Anthony Marries Model-Girlfriend Shannon de Lima

Marc Anthony is a married man…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning salsa singer has tied the knot with his Venezuelan model girlfriend at a seaside resort in the Dominican Republic.

Marc Anthony & Shannon Di Lima

Anthony wed 26-year-old Shannon de Lima at a Tuesday (Nov. 11) ceremony at his residence in the exclusive Dominican resort of Casa de Campo.

A few weeks ago, Anthony wrote on his Instagram account that a “surprise” was in store, posting a photo of the couple walking together.

This is the third marriage for Anthony, who has six children from previous relationships. He split in 2011 from pop singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.

In addition to being the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time, Anthony is also an actor. He has appeared on television and in films. He starred opposite ex-wife Lopez in the 2007 film El Cantante, about the life of salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe.

Blacc to Serve as a Presenter at This Year’s American Music Awards

Aloe Blacc is set to make a statement at this year’s American Music Awards.

The 35-year-old Panamanian American singer has been added to the list of presenters set to take the stage at the upcoming AMAs.

Aloe Blacc

Blacc joins Orange Is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba, along with reality siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as the latest additions.

Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Jessie J, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn and Emmy Rossum also are set to present at the fan-voted awards show, which will air live on ABC starting at 8:00 pm ET on Sunday, November 23, from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. 

As previously announced, the show will feature performances by 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Pitbull.

Pitbull will also serve as the event’s host. Voting is currently ongoing.

 

Allende Among This Year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Honorees

Isabel Allende
 is headed to the White House

The 72-year-old Chilean writer is among the 19 people chosen by President Barack Obama today to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Isabel Allende

Allende, best known for her novels La casa de los espíritus and La ciudad de las bestias, has written 21 books that have sold 65 million copies in 35 languages.

She’s been recognized with numerous awards internationally, including the prestigious National Literary Award in Chile, her country of origin.

Allende’s novels are often based upon her personal experience and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism.

Allende, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was granted American citizenship in 1993, having lived in California with her American husband since 1989.

But Allende isn’t the only Hispanic person to receive the honor this year…

The late Edward Roybal will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously.

He was the first Mexican-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from California in nearly a century. In 1976, he founded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, creating a national forum for Latino issues and opening doors for a new generation of Latino leaders.

Other honorees this year include Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Stevie Wonder and choreographer Alvin Ailey.

The awards will be bestowed at the White House on November 24.

Becky G to Perform at the American Music Awards Live Pre-Show Event

Becky G’s ready to rock the red carpet…

The 17-year-old Mexican American rapper, actress and model has been added to the list of pre-show performers at the American Music Awards.

Becky G

Hosted by Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Frankie Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker, the Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs also will also feature performances by Ella Henderson, Katy Tiz, Mary Lambert, and R5.

The American Music Awards’ Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live show will begin streaming at 5:00 pm ET on Yahoo Live on Sunday, November 23.

Diaz to Host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on November 22

Cameron Diaz is ready to a little Saturday Night fun…

The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actress is set to host NBC’s sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live on November 22, NBC confirms.

Cameron Diaz

It’ll be the fourth time hosting SNL for Diaz, who most recently starred in comedies The Other Woman and Sex Tape this year.

Diaz next stars as Miss Hannigan in Annie, set for release December 19.

That night, Mark Ronson teams up with Bruno Mars as SNL’s musical guest; Mars last served as both host and musical guest in 2012. Mars and Ronson collaborate on “Uptown Funk!” which will be released on November 10 and is the first single off Ronson’s new album.

NBC also confirmed that Woody Harrelson will return to Studio 8H for the first time in more than 20 years to make his third appearance as SNL host. He’ll be joined by musical guest Kendrick Lamar, who is making his second appearance as music act.

Mars to Perform at Las Vegas’ Rock in Rio USA Festival

Bruno Mars is ready to rock (in Rio)…

The 29-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has joined the Rock in Rio USA festival’s lineup, as confirmed by MGM Resorts International and the festival’s organizers.

Bruno Mars

Taking place in Las Vegas next year, the festival will feature performances by Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Metallica and No Doubt on the main stage during the festival, which takes place May 8-9 and May 15-16.

The announcement and debut of the festival’s look came complete with a magician, tap dancers, a fire-thrower and musical acts performing in front of building facades resembling streets in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Luis Justo, CEO of Rock in Rio, says the festival is intended to be an “immersive” experience. A Ferris wheel and 64-foot-high zip line are also planned for the site. “It’s like an amusement park with a lot of different attractions,” Justo told Billboard in April. “More than the talent itself, the experience that the crowd has at Rock In Rio is really different.”

The venue will accommodate 85,000 general admission ticket-holders each day and 4,000 VIPs, organizers said. A pre-sale last month attracted ticket-buyers from 32 different countries, Justo said.

The 37-acre open-air venue stretching from the corner of Las Vegas and Sahara boulevards next to the Circus Circus Resort is being built by MGM Resorts in concert with Cirque du Soleil and The Yucaipa Cos. investment firm.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in January. For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com

Fergie to Perform at This Year’s American Music Awards

Fergie is heading back to the stage as a solo artist…

The 39-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member has been added to the lineup of performers at this year’s American Music Awards.

Fergie

Dick Clark Productions has confirmed that Fergie, as well as One Direction and Lorde, will perform at the fan-voted awards show, set to air live from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET on November 23 on ABC.

Fergie will make her worldwide television debut performing her first single since 2006, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” the debut track from her upcoming sophomore album.

As previously announced, other musical artists scheduled to appear on the show include 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith and Pitbull, who will also host the event at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Bosé to Pay Tribute to This year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Joan Manuel Serrat

Miguel Bosé is heading back to this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute event.

The 58-year-old Spanish musician/actor, last year’s honoree, is among the performers set to pay tribute to this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Joan Manuel Serrat.

Miguel Bose

Bosé joins a roster of performers that includes Panamanian salsa singer Rubén Blades and Puerto Rico’s Calle 13.

The Barcelona-born Serrat will also be in the company of other fellow artists including Peruvian songstress Tania Libertad and singer/songwriter/poet Joaquín Sabina who will gather during a gala and tribute dinner on November 19 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The tribute dinner and concert is being executive produced by Jose Tillan, with Greg Fera serving as the event’s producer. Dan Warner will be the night’s musical director and Gustavo Borner is the audio/mix supervisor.

Last year Bosé was the person of the year and was given musical tributes by Laura Pausini, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Carlos Santana, Juanes and Alejandro Sanz, among others.

Other previous honorees include Shakira, Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, and Caetano Veloso.

Santana to Perform Instrumental Version of the National Anthem at the World Series

Carlos Santana is ready to play ball… 

The 67-year-old Mexican musician is among the entertainers scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the 2014 World Series, according to Fox officials.

Carlos Santana

Santana, a multiple Grammy winner considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, joins a roster that includes American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town.

Yearwood will kick things off Tuesday, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 1 when the San Francisco Giants face the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Phillips will make his second appearance singing at a World Series when he takes the mic before Game 2 on Wednesday. He last appeared in 2012, the year he won American Idol, when the Giants faced the Detroit Tigers.

The series moves to San Francisco on Friday with country group Little Big Town.

Santana then takes the 4 p.m. slot on Saturday for Game 4, when he performs an instrumental version of the song.

The games will air on Fox at 8:00 pm ET.

Banderas to Receive Honorary Goya Award for His “Stellar Career”

Antonio Banderas has earned an extra special prize…

The Spanish Film Academy will honor the 54-year-old Spanish actor with an honorary Goya Award for the organization calls a “stellar career on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Antonio Banderas

The academy’s board of directors unanimously voted to honor Banderas for having “developed a versatile trajectory as an actor, have shown his own point of view as a director and having immersed himself in the role of producer to support national values.”

Calling him a hometown-Malaga boy “without borders,” the academy applauded his career punctuated by “risks and commitment.”

Banderas rose to acclaim in some of the most exemplary roles in Pedro Almodovar’s earlier works like Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, Labyrinth of Passion, Matador, Law of Desire and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

But he also forged a successful career in Hollywood with films like Zorro, Shrek, Philadelphia, Desperados and Interview with a Vampire.

Banderas, who has directed the films Crazy in Alabama and Summer Rain, recently returned to Spain with his latest Spanish project, the apocalyptic science fiction Automata, which he presented at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Banderas is currently filming Hugh Hudson’s The Master of Altamira alongside Rupert Everett and Golshifteh Farahani.

Banderas’ special presentation will take place next February at Spain’s premiere film gala in Madrid.