Wala namang gaanong nakasagap sa balita—kung meron nga.
Pero binoluntaryo pa rin ng publicist at talent manager na si Joyce Ramirez na hindi totoo ang mga "balitang" lumalabas sila ng Kapamilya actor na si Piolo Pascual.
Una raw silang nagkita ni Piolo noong June 2010 sa pictorial ng The A-List: 100 Filipino Luminaries, ang coffee table book ng fashion designer na si Arielle Agasang. Ipinakilala raw sila sa isa't-isa ng kanilang mutual friend na si David Fabros.
Nasundan daw ang pagkikita nina Joyce at Piolo sa Hotel Intercon, kung saan ipinakilala ng una ang singer-actor sa foreign executives ng Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks. Publicist ng Sony si Joyce.
Aniya, dito raw marahil nag-ugat ang tsismis.
NOT SEEING PIOLO. "No I am not 'secretly' seeing or dating PJ," sabi niya tungkol sa tsismis umano na pinag-uusapan sila ni Piolo.
"He is a good friend and one hell of a fine actor. We're just friends. The kind of man I'd love to hang out with because not only is he physically perfect, but his intelligence and maturity is a rare trait," papuri ni Joyce kay Piolo.
"Piolo is a grown up, the kind of person I wish I met a few years back. To watch him grow as an actor and as a person is absolutely amazing and his faith in God and humility despite the fact that he is such a big star is astounding. He is a breath of fresh air, so to speak."
Sa malarong tanong na, "Paano kung ligawan siya ni Piolo Pascual?," ito ang mabilis na sagot ni Joyce: "Let's cross the bridge when we get there."
Kasunod nito ay nag-deny siya na textmates sila ng aktor. Bago nito ay hindi alam ng PEP na meron palang ganitong tsismis.
"Oh my God, that is Piolo Pacual! Who on earth would say no to the hottest man alive? Let's cross the bridge when we get there. No, I don't text. I only use BlackBerry or Twitter. I love Twitter!"
Kung may usap-usapan nga, hindi si Piolo ang unang male celebrity na na-link kay Joyce. Laman noon ng entertainment pages ang mga speculation na may relasyon sila ng kanyang talent na si Phil Younghusband.
Walang confirmation o denial nito mula sa magkabilang panig, pero hindi maganda ang kanilang paghihiwalay. Maraming negatibong balita ang lumabas noon mula sa kampo ni Joyce. Tinawag pa ni Joyce ang dating alaga na "Phil Younghasbeen."
FORGIVING HER FORMER WARD. Sa ngayon, naka-recover na raw si Joyce at handa raw niyang patawarin si Phil, pero hindi raw niya makakalimutan ang kanilang mga pinagdaanan.
"I will only accept Phil back [to forgive but not forget] if he has proven that he is mature enough, a true gentleman, loyal and all grown up the way PJ is. Otherwise, I have no time for child's play. Life is too short.
"It's going great for me. This is my best year ever. I got to work and train in Hollywood, representing some of the world's biggest TV series and worked with a lot of really cool people. [Tinutukoy raw niya ay sina Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Anthony Zuiker, Dean Devlin, Timothy Hutton, Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, et al.]"
Ayon pa kay Joyce, "Next month, I am off to Hawaii, L.A. and New York to work with another set of Hollywood actors, and I am so blessed to be given this opportunity."
COUGAR ISSUE. Joyce also argued back against those who have begun calling her "cougar," a woman who prefers men younger than herself.
"I am only 35 years old," sabi nito, sabay dagdag, "same age as Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Moss, et cetera."
Patuloy niya, "Some of the world's biggest celebrities were born the same year as I am and they are hardly considered cougar-ish. Plus I only like grown-up and mature men, so how does that make me a cougar?
"Anyways, I am hardly affected by the cougar thing because I am a perpetual teenager at heart. I always see the good in people no matter how many times I get slandered."
Pag-aamin niya, "Any form of publicity is good even if it were bad publicity. In an odd sense, it is better to be attacked and slandered than to be ignored. At the end of the day, it's all entertainment."
MEETING KC CONCEPCION. Nagpahayag naman ng excitement si Joyce na gusto niyang ma-meet ang anak ni Sharon Cuneta.
"I would love to meet the daughter of my idol Sharon! One time we were seated right next to each other at Emphasis Salon but we're not introduced. Although we are neighbors at Ayala Westgrove. Who knows? I might be able to give her a project in Hollywood? That would be awesome!
"I used to be a huge Sharon Cuneta fan when I was 10 years old. I was devastated when she separated with Gabby Concepcion, then I adored her again when she was with Robin Padilla. When I go to karaoke with friends all I sing are Sharon songs!"
MESSAGE TO PIOLO AND KC FANS. Bilang publicist na umiikot sa mundo ng entertainment, alam ni Joyce na maraming masugid na Piolo-KC fans. Pinangunahan na niya ang mga ito.
"I am sure all these fans are wonderful and fine people. They are the reason the local entertainment business is thriving well. So all credit goes to the fans. You know what? I am actually a Piolo and KC fan myself. Fans are the best!"