How about a project with Kris and Bimby?

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    Talks for Kris Aquino’s new TV show have again broken down.

    Kris Aquino, according to the grapevine, was supposed to have a new talk show to be financed by two of her own sisters.

    Kris is, of course, the youngest child of the late President Cory Aquino and the late Senator Benigno Aquino. Kris has three sisters and a brother, ex-President Noynoy Aquino.

    The show already had a director, a writer and was to be shown on free TV.

    “Kaso,” said a kibitzer, “Napurnada na naman daw ang plano, ‘di na raw muna matutuloy ang show.”

    To be fair, Kris is an interesting and lively talk show host. Remember her morning show on ABS-CBN, “Kris TV”? It lasted for five seasons.

    In any case, we think an ideal co-host to Kris is none other than her son, Bimby or James Yap, Jr. Bimby is as articulate as him mom. He is also good-looking.

    “And may promise that he will even grow taller than his father (basketball player James Yap). Maganda rin ang kanyang physique,” said Kris in an interview we had with her.

    We have another suggestion: Why not a comedy show featuring Kris and Bimby?

    Possible title? “My Bossing Mom.”

    Bimby proved he can act when he appeared in the comedy, “My Little Bossings” with Ryzza Mae Dizon.

    He was also a scene stealer when he co-starred with Vice Ganda and Richard Yap in “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” (2014).

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    Even minus the wealth of her partner, Tony Cojuangco, former actress Gretchen Barretto also has money.

    She is said to be one of the richest Filipinas in the country.

    “On her own kasi, marami siyang negosyo,” said a source.

    One of her businesses, according to her youngest sister, Claudine, is online gambling.

    “And she has Okada Manila, a casino resort and hotel. At ang maganda pa raw kay Gretchen, tutok siya sa kanyang mga negosyo.”

    Now 50 years old, Gretchen looks youthful and pretty.

    “You wouldn’t think may anak siya who finished magna cum laude at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco,” the source continued.

    Dominique is 25 years old.
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    Actress-writer Bela Padilla has started work on her first assignment as a full-fledged director, the film, “366.”

    The film pairs her with Zanjoe Marudo.

    Also in the cast is JC Santos.

    In “366,” she will do some scenes which she has never done in any of her past appearances.

    What kind? Bea teased, “Basta, this movie is both erotic and romantic.”

    The actress reportedly had a hand in conceptualizing the story of “366.”
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    Actor John Estrada’s own Ichthys Productions produces his sitcom, “John en Ellen,” with Ellen Adarna.

    The sitcom started airing on TV5 January 24.

    It is directed by Willy Cuevas and is co-produced by Bong Sta. Maria.

    “Natutuwa ako sa feedback ng show,” said John, “marami ang nagka-gusto, although marami ring hindi. Kaya promise namin, lalo na kami nina Ellen at Direk Willy na pagbubutihin pa naming sa mga susunod na Sunday.”

    Also in “John en Ellen” are Ronaldo Valdez, Long Mejia and young talents Angelica Cruz and Yogo Singh.

    As producer, John said he wants to focus on producing shows for other celebrities.

    “Target ko, of course, na mag-produce for other stars, too. And not necessarily sitcoms, ha,” he stated. “Puwedeng drama rin. But all for TV muna.”

    John has a GMA series, “Babawiin Ko ang Lahat,” with Carmina Villaroel.

    Like Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez and Anjo Yllana, Carmina was a talent of the late manager-producer Douglas Quijano.
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    Glaiza de Castro is back in town from Ireland, where she met the parents and relatives of her fiancé, David Rainey.

    David asked for Glaiza’s hand in marriage in front of his family.

    “Hindi naman daw sila in a hurry to get married,” said a source.

    Glaiza returned to promote her movie, “Midnight in a Perfect World,” with Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

    The movie, directed by Dodo Dayao, will be streamed on Upstream starting January 29.

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