Salma Directs Prince

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Published on LatinoLA: December 15, 2005

Salma Directs Prince

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This week, VH1 debuted the video for Prince's new single, "Te Amo Coraz?n" directed by Salma Hayek.

Dominican Bachata duo, Monchy & Alexandra lead the Premio Lo Nuestro nominations with five in the Tropical music category. Some of the other nominees include Olga Ta??n, Juanes, Shakira, Intocable, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Andrea Echeverri walks away with two nominations in the Rock category for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Winning votes are cast by fans who can vote online at www.univision.com.

Actress Roselyn Sanchez and Salsero Victor Manuelle have called it quits after two years stating their careers are going in different directions.

Miss Puerto Rico, Ingrid Marie Rivera Santos, made history Saturday night when she became the first ever Miss World Caribbean. She was born in El Yunque, Puerto Rico and is currently a part-time model and a student in marketing and finance at the University of Puerto Rico.

The tortilla is getting more popular every day. Earlier this year, ex-Dallas Cowboy Roger Staubach began making 4 million tortillas a day from a converted clothing factory in Dallas. Two Jewish guys from Hollywood are shipping flavored tortillas to Mexico, and tortilla makers in Sweden are coming to the United States to learn how to keep up with growing demand at home. Sales were estimated to be more than $5.3 billion in 2004, up 20 percent from 2002, forcing us to ask the question... Are tortillas the new white bread?

MarketTools, Inc. announced a new Hispanic-focused research service called Hispanic Reach to help understand today's U.S. Hispanic population, opinions and purchasing behavior.

With Seattle being the 28th-largest Hispanic TV market, Fisher Communications, owners of 10 TV and 27 radio stations, spread across Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho, said it is spending $20.3 million to acquire four Spanish-language television stations, and construction permits for two more. The deal, subject to approval by the FCC, also includes two low-power Univision stations.

Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Monday to expand the number of airlines allowed to fly between the U.S. and 14 main Mexican resorts and cities from two to three.

Los Angeles Human Relations Commission reported that hate-crime levels in Los Angeles County have dropped for the third consecutive year to the lowest level in 15 years: 502 in 2004, down from 691 in the prior year. African-Americans, Gays, and Jews were the groups targeted most heavily, but hate crimes against Latinos jumped 15%.

Fuego Magazine's latest issue, with Brazilian model/actress Ana Carolina on its cover, features a profile on controversial comedian Carlos Mencia. In it, Mencia says Dave Chappelle's sudden departure from The Chappelle Show negatively affected his own show, Mind of Mencia.

Robert Menendez just became the Senate's third Hispanic member, joining Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Mel Martinez, R-Fla. He is also the first Hispanic senator to represent New Jersey. The son of Cuban immigrants, he credits his parents for helping him achieve his dream and teaching him the values that influence his political life.

Shakira was joined by Alejandro Sanz this past weekend on Saturday Night Live to perform her hit "La Tortura"

In what may be the start of a new trend among rock acts, Caf? Tacuba recently joined label mates La Secta in getting a Gold Album for their latest release of Un Viaje.

Eva Longoria gets nominated for a Golden Globe after being overlooked last year for both Globe and Emmy nominations. - Good Luck Eva!

DHL Express signed a three-year deal as presenting sponsor for Premios Fox Sports, the annual awards show on Fox Sports en Espa?ol.

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