Jessica Alba Marries!

All this and more entertainment and community news from Latino Loop, 5.21.08

Published on LatinoLA: May 21, 2008

Jessica Alba Marries!

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren secretly married this week. The couple is expecting their first child.

A Chilean judge closed the investigation into the death of activist and singer Victor Jara, who was shot to death during that country‘«÷s dictatorship in 1973. So far, only one person has been tried in connection with the case.

The U.S. Border Patrol announced plans to install razor wire across a five-mile stretch of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana.

Univision Communications released its first quarter 2008 earnings this week. Overall net revenues were up 5.8% over first quarter 2007 at $458.8 million. Univision Radio net revenues were also up by 2.9%, bringing in $85.8 million. Net revenues for TV were up as well by 7%, while internet revenues were down by 17%.

President Leonel Fernandez declared victory over the weekend in the Dominican Republic‘«÷s presidential election with 53% of the vote. Rival candidate Miguel Vargas accepted the results and conceded the victory to Fernandez.

Colombian FARC leader Nelly Avila Moreno gave herself up to authorities this weekend after 24 years with the rebel group.

At this week‘«÷s upfront presentation, Univision Communications compared its audience to that of English-language networks, claiming that 60% of Univision‘«÷s audience are unduplicated viewers and pointing out that viewership of English-language networks is down 13%, while Univision‘«÷s viewership is up 23%. Univision will also launch a video on demand service next year including sports, news, movies and entertainment from its TV properties.

RBD‘«÷s Dulce Mar will star in a new film ‘«£Una Vez M?Ūs‘«ō, produced by Stan Jakubowicz (‘«£La Mujer de Mi Hermano‘«ō). In addition to her role in the film, Dulce will sing and has written a few songs for the soundtrack.

Telefutura crowned Cristina Eustace of Dallas as the winner of the latest season of ‘«£Objetivo Fama‘«ō. Eustace won a recording contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment, a Pontiac Vibe, $10,000 from McDonald‘«÷s and $10,000 in merchandise from Sears.

A new policy at North Carolina community colleges bans illegal immigrants from seeking degrees.

The ALAS Organization drew over 380,000 fans and millions of TV viewers to its 2 free concerts in Mexico City and Buenos Aires over the weekend. Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Miguel Bose and others performed at the events to aid Latin American children living in poverty.

DirectTV M?Ūs unveiled its new Spanish-language ad campaign last week to target U.S. Hispanics. The campaign was created by DMG Solutions in Miami.

Bill H.R.512, headed up by House Representative Xavier Becerra, passed this week, creating a commission to study the feasibility of a National Museum of the American Latino.

U.S. officials are calling a U.S. anti-drug plane's stray into Venezuelan airspace this week an accident. Venezuelan officials saw the move as a provocation.

Jose Teul, Daniel Pena and Saul Mendez were charged in Los Angeles for harboring illegal immigrants after a raid by authorities at a ‘«£drop house‘«ō where dozens of illegal immigrants were held, one woman was raped and others were threatened with sexual assault. 57 Central and South American immigrants were also arrested at the site.

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