Originally published at LatinoLoop. Republished by permission.
Arts and Entertainment
Lifetime renewed the series "Devious Maids" for another season. The show has been the network's fastest-growing drama ever with an average of 2.5 million viewers, 18% of them Hispanic.
Prince Royce signed a long term, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Peermusic.
Telemundo's "Premios Tu Mundo" took place last week with "La Patrona" winning for Novela del A??o. Other winners include, Aracely Arambula, Jencarlos Canela and Alerta Zero, among others.
"Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" will open at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on October 25th, running through March 2nd, 2014.
Alberto Del Rio retained his World Heavyweight Championship belt at WWE SummerSlam in Los Angeles.
Molotov is currently on tour in the U.S. headlining the Jagermeister music tour, the first Latin band to headline the tour.
"Pulling Strings", a bilingual romantic comedy starring Jaime Camil and Omar Chaparro, opens in theaters on October 4th.
SiriusXM will launch "Piolin Radio"later this year, a new entertainment channel which will be anchored by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's new daily morning show "El Show de Piolin".
Former "Despierta America" host Ana Maria Canseco has joined Telemundo morning show "Un Nuevo Dia". Omar Germenos was let go from his hosting position on the show.
Demi Lovato has joined the cast of "Glee" playing a friend of Lea Michele's character this season.
Mathias Brivio has joined Estrella TV as host of reality competition show "Esto es Guerra", which premieres on September 9th.
Two British women were arrested in Peru on charges of being drug mules for a smuggling ring reportedly headed by Phil Collins' nephew, Philip Austin Collins. Collins was arrested in Peru last year after millions of dollars worth of cocaine were found on a yacht he had chartered. The women claim they were kidnapped while working in Ibiza and sent to Peru.
Rosalia Mera, co-founder of clothing chain Zara and Spain's richest woman, died at the age of 69 last week after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Menorca. Mera's net worth was estimated at $6.1 billion by Forbes.
Scientists confirmed the discovery of the a new species of mammal in the olinguito, the first mammalian carnivore species to be newly identified in the Americas in 35 years. A member of the raccoon family, olinguitos are native to the mountainous Andean regions of Ecuador and Colombia.
The Pew Hispanic Center has been renamed "Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project", which will continue under the direction of Mark Hugo Lopez. The project will continue its goal of improving public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the US and Latinos' growing impact on the nation.
Marketing and Media
Vme Television named Balsera Communications as its U.S. PR agency.
Mark Olsen has joined Fusion as VP of Sales. He was previously at ABC.
Gustavo Lopez was named VP of global distribution for Latin America at AMC/Sundance Channel. DirecTV will launch Sundance Channel in Latin America in September.
Hispanicize announced the launch of Hispanicize HX, a series of regional events that will take place in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington D.C. starting in September.
Universal Pictures launched its Emerging Writers Fellowship, an initiative to expand the number of diverse talent within Universal Pictures' workforce. Emerging writers who are chosen will work within the studio to hone their skills and gain access and exposure to Universal executives, producers and industry professionals.
Time Warner Cable launched its Spanish-language TV spots leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with its "Every Fan Counts (Cada Fan Cuenta)" campaign.
Al Jazeera America launched this week with several Latinos on staff including Soledad O'Brien as special correspondent, Antonio Mora as host of "Consider This", and Julio Ricardo Varela as digital producer for social media community "The Stream".