This actress is said to be feeling the brunt of her sordid ''past'' which is now affecting her present work. The actress was said to have been in and out of a drug rehabilitation facility. Sources said she is now having a hard time memorizing her lines and has to be spoon-fed with the dialogues in her scenes. The producer, director and staff in her new movie are not happy.
• Upcoming actress-singer Hazel Faith is the latest talent to join Curve Entertainment Inc. Known as Edselyn in the hit TV series ''Be Careful With My Heart,'' she also appeared in the Cinemalaya film ''Ekstra'' starring Vilma Santos. She's currently recording songs for her debut EP and digital release.
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It was nice to see the beautiful Diana Zubiri looking every inch the student that she is when we had merienda with her last Thursday at Annabels in Quezon City. She didn't have makeup on but she looks very fresh, young and really beautiful. No wonder she is still part of this year's Yes! 100 Most Beautiful list.
She came straight from school and was still wearing her uniform. Diana is a senior student taking up Theater Arts. She will be graduating in March, she proudly tells us.
We are in awe of Diana's persevering attitude towards her studies despite the busy showbiz schedule she keeps nowadays. True to her word, she prioritized her studies the moment she found the time knowing fully well that education is still the most important gift she could give herself.
Diana has been juggling studies and tapings for two soap operas on ABS-CBN. In the morning, she tapes for ''Juan Dela Cruz'' where she plays the role of Peruha the queen of the ''aswangs'' and then crosses over to the set of ''Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,'' her new soap which will premiere tomorrow, Sept. 2, before she excuses herself to go to school in the afternoon.
''Juan Dela Cruz'' will be closing its first book in October. In ''Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,'' Diana plays a most pivotal role in that her rape case will be the backbone of the entire story where all the other conflicts will emanate from.
She only has praises for the ABS-CBN people, cast and production staff and crew, for the very good working environment she found herself in with them. ''Very systematic sila kaya masarap magtrabaho. Maalaga din sila,'' she said.
Diana also said she had a good working relationship with the other cast members, most of whom are now her friends - Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes, Dawn Zulueta, Gabby Concepcion and Tonton Gutierrez, among others.
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PLDT Fibr Presents Rihanna In Manila
PLDT Fibr has once again set a new standard in entertainment. On Sept. 19, Fibr brings to Filipino audiences one of the world's hottest and most sought-after musical acts, Rihanna, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The event is part of the Rihanna Diamonds World Tour promoting her latest album, ''Unapologetic.''
Fibr subscribers all over the country get the chance to win front row VIP tickets to the concert by simply subscribing, or by referring friends to FIbr. Some 10 lucky winners will get two tickets each. Log in to pldthome.com for more details.
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Family Bonding For A Healthier Lifestyle With Chris Tiu
Families had the time of their lives at the ''Poten-Cee Pamilya Depensa Fun Challenge'' which gathered hundreds of families in the name of wholesome fun and a healthier lifestyle. Poten-Cee brand ambassador Chris Tiu was present to rally the high-spirited participants who all turned up early at the Quezon City Memorial Circle for the family-friendly competition.
Grand prize winners were Reynaldo, Ruby, Joshua and Jericho of the Lumauag Family. First runner-up honors went to Ronald, Emely, Rachelle Ann and Rem from the Nilusguin Family, while Gil, Rosally, Ariel and Gerald from the Cuaro Family were awarded 2nd runner-up honors.
Aside from special Poten-Cee gift packs, the winning family received a Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu weekend package plus Philips gadgets and Targus bags. While all participants enjoyed free samples and giveaways from co-sponsors like Gardenia, Banana Boat Sunblock, Nesfruta, and Maggi Magic Meals.
''Pamilya Depensa Fun Challenge'' is the first family fun run with an obstacle course incorporated into the race route. The challenge was designed to encourage families to pursue a healthier lifestyle through a fun and family bonding activity.
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Cesar Montano Returns To GMA On New Soap With Lovi Poe
Cesar Montano still wouldn't expound on the current ''agreement'' between him and estranged wife Sunshine Cruz regarding their children, much less, the cases filed against him but it was clear that he has one single-minded purpose in mind - that is the protection of his children under the circumstances.
During the press conference for his newest soap opera under GMA-7 billed ''Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas,'' (airing Sept. 9 on GMA Telebabad) Cesar said what he wants right now is to be able to keep his children happy. ''I desperately want to protect them because this conflict is unfair to them. Wala naman silang ginawa. Kami naman ang may gulo. Pero tao lang tayo, may mga magagawang kamalian. But under the circumstances, I just want to do the right thing. And that is to protect them while I still can,'' he said.
Asked if he feels single now and when he will start dating again, Cesar simply said, ''Sa mata ng batas at ng Diyos hindi naman talaga tayo single. I'm still married. And I know that God hates divorce. I just want peace at this time.''
Cesar plays the role of a lawyer (Conrad Alperos) to the family of Lovi Poe (Lovelia Villacorta) who eventually falls in love with the heredera as she tries to shield her from the material advances of the character of Rocco Nacino (Jerry) in the story.
''Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas'' will hold its pilot episode on Sept. 9 on GMA's primetime slot.