‘The Borrowed Wife,’ GMA’s first drama offering for 2014

Another highly dramatic and intriguing teleserye titled “The Borrowed Wife” is GMA Network’s first drama offering for 2014. It is about love and obsession and how a betrayal can change one’s life. The series, which premieres, Jan. 20, on GMA Afternoon Prime, is topbilled by Camille Prats and Rafael Rosell with TJ Trinidad and Pauleen Luna.

Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr., “The Borrowed Wife” is about Maricar (Camille), a kind-hearted and simple woman who works at a spa and wellness center owned by her best friend Tessa (Pauleen). Maricar always follows what Tessa says, thus, becoming a second fiddle to her bossy best friend. However, Maricar inadvertently out-values Tessa when Rico (Rafael) courts and eventually marries her because Tessa covets Rico for herself.

[caption id="attachment_80908" align="alignright" width="300"] THE CAST of ‘The Borrowed Wife’: (From left) Pauleen Luna, Rafael Rosell, Camille Prats and TJ Trinidad[/caption]

Maricar chooses to be a full-time wife to Rico and mother to their child Joana. But everything changes when Tessa comes back into the picture and seeks vengeance. Tessa seduces Rico and Maricar eventually finds out about the betrayal of her husband and her former best friend. It’s too late when Rico realizes what he has done to his wife because Maricar suddenly disappears, a void which Tessa takes advantage of to endear herself to Rico.

Meanwhile, in a secluded beach resort, Maricar meets Earl (TJ), a plastic surgeon who changes her face and personality after an accident that also made her forget everything about herself. Earl makes Maricar believe that she is Sofia, his girlfriend. Sofia is subservient to Earl until one day, he introduces her to Rico and Tessa. This meeting unravels a series of events that constantly intertwine Maricar/Sofia’s life with that of Rico (her own husband).

Also in the cast of “The Borrowed Wife” are Yayo Aguila, Sherilyn Reyes, Kevin Santos, Diego Castro, Jojit Lorenzo, Rhed Bustamante, Zarah Mae Deligero and Ms. Caridad Sanchez.

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[caption id="attachment_80906" align="alignleft" width="225"] DIA and Meg Frampton[/caption]

Dia Frampton Performs At Hard Rock Café

From the TV reality singing contest, “The Voice USA” Season 1, Dia Frampton returns to Manila for a one-night show only at Hard Rock Cafe Makati tomorrow, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m.

Dia signed up with Universal Republic last December 2011 and released her solo debut album “Red” that reached Platinum throughout Asia. The first single “The Broken Ones” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the US, and Entertainment Weekly named Dia one of their “Entertainers of the Year.”

Joining Dia is her sister Meg Frampton, Carlo Gimenez and The Perkins Twins as front acts. The sisters signed up with Warner Bros. Records and toured with established acts like the Plain White T’s and Angels and Airwaves. They have appeared on major television programs such as MTV’s “TRL” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

The one-night concert is produced by Hard Rock Café and DMC Phils. Presented by Solaire Resort and Casino as the official residence. Supported by Manila Concert Scene, WhenInManila.com, ABS-CBN, ASAP 19, MYX, UNTV, Phoenix Prod., Crossover 105.5, 96.3 Easy Rock, Mellow 94.7, Home Radio 97.9, Love Radio 90.7, Yes FM 101.1, Snack Time, and SM Cinemas.

Dia will have a special appearance at Eclipse Bar in Solaire Resort and Casino on Jan. 23 at 10 p.m.

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[caption id="attachment_80907" align="alignright" width="196"] Chef Anton[/caption]

Chef Anton Also A Singer

Although Chef Anton of Antojos Rest (it will have its official grand opening on Jan. 25) manifested interest in cooking at an early age (he perfected his own version of bagoong rice at age 8), this passion in the culinary arts took a backseat when he went into college because it was another interest – music! – which he decided to pursue at the time.

He envisioned himself performing before large crowds. However, Chef Anton’s love for the culinary art never left him. And it eventually led him to come up with a decision that changed his life and career direction.

Chef Anton realized that he can still pursue his passion for cooking without completely turning away from his love of music. After all, he could still be singing his heart out while mastering the culinary art. Only this time, the kitchen is his stage while his tasty dish creations will serve as his audience.

Deciding to be chef proved a good decision for Chef Anton. While honing his cooking skills, he also got a good exposure - in magazines and on TV where he was featured at least twice. After graduation, he worked for a reputable restaurant for a while, and then with a company that had nothing to do with music or food. During this time, he came up with the idea of putting up his own restaurant.

This dream is fulfilled via Antojos Rest. located along Gen. de Jesus St. in San Juan (at the of Xavier School). For its grand opening on January 20, there will be a mini-concert that will feature Luke Mijares, Michael Pangilinan, Prima Diva Billy, comic duo Le Chazz and AJ Tamiza, and sexy actress Rufa Mae Quinto. Richard Pinlac will host the program.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings, Jan. 20, go to Laguna Board Member Angelica Jones-Alarva, Ric Puno Jr., Tonypet Araneta, Sen. Koko Pimentel, Eric Quizon, Roxanne Barcelo, Michelle Ann Arciaga, Adrian Cruz Hernandez, Javi Medina, actress Ramona Revilla, Kitchie Flores Lopez, Princess Kyuhie, Cheney Cui, Gregorio Bendicio Medina of Muntinlupa City, Orlando Bustos, Jr., Jeremie N. Matias, Fabian de Leon, Ma. Theresa H. Ignacio, Isabel Pastor, Melanie Rebucan-Madsen, and Joli Mae F. Ronquillo...


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