Latin Grammys Announced

Plus, what telenovela star was allegedly poisoned by her ex-assistant? All this and from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: September 8, 2010

Latin Grammys Announced

Nominees for the 11th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning. Mario Domm from Camila, Jorge Drexler, Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz lead the nominations with four each. Daddy Yankee, Bebe, Gustavo Cerati, Hello Seahorse!, ChocQuibTown and Banda de Turistas are also among the nominees. A full list of nominees can be found at www.latingrammy.com.

Gustavo Cerati was released from intensive care this week, however he remains in a coma and his medical state has not improved.

Lila Downs and her husband Paul Cohen announced that they have adopted a baby boy, Benito Dxuladi.

Romeo from Aventura is slated to present an award at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Aventura is also nominated for the "Tr3s Latino Artist of the Year" Award.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS announced that it will broadcast an encore presentation of "Latin Music USA" on Wednesdays from 9-11 PM ET from September 8-15th.

Cine+Mas SF will present the San Francisco Latino Film Festival in various venues throughout the Bay Area from September 16-26th.

"Ask a Mexican" columnist, Gustavo Arellano was promoted to Managing Editor at the OC Weekly.

According to Ford Motor's digital marketing manager, Ford's Spanish-language website has neared or exceeded traffic on the general market site

El Salvador passed a new law last week making it illegal to belong to a street gang. The law came in the wake of an attack by Mara 18 gang members who opened fire on a bus and then set it on fire.

ETA, the Basque separatist group, announced a cease fire vowing to no longer "carry out offensive armed actions".

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed paperwork to trademark the use of the phrase "Los Doyers".

A 24-year-old Colombian man, Edward Nino Hernandez, was officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest man, measuring 27 inches tall and weighing 22 pounds.

Nielsen estimates that 40% of new U.S. television homes this season will be Hispanic households.

President Alan Garcia commented that he doesn't consider Lori Berenson, who has been serving a 20-year-term for aiding leftist rebels in planning terrorist attacks, a threat to Peru and hinted at commuting Berenson's sentence so she can return to the U.S.

According to new data released by the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of unauthorized immigrants that entered the U.S. between March 2007 and March 2009 was almost two-thirds less than between March 2000 and March 2005. The number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. as of March 2009 also went down 8% compared to March 2007.

Gaby Spanic was hospitalized over the weekend after apparently collapsing on the set of the telenovela "Soy tu due??a". She and her family were apparently poisoned over 4 month period with ammonium sulphate by an ex-assistant.

Payless ShoeSource has partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to launch the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program to raise money to support higher education among Hispanic youth. 100% of net profits from the sale of two limited-edition bracelets will go to the program. www.payless.com/hhm

According to American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine, Fidel Castro responded "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore" during an interview when asked if Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries.

Liberman Broadcasting's EstrellaTV announced that it will be available on AT&T U-verse TV.

Vme has launched Vme Kids, a 24/7 channel aimed at Spanish-speaking preschoolers on AT&T U-verse channel 3058.

Braven Films is producing a biopic about Gloria Trevi as its first project. Braven is headed by Frida Torresblanco, who previously headed up Alfonso Cuaron's Esperanto and produced "Pan's Labyrinth".

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