* Vikki Carr's LP, "Esos hombres" ("Those Men") has done so well in Spanish that she is now recording six of those cuts in English, including her hit single "Mala suerte" ("Bad Luck").
Certainly no bad luck for "the man" behind the success of "Esos hombres." Besides Vikki's LP, composer-producer-arranger Bebu Silvetti's other projects include new soap, "Balada por un amor" (with Daniela Romo and Jorge Rivero) and the musical score for "Champions Forever." In addition, Silvetti is the prolific music man behind this year's string of hit albums by Romo, Raphael, Roberto Carlos and Eydie Gorme.
* The much anticipated movie version of the musical stage hit "Evita," starring Meryl Streep, has been suddenly suspended. This is not the first time the project has been shelved: Liza Minnelli was to have starred in a 1982 version that met with the same fate.
But in a curious twist, 44 years after its completion a long forgotten movie made an unexpected debut at the recent Biarritz Film Festival. Made in 1945, "La Prodiga" stars none other than Eva Duarte (later known as Eva Peron). Originally scheduled to premiere in 1946, the picture was banned by Juan Peron, then president-elect of Argentina, who decided his wife was better suited to politics than show biz. And, as they say, the rest is history.