Martinez & Halle Berry Expecting Their First Child Together

Olivier Martinez is preparing for the biggest role of his life… Dad.

The 47-year-old half-Spanish actor and his actress fiancé Halle Berry are expecting their first child together.

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Berry, 46, has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, from her previous relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

Berry and Martinez started dating after filming the thriller Dark Tide together in 2010. He proposed the following year over the holidays and confirmed their engagement last March.

Martinez previously had a longtime relationship with Australian singer Kylie Minogue.

His credits include Cybergeddon, Blood and Chocolate, Unfaithful and S.W.A.T.

Fergie to Receive Special Honor at Logo NewNowNext Awards

Fergie is being honored by Logo TV for her timelessness

The network has announced that the 38-year-old singer and Black Eyed Peas member – who is expecting her first child with husband Josh Duhamel – will receive the Always Next, Forever Now at this year’s Logo NewNowNext Awards.


Fergie is being recognized for the global impact of her music career and charity work, according to the network.

“I could not be more proud to be honored by Logo. This award is so incredibly special to me because of the tremendous love and support I have always experienced from the LGBT community,” said, Fergie. “Logo’s philosophy of acceptance with no barriers and no judgment is a message that we should all live by.”

Throughout her illustrious  career, Fergie has established herself as more than a force in the music business. She’s also a powerful business woman and respected philanthropist. Raising money to fight HIV/AIDS has been an issue uniquely near and dear to Fergie’s heart, which has resulted in her working diligently with organizations like amfAR and The M.A.C  Aids Fund.

“Fergie embodies what the Always Next, Forever Now Award is all about in everything that she does” said Lisa Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Logo. ”She continuously pushes boundaries, stunning us with her creative vision and ability to make a tremendous impact on pop culture.”

Past recipients of the Always Next, Forever Now award include Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Lady Gaga.

Fergie will be presented the award by comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler at the NewNowNext Awards on Monday, April 15th at 10:00 pm ET.

López’s “Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature” Added to National Recording Registry

The late Cachao López has earned his place in U.S. history five years after his passing at the age of 89…

Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniaturethe 1957 work from the Cuba-born Grammy-winning singer who helped popularize mambo in the United States is one of the recordings chosen to be part of the National Recording Registry this year in recognition of their importance to the nation’s aural legacy.

Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature

Inspired by the all-star jam sessions that Norman Granz organized and recorded for his Jazz at the Philharmonic series, López — a titan of Afro-Cuban music — sought to accomplish something similar with his peers in Havana. He brought musicians into the studio for two early morning sessions, when they were still fully charged up from their evening’s work in nightclubs and ballrooms.

Rather than record Granz’s previous longform jams, the 12 musicians López recruited created 12 short, spontaneous “miniature” pieces, each of which highlighted key instruments and facets of Afro-Cuban music. The resulting fusion seamlessly blended African, European and American influences.

The album has had a lasting impact on Latin music, especially on the salsa style that emerged in the 1960s, and López organized many similar sessions for further albums both in Cuba and in America, where he settled after the Cuban Revolution.

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian of Congress, with advice from the library’s National Recording Preservation Board and input from the public, each year selects 25 recordings that are least 10 years old and “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

“Congress created the National Recording Registry to celebrate the richness and variety of our audio heritage and to underscore our responsibility for long-term preservation, to assure that legacy can be appreciated and studied for generations,”  Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement.

The latest selections bring the number of recordings in this preservation hall of fame to 375.

Lucero to Perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Lucero is preparing to make sweet music for Billboard

The 43-year-old Mexican singer/actress has been added to the list of performers at next month’s 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards.


Lucero, the star of Univision’s recent hit telenovela Por ella soy Eva, is known as “Mexico’s Sweetheart.” She’s been in the entertainment business for more than three decades and has sold more than 27 million albums worldwide.

But Lucero isn’t the only night’s big performer…

Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo and Carlos Vives have also been named as performers at the awards show, which will telecast live from Miami’s BankUnited Center on April 25 on Telemundo at 7:00 pm ET.

Don Omar, the “king of reggaeton,” leads the pack of nominees with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year.

Ortiz, who was discovered on YouTube just a few years ago, has created a musical revolution with his innovative compositions. The host of mun2’s DUB Latino is up for six awards.

Telo, who hails from Brazil, became a global musical sensation last year with his hit “Ai Se Eu Te Pego.” Up for seven awards, Telo made his U.S. debut last year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Click here for the full list of nominees.

Bledel Gets Engaged to “Mad Men” Star Vincent Kartheiser

Alexis Bledel will be hearing wedding bells in the near future…

The 31-year-old half-Argentinian actress, best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls, and her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser are officially engaged, according to

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Bledel and her 33-year-old fiancé began dating when she portrayed his on-screen mistress on the hit AMC series last season.

This will be the first marriage for both.

Bledel, who just signed on to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Friends & Family, walked the red carpet in style at the SAG Awards with Kartheiser earlier this year.

No word yet on a wedding date.

Machado Headed to CNN as a Correspondent

Alina Machado will soon be reporting for CNN

The Latina television reporter at Atlanta’s WSB-TV has joined the network as a correspondent.

Alina Machado

Machado will report for CNN, CNN en Español and CNN Latino, and will be based in Atlanta, according to the network.

Machado previously worked at WTVD, the ABC station in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina before joining WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. She has also worked as a bilingual anchor and correspondent for WDJT-WYTU, the CBS and Telemundo affiliates in Milwaukee.

In addition, CNN announced the official hiring of George Howell, who has been freelancing for the network since 2011.

“George and Alina are multi-talented, and their passion for getting to the crux of the story comes through in their award-winning journalism,” EVP and managing director of CNN International Tony Maddox said in a statement.

Kat Von D Inks Miley Cyrus…

Kat Von D hearts Miley Cyrus… Literally!

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The 31-year-old part-Argentine/part-Spanish tattoo artist and reality television star inked the former Disney Channel starlet with an image of Leonardo da Vinci‘s anatomical heart.

“Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus -a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart!” tweeted Von D, along with sharing an image of her tattoo on Instagram.

Miley Cyrus Tattoo by Kat Von D

It’s the latest tattoo the L.A. Ink star has inked on Cyrus.

Von D’s other celebrity clients include Demi Lovato, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Eve and Dave Navarro.

Torres: The Proud Father of a Newborn Girl

Forget Latin pop music… Diego Torres will be singing lullabies for the next several months.

The 42-year-old Argentine Grammy-nominated singer/actor announced Tuesday that he and Argentine model/television host Debora Bello are the proud parents of a baby girl.

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“Nina is born, our daughter we have so been waiting for, at 1:16 p.m. today. Thanks for the messages! She’s perfect and beautiful!” said the artist via Twitter, where he also posted a picture with the baby’s footprint.

Local media said that the 37-year-old Bello gave birth at Otamendi Hospital in Buenos Aires.

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Torres, known for such hits as “Color Esperanza” and “Tratar de Estar Mejor,”  is preparing to resume his acting career and has already begun filming the telenovela Vecinos en Guerra, which will air this year.

Hilton Announces Birth of His First Child…

He may be the self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media”… But Perez Hilton will be just “Dad” to his newborn child…

The 34-year-old Cuban American blogger and television personality announced on Wednesday  the birth of his son, whose name has yet to be revealed.

Perez Hilton & Newborn Son

Hilton wrote on his website, “Dear Friends, I want you to hear this directly from me, right here. I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy – with lots of hair on his tiny head!”

The surprise revelation came with a photo of him holding his son, who was wrapped in white blanket and wearing a striped hat.

Hilton expressed his happiness, saying, “I am so humbled to welcome this little man into my life. And I am honored and ready for the challenge of guiding him through his. My family is overjoyed at this newest and most cherished addition.” He also thanked fans for the well wishes.

Some celebrities who congratulated the new father via Twitter were Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell and Paris Hilton, who wrote: “Congratulations on your new son. Such exciting news. So happy for you!”

Hilton didn’t reveal whether the baby was adopted or was born via surrogate mother. The blogger who openly declared that he was gay was spotted shopping for baby products in January.

“Inocente” Documentary Subject Izucar Gets Oscar-Size Introduction

Inocente Izucar didn’t win an Oscar during Sunday night’s Academy Awards… But she did take the stage and get a special shout-out on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Following the announcement that Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine’s Inocente had won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, the film’s co-directors brought Izucar with them on stage for their acceptance speech.

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“We want to thank this young lady who was homeless just a year ago and now she’s standing in front of all of you,” said Fine. “She’s an artist and all of you are artists and we feel like we need to start supporting the arts. They’re dying in our communities. And all of us artists, we need to stand up and help girls like her be seen and heard. It’s so important. Thank you.”

The Fines discovered the then-15-year-old artist in San Diego four years ago, while seeking out  subjects for a documentary they wanted to produce about homelessness. Izucar and her family had moved some 30 times in the previous decade, changing places every three months or so. Her father, who’d illegally brought his family across the U.S./Mexico border when Izucar was a child, had been deported to Mexico, and her mother found it difficult to support her four children, holding down a series of low-paying odd jobs.

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But it wasn’t her struggles that made Izucar a gripping subject; it was her incredible talent and indomitable spirit. She’s a promising artist who begins each day painting bright and extravagant makeup on her face, and after the filmmakers connected with her through a San Diego non-profit called ARTS: A Reason to Survive that supports at-risk youngsters, they spent the next two years documenting her life.

“I don’t even want to imagine where I would be if there wasn’t the documentary and everything that’s going on with it,” says Izucar. “I’m really thankful to Sean and Andrea.”

Since working on the documentary, Izucar, now 19, has moved into her own apartment — which she shares with her two adopted pet bunnies — and she had a successful art show in New York City in August, right before the documentary aired on MTV.

During Sunday’s awards show, she decided to tone down her makeup and leave her trademark red Chuck Taylor sneakers for a more red-carpet appropriate look.

“I wish I had my sneakers,” says Izucar, who wore heels. “But I was barefoot most of the time because they hurt. I almost tripped getting up there too, because of my heels.”

Following her introduction to the world, Izucar managed to garner the attention of Hollywood legends who recognized her from being on stage and asked her about her art. She had plenty of good news to share: she recently launched a website on which collectors can view and purchase her art, and she’s been invited to do an art show at the National Art Club in New York this summer.

“I want to do advocacy with the film and there are just so many things I want to do now,” says Izucar. “I want to a write a kids book. I definitely want to go to college soon but I’m not sure what for. I think college is definitely where you learn new things and it’s the place for experiences. I wish I could do everything, and maybe I can.”

Inocente can be viewed online here or downloaded from iTunes.

Based on reporting by Entertainment Weekly.