Posted by: Mer Pints | August 21, 2008

Showbiz talaga, nagagaya na rin ba sa pulitika? (The common denominator)

What is wrong with this line in a novelty song,“Everyday it is always Pokwang’s face that you see.” Nothing, it’s factual. But add another line and say “Everyday you always see the face of an ugly vampire.” And this time, it hurts according to Willie Revillame (Joey de Leon’s rival host) specially if you have a daughter who becomes a laughing stock in school.

But why is Willie getting furious if it’s Pokwang who is the object of redicule, and not him in Joey de Leon’s composed novelty song? Was the Wowowee host’s fury intended to defend a co-host Pokwang, or just making his own show? Willie himself has been perceived by his detractors as having an “acidic” tongue. He too jokes and throws offensive comments to his contestants according to some irate viewers. Is it, really?

So why fuss with the lyrics of Joey de Leon’s composed novelty song? Is Willie trying to get even with Joey– with his sudden burst of emotion which brought co-hosts Pokwang, Valerie, and Mariel, and even the show’s live audience into tears? Is it a sincere act? Or was it designed to make a villain of out Joey de Leon?

Willie stressed the fact that Pokwang and daughter had been through difficult times in life that they no longer deserve to receive such insult. Since the rift is between him and Joey alone, why involve others? Why not hit him alone instead? Or shall we say, why not face each other in a celebrity boxing match?

Well, probably, the inner good in Willie just came into surface prompting him to act in chivalry to defend of his co-host Pokwang. But who knows it may also be an attempt to paint a good image of him?                 

Politics and Showbiz

The other week the president appeared before national television networks to condemn the MILF attacks to various towns and villages in Lanao del Norte and Saranggani who apparently oppose the government and MILF accord on the MOA-AE. She describes such attacks as “sneaky and treacherous,” and ordered the police and the military to “defend every inch” of the Philippines.

After some 31 people killed, a number of civilians wounded, burned houses, and stolen properties by the marauding rebels as reported, the president went into national television to express her outrage and to allay public fear by personally instructing the police and the military to provide civilian protection. After some setbacks in the negotiation for peace, the president has to show that the government is still in control and shall run after those who killed civilians senselessly, burned their houses, and robbed them of their properties.

To her critics its showbiz time to paint a good image and to gain public support. And what’s wrong with it?

Showbiz and government could not run without people. People make the government stable and functional. Likewise showbiz needs people’s support and patronage for the industry to thrive and survive.

The Common denominator

Showbiz markets celebrities not only of their talents and skills but of their following. And showbiz people are never lacking in intrigues and controversies. Before entering showbiz one has to be reminded that while one may be in the limelight and popularity, he too lives in a world of treachery, intrigues, and controversies. Celebrities are public figures, like politicians and are at the disposal of the people—who may either junk or support them. Politicians are never lacking in intrigues and controversies too. Critics will also look for their tiniest mistakes and polarize them before the media for the public to build opinion pro or against them.

Showbiz and politics need public support to perpetuate power and interest, and the least that celebrities and politicians need is a bad publicity. They both need to project a clean and credible image for people to love and support them. The politicians rely on good performance and a long list of accomplishments for it to stay in power. Showbiz celebrities need good performance too and a high rated show in order to survive.

Yes, showbiz and politics reel on outstanding performance and publicity, but central to it is a good PR to maintain a credible and pleasant image while experiencing various kinds of intrigues and controversies. Power and fame, it’s lonely up there isn’t it?

 


Responses

  1. I’d rather look at the face of Pokwang than the face of the corrupt lady. At least matatawa ako kay Pokwang, ang saya saya no… Doon sa corrupt lady ay nasusuka ako, awwowwwkkkkks.

  2. At least kay Joey alam ko may kalukuhan din iyang kumpare ko… pero mas natatanggap ko pa siya kay sa nagpapanggap na mabait na TV host.

  3. Kung may dapat ipagpasalamat si Pokwang ay walang iba kung hindi ang kanyang mukha na ibinigay na Diyos. At least may mukha pa siyang ihaharap sa madla kay sa asal salbaheng namumuno.

    Dahil sa mukhang iyan ni Pokwang marami siyang napapasaya kasama na ako at ang aking mga kanayon sa Barangay Kidlatan.

    Para kay Pokwang, isang bagsak!

  4. Kap kung kay Pokwang walang kuwentang intrigahen siya sa kanyang pagmumukha dahil dito siya nakilala. Ang inaalala ko ang mga taong sobra ang kapal ng mukha at hindi mahiya sa bayan. Nandiyan pa rin sila, nagkakalat sa gobierno.

  5. Puhunan ni Pokwang talaga ang kagandahan niya.Kung hindi ganon ang hitsura ng mukha niya ay wala siyang raket,Baka pumipila siya sa NFA.

  6. Ang kagandahan ay nasa tumitingin. Sa tutoo lang si Pokwang a pinapanood namin dahil nakakaaliw siya. Kahit hindi sa wowowie basta lumabas sa TV si Pokwang saglit naming pinapanood at pinapakinggan ang kayang mga jokes. Hintayin nating sumabak sa pulitika si Pokwang magumpisa sa Barangay at saka lumaban bilang konsehal ng bayan tiyak na mananalo iyan. Huwag lang siyang mag-ambisyon pang kongresman o Senador.

  7. Ang beauty ng tao ay hindi sukatan sa panlabas na hitsura.Maganda ka nga kung suplada naman o kaya’y mataas ang pride at matapobre pangit ka rin sa paningin ng tao.

    Ako combination ang ganda ko,in and out at in between pa.

  8. Hi idol, miss na miss kita.
    Tama ang sabi mo beauty is not the measurement of the outside look, hehehe. In an out I know we are both beautiful idol.
    But the sweet one na masarap is in the inside, hehehehe. Iyong in between is like a special bibingka na very very delicious, hehehehehe. LOL.

  9. wow gurl.. updated ka tlga ha.. nku ang masasabi ko lng yan kay joey.. gudluck na lng sa paninira nya…

    maawa naman sya sa mga tintamaan nya nkakaapekto na tlga… hayyy..

    yung mga milf … naku hintyin lng nila ako mging presidente ligwak sila sa akin…

  10. So, ganun pala ang ginawa ni WIllie, at kung nanonood ako nung panahon na yun ay malamang inilipat ko.

    Una sa lahat, kung laging nakikita ang mukha ni Pokwang eh di maganda nga yun! Sobrang visible, sikat, maraming kinikita.

    Pangalawa, kahit naman hindi ginawa yung kanta na yun eh may mang-aasar at mang-aasar pa rin sa anak niya. Kakabit na yun ng pagiging komedyante nya.

    At kung tungkol naman kay Gloria, pag hindi siya nakikita sinasabing wala siyang ginagawa or walang pakialam. Pag nagpapakita naman, sinasabing PR lang yan. So ano ba talagang gusto ng mga tao? Laging sinasabi na she blabs about her achievements or plans of action pero ang mga tao na rin ang dahilan kung bakit kailangan pang gawin ang mga TV appearances na yun. Kasi, aminin natin na hindi naman lahat eh nagke-care na alamin ang mga balita basta nalang nakikisabay sa kung ano ang opinyon ng iba, na kinopya rin lang sa iba.

  11. hahahaha kanya kanyang agawan nang eksena! but didn’t i hear na gusto nang makipag-bati (soft accent please! hehehe!) ni willie ki joey?

    u maybe right, getting even even to ateng hahaha

  12. Joey De Leon is such an “unethical and unprofessional” person. He should have not joined the showbiz industry. There is no cure for “insecure”!

    Send him to the outer space where no other creature lives. He doesn’t deserve a space on Earth. With a monster like him around, there will be no peace on Earth!

  13. repah,
    Iyan ng lang ang nakakalungkot at trademark na ni Joey ang mang-asar sa mg kapwa shobiz niya.

  14. Kat,
    Mapanuri na ang mga tao ngayon lalo na ang mga kritiko ni GMA. Alam nila kung ano ang tunay at kung ano ang drama. Ang isyu dito ay hindi iyong sala sa lamig, sala sa init ang mga tao sa pagtuligsa kay GMA. Ang mga kritiko ni GMA ay hindi nagkukupyahan ng mga reaction sa mga isyung tinutuligsa dahil nandiyan na iyan… Sinasabi lang nila ang kanilang mga nararamdaman at naoobserbahan. Hindi sa inaalisan natin ng karapatan ang mga iba na ipagtanggol ang pangulo, ano nga naman ang aasahan nating sa mga supporters ng Pangulong Arroyo kung hindi ipagtanggol ang kanilang amo, pero karamihan sa mga ito $ay sarado na ang utak sa mga tunay na isyu laban sa kanyang pamumuno. Masakit mang sabihin ngunit dahil n rin sa kawalan ng tiwala ng mga tao sa mga namumuno ano man ang kanyang gawin at sasabihin ngayon laging may bahid na itong pagdududa. Dahil dito maalis mo ba sa tao na sabihin, pagpapaganda lang iyan ng image, palusot lang iyan, drama lang iyan, etc.

  15. hmm, showbiz and politics? walang pagkakaiba na sya ngayon sa tingin ko lang naman. pareho silang pa glamour, pa kyut, pa feeling, pa high, pa top, pa kulo🙂

  16. Tama po kayo diyan, heheheeh.


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