Eva Longoria Lending Voice to “The Boss Baby” Sequel, “The Boss Baby: Family Business”

Eva Longoria’s joining the family business

The 45-year-old Mexican American actress has joined the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Boss Baby sequel, officially titled The Boss Baby: Family Business.

Eva Longoria

Longoria joins a roster of new voice cast additions that includes Jeff Goldblum, James Marsden, Ariana Greenblatt, and Amy Sedaris.

Alec Baldwin is returning as Boss Baby Ted, with Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow also reprising the roles of Ted’s parents.

Tom McGrath, who directed the 2017 installment, which earned more than $500 million worldwide and was nominated for an Oscar, is back to direct the sequel with producer Jeff Hermann.

The new chapter sees the Templeton brothers — Tim (Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Baldwin) — as adults now who have drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married dad and Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again and inspire a new family business.

Longoria plays Tim’s wife and mother to super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha (Greenblatt), and super-cute new infant Tina (Sedaris). Tabitha, top of her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, wants to become like her Uncle Ted but Tim worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood.

Baby Tina reveals to be a top-secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Armstrong (Goldblum). This reunites the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, leading them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters.

Universal Pictures will release The Boss Baby: Family Business on March 26, 2021.

“We are so fortunate to work with such a talented ensemble of actors, all of whom possess tremendous imaginations,” said McGrath. “The everyday joy for me is not only watching our actors make a line hilarious or heartfelt through subtle adjustments but the process they all share of improvisation and character creation. They are the heart and soul of the characters they bring to life.”

“We are so thrilled to welcome these new additions to our Boss Baby family,” said producer Jeff Hermann. “James, Amy, Ariana, Eva, and Jeff each bring so much depth, wit, and charm to combine with Alec, Lisa, and Jimmy to form an incredibly rich ensemble, one which expands upon the world of the first movie in unexpected and exciting ways.”

Showtime Releases First Trailer for Fred Armisen’s NASA-Themed Comedy Series “Moonbase 8”

Fred Armisen is out of this world…

Showtime has released the trailer for its comedy series Moonbase 8, starring the 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor/comedian, Tim Heidecker and John C. Reilly.

John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, Fred Armisen, MOONBASE 8

Moonbase 8 follows aspiring NASA astronauts preparing to qualify for their first lunar mission.

“Let’s show NASA that we know what we’re doing,” Armisen’s Skip tells his teammates.

The trailerfollows Skip, Rook (Heidecker) and Cap’s (Reilly) shenanigans at the titular base in Arizona. From recycling urine into water to unsuccessfully simulating a rocket launch, the clip features the lead characters working towards their aspirations and goals of reaching the moon.

Though joining the mission for a range of reasons – from extending a family legacy to promoting the word of Jesus Christ throughout the galaxy, the Moonbase 8 team comes together to prove to NASA that they’re not in over their heads in the hopes of reaching the astronomical body.

“That’s why I love you guys. We’re dedicated to a mission that’s beyond our ability but we’re going to try anyway,” Reilly’s Cap tells his teammates. “We are going to the moon.”

Showtime, in addition to releasing the series trailer, set the premiere date for the comedy. Moonbase 8 will debut on Showtime on November 8 at 11:00 pm.

Wilson Cruz to Take Part in Special “Star Trek: Discovery” Panel at This Year’s New York Comic-Con

Wilson Cruz will be beaming down to this year’s New York Comic-Com.

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican actor and his Star Trek: Discovery cast mates will be taking part in a special panel discussion at thevirtual confab, which will take place on October 8-11.

Wilson Cruz, Star Trek: Discovery

This year’s New York Comic-Con will be available to watch on YouTube and FindtheMetaverse.com.

The Star Trek: Discovery panel will kick off opening day of the NYCC and will feature Cruz and some cast members and producers from the series

This year’s New York Comin-Con will include suprise guests, news and exclusive inside looks at the shows.

Here are the details on the panels:

Thursday, October 8 at 12PM ET/9AM, PT

STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS 

Join the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Mike McMahan, and series voice cast for a special edition of CBS All Access’ official Star Trek after-show, The Ready Room, as they dive into the season one finale with host Wil Wheaton. Voice cast appearing include Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Be the first to learn the latest about Star: Trek Discovery before season three premieres on October 15. Join series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Cruz; new cast members David Ajala, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander; and series co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise, for an exclusive conversation on what’s in store for the U.S.S. Discovery crew. Moderated by Sarah Rodman of Entertainment Weekly.

Friday, October 9 at 12:40PM ET/9:40AM PT

THE STAND

Exclusive Q&A with Cast + Inside Look

Based on Stephen King’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, the much-anticipated limited event series asks the question “where will you stand?” in the ultimate fight between good and evil. Join series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young and Owen Teague alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, as they discuss bringing this epic story to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres December 17. Moderated by Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair.

Gloria Estefan Taking Part in the Paley Center’s Online Celebration of Latino Contributions to Television During Hispanic Heritage Month

Gloria Estefan is helping celebrate television’s Latino stars…

The 63-year-old Cuban Grammy-winning singer will be among the celebrities taking part in a month-long online celebration of contributions to television by Hispanics by the Paley Center for Media.

Gloria Estefan

Estefan joins a roster of participants that includes Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria.

The Paley Center’s tribute to the work of actors, journalists and other notable Latinos began this week and will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

The inaugural celebration will feature “conversations and events that spotlight critically acclaimed, groundbreaking, and culturally influential Hispanic personalities and rising stars who demonstrate the power of the community” and its cultural impact, the center said.

Maureen J. Reidy, the center’s president and CEO, called it a “a must-see celebration for the whole family that informs, educates, and entertains.”

A bilingual component with education programs, interactive trivia and other elements is available at paleycenter.org through October 15.

A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8:00 pm Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator.

Alex Rodriguez in Conversation,” 8:00 pm Thursday, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo Sports. The baseball great discusses his career in and out of sports, with Natalie Morales as moderator.

Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur: A Conversation with the Stars,” October 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español. Series lead Kate del Castillo and cast members Isabella Sierra and Alejandro Calva join in a Spanish- and English-language panel about the hit telenovela and its upcoming third season.

Hispanic Voices in Media,” 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Yahoo News. Journalists Ana Cabrera, Ilia Calderón, Jose Diaz-Balart, Tom Llamas and Juan Williams discuss TV’s role in informing Hispanic Americans and issues including politics, the pandemic and immigration. Mariana Atencio is the moderator.

Natalie Morales to Make Solo Feature Directorial Debut with “Plan B”

Natalie Morales is heading behind the camera…

The 35-year-old Cuban American actress, who most recently starred in the second season of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series Dead to Me, will make her solo feature directorial debut with Plan B, a Counterbalance Entertainment and American High comedy that’s set up at Hulu.

Natalie Morales

Set to begin production next month in Syracuse, NY, the film follows a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend who, after a regrettable first sexual encounter, have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America’s heartland.

Prathi Srinivasan and Joshua Levy penned the screenplay.

Morales has directed and starred in multiple episodes of HBO’s Room 104 from creators Jay and Mark Duplass. On the big screen, her recent credits include Fox’s Stuber with Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Warner Bros.forthcoming The Little Things drama with Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Rami Malek.

Maluma to Receive the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award

Maluma’s spirit is being celebrated…

The 26-year-old Colombian superstar, whose real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will take place October 21.

Maluma, MichelobULTRA

Announced by Telemundo and Billboard, Maluma – who recently topped the debut Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart – will be recognized for his commitment and altruistic efforts surrounding his foundation, El Arte de los Sueños, which he founded in 2016. The non-profit organization supports nearly 170 young individuals at risk of accomplishing their dreams.

Through song, dance, percussion and creative art (all with an urban emphasis), as well as psychosocial care, the organization seeks to generate the tools needed to seek a different lifestyle, so that these young dreamers can face the world and its challenges.

The Billboard Spirit of Hope Award was created in honor of Selena Quintanilla, and throughout the past 20 years has been given to an artist in recognition of their extraordinary philanthropic and humanitarian contributions beyond their musical work.

Previous recipients include Maná, Los Tigres del Norte, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Vives and Luis Fonsi, among others.

Maluma, a 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist, will also perform during the awards ceremony taking place live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will kick-off at 7:00 pm ET with a red carpet pre-show followed by the three-hour awards show featuring live performances by today’s top Latin artists to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music.

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Heartfelt Cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”

It’s a Mad World for Kirstin Maldonado

The 28-year-old Spanish & Mexican American singer and her Pentatonix group mates are shining a spotlight on the “Mad World” we’re living in by sharing a heartfelt cover of the 1983 Tears for Fears hit single.

Pentatonix

The poignant clip finds Maldonado and the PTX gang amid a dark scene, belting the song and the pensive chorus, “I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take / When people run in circles it’s a very very / Mad world, mad world.”

Pentatonix’s “Mad World” cover follows Brandi Carlile‘s a few days earlier, encouraging fans to vote.

It’s the latest music from Pentatonix, following the release of the a capella group’s latest album At Home, which features covers of Dua Lipa‘s summer hit “Break My Heart,” The Cranberries’ “Dreams, Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”

Maluma’s “Hawái” Reigns Atop the First-Ever Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Maluma’s celebrating aglobal first…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer’s latest single “Hawái,” which recently earned him his first No. 1 as a lead act on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, dominates the first-ever Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, on the strength of 85.3 million streams and 1,000 sold (again, in territories outside the U.S.).

Maluma, MichelobULTRA

BTS‘ “Dynamite” comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart (70.9 million streams, 15,000 sold) and Cardi B‘s “WAP” ranks at No. 3 (54.6 million streams, 6,000 sold).

Reflecting Maluma’s worldwide presence, 91% of the global streams for “Hawái” in the tracking week were from territories outside the U.S. That compares to 54% for “WAP.”

Along those lines, “WAP” spent two weeks atop the U.S.-only, streaming-, sales- and airplay-based Billboard Hot 100 songs chart through the September 12-dated tally, while “Hawái” reached No. 60 on the Hot 100 in its first two chart weeks.

But Maluma and Cardi B aren’t the only charting Latinos…

Sech‘s “Relacion” comes in at No. 8, and Ozuna‘s “Caramelo,” ranks at No. 10. Also in the bracket: Blackpink and Selena Gomez‘s “Ice Cream” (No. 6.

While one song (“Hawái”) in the Billboard Global 200’s top 10 is sung in all-Spanish, three songs in the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart’s top 10 are either all- or almost-all Spanish-language, with “Hawai” joined by “Relacion” and “Caramelo.”

Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Diego Luna’s Drama “Wander Darkly”

Diego Luna will be wandering into North America…

Lionsgate has acquired the North American rights to Tara Miele’s Wander Darkly, starring the 40-year-old Mexican actor/producer and Sienna Miller.

Diego Luna

Luna’s drama, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, will have a multi-platform release this fall from Lionsgate.

The story revolves around Luna’s and Miller’s characters, who after a traumatic accident leaves a couple in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must rediscover the love that truly binds them together.

 “I am thrilled that Wander Darkly has found its home with Lionsgate,” said Miele. “It was a dream to bring this story to life with such an incredible team and the ever-brilliant Sienna Miller and Diego Luna. Seeing audiences’ powerful reactions at Sundance was moving and humbling and we can’t wait to share the film with audiences later this year.”

 “The film is a visually stunning thrill ride through the complexities of love and loss between Sienna and Diego, who deliver wonderful and very moving performances,” said Lauren Bixby, VP Acquisitions at Lionsgate. “Tara weaves mystery and intrigue into a modern-day parable and we could not be more excited to work with her and the rest of the filmmaking team on the release campaign.”

Marc Anthony’s “3.0” Becomes First-Ever Salsa Album to Earn RIAA’s Diamante Certification

Marc Anthony is shining bright like a diamond…

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, the best-selling tropical salsa artist of all time, has earned a spot in the annals of music history with his 2013 album 3.0, which at the time was his first salsa album in a decade.

Marc Anthony

The album, which was considered a risky release at the time with tropical music beginning to fade in popularity due to the resurgence of reggaeton, has became the first salsa album ever to be certified “Diamante,” the RIAA’s highest certification for a Latin album, for shipments of over 600,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

Anthony announced the major accomplishment on his Instagram page, posting a slideshow of photos that feature him cozying up to the Diamond plaque and grinning from ear to ear.

“Wow 3.0 First Salsa album ever to reach Diamond Status,” Anthony wrote in his caption. “Thanks to my team and everyone that worked on the album y Gracias a mis fans por siempre apoyar mi música y hacer este uno de sus favoritos. God bless!”

This major milestone for the project is only its latest accomplishment.

In 2013, 3.0 became the top-selling release of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The hit single from the album, “Vivir Mi Vida,” also spent 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, becoming the first tropical single in a decade to top the chart and the longest-running No. 1 tropical song in the history of the chart.

“It’s a huge honor for us at Sony Music Latin to work with Marc,” Sony Music Latin Iberia Chairman and CEO Afo Verde said as he presented Marc Anthony his RIAA Diamante plaque in a virtual ceremony. “He continues to break records time and time again and creates new ones all on his own. His music is forever. He’s proven that his recordings, from birth and even five, 10, 20 years later, are everlasting and will be sung by everyone for a lifetime.”

Anthony also talked about the milestone, revealing the confidence boost the success of the project gave him all those years ago.

“The arrival of this new achievement in this particular time is truly gratifying and inspiring for me,” Marc said. “3.0 was an album that I considered risky at the time of its release. The Latin music industry was beginning to shift and the main attention was going to other genres. The album was embraced by everyone in such a powerful way. That response gave a boost of reassurance in my career and my instincts as a music creator.”

With this accomplishment under his belt, Anthony is now working on new music.