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Vanessa A. Balbuena
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Regine V breaks free from expectations, insecurities
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Initially billed as a Valentine’s spectacle, the “Freedom: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert” is finally a go tonight after it was postponed when the Asia’s Songbird was exposed to...
Jona is fearless in the face of pandemic, career uncertainties
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
She doesn’t seem quite at ease with the title of Fearless Diva. Die-hard fans in fact have been trying to lobby that she instead be re-christened as Asia’s Canary.
Kylie veering away from beauty queen image
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Perhaps mindful that she is relatively an acting newbie, Kylie Verzosa was described by her “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi” co-star Xian Lim as an extra diligent cast member, that she was teased for often burrowing...
Why Marco Gumabao jives well with women
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Being the only man in their household has helped Marco Gumabao get along well with various leading ladies, the 26-year-old actor said.
Xian Lim still traumatized by house burglary
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Xian Lim doesn’t want to come across overly dramatic, but he admits to still feeling “pretty traumatized and scared” after at least four men broke into his family home early last month and carted...
‘Born To Be A Star’ judge Andrew E on handling fame
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Iconic Pinoy rapper and comedian Andrew E has never grieved over his waning popularity after years of lording over the Pinoy music scene and box office with his rap hits and comedy flicks.
No shortcuts to success
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Told to pinpoint the hardest part of their journey towards stardom, “Born To Be A Star” host Matteo Guidicelli said he’s hard pressed to cite anything specific, only that there were no shortcuts...
Director calls Song Joong-ki a reliable leader on set
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Song Joong-ki’s genius space pilot Tae-ho in the film “Space Sweepers” (consistently on Netflix Philippines’ Top 10 most-watched since its Feb. 5 premiere) is the idea man among his “crew...
The dawn of K-space
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
“Like an athlete playing for my nation with a flag on my chest,” is how 43-year-old South Korean actor Jin Sun-kyu is feeling as one of the lead stars
What does it take to be a star?
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Premiering last night on TV5 was “Born to Be a Star,” the talent search from Viva Entertainment that first aired on the Kapatid Network in 2016.
Regine Velasquez a fan of Bisaya songwriters
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
In a Zoom interview Tuesday to promote her upcoming event, “Freedom: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert,” the Asia’s Songbird shared her love for Bisaya songwriters, specifically her current...
Beauties of ‘Steal’ share their 2021 goals
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Nathalie Hart, Meg Imperial, Jennifer Lee and Ella Cruz are raring to make up for lost opportunities of 2020 when stay-at-home orders and a decline in showbiz industry production put a halt on their careers.
Cebuana nominated for Best Actress at 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - December 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Nats Sitoy bagged a Best Actress nomination from the 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino for her performance in “Come On, Irene”, the Film Development Council of the Philippines announced Monday.
Former Miss Mandaue joins pageant headed by her 1st runner-up
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Louise Tan Theunis made headlines in 2018 for being a Pharmacy Board topnotcher who was also a pageant winner. Beauty and brains, the news sites trumpeted.
Cebuano footballer on PBB
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The identity of Pinoy Big Brother Connect’s Striving Footballer ng Cebu was unveiled yesterday on the reality show’s Kumu app, as well as on “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.&r...
Benjie Paras’ ghost encounter
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Among Benjie Paras’ major takeaways from the months-long stay-at-home orders is having a newfound appreciation for how his wife takes care of their kids.
Walang tulugan
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
With a new-born son in his household, Billy Crawford said he’s finally living out the famous line of his star-maker mentor, the late German “Kuya Germs” Moreno.
No rush for baby
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
As for Billy’s “Masked Singer Pilipinas” co-star Matteo Guidicelli, the Cebuano actor said in the same mediacon that he and wife Sarah Geronimo are not in a rush to join the baby bandwagon.
From Cebuana to Ilongga
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Rabiya Mateo continues a pattern of bi-racial Miss Universe Philippines winners in the past years, highlighting once again how diverse Filipina beauty can be.
Gazini to new MUP: ‘Stick to your purpose’
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Gazini Ganados crowned her Miss Universe Philippines successor outfitted in a black serpentine gown by Cary Santiago that was said to be in honor of her late mentor Jonas Borces who months ago succumbed to COVI...
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