Real-life dramas resumed during the second half of 2011.
STORMS AND SUNSHINE
IN JULY. Following her birthday celebrations in the country and
Singapore, which were both attended by rumored beau Eduardo Puertas, a man
from Ruffa Gutierrez's past resurfaced to give her the "biggest battle of her
Her ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas declared that he was going to
fight for the custody of his daughters Lorin and Venice.
In his e-mail to GMA News last July 14, he said: "I always gave my money
to my children. I would not have offered 2 millions dollars to Ruffa in order
to see my children for 1 week. She requested some time and, after talking to
her father and mother, she did not accept this proposal...I need my rights to see
my children with the law."
Photography: Allan Sancon
Meanwhile, a complaint alleging physical abuse was filed against Maricel
Soriano on July 1, by her former househelps May Cachuela and Camille
Acojedo, who related the actress's "pagmumura and paninipa."
But the Diamond Star chose to keep mum on the subject.
Photography: File Photo
On the other hand, Heart Evangelista claimed she was "attacked, shouted at, and threatened" by Marian Rivera.
Heart said during her press conference last July 21: "Masama lang po ang loob ko dahil nabaligtad na po ang sitwasyon."
Other scene-stealers were Aga
Muhlach—who, after 18 years of
working with ABS-CBN—transferred to TV5 to become an "explorer"; Paris Hilton,
whose every activity during her brief visit to the country hit the headlines; Carla Abellana,
who was castigated by veteran entertainment columnist Mario Bautista.
On September 4, Maja admittedon TV that she was the reason why the two actors had fought; she also revealed that all this time, she and Matteo (left) were already in a relationship.
On September 11, Matteo called the brawl with Coco (right) a "big, big, big misunderstanding."
He added, addressing Coco, "Pasensiya na talaga sa nangyari."
On September 18, the former screen partner of Maja accepted his apology. "Kinalimutan ko na po yun," he said.
Photography: Noel Orsal
This month's biggest surprise was
the engagement of TV host-politician Shalani Soledad to Pasig
Representative Roman Romulo which was announced barely two weeks after the press had reported that the couple were just dating.