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Gabby to waive talent fee for KC’s trust fund


Gabby Concepcion must be engrossed in sifting through an avalanche of e-mails sent directly to his Gmail account which he had publicized himself.

Nope, those are no fan mails from elsewhere in the world but rather story lines which he openly welcomes for his reunion film with Sharon Cuneta.

You heard it, the 50-plus yet still dashing actor has already acquiesced to do a movie with his erstwhile wife provided that the material is “out of the box.”

Avid and rabid Sharon-Gabby fans, despite seeing their idols live separate lives now, fondly remember their very first team-up: Eddie Garcia’s “Dear Heart” in 1981. This was followed by a string of screen partnerships, all certified blockbusters.

Supposedly, Sharon and Gabby were to do a reunion movie about two years ago. However, there was no way the actor could get it started as he was then doing GMA’s afternoon soap “Ika-6 Na Utos,” debunking rumors that he was demanding a talent fee higher than Sharon’s.

Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta

At a recent private company-sponsored teacher’s event, Gabby finally gave a yes answer to whoever would be willing to bankroll his reunion film with Sharon. Kris Aquino, a self-confessed Sharon-Gabby fan before her showbiz entry, reportedly expressed interest as one of co-producers of this expected blockbuster.

Vignettes heard that the former couple will rather finance it themselves, with Gabby even willing to waive his talent fee. He’d rather have it earmarked for his daughter KC’s trust fund.

KC Concepcion

Since KC is an indirect participant, it would be a welcome idea to see her appear in her parents’ reunion film. After all, when was the last time she was seen on the big screen?

As for Sharon who’s contemplating retirement, the would-be reunion movie will sure go down in history as she beckons another chapter in her life.


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GUESS WHO? Our source swears that a huge number of senior citizens are disappointed with a charismatic mayor (CM) of a city in Metro Manila that they still prefer the latter’s predecessor who had served for the longest time.

Even most long-time employees at the city hall have tendered their resignation as they couldn’t endure CM’s reportedly taking in his batchmates to fill in a number of key positions.

“We thought we elected the right guy into office but we’re mistaken,” our source intoned quoting a senior citizen-friend.

The elderly group has been advised, however, not to be hard on CM: “Be patient with him kasi nag-a-adjust pa lang naman siya.”

Clue: Besides his drop-dead looks, what gave CM a landslide victory in the last elections is his name recall.

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Party hosts know better this time when inviting a female personality (FP) to an exclusive dinner with long-time showbiz peers.

For starters, FP has this habit of getting the viands served on the buffet table wrapped and taken home even if more guests are still expected to arrive.

“Let’s say the invitation says 7 p.m., FP comes even earlier than that and is the first to leave. Hindi kasi siya sanay na ginagabi sa labas. What she does, magpapabalot na siya ng pagkain,” our source reveals.

The party givers, however, hatched an idea the last few times that the FP showed up: “Kaya pagdating niya, ang inuuna munang ihain were tummy-filling, carbohydrates-rich viands like pancit, chicken and pork adobo, steamed rice, etc. The ‘take-homeables’ were just on standby at the kitchen, and only would FP leave that these were served.”

The funny thing is that FP is not aware of this to this day.

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