Viva Hollywood

VH1 is in search of America’s “NUMERO UNO TELENOVELA STAR” “┬íViva Hollywood!” challenges ten aspiring telenovela stars to bring the hot, steamy and highly emotional world of telenovelas to the american public.

One telenovela drama queen or king to receive prize package that includes a contract with telemundo, an upcoming telenovela role, representation from artist management company Latin World Entertainment and a grand cash prize hosted by Maria Conchita Alonso and Carlos Ponce

New York, NY, October 17, 2007 – Latin Telenovela stars are so hot, so sexy, so extreme, so emotional. Thanks to VH1, American viewers will get their first taste of how addicting these shows and stars are. This spring, VH1 is in search of America’s “first big telenovela star” and will chronicle the journey to Hollywood stardom in its newest original series, “!Viva Hollywood!” premiering Spring 2008.

The “┬íViva 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, heat, seduction and scandal.) The “sins” are disciplines each cast must learn in order to capture the over-the-top style and flair of a true telenovela star and impress celebrity judges: the award winning actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso and accomplished actor singer/song-writer Carlos Ponce. International celebrity astrologer, Walter Mercado, will walk the cast through the “Deadly Sins of Telenovelas” from a magical portrait that appears on the wall and alert the cast of their upcoming challenges.

Episodic challenges and secret missions will test the fiery cast’s desire for stardom and eliminations will narrow the cast to one actor or actress that has proven they have what it takes to make it in the telenovela industry.

Daisy Fuentes, Christian De La Fuentes, Angelica Vale, Charo, Lorena Rojas, Myrka Dellanos 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. Ay Dios Mio! In the end, only one of the ten bi-lingual contestants will have what it takes to win the coveted title of “Numero Uno Telenovela Star,” and a prize package that includes a contract with Telemundo and a role in an upcoming telenovela, representation from artist management company Latin World Entertainment and a cash grand prize of $100,000.