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Annabelle Rama vs. John Lloyd Cruz (2009)
Spat origin: As reports about daughter Ruffa Gutierrez’s dates with actor John Lloyd Cruz heated up, Rama got exasperated over the fact that Cruz didn’t really acknowledge his relationship with Gutierrez.
Her public ultimatum: In an interview, Rama was asked to address Cruz. PEP.ph quoted Rama, who said, “John Lloyd, magpakalalake ka, okay? Kung in love ka sa anak ko, umamin ka in public! Kasi, I don't think nakakahiya si Ruffa kung... Nakakahiya yun kung hindi mo siya inaamin, di ba? Para naman siyang kept woman, di ba (John Lloyd, be a man, okay? If you’re in love with my daughter, admit to it in public. I don’t think Ruffa is someone you’d be ashamed of. It would seem that you’re ashamed of your relationship if you don’t admit that you’re together, right? That would make her like a kept woman, right)?”
Annabelle Rama vs. Kris Aquino (2010)
Spat origin: In March 2010, ABS-CBNNews.com reported that The Buzz co-host Ruffa Gutierrez was reportedly pulled out from the show by mom-manager Rama because she thought Kris Aquino kept stealing the spotlight from Gutierrez. At that time, Gutierrez was saying goodbye to the ABS-CBN show because she had signed with TV5.
Her anti-Noynoy rant: The ABS-CBNNews.com report noted that in an interview, Rama addressed the public with these fighting words: “Kaya ako’y nananawagan sa taumbayan na huwag niyo na iboto si Noynoy [Aquino, Kris’ brother running for the presidency], kasi hindi pa nga nananalo si Noynoy eh ang yabang-yabang na ni Kris. Akala mo siya na ang may-ari ng showbiz (I’m calling out to the public and asking them not to vote for Noynoy. He hasn’t won yet and Kris is already full of herself. She thinks she owns showbiz).”
Annabelle Rama vs. Heart Evangelista (2010)
Spat origin: Rama was reportedly fuming mad when actress Evangelista abruptly decided to quit being one of her talents. As it turned out, Evangelista’s mother Cecile Ongpauco stepped in as her manager. Ongpauco naturally also earned Rama’s ire.
Her enraged declaration: The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that during an October 2010 lunch gathering she hosted for the press, Rama sized up Evangelista thus: “Naging star lang siya dahil sa akin kasi matagal na siyang nalaos! Wala siyang project, sa akin lang siya nabuhay. Binuhay ko lang ang kanyang patay na career (She became a star because of me. She was a has-been. She had no project, I built her up. I breathed life into her dead career).”
Annabelle Rama vs. Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano (2010)
Spat origin: According to an ABS-CBNNews.com report, Rama and fellow talent manager Pangilinan-Valenciano’s tiff started when the latter allegedly advised Ruffa Gutierrez to avoid cosmetic procedures. Gutierrez reportedly got offended by Pangilinan’s unsolicited advice and told Rama about it. So, when Rama ran into Pangilinan-Valenciano—who’s the wife of singer Gary Valenciano—at Ogie Alcasid’s birthday party in August that year, she reportedly confronted the latter. Reports alleged that Rama had called Pangilinan-Valenciano “ugly” during their encounter.
Her defense post: Shortly after the incident at Alcasid’s birthday party, Rama tweeted: “Nabasa ko sa newspapers kahapon na galit daw sa akin si Gary V. Sana mabasa ni Gary itong tweet ko. Dapat magalit siya sa asawa niyang chismosa at mahilig makialam sa buhay ng ibang tao (I read in the newspapers yesterday that Gary V. is angry at me. I hope Gary V. reads my tweet. He should be angry at his wife who’s a gossipmonger and likes to mind other people’s business).”