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The stars are up and about this April

Not all of our favorite celebs went to Boracay during Holy Week. Some of them were in London. I would know. I was there myself for a concert tour.

Thankfully, our schedules didn’t clash, so we didn’t have to compete for audiences.

YENG CONSTANTINO  and Daniel Padilla

and Daniel Padilla










Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino headlined a concert there. Parents complained that their eardrums popped with tons of teens screeching and screaming for the two.

The Eraserheads were in England for a concert, too. Many OFWs wanted to watch the Eraserheads but the tickets were priced at 120 pounds. In comparison, Lady Gaga’s was pegged at 40 pounds. It was a good thing that the producer decided to slash ticket prices at the last minute so more people were able to attend.

Also in London around that time were Gretchen Barretto and Jessica Soho. My husband saw the two, who were traveling separately, on his flight.

Anyway, I’d like to thank all those who supported my Europe/UK concert tour. It is because of your good reviews that I’m coming back on June 7 and 8, to perform at Barrio Fiesta in Morden Park, south London.



Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz

FROM LEFT: Star Magic Buddies – Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz

Rayver, Rodjun Cruz, Garage cover

Rayver and Rodjun Cruz on Garage cover








Around the time I was doing my concert tour, Aiza Seguerra was in Denmark to perform with Noel Cabangon. Filipinos I spoke to at my concert told me that Aiza might just marry girlfriend Liza Diño there, as Denmark allows same-sex marriages. Knowing Aiza, she wouldn’t hide such juicy news from the press, so let’s just wait if she really made that leap.

On Black Saturday, Rayver Cruz and Xian Lim had a successful performance at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in California. Actually, Rayver was with a big group that included Enrique Gil, Gerald Anderson and Jason Abalos for a basketball tournament with other Star Magic artists in Hayward and Pasadena.

Rayver had told me that he likes hanging out with Gerald and Enchong Dee. “They are among my good buddies in Star Magic. If ever we are together in a show or in a basketball game out of the country, we make sure we travel to different places on our own or stay longer.”

He remembered how Enchong once bragged about booking them in a New York apartment during one of these sojourns.

“We were all so excited. When we arrived, the apartment could only fit our luggage. It was that small.

“We were joking that we would probably have to sleep standing (up). In any case, we roughed it out and had one of our greatest times in New York,” Rayver detailed.

He added, “A word of warning: never trust Enchong to make you ‘libre.’ He is so ‘kuripot’ that he is now among the richest in our group in terms of saving up because he is so smart with his money.”

I must agree with Rayver. I know firsthand how thrifty Enchong could be. Once, during a trip to Hamburg, I saw him asking for loose change from members of our entourage, this is so he could buy himself a pint of milk and some crackers. I asked our producer: “Isn’t Enchong’s talent fee more than mine?” We all had a hearty laugh about that.

Anyway, Rayver – who appears on the cover of this month’s Garage magazine with his brother Rodjun – is coming out in an indie movie titled “Filemon Mamon.” It is a musical, which focuses on health and nutrition. Rayver plays the role of a school teacher who falls in love with a co-teacher 10 years older than him.

Guess who the lucky cougar is? You guessed it right. It’s none other than yours truly!

I know what the stars did last summer

It’s the season of the sun again and as we enjoy the warmth that comes with it, we look back at some stories – scandals, controversies, rumored romantic affairs and achievements – that have made a mark a few summers ago.

HaydenHayden Kho Scandal (May 2009)

Former doctor-turned-actor Hayden Kho Jr.’s life got disrupted in a major way when several of his sex videos surfaced online. The story ran for weeks, with Senator Bong Revilla making a national issue out of it, resulting in the cancellation of his medical license.

Ryan-Judy AnnRyan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos Wedding (April 2009)

This celebrity couple surprised the media when they tied the knot – at daybreak, no less – in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends in and out of showbiz.


Anita Linda in 'Lola'Grand Knight Award (March 2010)

Acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza’s film “Lola” won the Grand Knight Award at the 27th Miami International Film Festival and Best Film at the 8th Rome Asian Film Festival in Florida.

The film was also featured as the opening film at the 12th Deauville Asia Film Festival in France.

Palito’s Passing (April 2010)

Veteran comedian Palito, 76, died on April 12, 2010 due to complications from lung problems. According to his son, the actor was rushed to a hospital after complaining of severe stomach pain.

WillieWillie Revillame and the Jan Jan controversy (March 2011)

In the March 12, 2011 episode of “Willing Willie,” a six-year-old boy named Jan Jan busted out a move like a macho dancer while being interviewed by Willie Revillame. The show was suspended by TV5 for two weeks; Revillame faced a child abuse complaint.

AJDeath of AJ Perez (April 2011)

Filipino teenage actor AJ Perez was killed in a highway accident in Tarlac. Police reports said Perez was with his father and four others aboard an ABS-CBN van that was hit by a wayward passenger bus. They were reportedly on their way back to Manila from a show in Dagupan.

ClautulfoClaudine Barretto and Mon Tulfo airport brawl (May 2012)

Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago got into a fight with journalist Mon Tulfo at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The fight started when Santiago allegedly tried to grab Tulfo’s cellphone. The actor supposedly caught the journalist taking a photo of Barretto while arguing with a ground steward.

MiriamMiriam Quiambao vs. homosexuals and transgenders (April 2012)

Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao apologized to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after a Twitter war erupted over her comments about homosexuality.

“I’m sorry LGBT. Perhaps I was too harsh with the words I used. Will do my best to be more sensitive,” she posted on her Twitter account.

Quiambao found herself in the hot seat after she aired her opinions about the LGBT community in one episode of “The Bottomline.”

Ai-Ai-Delas-AlasAi Ai Delas Alas-Jed Salang wedding and separation (April-May 2013)

After one year of dating, Ai Ai delas Alas and businessman Jed Salang tied the knot in a simple ceremony in Las Vegas. Back in Manila, things seemed to go smoothly for the newlyweds. However, a month later, Ai Ai confirmed that she’s leaving Jed for good after a tearful TV appearance and some unsavory accusations.

germajGerald Anderson and Maja Salvador romance (May 2013)

After evading the media for so long about his supposed blossoming romance with Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson eventually admitted in that she was already his girlfriend.

The romance between Anderson and Salvador made headlines in January after actress Kim Chiu expressed regret over her friendship with Salvador. Anderson was Chiu’s former boyfriend, and Salvador her erstwhile best friend.

Kim ‘happy’ reconciling with Gerald, Maja

Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu

Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu has admitted that she has indeed settled her differences with ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson and erstwhile best friend Maja Salvador, as earlier reported.

The 23-year-old star told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday that she is “very happy” with the decision, something that has given her much-needed “relief” just in time for her birthday.

Chiu maintained that the reconciliation was not planned. She said she gave in to the idea because “wala naman na talaga (problema) so bakit ka pa magho-hold ng grudge?”

Asked if she is now communicating regularly with the couple, Chiu answered, “Yeah. Kung ano lang ‘yung nangyari tapos, ‘hi, hello, ‘bye.’ Ganun.”

Chiu added, “Life goes on. Tanggapin na lang natin lahat ng nangyari kasi it’s part of our life. I-enjoy lang natin ang buhay.”

Early this month, Anderson confirmed the reconciliation did happen, as reported by writer turned part time actor Ogie Diaz on Twitter.

The two former bestfriends had a falling out when Salvador and Anderson admitted being in a relationship.

The 25-year-old actor said he is willing to work with Chiu again.

“Of course. We are in one family, we are in ABS-CBN. Siyempre marami pa ring fans na nag-aabang. Why not? In the future sige. One step at a time. Hindi naman natin pwede madaliin,” Anderson said.

Gerald confirms reconciliation with Kim

Gerald Anderson

Gerald Anderson

Though Maja Salvador and Kim Chiu are yet to comment on their reported reconciliation, Gerald Anderson took it upon himself to confirm the matter in an interview.

“It’s good. It’s true. Everyone is happy so love, love, love. It’s something I really don’t want to comment on kasi before that, everything was so publicized. Nabalita sa media. So this is something na… it happened, so it’s really good,” the actor told ABS-CBN News on Thursday.

Gerald, Maja and Kim reportedly patched things up during a Dreamscape party on Sunday.

It was showbiz writer Ogie Diaz who broke the news on Instagram, posting a photo showing Kim, her sister Kam and Gerald talking.

His caption read: “Ako mismo happy kasi bukod sa ok na sina Maja at Kim, ok na rin sina Gerald at Kim. Ayan at tsikahan sila diyan sa #dreamscape party last Sunday bilang all’s well that ends well. Kaya happy na rin diyan (nasa gitna) ang ate ni Kim. Sabi nga sa akin ni Kim, ‘Tama na ang galit-galit. Everybody happy!’”

Gerald expressed that he is open to working with Kim again, saying, “Of course. We are in one family, we are in ABS-CBN. Siyempre marami pa ring fans na nag-aabang. Why not? In the future, sige.”

However, he noted, “One step at a time. Hindi naman natin pwede madaliin.”

Gerald and Kim last appeared together on the big screen via “24/7 In Love” in 2012.

They were also recently reported to be working together for an endorsement.