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Aventura: Entertainer of the Year

Wisin y Yandel, Hugo Chavez y Alvaro Uribe, "Novelas y Series", Banda los Recoditos y Pitbull y m?ís from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: February 28, 2010


Aventura: Entertainer of the Year


Aventura took home 5 Premios Lo Nuestro last week including "Entertainer of the Year". Among the other winner's at last week's Premio Lo Nuestro were Chayanne, Beto Cuevas and Alejandro Fernandez.

Wisin y Yandel have purchased a part-ownership in Puerto Rican basketball team Los Piratas de Quebradillas.

Julieta Venegas announced that she is 3 months pregnant with her first child. The father is currently unknown, but Venegas plans to continue promoting her new album "Otra Cosa" and move forward with her upcoming tour.

Car manufacturer SEAT has signed on to sponsor Shakira's 2010 European tour.

Members of the group Camila were robbed at a hotel in Houston last week. Among the belongings that were stolen were the guys' laptops, cash, cell phones and even some song lyrics.

Andrew Garcia, the 24-year-old son of ex-gang members in Los Angeles, was chosen among the 24 finalists for American Idol.

Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" is scheduled for release on DVD in May. The DVD also features appearances from Gene Pompa, Shayla Rivera and Manny Maldonado.

Jennifer Lopez announced that she has parted ways with Epic Records. Lopez new album "Love?" is slated for release this summer, however Lopez did not reveal with which label.

According to SoundScan data, Banda los Recoditos' "Ando Bien Pedo" and Pitbull's "Shut It Down" were both in Chicago's top 20 singles (across all genres) for the week ending Feb. 5th.

A federal judge in New York ruled against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in regards to a suit filed by Televisa. The suit claims that J.P. Morgan arranged a $225 million loan deal in which Televisa's Cablevision was obligated to reveal confidential company information to the loan holder, Carlos Slim, who also happens to own Televisa competitor Telmex.

Hugo Chavez and Alvaro Uribe apparently got into a shouting match at a luncheon in Cancun held as part of the Unity Summit. According to sources, Raul Castro intervened to stop the fight.

USA Today has partnered with Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia to debut a Puerto Rican edition of USA Today.

Chef Jose Andres has been named a new member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

Univision announced that it will create a video website, "Novelas y Series" featuring full episodes of telenovelas online and through mobile devices.

Accentmarketing launched a new Hispanic branding campaign for the U.S. Navy. "Mi Navy" spots will air on top Hispanic broadcast and cable networks.

Pirate has signed on Andres Levin to head up its new venture Pirata, a creative sound lab dedicated to the Latino advertising space.www.piratanewyork.com

Bromley Communications won ten awards at the ADDY Awards, hosted by the San Antonio branch of the American Advertising Federation.

Vatican bioethics official Monsignor Renato Fisichella refused to resign from his post after causing an uproar due to his defense of Brazilian doctors who aborted the twin fetuses of a 9-year-old who was raped by her stepfather. Fisichella defended the doctors actions because they were saving the girl's life.

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez' boyfriend Julio Marcolli is under investigation by Venezuelan authorities for his alleged involvement in a murder earlier this month in Merida.

The U.S. plans to embed American intelligence agents in Mexican law enforcement units. These agents will help pursue cartel leaders and their hitmen operating in Ciudad Juarez.

Colombian film "El Vuelco Del Cangrejo", directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, won the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

The Smithsonian Channel original film "The Accordion Kings", which documents a famous accordion competition in Colombia's Magdalena Valley, has been made and official selection for the Miami International Film Festival.
http://miami.bside.com/2010/films/theaccordionkings_miami2010

The U.S. and Colombia signed an Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality last month to implement programs and share ways to combat racial inequality and discrimination against Colombia's Afro-Colombian population.

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) will hold its annual conference April 9-11 in Santa Monica, CA. CNN's Soledad O'Brien will give the keynote speech and Martin Sheen will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. NALIP Conference.

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