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Real friendships in showbiz can be quite a challenge to wish for. Everyone is competitive and aspiring for the same goal as anyone. The new famous can be quite gullible and fall victim to the manipulative veterans. In the long run, as players learn to interact with each other, the system slowly gets processed in the minds of the nouveau. Therefore, maintaining friendships in showbiz requires tact, creativity and foresight - depending on one’s intention.
Wasn’t it just years ago when controversial personality CP and media celebrity MC were friends so close that they even had a show together? Both had much in common, supported each others’ advocacies and covered each other’s backs, so to speak – at least in the eyes of the public.
However, even the closest of relationships clash, and theirs was not spared. Family pressures and personal interests got in the way to what was once a seeming sisterly love between them.
MC’s close loved one LO had a career path that was seriously and carefully planned for years. It was to be his life’s milestone and family legacy laid down pat. LO’s plans was public knowledge. MC’s support for LO was beyond question and CP supported it. And why not? Both MC and CP were part of that endeavor, too: CP’s family member FM and LO were partners.
But as fate would have it, something major came up with CP’s family that prompted her and FM to make monumental decision. The decision that gravely affected and jeopardized LO’s cherished plan and career trajectory. What was supposed to be like an exciting ballgame suddenly went pfft – kaput - nada.
Most people say CP’s shrewed and opportunistic nature were in the active mode, and allegedly used it to her and her family’s advantage. As a consequence, CP and MC relations soured big time – with MC having more axe to grind for CP’s alleged “betrayal.” Their falling out went from bad to worse, as CP tried to show no remorse at all that further aggravated MC’s wounded feelings.
Needless to say, CP’s insensitivity and apathy complicated their feud. Their friends could only shake their heads and thought the two were getting more irreconcilable by the day. CP even went overboard by making friends with tv host TH, MC’s decades-long nemesis. TH became CP’s constant companion along with other network stars in her out of town missions.
When MC took a leave from work to help in LO’s mission, TH became her replacement. After the duration of her leave, MC tried to return to where she left off, but things were made difficult for her to do so. Their department head DH was more inclined in keeping TH there. Insider talks ‘though alleged that CP had a hand in it.
Finally, MC’s trouble eased when DH resigned and was replaced by a friendlier colleague FC, who eventually eased out TH from MC’s work and relegated somewhere else. MC got her work back with a vengeance, so to speak. The show had a grand makeover, as if heralding her return.
As if fate was playing tricks, amid career highs, CP’s personal life suffered setbacks one after another, such that the biggest blow besmirched her reputation that necessitated her to appear on MC’s show. Understandably, CP specifically requested for another media man MM to interview her, and not MC. Intentionally or not, MC tried to downplay all the brouhaha and dismissed everything as an ordinary news item. Thus the expected impact got lost on CP.
Surely the spectacle of that interview paled in comparison to something that was unseen but felt at that very moment. At that point, MC can rightfully claim that she, among everyone, had the last laugh.
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? “ ~ Abraham Lincoln
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