Charice to Jake

Roger Serna

HE may be vertically challenged in stature but it looks like this physical deficiency is ably compensated by his overwhelming determination to change what nature has given him.

He defied various possibilities including how society or maybe even his own family might regard him, the loss of a distinctive vocal range that could lead to the downfall of a blossoming international career and others.

Now, Charice Pempengco is already part of history as she transforms into Jake Zyrus. Jake has reportedly undergone three months of testosterone therapy which resulted in a deeper voice and a thin trace of a mustache.

He might even go to the extent of undergoing sexual reassignment but not in the very near future, according to his latest interviews in talk shows like Tonight With Boy Abunda, Magandang Buhay, Rated K and Gandang Gabi Vice.

He has already undergone mastectomy and is devoid of the glands that will nourish a woman’s offspring in its early days.

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Even before its current treat Bloody Crayons has opened nationwide, Star Cinema, confident of the star power and box-office strength of its next project, has already started showing the trailer of Finally Found Someone.

The movie marks the return of the Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz tandem. Will it be able to surpass the box-office returns of its predecessors? That’s something to look forward to.

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GMA primetime queen Marian Rivera was all smiles when she announced that her own husband, Dingdong Dantes, will direct the episode of Tadhana scheduled next month.

Both Kapuso artists celebrate their birthdays in August, the very reason for the said schedule.

Marian returns to primetime television via a series that has a fantasy angle: The Good Teacher.