Juanes + Elmo on Sesame Street

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Published on LatinoLA: April 21, 2011

Juanes + Elmo on Sesame Street

Juanes made an appearance on "Sesame Street" recently, teaching Elmo some words in Spanish.

Jarritos has awarded its national creative and media account to GSD&M with plans to shift the brand's focus from the U.S. Hispanic market to the general market.

A new warning issued by the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey warned that officials have information indictating that "Mexican criminal gangs may intend to attack U.S. law-enforcement officers or U.S. citizens in the near future in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi".

A video of Czech President Vaclav Klaus swiping a pen from Chile's president during a press conference went viral last week.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 26th Annual Imagen Awards for film, TV, documentaries, web series and short films. http://www.imagen.org. The awards will take place in Beverly Hills on August 12th.

PBS has launched "Noah Comprende" a new bilingual web series aimed at introducing kids 6-9 years old to the Spanish language.

Demi Lovato has left her role on Disney Channel's "Sonny With a Chance" stating that "it made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music."

Paz de la Huerta was in court this week facing charges of third-degree assault, attempted assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon following an incident at a NYC club with Samantha Swetra of MTV's "The City". De la Huerta allegedly punched Swetra in the face and threw a glass at her.

Estrella TV will be holding its first-ever upfront presentation in New York City on May 18th.

Check out the trailer for the forthcoming Spanish-language feature "Casa de mi Padre" starring Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna here

"Ole & Play! Songs from Isabella & Ferdinand Spanish Language Adventures" was released this week. A special release celebration takes place tonight at the Library of Congress in Washington DC

Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana are among the headliners of this summer's Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

LeaL.A., the biggest Spanish language book fair in the U.S. takes place April 29th-May 1st at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event is free to the public and will feature appearances by Isabel Allende, Jose Jose and Kate del Castillo among others. Mexican actor-writer-director, Ofelia Medina will present the play "El Placer de Nuestra Lengua" with Ruben Albarran from Cafe Tacuba. A series of concerts will also take place over the weekend at Club Nokia including Lupillo Rivera, Banda el Limon, Pedro Fernandez, Molotov and Kinky. www.lea-la.com.

Eva Longoria is slated to star in Franc. Reyes next film, a horror project, "Tenement".

200 police conducted a 12-hour search of Rio de Janeiro's largest slum this week rounding up 11 suspected foot soldiers, 3 tons of marijuana, 60 stolen cars and 17,000 pieces of pirated goods, however they did not capture any leaders of the "Amigos dos Amigos" gang.

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