Stand Alone

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Published on LatinoLA: September 13, 2006

Stand Alone

Photographers Esteban Oriol and Vincent Valdez? (pictured) works were displayed in Los Angeles last week as part of Nike?s ?Stand Alone? event in Los Angeles.

Madrid?s Fashion Week implemented the first ban on models deemed too skinny to walk the catwalk with organizers wanting to portray an image of beauty and health. Models were accepted or rejected from participating in the show based on their BMI (Body Mass Index).

Televisa is looking to get back into the bidding for Univision with a possible $13 billion bid backed by Televisa, Bain Capital and Bill Gates? Cascade Investments among other partners. Univision is scheduled to make a decision by September 27th.

A new report by the American Cancer Society shows that Hispanics have lower rates than whites of more common types of cancers although less common cancers such as liver, stomach and cervical cancer are more prominent among Hispanics.

Mariah Carey took top honors at this year?s Billboard Hip-Hop Awards winning in the overall and female categories as well as hot Hip-Hop songs artist, albums artist and top Hip-Hop album.

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will take place October 5-15th, celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was caught on tape commenting that Puerto Ricans and Cubans are naturally hot-tempered due to a mix of black and Latino blood. The tape was from a closed door meeting and Schwarzenegger has since apologized for making those comments.

Latino Media Works ?Habla? series will debut on HBO Latino next week featuring stories of Latinos in Chicago. Check www.hbolatino.com for a full schedule. It will also air on HBO.

The fourth annual Hispanic Television Summit will take place in New York October 18-19th. Telemundo?s Antoinette Zel, Time Warner Cable?s Lynne Constantini and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber are this year?s keynote speakers.

Rock en ?æ is back. The SGAE organized tour kicks off at Miami?s Carnival Center for the Performing Arts on October 28th and will feature performances by Aterciopelados, Macaco and Javier Garcia. This is the only US date as the tour heads off to Latin America after this show.

The film, The Latin Legends of Comedy, which documents the careers of Latino comedy pioneers of the New York standup scene, Joe Vega, JJ Ramirez and Angel Salazar, will debut Friday, September 15th at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in New York.

A U.S. District judge has ruled to allow Argentine firm, Productos Stani to continue making Bazooka gum even though it no longer maintains a friendly relationship with Topps Co., the trademark holder

The IRS is cracking down on venues and promoters bringing foreign acts to the U.S. letting them know that if a CWA (Central Withholding Agreement) is not filed, they could be subject to withholding of 30% of gross profits from the event.

Daisy Exposito-Ulla announced her acquisition of a majority share in CMS Partners, which will be renamed d.exposito & partners. Exposito-Ulla was formerly CEO of the Bravo Agency, a prominent Hispanic ad agency.

Palm Pictures released ?Lower City?? the Brazilian love-triangle between a prostitute and two best friends, on DVD this week. The film directed by Sergio Machado, is produced by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, Central Station) and stars Alice Braga (City of God).

ESPN Deportes began its coverage of this year?s UEFA Champion League, featuring European soccer teams like Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC and AC Milan.

Cartoon Network is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America during Hispanic Heritage Month to recruit more Latino kids through a PSA campaign and contest.

Smithsonian Con Sabor!, a gala event co-hosted by Cheech Marin and Cristina Saralegui to recognize Latino heritage and achievements took place last week in Washington D.C. Among the night?s honorees were film director Patricia Cardoso, couturier Esteban Cortazar and comedian Mo Rocca.

Ramon Veras, publisher of Un Chin Magazine, was recently spotlighted in Marketing y Medios magazine. Veras founded Un Chin in 2004 as a lifestyle magazine targeting Hispanic youths age 21-36 with photography, fashion, celebrity interviews, music and more.

Ad spending in Spanish-language media increased by 20% for the first half of 2006. Media analysts credit this surge largely to this summer?s World Cup.

The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles will screen director Adolfo Aristarain?s ?Ultimos Dias de la Victima??, the 1982 Argentine thriller starring Federico Luppi, on September 19th at the Ford Amphitheatre.

Yahoo! Telemundo kicks off its Musica Fresca Tour this month featuring Akwid, Voltio and Yerba Buena. The tour opens in Miami on September 16th visiting cities across the country throughout September and October.

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