MILDRED Deang, the publisher of the top entertainment newspaper in the Westcoast, Pinoy Insider, is currently in town. According to Mildred, there’ll be a big showdown between TV5 and ABS-CBN that will happen in L.A. on May 26. TV5 is launching its international arm at the Shrine Auditorium spearheaded by Willie Revillame and co-host Mariel Rodriguez. Expected to grace the show are Aga Muhlach, Ruffa Gutierrez and Derek Ramsay. After L.A., they will then do a similar show in San Francisco to entice Pinoys there to subscribe to TV5.
As maybe expected, ABS-CBN won’t take things sitting down even if their TFC is now well entrenched there. They will have a similar show on May 26 at the Home Depot Center. If the TV5 affair will be held only at night, theirs will start at 2 p.m. with an open house. From 5 to 7 p.m., they’ll have a VIP reception with ABS executives in attendance. Pinoy Insider will be covering this affair exclusively. Then from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., they will have a star-studded show as they’ll be bringing in many Star Magic talents to perform there. This will be in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their “Balitang America” and their international foundation, titled “Para Sa Iyo, Kapamilya.”