All’s well that ends well be­tween Viva and Star Cinema

Manila Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - Said our source. Em­poy Blank Star Cinema -pro­duce. - of­fer Blank Pages. Viva “Of course, Viva to be eased out of the deal with Blank Pages. But all’s well that ends well. Boss Vic del Rosario of Viva and Malou San­tos of Star Cinema were able to iron thing

it true that Star Cinema al­legedly tried to stop the run of “The Barker,” star­ring Em­poy Mar­quez and Shy Car­los? The said of­fer­ing from Blank Pages Pro­duc­tions and Viva Films was orig­i­nally sched­uled to open in cin­e­mas on Oc­to­ber 4.

An in­sider told Rov­ing Eye that when Star Cinema learned that Viva Films went into a co-pro­duc­tion ar­range­ment with Blank Pages Pro­duc­tions, the movie-mak­ing arm of ABSCBN Net­work al­legedly asked the lat­ter to re­turn Viva’s in­vest­ment and ac­cept a co-pro­duc­tion deal with them in­stead.

Star Cinema ob­vi­ously in­voked their right over Em­poy since they signed up the now sud­denly hot co­me­dian in 2015, even if they failed to give him any projects since then. As such, they al­legedly told Blank Pages they re­lease The Barker be­cause Em­poy did not ask Star Cinema’s per­mis­sion to do the film.

Long story short, Blank Pages was told they will be able to re­lease the movie pro­vided they en­ter a Star Cinema pro­duc­tion. play­date The Barker on Oc­to­ber 25,” our source added.

“The Barker,” which is the di­rec­to­rial de­but of co­me­dian Dennis Padilla, hopes to prove that the suc­cess of Kita Kita, which starred Em­poy and Alessandra de Rossi is no fluke. So Viva and Blank Pages are pray­ing for hit in The Barker.

Oc­to­ber is the an­niver­sary month of “Bub­ble Gang,” the long­est-run­ning gag show on Philip­pine TV, which is mark­ing its 22 years on the air. As ex­pected, Bub­ble Gang’s think tanks and its pro­duc­ers are happy to reach this im­pres­sive mile­stone.

One big rea­son why Bub­ble Gang has re­mained on top is due to its tal­ented cre­ative direc­tor who hap­pens to be Michael V. With Bi­toy on top of every­thing, Bub­ble Gang has re­mained a fa­vorite com­edy view­ing fare ev­ery Fri­day night.

When asked to cite the suc­cess for the gag show’s longevity, Bi­toy says Bub­ble Gang has evolved with the times.

“We em­braced change. We are al­ways at­tuned with the times.

show. longestrun­ning gag show, we didn’t be­come com­pla­cent. We are con­stantly evolv­ing, try­ing to find ways and gim­micks to make the show even bet­ter. We owe it to our au­di­ence to make the show in­ter­est­ing ev­ery week, 22 years and count­ing,” said Bi­toy.

“ICOULDN’T be­lieve it!” ex­claimed Ja­nine Gu­tier­rez over news she had won a Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tress award early this month. Her mother Lot­lot de Leon was the bearer of good tid­ings, re­lat­ing to her 28-year-old daugh­ter that her per­for­mance in the in­die movie “Dagsin” had been rec­og­nized by the Ur­duja Her­itage Film Awards. For the same project, Gu­tier­rez also re­ceived an Urian Award nom­i­na­tion, and she is over­whelmed to say the least.

For many show­biz ob­servers of very able ac­tors in her par­ents. though, the beau­ti­ful ac­tress, TV host Hap­pily, the stun­ning beauty has and com­mer­cial model’s win­ning man­aged to breeze through it all with per­for­mance is hardly sur­pris­ing. She is after all con­sid­ered show­biz roylearn and hone her craft. alty what with Asia’s Queen of Song Many would agree that she has Pilita Cor­rales and Ed­die Gu­tier­rez as gone a long way since tak­ing the lead grand­par­ents on the side of dad Ra­role in tele­seryes as “Legally Blind,” mon Christo­pher, and Su­per­star Nora “Once Again,” and "Dangwa"on Aunor and peren­nial lead­ing man GMA Net­work. A grad­u­ate of the Christo­pher de Leon on her ma­ter­nal net­work’s artist cen­ter, and now one side. Talent has been ooz­ing from her of the prime ta­lents of Leo Domin­genes and en­vi­ron­ment from her very guez’ LVD Man­age­ment, Gu­tier­rez is grate­ful for all the op­por­tu­ni­ties her

Wisely, how­ever, Gu­tier­rez mother net­work con­tin­ues to give chose to thrive within her cre­ative her to this day. fam­ily rather than give in to the Ea­ger to fur­ther ex­plore the end­less pres­sure of be­ing the grand­daugh­pos­si­bil­i­ties of cinema, this Ate­neo ter of lu­mi­nar­ies and the lit­tle girl grad­u­ate for Euro­pean Stud­ies com- Glass 2,” which opens on Novem­ber 1 along with a stel­lar cast. She is also tap­ing for a dig­i­tal series en­ti­tled “Un­bro­ken Hearts,” pro­duced by lawyer Joji Alonso and Planet A Me­dia.

Her star un­doubt­edly on the rise and fast, Gu­tierez said she wants to achieve more of her dreams as an un­der her new man­age­ment.

One such dream she is pur­su­ing is record­ing, and Gu­tier­rez was happy to share she landed a gig singing the theme of a dig­i­tal series, which she recorded in Los An­ge­les.

“It was pro­duced by Re­dOne, the same pro­ducer of Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez,” she humbly said with the sweet­est of smiles, adding that she recorded the theme song both in English and Filipino.

Turn­ing 28 just on Oc­to­ber 2, Gu­tier­rez cer­tainly has the best of her ca­reer to come. And raised with her feet she never for­gets to thank ev­ery­one help­ing her be­come the best she can be.

“So­brang­naala­gaanpo ta­la­gaakong GMA Artist Cen­ter for the past three years, and ta­la­gang­madamipong­na­gawang projects at en­dorse­ments, so nag­pa­pasala­mat­poakosamga boss ng Artist Cen­ter sapag­tu­tokat­pag-alaga ni­lasaakin,” she re­it­er­ated. “At the same time, su­per thank­ful poakonati­nang­ga­pakoni Tito Leo at very ex­cited din­posiya­nunglumapitkamini Mama sakanya. All I can say is that I’m very ex­cited for what’s yet to come,” she ended.

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