Shalani Soledad denies she’s insecure of Mariel Rodriguez

October 19, 2011

MARIEL Rodriguez was formally introduced as co-host of “Wil Time Big Time” last Saturday night. Earlier, someone wrote that Willie Revillame’s original co-host, Shalani Soledad, resents this.

But when interviewed, Shalani says this isn’t true.

“We we’re all looking forward na mapasama sa amin si Mariel,” she says.

“She’s definitely welcome to join us at natutuwa kami dahil mas marami kaming magkakatulungan sa show.”

Direk Lauren talks about ‘PBB’ and Mariel Rodriguez

October 19, 2011

SA katatapos na presscon for the much-anticipated comeback ng Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Unlimited, ’di naiwasang itanong sa business unit head na si Direk Lauren Dyogi kung ano ang damdamin niya kay Mariel Rodriguez, who had been part of the reality show for quite sometime, dahil nga nag-jump-ship ito and is now a co-host of Willie Revillame and Shalani Soledad sa Wil Time Big Time on TV5.

Nakangiting sinagot ni Direk Lauren ang tanong na desisyon ni Mariel ang nangyari, kaya wala silang magagawa.

The show retained both Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzales as hosts.

For this season, they are joined by two new celebrity-hosts, former PBB housemate Robi Domingo and Martin Concio, youngest of ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio’s two sons.

Both Robi and Martin are Ateneans like Bianca.

Tanong tuloy muli kay Direk Lauren: “Sadya bang pinili sina Robi at Martin dahil pareho silang Ateneans?”

Well, ang mere sagot ni Direk Lauren ay both Robi and Martin are capable for the job.

Bukod du’n, nagbe-blend well sila sa dalawang female co-hosts nila — sina Toni at Bianca, who epitomize grace and glamour maliban pa sa parehong articulate at mahusay magsalita.

Free rin ang dalawa of any kind of scandal kaya ideal talaga sila for their job bilang hosts ng PBB.

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Did we hear it right that when PBB starts airing on October 29, 40 new housemates will be welcomed sa Bahay ni Kuya?

From among them, who knows, posibleng maka-discover na naman ang PBB ng mga bagong showbiz talent na susunod sa mga yapak nina Kim Chiu, Nene Tamayo at Melai Cantiveros, who all emerged champ sa kung tagurian ay realiserye (since it’s a series na tumatalakay sa tunay na pinagdaraanang buhay ng mga contestant).

Now, of course, Kim, Nene and Melai are names to reckon with in the local entertainment industry.

Actually, any contestant ng PBB need not win first place to make it sa showbiz.

As long as may talent sila, puwede rin silang gumawa ng pangalan sa larangan ng television at pelikula.

This is not to say the concert stage, kung may ibubuga sila as singers.

Consider: Sam Milby, Gerald Anderson, Jason Francisco, Jayson Gainza at lately, Korean Ryan Bang.

For updates nga pala on the PBB Unlimited bago ang pilot episode nito on October 29, one is advised to catch it weeknights, in between the airing of Maria la del Barrio and 100 Days to Heaven.

Mariel Rodriguez now a TV5 talent, bids goodbye to ABS-CBN

September 26, 2011

Television host Mariel Rodriguez finally confirmed reports that she is leaving the ABS-CBN network.

According to abs-cbn news, she informed all of her fans about this decision through the K-text messages she sent Friday.

“Official. I said my thank yous to abs last wednesday. I will always be grateful for the breaks that they gave me, the unforgettable experiences and the wonderful people I met along the way,” she said.

Rodriguez humbly acknowledged the fact that ABS-CBN played a big role in her career. In line with this, she also took the opportunity to thank everyone in the Kapamilya network.

Among the notable people she cited were ABS-CBN Chairman Gabby Lopez, President Charo Santos-Concio, Channel Head Cory Vidanes, TV Entertainment Head Linggit Tan and Corporate Communications Head Bong Osorio.

She also extended her sincerest gratitude to director Lauren Dyogi and “King of Talk” Boy Abunda who paved the way towards her big break.

“Direk lauren was the one who interviewed me when I was still in channel 7. Then direk lauren got me in his unit. I remember what tito boy told me when he said I was going to do pbb (Pinoy Big Brother)… Tito boy said ‘mariel its not a lot of money but you are gna get the exposure of a lifetime’ that’s what tito boy told me. I never forgot.”

Rodriguez admitted that leaving ABS-CBN was a tough choice for her.

“This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. The hardest,” she said.

However, she explained, “Sometimes there are things that u don’t exactly want to do but have to do in order to grow.”

Despite her leaving, Rodriguez reiterated that she will always consider ABS-CBN as her home.

“Abs is home. I don’t like saying goodbye. I’m hopeful that one day I will see them all again. I grew up in abs. They made mariel rodriguez. Thank you abs-cbn. Thank you for the wonderful years!!!!!!!!”

Toni Ganzaga: Mariel Rodriguez and I are okay

September 26, 2011

Television host Toni Gonzaga denied reports saying that she and her former “Happy Yipee Yehey” co-host Mariel Rodriguez recently had a misunderstanding.

Speaking on “The Buzz” on Sunday, Gonzaga assured the public that she and Rodriguez are “okay” and are “on speaking terms.”

“There’s no issue between me and Mariel. Mariel and I are okay. We are on speaking terms. Hindi na mauulit pa ‘yung akala niyo ‘yung dating may misunderstanding, may rift, wala hong ganoon ngayon,” she said.

Gonzaga said she immediately sent Rodriguez a text message after she saw Ricky Lo’s column in The Philippine Star last Wednesday.

In the said column, Rodriguez was quoted as saying “Sa totoo lang po, ako I have no problem with the other hosts. But Toni doesn’t like me. It’s very obvious that she can’t stand me, sad to say.”

“Sabi ko, ‘what happened?’ Kasi before she stopped attending ‘Happy Yipee,’ we had a good talk and then from our hearts, we are okay. Actually up to now we are okay so I do not know where this was coming from,” Gonzaga explained.

She added, “For myself, I will not say anything against Mariel because sa halos limang taon na kasama ko si Mariel, she has been a sister to me and like what I always say to her, kaming lahat sa ‘Happy Yipee Yehey,’ we will always wish you the best and we wish you well.”

Rodriguez confirmed last Friday that she will be jumping ship from the Kapamilya network to TV5.

Toni Gonzaga distances self from Mariel Rodriguez alleged network transfer

September 22, 2011

Television host Toni Gonzaga is keeping her hands off the alleged network transfer of her friend and “Happy Yipee Yehey” co-host, Mariel Rodriguez.

In a recent interview Toni said all she can do is respect and support whatever decision she makes.

“Yes, decision niya ‘yun. I-respeto natin kung anong desisyon niya ngayon. Hindi natin alam ang mga desisyon niya. At kahit na alam ko man, hindi naman siguro magandang sa akin manggaling dahil personal ‘yung paglipat na nangyayari. So if ever man na matuloy o kung hindi, I think ang dapat na sumagot niyan ay si Mariel,” she said.

She added, “Siyempre, hindi naman natin mapapangunahan ‘yung decision ng mga tao. Kasi buhay nila ‘yun eh. Nandito lang tayo para umintindi at sumuporta. So, ‘yun na lang siguro.”

Earlier, Rodriguez revealed that she is currently undergoing negotiations with TV5, ABS-CBN’s rival network.

“There was an offer. I was offered by Kuya Willie (Revillame). I think everything is under negotiation,” she said.

She made it clear, however, that “there is no definite answer right now [if I'll take it or not].”

Farewell party?

Rodriguez reportedly held a farewell party in “Happy Yipee Yehey” last Friday, September 16.

Asked if this is true, Gonzaga said, “Actually nung Friday wala ako. Nagkasakit kasi ako. So narinig ko lang ‘yan. Mahirap siguro magsalita ako dahil hindi ko naman alam kung ano ang nangyari doon, eh. Kung siguro nandoon ako, pwede akong makapagbigay ng detalye.”

She added that she and the rest of her colleagues in the noontime show are not privy to what Rodriguez has discussed with ABS-CBN or TV5.

“Sa ngayon kasi, wala pa akong alam na concrete na decision niya. So hindi ko alam kung ano ang mararamdaman ko. Lahat kami parang naka-hang kami. Naghihintay din lang kami,” Gonzaga said.

Toni Gonzaga mum on Mariel Rodriguez disappearance from noontime show

September 21, 2011

NITONG nakaraang linggo, bumulaga ang balitang paglilipat-bakod umano ni Mariel Rodriguez para maging co-host ni Willie sa Wil Time Bigtime sa TV5 at kapalit umano ng mag-aasawa nang si Shalani Soledad .

Lalong lumakas ang usap-usapan dahil nag-resign na si Mariel sa noontime show niya sa Dos na Happy, Yipee, Yeheeyy kaya hindi na ito nag-host simula noong Sept. 1.

May tsika pa na nagkaroon daw ng close-door meeting si Mariel at ang Kapa-milya management pero sa resignation pa rin nauwi ang nasabing meeting. Isa sa nakunan ng pahayag ng inyong lingkod tungkol dito ay ang ang isa sa madalas kasama ni Mariel sa hosting jobs sa ABS-CBN na si Toni Gonzaga, na co-host niya sa HYY at inabangan sa katatapos na PMPC Stars for a Cause show na idinaos last Saturday sa Skydome ng SM North EDSA.

Say ni Toni, wala siya sa posisyon para magsalita sa nangyayari sa HYY, particular sa pagre-resign ni Mariel.

Dagdag pa ni Toni, wala siya nu’ng magkaroon ng meeting at nalaman nalang niya ito kinabukasan.

Ayon pa kay Toni, kung anuman daw ang nasa isip ni Mariel, igagalang niya dahil friends sila.

Malungkot man daw na magkakalayo na sila ng kaibigan, masaya siya sa naging desisyon ng misis ni Robin Padilla.

Remember, minsan din dumaan si Toni sa ganitong sitwasyon, kung saan, mula sa GMA7, pikit-matang tumalon si Toni sa ABS-CBN kahit pa magaganda at top-rating ang shows niya noon sa GMA7.

At enjoy daw siya sa tinatamasang kasikatan nga-yon bilang solo star.

Mariel Rodriguez to replace Shalani Soledad?

September 19, 2011

IS Mariel Rodriguez replacing Shalani Soledad, as co-host of Willie Revillame in his daily show on TV5 “Wil Time Bigtime”?

Right after Shalani’s engagement with Pasig City representative Roman Romulo came out, news broke out that Mariel and hubby Robin Padilla have sent feelers to TV5.

This all started when Willie in his show was seen and heard welcoming Mariel and Robin.

It is said that at present, negotiations are underway for the transfer of Mariel to TV5.

It was mentioned that Shalani and Cong. Romulo would soon wed in December. So is it possible that Mariel will be seen after Shalani’s probable exit?

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