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The Five: Cinco de Mayo special

by Adam Finley, posted May 5th 2006 8:59AM

slowpokeAs we all know, Cinco de Mayo is that special day when people everywhere ask their Mexican friends what the hell "Cinco de Mayo" is, to which the answer is always, "Why are you asking me? I'm Puerto Rican." Anyway, I thought today was as good a day as any to honor our favorite "Mexican" cartoon characters. You know, as much as a cartoon character can have a nationality, since cartoon logic dictates that any character drawn with a sombrero on their head automatically becomes Mexican. Anyway, here's my shout out to those zany, albeit sometimes stereotypical, animated creatures who gave us a taste of what life was like south of the cartoon border. What, you may ask, does any of this have to do with Mexican forces defeating the French army in 1862? Absolutely nothing.

Let's get animate:

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Univision put up for sale

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 12th 2006 8:16AM
A. Jerrold PerenchioHere's an interesting fact: founder, chairman and CEO of Univision, A. Jerrold Perenchio, does not speak Spanish. Now, he's also the central figure in the recent decision to put the popular Spanish language channel up for sale. Some speculate the channel could draw in as much as $12 billion from possible buyers, and people like CBS' Leslie Moonves, Rupert Murdoch, Time Warner, and Televisa, one of Univision's content providers, have all expressed varying degrees of interest. Univision hasn't been failing in the ratings. On the contrary, it's actually been doing exceptionally well. The decision to sell the company appears to be based on the 75-year old CEO's desire to finally leave the network he began.

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Hayek wants to bring Colombian miniseries to US

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 6th 2006 5:04PM
I'm not easily persuaded into liking things, unless the person doing the persuading is Salma Hayek. Since she's gorgeous I'll pretty much do whatever she wants andenjoy whatever she says is good. Having said that, I'm really excited about the possibility of the Colombian miniseries Betty La Fea being turned into an American series. Hayek is apparently a big fan of the show and wants to turn American audiences on to it. Salma, I'm already turned on, and I don't even know what the hell the show is about. Damn, you're good.

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Raul Davila dead

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 6th 2006 3:43PM
Raul Davila, whom most TV watchers will remember as the actor who played Hector Santos on All My Children from 1994 to 1996, passed away recently of a heart attack at the age of 74. Davila retired from acting three years ago, but during his time as an actor appeared on television, stage, screen, and radio. He also worked closely with the Hispanic community in Newark, New Jersey, where he spent the remainder of his life.

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