I received an annoying letter this morning from Viva Entertainment's legal counsel regarding the recent "swimsuit malfunction" of Anne Curtis while doing a dance number for the show ASAP XV. The malfunction caused Anne's breast to be exposed supposedly for about 10 seconds in front of the live audience, while she unknowingly continued with her dance number.
What does that have to do with me, you might ask. That is a very valid question. It seems that one of the online showbiz gossip sites to have "broken the news" and spread the image is AccessPinoy.com, a former Mozcom DNS and webhosting client. The domain was registered through Mozcom back in 2005 for 6-years. Naturally, Mozcom appears as the "registrant" when you perform a whois query. But this client has left us back in 2008 and has not been doing business with us since then. They transferred their site apparently to GoDaddy.com.
What made the incident annoying is that the letter to me was immediately set in a threatening tone -- basically: take down the picture or we'll sue you. One would normally expect at least some courtesy from these legal people before they put the blame on someone and just assume they are guilty. There have been a couple of incidents wherein Mozcom has worked with the NBI's computer crime division to resolve certain issues. At least the people at NBI observe basic courtesy and protocol to sort out the issue, and do not immediately pass judgment. But alas, not so with these corporate legal types.
On the topic of Anne's nipple slip incident, while I feel sorry for her, I also can't help but feel irritated by these showbiz people who basically thrive by being in the public eye all the time. Then if their privacy gets "violated", it becomes such a big issue. If you want a life of excitement and thrill, do not become an accountant. If you want a stable, 9-to-5 desk job, do not apply to be a policeman or a fireman. And if you don't want your privacy to be constantly invaded by the public, don't join showbiz. Its that simple. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the frying pan.
Lets take a look at last year's biggest scandal -- the Hayden Kho / Katrina Halili / Maricar Reyes sex videos. Katrina Halili made such a big fuss about it, whereas Maricar Reyes just admitted her mistake and moved on. After several months, where is Katrina now? Still attending court hearings to dis-bar Hayden? Look at Maricar -- her career is soaring. TV series, movies, guestings, magazine covers, you-name-it. Paris Hilton did not go around hiring legal types to sue people who distributed her sex videos. In fact, those sex videos propelled her popularity into new heights.
These people just have to learn to accept the nature of their profession and move on instead of crying over spilled milk all the time. Several months from now, nobody will even remember this nipple slip incident -- which by the way, does not seem to be the first time that this has happened on Anne based on a simple Google search!