MANILA, Philippines--Remember last Sunday's Fading Star? She has been having cash-flow problems of late--like most Pinoys.
FS reportedly pulled out hot-ticket items from an upscale boutique that she used to endorse ... and held a garage sale.
Bright idea. Except that FS sold the expensive items at P30 to P50 a pop. Quite obviously, business is not her calling.
Prima donna, reinvented
Pretty Singer has earned a nasty reputation. Mole says she is a prima donna who likes making people wait in her gigs. She has lost jobs because of this.
Then, she suddenly reinvented herself into a trouper. This is why PS is very visible on the boob tube these days. She wants promoters to know she's reliable ... and available.
Floating devices redux
Hard-Hitting Host is in a quandary. Seems HH is reluctant to accept home studio's current offer. Unhappy, HH started "floating" rumors of opportunities from rival networks, according to a colleague.
Concocting "piracy" rumors apparently worked for Controversial Host, who landed HH's old job.
Acclaimed Veteran had high hopes for new Media Company. AV thought MC was a viable alternative to the current scene, which is far from ideal.
Alas, AV found out that MC was offering more of the same dubious and disappointing fare from AV's previous studio.
To illustrate: AV noted that Notorious Manager is currently lording it over at the MC--having disturbingly strong influence over matters that go beyond talent management.
Spotted on the catwalk
Backstage at the Folded and Hung show during Fashion Week, Influential Gay was spotted being escorted, with queer VIP pals, to the best seats in the house so they'd have the best view of the scantily clad hunks on the ramp.
Unfortunately, one of the studs on the catwalk was IG's Former Ward. Their parting had been far from amicable.
Did sparks fly? Was there tension in the air? Nah. Too many biceps as distraction.
Top of the talk shows
For those who missed last weekend's gabfests on TV. (And why we are moved, if we are moved.)
Dennis Trillo on Jennylyn Mercado:
"Naa-appreciate ko na ganoon ang tingin niya sa akin, yung epekto ko sa kanya. Kaya sana nga huwag na siyang atakihin ng sakit niya, kasi medyo iba rin yung nararamdaman ko kapag nalalaman ko na nahihirapan siya. Kasi, siyempre, apektado ka rin kahit paano." (Here we go again.)
Aubrey Miles, asked if she had plotted the ouster of Michelle Madrigal and Jon Hall from Survivor Philippines:
"Siguro... oo, totoo, aaminin ko. Half siyempre, pero hindi naman ako ang nagsusulat sa ibang castaway kung sino ang iboboto nila. May sarili silang isip ... Nandun ako para maglaro, hindi para maging mabait or maging ganito. In my own way, siyempre ginawan ko ng paraan kasi silang dalawa, alliance na agad sila... so, dapat gumawa ka agad ng moves." (Parang show biz!)
John Lloyd Cruz on rumors he and Shaina Magdayao have separated:
"Huwag kayong mag-isip, huwag kayong mag-alala. Sobrang okay kami. Kung iisipin mo, paano pa sila nagkikita... to make it a point na hindi nawawala yung quality time? To tell you honestly, talagang we've never been happier. Super blessed kami." (No mention of Liz Uy? Honestly? Joke lang!)
P-Noy on Liz Uy:
"We have been spending some time together as long as our schedules would permit. But I guess at this point in time, that is the extent of it." (Parang show biz din, pero in straight English, ha!)
Shalani Soledad on her separation from P-Noy:
"Siguro, what I would like to say, whatever happened, I would like to keep it as private as we can, with all due respect to all the persons involved... Siyempre, hindi naman lahat ng nararamdaman natin, nakikita o nararamdaman ng ibang tao. Just like any other human being, nasasaktan din tayo, umiiyak din tayo." (She didn't reply to our SMS pleadings for a statement. Mas comfortable na siya sa on-cam!)
Rachel Ann Go, asked if John Prats is courting her:
"Tanungin ninyo na lang siya. Iyon lang ang masasabi ko talaga." (Hindi mo alam, promise?)
Pauleen Luna on her continuing rift with Cristine Reyes:
"I don't look at her [FB?] page. Ayoko na lang. Nakaka-bad vibes. I'm living my life na parang I don't see anything, I don't hear anything. Yun na lang." (Let's stop asking them na, waste of time.) With Gerry Plaza (Startalk, The Buzz, Showbiz Central)