Signature Entertainment Acquires Rights to Luis Guzman’s Mob Crime-Drama “The Birthday Cake” in UK-Ireland & Australia-New Zealand

Luis Guzmán will be having birthday cake on four islands…

Signature Entertainment has acquired the mob crime-drama The Birthday Cake, starring the 64-year-old Puerto Rican actor, for distribution in the United Kingdom-Ireland and Australia/New Zealand.

Luis Guzman

In addition to Guzman, the film also stars Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer, William Fichtner, Emory Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Penn Badgley, Ashley Benson, Lorraine Bracco and Shiloh Fernandez.

Currently in post-production, the film comes from first-time feature director Jim Giannopoulos, whose past work includes music video collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Miley Cyrus and Kid Cudi.

The Birthday Cake follows Giovanni (Fernandez) who, on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death, reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio’s life is forever changed after witnessing a murder and learning the truth about what happened to his late father.

Guzman’s previous credits include television roles on Shameless, Hightown and the film The Padre.

Lovato to Present and Perform at This Weekend’s Teen Choice Awards

It will be quite a busy night for Demi Lovato at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards

Not only is the 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress nominated for six awards, The X Factor judge is also set to take the stage as a performer and presenter.

Demi Lovato

Lovato will perform her latest single “Made in the USA,” a patriotic love song that appears on her fourth studio album Demi.

Lovato took to Twitter to share the exciting news to her fans. “It’s truuue!! I’m performing #MadeInTheUSA on the Teen Choice Awards!! Tune in to Fox on Sun. and get it on iTunes!!” she wrote.

It’ll mark her first live appearance after taking a brief break to get her tonsils removed last month. She’ll join previously-announced performers One Direction, Paramore and Florida Georgia Line.

In addition, Lovato and X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony, will present the Acuvue Inspire Award, which will be given to an inspirational celebrity who has used his or her fame over the past year to make a difference in teens’ lives.

Lovato is nominated in several key categories, including Choice Female Artist, Choice Single: Female, Choice Female Hottie and Choice Smile.

Hosted by Darren Criss and Lucy Hale, this year’s Teen Choice Awards will have stars like Bella ThorneNina Dobrev, Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Benson, Liam Hemsworth, Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz presenting the awards.

The 2013 Teen Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 pm on Fox.

Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” to Open Earlier in New York & LA

Spring Break will arrive a week earlier than scheduled for Selena Gomez

Spring Breakers

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer’s highly anticipated Disney-image-shattering film Spring Breakers will now be getting a limited sneak peek in Los Angeles and New York City on March 15, one week before opening nationwide on March 22, according to Annapurna Pictures.

The R-rated girls-gone-wild film, directed by Harmony Korine, follows a gang of trouble-seeking coeds (Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) who get mixed up with a drug-dealing rapper (James Franco) in Florida.

Spring Breakers first debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year; and it will get its big premiere in the United States on March 10 at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin.

The International Trailer of Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” Released

The international trailer for Selena Gomez’s Spring Breakers shows just how far of a departure she’s taken from her Wizards of Waverly Place character…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer, who will be releasing a new music soon, appears in the just-released, red-band worthy Spring Breakers trailer from French company Mars Distribution.

Spring Breakers

The clip for Harmony Korine’s R-rated Day-Glo coed crime romp shows a racier look at what the domestic previews have held back: drug use, nudity, guns galore and gratuitous f-bombs dropped by Gomez and her co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.

James Franco also stars in the film as a blinged-out thug rapper complete with a gold grill.

Spring Breakers, which will premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin next month, will open in theaters in the United States on March 22.

Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

It looks like Selena Gomez will be spring breaking in Austin this March…

Spring Breakers

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer’s highly anticipated Spring Breakers will have its United States premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin, taking place March 8-16.

Directed by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers stars Gomez as one of four college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, only to find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do a little dirty work.

In addition to Gomez, the film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco.

Meanwhile, Uruguayan director/screenwriter Fede Álvarez’s Evil Dead remake will have its world premiere at the festival.

Based on the cult classic from director Sam Raimi, the film centers on five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, who discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.

The film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

First Look: Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” Teaser Clip

Selena Gomez isn’t afraid to shed her good girl image… And now you can see the results of the former Disney Channel star’s bad-girl transformation in the latest clip from her upcoming movie.

Spring Breakers

In the simple clip for Spring Breakers, the 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress and singer—who was recently nominated for her first-ever MTV VMA Award—puts her newfound edginess on display as she talks about the misery of growing up in her one-gas-station town.

Directed by Harmony Korine, the film centers on four restaurant-robbing college girls who turn to crime to pay for their spring break trip.

Spring Breakers Cast

Gomez’s co-stars in the film include Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson, as well as James Franco.

Spring Breakers will premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month.