Sofia Vergara #1

Romeo Santos Formula Vol. 1, Beat Goes On IV, Louis C.K.'s 7 nominations, Latinos with doctorates jump 161% y m?ís

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: July 27, 2012

Sofia Vergara #1

Arts and Entertainment

According to Forbes Magazine, Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress, earning $19 million in the past year and surpassing Kim Kardashian, who came in at #2 with $18 million in earnings.

Chilean twin brothers Cristobol and Sebastian Zegers have launched a new facebook app called Huntcha, a social network that connects secret admirers. The YouTube campaign stars Kat Graham ("Vampire Diaries") and April Bowlby from "Two and a Half Men".

Juanes will perform at the Beat Goes On IV concert tomorrow night in Washington DC as part of the International AIDS Conference. The concert will benefit Lifebeat, a national non-profit dedicated to HIV/AIDS and STD prevention.

"Won't Back Down" premieres in movie theaters on September 28th starring Rosie Perez and Oscar Isaac alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter.

Romeo Santos "Formula Vol. 1" is the #1 selling album of 2012 and was certified triple platinum in the U.S.

Emmy nominees were announced with Louis C.K. garnering 7 nominations. Sofia Vergara was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Modern Family", and Bobby Cannavale was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on "Nurse Jackie". Cameraman Hector Ramirez continues to hold the record for the most career Emmy nominations with a total of 67 nominations.

Frankie J. joined the Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias tour, taking the place of Wisin y Yandel, with his first date on the tour last week in Newark, New Jersey.

William Levy will star in a new western-action drama "Boom Town", produced by screenwriter Oscar Torres (Innocent Voices, Mancora). Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper and Danny Trejo are also lined up to star in the film which is slated for release in summer 2013.


According to U.S. Census data, the number of Hispanics with doctorates jumped 161% between 1990-2010 compared to a 90% increase among non-Hispanics.


Buenos Aires-based publisher Eterna Cadencia has released "El Libro que No Puede Esperar", an anthology of fiction from Latin American authors that is printed with ink that disappears two months after opening the book.

Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya was killed in a car crash this week in Bayamo, Cuba. Paya was founder of the Varela Project, which gathered signatures in support of various human and civil rights causes on the island.

An anonymous video on YouTube has led to the arrest of several police officers in Argentina. The video shows police officers torturing young men suffocating them with plastic bags and pouring water on their heads.

Tennis champ Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Olympic Games last week due to an undisclosed injury.

Marketing and Media

According to new data from Terra's Third Hispanic Digital Consumer Study by comScore, Hispanics are more socially engaged on the internet, over-index in mobile device ownership and make purchases from their mobile devices. Hispanic adoption of smartphones jumped from 43% in 2010 to 57% in 2012 compared to 36% in 2010 and 46% in 2012 for non-Hispanics.

Univision's "Premios Juventud" garnered 9.3 million total viewers, making Univision #1 for the night in key markets among total viewers 2+, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Pepsi launched a new spot starring Lionel Messi on general-market and Hispanic networks with the tagline "Vive Hoy".

Telemundo Media will air over 170 hours of Spanish-language Olympics coverage across multiple platforms, including its national broadcast network and its digital and social media properties. Coverage will be live from both London and the network's studios in Miami.

Telemundo Media has partnered with iVillage to launch iVillage Mujer de Hoy, a Spanish-language network aimed at Hispanic women.

Televisa will launch Televisa USA to create English-language content for the U.S. television market. Televisa USA will be headed by Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger and will adapt Televisa programming for U.S. audiences as well as creating original content.

Adriana Ibanez was named EVP of Programming for MundoFox, she was previously EVP of Programming at Telemundo.

Bud Light has signed on Chef Aaron Sanchez for its summer grilling campaign "Amigos y Carne Asada". Sanchez will host a series of parties, Carne Asada cook-offs and giveaways this year.

Porfirio Pi??a was elected as President of the Board of Directors of the BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music.

Ora TV, a digital network backed by Carlos Slim, has inked a deal with online network Hulu to air "Larry King Now", King's return to news and entertainment. The show airs Monday through Thursday on Hulu.

Univision Radio President Jose Valle entered the top ten of Radio Ink's 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list coming in at #7, jumping 12 spots from #19 last year.

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