The month of March did not slow down the news of James Reid and Issa Pressman’s recent date at the Harry Styles concert burning old, the issue of suspected infidelity between him and Nadine Luster. Pressman’s sister Yassi is in the mix saying that everything is fine between her and Lustrum and it’s been an explosive week.
In other news that Soberano Liza Soberano was apologizing and thanking former manager Ogie Alcasid, and ABS-CBN; Lotlot De Leon uniting with his biological father; and, Garie Conception and Michael Pangilinan were expecting their first child.
See the showbiz news that took over the inQUIRER.net headlines from the week of March 17 to the 23.
Body positivity is a must for Yassi
Yassi Pressman drew mixed reactions to the now-viral Tiktok video of herself dancing in a revealing two-piece bikini, but that didn’t seem to bother the “Kurdapya” actress. “Whatever shape you may have at the moment, you should be proud of yourself and your body,” she said at the press conference for her new TV series.
Pressman said she has always been open about her insecurities with her physical disabilities, as well as her journey to self-acceptance. He said that those imperfections were complex and caused the position of the body.
The actress also noted that being confident about her body is a way of making others feel a little less self-conscious about their skin.
“I’m 27 years old now, and I’m proud of my body … that I’ve endured. I’m trying to make women more aware of our diversity and hopefully make us all a little more self-aware,” she said.
READ: Yassi Pressman in bikini viral video: But certainly not my clothes off
After receiving the backlash of her revelations about her career with ABS-CBN, Liza Soberano said she is sorry for the former network, her former manager Ogie Diaz, and her boyfriend, Enrique Gil. Diaz also thanked the former network for “taking a chance” on her and directing her in the prime of her showbiz career.
Two days after the interview with Boer Abunda aired, Soberano admitted that he may have hurt some people with what he said in his vlog about being typecast and not having a voice in his career. He also recently claimed that he receives only 30 percent of his income from commissions.
The “Bagani” star was asked what he wanted to say to Diaz, who published various explanations about the former talent manager on social media and on his official YouTube channel.
“Uncle Titus Ogie.” [Diaz]I should be sorry if I hurt his feelings by mine [This is Me] vlog, and thank you for everything I have, everything I know and everything I’ve done [as an actress] which answered, by his help.
Diaz, when responding to Soberano’s requests, previously indicated that the actress could get 63 percent of her talent fee, which is only due to a 20 percent commission, while the Magic star got 10 percent. He said his aunt, the acreage and road manager, Jonilyn “Joni” Castello, received seven percent of Soberano’s seventy percent income.
During the interview, Soberano also said that he has always considered ABS-CBN as his “second home” when asked about the reaction of some network executives who were fired from his controversial vlog, with some calling it “unacceptable.”
“You know ABS-CBN is always my second home. I have devoted them for so many years, and again I am sorry for them if there are some people who have been offended by some of the things I have done in my vlogs. it is not my mind,” he said.
They know this. I thank them for taking a risk on me when I was nobody, for investing in me, for developing me, and for creating Liza Soberano. Thank you also for being so understanding when I decided to renew with them,” he added.
The actress also said she was sorry for her friend, actor Enrique Gil, because she “couldn’t see his fight” with the direction of her career.
Soberano and Gil were known as the popular team of LizQuen before they brought their relationship to a personal level and became real-life sweethearts, which was confirmed in the episode of the now-defunct talk show “Gandang Gabi Vice.”
READ: ‘I’m sorry, thank you’ Liza Soberano tells ABS-CBN, Ogie Diaz, Enrique Gil.
Nancy McDonie was cast in the James-Issa drama
Eagle-eyed is speculating that former Momoland member Nancy McDonie, who was once linked to James Reid, is no longer following him on Instagram, although fans have seen him show off a lot of people after he signed with his new agency Aria Group. before this month.
“I’m sorry, matagal [nang] Hindi fina follow ni Nancy if James since [nag-rebranding] of course, I know. You always pull nancy’s name eh wala naman syang koken sa Issa-James offspring. DOWNLOAD NANCY,” one @MerrieSquadPH said on Twitter. (Sorry, Nancy didn’t follow James long ago when she re-engaged. You always drag Nancy’s name even though it has nothing to do with Issa-James. Free Nancy.)
On the other hand, the “u&i” singer is still following the former Momoland member on the social media app as of this writing.
It can be recalled that Reid has been fired up on the internet as confirmation of his relationship with Issa Pressman after a series of photos taken during Harry Styles’ “Love on Tour” concert at the Philippine Arena.
The rumored couple, who were previously plagued by cheating rumors in 2020 after the “Until I Met You” star’s breakup from former reel-to-reality partner Nadine Luster, appears to be indeed in a relationship with Issa’s sister Yassi Pressman, the actress admitted with their confirmation.
READ: Momoland’s Nancy McDonie explains that James Reid will resurface as an old video of Nadine Luster, Iza Calzado.
Lotlot reunites with his biological father
A day before his 11th birthday, Lotlot de Leon was seen having the first celebration with his father Donald Lee Olson in Zambales during his biological quality time.
Lotlot showed excerpts of his reunion with his father, who is based in the United States, through a series of posts on his Instagram page last March 21. In her caption, the actress recalled how she received it and how she got there. to meet Donald
“And as far as we remember, I already knew that I was adopted, not because of my parents, but because of the people around my mom Guy and dad Boyet,” he said, referring to his adoptive parents, veteran actors Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon. “He didn’t know what it was before, until one day my mother sat down with me and explained.”
“Between me and Ian, he said, the difference is that my brother comes from his belly, I give from above.” he continued.
Lotlot remembered weeping for hours upon hearing this, not because he was ignorant of his biological parents, but because he loved Aunor so much that he wished to be the younger Aunor’s daughter and Christopher’s real child.
Lotlot said that she never felt any ill feelings toward her biological parents, and that she was just curious about their identities. He then told that he was looking for his father after someone who claimed to have known the actress since she was a child, approaching her when he was in Olongapo.
READ: Lotlot de Leon reunites with biological father: ‘I am grateful in many ways’
Michael and Gary are now parents
Garie Concepcion, daughter of established actor Gabby Concepcion, announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner, singer Michael Pangilinan.
Garie made the announcement via video on her Instagram page last March 5, as she noticed that she was already in her third trimester of pregnancy. He also spoke about his recent struggles, which he credits as God’s way of changing his life for the better.
Gary expressed her excitement for the “greatest part” [her]while he expects to comply in May 2023.
“I know it was okay and it will change me and my life forever. Out of everything that life has thrown at me, I’m surprised, this is still the best. You came to us at the most unexpected time, but you were the greatest gift that a mom and dad could ever receive. Thank you for that. we are choosing your parents… See you in a few months baby bean! Coming soon this May 2023”. he added. etc*
READ: Garie Conception is expecting her first child with Michael Pangilinan
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