Keempee de Leon makes big revelation about him and Ara Mina during That's Entertainment days

Arnold Clavio (standing, leftmost) had the chance to interview That's Entertainment stars (from upper left, clockwise) Ara Mina, Nadia Montenegro, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Donita Rose, Isko Moreno, Jojo Alejar, Chuckie Dreyfus, and Keempee de Leon.


Stars of That's Entertainment reminisced about the '80s youth-oriented show when they had a mini-reunion on television.

They were featured in the 8th anniversary special of Tonight with Arnold Clavio that aired last April 4 on GMA News TV.

Present during the episode were Ara Mina, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Nadia Montenegro, Donita Rose, Isko Moreno, Jojo Alejar, Chuckie Dreyfus, and Keempee de Leon.

A lot of revelations were made, including the fact that Keempee used to be in a relationship with Ara Mina!

When the topic of ligawan came up, Keempee told Ara:

“Aminin natin, naging tayo sa totoo. Hindi [kami na-blind item], alam mo naman ako, uma-underground ako.”

Host Arnold pointed out that Isko was a "mangagalakal" or a trash collector before joining showbiz. The politician has previously said that he used to earn money by collecting bottles and trash to sell to junk shops.

When asked to recall how he was able to join That's Entertainment, Isko narrated, "Sa lamayan ng patay. Si Wowie Roxas [ang naka-discover sa akin].

"Doon ako nakita sa Mabuhay Street sa Tondo tapos dinala ako sa That's para mag-audition."

Ara Mina recalled that there were those who poked fun of Isko because of his appearance.

"Si Isko, sabay kami nag-audition. Yung mga kasabayan namin, medyo mayayaman yung iba at siya [Isko], yung suot niya...pinagtatawan siya kasi halatang pinahiram lang ang damit sa kanya."

Ara added that some of those who laughed at Isko are no longer active in showbiz.

Isko pointed out, "Maluwag sa akin kasi kay Daddy Wowie yun, e."

Donita Rose also had an interesting anecdote about the way she joined the TV show of the late German "Kuya Germs" Moreno.

She recalled, "December 1989 nanood ako sa audience then inutusan ni Kuya Germs si Romnick na kantahan ako.

"After niyang kantahan ako, tinanong niya [Romnick] ako, nakita mo yung guy dun sa stage, ang tawag sa kanyan Master Showman. Tinatanong niya kung gusto mong mag-showbiz.

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"E, hindi naman ako marunong mag-Tagalog noon so tumingin ako sa nanay ko sa likod.

"Sabi ng nanay ko, [flashed thumbs up sign]. Sabi ko, okay."

What are your fondest memories of That's Entertainment? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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