PEP (PhilippineEntertainment Portal) got an unconfirmed report that ABS-CBN's Star Magic pulled outits talents in OctoArts Films' 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, One NightOnly.
Sa pagpasok ni KatrinaHalili, hindi lang sa nasabing festival movie written and directed by JoeyReyes but also sa OctoArts mismo as its newest exclusive star, tinanong na agadng PEP si Direk Joey and OctoArts producer Mr. Orly Ilacad sa presscon-launch ngtwo-time FHM Sexiest Woman kung paano ang magiging billing ng One Night Onlydahil nangangamoy conflict na ito that time pa lang.
Prior to Katrina'sentry, the movie was submitted to the MMFF screening committee with AngelicaPanganiban, Roxanne Guinoo, and Valerie Concepcion as the main cast withDiether Ocampo as the main leading man.
Si Mr. Ilacad na angsumagot sa amin na baka mauna si Katrina sa billing at may "and" si Angelica; orit could be the other way around, si Angelica ang first sa billing at siKatrina ang may "and." Pahabol pa ni Mr. Ilacad, kakausapin niya ang lahat angmanagers involved dahil pelikula pa rin naman ito ng mga alaga nila at mayequal exposure pa rin naman lahat.
Late this week,nakatanggap ang PEP ng balita na na-pull out ang mga Star Magic stars sanasabing movie and there was a letter to support this submitted to the OctoArtsoffice. We immediately asked three key persons who could shed light on this:OctoArts publicist Aster Amoyo, Katrina's personal handler Omar Sortijas, andsomeone from Star Magic. All were surprised sa tanong namin dahil wala pa palatalagang nakakaalam kung totoo nga ito.
Ayon sa balita, theintended pull-out is because ayaw diumanong maging support lang angStar Magic talents kay Katrina.
Earlier tonight,August 2, sa presscon ng ABS-CBN for Valerie, nakita ng PEP si Ms. Amoyo so weasked her again. According to her, she heard there was indeed a letter butthere will be further meetings na magaganap with OctoArts and ABS-CBN toreconsider the position.