Penelope Provokes Promoting Agent Provocateur

Piol?¡n promises, Selena stars, LALIFF returns, Fusion move forward, A-Rod suspended and much more from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: August 7, 2013

Penelope Provokes Promoting Agent Provocateur

Arts and Entertainment

Penelope Cruz made her directing debut with a short film promoting her new lingerie line L'Agent with Agent Provocateur. The spot features cameos by Cruz' sister Monica as well as her husband Javier Bardem and the music was composed by Cruz' brother Eduardo Cruz. Watch the spot here.

Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo broke his silence following sexual harassment charges by a former employee. In a statement posted on his Facebook, Sotelo denies the charges, offers his side of the story and promises to return to radio soon.

Selena Gomez garnered her first Billboard #1 on the Billboard 200 with "Stars Dance", selling 97,000 copies in its first week.

Former professional soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis will be the next "Bachelor".= for the new season in January 2014. Galavis was eliminated from the recently wrapped season of "The Bachelorette."

12-year-old Paola Guanche was crowned the winner of the first season of Telemundo's "La Voz Kids".

W Radio 690 AM in Los Angeles announced the return of Renan Almendarez Coello, El Cucuy" and his morning show, "El Cucuy de la Ma??ana". The show airs Monday-Friday from 5 AM - 10 AM.

"Runner Runner" hits theaters on September 27th. The film, starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, tells the story of a Princeton grad student (Timberlake) who travels to Costa Rica to confront an online gambling tycoon.

GLR Networks has launched the new radio show "Echate Pa' Ca' con Ana Maria Canseco", hosted by the former Univision "Despierta America" host.

The 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will take place from October 10th - 14th in Hollywood. http://latinofilm.org/16th-los-angeles-latino-international-film-festival-laliff/

LARAS debuted a newly revamped www.latingrammy.com this week.


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will hold its annual awards gala on October 2nd in Washington DC, hosted by Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart.

Telemundo launched its "El Poder de Saber" education initiative with a series of events to help Hispanic students and parents prepare for the new school year with free health screenings, immunizations, tips for college and more. Events will be held in Houston and Denver this weekend with more events to follow in Miami, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.


The Cleveland home where Ariel Castro held three women captive for the last decade was demolished this week.

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismissed a case against Shakira by ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua seeking more than $100 million that he alleges the singer never paid him.

Marketing and Media

Fusion, the ABC/Univision joint venture, is set to launch on October 28th. Jorge Ramos and Leon Krauze will lead the networks primetime news block. Former "The Daily Show" head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum recently joined the network and will oversee its primetime content.

Carlos Slim's America Movil invested $40 million in Shazam recently and the two companies have also joined forces to create a "strategic business collaboration for the Americas".

According to new data from research agency YouGov, 45% of fluent Spanish speakers surveyed aged 18-34 felt that brands aren't doing enough to make their apps accessible to Spanish speakers. 22% said that they would be much more interested in learning about a brand that offered an app in Spanish.

Dieste and The Marketing Arm have joined forces to form Cultur8, a new multicultural agency.

Celeste Zendejas was promoted to Director, Writer/Publisher Relations at SESAC Latina.

Univision host and cookbook author Ingrid Hoffmann will unveil her new line of lifestyle products, "Simplemente Delicioso", on HSN this week


Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games in connection with the Biogenesis clinic and performance enhancing drugs. Twelve other players were also received various lengths of suspensions in connection with the case including: Antonio Bastardo, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Fautino de los Santos, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Martinez, Jesus Montero, Jordan Norberto, Jhonny Peralta, Cesar Puello and Jordany Valdespin.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio will face Christian in a title bout on August 18th at SummerSlam.

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