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Dingdong poised to go against Coco

  • Written by Mario Bautista
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DINGDONG Dantes turned 36 last August 2 and he got a great birthday gift, a new primetime series tentatively titled “Alyas Robin Hood”, pairing him with no less than two seductive leading ladies: Megan Young and Andrea Torres. Wonder if his very selosa wife will not get jealous with his sexy co-stars. Their co-stars are Jaclyn Jose, Sid Lucero and Paolo Contis, directed by Dominic Zapata who helmed the action shows Richard Gutierrez did for GMA7 before.

The show is said to be inspired by the hit Hollywood series “Arrow” starring Stephen Amell as a vigilante crime fighter. Dingdong will be accused of a murder he didn’t commit, people would think he died in an explosion, then he comes back as a do-gooder who fights reckless criminals. We won’t be surprised if this would be the one GMA would later  schedule against “Probinsyano”, after “Encantadia” failed to achieve its expected high ratings. If so, it will then be two action-dramas competing with each other. Let’s see if Dingdong would be the guy who’d succeed in knocking down Coco Martin in the ratings game.

Meantime, Dong’s wife,  Marian Rivera, just had her last taping day for her morning talk show. She’ll now have more time to devote to their daughter Letizia who’s now 8 months old and is looking so much more like her dad.


DENNIS Trillo used to just dream of working with Heart Evangelista, his crush. Now, they pay lip service to each other often as husband and wife in the hit GMA Telebabad show, “Juan Happy Love Story”. He also dreams of working with his other crush, Anne Curtis. Now, that dream has also been granted in the movie “Bakit Lahat ng Guwapo, May Boyfriend?” by Direk Jun Lana.

“Oo nga, pinagbigyan ako sa wish kong makapareha rin si Anne at ang unang eksenang kinunan sa amin sa first shooting day pa lang, kissing scene agad,” he says. “Medyo naiilang ako nung una kasi first time namin to work together, pero hindi ko na lang pinahalata at nagawa naman namin nang maayos. Nagkaroon kami agad ni Anne ng magandang rapport.”
What if Direk Jun Lana would require him to also have a kissing scene with Paolo Ballesteros since this is a love triangle movie involving him, Paolo and Anne? “Ewan ko lang kung may ganung eksena but hindi na naman bago sa’kin 'yan. I’ve done such scenes with Jay Manalo in ‘Aishite Imasu’ and with Tom Rodriguez in ‘My Husband’s Lover’, so carry naman ang ganyang eksena, basta sa ikagaganda ng pelikula.”
Dennis’ career is really doing well, both on the big and small screen. He just won a best actor award for “Felix Manalo” and aside from “Bakit Lahat ng Guwapo”, he’s also in Viva’s “Camp Sawi” with Bela Padilla. He’s glad that his current GMA show, “Juan Happy Love Story”, is rating very well on primetime. This week, he has broken up with his mistress, Kim Domingo as Agatha, because he has realized that he’s still very much in love with wife Heart as Happy.
Because of this, Kim is threatening to pull out her share from their car shop business, thereby ending their business partnership. She also threatens that she will tell the proper authorities that Dennis and Heart are just pretending to be husband and wife to get custody of the orphan child Katkat. Because of this, Dennis agrees to maintain their relationship and makes love to Kim who then orders him to file an annulment of his marriage to Heart.


ALL of a sudden, there’s so much publicity about Piolo Pascual. This is because writers were allowed to interview him more intimately during the presscon for his movie with Regal, “Once in a Lifetime”. With ABS-CBN, like in his movie with Dawn Zulueta, writers are allowed to interview Piolo  just during the Q&A while all stars are on stage, so there’s no chance to interview him more closely.
At Regal, he was able to answer and clear many issues concerning him, like his being annoyed by the bashing from the fans of the LizQuen loveteam, his “ang pikon, talo” attitude to those who infer something malicious in his photos with his son Inigo, his decision not to do teleseryes anymore but he’ll do one with Toni Gonzaga as he has previously promised to her that they'll do it after she gives birth. And mind you, Piolo is one of our most articulate stars so it’s really nice to interview him.


DION Ignacio gives quite an impressive portrayal as Jeffrey, the highly possessive young businessman who seems so obsessed with Louise de los Reyes as Pepay in GMA’s well received afternoon show, “Magkaibang Mundo”. He starts as sweet and caring but he has since shown his violent streaks. The way Dion interprets it, Jeffrey seems bipolar with his sudden mood swings and in fairness to Dion, he is very credible in his portrayal of the difficult role.
This week, Dion connives with Gina Alajar as Noreen to have Assunta de Rossi as Amanda get arrested by the cops. But Juancho Trivino as Inoy succeeds in helping Assunta escape to the town of San Isidro. Louise as Pepay and Juancho manage to elude their pursuers and get on a bus that will take them to San Isidro. They get into a lot of exciting adventures on their way while the cops and Dion continue to run after them.         No doubt, their constant togetherness during their trip to San Isidro has made Louise and Juancho much closer to each other, but they continue to try to evade their romantic feelings for each other. Dion almost catches them but they get inside the hollow of a true and hundreds of butterflies magically cover the entrance so that Dion won’t get to see them.