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October 31, 2002 - Globe Photos had pictures, since removed, of Salma Hayek departing from The Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York on Tuesday (October 29).

October 30, 2002 - AFP reports Mexican activists staged a rowdy protest in Los Angeles on Friday against a new Hollywood film about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo that they said perpetuated colonialism and racism. "Salma Hayek complained when Madonna and Jennifer Lopez wanted to play Frida because they are not real Mexicans, yet she did not hire any Mexicans for the top roles in the film," protest leader Olin Teztatlipoca said.

October 30, 2002 - Salma Hayek admitted to the Houston Chronicle, "I'm going to be very honest with you. I could have done this film [Frida] five years ago. The reason we didn't get it made before was me."

October 30, 2002 - Check out the following 'Frida' reviews:
Jonathan Foreman of the New York Post - 3 1/2 stars.
Claudia Puig, USA Today, "It's too bad that this long-awaited movie didn't go further than faithfully re-creating Kahlo's artwork and her studied look."
Jack Matthews, New York Daily News - 2 stars.

October 30, 2002 - "I am not the kind of person that wants to sit down and whine about something," Salma Hayek said to Associated Press of her determination to find strong roles for Hispanic actors. "Instead, I want to get up and make an effort and do it myself."

October 30, 2002 - Salma Hayek was on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday and told Dave that he makes her sweat. She also talked about her movie 'The Maldanado Miracle' and of course 'Frida'. Read more.

October 30, 2002 - Rex Features has more photos of Salma Hayek unveiling her waxwork at Madame Tussaud's last week. Check them out here.

October 28, 2002 - Salma Hayek smokes cigarettes much to the disapproval of her boyfriend, actor Edward Norton. She tells Michael Prager of the Boston Globe got that directly from the Frida Kahlo role. "One of the benefits of being a star is you get to learn how to smoke for work," she said. "I used to be nauseous, and Julie [Taymor, the film's director] used to say, 'it looks terrible. It really looks like you don't know how.' So I would practice and practice, until I got hooked."

October 28, 2002 - When Salma Hayek arrived in Hollywood 11 years ago, as Mexico's biggest TV star, she was given no work at all. 'Being Mexican was considered so uncool,' she said last month. 'People in Hollywood only know Mexicans as maids'. Read more.

October 27, 2002 - Salma Hayek will be on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday (October 29) and on the Late Show with Conan O'Brien and The View on Thursday (October 31). Check your local listings.

October 26, 2002 - Reuters had a video feature on Salma Hayek, since removed, where she talks about her role in 'Frida'.

October 26, 2002 - Salma Hayek was on hand at the unveiling of Madame Tussaud's wax figurine of Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo at the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in New York City on Thursday (October 24).

October 25, 2002 - Salma Hayek was at the special screening of 'Frida' in New York on Wednesday (October 23) at the Cinema II Theater. Check out pictures from WireImage.com.

October 25, 2002 - The Ru Report says Salma Hayek's performance in 'Frida' is "one of the greatest performances this movie buff has ever seen." He added, "The acting was prominent. The cinematography was stunning. The entire movie, while just as educational as it was artistically edgy, was breathtaking. I didnít only see this film, I smelled itÖI tasted it. Salma Hayek delivers an Oscar-caliber performance."

October 25, 2002 - Salma Hayek's E! Revealed premiered on Wednesday night and encores tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

October 24, 2002 - Salma Hayek is a TV-shopping addict, whose house is filled with exercise equipment and rotisserie cookers that she ordered from on-air ads, reports the Halifax Daily News. Hayek admits, "Finally my friends had an intervention and they said, 'We'll have to stop this.'"

October 22, 2002 - Entertainment Weekly previewed Salma Hayek's starring role in Frida, due in theaters on October 25. Check it out here.

October 22, 2002 - Fred Topel of Madblast.com interviewed Salma Hayek on her role in 'Frida'. Read the interview here.

October 22, 2002 - Movieline magazine has come out with its fifth annual "100 Most" list, and the winner for Most Sweet Despite Being So Sexy: Salma Hayek.

October 20, 2002 - The chance to have lunch with Salma Hayek is currently being offered at missionfish.com. Proceeds benefit the Communities In Schools National Network.

October 20, 2002 - Salma Hayek tells the New York Daily News: "There were so many reasons nobody wanted to make the movie. It's about a hairy woman and a fat man who were Communists. She was bisexual, and they were both Mexicans."

October 20, 2002 - Salma Hayek will be on Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday (October 24), usually on ABC after Good Morning America. Check your local listings.

October 18, 2002 - Salma Hayek stopped by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday to promote her new film 'Frida'. Check out a transcript here.

October 16, 2002 - Salma Hayek and Edward Norton attended the premiere of "Frida" at the Leo S. Bing Theater located in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 14, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Check out photos from WireImage.com.

October 14, 2002 - Salma Hayek will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday (October 17). Jay's other guests are Jason Statham, Rod Stewart.

October 8, 2002 - Extra TV has a video clip of Salma Hayek and 'Frida'. The actress told Extra it took nearly a decade to convince Hollywood she was right for the role. She says, "I stalked them for like a long time, and finally someone got on the phone and said, 'Listen, it's not going to happen.' They said I was too young. I didn't know what to say to that so I said, 'Well I guess it's not going to get done then until I'm old enough!" Watch the clip here.

October 2, 2002 - Rex Features has photos of Salma Hayek at the discussion about sponsorship and creativity at the New York Film Festival at Times Sqaure on Saturday. Check out the pictures here.

October 1, 2002 - Michael Musto of the Village Voice was at the El Museo del Barrio's screening of Julie Taymor's Frida, starring Salma Hayek.

October 1, 2002 - LFI had photos, since removed, of Salma Hayek and Dermont Mulroney attending the premiere of 'About Schmidt' and the opening night of the 40th annual New York Film Festival at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

October 1, 2002 - LFI has photos, since removed, of Matt Dillon and Salma Hayek participating in a panel discussion entitled my day job for the New Yorker Festival at Times Square Studios.

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