Jodi reacts to Iwa’s pregnancy

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    ‘Hello, we can’t wait to meet you – Jodi Sta. Maria said about the coming baby.’

    Kapamilya JM de Guzman and Kapuso Rhian Ramos are paired in “Kung Paano Siya Nawala,” a film by Joel Ruiz and written by Aloy Adlawan.

    The movie, produced in 2018, will be shown on Netflix starting August 13.

    “Kung Paano Siya Nawala” has JM playing Lio, a man who suffers from faceblindness – the inability to recognize faces. His life changes when he meets Shana, played by Rhian, a freespirit.

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    Actress Jodi Sta. Maria is sincerely happy for ex-husband, Pampi Lacson and partner Iwa Moto, who are expecting their second baby.

    “Hello, we can’t wait to meet you,” Jodi commented on Iwa’s post announcing her pregnancy.

    Jodi is also fond of Pampi and Iwa’s eldest, Mimi, who is six years old.

    Thirdy, Jodi and Pampi’s child, also dotes on his sister Mimi.

    When it comes to her personal life, Jodi said she is single.

    “Wala raw siyang love life. Actually, wala yata siya munang balak mag-entertain ng suitor,” said someone close to the actress.

    Jodi was formerly in a relationship with Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, who is now married to beauty queen Angelica Alita.

    The actress is busy with her series, “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin,” with Maricel Soriano, Iza Calzado, and Sam Milby. It is directed by FM Reyes.

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    The pandemic has allowed Ai Ai de Las Alas to rekindle her love of baking.

    The comedienne, along with husband Gerald Sibayan, have been staying cooped in their home because of quarantine. One time, said Ai Ai, Gerald requested that she make ube pandesal. She acceded to his request.

    “Aakalain ko bang papatok ang ube pandesal namin? First sa mga immediate friends and neighbors lang namin,” she related, “Ngayon pati sa ilang celebrities na nakatikim ng pandesal ay nag-o-order na rin.

    “Gerald takes charge of the delivery,” she added.

    Ai Ai is part of the celebrity guest line up of “Mars Pa More,” hosted by Camille Prats and Iya Villania.

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    Matteo Guidicelli flew to Amanpulo with bride Sarah Geronimo, who marked her 32nd birthday on July 25.

    The trip also served as a honeymoon for the couple, who wed in secret in February.

    “May utang pa sila sa atin,” commented the couple’s friend. “’Di pa nila tayo na-treat sa isang formal wedding reception.

    “Well,” another friend cut in, “baka itaon nila ang kanilang big blowout sa announcement ng pagdadalang-tao ni Sarah. Heard, they plan to become parent next year (2021).”

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    Erich Gonzales is glad she has enough to keep herself afloat during the current crisis.

    The actress has decided not to accept any assignments, because of the pandemic.

    She is afraid to take risks. “Mahirap magkasakit,” she said.

    Before the lockdown, Erich was offered to Dawa Wong, the role now played by Yam Concepcion in the popular series, “Love Thy Woman.” She would have co-starred with Christopher de Leon, Eula Valdez, Sunshine Cruz, Xian Lim, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Kim Chiu.

    At the last minute, Erich backed out. The reason?

    “Secret,” said the 29-year-old.

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    Is Bea Alonzo in love again?

    She is currently being linked to actor Dominic Roque.

    The two were reportedly together in Tokyo, Japan.

    Bea, if you recall, was last linked to Gerald Anderson, who is himself keeping quiet about his relationship. He is busy working on his current series, “A Soldier’s Heart.”

    How Bea and Dominic became an item puzzle some of their closest friends.

    But, as the saying goes, love comes when you least expect it.

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    Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairman Liza Diño’s recent expulsion from the executive committee of the Metro Manila Film Festival is creating a controversy.

    There is a disagreement between the two groups.

    In any case, there are reports she may run for the senate in the 2022 elections.

    This is not surprising, commented those who know Lisa’s dad, DILG Undersecretary Martin

    Diño, because politics run in Lisa’s blood.

    She is married to singer Ice Seguerra.