Dr. Vicki Belo Says 'Sorry' To Boy Abunda

Dra. Vicki Belo has finally apologized to Boy Abunda through text message yesterday. This developed after Boy Abunda released his official statement thru SNN in reaction to the remarks of Dra. Belo during her guesting in Showbiz Central.

"I'd just like to apologize for the statement I made in Showbiz Central. I'm really sorry that I offended you. Hope you accept my apology," Dra. Belo said in her text message which was shown by Boy Abunda in his showbiz talk show SNN.

It can be remembered that Dra. Belo uttered the words “All I’d like to say is, if you want to look like Boy Abunda , go to Calayan, But if you want to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo." which reportedly hurt Boy Abunda.

A lot of friends of Boy came to his defense like Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Mariel Rodriguez and even Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan who issued an official statement in behalf of their clinic supporting Boy.

Ruffa Gutierrez meanwhile, who is an endorser of Belo Clinic and co-host of Boy Abunda in "The Buzz", maintains her neutrality and hopes everything will be patched-up soon between them.

Now that Dra. Belo apologizes, a lot of showbiz people are still waiting for the reaction of Boy Abunda on the "apology" issue. One writer says that the apology through text may have added an insult to the injury since he doesn't see any sincerity in Dra. Belo's "texted" apology.

Some also say that maybe Boy has already accepted Dra. Belo's apology due to his facial expression upon reading the text message but others say otherwise.

Some Dra. Vicki Belo's friends however say Dra. Belo has nothing against Boy Abunda. During the interview, she said she had no intention to insult Boy. What she said (during the interview) just came to her mind spontaneously when asked by Mo Twister about the competition between her clinic and the Calayan's.

If she had just explained her side clearly, the rift between her and Boy didn't escalated this far. A lot of their common friends however are hoping Boy Abunda is going to accept Dra. Vicky Belo's apology.

Related story: Dra. Vicki Belo vs Boy Abunda In The Making?

Dra. Vicki Belo vs Boy Abunda In The Making?

Dra. Vicki Belo and Boy Abunda's rift is just getting hotter.

It all started in Showbiz Central's "Gimme Mo" segment. She was asked for her comment on the growing number of her clinic's rivals, especially the Calayan Surgicentre of Dr. Manny Calayan.

"Well, first of all, I feel kinda bad. Kasi, ako naman ang nag-umpisa ng mga bati-bati ng mga artista. I feel bad, kasi parang ginagaya lang nila ako. Sana naman, maghanap naman sila ng unique marketing... And I'd like to say, if you want to look like Boy Abunda, then go to Calayan. But if you like to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo." Dra. Belo answered.

Then she added; "Joke lang yun ha? Pero Boy is the main endorser of Calayan, right?"

That interview made the spark. The camp of Boy Abunda didn't like what they heard. First to come in the scene for Boy was Ai-Ai Delas Alas saying "a professional like Dra. Belo shouldn't be uttering those words that can hurt other people's feelings."

Jobert Sucaldito also came to the rescue; “Direkta niyang iknumpara si Kuya Boy sa mga modelo niya porke may billboard din si Kuya Boy. Hindi naman yata tama yon. Dapat yung ganda ng services niya ang ipinagmamalaki niya, hindi ’yung itsura ng mga modelo niya,”

Dr. Manny Calayan just released an official statement (thru PEP) supporting Boy:

"We are behind Boy Abunda, 101 percent. We understand his feelings and reactions to the ridiculing and insulting remarks he sustained from Dra. Belo. Promoting one's business or services by stepping on someone was uncalled for. Besides, Dingdong Dantes used to be our endorser and part of what he has become came from our services, and so did other of her big named endorsers: Claudine Barretto, Ruffa Gutierrez, and sexy actress Katrina Halili.

There's a simple reason for our 'TO C IS TO BELIEVE' campaign and that's more about inner beauty that's from a good and sincere heart like Boy Abunda, which transcends outward a person's life and touches other people's lives. And through that inner beauty, we see and believe in the beauty of other people and we believe in their goodness! We accept whoever you are, we make you feel good. That's the Calayan experience and that's TO 'C' IS TO BELIEVE!"

Then came the most awaited - Boy Abunda's statement via SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon):

“Vicki, if you are watching, alam mo kahit kailan, hindi ako namuhunan sa gandang panlabas dahil wala ako noon. Alam mo, namuhanan ako ng sipag, tiyaga, dasal. At Vicky, wala akong ilusyong maganda, wala akong ilusyon. Pero wala din sinuman ang may karapatang manlait sa aking pagkatao.

Last night, 10 o’clock in the evening I got a call from my nanay from Samar. Sabi niya ‘hindi lang ako mapakali, sagutin mo lang ito: mayroon ka bang ginawa kay Dr. Belo at ginagawa ka niyang katawa-tawa?’ Wala po akong ginawang masama kay Vicki Belo. Vicki if you are watching, you know that I did not do anything bad to you to deserve this insult. Wala akong ginawa sa iyo. 'Nay if you are watching, wala po akong ginagawa dahil narating ko itong maliit na ispasyo dito sa industriya na walang tinapakan.

At mga kaibigan, hindi po tayo kasi kailangang maging kasing gwapo ni Dingdong para maging masaya at para maging mabuting tao.”

Dr. Vicki Belo and Boy Abunda are both respected in their own fields. We just hope everything will be patched up soon.

Sarah Geronimo And John Lloyd Cruz Talks About "You Changed My Life"

John Lloyd Cruz said he will surely miss Sarah Geronimo after their team-up in "You Changed My Life" movie.

“After 'You Changed My Life', we’ll go on separate ways professionally in the meantime but I’m sure it’s not our last screen partnership,” John Lloyd said in an interview with The Journal.

“Having her on the set makes everything seems so light and stress-free. You’ll always have a good laugh and you’ll leave the site with a very light feeling.”

When he was asked if there's a chance that he will fall in love with Sarah; “I don’t know yet. In the first place, we don’t exactly know what’s in store for us in the coming days. All I can say is that I find Sarah someone who’s not hard to love. Any man would be proud to have her as a girlfriend,” John Lloyd answered and smiled.

But Sarah, in another interview, said she is not yet ready for a romantic relationship. The showbiz community put her on the news when she admitted she has a secret crush in showbiz. But just recently, she revealed that she just realized that she is not yet capable of handling a serious relationship.

However, Sarah is now linked to Rayver Cruz and she said that she ses nothing wrong if she is getting closer to the actor. Sarah worked with Rayver and John Lloyd in the film "You Changed My Life".

Sarah admitted that she is very excited and pressured for the performance of their movie in the box office. It can be remembered that Sarah was named by SM Cinema as the Box Office Queen of 2008, edging Ai-Ai Delas Alas for her "Ang Tanging Ina".

When asked about the issue between her and Ai-Ai over the box-office Queen title;

“For me, Ms. Ai is the box-office queen. She knows that I love her. I’ve worked with her before and I’m hats off to all her accomplishments. But I’m also very grateful to SM Cinemas for giving me the title." Sarah said with all humility.

"You Changed My Life" is slated to hit the big screens nationwide on February 25, 2009.

Angel Locsin, Sam Milby & Diether Ocampo in "Only you"

Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo are going to star in the Philippine remake of the popular Koreanovela hit "Only You". Angel personally promoted the upcoming show during the trade launch of ABS-CBN at the Rockwell Tent.

The group is scheduled to leave for Korea this coming March to start taping. Even though the original "Only You" was set in Venice, Italy, the local version is to be shoot in Korea to give the show an 'Asian feel'.

Angel is also going to star in an Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) presentation this coming February 28 with an episode "Pusang Gala". It can be remembered that Angel received an acting award for her performance in an episode in MMK and hopes she is going to duplicate that fate with this one.

Heart Evangelista & JC de Vera Get a New Offer From GMA-7

Heart Evangelista and JC de Vera get a new offer from GMA-7 to be together in a show. This developed after JC rejected GMA's offer for him to be offered in Obra. There's also a rift between Annabelle Rama and GMA-7 that arised from this issue.

Heart also rejected GMA-7's offer for her to star in "Muling Buksan Ang Puso", then a problem of her contract also arised.

Talks has been made and lately, GMA offered the two a new show entitled "Ngayon At Kailanman" which will star them together. This is a remake of a film topbilled by Sharon Cuneta in the 80's. Katya Santos and Joyce Jimenez are also rumored to be in the show. It will be featured in GMA-7's SineNovela.

There's no final decision yet on the camp of Annabelle Rama if she is going to accept the new offer for her talents.

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Set New Record in Live Chat

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes prove they still got the numbers. This after the new record they set in GMA-7's live chat. The official figure says a combined total of 6,908 were thrown to Dingdong and Marian within the two hour chat.

"It's an all time high chat new record" says a GMA-7 executive. Most of the quesions pertain to their new soap opera "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang". Some fans suggested they don't like the character portrayed by the couple, but most of them are supportive anyway.

“Naiintindihan ko ang reaction ng fans, pero maiintindihan din nila sa mga susunod na episode kung bakit ganu’n si Proserfina. Ang importante, nagagawa namin nang tama ang trabaho namin at ‘Proserfina’ ang tawag sa akin ngayon ng tao.” Marian said.

“Hintayin nila ang transformation ng character ni Homer, magiging exciting na siya. Mas titindi rin ang conflict nila ni Rado (Gerald Anderson),” promised Dingdong.

Aside from their show, some personal questions were also thrown at them. Dingdong admitted he gave Marian a white blanket as valentine gift for Marian to use in their tapings. It's a simple gift but Dingdong said it is "meaningful and significant".

Marian however didn't disclosed her gift to Dingdong but she said they had dinner together with the cast and staff of Tadyang.

Anne Curtis Says Sam is the Hottest

Anne Curtis was launched as the latest celebrity endorser of Greenwich, one ofthe leading fastfood chains in the Phlippines, last February 16, 2009. Reporters had the chance to ask her about her career plans and of course her lovelife.

One reporter asked about her dream role; "Like Angelina Jolie roles. She has a lot of off-beat roles," Anne said referring to Angelina's role in "Girl Interrupted".

"I'm not sure kasi if the Filipino audience is open to those kind of roles but I'd really love to play an off-beat role." she continued.

She also cites her role in "Maging Sino Ka Man" as one of her favorite roles and wished for such role in future projects.

When asked about her lovelife/crushes, Anne said "Sam Milby is still the cutest and the hottest".

Anne also admitted she is fascinated to discount designer shoes because they are environment friendly. She is also compared by some critics to Vanessa Hudgens (you can see Vanessa Hudgens Pictures here).

Anne is also slated to portray the role of Candice de Menes in the ABS-CBN upcoming soap "The Wedding" opposite Zanjoe Marudo and Derek Ramsey. As its title implies, "The Wedding" is set to premiere on the wedding month of June.

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Robin Padilla to Star in One Movie

Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Robin Padilla are poised to appear in one movie together. This developed after Golden Lions Films of Carlo J. Caparas and Donna Villa announced their planned comeback in producing Filipino movies.

The initial plan is to have the three big stars to star in a film trilogy. Dingdong and Marian in one film, Robin for the second and they are still finalizing the third episode.

Insiders say that Golden Lions has already had an initial talks with the mother studios of Marian and Dingdong namely Regal Entertainment and GMA Films respectively.

This move on the part of Golden Lions Films is a good news for the Filipino movies industry since only a few companies now are producing quality films.

There are also plans to resurrect the showbiz careers of Joyce Jimenez, Ara Mina and Diana Zubiri in these movies.

Pinoy Big Brother Season 3 Audition Schedule

ABS-CBN has announced it's schedule for Pinoy Big Brother Season 3 and the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 3. If you're interested, please find your place below and the schedule for the screening:

February 27 PDA - Concert Hall 9AM-3PM
March 1 - Batangas
March 6 - Laog
March 8 - Pampanga
April 17 - Bohol
April 19 - Roxas City
April 24 - Butuan City
April 26 - General Santos City
May 8 - Camarines Sur


  • PBB Teens 3: 14-17 yrs. old
  • PBB Season 3: 19-35 yrs. old
  • Original and photocopy of birth certificate
  • 1 close-up and 1 full body picture
  • Valid ID
  • Ballpen

It can be noted that the showbiz careers of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson started in this reality show.

Richard Gutierrez and Rhian Ramos in Zorro

After so much ado, Rhian Ramos has finally get the nod of GMA-7 to be the leading lady of Richard Gutierrez in his upcoming teleserye "Zorro".

Although there are talks about Rhian's being "malakas" in GMA-7 management, GMA-7
executives explains why they decided to pair Rhian with Richard alongside Joyce Jimenez.

First, their loveteam in "Captain Barbell" was a consistent top-rater in the primetime soap during it's airtime. That means Filipino viewers "accepted" the Richard-Rhian tandem.

Another fact is that Rhian's "Lalola" also hit the top of the ratings and once again proved the charisma of Rhian for the Filipino audience.

Rhian humbly asks her fans to support her in her new endeavor.