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Cameron Diaz Tops Forbes‘«÷ list

Pablo Montero scandal, Diego movie, Ritmo Latino and more on Latino Loop, August 15

Published on LatinoLA: August 15, 2008


Cameron Diaz Tops Forbes‘«÷ list


Cameron Diaz topped the Forbes‘«÷ list of Hollywood‘«÷s top earning actresses, earning $50 million over the last year.

Warner Music purchased a majority stake in Spanish artist management company Get In, whose client list includes La Oreja de Van Gogh.

Four police chiefs were killed in the state of Mexico, Chihuahua, Quintana Roo and Michoacan on Monday, bringing the total number of police killed in Mexico this year to 270.

Nestle Waters North America has signed on Cristina Saralegui as the new spokesperson for its Pure Life bottled water. The new campaign includes TV, radio, print, online and point of purchase targeting recent U.S. Hispanic immigrants, particularly mothers.

According to a recent statement by Michael Sullivan, head of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 90-95% of the illegal weapons found in Mexico have been traced back to the U.S.

This week‘«÷s mun2 programming includes a new episode of ‘«£The Hook Up‘«ō. Host Yarel Ramos takes an aspiring VJ on the set of ‘«£Reventon‘«ō to show her what it takes to host a live television show. A new episode of The Chicas Project takes Crash and Yasmin to San Antonio for Corneyation.

Joanne Lynch was promoted to President of the Univision Television Station Group. She was previously Senior Vice President and GM at Galavision.

SBS announced the Spring 2008 Arbitron results, with 4 out of the top 8 ranked Spanish-language radio stations in the nation, and every single SBS station ranking in the top 10 for the nation‘«÷s top 10 markets and Puerto Rico in the 18-34 demographic.

Opposition leaders in Bolivia have agreed to meet with President Evo Morales after Morales‘«÷ victory in a nationwide recall election earlier this week.

Nickelodeon will premiere ‘«£Diego‘«÷s Moonlight Rescue‘«ō, a one-hour movie aimed at bilingual preschool children based on the series ‘«£Go, Diego, Go!‘«ō, on August 18th at 8 pm EST.

Heliberto Chi was buried in his native Honduras this week after being executed in Texas for the murder of his former boss during a robbery in 2001. Chi‘«÷s final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected, in a case similar to that of Mexican national Jose Medellin, who was also recently executed in Texas.

PBS is nominated for five Imagen Awards, with four Best Documentary nods for ‘«£Borinqueneers‘«ō, ‘«£Brown is the New Green‘«ō, ‘«£Made in L.A.‘«ō and ‘«£Orozco: Man on Fire‘«ō as well as Best Children‘«÷s Programming for ‘«£Maya and Miguel‘«ō. The Imagen Awards take place in Beverly Hills on August. 21st.

A 700-pound man from Monterrey, Mexico left his home for the first time in months this week. Manuel Uribe was lifted in his bed by a forklift into a platform truck for an outing to a nearby lake. Uribe was once the world‘«÷s fattest man, weighing in at 1,235 pounds, but has dropped about half of that weight in the past 2 years.

Pablo Montero was arrested in Miami this week for testing positive on a drug test and violating his probation from a drug-related incident last year.

Authorities in Mexican bordertown Ciudad Acu??a are fining U.S. drivers who have been crossing the border to fill up extra tanks and barrels with diesel. U.S. drivers are allowed to fill up their own vehicles, but cannot carry extra fuel containers back across the border.

Ritmo Latino has partnered with MTV Tr3s to place MTV Tr3s-branded sections featuring product from the channel's top 20 videos and Descubre & Download artists in stores nationwide.

Yahoo! Telemundo launched http://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/china2008 dedicated to this summer‘«÷s Olympic Games in China.

Social networking site Quepasa.com <http://www.quepasa.com> debuted its new and improved site this week. Over the past month, daily user registrations have been up 245%, invitations sent by members to friend are up 282% and daily unique visits have increased 100%.

According to new data released by the Pew Hispanic Center, one in four Hispanic adults in the U.S. does not have a usual health care provider and received no health care information from medical professionals in the past year. However, 8 in 10 receive health information from alternative sources such as TV and radio.

A video captured by local law enforcement in Houston, Texas is being touted as video evidence of a Chupacabra. Click HERE <http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=9254861> to see the video.

HBO Latino will hold pre-screenings for its new series ‘«£Capadocia‘«ō, starring Ana de la Reguera, in Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York next week. Visit www.peopleenespanol.com/alcine for the chance to win tickets.

Cheech Marin will host the Dodge Ram Tejano Music National Convention, taking place August 15-17th in Dallas. Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed August as Tejano music Month.

The BMI Foundation and Pepsi Blue Carpet Bash have partnered to form the Music Enrichment Fund Scholarship. The competition will award three young songwriters and composers two $5,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship. The winning composition may also be played at the final Pepsi Blue Carpet Bash event in November. www.bmifoundation.org.

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