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John, Priscilla ready for altar date

The front (above) and back of the glossy invitation to the wedding of John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles on Feb. 26 in Poro Point, La Union

One of the two Best Men, Willie Revillame (listed in the invitation as Mr. Wilfredo Revillame), has publicly declared that he’s not attending the wedding of John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles on Feb. 26 (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. at Thunderbird Poro Point Resorts in Poro Point, La Union.

It’s because Willie felt betrayed when John and Randy Santiago signed up with ABS-CBN for the new noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey! which premiered last Saturday even, as Willie claimed, he was already negotiating with TV5 for a noontime show with the two guys who were his co-hosts in the defunct ABS-CBN noontime show MTB (Magandang Tanghali Bayan).

But John said that it’s okay to have just one Best Man, Richard Gomez (listed as Richard Frank Gomez), adding that he still cares for Willie who is like a brother to him (and Randy).

The invitations to the first showbiz wedding of the year have been sent out and, as wedding invitations go these days, conceptualized by a wedding planner, they are glossy (almost as thick as a booklet). The affair will be covered by ABS-CBN and not by TV5 as initially reported because now that he’s back as a Kapamilya, John has no choice but to quit the Kapatid Network.

The Principal Sponsors: Mr. Manuel Pangilinan and Mrs. Kitchie Benedicto-Paulino, Gov. Luis Chavit Singson and Dr. Vicky (Note: Should have been spelled Vicki) Belo, Mr. Ben Chan and Mrs. Julie Torres, Atty. Ray Espinosa and Ms. Maria Cecilia Soriano, Mr. Noel Gonzales and Mrs. Genilda Furigay, Mr. Johnny Manahan and Mrs. Maria Socorro Vidanes, Mr. Randolph Luis Ortiz and Ms. Maria Elena Nuñez, Mr. Ernest Escaler and Ms. Cristinelli Fermin, Mr. Eduardo Quides and Mrs. Amelia Quides, Atty. Alfonso Reyno Jr. and Mrs. Vivian Dudgeon, Mr. Vicente del Rosario and Mrs. Lily Monteverde, and Dr. Jun Berberrabe and Dr. Vivian Sarabia.

Matrons of Honor: Mrs. Lucy Marie Torres Gomez and Mrs. Marvie Young-Lim.

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Junior Best Man: Juan Antonio Immanuel Estrada.

Groomsmen: Mr. Ogie Alcasid, Mr. Luis Claudio de Almeida Jr., Mr. Leo Angelo Bote, Mr. Albert Patrick Deen, Mr. Jose Ma. Gayoso, Mr. Sherwin Hing, Mr. Hubert Lim, Atty. Alfonso Reyno III, Mr. Jay Wambangco.

Bridesmaids: Ms. Czarinah Isabella Estrada, Ms. Talita de Aquino, Ms. Ginger Conejero, Ms. Tatiana Amorin, Ms. Sandra Inez Seifert, Ms. Michaela Aryanna Estrada, Ms. Ariana Maria Barouck, Ms. Stephanie Maria Danielle Estrada and Ms. Moanna Sarann Luu.

Candle Sponsors: Mr. Andres Jose Yllana and Mrs. Victoria Lorna Fernandez.

Veil Sponsors: Mr. Gabby Concepcion and Mrs. Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan.

Cord Sponsors: Mr. Randy Gerard Santiago and Ms. Ai-ai de Las Alas. 

Ring Bearer: Zach Rashaud Bederi.

Bible Reader: Ms. Kris Aquino.

Bible Bearer: Ryan Mario Lim.

Coin Bearer: Ramon Angelo Nuñez.

Flower Girls: Ceana Lee, Carolina Cecilia Ong and Sofia Gabrielle Go.

The pre-wedding activities include: Golf Tournament for the gentlemen, “Sparty!” A Spa Party for the Ladies, Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner Party, all on Feb. 25, Friday.

Karylle: It’s showtime!

Karylle is certified Showtime host

Three weeks ago, Karylle cried buckets when she bid Showtime farewell after her 13-week-stint as a hurado. Now, the singer-actress-host is officially one of the hosts of the hit ABS-CBN talent show.

Karylle was advised by her management group STAGES to do a voluntary eviction to finish her album. Unknown to her, her exit is part of the plan to make her part of the show.

Before the announcement was made, Karylle performed a sultry rendition of Rihanna’s What’s My Name. A video tribute was also shown, which placed the new Showtime host in tears again.

Ayoko naman talaga umalis noon,” said Karylle. “I am so happy to be officially part of the Showtime family.”

Karylle’s grand welcome marked a milestone in Showtime history because it was the show’s return to its 10:30 a.m. timeslot.

Billy Crawford was also added to the elite Showtime family, including Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kuya Kim Atienza, Rocksteddy’s Teddy, Itchyworms’ Juggy, and Vice Ganda.

ABS-CBN will air NBA Games

Here’s ABS-CBN official statement on its appointment as new home of the NBA Games:

ABS-CBN Corporation thanks Solar TV Network for entrusting to the Kapamilya Network the free TV telecast of the National Basketball Association (NBA) games starting on Feb. 19. As part of a co-production agreement, ABS-CBN will be airing the NBA games on Studio 23, which would be a perfect fit to the Kabarkada Network’s sports and entertainment programming. The playoffs and finals will be aired over ABS-CBN nationwide.

Filipino sports fans can be assured that ABS-CBN, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, will continue to offer only the best in sporting events and specials. And our partner Solar TV can be assured of the all-out support that ABS-CBN is giving in bringing the NBA brand closer to more Filipino homes.

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