USA Network to Premiere Second Season of Braga’s “Queen of the South” in June

Alice Braga is heading back South this summer…

USA Network is set to premiere the second season of Queen of the South, starring the 33-year-old Brazilian actress, on June 8.

Alice Braga

Inspired by the global best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Season 2 follows the journey of Teresa Mendoza (Braga) and the sacrifices she must make not only to survive, but to make it to the top of the drug world. Where will she draw the line when her moral code and her destiny are at odds?

In addition to Braga, Queen of the South also stars Justina Machado, Hemky Madera, Veronica Falcon, James Martinez, Joaquim de Almeida, Peter Gadiot, Carlos Gomez and Mark Consuelos.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable net will premiere Queen of the South on Thursday, June 8 at 10:00 pm ET.

Gomez Returning to CBS’ Drama Series “Madam Secretary”

Carlos Gomez is heading back to The District…

The 54-year-old Latino actor is heading back to the CBS drama series Madam Secretary for the upcoming third season, reprising his recurring role of Jose Campos.

Carlos Gomez

An ex-Special Forces guy, Campos is currently a Senior Intel CIA operative with past tours in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq now working as part of a very special intelligence analysis unit led by Henry (Tim Daly).

Téa Leoni stars as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, along with Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Keith Carradine, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Wallis Currie-Wood.

Gomez’s other credits include television appearances on Charmed, The Glades and Shark.

Gómez Agrees to Lucrative, Four-Year Deal with the Milwaukee Brewers

Carlos Gómez will be calling Milwaukee home for a little longer…

The 27-year-old Dominican baseball star has agreed to a four-year, $28.3 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Carlos Gomez

The center fielder nicknamed “Go-Go” would’ve been eligible for free agency after this season. He agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million deal in January, and the new contract includes salaries of $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.

Gómez hit .260 with 19 homers and 37 stolen bases in 137 games in 2012. He was one of only five players in the majors with at least 15 homers and 30 stolen bases.

“I feel really good that I’ll be able to stay three more years with the Brewers now that they’ve given me a new opportunity,” Gómez said in Spanish after leaving the game. “It was important for me to sign for three more years because this was going to be my fourth year with the organization that gave me a chance. I know I can have a better year than last year, and that’s why I decided to sign for longer.”

Brewers president and general manager Doug Melvin praised Gómez in a statement from the club.

“He has always had the physical skills, and his recent performance has given us the confidence that he will take the next step in becoming one of the top center fielders in the game,” Melvin said. “His energy, speed and aggressive style of play is a perfect fit for Ron Roenicke‘s style of managing.

Gómez knows now that he and his family are financially secure.

“It’s a great feeling to know that my children, my parents, my brothers, my wife are going to have a good future with everything taken care of,” he said. “It will be that way for a very long time.”

Sanchez’s “The Glades” Picked Up for a Fourth Season by A&E

Kiele Sanchez is heading back to the Florida Everglades…

The A&E Network has picked up its flagship drama series The Glades, which stars the 35-year-old Puerto Rican-French American actress, for a 13-episode fourth season.

Kiele Sanchez

The Glades, which also stars Carlos Gómez and Matt Passmore, was A&E’s first scripted series to get real traction with viewers and helped establish the network’s scripted brand.

In its third season, The Glades averaged 4.1 million total viewers for premiere episodes in Live+7, up 5% from Season 2.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television Studios, the show centers on a Chicago detective taking a job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in South Florida after being falsely accused of sleeping with his captain’s wife. He assumes it’ll afford him a more relaxing lifestyle, but he quickly finds that things are more complicated than he had imagined.

The fourth season of The Glades will premiere in 2013.

Sanchez  previously starred  in The WB‘s comedic ensemble drama, Related. She was cast as a co-star in the third season of the ABC Lost’s but her character was soon written out of the show. And she appeared in the 2007 ABC pilot Football Wives, which didn’t end up going to series.

Rodriguez Picks Up Imagen Award for Her Filly Brown Role

She gained critical acclaim for her role in Filly Brown… And, now Gina Rodriguez is reaping the rewards for her impressive work in the indie film.

The 27-year-old 28-year Puerto Rican actress picked up the best actress in a feature film prize for her starring role as an aspiring hip-hop artist in Filly Brown at this weekend’s 27th annual Imagen Awards, which honor the best and most talented portrayals of Latinos in film.

Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez’s performance won rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and led to a talent holding deal with ABC/ABC Studios.

Filly Brown, which co-stars Edward James Olmos, Jenni Rivera and Lou Diamond Phillips, follows Rodriguez’s character’s rise to fame and consciousness as she copes with the incarceration of her mother through her poetry and music.

Phillips picked up the Imagen Award for best actor in a feature film for his role in the film.

Meanwhile, singer-turned-reality-star Rivera, who made her acting debut in Filly Brown, received the 2012 Imagen President’s Award.

In addition to picking up an award, Rodriguez served as the Imagen Foundation-sponsored awards show host. ,

Here’s a look at all of the Imagen Award winners:

Best Primetime Program: Switched at Birth (Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family)
Best Variety and Reality: 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz (HBO Sports)
Best Children’s Programming: El Perro y El Gato (HBO Latino)
Best Young Actress on Television: Bella Thorne, Shake it Up! (Disney Channel)
Best Supporting Actress on TV: Eva La Rue, CSI:Miami (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor on TV: Carlos Gomez, The Glades (A&E)
Best Actor on Television: James Roday, Psych (USA Network)
Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film: Cierra Ramirez, Girl in Progress (Pantelion Films)
Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film: Diego Luna, Casa De Mi Padre (NALA Films/Gary Sanchez Productions/Pantelion Films)
Best Actress in a Feature Film: Gina Rodriguez, Filly Brown (Cima Production/Olmos Production/Silent Giant Entertainment)Best Actor in a Feature Film: Lou Diamond Phillips, Filly Brown (Cima Production/Olmos Production/Silent Giant Entertainment)
Best Primetime Special or Movie: The Pregnancy Project (Barbara Lieberman Productions)
Best Primetime Program: Drama or Comedy Series: Switched at Birth (Prodco Inc. in association with ABC: Family)
Best Theatrical Short or Student Film: INGLES (Ruben Avitia)