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Heart chosen as endorser for Hollywood designer's boutique

HEART Evangelista is so elated with the warm reception given her by the people of Bacolod when she and
her “My Korean Jagiya” leading man Kapuso oppa Alexander Lee joined them in this year’s celebration of
the colorful MassKara Festival on October 22. Their Negrense fans trooped to the Kapuso Mall Show in SM
City Bacolod.

“Nakakatuwa kasi ang tawag nila sa amin ni Xander is Gia and Jun Ho, the names of our
characters in the show,” says Heart. “Alam nilang pinakasalan ako ni Jun Ho so he could secure his
custody over his nephew and they’re all hoping he will eventually find himself really falling in love
with me.”
    
Among those who performed with Heart and Xander in Bacolod are Iya Villania who plays Gia’s
best friend named Kennedy, and comedian Divine Aucina who plays Gia’s shy and conservative cousin named
Clarissa. They all did  sparkling musical numbers that truly delighted the crowd.
    
The video of Heart feeding Xander with our native delicacy, balut, was also a hit when it was
posted online. Xander is really very brave in trying all sorts of Filipino dishes and Heart didn’t
inform him beforehand what he’s eating.
    
“Nakakatuwa kasi he’s a good sport,” says Heart. “Wala siyang kaarte-arte and it’s obvious he
loves all things Filipino at ready siyang i-try kung anong ginagawa at kinakain nating mga Pinoy.”
    
Heart is also elated that she was chosen by the prestigious international fashion designer to
Hollywood stars, Carolina Herrera, to be the endorser of her line in the boutique she opened in
Greenbelt recently, so don’t be surprised if you’d see Heart wearing one of Herrera’s creation in “My
Korean Jagiya” one of these days.

FROM CORPORATE WORLD TO SHOWBUSINESS

DOMINIC Lim is the youngest director in the stable of Perci Intalan & Jun Lana’s IdeaFirst Company.
Only 29 years, his directorial debut, “The Write Moment”, is now showing in selected theaters as part
of QCinema Filmfest. It’s an offbeat romantic comedy starring comedian Jerald Napoles as a heartbroken
writer who tries to woo back the love of his life, Valeen Montenegro, with a hugot script, but finds
himself getting stuck in the scenes that he himself wrote.

Dominic has a degree in business management from  Ateneo and he worked with the corporate world
for two years after graduation. “But my heart is not in it so I took up filmmaking at the Asia Pacific
Institute,” he says. “Then I joined the Cine Panulat scriptwriting workshop of Direk Jun Lana and
worked as scriptwriter and, later, assistant director for their company’s TV5 horror show, ‘Parang
Normal Activity’. I also co-wrote the script of ‘The Rebound Girl’ for Regal Entertainment and the
indie films ‘Ninja Party’ and ‘Kapitan Basura’. I entered my script sa QCinema Filmfest at sinuwerte
namang makuha at heto nga, palabas na ngayon.”
    
He admits “The Write Moment” is based on his own personal experiences. “In real life, I also
write about my fantasies. When I wrote the script, sina Jerald at Valeen na talaga ang nasa isip ko.
Pareho kami ng vibe kasi nagpapatawa rin ako. During the shooting, they helped me sa batuhan ng ideas
at nakakapaglaro kami sa set.  We’re the only romantic comedy sa QCinema Filmfest at sana, ma-enjoy ng
viewers ang ‘The Write Moment’.”

ALLEN WINS ANOTHER AWARD IN WARSAW

ALLEN Dizon has won best actor awards in other international film festivals before for his films
“Magkakabaung” and “Iadya Mo Kami”. He now wins another international acting award for his performance
in the controversial film, “Bomba”, which was initially given an X-rating by the local MTRCB, later
changed to an R-13 rating upon second review.
    
“Bomba” is written and directed by Ralston Jover and the film garnered the Special Jury Award
last Saturday for the performances of Allen and his co-star, teen star Angeli Nicole Sanoy at the A-
lister 33rd Warsaw International Filmfest. Allen was present in Warsaw, Poland to personally receive
his award, including producer Dennis Evangelista and the film’s writer-director Ralston Jover.
    
Allen played the role of a deaf-mute and he studied sign language to be credible in his role.
Angeli plays a girl who people thought is his daughter but turns out to be his ward and they are
actually illicit lovers. After this, Allen plays the role of a blind cook in “Persons of Interest”,
also helmed by Jover. “Iikutin ko raw lahat ng disabilities sa various roles na gagampanan ko,” he
quips.