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Derek, kay Maja naman sasabak!

  • Written by Nel Alejandrino
  • Published in Showbiz
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HOW true kaya, Ian F., that the role as Max, the transgender in the still showing The Third Party played by Sam Milby, was first offered daw kay Derek Ramsay?

Derek, though, had to beg off daw since kasa-lukuyan din niyang gina-gawa ang The Escort noon, co-starring him with Lovi Poe, Jean Garcia and Christopher de Leon.

Of Sam, magaling siya with his performance as lover to, wika nga, an open gay Zanjoe Marudo. Equally good din siya as the boyfriend naman ni Angel Loc-sin, whom he had no idea yet kung anong tunay ni-yang gender.

In any case, we wonder how Derek would have attacked the role kung siya ang gumanap na Max.

By the way, did we hear it right, too, na mag-babalik-Star Cinema si Derek via a movie na ang kapareha niya ay si Maja Salvador?

Star Cinema produced The Third Party. The Escort naman ay gawa ng Regal Entertainment.

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Remember Lolita Rod-riguez, in her time, the foremost drama actress?
She is now reportedly in her 80s.
Formerly a Sampaguita Pictures-Vera Perez Productions contract talent, napangasawa niya ang fellow Sampaguita actor na si Eddie Arenas na matagal nang sumakabilang buhay.
Now married to an American, Lolita reportedly lives in a farm owned by her husband in the US.
She still looks good and ebullient, someone reported.

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Guess for whom John Lloyd Cruz played escort to the recent  Star Magic Ball?
Well, no less than former ABS-CBN president and CEO and now, Chief Content Officer ng network, si Charo Santos-Concio.
The duo were together in the highly-acclaimed movie, both dito sa Pilipinas at ibang bansa, Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left).
Actually, marami ang umasang magkasamang dadalo sa event sina John Lloyd Cruz at Angelica Panganiban. Long reportedly kaput, nakikita sila lately na magkasama. Prompting most everyone na mag-isip na nagka-reconcile sila.
Sayang at wala kaming natanggap na report pa kung sino ang kasama ni Angelica nang dumalo siya sa event.

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What’s the latest about Elmo Magalona, aside form his much-publicized breakup from Janine Gutierrez?
Yes, after two years na naging mag-on sila.
Well, Elmo’s currently featured with his Born For You leading lady, Janella Salvador, yes, in another series, Wansapanataym.
They are paired in an episode in the long-time teleserye.
Isa na ring VJ si Elmo sa MYX.
And only recently, ini-release ng Universal Records ang kanyang first album titled Elmo.
His favorite track is the song Kay Dali na napaka-simple lang daw awitin.
No need to remind you that Elmo’s dad, the late Francis Magalona, was in his time known as Master Rapper, as he could rap like no other.