Wilmer Valderrama Shooting Pilot

More arts, entertainment and community news from Latino Loop, 6.25.08

Published on LatinoLA: June 25, 2008

Wilmer Valderrama Shooting Pilot

Wilmer Valderrama is shooting a pilot for Fox entitled ‘«£The Emancipation of Ernesto‘«ō, a one-hour comedy series.

A stampede caused by a police raid at a night club in Mexico City killed at least 12 people last week, including 3 police officers.

A recent story about the first photos ever of a lost Amazon tribe, turned out to be a hoax. The tribe is real, however its existence has been known about since 1910. The photographer and the photo agency apparently exaggerated the truth to bring attention to the logging industry in the Amazon and its effect on the tribe.

Soccer legend Pele was robbed at gunpoint in Brazil last week when his chauffeur-driven car got stuck in a traffic jam.

According to new information released by Merrill Lynch and the Capgemini Group, the number of millionaires in the world has passed 10 million and with the most growth found in India, China and Brazil.

Telemundo will debut its new morning show ‘«£Lev?Ūntate‘«ō, created by the producers of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The new show is set to launch after Telemundo wraps its Summer Olympics coverage.

Zubi Advertising inked an $80 million advertising deal with Univision, including advertising on the Univision, Galavision and Telefutura networks, several Univision owned-and-operated TV stations, radio stations and online entities. Ford, American Airlines, SC Johnson and Washington Mutual are among the Zubi clients that will advertise as part of the deal.

Six people were killed during a shootout in Ciudad Juarez yesterday. A killing spree connected to drug cartels has left 41 people dead since the start of the weekend. 17 people were killed in a wave of shootings on Sunday and 500 people have died in Ciudad Juarez since the beginning of the year.

John McCain announced that he plans to visit Colombia in the near future to show his support for the country‘«÷s anti-drug efforts and a free-trade agreement pending between the U.S. and Colombia.

Univision Communications joined forces with several mayors from around the country for the ‘«£Ya es Hora‘«ō campaign encouraging the public to register to vote. Mayors such as New York‘«÷s Michael Bloomberg, Miami‘«÷s Manny Diaz, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles‘«÷ Antonio Villaraigosa will all participate by recording public service announcements and supporting events in their respective cities.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan unveiled their latest investment, the Costa d‘«÷Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida last week.

Protests continue in Argentina over new tariffs on farmers selling grain abroad with both farmers and now middle-class consumers protesting rising prices.

Las Vegas‘«÷ Luxor Hotel and Casino announced plans to open an 8,000 square foot Mexican restaurant, Tacos & Tequila, this summer.

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