People en Español's 2nd Annual Hispanic Opinion Tracker 2001 TM (The HOT Study) asked Latinos all across the county to weigh in on their favorite stars. The results of the HOT Celebrity Monitor are in and some interesting trends emerge.

Her tempestuous love life and infamous taste for the extravagant are constant fodder for gossip columns, but superstar Jennifer Lopez insists she remains an old-fashioned romantic who, even now, refuses to ask a guy out on a date.

The Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) has commissioned Charles River Associates to undertake an evaluation of the structural changes that can restore financial stability to the entire single copy supply chain.

Luisa Fairborne - Publisher of Selecciones
Carmen Alicia Fernandez - Managing Editor
Ms. Fairborne & Rossana Rosado - El Diario

Beginning with the May issue, U.S. "Selecciones" readers will get their own edition with content that is dedicated to enriching life in their new homeland.

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. announced a relaunch of the U.S. edition of "Selecciones," the world's leading Spanish-language magazine.

Vanidades has launched a special 41st anniversary edition for April 2001.

Latina Media Ventures (LMV), publisher of

Roger Gonzalez, formerly the GM of Sales and Marketing at el diario/La Prensa, has been named publisher of MIRA magazine.

Jerry Powers, publisher of South Florida's premier glossy lifestyle magazine, Ocean Drive, and Emilio Estefan, Jr., chairman of Estefan Enterprises, Inc. unveil a new publication titled Ocean Drive en Espanol.

Latina Media Ventures, publisher of Latina Magazine, announced that Betty Cortina, one of the founding editors of O, The Oprah Magazine, has joined the company as its Editorial Director.

The Conde Nast Publications, Inc., has acquired a majority interest in Ideas Publishing Group, the Miami-based publisher of Spanish-language editions of major American magazines, it was announced by S.I. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman of Conde Nast and Mario A. Freude, I.P.G.'s Chairman and C.E.O.

Total magazine advertising for the month of December closed at $1,584,664,647, a 3.6% increase over last year, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). Advertising pages for December were 24,962, down 2.0% from last year.

Valiente magazine begins 2001 by becoming Dallas and Fort Worth's first Latino lifestyles monthly magazine to be available on newstands.