(STAR) FUNFARE UPDATE By Ricardo F. Lo - (Photo - Shalani Soledad and Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo)

Zoom They’ve been seen holding hands in church one midnight, but Valenzuela City Councilor and Wil Time Bigtime co-host Shalani Soledad told Funfare Update that she and Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo are not…yet…going steady.

“Yes, we go out on dates,” said Shalani who crossed paths with her ex-boyfriend, Pres. Noynoy Aquino, last Wednesday at the Dumaguete airport. “Let’s see how it will develop.”

Contrary to tab reports that he’s very much married, Rep. Roman is single (“and available,” said a family friend). He was once linked to Regine Velasquez (his crush, he admitted in a TV interview) who was then already “secretly” going steady with Ogie Alcasid, now her husband (the couple is expecting their first child in November).

Asked if her co-host Willie Revillame isn’t jealous of Rep. Roman, Shalani said, “Why should he be? Never naman naging kami.”

Said Willie, “I’m happy for her.”

The other ‘J’s’ in Kris’ life

(Photo- Kris Aquino)

Reacting to a Curtain-raiser item yesterday about the significance of the letter “J” in her life, Kris Aquino texted this:

‘’Yung sa teleserye is John Estrada, movie ba is Jay Manalo for Feng Shui? Ituloy na natin…My make-up artists are Juan Sarte and Jonathan Velasco. And Bimby is really James Aquino Yap. Even the names of my yayas start with ‘J,’ Jasmine and Jane.”

They are in addition to the ones earlier mentioned: John Lapuz (Kris’ BFF), Joshua (Kris’ son), Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (Kris’ “just a friend”) and, of course, James Yap (Kris’ ex).

Incidentally, Kris told Funfare Update that she and her sons are leaving for New York on Dec. 26 for a post-Christmas vacation.

“Joshua and Bimby are obsessed with watching Spiderman on Broadway and going to Fao Schwarz because of the Smurfs movie,” said Kris.

[PHOTO - The Black Eyed Peas at SM Mall Of Asia (MOA) Concert Grounds on Oct. 2520 percent discounts on BEP Manila show]

Is the Black Eyed Peas (BEP) really disbanding?

Maybe the members themselves will answer that question on Oct. 25 when they mount their Where Is The Love? concert at the SM Mall Of Asia (MOA) Concert Grounds.

The good news is that early buyers of tickets will get a 20 percent discount, applicable for most sections, and save as much as P2,000.

For inquiries, call the following hotlines: SM Tickets 470-2222, TicketWorld 891-9999, MMI 0917-5555415 and 5867275, or Futuretainment 0947-3964539 and 577-3265.

The concert is produced by Futuretainment and Music Management International.

What’s up?

• Catch Ebe Dancel (photo) in a series of intimate special in-store performances in Astroplus & Odyssey stores. It kicks off at Astroplus store (Robinsons Place, Ermita) today, Sept. 9. Following dates and venues include: Odyssey (SM City Bacoor) tomorrow, Sept. 10, Odyssey (Greenbelt 1) on Friday, Sept. 16 and finally at Astroplus (Robinsons Metro East) on Saturday, Sept. 23. These performances mark his debut as a solo artist and to promote his two-CD Limited Edition DalawangMukha Ng Pag-ibig by Warner Music Philippines.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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