Cebu Entertainment Archive

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'Ratings gone bad' set the tone for massive ABS-CBN revamp

It's going to be a "bloody" week in ABS-CBN. The word is that close to 500 people will be given their walking papers as part of the network's massive efforts to reinvent itself in the face of rapidly falling ratings.

SHOWBIZDRIBBLE By SHOWBIZDRIBBLE By Salve V. Asis July 3, 2005 - 12:00am
The making of a star

Isabel Oli (real name: Olivia Daytia) possesses a face that is made for television screens - ethereal, innocent yet sensual - the kind contravidas would love to persecute, the leading men would fall and fight for, and the rolling cameras would never tire of feasting their lenses on.

ONE ON ONE By ONE ON ONE By Nathalie Tomada July 2, 2005 - 12:00am
On Life, entertainment and learning experiences

Lou, do you still host corporate shows?" was the question I least expected from a client who called me last week. I guess this was an offshoot of life's big changes, which began last February.

TALENT SCOPE By TALENT SCOPE By Lou Dayoc July 1, 2005 - 12:00am
Trouble looms for GMA Pinoy TV launch in the US?

Is it true that GMA Channel 7, represented by its chairman, president and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, is contemplating on filing charges against the company which they hired as their cable provider in the US and is tasked to market GMA Pinoy TV to prospective subscribers?

STARCIRCUIT By STARCIRCUIT By Ricky L. Calderon July 1, 2005 - 12:00am
Ethel Booba's biggest challenge

t's "reality TV drama" for Ethel Booba in "S-Files" last Sunday. The biggest challenge circling around her life right now is the split between basketball player boyfriend Alex Crisano and her immediate family.

By Oliver Victor B. Amoroso June 30, 2005 - 12:00am
Give GMA (7) a chance

"The best defense is truth." This line has echoed over and over in my head. And it reminded me of that one person who is a proponent of this insight - public relations maverick JY Gonzales and Partners' Junjie Gonzales

PENpoint By PENpoint By Ryan Mark June 29, 2005 - 12:00am
War of the Networks: Moves to the US

The rivalry of GMA Channel 7 and ABS-CBN Channel 2, the country's leading broadcast companies, extends to the United States as the two giant broadcasting stations prepare their respective gimmicks in the land of Uncle Sam this July.

By Ricky L. Calderon June 27, 2005 - 12:00am
The 'Extra Challenge' in Paolo's life

Paolo Bediones has streamed into many a viewer's consciousness as the all-around celebrity - host, actor and model. But the most lingering of impressions would have to be him being the charismatic conductor of challenges that separate the daredevils from the divas among guest artistas in the top-rated reality show "Extra Challenge."

By Nathalie M. Tomada June 25, 2005 - 12:00am
10 years with the 'Bubble Gang'

It's not true that actress-TV host Nanette Medved has broken up with her husband, Chris Po. We heard this rumor that Nanette and Chris allegedly broke up and it was alleged that there was a third party involved, a Chinese girl who was supposedly separated from her husband.

STAR CIRCUIT By STAR CIRCUIT By Ricky L. Calderon June 24, 2005 - 12:00am

Time and again, I have found myself reminiscing on heartwarming memories all created during this special month. My wedding anniversary tops all the rest. My hubby, Mark, was introduced to me by a friend in the industry some eight years back. Mark was one of his model discoveries, while he had been painting my face since I joined the entertainment circuit. I am referring to "June" Hector Sy. My make-up artist, designer, cupid, and most of all my long-time treasured friend in the industry. It's not often one could find loyalty, transparency and sincerity in the biz.

TALENT SCOPE By TALENT SCOPE By Lou Dayoc June 24, 2005 - 12:00am