Vanessa A. Balbuena
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Talisaynon hailed ‘Born to Be a Star’ winner
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
From 40 auditionees, 21 moved on to be trained for boot camp. In the end, Talisay City, Cebu’s Jehramae Trangia was hailed Grand Superstar in the second edition of Viva Entertainment’s reality artista...
Angelica still firm on retiring from teleseryes
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Angelica Panganiban shared that her decision to no longer accept teleserye assignments was one she ruminated lengthily on.
Direk Yam eyes Kylie Verzosa
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
“Death of a Girlfriend” director Yam Laranas, who admits he is particular in casting his stars, has his eyes on another Viva talent for his next film.
Furne Amato on Rabiya’s gowns: Simple, but not generic
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
World-renowned Cebuano designer Furne Amato feels “so flattered” to be offered the task of creating Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo’s competition gowns.
Rabiya appeals for kindness, admits almost losing identity
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Rabiya Mateo virtually faced the Philippine press early morning yesterday (7 pm in Florida) before she officially enters the Miss Universe bubble on May 6 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel.
Yam Laranas takes inspiration from Kurosawa, Bergman films for ‘Death of A Girlfriend’
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
An obsession with a French crime prompted director Yam Laranas to craft a screenplay for a mystery love story that he managed to film using limited resources during the pandemic. It has turned out to be his favorite...
‘Bagong Umaga’ survives COVID-19 scares and production challenges
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Meeting at a restaurant pre-pandemic, the writers behind ABS-CBN drama “Bagong Umaga” were told to come up with a pitch for another family-oriented series.
‘Let karma finish it’
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
A day after articles circulated about an interview of Derek Ramsay admitting that he broke up with Andrea Torres over the phone, the Kapuso actress greeted her Instagram followers Friday morning with this brief and...
Jukebox King succumbs to COVID-19
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
After Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente’s passing last month, another OPM icon has died due to COVID-19 complications.
Vote for Rabiya
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In a new set of glam shots released yesterday, Rabiya Mateo is once again showing her sultry side as she strikes a pose and smizes in an animal print mini.
‘Lucifer’ and ‘Kingdom’ characters were JM’s pegs in new series
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Henry Quitain, creative manager of ABS-CBN’s new series “Init sa Magdamag,” vouched for the performance of their lead stars in what he promises to be a battle royale of thespic chops.
Yam Concepcion is on fire in first TV lead
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
For anyone feeling impatient to reach the homerun or who can’t seem to catch a break, Yam Concepcion thinks there is a lesson to be had from her career: After 10 years in show business, it is only now that...
Lovi Poe too?
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
After Sunshine Dizon, the second female star reportedly bidding GMA-7 goodbye for its rival station was given a name yesterday by Pep.ph: Lovi Poe, whose title at the network that gave her the big break at 17 years...
Against all odds, ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ delivers in its 6-month run
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a scorching hot Friday when director Manny Palo was shooting a lengthy action sequence at the Subic Yacht Club for the ABS-CBN series “Walang Hanggang Paalam.”
Rabiya gifts viral Cebuana working student with laptop
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
In the second episode of Rabiya Mateo’s Instagram series called Stories of Hope, the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 title-holder paid it forward by helping a working student from Cebu.
Rant series mirrors the typical Pinoy family – cursing and all
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
In what now seems to be the norm with every Darryl Yap project, comments of being distasteful and offensive were once again hurled at his latest release, this time, a family comedy that’s based on his viral...
Cebu gets a mention in latest ‘Vincenzo’ episode
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Korean dark comedy series “Vincenzo” – number 3 on Netflix Philippines’ Most Watched as of press time – delighted Filipino viewers when its latest episode had one of its characters...
Rabiya leaves early, scraps traditional send-off
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Rabiya Mateo landed in Los Angeles, California yesterday just in time for some pre-pageant activities for Miss Universe 2020. The pageant’s finals is happening May 16 in Hollywood, Florida where around 80 candidates...
Yam credits Claire dela Fuente for her career
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Yam Concepcion was briefly emotional during the digital conference of her upcoming drama series “Init sa Magdamag” as she acknowledged OPM singer Claire dela Fuente, who died of cardiac arrest last March...
Kelley Day, COVID positive?
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The Miss World Philippines Organization, thru its National Director Arnold L. Vegafria, released yesterday an official statement addressing social media posts about Miss Eco-International 2020 first runner-up Kelley...
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