Netflix to Premiere Gina Rodriguez’s Animated Series “Carmen Sandiego” in January

Gina Rodriguez will be traveling the Worldsoon…

Netflix has announced a January premiere date for its upcoming reboot of the classic animated series Carmen Sandiego, featuring the voice of the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star in the title role.

Gina Rodriguez

The new Carmen Sandiego features not only a new crop of international capers packed but will look into Carmen’s past to tell who she is and why she became a super thief. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) voices Player, Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend.

Carmen Sandiego

The character debuted in a 1980s computer game franchise Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and probably is best known for the Greg Lee-hosted game show that aired on PBS from 1991-95. The animated series ran from 1994 to 1999 on Fox Kids.

Carmen Sandiego debuts Friday, January 18 on the internet TV network.

Gina Rodriguez to Star in Untitled Original Comedy from Universal Pictures 

It’s a laughing matter for Gina Rodriguez

Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, which is will be a starring vehicle for the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress.

Gina Rodriguez

The studio is keeping the film’s plot details close to the vest.

Rodriguez rose to acclaim while starring as the title character in the series  Jane The Virgin, earning a Golden Globe for her performance.

Her first major studio starring role will be for Columbia Pictures in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed remake of Miss Bala, the 2011 thriller about a beauty pageant contestant who witnesses drug related murders and is conscripted to do the bidding of a drug cartel.

Rodriguez has also been generating projects as producer, wrapping Someone Great, another star vehicle. She will also lend her voice and produce the animated series Carmen Sandiego, which will be released by Netflix in January.

Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will produce for their I Can & I Will Productions.

St. Clair and Parham are the co-creators and stars of the USA comedy series Playing House. Along with scripting, they will be executive producers.

Gina Rodriguez Officially Signs on to Star in the Remake of Mexican Film “Miss Bala”

Gina Rodriguez has landed a royal role…

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star has officially signed on to star in Sony PicturesCatherine Hardwicke-directed drama Miss Bala, a remake of the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2011. Rodriguez was considered a frontrunner for the role.

Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez stars Gloria Meyer who, after her friend Suzu goes missing in Tijuana, finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA and a charismatic young crime boss.

Cordova will play Lino, a master manipulator and highly charismatic survivor who has gotten as far as he has through ballsy plays for power.

Meanwhile, Ismael Cruz Córdova has landed a role as Lino, a master manipulator and highly charismatic survivor who has gotten as far as he has through ballsy plays for power.

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is on board to adapt the script, which was written by original director Gerard Naranjo and Mauricio Katz.

Rodriguez recently wrapped the third season to her hit CW telenovela Jane the Virgin, which is set to return for a fourth. The Golden Globe winner is set to lend her voice to Netflix’s cartoon reboot Carman Sandiego, and will next be heard in Fox’s children’s story adaption Ferdinand and Sony’s animated Christmas film The Star, both slated for release this year.

Cordova’s credits include Ang Lee’s war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and recurring roles on Season 4 of Showtime’s Ray Donovan as well as ABC’s The Catch.

Rodriguez to Voice Title Character in Netflix’s Animated Series “Carmen Sandiego”

Where in the world is Gina Rodriguez? Well, you’ll soon find out…

Netflix is developing an animated reboot of the once-popular children’s series Carmen Sandiego, with the 32-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star voicing the title character.

Gina Rodriguez

Produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the 20-episode Carmen Sandiego will feature a new crop of international capers, as well as a look into Carmen’s past to reveal who she is and why she became a super thief.

Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) will voice Player, Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend.

The character debuted in a 1980s computer game franchise Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and probably is best known for the Greg Lee-hosted game show that aired on PBS from 1991-95.

Before her breakout role on Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez, a Golden Globe winner for her performance on the CW series, previously appeared on television in Rizzoli & Isles, Longmire, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Mentalist and Happy Endings.

Naya Rivera: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

It’s true… Halloween isn’t just for the little ones… But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s a look at some of the haute-est costumes worn this year by Hispanic celebrities, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Naya Rivera.

Naya Rivera as Carmen Sandiego

Naya Rivera

Where in the world? Glee starlet and “Sorry” singer Naya Rivera is red hot in her sexed-up Carmen Sandiego costume, complete with knee-high black latex boots and red latex body suit and red trench coat.

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer attended Kate Hudson‘s Halloween bash on Saturday, October 27, 2013 in the not-for-G-audiences outfit.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
Move over Lady Gaga! There’s a new Mother Monster… And her name is Joan Smalls.

“This little Monster is ready to wreak some Havoc,” declared the 25-year-old Puerto Rican supermodel on her Instagram account.

Smalls posted the photo before heading to the Byrne Notice and Emerson Sick Halloween Party in New York.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
Former Dark Angel star Jessica Alba is absolutely witchin’ in her Halloween costume. The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress dressed up as Cher’s character from the original Witches of Eastwick.

Alba was joined by her friends in the photo taken during a bewitching weekend of Halloween fun.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio
There’s no playing with The Queen of Hearts, unless she looks like Alessandra Ambrosio. The 32-year-old Victoria’s Secret model took a trip down the rabbit hole for her Halloween costume.

Ambrosio dressed as a sexy Queen of Hearts while attending a party in Beverly Hills, complete with a tiny black and red dress, knee-high stockings and a red wig with a crown on top as she partied with her pals, who carried on the Alice in Wonderland heme as the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
There’s no  place like home for former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, her fiance Jionni Lavalle and their adorable son Lorenzo Lavalle.

The family celebrated Halloween by dressing up as characters from The Wizard of Oz on October 24, 2013, in Whippany, New Jersey.

The reality star wore pigtails, a blue and white dress and sparkly ruby shoes as Dorothy, while her fiance was the scarecrow and little Lorenzo dressed as the Cowardly Lion in a tan and orange onesie.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Rich
Don’t give Nicole Richie flap for her Halloween costume! The 32-year-old half-Mexican American Fashion Star mentor and fashionista arrived at the Who What Wear and Cadillac 50 Most Fashionable Women Of 2013 event dressed as a sexy, flapper kitty at The London Hotel on October 24, 2013 in West Hollywood.

Richie donned lace cat ears and a sexy black dress while bringing a touch of couture, to the all-star event.

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez
Dead man walking! Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez arrived at the Hub Network‘s First Annual Halloween Bash at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California dressed as a zombie on October 20, 2013.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Fergie and Josh Duhamel
It’s hard to believe Fergie recently gave birth to her first child. The 38-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member dressed as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark while her husband Josh Duhamel was a sight for sore eyes as Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The new parents attended Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party on October 27, 2013.

Snooki and JWoww

Snooki and JWoww
It’s red, white and haute! Snooki and JWoww dressed as the Red Witch and White Witch from Alice in Wonderland on October 25, 2013 for the Night of the Living Drag event.

Where in the World is Jennifer Lopez?

She’s an international superstar who’s been “on the floor” since this spring… And, Jennifer Lopez could soon be leading moviegoers on a global mission to find her “on the map!”

According to Deadine, the 42-year-old American Idol judge has signed a deal to produce a live action film version of the iconic computer game Carmen Sandiego.

While there’s no word whether la Lopez will star as the game’s title charactera trenchcoat-and-fedora wearing thieving villainessthere’s no denying the Puerto Rican multi-hypenate’s striking resemblance to Sandiego, the ACME Agency’s greatest detective who becomes the world’s greatest thief.

The first Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego educational game was released in 1985; it’s now used as a teaching tool in more than half of elementary schools nationwide. The game also inspired a children’s game show on PBS that aired from 1991 to 1995.

Carmen Sandiego almost made it to the big screen in the late ’90s. Disney optioned the film rights to the computer game and developed a version for Sandra Bullock that never took off.