Los Muppets Spanish-language Soundtrack Released
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Arts and Entertainment
Published on LatinoLA: December 7, 2011
Walt Disney Records released the Spanish-language version of the "Los Muppets" soundtrack this week.
Nominees for Univision's "Premios Lo Nuestro" were announced with Shakira and Tito el Bambino leading the pack with six nominations each. Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Alejandra Guzman and Larry Hernandez are also among this year's nominees.
Following Aventura's record-breaking run of sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden last year, Romeo Santos will perform a special Valentine's Day show in support of his solo debut on February 11th.
Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas announced that Juanes will be featured in the next installment of the "MTV Unplugged" series, set to tape in Miami in February 2012. Juan Luis Guerra will serve as musical director and producer of the live album.
Designer Marc Ecko created the Los Lideres line inspired by looks worn on Wisin y Yandel's tour. http://www.shopecko.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=12351768&cp=12240331
Jenni Rivera's film debut "Filly Brown" will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film is directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos and executive-produced by Edward James Olmos. Rivera plays the incarcerated mother of a budding female rapper.
Sirius XM Radio launched its "Navidad" channel last week, which will run until January 6th, 2012.
Calle 13, Los Amigos Invisibles, La Vida Boheme, Pepe Aguilar, Paquita la del Barrio and Cachao are among this year's GRAMMY nominees, which were announced last week.
Entravision Communications raised $2 million for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during its "Un Millon Para Los Ni??os" radiothon.
PeopleEnEspanol.com has partnered with NowLive to host live streaming of its annual "Las Estrellas del A??o" event on Thursday, December 8th.
According to a report in the New York Times, U.S. anti-narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of investigations into how the system works and to collect data to eventually use against the Mexican drug cartels.
Peru declared a state of emergency in a northern region affected by over a week of protests against a gold and copper mining project headed by U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. The protests are spurred by concerns that the project will taint and diminish water supplies in the area.
According to Mexican authorities, one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, Saadi Gadhafi, attempted to travel to Mexico with false documents. Several suspects involved in the plot were arrested in November including a Danish man, a Canadian woman and two Mexicans.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera told a sexist joke recently at a meeting with 32 heads of state in Mexico. "Do you know what the difference between a politician and a lady is? When a politician says 'yes', he means 'maybe', when he says 'maybe', he means 'no', and if he says 'no', he's not a politician. When a lady says 'no', she means 'maybe', when she says 'maybe', she means 'yes', and if she says 'yes', she's not a lady.'"
The Cuban government launched its own Facebook-like website called Red Social as a "virtual meeting point for Cuban universities".
The wife and daughter of Othon Cortes filed a suit against American Airlines and Sky Chefs after Cortes died from complications from eating an in-flight meal contaminated with bacteria on a flight from Barcelona to New York City.
Mexican Presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto was unable to name three books that had influenced him during a press conference at a book fair this week. After floundering for several minutes he said he had read "parts of" the Bible, while confusing names and authors of other books.
AirTran Airways received approval to operate new flights to Mexico in May/June 2012 with plans to operate flights departing from Orange County, CA and San Antonio to destinations like Mexico City, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas.
Media and Marketing
Remezcla.com has partnered with Guanabee.com, LatinGossip.com and LatinoReview.com to create the Remezcla Media Network.
According to data from the Prosper Insights Hispanic Insight Center, 68% of Hispanic adults in the U.S. download mobile apps, compared to 53% of non-Hispanic adults.
Sevilla's soccer team began selling small squares within its player's jerseys to fans who can have their photo featured as part of the player's number for about 25 euros.
Comcast inaugurated its new national Spanish-language call center this week in Miramar, FL.
77-year-old convicted serial killer Juan Corona was denied parole this week. Corona was convicted in 1982 for the brutal killings of at least 25 farmworkers whose remains were unearthed in orchards near Sacramento, CA.
85-year-old Felicitas Gurrola was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison along with her daughter and another woman for running an immigrant smuggling ring between the San Diego-Tijuana border.
A Texas man, Jose Avila, killed himself after shooting his estranged wife and four children. Avila's wife, Laura Gonzalez, had just returned to work after an extended stay at a battered women's shelter.
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