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Eva Longoria: Masters Degree in Chicano and Chicana Studies

Vicente Fernandez, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lopez, and introducing ... Carlos Estevez. All this and more, from Latno Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: May 29, 2013


Eva Longoria: Masters Degree in Chicano and Chicana Studies


Arts + Entertainment

Eva Longoria received a master's degree in Chicano and Chicana Studies from Cal State Northridge last week. More here.

Vicente Fernandez broke the record for the most top 10s for a solo act on Billboard's Top Latin Albums with "Hoy" becoming his 22nd top 10 album.

Charlie Sheen is using his birth name, Carlos Estevez, for the first time professionally in the promos for Robert Rodriguez' "Machete Kills".

FX has picked up Guillermo del Toro's drama series "The Strain", which will star Mia Maestro and Corey Stoll for an initial 13-episode run.

Carlos Bolado's "Tlateloco Verano del 68" was chosen as the winner of the DishLATINO and Cinelatino Audience Choice Award at this year's Hola Mexico Film Festival.

Ruben Blades has joined the cast of Jonathan Jakubowicz' forthcoming film "Hands of Stone" about Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran. Blades will portray boxing promoter Carlos Eleta and joins a cast that includes Edgar Ramirez as Duran, Robert De Niro as Duran's trainer Ray Arcel and Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard.

Telemundo's Sunday broadcast of "La Voz Kids" averaged over 2 million total viewers.

Comunidad

According to Census Bureau projections, minority ethnic groups will account for at least half of the under-18 population by 2018 or 2019.

International

Two U.S. Embassy officials were wounded after gunfire broke out during a fight at a strip club in Caracas.

Honduras' Mara Salvatrucha and rival street gang 18th Street declared a truce this week with the mediation of Roman Catholic Bishop Romulo Emiliani.

Yanira Maldonado, a mother of seven from Arizona, was detained in Mexico last week on drug charges on the way home from attending a funeral when drugs were discovered under her seat on the bus they were traveling on at a military checkpoint in Hermosillo.

Venezuela's Globovision TV channel, which has historically opposed late leader Hugo Chavez, changed ownership this month and has imposed programming changes which include stopping live broadcasts of opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Media + Marketing

According to a new study by market research firm Placed on fast food restaurants, Hispanics were most likely to visit McDonald's and least likely to visit Wendy's. McDonald's spent $85 million on Spanish-language network advertising last year compared to $11.7 million spent by Wendy's.

David Alvarado was named VP of Entertainment Publicity at Telemundo Media. He was previously VP of Marketing and Promotion at EMI/Capitol Latin.

Verizon Wireless has partnered with Jennifer Lopez to create Viva Movil, a new brand targeting U.S. Latinos. Lopez will serve as Chief Creative Officer for the brand with the first store opening in New York City on June 15th and 15 more stores planned to open this year in key markets including Miami and Los Angeles.

Gabriel Reyes is re-branding Reyes Entertainment to adapt to the changing American demographic and technological landscape and expanding its services to include English-language general market communications.

Time Warner Cable Deportes announced its Spanish-language coverage plans of WNBA team the Los Angeles Sparks, airing 25 live games this season.

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