Paulo and Maja – back together for indie rom-com

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MJ MARFORI

MJ MARFORI

PLUS: New on the Walk of Fame; PAO Chief Persida Acosta; and top songstress’ producer cancels show
Fans of the teleserye Bridges Of Love will be thrilled to know that its lead stars Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador are reunited for a new movie entitled I’m Drunk, I Love You.

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The intriguing title comes with an interesting plot, which the one of TV’s favorite couples are excited about.

Paulo shares, “Iyon yung aabangan. Exciting yung title. Kapag intoxicated lumalakas ang loob. Isang best friend na in love sa best friend niya for seven years—kinikimkim for seven years.”

The two promise that the movie will be wholesome but with a little bit of teasing as they went as far as kissing for the camera.

Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador PHOTO FROM YOUTUBE.COM

Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador PHOTO FROM YOUTUBE.COM

Maja is scared of bed scenes in general but is comfortable with Paulo when it comes to intimate acting.

“Kung hindi si Paulo, umaga pa lang kabado na ko. Pero si Paulo ang preparation ko lang is toothbrush,” Maja laughs. “Pinagkakatiwalaan mo kasi yung tao. Aalagaan ka sa eksena.”

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The late Master Showman, “Kuya Germs” Moreno’s son Fede­rico managed to make the first Walk of Fame a success after his father’s passing in January.

Held Thursday, crowds gathered at the Eastwood Citywalk to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities, who were going to receive their very own star that night.

The glitz and glamour was ever present as 15 inductees were honored for their work in showbiz and media. They were: TV5’s chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes, ABS-CBN’s Ted Failon and Susan Enriquez for the News and Public Affairs; Eddie Ilarde and Don Manolo Favis for radio; Pepe Smith and Willy Cruz for music; John Arcilla, Liza Soberano and Jennylyn Mercado for movies; and Shaina Magdayao, Angelica Panganiban, Barbie Forteza and Jodi Sta Maria for television.

According to Federico who is now President of the Walk of Fame Project, the list they had to choose from contained more than 300 names. But thanks to his board, which also includes MTRCB Chairman Toto Villareal and other stakeholders in the entertainment industry, they narrowed it to the well-deserved number.

“They were unanimously voted in by the board,” said the Master Showman’s son. Federico added that the Walk of Fame Project is not just for the stars but a worthwhile project, which also benefits the Mowelfund Foundation.

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PAO Chief Persida Acosta is not going anywhere—away from the public eye, that is. A celebrity in her own right, the PAO Chief held her yearly bonding with the showbiz press, whom she had gotten to known and became close with following her now defunct programs with TV5. These were Face to Face and Public Atorni where In the Know had the opportunity to work with her.

Anyway, the press gathering was very timely a couple of weeks ago when Chief Acosta as everyone calls her, had just been grilled by the Judicial and Bar Council and was told to “read more” about Supreme Court cases, after she admitted she just read about issues such as the Marcos burial in newspapers.

Even though there were murmurings here and there what she said, the lady chief, nonetheless happily shared with the press that she did brilliantly in her JBC interview, as a nominee for Supreme Court justice.

“I gave excellent answers, because the questions asked were within the realm of the law. Dapat po talaga tayo magbasa pero hindi po ako copy furnished ng decision ng Supreme Court dahil hindi naman ako lawyer doon sa kaso at hindi ako parte nung case. Hindi pa po siya na-promulgate (at that time) kaya hindi ko pa po siya nabasa.”

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It seems fans nowadays are not as loyal as they used to be to their idols.

This songstress is well loved, well publicized and visible. Her fans club even claim how solid they are behind their one and only songstress.

So what happened when this lady singers’ producers had to cancel four of her provincial shows because of underwhelming ticket sales? Even insiders in the industry found it hard to believe. Everyone felt bad for the songstress who even had to make up an alibi for the cancelled shows.

Until next week. Tah-Tah!

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