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Jenni Rivera and Alejandro Fernandez leave their fans, and press, waiting

November 11, 2009 |  2:34 pm
The 11th annual Los Premios de la Radio concert Tuesday at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles drew thousands of people hoping to see their favorite Mexican regional singers.

But two much awaited stars, Jenni Rivera and Alejandro Fernandez, left hundreds of fans and the media disappointed when they stayed off the red carpet at the LA Live venue.

It’s amazing how celebrities’ attitudes appear to change for different events, even at the same location. A few weeks ago, Michael Jackson fans, dressed like him packed the venue for the premier of "This Is It." On Tuesday night, fans had donned hats and cowboy boots.

Some stars who walked the red carpet then, included Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Love Hewitt and many more who did not shy from shaking hands with fans and posing for photos.

Meanwhile, at Los Premios de la Radio, which for the last 10 years was held at the Gibson Amphitheater, both "El Potrillo" and "La Diva de la Banda" refused to speak with the media or  fans.

But others who did oblige by walking the red carpet Tuesday night were Vicky and Marisol, members of Los Horoscopos de Durango, Lupillo and Juan Rivera and Los Tucanes de Tijuana. Also on hand were some telenovela actors, and the host of the show, Adal Ramones.

The difference in star attitudes for "This is It" and "Los Premios de la Radio" appear to show the big distinction between how they treat English and Spanish media. Despite the presence of hundreds of television, print and cable outlets at the latter, some celebrities did not find it important to give them, or their fans, a few minutes of their time.

— Tommy Calle/HOY

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