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Richard Yap doesn’t let intrigues affect him

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Richard Yap

You would think that a wholesome celebrity like Richard Yap would be spared from intrigues but this isn’t so.

Last year, several critics took a jab at Richard deeming him undeserving of the Best Actor trophy he received at the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television.

Asked how he handles the criticism, Richard said “medyo naapektuhan din, it’s only natural. Medyo umiinit ang ulo kapag sinisiraan pero hindi naman kailangan pansinin ang mga ganun. Basta, dito lang tayo sa magagandang bagay, think positive and let go if things that are not important…”

How about negative write-ups?

“Hindi ko nababasa, or hindi ko binabasa. Anyway, everybody has something to say. Si Jesus Christ nga may mga bashers, tayo pa kaya? But let’s just go with the flow, basta namumuhay naman tayo sa magandang paraan, and we’re earning a little the honest way, okay na. Kung patulan mo hahaba lang, useless lang. So why waste your time on something useless?”

Asked if he goes online often, Richard said “I don’t have much time, but I go on Twitter or Instagram so I can update my fans. If they have questions, sinasagot ko, but I don’t go online much because I don’t have the luxury of time.”

Richard said he is open to work with other leading ladies apart from Jodi Sta. Maria.

“Madami magagaling. Siyempre gusto nating makasama silang lahat,” he said.

Among stars he admires are Anne Curtis and Dawn Zulueta. “But it doesn’t mean na gusto ko silang ligawan kasi may asawa akong tao.”

Considering the many endorsements (more than 20 at the latest count) that have fallen into his lap (the latest two of which are Giordano and C-Lium Fibre), Richard could be a rich man now. But he is not known to flaunt his wealth. Is he “kuripot?”

“Depende. Practical ako. I don’t spend unnecessarily. We have to remember that hindi ka dapat gumastos para lang magpakitang-tao. Kasi ang culture natin minsan, magpa-bongga, magpa-party ka, pero wala ka
palang pera sa banko, mangungutang ka pala. Sasabihin na galante ka pero nangungutang ka pala. Practical ka lang dapat.”

The most expensive thing that he has spent on, Richard said, is his house. “I already had a condo, a car and a business prior to my entering showbiz. Ang bago lang now that I’m in showbiz is my Wang-Fu Restaurant along Tomas Morato. This is my third restaurant venture. My first was a franchise in Makati six years ago, and the second one we put up tree years ago but we closed it down already because it wasn’t doing very well.”

About politics, Richard said, “Wala sa Plano ko, hindi ko ping-iisipan. Hindi natin masabi what the future has in store for us but politics is not in my plans or agenda.”

Maya, Ser Chief recall love story with duet

"Be Careful With My Heart" characters Richard "Ser Chief" Lim and Maya, played by Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria, performed the song "At The Beginning" as they recalled their love story on the Monday episode of the hit series.

Mark Wahlberg to host Nickelodeon 27th Annual Kid’s Choice Awards

Hollywood actor-producer Mark Wahlberg will be hosting this year’s Nickelodeon 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

Wahlberg earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in “The Fighter” and Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed drama “The Departed.” Most recently, he played Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in “Lone Survivor,” which he also produced. He will also be seen in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” He also produced the HBO shows “Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “In Treatment.”



A committed philanthropist, Wahlberg started the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to benefit inner city children and teens.

Dubbed the ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be held at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center on April 2.

“We are thrilled to welcome a superstar like Mark Wahlberg as he takes the helm as our master of ceremonies at the biggest kid event of the year,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. “We can’t wait for him to take the stage and have lots of slime-filled fun with Hollywood’s biggest stars and our audience.”

Fans will be able to get on the slime as they get to vote for their favorite actors, shows, movies and musicians online. Voting for the 2014 KCAs span six continents, across 17 localized voting sites.

Viewers can also log on to kca.nick-asia.com to know more about Wahlberg.

Starting last month, the full “Kids’ Choice Awards” digital experience was launched across desktop and mobile devices. Leading up to the March event, kids can watch wacky videos, play funny KCA-themed games, and get constant updates on the slime feast to come.

The 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world.

Nickelodeon, now on its 35th year globally and 16th year in Asia, is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family.


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Another Promising Year For Jodi Sta. Maria

The year of the horse is looking very promising indeed for Jodi Sta. Maria.

“Be Careful With My Heart,” her show with Richard Yap, continues to be among TV top-raters. Viewers just couldn’t get enough of Ser Chief and Maya, especially now that they are expecting twins.

The teleserye may continue the whole of 2014, and so, the movie version may not materialize any sooner. “We just don’t have the time to shoot the movie at this time,” a production insider said.

Going back to Jodi, the actress recently signed another endorsement deal, this time with Flawless.

Jodi said, “I’m so happy to be the newest member of the Flawless family. Of course I’ve been hearing about Flawless for years now at nakikita ko rin ’yun mga clinics nila sa malls at mga ads nila, but it was only late last year when I actually started going to their clinic.”

The award-winning actress thanks the brand for taking care of her skin and helping her maintain a fresh appearance despite her demanding schedule.

“Siyempre sa trabaho natin, madalas puyatan talaga tapos madalas pa nakatapat ka sa maraming ilaw or naarawan ka,” Jodi added. “Eh, ‘di lang naman ’yun ginagawa ko. Aside from my work, I take care of Thirdy rin tapos I’m studying pa and running my own business, so really, my schedule can sometimes get the best of me talaga. In other words, malakas maka-haggard.”

Among her favorites is Flawless’ Cell Booster Infusion Mask.

“You really look and feel very fresh after the treatment. Perfect siya sa mga super hectic na tao na naghahanap ng treatment na instant ’yung effect,” she said.


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‘When The Love Is Gone’ Now On Video

GABBY CONCEPCION and Cristine Reyes

GABBY CONCEPCION and Cristine Reyes

Viva Films’ “When the Love is Gone,” directed by Andoy Ranay and starring Gabby Concepcion, Alice Dixson, Andi Eigenmann, Jake Cuenca and Cristine Reyes, depicts the grave consequences of being involved in an illicit affair.

A remake of the 1983 classic film “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi,” “When The Love is Gone” grossed R32-million when it was shown in November last year.

The story has Gabby playing the role of Emman, a family man left wanting for intimacy from his wife Audrey (Alice). He meets Cassie (Cristine), a troubled wife seeking solace at a beach, away from her gay husband (Jake). Their meeting progresses into an illicit affair.

“When the Love is Gone” is now on video, available at leading video stores nationwide.


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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, March 4, go to Dawn Zulueta, Carol Banawa, Ella Reyes-Choy, Wilma Redler, Joanne Ramirez, Krystle Yambot, David S. Flores, Joan Camille Tisoy, Hattie H. Pili, Ruby Co, Mary Anne Tolentino, Michael Tan Defensor, Chicago-based Gerry Crisostomo, Judith A. Los Baños and congressional spouse Sandra Estrella…



RIBBON CUTTING. Photo shows actress Sheena Halili, Kim Rodriguez, and Chesca Garcia-Kramer with Richard Hinola, Ellen Lising, and Janice Lising Go during the recent opening of Ellen’s Aesthetic Center Manila inside Silver Oaks Hotel Bldg. on Mabini St. in Ermita, Manila. Ellen’s Aesthetic Center Manila offers a 50 percent discount on permanent cosmetics, laser treatment, whitening treatment, slimming and other major services as opening promo. For more details visitwww.ellenseasthetics.com.

‘ASAP’ heartthrobs serenade Kapamilyas in Dubai

ABS-CBN heartthrobs serenaded the Kapamilyas in Dubai who made sure to catch “ASAP’s” live show in the country two weeks ago. Luis Manzano, Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson, Enrique Gil, John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, Piolo Pascual and Richard Yap all shared one stage as they performed OPM hits. – ASAP, ABS-CBN, February 9, 2014

Richard Yap avoids competition

Richard Yap wants a Harley Davidson

Richard Yap wants a Harley Davidson

Richard Yap does not compete with other actors.

“Hindi ganoon ang perception ko,” he said in an interview. “As long as I feel that tama ‘yung ginagawa ko sa role o sa project ko ay okay na sa akin ‘yon. I don’t want to be competing with other kasi iba naman tayong shows, iba ng roles.”

Assured of work for the whole year with ABS-CBN deciding to extend “Be Careful With My Heart,” Richard says, “Hopefully we will try our best to do the best in everything that we’re asked to do. We just try to work harder and we try to do our best in everything. Kung anuman ang makuha natin that’s bonus na rin.”

Asked if he knows of actors who are insecure of his popularity, Richard says, “I can’t speak for them. Hindi mo ma-avoid ‘yon. Wala naman tayong inaagawan ng eksena. Sana maging friends lahat.”

As for Richard, he maintains “Pumasok ako dito baguhan ako. I was given the right break. Wala na akong hinahangad o hinihingi pa. Contented lang ako. I think contentment is the key. You have to be contented with what you have.”

Citing a line from the “Desiderata” he adds, “Sabi nga there will (people) greater than you are, who will be lesser o greater than you are so if you are comparing yourself you will never be happy.”

Richard noted several things that he thinks needs improvement in the current showbiz system.

“It has to be the system wherein hindi masyadong…para kasing nagmamadali when it comes to doing shows. I think it would be better kung mas prepared para hindi ngarag ‘yung everybody working in a project,” he says.

Not that this is what they do for “Be Careful With My Heart,” which is done on a thrice-a-week basis.

Still, Richard insists “meron pa ring shows na ganoon. Sinasalang sila na hindi pa ready so medyo nahihirapan ang mga tao.”

Although quite straight-laced as ser chief, Richard loves big bikes, Harley Davidsons in particular.

“Naka-big bike ako dati pero binenta ko na. before pumasok ako sa “Binondo Girl” ay nagmo-motor talaga ako, mga barkada-barkada lang. Nagku-cruising kami,” he shares.

Now that he’s busy, “wala akong oras para mag-big bike. Actually, gusto kong magka-Harley Davidson kahit na nasa garahe lang.”