Deo Endrinal, ABS-CBN vice president for Talk, Variety, and Reality, said as much in a statement he sent to Inquirer Entertainment on Wednesday.Endrinal
was reacting to a story published in this section on the same day that said Hero
had been dropped from two out of three shows.
meeting didn't push through," said Endrinal
, "because Star Magic never conducted career-planning meetings with lawyers present."
argued, "We have never [informed artists and staff members of] program cancellations or reformats via text messages."
There were "no clear communications," Endrinal
said, "because Henry refused to take calls from the assigned talent handler, Ien Gonzales."
The reformat involved retaining only eight SCQ artists per week, Endrinal
could still be part of the "regular pool of eight ... on a rotating basis," he
said the "ASAP" reformat began on June 12, or after the Magic Five had fulfilled their yearlong hosting commitments.SCQ
celebrated its first anniversary on June 5.
, through contracts with television, Star Cinema and Star Magic, has [delivered] the P2 million cash and contract prizes ... that Hero
was entitled to," said Endrinal
...Endrinal said a general assembly for cast members, presided by business unit head and "SCQ Kilig Ako!"
..."Henry accompanied Hero during the assembly, but did not join the meeting [afterwards]," said Endrinal.
This does not involve the network," Endrinal
said in a phone interview on Wednesday.