BLIND ITEM: TINATAYANG mabigat ang dinadalang problema ngayon ng isang singer-actor, I dare not to go into specifics kung ano ‘yon. Pero isa ang tiyak, nawawalan na raw siya ng ganang magtrabaho.
Lately, hindi na sinisipot ng ating bida ang kanyang lingguhang programa. Kung dati’y kilala lang siya bilang perennially late, ngayon, ang pinoproblema ng staff ng produksiyon ay kung sisipot ba siya sa show o hindi.
Nito rin daw mga nakaraang araw, this singer-actor has been acting strangely. Hindi na siya lumalabas ng bahay, he’d rather lock himself up inside his house which he shares with his estranged wife and children.
Mas lalo yatang ikinapapraning ng ating bida ang kasado nang plano ng kanyang mag-iina to migrate to another country, kung saan may nabili naman silang ari-arian nu’ng kasagsagan ng kita ng singer-actor. Katuwiran na rin kasi ng matriarch ng pamilya, assignments are few and far between.
Clue? May tatay na aktor ang ating bida, pero hindi pareho ang apelyidong kanilang ginagamit.
MORE THAN 20 years din naming hindi nakita si Vivian Velez, only to see her again, reenergized and in fairness, still lovely. Bahagi si VV sa teleseryeng Imortal ng ABS-CBN, kung saan pinamumunuan niya ang isang pangkat ng mga lobo.
Save for a few added pounds, there’s hardly any physical change in the original Ms. Body Beautiful, such title she has willingly bestowed upon her co-star Angel Locsin. Bigla tuloy nag-flash back sa akin ang Darna days ni Angel with GMA-7.
Unluckily though, hindi sa Darna kinakitaan ni Vivian ng kaseksihan si Angel, but seeing the young actress with much more to offer. Sinusubaybayan pala ni Vivian from beginning to end ang maiden project ni Angel upon her transfer to ABS-CBN, she became an instant Angel fan.
In Imortal, Vivian (Lucille) makes life miserable for Angel. But in real life (hopefully!) dahil kung papayag daw ang Star Cinema ay gustung-gustong idirek ni Vivian ang aktres in her first directorial job. Vivian took directing lessons under Marilou Diaz-Abaya while in hibernation. She had a writer-classmate who convinced her for the Lucile part, which she later said yes to.
It’s so refreshing to see Vivian back in the fold, this time with a vengeance via her portrayal of a contravida role.
FOR ITS 15th anniversary special, Startalk TX is branded VX3 (five times three equals 15) kung saan it goes back to the fundamentals of journalism.
In basic news writing, hindi na alien ang tinatawag na 5W’s and one H. These are what, who, when, where, why and how. At least three stories pose each of the questions, may kaakibat na sagot sa mga ito, pero alin du’n ang dapat paniwalaan? Startalk TX VX3 challenges the viewers’ judgment via its handle of stories and issues na tanging ang naturang programa lang ang nakakagawa all these years. Make it a date on October 23!
TALIWAS SA SAPANTAHA ng marami, Willie Revillame’s resurrection via TV show on Kapatid network is not on a head-on collision with GMA’s Eat… Bulaga! nor ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Win na Win.
Strange as it seems, ang 5-7 p.m. block (which is still primetime) ang napiling paglagyan ng Willing Willie beginning October 23, Saturday. Taliwas din ito sa earlier pralala that Willie’s program to pilot on the 23rd has yet to acquit itself base na rin sa legal na prosesong kinakaharap nito laban sa ABS-CBN.
October 29 ang pinakaaabangan ding araw bilang judgment Day on the fate of Willie’s program, kung ito ba’y nararapat patawan ng temporary restraining order or TRO as petitioned by his former mother network.
Although it’s up to the court to render its judgment, hindi maiaalis ang nag-uumapaw pang tensiyon as to the succeeding Saturdays. As they, say, the next chapter is much awaited.
by Ronnie Carrasco III