(Photo by Richard Viñas)
Just a thought: At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. – Plato
MANILA, Philippines — Pnoy As Starmaker: By virtue of Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s bachelor status, he has unwittingly become today’s hottest starmaker.
Every girl who gets linked to the 51-year-old President attains celebrity status that often leads to a showbiz career. Some of the women who had been linked to the President include Shalani Soledad, Liz Uy, and now, Grace Lee.
Recently married Shalani Soledad is a case in point. A simple, small-town councilor at the time she dated PNoy, Shalani went on to pursue a TV career as co-host to Willie Revillame on “Willing Willie.”
These days, the media’s eyes are focused on Grace Lee, a GMA News TV broadcaster, radio host, and a columnist of the Bulletin’s entertainment section (Sugar and Spice). Grace happens to be the President’s current date.
The vibrant radio jock and “Balitanghali” entertainment news announcer has suddenly become the news herself, courtesy of her growing relationship with PNoy.
Being a member of media, it is but natural that her comrades in the profession have easy access to Grace. She understands the urgency of deadlines and gives in easily to requests for interview. Unfortunately, the same attitude has fetched for Grace negative publicity. She has been called by some on social media as publicity-hungry.
President Noynoy also made a star out of Liz Uy sometime back. Liz has been a fashion stylist working quietly in the sidelines of celebrity until she caught the attention of PNoy, who admitted to having been fond of her.
Liz Uy, bless her, didn’t take her celebrity status to the next level, which could be showbiz. She’s content looking after the hair, make-up and fashion needs of her celebrity clients, among whom was former boyfriend, John Lloyd Cruz.
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Labelling Links: Young people like talking about not labeling so-called relationships these days. That’s supposed to be “in,” or in my time, “hip.”
John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin tackle such a theme of not labeling up to relationships in their first sexy, rom-com movie, “Unofficially Yours.” The story talks about a woman journalist who chooses to hold her feelings in the face of a brewing romantic relationship.
“Unofficially Yours,” set in the newspaper world, has been shooting at The Manila Bulletin main offices in Intramuros. Both John Lloyd and Angel play working lifestyle journalists in the movie directed by Cathy Garcia Molina.
The movie also refers to the two good-looking, talented actors as Manila Bulletin employees. They have been, so far, our most beautiful, most well-dressed ka-opisina.