Stars who cry on
TV - DIRECT LINE by Boy Abunda
Kristine Hermosa cried on the Buzz last week. Even in agony this girl
is ravishingly beautiful. I apologized to Kristine and to her mother
who was in the studio with her. I didn’t mean to make her cry.
Contrary to public perception, crying guests unsettle me. In some
interviews I do, I tell my guests in jest that they don’t have to
So I profusely apologized to Kristine for having made her cry. I was
actually carried away by my own emotions, which admittedly I haven’t
been able to deal with completely, in so far as my own relationship
with my sister is concerned. But I asked her a question that I also
wanted to ask myself. Does she blame herself for doing better than her
sister? Is she guilt-ridden because she gets preferential treatment
from her parents? My questions were based on information I got from
sources that Kristine’s sister would take the cab going to her
appointments while Kristine would use the car. That in depression or
rebellion, Kathleen, her sister, actually attempted suicide. Has
Kristine been able to deal with this? Kristine bravely acknowledged
that there was indeed a problem. And they are trying to deal with it;
that she and her older sister have been able to talk about it. She
proceeded to thank Kris and me for giving her the opportunity to
explain her side of the story and the chance to re-assure her sister
how much she loves her. Offcam – her mom informed me that Kathleen
has her own car now.
Kristine was on the Buzz to promote Pangako Sa ’Yo – the new
teleserye of ABS-CBN which has her and Jericho Rosales in the lead
roles. The AVP of Pangako Sa ’Yo is impressive. According to Rory
Quintos the telesine combines the elements of a soap opera and a
movie. Pangako Sa ’Yo takes the timeslot of Labs Ko Si Babes, that
made Dominic Ochoa this year’s Star Awards Best Actor for a drama
Jericho Rosales, looking fidgety beside Kristine Hermosa, had a
toothache. Somebody spotted him at Timezone later that evening.
I like Jericho. Given more years he’s going to be a great actor.
Today, he is one of the best young actors in the industry. He also
looks good, even with a problematic skin. At the Star Awards where he
won the Best Actor Award for a Single Performance, he looked gorgeous
in a blue suit by Arielle Agasang. He looked so palatable, I wanted to
sprinkle kalamansi juice all over him and devour him raw – like
fresh tuna sashimi. But before the kalamansi arrived, he went onstage
to accept his trophy and he started to smile, wiggle and mumble. I
changed my mind, I promised to leave him alone; I decided to order
sushi instead. But that doesn’t change my opinion about Jericho
Rosales – being a gifted young actor.
But Jericho is young and nervous. Recently, he was in the news because
Kai Palomares, a ramp and commercial model came out to reveal that she
is seven months pregnant with a baby fathered by Jericho.
At 21, with an upswing career and a teleserye that recently started,
this must have been calvary for Jericho. How does he come out of this
ordeal without going through the crucifixion? My guess is that his
enormous talent and passion for his craft will see him through this
Here are some lines from Nobel Laureate novelist Gabriel Garcia
Marquez’s farewell letter to his friends (he was diagnosed with
cancer of the lymph nodes). Read on Jericho:
. . . I would walk when others hold back, I would wake when others
sleep. I would listen when other talk, and how I would enjoy a good
chocolate ice cream! . . . With my tears I would water roses, to feel
the pain of their thorns and the red kiss of their petals ... My God,
if I had a piece of life ... I wouldn’t let a single day pass
without telling the people I love that I love them. I would convince
each woman and each man that they are my favorites, and I would live
in love with love....
"I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the
mountain, without knowing that real happiness is in how it is scaled.
I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time
with his tiny fist his father’s fingers he has him trapped
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