Not long ago, this was only a dream. But now the dream has come true!
Famed TV producer Marc Cherry is finally working on the pilot for Devious Maids, which will follow the “adventures” of four Latina housekeepers in Beverly Hills.
Devious Maids is based on the Televisa sitcom La alegría del hogar, but the gringo version is sure to feature a group of well-proportioned Latina housekeepers who speak with a heavy accented, though grammatically correct, English.
This blogger cannot wait to see what these ladies’ “adventures” will be all about, but I can only hope the show will touch on some of the hot-button issues: Earning the minimum wage; working 80 hours a week; getting by without health insurance and living in constant fear of deportation.
Carlos Slim is so rich that he is buying Larry King and putting him on the Internet.
Yea, Mexico’s super-archi-recontra-billionaire is the guy behind Ora.TV, an Internet venture that is set “to create high-quality video content on phones, laptops, tablets and connected televisions.”
So far so good, but for some strange reason, The New York Times and several other media are saying -with a straight face- that the word Ora translates to “now” in Spanish and Italian….”
I’m sorry, but somebody got Mr. Slim all wrong. As a fellow Mexican, I’m sure the reporters asked him some question, and he replied with a typical “¡ora, ora! ¡no me pregunten esas cosas!” or some stuff like that.
So worry no more, Mr. Slim. I will help you get the record straight on this side of the border. So perhaps in exchange you can get Mi blog es tu blog a little part on your network? I’d call it the ¡Órale! network.
As soon as AdAge.com revealed this week a list of some of the filthiest items still on sale at Sears.com, this blogger promptly scourged the site for a peak at some Mexican-themed products -filthy or not.
Here are some of the awesome (non-filthy) things I found:
UPDATE: Predictably (i.e. sadly) McDonald’s denied being behind this awesome idea. This blogger continues to urge the NYPD to launch such an effort and include Mexican fare in their meal offering (I mean, in case the stopped and frisked happen to be Latinos.)
Oh, how I wished this was true!
In a move to show the world the ridiculousness of racial profiling African-Americans, a website claiming to be associated with McDonald’s has launched the Three Strikes, You’re In!, a program that “rewards New Yorkers for their patience with the “Stop and Frisk” policy.”
Per a release:
[…] Individuals who are stopped and released three times without charge are eligible for one Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s stores. To receive their Happy Meal, customers must record each stopping officer’s badge number, as well as the the time and location of the stop, on a voucher obtainable at these stores.
This “effort” is too ridiculous (and brilliant) to be true. However, this blogger thinks it’s actually not a bad idea at all. And given the fact that many victims of NYPD’s Stop & Frisk program are also Hispanics, I would like to encourage the NYPD to put it into place and actually expand their meal offering to include Chipotle or Taco Bell. (I’m sure many of my fellow Latinos would looooove to be given the option of a free burrito or a free torta.)
If you thought Mexican luminaries are the only ones paying tribute to Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Chespirito, think again. In a sign that El Chapulín Colorado knows no borders, JLo picked to wear this for her latest V Magazine cover shoot.
¡No contaban con su astucia!
Call me biased, but I prefer JuanGa’s outfit, like, a million times better. Which do you prefer?
March 1st is the kick off date for this year’s NBA’s Noche Latina, a program launched a few years ago by the NBA, ahem, the éne-bé-a to “celebrate the growing support of NBA fans and players across Latin America and U.S. Hispanic communities.”
What this means basically is that players get to wear super awesome jerseys that say “Los Lakers,” “Los Spurs” or “El Heat,” instead of their boring counterparts: The Lakers, The Spurs, The Heat.
I am not much of a basketball fan but I’d be extremely happy if the éne-bé-a were to send me a medium-sized “Los Knicks” jersey. Thank you very much for your cooperation.