Needless to say, poor studio underlings were on needles and pins. They had to do a lot of creative trafficking to make sure Glamorous Celebrity didn’t cross paths with Pretty Starlet.
GC and PS had a nasty skirmish a few years back over Two-timing Boyfriend.
While TB has clearly moved on, GC and PS seem determined not to mend fences—contrary to spin doctors’ claims.
Last time they bumped into each other, sparks flew.
In a plush watering hole, a friend allegedly whispered to GC that PS had just entered.
GS exclaimed, coolly: “Oh, Minnie Mouse is here!”
Acclaimed Star apparently got traumatized working with Flamboyant Insider, who is notorious for being overbearing.
FI is a power-tripper and does not think twice about embarrassing veterans on the set.
FI always spares Talentless Personality from public shaming, though. Is it because TP is close to the powers-that-be?
My amnesia boy
Handsome Hunk is afflicted with amnesia.
A Filipino family generously opened their doors to HH, who was on a glitzy junket.
Whether or not HH cares to admit it, he saved a lot of money (think hotel bills) because of the Pinoys’ generosity.
Years later, HH couldn’t even remember their names. Worse, he didn’t bother to visit his former hosts when he traveled recently to the same destination.
Heard on the Radyo Inquirer program “Kliq Showbiz” (dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.):
Hunky Actor has been put to task for ignoring Actress Girlfriend in public pronouncements.
Was HA following the orders of Powerful Insider?
Finally, AG woke up, got fed up and broke up with HA.
AG allegedly found new love in Gorgeous Actor (who had just moved to HA’s studio).
HA got despondent upon hearing that AG had bounced back so swiftly.
HA purportedly asked for a vacation to recover from heartbreak.
From the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:
Funny Girl got a dose of her own bitter medicine from Overseas Filipino Workers.
It has become a tradition for OFWs to pose with FG for souvenir snapshots after a show.
OFWs noticed that FG would be sweet and accommodating if the autograph and photo-op hunters arrived with gifts.
If the OFWs were empty-handed, FG would be aloof and impatient.
A Feisty Pinoy pointedly told FG: “Don’t be in a rush … Didn’t we give you lots of presents the last time?”
For once, FG was speechless.
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Top of the Talk Shows
For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Alden Richards’ traumatic habagat: “’Yung mga gamit namin talagang nagmamadali naming iangat kasi umabot hanggang tuhod ’yung tubig sa sala … ayoko nang maulit.” (On the bright side, you will be prepared for such things now.)
Michael V., asked what helped him recover from dengue: “Kahit ’yung mga ’di ko kakilala, nag-tweet at nag-post ng prayers. Para sa ’kin isa ’yung malaking dahilan kung bakit naka-survive ako.” (There, see?)
Jose Manalo’s son, theater actor Nicco, on his parents’ ugly separation: “I’m just trying to understand … May struggle kami, but we’re trying to make ends meet.” (This, too, shall pass.)
Newly crowned Miss World-Philippines Megan Young, asked if she felt pressured to bring home the Miss World crown: “Baka mabaliw lang ako kakaisip.” (Of course, may pressure.)
Megan, asked what’s the real score between her and Mikael Daez: “Barkada ko po talaga siya.” (Sige, let’s see.)
Ynez Veneracion on people wondering how she could afford a P12-million house, though she’s not active in show biz: “Kung naiinggit sila, wala naman akong magagawa.” (Well, that’s true.)
Jennylyn Mercado, asked if she would let her son Jazz enter show biz: “Pagdating ng tamang panahon, siya ang magdedesisyon.” (Trite, but good, answer.)
Claudine Barretto on her rough 2013: “Parang tuluy-tuloy ’yung mga unos na pinagdadaanan ko at ng pamilya ko. Parang I just want to take it a day at a time with prayers.” (Storm the heavens, as they say.)