วันอาทิตย์ที่ 4 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553
Not even good friends
Actress/model Bongkoj "Tak" Khongmalai is living in a fantasy world, says musician/actor Monton "Jay" Jira, who has dismissed her claims that the pair shacked up together.
"I haven't spoken to her for three or four years," said Jay, who said he was stunned by news reports last month quoting brassy Tak as saying the pair were an item. Reporters had asked her about her relationship with Jay after one sharp-eyed observer spotted her visiting his home at night.
"I went to his place to ask if I could use the internet, and seek his advice on making movies," she insisted.
That sighting was reported late last year. Since then, she had been spotted leaving his place, carrying her clothes and other belongings.
Confronted with the news, Tak admitted she had left Jay's home carrying her backpack, but denies they had fallen out. "We still send each other text messages every day. I know what he's doing. He gets annoyed by negative publicity in the media," she said.
Monton ‘Jay’ Jira.
Journalists asked Jay about her remarks. He said they had never lived together, nor seen each other romantically: "It is not unusual for stars to fantasise. Maybe she's 'in' with one of the characters in her fantasy," he said.
"I hear she's getting little work, so perhaps she's creating these stories to draw attention to herself.
"People may say that exposing her is ungentlemanly behaviour on my part, but what's the alternative - letting her spin her story?"
Tak insists she has text messages from Jay to show they were indeed in contact, though she agrees they had not spoken.
She showed the media one text message, dated last month, which said in English: "See you soon, but don't bring any newspaper reporters next time!"
She says the media misquoted her, as she never meant to suggest that the pair were living together, but she agrees his comments were unmanly.
"He might be handsome, but this is too much. I don't want to see him, or work with him again," she said.
Behind closed doors
Celebrity fortune-teller Mor Krit Confirm wants to apologise for allegedly defaming R&B singer Saranrat "Lydia" Wisutthithada - as long as the media doesn't get to hear about it, claims Lydia.
The pair met at the Criminal Court last week, where Lydia is suing Mor Krit (Sukrit Patumsriwiroj) for 50 million baht after he forecast incorrectly that she was pregnant.
She says the forecast damaged her reputation, as it led to speculation that she had fallen pregnant to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a family friend, and travelled to Malaysia for an abortion.
Mor Krit is fighting back with lawsuits of his own against Lydia and her boyfriend, worth 100 million baht. He is also attempting to sue her mother, after she tried to force an apology from him at a public function.
The court has knocked back that suit, though Mor Krit has lodged an appeal.
The court last week heard witnesses for both sides. Emerging from the court, Mor Krit said the dispute was likely to drag on for years.
Mor Krit denies he ever mentioned Lydia's name in connection with the pregnancy prediction, and says he apologised on television.
Lydia cites an interview on Channel 5 in which Mor Krit indeed mentions her name. As for the apology on TV, she says it came too late, as the damage was done.
"In our talks, he has proposed apologising to me personally, but only if we keep the details from the public eye. I am not prepared to accept that condition," she said. The case is continuing.