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Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled “Call Me Francesco,” with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies. continue reading »

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine films are looking to give a Latin American flavor to the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where Damian Szifron's feature film "Relatos Salvajes" will be vying for the Palme d'Or, while Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" will compete in the Un Certain Regard section. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Late Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Tribute

Mexico Honors Late Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Tribute

The Mexican capital's Jose Marti Cultural Center has begun screening a series of films based on famous works by the late Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on April 17. continue reading »

Actor Kevin Spacey Shares Photo With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Actor Kevin Spacey Shares Photo With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

American actor Kevin Spacey posted a photograph on Twitter taken with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who he joked was "also making progress in his 1st year in office." continue reading »

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said here that he is proud to be a part of the generation of Hispanic artists who managed to open the doors of Hollywood and consolidate themselves in the movie mecca. Banderas, who was in Bogota to present his new ladies' fragrance, "Her Golden Secret," recalled at a press conference his early years in movies and gave details about his most recent film project," The 33," about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mine for 70 days in 2010. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Kicks Off Latino Victory Project- PAC  to Find Future Hispanic Leaders

Actress Eva Longoria Kicks Off Latino Victory Project- PAC to Find Future Hispanic Leaders

Actress Eva Longoria on Monday fired the figurative starter pistol for the Latino Victory Project, an initiative that is designed to increase the influence of the Latino community and find future Hispanic leaders in the hopes that one of them will ultimately occupy the White House. continue reading »

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

They’re folding like cheap card tables. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen the demise of NBCLatino.com, an English-language website for Latinos, as well as CNN Latino, Time Warner’s year-long effort to create programming for the U.S. Hispanic market. Now come rumors that Poder, Televisa’s magazine providing “Intelligence for the Business Elite,” may cease publication. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Documentary Film Festival Coming to U.S.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Documentary Film Festival Coming to U.S.

The Ambulante traveling documentary film festival founded by Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna has arrived in the United States with the screening of a movie about late farmworkers' leader Cesar Chavez. continue reading »

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, Chespirito,  in Critical Condition

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, Chespirito,  in Critical Condition

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known as Chespirito, is in critical condition with no hope of recovery, Mexican daily Basta said, citing sources close to the family. Recent weeks have seen periodical reports about the 85-year-old actor's deteriorating health, but on continue reading »

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban musician Juan Formell, leader and founder of Los Van Van, died in Havana, state television reported. He was 71. continue reading »

Direct TV to Offer New Reality Channel  ¡Hola! TV

Direct TV to Offer New Reality Channel ¡Hola! TV

The lifestyles and reality channel ¡Hola! TV, which is owned by Spanish network Atresmedia and Hola magazine, begins broadcasting in the United States on Thursday after reaching an agreement with DirecTV. Serving the U.S. market has been a goal since the channel launched in September 2013, ¡Hola! TV chief Ignacio Sanz said. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “The Ardor” to be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “The Ardor” to be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine director Pablo Fendrik's latest film "The Ardor," which stars Mexico's Gael Garcia Bernal and Brazil's Alice Braga, will be screened out of competition during next month's Cannes Film Festival, the event's organizers announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Massive Police Sweep in Puerto Rico Nets 30 Drug Gang Members

At least 30 members of the same gang engaged in trafficking drugs at a public housing project in San Juan were arrested Tuesday, also charged with illegal possession of arms. continue reading »

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

The musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan will debut on Broadway in 2015 and will be preceded by a TV show to choose the actresses who will play the Cuban-American singer. "It's going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes," Estefan told the New York Daily News. continue reading »

Eva Longoria at Tribeca Film Festival with Her “Food Chains” Documentary

Eva Longoria at Tribeca Film Festival with Her “Food Chains” Documentary

Actress Eva Longoria showed her more committed side at the Tribeca Film Festival as producer of "Food Chains," a documentary about the abuse farm workers suffer and which, according to her, now means the achievements of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta have been dismantled. continue reading »