Varela Expecting Her First Child

Leonor Varela is preparing for the most challenging role of her life: Mother.

The 39-year-old Chilean actress/model is pregnant with her first child, according to People magazine.

Leonor Varela

Varela—who portrays con artist Veronica Martinez on TNT‘s Dallas reboot, which was picked up for a second season recently—is expecting her child with producer Lucas Akoskin, who is currently working on Words with Gods.

“The couple [is] over the moon,” Varela’s rep tells the magazine.

Varela’s previous credits include Blade II and Cleopatra.

Alves Expecting Her Third Child

She may still be in the honeymoon phase… But Camila Alves has another reason to celebrate.

The 30-year-old Brazilian model, television host and fashion designer—who has signed on the serve as a spokesperson for the I.N.C. International Concepts line by Macy’s—is expecting her third child with husband Matthew McConaughey.

Camila Alves

Only two weeks after their wedding, the Magic Mike star shared the big news on Twitter on Independence Day.

“happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin,” McConaughey tweeted.

The couple, who have been together since 2006, already have a son, Levi, who turns 4 on Saturday, and a daughter, Vida, 2.

Ambrosio Releases First Photos of Her Newborn Son Noah Phoenix

Like mother, like son…

Alessandra Ambrosio‘s newborn baby boy, Noah Phoenix, may be about seven weeks old… But he’s already ready for his closeup.

Alessandra Ambrosio

The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel on Tuesday shared the first images of her son, born May 7, on Facebook.

“Wanted to give you all a sneak peek of Noah and so thankful to Pampers by taking these pictures we helped out UNICEF and those in need,” wrote Ambrosio.

In one photo, the second-time mom beams with pride as she holds Noah in a pillow held on her lap.

It’s the second child for Ambrosio and longtime fiance Jamie Mazur, who are the proud parents of 3-year-old daughter Anja.

“Family is the most important thing for me and I’m thrilled to be adding to the family,” the Brazilian bombshell told Us Weekly last year in an exclusive statement. “I’m fortunate to have a loving and supportive family. It’s a blessing that it will soon be growing.”

Thalia to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame…

Following in Shakira‘s footstepsThalia will be the next Latina singer to be making a permanent mark in Hollywood in the near future…

The 40-year-old Mexican singer/actress is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometime next year for her career as a recording artist.


During her 30-year career—as a member of the Mexican child group Din Din, a member of the Mexican band Timbiriche and as a solo artist—Thalia has sung in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Tagalog. And, she’s sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Along with Thalia, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced 23 other honorees who will be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Javier Bardem.

The 43-year-old Spanish actor, who won an Oscar for his role in No Country for Old Men, is being recognized for his work in motion pictures. Bardem, who is set to appear in the next James Bond film, one of only four actors and actresses selected to receive a star this go-round.

No word yet on when Thalia and Bardem will receive their stars.

Here’s a look at the complete list of 2013 Walk of Fame star recipients below.

Motion Pictures:
Rick Baker
Javier Bardem
Viola Davis
James Franco
Ron Howard
Helen Mirren

Simon Baker
Bryan Cranston
Ellen DeGeneres
Jane Lynch
Katey Sagal
Matthew Perry

The Backstreet Boys
Jennifer Hudson
Jane’s Addiction
Janis Joplin (Posthumous)
New Kids On The Block
Usher Raymond IV
Luther Vandross (Posthumous)

Live Theatre/Performance:
Olympia Dukakis
Penn & Teller

Steve Harvey
“Shotgun Tom” Kelly

Delfino Gives Birth to First Child…

The stork has arrived at Majandra Delfino’s home…

The 31-year-old Venezuelan actress gave birth to daughter Cecilia Delphine Walton, on Thursday, June 14 in Los Angeles.

Majandra Delfino

It’s the first child for Delfino and her husband David Walton.

“We’re in love with her and are having a lot of fun with our new family member,” the couple tell People of their bundle of joy, who weighed in at 9 lbs., 3 oz.

Walton, 33, and former Roswell star Delfino, who tied the knot in March 2011 in Miami, announced the pregnancy in January.

Delfino most recently starred in ABC Family’s State of Georgia, while Walton appeared opposite Amanda Peet on the NBC sitcom Bent.

Dudamel to Participate in the London 2012 Festival

The London 2012 Summer Olympics may be 37 days away… But, Gustavo Dudamel will be getting people into the Olympic spirit this week.

On Thursday, June 21, the 31-year-old Venezuelan conductor will help kick off the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics.

Gustavo Dudamel

Dudamel, who won a Grammy this year for Best Orchestral Performance, will lead Venezuela’s Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar in a big open-air concert at Scotland’s Stirling Castle during the kick off event, which will include a fireworks display by Lake Windermere in northwest England.

The London 2012 Festival, which runs through September 9, will include 12,000 events and performances across the United Kingdom in celebration of the Summer and Paralympic Games. Organizers say there will be 10 million tickets for free and paid-for events in such fields as film, music, theater, fashion, dance and art.

Musical stars, including Jay-Z, Rihanna, David Guetta and Elton John, films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the festival, which is being described as “the biggest festival the U.K. has ever seen.”

With a budget of around £55 million ($86 million), the celebration is seen as a chance to showcase Britain’s cultural heritage and get the country in the Olympic spirit.

One of the most star-studded events of the London 2012 Festival will be a BBC Radio 1 show being dubbed the “biggest-ever free live music event.” The lineup for the June 23 and 24 extravaganza, which will feature six stages in the Hackney Marshes area of East London, includes Jay-Z, Rihanna, Flo Rida, David Guetta, Jessie J, Lana del Rey, Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine and more.

Click here for a complete look at the London 2012 Festival.

Lopez Donates Medical Equipment to Panamanian Hospital

Jennifer Lopez is spreading her generosity to the children of Panama…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress, who’s up for five Teen Choice Awards, delivered medical equipment to the Panama Children’s Hospital to help “improve health care” for youngsters in the Central American country, where she’s getting ready to kick off her new world tour with Enrique Iglesias.

Lopez donated the equipment on behalf of the Lopez Family Foundation, which the American Idol judge founded together with her sister Linda, at an official event attended by Panamanian first lady Marta Linares and Health Minister Franklin Vergara.

“Having this foundation that provides medical assistance is truly a blessing” because “it gives us the chance to offer health care and education to thousands of people” in Puerto Rico and now in Panama, said la Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez

The equipment donated includes seven telemedicine centers, which will be installed in different pediatric centers around Panama this year.

The equipment consists of digital diagnostic equipment and videoconference stations that’ll allow doctors to interact and collaborate in their patients’ diagnosis and plans for treatment with colleagues in other Panamanian medical centers and with specialists at pediatric hospitals in Los Angeles.

J.Lo kicks off her world tour in Panama City on Thursday, with scheduled stops in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

Diaz & Garcia Among the Latinos in Paramount’s Anniversary Photo

Paramount Pictures is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a picture-perfect way, with help from five of the studio’s biggest Latino luminaries, including Cameron Diaz and Andy Garcia

The third-oldest existing movie studio in the world released a star-studded commemorative photo through Vanity Fair magazine. In all, the picture features 116 of the biggest names in the movie industry who’ve worked with one of Hollywood’s most iconic studios.

Paramount Picture

In the image, A-list actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt pose together on a giant stairway alongside noted producers, directors and executives like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and J.J. Abrams.

“It was more than thrilling… and incredibly nostalgic… to be part of that extraordinary gathering of actors who had worked for Paramount, as I had,” said actress Ali McGraw, who can be spotted standing in the middle of photo with her Love Story costar Ryan O’Neal.

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Here’s a look at the five Latinos featured in the image:

Cameron Diaz
The 39-year-old half-Cuban American actress, who may be writing her first book soon, starred in the following Paramount Pictures projects: The Shrek series and Vanilla Sky.

Andy Garcia
The 56-year-old Cuban American actor received an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Vincent Santino Corleone (a.k.a. Vincent Mancini) in one of the studio’s biggest hits, The Godfather Part III.

Zoë Saldaña
The 33-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress will be reprising her role as Uhura in the upcoming sequel to Paramount’s hugely successful Star Trek reboot.

Alejandro González Iñárritu
The 48-year-old Mexican filmmaker, the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, directed Paramount’s award-winning ensemble film Babel, which starred Gael García Bernal, Pitt, Cate Blanchett.

Antonio Banderas
The 51-year-old Spanish actor, who appears in the picture next to his wife Melanie Griffith, not only starred opposite Diaz in Paramount’s Shrek sequels, but he also starred in the Shrek prequel/spin-off Puss In Boots.

The epic picture is featured in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

Alves Marries Matthew McConaughey…

Camila Alves is now a mother and a missus…

The 30-year-old Brazilian model, television host and fashion designer married her love of six years and the father of her children, Magic Mike actor Matthew McConaughey, in Austin on Saturday, according to Us Weekly.

Camila Alves & Matthew McConaughey

“There were about 100 of his close friends and family there,” one wedding guest tells the magazine of the “high-end,” campout-themed event. “[The ceremony] was very emotional. There was a moment when . . . [Matthew] leaned down and whispered something in [Camila’s] ear and you could see a tear coming down her face. Everyone let out a collective sigh.”

Following the ceremony, guests — including Woody Harrelson and filmmaker Richard Linklater — celebrated all night long, camping out in state-of-the-art tents set up on McConaughey and Alves’ property.

“It’s definitely a campground, but they weren’t exactly roughing it,” one source explained. “They have showers, restrooms, and air conditioning. It’s very unique, high-end camping.”

Alves and the 42-year-old actor, who met at a bar in Los Angeles in 2006, have two children together, 3-year-old Levi and 2-year-old Vida. McConaughey proposed to his Brazilian-born love this past Christmas.

“Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas,” the actor tweeted December 25, posting a sweet photo of the newly-engaged pair sharing a smooch.

“I found the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together,” he declared to Esquire magazine in March 2011. Still, the head-over-heels pair saw no reason to rush things, because, as Alves told ET Canada this past March, they already felt like a married couple.

“We’ve been living a married life for over six years now,” explained Alves. “We have homes together, we have family together, we have kids, we’ve built a life together. So we’ve been living a married life this whole time.”

Added the former host of Bravo’s Shear Genius, “A lot of people, sometimes they’re so stuck on ‘I gotta get married, I gotta get married,’ that they forget that the really important thing is to have a healthy home, a healthy family, a healthy family for your kids and to have everything going in a good, peaceful way.”

As young as her children are, Alves admitted her kids were excited when their parents decided to make their union official.

“Levi actually understands what it means now that mama’s going to have the same last name as they have, so that’s neat!” the model explained.

So what about plans to expand their family?

Teased Alves, “We’ll see!”

McCreery Graduates From High School

It’s been a big week for Scotty McCreery… He’s not only the owner a coveted silver buckle at the CMT Music Award; he’s also the holder of diploma.

The 18-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer graduated from North Carolina’s Garner Magnet High School Thursday, the same location where he filmed his “breakthrough video of the year” for “The Trouble With Girls.”

Scotty McCreery

McCreery walked across the stage with his 400 or so classmates in Raleigh, N.C., to collect his diploma the day after claiming his first CMT Music Award in Nashville.

“The year has gone so fast,” the American Idol Season 10 winner told People on the red carpet before the awards show. “I’m glad it worked out that I could do both [school and music]. It was important to me and my family. Graduation is a big milestone, and it’s going to be a little bittersweet.”

“It was a good four years for me in high school,” he says.

Scotty McCreery

McCreery, who plans to attend North Carolina State University in the fall, tells the magazine that his dedication to his studies has paid off. He graduated with distinguished honors and said he believed he ranked in the top 50 in his class academically.

“I tried to keep in the books while I was on the road,” he said. “There’s a lot of down time, hurry up and wait time, and I tried to put it to good use. I know my family will be proud.”