Xian Lim has new non – showbiz GF – true?

When Xian Lim skirted the issue of his alleged breakup with Kim Chiu by posting a lengthy message that did not deny or admit if his relationship with the It’s Showtime mainstay has gone kaput, that only ignited more speculation that he’s found a new inamorata.

Rumors on X (formerly Twitter) have it that Lim is now romancing a young lady producer of his age, something that blossomed because of their constant togetherness.

Just recently, Lim, seemingly exasperated over the rampant breakup buzz, asked netizens to be “mindful of what you choose to believe in deceiving headlines and other information used to just pretend to know the whole story for personal gain and traction,” because there is “plenty of hearsay happening right now.”

 “I ask to be mindful of what you share. Leave my family and friends out of this insignificant issue compared to what is happening in the world, our country, or even deep within ourselves,”  he said.

“I am here to express, I am here to breathe life to the characters I play. I am here to tell you a story in whatever shape or form it may be,” he stressed.

“I am not here to explain and satisfy one’s curiosity. I am not here to ask for sympathy and spread hate. That is not who I am,” he added.

Jed trusts Troy 

When Jed Madela was asked by award-winning Filipino musical director Troy Laureta to sing “The Memory” in his latest album Dalamhati, the singer said he got anxious.

“It has a certain R&B feel, so tinanong ko siya, kaya ko ba ito?  Will I be able to give justice to his composition?  Sabi niya, ‘yeah kaya mo ‘yan.  Let’s try,’” Madela recalled the album launch.

“I told Troy, whatever vision you have for this song, let me know. And then that’s what he did.  I would sing it my way and then he would suggest, ‘can you do it this way,’” he added.

The album includes 24 tracks featuring outstanding musical artists from the Philippines and abroad, such as Regine Velasquez (“Huwag Mo Kong Iwan”), Ogie Alcasid (“Pangarap Ko’y Ibigin Ka”), Loren Allred and Pia Toscano (“Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw”), Katharine McPhee-Foster (“Kailan Kaya”) and many more.

“Being able to collaborate with amazing artists singing our songs will always be one of my greatest accomplishments,” said Laureta on the opportunity to breathe life to OPM favorites anew.

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Tears after a slap

Young actress Jhassy Busran was slapped by Gladys Reyes in one scene in the movie Unspoken Letters, but that’s not all there was to it.

Busran revealed that Reyes felt sort of guilty for doing the scene and ended up shedding tears after.

It might be because, in the movie, Busran plays Felipa, a 17-year-old girl with a mind of a seven-year-old.

Parang kasi na-guilty po siya na hindi [dapat] ginagawa ‘yun to someone sa family na may ganoong condition (Perhaps she felt guilty that it shouldn’t be done to someone with that condition),” said Busran.

Working with Reyes for the first time, Busran found out that the perennial contravida actress is “ang light ng ambiance. Hindi ko  siya nakita as someone na masungit.  Ang jolly po niya.  ‘Yun po talaga ang tumatak sa akin.  Very mabait, very ate po siya sa akin (I didn’t see her grumpy ever.  She’s very jolly. That’s what struck me. She’s very kind, very ‘ate’ to me).”

Unspoken Letters, directed by Gat Alaman and showing on 13 December, will have a red-carpet premiere on 30 November at Trinoma Cinema 8.