Did Oprah Drop Former Glee Star from Her Stable?; Charice Pempengco Joins List of Celebrities with Good Girls Turned Bad Image
By Vittorio Hernandez | May 19, 2013 3:37 PM EST
Will former Glee Star Charice Pempengco's family problem and apparent identity crisis affect her stellar singing career? That question is in the mind of many of the 21-year-old Filipina YouTube singing sensation's fans called Chasters and entertainment industry observers in the light of news that Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Production has dropped the controversial singer from its roster of talents. Robert Ybera, her baptismal godfather, claimed in an interview with TV 5's The Lastest and Pep.ph that Oprah has reportedly removed Charice from her list of talents because of her attitude and the tattoos which were the trigger of the souring of relations between the manager and talent.
"Kaya nung binanggit ni Charice na kunektado pa rin siya kay Oprah. Medyo nasabi ko sa sarili ko, hindi na ako umiimik. Ayaw ko sa akin manggaling (So when Charice said she is still connected with Oprah, I just keep quiet. I don't want the confirmation to come from me,") Ybera said.
Although Charice's break into the international scene was made by Ellen DeGeneres, a prominent lesbian, it was Oprah who took Charice under her wings through the TV host's Harpo Productions. A check with the Web site of Harpo, however, showed that the production company is still promoting Charice's album. However, it could be due to the slowness by Harpo in updating its portal or Oprah and Charice still ironing out the kinks in their relationship.