UPDATE 10/18/11: Third-part hosting is the “hanging chad” of this contest. Please stand by to get your votes in for our girl Dia…
Though the registration and voting process leave much to be desired, namely ease and functionality, the campaign brought to you by local a.m. television show New Mexico Style, is a good one and it’s a great opportunity to showcase New Mexico talent.
Prestigious New Mexico jeweler to the world (and Breaking Bad), Gertrude Zachary is holding a Model search for the next face of Zachary…
The contestants have all been entered at New Mexico Style and now it’s up to YOU to crown and otherwise bejewel the WINNER!
Tops with us is perennial OHI fave Diana Gaitirira! An obvious beauty, replete with all the talent, charisma and star quality to represent Zachary and New Mexico with style!
Laborious and convoluted as the process may be (good practice for the easier government election process) log on to Kasa.com specifically here to cast a vote for actress/model/spokesperson extraordinaire – the beloved Diana Gaitirira!
VOTE daily, now through October 23. The winner will be revealed on New Mexico Style Friday, November 4th, 2011
The most trusted website on the internets (not really) is reporting that Johnny Depp will take a big pay cut to film “The Lone Ranger”.
Walt Disney Pictures has come to financial terms with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp, and other key members of the cast and crew of “The Lone Ranger”. Changes include a reduction in the budget from $250 million to approximately $200 million. Filming will still take place in New Mexico, with some additional filming in Utah instead of Texas as originally planned. The film’s remaining supporting cast are still being cast in Los Angeles, and smaller speaking roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles for the film’s stars are being cast in New Mexico and Utah.
There had been a huge extras casting call scheduled in Silver City, New Mexico on August 21, 2011. Disney pulled the plug just one week before the call was to take place. The studio claimed that the budget was just too high. Director Gore Verbinski had already finalized the shooting script and signed on his lead actors, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp – both of which would have to be paid whether the project went further or not. The Screen Actors Guild never removed “The Lone Ranger” from it’s (sic) production list, leading to speculation that this delay has been nothing more that a ploy by the studio to get the budget reduced by $50 million.
In addition to cast and crew changes, other cuts include reducing the amount of CGI effects, and vendors working on the film such as special effects houses and even hotels have agreed to accept reduced guaranteed fees in order to assure that the costs of the production remain acceptable to the studio. There was also several pricey steam locomotive train sequences that were to be in the film, but have now been cancelled to further cut costs.
The whirlwind that is this tour has already performed at the season 2 premiere of NM’s Own (and now mainstream’s only Hispanic lead comedy show) The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada, visited with 2 Kasa Fox on New Mexico Style and given a bevvy of interviews between appearances.
As he tells it straight to our resident Bad Boy Albuquerque has a few more up-close and in person performances ahead from the tour including Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge, Knuckleheads, Nativo Lodge…
I hear he’s super sweet, shy & a big fan of cookies…
Here’s a taste of the Sanjaya’s current sound: (and be sure to click the links above to see & keep up with the rest of his ABQ visit)
Conrad Hilton December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979
Per Wikipedia: (By way of AMC’s inclusion of Hilton as a character in their Emmy winning series Mad Men)
Hilton was born in San Antonio, New Mexico. His father, Augustus Halvorsen “Gus” Hilton, was an immigrant from Norway, and his devout Catholic mother, Mary Genevieve (née Laufersweiler), was an American of German descent. Hilton grew up with seven siblings: Felice A. Hilton, Eva C. Hilton, Carl H. Hilton, Julian Hilton, Rosemary J. Hilton, August H. Hilton, and Helen A. Hilton.
Hilton attended Goss military institute (New Mexico Military Institute), and St. Michael’s College (now the College of Santa Fe), and the New Mexico School of Mines (now New Mexico Tech). He was a member of the international fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. In his early twenties, Hilton was a Republican representative in the first New Mexico Legislature, when the state was newly formed. He served two years in the U.S. Army during World War I. While he was in the army, his father was killed in a car accident.
The most enduring influence to shape Hilton’s philanthropic philosophy beyond that of his parents was the Roman Catholic Church and his sisters. He credited his mother with guiding him to prayer and the church whenever he was troubled or dismayed — from a boyhood loss of a beloved pony to severe financial losses during the Great Depression. His mother continually reminded him that prayer was the best investment he would ever make.
From 2 Kasa Fox:
Do you have what it takes to be the next Face?
ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) – It’s a new year and a new chance for some talented young person to take a step into the spotlight and be the Face of 2 KASA FOX and KASA.com!
Video submissions start Monday February 14, 2011
KASA’s “Face” is known as the Face of Fox and for one year will act as personal ambassador for the top-rated station and website. Besides gaining unparalleled experience both in front of and behind the camera, the Face of Fox will be involved in event marketing, e-marketing, Internet, radio, cable and much more.
The Face of Fox will speak to Albuquerque and will hit hot spots, big events, and public service efforts to help promote 2 KASA FOX, KASA.com and the Face of Fox brands. Whatever’s happening NOW will be the focus of the Face.
In addition, the Face will also work with top advertisers in the area to bring a new excitement to their businesses and products via the full KASA multi-media experience.
The Face of Fox will make regular appearances on the New Mexico Style show as well as in:
* and PSA’s for KASA Fox 2 and KASA.com
The Face will be seen on-air, online, on mobile, and in person at countless events, plus appearing on billboards and in other advertising venues around the city.
The Face will also interact with various FOX network programs and with KASA’s local and syndicated programs; satellite interviews with stars, promos for upcoming shows—it’s all part of life as the Face of Fox.
Mañana, 8 a.m., KASA FOX 2 see NM’s Own Jackamoe Buzzell, on set, in character with Nikki Stanzione!
Learn all about the prohibition era speakeasy staged at Albuquerque’s BEST, worst kept secret Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse and Vernon’s Jazz Club….“Forget about it!”
UPDATE (Here it t’is):
From the folks that bring you New Mexico Style is our very own Sunday morning foody show.
Tune-in this and every Sunday morning to get deliciously helpful hints & know-how direct from some of NM’s finest specialty chefs, a guide to local restaurant fair, and the ever dashing personality of Bobby Olguin himself as he walks, talks and tastes us through bringing NM’s best flavor into our own homes!
New Mexico HOT CHEFS, Sundays 9 a.m. (MST) Kasa Fox 2
New Mexico talent abounds and now there are two new platforms to shine that everlovin’ spotlight upon ‘em!
Your chance to watch the premiere episode is coming-up on Friday Dec. 3, at 2 a.m. on the CW. But if YOU want to get in on the action and be a part of the studio audience check here for upcoming tapings and git’ down there to cheer on NM’s Own and to catch the in-between takes that will be some of the funniest moments you’ll ever see! (wear dancing shoes too because The James Douglas Show will have you shaking a groove ‘thang or two)
Wet your appetite for TV goodness with NM’s Own, brand spanking new morning talk show. New Mexico Style premieres this Monday morning on Kasa Fox 2.
Lastly, Sindication joins many of the boohooers of Nuevo México in saying good-bye to KOB morning anchor Marla Tellez! In the never ending shuffle of talent in the deck of this game called show-business, Marla has left us to head back to Cali. Adios Marla you will be missed!
Perhaps Marla will be back – I know of two new NM shows where she could possibly come-back and guest!
GO NEW MEXICO!
As we tol’ you here New Mexico was gettin’ ready to embark on the morning talk show game with KASA Fox 2 throwing a stylish mouth or two into the ring to “host chat” & “coffee talk” your early morn’ ear off.
Well, after what I’m sure were grueling rounds of interviews, auditions, and screen tests the powers that be (maybe this one too) have made their selection….
Our winner is…Nikki Stanzione, Nikki hails from New Jersey and enjoys
Sunsets, Family, Being in Love, Watching TV, Music, Singing, Dancing, Performing, Laughing, Eating Good Food, Movies, Reading, Talking, The Beach, Current Events, Pop Culture, Awards Shows, Children…
You can watch Nikki tackle all of this and more every weekday morning starting Monday November 29 on KASA Fox 2.
Keep up with her here now, on her “Nikki Stanzione – KASA FOX2, NM Style Host” and “Like” it!
AND don’t forget to get your LATE NIGHT talk show fix TONIGHT for the first taping of New Mexico’s Own The After After Party…the premiere episode airs Friday November 26!
On a very closely related note (to the previous post) there is a MAJOR opportunity with our Fox television affiliate for someone with mega watt talent to host their very own show:
“ALBUQUERQUE – Southwest television station is seeking a host for a brand new morning Style and Talk show on KASA-TV (Fox), part of LIN Media’s top-rated duopoly in Albuquerque, NM. Largely unscripted, we need an intelligent, energetic, dynamic, and interesting Host that will primarily appeal to the female demographic. You must be credible, competent and conversational.
This is not a news show but you must have strong interviewing skills and be able to discuss a wide range of topics with everyday people, professionals and personalities.
The Host will play a key role in the style and presentation of the program, hosting live and recorded interviews, and conducting discussions on a wide range of topics. You should be engaging, fun, web savvy and relatable [sic] to viewers from all walks of life.
This is truly a rare opportunity for you to let your personality shine. If this sounds like you, send tape & resume (web link preferred), and “why you” in three sentences, or less to email@example.com or mail:
KASA-TV (Program Anchor/Host)
13 Broadcast Plaza SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
No phone calls, please!
The application deadline is open until the position has been filled.
KASA-TV, owned & operated by LIN Media is an equal opportunity employer.” – KASA