Facebook Watch to Release Victoria Justice’s “Queen America” in November

Victoria Justice is ready for a royal November…

The 25-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer’s new Facebook Watch series with Catherine Zeta-JonesQueen America, will premiere Wednesday, November 21.

Victoria Justice

The 10-episode scripted series stars Zeta-Jones as Vicki Ellis, a renowned and ruthless pageant coach in Oklahoma. Her reputation is at stake when she is paired to make an unpolished young woman named Samantha (Belle Shouse) to make her the winning pageant queen.

In addition to Zeta-Jones, Shouse and Justice,  who starred as Tori Vega on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, additional cast members include Judith Light, Jennifer Westfeldt, Teagle Bougere, Rana Roy, Isabella AmaraMolly Priceand Megan West.

Queen America was created, written and executive produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer and hails from wiip, the new independent studio launched and led by Paul Lee and Bruna Papandrea‘ Made Up Stories, which will serve as co-studio partner.

Click here to see the trailer.

Guerrero to Star Opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in “The Godmother”

Diane Guerrero has a new godmother

The 29-year-old Colombian American actress has landed a role in director Gerard Johnson’s new film The Godmother.

Diane Guerrero

Guerrero joins Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Martinez and John Leguizamo in the film based on the life of drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones).

Set in the 1970s and ’80s, The Godmother tells the story of Blanco, deemed the “Godmother of Cocaine,” who went from an impoverished life to establishing a cocaine business with her husband in New York and becoming one of the most feared figures during the “cocaine cowboys” wars.

Guerrero, best known for her role in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, will play Eva, who worked as a mule for Blanco.

Production begins November 4 in Puerto Rico.

Guerrero, who appears on CW’s Jane the Virgin, will next appear in the features Beyond Control and Happy Yummy Chicken.

Lopez to Serve as a Presenter at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez has a golden responsibility this weekend…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer and American Idol judge is among the second batch of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who received a Golden Globe nomination in 1998 for her breakout role in Selena, joins a list of presenters that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington.

They will join previously announced presenters; Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Farris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11 live coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4-5 PM (PST)/7-8 PM (EST), and main telecast from 5-8 PM (PST)/8-11 PM (EST) from the Beverly Hilton.

Moreno Joins Cast of the Drug Biopic About Griselda Blanco, “The Godmother”

Catalina Sandino Moreno is heading back into the drug world…

The 33-year-old Colombian actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the drug-themed drama Maria Full Of Grace, has joined the cast of the drug biopic The Godmother.

Catalina Sandino Moreno

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, the film is the true-tale biopic about Colombian cocaine queenpin Griselda Blanco. The film stirred media interest after it was announced that Zeta-Jones was cast in the lead role.

Moreno earned an Academy Award nod for playing a drug mule in Maria Full Of Grace and recently hit the small screen in Red Band Society. She’ll next appear in a recurring role on TNT’s Falling Skies.

In addition to Moreno, the film will also star Oscar Jaeneda, who recently appeared in the film Cantinflas, as well as Jon Bernthal (Fury) and Mehdi Dehbi (A Most Wanted Man).

The Godmother is set to begin filming next spring. Eva Sørhaug is directing from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin.

Boneta Featured in First “Rock of Ages” Clip

It’s no wonder Diego Boneta received CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2012 Award, especially after the release of the first clip of his highly anticipated musical Rock of Ages

Aimed at building buzz for the U.S. release of the film, Warner Bros. Pictures released the snippet, which shows the 21-year-old Mexican singer/actor and his co-star Julianne Hough shopping for vinyl at a record store before breaking into a head-banging rendition of Foreigner‘s “Jukebox Hero.”

Diego Boneta

Rock of Ages, an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, centers on small town girl Sherrie (Hough) and city boy Drew (Boneta) ,who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the classic hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.

Along with Hough and Boneta, Rock of Ages stars Tom Cruise as rock star Stacee Jaxx, Sherrie and Drew’s idol. Other members of the ensemble include  Malin Akerman, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston.

Directed by Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages will open in theaters nationwide on June 15.

Boneta Rocks Out on “Rock of Ages” Soundtrack

He may have boyish good looks… But, Diego Boneta can rock like nobody’s business…

The 21-year-old Mexican singer/actor—who will be making his big screen debut in the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages next month—lends his voice to several tracks on the film’s rocktastic soundtrack.

Diego Boneta

Boneta—who released his Spanish-language debut album Diego while starring on the hit Mexican telenovela Rebelde—performs classic ‘80s-era hard rock anthems like Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian,” Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” and Foreigner’s “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

In addition to Boneta’s stellar vocals, the 20-song soundtrack will feature tracks by the film’s A-list stars, including Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Rock of Ages Soundtrack

Here’s a complete look at the track list for the soundtrack, which will be available on June 5:

1.  “Paradise City” – Tom Cruise
2.  “Sister Christian” / “Just Like Paradis

e” / “Nothin’ But A Good Time” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
3.  “Juke Box Hero” / “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough
4.  “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
5.  “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough
6.  “More Than Words” / “Heaven” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta
7.  “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
8.  “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman
9.  “I Wanna Rock” – Diego Boneta
10.  “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise
11.  “Harden My Heart” – Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige
12.  “Shadows of the Night” / “Harden My Heart” – Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough
13.  “Here I Go Again” – Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise,
14.  “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
15.  “Any Way You Want It” – Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough
16.  “Undercover Love” – Diego Boneta
17.  “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige
18.  “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise
19.  “We Built This City” / “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Russell Brand / Catherine Zeta-Jones
20.  “Don’t Stop Believin’”- Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige

Boneta to Receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star Award

There’s no denying that Diego Boneta’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 21-year-old Mexican actor—who will be starring in the highly anticipated Rock of Ages this summer—will receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2012 Award at the upcoming convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Diego Boneta

Boneta, who rose to acclaim in Spanish-language television by playing Rocco in the hit Mexican telenovela Rebelde, has appeared on American shows like ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and the CW’s 90210.

The talented actor-singer will play the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew Boley in Rock of Ages from Hairspray director Adam Shankman.

“How exciting to think that Diego Boneta’s first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin,” CinemaCon general managing director Mitch Neuhauser said while announcing Boneta’s award, which will be presented at the final night gala dinner.

Boneta has also been cast in MTV‘s upcoming new series Underemployed.

First Glimpse: Boneta’s Big Starring Role in “Rock of Ages”…

Diego Boneta is ready, ready, ready to rock ‘n’ roll his way into your heart…

The 21-year-old Mexican actor/singer is getting his big break by starring in Adam Shankman’s highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages.

Diego Boneta

Boneta—who rose to fame after appearing in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde—stars as Drew Boley, a young upstart who moves to Los Angeles in the late ’80s to become a rock star.

It’s the role that landed former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis a Tony Award nomination, and it could make Boneta a household name. After all, Shankman called Boneta the “next big thing” after his inspired audition and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth.

One look at the film’s just-released trailer—featuring scenes of Boneta and his co-stars Julianne Hough, as well as Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones—and you’ll quickly notice Boneta’s star power.

Rock of Ages is set to open in theaters nationwide on June 1, 2012.