The first week of March was filled with the hottest entertainment news – from Dominique Cojuangco’s wedding to businessman Michael Hearn, to Pokwang’s ongoing diatribe against ex-partner Lee O’Brian, to Liza Soberano not getting a wish in the movie. Hello, love, goodbye”, when it was offered to him.
Meanwhile, Tito, Vic, and Joey in the song “Eat Bulaga” revived the conversation about the supposed re-dating, and Paolo Contis recalls the time when they were friends.
Check out some of the hottest party news that dominated the INQUIRER.net pool from March 3 to 9.
Gretchen’s only daughter says ‘I do’
Dominique Cojuangco — the only daughter of veteran actress Gretchen Barretto and businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco — exchanged “I dos” with the love of her life, businessman Michael Hearn last March 4.
The couple’s wedding was held at the San Agustin Church in Manila, followed by a reception at the National Museum of Natural History, also in the capital city. However, the details of the ceremony were kept mostly private, with the preview of the event being shared by the guests on social media.
Among the invited actresses include Sofia Andres and Ria Atayde, architect Riza Plaza, socialite Mimi Que, and author Paul Stefano, among others. Curiously, some of Barrett’s close relatives were not seen at his family’s side of the wedding.
Cojuangco and Hearn first crossed paths while studying at the British School in Manila, but it was only in 2018 that they began to “look at each other differently.” They were finally engaged in October 2021.
READ: WATCH: Dominic Cojuangco ties the knot with businessman Michael Hearn
Pokwang, however, with Lee O’Brian
Pokwang claimed that former partner Lee O’Brian was initially displeased when he learned that she was pregnant with his daughter Malia, as seen in the comments section of his Instagram post last February 28.
The comedian responded to other Instagram users who gave their opinions about her former relationship with O’Brian, although the netizen appeared to have since removed their comments from the post.
“Hindi maging masaya ang anak namin kapag nalaman niya na batugan at ayaw sa kanya ng tatay niya, na nagalit nang malam na buntis ako!” he asked. (Our child would not be happy if he knew that his father was lazy and did not want him. He was angry with him when he found out that I had conceived).
Pokwang also came to the realization that he didn’t really love her, and only stuck with her because he was the only one using her.
On Instagram, she also claimed that she covered all the expenses from the prenatal checkup to the delivery.
READ: Pokwang says Lee O’Brian ‘didn’t want’ his daughter: Nagalit siya nung nalaman na buntis ako
The ‘OG Dabarkads’
“Eat Bulaga” hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon — also known as TVJ — wrapped up the March 4 episode of “Eat Bulaga” (EB), amid talks of a supposed withdrawal between the show’s producers and hosts.
Minutes after their “Little Miss Grand Finals” segment, hosts Ryan Agoncillo and Allan K invited Tito, Vic, and Joey to finish their popular song for their exit. “At the same time, Allan. Ang ating mga judges, musicians and hosts, OGs (originals) and reads Dabarkads (barkada or friends), TVJ! Tito, Vic, and Joey,” Agoncillo said before the only three progressed.
After Tito, Vic, and Joey’s rendition of the theme song, the crowd and audience erupted into cheers over the speakers when the song “Eat Bulaga” came on. Fans have also expressed their support for the show, as in the comments section of the show’s midday show on Facebook.
Rumors of an alleged EB internal conflict surfaced on social media after columnist Cristy Fermin alleged that an “executive” was being fired from the show, while Tito, Vic and Joey were said to be planning to join the aforementioned executives. But this show is yet to confirm or deny the speculations, as of this writing.
Tuviera’s APT Tape Inc., which produces the long-running noontime show, is a TAPE Inc. partner. is owned by Romao Jalosjos.
READ: VIG: Tito, Vic, Joey’s song ‘Eat Bulaga’ speaks to the song’s theme of longing during the ‘rebrand’.
‘Kung Hindi ukol, Hindi bubukol’
Talent manager Ogie Diaz and TV director Jojo Saguin thought about the industry’s practice of offering roles to second-choice artists who could practice and deliver their commercial success, shortly after Liza Soberano showed the 2019 movie “Hello, Love; Goodbye” was first offered to her and her girlfriend its actor Enrique Gil.
Saguin, without directly addressing the actress, drew a parallel with the ABS-CBN teleserye “La Vida Lena,” which was originally set for Ivana Alawi, but was eventually offered to Erich Gonzales.
“Yung La Vida Lena” was the first for Ivana Alawi. Naiba ng naiba ang story tapos hindi ready if ivana to do lock in tapings. Kasagsagan kase ng pandemic nun. Then we presented the story of Erich [Gonzales] But she said yes. Ayun nag swak naman ang lahat. Pak,” he said.
Meanwhile, Diaz retweeted Saguini’s post, adding that if the artist’s reasoning is not understood, there must be consequences.
Soberano said that he asked the movie star to save the movie for him and Enrique Gil, but at the time they were working on several projects together and the film outfit finally offered the titular role to Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards. “Hello, Goodbye Love” has been called the “highest grossing Filipino film of all time” by the production company.
READ: Ogie Diaz, TV director takes a dig at what Liza Soberano said about not getting the part in ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’
Ridiculously? Paul Contis revealed that he had been cheated by him
Paolo Contis recalled the time he found out his ex-girlfriend was cheating on him after he accidentally received a package that contained pictures of her and another guy, as seen in an interview with fellow Kapuso actors Kokoy De Santos and Royce Cabrera for Contis’. “Just In” segment last March 1
The matter was fueled when De Santos talked about his girlfriend of two years at the time, whom he loved deeply, but was divorced for a third party. De Santos said the girl was exchanging suggestive photos with another guy.
“May ganyan ako e. Nangyari sa akin “yan,” Contis then said. “Nagbakasyon’ yung isa sa mga girlfriend ko dati tapos umuwi. Nagpadala ngayon ng photo album ‘yung lalake, parang gift. Pagbukas ko-Hindi siguro alam nung lalake na ako ‘yung thin-take a pack nung-puro images nila na sunset, nagha-halikan.”
Contis said that his ex-girlfriend, who also seemed to be insinuating that she was from showbiz, did not immediately accept his mistake and reasoned that the other guy was only a photographer. “Nag-alibi pa e. Ayun, nalaos,” he said. etc*
READ: Paolo Contis recalls an ex-girlfriend who cheated on him: ‘Ayun, nalaos’.
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