Shakira debuted the first single "Loba" off her new album this week. The single will also have an English-language version "She Wolf".
According to eMarketer, nearly 23 million Hispanics are estimated to be online this year making up 12.3% of the total U.S. internet population in 2009.
A military coup in Honduras this week forced President Manuel Zelaya into exile. The U.N. General Assembly voted to demand Zelaya's restoration, although the Honduran Congress named Roberto Micheletti as interim president.
Los Premios MTV announced that this year's awards ceremony will visit several cities across Latin America and the U.S. including Bogota and Los Angeles. The multi-city event will air on MTV Latin America and MTV Tr3s on October 15th.
MTV Tr3s new teen novela "ISA TKM (Te Quiero Mucho)" was reviewed in the Sunday New York Times.
An article by Leila Cobo in Billboard last week pointed out the silence within the Latin music community in reaction to the Recording Academy's decision to combine the Latin Rock/Alternative and Latin Urban GRAMMY categories, eliminating the stand alone Urban category.
President Obama announced that over the next 90 days the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office will launch a revamped website that will allow applicants to check the status of their applications online and via email and text messages, as well as several other initiatives to speed the process of citizenship applications as well as making it more user-friendly and efficient.
Venezuelan ambassador Bernardo Alvarez returned to Washington D.C. this week with U.S. ambassador Patrick Duddy set to return to Caracas in the coming week. Duddy was expelled from Venezuela last September and Alvarez was recalled from the U.S. after relations soured between the Bush and Chavez administrations.
Jennifer Lopez has shut down her fashion apparel line Sweetface. J-Lo by Jennifer Lopez will remain in production.
Telemundo debuted "Los Victorinos" last week averaging 893,000 adult viewers 18-49, the network's highest rated original 10 pm premiere ever.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford revealed that his impromptu trip to Buenos Aires last week was in fact to visit his lover Maria Belen Chapur.
American Latino Syndication announced the renewal of affiliate deals for American Latino TV and LatiNation with the series' 8th and 6th seasons debuting the week of September 28th.
Los Tigres del Norte renewed a multi-album deal with Fonovisa Records this week.
Cinelatino has launched a website that will offer entertainment news focused on Spanish-language film. text www.cinelatino.com
Portada will hold its 3rd annual Hispanic Digital and Print Media Conference on September 24th in New York. www.portada-online.com. Zune's Javier Farfan, Best Buy's Teresa Iglesias Solomon, Hennessy's Manny Gonzalez, DirecTV Mas' John de Armas and Dr. Pepper's Monica Morales are among this year's participants in the conference.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan purchased a small ownership stake in the Miami Dolphins.
V-Me's "Estudio Billboard" kicked off its second season last week with Aleks Syntek. Future episodes will feature in-depth interviews with Calle 13, Olga Ta??on, Cristian Castro and Camila.
A study by the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill's Latino Acculuration and Health Project shows that Latino youths who actively embrace their native culture and whose parents become involved in U.S. culture are less apt to participate in behavior like alcohol and substance abuse and dropping out of school and are more likely to adopt healthier behavior overall.
A new survey by Coinstar reveals that 92% of Hispanics accumulate coins to help pay bills and other expenses, compared to 77% last year.
The Museo Alameda in San Antonio is hosting "American Sabor:Latinos in U.S. Popular Music" an exhibit on the culture and contributions of Latino music from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and San Antonio.
Brazil defeated the U.S. in the finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Selecciones and Reader's Digest have partnered with the American Heart Association to create Go Red de Coraz??n, a program alerting Hispanic women to the threat of heart disease
Jimmy Smits will host the four-hour documentary "Latin Music USA" airing on PBS October 12th and 19th and in Spanish (narrated by Leila Cobo) on V-Me on October 13th and 20th. Willie Colon, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Los Lobos, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Daddy Yankee and Tego Calderon are among the artists featured in the documentary.
MTV Tr3s premiered a new music video collaboration between Jason Mraz and Ximena Sari??ana for a Spanish-language duet of the song "Lucky". Watch the original "Lucky" video on Buzzworthy! www.buzzworthy.mtv.com.
Tommy Mottola is partnering with Every Baby Co. to launch a Spanish-language version of the series "eebee's Adventures" titled "Las aventuras de eebee" starring Thalia.
The California Milk Processor Board recently sponsored the "No More Drama with Toma Leche" contest for the best video or storyboard promoting the PMS-fighting benefits of drinking milk. Ana Lilian Flores and Alan Huijsmans won $2000 for their "Pasiones, Mentiras y Secretos" submission.
Today is the last day to register online for the 10th annual LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) for the special rate of only $99. Among the panel topics for this year are "You Can Go Your Own Way: Indie Artist Tour Success Stories & Tribulations", "Politik Kills: Latin Artists & Political Engagement in the Era of Obama", "Radio Relevance: Debating the Role of Terrestrial Radio in the Digital Age", "Quiero Ser tu Friend: Social Networking, Online Advertising & Making a Living in the Music Business". To register online and see a full schedule of panels and showcases visit www.latinalternative.com
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