Judy Ann Santos gets P 2.5 million from government and other showbiz news this week from "Entertainment Live!"

Judy Ann Santos gets financialsupport worth P 2.5 million from the Office of the President as support for hermovie Ploning's red-carpet opening in Hollywood on December 8.


It's a week's worth of showbiz goodness with Entertainment Live dishingout the latest news in local Tinseltown.

JUDAY HAPPY WITH SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT. LastMonday, November 17, Judy Ann Santos got the surprise of her life when she receivedsupport from the office of the President of the Philippines and the Film DevelopmentCouncil of the Philippines. This was all done for her film Ploning which was included in Oscar's shortlist in the foreignlanguage category.

The financial support Juday's group got would be a big help. "Nag-pledge sila ng support worth2.5 million to cover some of the expenses na kakailanganin namin... very thankfulkami at very grateful kami."

Ploningdirector Dante Garcia also feels thankful for all the support they're getting. He said, "Ang sarap makita na nagtutulung-tulong."

This December 8, Juday will be leavingfor the U.S. to prepare for the red- carpet premiere of Ploning in Hollywood.

JOMARI"WOOS" POPS AND MARTIN. During the GrandOpening of the Café La Carmela last Wednesday, November 19, Entertainment Live got to talk with Jomari Yllana and heexpressed his desire to produce the reunion concert of girlfriend Pops Fernandezand Martin Nievera.

"Pinag-uusapan namin yun with Martin andPops. We're having negotiations right now. Sana matuloy siya," Jomari explained. Then he quipped, "Sa madaling salita,nililigawan ko yung dalawa at sana sagutin nila ako."

KITKAT IN TEARS OVER EX. Kit Kat's ex-boyfriendAlfred talks back at the comedienne's accusation of theft. He said thathe didn't steal anything from Kit Kat and he added that the comedienne stolefrom him. Alfred also said that he was not hiding and that he was receivingthreats from Kit Kat's father.

Kit Kat guests today at EL to say her piece on the ongoingissue. Sniffing, she related to ELthat she was traumatized by the experience and that she can't eat. "Mahirap,"she said, voice cracking.

Alfred, who allowed a phone interviewwith EL a while ago, said that KitKat was the one who was guilty. What is her say on this?

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"Ganito lang ‘yan, e," Kit Kat said, "dapatkahapon makikipagkita na siya sa amin ni Mr. Calvento [Tony Calvento] and Sec.Raul Gonzales. Hindi na naman siya sumipot. Simula noong nag-umpisa ito, ako,kahit kanino humaharap ako at pinangangatawanan ko lahat mga sinabi ko at mgatotoong nangyari. Pero siya, hindi siya mahagilap o hindi mahanap. So, doonmakikita kung sino ang guilty."

"Bakit siya nagtatago?" asked Kit Kat. "Bakithindi siya lumabas at depensahan niya sarili niya."

As a final note, Kit Kat aired in hermessage to Alfred, wherever he is.

"Alam mo ang totoo," a crying Kit Kat began."Alam mo kung saan ako nagsimula. Ultimo ngayon, alam mo ang pagtulong ko sapamilya ko. Ngayon, ubos na ang gamot ng lola ko, alam mo ‘yan, pati gamot parasa lola ko kinuha mo. Wala kang itinira sa akin. Magpakita ka. Kung ano man angmga kasalanan mo, pagbayaran mo."

As a last note, Kit Kat revealed thatshe was adding cases of libel and perjury agaisnt her ex since Alfred allegedlydropped some names that had nothing to do with the issue.

POKWANGSIGNS MUSIC CONTRACT. Wowoweeco-host and comedian Pokwang adds another achievement on her career as sheventures into music. The comedian was elated when she signed hercontract with Star Records.

"Ito ang album na talagang seryoso,"Pokwang said. "Seryoso ako dito. Seryoso ang patawa ko dito."

VILMASANTOS EXCITED TO WORK WITH LUIS AND JOHN LLOYD. It'sconfirmed. Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto, John Llyod Cruz, and Luis Manzano will starin a movie produced by Star Cinema.

At the story conference, the three stars couldhardly contain their excitement about shooting the movie inNew York.

"I'm so excited," Vilma smiled. "I'mvery, very excited to do a movie after almost... mag-five years na yata nahindi ako nakagawa ng pelikula."

Luis himself was happy to finally starin a film with his mom. He said, "The moment na mag-5, 4, 3, 2...maiisip ko agad atmadadama ko na makakasama ko ang yung Vilma Santos. It's overwhelming andnerve-racking. It has always been a dream of mine to work with my mom."

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"Sitting here next to her, it's morethan an honor," agreed John Lloyd.

Turning to John Lloyd, Vilma said, "Ihave a Best Actor [awardee] here, si John Llyod. Isa pang nakaka-excite na tinanggap itong anak ko, so this is another challenge. Hindi ko ma-imagine. "


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