Priscilla Quintana Lands Recurring Role on Freeform’s “Good Trouble”

Priscilla Quintana is getting into Trouble

The Latina actress has joined The Fosters spinoff Good Trouble in a recurring role.

Priscilla Quintana,

The Freeformseries follows residents of The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. 

The current season picked up with Callie and Mariana’s relationship on the rocks after Callie has decided to move in with Jamie and leave the “Coterie Biatches” behind.

Quintana will play Isabella, a sexy, charming, outgoing aspiring actress/model who seems very confident but is really desperate to be liked. With her friendly personality and good looks, she is sure to shake things up at The Coterie. 

Good Trouble stars Maia MitchellCierra RamirezSherry ColaTommy Martinez, Zuri AdeleEmma Hunton and Josh Pence.

Quintana will return for the second season of The CW’s Pandora. Her other credits include appearances on Lethal WeaponMasters of Sex and Training Day.

Cierra Ramirez’s “Good Trouble” to Make Its Midseason Return on Freeform in January

Cierra Ramirez’s troubles continue in January…

Freeform has set a January date for the midseason return of Good Trouble, starring the 24-year-old Latina actress & singer.

Cierra Ramirez

Season 2B of The Fostersspinoff  begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15

As the series returns, the Coterie residents are dealing with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. The season picks up with Callie and Mariana’s relationship on the rocks after Callie has decided to move in with Jamie and leave the “Coterie Biatches” behind. Alice finds herself balancing her stand-up career with her love life, Davia learns the education system may be broken, Mariana navigates a new world at work, Malika faces legal consequences from her protesting, Dennis finds a new outlet to manage his depression and Gael’s creative spark is reignited. 

In addition to Ramirez, who portrays Mariana Adams-Foster, Good Trouble also stars Maia MitchellSherry ColaTommy MartinezZuri AdeleEmma Hunton andJosh Pence.

Cierra Ramirez Releases Music Video for New Single “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)”

Cierra Ramirezis showing her courage

The 24-year-old Colombian and Mexican American actress/singer has released the steamy music video for her new single “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)” exclusively on Billboard.

Cierra Ramirez

In the clip, the Good Troubleactress rocks several sultry looks — including an ivory pantsuit with nothing underneath — and spars with a hunky fencing partner while delivering the single’s come-hither lyrics.

“You got somethin’ over me/You just don’t know what to do/I mean, I could say it/But do you know the language?” she teases on the Latin pop-infused track, which also features Spanish lyrics peppered throughout its verses and chorus.

“I couldn’t be more excited to share my new single, ‘Liquid Courage,’ with the world!” Ramirez tells Billboard. “I haven’t released music in quite some time, so it’s really fulfilling. The song is another step forward for me as an artist. I love the feeling and vibe…I hope people love it as much as I loved making it.”

The new song is a follow-up to the budding recording artist’s 2018 single “Bad Boys.”

Freeform Renews Cierra Ramirez’s “Good Trouble” for Second Season

The Troublecontinues for Cierra Ramirez

Freeform has picked up its critically praised series Good Trouble, starring the 23-year-old Latina actress, for a second season.

Cierra Ramirez

The pickup comes amid the show’s solid ratings. Last week’s episode “Playing The Game,” marked Freeform’s top drama telecast since June 2018 among women 18-34 and females 12-34 and ranked as cable’s No. 1 scripted series among females 12-34.

Good Trouble follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, as Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels.

Good Troubleis a spinoff of Freeform’s The Fosters.

Ramirez to Star in Lifetime’s Television Movie “Drink, Slay, Love”

Cierra Ramirez is taking a bite out of a new project…

The 21-year-old Latina actress and The Fosters star will star in Drink, Slay, Love, a television movie based on Sarah Beth Durst’s novel of the same name.

Cierra Ramirez

Directed by Vanessa Parise, the film follows Pearl, portrayed by Ramirez, a typical 16-year-old vampire — fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. After a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, Pearl’s powerful family quickly takes advantage of this new ability, sending her to high school to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down.

Gregg Sulkin, Zach Peladeau, McKaley Miller, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Desjardins and Jasmine Sky Sarin will co-star.

The pic was adapted by Eirene Donohue, with Sheri Singer of Just Singer Entertainment serving as executive producer along with Bella Thorne.

Shooting has already started and the film is set to air on Lifetime in early 2017.

Ramirez Releases Video for New Single “Faded”

Cierra Ramirez is stepping into the music world…

The 21-year-old Latina actress/singer, best known for her role as Mariana Adams-Foster in the ABC Family/Freeform series The Fosters, has released the official music video for new single “Faded.”

Cierra Ramirez

Signed to Tribeca Music Group, Ramirez — nicknamed “Miss Thang” — is growing out of her beloved television persona on FThe Fosters and into her music career with a pop and R&B sound.

Ramirez released her first EP, Discreet, on Monday, with six pop/R&B tracks, including “Faded.”

The “Faded” clip is the first video to come from Ramirez’s new EP.

“A lot of artists and projects get presented to me, but Cierra has that something special that I knew my listeners would react to,” DJ Carisma of L.A.’s Real 92.3 tells Billboard in a statement. “We cut some great records, and Cierra slayed on the vocals and shines in the video. Young California welcomes a new #YoungQueen.”

The sexy pop video features Ramirez alongside hip-hop artist Casey Veggies and Canadian artist Honey C.

Derbez Signs Exclusive First-Look Deal with Pantelion Films

Eugenio Derbez is ready to make more crossover films… And, he now has the support to produce them.

The 53-year-old Mexican writer, director and star of the hit Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Lionsgate/Grupo Televisa’s Pantelion Films.

Eugenio Derbez

The pact keeps Derbez in business with the label that released his record-setting Spanish-language film last year.

The deal was made via Derbez’s newly launched 3PasStudios, a partnership with former Pantelion president of production Benjamin Odell. 3Pas will focus on Spanish- and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the U.S.

Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. when it opened last year. Pantelion also is behind biopic Cantinflas which has pulled in $3.6M since it opened last weekend in 382 theaters.

Derbez’s film credits include Under The Same Moon, also among the highest-grossing Spanish language films released in the U.S.

He and Odell first worked together on Sangre de Mi Sangre in 2006, starring Derbez, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and for which Odell was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Odell also produced Pantelion’s 2012 release Girl In Progress, starring Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette and Derbez, and he is producing Pantelion’s upcoming drama Spare Parts, starring Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis and George Lopez, scheduled for release on January 16, 2015.

Lopez’s “The Fosters” to be Recognized at the Television Academy Honors

Jennifer Lopez is earning praise from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The Television Academy has announced this year’s honorees for the Seventh Annual Television Academy Honors, with the 44-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer/television producer’s The Fosters making the grade.

Jennifer Lopez & The Fosters

The ABC Family drama series, executive-produced by Lopez, is being heralded for carving its own niche within the ever-evolving landscape of modern television.

The show centers on a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by a lesbian couple (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum). They have built a close-knit, loving family when their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways by the addition of a hardened teen girl who has spent her life in the foster care system.

The series stars Jake T. Austin and Cierra Ramirez as two of the couple’s adopted children.

The other programs being recognized are The Big C: Hereafter, Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House Of God, Mom, Screw You Cancer and Vice.

The Television Academy Honors recipients are being honored for using the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues.

For the first time this year, beginning the week of May 25, the recipients will be celebrated with special daily content on the Television Academy’s digital platforms and on Yahoo TV.

Dana Delany will host the awards ceremony set for June 1 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Santos to Star in MTV’s Comedy Pilot “Happyland”

Bianca Santos has found her happy place…

The Latina actress has been cast as the lead in MTV’s comedy pilot Happyland, alongside Colombian American actress Zulay Henao, Shane Harper, Katherine McNamara and Cameron Moulene.

Bianca Santos

Happyland is a hailed as a soapy teen comedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks and the people who work there.

Santos is best known for portraying Lexi Rivera – Cierra Ramirez’s best friend and Jake T. Austin’s love interest –on ABC Family’s Jennifer Lopez-executive-produced drama series The Fosters, which has been renewed for a second season.

Happyland, which was written by Ben Epstein, will be directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

Santos will portray Lucy, a cynical teen working as a greeter at the park where her single mother (portrayed by Henao) has played a fairytale princess for 15 years, and explores the realities of growing up and falling in love while living in a make-believe world.

Henao, who will continue on OWN’s Love Thy Neighbor as a recurring, will appear opposite William Levy in the upcoming feature film Single Mom’s Club.

Austin’s “The Fosters” Gets a Back-Order Pickup from ABC Family

It looks like Jake T. Austin will stay in the (ABC) family for a little longer…

ABC Family has given a back-order pickup to the 18-year-old part-Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish actor’s freshmen series The Fosters, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez.

The Fosters

The orders are said to be in line with ABC’s traditional full-season pickups (20 episodes) and back orders (10 episodes). The show will return with new episodes in January 2014.

“ABC Family has always been a home for groundbreaking storytelling with iconic characters and families and we’re thrilled to have The Fosters and Twisted join our line-up as breakout summer hits,” said ABC Family president Michael Riley

The Fosters starring Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (1.2 million in 12-34, 1.1 million in females 12-34) is one of cable’s top new cable series in people 12-34 and females 12-34.

The Fosters‘ original 10-episode summer run ends Aug. 5; an additional ten episodes will be produced, with the episodes airing in January 2014.

The series follows the lives of the Foster family, a lesbian couple who are raising their mix of biological an adopted children.