ETHEL RAMOS (‘If ever Boyet (Christopher’s pet name) finally signs up with TV5, he wants to do the project which originally was proposed to him by the Kapatid Network’s executives.’)

IT’S likely, sources close to TV5 said, that Nora Aunor’s first project with the Kapatid Network will be a mini-series.

This is because, the informer explained, Nora reportedly plans to stay in the country only for one month.

Meanwhile, there is reportedly a denial from Christopher de Leon’s camp that he will play the leading man in his former wife’s first project with the Kapatid Network.

The informer explained further: "If ever Boyet (Christopher’s pet name) finally signs up with TV5, he wants to do the project which originally was proposed to him by the Kapatid Network’s executives. And it’s supposedly a fantasy series, which Eric Quizon will direct."

From Lolit Solis, Boyet’s talent manager, we heard that she and Boyet have really yet to sign on the dotted line with TV5.


Now being missed as one of the original and regular hosts of the midnight musical show on ABS-CBN, "Music Uplate," is "Pinoy Big Brother Dream Academy" champ Yeng Constantino.

Well, in a conversation with Yeng recently, she said she had to really go on leave from the show as she is preparing extensively for her first solo concert this year at the Aliw Theater.

We asked her if she is coming back to the show. Her reply: "It all depends on Erick (Raymundo, her talent manager). Marami din kasi akong commitments abroad."

Meanwhile, manning "Music Uplate, "which is aired daily, are Toti, Gail Canlas and Juris (former soloist of MYMP).

Also co-hosting the show is Martin Concio, who is its executive producer as well.


Child stars Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat are both awesomely talented.

Although they’re already been cast together in the Piolo Pascual-Jodi Sta. Maria series, "Noah," and in the Vic Sotto-Bea Alonzo movie, "Pak Pak Dr. Kwak," the two have yet to star in their own project together.

"Kaya," said someone connected with the team of Deo Edrinal, "you have to watch the project which Deo is conceptualizing for them.

"Pero, malamang na simulan ito after the series ‘100 Days to Heaven,’ where Xyriel plays a major role.

"E, sobra ang demand from its viewers to extend the series for another 100 days. Kaya malamang na pagbigyan ng team ni Deo ang request ng avid viewers ng series.

"Kaya maghihintay din ang project na balak i-produce ni Deo for Xyriel and Zaijian," the source related.

In "100 Days to Heaven," Xyriel plays the young Coney Reyes, who was allowed by St. Peter to return to earth, after she pleaded with him to give her the chance to redeem herself so she would not end up in hell.

"While on earth kasi," said a viewer of the series, "Coney was a strict and mapang-aping employer kaya hated siya by her employees.

"All of them rejoiced when she died in an accident."

But here lies the rub. When Coney comes back to earth from the gates of heaven, she returns as a six-year-old, which Xyriel plays.

"Ang ganda ng aral ng kuwento ng series," the viewer continued. "Kaya mai-engganyo kang panoorin. Bukod sa mahuhusay pa ang cast."

Aside from Coney and Xyriel, the cast also includes Jodi Sta. Maria, Joel Torre, Smokey Manaloto, Jewel Mische, Rafael Rosell and Dominic Ochoa.


Speaking of Jewel, did we hear it right that something is going on between her and fellow Kapamilya Jason Abalos?

Jewel,a former Kapuso, was formerly linked to Richard Gutierrez.

She signed up with ABS-CBN last year, right after her contract with GMA 7 expired.

Her first assignment with ABS-CBN was a series which paired her with Gerald Anderson.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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