Reporting from Pasadena CA — The wildfire rumor circulating in the halls of the Langham here in Pasadena: Univision might be banned from future Television Critics Association press tours after this morning’s disastrous session with Jennifer Lopex and estranged husband Marc Anthony. The pair appeared to promoted their new Univision talent contest O’Viva! The Chosen.
Just to be clear: TCA, as an organization, has no official comment on the matter. But the critics themselves are buzzing. Univision organized the session as a talk show format hosted by Lourdes Estafan. She was assigned to ask Lopez and Anthony the questions. The answers, presumably, were rehearsed.
TCA is traditionally formatted to allow the critics to do the asking and, to their credit, they sat patiently through the Univision presentation until the last seven minutes or so of the session, when a protest erupted.
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823am: the room turns ugly as one critic demands the host turn the questioning over to critics as on 7 mins are left in session.
At one point, a univision performance blocked the exits.