While hosting “SOP”, Vina (a long-time contract star of Viva Films) became a freelancer and made movies for other film outfits like Octo Arts Films and signed a movie contract with Star Cinema, the film arm of ABS-CBN, which airs “ASAP”, a direct competitor of “SOP”.According to reports, the contract that Vina signed with Star Cinema required her first to have a show on ABS-CBN before making a movie for the network’s film outfit.Tags: jennifer zelenik dating sitespbx not updating sipadditionalFree horny online chat roomsReviews ofsex dating sitesFree nc bisexual women telephone chat linewomenonlinedatingtips netDating web cam female sex sitesChat cam room 2013
This started when GMA management called for an audition for a group of new in-house dancers to be known as SOP Dancers.
This did not sit well with SOP’s resident choreographer, Maribeth Bichara and as a result, she pulled out the VIP Dancers from the show and resigned.
SOP co-host Amanda Page also resigned from the show in sympathy for Maribeth and the VIP Dancers.
Another controversy that tainted the show in 1997 was the Rivermaya incident where the band was reportedly forced by a member of the production staff to vacate the stage immediately to make way for SOP’s in-house band.
Despite the effort by the hosts and staff to make the show more exciting for the viewers every Sunday, “Sobrang Okey Pare” registered low ratings from the start and hardly gained support from the advertisers.
The show was rocked by controversies after they celebrated their first season on air despite low ratings and few advertisers.
In 2000, a lot of changes were in store when the show moved to the brand-new Studio 3 of the GMA Network Center.
Their roster of hosts got more formidable when rising divas Jaya and Lani Misalucha joined the show.
In 2004, comedian Rufa Mae Quinto and Starstruck’s Final 4 of Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, Yasmien Kurdi and Rainier Castillo added glitter to the already star-studded cast.
However Lani Misalucha left the show after she decided to accept a series of singing engagements in Las Vegas, Nevada.