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Guess What (Dec 20-26 2013)

By MARIA CARMELA I. QUINTO

There is no place like Manila.

This is how Filipina actress-turned-DJ Patricia Javier (real name:  Genesis Capalan) thinks of the Philippines. She keeps coming back to the land where her dreams slowly turned into realities.

Patricia started acting in 1993 in the youth-oriented how, That’s Entertainment.  Under the care of the iconic talent manager German”Kuya Germs” Moreno, she rose to fame together with other actresses such as Francine Prieto, Ara Mina, and Maricar de Mesa.

 

The San Diego-based mom of two boys is back in the homeland for a vacation but at the same time, she will share her new talent as well. Today, she goes by the name DJ G Love – a DJ-singer for fashion shows and other events. Apart from her party moves and grooves, DJ G Love works as an aesthetician by day – someone who does skin care for dermatology clients.

In a radio interview by Kuya Germs, DJ G Love admitted that she sure misses all the acting and that is why should there be any good offers during her stay, she will definitely indulge in the world she once lived – showbiz.

We recall Patricia as very much sought-after sexy actress during the early 2000s, and DJ G Love is not quite sure whether she could still say yes to steamy roles. However, she is very much open to the idea of doing “motherly” roles.

After years of speculation, finally the confirmation is out from the horse’s mouth.

We are referring to the Vic Sotto-Pauleen Luna “affair,” and at long last Vic admitted on national television that Pauleen is the girl who owns his heart.

In an interview by the King of Talk Boy Abunda, Sotto crossed boundaries when he guested on ABS-CBN’s Bandila. Sotto granted an interview as part of the promotion of his Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, My Little Bossings. The movie stars Sotto, Ryza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino-Yap, son of Kris Aquino and estranged husband James Yap.

Towards the end of the conversation, Boy asked that if he were to open Vic’s heart, whose name would be etched on it.

It took a while for him to answer the question, but finally said,  “Pauleen.”

Vic, 59 and Pauleen, 25 have always been the most talked-about May-December affair in Philippine entertainment.

Who knows? Maybe this time Vic would be ready to get married for the second time.

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The way the recent storyline goes, multiplies if you like, it does seem inevitable that the hit daily series, Be Careful With My Heart, is up for another extension – until February 2014 at least, according to unofficial reports. 

Nowadays, the newly-married main characters -- Sir Chief (Richard Yap) and Maya de la Rosa (Jodi Sta. Maria) -- are fully immersed in family life, while the three kids hurdle both the excitement and challenges of growing up.  To top it all, it could only be a matter of time (I mean, of a few more episodes) before the couple announces to the household that a new baby Yap is on the way. And while this “infanticipation” evolves, who would know if and when Maya’s parents, Arturo and Teresita, are reuniting? Will Maya’s sister, Kute (Aiza Seguerra), give her blessings?

Yup, Be Careful is not going away anytime soon.  But what about the viewing public, particularly those who would have been happy and content, even grateful, if the network fittingly drew the curtains on the series and thanked the nation’s patronage with the wedding of Sir Chief and Maya?  You and me, for instance?

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I just don’t understand why comedy, as a form of art on television, too often banks its laughter-eliciting success on human physique or facial makeup. 

Take top comedian Vice Ganda of ‘Gandang Gabi, Vice! fame.  In the show’s segment featuring the participation of a member of the audience, host Vice always has to make a laughing stock out of a person’s weight, heavy or otherwise.  Or height.  Or a Jay Leno-like chin.  Or any other physical attribute that Vice sees as an imperfection and, therefore, bankable.

I think it’s one thing to ridicule, in the spirit of fun or not, a celebrity who, after all, is ‘public property,’ (ever heard of … “good or bad publicity is still publicity” in showbiz?).  And quite another to find crass humor in an ordinary person’s physical deficiency as the subject faces the camera -- live on national television.