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Enchong admits relationship, dismays fans

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Enchong Dee

Several fans were distraught over showbiz heartthrob Enchong Dee’s revelation that he has been in a romantic relationship with a non-showbiz girl for less than a year now.

“It just happened. It wasn’t planned. We saw each other, we talked, we shared numbers and then ‘yun na,” Enchong said on “The Buzz.”

The actor became a trending topic on Twitter last Sunday, with some fans expressing dismay over the news.

“IT’S OVER, may girlfriend na si Enchong… What a sad day,” said one.

Another added, “Enchong Dee has a girlfriend? Okay goodbye world.”

The 25-year-old actor refused to disclose the identity of his girlfriend because he wants to keep the relationship private.

“Iyon ang kagandahan sa non-showbiz (girlfriend) kasi unless you tell the people, no one will find out. I’m happy na low-key lang. I want her life to be private,” he said.

The last woman who was romantically linked to Enchong was his “The Reunion” and “The Strangers” co-star Julia Montes but the relationship didn’t prosper.

Asianovela ‘The Master’s Sun’ airs on GMA

After giving viewers romance and drama via the hit “A 100-Year Legacy,” GMA is now bringing a bit of love, laughter and terror to every Filipino household with “The Master’s Sun.”

Airing as part of GMA Telebabad, Kapuso viewers will certainly have something to look forward to every night as this Koreanovela showcases an extraordinary love story in a manner that is unique and exciting.

THE MAIN cast of ‘The Master’s Sun’

THE MAIN cast of ‘The Master’s Sun’

The story revolves around the life of Sunny (Gong Hyo Jin), a young lady who gets into an accident that leads her to develop an ability to see ghosts. She will then meet Johann (So Ji Sub), a practical and realistic young businessman.

Johann only believes what he can see and hear so he does not take to Sunny’s stories about ghosts. But Johann’s perspective will eventually change and they will fall in love with each other.

Featuring Kapuso singer-actress Julie Anne San Jose’s newest single, “Right Where You Belong,” “The Master’s Sun” starts airing tonight right after “Rhodora X.”

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GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

 #SUNSILKHAIRKADA: Julia Montes, Sarah Geronimo and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

#SUNSILKHAIRKADA: Julia Montes, Sarah Geronimo and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Fun, spirited and outgoing – these are the words that aptly describe young ladies of today. They love to bond with their close friends by embarking on new adventures and pursuing shared passions. They are keen on trying out new things and find ultimate fun in all-day adventures with nothing to hold them back.

These bonding moments are in sync with the lifestyle of three of today’s hottest young stars who, together, make up the most sensational barkada in town, the #SunsilkHairkada.

Comprised of pop princess Sarah Geronimo, the chic and sassy Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and primetime princess Julia Montes, the #SunsilkHairkada finds time to indulge in what pretty lasses their age love to do – to take a moment to be spontaneous, expect the unexpected, and have fun pursuing new adventures, without compromising their beautiful hair.

When she’s not busy filming yet another blockbuster film, performing sold-out concerts or recording platinum albums, Sarah loves to dine out and watch movies with her close friends.

Julia’s legions of followers have seen her grow from a bubbly little girl to a sophisticated young lady, playing lead roles opposite some of the biggest stars in show business. She is currently seen in her latest teleserye, “Ikaw Lamang” aiong with Coco Martin, Jake Cuenca and Kim Chiu.

Jasmine, meanwhile, continues to step away from the shadow of her celebrated big sister Anne Curtis and shines in her own right. She is currently being groomed by her home network to be one of its primetime stars.

“Sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageable shampoo contains five natural oils that deeply nourish each strand, leaving your hair smooth and fragrant from day to night. So now, ‘hairkadas’ like that of Sarah, Jasmine and Julia’s can stay out under the sun, go to crowded places, even venture out to new locales without worrying about how their hair will look or smell every minute,” says Sunsilk Brand Manager Ann Esteves.

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FREE-FOR-ALL AT FORT WORTH

The Colonial Country Club at Fort Worth, Texas will once again be home to the 69th edition of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Without question, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial has always been one of the PGA’s most competitive tournaments. This year should be no exception. Besides golf supremacy, participants from all over the world have a grand prize of US$1,152,000 to swing for.

Defending champion Thomas Brent ‘Boo’ Weekley will definitely have the odds stacked against him if he wants to remain on top. Since the tournament’s inception in 1946, only 11 men have managed to win multiple tournament titles.

Legendary golfer Ben Hogan managed to accomplish the feat five times and the only one to do it in successive years.

Another thing to watch for is the Champion’s Choice invitation; a tradition in which former winners of the tournament select two up-and-coming players – deemed ineligible by rules – to participate.

Back in 1967, a young Dave Stockton made history when he was the first and, thus far, the only Champion’s Choice to win it all. Will this finally be the year when this amazing feat is repeated?

Find out at these dates and times: Day 1 – May 23, 7 a.m. via satellite; Day 2 – May 24, 3 a.m. live; Day 3 – May 25, 1 a.m. live; and Day 4 – May 26, 2 a.m. live. Airing only on Solar Sports, available via Sky Cable (Ch. 70), Destiny Cable (Ch. 35), Cignal (Ch. 55), and Cablelink (Ch. 58).

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TIDBITS: Happy b-day greetings today, May 19, go to Caloocan City Councilor Marjorie Baretto, Yvonne Dayrit-Romualdez, Pinky Ramos-Ochoa, Rajo Laurel, Aileen del Rosario, Joseph Alonzo, Catherine Velasco Mora, Joseph Muego of PCSO GM’s office, Geraldine Pagar, Geronimo Joe Astete and MB’s Lynn Abanilla… Condolence to the family of Mrs. Nene Vera Perez who passed away recently and was interred yesterday. The Vera Perez clan owns Sampaguita Pictures, one of the pioneering and biggest film companies during its time…

Anne thought her career over after bar controversy

Anne initially felt she was 'too old' to play a mermaid

Anne initially felt she was ‘too old’ to play a mermaid

When a bar incident involving several local celebrities exploded and became public, it naturally sent out shockwaves across traditional and social media. Being at the center of the controversy, Anne Curtis naturally assumed her public image would suffer a major hit.

In fact, she shared on ”Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Monday, “Akala ko wala na, end na ng career ko.”

The “Dyesebel” star confessed, “Ang sakit ng regret. Ang laki ng regret,” but also noted it was a ”lesson learned.”

Anne maintained, “At least, alam ko na kung anuman ang mali ang nagawa ko, I said sorry. I apologized right away and now I’m moving on to be a better person.”

Another thing the incident taught her is knowing “kung ano ang limitations ko if I go out,” she shared.

Although calling it a “low point talaga,” especially after how much publicity it had gotten, she was able to pick herself up thanks to the support of her family and friends.

“Kumapit ako sa mga taong nasa paligid who could be honest to me, who’d tell me the truth. Of course, the Lord is the big factor kasi siya talaga ang nagbigay ng comfort (sa akin)  because,  hindi mo talaga alam kung sino ba talaga ang totoo mong mga kaibigan unless your family is there. Of course my boyfriend is…”

Too old for “Dyesebel”?

With that behind her, Anne is back and in a big way, having now essayed the role of the iconic mermaid Dyesebel on TV.

Playing the popular Mars Ravelo character has its own share of controversy,with some commenting that Anne, at 29, is too old for the role.

The actress-TV host revealed that she initially agreed with her critics, which was what made her hesitate accepting the part at first. Most actresses who have played Dyesebels are “from what I

know, I think mga 21, 22, 23…. younger than me,” she noted.

“Actually, kahit naman ako nu’ng in-offer sa akin then, tinanong ko, ‘hindi ba ako masyadong matanda?’ Ang isinagot naman sa akin, ‘Hindi naman’. Bagay pa rin daw.”

Jake opts for variety over doing same roles

Jake Cuenca

Jake Cuenca

Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca isn’t bothered that he isn’t cast in the lead role on “Ikaw Lamang” despite that he had already headlined some projects in the past.

“It doesn’t matter to me kung bida ako, kontrabida o kahit na ekstra pa nga. As long as tumagos sa puso ko ang isang role, gagawin ko yon and whether indie or mainstream pa yon,” he said to that effect at the recent press conference for “Ikaw Lamang” set to premiere on March 10.

Some of Jake’s movies and TV shows have had him in unusual roles including “Lihis,” “In The Name Of Love” and “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.” As far as “Ikaw Lamang” goes, he readily accepted the part having worked with lead star Coco Martin on “Tayong Dalawa.”

“Kaya nga excited din ako to work with Coco again kasi pag kaming dalawa ang magka-eksena, we push it to the limit. Sa ‘Tayong Dalawa,’ magkapatid ang roles namin ni Coco and ever since, we’ve always had that relationship.”

According to a release, “Ikaw Lamang” revolves around the story of the hardworking son of a farm worker named Samuel (Coco) who falls in love with a haciendera named Isabelle (Kim Chiu). Despite being apart from each other because of their families’ differences, Samuel and Isabelle will find their way back to each other’s arms after so many years.

Also in the cast of “Ikaw Lamang” are Julia Montes, Ronaldo Valdez, Tirso Cruz III, Cherry Pie Picache, Cherie Gil, John Estrada, Daria Ramirez, Meryl Soriano, Spanky Manikan and Lester Llansang.

For the series, Jake has had to sport different hairstyles because his character, Jake, is present across decades. Asked how it was adopting to different looks for the series, he quipped, “Kung kaya ko ngang pahabain talaga yung hair ko, pahahabain ko. Pero sa umpisa lang yan (ng series).”

Dreamscape Entertainment Television which handles “Ikaw Lamang” will hold a celebrity screening of the series on March 9, 5 p.m. at TriNoma Cinema 7. The show is directed by Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco.