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People ...are talking about: AlDub fever

People ...are talking about

 

AlDub fever

On Saturday, a record-breaking 600 thousand posts flooded Twitter with hash tag #AlDubWeBelongTogether. On the same day, Eat Bulaga registered a 300 percent increase in its TV viewership. Now, fans have started a campaign to put Alden Richard and overnight celebrity Maine Mendoza in a local adaptation of a Korean series. By the looks of it, the AlDub fever shows no signs of waning so as the saying goes, “Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.”

 

Xian Lim

The 26-year-old actor plays multiple musical instruments (17 to be exact). And many of us didn’t know that Xian could also paint until he hand painted a luxury German manufactured luggage, which will be auctioned off next month. You see, there are so many fascinating things about Xian apart from his gym sculptured physique that he flaunted in a magazine cover this month.

 

Sunday PINASaya

Ratings data from AGB Nielsen say that the GMA Network show was the most watched program on Aug. 9, which was also its premiere telecast. Its rival show, ASAP, which paid tribute to Sharon Cuneta, garnered 11.5 percent ratings or just half of what Sunday PINASaya registered on the same day. It seems people are patronizing a different flavor this time. Any thoughts, Kapamilya?

 

...are NOT talking about

 

Fashion Pulis

Gossip blogger Michael Sy Lim, the man behind the popular gossip website, was arrested on Tuesday over a libel case filed by Deniece Cornejo. The controversial blogger retorted that his arrest is tantamount to curtailing press freedom. But we would have to dissent since bloggers are not journalists as defined by U.S. courts (we don’t have laws governing bloggers and new media yet). And his blog cannot be used as a valid news source unless we, again, are talking about gossips.

 

Sarah Lahbati

Richard Gutierrez’s real life partner is also doing the network rounds - from Kapuso, then to Kapatid, now a Kapamilya. There’s a strong speculation that Sarah will be an official Kapamilya soon after she appeared in ASAP last Sunday. The only question that lingers is: Would she be able to regain the showbiz stature she lost when she initially cut ties with GMA-7? A clear “no” is our answer for now.

 

Luis Manzano

To run, or not to run – that is the question.  Vilma Santos’s son is torn between his showbiz career and his political dreams. He said he still has until October to decide. We are sure he has a valid or even a genuine reason if he chooses to be in the political arena. But please leave showbiz completely. People hardly respect celebrities who can’t identify whether they are politicos or showbiz clowns.

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