Week of Alejandro’s
This is the week of Alejandros—and one of them may have a newfound friend in Ricky Martin. Babel director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu let his feelings be known toward the current Bush administration. At Italy’s Globalfest Film Festival on Thursday, the Oscar nominee made it clear that he is not exactly a Republican. Iñárritu told the reporters gathered on the island of Ischia that 50 percent of U.S. citizens oppose the Bush administration, while the remaining 50 percent are “subjugated.”
“The United States is governed by a facist,” said the Mexican filmmaker. “The way the Bush administration controls and manipulates the people and the media, it’s so sophisticated it’s almost insane.”
In other Alejandro news: After taking a hiatus for two months, Spanish songwriter/singer/resident heart throb Alejandro Sanz—aka The Hot Alejandro—will resume his tour, El Tren de los Momentos, on August 4. After being instructed by his doctors to take “absolute rest,” his tour was suspended since last May. However, Sanz is making up for lost time: After performing at Spain’s Santiago de Compostela on August 4, he has 22 other concert dates scheduled for his native land before he flies to Puerto Rico on October 21. Twelve concerts, slated to be performed through February 2008, are scheduled in the states
Alejandros have been having health issues of late: After being hospitalized for “respiratory problems,” Alejandro Fernandez has been released and tickets for the West Coast circuit of his Viento a Favor 2007 tour have gone on sale. The first concert is August 31 in Sacramento’s Arco Arena; the leg then continues on to San Jose, Fresno, L.A., Tucson and Phoenix, with the tour ending at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay on September 15. Before the tour begins, however, Fernandez will be performing material from his new album, Viento a Favor, at Los Angeles House of Blues on July 25; he will also appear June 19 on Univision’s Premios Juventud.