Mario Lopez Nipped/Tucked

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Published on LatinoLA: September 3, 2006

Mario Lopez Nipped/Tucked

Mario Lopez, formerly of Saved by the Bell fame, will join the cast of Nip/Tuck this season with early buzz amping up a homoerotic encounter at the gym with main character Christian.

Spam made its U.S. Spanish-language debut with a new commercial which began airing on August 14th created by The San Jose Group using the slogan ?Imag?nalo, Sabor?alo?.

Jessica Alba apparently broke a tooth this week while filming a love scene with co-star Dane Cook for the upcoming release Good Luck Chuck.

WXTV, a Univision station in New York, was rated #1 in the 7 to 8 pm time slot among adults 18-34 and 18-49 for three months in a row (June, July and August) for the novela ?Heridas de Amor?. WXTV was also rated #1 in the 8-9 pm time slot for August with ?La Fea M?s Bella?

A U.S. Justice Department investigation concluded last week that the use of deadly force in last year?s FBI shooting of Puerto Rican independence movement leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios was appropriate. Ojeda Rios bled to death after being hit by FBI sniper fire and accusations were made that agents intentionally let him die.

The 21st National Hispanic Women?s Conference will take place October in Phoenix featuring workshops and influential Latinas sharing their success stories. Among this year's invited guest speakers is Eva Longoria.

Mexico?s electoral court dismissed allegations of fraud in the recent presidential elections. The decision practically guarantees victory to Felipe Calderon, whose narrow win in July over opponent Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador brought about the fraud allegations from Lopez Obrador. The court, by law, has until September 6th to declare an official winner.

Ivan Alvarez will be leaving his post as SVP of Universal Music Publishing Group?s Latin American region to pursue new business opportunities. Eddie Fernandez, previously head of the Latin region for Sony Music Publishing, will takeover Alvarez? position.

Violent protests have rocked Oaxaca City, Mexico, a popular tourist destination, recently. Protestors are looking to remove current governor Ulises Ruiz from office, and gunmen alleged to be off-duty police officers have opened fire on protestors at least twice this week.

NBC will debut Qubo, its new children?s Saturday morning programming, on Sept. 9th. Qubo will be aired in English on NBC and in Spanish on Telemundo and will feature the flagship show ?Veggie Tales?. The network plans to make Qubo it?s own digital cable network by the end of the year.

Three Mexican fishermen returned to their native country after claiming to have survived on the open sea for nine months. Doubts surround the story in which the men apparently survived eating raw fish and drinking rainwater.

Barrio 305, a Latino social-networking and lifestyle site, has recently launched a photo and video sharing site as well as its own channel on the Sprint Powervision En Vivo network.

R&R Magazine?s annual convention will take place in Dallas from September 20-22. This year?s convention features music industry panels, artist showcases, networking and keynote speakers. The convention is also stepping up the presence of Latin music including the presentation of the Premios R&R a La Industria.

ESPN Deportes Radio?s Los Angeles station, KWKW 1330 AM, was ranked No. 1 in Time Spent Listening (TSL) among all radio stations in the Los Angeles market, including AM and FM, and among both Spanish and English- language formats in three out of four dayparts among men 25-54, according to the Spring 2006 Arbitron book. This puts KWKW in the # 5 spot among ALL AM radio stations in the market.

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