Sofia Vergara: Shopping @ K-mart?

Newt, ChocQuibTown, Padre Cutie, El Ponchis y Ni??a Mal y mucho m?ís on Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: December 8, 2010

Sofia Vergara: Shopping @ K-mart?

Sofia Vergara is apparently in talks with K-mart to the tune of about $8 million to become the store's new spokesperson as well as to launch a clothing, accessories and beauty products line.

According to new estimates from the Census Bureau, there are now between 18.2 to 21.3 million Hispanics age 19 and younger in the U.S.

A fire at Chile's San Miguel prison killed at least 81 inmates today.

Newt Gingrich launched a website called the Americano and also sponsored a two-day forum in Washington, D.C. with the aim to bring together conservatives and others to exchange ideas from a Latino perspective.

According to the Annual Television Network diversity report card there has been a decline in Latino diversity at ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox with less Latino characters, writers, producers and directors.

A massive landslide near Medellin, Colombia has left 47 confirmed deaths and at least 80 people still unaccounted for.

According to recent reports, Diego Maradona could possibly be the next coach for the Iranian National Football team.

Adrian Gonzalez joined the Boston Red Sox this week signing an eight-year deal for $154 million.

Nortec Collective, ChocQuibTown, Ana Tijoux, Julieta Venegas, Juan Luis Guerra and Intocable were among nominees for the GRAMMY Awards taking place in Los Angeles on February 13th. There will not be an award for Best Regional Mexican Album this year due to a lack of entries.

Several privately owned hotels in Venezuela have been taken over by government soldiers to house the thousands of people displaced by severe flooding and mudslides.

Jennifer Lopez is the new global ambassador for LOreal Paris.

Padre Alberto Cutie and his wife Ruhama Buni Canellis Cutie welcomed their first child Camila Victoria Cutie.

mun2 recorded its best month in network history for the Monday through Sunday primetime in November with a total of 103,000 persons 2+, 48,000 persons 18-34 and 65,000 persons 18-49.

A 14-year old boy known as "El Ponchis", who is actually a U.S. citizen, was accused of participating in four beheadings for a Mexican drug cartel and will be tried as a juvenile in Mexico.

Nominees were announced for Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro, airing on February 17th. Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin y Yandel, Banda el Recodo and ChocQuibTown are among this year's nominees. Fans can vote online here.

Yahoo! en Espa??ol revealed its top stories/searches for 2010 with the BP oil spill, World Cup, Sofia Vergara, Nestor KIrchner, the Arizona immigration law and Tiger Woods among the hot topics.

Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne in the Broadway production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" suffered a concussion during the first preview performance. Mendoza is already the third injury on set for the show.

The Spanish government declared a state of alert in response to a strike by air traffic controllers, issuing a royal decree placing them under military command for 15 days with a prison sentence for disobedience. The unannounced strike took place on the eve of a holiday weekend leaving travelers stranded at airports across the country.

Univision secured the exclusive Spanish-language rights to broadcast the 2011 Copa America which takes place in Argentina July 1-24th.

Time Warner Cable's "Mi Cultura" facebook page has attracted over 10,000 fans since it launched in June.

Fabian Castro and Talitha Watkins have joined Universal Pictures as VPs of Multicultural Marketing.

Tr3s: MTV, Music y Mas will debut MTV Latin America's popular series "Ni??as Mal" in the U.S. on December 11th at 5 PM EST, preceded by a making of movie at 2 PM EST.

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