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LATV Goes Hollywood

Valery Ortiz, popular bilingual youth network announces new 2006 programming schedule

Published on LatinoLA: March 8, 2006


LATV Goes Hollywood


Puerto Rican-born actress Valery Ortiz has joined LATV as the host of ?LATV DOES HOLLYWOOD.? Ortiz is currently generating a buzz with her transition to the big screen in the new 20th Century Fox release, ?Date Movie.?. In the romantic comedy, she stars as Jell-O, a spoof on fellow Latina actress, J-Lo. Ortiz also stars as Madison Duarte on the original half-hour teen drama ?South of Nowhere,? which is entering its second season on The N, the nighttime network for teens. The N, a programming arm of MTV Networks is currently available in 43 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television.

Other LATV hosts and VJ?s are also making waves on the stage, on television, and even as professors. LATV producer/host Giovanni Blanco leads a double life as frontman for popular bilingual funk-dance-rock act Spigga. Patricia Lopez, the host of LATV?s ?M2M Live? and ?Movimiento con Patricia Lopez?, is a frequent Entertainment Host on ?KTLA the WB Morning News.? ?LATV Late Night? host Alysha Del Valle is also a traffic reporter for ABC 7 News and a special-events host for LA?s 102.7 KIIS FM. And ?Rokamole? host Josh Kun is an associate professor of English at UC Riverside.

LATV has just announced its new 2006 programming schedule:

?The Playlist? (Monday thru Thursday at 8:00pm)
The Playlist brings an eclectic variety of music videos and segments. Host Viviana brings you the best of Pop on Monday nights. Carlos serves up Hip Hop and Reggaeton on Tuesdays. Arlene rocks it out on Wednesdays with the best rock and indie bands around; While Gio takes you back down memory lane with some Flashbacks of the 80s and 90?s on Thursdays. This is the show that?s ALL about the music.

?LATV en Concierto? (Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:00pm)
Forget playback and lip-sync, LATV En Concierto brings you true live performances by today?s most popular artists. Every week our studio and television audiences will witness exclusive concerts the way they are supposed to be: en vivo.

?LATV Shadows? (Mondays at 10:00 pm)
LATV introduces a half hour show which gives viewers an inside look into an artist?s life. Find out what its like to be with Moenia for a day as they work on their new album or follow Ivy Queen as she gets ready for her next concert. Join the cameras of LATV as they capture the everyday lives of your favorite celebrities from the coolest perks to the everyday pressures of being a super star. LATV viewers will see it all.

?LATV Late Night? (Mondays & Fridays at 10:30 pm)
LATV Late Night is a Top Five Music Video show hosted by Alysha ?Late Night? Del Valle. The 30 minute program burns tape in the hottest clubs in L.A. Each show blends common themes with a single provocative ?question? of the night. On camera are LA?s sexiest Latinos answering Alysha?s late night inquiries.

Mex 2 The Max ?Live? (Tuesdays at 9pm)
Mex 2 the Max ?Live? is brought to you live from the LATV studio. We?re bringing you exclusive interviews, live performances, entertaining segments with your favorite Latin celebrity artists as well as highlighting the regional roots that exist in current Regional music. Our studio audiences have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite icon to take that special picture or get that once in a lifetime autograph.

?Rokamole? (Tuesday at 10:00 pm & Friday at 9:00 pm)
Rokamole brings you the best in Latin Alternative music, from Aterciopelados, Caifanes, Caf? Tacuba, and Maldita Vecindad to Manu Chao, Gustavo Cerati, and Pante?n Rococ?. Respected music critic Josh Kun hosts Rokamole, providing influential commentary about the music, as well as highlighting important events in politics and the arts.

?The Best of LATV? (Wednesdays at 10:00 pm)
From New York to Miami, Las Vegas to Mexico City, the Best of LATV brings you your favorite videos, exclusive LATV performances and interviews with your favorite artists.

?Movimiento con Patricia Lopez? (Thursdays at 9:00 pm)
Movimiento with Patricia Lopez is an exclusive variety program hosted by LATV?s Patricia Lopez, the top model who recently has appeared on pages of today?s leading Latin magazines. Patricia will take viewers on a crazy, unforgettable ride each week to see many different places and people, up close and personal with your favorite celebrity lifestyles, from Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, and behind the scenes of concerts. Experience it as if you were actually there.

?LATV Does Hollywood? (Thursdays at 10:00 pm)
An irreverent look at Hollywood movies from LATV's unique point of view, "LATV DOES HOLLYWOOD" showcases mainstream films as well as Latino cinema from a 'Spanglish' perspective. This show features celebrity interviews, behind the scenes footage, movie item giveaways, the chance to win tickets to film premieres, and a first-hand look at new films coming out of Hollywood, Latin America, and Spain.

?The New Show? (Thursdays at 10:30 pm)
The New Show brings you the hottest hip hop, Reggaeton, urban regional, up and coming artists and exclusive interviews behind the scenes. This is your All Access pass to Hip Hop.

?Drive Thru? (Fridays at 8:00 pm)
This is the show in which the viewers get to be programmers. We count the thousands of requests LATV receives, and play the most requested songs. From Lupillo Rivera to Eminem, from J.Lo to Morrissey, Drive Thru gives viewers a voice that brings the U.S. Latino lifestyle to the small screen.

?Cruzin TV? (Fridays at 10:00 pm)
Cruzin TV is a show that travels the country looking for cool car shows that bring you the best in low rider culture, as well as music and beautiful girls.


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