Judy Ann Santos and Sam Milby have the same predicament. This could be traced to the unexpected ending of the duo’s teleserye “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” telecast by the Kapamilya network.
A confidante of Juday told this writer: “She’s really disappointed, at may tampo siya sa ABS-ABN management. Juday didn’t expect that the teleserye would be off the air at once. You can’t blame her. She‘s used to have long-running TV series. And, of course, Juday is not tagged ‘Prime Time Queen’ for nothing.”
Like Juday, Sam feels dispirited. But what irks him is a canard report that “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” got poor viewership rating. Sam said that based on a Kantar Phil survey, from day one to its last few weeks, the series had maintained huge following.
“Beforehand, alam namin one season lang tatagal ito. But I anticipated it would be extended, kaya disappointed ako. Anyway, I feel elated that viewers and critics alike consider the series not run-of-the-mill type, with praises and from local Pinoys and those abroad,” Sam told this writer’s chums.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Raymart a winner in the end of case? [/box]The family and supporters of Raymart Santiago are having their fingers crossed, hoping that in the end of his court battle with his wife Claudine Barretto, he would emerge the winner. As per order of the court, both have remained tight-lipped on what transpired during the hearing of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Raymart against Claudine. This came after a petition for temporary protection order was filed by Claudine against Raymart.
Raymart’s face glowed when he came out of the hearing room, it was surmised that he scored an initial victory. To recount, since his younger years Raymart has not been involved in any imbroglio, while controversies and hot issues reaching the courts bedevilled Claudine.
Truth to tell, the first time Raymart got entangled with the law it was for love and in defense of Claudine. This was in connection with her quarrel with columnist Ramon Tulfo and his brothers. It’s ironic that Claudine herself is pushing Raymart into hot water. But Raymart’s family is hopeful that “the truth will prevail.”[box type=”default” size=”large”] Blind Item: [/box]Reports have it that the recent concerts of a very popular young singer-actress in US and Canada were big flops. The producers allegedly lost a lot of money In local parlance, nilangaw ang mga shows. They surmised na nagsawa na ang mga tao sa kanya.
If the singer-actress has no more overseas singing commitments in offing, then the reports could be factual.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] Sarah to go back to GMA-7? [/box]There’s a possibility that Sarah Labhati could be back to the fold of GMA-7. It is recalled that earlier, she had a serious rift with the station’s bigwig, Attorney Anette Abrogar. The latter had admitted to a group of writers that she’s willing to forgive Sarah and drop all the court cases she filed against her. But Sarah should be honest enough to admit it was her fault and humble enough to ask for forgiveness.
“I’m open to forgiving for that’s my nature,” said Anette. Thus chances are Sarah would return to the Kapuso station.
On the hot talks that Sarah’s now a new mom of a baby born last April in Switzerland, courtesy of her BF Richard Gutierrez, Anette refused to comment on it, merely shrugging off her shoulder.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Maja and Angel have no misunderstanding [/box]Contrary to what people have claimed that Maja Salvador and Angel Locsin have ill feelings against each other, Maja claimed otherwise. In fact, she’s very excited when informed that her new TV drama series for the Kapamilya network will unite her with Angel.
“Truth is, Angel is one of my admired actresses, off and onscreen. Kaya nga preparado ako to work with her, knowing how good she is as an actress,” Maja quipped.
As we all know, Maja and Angel are exceptional performers, both being the recipient of best actress trophies from different award-giving bodies.[box type=”default” size=”large”] Flash reports: [/box]As we were writing this piece, we learned that Marian Rivera has renewed her contract with GMA-7 in the presence of Kapuso top brasses Attorney Felipe Gozon, Jimmy Duavit, Atty. Anette Abrrogar and some penpushers. Gozon disclosed that due to Marian’s loyalty, much bigger projects await her this year. Does it mean her BF-actor whose contract has expired too will follow suit?
Although Raymond Gutierrez recently signed a contract with TV5, he remains grateful to GMA-7, his former network. This September, Raymond will start work at TV5 with a talk show with Cristy Fermin and Lucy Torres-Gomez.
Raymond didn’t say anything on a reported plan of sibling Richard not to renew his contract with the Kapuso station. He did not also comment on a published item that his mom Annebelle Rama has been sued of estafa by her relative in Cebu.
Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos who just won Best Actress award for her role in “Ekstra” announced her almost sure reteaming with Nora Aunor before the year ends. Their last film together was decades ago.