Showbiz Tsismis: News in brief
Box office charm
Could Starting Over Again, Piolo Pascual’s latest project, be the movie that brings back his box office magic? His last couple of films were not big hits, but some critics who have seen a preview of the film agree it has the makings of a box office hit. He stars for the first time with Toni Gonzaga in this romantic-comedy, which had been announced in August last year. Finally, the movie was completed and will be shown in Manila this week, with planned distribution in the Middle East, America and Europe in subsequent weeks.
Not working together
As far as Angelica Panganiban is concerned, it would not be a good idea for her to be working with her boyfriend, actor John Lloyd Cruz, in either a TV or movie project. According to the actress, she and her boyfriend are having a smooth relationship that she wouldn’t want to disrupt by having it used as a gimmick for a project. They had a chance to work together in a movie previously, when they were not a couple.
Cold shoulder treatment
No one can break a mother-daughter bond — that’s according to Andi Eigenmann at a media event recently. Yet, despite this, she admits she is still not on speaking terms with her mother, actress Jacklyn Jose. Even at home, they give each other the cold shoulder, according to the actress. The rift is because Eigenmann is apparently back together with ex-boyfriend Jake Ejercito, whose family is said to be against the relationship. Eigenmann hopes, however, that she and her celebrity mother will be able to take time from their busy schedules and sort out their differences.
End of the road
After almost 10 years of being a couple, Chynna Ortaleza and Railet Valeroso have decided to take a break. Neither has confirmed whether it’s just a cool off or a permanent separation; but many are hoping it is just temporary. Their fans had been expecting an engagement announcement this year; but to the surprise of many, the couple instead announced a break-up. Ortaleza says she wants to take a break from romance and concentrate on her career; Valeroso meanwhile is said to be mulling a showbiz comeback. Fans started asking if something was amiss when the lovers became silent over Twitter a few weeks ago — an unusual situation considering they are both active Twitter users and often profess their love for each other.