The 2008 Showbiz Prophecies

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   It’s the New Year.  Bring it, 2008.

   A year ago, we visited a faith healer in a remote hill at Pozzorrubio, Pangasinan, to find some cure for my psychosis.  I have nothing against faith healing in general, but I don’t buy into it.  But outside of his trick of balancing an egg to a 25-centavo coin, he thinks that I’m actually clairvoyant.  It’s not that I hold the secret to Armageddon, but he thinks that I have the power to predict the near future.

   There are too many things that will obviously happen in 2008, but I am going out on a limb with a few prophecies of showbiz events that will happen this year.

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   The libel suit filed by GMA-7 against ABS-CBN will be quashed.

   The ongoing feud between Joey de Leon and Willie Revillame will reach new lows this year: Joey will once again refer to a new YouTube video exposing scams in the newly-relaunched “Pera o Bayong,” and Willie will refer to a new YouTube video exposing scams in “On the Spot Jackpot” where answers are written on the question cards.

   New emerging faces in showbiz would be Aiko of the ASF Dancers, and Chloe of 26K: the former would be 2008’s Diana Zubiri, and the latter would be the Vanna White of the Filipino version of “Wheel of Fortune.”  Rhian Ramos would move to ABS-CBN, but the biggest “ober da bakod” of the year would be Judy Ann Santos or Kristine Hermosa moving to GMA-7.

   Marian Rivera would be the leading lady of Richard Gutierrez.  Speaking of Gutierrezes, Ruffa and Yilmaz will be back together in the latter half of 2008, with Annabelle Rama finally giving in.  White Castle will be endorsed in calendars by Anne Curtis.  Lolit Solis would be convicted of libel, and Alfie Lorenzo will replace her in “StarTalk.”

   In an unprecedented move, the biggest local movie project for this year would be the comeback of Gabby Concepcion, starring in a family drama with his former wife Sharon Cuneta and his daughter KC Concepcion.

   Although I could be wrong…

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