The last person we expect to be linked to actress-”hot momma” Sunshine Cruz is Kapamilya actor Ejay Falcon. Sunshine is 36, while Ejay is 24. Is Sunshine really ready for a new relationship… and with a younger man?
We all know she has just ended her marriage with action star Cesar Montano. In fact, having their union annulled is in the works, according to sources. Lately, Sunshine has been a regular in numerous blind items, associating her name with Ejay.
The two have worked together in ABS-CBN’s Dugong Buhay, an afternoon soap which ended September last year.
During the press conference of the film Third Eye (of Regal Entertainment) where Ejay is part of the cast, the media took the chance to ask the real score between him and Sunshine. The grapevine says that even after the show ended last year, the two are still spotted going out – as in dating.
However, Ejay countered that while they indeed go out, they do in so as a group -- so fans and anyone else who see them, he added, should not really get all hyped up. He treats Sunshine more like his mother, he pointed out, and intimacy has no place in whatever is, or is not, going on between them.
Another theory on why he is being linked to Sunshine is because he is an action star in-the-making, and she just might be living out a Cesar-Montano hangover in Ejay.
Last time I checked, Mrs. Maya Lim (nee de la Rosa) of the – ho-hum --long-running romantic-comedy TV series, Be Careful With My Heart, is into healthy eating. It came after, all too suddenly a few episodes ago, Maya was all agog over waste management and the education of her household staff on the segregation of compost and pure trash. So what’s next for the mother-of-twins-to-be? We think not even the Be Careful head scriptwriter knows right at this moment. What we know is that it’s getting to be a bore.
Meantime, Maya’s big sister Kute has finally caved in and now extends a more welcoming hand to her ex-estranged father and former philandering husband, Mang Arturo. The script for so, so long .... ho-hum .... called for Kute’s sustained ‘I-still-have-to-learn-to-unhate-you’ stance with him and, conversely, for Arturo’s all-too-solicitous kowtowing to his daughter. Yet, there’s still some holding back on the part of Kute; either that or Arturo himself is still finding his way back into her daughter’s full trust. Whether or not Arturo will be moving back in and regain his post as De la Rosa patriarch is a question worth pondering. But again, it’s getting to be a bore.
But Be Careful’s biggest bores to date are the series’ main stars themselves. Sir Chief and Maya, at best, are getting cornier and mushier by the day. Both are overly consumed by the care, attention, and plenty of sweet-nothings they shower each other. I mean, c’mon folks .... people or couples, realistically, not only love – they also live and go through the motions of what we know as life.
Lest I get misunderstood, I still watch Be Careful occasionally – when I want to get bored for a change.
Filipino film audiences generally fall for romantic-comedy plots, even if some of them do not have happy endings. Take for example Olivia M. Lamasan’s Starting Over Again, which grossed Php200 million on its first showing day Feb. 12.
The movie, which stars Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga, is about letting go of opportunity at the most perfect time and then finding another chance to grasping it again . Directed by an award-winning filmmaker, Starting All Over Again allows the youth to bask in the the talent of Direk Olivia in telling break-up stories with lessons and perfect twists to boot.
According to Star Cinema’s AdProm Manager, Mico Del Rosario, the movie was truly a blockbuster hit because it surpassed the mark which they have set before the premiere.
Lead actress Toni Gonzaga could not be more thankful for the movie’s success. The confidence and trust Star Cinema invested in her was so overwhelming, and having Piolo Pascual as his leading man was a bonus. For Toni, she now sees Piolo in a different way, as she now understands why his leading ladies fall in love with him.
Toni explained that whenever Piolo is in front of the camera, he gives his leading ladies the deep and sincere ‘I-love-you’ stare. This is the first time the two have starred in a movie, and Toni regards Starting Over Again as her most important project to date.
WASHINGTON -- Filipino American news anchor Liz Wahl quit from state-owned television station Russia Today (RT) while she was live on air Wednesday, March 5, telling viewers she could not in conscience work for a network that "whitewashes the actions" of the Russian leadership.
Wahl, who works with the network's Washington DC bureau, is making quite a stir in the social media for her bold resignation in the wake of the current crisis in Crimea.
Wahl, who described her background as Filipino and Hungarian-American descent, mentioned her family history as refugees from Soviet Hungary and the poverty of her mother's family in the Philippines, saying that it has always made working with Russia Today difficult for her.
MANILA -- Filipino American Jessica Cox, the world's first licensed armless pilot, attributes her success to the "Filipino spirit" and said she would always be proud of being a Filipino.
MANILA -- Senator Chiz Escudero said Janet Lim-Napoles should be moved to a regular jail because her continued detention in a special facility would only encourage those who are contemplating to commit crimes in the future.