Thalia and Javier Bardem will both receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
Robert Rodriguez' "Machete Kills" sequel has already begun filming in Texas, starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana. Charlie Sheen is in negotiations to play the U.S. president in the film.
The Latin Recording Academy reached one million Twitter followers and celebrated by launching the "One in a Million" contest where one of their followers will receive two tickets to attend the Latin GRAMMY awards and the official after party, round trip plane tickets and hotel as well as a backstage tour during rehearsals. @LatinGRAMMYs
Los Angeles radio station Super Estrella's "Reventon" concert event at Staples Center featuring Cafe Tacuba, Enantios Verdes, Hombres G, Julieta Venegas, Kinky and Beto Cuevas, among others, sold out shortly after going on sale last week.
The SESAC Latina 2012 Music Awards took place last week in Beverly Hills with Joey Montana taking home the Songwriter of the Year award, and Gocho's "Dandole" winning Song of the Year.
Wisin & Yandel's Los Lideres clothing line will be avaialble in Macy's stores nationwide in July.
The New York International Latino Film Festival takes place in New York City August 13-19th. www.nylatinofilm.com.
"Magic Mike", starring Adam Rodriguez ("CSI: Miami"), opens in theaters on June 29th.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan became grandparents for the first time this week with the birth of Sasha Argento Estefan, the son of Nayib Estefan and his wife Lara Coppola.
MTV Latin America will premiere the psychological thriller "Ultimo Año" on September 3rd on MTV Latin America and subsequently on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas.
"Searching for Sugar Man", a documentary about the life of 70's Detroit rocker Sixto Rodriguez, won the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It also took home the audience award in the World Cinema Documentary category at Sundance back in January. The film releases in theaters on July 27th.
"Desperate Housewives" producer Mark Cherry's new series "Devious Maids", starring Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez, has landed at Lifetime for a 13-episode run starting in 2013.
The New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita featuring Ricky Martin was released this week, a two-cd set produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright with Tim Rice as Executive Producer.
The Supreme Court decision on Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigration law came out this week. Among the more controversial parts of the decision was the Court's decision to uphold the "show me your papers" clause.
Orlando is now the second-largest hub of Puerto Ricans in the U.S behind New York.
According to new data from the CDC and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, pregnancy rates for all teens aged 15-19 are at their lowest levels since 1976 with the rate among Hispanic teenagers dropping 33% between 1990 and 2008.
According to a recent New York Times article, women and girls continue to be killed or go missing in Ciudad Juarez with roughly 60 women and girls killed in Juarez so far this year and at least 100 reported missing over the past two years.
Media and Marketing
Sebastian Dimant was named Senior Director/News at MundoFox. He was previously a freelance director for Fox Sports, ESPN and Telemundo.
Ford aired a Spanish-language ad for its Escape during the NBA Finals last week (during the English-language broadcast on ABC). Ford was approached by ABC and ESPN with the data that the championship was the highest penetration of Hispanic viewership for a non-soccer sporting event in the U.S.
JWT's campaign for Puerto Rico's Banco Popular took home the Grand Prix Lion for public relations at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The campaign changed the lyrics to a popular salsa song by El Gran Combo.
HPRA is now accepting entries for its 2012 Premio Campaign of the Year Awards. The awards will be given at the 28th Annual Premio Awards & Scholarship Gala in Los Angeles on October 4th. www.hpra-usa.org
The Latin Recording Academy and Univision have inked a deal for the next six years with Univision as the official channel of the Latin GRAMMYs. This year's Latin GRAMMY awards will take place on November 15th in Las Vegas and will air live on Univision.
LATV garnered three Imagen Award nominations for Vive Tu Musica, American Latino TV and LatiNation.
According to new Nielsen data, mun2 is the #1 Hispanic cable network in Monday-Sunday prime 8-11 PM among adults 18-34 for Q2 2012.
The UEFA championship match between England and Italy was viewed by an average of 424,000 Hispanic households, making it the most-watched UEFA European Football Championship match in ESPN Deportes history.
Telemundo's Monday through Friday prime growth was up 14% overall in June over last year, making it the only Spanish-language broadcast network growing among adults 18-49.