Ruffa Gutierrez, Filipino actress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What a birthday gift it was!
Last Saturday, June 24, in the Bulong ng Palad segment of the TV5 show Paparazzi, the hosts passed a whispered question that ended with the one supposed to answer it — Ruffa Gutierrez, that is.
The segment, once a feature of the GMA show NUTS Entertainment, is calculated to keep viewers guessing what the whisper is all about. It must have offended Ruffa, who was being given a birthday “tribute” that day, because she quit after the show.
“It’s my last day on the show,” fumed Ruffa in a text message to Funfare Update.
Her mom, Annabelle Rama, revealed in her Twitter account that the bulong revolved around the actors romantically linked to Ruffa, asking her to, well, “compare notes” and to rate their performance.
Short of calling the show “trash,” in her Twitter entries Annabelle lashed out at the show’s writers (alleged to be responsible for the question) and bombarded them with unprintables.
“The Buzz,” said Ruffa, referring to her previous show on ABS-CBN, “never treated me that way.”
TV5 PR girl Peachy Guioguio promptly sent Funfare Update this official statement:
TV5 management is seriously concerned about the turn of events today at Paparazzi and is now looking into the incident. We promise everyone that we shall take appropriate action.
Perci Intalan, the TV5 exec in-charge of entertainment shows, texted the following message: To be fair to everyone, we will first have to review the segment with management, then decide accordingly. We will have to discuss the matter.