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Angelica says no to elaborate marriage proposal

  • Written by Mario Bautista
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AFTER much speculation as to whether he’ll jump over the bakod or not, John Lloyd Cruz finally signed the renewal of his contract with ABS-CBN. He’ll be with them for three more years. Right now, he’s doing the sitcom “Home Sweetie Home”. He’ll be given a new teleserye and will do two new movies that will pair him with Bea Alonzo and Sarah Geronimo, with whom he has done mammoth hits before. “Medyo natagalan ang pagre-renew kasi naging detalyado ang contract, but I’m now really excited with the projects they have lined up for me for the nextthree years,” he says.
Lloydie dismisses rumors that his relationship with Angelica Panganiban is currently on the rocks. “We just came back from a vacation in the States,” he says. “Nasa New York kami when we got word she won best actress in Gawad Tanglaw and I’m so happy for her.”
At the presscon of “That Thing Called Tadhana”, the movie for which she won best actress, Angelica even declared that she has told Lloydie that if he’d ever propose to her, she prefers it to be simple and private, not like other proposals that are very showy and made in front of so many other people, just like in the case of Dingdong-Marian, Heart-Chiz and John-Isabel. Angelica and Lloydie both know they’re not each other’s first love. Before Lloydie, Angelica was linked to Carlo Aquino and Derek Ramsay. In the case of Lloydie, his first GF was Kaye Abad during their “Tabing Ilog” days as teeners. He has since been linked to the likes of Ciara Sotto, stylist Liz Uy, Ruffa Gutierrez and Shaina Magdayao, but his biggest movie hits are with Bea Alonzo and Sarah Geronimo, who were never romantically linked with him.


FRENCHESKA Farr won in GMA’s singing search, “Are You the Next Big Star”, in 2009. She then branched out into acting and did the movie “Emir” and soaps like “Captain Barbell”, “Kokak”, “One True Love”, “Bukod Kang Pinagpala”, “Binoy Henyo” and “Innamorata”. She now returns to her first love, singing, with the release of her single, “Let My Fire Out”, launched in “Sunday All Stars” last Sunday.  She herself wrote the song.
“This year, I really want to push more my being a singer and performer,” she says. “I also enjoy acting but I feel I need to explore my being a singer more and reach my limits. The song is now available for download in I-Tunes’. We’ve also shot its music video on a beach in Zambales and we’re launching it soon.”
What does she mean when she wrote “Let My Fire Out”? “I composed it a time na may pinagdaraanan ako sa buhay ko. When  I wrote it sa diary ko, dire-diretsong lumabas ang words pati melody at natapos ko agad.”
So is it about her lovelife? “No,it’s more about my family.  May time kasi na naging bumpy ang relationship namin ng parents ko and my only brother.Naging very busy ako with my career, I didn’t give them much of my time, at hindi rin sila masyadong nagsasalita, so we lost touch.
Nagkaroon ng small misunderstandings and I realize we need to communicate more with each other, so 'yun ang let my fire out. I was able to show them the real me at na-accept namin ang pagkatao ng bawat isa.”
She admits she has a boyfriend named Gino Jose, a filmmaker. “He just did a short film, ‘Basaan’, about the feast of San Juan na nagbabasaan ang mga tao. Three years na rin kami.”
So they’ve been on even at the time she was being linked to Gian Magdangal? “Yes. Na-link lang kami ni Gian because we appeared together in the stage musical, ‘Grease’. He remains a good friend.”
She has written five other songs and plans to release them as a full album. Does that mean she’s turning her back from acting? “No, I’m now in ‘Second Chances’ on primetime. I play Penny, the veterinarian friend of Jennylyn Mercado. Enjoy rin naman ako sa acting so puwede namang pagsabayin ito and my singing.”
We notice she’s so tanned now. “Yes, because I love surfing. I surf in La Union and Baler. It’s a great sport and very relaxing.”
Watch out when Frencheska promotes her song, “Let My Fire Out”, and its music video. Meantime, you can now download it from I-Tunes.


SABRINA Mann currently plays contravida to Bianca Umali in “Once Upon a Kiss”. As child stars, they both used to be co-hosts of the award-winning children’s show, “Tropang Potchi”. Doesn’t she mind being a villain to Bianca now? “Okay lang naman po,” she says. “Bata pa ako, gumanap na akong kontrabida as the young Katrina Halili na babaeng ahas, doon sa ‘Darna’ ni Marian Rivera, kaya sanay na rin po ako. Isa pa, 'yung hitsura at dating ko raw, mas bagay talagang pangkontrabida kasi matalim 'yung mga mata ko.”
Of Chinese-Filipino ancestry, she was born in Hong Kong and will turn  15 on March12. She was 7 years old when she won Little Miss Laguna and was quickly cast in her first show on GMA7, “Luna Mystica”, starring Heart Evangelista. Other soaps she did are “Panday Kids”, “Ina, Kinasusuklaman Ba Kita”, “Bantatay”,“Blusang Itim” and “Alice Bungisngis”. She has also done several movies, like“Shake Rattle Roll 10 and 11”, “Huling Pasada”, “Yaya and Angelina”, “Mano Po6”, “Super Inday & the Golden Bibe”, “My Househusband” and “Ang Nawawala”.
In “Once Upon a Kiss”, she plays Wendy, the daughter of Maricar de Mesa. “Dati kaming mayaman pero naghirap na, kaya pinipilit ako ng mama ko na paibigin ko si Miguel Tanfelix kasi mayaman ang family nila. Kaso, mas gusto niya si Bianca kaya gagawin ko ang lahat para apihin si Bianca. Pero off cam, magkaibigan po kami ni Bianca kasi ang tagal nga naming nagkasama sa ‘Tropang Potchi’. Alam naman ni Bianca na ginagawa ko lang ang trabaho ko. Bago ko siya tarayan,nagre-rehearse muna kami kaya, after the take, nagtatawanan na lang kami.”
This week in “Once Upon aKiss”, as a result of the car accident he and Bianca Umali as Ella figured in,Miguel Tanfelix as Prince suffers from internal hemorrhage and fracture, making him comatose. His mom, Mylene Dizon as Giselle, cries a lot and decides to take him to a hospital in Manila for better treatment. Bianca learns about this andsecretly visits the comatose Miguel to tell him to wake up again. But Sabrina as Wendy enters and drives her away. Mylene and her dad Michael de Mesa as King  vow to take revenge on the family of Bianca and make their lives miserable. A fortune-teller tells Bianca that her kiss will be the only means to wake up a sleeping prince, but she doesn’t know where in Manila does Miguel and his family live.