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JUST A THOUGHT: “Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.” – Eric Hoffer
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JENN STAYS ON: The better side of actress Jennylyn Mercado has decided to remain under GMA Network following the expiration of her contract recently.
“This has been my home for 10 years. I owe much of who I am today to GMA,” the actress said recently as she announced renewal of her exclusive contract with the network.
Jennylyn is poised to act in a new TV series opposite Alden Richards as well as continue hosting her cooking show.
GMA, however, remains noncommittal about Jenn’s forthcoming projects, claiming that they’re still mostly in planning stages.
What is clear is that Jenn’s contract allows her leeway to do movies outside her mother studio.
Reports have it that the actress is set to costar with Coco Martin in a rom-com movie intended for the 2016 MMFF.
Jenn neither denied nor confirmed such report.
Coco, on the other hand, hinted in a recent meet-up that Star Cinema is hatching another movie with him and Vice Ganda in the leads, also for the MMFF.
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NUMBER ONE FOR ONE YEAR: Speaking of Coco, ABS-CBN’s primetime king said that his next target after Cesar Montano’s guesting on “Ang Probinsyano” is Robin Padilla.
“I was really delighted when Kuya Buboy accepted our offer,” he said during a thanksgiving dinner celebrating the show’s first anniversary July 13.
Coco narrated that acting with Cesar, an early idol of his, gave him the jitters. “Nanginginig ako,” he said.
“But, Cesar was so giving as an actor. In no time, nawala din ang nerbyos ko.”
It was then that Coco realized he still had a long way to go in growing as an actor. “I look forward to learning furthermore from the other veteran actors on my list.”
Immediately following Cesar as special guest on “Ang Probinsyano” is Vice Ganda. Vice will lead a pack of gay comedians who will play cybersex operators victimizing innocent youths.
“We will show Vice in an entrirely new light here,” he said.
“Ang Probinsyano” has been the No. 1 show on primetime for a year now, according to ABS-CBN. (NESTOR CUARTERO)