Lady Gaga Celebrates B'Day in Downtown L.A.

Enrique says "no", Daddy Yankee loses 30, Selena Gomez going to the OC and mucho m?ís on Lat

Published on LatinoLA: March 31, 2011

Lady Gaga Celebrates B'Day in Downtown L.A.

Lady Gaga celebrated her 25th birthday at Los Angeles bar La Cita, performing her single "Born This Way" with a mariachi band. Watch it here.

According to recently released Census data, Hispanics account for 1 in 6 Americans, with 50.5 million Hispanics in the U.S.

A rep for Enrique Iglesias refuted the report that Iglesias would be touring with Britney Spears after Spears made the announcement this week on "Good Morning America".

Daddy Yankee has lost 30 pounds so far in preparation for a movie role as a boxer.

Dr. Liacyr Ribeiro, a Brazilian plastic surgeon, told the press about his 1995 trip to Libya where he operated on Moammar Gadhafi removing fat from his belly and injecting it into his face and giving him hair plugs. According to the doctor, Gadhafi did not want Libya's young people to see him as an old man.

ASCAP held its annual Latin Music Awards in Miami last week. Alejandro Sanz received the Latin Heritage Award. Tito El Bambino was named Songwriter of the Year, while Anthony "Romeo" Santos' "Dile al Amor" was named Latin Song of the Year. Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing was awarded as Publisher of the Year and Pacific Latin Copyright and Tito el Patron Publishing won for Independent Publisher of the Year.

The video for Don Omar's "Danza Kuduro" has surpassed 100 million views on its official VEVO and Youtube channels.

Salvadoran authorities arrested Carlos Ernesto Teos Parada, who is accused of running a human smuggling ring responsible for transporting at least six of the 14 Salvadorans who died in the massacre of 72 migrants in northern Mexico last year.

CNN en Espa??ol is expanding its programming schedule and updating its look to appeal to Hispanic viewers in the U.S. "CNN Dinero", "Conclusiones" and "Cafe CNN" are among the new programs that debuted this month.

Hugo Chavez received the Rodolfo Walsh Prize for journalism at Argentina's University of La Plata this week for his "unquestionable and authentic commitment" to giving people without a voice access to media outlets.

MillerCoors is shifting some of its sponsorship dollars to Mexican soccer teams and the NHL after ending its deal with the NFL as the official beer sponsor (Bud Light will take over that title).

Former President Jimmy Carter visited Cuba this week to discuss economic policies and U.S./Cuba relations amid tension over the imprisonment of U.S. contractor Alan Gross.

Voli Light vodkas and Pitbull announced their partnership this week where Pitbull has become a major equity owner of Voli and will be an official spokesperson and ambassador for the Voli Light vodkas brand.

Jorge Plascencia, chairman and CEO of Republica was named "Outstanding CEO of the Year" by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at its Top 100 Minority Business Awards Luncheon last week.

George Zamora was named VP of label operations and A&R at Top Stop Music. Zamora was previously head of Zamora Music Group and had previously held top posts at Sony and Warner Music Latina.

Alex Diaz has joined Madison Square Garden as the new SVP and GM. Diaz was previously SVP and GM of arena operations for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.

Andrew Orci was promoted to President and CEO of Orci Advertising. He was previously COO of the agency.

Willie Colon's 21-year-old son, Patrick Colon, was arrested in New York for possession of child pornography found on his computer.

LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival) is now accepting entries. The final submission deadline is May 27th and the festival takes place July 17-25th. www.latinofilm.org.

Selena Gomez & The Scene will kick off a summer tour on July 24th at the Orange County Fair.

Gibson Guitars has launched a new Spanish-language website.

McDonald's Hispanic agency, iNSPIRE! has created "Latinos Are One" an 8-episode web series featuring producer Andres Levin working with three up-and-coming Latin musical acts. Full episodes are available here.

Jose Valle has been appointed president of Univision Radio. Valle was previously VP and GM at Univision Radio in Los Angeles.

Pitbull, Camila, Don Omar and Banda el Recodo will perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards airing on April 28th on Telemundo.

GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) held its media awards on March 19th in New York. Telemundo was honored with two awards for "Donde esta Elisa?" as Outstanding Novela and "Caso Cerrado" for its "Propisicion 8" episode. Padrisimo Magazine also won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article.

March 31 is the official deadline to submit films for the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF). The festival takes place August 16-21st.

Payless ShoeSource announced a collaboration with Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi to create Silvia Tcherassi for Payless with an initial collection available in May. The collection will be available at select Payless stores in eight cities in Puerto Rico and in about 15 U.S. markets.

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