SPOILER ALERT: Attention, telenovela fans, if you prefer to be pleasantly surprised Monday night, please don’t read this post.
Turns out the “secret” behind Univision’s much-hyped upcoming Eva Luna is finally out: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the telenovela, which will premiere Nov. 1, will give viewers plenty of product placements by marketers including General Motors, Domino’s Pizza and T-Mobile.
That way, Hispanic TV viewers will be able to savor the wonders of advertising even before -and after- watching the actual commercials.
You can say anything you want about Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, but the guy sure knows how to interview a president. The influential radio personality (and former undocumented Mexican) kicked off a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama this Monday by offering the president four possible topics of conversation:
EPS: I’m gonna give you the option, you know, which topic would you like me to begin with.
POTUS: We can talk about anything you want, Piolín.
EPS: I’m gonna give you options. Multiple choice. Are you ready?
POTUS: I am.
EPS: A.) Immigration reform B.) Immigration reform, C.) Immigration reform or D.) All of the above.
POTUS: I think I’ll take D.) All of the above
Click here to hear the rest of the interview until the end. I’m happy enough with the way it began.
Louisiana Senator David Vitter does not like his opponent, Charlie Melancon, apparently because he gave us (the Mexicans) a warm welcome in this country, greeting us with marching bands, fireworks, balloons and even a stretch limo.
This is bogus, man! Can Mr. Melancon please explain why I got none of these when I came in? Is it ’cause I didn’t pass through Louisiana? If so, I will keep that in mind for future reference and tip my paisanos. Who wouldn’t want such a festive welcome to the U.S.A?
I am sure you are too busy these days to take notice of real important news, so allow me to fill you in on a major development.
Starting today, you might want to refer to the famous Puerto Rican astrologer, caped TV personality of dubious gender Walter Mercado as Shanti Ananda. Why? Because while we were snoozing over our boring jobs and ending our pathetic work days in some local pub, Mr. Mercado had a revelation: a mystical voice in his dreams asked him to change his name to Shanti Ananda and help the poor people of Puerto Rico.
Not sure yet if Shanti will continue to entertain us with his fancy apparitions on Spanish-language TV. He (or she?) will be greatly missed.
Attention, California Hispanics: If you still need a reason to vote Republican this November -and give your children an extraordinary lesson on politics- you might want to consider Carly Fiorina.
The Republican candidate to the U.S. Senate is so close to her Latino constituency, that during a recent gala with “Hispanic achievers” in California, she took to the stage not only to down a shot of tequila, but to actually conclude that every speech should start with, well, a shot of tequila and then rolling her “rrrrrrr’s” in a very spooky way.
Mexican playmate-guanabee sports reporter Inés Sainz was so traumatized about her infamous “incident” last month at the NFL locker room that she has decided to set herself some “ground rules” in order to go back to work.
Of course, this was not the first time Mexico’s “beloved” -and virtually illiterate- former president made a mistake of the literary nature. But at least before he was busy saying stupid things on TV, that we didn’t have to be hit with his barbaridades every 60 seconds with his Twitter updates.
Florida’s GOP Senate nominee Marco Rubio has taken any chance possible to say that English should be the official language of the United States. He is also well known for his hard line rhetoric against immigration.
Yet, when it comes to winning votes among Hispanics, the son of Cuban immigrants has not missed the opportunity to speak, well, in Spanish, the language of Cuban immigrants.