Boy Abunda does not believe Marian Rivera is the biggest star

On The Buzz yesterday, host Boy Abunda stood by his statement that GMA's prized talent Marian Rivera is not the biggest star.

Boy's reaction came after a video of Marian was shown wherein the beautiful actress was asked to give a message to Boy regarding the latter's fearless statement last December 21 that Marian is not the biggest stat, but just one of the biggest stars of today.

Instead of greeting Boy, Marian gave a message to Kris Aquino instead: "Si Ate Kris na lang. I love you, Ate Kris."

"First I didn't expect naman Marian to say, 'I love you, Tito Boy,'" Boy reacted.

"I standby what I said. And Marian, I didn't call you names, I simply said, and I paid tribute to you, sinabi ko, you're one of the biggest stars. I standby my statement na I don't believe you are the biggest star," he graciously added.

"Kapag pinag-uusapan ang biggest star, marami 'yan, eh. Longevity, body of work, ikaw ba ay maraming pelikula, ikaw ba ay may concert. Malawak at malaki ang pamantayan ng titulong biggest star."

"I don't think you can be the biggest star with two hits (referring to Marimar and Dyesebel," Boy continued.

However, Boy recognized Marian's big achievements. "Back-to-back hits are hard to achieve and Marian achieved a lot." But he also cited other female big stars with great achievements in 2008 such as KC Concepcion, Sarah Geronimo, Bea Alonzo, Claudine Barretto and Judy Ann Santos.

"I didn't' say anything derogatory. I didn't say anything to disparage your name. To a certain point, being a big star in our industry is relative."

Boy's final message to Marian: "Marian if you love Kris Aquino, I love her more."


Just some fast trivia on Boy and Marian:

When Marian was starting on showbiz, Boy Abunda wanted to manage her career.

The two already had conflicts in the past, when Marian Rivera denied that Ervic Vijandre, her former boyfriend, personally knew Boy Abunda. Boy reacted on Marian's denial, “Nais ko lamang sabihin na hindi karangalan, karagdagan o kabawasan sa aking pagkatao kung hindi ako kilala ni Ervic!”

Boy Abunda was also the interviewer when Karylle gave her controversial "smile" as a response to the question: Totoo bang buntis si Marian kay Dingdong Dantes?

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9 Comment(s):

  1. Wow! This goes to show how big Marian's head has ballooned since being the "prima donna" of GMA-7. Her reaction and disrespect to Mr. Abunda clearly shows that she believes herself to be the hottest/biggest star of 2008. She took the bait of Ms. Kris Aquino, who may I remind you Marian, is a very sly person. Wake up and smell the truth Marian, your movie with Dingdong did not even make it to the Top 10 Philippine movie topgrossers of 2008. Yes, you're the biggest - in terms of ego and conceit.

  2. oo nga, dapat nirespeto nya pa rin si tito boy. kung nag-agree ba si tito boy kay kris na si marian ang biggest star, gaganahan siyang magbigay ng message kay tito boy?
    grabe ka marian. ang taas ng tingin mo sa sarili mo.

  3. boy abunda is an insecure creature...

  4. One True Love may not be the biggest movie but it did well... how about MY BESTFRIEND'S GF? It's a hit...

  5. Yeah, MBFG is definitely a hit because of chard,,, not her!!!
    hahaha... now that would be a

  6. stop making nega issues to marian..can u just be happy for her?..sama ng ugali nya ha..

  7. i don't really her. masyado siyang plastic. you can tell her smile is fake. sana nirespeto niya na lang ang comment ni mr. boy abunda. because that's the truth, she is not the biggest. hello...kaya lang naman marami siyang project sa gme eh kasi wala silang masyadong talent dun... yung mga talent puro gurang at may anak pa. to name a few mercado, pratts, susunod si dela cruz. ano ba yan. unlike abs cbn. they have all the brightest stars and hindi lang basta bright mga good actors and actresses talaga. go kapamilya. for me and i know a lot of peole will agree that you are #1 sa buong mundo.

  8. galing naman ng mga comments nio against marian..sino ba si boy abunda?ano ba meron sia?connection din naman ang nagpapalakas sa kanya..oklang na ganun reaction ni marian kc kapuso sia at no way na need nia i-please si boy bading..sabihin nio insecure sila kay marian kasi isa sia sa nagpataob ng mga ratings ng abs..loser naman talaga abs kasama na ang mga fans nito na big losers

  9. Nasaan ngayon ang rating ng tele-serye ni Marian-feeling-diva-pero-hindi-naman? Ni hindi na nga umaabot sa 30%. Susme, kaya pala grabe siyang makapang-amo ng press ngayon pero plastic pa din and dating niya.