonney Gabriel (Miss USA) being named Miss Universe 2022 is victory for us Pinoys one way or the other. She has a hanging resemblance to Eula Valdes and Ryza Cenon.

In the meantime, the pageant’s first runner-up, Miss Venezuela (Amanda Dudamel), is a cross between Alessandra de Rossi and Megan Younger.

The brand new “Miss U” has that Pia Wurtzbach vibe. For positive, she is going to finally have TV commercials and billboards right here in Manila. Viva la ganda Americana y Filipina.

Xian takes inspiration from unfulfilled dream

Xian Lim’s greatest dream was to turn out to be knowledgeable basketball participant. However destiny had different plans, so he ended up in present biz as an alternative. Taking inspiration from his unfulfilled dream, Xian wrote the screenplay of “Whats up Universe” (HU).

The fantasy-comedy, which Xian additionally directed, is a few annoyed baller who’s given an opportunity to reside his dream life in an alternate universe. Displaying in cinemas on Jan. 25, it’s topbilled by Anjo Yllana, Janno Gibbs, Maui Taylor, Sunshine Guimary and Benjie Paras.

HU will make you ponder on the “what ifs” of your life. It is going to prod you to ask, “Why me? Why you? Why not?”

Janno Gibbs

Janno Gibbs


Listed below are quotes from Xian (X), Janno (J) and Anjo (A):

X: I wrote HU as my approach of reminding individuals to not dwell on “what ifs,” to understand what they’ve and understand that their life will not be so unhealthy, in spite of everything.

J: I hope our film will deliver again high quality comedy in cinemas. That is simply the beginning. I pitched a reboot to Viva of our basic comedy present, “Ober Da Bakod.”

Anjo Yllana

Anjo Yllana


A: It’s tougher to make the viewers giggle than cry. In drama, you simply need to internalize the character and, with the suitable background music, you may make individuals cry.

However in comedy, timing is essential. It’s a must to contemplate the sensitivities of your goal market. As a comic, my worry is to return throughout as corny and my punch traces to fall flat.

X: Everybody was collaborative and gave his or her 100% whereas we had enjoyable taking pictures our film. I’ve been watching Janno and Anjo since I used to be younger, that’s why I’m the best way I’m (laughs). I used to be blown away watching them as a result of they didn’t run out of advert libs.

J: For millennials, my and Anjo’s model of comedy is new to them. Comedy didn’t change. What’s humorous earlier than continues to be humorous now, like Tito Dolphy’s outdated movies. We simply added a brand new lingo and adjusted the presentation to maintain up with the instances.

A: My greatest what if is “What if I didn’t settle for Tito Douglas Quijano’s supply to hitch present biz when he found me whereas I used to be a participant for San Sebastian? And what if I pursued my dream to be a PBA participant, the place would I be now?”

J: I don’t deny that I had a bout with extreme melancholy. It reached some extent the place I needed emigrate to Australia with my household. However I’m in a greater place now.

From left: Micaella Raz, Angela Morena and Stephanie Raz

From left: Micaella Raz, Angela Morena and Stephanie Raz

Horny drama concerning the ‘green-eyed monster’

An ex of mine coined a humorous time period for jealousy assaults: SJ (Selos Jealous). That green-eyed monster is what the film “Panibugho” (now streaming on Vivamax) is all about.

The attractive drama, directed by Iar Arondaing with artistic producer Roman Perez Jr., options real-life sisters, Angela Morena, Stephanie Raz and Micaella Raz. Their sizzling main males are Benz Sangalang and Kiko Estrada.

It’s a story of three sisters and one man who turns their world the wrong way up. Watch how jealousy turns them into sinister sisters.

Listed below are quotes from Angela (A), Benz (B), Iar (I) and Kiko (Okay):

A: We weren’t allowed to speak in Taglish on the set. Our dialogue within the movie is pure and deep Tagalog, so even off-cam, we needed to get the texture of it.

B: Once I really feel jealous, I inform my woman about it. I don’t like enjoying thoughts video games and pretending to be cool about it after I’m not.

I: The three ladies had an performing workshop. We didn’t embody Kiko so that they wouldn’t really feel cozy with him. The experiment labored as a result of through the shoot, ramdam mo na ‘di pa nila kilala si Kiko. So pure ang performing nila. That was essential as a result of Kiko portrays a stranger who barges into the sisters’ house.

Okay: I play a grey character … a bida-kontrabida who’s neither good nor unhealthy. I needed to lower my hair and develop a moustache for my position.

A: My sisters and I didn’t discuss to one another previous to our scenes so we may internalize our roles. It was heart-wrenching to make them cry, however I needed to do it.

I: Our movie has components of fireplace, water and darkness. As you observe the characters carefully, you anticipate their feelings exploding. It explores totally different types of jealousy in Pinoy tradition.

Christine Bermas

Christine Bermas


Extra motion than attractive scenes for Christine

Lunar-powered creatures unite within the attractive thriller, “Nightbird” (NB), which is now streaming on Vivamax. Directed by Regulation Fajardo, it’s topbilled by Christine Bermas, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Arron Villaflor, Felix Roco and Sid Lucero. Watch how evening owls on the prowl turn out to be tipsy ever after as they reside as much as their mantra, carpe noctem (seize the evening).

Listed below are quotes from Christine (C), Aaron (A) and Mark (M):

C: In contrast to in my earlier movies, I’ve extra motion scenes than attractive scenes in NB. I had in depth coaching on the best way to maintain a knife. It’s tougher to do motion than love scenes as a result of it requires full-body power. It’s extra bodily, whereas intercourse scenes are extra sensual.

A: Our movie can function a cautionary story to the younger and the stressed who’re hooked on so many vices. It is going to make them understand that they need to pay for the sins of the flesh finally.

M: I don’t miss my matinee idol “Gwaping” days, however I’m grateful for that stage in my profession. I’ve advanced from it. I’m a greater model of myself now, bodily and mentally.

C: If I might evaluate my main males to a hen, they’re all like eagles. Within the gang rape scene, they didn’t cross my boundaries.

A: I received depressed when my profession appeared prefer it was going nowhere. So I discovered a solution to reinvent myself. I’m having fun with my transformation as an edgier actor. I’m recreation to do frontal nudity if it’s wanted within the story.

M: Our movie known as “Nightbird” as a result of identical to it, Christine is a mysterious magnificence. It’s additionally as a result of its riveting story occurs in a single evening.

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