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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Claudine and Angel finally make peace

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Claudine and Angel finally make peace

By MJ Felipe

Last July 15, Lobo actress Angel Locsin met up with the top management of ABS-CBN to discuss the alleged confrontation she had with homegrown talent Claudine Barretto last July 4. sources told us that Angel also brought along a witness and her sister to state their side of the story. Claudine, who was supposed to sit down with management the day after Angel’s appointment, had her meeting rescheduled to Friday instead.

Last Wednesday, July 23, ABS-CBN bosses called the two actresses in for them to resolve the issue. The closed-door meeting was held at the Star Cinema conference room. Angel arrived solo at exactly 4:30 pm while Claudine arrived an hour and a half later accompanied by husband Raymart. sources say there was a lot of tension in the room, as the two stars narrated and explained their versions of the story. was also informed that the people present in the room requested for a copy of Claudine’s interview last March about a previous tiff between the two. The issue at the time was that Claudine had allegedly asked Angel to leave their dressing room during the ABS-CBN Christmas special at the Meralco Theater. sources said the meeting went smoothly until a 30-minute break was called. After that short recess, things became shaky again. Both Claudine and Angel were reportedly already raising their voices and there were supposedly even tears shed.

At around 9:30 pm, TV crews waiting for the actresses outside the conference area were requested to leave since the two stars would not be granting interviews anymore. “Pinack-up na kami kasi hindi rin naman daw maiinterview dahil yung mga mata nila, iyak na iyak,” a member of one of the TV crews remarked.

The dialogue between Claudine and Angel continued after the TV crews left, with those in the meeting beginning to feel hopeless that the issue would ever be resolved. But after six long hours of talking, sources said that the two were finally able to patch things up, much to the relief of all those present. These showbiz insiders hope that both stars can move on with no ill will so that they can even work together in the future.

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