[PHOTO - Ex-lovers Mo Twister and Rhian Ramos: Where has love gone?]

MANILA, MAY 14, 2011 (STAR) FUNFARE UPDATE By Ricardo F. Lo - Even after Mo Twister has chronicled in his Twitter account what he claimed he and Rhian Ramos did during the (two?) years that he claimed they went steady, something neither of them confirmed while it was going on, Rhian has admirably remained mum, refusing to make even a word of comment, thus in the process turning out to be the underdog and Mo the ungentlemanly tell-all broken-hearted lover.

“Rhian and her family have been advised by their lawyer not to say anything, to keep quiet,” said a Funfare Update DPA.

Is the Ramos family’s silence pregnant with the possibility of a planned legal action against Mo?

“It’s very possible,” added the DPA who happened to be a brilliant legal mind.

Asked if Mo is perhaps guilty of, maybe, “malicious mischief,” the lawyer simply smiled.

In fairness to Mo, he did apologize for his emotional unloading on his Twitter account, baring the pain he said he was going through after he and Rhian broke up. Or was it a one-way break-up, with Rhian simply walking out of the relationship after she was reportedly hurt when Mo put in his Twitter (or Facebook) account one of their pictures taken during one of their romantic trips abroad (in Greece, this time)?

The break-up was much too much to Mo that, since he claimed that he couldn’t reach Rhian because she has changed her phone number and that she has closed her Twitter account, he had no alternative but to unburden himself on his Twitter account, recounting intimate details such as, among others, how they first kissed in public in Amsterdam, how they spent the night on a bench in Central Park in New York, how they solved crossword puzzles side by side, how they checked into a hotel in Athens which gave them an upgrade when they told the front desk that they were honeymooners, how they kissed a lot in every country they visited, how he would gently wake Rhian up from sweet slumber, how he and Rhian talked long distance between Paris (him) and Singapore (Rhian) just to discuss the details of an expensive bag he was giving Rhian as pasalubong and, this one is very personal, according to Mo how “I saw an old strand of your hair in the shower this evening.”

While I sympathize with Mo for feeling so devastated since he said that Rhian meant all the world to him, I cannot for the life of me understand why he had to put a girl he said he deeply love(s) in such an embarrassing situation, unwittingly tarnishing the wholesome image Rhian has been projecting so far not only as a person (from a decent family) but also as an actress of versatile potential.

Come to think of it, if Rhian’s number has been changed and her Twitter account closed, why didn’t Mo just write her a long letter so that only the two of them could be privy to whatever happened or was happening between them, and thus shut off the whole world from voraciously eavesdropping on them?

“The harm has been done,” Funfare’s lawyer-DPA said. “Rhian’s privacy has been grossly violated.”

What did they say again about the worst of times?

Yes, it brings out the best, or the worst, in men.

Kevin James’ Pinay wife gives birth to a baby boy

(Fil-Am model/actress Steffiana de la Cruz and husband Kevin James with their daughter Sienna-Marie)

From Funfare’s Big Apple correspondent Edmund Silvestre, this report:

Steffiana De La Cruz, the stunningly beautiful Filipino-American wife of Hollywood funnyman Kevin James, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Easter Sunday (April 23) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kannon Valentine is the couple’s third child — and first son. They already have two equally gorgeous daughters, Sienna-Marie, 5; and Shea Joelle, 3.

Kevin, of course, was the lead in the hit CBS TV sitcom King of Queens for nine seasons, and has starred in blockbuster films like Hitch, Mall Cop and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry opposite Adam Sandler.

He is currently filming Here Comes The Boom with Oscar-nominee Salma Hayek and a certain fast-rising Filipino international artist known as Charice. The action-comedy flick is set for 2012 release and is megged by Frank Coraci (Click, The Wedding Singer, etc.) under Columbia Pictures.

Kevin, 46, recently starred opposite Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard’s The Dilemma and next stars in the movie Zookeeper with Rosario Dawson and Donnie Wahlberg set for a July 8 release.

De la Cruz, 35, a model-actress whose real name is Stephanie Anna Zantua, had a small role in James’ 2009 movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop and also will appear in Zookeeper.

The two got married in June 2004 after dating for three years. They reportedly met on a blind date arranged by Kevin’s interior decorator.

Discussing fatherhood in the past, Kevin disclosed he had become less uptight about his family following the birth of his second child Shea.

“You kind of loosen up with the second child a little bit, which is nice,” he shared.

Sam topbills Peter Pan Sam Concepcion as Peter Pan

BREAKING NEWS: Sam Concepcion is ready to fly as he is set to star in STAGES and Repertory Philippines’ production of Peter Pan which goes onstage on Sept. 29 to Oct. 30 at the Meralco Theater.

Peter Pan serves as Sam’s musical theater comeback after headlining the successful run of High School Musical where he played the role of Troy Bolton.

“I am excited to perform in a musical once again. After all, it has been around three years,” shared Sam. “I am looking forward to all the flying scenes and performing all the wonderful songs from the musical.”

Peter Pan, the spectacular musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and the late Willis Hall, relives Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up.

Sam added that this production, to be directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime Del Mundo, will not just be an enjoyable experience, but also an inspiring one.

Peter Pan also marks a milestone because it is the first time that STAGES and Repertory Philippines are co-producing a show.

(Note: Interested block buyers and sponsors may contact STAGES at [02] 818-1111 loc. 225.)

(Christian gets invites for gigs abroad Christian Bautista with MTV VJ Utt and Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer (right))

Did you know that Christian Bautista is getting more invitations for events abroad where he is given an opportunity to work with other Asian stars? Last May 5, Christian performed for a private party in Bandung, Indonesia, with MTV VJ host Utt and Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer. A week earlier, Christian was also in Indonesia with Vaness Woo of F4 for an evangelistic concert in Surabaya.

Christian’s manager Carlo Orosa told Funfare Update that Christian is back in Jakarta for the promo his first full-length Indonesian film A Special Symphony (Simfoni Luar Biasa), kicked off by the shoot of a music video of the movie’s theme song I’m Already King, a collaboration between Christian and Indonesian singer Satrio.

Aside from the video shoot, Christian is also guesting in TV shows, including the popular morning musical-variety show De Rings of Trans TV Network Indonesia.

According to producer Delon Tio, head of Nation Pictures, A Special Symphony will have its world premiere in the Philippines, instead of Indonesia, soon.

Kuh does a Julie Andrews

Kuh Ledesma tries to do a Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music/ The Lonely Goatheard) as her excited daughter Isabella looks over her during their recent Mother’s Day concert My One and Only at the Music Museum where they charmed and inspired a full house. Kudos to show director Freddie Santos and musical director Roger Herrera. — Reported by CARLO OROSA

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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