The best of Lovi's heart

Lovi, daughter of the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ or Ronnie Poe), is now a recording star and is doing very well. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has just released her first album titled 'The Best of My Heart,' which the pretty seventeener dedicated to her dad.

By Guil Franco (Our Correspondent)

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Published: Tue 4 Jul 2006, 12:52 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:33 PM

Lovi's first single, 'I Love You,' is now a radio hit. She is said to have been offered a role in the remake of 'Dear Heart,' megastar Sharon Cuneta's debut movie where she was first teamed with Gabby Concepcion.

But Lovi says singing is the only profession she wants at the moment. She is in fourth year high school at the Colegio San Agustin in Manila. According to the grapevine, singer Sarah Geronimo is the second choice to do Dear Heart.

Viva Films, Sarah's home studio, reportedly wants Sarah to do the movie with John Lloyd as her leading man.

Meanwhile, in her show last Sunday, Sharon was pleading to anyone who has the master copy of Dear Heart to sell it to her. The film, she recalls, was produced by Sining Silangan and directed by Danny Zialcita.

Sharon says she was 13 years old when she was offered the movie. Her dad, the late Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta, was hesitant to allow her to enter showbiz. So, Sharon says, her dad quoted a price, an amount which he thought the producer won't be able to afford. The rest is history.

The megastar also revealed that the male lead in 'Dear Heart' was first offered to Albert Martinez, who eventually became her first boyfriend, before Gabby. Albert, at that time, however, was under a contract with Regal Films, who didn't want him to do the movie.

Incidentally, the director of the movie (Zialcita) is married to Leonor Vergara. And Leonor, like Ronnie Poe, was formerly a contract star of Premiere Productions.

How and why Ronnie and Leonor broke up is another story. But had Lovi agreed to do 'Dear Heart,' she would have been doing a remake the original version of which was directed by the husband of his dad's former lover!

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