Lolit Solis to Gabby Concepcion: "Iba na ngayon ang showbiz."

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"Doon ko na napatunayan na yung dating pagtinginko sa kanya, yung dating affection mo, totally wala na," says Lolit Solis abouther meeting with former talent Gabby Concepcion.


Lolit Solis took the hot seat on StarTalk lastSaturday, April 12, with co-hosts Butch Francisco and Joey de Leon interviewingher about her rift with Annabelle Rama, her libel case with actors PioloPascual and Sam Milby, and of course her meeting with former talent GabbyConcepcion.

Last week, Annabelle Rama seemed to have forgottenher anger towards Lolit, which started earlier this year when RuffaGutierrez publicly narrated the alleged "snubbing" incident with Lolit's talentLani Mercado. (Click here to read related article.)

In fact, Annabelle said in an interview that there is still apossibility for their friendship to come back. She added, "Yung kay 'Nay Lolit, kita mo naman, Lhar, isa lang ang galitko, ayaw ko na. Hindi ba, until now,hindi ko na pinatulan yun kasi marami pa ring nagtatanong sa akin, hindi na akosumasagot."

Butch asked, "Ano ang reaksiyon mo na hindi na raw galit si Annabelle?"

The showbiz columnist answered, "Alam ko namang mangyayariyun kasi, kita mo naman, Joey, ang tagal ng pinagsamahan, 30 years, di ba? Alangan namang sa isang iglap lang mawala 'yon.

"At saka kilala ko naman talaga si Bisaya [Annabelle],talagang ganyan 'yan, e. Mamaya kapaggalit kung anu-ano ang sinasabi, pero kapag wala na, wala na. Pareho kaminghindi mapagtanim ng sama ng loob."

Butch threw a follow-up question, "Nagtampo ka ba sa kanya?"

"Hindi. Talaga,"replied Lolit. "'Yon talagang para kalang nainis na, ‘Bakit ganitong hinahamon ka na, kung anu-ano na angsinasabi? Samantalang parang hindinaman dapat pagkagalitan yung pinag-aawayan n'yo."

Then, Joey asked Lolit's reaction about Annabelle, whois into acting again after so many years through My Monster Mom.

"Natutuwa ako dahil mas maganda ngayon angpag-arte niya. Mas maganda ngayon ang mga nilalabasan niyang role kesa yungmga nilalabasan niya noon," replied Lolit.

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In the said movie, Annabelle will be playing the role of amother, which she described as, "Totoong-totoo ito sa buhay ko."

Lolit agreed that Annabelle's role is really tailor-made forher. "Yun ang pinakabagaysa kanya kasi parang role niya talaga sa totoong buhay. Yung maalaga siya sa mgaanak niya, pinaglalaban niya ang mga anak niya... Bagay na bagay talaga sa kanya."

After this Joey gave another non-serious question to hisco-host. He asked, "Umaarte ka rin Lolit. Kung makakasama mo si Annabelle sapelikula, ano kaya yung magandang eksenang puwede ninyong pagsaluhan?"

Lolit briefly answered, "Siguro yung nagta-Tagalog ako,nagbi-Bisaya siya. Hindi kami magkaintindihang dalawa."

What is her message to her friend of 30 years?

Lolit said, "Alam ko naman, Bisaya, kahit ano'ng mangyari,hindi natin makakalimutan yung nakaraan. Dyusko, dalaga ka pa noon,hinahabul-habol mo pa si Eddie Gutierrez, magkakilala na tayo, pagkatapos kungsaan lang mapupunta yung pagiging magkaibigan natin? Buti nga ang ending mo kay Eddie ka, e... Kung nagkataong hindi monahuli si Eddie, di ba?

"At saka natutuwa ako dahil maganda ngayon ang mganangyayari sa buhay niya. May mgacommercial pa siya, di ba? Madami nangdatung si Bisaya. Siguro mas lalo ko nasiyang mahihingan ng datung."

LIBEL CASE. Recently, it was reported that the libel case filed by Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby against theshowbiz columnist has already reached thecourt. (Click here to read related article.)

Although she has heard about it, Lolit said that she and herattorney have not yet received a formal notice. She reiterated, "Wala pa kaming kopya ngabogado ko. Pero sabi nga niya, in-inform na niya ako na umakyat na daw sakorte. Ira-raffle pa naman yun, Joey,di ba? Usually, may ganun pa yun, di ba?"

In her following statement, Lolit sounded like she's nottoo worried about the case.

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She explained, "Ang isa lang bagay na ikinakatuwa ko, nagkitana kami ni Direk Johnny Manahan [head of Star Magic, which manages the careers of Piolo and Sam]. Kasiako, magalit sa akin si Piolo, magalit sa akin si Sam, okay lang, e, dahilhindi ko sila kilala. Pero para magalitsa akin si Johnny Manahan—na may special friendship kami magmula pa doon saBroadcast City—yun ang daramdamin ko.

"E, nakapag-usap na kami, naipaliwanag ko na yung side ko,siguro naman maiintindihan ako ni Direk Johnny Manahan, kaya natutuwa naako. Kaya maraming salamat naman kayJohnny Manahan at kay Mariol [also of Star Magic]"

Lolit added that her talk with Mr. M, Johnnny Manahan'spopular name in showbiz, was amicable.

"Ako talaga ang nag-approach," narrated Lolit. "Sinabi kong ganun, pinaliwanag ko yung sideko, ganyan-ganyan. Ano naman siya,nalaman naman niya... Naintindihan naman ni Johnny Manahan na luka-luka ako. Peroandodoon na naman yung kaso sa korte, okay na yun."

MEETING GABBY. Adding up to the positive happenings inLolit's life was meeting her former talent, Gabby Concepcion, last week.

The meeting was requested by StarTalk, which wasinitially planned to be used in the said program. However, the returning actor refused to have cameras and the StarTalkstaff during their meeting.

Lolit said that Gabby requested that their meeting be a private one. "[Sabi ni Gabby] 'Gusto ko yung una natingpagkikita hindi yung parang showbiz.' Kasisabi ko, ‘Sige na naman, pa-interview na naman para sa StarTalk.' E, sabi niya, ‘Huwag ganun. Gusto ko mag-uusap lang tayo.'"

The first question about the meeting came from Butch. He asked his co-host, "Ano ang feeling monoong unang nagtagpo kayo ulit ni Gabby several days ago?"

Lolit said that she provedto herself that she has already moved on. She added, "Siguro kung sa kanilang dalawa ni Sharon Cuneta walang closure;kami, noong nagkita kami, nagkaroon na ng closure.

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"Doon ko na napatunayan na yung dating pagtingin ko sakanya, yung dating affection mo, totally wala na. Kaya nasiguro ko na wala na yung sakit ng loob ko, pero wala narin yung dati talagang pagmamahal na nadarama ko sa kanya."

When asked what was her first reaction when she saw Gabby,Lolit said, "Sabi ko, ‘Ah, totoo pala yung sabi ni Lorna Tolentino na mas pinkpa 'yang pisngi mo at saka lips mo kaysa kay Lorna.' Natawa naman siya."

She also said, "Kumportable agad kasi nagkita na kami sanoon sa Las Vegas, e." The two bumpedinto each other last October 2006 during a party prepared for boxer Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Mexican boxer Erik Morales.

Then, Lolit described her relationship with her former talentnow. She said, "Yun pa rin, parang humihingi siya sa akin ng advice. Ako naman, sinasabi ko naman yung nasa loob ko."

When the meeting ended, Lolit remembered Gabby saying,"‘Hoy, ha, magkukuwentuhan pa tayo.' Hindi ko naman alam kung ano pa yungpagkukwentuhan namin.'"

Again, the comedian-host Joey teased Lolit, "Wala ba kayongpinag-usapang mga awards night?"

Lolit laughed out loud and answered, "Sabi ko nga, ‘Hindi nasikat ang mga awards night kaya wala na akong magagawang scam.' Hindi ba, hindina siya sikat ngayon? Halos wala nangawards night, di ba? Oo, kaya wala naakong magagawang scam!" she laughed.

ADVICE TO GABBY. After her meeting with Gabby and his current talent manager Mrs. RoseFlaminiano, Lolit admitted that she realized some things.

"Ang naisip ko lang, kasiparang na-time warp si Gabby, na parang akala niya yun pa ring dati ang showbizngayon, e. Kaya yun, as a manager, yunna lang... Parang as a manager ang [payo] ko, dapat siguro magkaroon siya ngrealization ngayon na iba na ang showbiz."

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Although, Gabby remained handsomeafter 13 years of not appearing in showbiz, the talent manager also could notdeny that her former talent has matured already.

She explained, "Siyempre, sinasabinilang walang nabago, na guwapo pa rin, totoo yun. Pero kailangang admit-in natin na tumanda na siya. Kasi ganito 'yan, Butch, kapag mayroon kanganak na 23 years old [referring to KC Concepcion], kahit ano'ng sabihin mo, kahit ano'ng paliwanag mo,matanda na ang tingin sa 'yo ng tao.

"Kasi ganito 'yan, kung ikukumpara mosi Gabby kay Richard Gomez—ang anak ni Richard, si Juliana, ay eight years old,e—kaya ang tingin mo, parang iisipin mo, ‘Ah, bata pa si Richard kasi eightyears old lang yung anak.' Pero kapagsi Gabby, ‘Ay, mayroon na siyang KC na 23 [years old].' Maaano mo na doon na mayage gap."

As for Gabby's currentmanager, Lolit also gave her piece of advice about Gabby.

"Si Gabby kasinon-confrontational, e," described Lolit. "Ayaw na ayaw niya na, halimbawa,yung mayroon kang napansin, na kinukulit-kulit mo siya na, ‘Mali yun, maliyun.' Ayaw niya nun. Tatahimik na lang'yan, 'di kikibo. Maiirita ka naman lalo dahil, ‘Ano ba 'to?' Hindinagre-react, di ba?

"Ayaw nga niya ng talakan, quietsiya, e. Yung kay Mommy Rose, yun lang,huwag lang niyang kulitin. Mukha namanghindi makulit si Mommy Rose, wala silang pag-aawayan."

Lastly, here's what Lolit's message to her former ward: "Pakiramdaman niya muna kasi bakaakala niya noong umalis siya dito, ganun kaganda yung pelikula, 'tapos pagbalikniya, ganun pa rin kaganda. Hindi naganun ang showbiz ngayon. Kailanganmaging realistic ka, na iba na ngayon, iba na ngayon ang showbiz."


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