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….photos of Richard Ogana were taken. Of course, these were snapped for a magazine spread, all in the name of art or whatever prurient interest we all have. Model is Richard Ogana, a recent model for that underwear [I’m not really sure if you can call it that, as the models were not even wearing skivvies sometimes] show held a few months back. He was also the Moviewriters’ Choice Award at the Hataw Superbodies Bikini Open [won by Kish McBride].
May 13, 2007 |
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[l-r: Jack Daniel, Joselito Cuervo]
[l-r: JV Martin, Sam Miguel, Carlo de Rossi]
Now that the liquor ban is over [because of the Philippine elections], boozehounds can rejoice. In the meantime, here are the Toma Boys of Valentino magazine, so-called because well, they were named after grogs. Let’s see, there’s a Carlo de Rossi
[who’s Rother “RT” Tiglao
in the real world]; a Sam Miguel
named after the famous Philippine beer [trivia: he used to be a “Manny de Rossi” in a gay club in Quezon City. Funny.]; then a Jack Daniel,
and the cute ones, JV Martin
and Joselito Cuervo
, real names unknown as of the moment. The group was formed for a male photography exhibit staged before by the magazine. Frankly, it is an inebriating group, if you ask me.
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That’s the title of a 30-minute showbiz reports and commentary program on RJTV hosted by Chito Alcid, the talent manager and entertainment industry columnist and reporter of yore [Was he ever in Inday Badiday’s See-True or Eye to Eye?]. I am writing about this because somehow I get the urge every 5.30 in the afternoon [that’s Mondays to Thursdays only] to go home and click on the show. Chito Alcid dishes out the latest news in the biz, with some dissing of course.
Chito Alcid rants about showbiz for about 30 minutes because he doesn’t have commercials [he just promotes a hair grower and a tarpaulin company in his show]. What I do like most about the show is that he does a lot a-bitchin’ but in a positive way. This show is unlike his contemporaries over at UNTV – I think those are the Pete and Peter guys, with the aging transgender and old gay guy straight out of Pan’s Labyrinth
, who collectively hiss and hoot about all the actors and celebrities in Manila. Chito Alcid’s “Look Who’s Talking!”, on the other hand, is different because he does it in a good i-care-about-the-biz way [e.g. Ricky Reyes’ ostentatious display of wealth in times of economic crisis, Wilma Doesnt’s kiss-and-tell about Onemig Bondoc – Chito: Wag mong gawing kabarrrret ang showbiz!,
Go watch the show if you have tv sets in your offices [it starts at 5.30pm] and it is good conversation material over at the water station or coffee machine. What I find amusing, too, is that Chito Alcid punctuates every report or comment with a Tse! or Tsura! Hilarious.
Last Thursday’s show carried a report about Jay Manalo, who seemed to have prolonged his stay at the casinos, which has prejudiced his career, family and finances. The report mentioned that Jay Manalo has been taking the cab lately because he has sold all his cars [Jay, including that Honda Accord plate no. YAJ 168 you regularly use? Groan.] Chito Alcid was saying that Jay Manalo will soon mend his ways because he knows Jay is a good guy. That is awfully sweet.
May 12, 2007 |
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James Mark Banzon is a certified gym instructor and a “staunch advocate of healthy living.” An only child, James stands 5’9″ and was born and raised in Los Banos, Laguna. His resume indicates that he is a graduate of Mass Communications at the College of St. Benilde although sometimes he lists his school as Philippine School of Business Administration [PSBA] with a BS Business Administration diploma.
With his well-chiseled bod, the part-time model has done the rounds of bikini contests, such as Kawasaki Hunk 2006 [winner], Slimmers World Great Bodies 2006 [Top 5 and Texters’ Choice], Kourus 2006 Male Model Search [3rd RU], and Mr. and Ms. Sexy Bodies 2007 [finalist]. James is currently a full-time instructor at the Slimmers World gym in SM Megamall. With a fetching and calm face coupled with an astounding physique, James Mark Banzon is well on his easy way to tinsel town.
If my sources in the ad agency are quite precise with the dope, Zanjoe Marudo’s tv commercial will be released today, synchronically in all tv stations. It’s a soda commercial for this lanky 24-year old underwear-model-turned-comedian. Zanjoe Marudo, who shot to fame in Big Brother [Celebrity Edition] has a tremendous following among the Great Unwashed. Probably this could be due to the fact that they have identified or empathized with his oafish and unpolished ways [inside the Big Brother house, his boorish manners often got Big Brother’s ire and attention]. Regardless of such, Zanjoe Marudo has gone a long way from a struggling model to an actor and product endorser.