Jennifer, Marc to Launch Fall '07 Tour

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Published on LatinoLA: August 1, 2007

Jennifer, Marc to Launch Fall '07 Tour

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will launch a tour together kicking off September 29th in Atlantic City. The couple have been busy promoting and premiering the film ‘«£El Cantante‘«ō visiting Puerto Rico and the New York International Latino Film Festival.

According to a new study released this week by the Pew Hispanic Center, only 13% of the U.S. Latino population voted in 2006 accounting for 5.6 million votes. That is compared to 39% of all Caucasians and 27% of all African Americans.

This year‘«÷s Los Premios MTV Latin America will be held once again in Mexico City on October 18th. Avril Lavigne and Caf?ģ Tacuba are already slated to perform.

Apple has launched the Tarjeta iTunes, an iTunes gift card in Spanish. The cards will be available in $15, $25 and $50 increments and will initially be available at Best Buy and Target.

‘«£Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz‘«ō, begins its run at New World Stages in New York City on August 28th. The show will be presented in Spanish with two performances a week in English.

Barcelona has been in the dark since Monday with a city-wide blackout affecting public transport, hospitals and businesses and around 350,000 customers. As of last night, power was still not fully restored.

A bid by the Bolivian government to move the country‘«÷s capital from La Paz to Sucre was met with massive protests in the streets of La Paz.

Emmy nominations were recently announced. ‘«£Ugly Betty‘«ō received 11 nominations, including America Ferrera as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Salma Hayek as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Cesar Millan‘«÷s ‘«£The Dog Whisperer‘«ō is also nominated as Outstanding Reality Program.

Members of Molotov are competing against each other with their respective solo projects in a "Battle of the Band". Fans can vote for their favorite song on the band‘«÷s official MySpace page:www.myspace.com/molotovoficial. The winning song will be worked to radio by the label.

The Argentine press is reporting that Shakira has asked fianc?ģ Antonio de la Rua to sign a prenuptial agreement in preparation for the couple‘«÷s future wedding.

Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton will be the special guest host of the MTV Tr3s show TXT-T-ANDO airing on Saturday at 9 pm. The 2-hour show features music videos and the chance for viewers to text in their comments and shout-outs.

Havana Noir, a new book of stories edited by Achy Obejas about the Cuban capital, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Billboard has teamed up with Hoodiny Entertainment Group‘«÷s latin music networking portal, www.elhood.com. Hoodiny will add Billboard content to its site such as chart information and music industry news as well as another online platform for advertisers.

The third and final season of the telenovela ‘«£Rebelde‘«ō is now available on DVD.

Univision aired the Premios Juventud last week. Among this year‘«÷s winners were Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Wisin y Yandel, RBD, Man?Ū, Daddy Yankee and many more. La Mujer de Mi Hermano also won for favorite film and Barbara Mori as favorite actress.

The 22nd annual Imagen Awards for excellence in Latino entertainment will be held on Saturday at Los Angeles‘«÷ Walt Disney Concert Hall. Disney-ABC Television, Entravision CEO Walter Ulloa, ‘«£Cane‘«ō writer Cynthia Cidre and America Ferrera will receive top honors at the awards ceremony.

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will take place October 7-14. The deadline to submit films is Friday, July 27th.

Los Angeles Entravision radio station Super Estrella (KSSE) and the Super Estrella Network, have begun to integrate English language songs into its Spanish-language pop format in order to attract a younger, bilingual audience.

Alvaro Rizo has left his post as president of EMI Music Colombia,Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. Camilo Kejner will now be managing director of EMI Music in Chile, Argentina and Colombia while also overseeing distribution in Venezuela.

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