By MJ Felipe
Months ago, buzz about Judy Ann Santos transferring to another network surfaced after a much talked-about rift erupted between her manager Alfie Lorenzo and ABS-CBN. The misunderstanding was more of a tampuhan between Juday’s camp and Star Cinema, when the latter’s self-produced art film Ploning went head to head with former’s When Love Begins starring Anne Curtis and Aga Muhlach. Juday promoted Ploning on the rival network, leading people to speculate she was leaving ABS-CBN.
But just this week, Star Cinema’s head Malou Santos revealed that the big bosses of ABS-CBN, including Chaiman and CEO Gabby Lopez, had met with Juday and her manager to discuss her projects with the network. One of her new projects will the teleserye Humiling Ka Lang Sa Langit, which will reunite her with Ysabella co-star Derek Ramsay. Their taping schedules were temporarily halted because of the tampuhan incident and Juday’s vacation in Europe.
Now that she’s back—and engaged to Ryan Agoncillo to boot, Juday is set to conquer the boob tube and the big screen once again. According to Malou Santos, a Juday-Claudine Barretto movie is underway and they are currently looking for material worthy of the Kapamilya network’s prime actresses.
Aside from the movie and the teleserye, ABS-CBN is also working on a sitcom to star Juday and her real life beau, Ryan Agoncillo. Juday has appeared in a number of successful light romantic-comedy films and fans are raring to see her do some comedy on TV. Ryan, on the other hand, is also set to appear in Pieta, another ABS-CBN.
Juday’s contract with ABS-CBN expires in May 2009