Starlet’s handler striking while the iron is . . . lukewarm
Talent managers can be bullies sometimes. This happens especially when they handle careers of A-listers or those who are currently in-demand.
A producer-director (PD) was left with no choice but to give in to the unreasonable demand of Ruthless Whiner (RW) during a negotiation for a project offered to one of his top wards (TP).
RW wanted a lesser-known actor be included in the cast of a film that TP will star in. PD pleaded with RW if he could just include the new actor in another project he is working on since he has already completed the cast for this one, but RW was unrelenting. He even threatened to pull out TP from the project if his demand wasn’t met.
Poor PD had to revise his script just so a new character could be added to the story. This also meant additional cost in talent fee. PD, however, vowed to never work with RW again. Perhaps that’s what you can call “striking while the iron is … lukewarm.”
To talent managers, a warning: Word gets around.
TOP OF THE TABLOIDS
This week’s top show biz news from the tabloids (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
• Sharon Cuneta ipinakilala ang isa pang ‘anak’ sa US: Napakaguwapo, iyan ang lahi namin! (Naks naman.)
• Megan Young, Mikael Daez nagkasundo na huwag munang magkaroon ng anak dahil … (Their right to decide.)
• Willie Revillame sa paglipat nina Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz at Pokwang sa GMA: Pabayaan natin kung saan sila masaya … (Yeah … at may show.)
• Angel Locsin: Mag-aaral ako magluto para hindi ako isauli ng asawa ko sa tatay ko! (No return, no exchange.)
• Wilma Doesnt mas lalo pang na-in love sa kanyang fiancé. (She does, doesn’t she?)
• Dennis Trillo: Hindi po “kabitserye” ang ‘Legal Wives’ kahit 3 ang magiging asawa ko. (Yup, that’s another way of seeing it …)
• Vin Abrenica: May tao talagang cheater at merong temptations na nangyayari sa atin. (Uh, you think?)
• Jennica Garcia rumesbak sa basher: Assuming at malisyosa ka! Mas marunong ka pa sa taong nahiwalay sa asawa! (Some of ‘em do know how to fight back. Rah-rah!)
• Basher tinuruan ng leksyon ni Vice Ganda: You’re a bad example to the Christian nation! (Well, he probably is.)
• ‘First Yaya’ director biglang naalala si Wenn Deramas sa viral “basura” comment ni Andoy Ranay. (These people can’t even leave the dead out of it! Despicable.)
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