VH1 is in Search of America's 'Numero Uno Telenovela Star'
'!VIVA HOLLYWOOD!' Premiering Spring 2008 Challenges Twelve Aspiring
Telenovela Stars to Bring the Hot, Steamy and Highly Emotional World of
Telenovelas to The American Public
Hosted By Maria Conchita Alonso and Carlos Ponce
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 -- Latin Telenovela stars are so hot, so
sexy, so extreme -- and so emotional. Thanks to VH1, American viewers will
get their first taste of how addicting these shows and stars truly are.
This spring, VH1 is in search of America's "numero uno telenovela star" and
will chronicle the journey to stardom in its newest original series, "!Viva
Hollywood!" premiering Spring 2008.
The "!Viva Hollywood!" cast of aspiring Latino and Latina telenovela
stars will move into the "Casa De Locos" where they must master the "7
Deadly Sins of Telenovelas": passion, lust, charisma, drama, fire,
seduction and scandal. The "sins" are disciplines each cast member must
learn in order to capture the over-the-top style and flair of a true
telenovela star and impress the celebrity judges: the award-winning actress
and singer Maria Conchita Alonso and accomplished actor singer/song-writer
Carlos Ponce. International celebrity astrologer and Latino legend, Walter
Mercado, will appear in each episode to give the contestants guidance on
their journey and alert the cast of their upcoming challenges. Daisy
Fuentes, Angelica Vale, Charo, Christian De La Fuentes, Lorena Rojas, Maria
Celeste Arraras and Perez Hilton have signed on as celebrity guest judges
that will assist in determining who gets to stay and who will need to go.
Each week contestants up for elimination discover their fate by watching
their own over the top telenovela death scenes. Ay Dios Mio!
In the end, only one of the twelve bi-lingual contestants will have
what it takes to win the coveted title of America's "Numero Uno Telenovela
Star," and a prize package that includes a contract with Telemundo and a
breakout role in one of their upcoming telenovelas, representation from
artist management company Latin World Entertainment and a cash grand prize
"Viva Hollywood" is executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato,
Tom Campbell and Danny Salles for World of Wonder Productions. Also serving
as executive producers are Luis Balaguer for Latin World Entertainment and
Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Jenn Levy, Alex Demyanenko and Michael Hirschorn
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter
to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online
content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million
households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and
services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive
broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.
Based in both Los Angeles and London, World of Wonder is best known for
award-winning films and documentaries "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "Party
Monster" as well as the television series "What Perez Sez" (VH1), "Tori &
Dean: Inn Love" (Oxygen), and "The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman"
(IFC). World of Wonder is also a pioneer in on-line television with its own
IPTV site http://www.wowtv.tv. More information on WOW's exciting
development slate can be found on their daily pop culture blog