Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva: The Chosen': 'The Show Will Go On'
The Latin talent search will begin filming this fall, says a rep for Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, which has partnered with the divorcing couple and director-choreographer Jamie King on the project.
With Friday’s news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s split after seven years of marriage comes the inevitable question of who gets what? But even before the world starts speculating on the power couple’s assets, there’s the lingering issue of their division of labor: namely, whether they’ll continue with plans to launch the new Latin talent show Q’Viva: The Chosen.
Announced in June, the collaboration between Lopez, Anthony, director-choreographer Jamie King and American Idol creator and XIX Entertainment CEO Simon Fuller seeks to find the best undiscovered performers south of the border. The couple was due to visit dozens of communities and the series promised multi-lingual simultaneous broadcast across 21 countries in North America, Central America and South America.
“The show goes on,” a representative for XIX Entertainment tells THR. “Q’Viva!, the hotly anticipated 2012 celebration of Latin music, artistry and dance, is set to film this autumn in South America with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as previously announced.”
The television series is not the only creative endeavor the two stars have taken on together in recent years. In 2006, they teamed up for the film El Cantante, which starred Anthony and Lopez (she also served as executive producer via her own Nuyorican Productions). To date, its domestic gross is just over $7.5 million, but the movie made twice that in DVD sales.
Lopez joined American Idol’s tenth season for which she was paid an estimated $12 million. She has yet to commit to the show for next year, but has signed on for the Lionsgate comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting, slated to open in May 2012. Anthony can currently be seen in the TNT medical drama Hawthorne.
Demanding schedules aside, XIX assures that “both Jennifer and Mark are committed to the Q’Viva! project and will work on it as planned.”