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LET'S TALK "FUNNY": KIKI MELENDEZ' HOT TAMALES

Posted by Marabina Jaimes on April 9, 2010 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


            Kikey Castillo and I attended Kiki Melendez' 8th HOT TAMALES Anniversary Show at the famous Improv last night and we laughed our "feathers" off!  We also got a chance to celebrate Kiki Melendez' 29th Birthday...again!...amongst a sold out crowd of distinguished guests, including soap galan, Guy Eckert.  

     We heard classic Kiki Melendez, suggesting Tiger Woods has had so much woman trouble because he's set his sights on the "tiny" instead of the more "robust" type of woman, i.e.: Latina!  She also answered the question on the minds of most golf enthusiasts, "Was Tiger going to do well at the Masters?"..."Of course, Tiger is famous for getting his balls in holes..."

     The line up of diverse guest comedians brought their own wacky morsels to the party.  Starting off the night was 6-year-old Doug Williams, Jr. who was...adorable!   

       Next, Tiffany Haddish did things with a microphone I've never seen in public!  Nadine Rajabi, the Persian Virgin, cracked us up with a foto of her young face...and unibrow.  Helen Hung, entered "Kung Fu Fighting" and killed!  Darryl Brunson, one of 2 1/2 men in the group, gave his hilarioius impression of bad relationships.  Vanessa Hollingshead had us in stitches, comparing an "intervention" to a really bad surprise party.  And Jeff Garcia literally stole "Billions" of laughs with his naughty set.

     The show flew by, but the good news is the Kiki Melendez' HOT TAMALES will be back in May!  For more info, visit www.KikiKiss.com.

     Congrats and Happy Birthday, Kiki!

Salud y Suerte!

Marabina Jaimes

The Mexi-Rican

        

INFIDELITY: NOT A BED OF ROSES

Posted by Marabina Jaimes on February 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM Comments comments (2)

      Hear the names John Edwards, David Letterman, and Tiger Woods and what do you think?  CHEATERS!  "Awkward and disingenius apology" also comes to mind...


     There is no doubt that the discovery of a cheating partner is a huge blow to a woman's concept of trust, respect, and self-esteem.  And without a doubt, when the cheater comes to his senses and realizes what he's about to lose (or how much money this little faux paux is going to cost him) the road to recovery/apology is awkward, to say the least.  However, when infidelity happens in a family, few consider the long lasting impact infidelity has on the children.


We had a chance to interview charming Clinical Psychologist and Domestic Abuse Counselor, Dr. Ana Nogales on LET'S TALK, and we're sure you'll find this upcoming segment interesting, informative, and empowering.  Besides authoring, "Parents Who Cheat", a book we highly recommend, Dr. Nogales has also penned the play, "Don't Call Me Baby" that opens in March at Josefina Lopez's CASA 101.  Hope to see you at the opening!          


     PLEASE JOIN THE CONVERSATION!  On behalf of my co-hosts, Bel, Dyana, and Kikey, I invite you to talk to us!  LET'S TALK, the show with the Latina POV, wants to hear from you!  Go to LETSTALKSHOW.TV and send us your most outrageous infidelity story (or infidelity apology) for a chance to win a beautiful flower arrangement by Maribel's Garden.


SALUD, SUERTE, Y SANIDAD!

MARABINA JAIMES, 

The Mexi-Rican 

Gustavo Dudamel: Un Beso Al Mundo

Posted by letstalkshow on October 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM Comments comments (31)

OCTOBER 3, 2009 - LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD BOWL

  

   Today's long awaited free concert, sponsored by Target, bythe LA Phil's new Music Director at the Hollywood Bowl was fantastic!Dudamel, a mere 28 years old and trained by Venezuela's "El Sistema"proved to all thatindeed he is a passionate, consummate conductor!However, his intentions to teach Los Angeles and its children thebeautiful language of music...the language that brings us all togetherno matter where we are from. The creation of YOLA, Youth Orchestra ofLos Angeles, will definitely give young minds the means to play andexperience the exhilarating and healing power of music. "Education isour#1 Priority!", said Jan Olaughlin, Target's Senior Specialist ofCommunity Relations. She stressed that the partnership between theLAPhil and Target was outstanding and that their joint mission wasto"keep music in our schools." Yes, these may be trying times, butsupporting YOLA in any way we can will turn out to be a blessing forour City of Angels. And from the applause and response of thefilled-to-capacity Hollywood Bowl, it looks like we are in for manymore magical performances to come by Gustavo Dudamel. Please, doyourself and your children a favor and follow this innovative andpassionate Musical genius who literally "lives and breathes" themusicas he is conducting.

     Besides being free, this concert was viewed globally onthe LA Phil's website and broadcast on radio. The Bowl's audienceincluded such stars as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter,Sergio Mendes,Andy Garcia, Jack Black, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, andThe ChiliPepper's Flea to name just a few. A congratulatory message was sent byPresident Obama, and gracious LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina wantedto make sure that we at Latin Heat knew of the other special invitedguests in attendance: Mr. Dudamel's relatives! His Mother, Solange, andhis father, Oscar, who were beaming as their son was about to take thestage and transport this Los Angeles audience through music. Our newMusic Director said, "We are here because of the music of Beethoven.Through music there is no South America or Central America - there isonly one America! I'm proud to be Latino, but I'm proud to be here withyou because of music!"

     Gustavo Dudamel and the LAPhilharmonic, plus the diverse voices of the LAMaster Chorale gave aterrific performance. Beethoven's 9th "Ode to Joy" was the perfectchoice for a perfect full moon night which lit this gathering of 18,000music lovers. For more details on this performance and the ones tocome, go to LA Phil.org. We give ourspecial thanks to Mr. K. Bernard.

 

 

     Bienvenido, Gustavo y gracias...el mundo te regresa el beso!

Marabina Jaimesco-host, "Let's Talk"

 


And the Winners Are...!

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATS TO OUR L'OREAL PARIS CONTEST WINNERS:


A. SOTOMAYOR, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

S. KORSI, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA

S. GRITZEWSKY, ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA

S. OROSCO, GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA


     It was a pleasure to bring you the behind the scenes excitement fromthe NCLR's ALMA AWARDS! We also hope you enjoyed our contest, broughtto you by the brand that thinks we're worth it: L'OREAL PARIS!


LET'S TALK.....!Marabina Jaimes

 


We Are Live at the Alma Awards!

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:37 PM Comments comments (0)

     Just ran into the adorable Mario Lopez heading off to the stage....Sylvia Villagran will be the Alma Awards announcer, and I'm just getting touched up to meet Bel and Kikey and Dyana from "Let's Talk" on the RED CARPET....stay tuned......by the way, hearing a lot about L'Oreal's "succulent" and "ripe" jelly bombs. 


More later


 

 

Here comes Eva!!!


 

Eva Longoriais stunning in a silver sequins mid-calf dress, looking amazing!...Asked about a beauty tip, she suggested a spray tan! *I understand L'Oreal Paris makes Sublime Bronze self-tanner.....have to check it out!


 

Danay Garcia, "From Mexico With Love"... Stunnning!!!

Very natural look; says she got her "glowing look" by going to the spa this morning.


 

Benito Martinez from "The Shield".... Awesome teal shirt and tie under his black suit!

 


Janet Murgiua, president of the NCLR who brings you the ALMA AWARDS, looks stunning in copper tones tonight!


 

Yellow gown draped on Dominicana Dania Ramirez from "Heroes"!

Very natural, sunkissed look; says she excited to see Shakira!!!


 

Big eyes...big brows...beautiful blue Jean Ferris dress...completes Francia Raisa from "Secret Life of an American Teenager's" look.


 

David Alexander design: electric blue sequins on Lorielle New, actress of "Pit and the Pendulum". Apparently this designer is too hot to handle.


 

Zuleyka, from "Model Latina" in Miami, is sporting wild feather earrings from Bebe. Earth tones are her palette: olive green, coppers, golds...very Exotica!!!


 

Jesse Metcalf, says lips are where to put your attention!


 

Jacky Pinol, "Egyptian Princess" tonight with dark eyes and nude lips - Gorgeous!


 

Jamie Lynn Siegler's beauty tip? Mani - Pedi, absolutely necessary!


 

Rosalyn Sanchez's beauty tip: never go to sleep without removing make-up! *L'Oreal carries Clean Artist Make-Up Remover... something to look into...?


 

Eva La Rue from "CSIMiami" looks glorious in a bright yellow gown! Beauty tip? "If you runout of blotting paper...use toilet seat covers..! Not sure...

 

... How about L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Powder instead...!


 

Rick Najera, writer of "Nothing Like The Holidays" says "Beauty is in the eyes"... perhaps it's more in the beholder!


 

Venezuelen Natasha Perez says a good Highlighter really opens an eye!


 

Paloma, from TMG Universal will be coming out with her hit "Fired Up" and dons a Smokey eye!


 

 

Pitbull slinking down the Red Carpet, says that there is nothing sexier than a strong confident woman...in HEELS!


 

John Leguizamo on beauty: some meat on those bones; not anorexic!


 

Lou Pizarro from "Repo": the eyes have it!


 

Christine, our VIP L'Oreal Make-Up artist thinks HIP "delectable" jelly bomb is for me... touch up time!

 

Let the show begin!


 

Shakira, in her amazing black cut-out bodysuit did her thing, girlfriends!


 

Salma Hayak, stunning in eggplant tonight-the color of royalty!


 

The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, is gorgeous and inspiring!


 

David Archuleta from "American Idol"!


 

Eva, in a fabulous Green Gown...hair swooped up to the side...wow!

That's Eva Longoria Parker!


 

George Lopez...Si se puede routine...what a scream...don't miss it!


 

Antonio Banderas...what can I say...Bello!


 

Lupe Ontiveros ("Selena" and so many more projects) looking wonderful!


 

Salma Hayek, Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno, Antonio Banderas... the ALMA AWARDS highlighting the best; what an AMAZING NIGHT!


 

Janice, L'Oreal Make-Up Artist to the stars, loves Infalliable Lip Plumpler! It's moisturizing, doesn't clump, and the colors work on a lot of different skin tones!


 

Edward, L'Oreal Make-Up Artist at the People En espanol VIP after party says: "Hip Metallic Duo shadows are perfect! You get highlight and shadow that compliment each other!

 

Another tip: L'Oreal Paris has a lipstick that perks up any boca for an after-hour party...Color-riche anti-aging lip color... feathering is birds, not lips!


 

Just got a picture in Pitbull's arms! Yeah!


 

Jimmy Smitslooking sharp...definitely thinks that if you are going to spend timeon make-up, work the windows of the soul! "Gosh, he's gorgeous!"


 

I heard Rita Moreno really liked the Infallible Plumping Gloss... it looks great!


 

Nelly Furtado...fabulous!!!


 

Wow, Rita Moreno is my Idol! And she really is "a true diamond"!

 

Homage to Ricardo Montalban...inspiring, encouraging, empowering!


 

Who's up for the best actor?... Tune in to find out!


 

Everyone LOVES the L'Oreal Paris HIP lip balms....there's a lot of "Plush", "Delectable", and "Succulent" rushing backstage!


 

Lauren Velez looks great in blue!


 

The ALMA AWARDS this year is spectacular... you better not miss it Friday on ABC! It's time to party so I'm grabbing my L'Oreal Paris "succulent" lip balm and I'm off to the after party!


 

Gracias y Buenas Noches!

 

 

Marabina Jaimes

The Mexi-Rican

Co host, Latin Heat's "Let's TALK!"


Live Blog From the Alma Award Tonight!

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

    Join me tonight at 6pm as I bring you behind-the-scenes coverage from the ALMA AWARDS. Get the scoop from the L'OREALhair and make-up artists responsible for the glamorous styles of yourfavorite celebrities and yours truly! You even have a chance to winsome L'OREAL products of your own!

 

Here's how:

 


     After the broadcast on Friday September 18th, go to the ALMA AWARDS blog and click on the comment link. Your answers to the following questions could make you a winner!!!


 

1. What is your favorite L'OREAL beauty product and why?

 

2. Who was the hottest looking celeb at the 2009 ALMA AWARDS?

 


     Contest ends on September 19th. Make sure you include your email address when you enter, just in case you get lucky. Winners will be notified Sept. 23!

 

Good luck!

 


     Remember to follow along as I blog live from the ALMA AWARDS red carpet tonight at 6pm!

 

 


Marabina Jaimes

The Mexi-Rican

Co host, Latin Heat's "Let's TALK!"


L'Oreal Alma Awards Contest Info

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM Comments comments (2)

     I'm thrilled that I'll be able to bring you all access, behind the scenes coverage from the ALMA AWARDS, tomorrow night, Thursday September 17, from 6:00pm on. I'll be getting the full beauty and style scoop from the L'OREAL make-up artist who will be touching up all your favorite stars!


     Here's achance to win some L'OREAL beauty and hair products of your own! After you tune in to the ALMA AWARDS broadcast on Friday, September 18th onABC, go to the ALMA AWARDS BLOG and click on the Comment Link. Your answer to the following questions could make you a winner!:


1 - What is your favorite L'Oreal beauty product and why?

2 - Who was the hottest looking celeb at the 2009 Alma Awards?


Contest ends September 19. Make sure to include your email address when you go the ALMA AWARDS Blog, in case you get lucky! Winners will be notified September 23.


Suerte!

Marabina Jaimes

The Mexi-Rican

Co host, Latin Heat's "Let's Talk!"


Let's Talk! Set to Blog Direct From the Alma Awards

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:31 PM Comments comments (0)

     Its official! I'll be bringing you the behind-the-scenes Glamour (RedCarpet all the way!), Style (How to recreate the Hottest Make-uptrends), Fashion (who's wearing what?), and Chisme (...no He/Shedidn't!) as it happens live from the Alma Awards, hosted by Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez, on behalf of the beauty maker that thinks we're worth it: L'OREAL. Follow my blog live from the Alma Awards on Thursday, September 17, 2009. 5 of our lucky blog followers who comment on this blog just might win a L'OREAL gift basket! Then,tune in to The Alma Awards Broadcast on ABC, Friday, September 18th!

 


     For more information on the confirmed celebrities attending, visit the Alma Awards blog.

 

 


Marabina Jaimes

The Mexi-Rican

Co-host, Latin Heat's "Let's Talk"


Dead Beat Dads: Spreading the Seed But Forgetting to Water!

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM Comments comments (0)

     Last year there was such an uproar about the OctoMom - granted, for my taste she had 7 kids too many, but what about the OctoDads? Those guys who help create one or more children and then completely neglect their financial responsabilities. What is even more confounding is that youand I, are paying taxes to support these children through Welfare and Social Services, while these Dads continue to party, date, and live as bachelors; they only want to "visit" their children, while letting the Moms do all the work!

 


     NOTE TO MEN: Breaking-up or Divorce does not mean you no longer are financially responsible for the children you bring into this world and that the custodial parent gets to pick up the financial/emotional/childcare/schooling tab all alone. How can this problem be solved? I believe I have the solution.

 


     Instead of planning a Baby Shower, when a couple discovers they are pregnant whether they are married or not, they should be encouraged to sell whatever possessions they have and start a "Baby Fund". This fund will provide for the child's pediatrician, clothing, food, childcare, etc. If the parents decide to stay together, great, the child is covered; If the parents decide to divorce, great, the child is still covered!

 

Who knows, for a big party guy, just the thought of having to sell his caror boat or home to create the "Baby Fund" may serve as the best deterrent to unprotected sex we've ever had! Also, since the "BabyFund" will be exclusively for the child, there would be no need to throw enormous amounts of money at the courts and attorneys to get the things the fund would be set up for in the first place.

 


     I believe our society has tolerated the Deadbeat Dads (and Deadbeat Moms,for that matter) far too long. Any parent, man or woman, that naively believes a child can grow up on his own and the other parent should"just get over it" obviously had parents that leave a lot to be desired.

 


     Also there are too many children growing up Over-mothered and Under-fathered- a child is worthy of the love of two parents and the best of both parents, not the worst, period! And on a practical side, no matter howmany court orders for child support are given by a judge, can orders for child support really be enforced? Considering that there are men who owe child support in the hundred thousands, in my humble opinion,this system isn't working very well.


 

   A child needs that financial support WHILE THE CHILD IS A CHILD, not when they are about to get married!


I'd love to hear what you think!

 

Suerte Y Sanidad!

Marabina Jaimes

"The Mexi-Rican"


Let's Talk; Hablando Se Entiende La Gente!

Posted by letstalkshow on September 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM Comments comments (0)

     Welcome to the conversation! I hope you are enjoying "Let's Talk" and please tell us what you think and what you would like to hear more about. The ability to dialogue and express ourselves is of utmost importance.Words have tremendous power...one word can change a person's life - forgood...or for therapy!

     

     Speaking of therapy....there's nothing like going to the Hollywood Bowl to lift our spirits. I'm an avid music fan and adore the fact that the music of the whole globe is represented on the stage at the Bowl! I recently saw Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Adele, Sergio Mendes, China's piano sensation Lang Lang playing opposing pianos with the amazing Herbie Hancock, backed by the LA Philharmonic! What a night! If you haven't lately, please do yourself a favor and check out LAPhil.org for upcoming concerts including the Inaugural Concert of our new LA Phil Conductor, Venezolano Gustavo Dudamel. Pack a lovely dinner basket along with your sweetheart, the kids, in-laws, or friends, and enjoy anight of music under the stars!


     And speaking of stars, you never know who you'll find at the Bowl - America Ferrer? Halle Berry? Morgan Freeman....mmmmm, for more check out "Let'sTalk" during CHISME.....


     Congrats to my fellow co-hosts, Bel Hernandez and Kikey Castillo, along with Real Women Have Curves author Josefina Lopez, for the recent IMAGEN AWARD for "8 Ways To Say You Love Your Life And Mean It! A book will be coming out soon but don't miss the next Theatrical production of this piece...you might find yourself on stage!


     Zumba anyone? I absolutely love this fun workout and for the next few monthsmy co-hosts and I (well maybe just Bel and Kikey...instead of Zumba,Dyanna will be catching some ZZZZZZ's), will be Zumba-ing down to our original weight...8 pounds and 7 ounces...just kidding! Beto Perez fromColombia created this international exercise craze and I'd like to thank Linda Lopez for a "Hot, Hot, Hot" Saturday morning class, and one of my favorite people, Dora Solinas, for beckoning to "stop working out and join the party!" I don't know much, but this I do, "nadie te quitalo bailado!"


     You can talk, but can you Golf? We'll see about that one! In any case Kikey and I have accepted Candy Saenz gracious invitation to the South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce's Celebrity Golf Tournament, September 25th.It's an empowering cause and we'll do our best, Candy!


     Finally,I'll be performing again with my friend, Armand St. Martin from New Orleans, at the Long Beach Lobster Festival on September 12th, 2009. Ifyou like lobster, fun, and you want to see Armand make the keys danceon the piano, you are in for a treat! Also, stay tuned for my own CD release in December, featuring the theme song for "Let's Talk".


Ciao for now

Marabina Jaimes

"The Mexi-Rican"


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There wasn't a Latina perspective anywhere on daytime TV talk shows  --- we we decided we would just have to do it ourselves. Although we started on the web, this year we premiered a 9 episode season on KJLA local broadcast station in L.A.

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A Talk Show Like No Other - Premiere May 12th at 7:30 am on KJLA


Los Angeles, CA – Let’s Talk!, produced by Latin Heat Media makes its broadcast premiere on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 on KJLA. The ground breaking daytime talk show scheduled to air weekly Thursday mornings at its 7:30 AM time slot, gives its audience a fresh, new perspective on universal topics that everyone can relate to.

The English-language talk show featuring four dynamic and opinionated Latinas including Emmy-award winning journalist Naibe Reynoso joins the TV team of hosts; actress-comedienne Dyana Ortelli (Curb Your Enthusiasm); Bel Hernandez, Publisher of Latin Heat, a print and online magazine; and actress and Y-Generation/Green Gal Kikey Castillo is sure to get viewers going first thing in the morning as they prepare to take on the world.

Let’s Talk! has what no other network television talk show has, the English speaking Latina perspective in daytime talk. With the U.S. Latina consumer market at more than 23 million strong and a spending power of $479 billion dollars (Hispanic ventures 2010), it is unclear why this very important consumer group continues to be ignored.

Let’s Talk! television launch will kick-off with a private VIP celebration on May 11th, 2011 at an undisclosed location. Guests will include Let’s Talk! hosts, previous show guests, celebrity friends and sponsors. “We are thrilled to bring our show to the small screen and very excited to celebrate this achievement with everyone that has worked so hard on this project and share this experience with all our friends and supporters,” said Bel Hernandez, Executive Producer of Let’s Talk!.

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Los Angeles, CA - On Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, MALDEF hosted the 2010 Los Angeles Awards Gala to pay tribute to the work and achievements of three pioneering individuals for their service and contributions to our community through their lifetime commitment to public service, civil rights and Latin American music respectively. Award winning actress, entertainment journalist and co-host of Let’s Talk!, Kikey Castillo served as the mistress of ceremonies presiding over the evening’s festivities......(Read More)


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