Natuwa rin si David nang kanyang malaman na magkakaroon ng local version ang American Idol, ang Idol Philippines na malapit nang mapanood with Asia’s Songbird na si Regine Velasquez as one of the judges. Si Regine ay isa sa mga hinahangaang Filipino singers ni David ganundin ang mister nitong si Ogie Alcasid na siyang kumanta at nagpasikat sa awiting “Nandito Ako,” isa naman sa mga favorite Filipino songs ni David na gustong-gusto niyang kantahin.
SA halip na ma-threaten na makakasagupa ng “Cain at Abel” na pinagbibidahan nina Dingdong Dantes at Dennis Trillo ang “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” ni Coco Martin, mas gusto ng Kapuso primetime actors na mag-focus sa kanilang respective roles sa kanilang bagong magsisimulang TV series ngayong Lunes, November 19.
HINDI na lamang isang successful singer-TV and movie star at celebrity endorser ang 22-year-old na ka-loveteam at kasintahan ni Daniel Padilla na si Kathryn Bernardo. Isa na rin itong successful entrepreneur with five branches of her nail spa, ang KathNails by KCMB sa loob lamang ng isang taon magmula nang kanyang buksan ang una nitong branch nung May 2017 sa The Block ng SM-North EDSA. Susundan pa ito ng dalawang branch and counting.
THEA Tolentino has finally appeared in “Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko” as Venus, the former Nathan played by Jason Abalos who is the closet queen husband of Kris Bernal as Rachel. Jason staged his own death, taking his daughter with Rachel along with him. Rachel (Kris) then almost became mad thinking that both her husband and daughter have died and was inconsolable for a while.
BOTH Paolo Contis and Alessandra de Rossi give very relaxed but very heartfelt performances in “Through Night & Day”, the first local movie we’ve enjoyed after “Exes Baggage”. Both flicks are well acted romances but we were not able to guess where “Through Night & Day” was going. It starts as a romcom then forays into something else.
HULU’S ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is an acclaimed drama series that has won awards and we watched it upon the recommendation of a friend. Set in a dystopian hypothetical future where women are so oppressed, an extremist fundamentalist group has overthrown the U.S. government and renamed it the Republic of Gilead that will out-Quaker the Quakers and out-Amish the Amish. They spouse a religious ideology that debunks all other religious groups and comes up with a totally patriarchal and fanatical society where human rights are curtailed and women’s rights are seriously trampled. Civil rights are allowed only in favor of men, who are pictured here as heartless, merciless villains.
BARBIE Forteza is one young star GMA-7 really takes good care of. She’s never without a show for long. Right after “Half Sisters”, she was given “That’s My Amboy”, “Meant to Be” and “Inday Will Always Love You”. “Inday” ended its telecast only last month but Barbie is now quickly given a new show, “Dalawang Mukha ni GuadaLupe”, which is intended to be GMA-7’s opening salvo or first show in the coming new year 2019.
CHANDA Romero started in the early 70s with Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions as a support in the movies of Ate Vi like “Ang Konduktora” (her first movie in 1972), “Now and Forever” and “Dyesebel”. She then went sexy in the controversial “Mga Uhaw na Bulaklak” in 1974 that revamped the censors then and was launched to stardom by Jesse Ejercito in “Sa Kagubatan ng Lungsod” in 1975.