Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Other than that....

Last night Lamplighter and I were watching Noah, a TV series in which Kristine Hermosa plays yet another fairy.

I noted that Piolo Pascual and Kristine Hermosa had worked in the late '90s in Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako.

Me: Marvin Agustin was also in it, back when he could still act. 

Lamplighter: Was he ever able to?

Me: I liked it whenever he parodied Christopher de Leon ("Wala kang alam. Asawa lang kita.")

Lamplighter: Other than that....

Me: I think the lowest point was when he played the villain in Panday Kids. Truly awful.

Laughter ensued.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Yesterday afternoon, while on a jeepney ride to meet The Millers, I saw a woman cross the street, wearing a black shirt that reads:

Yesterday: All my troubles seemed so far away.
Today: You're here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Steve McQueen married a Filipina?

In the past month, I've been catching episodes of The Vampire Diaries, which is a cross between Dawson's Creek and I Know What You Did Last Summer- creations both by Kevin Williamson, who, incidentally, is the show runner of The Vampire Diaries.

In this horror-fantasy show, newcomer Nina Dobrev plays Elena, a young woman in love with Stefan, who turns out to be a vampire. Dobrev could be a stand-in for Katie Holmes (Dawson's Creek), or Shiri Appleby in Roswell, yet another teen drama on interspecies romance from the past.

The attraction to tune in, for me, was Ian Somerhalder, who plays Stefan's brother, Damon. You see, he was the first series regular in Lost to have been killed off, and you might know how addicted I am to all things Lost. (Watch Jimmy Fallon perform a "musical tribute" for dearly departed groundbreaking TV series at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.) He is surprisingly wicked here in TVD, especially when you consider that he played a good guy in Lost.

One of the cast members listed in the credits is one Steven R. McQueen, and I have always wondered why he would use such a screen name.

Then I came across this Wikipedia entry on him (apparently he's the one who plays Elena's younger brother, Jeremy):

"Steven R. McQueen... best known for his role as Kyle Hunter in Everwood....

(He) was born in Los Angeles, California.... His paternal grandparents were actor Steve McQueen and Filipino-born actress Neile Adams."

"Ruby Neilam Salvador "Neile" Adams... is a Filipino-American actress, singer and dancer....

...was born in Manila, in the Philippines. Her mother, Carmen Salvador, was of English, Chinese, and Filipino ancestry. Her mother... was the sister of basketball player and actor Lou Salvador, Sr..... was first married to... actor Steve McQueen, who insisted that she not work. Adams' influence with agents helped McQueen establish his own career.

In 1960, she co-starred with McQueen and Peter Lorre in a memorable episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents based on Roald Dahl's short story Man from the South. Recently, Adams has appeared in her own eponymous one-woman cabaret show."

Anyone who can confirm any of this?

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