Jessy, Pokwang get new lease on careers

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    Former Kapamilya stars Jessy Mendiola and Pokwang headline their own shows on TV5.

    Centerstage” judge Pops Fernandez is keeping herself busy with her new business venture.

    She has put up an online business, PERF, where she sells shirts and face masks.

    “One of a kind ‘yung face mask namin,” said Pops with pride. “It is made of microfiber fabric at may air purifier. Kaya ‘di lang magaan gamitin, safe pa. At higit sa lahat, class ang dating.”

    Before the lockdown, Pops was into concert production. She was the one who produced her recent reunion shows with ex-hubby Martin Nievera.

    The former couple have two sons, Robin and Ram, who are also talented like their parents.

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    If Aga Muhlach agrees to a proposal of a big-time producer to star in a new sitcom on primetime, it will be back to comedy for the versatile and award-winning performer.

    In his younger years, Aga starred in the long-running “Oki Doki Doc,” where he played a veterinarian. It was directed by Johnny Manahan and also starred Jimmy Santos, Agot Isidro and the late Babalu. Then child stars Paolo Contis, Camille Prats and Claudine Barretto were also part of the cast.

    “Oki Doki Doc” started airing on ABS-CBN in October 1993. It lasted until December 2000.
    It was later made into a Star Cinema movie, with the same cast, but with Efren Jarlego as director.

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    Aside from boyfriend Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola said she finds actor Jericho Rosales sexy.

    Small wonder that she would like Echo to guest in “Fit For Life.”

    The actress, who used to be a Kapamilya, now hosts the new fitness show on TV5. Jessy admitted that she underwent a lot to make sure she is physically fit and ready for the show. She also had a fitness instructor and a nutritionist.

    “Ayokong mapahiya sa mga manonood,” she said, “Besides, my producer treats me well. And maganda rin ang payment. Mag wait ako ng feedback on how I fare as a host of the show.”

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    Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and her boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey look happily in love.
    Reports have it that they are thinking of taking their relationship to the next level.

    The couple have posted their sweet photos on social media. They are currently in the United Kingdom with Pia’s family.

    Prior to Jeremy, Pia was linked to professional racecar driver Marlon Stockinger. They parted ways in December 2019.

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    Soon to be busy is Lovi Poe, who is scheduled to start work on a new drama anthology for GMA-7.

    The actress and the people behind the production are complying with the health protocols before their shoot and have all submitted to the necessary medical checks.
    Aside from the drama, Lovi also has a rom-com project.

    “I’m excited to be working for the first time with the cast,” she said.

    Lovi’s movies, “Malaya” with Zanjoe Marudo, “Hindi Tayo Pwede” with Tony Labrusca and Marco Gumabao, and “The Escort” with Derek Ramsay are available to stream online.

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    Pokwang feels fine turning a year older.

    “I’ve never had it so good,” said the comedienne, who turned 49 on August 28. “Although, nalulungkot din ako as I’m no longer working for the Kapamilya. My contract expired, a few days before I signed up for my two shows with TV5.”

    The two shows are the talk show “Chika Besh” with Ria Atayde and Pauleen Luna and the game show, “Fill in the Bank,” with Jose Manalo.

    Both shows, according to Pokwang, are line produced by Archangel Media of director Mike Tuviera and Jojo Oconer.

    Pokwang also has her online business, Poklee Food Products, where she is assisted by her daughter, Ria Mae, who is a graduate of Culinary Arts Graduate.

    Her food business is called Poklee after her and her partner, Lee O’Brien, who is the father of her daughter, Malia.