RONNIE CARRASCO III

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IT was late Thursday night, Cristy Fermin brought me along with her secretary and personal assistant to Cowboy Grill on Quezon Avenue for two reasons: One, to make us listen to Jay Brothers in its gig; two and more important, for us to keep our collective mind off our common…

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TV5’S Artista Academy back in 2013—for the first and the last time—adjudged Vin Abrenica as the top winner in the male showbiz aspirants’ category. Vin is the brother of Aljur Abrenica, himself also a product of artista search Starstruck of GMA. After clinching the title, Vin has since slowly but…

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Actors-turned-politicos Alma Moreno and Isko Moreno ran in the last elections, but as we all know, lost their bid to be among the new set of 12 senators. Alma was with Vice President Binay’s UNA while Isko joined Sen. Grace Poe’s independent party. Albeit with remarkably spotless track records as…

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GOING UP the third floor of the Kojak Bldg where the La Madera Gastronomic Hub is housed—the venue of the recent press launch of GMA’s newest primetime series Juan Happy Love Story—was an ordeal for early bird Lolit Solis. Located on Sct. Castor St. corner Tomas Morato, the place bears…

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IT was a reunion of sorts for the former hosts of GMA’s Startalk Lolit Solis, Ricky Lo and Butch Francisco. After more than seven months since the said Saturday showbiz-oriented talk show was axed, all three gathered at the house warming of Mother Ricky Reyes’ newly built two-storey residence at…

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IS Diether Ocampo’s loss Jay Manalo’s gain? Regular viewers of Viva Entertainment’s Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? could only mourn the “death” of George Bustamante (Ocampo) when he’s supposed to shift to a paternal role after getting his ex-girlfriend Marla (Claudine Barretto) pregnant. Earlier in a blind item, Diether was positively…

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DROPPING by the GMA Network studio over an official business with Lolit Solis, I found myself sharing a guests’ dining table with Boobsie Wonderland, the pony-tailed, baby-talking, toothless stand-up comedienne and host. Garbed that day in a little girl’s clothing, she is fast becoming a favorite among comedy bar habitues.…

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IT was around this time last year when ABS-CBN’s The Buzz bade farewell on TV. The show—identified with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino—aired for nearly 18 years with consistently high ratings and heavy commercial load. So what was said to have killed it? The answer is social media. Facebook, Twitter…

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WILL a GMA News and Public Affairs-produced title likely replace the Saturday afternoon showbiz talk show, CelebriTV, hosted by Joey de Leon, Lolit Solis and Ai Ai de las Alas? If Solis is to be asked, the showbiz stalwart believes that a new format is already in the pipeline to…

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