‘Chismis yarn:’ Ivana Alawi dismisses latest rumor

Ivana Alawi was caught in a short video that captured her almost side by side with Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez.


The photo has since gone viral; it was captured in what appears to be an airport in Japan.

 What followed were rumors romantically linking them together, although it seems that there’s nothing more to the video than what it shows.

Netizens had diverse reactions when the video appeared on a popular website.

Putol nmn ung video. Parang sinadyang putulin para palabasin na magkasama talga kesa nagkasabay lang (The video is cut. It seems deliberately edited to make it appear that they are really together rather than just coincidentally being present in the same place),” one fan observed.

Another fan commented: “Ilabas na ksi ung bf nya nang matapos na (Bring out her boyfriend to end everything).” 

Kung yan lang ang video, kulang ang ebidensyang may something sa kanila (If that’s the only video, there’s insufficient evidence suggesting there’s something between them),” said another fan. 

Remember that Alawi revealed in an interview that she’s seeing a non-showbiz guy whom she did not name for his privacy.

“I’m seeing someone. I’m happy. My heart is happy,” said Alawi in an interview with Bea Alonzo.

Anthony Jennings recalls first scene with Maris Racal


Many scenes featuring Maris Racal and Anthony Jennings went viral. The actor remembered feeling nervous during their first scene together in Can’t Buy Me Love.

Alam n’yo ‘yung eksenang nahulog siya at sasaluhin ko siya?  Iyon ang unang eksena ko sa kanya. So, kabadong-kabado ako. Si Maris ito, eh. Paano ko gagawin ito? Sabi ni direk, ‘saluhin mo lang tapos ibalibag mo.’ Ha? Actually, natuwa naman siya sa eksena (You know the scene where she falls and I catch her? That was my first scene with her. So, I was really nervous. This is Maris, you know. How will I do this? The director said, ‘Just catch her and then throw her.’ Huh? Actually, she was happy with the scene),” he said in a recent interview.

Si Maris, magaling siya. Sobrang sarap niya kaeksena. Magaling siyang kabatuhan ng lines. Nape-pressure nga ako minsan, eh. Hindi siya nagba-buckle (Maris, she’s great. She’s such a pleasure to work with. She’s really good at delivering lines. Sometimes, I feel pressured, but she never buckles),” he added. 

Jennings is happy that his laid-back days are over. Now, he has his hands full with activities.

“Actually, kukunin ko ang opportunity na ito para magpasalamat sa lahat. Ang daming nagbago in a good way. May mga raket na ako.  Dati, tambay lang ako sa bahay, eh, playing Playstation buong araw. Ngayon,
lagi na akong nasa labas, may
pictorial na ako (Actually, I’ll take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone. A lot has changed in a good way. I have several gigs now. Before, I used to just hang out at home, playing Playstation all day. But now, I’m always out, I even have photoshoots),” he said.

Asian drama on Kapamilya channel

ABS-CBN keeps the Asian drama craze alive every night with new series starting with Thai sensation F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers and South Korea’s Come and Hug Me on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z and TV5.

Bring back the kilig and get to know Thailand’s very own F4 and relive the magic of this timeless tale, starring Tontawan Tantivejakul, Vachirawit Chivaaree, Jirawat Sutivanichsak, Metawin Opas-iamkajorn
and Hirunkit Changkham.

THE cast of ‘F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers.’ | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ABS-CBN

The series reintroduces the classic story of Gorya (Tontawan Tantivejakul), a determined young woman from a humble background who earns a place at an exclusive school.  In a world full of high-society and snobbish students, she is determined to spend her life as peacefully and unremarkably as possible. However, Gorya crosses paths with the enigmatic F4 clique, setting off a whirlwind of romance, rivalry and self-discovery.

F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers airs weeknights at 10:15 p.m.

Brace yourself for another gripping romance with South Korea’s thriller drama Come and Hug Me, starring Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo and Huh Joon-ho.

The series follows the love story of Perry Yoon (Jang Ki-yong) and Nica Gil (Jin Ki-joo) forced to part when Perry’s father murdered Nica’s parents. Years later, they meet again. When their fate becomes connected once more, will their love prove to be stronger than their past? Despite an unfortunate destiny and the stigma and pains, they will try to be happy and heal their wounds together.