Trujillo & His Metallica Bandmates to Appear on CBS’ “Carpool Karoake: The Series”

Robert Trujillo is sharing a special ride…

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician and his Metallica bandmates will belt out their hits in CBSCarpool Karoake: The Series, which will be streamed on Apple Music, the portal’s first series.

Robert Trujillo

Based on James Corden’s Late Late Show popular segment that has become a viral video sensation, Carpool Karaoke: The Series will feature 16 celebrity hosts — one of whom is Corden, paired with Will Smith — riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don’t expect to see big stars belting out songs one lane over.

In addition to Corden, Smith, Metallica, those appearing in the series include Shaquille O’Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Billy Eichner, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon, John Cena and more.

In a panel for the show at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour, Corden addressed what the series means for the famed bit on The Late Late Show. “I’m still going to see my kid on the weekends,” said Corden. “This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in a such an intimate environment. I don’t feel it’s mine.”

Carpool Karaoke is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Corden and Ben Winston serve as co-creators and executive producers along with executive producer and showrunner Eric Pankowski.

Huerta to Speak at the Chelsea Handler-Organized Women’s March on Main

Dolores Huerta has been given her marching orders…

The 86-year-old Latina labor leader and civil rights activist is set to speak at the Chelsea Handler-organized Women’s March on Main, an event taking place Saturday in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival.

Dolores Huerta 

The march will coincide with post-inauguration marches being held nationwide including the March on Washington.

In addition to Huerta, the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW), the list of speakers for the Park City event includes Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Mary McCormack, Benjamin Bratt, Laurie David, Jessica Williams, Maria Bello and local officials including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Handler is an organizing committee member.

The event, which is not affiliated with the festival, will start at 9:00 am local time at 220 Main St.

Handler announced plans for the march earlier this month. The march is set for two hours, usually before Park City really begins stirring during the festival. But just in case, the city has set up a text-messaging system for updates on transit, traffic and road closures.

Gomez to Headline This Year’s Global Citizen Festival

Selena Gomez is a global citizen

The 24-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has been named one of the headline acts at this year’s Global Citizen Festival.

Selena Gomez

The annual free-ticketed event, which is held on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

In addition to Gomez, other headliners include Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica.

The Festival will harness actions from millions of Global Citizens around the world to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations last year.

Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.

Hosts for this year’s festival include Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers.

Since 2012, more than six million actions from Global Citizens have led world leaders to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to issues of girls and women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation, and food and hunger. These financial and policy commitments and announcements are set to affect the lives of up to 656 million people.

“I couldn’t be more honored to participate in the Global Citizen Festival as it continues to help solve important issues around the world. I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education,” said Gomez.

A live simulcast of the full concert will air on MSNBC and MSNBC.com.

Global Citizens can earn their admission to the free-ticketed Festival by joining the social action platform at globalcitizenfestival.com. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified via Global Citizen when they have been selected. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster starting on Thursday, July 28th.

Fergie Releases the Music Video for Her New Single “L.A. Love (La La)”

Fergie‘s spreading the (L.A.) Love

The 39-year-old part-Mexican American singer has released the official music video for “L.A. Love (La La),” the lead single from her upcoming sophomore solo album.

Fergie

As the Black Eyed Peas member rolls around Southern California in her double-decker, Day of the Dead-themed party bus, she’s joined by a random collection of famous people.

There’s Kelly Osbourne, Chelsea Handler playing “the irresponsible raver mom, Hilary Swank, Tommy Chong and Wilmer Valderrama.

Less surprisingly, YG — who has a verse on the song – also makes an appearance in the clip, along with fellow music world stars Mike Will Made It, Rae Sremmund, Taylor Momsen and DJ Mustard.

Fergie’s new solo album will be released in 2015.

Rodriguez to Appear on Discovery Channel’s “Shark After Dark”

Robert Rodriguez is shark bait…

The 46-year-old Mexican American filmmaker has been added to the list of guest for this year’s Shark After Dark, Discovery Channel’s live Shark Week late-night talk show.

Robert Rodriguez

Rodriguez joins a list of guests that includes Ashley Tisdale, Matt Walsh, Chelsea Handler, Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Danny Trejo and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

This year’s crop of guests aren’t necessarily names with obvious shark connections, but some of the guests, including Tisdale, are rabid Shark Week fans, according to producers who trolled Twitter to find obsessive fans.

Tom Green is reprising his character, Blurb, the alien shark cousin of Bob The Shark, who once again will be played by Craig Ferguson’s CBS late night warm-up act, Bob Oschack. Bob The Shark was introduced during last year’s Shark Week and gained 33.7K Twitter followers.

Returning host Josh Wolf will lead viewers through an hour-long celebration of all things shark-related. The late-night show plays an important role in Discovery Channel’s Shark Week interactivity campaign.  During the program viewers can ask questions of/make comments about guests, including the shark experts who’ll be the first guest each night, commenting on that night’s shark-show lead-in.

Researcher/shark ecologist Paul Clerkin for instance, who’s a post grad at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, which runs the Pacific Shark Research Center and participates in a program run through the center to help save deep sea sharks brought up as catch by-product.

Shark Week launches on August 10.

Kid Cudi to Serve as Special Guest on E!’s “Chelsea Lately”

It’s an E!-xtra special assignment Kid Cudi

The 30-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist and actor, who will star in the film version of HBO’s Entourage series, will be a special guest on Chelsea Handler’s E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately when the comedian takes a short break this month.

Kid Cudi

On Tuesday, March 4, Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe will serve as a fill-in host for Handler, with Kid Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, joining her as a special guest.

The following day on Wednesday, March 5, reality television star Khloe Kardashian will take over the reins, with guest Justin Willman.

Actress Mary McCormack, one of Handler’s dear friends, then guest hosts Thursday, March 6, with Mom star Allison Janney as the evening’s interviewee.

Chelsea Lately airs nightly on E! at 11:00 pm.

Diaz: A Beatboxing Superstar?

Sure she’s Hollywood’s highest-paid Latina actress… But did you know Cameron Diaz is a talented beatboxer and rapper?

Cameron Diaz

The 40-year-old half Cuban American actress joined voices with Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow to help their friend – comedian & late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler – celebrate her E! show’s new digs.

Handler’s Chelsea Lately will move to a new studio next week, and Diaz (aka DJ Jazzy Cameron Diaz) and Paltrow aren’t afraid to toast their friend’s success with a little all-in-good-fun roasting.

Justice’s “Fun Size” Trailer Released

She’s already Victorious on the small screen as the star of a hit Nickelodeon series… And now Victoria Justice is setting her sights on big screen stardom.

Paramount Pictures has just released the trailer for Fun Size, which stars the 19-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer in her first feature film lead role.

Victoria Justice

The coming of age comedy features Justice in the role of Wren, a troubled but whip-smart girl who loses her oddball little brother on Halloween and has one desperate night to track him down.

Along with Justice, the Josh Schwartz-directed film also stars Josh Pence, Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler.

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Fun Size is scheduled for release October 26.

Victoria’s a Real Doll!

Hazte un lado, Barbie! There’s a new line of dolls on the market and they’re modeled after LaTweena actress & singer Victoria Justice.

The oh-so-chic action figures are based on Justice’s character on her hit Nickelodeon show, “Victorious.” The Tori doll comes with outfits from the show’s “Birthweek Song,” while the “Make It Shine” doll belts out the show’s theme song.


“It’s insane seeing a little mini-me of myself,” exclaims the 18-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer. “If you lift up one arm, she sings the ‘Victorious’ theme song ‘Make It Shine,’ and if you lift up the other arm, you hear a crowd cheering applause. It’s really cute.”

Justice’s mini-me dolls, produced by Spin Master, are now available in stores. The Tori Doll is priced at $16.99 and the ‘Make It Shine’ Doll sells for $24.99.

Meanwhile, Justice recently recorded a cover of “Almost Paradise” with rising country star Hunter Hayes for the soundtrack to the new “Footloose” film; and she’s currently filming a movie with comedianne Chelsea Handler.

It’s no wonder Justice was recently named one of Billboard.com’s 21 Under 21 musicians.