Viva Hollywood! 2008 | TV Show Watchlist
Contestants compete for $100,000 and a role in a telenovela.
Premiered: April 13, 2008
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Legendary comedian Cheech Marin guest stars for the big finale. First, the three remaining contestants must act in novela scenes, where they are assigned to play characters they know very well – the other contestants in the house. The loser packs his bags, leaving the final two for the Duel Spectacular. Surrounded by Brazilian fan dancers, Maria Conchita performs her hit song “La Loca” – a fitting tune to kick off the craziest duel yet - to see who will take home the grand prize. And our two finalists must not only face the judges, they must deal with the return of all of the “dead” contestants who come back to haunt them in true telenovela fashion. Finally our winner is announced in an unforgettable night of drama.
The four remaining contestants each shoot their own scandalous video ala Paris Hilton or David Hasselhoff. Things get crazy when one of the contestants goes method and gets drunk for real. Each of our actors must not only pull off an outrageous performance, but they must own their story in a statement to the press when prodded and poked by none other then celebrity parasite, Perez Hilton. In a sneak one-on-one interview, Perez shocks each of them with footage of their actual bad behavior in the house. All the dirt is revealed: the bed hopping, Jacuzzi frolicking, body shaving – you name it.
More surprises, as the contestants get a rude wake-up call from none other than Charo who announces that tonight, they are competing in a song and dance competition of firey hot Latin numbers: the salsa, tango, and flamenco. With musical novelas on the rise, our contestants have to become triple threats. Guest choreographer, Sergio Trujillo is on hand to put them through the paces. Some of the show’s biggest rivals and budding romances pair off for the big show.
The contestants gather to learn the next challenge, and are surprised to find telenovela leading lady, Lorena Rojas crying in the dining room. It’s just an act, and they must do the same in a "crying game" around the table where they have three minutes to burst into tears with a sad personal tale. The winner chooses his partner for the dramatic challenge to come. To help them get in touch with their feelings, the group travels to a Hypnosis Institute where they are hypnotized to experience past life regressions. In the challenge, the group must pretend to be victims of ridiculous problems (recovering nudists, telenovela addicts, etc.) and appear on a talk show with journalist, Maria Celeste, who invites them to share their sob story on the couch, Oprah-style, in difficult (and hilarious) dramatic improvisations.
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- Premiered: April 13, 2008
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- Premise: Contestants compete for $100,000 and a role in a telenovela. (more)