Shakira Expecting Her First Child

Shakira will be singing lullabies in the near future.

The 35-year-old Colombian singing sensation—who was just named Christina Aguilera’s replace on the spring cycle of NBC’s The Voice—announced on her website that she’s expecting her first child.


Shakira is expecting with boyfriend Gerard Pique, the 25-year-old Spanish footballer who confirmed they were dating in March 2011.

“As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” reads the message. “At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.”

On Tuesday, NBC announced that Shakira and R&B singer Usher would replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green as coaches on the fourth season of the The Voice.

Lovato: The Top-Ranking Latweeno on’s 21 Under 21 is back with its list of this year’s hottest minors in music, with five Latweeno artists/groups making the cut… And Demi Lovato isn’t only the highest ranking Hispanic artist, she’s also the top-ranking female…

The 20-year-old part Mexican singer/actress, who ranked at No. 7 last year, moved up four spots on’s latest 21 Under 21 installment, which ranks the most powerful minors in music.

Here’s a look at the Latweenos making the grade this year:

No. 3: Demi Lovato
Following the personal problems that threatened to derail her career two years ago, Lovato has come back Unbroken, which happens to be name of the album she released last year. It’s an album that’s still garnering attention. The album’s first track Skyscraper” recently picked up an MTV Video Music Award, while follow up single “Give Your Heart a Break” has resulted in Lovato’s first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

But that’s not all… Lovato scored a high-profile primetime television gig by joining Fox’s The X Factor, where she’s currently judging other aspiring artists alongside Simon Cowell and Britney Spears.

Throw in a popular summer tour with Hot Chelle Rae and hosting gigs at the Teen Choice Awards and MTV’s live New Year’s Eve Special, and 2012 is proving to be the year the former Disney Channel star is reaching new heights in her already impressive career.

Scotty McCreery

No. 4: Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery is holding steady on the 21 Under 21 list, coming in at No. 4 once again. That’s probably because the 18-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer’s career has been going full steam ahead since he won American Idol in 2011. McCreery, who graduated from high school this year, saw his debut album Clear as Day reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Even though he hasn’t placed a single in the top 10 on the country charts, McCreery has developed a very loyal fan base at a young age. Clear as Day helped him claim prizes from the American Country Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards.

McCreery even toured with Brad Paisley and performed on the CW’s Hart of Dixie.

McCreery is following up his debut album, which was certified platinum, with a holiday set, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, will hit stores on October 16.

No. 6: Selena Gomez
She may have dropped three spots on the 21 Under 21 list, to No. 6, but Selena Gomez has not fallen off the radar. In the last year, she’s released another hugely popular album (When the Sun Goes Down), which spawned the hit singles “Who Says” and “Love You Like a Love Song,” which earned Gomez her first-ever MTV Video Music Award nod. And the 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress performed the album’s third single, Hit The Lights, on Dancing with the Stars.

And Gomez has broadened her appeal while taking a break from recording music. This spring, she launched a brand new fragrance and focused on her film career. Her voice will be heard in the animated film Hotel Transylvania, and she’s set to appear in two films that could help shatter her Disney image: Spring Breakers with James Franco and the crime drama Getaway.

And she’s currently dating the No. 1 on the 21 Under 21 list, Justin Bieber, which has resulted in countless tabloid placements. Selena Gomez and the Scene will hopefully be back soon, but in the meantime, she continues to leave her indelible imprint on pop culture.


No. 17: 3BallMTY
3BallMTY may not be huge in the United States, but they could be very soon. The Mexican DJ collective, comprised of 19-year-old Erick Rincón, 19-year-old Alberto Presenda (DJ Otto) and 20-year-old Sergio Zavala (DJ Sheeqo Beat), have managed to turn their hobby into a huge business that’s reached a global audience thanks to their signature “tribal guarachero” sound. They’ve achieved success via radio airplay and synch deals with brands like Pepsi. And they recently dominated the list of finalists for the upcoming Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Despite their newfound fame, 3BallMTY has kept a cool and down-to-earth attitude about the group’s ascent in the music business. This past summer they opened up for Justin Bieber in a special concert at the famous Zócalo, the main square in the heart of historic Mexico City in front of about 200,000 music fans. “It was a bit nerve-wrecking,” says Rincón, “but once we were out on stage it was an amazing experience that we will never forget.”

Victoria Justice

No. 21: Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice has taken a tumble on the 21 Under 21 list, dropping from No. 10 to No. 21. But that has nothing to do with the 19-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer/actress’ talent. The star of had a relatively quiet recording year. She’s the breakout star of the Nickelodeon hit show, even while co-stars like Ariana Grande are seeing their stock rise. The release of the show’s latest soundtrack, Victorious 2.0, coincided with the release of Justice’s recent solo single, “Make It In America,” and in August Justice embarked on her first solo tour in support of the pop tune.

With Victorious ending it’s run on cable, Justice will be setting her sights elsewhere. She has a new film Fun Size coming out this October; and she plans to release a solo album shortly after that.

Click here to see this year’s complete list of music’s hottest minors.

Lima Gives Birth to Her Second Child…

Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima has a new angel in her brood…

The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel and her husband Marko Jaric welcomed daughter Sienna into the world on Wednesday in New York City.

Adriana Lima

It’s the second child for the happy couple, who are already parents to 2-year-old Valentina.

Lima announced the birth via Twitter, writing, “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister!”

So what’s next for Lima now that she’s given birth? Something on tap?

Six months into her pregnancy, Lima told People, “I’ve been craving beer. It’s very strange because I normally don’t like beer. Now I want some but I cannot drink it. It’s been very hard!”

But Lima will have to get back into model shape soon… She’s expected to hit the runway in oh-so-skimpy styles for The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will air on CBS in December.

Big Brother’s Villegas & Rachel Reilly Tie the Knot

Brendon Villegas is officially off the market…

The 32-year-old Latino high school swim coach and physicist from Riverside, California, who competed on Big Brother and The Amazing Race, married Rachel Reilly on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles, according to People.

Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly

“Brenchel,” as the couple is known in the reality television world, met while filming Big Brother 12 during the summer of 2010. Their alliance soon turned romantic and they got engaged less than a year later. The pair both returned to Big Brother 13, Reilly’s winning season.

In addition, Villegas and Reilly also guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful and competed on The Amazing Race earlier this year, where they placed third.

The couple’s sunset ceremony took place at the AT&T Center, where the bride, dressed in a floor-length, silver-sequined Missoni gown, arrived via helicopter. The groom sported a white dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants.

For the reception, which was planned by celebrity wedding planner and My Fair Wedding star David Tutera, guests dined on arugula and tomato salad, chicken breast with balsamic glaze and silvery and blue cupcakes from a display designed to look like a wedding cake.

Reilly and Villegas changed into a white sequined tutu and bedazzled loafers, respectively, for what Tutera described as a “retrospective of dance throughout time.”

Their wedding will be featured on the December 15 season finale of My Fair Wedding: Unveiled, which airs Saturdays at 9:00 pm ET on WEtv.

Image courtesy of Gordon Vasquez.

Levy Named “El Hombre Más Sexy” by People en Español

William Levy is bringing sexy back… again.

William Levy

The 32-year-old Cuban-American telenovela star, who set hearts a flutter during his stellar run on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, has been named the sexiest man by People en Español. It’s his second consecutive “el hombre más sexy” designation by the magazine.

A smoldering and shirtless Levy graces the September cover while showing off his adorable smile.

William Levy

In the exclusive interview with the magazine, the El triunfo del amor star, who was raised by his mother, aunt and grandmother, says the experience has proven to be was “the best school” for learning about what women really want.

Other Latino celebrities making the 2012 list include Mexican actor David Zepeda, Mexican telenovela star Fernando Colunga, Dominican singer Prince Royce and Colombian actor Fabian Rios.

Maná to be Inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk of Fame

Maná is about to (rock)walk this way…

The Mexican band, considered to be one of the pioneers of Rock en Español, will be inducted into the RockWalk of fame, the Guitar Center’s RockWalk committee announced on Tuesday.


The induction ceremony will take place on Monday, September 17 at the Guitar Center headquarters in Hollywood, California.

“Mana has made a huge impression on the Latin rock scene over the years,” said Dave Weiderman, chairman of Guitar Center’s RockWalk in a statement.

“It’s only right they take their place on Guitar Center’s RockWalk,” he said, adding that Maná “has made such a contribution to the L.A. community and beyond.”

Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards.

Maná joins other legendary stars on the RockWalk of fame, including Aerosmith, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.

“It is an honor to be included in such a renowned group of musicians,” said Maná’s lead singer Fher Olvera in a statement. “Having our handprints immortalized on Guitar Center’s RockWalk will allow us to continue to be a part of Los Angeles – our second home – for generations to come.”

Snooki Gives Birth to Her First Little Guido…

Forget “T-shirt Time”… It’s actually “onesie time” at Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s home…

The 24-year-old Chilean-born Jersey Shore star gave birth to her first child on early Sunday morning, shortly before 3:00 am at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.


“The world just got another Guido!!! Lorenzo Dominic LaValle has entered the world weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz. Nicole, Jionni & Enzo are doing great!” reports MTV about the new mom, who went into labor on Saturday night.

On Sunday, Polizzi even Tweeted about already appreciating the feeling of being a parent.

“Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!! I love my little man to death! Jionni is such a cute dad,” she wrote. “I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic.”

News that Polizzi and her fiancé Jionni LaValle were expecting was announced in March. In May, Polizzi revealed she would be giving birth to a boy.

Impending motherhood seemed to mellow the reality star, who slowed down her fast-paced lifestyle after learning she was pregnant.

“I guess [pregnancy] just made me more mature,” the Snooki & JWOWW star told reporters in April. “It’s different because now I’m not drinking. I’m usually partying and going to clubs, but pregnancy made me grow up a lot.”

Sofia Vergara’s Having a (Lucille) Ball

She’s a noted comedic actress in her own right… But Sofia Vergara is now channeling another iconic funny woman.

The 40-year-old Colombian actress, who recently received her third consecutive Emmy nomination for her role on Modern Family, posted a photo of herself online as Lucille Ball, complete with a red curly wig, stenciled-on eyebrows, thick eyeliner, bright red lips, pearls and a ‘50s-style polka-dot dress.

Sofia Vergara as Lucille Ball

In the post, Vergara included the tagline: “Lucyyyyy I’m hooome.”

No word on why the recently engaged actress, an admitted big fan of Ball’s work,made herself up to look like the legendary comedic actress. But one glance at her on-the-mark transformation and we believe Ball would be pleased.

Aguilar Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pepe Aguilar has officially left his mark in Hollywood…

The 42-year-old Mexican American ranchera and mariachi singer, who will be touring with Shaila Durcal and Joan Sebastian this fall, received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Pepe Aguilar
“It’s an honor for me. I feel honored to be here on this very beautiful occasion. But, above all, it’s an honor for the music I represent,” said Aguilar, who was accompanied by relatives, friends and fans.

Dressed in a dark suit and sunglasses, Aguilar unveiled his star, which was No. 2,474 among those bestowed upon celebrities from film, television, radio and music by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Aguilera’s star is located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. It’s placed next to the star of another ranchera music legend, Pepe’s father Antonio Aguilar.

“A man who came from Zacatecas before having that star (and) slept on the streets of Los Angeles like one more undocumented (immigrant),” said the singer regarding his father.

Aguilar, who has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, was the first singer of Mexican descent to sing at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. And, he was the first Latino to sing at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. He has sold millions of albums worldwide.

Sheen Donates $1 Million to the USO

Charlie Sheen is planning to share the wealth with our nation’s troops…

The 46-year-old part-Spanish actor has announced that he’ll donate one-percent of the profits from his new FX series Anger Management to the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), guaranteeing a minimum donation of $1 million with an unlimited cap on the final donation amount to the military aid organization.

Charlie Sheen

“It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” said Sheen of his donation. “They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.”

This donation marks the largest contribution ever from an individual to the organization as well as the first time the USO has received a percentage of the profits from an actor’s television show.

The first installment of the donation is $250,000 and will be handed over later this week in a private ceremony to Sloan D. Gibson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the USO.

The funds from Sheen’s donation will be used towards an entertainment facility for injured military troops in Bethesda, MD.

“The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily,” said General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force. “His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families.”

The USO is a private, non profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services at hundreds of locations around the world.

Sheen’s new show Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX.