ETHEL RAMOS - (‘According to Iza, they often discussed tying the knot. But Iza said she begged Atticus to give her more time to enjoy her career.’)

IF there’s one actress who is lucky both in career and love, it would be Iza Calzado.

Iza, no doubt, is the busiest actress among GMA Network talents.

She can afford to beg off from doing an assignment. Like what she did when she was offered to do a lead role in the TV series, "Sinner or Saint."

"But I did it with a good reason naman," Iza told reporters. "I had an offer kasi to do ‘Andres de Saya,’ which is a comedy."

"Ang tagal ko nang hindi nakakagawa ng comedy. Panay drama ang mga roles ko sa mga ginawa kong series. Besides, the show would allow me to work with Cesar Montano na hindi ko pa nakakasama sa isang project."

The lead role for "Sinner or Saint" was eventually given to Bianca King, who for the first time is doing a "bida" role.

No wonder Bianca felt excited about it and thanked Iza for it.

Dennis Trillo plays Bianca’s leading man in the series.

Meanwhile, Iza’s romance with Atticus King, son of a hotel magnate, is going strong.

According to Iza, they have often discussed tying the knot. But Iza said she begged Atticus to give her more time to enjoy her career.

The lovebirds were recently seen at the gala opening of the Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai in Manila.


Gab Valenciano recently admitted that he is going after Isabel Oli.

Gab is the eldest son of singer Gary Valenciano and his wife, Angeli Pangilinan.

Although they are not yet an item, Gab confessed that they always have a great time when they are together.

While Gab is a Kapamilya like his dad, Isabel is a Kapuso.

However, the two apparently discount the "networks" they are working with since they are only thinking about what they feel for each other.

Gab was earlier linked to Rachelle Ann Go and Nikki Gil, while Isabel was once the girlfriend of Paolo Contis, who gave her an engagement ring.

But before their wedding could take place, Paolo just found himself in a relationship with former Sex Bomb dancer Lian Paz.

They are now parents to two kids.


Luis Manzano seemed to want his relationship with Jennylyn Mercado private.

He said that even they are a part of this so-called "public property," still they have the rights to keep things "personal."

It was Jennylyn’s adopted mom Lydia, who confirmed reports on Luis’ frequent visits to Jennylyn.

No wonder Luis is now getting close to Jennylyn’s three-year old son with Patrick Garcia.

Meanwhile, it looks like Jennylyn has no desire to push through with her earlier plan of taking legal action against former boyfriend Dennis Trillo, who allegedly hurt her before they broke up.


Kris Aquino said in reports that she will not enter politics until her brother Noynoy’s stint as president is over.

Kris said she will just concentrate for the present on her showbiz career.

Aside from doing tapings for her new show, "Kris TV," that will premier today on ABS CBN, Kris will start filming for her movie entry, "Segunda Mano," in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

The film will mark her first team-up with Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes.

Last year, Kris’ movie for the MMFF, "Dalaw," emerged as the third top-grosser film.

Her co-stars in the movie included Diether Ocampo, Gina Pareño, and Karylle.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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