Constance Marie to Star in Amazon’s Rom-Com Series “With Love” from Gloria Calderón Kellett

It’s a lovely time for Constance Marie

The 55-year-old Mexican American actress will star in Amazon’s one-hour romantic comedy series With Love from Gloria Calderón Kellett, GloNation Studios and Amazon Studios.

Constance Marie

Constance Marie joins a list of new cast additions that includes Benito Martinez and Vincent Rodriguez III.

They will be series regulars opposite Emeraude Tobia and Mark Indelicato in Amazon’s one-hour romantic comedy series.

Created and written by Calderón Kellett, With Love follows the Diaz siblings, Lily (Toubia) and Jorge (Indelicato), who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year — the holidays.

Marie plays Beatriz Diaz, Jorge and Lily’s mother. She’s going through a midlife/identity crisis with her kids getting older and her marriage being on auto-pilot.

Martinez is Jorge Diaz Sr. He’s a hug in human form, a loving and caring father and husband, even if he has gotten a bit too comfortable in his relationship.

Rodriguez plays Henry, Jorge’s charismatic boyfriend who is about to meet the Diaz family and be the first man that Jorge has brought home ever. Henry is a Filipino dreamboat and the perfect guy but will he and Jorge have a happy ending?

In addition to Toubia and Indelicato, they join previously announced series regulars Rome Flynn, Isis King, Todd Grinnell and Desmond Chiam.

All episodes will be written and executive produced by Calderón Kellet. The pilot episode will be directed and executive produced by Meera Menon.

Known for her longtime run on the ABC comedy George Lopez and as a lead for five seasons on Freeform’s Switched At Birth, Constance Marie can currently be seen on Amazon series Undone opposite Rosa Salazar.

She recently recurred in the Netflix comedy Alexa & Katie and starred in the NBC miniseries Law & Order True Crime: Menendez Murders

Martinez portrayed David Aveveda for seven seasons on The Shield and played multiple roles over three seasons in John Ridley’s anthology series American Crime. He was most recently seen in recurring roles on 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Mayor.

Ricky Martin Teams Up with Paloma Mami for New Summer Banger “Que Rico Fuera”

Ricky Martin is bringing the sabrosura…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has joined voices with Chilean-American newcomer Paloma Mami to release his new summer banger “Que Rico Fuera.”

Ricky Martin & Paloma Mami

“I’ve been obsessed with her for a while now,” Martin tells Billboard. “I love that she’s very selective in her collaborations, and with this song, I threw my shot in the air and she liked it.”

“I think my manager was the one who told me that he had the song ready,” Paloma (real name: Paloma Rocío Castillo Astorga) recalls. “I heard it and fell in love with it. It’s incredible to be on this catchy song and it’s just what I needed in my career.”

“Que Rico Fuera” — co-written by Paloma and Ricky and helmed by producers Wissem Larfaoui, Kevyn Mauricio Cruz and Juan Camilo Vargas — is a rhythmic Caribbean bop with urban-pop fusions and sultry lyrics.

They describe the song as “lit,” “sabrosura” or, Martin’s personal favorite, “Freaky Ricky.”

“My thing is to find the magic in different cultures and break barriers,” says Ricky. “At the end of the day, I grab a bit of the rhythms that move me, turn them into my sound, and that’s the dynamic that has worked.”

For both Ricky and Paloma, who recorded the song separately but met for the first time at the video shoot in California, this is just what people needed right now.

“We’re in a moment where we’ve gone through so much and this song moves people,” Martin explains.

But their collaboration goes beyond professional.

“We have an astrological connection,” he says. “Everything I do with a Scorpio turns out to be very successful and I didn’t know that was her sign until we finished filming the video.”

Paloma, who says she simply loves Capricorns, immediately knew there was “magical chemistry” between the two.

“She’s young and knows what she wants and doesn’t want and I love that she’s so connected. You can tell by her music and her delivery in this song,” Martin notes.

“Que Rico Fuera” will appear on Martin’s upcoming album Play, slated for later this year.

Harvey Guillén to Star in Amazon’s Original Series “Reacher”

Harvey Guillén is expanding his reach

The 31-year-old Mexican American actor has joined the Season 1 cast of Amazon’s upcoming original series Reacher, based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s international bestselling books.

 

Harvey GuillenGuillén joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Kristin Kreuk, Marc Bendavid, Willie C. Carpenter, Currie Graham and Maxwell Jenkins.

Alan Ritchson stars as the title character in the series, produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios.

The first season, written, executive-produced and showrun by Nick Santora, is based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, which is set in Georgia.

Guillén is Jasper, Margrave’s medical examiner who is suddenly overwhelmed and terrified by multiple murders in his small town.

GLAAD award-winning actor and producer Guillén is currently in production on season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows. He’s coming off a multi-episode arc on Season 2 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and will next be seen in the feature Werewolves Within.

Angela Aguilar Releases New Ranchera Ballad “Ahí Donde Me Ven”

Angela Aguilar is pulling on the heartstrings…

The 17-year-old Mexican-American singer has released her new single “Ahí Donde Me Ven.”

Angela Aguilar

Following her country-tinged regional pop song “En Realidad,” which became a viral hit on TikTok, Aguilar has taken it down a notch for her new single.

This time, she trades Western-inspired dance melodies for a more heartfelt ranchera ballad.

Her strong and crisp vocals bring to life a song about a woman who’s positive and powerful on the outside but hurt and vulnerable on the inside.

“You see me but I’ve had love disappointments/ I don’t show off my falls but that’s something else/ I’ve felt that I’m dying many times/ But I overcome the crisis in any way/ But I’ve never suffered so much for love,” she sings in the chorus.

On this romantic mariachi track, Angela flaunts a maturity that goes well beyond her years in both her lyrics and vocals.

Morena Baccarin to Star in NBC’s Untitled Bank Heist Drama Pilot

Morena Baccarin is reaching new heists

The 42-year-old Brazilian actress will star alongside Ryan Michelle Bathé in NBC’s untitled bank heist drama pilot from Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn; Julie Plec’s My So-Called Company; and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Written by Wootton and directed by Justin Lin, the project is a high-stakes two-hander about Elena Federova (Baccarin), a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists throughout NYC for a mysterious purpose, and Val Fitzgerald (Bathé), the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan.

The sexy and twisted heist series reveals how far some people will go for love, justice and the most valuable commodity in the world: the truth.

Known for playing the female lead in the Deadpool franchise, Baccarin co-starred opposite Gerard Butler in STX’s disaster-thriller Greenland.

In 2019, she wrapped two features, The Good House opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline; and Waldo, an action-suspense film opposite Charlie Hunnam and Mel Gibson.

Baccarin, Emmy-nominated for her role on Showtime’s Homeland, was the romantic lead in the latest season of Brazil’s Sessao de Terapia. Based on international format In Treatment, which was adapted by HBO in the U.S., Sessao is now in its fourth season in Baccarin’s native country.

J Balvin Teams Up with Jay Wheeler for New Heartbreak Single “Otro Fili”

Heartbreak’s got the best of J Balvin

The 36-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has joined voices with Jay Wheeler for their new track and video “Otro Fili.”

J Balvin & Jay Wheeler

For their first collaboration togethere, J Balvin and the Puerto Rican artist pull at the heartstrings with a heartbreak ballad.

It begins with Jay Wheeler’s romantic vocals and higher notes that blend over slow reggaeton melodies. In the second chorus, J Balvin meets Wheeler with his raspy voice to give depth to the devastating new single.

The song has a melancholic vibe and will evoke memories of a lost love that might never come back. “

You gave 100% and I didn’t even give you half/ I didn’t say sorry, I regret it so come back,” they sing.

Michael Peña to Star Opposite Owen Wilson in Paramount’s “Secret Headquarters”

Michael Peña has a secret project

The 45-year-old Mexican American actor will star opposite Owen Wilson in Paramount’s Secret Headquarters.

Michael Peña

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the film will also star Walker Scobell, Momona Tamada, Keith L. Williams, Abby James Witherspoon and Kezii Curtis.

Jerry Bruckheimer will produce.

Joost & Schulman and Josh Koenigsberg are writing the current draft.

The story is based on an original screenplay by Christopher Yost, who was the sole previous writer on the project. Chad Oman is also producing for Bruckheimer Films. Orlee-Rose Strauss is exec producing.

The film is a high-concept family action movie about a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home and must defend it with his group of friends when villains attack. Details behind who Peña would be playing are unknown.

The film is set to bow on August 12, 2022.

Peña was most recently seen in Warner Bros.’ live-action hybrid Tom & Jerry and can be seen next in the Roland Emmerich film Moonfall for Lionsgate.

ABC Orders 20 Episodes of James Roday Rodriguez’s “A Million Little Things” for Season

There are more things in James Roday Rodriguez’s future than originally anticipated… 

Series creator/executive producer DJ Nash has announced the super-sized episode count for Season 4 of ABC’s A Million Little Things, starring the 45-year-old Mexican American actor, director, screenwriter and for former Psych star.

A Million Little Things

“We’re doing 20 episodes this year,” Nash tells Deadline.com. “It’s the biggest season we’ve ever had.”

The serialized drama about a tight-knit group of friends produced 17 episodes in Season 1, 19 in Season 2 and 18 in the COVID-19-impacted Season 3.

Nash pointed to the large order as a sign that ABC has confidence in the series’ long-term prospects.

“With us getting a 20-episode order, it doesn’t feel like that ABC wants this to be our last season,” he said.

Rodriguez portrays Gary Mendez on the series.

HBO Max Releases Official Trailer for Gossip Girl Reboot, Starring Zion Moreno

It’s exes and ohs for Zion Moreno

HBO Max has released the official trailer for the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot, which stars the 28-year-old Mexican American actress/model.

Zion Moreno

Almost a decade after the end of the original series on the CW, the omniscient “Gossip Girl” narrator (Kristen Bell), is back. Her blog is replaced with an Instagram account, but her objective is the same, to expose the secrets of privileged upper class teens in Manhattan.

In addition to Moreno, the series, which debuts July 8, also stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith.

Gossip Girl, developed, written and executive produced by Joshua Safran, is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.

Netflix Releases Trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feature Directorial Debut “tick, tick…BOOM!”

Lin-Manuel Miranda is tickin’ ahead…

The first trailer has been released for tick, tick…BOOM!, directed by the 41-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, director, producer, and playwright.

Lin-Manuel Miranda 

It’s a film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical pre-Rent musical.

Starring Andrew Garfield in the Larson-inspired lead role, Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM! will hit the streaming service and theaters this fall.

Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. As described by Netflix: Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp), who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael (Robin de Jesús), who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security. Amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic, Jon feels the clock ticking and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?

Larson would not live to see the success of his “next great American musical,” dying at age 35 on January 25, 1996, the morning of Rent’s first Off Broadway preview. The cause of death was an aortic aneurysm caused by undiagnosed Marfan’s Syndrome.

The trailer begins with Garfield singing “Boho Days,” a song from the earliest incarnations of tick, tick…BOOM! It was the title song when Larson first performed the musical as a one-man show in 1990.

The film, which also stars Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light and Vanessa Hudgens, will mark Miranda’s feature directorial debut.

In 2001, Miranda, then 21, was writing In The Heights when he attended an Off Broadway revival of tick, tick…BOOM! In 2014, Miranda, who would later say that Rent inspired him to begin writing musicals, portrayed Jon in a two-week Encores! production of tick, tick…BOOM!

The film adaptation of Miranda’s In The Heights, directed by Jon M. Chu, hit theaters and HBO Max today.