Bündchen Expecting Baby No. 2?

It looks like Gisele Bündchen will soon be expanding her empire… on the home front.

The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel—who recently appeared topless while getting a little “cheeky” on the cover of Vogue Paris’ latest issue—is reportedly three months pregnant, according to Us Weekly.

Gisele Bundchen

It would be the second child for the former Victoria’s Secret model and her NFL quarterback husband Tom Brady, who wed in 2009. They’re already parents to a 2-year-old son, Benjamin.

Brady also has a 4-year-old son Jack with his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan.

Bündchen admitted in late 2010 that she was hoping to grow her family.

“I want more kids for sure, but I don’t know when,” she told British Vogue, adding that “I have my hands full” with Benjamin and her stepson Jack.

“For Benjamin, his big brother is his hero,” said the bombshell. “Jack comes in and Benjamin has a big smile. He wants to follow him around. Anything he does, he’s just in awe of him like, ‘Oh my God!'”

de la Reguera to Carry the Olympic Torch

She may not be an Olympic athlete, but Ana de la Reguera will still be taking part in the events leading up to the 2012 Summer Games in London.

The 35-year-old Mexican actress and former telenovela star has been selected by her home country to help carry the Olympic torch for her humanitarian efforts.

Ana de la Reguera

“Mexican top international actress which founded the VeracruzAna Foundation that helps the community of Antigua Veracruz and its surroundings,” says de la Reguera’s nomination form. “After natural disasters VeracruzAna Foundation helped re-build the entire community, homes and streets.”

de la Reguera, who was recently cast in the Lionsgate horror film Jessabelle, will represent Mexico at the special ceremony, which will take place before the Games kick off on July 27. Even though she won’t be carrying the torch a long distance, de la Reguera is extremely excited about the honor.

“In July I will run and carry the torch a few meters,” de la Reguera told People en Español. “I’ll be in London for at least 15 days or less, also traveling a bit to learn about the Olympic experience, which is amazing.”

de la Reguera will carry the torch through Aylesbury in on July 9, 2012.

2012 Summer Olympic Games Torch

The Torch is made up of an inner and an outer aluminium alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles.

Representing the inspirational stories of the 8,000 Torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame, the circles which run the length of the body of the Torch also offer a unique level of transparency. You can see right to the heart of the Torch and view the burner system which will keep the Olympic Flame alive on its journey around the United Kingdom.

The National Museum of American History to Memorialize Cruz

It’s been nearly 10 years since Celia Cruz passed away… But she’s remained one of the most influential artists in Latin music… And, now she’ll be memorialized in our nation’s capital.

The legendary Cuban-American singer—known as the “Queen of Salsa” —will be the subject of a new biographical portrait by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Celia Cruz

As part of the museum’s “Frame an Iconic American” contest, officials selected five iconic American figures who represented a different set of ideas. And after more than 11,000 votes cast, Cruz’s story of immigration, music and entertainment resonated with a clear majority of the voters.

“The comments on our contest pages hint at some of the challenges museum staff face when thinking about how we collect, preserve and present history” says Shannon Perich, curator of the upcoming Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten exhibition. “Which stories do we tell and why? For some commenters, local allegiances were most important. For some, having a personal connection was the deciding factor. Others wrestled with the various ways in which we recognize the many kinds of contributions our heroes make to our society. This dynamic dialogue is important and we thank you for sharing your points of view with us.”

Celia Cruz

Cruz, who passed away in July 2003 at the age of 77, recorded more than 80 albums and songs, many of which went gold or platinum, during a professional career that spanned more than 60 years. Cruz, who became known around the world for her piercing and powerful voice and larger-than-life personality and stage costumes, won five Grammy Awards and received various other honors for her contributions to Latin music. She collaborated with Gloria Estefan, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Rivera, David Byrne, Wyclef Jean and many other musical legends.

Celia Cruz

To learn more about Cruz, read a special tribute on the American History Museum’s blog or visit the museum’s online exhibition, ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.

Cruz beat Audie Murphy, Alice PaulSamuel Morse and Frederick Douglass for the honor. Weingarten’s finished portrait of Cruz will be displayed at the Smithsonian this fall.

Dawson & Alba Named to Fast Company’s Top 100 Creatives List

Rosario Dawson and Maria Teresa Kumar could be called a dynamic duo for their efforts to get out the Latino vote… And, now they’re being recognized for their creative vision…

Dawson and Kumar, who launched Voto Latino in 2004, have been named to Fast Company’s list of “The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012,” an annual celebration of business innovators who dare to think differently.

Rosario Dawson & Maria Teresa Kumar

Dawson and Kumar, who rank as the top Latino/as on the list at No. 12, were singled out for their mobile tech and grassroots savvy in encouraging voter participation from a growing constituency.

“Whenever we do voter registration, we ask, ‘Why haven’t you voted before?’ The response is often, ‘No one’s asked us,’” the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban actress and activist tells the magazine. “It’s not about telling people what to do–it’s about sharing what they can do.”

Voto Latino’s civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. The non-partisan organization has creatively and effectively used celebrity voices and the latest technology to register more than 120,000 young Latino voters, galvanize Latino youth and their families to be counted in the 2010 Census and mobilize them to speak out and take action on policies impacting their lives.

“By simply sending young Latinos texts on Election Day, participation increased close to 8%,” Kumar told the magazine. “We have to spend a lot of our time getting people to register to vote, which we do with technology, but what should be happening is secretaries of state should allow everyone to register online.”

But Dawson and Kumar weren’t the only Hispanic “creatives” to make the list…

Jessica Alba

Hollywood-starlet-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba, who came in at No. 17, was touted for “wooing the eco-conscious crowd.” The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress co-founded The Honest Company, an e-commerce site for eco-friendly household products like baby products, cleaning supplies and body care items for a monthly subscription fee.

“I read a book called Healthy Child Healthy World when I was seven-and-a-half months pregnant, and my eyes were opened to all of the toxic chemicals that are in everyday household and baby products,” Alba tells the magazine. “So I went to the author of that book, Christopher Gavigan, and I hounded him for a year. I said, ‘I appreciate you’ve given me a handbook, but you haven’t given me a solution. Let’s make the solution.'”

Here’s a look at other Latinas making this year’s list:

No. 21: Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Manager of Social Innovation, Twitter
No. 48: Lourenço Bustani, Founder, CEO, Mandalah
No. 54: Flavio Pripas & Renato Steinberg, Cofounders, Fashion.me

Click here for Fast Company’s complete list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012.


Radio Ambulante: Sharing Stories of the Latino Experience

Radio Ambulante, an online radio project that enables thousands of stories from places in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish is spoken to be told and listened to, premiered Tuesday.

Radio Ambulante

Peruvian-born Daniel Alarcon, who was named one of the best young U.S. writers by The New Yorker, created the podcast.

“It’s a way to get to know ourselves more, to share our stories,” said Alarcon, who has written several prize-winning novels, inclduing Radio Ciudad Perdida and Guerra a la Luz de las Velas.

Narratives broadcast on Radio Ambulante’s official launch Tuesday included the story told by former Honduran President Mel Zelaya of his exile after being ousted in a June 2009 coup, and the odyssey of a Peruvian who stowed away on a ship to New York in 1959.

Alarcon, who resides in San Francisco and serves as the executive producer for the project, is assisted by a team of journalists, poets and writers scattered around the globe.

During a test run earlier this year, Radio Ambulante was visited by listeners in more than 70 countries in Latin America and beyond, including faraway places like Indonesia, Belgium and Namibia.

Ambrosio Gives Birth to a Son

It’s an even split at the Alessandra Ambrósio home…

The 30-year-old Brazilian supermodel gave birth to a son on Monday in Florianopolis, Brazil, bringing the total to two girls and two boys in the household.

Alessandra Ambrosio

The Victoria’s Secret model’s bundle of joy, reportedly named Noah, joins her 3½-year-old daughter Anja Louise.

“Welcome my son, can’t wait to show u around this crazy place,” Ambrósio’s fiancé Jamie Mazur Tweeted Monday.

The couple—who began in 2005—announced they were expecting baby No. 2 last December. Ambrosio, who revealed in April that she would be having a boy, even debuted her baby bump on the runway.

Although it looks like they’ve settled on the name Noah, Ambrósio and Mazur admitted it didn’t come easy.

“[Choosing a name is] the hardest part! I want something that works well in both Portuguese and English,” she explained at the time. “It can’t be too American or my grandmother won’t be able to pronounce it

Carey & Cannon Renew Their Vows in Paris

Nearly four years after their tying the knot in the Bahamas to the surprise of many, Nick Cannon dropped to one knee before wife Mariah Carey during a Parisian vow renewal ceremony atop the Eiffel Tower on Friday night.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

In a photo shoot beforehand, the 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer is shown beaming in a white mermaid dress with spaghetti straps and a black bow at the waist as Cannon, in a white suit and black tie, locks his eyes with hers.

“Tonight was an incredible night,” the singer announced via her Twitter account. “I can’t express how amazing it was to renew our vows in Paris at the top of the Eiffel tower.”

The couple—the proud parents of nearly 1-year-old twins—will officially celebrate their fourth anniversary on Monday, April 30.

The couple had arrived in France by private jet around 1:00 am on Friday. During the day, Carey was spotted shopping at Baby Dior – the couple’s twins turn 1 on Monday – and at the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs-Elysees.

Friday night, after they posed for their wedding renewal photos, the couple was spotted dining at the Le Jules Verne restaurant on the Eiffel Tower.

Vergara Named One of the World’s Most Beautiful Women by People

In People magazine’s quest to name the 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman, the publication has named Sofia Vergara and Madeleine Stowe to the Top 10 list.

The 39-year-old Colombian actress—who recently shined in her first guest-hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live—discussed her bombshell status in her SNL monologue.

Sofia Vergara Receives Second Straight SAG Award Nomination

“I always heard that immigrants had a really hard life when they came to America,” joked Vergara. “But when I showed up here everyone was so nice. The men bought me drinks and offered me a place to sleep. This country welcomed me with open arms… and pulled-down pants.”

But Vergara isn’t apologetic about her looks. “I’m not ashamed. It has opened doors,” the InStyle cover girl admitted to the magazine in April. And now that she’s about turn 40 in July, the Modern Family actress is both flattered and amused she’s still considered a head-turner. “I am on these lists for ‘best ass’ or ‘most beautiful’ with women like Mila Kunis, who’s, like, 20 years old,” she says with a laugh. “I have a son that age!”

Madeleine Stowe

Madeleine Stowe, who was lured back to Hollywood after a 12-year absence with a choice role on ABC’s instahit Revenge cracked the Top 10 as well.

“It’s fun being noticed on the streets,” says Stowe, whose perfect mix of beauty and talent led to ’90s box-office success in The Last of the Mohicans and Unlawful Entry. As for aging in Hollywood, the 53-year-old half-Costa Rican actress takes a rational approach: “My forehead moves! Some things, you have to let go.”

Meanwhile, several Latinas were featured in People’s “Beautiful at Every Age” feature.

Jessica Alba, 31
Turning 31 on April 28, Alba—who will soon be adding the title of “published author” to her resume— says she has finally reached a point where she’s finally comfortable in her own skin. “I’d been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young,” she told Elle. “Now I have no problem with it.”

Eva Longoria, 37
The former beauty queen and national co-chair for Obama’s re-election campaign says it takes more than good looks to look your best. “People think health only has to do with your physical being, but for me, it’s so much more,” the Desperate Housewives star told Health magazine. “I have a great diet and exercise routine. And I try to have a healthy outlook.”

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes, 38
The Miami native—who will soon be starring as a neglectful mother inGirl in Progress—has no problem showing a little skin. Or even a lot of skin. Just check out her racy ads for Calvin Klein. “I’m not at all ashamed or frightened about showing my body,” she told the Spanish edition of Vogue. As for being labeled a sex symbol, Mendes says, “I like it when it doesn’t limit my career. It’s a part of my life, but on a secondary plane.”

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, 42
Named People’s Most Beautiful Woman in 2011, the American Idol judge—who gets hearts racing in the steamy video for her latest single “Dance Again—says she values inner over outer beauty any day. “I feel lucky to be an attractive person,” she told People. “But I’ve always felt that real beauty always comes from your heart.”

Dudamel to Conduct Europe’s May Day Celebration…

Gustavo Dudamel is preparing to lead the May Day charge in Vienna next week…

The 31-year-old Venezuelan composer and violinist will conduct the Berlin Philharmonic during its traditional May 1 European Concert, which will be broadcast live from Vienna by several international networks, according to the Spanish Riding School.

Gustavo Dudamel

The orchestra has selected the winter pavilion of Vienna’s Spanish Riding School as the venue for this year’s concert.

The prestigious orchestra—under the baton of Dudamel and where French cellist Gautier Capuçon serves as a soloist, will perform Johannes Brahms’s “Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn,” a Haydn concerto for cello and orchestra, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

The concert will be televised by a number of international networks, including Spain’s RTVE.

The Berlin Philharmonic started the May Day concerts in 1991 to mark the anniversary of its founding on May 1, 1882, and it selects a different European location relevant to the history of culture each year.

The orchestra performed at Madrid’s Teatro Real last year under the direction of principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle, with guitarist Paco de Lucia as a guest soloist.

Dudamel is concurrently serving as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra.

He became famous for his dynamic performances with musicians from Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras.

Rubio Among the Nine Latinos on Time’s 100 Influentials List

He may be the junior United States Senator from Florida with only about 15 months in office… But, Marco Rubio is already being hailed as one of the most influential people in the world.

The 40-year-old Cuban American politician appears on Time magazine’s just released list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Senator Marco Rubio

“I knew there was something special about Marco Rubio when I first met him as a young Republican city commissioner. Bilingual and bicultural, he represents the best of the emerging second generation of Cuban immigrants,” writes former Florida governor Jeb Bush about the U.S. Senator who is being called a potential vice presidential pick for the Republican Party. “His ascendancy in politics has not surprised me or the people who know him. Rubio’s abiding faith in the promise of America is so compelling.”

But Senator Rubio isn’t the only Latino making Time’s ninth annual list. In all, nine Latinos made the cut, including three females.

Here’s a look at the rest of the world’s most influential Latinos, according to Time.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.
The 44-year-old Emmy and Grammy-winning Mexican-American comedian/actor is the star of FX’s comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits. Comedienne Joan Rivers writes of Louis C.K.:  “When he sent me the Louie episode he wanted me to do, I called him and said, ‘I like it, but I’d like to work with you on this.’ He was wonderful. There is absolutely no ego there — we reworked the script together and we improvised. It was such a meeting of the minds, such a joy.”

José Andrés
Last year, the 42-year-old Spanish chef and activist won the coveted James Beard Foundation‘s Outstanding Chef Award, the highest honor a chef in America can achieve. But José Andrés wasn’t honored for his gastronomic work; he was recognized for his philanthropic efforts. Fellow chef Anthony Bourdain writes about José Andrés: “That this gift of Spain to the U.S. is best known as a great chef with a portfolio of extraordinary restaurants in Washington, Los Angeles and Las Vegas is almost beside the point. He’s bigger and more important than that. No one kitchen — or 10 — can contain him. He is advocate, promoter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, artist. Keep up with him at your peril.”

Dulce Matuz

Dulce Matuz
The 27-year-old Mexican illegal immigrant and advocate is the president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, the group working to provide a path to citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria writes about Dulce Matuz, who attended high school and college in Arizona: “An undocumented Latina confronted with legal barriers to pursuing her engineering dream, she chose to fight for the right to contribute to the country she has called home since she was young. As president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Dulce promotes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who, like her, were brought to the U.S. before they were 16, attend college or serve in the military and are of good moral character. Dulce takes on powerful opponents with grace and conviction, saying, ‘We are Americans, and Americans don’t give up.’”

Eike Batista

Eike Batista
The 55-year-old Brazilian business tycoon, one of the richest people in the world, is the owner and president of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group. Eike Batista made the list for his commitment to social inclusion initiatives in Rio de Janeiro. The city’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, credited Batista for bolstering Rio’s successful bid to host the 2016 Olympics and for donating to civic initiatives. “He might be Brazil’s richest man and the world’s seventh richest, bringing vital investment to our city from oil and mining, but his most valuable asset is his commitment to Rio’s legacy,” writes Paes.

Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos
The 60-year-old Colombian President may be recognized for helping his country in its bid to be a more developed world player, but Colombian pop singer Shakira believes he’s also a strong leader at home, especially after working directly with President Juan Manuel Santos on education and childhood development programs throughout the country. She writes, “A leader is someone who understands the people’s vision of a better tomorrow and is willing to guide them there. In Colombia, we dream of a future of progress, prosperity and peace. By focusing on education, I believe President Santos is on the right track to make that dream a reality.”

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Maria das Graças Silva Foster
The Brazilian oil engineer was recently named the CEO of Petrobras, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of oil. She becomes its first female CEO and the first woman to run a major oil company. And, she’s known for being a tough, no-nonsense operator. “Foster, 58, spent her early childhood in a working-class favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and collected recyclable cans and paper to help pay for school. A chemical engineer by training, she joined Petrobras and stayed for more than 30 years. Her tireless work habits earned her the nickname Caveirao, slang for the armored cars Brazilian police use to clear out slums,” writes Bryan Walsh, a senior editor at Time.

Dilma Rousseff
President
The 64-year-old Brazilian politician, considered one of the world’s most powerful women, is the first woman to hold the office of President in her native country. Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández De Kirchner writes of Rousseff, “She and I share many personal experiences: the drive that comes from our immigrant heritage, youthful activism and militancy and the challenges faced by women as they try to grow in a space dominated by men. And we agree that social inequality is the greatest problem facing our countries. Historically, what was “national” in Latin America used to run counter to the interests of the other nations in our region. Today, with the leadership of Dilma Rousseff, we see a Brazil convinced that its national interest is absolutely linked to the interests of its neighbors.”

Lionel-Messi-Barcelona-Football-Player

Lionel Messi
Earlier this year, the 24-year-old Argentinean soccer star, who plays for Futbol Club Barcelona, claimed his third consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or, making him the first footballer to win the honor three years in a row. U.S. soccer star Mia Hamm writes of Lionel Messi: “He makes you hold your breath every time he touches the ball. It never seems to leave his feet. His love of the game and the pride he feels while playing for Barcelona and Argentina are palpable. Then you meet him, and you are reminded that he is only 5 ft. 7 in. (170 cm),” says Hamm. “He certainly has the potential to be remembered as the best player of all time, and I am so grateful for his approach to the game in this day and age. Clearly he plays because he loves it, and it shows every time he takes the field.

Click here for Time‘s complete list of influentials.