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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.

Popular names

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Popular names

As they come to mind starting with LORENZO and its nicknames. From Lorenzo comes Enzo – as in Enzo Pineda and Enzo Manzano (son of Edu). Lore Reyes (director) and Renzo Cruz. Renzo was baptized Lawrence Christopher Sonora Cruz (son of Rosemarie Sonora and the late Ricky Belmonte). Outside showbiz he’s called Wowie.

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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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Certain farm products can lead to obesity, heart attack

The US government spends billions of dollars each year on subsidies to farmers, but consuming too much food made from those subsidized farm products can boost people’s risk for heart disease, researchers say.

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Iconic Filipino films

A few years back, Mario A. Hernando named for Highspeed the greatest Filipino actors and actresses, topped by Fernando Poe, Jr. and Nora Aunor. Needless to say, Mario H is a cinema authority – member and former chairman of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, member of the Movie & Television Review & Classification Board, “Star” writer.

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Classy contravida

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Classy contravida

Speak of classy contravida and Cherie Gil’s name is right away mentioned. She who made life difficult for Sharon Cuneta in, among other films, “Bituing Walang Ningning.” Smart, witty, articulate, calculating.

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