Loco Over Jaco!

Nineteen-year-old Jaco Benin is the son of former Side A band member Joey Benin. He is now part of the latest batch of Star Circle and will appear in ABS-CBN’s reprised youth oriented show “Gimik 2010” to be launched earlier this year. He also performs for the Sunday noontime show ASAP on a musical segment entitled “Full Circle”. There are plans for a solo album to be released soon under Polyeast Records.


Real man Derek Ramsay will soon be starring in ABS-CBN’s new prime time series Magkaribal [Rivals]. From the title alone, the story’s going to evolve around the classic story of a hunky leading man torn between two women. With such prime exposure on national tv, his star’s definitely rising. Is he the next big thing on the leading-man block?


Excerpts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [Chapter IV] – Luckily for Alice, the little magic bottle had now had its full effect, and she grew no larger: still it was very uncomfortable, and, as there seemed to be no sort of chance of her ever getting out of the room again, no wonder she felt unhappy.

`It was much pleasanter at home,’ thought poor Alice, `when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole–and yet–and yet–it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what CAN have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought! And when I grow up, I’ll write one–but I’m grown up now,’ she added in a sorrowful tone; `at least there’s no room to grow up any more here.’

`But then,’ thought Alice, `shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way–never to be an old woman- -but then–always to have lessons to learn! Oh, I shouldn’t like that!’

`Oh, you foolish Alice!’ she answered herself. `How can you learn lessons in here? Why, there’s hardly room for you, and no room at all for any lesson-books!’

For A Wonder

Cute little boy Dennis Trillo is experiencing a renaissance in his career. After a series of unfortunate events in his life, which caused his star to lose some sheen a few years back, the 28-year-old actor is now on a roll. His afternoon soap Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak is getting positive feedback on the ratings chart, plus his role as an assassin is making the tv critics sit down and pay attention. Pretty soon, he’ll be in prime time for a Korean series adaptation. Dennis Trillo‘s patience and diligence is now paying off.


American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters was asked by the Toronto Star about the one regret she has in her long professional career. Her answer? A series of questions she asked a Latin pop heart throb 10 years ago. “In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question.”

Fabio Stays

In 2006, cutie Brazilian model Fabinho “Fabio” Ide visited the country and stayed for a few months, doing modeling jobs for tv, print and the runways. He subsequently left to work for other agencies in the Asian region – Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore. Now he’s back and he has decided to stay for a longer period of time. He’s now one of the more in demand nipo-brasileiros in the country [Daniel and Aki, too] – having snagged endorsement deals for major clothing brands, drinks and food supplements. Fabio‘s also up for an important role in the Dingdong Dantes movie You To Me Are Everything, plus a slot in GMA-7’s late-night comedy show Laugh Kita. Things are really looking great for Fabio!


Is Rocco Nacino channeling Sam Milby here? Twenty-three year-old Rocco is wearing Sam’s F&H blue swimming shorts but it looks like he wore the shorts two sizes bigger. While Sam had them close-fitting, stiff and strained, Rocco is all too loose in the shorts. The Starstruck second runner-up is all set to follow in Sam’s footsteps to stardom and – love him or hate him for his trying-hard antics – Rocco’s determined to be the next big star of his station.

Starstruck Boys!

The boys of summer are here! Enzo Pineda [left], Steven Silva [center] and Rocco Nacino are having a blast under the hot, hot sun and they all look cute and sexy. The boys are now busy with their shows on GMA 7 after topping the Starstruck contest a few weeks ago. After 23-year-old Steven unexpectedly won the grand prize, many are wondering whether he’ll succeed in showbiz better than Enzo [first ru] or Rocco [second ru]. Among the three boys, who is your pick?

Sammy So Sexy!

Actor-singer Sam Milby upped his street cred after going really sexy for local clothing brand Folded and Hung [F&H]. Just when we thought his career’s on a plateau after his meteoric rise to fame via the Big Brother appearance a few years ago, this 25-year-old Filipino-American cutie is suddenly on an upswing again. Thanks to his F&H endorsement and a steady flux of good press, Sam is smack-dab hot again!

Matteo! Matteo!

So Matteo Guidicelli just turned twenty yesterday [26 March] and he’s really going sexy on tv! The transformation’s quite better and he got lean and mean after completing his university studies abroad. Now, the Filipino-Italian karter is trying his hand in serious drama as one of the leading men in ABS-CBN’s new prime time show Agua Bendita. Pretty soon, we’ll see him in briefs and bikinis then?