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Another ‘sleeper’?

In movie lingo, “sleeper” is a small film which unexpectedly turns out to be a big hit. Best example is last year’s “Kita Kita,” directed by Sigrid Bernardo and topbilled by Alexandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez, with Piolo Pascual and Joyce Bernal as producers. “Kita Kita” grossed over 300 million pesos.

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Religious names

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Religious names

Former Vice President Jojo Binay, whose complete first name is Jejomar – for Jesus, Jose, Maria. Yes, the Holy Family.

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Kind-hearted Coco

Coco Martin knows how it is to struggle and survive in showbiz. He’s an “alumnus” of the University of Hard Knocks, which explains his being kind-hearted, generous to actors who are facing tough times, hardly getting by.

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Workers’ Guild

The Kapisanan ng Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon (KAPPT) is really more of Workers’ Guild than Actors’ Guild. Look, the president, Imelda Papin, is “forced” to work for their welfare instead of advancing their art and craft.

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‘Regal Babies’

Of the three major studios in the ‘80s and ‘90s – Seiko, Viva, Regal – the last, owned and managed by Mother Lily Monteverde, was the most star-studded. Its stars were billed “Regal Babies.”

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‘Viva Artists’

Highspeed noted yesterday that decades back, three major movie studios – Seiko, Regal, Viva – were star builders. Today TV stations took over the task of making and packaging stars.

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