May 3, 1992
Bravo for your super coverage of the next worldwide superstar, Xuxa. She's the most tantalizing personality to grace my TV in a long, long time. I discovered Xuxa one Saturday morning last year while dial-spinning on my cable. Her show is a joyous celebration, not only for the lucky children on the set but for anyone watching. I told my friends that she would be a big star. They all said, "Who?" Now they know about Xuxa. Even though I can't understand a single word she utters, she can visit my TV anytime.
September 12, 1991 |
* "I am confused and scared," admitted Brazilian superstar Xuxa after a plot to kidnap her was foiled in Rio de Janeiro. The plan was uncovered when a security guard called police about a car that was parked suspiciously outside a Rio studio where Xuxa records her TV program. Two men in the car opened fire on the police and a high-speed chase ensued. One suspect and a police officer were killed in a shootout.
April 12, 1993 |
Xuxa Mania: "Xuxa," the South American show for kiddies starring Brazilian pop sensation Xuxa (pronounced Shoosha), is coming to the United States. MTM Television Distribution has sold an English version of the series to more than 80% of the country, including KCOP-TV Channel 13 here. The syndicated show begins airing this fall.
March 27, 1991 |
Upbeat Fiesta: Two major Latino stars have been added to the lineup of this year's "L.A. Fiesta Broadway," which will be staged in the streets of downtown Los Angeles on April 28. Jose Jose, known as the "Prince of Romantic Songs," and Brazilian pop star Xuxa, who has more than a dozen platinum records throughout Latin America, will be among the 100-plus acts and entertainers performing.
March 4, 1993 |
MTM Entertainment Announces Layoffs: The money-losing Los Angeles-based production company purchased in January by the empire of televangelist Pat Robertson will lay off its chief executive and at least 15 of 75 employees. Control of MTM Entertainment will largely be assumed by its new parent, Virginia Beach, Va.-based International Family Network. Tim Robertson, Pat Robertson's son and head of IFN, said the restructuring will save $2 million a year.