Martinez to Become ABC’s Next Bachelor?

Could Roberto Martinez be returning to national television for a second chance at finding love?

Roberto Martinez

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican insurance agent is reportedly in the running to become the next bachelor on ABC’s hit reality dating show.

Martinez successfully competed for the heart of Ali Fedotowsky on the sixth season of ABC’s The Bachelorette. But after an 18-month engagement, the couple called it quits in November 2011.

Roberto Martinez on The Bachelorette

Now that he’s back on the market, Martinez is reportedly being considered to star as The Bachelor next season, according to People.

“It’s far too soon to say who the next Bachelor will be, but Roberto is definitely someone producers are considering,” a source close to the show tells the magazine.

While there’s no word on whether Martinez is interested in pursuing love all over again on reality TV, the source says he fits the bill.

“Obviously there’s a lot about Roberto that is appealing,” the source says. “Still, they also want to see who from Emily Maynard‘s current season might pop with viewers and are weighing if there are any contenders there. It’s just too soon to tell.”

Kid Cudi Announces the Title of His Third Studio Album

Will the third time be a charm for Kid Cudi?

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer, who will perform at this year’s Rock The Bells traveling hip-hop festival, has announced details about his third solo album.

Kid Cudi

“My new album is entitled ‘indicud,’ it will be my version of The Chronic 2001, some songs i’ll produce, others i’ll feat &/or play songwriter,” he tweeted, referencing Dr. Dre‘s influential 1999 album and calling the new set, “My best work.”

Kid Cudi teased that his third album will be upbeat, adding, “Hello again. Lets have some fun this time.” He did not announce a release date.

A “Chronic”-style effort would mark a return to hip-hop after the left-turn of “WZRD,” Cudi’s experimental rock collaboration with Dot da Genius. That album, released this February, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Cudi’s previous solo effort was 2010’s “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.”

Sanz Encouraging Fans to Guess His Next Album Title…

Alejandro Sanz is using an Internet game to give his fans a chance to guess the title of his new album.

Through the online “Viene del aire” campaign, the 43-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter is encouraging fans to take part in a game on the Web site, where they’ll be able to download paper airplane instructions, write on a piece of paper their guess for the album’s title and then use it to make the glider.

Alejandro Sanz

Fans are instructed to make video recordings of the entire process, including showing just how well the paper airplanes they’ve made fly, and then upload their videos on the same Web page.

The best fan videos will be used for Sanz’s promotional video for his new single, and he’ll announce the winner at the close of the campaign.

Martin to Perform at the Tony Awards

Following his triumphant return to The Great White Way in Evita, Ricky Martin will be performing on Broadway’s biggest night.

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor will bring his role as Ernesto “Che” Guevara to life at the upcoming Tony Awards, which will be hosted by How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris.

Ricky Martin

Martin, who made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables, has wowed audiences on Broadway alongside his Evita co-stars Elena Rogers, who plays Eva Perón, and Michael Cerveris, who plays Juan Perón.

To get in character as the controversial revolutionary icon—in a role that has taken him to “another place mentally, physically, and spiritually”—Martin has grown a moustache. But the experience has had more than a physical impact on him.


“I’ve felt emotions onstage that I never felt before, it has strengthened me as a person and as an artist,” Martin said in a press conference in March. “It’s been a great journey. I’m here to grow and to learn. It’s been a fascinating trip,” he added.

In addition to Martin, the list of performers at this year’s Tony Awards include

Cuban-American Broadway star Rául Esparza, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick and the casts of Godspell and Ghost The Musical, among many others.

The Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10.

Participant Media Lands the Rights to Luna’s Cesar Chavez Biopic

It looks like Diego Luna’s biopic on Latino labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez will be making its way to theaters in North America…

Diego Luna

Participant Media has landed all North American rights to Chavez, which is being directed by the 32-year-old Mexican actor.

Based on a script by Hotel Rwanda scribe Keir Pearson, the film stars Michael Peña as the highly celebrated Mexican American labor organizer.

Cesar Chavez

The biopic focuses on Chavez’s work organizing the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history to aid more than 50,000 farm workers in California.

Luna’s Canana Films is producing the biopic, currently filming in Sonora, Mexico, and co-starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, Michael Cudlitz and Gabriel Mann.

Chavez Biopic

Canana principals Pablo Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal (who makes a cameo appearance in the film) and Luna are producing with John Malkovich (who stars as Bogdanovich, one of Chavez’s key adversaries.

Roca to Direct “Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas”

He may be a noted comic book creator… But Paco Roca will soon be taking his creative eye to the big screen.

The 43-year-old Spanish illustrator and cartoonist will make his feature film debut, directing the adaptation of the comic Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas.

Paco Roca
Roca, who recently won a Goya Award for his comic book adaptation of Wrinkles, will direct the 2D animation film for young audiences about a 40-something Peter Pan character who has finally achieved his childhood dream: to stay home all day in his pajamas.

Drawing inspiration from Seinfeld and a heavy dose of autobiography, the film is made up of short animated episodes preceded by short presentations by the director in the style of Hitchcock Presents – only in his pajamas.

Based on the comic book published by Astiberri, Memoirs will be produced by Manuel Cristobal of Perro Verde Films with a script written by WrinklesAngel de la Cruz.

“The project is a way to continue working with a storyteller like Paco Roca and enjoy the possibility of a feature that is also a short series for web and TV,” said Cristobal about the project. “We are looking for brands interested in doing something innovative and fun.”

Cibrian to Star in the Hallmark Channel’s “Playing Father”

Eddie Cibrian is bringing his acting talents back to the Hallmark Channel.

The 38-year-old Cuban American actor—who appeared in the 2010 Hallmark movie Healing Hands, opposite Patrick Duffy— will star in the cable network’s latest original TV movie Playing Father, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Eddie Cibrian

The made-for-TV film centers on a former musician—played by Cibrian—who, despite having fans around the world, opts to return home to take a job teaching music to disenfranchised children so he can repair his relationship with his own family. Meanwhile, Michael Beach will play a custodian who works at the school in which Cibrian’s character works.

The project is being directed by Eriq La Salle (A Gifted Man, Ringer).

Cibrian’s credits include Third Watch, CSI: Miami and the gone-to-soon NBC series The Playboy Channel.

The telefilm is the latest to join Hallmark’s lineup of original programming, which now includes the Andie MacDowell starrer Cedar Cove, its first scripted drama series.

Playing Father will premiere next year around Father’s Day.

Vega to Star in Almodovar’s “Los Amantes Pasajeros”

Paz Vega is reuniting with noted Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar this summer…

The 36-year-old Spanish actress has joined the cast of Almodovar’s latest film Los Amantes Pasajeros.

Paz Vega

Vega, who was born in Seville and began her acting career in Spain, starred in Almodovar’s Spanish-language film Talk to Her, which won the Oscar for best original screenplay and the a Golden Globe for best foreign-language film.

Los Amantes Pasajeros, which Almodovar also wrote, follows a group of travelers who are placed in life-threatening situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. The passengers are defenseless in the face of danger, which provokes colorful confessionals that are their way to put out of mind the possibility they might be about to die.

Vega, who made her U.S. debut in director James L. BrooksSpanglish, has starred in several Hollywood  films including The Spirit and the indie 10 Items or Less. She’ll next voice the character of Carmen in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which opens June 8.

Along with Vega, the movie stars Javier Camara (Talk to Her), Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) and Lola Duenas (Volver). Spanish comedians Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo and Jose Maria Yazpik are also in the cast.

Agustin Almodovar, the director’s brother, is producing the film. It is expected to shoot in Madrid this summer and will be released in spring 2013.

Vega joined a theater school at age 16 and made her acting debut on Spanish television. Her first big-screen role was in 1999’s Zapping.

The Goya Award-winning actress, who recently replaced Almodovar’s muse Penelope Cruz as the face of L’Oreal in Spain last year, is married to Orson Salazar, with whom she has three children.

Louis C.K. to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Film Project…

Louis C.K. will be returning to the big screen in a big way…

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian, who last acted on film in 2009’s The Invention of Lying, has been added to the all-star cast of Woody Allen’s latest untitled film.

Louis CK

Louis C.K.—who recently nabbed four Comedy Central Comedy Awards—will join previously announced roster of A-list actors Bobby Cannavale, Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. The rest of the cast includes Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard.

Allen’s new film will be shot in New York and San Francisco this summer. This marks the noted director’s second time directing in San Francisco — his directorial debut, 1969’s Take the Money and Run, was also set there.

Allen recently won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight In Paris. His upcoming film, To Rome With Love—starring Penelope Cruz—will hit theaters on June 22.

Thorne to “Shake It Up” on the Disney Channel for Another Season

Bella Thorne will be shaking it up on the Disney Channel for another round…

The cable network has ordered a third season of hit dance-driven buddy comedy Shake It Up, starring the 14-year-old part-Cuban American actress.

Bella Thorne

Following its premiere in November 2010, the series ranked as the No. 1 series among tweens 9-14 in 2011, and for second quarter 2012-to-date, it’s the No. 1 TV series among kids 2-11 (2.0 million/4.9 rating) and kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating).

In addition, Shake It Up inspired the Disney Channel’s first-ever talent competition for kids and tweens, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – Shake It Up Edition, as well as a successful soundtrack and merchandizing line.

Shake It Up

Shake It Up stars Thorne and Zendaya Coleman as best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue, who are living their dreams as dancers on the hit show Shake It Up, Chicago!

New episodes air Sunday at 8:30 PM.

Coming this summer is Shake It Up: Made In Japan, a 90-minute special in which the gang will head to Tokyo after Rocky and CeCe win a chance to star in a dance video game. A sneak peek of the special will air during the Disney Channel original movie Let It Shine on June 15.