Juanes Fans Crashing His Website

Cerati recovering, Rodriguez visiting, Pitbull canceling, Salma changing, Chavez tweeting, MTV Tr3s upfronting and more on Latin

Published on LatinoLA: May 21, 2010

Juanes Fans Crashing His Website

Juanes fans crashed his website this week to hear a preview of the new single "Yerbatero", scheduled for release on iTunes and radio on June 10th. Juanes will debut the song with a live performance on June 10th at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert in Johannesburg. Check out the preview at: www.juanesweb.com

Gustavo Cerati is in intensive care in a Venezuelan hospital this week after undergoing brain surgery due to a blood clot. The rocker fainted after a show in Caracas on Saturday night after suffering a mini-stroke.

The SUV of former Mexican Presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos was found abandoned on a country road this week with bloodstains and signs of violence. So far there is no knowledge of his whereabouts.

According to results of a poll conducted by Univision and the Associated Press, 67% of Hispanic poll takers disagree with the Arizona SB1070 law, while 86% prefer a legal mode for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. to become citizens. The poll also indicates that 52% of Hispanics believe that the government should be doing more to stop immigrants from entering the U.S.

MTV Tr3s is holding its upfront presentation today unveiling a new identity and programming approach. The channel will now be known as Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas with an increased focus on original productions and acquisitions. "The George Lopez Show", reruns of "Drake & Josh" and "The Brothers Garcia" will be joining the channel's programming lineup along with "Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez".

Cuban folk musician Silvio Rodriguez was granted a U.S. visa and will perform at New York's Carnegie Hall on June 4th, with other dates scheduled in San Juan, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Food Network TV chef Juan Carlos Cruz of "Calorie Commando" was arrested in Los Angeles and is being held on $5 million bail after offering $1000 to three homeless men to kill his wife.

According to the Texas State Data Center, Hispanics will make up 78% of Texas' population growth between now and 2040.

BMI has promoted Delia Orjuela to VP of Writer/Publisher Relations of its Latin Music division.

Venezuelen President Hugo Chavez has hired 200 people to manage and reply to his messages on Twitter.

Pitbull will be performing at the VH1's Hip Hop Honors award show, airing on June 7th. Pitbull also cancelled a scheduled May 31st concert in Phoenix in reaction to the anti-immigration law SB1070.

Mohammad Saif Ur Rehman Khan, the Pakistani man detained in Chile last week after a suspicious chemical residue was found on him at the U.S. Embassy, was set free this week pending further investigation. Khan was ordered to stay in Chile and must check in with authorities once a week.

Microsoft has launched a Bing ad campaign called "Los Links," spoofing Spanish-language telenovelas.

This week's "The New Yorker" features an eight-page profile of "Los Tigres Del Norte" along with a podcast featuring Ry Cooder and Alec Wilkonson.

Salma Hayek officially took her husband's last name Pinault and will now go by Salma Hayek Pinault.

ESPN Deportes announced the launch of a new program, "Nacion ESPN", at its upfront presentation this week. The show, a sports television show fueled by fan interaction, will be produced in Los Angeles and will debut in the first quarter of 2011.

U.S. and Cuban officials are meeting to discuss how to respond to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico amid fears that the spill could affect the Florida Keys as well as Cuba's northern coast. Mexican officials are also working to help stop the spill as they fear that it might reach Mexican coasts during the upcoming hurricane season.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon arrived in Washington this week for a two-day visit to the White House, criticizing the Arizona anti-immigration law stating that millions of immigrants "still live in the shadows, and at times, like in Arizona, even face patterns of discrimination."

Miami's La Comunidad created a World Cup campaign for MTV with the tagline "We understand why you aren't watching MTV". The spots will air on MTV outside the U.S.

Alex Lora's daughter Celia Lora was arrested In Mexico and will face charges related to the death of Pedro Corona Avalos, who died after Lora lost control of her vehicle, hitting a parked car that hit a phone booth occupied by Corona.

Batanga launched a new Batanga Radio App where users can listen to Batanga radios stations by genre, mood or favorite artists as well as create personlized radio stations and share them with friends via Twitter, Facebook or email. The app is free at the iTunes App Store.

This year's TeatroStageFest will take place June 17-30th in New York City, with Jimmy Smits on board as the festival's radio and TV campaign spokesperson. www.teatrostagefest.org

Francisco Aguabella passed away on May 7th in Los Angeles, just a week before his scheduled appearance at the "Kings of Conga" show which took place on May 15th in New York featuring C?índido Camero, Papo Pep?¡n and Giovanni Hidalgo

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