Thursday, September 30, 2010

Big Bang Co-Stars were Secret Lovers for Two Years!

24 year old Kaley Cuoco reveals in Watch magazine that she and Big Bang co-star Johnny Galecki, secretly dated for two years. Their characters in the hit sitcom also dated in the 3rd season but eventually broke up because of Leonard's insecurity.

This is the first time I've ever talked about it, ever. It was a wonderful relationship but we never spoke a word about it and never went anywhere together. We were so protective of ourselves and the show and didn't want anything to ruin that. But that also made it sad, too. That's not the kind of relationship I want-I don't want to be hiding. We couldn't do anything. It wasn't as fun as we wanted it to be. Everyone was always asking, and we deny-deny-denied. And I'm like, "Why am I denying this person that I love?" It took a little bit of a toll on me and I think it did for him, too... We knew how to keep it deep inside and never bring it on that set, ever.

We broke up before the holidays and worked that whole time. We dodged a huge bullet. Dodged a war. But when you're dealing with two professionals who have been working since they were both 4-and who kept their lives extremely private- we didn't want anything other than that.. 

I'm so lucky it was a mutual ending and that we don't hate each other. We've seen that happen on other shows.


Lea Michele Goes Topless in UK Marie Claire

Glee girl, Lea Michele is cover star for the November issue of UK Marie Claire.

Click here for more half-nekkid photos of Lea Michele!

Toni and Mariel: Best Friends Forever?

What really caused the rift between Toni Gonzaga and Mariel Rodriguez?

There has been a lot of discussion and speculation on air and on the net since Toni Gonzaga's revelation that she was not on speaking terms with her now ex-BFF Mariel Rodriguez. Now that both have had a chance to speak, we can begin to piece together the reason behind the rift.

Badmouth Mariel

On September 15, 2010, at the press conference for Toni's then-upcoming TV show Kokey@Ako, Toni reveals that she confronted Mariel after hearing that the latter had allegedly been badmouthing her. Although she refused to elaborate, she did hint in a subsequent interview that there were three instances where Mariel hurt Toni, and that the third was the last straw.

What did Mariel say that hurt Toni? That the former has been referring to the latter as "dokleng" or cross-eyed, according to Pinoy Paparazzi on September 17, 2010. Although unverified, this seems to be the most popular version circulating today.

Another unverified version of the story involved Toni's co-host on "The Buzz", KC Concepcion, aired on the DZMM radio program "Showbiz Mismo" on September 17, 2010. Apparently, Mariel had given KC the impression that Toni was a difficult person to deal with. Needless to say, Toni found out.

Even KC Concepcion was allegedly criticized by Mariel. The actress-host has purportedly said that the Megastar’s daughter is imitating her hosting style when the former guested on Simply KC. According to a source, Mariel said, “Grabe, ginagaya niya ako. Ginagaya niya hosting style ko!” 

Mariel’s remark was heard by a production assistant who immediately told KC about it. The Megadaughter does not confirm or deny these rumors but she was once asked in an interview about the so-called rift between Toni and Mariel. KC said that although she and Mariel text each other, it’s Toni that she’s close with. She added that when it comes to friendship, quality is more important than quantity.

If we take these unverified reports as truth, then we already have two instances accounted for. So what was the third instance?

The Robin-Toni Film

It was late March 2010 when a plan for a Robin Padilla-Toni Gonzaga film was announced. Filming began, but was never finished, apparently due to the fact that a love scene had been woven into the script late in the filmmaking process. Toni didn't want to do a love scene, and Robin didn't want to do a love scene with a leading lady who was in a relationship.

Shortly afterwards, though, plans for a Robin-Mariel film was announced, and fueled speculations that the still unpublicized relationship between the two was the real reason why the Robin-Toni film was scrapped.

Could this be the third instance?

Mariel’s Side

In a tell-all interview with manager and host Boy Abunda in The Buzz, Mariel aired her side and denied all rumors involving her and other Kapamilya stars, particularly Toni Gonzaga. She also answered the malandi issue thrown at her by disapproving fans because of her whirlwind romance with Robin Padilla. Many fans speculated that Mariel moved-in with Robin even before they got married. Many called her malandi or easy-to-get.

An emotional Mariel Rodriguez told Boy Abunda, “Actually, hindi ko alam kung nalulungkot ako o naiinis na ako. They keep saying na mabilis kasi, siguro, sila nagbibilang sila. Kasi kami, hindi naman namin binibilang yung mga araw. Kasi yung mga moment that we spent together, yun yung mga nagma-matter.”

Mariel said she is deeply hurt because she is branded as malandi. “Tawagin ninyo akong malandi... For example, nakipaglandian ako, nakipag-flirt ako, nakipag-live-in ako. Hindi naman ganoon.... Nagkaligawan kami, na-in love kami, nagpakasal kami," said Mariel, who at this point started crying. 

“It hurts me kasi pag-ibig ang naganap sa amin. Hindi naman yun sinadya na maging ganoon, so masakit na tawagin kang malandi,” Mariel added.

Mariel also denied she ever badmouthed KC Concepion or Toni Gonzaga. She said she never had issues with KC. “Bakit naman nilalagyan ng mga tao ng masasamang [isyu]? I don't know what the issue still is. I really don't know, but I have no issue at all with KC.”

Mariel gets emotional again when asked about Toni. "Toni is my friend. I love Toni. So, with everything that's been said, gusto kong maalala yung friendship namin ni Toni for how it was.”

She went further, saying, “It was a good friendship. We loved each other. Kaya nakikiusap ako sana huwag palakihin kasi pinapahalagahan ko ang mga kaibigan ko.” 

She defended herself from attacks branding her as traydor na kaibigan, “Me as a friend, marunong akong mag-value ng kaibigan. Kung meron man pagkakataon na meron akong kaibigan na nasaktan, marunong akong tumanggap ng pagkatalo dahil mali ako. I can apologize kapag alam ko na mali ako. I never said I was perfect but I know in my heart, and I'm sure lahat ng mga naging kaibigan ko at mga kaibigan ko, alam nila na ni minsan wala akong kaibigan na trinaydor. I've been a good friend.”

Endless Love's young Jenny plays the oppressed bida in ABS-CBN's remake of Mara Clara

Big break indeed! Kathryn Bernardo, who played the young Jenny Cruz in Endless Love is thankful to ABS-CBN for giving her the lead role in the remake of Mara Clara.The original Mara Clara first aired in 1992 and starred Judy Ann Santos as Mara and Gladys Reyes as Clara. BTW, whatever happened to that actor who played Gary?


Iza Calzado is Beauty Queen!

Watch the trailer of the upcoming soap from GMA 7, Beauty Queen, which stars Iza Calzado, Katrina Halili and real-life beauty queens Maggie Wilson, Gloria Diaz, and Ms. Universe 2010 4th runner up, Maria Venus Raj.

IIOPIMBT* : Popular Blogger Saab Magalona Does Soap!

Saab Magalona, daughter of Francis M. tries TV once again via Koreana, an upcoming afternoon teleserye on GMA 7. Koreana stars Kris Bernal, Rocco Nacino, and Steven da Silva. According to PEP, Koreana tells the story of a young Filipino-Korean's journey towards discovering her roots, at the same time, fulfilling her personal destiny.

This is not Magalona's first time in acting. In 2008, she starred in the much-criticized, Lipgloss alongside Maxine Eigenmann. She also did some cameos in Kamandag, a telefantasya which her sister Maxene starred in.

* If It's On PEP It Must Be True!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ahnyareeh, Anne Curtis?

“Grabe, ang saya-saya ko! Nakatingin sa akin lahat ng tao! Mananalo na yata akong best in costume!!! Ha? Ano? Hindi ito Halloween Party? SHET, sabi ko na nga ba’t masyadong advance ang kalendaryo ko..”

* photo source

Fringe: Olivia Becomes Bolivia

In the season premiere of Fringe, Olivia Dunham undergoes an experimental treatment intended to replace her memories with Bolivia's.

I've read somewhere that this woman with Olivia was in Deep Throat (the porn movie?)

The treatment seems to be not working and she manages to escape. She takes Henry, a taxi driver, hostage and forces him to drive her to the theater where her group returned to the prime universe but she arrives just as the area is being quarantined with amber. She then goes to Massive Dynamic only to find out that the building doesn't exist.

Andre Royo as Henry

No Massive Dynamic in the alternate universe

Bolivia's partner was made to believe she had a mental breakdown of some sort

Olivia becomes sharpshooter Bolivia.
Alternate Brandon says it's the adrenaline fueled by her escape
that triggered the drugs to take effect and made Olivia forget who she was.

She then asks Henry to take her to what she believes is a safehouse, which turns out to be the house of Bolivia's mother. At this point, Olivia's memories seem to have gone down the drain and is replaced with Bolivia's. She is then taken back to the Fringe Division facility. Henry the taxi driver sees Olivia being taken and felt suspicious. At least, that's what I think of Henry's reaction. I'm certain he's gonna be around for a while. He's most probably the one who'll help Olivia come to her senses and convince her that she's not who she thinks she is, unless Olivia's just pretending to be Bolivia so she can infiltrate the facility under the Statue of Liberty and destroy Walternate's evil plan.

What do you think, Fringe nation?

* pictures are from here

Bela Padilla, Desperate Star?

If Pinoy Parazzi is to be believed, Bela Padilla who recently had a rift with Marian Rivera, is the one who has some serious attitude problems.

Past reports says that according to Padilla's camp, Marian harassed Bela during the taping of Endless Love. Marian supposedly locked Bela in a bathroom and called her bobong umarte and pangit. Marian's manager denied all these reports, saying that Bela is just using Marian para sumikat.

According to Pinoy Parazzi writer Joey Sarmiento, Bela Padilla is not at all what she seems:

Nagrereyna-reynahan? Yap, literally e, ginawa nilang dalawa ‘yon kaya takot sa kanilang dalawa ang halos lahat ng mainstays sa naturang gag show.

Kami noon ang chairman ng screening committee ng Search for Page Image model some years back, kung saan siya sumali at natalo at nag-protesta. She took it personally kaya nang nalaman nilang mag-ina na kasama sa mainstay ang aming talent na si Sofia Sarmiento sa Loco Moco High, every taping day nila itong pinariringgan ng masasakit na salita until nagkagulo na sila sa production.

“Yaiks! Tingnan mo ang kanyang legs, hindi maganda… yaiks, ang skin niya, hindi flawless!”

‘Yan ang ilang mga personal comments na sinabi ng mommy ni Bela kay Sofia point blank. Nagkataon na present din ang mommy ni Sofia nang taping na ‘yon kaya your guess is as good as ours, naghalo ang balat sa tinalupan, so to speak.

Dinuru-duro ng mommy ni Bela si Sofia while hurling invectives against her kaya umiyak nang major-major ang neophyte star. Hindi pa tumigil du’n ang mommy ni Bela dahil talagang kinausap pa niya ang executive producer ng naturang gag show para tanggalin si Sofia just to get back at us dahil kami nga ang kanyang sinisisi kung bakit hindi nanalo ang kanyang anak sa isang search noon.

And same thing happened. Nagpa-presscon din si Bela after all the incidents para makapag-ingay and now, ginawa ulit nila ang kanilang ginawa noon. Nagpa-presscon ulit ang mag-ina para maka-eksena sa Dingdong-Marian relationship.

Now, iniisip tuloy namin. Ganu’n ba ka-desperate ang mag-ina para mapag-usapan lagi si Bela at maging laman ng TV talkshows and print? Dahil kung ganu’ng desperada siyang maging star, baka siya rin ang bida sa mga blind items recently na diumano’y may isang female young star na ginamit ang charm sa isang TV executive para makapasok sa network?

Bela harassing some starlet? Isn't this her story when she told the public that Marian's harassing her, a starlet? Oh well. What comes around goes around, I guess.


How True: Marian calls Venus "Chaka!"

Rumors are circulating about GMA-7's primetime queen and Endless Love star, Marian Rivera calling Ms. Unievrse 4th Runner-Up Maria Venus Raj "chaka". when the latter guested on Show Me Da Manny. Marian was supposedly in her dressing room when she saw Venus and said "Paano naging Ms. Universe 4th runner up yan e ang chaka! Mukhang bakla!"

Ms. Venus Raj, however, denies the rumors.

Rico Blanco Tries TV

photo by blistered skies

Former Rivermaya frontman, Rico Blanco tests new waters as he joins the cast of ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime series Imortal. The singer-musician is now a certified Kapamilya and will be working alongside Angel Locsin, John Lloyd Cruz, and Maricar Reyes.

Blanco says it’s his first time acting for TV and feels it’s quite different. In Imortal, he plays Lucas the bestfriend of Mateo (Cruz). His character will also be trapped in a complicated love triangle with werewolf Lia (Locsin) and vampire Mateo.

Acting is not really new to Blanco since he tried theater before. He actually starred alongside Noel Cabangon and Joey Ayala in Jesus Christ Superstar which was staged in the Music Museum and 70s Bistro. He was also part of Epy Quizon and Christopher de Leon's independent film Nasaan si Francis.

Though Blanco is now a full-fledged actor, he vows never to stop singing and composing songs. It will be remembered that Blanco was the composer of Rivermaya hits Kisapmata, Elisi, Awit ng Kabataan, and Himala among others.