This Budding Diva (BD) has always been consistent with her off-screen image. Ever since she hit stardom, that image never left but it clung to her even more. BD has been called names – the ugliest one anyone could ever get. But just like others in the business, she seems to have mastered the art of callousness – in layman’s lingo... “deadma.”
Wherever she goes, BD never fails to leave her signature imprint on people. And no matter how hard they try to understand her, BD always elicits irritation from people – or annoyance, to put it mildly. From camera angling during shoots, to the choice of make-up artists and stylists, to demands for solo production numbers – BD has something to whine and rant about. As always, the littlest detail must be addressed to suit her preference – everything to enhance her image, so to speak.
At a recent photoshoot, BD was shocked to learn that her preferred make-up artist (MUA) was absent, and production had fielded a replacement. For some stars, that would not be a big deal and the show must go on. But for BD, it was such a nightmare – she needed only expert hands to heed her calling and hide her imperfections. She is known to be a stickler to her own rules, no ifs and buts.
When the production could not produce the MUA that BD wanted – with the former at a wake back then, and even when an equally popular MUA would substitute – BD was adamant. She refused to do the shoot. When told that it would be impossible to call on BD’s preferred MUA, the diva replied in a funny way but with full conviction, “Then I will resume shoot after the dead is buried.”
“I dance to my own band, it doesn’t matter if they’re out of tune.”
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Missing The Connection
For everything that’s been said and written about it, when love hits, it can unwittingly but capably wreak havoc on any relationship – family, friends, lovers, co-workers and everything in between. Nothing and no one will be spared.
The controversy surrounding these characters has taken its toll on them. Generous friend (GF) and co-star (CS) have developed a certain closeness owing to their respective roles – both real and reel. Both have grown to like each other and have formed some kind of alliance.
On the set of a show they’re currently doing, GF and CS were relaxing, talking animatedly during a break. The two were in a corner laughing, unmindful of everyone around them. But when another co-star (AS) passed by in front of them, the two suddenly turned quiet.
Even in other engagements that call for the cast to be together, it would always be evident how AS would seem to look like the odd one out. Both GF and CS would really make an effort to avoid being together and “breathing the same air” with AS. Such an awkward and painful situation to be in for AS, to be regarded as the unwelcome one.
Just so sad that it had to escalate to something as ugly as this. Gone were the days when they were just enjoying whatever it was in their carefree young lives. But things happen, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get, so to speak.
At the onset of their feud, it was GF whom the public sympathized with. But as time went by, with too much of the stuff being said, it now appears that it is AS who has become the walking wounded in this game.
All because the principal instigator came into the picture.
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
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Back To Make Amends
The impending return of Controversial Actress (CA) to Big Network (BN) is in the works. But unlike her previous network transfer, this one doesn’t sound welcoming. Allegedly being hampered by Outspoken Actress (OA), CA’s comeback will not come like a walk in the park. The two had unsettled issues in the past.
BN’s Powerful Personality (PP) is protective of OA in this aspect. Scared that CA may pose a big problem to BN, PP reportedly laid out conditions before CA gets the welcome she had long aspired for. Talks have it that said conditions are harsh for CA to abide by, something that’s tantamount to saying that she better toe the line, or else…
It was alleged that OA is the one behind PP laying out those conditions. She feels that the working ambience in BN will never be the same the moment CA sets foot in there. MN’s stars are likewise concerned given CA’s attitude and the many unfavorable stories about her working habits. They believe that everyone’s fears are valid. But true or not, the anti CA sentiments created a life of its own. Poor CA, did she ever see all these things coming? The once prized star is now suddenly being shunned like a plague. What can be more painful?
But apart from CA’s discouraging welcome, some observers ask what makes OA such a powerful voice in BN, particularly the kind of trust PP has of her. What brings about such connection that PP listens to her and gives support? Is it purely business or something more that mortals like us will never know?
On the other hand, looks like CA will do everything at all cost, endure the negative judgment being hurled at her. She is prepared and would much prefer all that, than be networkless for life. The ball is now in her court. Hopefully, her efforts will not be clouded in suspicion.
“It was then that I realized I wasn’t afraid to lose my life; I was afraid to lose the life I could’ve lived.” – Amanda Nuri