Hosted by Pia Guanio, Raymond Gutierrez, and John "Sweet"" Lapus, Showbiz Central premiered last Sunday, April 29, on GMA-7. Janno Gibbs was among the first to get a taste of what it’s like to be on the hot seat with the show’s Central Jury, composed of controversial DJ Mo Twister, talent manager Shirley Kuan, and comedian-TV host Arnell Ignacio.
Shirley asked Janno first: "Sa dinami-dami ng babae na na-link sa iyo, sino-sino dito ang pwede mo nang i-reveal na talagang totoo iyon at hindi chismis?"
Janno told the Jury that it was impossible to deny that he didn’t have a relationship with some of the women linked to him, except that he wasn’t stupid enough to give out the names of those women in question.
"Kaya nga ang tanong," Shirley says, "is kung sino na ang handa ka nang i-reveal, kahit isa."
"Alam mo, hindi puwede dahil for a lot of reasons, e. Para dun sa babaeng yun. Pangalawa, I’m trying to fix my marriage right now, for my kids... Ang dami, e. Ang daming reasons," Janno explained.
DJ Mo asked a follow-up question: "Where are you on the marriage? How’s it fixing?"
"We’re doing very well," Janno said. "I can at least say I’m back in the house. I’m sleeping in the same room with Bing [Loyzaga, his wife]. For a while lang na I was sleeping next door."
Arnell got his moment to ask Janno his thought-provoking question: "Bakit ba ang dami mong links na babae, e, hindi mo naman ina-anakan, hindi mo naman pinapamilya?"
"Maraming artista ang mas malala pa sa akin. I think siguro kasi na-label ka na, na pabling ka. It’s very easy na gawin ka nang target," he explained.
"Ano ba ang qualifications [ng girls] to get your attention?" Arnel said.
"Siyempre, unang-una, yung physical attraction. Pero after that, yung chemistry na, like chemistry sa pag-uusap, masarap kausap," Janno enumerated.
Mo changed the topic with a question related to Gladys Guevarra, whom Janno had a spat with recently. Mo asked: "What’s the status with Gladys Guevarra? I heard something about na pina-punchline mo pangalan niya, nagagalit siya so nagti-text siya sa iyo. What’s your reaction to that?"
"Ako naman, lahat [ng interviews], are ambushes and I had to defend myself. Dun sa text, naging part of the joke kasi [si Gladys] sa Nuts Entertainment, which was not intentional. Ultimately, nag-apologize ako sa kanya. Ang totoo nun ay hindi niya tinanggap ang apology ko."
He added, "As much as possible, pwede naman ayusin na walang camera, sa likod na lang ng camera."
Sweet finished the interview with: "Are you willing to make peace with Gladys Guevarra?"
"Oo," Janno replied. "Never naman akong nagtanim ng galit. Pero ako, gusto ko, pag magkakaayos, hindi on-cam. Pwede namang magtawagan, e."