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Best of the week: Cherrie Pie's Cherrybombs, among other things |


Best of the week: Cherrie Pie's Cherrybombs, among other things

- Irvin Cortez -

Winning Movie of the Week: ‘The Social Network’

MANILA, Philippines –  You really do not get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies... and getting some Golden Globes on the side. This week, the Hollywood awards season officially opened with the Golden Globe Awards, with the Facebook-inspired The Social Network, and the hit TV show Glee as big winners. The Zuckerberg-exploiting movie won four trophies, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture for Drama. Glee, meanwhile, took home three, with Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer getting acting trophies for their supporting roles. Rachel Berry must be very frustrated.

Holy Grail Runner-Up Award: Blood Sample from JP II

At least, this one is not hard to find. Having confirmed his predecessor’s beatification on May 1, Pope Benedict XVI also approved the installation of a vial of blood extracted in 2005 from the late Pope John Paul II as a holy relic. The sample was taken for examination when the Pontiff was still treated for his illness, and was preserved by one of the Pope’s closest aids. It will be put as a focal point at a cathedral in JP II’s native town of Krakow, Poland. Upon hearing the news, Imelda Marcos said she’ll fly to Rome to witness the beatification. Apparently, she confused it with beautification and suggested that the Colosseum be rebuilt.

Comfort Woman of the Week: Cherry Pie Picache

Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman, but Cherry Pie Picache is an exemption. Instead of taking things into her own hands (uh, no pun intended), Cherry Pie, 40, filed a complaint against plus-sized-woman-lover (Yasmien Kurdi and Yayo Aguila’s daughter were his previous “victims”) Baron Geisler, 28, before the Philippine Artists Managers, Inc. and their mother network, ABS-CBN. Geisler allegedly came to the set drunk, and groped Cherry Pie on several takes while taping. Tabloids immediately picked up the issue and reported that Baron felt Cherry Pie’s boobs and pushed himself tight on her. Baron has yet to comment on the issue.

Sex Guru of the Week: Senator Miriam Santiago

Giving unsolicited advice to President Aquino, Sen. Miriam Santiago came back to the Senate this week after taking a medical leave. “In the absence of a girlfriend, you can have a sexy car,” Santiago told reporters in reaction to the President buying a P4.5M Porsche, a luxury sportscar. Poking fun at the bachelor Aquino, who is 50 years old and single, Santiago suggested P-Noy can actually “channel his sexual energies... in the company of the car.” The senator quickly retracted, and asked herself, “What am I saying?” then broke into laughter, hinting she was just joking about it.

Overstaying Show of the Week: ‘American Idol’

Fine, the world owes American Idol for Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, but it can only go so far. This week, American Idol (AI), the nth season, premieres in the States and elsewhere in the world with Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler as replacements to Simon Cowell, Ellen de Generes, and Kara Dioguardi. Randy Jackson is the only surviving judge from season one, while the other AI prodigies have gone on to better things. This year promises raw talent and heart, as teasers say, though these were already promised in the earlier seasons. Not until we see another Fil-Am in the Top 12, the Philippines can stay glued to Willing Willie in the meantime.

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