Aljur Abrenica — Red Zaido

“StarStruck 4″ Hunk Aljur Abrenica gets his biggest break as Red Zaido (PEP)

Big break para sa StarStruck 4 Ultimate Hunk na si Aljur Abrenica ang pagkakasama niya sa pinakabagong primetime telefantasya ng GMA-7 na Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan. Dito kasi ay silang tatlo nina Dennis Trillo at Marky Cielo ang mga bida.

Go Aljur! FTW!


Auraeus Solito and E.J. Jallorina — Philippine Science

Auraeus Solito

Auraeus Solito and E.J. Jallorina in the Toronto International Film Festival for the movie Philippine Science

I worked with Auraeus Solito in college. I auditioned for a play by the U.P. Tropa Theater Co. where I sang — surprise! — Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid. Hahaha. Part of Your World was my signature song in college (along with Kahit Habang Buhay by Smokey Mountain). The director Paul Morales loved me, but Auraeus (who wrote the play) hated my guts.

Auraeus Solito directed Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros which was produced by Raymond Lee. There was a recent e-mail floating around that Auraeus declared himself an equal of Lino Brocka. Nyek. Really? Konting humility naman Aurae. It might do wonders to your career.

The film Philippine Science has music composed by the Eraserheads with lyrics by Carina Evangelista, who when she was still here in the U.S. trained me as her floral assistant.

Boys Nxt Door — Aljur Abrenica, Mart Escudero, Marky Cielo — Episode 11

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur Abrenica, Mart Escudero and Marky Cielo star in Boys Nxt Door

Ngayon ko lang natandaan, wala nga bang R sa Kapampangan? Or is it another letter? Parang hirap si Aljur sa R. (Taglish talaga…)

Bitin ang ending, sorry.

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Nene Tamayo axed because of Magdalo link?

Nene Tamayo axed because of Magdalo link? (GMA News)

“Kaya po ako natanggal doon ay dahil sa Magdalo group. Akala po kasi ng nasa government, isa ako sa mga nagre-recruit na maging rebeldeng sundalo yung mga tao. Parang ang perception nila, ginagamit ko yung ‘Citizen Patrol’ para maka-recruit ako ng mas maraming tao na magrebelde against sa government (I was removed from the program because of the Magdalo group. People in government thought I was recruiting soldiers to go against the government. They had a perception that I was using ?Citizen Patrol? to recruit more people to go against the government),” Tamayo was quoted as saying.

Valdez also said that even the show’s ratings indicated that the segment’s hosting was better left to the main anchors.

“We felt that her addition had no effect on the program. The ratings did not go up nor did it go down. We can’t justify the cause (why we should still keep Tamayo),” Valdez said.

Aray. Again, a PR snafu for a media company supposedly well-versed in media relations. So basically, Valdez said that Nene Tamayo is worthless — her being Pinoy Big Brother Season One winner meant nothing to the viewers.