Amorcito Corazon: Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa

Amorcito Corazon (Darling sweetheart) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa by Lucero Suarez. Rehabilitation of the Venezuelan RCTV telenovela Trapos Intimos. It stars Elizabeth Álvarez, Diego Olivera, Africa Zavala and Daniel Arenas involving antagonistic Fabiola Campomanes as the main villain and stellar performances by the leading lady Mariana Karr, Macaria and Grettell Valdez.

Isabel Cordero (Elizabeth Álvarez) is an unlucky in love architect who lost the love of her life when she was 18 years old because of her controlling father, Leopoldo (Alfonso Iturralde) who also left his wife to start a relationship with Isabel's godmother. For this reason, Isabel's mother, Sara (Silvia Mariscal) loses her mind for a while and is admitted to a psychiatric medical institution. Isabel believes that she is cursed. She thinks that every man who falls in love with her will suffer for it. She thinks she will never succeed in love and be happy, until she meets Fernando Lobo.

Fernando Lobo (Diego Olivera) is the manager of a construction company. After the death of his wife Sofia (Fabiola Campomanes), he is dedicated to raising their three daughters. While on a working trip to Veracruz, he meets Doris (Liz Vega) with who he starts a short lived romance. After the project, he returns to the capital. Under somewhat funny circumstances, he meets Isabel, who is also his neighbor. Unbeknownst to Fernando, Isabel is a a friend of his three daughters. Doris, meanwhile, will join forces with Alfonso, Isabel ex boyfriend (Miguel Angel Biaggio) to prevent the relationship between Isabel and Fernando. Doris makes up a pregnancy that never existed.

Isabel and Fernando will become sweethearts but mistrust separates them, moreover, Maria Soledad (Renata Notni), eldest daughter of Fernando, will not accept such a relationship, although her two sisters, Maria Fernanda (Regina Tiscareno) and Maria Luz (Karol Sevilla) will do so gradually.

Meanwhile Lucía (Africa Zavala), Fernando's younger sister, is about to finish her novitiate in the convent run by Sor Ernestina (Raquel Morell), when she meets Guillermo "Willy" Pinzon (Daniel Arenas) a gym instructor that, in turn, is a gigolo. Despite her convictions about her religious vocation, the emergence of "Willy" and his declaration of love will make Lucia hesitate. In addition, La Beba (Mariana Karr) is in love and obsessed with Willy, but all he wants is her money. Hortensia (Macaria) Beba's best friend and mother in law of Fernando wants to open the eyes of her friend.

Zoe (Grettell Valdez), Isabel and Lucia's best friend, is a woman dedicated to her home and her husband Alvaro (Pietro Vannucci). Alvaro is cheating with a man in his own house. Zoe realizes that she never really fell in love with Alvaro or any other man and does not "get them." In a suicide attempt she meets Cecilo (Richard Fastlich). She begins to like Cecilo but later will meet Felipe (Alex Ibarra) who will become her boyfriend. At the time she is unaware that Cecilio and Felipe are friends.

Marisol, the eldest daughter of Fernando Lobo, is a rebellious teenager who is in constant conflict with her father, but finds love with Juancho (Diego Amozourrutia) a humble young man who is also a cousin of Willy. However, Barbara (Gabriela Mellado), sister of "Willy", is also in love with the boy and will do everything possible to separate him from Marisol.

A twist in the plot happens when Manuela (Fabiola Campomanes) Sophia's twin sister returns. She was away on her mother's orders. She feels an obsessive love for her sister's husband. She is totally different from her twin sister. During this time it is discovered that the deceased sister was actually Manuela. Sofia has been impersonating her dead sister.

Fernando and Isabel will face many challenges but everything will work out because their love is a true love.
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Valentine's Day: Historical facts & Legends

Happy Valentine's Day readers! Jagat Cinta here with Valentine's Day: Historical facts & Legends.

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Historical facts
Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine. The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae). Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. His relics are at the Church of Saint Praxed in Rome, and at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino).

The Catholic Encyclopedia also speaks of a third saint named Valentine who was mentioned in early martyrologies under date of February 14. He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.

No romantic elements are present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs. By the time a Saint Valentine became linked to romance in the 14th century, distinctions between Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni were utterly lost.

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the feast day of Saint Valentine on February 14 was removed from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular (local or even national) calendars for the following reason: "Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14." The feast day is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta) where relics of the saint are claimed to be found, and also throughout the world by Traditionalist Catholics who follow the older, pre-Second Vatican Council calendar. February 14 is also celebrated as St Valentine's Day in other Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of 'commemoration' in the calendar of the Church of England and other parts of the Anglican Communion.

Saint Valentine of Terni and his disciples.
The Early Medieval acta of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea. According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.

Since Legenda Aurea still provided no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.

There is an additional modern embellishment to The Golden Legend, provided by American Greetings to, and widely repeated despite having no historical basis whatsoever. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to a young girl variously identified as his beloved, as the jailer's daughter whom he had befriended and healed. It was a note that read "From your Valentine."

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Amas de Casa Desesperadas: a telenovela dramedy

Amas de Casa Desesperadas is a telenovela dramedy, which debuted on Univision on January 10, 2008. Set in the fictional Manzanares Street, the series follows the lives of four housewives and the domestic problems and daily mysteries surrounding their husbands, friends and neighbors, which can be more sinister than they appear. The series' tone combines elements of drama, comedy, mystery, farce, soap opera and satire.

Based on the United States' television series Desperate Housewives, it was developed for Latinos by Disney-ABC International Television and Pol-Ka Producciones.

Season 1 (2008-2009)
Season one began airing on January 10, 2008 and featured a total of 24 episodes. The show opens with the mysterious suicide of housewife Alicia Arizmendi on a beautiful day in the suburbs, on a street called Manzanares. Alicia, who narrates the show from the afterlife, had four friends: Regina Sotomayor, the seemingly-perfect mother of two teenagers struggling to save her marriage; Leonor Guerrero, the mother of four whose husband is always away on business; Susana Martinez, the divorced mother in search of love, who finds it in the form of her new neighbour Miguel Santini, who has a secret of his own; and Gabriela Solís, the materialistic ex-runway model who cheats on her husband. While trying to be good wives and mothers, the four friends also try to find out why their friend committed suicide. The discovery of a blackmail note among Alicia's belongings, a therapy session tape in which she admits her real name was Angela, and her widowed husband's strange behaviour really make them wonder about the mystery surrounding their deceased friend.

on May 14, 2007, Univision signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company and ABC to produce programs for the network, including Amas de Casa Desesperadas.

Cast and characters
This is a list of the major characters of the series, as well as their counterpart in the original, American, series and the actors portraying them.

Character Original Character US Spanish actor
Susana Martinez Susan Mayer Scarlet Ortiz
Leonor Guerrero Lynette Scavo Lorna Paz
Regina Sotomayor Bree Van de Kamp Julieta Rosen
Gabriela Solis Gabrielle Solis Ana Serradilla
Roxana Guzman Edie Britt Gabriela Vergara
Carlos Solis Carlos Solis Bernie Paz
Alicia Arizmendi Mary Alice Young Lucía Méndez
Antonio Guerrero Tom Scavo Diego Bertie
Roberto Sotomayor Rex Van de Kamp Riccardo Dalmacci
Miguel Santini Mike Delfino Diego Ramos
Marta Garcia Felicia Tilman Talú Quintero
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Maite Perroni is The Most Liked Telenovela Actress

Congratulations Maite Perroni!!

We all love her as an actress but now it’s official that the world loves her!!

Maite was named the telenovela actress that was most liked by the public!

Maite deserves that award!

Source: lateengossip

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El secretario: a 2011 Colombian telenovela

El secretario is a 2011 Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast by Caracol TV.

30-year-old Emilio Romero (Juan Pablo Espinosa) was living in New York working as a pizza delivery guy, despite his background in finances. He finds out through a Facebook-like social network that he has a 6-year-old daughter in Bogotá, and decides to come back to Colombia, but he is broke. One of his clients (Hernán Méndez), who turns out to be a Gangster, pays his plane tickets with the condition of taking a suitcase full of clothes. When arriving to Bogotá, customs police find the suitcase has a double bottom packed with thousands of dollars. Romero co-operates with justice and is released under parole. He meets his daughter Valentina (Hillary Vergara), who lives with her mother and Emilio's ex-girlfriend Lorena (Helga Díaz) and her stepfather Franklin Sotomayor (Fernando Solórzano).

With no money in his pockets, Emilio managed to find a place to live: an apartment whose former tenant (Fabio Camero) is to be evicted. There he meets Gertrudis Dudis Buenahora (Margalida Castro), his new neighbour. Emilio also accepts (reluctantly at first, as he had applied to be an accounting assistant) a job as a secretary at Industrias Copito, a toilet paper company. His immediate bosses are Mario Segura (Fabián Mendoza), the operations manager and the owner's half-brother, and Antonia Fontalvo (Stephanie Cayo), the workaholic commercial manager and fiancée of Félix Segura (Martín Karpan), the company's owner. Félix has a clandestine affaire with Paola Zorrilla (Andrea López), Antonia's best friend.

As the only male secretary of the company, Emilio is mocked by the other secretaries and his male coworkers. Mario hates him because Antonia hired a male secretary in order to keep Mario's sexual instincts away from his former secretary, Yensi (Alexandra Serrano). Though loyal, optimistic, kind, and efficient, Emilio is clumsy and gets easily into trouble, specially with Félix; nevertheless, Antonia constantly defends him and stands by his side.
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Un Refugio Para El Amor: a remake of La Zulianita

Un Refugio Para El Amor (A Shelter For Love), It is a remake of La Zulianita written by Delia Fiallo , adapted by Nora Alemán and Georgina Tinoco; is a Spanish-language telenovela starring Zuria Vega and Gabriel Soto as the main protagonist. Jessica Coch as the main antagonist. Laura Flores, Paul Stanley, and Frances Ondiviela stars. Canal de las Estrellas is currently airing Un Refugio para el Amor as of February 6, 2012, replacing Esperanza del Corazón.
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Relaciones Peligrosas: a 2012 Spanish-language telenovela

Relaciones Peligrosas (Dangerous Relationships) is a Spanish-language telenovela to be produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami; this is a free adaptation of Spanish soap opera Física o Química.

As of January 24, 2012, Telemundo is airing the serial weeknights during the 2012 season, replacing La Casa de al Lado. As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcasts English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.

“Relaciones Peligrosas” is a novela that tells a modern, daring story with no taboos, delving into the difficult and often-conflictive relationships between teenagers, their parents and teachers of a bilingual high school. Everything begins with the incredible story of Miranda Cruz (Sandra Echeverría), a young woman who begins her career as a teacher in this institution. In her world, the hidden truths that many adults try to avoid are revealed: love relationships that are prohibited, discriminated or judged that can turn into a real world nightmare.
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Una Familia con Suerte: special course of two hours final episode

"Una Familia con Suerte" finally end on Sunday. The production of Juan Osorio will bid farewell to the audience with a special course of two hours on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 by the Canal de las Estrellas. It could not be otherwise, after the success he has garnered during all months of issuance. The producer is preparing surprises for this highly anticipated final Pancho Lopez take back to their roots: the market where he worked when you started the melodrama.

The actors will be recording until almost the day before issuance of the final, as are very close to the air.
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ABC To Remake Hit Telenovela ‘Soy Tu Duena’ With Eva Longoria Producing

ABC is developing an English-language remake of mega hit telenovela Soy Tu Dueña, with Jorge Zamacona (10-8: Officers On Duty) writing and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria executive producing. ABC’s version will be co-produced by Televisa, the company behind the Mexican telenovela; Lionsgate TV; and ABC Studios. It centers on a Texas heiress who loses her fortune and is forced to move back to the ranch she grew up on. Zamacona will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Longoria though her Unbelievable Entertainment, as well as Tariq Jalil, who helped put the English adaptation together, through his Intrigue banner. Soy Tu Dueña — which means I’m Your Owner but is translated into English as “A Woman Of Steel” — itself is a remake of the 1995 telenovela La Dueña. It became a ratings sensation when it aired on Univision from June through December last year, ranking as the »

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Abismo de pasión: a remake of Cañaveral de Pasiones

"Abismo de pasión"' ("Abyss of Passion") is a Mexican telenovela of executive producer by Angelli Nesma Medina and written by Caridad Bravo Adams, a remake of Cañaveral de Pasiones produced in 1996. Angelique Boyer and David Zepeda with (Mark Tacher) are the main stars of the protagonists. Blanca Guerra, Altair Jarabo, Sabine Moussier and Francisco Gattorno are the main stars of the antagonists. (Alejandro Camacho) as the main star of the prime actor. Canal de las Estrellas is currently airing Abismo de pasion since January 23, 2012, replacing Dos Hogares 250 episodes are planned to be produced.

In years ago in (La Ermita), Yucatan, Mexico, Augusto Castañón and Estefania Bouvier de Castañón (Alejandro Camacho) and (Ludwika Paleta) are the parents of young Elisa (Brigette Bozzo). Alfonsina de Arango (Blanca Guerra) is a respectable woman, suspects that her husband, Rosendo (Cesar Evora), is having an affair with Estefania. In reality, Rosendo's affair is with Estefania's sister, Carmina Bouvier (Sabine Moussier). Alfonsina was finding out and alerts to Augusto.

In meanwhile at stormy/rainy night, Carmina and Rosendo plan to leave together. However, Estefania discovers this and tries to stop them. She locks Carmina in her room at home and goes to the place Rosendo is waiting for Carmina. She finds him in his car and tries to convince Rosendo to stay with his family. When this fails, Rosendo begins to drive her back, however his car was overturn by a pick-up truck and they are both killed in a car accident. This further convinces everyone else that they were lovers planning to leave. To save herself, Carmina lets everyone else believe it so. Carmina takes advantage of this and makes Augusto believe that his wife was unfaithful.

Eventually, Carmina was marries to her late sister's husband Augusto out of spite and despite not loving her. A bitter Alfonsina is now an widow, she decides to send young Damian (Robin Vega) away to study at the boarding school in Italy, so he won't be near young Elisa who is his close friend and does everything she can to tarnish the Castanon's name. Carmina was an accidently fall of in the pool with no water and crush her stomatch by Elisa. Carmina was traumatized in the hospital. In the result, Carmina was lost the baby.

In ten years later, Damian Arango (David Zepeda) and best friends Elisa Castañón Bouvier (Angelique Boyer), Gael (Mark Tacher), (Damian and Kenia's halfbrother (Esmeralda Pimentel) and Paloma Gonzalez (Livia Brito) was returns as an adult. Damian was return to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and he was engaged to Florencia Landuchi (Altair Jarabo) whom he just met while studying in a boarding school in Italy. Augusto's daughter, Elisa, has grown into a lovely woman, but she has a bad reputation thanks to Alfonsina. They fall in love; however, they are resisted by the feud between their families, as well as by other love interests likes Gael and Florencia. Paolo (Sergio Mayer), Florencia's uncle, is captivated by Elisa's beauty, but she ignores him. He attempts to rape her and Damian saves her. Elisa and Damian fall in love. Gael loves Elisa since they were kids and Damian becomes his rivalry friends.

Augusto finds out about the relationship between Damian and Elisa, was haunted by the ghosts was betrayal of Rosendo and Estefania, she was threatened to kill Damian. Elisa was desperated and she determined to do anything to protect the man, she loves to agrees to marry with Gael, knowing the great pain this will cause her best friend Paloma, granddaughter of Ramona "La Bruja" (Raquel Olmedo) who is in love with him.

When Gael and Elisa are at the altar about to be married, Damian was taking to Elisa. Gael finds them and fights with Damian. To avoid a tragedy, Padre Guadalupe "Lupe" (Rene Casados) reveals that the two boys are half brothers, sons of Rosendo. It is discovered that it was Carmina and not Estefania who was running away with Rosendo. Ultimately, Carmina's lies are exposed, through an eyewitness, the town witch Ramona and the plane tickets showing she and Rosendo were plotting to escape.

In a fight with her husband Augusto she shot him with his shotgun. One stormy night, she finds her lover Gabino (Salvador Zerboni), who is evading justice for his own bad deeds. They decide to escape together. This time, Ramona intervenes and causes their pick-up truck to roll over, in a scene very similar to the accident years before. They survive: Gabino tries to escape on foot, but is caught; Carmina was trapped under the overturned pick-up truck. In the hospital, Carmina was realized, her lost both legs and finally, Carmina was commits suicide.

Therefore, Augusto agrees to his daughter's and Damian marriage. Elisa and Damian are finally married. In this land's sins are not forgiven and the past is not forgotten, sink into the abyss of passion.
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