Weezer performed at the AXE "One Night Only" music event in Los Angeles last night. Members of Kinky joined Weezer for a couple of songs and Jorge Garcia, aka Hurley from "Lost", also made an appearance with the band.
According to new data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, 25.3% of Hispanics were living in poverty in 2009, an increase of 2.1% from 2008.
An American couple were arrested last week for conspiring to sell atomic secrets to Venezuela. Pedro Mascheroni and his wife Marjorie, who are originally from Argentina, were caught during an FBI sting by an agent posing as a representative of the Venezuelan government.
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were officially announced as the new American Idol judges today.
MTV Networks will air the documentary "9500 Liberty" on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, MTV2 and mtvU on September 26th at 8 PM. The documentary chronicles the impact of a controversial immigration law on the community in Prince William County, VA.
In reaction to the murder of 21-year-old photographer from Ciudad Juarez' "El Diario", the newspaper published an open letter to drug cartels pleading for an end to the violence and stating that the cartels are "at present, the de facto authorities in this city because the legal institutions have not been able to keep our collegues from dying".
Poet Julia De Burgos is being honored posthumously with a U.S. stamp unveiled during a ceremony in her native Puerto Rico last week.
Members of the National Hispanic Media Coalition met with FCC officials last week requesting support in launching an official inquiry into hate speech in media.
MTV Spain celebrated its 10th anniversary last week. The network announced that it is moving from pay TV to a free network on digital terrestrial television, hoping to increase its current audience of 300,000 as well as advertising revenues.
Ingrid Betancourt's book, "No Hay Silencio Que No Termine", will hit stores on September 21st. The book chronicles the former Colombian presidential candidate's abduction and six years in captivity by FARC rebels.
According to Nielsen data, mun2 reached its largest Monday through Wednesday primetime audience in network history last week with 116,000 total viewers and an average of 63,000 viewers aged 18-34.
Joao Donato, Armando Manzanero, Las Hermanas Marquez, Joseito Mateo, Jorge O??ate and Susana Rinaldi will receive the Latin Recording Academy's Premio a la Excelencia Musical this year. Manuel Bonilla, Juan Carlos Calderon and Hebe Camargo will receive the Premio del Consejo Directivo.
Joe Cunningham, former VP/GM of KRZZ-FM (La Raza) in San Francisco, was recently named VP of National Sales at SBS Radio.
The New York Latin Media and Entertainment Commission will kick-off its Latin Media and Entertainment Week on October 4th at the Time Warner Center in New York City.
Progress was made in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners with a 12-inch-wide drill puncturing the top of a passage near the chamber. The next step is to widen the hole so the miners can get out, but no estimate was given on when the next phase of the drilling would be completed.
Lin Manuel-Miranda, creator of "In the Heights" turned his wedding reception into a full-on Broadway production, surprising his bride with a rendition of "L'Chaim" from "Fiddler on the Roof".
Machete Music announced that Don Omar will participate in the New York Machete Music Tour Concert on October 22nd at Madison Square Garden. RKM y Ken-Y have joined the lineup or performers for the Los Angeles show on November 6th at the Nokia Theatre. http://tour.machetemusic.com
Spanish agency Bungalow 25 executed a campaign this summer for the new Fox Crime TV channel in a popular scuba diving spot off the coast of Alicante. The campaign featured a mannequin wrapped in black cloth and bound with chains with it's feet in a cement block featuring the Fox Crime TV logo.
This year's Latin GRAMMY Street Parties series of events kicks off on September 26th in New Jersey featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa. The tour will then hit Chicago, Las Vegas, South Florida, Dallas and Los Angeles.