NO ONE else could do a better mimickry of Boy Abunda than Jason Gainza, kuhang-kuha nito ang nuances ng tinaguriang Asia’s King of Talk.
Sa nakaraang birthday celebration ni Kuya Boy sa The Buzz, nag-trending agad ang Boy Abunda Style inspired by Oppa Gangnam Style. Nasa studio kami noon, our presence oblivious kay Kuya Boy. It was Toni Gonzaga who sampled how the latest dance craze should look, but Kuya Boy had his own version of the Korean step.
As usual, dagsa ang mga bumati kay Kuya Boy: from the VTR to personal greetings by people who came in hordes. At least three different caterings were in place outside the Dolphy Theatre, one of which ay ang Sir Boy’s Food Republique owned by the King of Talk himself.
Wearing a black velvet suit, sa kanyang mismong kaarawan kinabukasan ay hindi pa tiyak ni Kuya Boy kung saan sa Asya nila ipagdiriwang ng kanyang “significant other” na si Bong Quintana ang kanyang espesyal na araw.
Ikaw na talaga, Kuya Boy.
MAKARAAN NG tatlong buwan, TV5’s Artista Academy has produced a new pair of homegrown artists as the biggest artista search — so it claims to be — adjudged in last Sunday’s Final Night the Best Actor and the Best Actress winners.
Sina Sophie Albert at Vin Abrenica ang mga nagwagi sa major titles, with each of them richer by P10 million in prizes at the night of the nights held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Early on, wala naman talagang itulak-kabigin sa apat sa Final Six that included Shaira Mae, Akihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales at Mark Neumann. Having gone this far, maituturing nang malaking feat o achievement kahit hindi sila pinalad if only for the exclusive contract with TV5.
Hindi nga lang namin maiwasang ikumpara ang Protégé at ang Artista Academy, both artista searches with a similar objective na makatuklas ng mga bagong mukha sa showbiz. But if no two people are alike one way or the other, then no two searches are the same as well.
Gusto na lang naming isipin — biases set aside — the more artista searches there are, the better. In the same way, no two siblings possess the same talents.
‘Di hamak na mas mahusay palang umarte si Vin kesa kay Aljur Abrenica who has yet to graduate from the Bulul-bululan School of Acting major in Ham.
NEGOTIATING FOR Mario Maurer’s doing a film under Star Cinema was a piece of cake as far as the local think tanks are concerned.
Led by Enrico Santos, nakipag-usap sila siyempre sa mga taong nasa likod ng career ni Mario, who’s a Thai superstar. Upon return, Enrico commissioned a writer (the same playwright of Star Cinema’s The Mistress) named Vanessa to finish the script in 10 days. Prior to this, malinaw na sa writer kung ano ang mga gagampanang karakter nina Mario at Erich Gonzales sa Suddenly It’s Magic.
The script had to be translated en toto into Thai language, agad naman ito nakakuha ng seal of approval mula sa kampo ni Mario, hence, the filming. May mga eksenang kinunan siyempre sa Thailand, as Mario’s role is a local actor there who chooses to come to the Philippines where he meets Erich who plays a pastry chef.
The other cast members only have praises for Mario, tulad na lang ni Cacai Bautista who sums it all up: kind, gentlemanly, professional, and most of all, uncomplaining even under 38 degrees in temperature when there were scenes shot against a backdrop of windmills in Ilocos Norte.
Asked what Filipino words he learned during the filming, sey ni Mario, “Sabeee?! ‘Coz everybody’s saying that.”
by Ronnie Carrasco III