If you haven’t heard/read about it yet, then you must have been nursing a Jun Lozada fever still. For some who have been fed up with all the heady (no pun intended) theatrics, the latest catfight online is a welcome distraction. Beautiful release, Ms. MacLachlan?
I’m talking about the whole Brian Gorell vs. Delfin Justiniano “DJ” Ocampo and the whole “Gucci Gang” hooplah that overpower the much hyped about Sergio-MariMar wedding, Lobo’s much-awaited transformation, Leo San Miguel’s not so surprising surprise, and the widely monitored Clinton-Obama race. As Le Superstar Fabuleux Bryan put it, it’s “bigger than the Edison Chen scandal in Hong Kong.” That’s quite something considering the last one’s really huge too! I almost forgot Governor Spitzer’s major mishap! Move over Ashley, we’ve got a new star.
I actually just stumbled upon it by accident. A few clicks here and there later, it unfolded before my very eyes. It’s sad for shallow gossipy me to have missed the Comments section of the now uber-popular resurrected blog but what I have read pretty much gave me a clearer picture of the whole hubbub.
Let me try to sum up the now much talked about scandal. Brian Gorell, a man from Down Under, created a blog in (dis)honor of his ex-lover Delfin Justiniano “DJ” Ocampo Montano II. He dissed the guy and his friends because the ex-boyfriend allegedly still owes him $70,000. He said in his blog that he won’t stop until he gets his money back. Now what’s shocking, other than the staggering amount of money, is that the blog talks bad about people move around in Manila’s party scene far more frequently than the rest of us mere mortals. They, the Gucci Gang, according to the blog, are the young set of the Manila alta sociedad. I’m sure you’ve heard of Celine Lopez (Philippine Star writer and daughter of former solons Albertito and Emily Relucio-Lopez), Marcel Crespo (Lopez’s ex-fiance and Mark Jimenez’s son), Wendy Puyat-Hotung (a swimwear designer), Tina Tinio (a L’Oréal executive) and Tim Yap (another party animal and entrepreneur).
Everyone loves a juicy tale. Well, not in huge doses and snorts(!) but every now and then, we lurvvv it. Schadenfreude after all, is a guilty pleasure. But this one’s wild! Not only does it talk nasty of a love affair gone sour, it also talks of the massive and reckless use of cocaine. If it were to be taken in without question, it will definitely crush to pieces what remnants of reputation these people have left.
A few days ago, the blog was closed but it went live again sans the comments section because apparently it got nuked because of that. Not that they can’t touch it now. I mean anything is possible ’round here. Hell hath no fury than a woman (and the like) scorned indeed but by golly, it gets really uglier by the minute! Brian Gorell is HIV positive, by the way. He said so himself. He claims to have given up his farm in Australia and a lover of 20 or so years. But he’s back there. I am not sure how he’s getting on though. I have one word for him. Thailand. The others? I’m not really sure. All I know is that they’re getting their share of the limelight one at a time. And I’m sure they don’t like it this time. I wonder if ABS-CBN will run this story if this blows. Or PhilStar. Tim Yap has been very visible in GMA but I don’t think he’s got that kind of power on the news and public affairs turf. Gorell said the blog will close as soon as DJ Montano pays up. I wonder when he’ll post the Western Union receipts. That should somehow make a case. This drama marathon is addictive in coke-like proportions! LOL.
Sniff. Snort. Aaah!
Before the blog closes again, you can check it out here.
Qué horor! Qué barbaridad!