NAKAALIS na si Jodi Sta. Maria with good friend and favorite make-up artist, Lala Flores, a former beauty queen, too, for this year’s International Emmy Awards na gaganapin in New York City, USA sa November 21.
Jodi, as we all know, is a nominee for best actress in the said international award-giving body for her performance as Amor Powers in the highly-acclaimed series Pangako Sa ’Yo which also topbilled the loveteam of Kathryn Bernardo at Daniel Padilla.
“Mga more than a week din yata kami sa New York,” ani Lala, nang makausap namin siya sa TV shoot ng bagong commercial ni Angel Locsin for Mang Inasal.
Like Jodi, isa rin si Angel sa favorite na artista niyang mine-make-upan, ani Lala. More than 10 years na rin daw niyang kaibigan at katrabaho si Angel.
Excited daw si Lala sa kanyang pagdalo sa International Emmy Awards, since makakasama daw siya ni Jodi, when the latter walks the red carpet, during the ceremony.
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Sayang at ’di namin nakausap si Inah de Leon after the screening of the restored version of the 1983 classic film na Nagalit Ang Buwan Sa Haba Ng Gabi where her mom, Janice de Belen, played the 15-year-old daughter ni Laurice Guillen, who was in the cast, along with Eddie Garcia, Gloria Diaz, Tommy Abuel, Susan Valdez and the late Dindo Fernando.
We could have asked 19-year-old Inah, na bida sa series na Oh My Mama ng GMA7, her assessment of her mom’s performance.
Inah watched the movie, which the late Danny Zialcita directed, with some other sisters.
Actually, isa sa may pinakamaraming attendees na celebrity ang premiere screening ng Nagalit Ang Buwan... Namataan namin sina Direk Jun Lana and film producer and former TV5 head Perci Intalan. Dumalo rin si Ricky Davao, who is no longer just an actor but an ace tv director as well.
As usual, nasa audience si Mon Confiado. Ganundin si Ralph Fernandez. And Direk Maryo delos Reyes, whose currently showing movie na idinirek, The Unmarried Wife, reportedly grossed a cool P17M when it opened in theaters nationwide last Wednesday, November 16.
The Unmarried Wife is produced by Star Cinema and stars Dingdong Dantes, Paulo Avelino at Angelica Panganiban.
Congrats again to Leo Katigbak, who heads the Sagip Pelikula, a department of the C1 Originals and ABS-CBN Film Restoration.
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Ang up and coming actress palang si Alex Godinez ang tinutukoy na posibleng pagselosan ni Sarah Geronimo dahil dati raw itong nililigawan, kung hindi man naging girlfriend din ni Matteo Guidicelli.
Sarah, of course, is Matteo’s current ‘one and only.’
Matteo and Alex are currently doing a movie together.