AGA MUHLACH on Sunday described his latest film under Star Cinema, titled “In The Name of Love,” as a “send-off gift” from ABS-CBN.
Muhlach is transferring to another network, ending his 18 years of being a Kapamilya talent.
“Excited na ako because parang send-off gift sa akin ito ng Star (Cinema] at ABS-CBN. This is going to be last appearance here on ‘The Buzz,’” he said in his live interview on the celebrity talk show.
“Just nice na may ganito akong pelikulang iiwan. So, maraming salamat sa Star Cinema, sa ABS-CBN, sa inyong lahat… Thank you talaga,” he added.
Muhlach is married to Charlene Gonzales, one of the hosts of “The Buzz.”
Under ABS-CBN, he did television shows “Oki Doki Doc,” “Da Body en da Guard,” “Da Pilya en da Pilot,” “OK Fine Whatever,” “That’s My Doc,” and “M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop),” among others.
He also did several movie projects under ABS-CBN’s movie arm, including “Kailangan Kita,” “Love Begins,” “Dubai” and “All My Life.”
In his latest film, Muhlach is paired with Angel Locsin.
***Angel proud on ‘In the Name of Love’
KAPAMILYA actress Angel Locsin is very proud with her upcoming movie with Aga Muhlach entitled “In the Name of Love.”
Produced and distributed by Star Cinema, the newest movie is the 18th anniversary offering of the film outfit to its loyal supporters and moviegoers.
During the press conference of the said movie at Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN Compound recently, Angel shared how she was at first hesitant to do the film.
According to her, she’s really not comfortable with dancing, which is very essential in this movie, but later on decided to do it because of Aga, Jake Cuenca and director Olivia Lamasan.
“Kilala ninyo naman ako, hindi talaga ako kumportable sa pagsayaw. Isa yung sa mga bagay na hindi ko talaga gagawin unless kailangan talaga sa isang project.”
When she was told of her character, Angel immediately asked Lamasan if the latter made the right decision to contact her.
“Noong sinabi sa akin na magiging ganito yung character ko, na ito ang kailangan kong gawin, napatanong talaga ako kay Inang (Lamasan)… Sabi ko ‘Ako po ba talaga ang artistang ka-meeting ninyo?”
When it was explained to her, and was told of her co-stars, Angel knew that she needed to accept the project.
“Na-challenge talaga ako. Bukod kasi na first time kong gagawin ito, kasama ko si Inang and si Mr. Aga Muhlach na naman ang makakasama ko rito.”
When asked how she overcome her hesitations on dancing, Angel shared she went to rigorous dance classes just for this movie.
“Talagang nag-aral ako. Three months yata ako nag-aral ng pole (dancing) para magawa ang eksenang mga kailangan sa pelikula.”
Angel added while doing the film, she had bruises because of her dance routines in the movie.
“Hindi kasi talaga siya basta-basta kaya meron talaga akong mga bruises. Buti na lang eh magaling talaga si Inang sa mga angulo kaya hindi masyadong kita.”
Right now, the actress hopes the moviegoers will like the movie and support the flick on its opening day.
“In the Name of Love” is set to grace the silver screen starting May 11, in more than 100 theaters nationwide.
***Angelica’s dad wants to meet Derek
Sultry actress Angelica Panganiban’s long-lost father will meet his daughter’s sweetheart very soon.
Hunk actor Derek Ramsay revealed that Panganiban’s dad, Mark Charlson, wants to meet him as soon as he arrives in the Philippines.
“Sabi niya nga na when he goes here, I have to drive him around. Hopefully this year dito, they’re planning [to go],” he said.
Ramsay, however, said that if time wouldn’t permit Charlson to do so, he will instead visit his girlfriend’s biological father in the United States.
“If not, ‘pag pumunta ako sa States, definitely kasama ‘yun sa itinerary ko na bibisitahin ko ang father ni Angel,” he said.
Last November 21, Panganiban flew to Los Angeles, California alone to see her dad. The actress said she could not describe her emotions when they finally met face to face.
In her tell-all interview with “The Buzz” which aired last December 5, Panganiban also divulged that her biological mom died 2 years ago and was buried in Singapore. The actress went to visit her grave during All Souls’ Day last year.
Panganiban further said that she only learned about her adoption on January 5 this year after taping her gag show “Banana Split.” She, however, confessed that even before that, she already had doubts about her identity.
***Maja happy with Matteo
TELEVISION star Maja Salvador finally speaks on closeness with “Happy, Yipee, Yehey” host Matteo Guidicelli.
For months now, the two are always linked to each other after reports that they were seen a couple of times together in the metro.
Though they always clear that they are just good friends, the rumored relationship between them never died.
The actress finally breaks her silence on the issue and said Wednesday night on a television interview that they just enjoy each other’s company.
“Inienjoy lang namin. Masaya kami kung ano man ang meron kami, sa friendship namin. Sinusulit lang namin kung magkasama kami.”
Matteo, on the other hand, seems very inspired as he works weekdays on the noontime variety show.
Maja said that someone managed to update her with Matteo’s “pagpaparamdam” on the program.
“Sabi ko nga aba si Matteo inspired,” she jokingly said.
Just recently when the actress was rushed to the hospital because of stomach pain, the actor immediately called and checked her medical status.
On that same day, Matteo had an interview saying that things are going well with Maja and she just needs some day off after the successful Star Magic US Concert Tour.
Maja went to the States with other Kapamilya stars while Matteo spend the Holy Week with his parents and friends in Cebu.
***Toni refuses to grant interviews without make-up?
TELEVISION host Toni Gonzaga has finally addressed the controversy that she refused to be interviewed by the staff of “The Buzz” because she was not wearing make-up.
Gonzaga revealed the reason why she did not grant an on-camera interview to greet her “The Buzz” co-host Charlene Gonzales for her birthday.
“Nakaipit na (ang buhok])ako. Galing kaming Lingayen. Sabi ko hindi naman siguro maganda kung babati ako kay Ate Charlene dahil ganoon ang itsura ko. Pero hindi naman dahil wala akong make-up,” she said.
Gonzaga shared that she even did a camera test but she didn’t like the way she looked.
“Birthday ni Ate Charlene… Actually nag-test din kami. Nag-test kami ng itsura ko sa camera. Hindi talaga maganda kasi puro eyebags na. Eh wala na rin akong make-up dahil nag-team building lang kami,” she recounted.
The TV host also said she apologized to the staff of “The Buzz,” who went all the way to Subic just to interview her. Gonzaga said she greeted Gonzales over the phone instead.
Meanwhile, Gonzaga revealed that she is excited for Pokwang to join the “Happy Yipee Yehey!” family.
“Naninibago lang ‘yun kasi bagong kasama, bagong pamilya. Pero si Pokwang naman kaibigan ko ‘yun, kaibigan ni Mariel, kaibigan ng lahat. Kaya madali kaming mag-a-adjust…Nandoon din siya sa team building,” she said.
Gonzaga has called on the public to watch the grand welcome for Pokwang on the ABS-CBN noontime show on Saturday.
Gonzaga, meantime, laughed off rumors that she and her boyfriend, director Paul Soriano, are already planning their church wedding.
“Matagal pa akong ikakasal. Mga next week pa. Ha ha ha. Steady lang ako kasisimula pa lang ng ‘Happy’, so ‘yun muna. Nagco-concentrate muna ako doon,” she quipped.
Gonzaga took the chance to promote her upcoming film with Eugene
“Ang title ‘Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.’ Gusto ko magpakasal siya. Gusto niya magpa-annul,” she shared.
Joining Gonzaga and Domingo in the movie are actors Zanjoe Marudo and Wendell Ramos. The movie, scheduled to hit the big screens in July, is co-produced by Star Cinema and OctoArts Films.(MNS)