Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
If Martin can have a baby with his girlfriend Katrina Ojeda (due to deliver a boy named Santino in November in Las Vegas where she is based), why can’t Pops have one by boyfriend Jomari Yllana (whose ex-wife Aiko Melendez delivered her first child with husband Martin Jickain last July 28)?
But first, Pops will have to marry Jomari before they can have a baby and not the other way around.
The good news is that if and when Jomari proposes to Pops tonight when she hosts an "intimate" birthday party for him, she will definitely say "Yes, I will!" and proceed to say "Yes, I do!" during their church wedding (the second for both).
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Aside from the beautiful and timeless selections, the most interesting thing about Awit ng Puso is that it has Martin interpreting hits popularized by some of the biggest names in local pop music history. Martin does You, a mammoth success in the early ’80s composed by the late Gerry Paraiso and originally recorded by Basil Valdez. He does a Nonoy Zuñiga with Love Without Time, a song by Willy Cruz. Here, too, is one of the few times he took on a song popularized by his friend and singing rival Gary Valenciano, Kailangan Kita composed by Ogie Alcasid. He even has something written by Cecile Azarcon for Kuh Ledesma, I Think I’m in Love.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
You have to take a second, hard look at the cover of the latest issue of FHM magazine to realize that – yes, indeed – it’s Pops Fernandez you’re staring at with incredulity. Her face has been so "chiseled" (digitally-enhanced?) that Pops didn’t look like the Pops that you and I have known all these years. "She’s all lips," commented Abante columnist Jojo Gabinete. I agree. Pops must have done something to her lips (salamat po, Dr. Vicki Belo?) in an effort to look like Angelina Jolie, just like what some local actresses are also doing.
Turn to the inside pages and your eyes will pop out in disbelief. Is this the Pops that we used to know, short of baring intimate parts of the body she had taken so much care of not to show? What has gotten into her pretty head to pose in this manner expected only of bold stars starving for public attention? What is she trying to prove?
Thursday, August 10, 2006