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JUST A THOUGHT: ‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

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ANNE CURTIS ON NETFLIX: “Buy Bust,” action drama film starring Brandon Vera and Anne Curtis, is set for international release first before it gets shown in Manila. Netflix reportedly picked up “Buy Bust,” directed by Erik Matti.

The movie also stars Joross Gamboa, Victor Neri, AJ Muhlach, and Mara Lopez.

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    Gerald Santos and Aicelle Santos reunite in touring company of ‘Miss Saigon’ in the United Kingdom (Instagram)

    Gerald Santos and Aicelle Santos reunite in touring company of ‘Miss Saigon’ in the United Kingdom (Instagram)

SEEN ON NETFLIX, TOO: “Amo,” a TV5 series on drug war, has been picked up for screening on Netflix. The mini-series directed by Brillante Mendoza premieres on Netflix on April 9. It stars Derek Ramsay as a policeman and newcomer Vince Rillon as a small-time drug pusher in a squatter colony in Mandaluyong.

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GOOD-HEARTED ROCCO: Rocco Nacino recently spearheaded, together with his mother Linda, a bloodletting project to benefit young cancer patients at Philippine General Hospital. Rocco, who’s a registered nurse, turned 31 on March 21.

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SHOCKING FILM FOR KATHNIEL: Director Cathy Garcia-Molina is pitching “a shocking material” to Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo for their next movie. Cathy is doing one film after another in preparation for her eventual move to New Zealand.

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JERIC A REVELATION: Jeric Raval is making a good impression as he plays villain Dado on “The Good Son.” Jeric has turned into a good actor, mean and menacing. He is also well preserved for his age, although he’s not really that old. Must be in his late ’40s.

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KATHLEEN SHINES AT LAST: Kathleen Hermosa is the other revelation on “The Good Son.” Formerly languishing under the shadow of more popular younger sister Kristine, Kathleen has come into her own as a good actress, currently playing perpetually teary mother to Loisa Andalio’s in the hit-making nightly series.

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TOGETHER IN ‘MISS SAIGON’ UK: Gerald Santos and Aicelle Santos reunite as co-stars in the UK touring company of “Miss Saigon.” Both are graduates of “Pinoy Pop Superstar 2006,” where Gerald emerged as grand champion and Aicelle was runner-up. The two singers are in Manchester, England.

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RETURN OF MARICEL: Maricel Soriano makes a movie comeback by way of Regal Films’ “My Two Mommies,” starring Paolo Ballesteros, Solenn Heussaff and Dianne Medina. The comedy film is directed by the actress’ good friend, Eric Quizon.

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MARK ANTHONY COMEBACK: Mark Anthony Fernandez is making a TV comeback via ABS-CBN’s “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Upon his release from prison in Pampanga December last year, the actor signed a management contract with Viva Artists.

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NADINE OUT: Is Nadine Lustre out of the film project, “The Nurse?” The suspense thriller, to be shot in Japan, will be directed by Jun Robles Lana. Delay is said to have been caused by Nadine’s conflicting schedules and personal problems derailed the film.

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NORA DIRECTED BY GINA: Nora Aunor will be directed by Gina Alajar in a forthcoming series under GMA. Mikee Quintos is the lucky young actress cast as the superstar’s daughter in the teleserye that also stars Cherie Gil and Gardo Versoza.

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IZA NOW A LESBIAN: Iza Calzado plays a lesbian mother in indie film “Sa Pagitan Ng Dito At Doon,” to be shot by director Perci Intalan in Bournemouth Beach, United Kingdom. The film is an entry to Cinemalaya 2018.

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ATOM REPLAY, PLEASE: There is clamor among TV viewers for GMA to re-screen “The Atom Araullo Specials.” The documentary special aired during Holy Week. It showed Atom immersing himself in real-life situations with real people, notably a family living under the Jones Bridge in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

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