Por QueEstelle Gonzales Walgreen
Hollywood Latinos Getting into the Dating Game Business
Photo: George Lopez and Eva Longoria Hosting Dating Shows
Latino Hollywood stars, Eva Longoria and George Lopez, recently announced plans to get into the reality dating game craze through separate projects.
Let’s forget the fact that both have failed marriages and rumors of non-regular dating habits – robbing the cradle for Longoria and amor with hookers for Lopez. I suppose if you can get Latino consumers to believe Sofia Vergara and Salem Hayek eat regularly at Burger King then this will fly.
Longoria, 37, is executive producing and bachelor hunting for NBC’s ‘Ready for Love’ that will be hosted by Guiliana and Bill Rancic. Longoria is selecting three men who according to Deadline must be “handsome” “successful” and “family oriented”. It would be helpful if they said ‘very young’ since Longoria current beau, Eduardo Lopez, is ten-years her junior.
The first batch of hand-picked bachelors-ready-to-settle down count two Latinos amongst them, Tim Lopez from Plain White T’s and Ernesto Arguello a Miami entrepreneur. The men will have four girls to pick from that live together (think classy Bad Girls Club, we hope) and get successful dating advice. We hope that won’t come from Longoria whose own relationship resume is weak.
The show will debut next winter.
Meanwhile, George will be hosting Fox’s new dating reality show ‘Take Me Out’. In this show Lopez will play matchmaker to bachelors and bachelorettes. The premise with this show is single female contestants standing on a lighted podium and if their light stays on there’s hope for love ever after with a bachelor.
I know it sounds tragic as does this turn for Lopez’ career but if you’re interested the show airs on June 7 at 8 p.m.
Don’t get me wrong many Latinos will tune in to gets laughs when 50-year old Lopez ogles the bevy of beauties and Longoria can also count on many fans, but they would be the last people on earth many Latinos would get their dating advice from.
Are there just not enough happily married Hollywood Latinos? Well there aren’t actually because there aren’t that many Latinos in Hollywood.