Serna: Willie, watch out-A A +A
By Roger Serna
Sounds and images
Thursday, March 7, 2013
AS OF this writing, I still have to read, hear or see on tri-media outlets a statement from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on the incident in which Willie Revillame reportedly reprimanded Ate Gay and Ethel Booba in front of the cameras during the show.
If the MTRCB is sensitive to costumes and performances that are works of art (no matter what), it should also be sensitive to actions made by show biz personalities, and could have been done off camera but were instead made in the open for whatever reasons the TV host had in mind.
Naturally, the incident elicited bad comments (bashings, if you will) from people who saw it, including those who caught it in the Internet. If Willie thinks he has all the right to do what he did, being the producer and main host of the show, I still believe that there is truth to the saying that “what goes up, must come down.” Watch out.
After playing supporting roles as a duo in two movies, 24/7 and Sisterakas, and in the top-rating teleseries, Princess & I, the mother company of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel) believes that the love team is now ripe to take on the lead roles in a movie.
The two stars—and the other members of the cast—recently spent a week in the Queen City of the South to shoot the major scenes of their first wide-screen tandem, entitled Must Be Love.
Crowds patiently waited for the chance to get a glimpse of their much adored show biz idols in several locations in Carcar City, Guadalupe, Fort San Pedro and Plantation Bay, to name some.
This occasion added to the production people’s belief in the strength and crowd-drawing power of the love team. Come Wednesday, March 13, Must Be Love will finally be shown in movie houses all over the country.
Lending able support to the young stars are John Estrada, John Lapus, Kit Thompson, Ramon Christopher, Miguel Morales, Janus del Prado, Sharlene San Pedro, Paul Salas, Cacai Bautista, Arlene Muhlach and Liza Soberano.
So, KathNiel fans, show to the skeptics that indeed, the Kathryn Bernardo-Daniel Padilla love team is the team to beat these days.
Body and Sole franchise owner, Johnie Lim, excitedly divulged that the spa chain that originates in Cebu is building its 55th branch in Tarlac City and is set to open on May 8.
Late last year, it also opened another branch at N. Escario St. near the Provincial Capitol. In its 10 years of existence, Body and Sole has also reaped various awards some of which are those being customers’ top choice. Congratulations!
The organizers of the Mrs. Philippines-Globe proudly announced that it is also giving young girls and teenagers their own time to shine though the Little Miss Solane pageant.
The Cuties category is for girls aged 8-12 years old while the Teenies category is for those aged 13-16 years old. Screenings and regional pageants will be held in key cities and provinces throughout the country.
Big cash prizes, scholarships and developmental programs are up for grabs for the top three winners in each category. Cash prizes are likewise given away for the special awards winners.
Application forms are downloadable at the Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2013 website (www.mrsphilippinesglobe.com). Special screenings will be held simultaneously in Cebu, Pampanga and Davao on Apr. 2. Deadline for submission of entries is on Mar. 20.
All this time, I thought that stories about BB Gandanghari’s activities including his trips abroad, his TV guest appearances and all were merely for publicity purposes and nothing serious.
In his TV appearance last Sunday (although a promotional stunt for his stage play appearance in Ang Halik ng Tarantula), he revealed that even his decision to come out in the open and announce his real gender preference was a very difficult one for him.
Neither was his announcement that “Rustom Padilla is dead” and that BB Gandanghari has taken over a breeze.
Now, he is also facing the dilemma of whether to undergo sexual reassignment or not after undergoing psychological therapy for some time. He is, however, reportedly advised by his doctor not to talk nor think about it as he might decide to finally go under the knife out of pressure.
Although BB is more often seen smiling and laughing, I can sense that away from the cameras and the scrutinizing eyes of the public, the cross-dresser is agonizing.
His/Her conflict wih his/her siblings over the gender issue aggravates the situation.
Fortunately, he has his mother Eva Cariño to run to for advice and comfort.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 08, 2013.