It seems another showbiz “word war” is in the offing.
“Rubi” star Angelica Panganiban reportedly got miffed over “Magkaribal” star Gretchen Barretto’s controversial remark that she wanted to see only Derek Ramsay’s pictures of his trip to South Africa.
Note that Derek will be spending the vacation in South Africa with his real life girlfriend, Angelica.
On last Friday’s “Showbiz News Ngayon,” Gretchen said the following upon learning of her “Magkaribal” leading man’s vacation.
“Masa-sad ako siyempre kasi wala ng kwento. Hihintayin ko ‘yong mga kwento niya. Pictures na lang, hihintayin ko mga pictures niya. Solo pictures lang ha. Gusto ko ikaw lang, walang iba (laughs).”
These words reportedly so irked Angelica that last Sunday, “The Buzz” said she posted on her Twitter page: “Totoo nga… Nakakaloka pala talaga. Oh well… Nakakaawa ka.. Mukhang di ka masaya.. Goodnight.”
Another tweet read: “Tarrrraaaayyy!!! Single ka teh? ”
ABS-CBN’s upcoming teleserye, “Magkaribal,” paved the way for Gretchen and Derek to work together. Gretchen, who is the long-time domestic partner of businessman Antonio “TonyBoy” Cojuangco, has been vocal about her crush on Derek, intimating that she had longed to work with the hunk actor.
Although Angelica did not admit her tweets were meant for Gretchen, she said, “Nasa mga tao na ‘yon kung sino sa tingin nila ang gusto kong paringgan… Huwag sana akong idamay sa promotion [ng ‘Magkaribal’]. Kasi kung gusto niyang mag-promote, mag-promote siyang mag-isa.”
Commenting on Gretchen’s request for Derek’s solo pictures from their South Africa trip, Angelica stressed, “Magdadala na lang ako ng pictures namin pero walang solo, puro double. Wala, sinabi ko lang, ‘Taray single ka?’ Kasi ako double. May boyfriend ako, tsaka girlfriend ako ni Derek.”
Gretchen, on the other hand, reacted to Angelica’s tweet, thus: “Para ba sa akin ‘yon (tweets)? Hindi ko alam. Nagtra-trabaho lang ako, nag-e-enjoy lang ako. Joke lang namin ni Derek ‘yon.”
When told of Angelica’s answer to her request for Derek’s solo pictures, Gretchen said, in what can be described as a sarcastic tone: “Oh my god, how painful. I’m so depressed. Very ouchy talaga.”
She added: “Lovey [referring to Derek], defend me. Inaaway na nila ako… Ako si Victoria [her character in ‘Magkaribal’]. Suot ko ang pag-ibig na hindi susuko at lalaban magpakailanman (laughs). You want war, I’ll give you war. I’ll be there in my red stilettos.”
Derek maintained in a separate interview that no problem brews between him and Angelica when it comes to their respective work.
“She knows na trabaho lang ito. Kapag tapos na kaming magtrabaho, hanggang doon lang ‘yon,” he said.