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Ruffa and other showbiz authors

RUFFA AS AUTHOR – After Annabelle Rama’s bestseller, comes Ruffa Gutierrez who’s writing a book. Ruffa herself admits it’s hard to top her mother’s book on how to catch and keep a husband (among other pieces of advice on lovelife and domestic issues).

But then Ruffa’s books centers more on her life — colorful and controversial. She’s survived lots of crises, a testament to her strength of character. She’ll also write on fashion and beauty, of which Ruffa’s an authority.

By the way, Ruffa denies intrigues she’s no longer a Cosmo Skin endorser. After three years she remains a Cosmo lady and hopes to be one for many years. Also, “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez,” aired all over Southeast Asia, is having another season.

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS – It’s good to know that more and more books on showbiz, often authored by actors and other showbiz personalities themselves, are coming. The latest this columnist read is “Direk to the Point,” written by Wenn Deramas shortly before he died.

Other authors include Maricel Laxa, Tintin Bersola, Rita Avila, Alex Gonzaga, Kathryn Bernardo, Ricky Lo, the late Manny Fernandez.

Hoping to read one of these days the bios of Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Charito Solis, Susan Roces, Amalia Fuentes, Eddie Garcia, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, FPJ, Ishmael Bernal, Gerry de Leon, Eddie Romero, Bert Avillana.

There’s already one on Rudy Fernandez. Lino Brocka, Manuel Conde, and Mona Lisa, too.

22 NOT 26 – Due to a mix-up somewhere, the number of lady senators which came out on this column was placed at 26.

Actually there are only 22 to date, including incoming Senators Rissa Hontiveros and Leila de Lima.

The other 20: Letty Shahani, Santanina Rasul, Nikki Coseteng, Gloria Arroyo, Miriam Santiago, Loren Legarda, Tessie Oreta, Pia Cayetano, Jamby Madrigal, Loi Estrada, Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Geronima Pecson, Pacita Madrigal, Maria Katigbak, Tecla Ziga, Eva Kalaw, Magnolia Antonino, Helen Benitez.

Some of them were reelected. Three topped the Senate race: Pacita Madrigal, Loren Legarda, and Grace Poe.