Javeir Bardem: Filled with Glee

Ricky Martin, Gloria Allred, narco deaths in Mexico and more from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: October 1, 2010

Javeir Bardem: Filled with Glee

According to Glee creator Ryan Murphy, Javier Bardem is set to star in an upcoming episode as a "crazy Spanish rock and roll singer".

According to a recent analysis of census data, among the city's largest immigrant groups, Mexicans in New York have the highest rate of employment and are more likely to hold a job than New York's native-born population.

George Lopez and Anna, his wife of 17 years, announced that they are filing for divorce.

A landslide in Colombia killed 30 people who were waiting to change buses on a mountain road in the Antioquia state.

Nicaragua's consul in New York, Cesar Mercado, was found dead with his throat slashed in a Bronx apartment. Investigators are still trying to determine if he committed suicide or was murdered. Mercado, who was 34 years old, was recently diagnosed with HIV.

A contestant on a Japanese gameshow did this impression of Diego Maradona.

Gloria Allred revealed in a press conference that California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman knew that her former housekeeper was undocumented and employed the latina woman for 9 years, firing her when she decided to run for governor.

Oprah announced that Ricky Martin will make an appearance on the final season of her show.

Mexicana investors proposed conditions to unions in order to renew operations. The proposed cuts include reducing flight attendants to 400 of the original 1,300 and 30 small airplanes, instead of the 60 there were before, as well as limiting routes and eliminating Click and Link.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States has increased by 43.7%, to 2.3 million, between 2002 and 2007. Among those Hispanic-owned businesses, almost 46% were owned by people of Mexican origin.

Colombia's military confirmed the death of Jorge Briceno (aka El Mono Jojoy), the #2 FARC leader and military strategist for the rebel forces, during a raid.

Comedian Greg Giraldo was hospitalized this week after he was found unconscious in a New Jersey hotel room from an apparent prescription pill overdose. Giraldo was scheduled to appear at the New York Recovery Rally this weekend.

American Latino and LatiNation will debut new seasons this weekend. www.americanlatino.tv

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation will present The 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. tonight.

PBS and V-Me will broadcast Ken Burns' baseball film "The Tenth Inning" tonight. The film includes a "Grandioso" segment focusing on the rise of Latin American players in Major League Baseball and MLB recruitment camps and baseball academies in Latin America.

The bodies of Gustavo Sanchez, mayor of Tancitaro, Michoacan, and city adviser Rafael Equihua were found in an abandoned pickup truck this week. The two were apparently stoned to death.

Univision Interactive Media and the NFL are launching NFL.com/espanol, the official Spanish-language NFL site.

The CEOs Summit will be held in New York on October 4th as part of Latin Media and Entertainment Week. Rafael Urbina from Batanga, Gabriel Abaroa of the Latin Recording Academy, Carlos Manzano of the Latin Media & Entertainment Commission, Lucia Ballas Traynor of People en Espa??ol, Fernando Rodriguez of Terra Networks, Mario Baeza of V-me Media and Carla Dodds of Walmart are among those scheduled to speak.

John J. Valadez' "The Longoria Affair" will premiere on PBS' Independent Lens series on November 9th at 10 PM. The documentary tells the story of Private Felix Longoria, who after dying in battle in Japan during World War II was denied burial in his Texas hometown because "the whites wouldn't like it", sparking a national civil rights debate.

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