America Ferrera Takes Home Image Award

All this and more on Latino Loop, 2.21.08

Published on LatinoLA: February 21, 2008

America Ferrera Takes Home Image Award

The NAACP Image Awards took place last week with America Ferrera taking home an award for outstanding actress in a comedy series. "Ugly Betty" writer Silvio Horta also won for outstanding writing in a comedy series.

Facebook recently launched its popular social networking site en espa???ol as part of a broad plan to internationalize the site, with future plans to launch in German and French.

In anticipation of its forthcoming relaunch, Quepasa Corp. is moving its headquarters from Scottsdale, AZ to Austin, TX.

Penelope Cruz and Jessica Alba are among the presenters at this year?s Oscar awards, taking place in Hollywood on Sunday.

Catalina Garcia, a 20-year-old student, was one of the casualties in last week?s deadly shootout at Northern Illinois University.

According to new data released by the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics may account for 29% of the U.S. estimated population of 438 million by 2050. The report states that 82% of the growth in the U.S from now to 2050 will be due to immigrants and their offspring.

The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards will take place in Miami April 6-10th. Enrique Iglesias will participate in the conference?s Superstar Q&A on April 9th.

The WWE recently wrapped up a tour of Latin America, selling out events in Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador and Chile.

AOL Latino has launched its 2008 installment of Fashionista, an online competition to find the next great Latino fashion designer. Finalists will travel to New York to compete for a shot at dressing a celebrity for a red-carpet event to be featured in People en Espa???ol. The deadline to submit designs is March 3rd. Visit www.aollatino.com/fashionista

The New York Post is reporting that Jennifer Lopez checked into the hospital today to give birth to her twins.

Bogota, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Caracas, Madrid, Mexico City and Santiago are among the cities nominated for inclusion on the board game "Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition", which will be unveiled in August. Online voting to choose the top 20 international cities ends on February 28th. To vote online go to: www.monopoly.com.

Vicente Fernandez will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at tomorrow night?s Premios Lo Nuestro, airing on Univision.

Jesus Rey David Alfaro Pulido, ??El Gallito??, was killed last week in Tijuana, yet another casualty of the increased violence in the grupero world. El Gallito?s body was found along with those of his manager and assistant.

The upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars", which begins on March 17th, will feature actor Christian de la Fuente.

Los Tigres del Norte and Fonovisa have partnered with Zune and MSN Latino for the launch of their new ??lbum ??Raices?? on March 4th. The band will release an exclusive track for Zune, which is also featured on a radio campaign. Los Tigres del Norte will also be featured on the Zune Marketplace and will be MSN Latino?s artist of the month in March.
Mexican food manufacturer La Coste???a has chosen Miami-based Concept Caf?? to handle its U.S. Hispanic advertising efforts.

Shakira has apparently signed a deal with Spanish cosmetics company Puig, to launch a line of beauty products and fragrances.

Telemundo announced the launch of a series of client development meetings in March leading up to the channel?s upfront presentation in May. Telemundo will meet with major clients across the country to give them a first look at the upcoming season for Telemundo, mun2 and Yahoo!Telemundo.

The 28th Annual Tejano Music Awards will be held in San Antonio on March 6th.
NALIP and BMI will host a showcase on March 8th during the upcoming NALIP conference in Dana Point, CA featuring Ceci Bastida, Upground, Gustavo Alberto and Los Radares.

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