Plus: Host-actress falls short of boss’ expectations
Avid and rabid basketball fans, most especially those rooting for Star Hotshots in the ongoing PBA season, can’t hide their disappointment over James Yap’s lackluster performance on the hard court.
At press time, of the competing teams Star Hotshots is at the tail end in the overall standing—with eight successive losses—although they had their first victory against Meralco Bolts on
Also a popular showbiz figure in his own right, keen observers note that James’ unimpressive performance may allegedly be attributed to a seething problem with ex-wife Kris Aquino. There are those who say it may partly have something to do with James’ new baby with Italian partner Michela Cazzola may.
Reportedly, Kris is doing everything she can to prevent James from seeing and taking out their son Bimby despite a court order granting the latter his visitation rights years back. Some people can only surmise that Kris is unhappy with James siring another child with another woman.
However, considering their living separate lives, it’s funny if not appalling that Kris doesn’t appear to have moved on, this despite her much-vaunted romantic entanglements—real or imagined—after her break up with James.
But won’t Kris allow Bimby to spend time with his father even if the child so damn wishes? Won’t Kris be glad to see Bimby bond with his baby brother the same way that he has become close to his Kuya Joshua, Kris’ son by Phillip Salvador?
Because of the manner by which he’s treated—depriving him of his paternal rights—James has reportedly given up on seeing Bimby. And this is taking a heavy toll on James as a hoopster.
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Guess who? In fairness to a host-actress (HA), she came prepared for her articulate, glib-talking celebrity guest for the taping of an episode of her now-defunct TV program.
However, the HA expectedly fell short of her bosses’ expectations more so after the latter reviewed the canned material.
Since nothing could be done to “cure” the actual interview as far as its flow was concerned, the bosses then instructed the editing team to splice the material in such a way that the HA could hold a candle to her guest.
“Just make (HA’s name) look intelligent,” were the bosses’ stern instructions. Sadly, the magic of editing didn’t work. It was only on its actual airing day when the latter realized that their “highest boss” was right all along—intelligent hosting was/is far from being her metier.
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A large entity (Vignettes’ lips are sealed whether it’s a film outfit, a TV network, a recording company, an advertising agency or an artist management office) was supposed to launch a state-of-the-art gadget that would rival its competitor in the industry.
Its big cheese (BC) instructed a team of highly trained professionals to hasten its distinct product to gain more patronage than the establishment that pioneered it. The workforce met the deadline, thinking they’d be commended for a job well done.
The date of the product launch had been subsequently set. However, the BC unabashedly asked the team, “How long will it take to get my investment back?” much to the latter’s consternation.
When no one in the team could provide a definitive answer, the BC—sans much thought—had called off the launch right then and there.