So the television Upfronts are being held this week in NY and one of the hottest tickets was the Telemundo event. I heard it was sold out and at full capacity, which is not unusual since they DO throw a great party (speaking from experience) and La Reina del Sur is a bona fide hit. (So sad to see it go, but that’s another story!)
One of the surprises of the Upfront event was hearing Cristina Salaregui, ex Univision royalty and member of the old guard, got her own show on Telemundo, the archrival. (That’s the kind of celebrity swapping thing you’re used to seeing in Mexico with Televisa and TV Azteca, when Azteca had a good name to it back in the day.)
I wonder if la tocaya will keep doing more of the same or reinvent herself, and if her famous Latino celebrity friends will follow her. It remains to be seen.
In the meantime, here’s the link from the LA Times and the Upfronts. Apparently, Ms. Saralegui is not shy when speaking about her former employer.
Telemundo Lands Talk Show Host Cristina Saralegui. (Click to read post by Meg James)