Millán Hoping to Bring His Spanish Hit Show to the United States…

He’s successfully launched the Spanish-language series El Lider de la Manada in Spain… And, now César Millán is hoping to bring an English-language version of the show to the United States.

The 42-year-old Mexico-born self-taught dog training expert—who rose to fame as the host of the reality television series The Dog Whisperer with César Millán, now in its seventh
season and airing in more than 100 countries around the world—is shopping the English-version of El Lider, which translates to Leader of the Pack, to U.S. networks.

César Millán

In each episode of El Lider, Millán rehabilitates a homeless or abandoned dog and matches it with one of three contestants who compete to provide the dog with the best home.

El Lider premiered on Spain’s Cuatro network earlier this month to 1.4 million viewers, about five-times the average viewership for The Dog Whisperer on the same network.

The solid launch helped fast-track an English version of El Lider, which should start shooting a 12-epidode season in April. The show would premiere on an American network in December 2012.

In addition to The Leader of the Pack, Millán is also currently developing two TV specials to air in the U.S. next year.

Mendes’ “Drunk History Christmas” with Gosling & Carrey

Eva Mendes and rumored boyfriend Ryan Gosling have partnered with Jim Carrey on a hilarious new holiday-themed Funny or Die video.

The 37-year-old Cuban-American actress and her The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Gosling share a bed in the clip entitled, “Drunk History Christmas.” The oh-so-hot duo play the parents of two girls in an intoxicated man’s retelling of the classic tale tale “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling in "Drunk History Christmas"

Meanwhile, How the Grinch Stole Christmas star Carrey appears as Santa Claus in the clip.

Mendes, Gosling and Carrey act out the parts as told by Allan McLeod, who drank half a bottle of whiskey before retelling the classic poem. Since el borracho blurts out most of the story, the video may not be work-appropriate. But it’s still quite humorous!

Michele & Rivera Tackle Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

There’s no denying Naya Rivera and Lea Michele have supersonic talent, especially after listening to their latest Glee collaboration.

Naya Rivera & Lea Michele

The 24-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and 25-year-old part-Spanish have joined vocal forces on a cover of Rihanna’s current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, “We Found Love.”

Rivera and Michele’s cover of the dance-inducing song will appear in an upcoming episode of FOX’s hit musical dramedy.

Following the holiday season, Glee will return with a new episode entitled “Yes/No” on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

It will follow the New Directions as they start out the last semester for the McKinley High seniors who make up the glee group.

Lopez Releases “Good Hit” Video…

She’s managed to land the most-watched music video on YouTube this year… And, Jennifer Lopez could have another “good hit” on her hands to claim the title in 2012.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate—who will be back on television next month as a returning judge on American Idol—has released the video for her latest single “Good Hit.”

Jennifer Lopez's Good Hit Video

Wearing a leopard-print leotard and tights, Lopez plays up her role as an oh-so-sexy beauty school teacheras she struts her stuff in a classroom, accompanied by a group of similarly clad pupils armed with blow dryers.

Despite being lambasted by music critics for being too auto-tuned, the track from her “Love?” album is catchy… And the video highlights la Lopez’s fierce fashion sense and bangin’ body.


Jennifer Lopez – Good Hit (Official Music Video) by Henrietta-Aime-Fumer_Tv

Colon Releases First-Ever Music Video

Javier Colon has definitely arrived on the music scene… He won a reality singing competition, released his first major record label album… And, now he’s released his first-ever music video.

Javier Colon

The 33-year-old half-Puerto Rican/half-Dominican singer, who won the first season on NBC’s The Voice, released the clip for “As Long as We Got Love,” the first single off his post-The Voice album “Come Through For You”—his third full-length studio album.

Colon shares screen time with his oh-so-gorgeous featured guest, British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. Together, they narrate a love story of a young couple starting a family.

“She is amazing,” Colon exclaimed about Bedingfield. “We unfortunately did the song in separate studios so we’ve emailed a bunch back and forth, but we haven’t had a chance to meet in person.”

Colon added, “I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, to have her on the song is an amazing feat to be able to get her on there. She’s a co-writer on the song, too.”

Lopez & Pitbull: This Year’s YouTube Royalty…

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull claim the top spot on one of YouTube‘s “Rewind” lists, which track the most-viewed videos in the past 12 months.

Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican American bombshell and the 30-year-old Cuban American rap superstar’s clip for their scorching-hot hit “On the Floor” was the most-watched video of the year in the music category.

Lopez and Pitbull’s dancetastic video notched a staggering 453 million total views since its YouTube debut in March.

Pitbull actually had three highly viewed clips in the music video category this year, including his “Give Me Everything,” which features Ne-Yo and Afrojack with 189 million views since May.

Meanwhile, Bruno Mars ranked at No. 3 with his “Lazy Song” video, which has collected 249 views since its release in April.

YouTube Most Watched Music Videos of the Year:

  1. Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor”
  2. LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”
  3. Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song”
  4. Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”
  5. Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything”
  6. Pitbull’s “Rain Over Me”
  7. Jessie J’s “Price Tag”
  8. LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”
  9. Katy Perry’s “E.T.”
  10. Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

Santos Sells Out Madison Square Garden Twice!

Romeo Santos’ star continues to rise…

The 30-year-old part-Dominican, part-Puerto Rican singer recently sold out two concerts dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden, February 11 and Feb. 23, 2012!

Santos—who released his debut solo album last month after serving as the front man for Aventura—even had to add a third date at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 24, 2012 to meet the demand!

In addition to the bachata singer’s performances in New York City, Santos’ 13-city tour will make stops in Miami, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more.

Meanwhile, Santos has launched a “12 Days of Christmas” sweepstakes to give a dozen fans the chance to see him perform live. One grand prize winner will even get a personalized limo ride to the show.

Santos will perform songs from his first solo album “Formula Vol. 1,” which has spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart. The album’s bilingual lead single, “Promise” featuring Usher, has spent several weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart.

Ramirez Appears in Just-Released “Wrath of the Titans” Trailer…

He won’t be appearing in Wrath of the Titans until next spring, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a glimpse of Édgar Ramírez in the sequel to last year’s Clash of the Titans reboot.

Edgar Ramirez Star Trek

The 34-year-old Venezuelan actor appears in the just-released trailer for the fantasy film. The pulse-pounding two-minute clip shows what happens when the movie’s titular Titans spring loose from their supernatural prison and unleash their wrath on the Greek gods.

“They’ll bring chaos, the end of the world,” warns Liam Neeson as Zeus.

From the looks of the trailer, you can expect plenty of special effects in Wrath, including a lumbering Cyclops and a two-bodied, eight-armed ogre that slashes his way past his enemies.

Ramírez plays Ares, the treacherous god of war, in the film, hich sees the return of Sam Worthington as Perseus.

Wrath of the Titans hits theatres on March 30, 2012.

Leguizamo Opens Up About His 27-Year Career…

He’s conquered the entertainment world and captured the hearts of millions through his work in television and films, as well as Broadway. And, now John Leguizamo is speaking out his longtime career.

As part of MTV’s Pioneers Speaker Series, the 47-year-old Colombian actor/comedian spoke with MTV News about his successful 27-year career, including his efforts to push boundaries, speak his mind and never take no for an answer.

John Leguizamo

 

Leguizamo opened up about one of his most popular roles as Chi-Chi in the cult classic To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. It’s a gender-bending role that he committed to 100-percent.

“I just went all out. I wanted awards and sh–, so I wasn’t playing,” he joked about his motivations for taking on the character. “I was going to take no prisoners. I was on a vegetarian no-protein [diet], so all my muscles would disappear. I stopped training; I would just run like crazy.”

But he also did his research to perfect his role as a, to quote the film, “little Latin boy in drag.”

“We went to all the drag queen clubs, like Escuelita, which used to exist here [in New York City], with all the Latin drag queens, and we had a godmother drag queen who would put us through the paces every day,” recalled Leguizamo of his dramatic transformation with co-stars Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes. “We worked every day for hours and hours every
day until we could get it perfectly drag queen-like.”

In addition, Leguizamo opened up about being Latino in Hollywood and how it affected his decisions.

“You’ve got to be thoughtful about your career. When you’re a minority — and I don’t really even like that word anymore because we’re not as minority as we used to be — you have to think
about what you’re saying and what you’re leaving behind. When I was a little kid, we didn’t see [ourselves] on TV or anywhere. It was weird because you didn’t feel like you were a part of the American fiber,” he recalled. “Latin people, we have a 45 to 50 percent dropout rate in this country, and I understand that. It’s a tragedy and shouldn’t be happening, but you understand it. You don’t feel connected in that positive way that your people and you are going to make it, and ‘this is your chance and this is your opportunity,’ no, you feel like you’re not really a part of it.”

That’s why Leguizamo decided to just go for it when it came to pursuing his dreams… And, he recommends you do the same.

“You have to crash into the party even if you’re not invited,” he said, indicating that those who have dreams of “making it” have to carve out their own career paths. “I was going to be that
guy, I didn’t care I wasn’t invited.’I’m coming into the party, I’m going to be somebody and you can’t stop me.'”

Rubio’s Getting “Jazzed” in 2012…

Paulina Rubio will be getting jazzed in New Orleans next April.

The 40-year-old Mexican singer will perform at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest, a popular event that features live performances from artists from several musical genres.

Paulina Rubio

Started in 1970, the festival takes place on two consecutive weekends next year–April 27-29 and May 3-6. Rubio—who recently released her tenth studio album, Brava!—will perform on the second weekend, along with big names acts like the Eagles, Bonnie Raitt and Florence + the Machine.

Adding Rubio, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, to the lineup is part of an effort by event organizers to entice a bigger Latino audience.

Along with Pau Pau, next year’s schedule will include performances by several popular Latino acts, including Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Texas Tornadoes featuring Flaco Jimenez.

Click here for more information on the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest.