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"Work It" Didn't Work

Ivy Queen's"Vagina Monologues", Maná's "Drama y Luz Tour" y mucho más from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: January 19, 2012


"Work It" Didn't Work


Arts & Entertainment

ABC has cancelled "Work It", starring Amaury Nolasco. The show received backlash from the Puerto Rican community after Nolasco's character quipped "I'm Puerto Rican, I'm really good at selling drugs".

Maná announced the second leg of their "Drama y Luz Tour" including their 9th Staples Center show in Los Angeles (which will beat out Britney Spears for the most concerts ever played at the Staples Center).

Ivy Queen will perform in a production of "The Vagina Monologues" in Orlando on February 26th.

Bruno Mars took home the People's Choice Award last week for Favorite Male Artist and Demi Lovato won as Favorite Pop Artist.

"The Grey" starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo as Diaz and Ben Bray as Hernandez, will debut in theaters on Friday, January 27th. The film is about a group of miners whose plane crashes in a remote part of Alaska.

Telefutura made several announcements this week including the cancellation of "Tombola"". Telefutura also announced that it has acquired Spanish-language broadcast rights to air "Family Guy" and will debut a new talk show starring Charytin.

Marketing and Media

Mercedes Benz has apologized for using an image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara during a presentation at the CES show in Las Vegas last week. The use of the image outraged Cuban exiles in South Florida and the company claimed that it was a "thoughtless" and "stupid" decision not intended to offend anyone.

A federal judge in Mexico denied the second attempt by the U.S. to extradite drug trafficker Sandra Avila Beltran, the "Queen of the Pacific".

According to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, FARC rebels have resorted to selling cattle to finance their operations as drug trafficking income has apparently decreased.

Comunidad

Alexis Rodriguez, an unemployed doorman from the Bronx, received a $44 million medical bill after being treated for pneumonia at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. The bill was attributed to an error in the billing system.

23-year-old former Marine and Iraq war veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo was arrested in connection with the stabbing murder of four homeless men in Southern California.

18-year-old Samantha Garvey, who was living in a homeless shelter with her family in Long Island, is a semifinalist in Intel's Science Talent Search for her studies in marine biology.

International

Guatemala swore in a new president over the weekend, former army General Otto Perez Molina.

Joran van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores.

Johnny D. Guillen, the "Corta Nalgas", was arrested in Lima, Peru, for allegedly cutting the buttocks of 13 young women in Virginia.

Tomas Alberto Costilla Mendoza, a 49-year-old Peruvian crewman, was among the casualties of the Costa Concordia cruise ship accident in Italy this week.

Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Cuba as part of his tour of Latin America in March.

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