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Salma Hayek's Getting "Wicked"

And mucho m?ís wickedness, separation, success, passings and Ricky Martin, all from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: January 13, 2011


Salma Hayek's Getting "Wicked"


Salma Hayek is set to produce an adaptation of the musical "Wicked" for television.

ETA declared a permanent cease-fire this week. The Spanish government responded by calling for the separatist group to disband and disarm.

The House revoked the floor voting rights of six delegates of Congress, including Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas Islands and the Virgin Islands.

February 4th is National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red Por Tu Corazon bilingual campaign to raise awareness about heart disease, the #1 killer of Latinas.

At least 14 people died and 25 others were injured when a bus crashed in Guatemala this week.

Aventura front man, "Romeo", has signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Sony to record 5 solo albums with the first album slated for release in October or November.

Jose "Crunchy" Espinosa, founding member of Ozomatli, passed away last week from colon cancer.

Brazilian soccer player Somalia will face charges for falsely reporting that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint while on the way to practice. Somalia made up the kidnapping story because he was running late and players can receive a 40% pay cut for showing up late to training.

Ricky Martin premiered the first video for "The Best Thing About Me is You" off of his new album "Musica+Alma+Sexo" on Vevo this week.

20-year-old Portuguese male model Renato Seabra was arrested this week in New York for the murder of his boyfriend, 65-year-old journalist Carlos Castro. Castro's body was discovered bludgeoned to death and castrated in a NYC hotel room the two had shared. According to People en Espa??ol, Renato later confessed to the murder claiming that he did it to free himself from the "gay virus" and declared that he was no longer gay.

Shakira and Antonio de la Rua released a statement announcing the end of their 11-year relationship revealing that they actually have been separated since last August. Antonio will continue to work with the singer professionally.

Ron Rivera was named as the new coach for the Carolina Panthers this week making him the third Latino head coach in NFL history.

Alejandro Sanz will receive ASCAP's Hispanic Heritage Award at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Miami on March 24th.

Paulina Rubio's father, Enrique Rubio, passed away this week from kidney failure at age 67.

Colombia extradited Beatriz Elena Henao, "The Queen of the Amphetamines", to the U.S. where she faces drug trafficking charges. Henao was on Interpol's top ten most wanted women list.

Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas will premiere "Ni??as Mal" on January 17th at 7 PM EST.

A slew of gang killings in Acapulco last week resulted in 27 people killed in less than a day with 14 of them decapitated.

According to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes in 2010 compared to states that lost seats.

SBS has appointed Albert Rodriguez as its Chief Revenue Officer for the company's radio, TV, interactive and entertainment properties. He was previously CRO for the company's TV segment and will continue as GM of SBS' Miami TV market.

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