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For their Kris Kringle, the assigned babies are Yayo for Mariel, Jon for Ethel, Will for Gaby, Mariel for Will, Jon for Ethel, Gaby for Ruben, Riza for Yayo, Ethel for Baron and Ruben for Jon. All of them try their best not to get caught whenever they are pulling off their good deed for the day. Inspired by this dilemma, Mariel began to confuse the housemates by prepping hilarious surprises for the guys. Baron happened to be there when she thought of her crazy idea so he later clued his roommates in about this. What's more, he convinced them to pull of the same stunt to the girls. Unbeknownst to them, Big Brother divulged their secret plan to the girls while the latter were in the confession room! Pandemonium broke soon after that as the boys got caught in the act.

That same day, Ethel celebrated her actual birthday in an annoyed state after seeing Will kiss Riza goodnight the night before. Her jealousy seemed to be real enough for she was confessing her irritation towards Riza to Big Brother himself. Unlike her, the Canadian beauty queen didn't have to beg Will to show her his sweet side. As it was, she confronted the couple for destroying what should have been her very special day. But the German hunk evaded her pleas for a kiss despite her persistence.

Tonight, we also witnessed how Big Brother asked Ethel to surprise her housemates by cooking a delicious dinner for them. To keep a mysterious effect, Ethel refused to disclose her plans when she started to set up a table for two. As such, everyone thought that she's either having an ex-boyfriend as a visitor or she would be dining with Will. And Big Brother was also puzzled by it. But when she was finally dressed, she revealed that the romantic treat was for them after all, and the extra plate was meant for Kuya even if he couldn't join them. Hence, he simply relayed his wish for her, "Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang respeto na nakuha mo sa loob ng aking bahay," because in truth, there's really more to her than meets the eye.

But the question is, will she wage war against Riza in her own crafty way for trying to steal Will away from her?

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Extending help to certain charities has become a tradition for Ethel whenever she celebrates her birthday. Being PBB's in-house resident didn't hinder her from accomplishing this selfless feat as Big Bother honored her with a benefit concert for the Cribs Foundation last night. But before that, she met with several representatives of the said institution in the activity area to give them their gifts something which also marks her yearly custom. She was even surprised when she saw that the kids she has been serving in the past are now grown ups.


After their private get-together, Big Brother asked her to rehearse her song numbers in the Eviction Hall. Will heard the commotion and inquired as to who may be performing. At first, his housemates refused to reveal the singer's identity but when he finally learned that it was Ethel, he was surprised that his naughty suitor can also be a real diva!


Dressed in her spectacular costumes, Ethel took the stage by storm with her beautiful singing voice. In her opening number, she spotted her loved ones and friends in the crowd without missing a beat. Later, she even dedicated "Love Will Lead You Back" to her ex-boyfriend, whose name she didn't mention anymore upon seeing her mother frown at her. The latter's disapproval towards her choice of partners was offset though by the fact that Ethel also devoted a special piece just for her.


Back inside the famous yellow house, the guys surprised the Ultimate Pasaway with a cotillion dance, which Baron spearheaded. Knowing Ethel's weakness for hunks, they left their torso bare and simply wore their fitted maong pants for a "dishy" impact. Of course, she was charmed by the True Lover the most for he had his rose on his teeth and he let her bite it away from him! More than that, she was also touched by his birthday wish that says, "Your personality shines through the stars and I know one of these days you'll find someone who'll actually suit you". Her kilig feelings dimmed however when she later caught Will kiss Riza goodnight while she had to beg him many times before just to be treated that way.


But will Ethel persistence eventually bring down the True Lover's guard against her advances?




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0 comments Monday, December 17, 2007

Last night the Ultimate Pasaway ( Ethel Booba) took her task to discover the true Riza up another notch when she started courting Will openly in front of the Desirable Diva ( Riza). During a midnight snack last night, Kuya suddenly played the song “I Finally Found Someone” and the words ‘This is it!’ pushed Ethel to bring out her Christmas present for Will. She gave him a dog tag necklace similar to the one she is wearing. “This is Janvier’s before!” Will joked. Ethel tried to kiss Will but the True Lover emphasized that ‘This is not it!’Ethel felt Will’s hesitation to “make patol” was due to the fact that Riza was standing in the corner quietly drinking her coffee. She told Riza to go to sleep and everyone laughed at Ethel’s crazy antics.

However, this was not the end of Ethel’s “pangungulit” when Will suddenly found her lying on his bed. Will felt very helpless and he stomped over to the girls’s bedroom to ask Mariel to ‘get her friend.’ Mariel though placed the bunch of roses from the Oblation Run in Ethel’s hands to make the atmosphere more romantic. The other housemates were laughing so hard, there were tears in their eyes. Riza, then made an appearance in the boys’s bedroom, pretending to carry Ethel off as a drastic measure.

With Ethel’s provoking, will Riza really come out of her shell this time? Also where will Ethel’s courting of the True Lover lead to? This triangle is yet to be solved, so stick around for you surely don’t want to miss the answer to this equation!

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Prior to her entrance, Ethel had a short interview with Uber host Bianca Gonzales. The Ultimate Pasaway said that she is coming back into the house as an act of gratitude towards Kuya and the housemates. Ethel is not bothered though that now she is just a houseguest. More than the competition and the prize, Ethel looks forward to being with the housemates this Holiday season. Also, Ethel confessed that she misses Will and Ruben so much. Ever since before, the singer-comedienne had been vocal about her crush for the True Lover and her fun friendship with the Komedyanteng Promdi. Ethel joked that she is now ready to win Will away from Riza. Also, Ethel is returning to begin her journey of self discovery, of giving joy to the housemates, of helping three chosen families from the outside world, and to assist Big Brother in finding out who truly deserves to be this season's Celebrity Big Winner.

Bianca handed Ethel her French maid outfit, and two hunk slaves named Jan and Vier carried the Ultimate Pasaway into the confession room where Big Brother gave her her first assignment as the Posh Chambermaid of the famous yellow house. Kuya then wished his "prodigal boarder" good luck and signaled her entrance to the house. As Ethel set foot in the kitchen, all the celebrity housemates screamed with excitement upon knowing that their friend is back. Will was even the first one to give the new houseguest a warm hug.

What can we expect with Ethel's return inside Kuya's house? Will she succeed in her mission or will she still end up as the "Ultimate Pasaway?"

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Three weeks in the outside world made Ethel long for her colorful life in the big yellow house. Though she refused to dwell on her bitter parting with her ex-boyfriend, this obviously spurred her on to continue her PBB stint although as a mere guest this time. The housemates were certainly giddy with excitement upon seeing their beloved ex-housemate with two hunk alalays in tow. The Ultimate Pasaway was bursting with stories to share but of course she refrained from giving them too much clues about the hottest happenings in Tinseltown.

Ruben noticed a big change in her disposition now despite not being privy with the closure of her recent flame. As it was, she smilingly revealed that she will not only spend the holidays with them but she will be staying until the last day of the show's season. To celebrate her homecoming, the housemates even decided to open their bottle of wine amidst their thrilled chitchats. Once in a while, Ethel lets it slip how she had learned interesting bits about Gaby. However, the two opted to discuss it later in private. What's clear is the fact that Ethel kept on admiring Gaby's blooming beauty these days.

Her significant missions though temporarily took a backseat as she began her pursuit of the True Lover. Like her statements in an interview on TV Patrol, she is deadest to win Will's affection before Christmas. Perhaps, this is the reason why she kept on asking the housemates if Will and Riza is now an official couple. Later, she cornered Will to fish for the real score between them. And sadly for the Will-Riza fans, the True Lover admitted that he truly like the Desirable Diva but the difference of their personalities is holding him back. "Mahirap magrelate with her. Iba ang mundo niya. We don't have much in common, he stated. Ethel seemed to be encouraged by this and Will's admission that he's happy to have her back.

Their conversation was cut short though by Big Brother's request to talk to all his residents except for Mariel and Ethel. As if on cue, Will got the hint that the exclusion of the two confirmed his belief that the Ultimate Pasaway is also a houseguest. But Ethel simply led them on to nothing in particular. With their return came Will's task of shaving Ruben's head. Whether it is a sacrifice or just a crazy scheme remains to be seen.

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A week outside the yellow house left Mariel longing for her fellow housemates, who had a very fun week with their anime and good will tasks. This evening, Kuya asked Mariel if she wanted to go back and stay with the HMs and the pretty host said yes. With Big Brother off to an official business next week, he puts Mariel in-charge of the whole household as the Big Sister. Mariel gladly accepted the task, which will begin tomorrow. How would the HMs react to her presence again plus additional authority from Kuya?

In the other hand, Donnie was the fifth evictee. Will walked away with 39.42% of the votes. Jon took in 33.15% while Donnie ended up with 27.43%. Like the HMs before him Donnie left his footprints at the Celebrity Walk of Fame.

Toni also broke the news of Gaby wanting to make a voluntary exit after finishing her punishment for damaging her lapel mic in the pool. Gaby explained that during her first exit, she really wanted to stay for she felt that there were a lot of things yet for her to experience. But after her ‘come back’, she suddenly just felt that she has already experienced everything there is inside. Big Brother though gave her time to re-think her decision. He in turn will also analyze the situation and give her a final answer soon.

Kuya actually has not only this to think about but another former HM’s request just recently. The Ultimate Pasaway has come knocking on his door one more and is asking for a second chance. “OK na ako, OK na ang puso ko,” was Ethel’s opening statement to Kuya. She also told him that a lot of things definitely changed for her outside his house besides her love life. “Paglabas ko wala na akong kaibigan…Nakita nila ang totoong Ethel, kaya lumayo sila…Iba na ang trato ng tao sa akin noong lumabas ako kasi may respeto. I thank you for that. Pati family ko nakilala ako.” Ethel gratefully told Big Brother. She then expressed her reasons for wanting to return to his abode and finish the entire season. “Gusto ko sila samahan hanggang matapos ‘to, pwede ba tayong magtulungan?”

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A week outside the yellow house left Mariel longing for her fellow housemates, who had a very fun week with their anime and good will tasks. This evening, Kuya asked Mariel if she wanted to go back and stay with the HMs and the pretty host said yes. With Big Brother off to an official business next week, he puts Mariel in-charge of the whole household as the Big Sister. Mariel gladly accepted the task, which will begin tomorrow. How would the HMs react to her presence again plus additional authority from Kuya?

In the other hand, Donnie was the fifth evictee. Will walked away with 39.42% of the votes. Jon took in 33.15% while Donnie ended up with 27.43%. Like the HMs before him Donnie left his footprints at the Celebrity Walk of Fame.

Toni also broke the news of Gaby wanting to make a voluntary exit after finishing her punishment for damaging her lapel mic in the pool. Gaby explained that during her first exit, she really wanted to stay for she felt that there were a lot of things yet for her to experience. But after her ‘come back’, she suddenly just felt that she has already experienced everything there is inside. Big Brother though gave her time to re-think her decision. He in turn will also analyze the situation and give her a final answer soon.

Kuya actually has not only this to think about but another former HM’s request just recently. The Ultimate Pasaway has come knocking on his door one more and is asking for a second chance. “OK na ako, OK na ang puso ko,” was Ethel’s opening statement to Kuya. She also told him that a lot of things definitely changed for her outside his house besides her love life. “Paglabas ko wala na akong kaibigan…Nakita nila ang totoong Ethel, kaya lumayo sila…Iba na ang trato ng tao sa akin noong lumabas ako kasi may respeto. I thank you for that. Pati family ko nakilala ako.” Ethel gratefully told Big Brother. She then expressed her reasons for wanting to return to his abode and finish the entire season. “Gusto ko sila samahan hanggang matapos ‘to, pwede ba tayong magtulungan?”

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ethel If love is sweeter the second time around, then former Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity 2 housemate Ethel Booba is in "cloud nine" right now.

A dzMM report said Booba is happy now that she is back in the arms of former sweetheart, basketball player Alex Crisano. The report added that after Booba’s breakup with boyfriend Janvier Daly, she and Crisano reconciled. Because of this development, Emy Gabison, Booba's mother, said she no longer thinks that her daughter could forger her past.

She, however, said that she hopes her daughter and Crisano would love each other. She said that they should not hurt each other again. Before reportedly reconciling with the cager, Booba said she will wait for Celebrity Edition 2 housemate Will Devaughn once he leaves the PBB house. This developed as Booba admitted inside the house that she has a special feeling for Devaughn.

The sexy comedian said she is now free for Devaughn since she already broke up with Daly. 

In an interview over ABS-CBN's "The Buzz," Booba admitted that even before she decided to join the reality-based show, her relationship with Daly was already in trouble.

Booba she said that she is now happy and has no regrets after voluntarily giving up the chance be the PBB Celebrity Edition 2's grand winner. Booba is in the limelight again after the media attention that was given to her and Crisano months ago about the ups and downs of their rocky relationship.

Before Booba and Crisano's breakup, a sex video circulated that allegedly shows that comedian and her boyfriend in a compromising situation. Booba denied that she was the girl in the video.

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ethel2 Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Ethel Booba said she will wait for Celebrity Edition 2 housemate Will Devaughn once he leaves the PBB House.

This developed as Boob admitted inside the house that she has a special feeling for Devaughn. The sexy comedian said she is now free for Devaughn since she already broke up with boyfriend Janvier Daly.

In an interview over ABS-CBN’s “The Buzz,” Booba admitted that even before she decided to join the reality-based show, her relationship with Daly was already in trouble.

Booba she said that she is now happy and has no regrets after voluntarily giving up the chance be the PBB Celebrity Edition 2’s grand winner.She explained that the reason behind her decision was the physical tasks that were becoming too much for her.

Booba said that she has no regrets about leaving even though she was a strong contender as one of the top three winners. Booba made a voluntary exit from the PBB House together with musician and former Orange and Lemons vocalist Mcoy Fundales.

Fundales’s decision to leave was sparked by a discussion with Big Brother that brought up old issues of plagiarism levelled at him a few years back. The musician said that he’s still traumatized by those accusations and felt offended that they would once again be brought up during his stay inside.

The plagiarism charge involved the song “Pinoy Ako” that Fundales wrote and sang with his former band. The song is official theme of PBB.

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etehl_booba_04 Lumantad sa unang pagkakataon ang kontrobersiyal na model-actor na si Janvier Daily sa The Buzz noong Linggo, November 25. Si Janvier ang boyfriend ng Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Celebrity Edition 2 ex-housemate na si Ethel Booba. Isa-isang sinagot ni Janvier ang isyung kinasangkutan niya kay Ethel, pati na ang kumakalat na hubad na larawan niya sa Internet.

Isiniwalat ni Janvier na bago pa man pumasok sa Bahay ni Kuya si Ethel ay nasabi na niya na ayaw na niyang makipagrelasyon sa comedienne. Kabaligtaran naman ito sa mga usap-usapan na si Janvier ang dahilan kaya gustong lumabas ng PBB house ni Ethel at naging dahilan ng muntik nang hindi pagkakatuloy ng pagpasok niya sa Bahay ni Kuya.

"Hindi ko rin maintindihan, pero alam ko na alam niya na bago pa siya pumasok sa Bahay ni Kuya, talagang ayoko na po," diin ni Janvier. As of last Sunday, sinabi ni Janvier na kahit nakalabas na ng Bahay ni Kuya si Ethel ay hindi pa rin sila nagkakausap ng dating kasintahan."Opo, totoo po 'yon," pagkumpirma ni Janvier.

Tinanong si Janvier ng host ng The Buzz na si Boy Abunda kung bakit ayaw niyang makaharap si Ethel. "Ayoko rin po kasing maging unfair kay Ethel," sagot niya. "Nakita ko yung hirap niya sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya. Naghihirap siya sa loob samantalang ako nasa labas.

"Humihingi rin ako ng paumanhin sa PBB dahil hindi ako pumayag doon sa phone call, kasi hindi ko rin po alam kung ano ang sasabihin ko sa kanya, e. Bago pa man siya pumasok sa loob ng PBB, sinabi ko, alam naman niya na wala na kami."

Kailan niya balak kausapin si Ethel? "Hindi na," direkta niyang sagot. Bakit ayaw na niya kay Ethel? "Actually, bago pa siya pumasok doon [Bahay ni Kuya], medyo malabo na kami On and off na kami," paliwanag ni Janvier. May third party involved ba? "Ay, wala po," tanggi niya.

Iginiit ni Janvier na hindi naging hadlang sa relasyon nila ni Ethel ang pagpasok ng komedyana sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya. Nakahanda naman si Janvieer na magkita silang ulit ni Ethel nang hindi sinasadya.

"Actually, wala namang problema kay Ethel. Mabait naman po siya. Kaso yun nga lang po, pasayaway nga na medyo nahihirapan ako. Kung makaksalubong ko man siya, babatiin ko siya," sabi ng binata.

May posibilidad bang magkabalikan sila? "Imposible na po," sagot ni Janvier. "Pero right now, e, gusto ko munang mag-focus sa sarili ko at sa family ko." Mahal pa rin ba niya si Ethel? "Ang pagmamahal hindi naman mawawala ‘yon, pero tulad ng ano... Siguro po, hanggang doon na lang po ‘yun."

Bilang panghuli, nagbigay ng message si Janvier kay Ethel: "Masaya ako sa nangyayari sa ‘yo. Yung mga natutunan mo sa loob ng bahay ni Kuya, isabuhay mo. Mag-ingat ka palagi."

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Shooting the scenes for their short film is currently postponed since the housemates are equally suffering the consequence of Mariel's eight violations. Since this late afternoon, everyone has to walk on their knees if they want to move around the house. And because doing so proves to be too much of an effort, they all opted to stay put in the living room, sleeping and chatting the night away.

Hours after Donnie is back as a sole housemate, Mcoy recounted how pissed he was last night after Big Brother raised the issue of plagiarism with regards to his written script for their 15-minute film. He got offended, saying that he was stigmatized by the scandal two years ago involving the alleged rip off of Orange and Lemon's "Pinoy Ako". But he immediately calmed down when Big Brother told him that it wasn't his intention to insult him. As it is, Kuya said that he stands by their concept but they could have done better than what they came up with.

Remembering what happened last night made him point out again that his idea was definitely different from the "The Ghost of August Mayford", which Big Brother compared their film's story with. At the same time, he insisted that they can hardly create scenes that's more Pinoy because the interior of the big yellow house is inspired by the Victorian era after all. He stressed that even the garden appears foreign because of the cherubim and peacock statues. These were all stated conversationally but before he knew it, Mcoy was called inside the confession room tonight. Perhaps Big Brother wants to set things straight because it's clear that his resident is still affected by the whole incident.

As soon as the Musikerong Daddy returned though, it became evident that their one-on-one talk did not resolve anything. On the contrary, he was fuming mad with their exchange. Adding fuel to his ire was Ethel's own confusion with all that's happening to them. Primed for a confrontation, she reiterated their "Praning Theory" last night regarding Mariel's status -- whether she's just a guest or a housemate like them. What's more alarming however is that Ethel and Mcoy are prepared to be "kicked out" if that's what it all boils down to. Will they really opt for a voluntary exit or will their burning emotions die a natural death now that they are talking to Big Brother again with the rest of housemates? Keep it here for the latest drama inside the most famous house in the land!




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What started as Mariel's solo punishment later turned out to be the problem that caused a fall out inside the famous yellow. This afternoon in Uber, Big Brother talked to the remaining eight celebrity housemates and revealed the truth behind yesterday's "little-person play" task. For walking on their knees the whole day, the housemates at first thought that they were just taking part in Mariel's punishment. But now, they were filled with joy upon learning that because of their sacrifice, they will all be able to give a new pair of shoes to 800 fortunate kids.


Mariel and the rest of the housemates were all overwhelmed with fulfillment because of the said sacrifice, but Kuya clarified that it was just half the whole reward. For them to give the new pair of sneakers to 800 kids, they must tie all the laces to all the shoes in the living room. They were only given an hour to match all the laces and the shoes. Given the limited time, the housemates rushed to the living room to start the second part of the sacrifice. Will they be able to finish the job?


Also, we had a glimpse on what really pushed the buttons of Ethel and Mcoy, prompting them early this morning to leave Kuya's house with heavy hearts. Apparently, Ethel failed to bear the painful caluses on her knees only to take part in Mariel's punishment. Ethel confronted Big Brother and told him that she have had enough of the senseless task. "Ayoko na. Sorry. Sa Diyos lang ako lumuluhod." as Ethel said before she decided to leave. Meanwhile, Mcoy was offended when Kuya made him swear that the script he wrote for their short-film weekly task was original and not a copy or adaptation of "The Ghost of August" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But how did a simple question of plagiarism became a big issue of respect?




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PBBCE2_mcoy1123.jpgSeeing housemates leave the big yellow house is always a tearful moment, how much more when they go with such heavy emotions against Big Brother? However, we now see how Mcoy and Ethel have felt it in their hearts that the time for them to go was looming way before the fiery incident which led to their sudden exit.


Ever since, the Ultimate Pasaway was having doubts to be a housemate because she's burdened by her rocky relationship with his boyfriend. And not being given her much-awaited reward from the Catapult game made her more resolute to leave, thinking that she can still fix things with the love of her life. But sadly, Big Brother can't grant the phone call because that person simply doesn't want to be reached.


PBBCE2_ethel1123.jpgOn the other hand, the Musikerong Daddy also conveyed to Big Brother his plans not to finish the season for the sake of the more deserving contenders for the Big Four. One particular one-on-one talk further showed how he felt that his purpose inside was completed already. He even stressed this while he was packing his bags last Wednesday night.


It all then ended bitterly with Mcoy and Ethel making their departure as soon as the garden gates were opened for them. The impact of their absence made everyone miserable, knowing how those two served as their tower of strength day by day. Yayo for instance was confused, stating that having their buttons pushed to the very limit was simply the rule of the game.


They would certainly miss their favorite housemates but life went on as usual the next day. Seeing that the Mom in Distress still favored the painful knee contraptions, the others eventually followed suit, encouraged by her optimism that at least they would get busy with it for the rest of the day.


PBBCE2_baron1123.jpgBaron's adventures with his newfound friend "Buttons" was also featured tonight! Being in the secret room alone was certainly lonesome so Big Brother generously gave him a stuffed toy as company! True to his nature though, the Wild Child requested for a cigarette but his plea remained unanswered for he couldn't give a valid reason to gain such luxury.


Wondering what Big Brother's fabulous welcome surprise to him was? Be sure to catch up all the excitement in the house as well as the showing of their successful indie film tomorrow. How will the celebrity housemates feel when they learn that Mariel is leaving them soon?




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0 comments Friday, November 23, 2007

Pinoy Big Brother housemates stand-up comedienne Ethel Booba and musician Mcoy voluntarily exited the PBB house early morning of Thursday. It is unknown whether this would permanently end their stint in the second season of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity edition, or if they would be given a chance to return.

Mcoy felt offended by a comment from Kuya (the Tagalog word for “Big Brother”) about a 15-minute film shot by the housemates. The short film was one of the tasks given to them by Kuya. Kuya mentioned that the film’s script, which was written by Mcoy, was similar to “The Ghost of August Mayford” (a story about the ghost of a policeman killed in Alton town in the United States).Mcoy got offended, saying that he was traumatized before by a plagiarism issue levelled against him and his (former) band Orange and Lemons.That plagiarism accusation involved, interestingly, the song “Pinoy Ako” which is Pinoy Big Brother’s official theme.Mcoy calmed down when Kuya told him no insult was intended. Kuya said the film’s concept was acceptable, but Mcoy and the housemates could have done better. Kuya said that a more Filipino concept would have been more appropriate.

Adding fuel to Mcoy’s anger was PBB’s “Ultimate Pasaway,” Ethel Booba. She expressed confusion over everything that was happening to them. Already upset,Booba reiterated her “Praning Theory” (paranoid theory) regarding Mariel’s true status; she asked whether Mariel was just a guest or a genuine housemate like them.

Afterwards, Kuya told Ethel that, just like how it is inside his house, everything has it’s own time and reason. Kuya had his reasons for not awarding Ethel the phone call she won in the Catapult game. In the end, Kuya wished for the success of the Mcoy and Ethel and he hopes that he had been an instrument for them to become stronger and mature persons.

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In spite of what happened, Kuya is still proud of Ethel and Mcoy for showing and sharing their true selves to the public. Kuya apologized to Mcoy for whatever misunderstanding they had. He advised the Musikerong Daddy to let go of all the anger and hatred in his heart.

Afterwards, Kuya told Ethel that, just like how it is inside his house, everything has it's own time and reason. Kuya had his reasons for not awarding Ethel the phone call she won in the Catapult game. In the end, Kuya wished for the success of the Mcoy and Ethel and he hopes that he had been an instrument for them to become stronger and mature persons.

Later, Mcoy accepted Big Brother's apology and cleared that although he was hurt, he never hated Kuya. Just like in every Filipino family, there will always be misunderstandings and arguments. But the important thing is that the relationship is founded on trust. He also said that he truly loves Big Brother, despite being just a voice without a face. On the other hand, Ethel thanked Kuya for always encouraging her and giving her the chance to prove to everyone her worth as a person. The Ultimate Pasaway cleared that she had been planning to leave, but when the incident with Mcoy happened, she took the opportunity to make a voluntary exit. As a housemate, Ethel learned the value of discipline and humility in accepting one's mistakes. She also admitted that up to now, she hasn't spoken to her boyfriend and that, for some personal reasons, she doesn't want to speak to him again.

Also, Mcoy and Ethel witnessed the other housemates enjoy their victory in their short-film weekly task. Despite the challenges and problems, the housemates remained determined in accomplishing the task. For this, the housemates did not only win their 75% bet, but Big Brother also handed them a 100% raise for their budget next week, a total of P9,000.




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0 comments Thursday, November 22, 2007

Apparently, the former Orange and Lemons lead singer felt insulted when the issue of plagiarism was raised involving the script which the celebrity housemates are filming for their weekly task. As it is, Big Brother merely wanted to clarify if Mcoy was willing to be held liable if there will be a copyright complaint against it after it's premiere on national television.

However, his anger was further incited by his sensitivity towards the issue of plagiarism, given what he had experienced before with his former band Orange and Lemons involving the song "Pinoy Ako". This led to his refusal to wear his lapel mic followed much later by his abrupt departure together with Ethel. The Ultimate Pasaway, on the other hand, expressed her disdain over Mariel's sacrifice which later one involved her and the other housemates. She was angry at Big Brother's failure to reveal the reason behind the housemates' most recent sacrifice as well as her worries on Mariel's status inside the house.

PBB Business Unit Head Direk Lauren Dyogi expressed his sadness on the sudden turn of events. "Mcoy and Ethel were two of the stronger contenders for the Big Four. Yun lang nakakalungkot. I would have wanted to see how they'll play it until the end. Pero siguro hanggang dun lang talaga ang plano nila," the director shared.

And now, the PBB staff are already looking for new housemates who will fill the positions of the Mcoy, Ethel and even Mariel, who's scheduled to exit this Saturday night.




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0 comments Friday, November 16, 2007

Baby Poshy's having a difficult time with all the baby talk as well as her cramped condition inside the crib. Good thing she had her "parents" to look after her well-being. However, it became clear that she preferred Daddy Will more than Riza who happens to be a mere step-mom according to her. The Desirable Diva even shared this to Big Brother since she's uncertain how to implement discipline on her "child" if the latter's rejecting her affections. Then the True Lover came to his conclusion that perhaps Baby Poshy has a crush on her daddy!

Big Brother merely warned them though about their young one's unexpected behavior like being able to stand by herself while singing. By this time, Ruben even quipped, "Baby ka ba or G.R.O.?" Despite all these hilarious antics, Ethel later revealed in the confession room how depressing her situation is, knowing that she has been desperate to have a baby ever since. And Yayo's sacrifice for her daughter further rubs her inability to do so, she tearfully uttered. Moreover, she disliked being a burden to both Will and Riza, who lost their chance to get to know each other more because the Ultimate Pasaway was with them during their movie date.

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What could have been Ethel and Will's violation for them to be thrown together in such an amusing punishment? The True Lover was just talking to Mariel about what's in store for the rest of the violators this week when Big Brother suddenly called him for a one-on-one talk. Then after a few minutes, he came out carrying a colorful playpen with him! Curious to what's going to happen next, the housemates gathered around Will as he waited for further instructions. Laughing herself Silly, Mariel exclaimed that it looks like he would be taking care of a puppy. But it turns out that Baby Poshy is Ethel in a Dalmatian-style infant outfit.


With Kuya's signal, he carried the Ultimate Pasaway to her crib while theit! others helped him hang her musical toy. When it fell on her, Ethel pretended to cry like a baby. As it happens, she is forced to act the part for she speaks barely inaudible words. She's even wearing an adult diaper to complete her charming role. And the coolest part of it is she gets an instant mom and dad through Will and Riza! Though apparently, the True Lover alone is responsible for taking care of her needs. And Baby Poshy surely thrives on his attention!


As such, everyone was teasing her that she may sleep beside the True Lover later tonight. But amidst the heckling, it was Ruben's practical joke that made Big Brother concerned. Since Will introduced the Komedyanteng Promdi as Baby Poshy's other sibling, Ruben felt compelled to start terrorizing her little sister. Then Big Brother's voice suddenly boomed, Housemates, baka ma-traumatize ang bata. After which he told them to transfer the playpen near the Christmas tree to keep her entertained.


As for now, Baby Posh finally stopped making various demands towards her gorgeous Daddy. Eventually, will Ethel grab this chance to seek sweet favors from Will just to get even with his recent date with another woman?




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0 comments Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tonight we have glimpsed the drama behind Ethel's impulsive decision to leave the big yellow house hours before their concert. As it happens, Big Brother warned them about the violations they have committed, zeroing in on the fact that they should look presentable at all times as part of their obligation to the viewing public. Hearing this immediately sparked Ethel's temper.

Back to the girls bedroom, Mariel and Gaby were shocked to see her packing her things. Furious, she told them that she plans to show Kuya how 'pasaway' she can be by jumping over the wall to escape the house. She was seething on how she's a part of a reality show which refrained her from being who she really is. Mariel got worried and tried to make her see things, but Ethel was already deaf to all logic by then.

As such, she quickly talked to Big Brother about this sudden dilemma. Well aware of his rules on evictions,Mariel stated that it's impossible for Ethel to go out without any valid reason. Big Brother agreed and asked her to make sure that the Pasaway Actress would avoid hurting herself or anyone else. As an added safety measure, he also warned Mcoy about Ethel's razor which she was holding at that time. And it was the True Lover who was elected to calm her down.

The Ultimate Pasaway was preparing to slash her wrist when Will suddenly came out. Acting as if he was just checking on her, the latter tried to keep their conversation on safe ground. After a while, Donnie and Mcoy joined them. The Musikerong Daddy reasoned that her ploy to make the people hate her by breaking the rules won't work because they simply like rebels particularly her to-hell-with-everyone attitude, which only proves that she's not a pretender.

In the end, they were able to persuade her to thresh things out with Kuya. Will even grabbed the threatening razor from her before they went inside the house. After she had her lunch, everyone accompanied her to the confession room. However, Kuya insisted that he wanted to hear her reasons for leaving with her alone. As soon as the others left, Ethel asserted that she was mad at him for embarrassing her when he threw her violations to her face and for treating her like a petulant child in the process.

On his part, Kuya claimed that it wasn't his intention to hurt her. But being the adult who's looked upon by most of the housemates, she has to be a role model to them, just like when it comes to her family. As Kuya touched a "sensitive chord", the Ultimate Pasaway spilled the root of her stubbornness. Being their family' breadwinner at an early age made her tough. And having the roles reversed (being reprimanded for instance) simply brings back her pain and burdens as an acting-parent in their family.

As such, she ended up apologizing to him instead for her reckless actions. She even claimed that she feels ashamed and grateful to the master of the house at the same time for tolerating her moods. Then after that heart-to-heart talk, she happily shared to everyone that she's not going anymore. (Sigh) That certainly kept us at the edge of our seats Meantime, what is this thing, this sacrifice that Ethel's willing to do just to save Ruben? Is she making a voluntary exit to cancel the eviction process this week?

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The HOH game was held last Sunday night where the housemates fought for the title in what was dubbed as "Kapit Na". They simply have to hold on to their individual punching bags and the last to lose his grip would win. After fifteen minutes, Will was finally hailed as the HOH. It was the Desirable Diva whom he chose as his partner for the special privileges that he would get this week.


As soon as she heard about it, Ethel immediately showed her hilarious dismay for not being picked by Will. The latter tried to console her but the Ultimate Pasaway merely threatened to pack her things again and leave the house! To Big Brother, she revealed that she really thought that Will would choose her since it was she who cheered him on during the game.


She was in for a big surprise though when Big Brother added fuel to her playful jealousy by asking her to interrupt the hottest PBB couple on their dinner date for two! Seeing the romantic set-up sent her into a pretend-rage as she cried accusingly to the gorgeous model, "Bakit hindi ako ang pinili mo?" But the two merely laughed at her funny antics.


Ethel then shared the whole thing to the other housemates who are already used to her teasing quips towards the True Lover. Her act went on until the Will and Riza joined them again. To stop her complaints, Will pomised to give her a massage or whatever it is that she wants. And the Desirable Diva was sport enough to know that Ethel was just fooling around.


That same night however, Big Brother announced that it's pay back time for the recent violators. However, the corresponding punishment will be given on different instances. Baron already started to carry his bench last night.




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0 comments Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ethel went to the confession room to talk about how she's feeling the symptoms of pregnancy lately. Her request for a pregnancy test kit was duly provided and she was hoping so much that the result would be positive. Aside from this issue, she was also given a chance to redeem the whole letter of Vice Ganda by creating a beautiful floral arrangement, which was obviously meant for a deceased person.

As soon as she was finished with it, Big Brother finally allowed her to read her bestfriend's correspondence to her. After a tearful moment, she soon learned about the connection of her special task to the death of Jon Avila's close aunt. By doing the flowers, she paved the way for the English Outcast to personally pay his last respects to his Tita Tancing in Ildefonso, Bulacan early this morning.

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The Ultimate Pasaway received it with pleasure since she had been raring to go back to the outside world anyway. To Big Brother, she explained how it would be easier for her not to get too attached to her housemates because it makes parting too difficult to bear. At the same time, she reasoned that her family needs her to be by their side.

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Ever since her red-carpet welcome as the 13th celebrity housemate, Ethel looked like she was having a blast bonding with the other celebrities. That's why it comes as a shock that behind the loud laughter and hilarious jokes, Ethel was not happy about some things. While taking a break from their tiring Shadow Play rehearsal, Ethel confessed to Mariel that something's bothering her. The Ultimate Pasaway opened her heart out to the BB Spy about the difficult tasks and unfair punishments that are almost driving her nuts. She confidently told Mariel that she finds some of Big Brother's rules irrational and unfair. She believed that some tasks have no use but to play on the housemates' minds and feelings. Ethel mentioned the punishment that Donald got because of Baron's laziness. Ethel thought that Kuya should have punished Baron because it was his fault in the first place. She also brought up the issue about her punishment because of her "whisper" violation. Ethel said that when she was punished, she felt like swearing for she felt she didn't violate any rule. However, Ethel chose to let the issue pass by. But what Ethel failed to realize was that, with her lapel and the cameras around, her confession was for everyone to hear. Kuya immediately called Ethel into the confession room.

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Personal Data

  • Real Name: Ethel Gabina
  • Nickname: Ethel
  • Origin:Gen. Santos City
  • Age: 26
  • Birthdate: 17 December
  • Place of Birth:Manila
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Occupation: Actress-stand up comedienne
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Hidden Ambition: To be a fashion designer
  • Claim to Fame:
  • Charity: C.R.I.B.S. Foundation
Educational Background
  • Elementary: na
  • High School: na
  • College: na
Trivia
  • Life has certainly thrown a lot of trials towards Ethel's way at a very young age. Homeless and underprivileged, she served as the only parent of her siblings and their source of strength. She still remembers how they used to sleep on closed carinderias before and it awes her until now how they have survived those difficult times.
  • At the age of 20, she worked in Japan just to provide for her family. Her sacrifices weren't in vain though because after her stint there, she was able to build their own house. Then after that a window opened for Ethel to join showbusiness.
  • Being an instant hit since then, Ethel rise to stardom cost her to answering left and right controversies. One of which was her infamous and owned-up sex video scandal, with her then basketball player boyfriend Alex Crisano that circulated around the net and mobile phones. A true pasaway, she remembered to have waged a word war against her own family on Philippine TV, defending her then boyfriend against certain allegations.

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etehl_booba_02 Former cager Alex Crisano bluntly chastised ex-flame, comedienne Ethel Booba, for allegedly acting inappropriately and consequently coloring her "pasaway" image even more. "The people don't want the way she acts," Alex told Showbiz Central in a taped interview aired yesterday, June 24.

Alex then went on by saying that if Ethel demands respect from the public, she must take the initiative first by respecting herself. The burly ball player, who himself figured in a lot of controversies during his time with Ethel, is currently being linked to Baywalk Bodies member Palmolive Palma.

"I know Palmolive," admitted Alex nonchalantly. "We do go out. She's a good person." Palmolive, in a separate interview, confirmed that she and Alex are dating. She failed to mention though if they're going out exclusively and how frequently they see each other.

The two met in a bar where they chatted while having a few drinks. Palmolive narrated that they capped their first meeting by exchanging numbers, which later on developed into real friendship. "Sweet naman siya," is how Palmolive describes Alex. Sitting in as a studio guest at Showbiz Central, Ethel watched the entire Alex-Palmolive feature through a large TV monitor.

Not to be outdone, Ethel likewise answered questions, particularly on her rumored budding romance with stage actor Janvier Daily. "Bata pa siya," Ethel said. But she admitted that they're dating. Janvier, in an interview, seconded Ethel's claim that they're constantly seeing each other. "Lalaki lang naman ako," he vaguely replied on his relationship with the controversial comedienne.

With regard to Alex's take on Ethel's continuing notoriety—the most recent incident happened last June 18 at Decades Bar in Quezon City where Ethel got involved in a fracas with two women—the comedienne defended herself by saying: "Nagkakataon lang. Binastos naman kasi ako kesyo sinasabi na iba na naman daw ang lalaking kasama ko."

Despite all the troubles, Ethel claims that she's happy being single—at least for the moment. "Masaya ako kasi single ako," she said flamboyantly.But it's also obvious that she's inspired and perhaps in love, most probably because of Janvier, who was with her during the Decades Bar incident."I'm blooming now dahil sa bagong churva na nagpapaganda sa akin ngayon."

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etehl_booba_03 Inamin ni Ethel Booba na nasaktan siya sa mga pahayag ni Iya Villania, na parang may halong pandidiri, pagkatapos isiwalat ng comedienne sa radio program ni DJ Mo Twister na naka-one night stand niya ang boyfriend ni Iya na si Drew Arellano. Hindi raw lubusang maisip ni Ethel kung bakit tila nandidiri si Iya sa nasabing balita.

"Bakit siya mandidiri? Bakit, may sakit ba ako? Kung gusto niya turuan ko pa siya, e!" tila naghahamong pahayag ni Ethel. Lalo raw doble ang sakit na naramdaman ni Ethel sa isa pang pahayag ni Iya na edukadong tao raw si Drew kaya hindi raw basta-basta papatol ang kanyang boyfriend sa kung kani-kaninong babae.

"So lahat ba ng mga matatalino ay hindi puwedeng mag-sex? Bakit, kapag matalino ka ba di ka puwedeng makipag-sex? E, tao ka din, di ba? Lalo na kung lasing ka," rason ni Ethel.

Ayon kay Ethel, nangyari raw ang one-night stand nila ni Drew sa out-of-town taping ng GMA-7 sitcom nila noon na All Together Now sa Palawan. Dagdag pa niya, puwedeng magpatunay ang kanyang production assistant, make-up artists, at mga cameramen sa namagitan sa kanila ni Drew.

"Knowing nila dahil isang cottage lang ang ginamit namin," sabi ni Ethel. "Dingding lang naman ang pagitan, e. Saka may mga ebidensiya ako. Nasa akin ang brief niya, shorts, at sinturon. Pero 'yong brief, hindi ko na alam kung saan inilagay ng kapatid ko.

"Iyong belt, ginagamit ng kapatid ko hanggang ngayon, sobra! Kaya nga nang lumabas ang isyu ay sinabi ko sa kapatid ko na itago niya ‘yong belt dahil magngangawa ang mga umaapila."

Totoo ba na sa lahat ng mga celebrities na sinasabi niyang naka-one-night stand niya kabilang na sina Wendell Ramos, Andrew Wolff, Troy Montero, Jordan Herrera, Rich Herrera ay si Drew ang namumukod-tangi para kay Ethel?

"Doon lang sa naka-one-night stand ko, standout talaga si Drew, except kay Alex [Crisano, Ethel's ex-boyfriend]. Wala namang gagaling kay Alex, e. Gusto ko lang i-clear na nangyari ito noong wala pa kami ni Alex, long time ago pa ito."

Hindi naniniwala ang komedyana na kailangan maging maganda ang isang babae para ma-satisfy niya ang kanyang partner. "Hindi naman sa hitsura 'yon para makuha mo ang isang lalaki. Lalo na kung may sense of humor ka, makukuha mo na 'yong lalaki," sabi niya.

Ano naman ang nais niyang iparating ni Ethel kay Iya? Ayon kay Ethel, "Nagulat lang ako sa kanya, sa reaction niya na ganun. Sana inisip din niya na kung totoo 'yon, inisip din niya na babae rin ako. Dapat nga hindi na lang siya nag-react dahil nasaktan din ako.

"Alam ko that time, hindi pa sila, e, nali-link pa lang sila. Dapat hindi siya nag-react ng ganun dahil past na 'yon. Noon pa 'yon, hindi pa sila or sila na ba kaya siya nagagalit? Parang feeling ko nga na mag-on na sila kaya siya gigil na gigil sa akin."