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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Did She Give It To Him?

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The production department of a major network is abuzz with talk re the latest on the network's prized star, PS. PS had a recent confrontation with a relative and the argument had left her hurt and confused. She wanted to unleash and cool it off and decided to go to the place of her special male friend MF. It was her first time to have done so.

A day later, her relative found PS. They talked, settled peacefully and finally went home. PS resumed work as if nothing happened. But not without the staff talking.

People were asking themselves what really happened when she spent the night with MF? Was it just an innocent sleepover? Or had she finally made a pact with MF?

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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Singing Princess' Saga Continues

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A few weeks ago, young singer (YS) and cute actor (CA) made everyone smile because the fans felt that something real was finally happening between them. YS has always lived a sheltered life and her parents have kept her well-guarded. However, this arrangement would have been okay if YS were still in her teens but she is almost a quarter of a century old. YS even wished for freedom and people hoped it would be granted. Sometime ago, CA showed that he was up to the challenge of courting YS by visiting her at her home, like a true gentleman should.

Unfortunately, the guardians of YS are not so keen on CA, and this stand was strengthened all the more by stories circulating around regarding CA's secretly flirting with other girls. Another story allegedly pointed to YS and CA as already having a secret relationship. Sensing the dangers involved, the camp of YS resolved that there would no longer be a third movie for the both of them. The possibility of YS's falling more deeply in love with CA in the course of the shooting is so great, and that's something they can't afford to risk for anything.

But by a sudden twist, CA seemed to have lost zeal in pursuing YS. His camp said CA only succumbed to the pressure of his network and her management to attend YS big event. CA did not feel like showing up due to his frustration as he felt that YS did not fight for their relationship.

Some viewers who were at the event claimed that CA seemed to be not at par with the giddiness shown by YS towards him. They thought that CA was stiff and seemed annoyed when YS poked fun at his responses. They even felt that something was not right and that the “kilig” factor was superficial.

Nonetheless, the fans were ecstatic to see them together. The saddest part to this saga could have been CA's confession to YS that he was already staying away because he could no longer handle the situation they were put into. After this private farewell, YS burst into tears.

But no matter how small the chances, all is not lost though. Heard from the grapevine that both YS and CA will iron out the conflict soon.

Anyway, whatever they decide on, it is hoped that everyone should respect their decision (including their rabid fans who will argue with reporters who often write about the pitfalls of their relationship)

Will fairy godmother finally grant the desires of the hearts of these two star-crossed lovers? The days ahead will reveal the future of this much-talked about love story of the Princess and her Prince Charming. Will the Princess shed tears of joy this time? 

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sorry, We’re Not Buying

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Media Executive (ME) instructed a member of her staff (HS) to present a marketing proposal for a high-end automobile brand. In exchange for featuring the brand in its various magazines, ME requested for a car. HS did her part and delivered what was expected. However, the automobile company rejected the offer. ME got irked when she heard the explanation and rejection of HS. ME reprimanded HS and berated the staff for not doing the work properly.

Perhaps feeling slighted by the rejection, ME just wouldn't budge. She did the unexpected and decided to do the presentation herself and again, requested for the ex-deal. Sadly, the car company was firm in its decision and declined the offer the second time around. ME left very disappointed and embarrassed. As the head of the company, it is not in her job description to do what she did for she has a staff to take care of such matters. And yet, even she got rejected. Certainly, the act only made ME look cheap and desperate.

Well, at least, ME gave it a shot. However, getting mad at the staff was uncalled for. Did not ME realize that the automobile company might still be trying to re-establish itself after it closed shop some years ago? Hence, exchanging one of their cars for ad placements did not seem like a sound investment at that point.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Excited Screen Partner

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Young actor (YA) was too drunk to drive home after the drinking lasted until early morning. Instead of attempting to drive himself home, he did the smart thing by asking someone to drive for him to bring him home. As the friend got on the wheel, he smiled when he saw women stuff at the backseat. There were even pairs of shoes. Obviously, YA did not own any of these things. Coincidentally, a screen partner (SP) sent YA a message stating that she wanted to get her stuff later that night. SP also asked if she could sleep at YA’s pad.

The friend again smiled at SP's  message and wondered why she wanted to be with YA that night. Rumors have it that YA possesses something interesting. Does that something make SP excited? Whatever it is that makes SP fond of YA will keep us guessing. However, just recently, YA denied that something other than friendship is happening between him and SP. This comment of SP disappointed many fans hoping that their partnership in an afternoon soap would result to something real. SP and YA do look good together. SP added that both of them are looking forward to getting paired off with other performers.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

It's My Birthday


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Chatterbox Newcomer Exposes Pal's Secret

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Teen actor (TA) and blooming young actress (BY) are making a splash as screen partners in a fantasy series. TA and BY are in their mid-teens and started quite early as child star performers. TA's father used to be part of a popular dance group in showbiz decades ago. Both TA and BY began their careers with another network before getting lead roles in a soap currently airing in their present network. Meanwhile, they have a friend, chatterbox boy (CB), who was discovered in a tv commercial, and like TA and BY had also done lead roles on TV soap. CB exudes a certain charm on screen that makes him ideal to play sidekick or best friend of the lead actor.

As the soap began airing and tapings were done regularly, both TA and BY admitted to getting closer to one another. Gradually their closeness developed into something more serious. TA and BY were falling in love and have kept their relationship a secret. Presently, both are aware that they are not yet allowed to get into a bf-gf status owing to their very young age. Then, CB for reasons only known to him told BY's parents about her having a relationship with TA. BY's parents were so upset upon learning of the affair, and worse, having everything hidden from them. The parents think both were too young to get into anything serious, believing that such a relationship might distract them from their careers.

Naturally, TA felt betrayed by CB. He thought they were friends all along having been working together in the series. He never thought for a second that CB would squeal on them. TA felt so bad that he wanted to get even. And he did so by revealing CB’s “dirty little secrets” to their friends. Secrets that are so sensitive involving non-showbiz and innocent people.

Sadly, at their young age, TA, BY, and CB are already caught in the web of secrets, mistrust, and betrayal.

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Letter from a Reader: Wrong Credit

Assunta de Rossi-Ledesma, 2012 SONA 

Assunta de Rossi-Ledesma, 2011 SONA

Dear Fashion PULIS,

I am an aspiring fashion designer. I built my clientele over the years thru referrals without using and hiring any PR to do it for me. I am a one-woman show.

I have no paid advertisement to any form of media except some features in Bridal Magazines. Those were struggling years indeed, that paid off eventually in the end.

It is a great experience and pride to get noticed by celebrities and other high-profile personalities and  get me to make clothes for them.

One of them is my friend Assunta de Rossi - Ledesma who tasked me to create gowns for her for the  SONA 2011 and 2012.

Both gowns were featured in Stylebible.ph, and I was quite proud of that. Being new in the fashion industry, having my creation featured in that fashion magazine was certainly big an achievement.  However an "error" was committed as the dress was credited in favor of Mr. Rajo Laurel.

I hate to think that this is a common practice done by some known and pompous designer towards a fellow designer of my status.

I am sharing this with you so that other designers will be forewarned. This negligence that has not been rectified may cause me to lose opportunities.

Thank you very much, Fashion PULIS for taking the time to accommodate this letter in your blog.

Respectfully yours,
Sheryl Vicente

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Along the Path of Recovery

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When she says she has moved on, this martyr actress (MA) means it. Recently, some reporters were stunned by the openness of MA in sharing stories about her previous relationship. MA said she would see used rubber in the trash bin in her ex boyfriend's pad. When she would ask her ex-boyfriend (EB) about it, he would come up with several reasons and stories that were obviously just alibis. MA shrugged off these episodes and suppressed her doubts because she loved EB that much. MA lived through all the stories of the philandering EB for the sake of their relationship. Except for this story, MA never really spoke of the sufferings she endured in her relationships with him.

Meanwhile, these past months, EB has downplayed his playboy image and all his press releases have focused on his career plans. In contrast, MA has indeed moved on by finding comfort in the arms of a loving actor.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Must Show Her Worth

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This controversial winner (CW) of a recently concluded contest is being hounded by issues about her winning. First, some fans are not happy that CW topped the voting. They felt that the other contestants were better and far more deserving. CW said that there would always be haters and admirers and she just can't please everybody. Second, a report said it was easy for her votes to be cast because her family owns a franchise of a telecom business. And to drum up votes for CW, their telecom franchise allegedly had to launch a promo wherein prizes such as free load and a DSLR camera were given up for grabs. These issues showed how far her camp would go for the win. Still more controversial issues  surfaced, as shared by a reader to Fashion PULIS:

First, there's a story about how CW seemed to have been infatuated with a boy from her campus (the FB link to prove this seems to have been deleted already), which she claimed to have run after for quite a while. Thus, she was then branded as "boy-crazy." However, she denies she actually felt something for a fellow housemate. Second, CW is not in good terms even with a family member as she sees him quite “weird,” even though he is accomplished in his own right. There's also talk about how CW allegedly used money to pay for all the contests she joined in to make sure she'd win the slot. The worst part, according to the FP reader is how CW allegedly misused the funds allotted to her as a public servant.

As soon as CW can prove she can gather the fans and the fame to sustain her in the business, then by all means, these controversies will simply die a natural death. Of course, unless her handlers think the negative publicity can be good for her career. Do you think CW was deserving to be the big winner, and will she rise up to the challenge to be as popular as the winners of the previous seasons?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

She Gave Up on Her Man

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Have Athletic Actor (AA) and Award-Winning Actress (AW) called it quits after all they went through? The couple allegedly had a major quarrel a few days before a major event of their network. AA and AW reportedly ignored each other during the event. Some of AW’s friends were overheard saying "it" was over and that AW even has a new suitor already. Friends were also teasing AW and another young actor that night. Later on, some people saw AW and that young actor dating.

This development is indeed sad. Sometime ago, stories had it that AA’s family did not like AW, who has a reputation for being overly friendly with boys. However, AA remained steadfast and fought for their relationship. Of course, this fighting became literal at one time. At the start of their relationship, AA got into a fistfight with another actor who thought he could get away with flirting with AW.

At the moment, AA is still hoping that he and AW could still patch things up. But apparently, any reconciliation is far from AW's mind. It seems that she has already decided that there will not be another chance. While AA and AW have yet to speak up, someone close to AA has sent cryptic messages via a social networking site. Words like “relationship killers,” “trust issues,” “assumptions,” “jealousy,” “lack of communication,” among others were included in the message. Are these in reference to the end of the relationship of AA and AW?

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Little Asia


BEEF TENDERLOIN ROLLS WITH CHEESE IN TERIYAKI SAUCE
  Rolled sliced beef with chopped vegetables and cheese sauteed in authentic teriyaki sauce

FRIED GREEN BEANS
  Stir-Fried Green Beans with Ground Pork, Black Mushrooms and Onions

EMPEROR’S FRIED RICE
  Chinese Chorizo, Diced Chicken, Shrimps, Leeks, 
Lettuce, Carrots, Green Peas and Eggs

 MIXED SEAFOOD IN CLAY POT
Fish Fillet, Squid, Shrimp, Fish Balls, Tofu and Crabsticks Mixed
 with Vegetables Simmered in Whole Garlic and Onion Leeks

KOREAN BEEF STEW
  Braised Australian short ribs simmered in our special Korean beef broth 

Velvet Prawns with Caramelized Nuts  
Sautéed prawns with caramelized cashews   

Combination Chow Mein
Stir -fried lo mein with beef, pork, chicken, squid, shrimps and vegetables

LITTLE ASIA'S APPETIZER SAMPLER
  Prawns Wrapped in Bacon, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Shrimp Curls, 
Indian Minced Meat Samosas and Golden Pouches

Little Asia’s Crispy Chicken
House special crispy chicken with our savory gravy

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Unexpected Rage of the Singer

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When the young diva (YD) visited her former show for the promotion of her latest endorsement, people already noticed she was not in a good mood.

While she waited in the dressing room, YD was informed that her favorite makeup artist (MUA) would not be around to attend to her. MUA was not informed early enough that YD would be in the show.

Hence, it would be the in-house makeup artist (IM) who would prep her up. As expected, the absence of her MUA added to YD's foul mood.

But of course, YD could not just flare up knowing that she had an image to protect. The presence of other performers in the dressing room further made it all the more difficult for her.

When her makeup was done, YD went to the restroom. She was followed by her mother to help her fit into her gown.

Within minutes, YD was overheard screaming and cursing at her mother. She was ranting at how bad her makeup was, and that it did not fit her gown at all. She added that she looked ugly.

Few minutes after, she came out wearing casual clothes instead of the gown. Turned out, this outfit was more appropriate for her promotional number with the two other singers.

What could have brought YD's rage that day? Was her anger really just about her makeup? Or was she sending a strong message to her mother with whom she's reported to have had a tiff lately?

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pretentious Behavior of the Actress

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Struggling actress (SA) had already made the rounds of networks. SA changed her screen name and switched managers. Soon after, she changed image and graced the covers of magazines. She had her share of  controversy, including a big one which involved a lead actress SA was doing a teleserye with. But such was still insufficient to make an impact for people to remember her.  In other words, SA is still having tough luck in local showbiz. Could this situation have something to do with her attitude?

In a big event/contest sponsored by an entertainment magazine, SA made it to the top list. During the interview, she was asked how she felt to be included in the top choice. Her reply caught the reporters off guard. SA said in a rather arrogant manner that she had no idea why she was even included in the list because she believes she is not at all beautiful! The people who heard her thought SA was a bit too arrogant. They felt the false humility in her answer since a simple “thank you” would have sufficed.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dating Models

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Female model (FM) and male model (MM) were recently spotted together at a bar. The two have one  thing in common: both are healing from broken relationships. Hence, there was nothing to worry about them being seen together. The second thing they share is that they came from high-profile relationships, which were rumoured to be leading to marriage at its peak. The third element is that their former partners were an item during their teens. How ironic!

Anyway, at the bar, MM was his usual sociable self. Despite the language barrier, he made it a point to talk to another female guest at the bar. Within minutes, FM interrupted their conversation. The guest took that as a cue to stay away from MM. The guest wondered if something was developing between FM and MM. Why was FM territorial that night, anyway? Who would not be? MM is one hunk who always looks good regardless of what he wears, and MM has no qualms about being emotional on cam. Besides, she can very well match the height of MM.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Bad Attitude

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Whenever local artists have a show abroad, they are expected to be accommodating and warm to their fans. Most Filipinos living overseas value the fact that they are able to watch teleseryes, variety shows, and other programs close to home. These shows actually increase the recall of the local artists and whenever they go abroad, they cannot escape the notice of their fans.

Take the case of a romance-comedy actress (RC), who has gained fame by portraying underdog roles and clicking onscreen with one of the hottest leading men of her network. In real life, RC found a match with a hunk of their network. Sometime ago, the station organized a show in one of the cities that is heavily populated with Filipinos.

Some fans requested if they could meet the talents of the network. The mother of one of the fans wanted to meet RC in person. Their contact instructed them to go to the hotel where the stars were staying. At the lobby, the fans saw other talents who gamely posed with them for photos. The atmosphere was festive because all the performers were gracious and accommodating except for one. Right! Although RC was there, the fans noticed she was not mingling with the crowd. In fact, they all felt she was a snob and did not exert any effort to be pleasing to the fans.

The mother of the fan approached RC and politely asked if she could have a picture with her. RC just stood like a dead tree and did not even acknowledge the elderly. The fan and her mother felt that RC was irked over some matter. At any rate, the mother even thanked RC and again, RC did not bother to acknowledge. The fan then told her mother that RC had no right to act that way because she was not yet famous. The rude behavior then made the fan and her family vow never to patronize any project of RC.

Although this incident happened sometime ago, the fan and her family can still recall the shabby treatment RC gave them. Since that time, RC was able to reach the position of being a favorite talent of the network. However, it's been taking a while for her to appear on primetime as her last teleserye ended almost year ago.The longer it takes for her to appear on the evening slot, the greater is the chance that her luster will wane.

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Bench Open Casting Call


Male and Female Models Wanted!
Date: July 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Venue: Edsa Shangrila Hotel, Isla Ballroom
Registration starts at 11:00 AM.

Fusing Function with Fashion


I am so satisfied with my new Dell laptop. Dell unveiled its ultra-portable XPS 13 laptop, the most compact 13.3-inch Ultrabook featuring an edge-to-edge glass, near “frameless” display, all-day battery life. It is so cool because I'm able to do more without fear of my laptop shutting down. Yes, a superb overall user experience.

I can say that my new Dell XPS 13's design is just beyond beautiful. I love to tinker with prettty gadgets, inspires me to work more to get more things done. And the thin and sleek size makes it very easy and convenient for me to bring it anywhere, as I am a very mobile person.

Blogging has since been a walk in the park, as Dell delivers powerful performance and screen space into a compact body, to the carbon fiber base that is lightweight and cool to the touch, with bigger screen size yet it's still the same size. Awesome.

Always up to date, it keeps my email, contacts, calendar and social networks up to date, even when my XPS 13 Ultrabook is in sleep mode. There's less hassle updating programs, because its technology' does it automatically.

With ordinary unit, the monitor turns off when it is kept idle for long. And then when you want to use it again, it takes time for the screen to re-appear. With Intel technology, the laptop 'wakes' up faster, it's never delayed

With Dell, fashion and technology are not far apart but closely interwoven. And in instances like this event, are linked like peas in a pod. What great experience!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Keeping His Confidence

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The behavior of a controversial singer turned actor (CS) could no longer escape the notice of people around him. CS is a very talented performer. He was given acting breaks initially because he is part of a popular group. When the production saw that CS could indeed act, he got more assignments. Eventually, CS was linked to several young actresses, and the press had a field day covering their relationships.

However, CS also had his share of the usual publicity, that success has gotten into his head. His defenders were there to counter that such rumors were false. Another story is that people who know CS are afraid that he might lose his voice at the rate he is indulging in a not so-good habit. Allegedly, CS always takes something before he can perform at his gigs. One time, while he was performing onstage, CS was noticed to seem to not be in control of his movements. Some viewers speculated that he might have taken too much of something that made him extra-hyper.

Is it possible that CS is under a lot of pressure for him to resort to such behavior or is he plainly living up to the stereotype of the rocker, which can eventually ruin his career?

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TV5, Its Stars and Shows - What's Ahead?


It was just two years ago when TV5 under a new and aggressive control of businessman Manny Pangilinan made a grand debut on Philippine television. What happened after the launch made a big impact on everyone in the industry - insiders, players and observers. Not to mention, the network rivals who did not see the cash giant coming. For people behind TV5 began talking to stars and their managers to offer deals that were just too hard to resist. Star piracy became a daily buzz word and order of the day. For truly, they walked the talk, and the industry was jolted like never before. TV5 projected an endless cash flow image to whoever it sees fit to engage in their network.

Stars and their managers were all agog, quick to the draw, sending feelers that they were available for a deal of a lifetime. And who wouldn't be blown away by sky-high talent fees, four to seven times bigger, laid beautifully before anyone willing to be tempted.

And so it went. Stars, both popular and has-been knocked at MVP's door, signed up and were stamped a new name - Kapatid, TV5's new catchword. Soon they were given projects, and cameras began rolling. Everyone was happy and excited. Everything was just too good to be true. TV5 produced shows for their new talents. But it ended there.

After two years, came the painful, horrifying truth: TV5 is losing money - by the billions. The reason is a dead give-away: hardly anyone is watching their shows. Rating is single digit. No audience. No advertisers. Their stars remain unpopular, and worse, those whose stars were still shining prior to the transfer have dimmed soon after. What gives?

With the exception of some: Talentadong Pinoy, Who Wants to be a Millionire, Face-to-Face, the rest of TV5 programs leave a lot to be desired. One viewer's collective assumption says it all: "Shows are stupid, mediocre, shallow, lack creativity and are devoid of quality. TV5 is banking on the idea that all Filipinos are stupid and poor."

Suddenly it dawned on everyone that it's not just the stars that guarantee network profitability. Indeed, some serious thought could have been done prior to executing major decisions. They focused on contracting has-beens at mind-boggling talent fees, but forgot to hire competent minds to run and get the shows going. That was the biggest blunder. No production can make a show succeed if it lacks the skills of brilliant and creative writers, talented directors, and all the right minds that will ensure the quality and content of the program. Otherwise, the show is doomed.

Stars have to be packaged with utmost caution and foresight, to know their professional strengths and weaknesses not just give them projects without thought and study. They should be given regular workshops to further hone and fine-tune their skills. Competition is getting harsher by the day, no one is sacred to be spared.

Rival networks like ABS-CBN and GMA invest so much in their talents and creatives. Not only are workshops done on a regular basis - both the shows and the stars - especially those from Kapamilya are aggressively marketed locally and globally. These translate to not a few endorsements and international projects for the deserving ones.

The planned buying/merging with GMA7 sounds not a brilliant idea if done for the wrong reasons. Doing it to limit and restrain the competition may not be good enough as everyone knows how globally well-placed, unstoppable and aggressive ABS-CBN can be.

What TV5 should do instead is to hire the best minds and pay them accordingly. Along with directors, it's about time that writers, these unsung heroes, are given their just dues.

What about the stars' gargantuan talent fees? I should say that anything or any work that is solely motivated by money will not bring in the best desired results. Proof? It's so close to home, no further proof is needed.

That is why their upcoming star search called Artista Academy with yet another mind-boggling twenty million-peso pot for the top prize sounds like another disaster and embarrassment waiting to happen. Nothing, certainly not the lure of that kind of money can bring out the best talent in anyone, unless talent is properly motivated, nurtured and expertly handled.

We really wish the best for TV5. Mr. Pangilinan has definitely shown to one and all how astute and great a businessman he is. May all his tv investments bear good fruits, in terms of acquiring the best talents and people in the industry.

And these people should better be sure that they deserve to be housed in that P6 billion worth of new TV5 corporate headquarters and studios soon to be completed within the year.

Peta Presents Bona starring Eugene Domingo


BONA starring Eugene Domingo and Edgar Allan Guzman!
Date: September 2, 2012 Sunday
Time: 8pm 
Venue: PETA Theatre

Ticket Prices (free seating in all areas)
1,200 - VIP
900 - Orchestra
700 - Balcony

For reservations/purchase text me 09188006352, or 09178676016

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Not Another Clandestine Meeting at 2:00am


Additional Condiment in the Bag

Image courtesy of www.poctos.com

Some press people visited the location of an audition of a reality contest of a network. The production people entertained the press and offered them food and drinks. Specifically, the press people were given popcorn and drinks. The press enjoyed the treats.

After munching a lot of the snack, one of the reporters shook the bag of popcorn. When the reporter opened the bag, a dead cockroach surfaced amidst the kernels. All the while, the reporter was enjoying the bag of infested popcorn. After the incident, the reporter started to vomit, felt discomfort, and suffered from a bad tummy.

Whether the physical effects were triggered by the psychological suggestion, we will not know. The only thing for sure is that the reporter will be extra careful whenever snacks will be offered by any network. Of course, this incident is not a good way to start the publicity of the latest and grandest brainchild of the newly hired bigwigs of the network.