Salma Hayek to Star in the Comedy “Limited Partners”

There’s a new partnership in Salma Hayek’s future…

The 52-year-old Mexican actress will star alongside Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne in Limited Partners, the Paramount Pictures comedy that Miguel Arteta will direct from a script by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly.

Salma Hayek

Haddish and Byrne play two hard-charging best girlfriends who build a juggernaut company and find their relationship tested when they are made a big buyout offer. Suddenly all the differences that made them the perfect odd-couple partners put them at war, threatening their business and personal relationships.

Hayek plays the executive who makes the buyout offer, and becomes the corporate puppet master pulling the strings in creating acrimony among the partners. That drives the duo into a display of a one-upsmanship fued that gives the comedy shades of Superbad meets Bridesmaids.

It’s a reteaming for Hayek with Arteta, who directed her in the critically acclaimed film Beatriz at Dinner, which earned her an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Female Lead.

Production begins in October.

Hayek, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in Frida, recently starred in The Hummingbird Project and will reprise her role in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Baccarin to Star Opposite Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s Comedy “Spy”

The spy’s the limit for Morena Baccarin

The 34-year-old Brazilian actress and Homeland star has been cast in 20th Century Fox’s female comedy Spy.

Morena Baccarin

It’s the latest film from writer-director Paul Feig and will star Bridesmaids scene-stealer star Melissa McCarthy.

Baccarin, who earned a Primetime Emmy award nomination for her work on Showtime’s Homeland, will play Karen Walker in the film.

The comedy, about a CIA analyst who gets a shot at field work, reunites also stars Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Bobby Cannavale.

Spy is slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release.

Nunez to Appear in ABC’s Comedy Pilot “The Winklers”

It’s Paco time for Joseph A. Nunez

The Latino actor/comedian has been in cast in ABC’s comedy pilot The Winklers.

Joseph A. Nunez

From Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal; Henry Winkler’s son, director Max Winkler; and son-in-law, actor Rob Reinis, The Winklers centers on Jack (portrayed by Domenick Lombardozzi), an emotionally reserved construction worker who learns about love, life and hugs while unexpectedly living with his in-laws — successful actor Henry (portrayed by Henry Winkler) and Tita Winkler (Judith Light), the fabulous, fierce momma bear of the family.

The comedy pilot is based on Henry Winkler’s relationship with his son-in-law, Reinis.

Nunez will portray Paco, a construction worker on Jack’s crew whose secret passion is dance.

Nunez is best known for his recurring role as Manche Sanchez on the show Prison Break.

His film credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Pursuit of Happyness and Bridesmaids.

Kid Cudi Receives MTV Movie Award Nod

He hasn’t made his big-screen acting debut… But that hasn’t stopped Kid Cudi from picking up an MTV Movie Awards nomination.

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer—who starred in HBO’s How to Make It in America—received a nod in the Music category for his song “Pursuit of Happiness,” which appears in the film Project X.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi will face off against the Chemical Brothers’ “The Devil is in the Details” from Hanna, Figurine’s “Impossible” from Like CrazyLMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” from 21 Jump Street and College with Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero” from Drive.

Meanwhile, Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games top nominees at MTV’s annual film honors with eight nods apiece, including bids for best cast, breakthrough performance and movie of the year.

The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast live on MTV on June 3 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Louis C.K. Nabs Four Awards at 2012 Comedy Awards

Louis C.K. proved to be the king of the night at the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards this past weekend…

The 44-year-old part-Mexican American actor/comedian—who was nominated for five awards—picked up four trophies, including Stand-Up Tour of the year during the taped awards show.

Louis C.K. beat out Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Attell, Lewis Black and Kevin Hart for the honor.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s online comedy special Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theaterwon the award for Comedy Special of the Year.

In addition, Louis C.K.’s popular FX series Louie took home the trophies for Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing-TV.

The night’s other winners included comedic icons Robin Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Don Rickles and Amy Poehler.

The awards show are scheduled to air on May 6 at 9:00 pm ET on Comedy Central.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners:

  • Stand-Up Icon Award: Robin Williams
  • Johnny Carson Award: Don Rickles
  • Comedy Film: “Bridesmaids”
  • Animated Comedy Film: “Rango”
  • Performance by an Actor-Film: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
  • Performance by an Actress-Film: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
  • Comedy Director-Film: Paul Feig, “Bridesmaids”
  • Comedy Screenplay: “Bridesmaids”
  • Comedy Series: “Parks and Recreation”
  • Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series: “Louie”
  • Animated Comedy Series: “Archer”
  • Performance by an Actor-TV: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Performance by an Actress-TV: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
  • Late Night Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
  • Comedy Writing-TV: “30 Rock”
  • Comedy Directing-TV: “Louie”
  • Comedy Special of the Year: “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater
  • Stand-Up Tour: Louis C.K.
  • Club Comic: Hannibal Buress
  • Breakout Performer of the Year: Donald Glover
  • Best Viral Original: “Songify This-Winning-A Song by Charlie Sheen”

Louis C.K. Receives Five Comedy Award Noms

It appears Louis C.K. is the new King of Comedy…

The 44-year-old part-Mexican American actor/comedian has received five nominations at the 2012 Comedy Awards, tying Modern Family, 30 Rock, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love for the most nods.

Louis CK

Louis C.K.’s five nominations include three for his hit FX series Louie, one for his straight-to-internet comedy special Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater and one for best stand-up tour.

In all, Louie received four nominations, including best directing.

Here’s a look at Louis C.K.’s individual nods and the people he’s up against:

Performance by an Actor – TV
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Comedy Special of the Year
“Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”
“Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup”
“Patton Oswalt Finest Hour”
“Colin Quinn Long Story Short”
“Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts”

Stand-Up Tour
Dave Attell
Lewis Black
Louis C.K.
Kevin Hart
Jerry Seinfeld

But Louis C.K. isn’t the only Hispanic star in the running for a Comedy Award.

Part-Cuban American actress Cameron Diaz has received a nod in the Performance by an Actress – Film category for her work in Bad Teacher.

Meanwhile, Colombian bombshell Sofia Vergara has received a Performance by an Actress – TV nomination for work on ABC’s Modern Family.

This year’s second annual Comedy Awards will take place on April 28 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom and air on Comedy Central on May 6.