Kid Cudi Featured on The Hunger Games Soundtrack

Kid Cudi may soon experience the same movie soundtrack success as Bruno Mars, who performed the lead single from the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack.

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor appears on the just-released soundtrack for the highly anticipated The Hunger Games.

Kid Cudi

Cudi, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, performs The Ruler And The Killer.” The original track finds the Grammy-winning singer still in WZRD mode, with heavy drums and buzz-saw guitars propping up his pained groans and lurching hooks.

“I could not have done it with out my producing partners on the project for the film, The legendary and Godly T Bone Burnett and Greg Wells!” Cudi wrote on his Twitter page about his experience working on “The Ruler And The Killer.”

Produced by T-Bone Burnett, The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 is a collection of folk-leaning music from a hodgepodge of top-line artists. Along with Cudi, the 16-song soundtrack features Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Arcade Fire, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert featuring Pistol Annies and Birdy.

Here’s a look at the full track list:

1. Arcade Fire, “Abraham’s Daughter”
2. The Secret Sisters, “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”
3. Neko Case, “Nothing To Remember”
4. Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
5. Kid Cudi, “The Ruler And The Killer”
6. Punch Brothers, “Dark Days”
7. The Decemberists, “One Engine”
8. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, “Daughter’s Lament”
9. The Civil Wars, “Kingdom Come”
10. Glen Hansard, “Take The Heartland”
11. Maroon 5 featuring Rozzi Crane, “Come Away To The Water”
12. Miranda Lambert featuring Pistol Annies, “Run Daddy Run”
13. Jayme Dee, “Rules”
14. Taylor Swift, “Eyes Open”
15. The Low Anthem, “Lover Is Childlike”
16. Birdy, “Just A Game”

Levy Receives a Standing Ovation Following His DWTS Performance

William Levy may not have received the highest scores during last night’s Dancing With The Stars premiere… But the heartthrob did manage to get the biggest cheers!

Following his performance of the cha-cha to a cover of Pitbull’s “International Love” with partner Cheryl Burke , the 31-year-old Cuban-born telenovela star and model received a lengthy standing ovation and hysterical screams from the audience.

William Levy on Dancing With The Stars

Levy, known as the “Latin Brad Pitt,” nabbed the second-best score of the night, receiving 24 points out of a total 30. And he even got some high praise from the judges.

Bruno Tonioli called him “the hottest package of the season.” Said a fawning Carrie Ann Inaba: “I’d like to thank ABC for my job. … You can dance. … I really like the way you move.” Len Goodman praised his control, saying “Well done.”

Said Levy of the chaos in the audience: “I appreciate the love.”

Sharing the premiere’s top score of 26 were two celebrities were former child star and Family Matters actor Jaleel White (a.k.a. Urkel) and British opera singing sensation Katherine Jenkins.

The night’s lowest scores belonged to Gavin DeGraw, Melissa Gilbert and Martina Navratilova, who all grabbed just 20 points.

Vergara’s Son to Release Documentary Featuring His Famous Mom

It’s a real life case of “Todo sobre mi madre”… Manolo Gonzalez, the son of Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, is preparing to shed light on his life with the Colombian actress…

The 20-year-old Colombian film student will be releasing an online documentary that offers a revealing and entertaining look at the circumstances that brought him and his mother from Barranquilla, Colombia, to Hollywood.

Sofia Vergara & Manolo Gonzalez

The documentary will be broadcast on NuevOn, the new Hispanic-themed channel on YouTube, on April 15.

NuevOn will produce 10 episodes of Mi Vida con Toty—as Vergara is known to family and close friends. The humorous documentary will include never-before-seen home videos.

“I’m thrilled at this opportunity to work with NuevOn and use all those videos that I was filming for years … that prove that my mom is more interesting and funny in real life than any show,” said Manolo, who over the past five years has been documenting his and his mother’s as a hobby.

In the first episodes, viewers will be able to see the Modern Family set and journey to Barranquilla, where they will hear the remarks of his mother’s schoolmates and teachers.

Witness Camil’s Transformation Into a Woman on “Por ella soy Eva”

The oh-so-hunky Jaime Camil is giving new meaning to the phrase “Ladies man”…

Jaime Camil

The 38-year-old Mexican actor/singer is playing a man and a woman in his upcoming telenovela Por ella soy Eva with Lucero.

Meet Eva María Lion Jaramillo, the woman that Camil’s character Juan Carlos Caballero transforms into as a way of getting closer to Lucero’s character Elena.

Jaime Camill as Eva

Camil—who will also be singing the theme song to the highly anticipated telenovela, based on the Colombian hit Los tacones de Evareleased a picture of his character’s alter ego via Twitter just moments before filming scenes from the episode in which she first appears.

On his Twitter page, Camil wrote: “Never will I find a way to thank you all for your beautiful words from tonight for Eva, it’s a privilege to work for you all.”

Meanwhile, Heidi Balvanera, Camil’s girlfriend and the mother of his daughter Elena, wrote on her Twitter page: “I am so proud of @jaimecamil for his portrayal of Eva that the emotion doesn’t fit in my chest! Without doubt, it will be a well-deserved success.”

Camil’s transformation into a woman—which includes bust, hip and rear prosthetics—takes about two hours. And, he has to wear a girdle to help give him a curvier figure.

Noelia to Release Two Singles From Her First English-Language Album

In her quest to break into the English-language market, Noelia is preparing to release two singles in the near future…

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican singer/songwriter will release two singles to radio simultaneously from the English-language album she’s been working on with music producer/singer Timbaland and composer Sean Garrett.

Noelia

Noelia plans to release the single “Exploit” in the United States  “Spell” in Europe in three weeks.

“This production makes my greatest dreams come true,” says Noelia about her eighth disc, her first in English. “it’s a joy and an immense achievement that I’ve been praying to heaven for so much.”

The album, which is still untitled, will feature a wide range of musical styles, including pop songs and ballads.

“Up to now we have recorded seven songs and he (Timbaland) wants to keep working,” said “Kiss Me” singer.

Once the recording is wrapped, Noelia and Timbaland are planning a promotional tour of Latin America, Europe and the United States this summer.

The idea of a collaboration with Timbaland, who has worked with Justin Timberlake and Madonna, quickly evolved after he ran into Noelia in the hallways of the studio where she was recording “Kiss Me.”

“We started out recording a single, and that was the beginning of a close friendship and we kept working until we made an album and finally we’re now going on tour together. It’s been an amazing experience,” the daughter of singer Yolandita Monge recalled.

Noelia’s already finding success with “Kiss Me,” which is sung in Spanglish and features Baby Boy.

“It’s a song he did awhile back. I changed the lyrics and it’s doing really well on radio in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and South America,” she said.

Timbaland, meanwhile, says English-speaking audiences will be pleased with Noelia’s latest studio effort.

Her “excellent taste in rhythms and magical charm of the voice pierce the surface,” and this album will bring the public a Noelia it has never heard before, he says.

Trevi & Reik to Headline Billboard’s Latin Music Series

Call it a showcase of Mexican pop music… Gloria Trevi and Reik will be performing throughout the United States this spring.

The 44-year-old Mexican pop-rock singer/songwriter, known as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” and the Mexican pop group will headline this year’s Billboard Latin Music Series.

Gloria Trevi

For the third consecutive year, Billboard will be hosting “Billboard En Concierto,” a series of concerts that feature performances by finalists to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. This year’s concert series, produced by Latin entertainment firm CMN, will feature four shows by Reik taking place April 3 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles; April 5 at New York’s Best Buy Theatre; April 7 at Houston’s Warehouse; and April 8 at the House of Blues in Dallas.

Reik

Trevi will kick off the second half of “Billboard En Concierto” April 10 at the Filmore in San Francsico and will go on to play at Chicago’s V-Live and Miami’s Filmore on April 12 and 14, respectively.

Jen Carlos Canela and XTreme launched the concert series in 2010, and the 2011 edition featured shows by chart-topping Mexican trio Camila.

Access to the “Billboard en Concierto” series is by invitation only, with fans asked to tune in to their local Telemundo station for giveaways or to participate in promotions. Fans can also visit billboardenconcierto.com to request invitations.

Both Reik and Trevi are finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay and social media activity that informs Billboard’s weekly charts. The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, the largest gathering of Latin music professionals in the world, taking place April 24-26 in Miami. For more information and registration to the conference, go to billboardlatinconference.com.

Schedule For the 3rd Annual “Billboard En Concierto”:

April 3: Reik (Los Angeles, House of Blues)
April 5: Reik (New York, Best Buy Theatre)
April 7: Reik (Houston, Warehouse Live)
April 8: Reik (Dallas, House of Blues)
April 10: Gloria Trevi (San Francisco, Fillmore)
April 12: Gloria Trevi (Chicago, V-Live)
April 14: Gloria Trevi (Miami, Fillmore)

Anahi to Record Duet with Flo Rida

She’s on a mission to get break into the American market… And, now it seems Anahi has found the perfect collaborator to help in the quest.

The 28-year-old Mexican singer/actress—who recently recorded a duet with legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel—is reportedly recording a duet with Flo Rida, according to Latin Gossip.

Anahi

The American rapper and singer-songwriter has previously partnered with artists like Nelly Furtado, David Guetta and T-Pain. And Flo Rida’s most recent single, “Good Feeling,” became his sixth top-10 and fourth top-five single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. So it looks like Anahi could be in great hands.

No word yet on whether the duet will be in English or Spanglish, , and the release date is still yet to be determined.

Valderrama to Launch Singing Career?

Wilmer Valderrama is adding another role to his already diverse resume… Singer!

The 32-year-old Venezuelan American actor, television host and producer—who recently guest-starred on NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea?—is preparing to launch his singing career.

Wilmer Valderrama

“I’m working on a musical project… I’m going to star to make music in English and Spanish,” announced the That ‘70s Show star during an interview with the Associated Press. “I’m launching myself as a singer!”

Although he didn’t get into specifics, Valderrama did say he’s hoping to release an album sometime in the middle of the year.

In the meantime, he’s currently serving as the executive producer of The Ricardo Laguna Project, which debuted on MTV Tr3s last week.

Dev to Co-Host Thsi Weekend’s mtvU Woodie Awards

This weekend, Dev will be sharing the stage with Jersey Shore’s Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio.

The 22-year-old Portuguese & Mexican American “In The Dark” singer/songwriter—who recently released the music video for her latest single “Kiss My Lips—and DelVecchio will co-host the 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards, according to the network.

Dev

The half-hour special will feature performances by Santigold, Mac Miller, Steve Aoki and some surprise guests.

“It’s pretty much live, so you can’t slip up and you can’t curse,” DelVecchio told Us Weekly before taping the special during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. “It’s pretty cool because I’m actually doing two roles — I’m deejaying and hosting.”

“The Woodies are cool because it’s all about music and I love music. It doesn’t have to do with album sales or most popular people. It has to do with the performances and the music,” he adds. “Some of the greatest people started there. Wiz Khalifa started at the Woodies. Kings of Leon started at the Woodies.”

Vanessa Hudgens, The Vampire DiariesKat Graham, Mike Posner, B.o.B., Mac Miller, Cobra Starship, Chiddy Bang, J. Cole and MGK will also dish on their favorite up-and-coming bands during the Woodies.

The 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards will air Sunday, March 18 at 8:00 pm EST on MTV and mtvU.

del Castillo to Play a Transsexual in “K-11”

It may be a” man’s man’s man’s world,” according to James Brown But Kate del Castillo isn’t afraid to make her mark in it. Following her starring role as the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain in the popular telenovela La Reina del Sur,” she’s now preparing for her most awe-inspiring role to date.

Kate del Castillo

The 39-year-old Mexican actress will star as Mousey—a transsexual who controls one of the sections of a Los Angeles County men’s prison—in the dramatic film K-11.

Helmed by first-time director Jules Stewart—the mother of Twilight actress Kristen Stewart— del Castillo will play the physically fit character that likes showing a lot of skin.

Kate del Castillo in K-11

The story centers on Raymond Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic), a straight record producer who, after a drug-induced blackout, wakes up locked up in K-11, the unit of the prison reserved for gay men and transsexuals who, for their safety, are segregated from the general population. It’s there that he comes across del Castillo’s character, who controls the area.

“I was like, ‘This is sci-fi, almost’” says Visnjic of his first reading of the script for the indie drama. “The character is put in such an extreme situation.”

del Castillo, who filmed the project last summer, has given her character a very distinctive personality. In the film, the telenovela star dons a part of platform heels made of slabs of meat. And, she wears a band on her left wrist that reads “Julio,” the name that reveals the male identity she left behind.

K-11 is set for release later this year.