Carlos Mencia Drops 70 Pounds, Other People's Jokes

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: December 15, 2011

Carlos Mencia Drops 70 Pounds, Other People's Jokes

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Carlos Mencia debuted his slimmer figure after dropping 70 pounds in the new special "New Territory" airing on Comedy Central. He talks about "joke theft" here.

Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, will be inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame and will also receive a tribute from Univisi??n to celebrate his 50 years on the air.

According to reports, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Pitbull are all slated to appear in the next season of "Glee".

After quickly selling out his February 11th show at Madison Square Garden, Romeo Santos announced a second date as well as a nationwide arena tour in 2012. Win tickets to see Romeo Santos at Staples Center, March 12, 2012!

Cumulus has brought on Geraldo Rivera as a talk radio host at WABC to fill the 10 to noon spot left by Joe Crummey last week.

The new Fox series "Alcatraz" starring Jorge Garcia will premiere on January 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT.

Juanes announced a contest for fans to enter for a chance to sing with him on his upcoming MTV Unplugged special.

Robi Draco Rosa announced a new album in the works that will feature new versions of his hits and collaborations with Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz and Enrique Bunbury.

ESPN Deportes aired the La Liga "El Clasico" soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona FC over the weekend with an audience of 1.3 million.


According to a new poll by Latino Decisions, 53% of Latinos said that religious beliefs will not sway their vote for President and 75% are most concerned about economic issues over moral issues.


A survey of new parents in 22 Spanish-speaking countries lists the top 100 Spanish-language baby names for 2011 with Santiago and Sofia topping the list. Other popular names in the Top 10 include Isabella, Camila, Sebastian, Matias, Mateo and Valentina. Read about it here

Apple launched iTunes stores in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

Jose Flores Hala, also known as Comrade Artemio, announced that his troops (part of the Shining Path guerrilla group) will cease attacks and called for peace negotiations with the Peruvian government.

Daiana Guzman, the woman who accused Kalimba of sexual assault, graces the December issue of Playboy Mexico.

Former dictator Manuel Noriega returned to Panama over the weekend and will serve time for crimes committed during his regime.

Border authorities at the Tijuana/San Diego crossing discovered seven pounds of methamphetamine hidden in cans of cheese sauce and jalape??os.

San Juan's Mayor Jorge Santini's Christmas card has become a viral sensation this week. The awkward photo depicts Santini and his family posing behind a stuffed leopard killing a gazelle. The setting was apparently an attempt to promote the San Juan Wildlife Museum.

According to a new report by the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, Mexico has become the U.S' third-ranked commercial partner and the second most important market for U.S. exports, with Mexico spending $163 billion in U.S. goods in 2010. 22 states count Mexico as their number one or number two export market.

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Ogilvy & Mather will open offices in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo for its new international agency, David, in January 2012. The new agency will be headed by Gaston Bigio, Fernando Musa and Anselmo Ramos.

"Conan" writer Jose Arroyo and "Hero of the Shadows (Supah Ninjas)" writer Eric S. Garcia are among nominees for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in TV, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation.

Hulu has launched Hulu Latino, its new Spanish-language programming service. Content partners include Univision, Azteca America, Venevision, Estrella TV and Caracol Television.

Eric Osuna has been appointed to VP of Sales for SBS Los Angeles and also named Berry Jasin as VP of National Sales for SBS' Consolidated Operations. Osuna was previously at Univision Radio and Jasin was a Senior Account Manager for CBS Corporation.

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