Latin Hollywood Report: Camilla, Gloria and <i>Tetas</i>
03/10/2008 - 11:22 ||
Great news for newcomer Camilla Belle—her film 10,000 BC topped the box office this weekend with a whopping $35 million gross, exceeding studio expectations (and ours). Things are looking good for Camilla, who has both indie street cred and box office success on her resume. Could this gorgeous Brazilian be the next Penelope Cruz? We'll have to wait to see if her next film, Push (also starring Dakota Fanning and Djimon Honsou) takes her there. A scandal or two for the tabloids wouldn't hurt, either...
Gloria and Emilio Estefan joined their friends and family at the Miami International Film Festival for the first stateside screening of Emilio's documentary 90 Millas, about the making of Gloria's album and the history of Cuban music in America. This weekend's Miami screening follows the film's world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival, where Gloria brought down the house with her first-ever performance in the Middle East. No word on a distributor for 90 Millas yet, but hopefully this doc will make its way to a theater near you soon. In the mean time, we'll be following Gloria and Emilio as the jetset around the world to promote the film.
Pilot season is in full swing on the left coast, and studios are starting production on the dozens of shows that will air this fall as part of the fall TV line-up. We're most excited about NBC's highly-publicized remake of Colombian novela Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso (which loosely translates to Without Breasts There is No Paradise), about a poor young woman so determined to get a breast augmentation, she falls into prostitution and the drug wars to get it. Though the original version (airing on Telemundo) is pretty serious, NBC's English-language remake may be funnier, more along the lines of Ugly Betty. But with Las Vegas' Gary Scott Thompson on board as executive producer, we're sure there won't be any lack of cheesy action and half-naked girls as well. No matter how well the show does (or doesn't do), the title has already grabbed its fair share of attention and controversy: a Dallas Morning News editorial says that NBC will be left "without a shred of integrity" if this show ever airs. We'll have to wait 'til the fall to see about that.
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