First Will Ferrell Reference on LatinoLA ... Ever!

Plus, East L.A.s Felipe Esparza named the winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" during the season finale, from La

Published on LatinoLA: August 12, 2010

First Will Ferrell Reference on LatinoLA ... Ever!

Will Ferrell will reportedly produce and star in a Spanish-language comedy called "Casa de mi Padre", which will be subtitled in English.

East L.A.s Felipe Esparza was named the winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" during the season finale on Monday.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombia's newly-elected President Juan Manuel Santos have agreed to patch diplomatic relations between the two countries.

LatinWorks was recently awarded Chevorlet's U.S. Hispanic account, which Accentmarketing handled for more than 10 years.

Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

According to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center, 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in the U.S. in 2008 were offspring of undocumented immigrants.

Gabriel Abaroa has been promoted to President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.

Jose Cuervo is celebrating Mexico's bicentennial with a homage to 200 years of mustaches. The campaign called "200 A??os de Bigote" asks Mexicans to upload photos of themselves with outrageous mustaches (either real or drawn on) before September 16th for a chance to win a trip to a Jose Cuervo party with Molotov in Tequila, Jalisco. Upload your photo and vote for your favorite here.

Colombia's new VP Angelino Garzon had heart bypass surgery on Monday after being rushed to the hospital with severe chest pains. Doctors found heart disease in multiple vessels, but they report that he is recovering in stable condition at an intensive care unit.

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) announced this year's winners. "Forged", directed by William Wedig, took home this year's Best Picture award, "So Far" won for Best Documentary, "Habana Eva" was this year's Best International Feature and "25 Kilates" director Paxti Amezcua won the Best Director Award. Ivette Garcia Davila's "Career Day" won Best Short and Armando and Roberto Fente's "Smell the Coffee" won the HBO Short Film Competition.

Farmers Insurance latest national Hispanic TV campaign, produced by Accentmarketing, premieres on Monday featuring longtime spokesperson Edward James Olmos.

The 25th Annual Imagen Awards will take place this Sunday and will honor positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment. Nominees include America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Selena Gomez ("Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie"), Oscar Nu??ez ("The Office") and Jorge Garcia ("Lost").

Entravision Communications saw a 10% revenue increase in the second quarter of 2010 in radio and television thanks to their broadcast of World Cup matches.

Coca-Cola in Argentina celebrated the country's "El Dia del Amigo" on July 20 by placing a 11-foot-tall vending machine at a popular movie theater. The machine offered two bottles of Coke for the price of one, but required a friend to boost the buyer high enough to insert the money in the slot. 800 bottles were sold in nine hours.

Over 100 Mayan civic groups and other Mexican states have petitioned to remove a recently installed monument to Spanish conquistadores in Merida, Mexico.

Saatchi & Saatchi, working with U.S Hispanic agency Conill, landed Sony's PlayStation account for Latin America. The agency will build awareness about the brand, whose previous efforts focused on Europe and North America.

Mexican composer Roberto Cantoral died on Saturday at the age of 75. He was most known for composing songs such as "El Reloj," "La Barca," El Triste," and "Al Final." He served as an honorary president of the Mexican Society of Composers and Authors for more than 25 years.

The Premios Texas 2010 will take place Thursday in Austin. Ozomatli, Aleks Syntek, Angel & Khriz and Chino y Nacho are among those scheduled to perform. Edward James Olmos will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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