…and Yvette has an important charity event this week, too Yvette Yates has had a very busy year, and there’s still more to come. Today we can see one of her more recent projects, as After Dark releases El Gringo on DVD. Ms. Yates is the kick-ass female lead in the unapologetic action pic from …
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A few days back, Kate del Castillo talked to KTLA Morning News’ Sam Rubin about the end of La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South) on Mun2, June 14th. The novela, which was a huge hit on Telemundo when it premiered last year, had audiences transfixed across the U.S. and the globe. It …
It may be the biggest Latino-centric program of the summer: TNT’s Dallas, with Jordana Brewster, Marlene Forte, Julie Gonzalo, and Cynthia Cidre at the helm. And if you happened to be flying into Dallas itself the last few weeks, you might have gotten a surprising reminder of the upcoming show in the weirdest way. It …
It seems to happening faster than we expected, but George Lopez’ jump into the reality show/game show/dating genre is happening Thursday, June 7, when Take Me Out premieres at 8 p.m. on FOX. “Thirty lucky women search for their perfect summer fling,” it says here in the press release, “on the Series Premiere of the …
Isabel Cueva has many titles; actress, producer, director and writer. And now—her first film, In the Name of Freedom has acquired Global Distribution and premieres nationwide on AT&T U-Verse & Direct TV’s Shorts HD Channel on Memorial Day. We’ll be talking more with Isabel on her upcoming producing gigs. But now we’ll share the trailer …
The video content from the English/Spanglish/Spanish TV net mun2 is así así, but sometimes they hit the nail right on the cabeza. Tomas from HispanicTips.com turned us on to this one, and we had to share…and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamás y abuelas out there!
Diverse Voices, Universal Content is NALIP’s (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) theme this year. The event is three days (April 13 -15) at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA. They are packing a lot in those three days, starting with keynote speaker, Director Robert Rodriguez. A screening of the Sundance darling, Filly …
We mentioned Jessica Sanchez back in March, here. As one of the the biggest sensations on American Idol this year. Well, the sixteen year old, still is. We thought we would share these two videos from last night.
We had our doubts about Will Ferrell’s new movie, Casa de mi Padre. But we’re convinced: with people like Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, and hot newcomer Genesis Rodriguez on board, this is clearly just the Latino version of his other, gleeful, broad and ultimately innocent parodies of genres, like Anchorman and Blades of Glory …
Between making movies, producing movies, and appearing on every third beauty magazine in America, Salma Hayek somehow found time to star in an especially funny new “Got Milk? Ad that’s been running for a couple of weeks now. Here’s “Midnight Milk Run” in its entirety for the non-commercially inclined amongst you… Salma’s voice is a …
What to Watch
Oscar Torre is Officer Vasquez in Hangover Part 3 the last Installment of the Hangover franchise in theaters today, Thursday. Then on Friday, the long awaited Fast & Furious 6, starring the bad ass Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and the -- click here to read more→
If you need any more proof that Summer on TV has begun, take a look at the ultra-thin schedule for Friday. The best we can offer: three hours of Danny Pino and Latino guest stars (if we’re lucky) on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, beginning -- click here to read more→
Parker is Jennifer Lopez’ first new movie since last year’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but came and went without much notice, and it’s largely forgettable, despite her (late in the show) presence and the earnest work of Jason -- click here to read more→
Free Ride, a real-life story of writer/director Shana Sosin set in the 1970’s, stars Anna Paquin, Cam Gigandet, and Yvette Yates as “Gia,” an undercover DEA agent, and it’s secured both internatonal and domestic -- click here to read more→
Mama was a moderate hit in theaters a few months ago. Now this horrific but visually stunning horror film about children abandoned by their mad father and raised by…something else…is available on DVD. Directed by first-time Spanish director -- click here to read more→
In The News
Greg Garcia has Two Hot
Pilots for CBS
Greg Garcia has been a hot writer for cult hits like My Name is Earl and Raising Hope for quite a while; now he’s on the “A” List with CBS considering two of his sitcoms: an untitled project starring Will Arnett and a superhero parody starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and Stephen Fry called Super Clyde. Clyde even has a couple of Latinas in the pilot: Laura Ortiz and Carla Jimenez. Word about greenlighted pilots is only weeks away.
Pedro Almodóvar’s Comedy
I’m So Excited! Will Open the
2013 Los Angeles Film Festival
This year’s LAFF begins Thursday, June 13 with more than 200 features, shorts, and music videos, panels and interviews…and the world premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, I’m So Excited. “Pedro Almódovar is the cinematic gift who keeps on giving,” said David Ansen, artistic director of the festival. “For four decades he’s amazed us with movies that are funny and dangerous, lovable and challenging, subversive and wildly inventive. It’s a privilege and pleasure to present his latest comic treasure as our opening night film.” The films this “lighthearted and kinky comedy” about a disparate group of people on a troubled airplane, goes into general release on June 28.
Édgar Ramírez Gets
Olivia Munn and Eric Bana
in Beware the Night
Édgar Ramírez exposure in Zero Dark Thirty and elsewhere is paying off: earlier this month he was cast as Roberto Duran in the boxing movie Hands of Stone with Robert De Niro, and now Jerry Bruckheimer has tapped him to play a renegade priest opposite Eric Bana in Beware the Night, a modern-day exorcism story. Bana plays a cop who meets a renegade priest while working murder case; Ramirez is the priest and Munn plays the cop’s wife, who also has a connection to the case. The flick begins shooting in May.
Devious Maids to Premiere June 23
Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) new Latino-centric soap, Devious Maids (exec produced by Eva Longoria as well) will finally join the Sunday night line-up at 10P on June 23. Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of the series featuring Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin’ Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) as five ambitious maids working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. The show’s tagline says it all: “Whoever holds the dirt holds the power.”
Guillermo del Toro’s
Crimson Peak attracts
Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming blockbuster Pacific Rim hasn’t even hit the theaters yet, but he’s already lining up some of the hottest names in Hollywood for his next project. Megastar of the moment Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) has just joined up, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Emma Stone (Easy A, Spider-Man) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). Hunnams also one of the stars of Pacific Rim. This all starts happening in early 2014.
Zoë Saldaña is a
Guardian of the Galaxy
Not content with being a master (mistress?) assassin in Colombiana, the legendary Uhuru in the Star Trek reboot, or the boldest blue-skinned Na’avi on Pandora in Avatar, Dominican beauty Zoë Saldaña is now combining all of those to become a green-skinned interstellar alien ass-kicker named Gamora for the new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, joining Chris Pratt of The Office and David Bautista of the WWE (so far). The James Gunn-directed sci fi actioneer is scheduled for the summer of 2014. Like she doesn’t have enough to do…
Selena Gomez joins
William H. Macy’s Rudderless
William H. Macy has been an amazing actor for years, from Fargo to Mystery Men to The Cooler to his current incredible work on Shameless. Now he’s crossing the line and becoming a director with his first feature film, Rudderless…and he’s taking Selena Gomez with him. Gomez, still hot from Spring Breakers, joins Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), along with Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives). The musical drama centers on a grieving father who finds a box of his deceased son’s original music. To honor the memory of the boy, he forms a band to play the music.
Miguel Sandoval in the
Surgeon General pilot
(and Maybe More)
Miguel Sandoval has played cops (Medium), Presidents (1600 Penn) and the occasional smooth and sophisticated drug kingpin…and now he’s a Latino senator in a new a new CBS Pilot, The Surgeon General, starring John Isaacs (Awake). So far it’ a guest shot, but if the show is picked up there’s a good chance “Senator Nortega” could become a recurring character.
David Zayas is Everywhere
David Zayas, unliked his onscreen wife/ex-wife/boss Lauren Vélez, is still part of the upcoming and possibly last season of Dexter on HBO, but he sure keeps busy during the off-season. He was in an episode of CBS’ Person of Interest last year, appeared in the pilot of ABC’s Deception and an episode of NBC’s Grimm, and he’s featured in this week’ installment of FOX’s The Following (still available for vewing this week on Hulu+, and next week for free on regular ol’ Hulu). That’s a little bit of David on every network, with more to come…
Nadine Velazquez Starts Shooting Major Crimes
You saw her in the movies on Flight and Snitch, and on TV most recently on Hart of Dixie and The League, and now she is the newest cast member of TNT’s Major Crimes, the spin-off of The Closer. She joins Raymond Cruz. She recently tweeted, “Say hello 2 the new cast member of TNT’s #MajorCrimes (Well, hello there!) I join my new tv home on Monday. Thnx 4 lettin me entertain u!” The series returns in June.
Gina Rodriguez is a Navy Seal
(at least in a TV pilot)
Our buddy Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown) has been cast in Wild Blue, Sony’s “upstairs/downstairs look at the working men and women aboard an aircraft carrier.” Sony’s plan is to actually film the pilot on a U.S. Navy aircraft character, an that–among other casting issues–has caused them to “push” the production out of the normal pilot season, but it’s still very much a “go” project. More as it develops…
More Pilot Casting:
Rosa Salazar Joins
Boomerang for Fox
Rosa Salazar has been busy since she left her regular role on NBC’s Parenthood. She’s had roles on other pilots, guest-starred on sitcoms and hour-long dramas, and now she’s playing “Olive,” the ext-girlfriend of handsome assassin Michael Stahl-David on Boomerang. We’ll let you know if it makes it through!
Adam Rodriguez is Getting
Reckless for CBS
Adam Rodriguez spent years on CBS on CSI: Miami; now that same producer is bringing him back to play a police detective on Reckless, a pilot for CBS about a a couple of gorgeous attorneys and a sex scandal. Last seen in Magic Mike, Rodriguez is also part of the upcoming Lovesick sometime this year.
Miguel Arteta is directing “Alexander/Terrible/Horrible/Day”
Yes, it’s too long for a headline, but the news is good: Latino director Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt, and many recent episodes of Nurse Jackie, Enlightened, and The New Normal) is stepping in to direct the live-action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s children’s book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney. Steve Carell is slated to appear as Alexander’s dad.
Michael Peña Chases
The List in a New Fox Pilot
Michael Peña just never stops working. End of Watch was just the latest in a long stream of action, drama, and comedy movies he’s been part of for the last few years; now he’s trying his hand at cop drama on the TV screen with The List, a thriller in which Peña plays a deputy U.S. Marshal who leads the manhunt to track down the person who stole the list of people enrolled in the federal witness protection program. Fox’s commitment to Latino actors in admirable Latino roles continues; let’s see if any of these projects actually make it to prime time.
Ramon Rodriguez Lands
‘Gang Related’ Pilot
You remember the handsome young actor Ramon Rodriguez. He was last seen as the younger, sexier version of “Bosley” in the ill-fated reboot of Charlie’s Angels on ABC. This time around, Ramon’s a little more sexy and a lot more ethnic in the new Fox drama pilot, Gang Related, about a gang member ordered to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. As the press release says, “As he rises through the ranks, he must figure out how to balance his responsibility to his gang with his growing sense of allegiance to his new familia, the department’s gang task force.” It’s one of many pilots featuring Latinos in key roles. We’ll let you know how it progresses.
Amaury Nolasco Set to
Guest on Rizzoli and Isles
…maybe more than once? TNT has just announced that Amaury Nolasco will be guesting on their mystery-lady-cop-buddy “drama” Rizzoli and Isles when it returns this summer. He will play, “Lt. Det. Rafael Martinez, newly appointed head of the Boston PD drug unit. The arrival of Martinez, who has a conflicted professional and personal past with Jane (Harmon), forces her to relive a painful experience from her past.” Plenty of potential there, and maybe more than just a one-shot. You’ll remember Nolasco from Southland and Prison Break. You’ll try to forget Work It, his disastrous ABC sitcom from last year.