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Sarah Lahbati’s Issues With GMA Artist Center

It seems like there is a falling out between GMA Artist Center and their talent, Sarah Lahbati.

Thru the social networking site, Twitter, Sarah opened her grudge with the artist development and management center of Kapuso Network.

Sarah has a contract with GMA Artist Center for five years since she won as the Ultimate Female Survivor of Starstruck V last 2010.

On Sarah’s Twitter account (@SarahLahbati), wherein she has 330,364 followers, the young actress revealed her sentiments on GMA Artist Center.

Sarah started posting her message last January 2, 11:23 p.m.

It appears that Sarah has many complaints to the ones who were holding her career in GMA-7 so she and her parents decided to sign with Royale Era Entertainment & Artist Management, the talent management outfit of Annabelle Rama.

They assigned Annabelle which is the mother of Richard Gutierrez, Sarah’s boyfriend to be the co-manager.

SARAH’S TWEETS. Here are the following tweets of Sarah:

“To all my friends and supporters, I’d like to thank you for the love and loyalty you’ve given me. I’ve been very blessed last year and I’m grateful to all of you but unfortunately you will be seeing less of me this year for reasons that are hard to explain through Twitter…”

“I’ve had misunderstandings with the people who are handling my career. I am still thankful to them for the efforts they have shown in the past but now I feel neglected and my back is against the wall…”

“Therefor I have to do something. Just to clarify this issue that’s been going around, I signed a contract with Royal Artist (Tita Annabelle Rama) as a co manager with GMA Artist Center because I needed someone to protect & help my well being in this cut throat industry.”

“Tita Annabelle only wants the best for me, with her years of experience and success in this industry I know that she’s the right person to help me.”

Sarah also revealed on her tweet the offer of GMA Artist Center to make her sign ICONS Talent Management Agency.

The ICONS Talent Management Agency is another management arm of GMA-7 powered by Bebong Muñoz, the ex-boyfriend of Jolina Magdangal.

SARAH’S CAREER. If Sarah’s decision to go back to Switzerland pushed through, many will feel sort to her showbiz career since she’s being build up by Kapuso Network as being a leading lady.

Since 2010, there have been many projects done by Sarah. Including the Love Bug: Exchange of Hearts, Little Star, Time of My Life, Maynila, and Spooky Nights.

In the movie, Sarah was in White House and Boy Pick-Up: The Movie

Sarah is also one of the female endorsers of Bench Body.

The Pinay-Swiss Kapuso actress was launched in the 2011 afternoon soap, Kokak.

She was the leading lady of Richard Gutierrez in the primetime series, Makapiling Kang Muli(2012) where their love for each other has started

They have also finished a movie, the sexy drama, Seduction with Solenn Heussaff. It is a comeback directorial job of Peque Gallaga.

Boy Asistio Files Libel And Unjust Vexation Complaints Against Annabelle Rama

Macario “Boy” Asistio Jr., former Caloocan City mayor, filed a case of libel and unjust vexation addressing one of the famous talent manager, Ms. Annabelle Rama.

The case was filed by Asistio at Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday, May 15, 2012.

Together with Mr. Asistio is his wife Nadia Montenegro.

According to the reporter, Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN News last night, May 15, 2012, that the case being filed by Asistio is somehow connected with the wordings that Annabelle mentioned regarding his children.

Annabelle uttered: “Alyanna was raped by her father Boy Asistio when she was 10 and Anykka had STD.

According to Boy, he really doesn’t want to get involve with the issue going on between her wife and the talent manager.

He added, “Kung ako lang, okay lang. Pero nadamay na lahat, mga anak ko, pati pamilya Asistio.

“Sinisira niya reputasyon namin.

“Sana makulong na ‘yan para di na siya makapagdaldal.”

Atty. Howard Calleja, lawyer of Annabelle Rama, refused to give a comment regarding the case filed by Boy.

Annabelle, answered the allegations in her Twitter account saying that:

“No comment ako sa mga nagdedemanda d’yan. Busy ang beauty ko sa meetings para sa shows ng mga alaga ko. Kakatapos lang ng meeting ko with ABS-CBN.”

Annabelle Rama And Nadia Montenegro Had Their Own Version Of Story Regarding What Happened In San Juan Prosecutor’s Office

Annabelle filed a case of theft to Nadia, the last hearing was held yesterday March 12 at  San Juan Prosecutor’s Office.


The PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received a text message from Nadia, she  said that Annabelle was became wild again. The PEP called Nadia as soon as possible to  know the whole story.

Based on Nadia, “Natataranta na naman siya [Annabelle] sa mga sagot niya nang  tinanong ito ng fiscal. Sinigawan na naman ako na sinungaling daw ako. Nakita niya ang  lawyer [Atty. Maggie Abraham] ko na umiiling-iling, sinita niya. Bakit ka umiiling diyan,  ha!” tili raw ni Annabelle kay Atty. Abraham. Sinagot ko siya: ‘Bawal bang gumalaw?  Ikaw nga nagagawa mo ang gusto mong gawin. Nakakapag-iskandalo ka kailan mo gusto,  kami hindi puwede umiling?”

In front of Fiscal Ma. Cristina Juanson, Annabelle shout “sinungaling!” to Nadia

“Di ba, clarificatory hearing yun? Paano maaayos yun kung dalawang questions pa lang, e, nagwawala na siya?” Nadia said.

Nadia also said that Annabelle challenge her to have a fistfight outside then she accept it, but when they already outside, the fiscal instruct the security to separate them from each other.


The PEP classifies the issue to Annabelle.

Annabelle said, “Ang sabi kasi niya [Nadia], hindi raw niya binenta ang hospital bed na sinasabi ko. Sabi raw niya, ang media ang nagsabi nun. E, sinabi niya yun sa mga interview. Nagsisinungaling na naman siya, di ba? Kaya sinibihan ko siya na napakasinungaling niya. Hindi naman ako nagwala dun!”

She also added, “Kung sinabi niyang ‘sige’ nung sinabihan ko siyang magsuntukan kami sa labas, palagay mo mananahimik lang ako? Baka dun pa lang sinabunutan ko na siya! Baka nalaglag na yung pantalon niya na hinahatak-hatak lang niya pataas! Sabi lang sa akin ng fiscal, ‘Cool lang tayo, Ms. Rama. Sabi ko naman, ‘Oo, fiscal, napakasinungaling lang kasi ng baboy na ‘to! Alam mo, hindi masama ang magsabi ng totoo. Ako, sa totoo lang talaga, hindi naman ako magdi-deny kung talagang sinabi ko o kung ano ang nangyari, ‘Dong!  Ang hilig niyang mag-imbento ng kuwento. Hindi ako magsisinungaling, ‘Dong! Kung talagang tinanggap niya ang hamon ko na magsuntukan kami, palagay mo ano ang mangyari?”


Nadia said that there are so many people who witnessed what happened in front of fiscal. They can see on the minutes of Fiscal Juanson if what are really happened.

Annabelle added that she can calm down in front of Nadia but when she hears a lie word to her, she can’t help herself not to calm down.

It was the last hearing in the case of Annabelle that she filed to Nadia. They wait for the result of Fiscal Juanson.

They will see each other again on March 14, Wednesday at Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office for the clarification hearing of the case Child Abuse that Nadia and her child filed to Annabelle.

Nadia Montenegro files three more cases against Annabelle Rama

Nadia Montenegro files another three more case against the Annabelle Rama. The said cases which includes Attempted Murder, Grave Coercion, and Grave Oral Defamation, in which she filed last February 1 at San Juan Prosecutor’s Office, due to what Rama did last January 30 as she made a scene outside the San Juan Prosecutor’s Office as she challenge Nadia to come out.

Annabelle Rama had also taken by force her drivers ‘manebela’ as she planned of ‘killing’ Montenegro as soon as she step out of the building.

Meanwhile, Annabelle has advised by her lawyers to keep in silent about the case, for as she is not yet receiving any affidavit from the camp of Nadia.

But on a pep interview she said that: “Maski mag-file siya ng twenty times na kaso, okay lang sa akin.

“Madali lang naman mag-file, e, fifty pesos lang naman bayad, di ba?

“Ako naman, hindi basta-basta nagpa-file hangga’t hindi ako sigurado, e.

“Siya kasi, file lang nang file para magamit lang ang pangalan ko, gusto lang niya maki-ride on sa akin, hindi naman siya sikat.”

“Ang problema diyan, ang buwelta ko.

“Dun mo ngayon itatanong ang buwelta ko sa kanya.

“Kasi madali mag-file, magdemanda. Ang buwelta ko sa ‘yo, ano ba?

“Natutulog lang ba ako? Hindi!

“Hindi ako kagaya ng ibang kalaban mo na kayang-kaya mong tapak-tapakan.

“Hindi ako natutulog.

“Gising na gising ako, Nadia Montenegro. Dinemanda mo ako, sasagutin ko at tatapusin ko pa!”

But as for Nadia, all that Annabelle Rama has been doing, she doesn’t know now whether she is safe or not.

A Dream Come True

The Annebisyosa No Other Concert was indeed a dream come true for Showtime host Anne Curtis. Her first and last concert was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Saturday,  January 28, 2012.

Accourding to Anne, it was really her dream to have one solo concert in a big venue such as the Araneta Coliseum. This dream came into reality despire the fact that the TV host isn’t really a singer. Anne proved her fans that she is really a performer. She dazzled throughout the night in her outfits courtesy of her friend and stylist Liz Uy.

Anne got a lot of support from her friends who shared the stage with her. Some of them are celebs Luiz Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Rico Blanco, Ira Cruz, Sam Milby, and Sarah Geronimo. Sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith also showed her all-out support to her sister as she wishes have her own ‘dream come true.’ Anne also did a showdown with Showtime co-host Vice Ganda. Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Karylle, Ryan Bang, and Jhong Hilario also went up the stage to show off their dance moves. Included in the guests are Anne’s No Other Woman co-stars Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay.

Although not performing on stage with Anne, friends showed their support to her as part of the crowd. Among them are KC Concepcion, Jessy Mendiola, Jed Madela, Megan Young, Danica Sotto, Chesca Garcia, Annabelle Rama, Gab Valenciano, Tim Yap, Joanne Quintas, Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Rajo Laurel, and Raymund Isaac.

Annabelle Rama faces Nadia Montenegro at QCRTC

Annabelle Rama wasn’t able to control her emotions yesterday morning at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court where the clarificatory hearing took place for the cases filed by Nadia Montenegro against her.

The two parties arrived at the fiscal office at around 8:30 in the morning. They peacefully entered the office but Annabelle ended up shouting and cursing Nadia.

Annabelle wasn’t able to continue with the hearing. She explained herself as she rushes out of QRRTC.

“Kasi sinungaling siya, e. Deny siya nang deny sa fiscal. Tapos parang dinidiin niya ako. Sabi ko, ‘Magsabi ka ng totoo sa fiscal, wag kang magsinungaling! Kasi mga tanong kasi ni fiscal, hindi niya masagot-sagot. Sinungaling siya!” said Annabelle.

“Sabi ng fiscal kasi, ‘Dati kayong magkaibigan’. Sabi ko, ‘Wala akong kasalanan. Ang kasalanan ko lang, magbigay ng trabaho sa dalawang anak niya.’ Nandiyan ang mga bata, magdamag nagtatrabaho ‘yan, kumukuha siya ng pera.’ Sabi ko, ‘Bayaran mo ang utang mo sa akin!’ [Nadia said] wala siyang utang. Kapal ng mukha niya!” adds Annabelle.

When the press asked Nadia why Annabelle acted that way, she said: “Hindi ko alam. Basta bigla na lang siyang nagwala, na hindi ko na na-keep track kung ano’ng pinagsasabi niya.”

Nadia came to the court with her children to give additional evidences in the cases she filed against her children’s managers. She will file a motion where she asks Annabelle to bring the original contracts of her children for NBI examination. This is for the falsification of documents case that she filled against the manager. Aside from this, she will also submit some evidences showing Annabelle’s and her children’s text messages. According to her, Annabelle’s son- Richard Gutierrez, was also cursing her in text messages.

Ruffa Gutierrez defends her mom against Nadia Montenegro’s allegation of child abuse

The actress and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez had spoken to defend her mom against the recent accusation of Nadia Montenegro that she (Annabelle Rama) is a “child abuser”. In an interview yesterday with Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed, a showbiz talk show of TV5 network, Ruffa said that she was shocked with the news.

“Actually, na-shock ako because yesterday [October 1] nabasa ko sa diyaryo na my mom was being sued for child abuse by Nadia Montenegro. I found it very disgusting. I didn’t wanna talk about this pero for me I want to defend my mom and answer on her behalf,” Ruffa said, “Nadia sued my mom kasi the hours daw were so long.”

According to Ruffa, Nadia Montenegro’s daughters, Alynna and Annika Asistio, were one of the many artists managed by Annabelle Rama. She also revealed that Nadia begged for her mom’s approval to take her (Nadia’s) daughters in and that she and her brother Raymond strongly opposed to Nadia’s request since her mom already had many talents to manage.

“Unang-una kasi sa lahat, ang dami nang talents ng mommy ko. Ako pa lang, si Raymond, at saka si Richard, busy na siya sa schedule niya. So, I already told her (Annabelle), kahit na maraming nag-a-apply sa mommy ko, na huwag nang tumanggap ng talents kasi marami na masyado,” she said.

“My mom wants to help people. She’s such a good heart. Every day kasi nagmamakaawa si Nadia para kunin yung dalawang anak niya para i-manage ng mommy ko. And me and Raymond we’re like, ‘Huwag na, kasi marami na nga kami.’ It’s not gonna be an asset to our company, but it’s gonna be a detriment pa. It’s gonna be detrimental pa for the company kasi hindi naman sila kilala and kailangang i-build up pa,” she added.

But despite their strong opposition, Annabelle decided to take Nadia’s daughters in.

“So, yun, naawa ang mommy ko and yung dalawang bata mahilig mag-artista, pinasok ng mommy ko ngayon sa TV5,” she said.

Nadia Montenegro recently complained Annabel Rama for the reason that her daughters had long hours of work. Ruffa objected and said, “in the first place kung minor ang mga anak mo, hindi mo na sila pinag-artista. Kung gusto mo silang patapusin sa pag-aaral, sana hindi na lang kayo nagmakaawa sa mommy ko.”


Basketball Player James Yap is in No Hurry To Find a New Love

Last August 20, 2011, at the Imperial Palace was the 73rd Birthday celebration of Mother Lily Monteverde.

The Regal Film matriarch said she considers the presence of James Yap as one of the things which made her 73rd birthday complete. She told reporters that she asked for only one gift from her son Dondon Monteverde: “I told Dondon, for my birthday gift, dalhin mo si James sa birthday party ko.” Dondon serves as the manager of the basketball player. Mother Lily really Love James Yap and James Yap feels overwhelm and thankful because of it.

Last June, Kris Aquino told ABS-CBN that she refused to talk to James because of what she experienced at the witness stand duringone of the court hearings related to her petition to annul their five-year marriage. But James pointed out: “Bakit siya magtatampo? Hindi nga kami nag-uusap. Walang tampuhan. Magkaibigan kami pero busy siya, busy ako.” Since James and Kris have been living apart, James said his four-year-old son, Bimby, has been asking him tough questions. The basketball player said: “Si James (Bimby) kasi lumalaki na so kumbaga nakakaintindi na siya. So medyo ingat lang… minsan nagtatanong siya, ang hirap sagutin pero kailangan talaga.” And according to James, he visits Bimby when his schedule allows it.

James Yap clammed up when asked if he was traumatized by his unsuccessful marriage. “Kung na-trauma? Hirap, eh, kasi minahal ko naman. Gano’n lang talaga ang buhay,” he said. But when asked if he’s dating, he replied, “Ba’t gusto n’yo akong mag-date kaagad?” Then he said in jest, “Oo meron….anak ko.” Turning serious, he said that as of now, “wala pa.”

James seems to pretend surprise when asked about his feedback to Gab Valenciano’s statement that he’s dating Isabel Oli, in an interview, “Ha? Talaga? ‘Di ko alam. Mabait naman si Isabel, eh. Kaibigan ko ‘yon,” he said. “Suwerte si Gab kasi mabait si Isabel. Kaibigan ko ‘yon. Sobrang bait na babae,” he added. With the matter between him and Isabel, Yap did not distance himself from the actress. “Hindi naman kasi alam naman namin na kaibigan ko siya. Wala akong masasabi kay Isabel kundi mabait na babae.”

As for another woman being linked to him, Yap once again stressed that he and singer Marie Digby are just friends. “Lumalabas kami as a group. Kaibigan ko si Marie.” James is not surprised with the rumor because he said he’s single. James declined to make a reaction on Digby’s guesting on Kris Aquino’s morning show Kris TV. “Hindi ko napanood ‘yon kasi wala ako dito, eh.”

With the unsuccessful crack at marriage, the basket ballplayer learned a lesson about relationships: “Kailangan talaga magkasundo and kung meron akong magiging asawa siyempre kailangan talaga team kayo. Kumbaga, kung ano ‘yung desisyon kailangang ipaalam sa ano. ‘Yon na ‘yon. Natuto na ‘ko.”

Aside from James Yap, who came with his manager Dondon Monteverde, celebrities who took time to drop by to greet the Regal producer were senators Bong Revilla, Antonio Trillanes, Dick Gordon, also Paulo Avelino, Boots Anson Roa, Ricky Davao, Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano, Dennis Trillo, Martin Escudero, Audie Gemora, Gabby Conception and Baron Gieisler. Other stars present to greet Mother Lily are the lead stars of My Neighbor’s Wife, namely Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo, and Jake Cuenca. Jillian Ward, Mart Escudero, Lan Batherson, and Ervic Vijandre were among the other guests. Ruffa Gutierrez also arrived at the party with her mother Annabelle Rama. When Nora Aunor arrived with German Moreno, Mother Lily personally met the superstar at the entrance of the mezzanine floor where the party was being held.

Annabelle Rama sends a short message to Kris Aquino

Annabelle RamaSa kabila ng palitan ng paumanhin at kapatawaran, nagbigay naman ng maiksing mensahe ang palabang si Annabelle Rama kay Kris Aquino tungkol pa rin sa kontrobersyang kinasasangkutan ng kanyang anak na si Ruffa Gutierrez.

Matatandaan na nagkairingan sina Kris at Annabelle dahil sa “pag-walk-out” ni Ruffa sa ‘The Buzz’ ng una noong nakaraang linggo. Dahil sa hinanakit, nakapagbitaw ng maanghang na salita si Annabelle laban kay Kris at nadamay pa ang kapatid niyang si Liberal Party presidential bet Noynoy Aquino.

Sa ulat ni entertainment reporter Lhar Santiago para sa Chika Minute ng GMA news 24 Oras nitong Huwebes, sinabing okey na relasyon nina Kris at Ruffa matapos humingi ng paumanhin at magpatawad ang magkabilang panig.

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Ruffa Gutierrez walks out of showbiz talk show

chsm2Actress/TV host Ruffa Gutierrez on Sunday walked out of a showbiz talk show she was co-hosting reportedly upon the prodding of her mother and manager, Annabelle Rama.

Interviewed by Showbiz Central minutes after the walkout, Rama admitted that she asked Ruffa to leave the live set of ABS-CBN’s The Buzz due to the alleged hostile treatment her daughter was getting from co-host Kris Aquino.

“Ruffa, alam kong addict ka sa trabaho. Pero pag sa trabaho mo naman, kapag ginaganon-ganon ka ng mga kasama mo, hindi na tama yung ganyan. Kaya tama na pinaalis ko siya [at] mabuti na nakinig ka sa nanay mo,” Rama told Showbiz Central host Pia Guanio.

Rama said she informed ABS-CBN bosses about her decision to pull out Ruffa from the show. She also appealed to the public not to vote for Kris’ brother, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who is running for president in the May 10 elections.

“Kaya ako’y nananawagan sa taumbayan na huwag niyong iboto si Noynoy, kasi hindi pa nga nananalo si Noynoy ay ang yabang-yabang na ni Kris. Akala mo siya na ang may-ari ng showbiz,” she said.

Kris, in her Twitter account, cried foul over Rama’s statement against her brother. “If they will choose to lambaste my brother who wasn’t even on the Buzz, makes me wonder what the true agenda is – para siraan si Noy (to ruin Noy’s reputation)?” She said she believes Filipino voters “are intelligent and will continue supporting Noy because he is the best man for the job.”