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Poetic, unusual showbiz names

Poetic, unusual showbiz names

A dear friend from Makati, Benjie Henson, called up to say how much she enjoyed reading Highspeed items on the movies and stars of yesteryear. Her all-time favorite is Susan Roces, “The Face that Refreshes.” And yes, Benjie watches regularly “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” where Susan plays the grandma of Coco Martin.

Liza is ‘Darna’… and ‘Dyesebel’ too?

Am referring to Liza Soberano who’s been chosen by Star Cinema to play the Pinay superwoman “Darna.” But then this columnist says Liza’s the perfect “Dyesebel,” pretty and innocent-looking. So, why not also give her the mermaid role?

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Religion and showbiz

Coney Reyes, Angeli Pangilinan and Gary Valenciano and children, Martin Nievera, Sam Milby, Sharon Cuneta, Piolo Pascual, Dulce, Tessie Villarama, Paul Soriano, Gretchen Barretto and sister Claudine, Jericho Rosales, Donita Rose, Rica Peralejo, Princess Punzalan, Tirso Cruz III and Lynn Ynchausti, Gina Alajar, Cesar Montano, Raquel Villavicencio, Dulce Lucban, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna and Bibeth Orteza, Melissa Mendez.

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What’s in a name?

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What’s in a name?

Several friends, among them Danny Dolor, miss the poetic and unusual screen names then… prewar and post war. They say that now screen names – and even titles of movies and TV soaps – are in English. A few in Italian and Spanish. Think “Dolce Amore” and “Pasion de Amor.” As to the English titles, they are too many to enumerate.

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Looking forward to 2017

It’s the start of the New Year, Jan. 1, 2017, and Highspeed looks forward to some events in the days to come.

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‘Shining names’ close to one’s heart and mind

Last Dec. 24, Highspeed named “shining names” in showbiz. This column continues naming more, this time close to one’s heart and mind.

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