The Barretto family feud has all the ingredients of party conversation openers. It has two warring sides – the mother (Inday Barretto) and sister Gia Barretto-Reyes) on one hand, and a celebrity figure (Gretchen Barretto) and her brother Joaquin on the other.
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It involves the high profile Barretto showbiz family, led by Gretchen, her sisters Marjorie and Claudine, and niece Julia.
It has spawned more questions than answers, confusing us all the more.
On top of the list is what pushed Inday to go public with her grievance over Gretchen, when the matriarch is expected to protect her child and unite the family.
Psychologist and life coach Dr. Randy Dellosa shares his opinions to Yahoo! Philippines OMG!
“It seems easy for people to assume a holier-than-thou attitude and judge Inday Barretto as an uncaring and irresponsible mother for disowning Gretchen,” Dellosa begins.
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The Barretto family feud has all the ingredients of party conversation openers. It has two warring sides – the mother (Inday Barretto) and sister Gia Barretto-Reyes) on one hand, and a celebrity figure (Gretchen Barretto) and her brother Joaquin on the other.Read More »from Inside the Barretto family feud
What would you do if the end of the world is near?
Fall on your knees and storm the heavens the whole day long? Hide under a rock and expect the worst? Gather your friends in a protracted road trip and go where your trusty van will take you?
The six friends in the comedy film “Coming Soon” chose option three. And boy, did they get more than they bargained for!
Sikyu (Boy 2 Quizon) drinks a potion that made him do things he would regret to an old woman (Lilia Cuntapay). Nacho (Cholo Barretto) finally reveals his most personal secret to best friend Sikyu. Monica (Andi Eigenmann) grapples with issues surrounding her mother. Their other friends, played by Glaiza de Castro, Dominic Rocco and Carla Humphries, also wrestle with their own demons.
The fun lies in how the barkada manages to do this in the span of one long road trip. There are no breathtaking scenes one would expect from a road trip movie likeRead More »from ‘Coming Soon’ review: A road trip to remember
In a war, no one wins. And when the war centers on highly-visible parents, it is the innocent child who suffers all the more.
In the case of Kris Aquino and ex-husband James Yap, it is their five-year-old son Bimby, who emerges as the the worst casualty.
Take it from psychologist-life coach Dr. Randy Dellosa.
“Parental conflict, especially when intense emotions are displayed, is always psychologically toxic and traumatic for children. Children need to feel safe and secure in the company of their parents. When they’re exposed to their parents’ emotional battles, they grow up feeling worried, afraid, depressed, angry, and insecure,” he says.
Those familiar with the latest Kris-James saga know Bimby saw his parents wrangling right in front of him. Kris even said that she saw the boy crying because he thinks his dad was not telling the truth.
Dellosa explains the heart-rending scene at the lobby of Kris’ place.
“Children want to be loyalRead More »from The Kris-James ‘war’: At what (emotional) cost?
- Maridol Rañoa-Bismark | Say Cheese! – Tue, Mar 19, 2013 4:41 PM PHT
Even if showbiz insiders know Kapuso star Ogie Alcasid’s reported transfer to TV5 months from now is a foregone conclusion, it is only Willie Revillame, so far, who has decided to openly hint about it on nationwide TV.
The irrepressible host of the TV5 noontime show, “Wowowillie” asked he audience last weekend, “Kilala nyo ba kung sino itong bagong kasama dito?”
Willie then sang “Nandito Ako,” Ogie’s popular composition.
Put two and two together and you know Willie need not name names. He is referring to Ogie, whose contract with GMA 7 is expiring months from now. His manager, Leo Dominguez, has reportedly started negotiations with TV5.
Asked for his reaction on the set of his upcoming comedy, “Raketeros,” Ogie’s reaction was short and non-committal.
“Ang cute naman!” he told reporters . “Nagkita kami ni Willie sa isang party last Saturday night and he told me about it.”
Ogie is set to do one moreRead More »from Willie Revillame drops hints of Ogie’s TV 5 transfer
Senatoriable Migz Zubiri has a soft spot for the showbiz industry and its workers since he once hosted the show “Team Explorer” for years on ABS-CBN.
He wants to provide steadier employment for movie workers by launching a second film festival besides the annual Metro Manila Filmfest (MMFF), and he is looking at June 2014 as the launch date of the mid-year event.
“Plano na namin ni direk Joel (Lamangan) yan. Naudlot kasi nag-resign ako ng maaga (as senator),” he said at the presentation of the 15 graduating scholars of the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelukulang Pilipino (NMPP). Zubiri gave educational grants to the scholars through his Priority Development Association Fund.
Zubiri revealed that he already spoke with PAGCOR officials for possible sponsorship of the mid-year filmfest. He added that he can ask his friends from politics and business to sponsor the filmfest.
“Maybe we can ask MVP (business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan), na ninong ko sa kasal,” he goes on.
Zubiri believesRead More »from Migz bats for a 2nd film festival
Not all men are created equal. Some are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Others are abandoned right after they see the light of day.
Manila mayor Alfredo Lim belongs to the latter category. His indigent mother left him in the turning cradle of Hospicio de San Jose when he was a baby. He grew up longing for a mother’s touch until his grandparents plucked him from the orphanage and gave him a happy home.
This is what moviegoers see in the opening scenes of the biopic “Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Story.” Okay, okay. The opening of the movie (Feb. 27 in theaters nationwide) is right smack in the middle of campaign season, when Lim is battling the popular Joseph Estrada for Manila mayor.
A man’s triumph over adversity could be a worn-out theme. But the appeal of true-to-life stories showcasing this theme remains as strong as ever.
Cesar Montano as the well-decorated public servant is, as always, right for the job. He is a chameleon of an actor – moving fast againstRead More »from Who’s afraid of the turning cradle?
So what if they’re going head-to-head against “American Idol” idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez on Valentine’s Day?
Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez are positive people will come and watch their show, “Foursome” at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“The parents of kids watching Jessica can go to our show, thank you,” Martin says during a recent presscon at C3 Events Place in Greenhills.
Unlike Jessica’s solo show, this one is equal to four concerts by four artists all rolled into one.
The other big difference is that Martin and Pops broke into the scene decades ago.
“Mas maaga kaming nangailangan,” Pops deadpans.
So she and Martin can tell just how much times have changed . “Nowadays, it’s okay to be with one’s relationship and still have a career,” Martin notes. “The artists can relax with their solo careers. They can sing apart. They’re okay with who they are as a couple and who they are as artists.”
Martin is talking about Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez,Read More »from This ‘Foursome’ is not afraid of Jessica Sanchez
'Tis the season of comebacks over at TV5.
Willie Revillame will be back 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 for variety game show “Wowowillie.”So, too is another seasoned host, Edu Manzano, who will give insights on being a dedicated family man in the daily show “Good Morning Club” starting Jan. 21 (the other hosts are Christine Bersola-Babao, Chiqui Roa-Puno and Amy Perez).
And that’s just some of the new programs TV5 announced in a grand event dubbed “Go5!” at Resorts World Manila. The others are Joey de Leon’s “Hayop sa Galing”starting Jan. 26, the public service program “Rescues,” which pilots Jan. 26, the reality show “The Alabang Housewives”,” a game show on wheels (“Jeepney Jackpot”), a superhero drama (“Derek Ramsay’s “Kidlat”), a romance-drama (“Never Say Good-bye”) and a celebrity game show (“Game N Go”).
Since it’s the political season, the Kapatid network’s news department will air “Pagbabago 2013,” its coverage of the upcoming elections. For starters, it takes a look at powerful familiesRead More »from It’s green and go on TV5
Her name hardly rings a bell for most young people. It’s a shame, because at 18, the Queen of Philippine Jazz was the highest-paid entertainer in the country. She was internationally acclaimed and her more than six-year career was one for the books.
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Isay Alvarez, who is playing Katy in yet another musical on the Queen of Bodabil's colorful life, offers lots of scenarios had she been alive in this age of social media.
“She’d be like Anne Curtis, with many, many followers!” gushes Isay.
That immense lung power would make her a threat to Beyonce, Katy Perry, even the late Whitney Houston, adds Isay.
Katy’s fashion statements – fully-beaded sexy gowns with sweetheart necklines and breathtaking bustier – are the types JLo would wear in her high-octane concerts around the world.
Katy the tease thought nothing of giving English songs naughty Tagalog interpretations. But there’s a difference Read More »from The Katy de la Cruz-Anne Curtis connection
They live outside Alabang, but they can very well qualify as Alabang Housewives. Pamela Spella and Vanessa Ishutani, as their surnames suggest, get the kind of financial support only Filipinas married to CEOs, doctors, top lawyers and celebrities can get.Read More »from Not just pampered ladies: The Alabang Housewives
They are married (or, in Vanessa’s case, used to be married) to foreigners who can spoil them with shopping sprees as often as their heart desires.
Pamela has two children by her Italian husband who dotes on her own and allowed her to join TV5’s just-concluded reality show “The Amazing Race”.
Vanessa also has two kids by her former husband, a Japanese whom she met when he visited the Philippines to help street children in the provinces (they have since parted ways because his Buddhist parents can’t accept her Catholic beliefs).
Pamela just wanted to feel the thrill of the chase in “The Amazing Race” while Vanesa tried her luck because she finds the lure of the klieg lights totally irresistible.
Money not the motive
In short, the P2-M prize