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WOWOWILLIE HERE: If TV-5 makes good its plan to relaunch Willie Revillame on the noontime slot via Wowowillie, what happens to the network’s unwritten agreement with Eat Bulaga co-hosts Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon?
Talks are rife that channel 5 is unveiling Wowowillie on the second week of January 2013, following the exit of Willing Willie on January 5. The new noontime show will broadcast daily at the Delta Theater in Quezon City, which is currently undergoing complete renovation.
Like Willie, Vic and Joey are also TV5 artists. It is said that the two EB hosts earlier agreed to work on TV5 shows for as long as the network doesn’t field a competing show to the long-running Eat Bulaga.
In bouncing back to the noontime slot, TV5 hopes to renew Willie’s strength as a TV host. It cannot be denied that Willing Willie’s early evening timeslot affected the show’s ratings and Willie’s popularity.
A NEW MALL: The opening of another new mall, Fisher Mall, at the old Pantranco station along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City in early 2013 is expected to tighten traffic furthermore in that part of QC.
The MMDA is asked to address the problem by moving the detour sign right in front of the mall to the nearby intersection between Quezon Av and Roosevelt Avenue.
PARADE OF STARS: Movie people, including actors, directors and producers, welcome the shift to Dec. 23 of the traditional Parade of Stars that officially usher in every MMFF.
A big crowd as usual turned up on city streets yesterday to cheer their favorite stars. The MMFF executive committee changed the parade of stars from Dec. 24 to Dec. 23 to allow participants more time to celebrate Christmas eve with their families.
SCENE AND HEARD: Wil’s Place, the Restaurant-bar owned by Willie Revillame in Quezon City, is fast becoming a favored location for showbiz events. The 2-storey complex, located only a stone’s throw away from ABS-CBN, looks like a snazzy country club in a city surrounding.
Winning films and performers in the on-going Metro Manila Film Festival will be known on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Meralco Theater in Pasig.
Luis Manzano is a good choice to play the pilot role in Be Careful with My Heart. In full pilot’s uniform, he looks the part. Followers of the hit morning show are excited to see how Sir Chief (Richard Yap) will react —with a tinge of jealousy—to Luis’ character.
ABS-CBN is fielding another Richard Gomez- Dawn Zulueta teleserye in early 2013. Also in the planning stage is a telenovela reuniting ex-sweethearts Albert Martinez and Snooky Serna.
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