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Star Magic Ball 2014: The scene stealers

Best Dressed Male Paulo Avelino and Best Dressed Female Julia Barretto

Best Dressed Male Paulo Avelino and Best Dressed Female Julia Barretto

The annual Star Magic Ball has always been one of the most talked about celebrity events and this year proved no different. Held at the Makati Shangri-La Rizal Ballroom over the weekend, the party was graced by about 300 Star Magic artists, as well as former talents and surprise guests.

Aside from the announcement that Paulo Avelino (in a Dolce and Gabbana suit and Julia Barretto (Rajo Laurel gown) were the Best Dressed Male and Female, respectively, here are other scene stealers at the ball:

Melissa Ricks and boyfriend

Melissa Ricks and boyfriend

Preggy and sexy

Escorted by her non-showbiz boyfriend, Melissa Ricks, who is expecting her first baby, looked stunning in a cleavage-baring plain black Michael Leyva gown that showed off her growing baby bump.

Chokoleit and 'date' Pokwang

Chokoleit and ‘date’ Pokwang

LOL at the ball

Comedian Chokoleit sure had the audience and the press laughing that night when he came to the ball with a rather unusual “date.” He walked the red carpet with a standee of Pokwang, who was out of the country that time.

Enchong Dee and Samantha Lewis

Enchong Dee and Samantha Lewis

For real

Talks about Enchong Dee’s supposed “imaginary girlfriend” can now be put to rest with the actor turning up at the event with his sweetheart, 24-year-old Fil-British model Samantha Lewis.

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares and husband Neil Llamanzares

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares and husband Neil Llamanzares

Senators in the house

The annual party had some surprise politician guests in the persons of Sen. Grace Poe, who, in a flattering black gown, was escorted by her husband Neil Llamanzares; and Sen. Sonny Angara and wife Tootsie both in white outfits.

Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero

Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero


Newly engaged couple Heart Evangelista and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero came together, of course, and her hand only let go of his when she proudly flashed her engagement ring for all to see.

Jessy Mendiola

Jessy Mendiola

Pixie hair for Jessy

Jessy Mendiola wowed the crowd with her black Popo Go ball gown and short ’do.

Reel and real tandem

On-screen and real-life pairs also came in full force.

Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson looked stylish in an Ivarluski Aseron long-sleeved white outfit and black Dolce and Gabbana suit, respectively.

Zanjoe Marudo’s black Edwin Tan suit complemented Bea Alonzo’s Rosa Clara detailed white number completed by dark lipstick and full bangs.

Kim Chiu came in a backless Patricia Santos gown. She was escorted by Xian Lim.

Kathryn Bernardo was elegant in an Albert Andrada embellished white gown, and her escort Daniel Padilla shone in a Joey Samson red suit.

Beauty queen Megan Young

Beauty queen Megan Young

Thy queen

Reigning Miss World Megan Young looked effortlessly queenly on the red carpet wearing a Leo Almodal white gown with intricate embellishments. (All photos by Richard Viñas)

Vice states stand on Enchong issue, calls bashers ‘inutil’

Vice Ganda

Vice Ganda

Vice Ganda has weighed in on rumors about Enchong Dee’s alleged sexual orientation.

“Bakit niyo ba pinipilit na bakla si Enchong? Eh sinabi na nga niya (na hindi siya bakla), bakit hindi niyo pa rin matanggap?” Vice said on “The Buzz.”

The remark was prompted by talk that Enchong is using an “imaginary girlfriend” to which the heartthrob had maintained “kung anong gusto nilang isipin, ganun naman talaga eh.”

Vice admitted that he once questioned Enchong’s preference, recalling that “minsan sa buhay ko sinabi ko sa sarili ko ‘bakla ’to si Enchong’ – may lambot kumilos, effeminate.”

To verify the issue, Vice asked someone “na napakalapit kay Enchong” who told him that the “gay issue” is not true.

“Hindi daw eh ‘di tinanggap kong hindi. Ba’t ko ipipilit sa sarili ko na bakla eh kung hindi? Wala namang magagawa sa buhay ko ’yan.”

He advised bashers to do the same because “wala na tayong maggawa (kundi) paniwalaan…”

Lately, some have been speculating that Enchong’s girlfriend is 24-year-old Fil-British model Samantha Lewis. The rumor came about when Samantha posted an Instagram photo showing her giving a man resembling Enchong a peck on the cheek.

From the time Enchong admitted having a girlfriend, he had never named her.

No to bad vibes

Vice doesn’t welcome bashers into his life.

“Hindi ako masyadong mapagpatol sa mga inutil na ‘yan,” he quipped.

The comedian elaborated on the adjective he used to describe bashers, saying, “Una, nakakainutil, kasi ’yung bashing hindi mo ginagamit ng makabuluhan ‘yung oras na ibinigay sayo ng Diyos… Pangalawa, may puso ka eh, ang puso ginagamit sa pagmamahal hindi sa pangbabatikos at puro pangungutya.”

Vice differentiated between basher and critic.

“’Yung mga critics, may sinasabi sila na opinion nila at may pinagbabasehan, ‘yung bashing kasi ang intensiyon ay saktan ‘yung damdamin at ipabagsak ‘yung taong hindi nila gusto and that is so bad.”

Vice said that he immediately blocks those who bash him on his social media accounts. And while he can easily remove such people from his life, Vice thinks “sila, ‘di nila ako maba-block dahil sa TV araw-araw nila akong makikita…”