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Sarah Geronimo, Isabelle Daza and Alessandra de Rossi in Showbiz Tsismis

Sarah Geronimo nominated in three categories at the World Music Awards; Sta. Nina actresses win at Asean International Film Festival


Sarah in WMA

Filipina pop star Sarah Geronimo has been nominated in three separate categories at the World Music Awards — World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Live Act and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year. According to its official website, The World Music Awards are presented on sales merit and voted by the public on the internet. Geronimo is competing against international artists such as Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna and Taylor Swift among others in the World’s Best Female Artist category. In the Best Live Act category, the Filipina pop singer is pitted against Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Kpop group Shinee, and Celine Dion, among others. And in the Best Entertainer of the Year category, she is up against Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, and Celine Dion. The other categories in the World Music Awards include World’s Best Male Artist, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Song, Best Album, and Best Video.

Daza says no to pageants

Model-turned actress Isabelle Daza thinks one beauty queen in the family is enough. Daza, daughter of former Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, says she has no intentions of joining any beauty pageant, despite having the height and the looks that could probably land her an international beauty title. Instead the statuesque beauty says she would rather just concentrate on her movie career. Daza has earned good reviews for her performance in the movie It Takes A Man And A Woman starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. The movie is Daza’s first.

Best in region

Filipino celebs Alessandra de Rossi won best actress and Anita Linda best supporting actress for their roles in Sta. Nina at the Asean International Film Festival Awards (Aiffa), which is being held for the first time in Malaysia. The movie also won best film in the drama category. Another big winner was child star Bugoy Carino, who won best supporting actor for Alagwa. According to organisers, the festival is aimed at celebrating excellence and artistry in Southeast Asian Cinema.

Not just yet

Primetime TV queen Marian Rivera is not ready to work with Heart Evangelista again. The two actresses had a bitter fight last year, after Evangelista alleged she received a shabby treatment from Rivera while on the set of Temptation Island. Rivera says she was accused of many things she didn’t do and was the victim of a nasty publicity campaign. Both Rivera and Evangelista belong to the same network and plans have been floated about a project in which the two will star in. Rivera, according to insiders, has quietly protested to network executives.