Jillian Mercado to Guest Star on Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q”

Jillian Mercado is headed to the small screen…

The 32-year-old Dominican model will make her scripted television debut on the forthcoming The L Word: Generation Q, which is set to premiere December 8 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Showtime.

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Mercado will play the character of Maribel Suarez, an immigration attorney and the little sister of Sophie (Rosanny Zayas). The two are very close, and Maribel is always there to give Sophie advice and support.

The L Word: Generation Q continues the stories of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking series The L Wordwhich ran from 2004-2009. The new series has familiar faces and new ones as it follows the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.

Jillian Mercado

This season’s guest stars include Brian MichaelStephanie AllyneOlivia ThirlbyFortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose

The series is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan with series creator Ilene ChaikenKristen CampoAllyce OzarskiSteph Green (pilot), and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey.

Mercado is best known as a model with muscular dystrophy and has been praised for her representation of the differently-abled in fashion. She has appeared on E! News and has modeled in campaigns for OlayBumble 100Calvin Klein fragrances, NordstromTargetand Tommy Hilfiger.

On the editorial side, she was featured on the cover of Teen Vogue‘s first digital cover and was in September issues of GlamourCosmopolitanJejune and many others. 

She’s also an active disabilities advocate who has spoken at various summits.

Christy Turlington to Be Honored at Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party

Christy Turlington has reached Iconstatus…

The 50-year-old half-Salvadoran American former model will be honored at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party, set to kick off New York Fashion Weekon September 6 for a sixth consecutive year at the Plaza Hotel.

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In addition to Turlington, the magazine will fete more notable names featured in Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director Carine Roitfeld‘s 2019 “Icons” portfolio, including Alicia KeysCeline DionAwkwafinaRegina KingShailene WoodleyLakeith StanfieldKate Moss,Alek Wekand Devon Aoki.

“I am excited to once again bring Harper’s Bazaar editors from around the world together to kick off New York Fashion Week and celebrate the 10 cultural forces that make up this year’s Icons portfolio,” said Roitfeld in a statement. “I am especially honored that the truly iconic Alicia Keys will be delivering this year’s special performance, which promises to be as inspirational and show-stopping as the artist herself.”

Added Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire senior vp and publishing director Carol Smith: “Bazaar is delighted to return to the Plaza to celebrate our sixth annual Icons portfolio by Carine Roitfeld. From Alicia Keys to Christy Turlington and Awkwafina to Lakeith Stanfield, the iconic men and women featured in this year’s portfolio embody the essence of being an independent — they’ve challenged the norm, defied expectations, broken boundaries and rewritten the rules — personally, professionally, politically, creatively, in life and around the world.”

At last year’s Icons party, pop diva Christina Aguilera took a break from her North American Liberation Tourto perform for a star-studded crowd. 

More past Icons performers include The WeekndKaty Perry and Kanye West, among others.

She represented Calvin Klein’s Eternity campaign in 1989 and again in 2014,and also representsMaybelline. Turlington was named one of GlamourWomen of the Yearin 2013,and, in 2014, was named included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.Turlington initially attracted fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a supermodel.

First Look: Lopez’s Latest Gucci-fied Fiat Commercial

When Jennifer Lopez isn’t “On the Floor,” she’s apparently behind the wheel…

Fiat has just released the latest commercial for the all-new 2012 Fiat 500 by Gucci, featuring la Lopez. Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini customized the new limited edition Gucci 500 in partnership with Centro Stile Fiat.

Jennifer Lopez Fiat 500 by Gucci Commercial

Proving why she’s one of Glamour’s Women of the Year, Lopez looks fierce and fabulous cruising through the streets of Manhattan in the luxurious new spot before stepping out of the car in sheer style in a slit-to-there green Gucci gown.

“Elegance is hard work,” professes Lopez in the new spot. “It’s taking style, performance and originality and making them look easy.”

This is Fiat’s third commercial featuring the 42-year-old Puerto Rican-American superstar. The first was considered a “teaser” for J.Lo’s “Papi” music video, while the second commercial—the first official spot—showed a casually dressed Lopez driving through her “world,” the streets of New York City. Like the brand new spot, the “My World” commercial is set to Lopez’s latest single “Until It Beats No More.”

J.Lo Graces the Cover of Glamour’s “WOTY” Issue…

She’s been “On the Floor” most of this year… And, now Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of Glamour’s Women of the Year issue.

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It’s the exclamation point to banner year for the 42-year-old international superstar where la Lopez was basically everywhere.

She started off the year filling one of the vacant judges’ seats on “American Idol.” Months later she released the hit single “On the Floor,” which reached the top five in most countries around the world, including reaching number one in 18 countries. She followed up the single’s success by releasing her seventh studio album, “Love?”

But the love for all things J.Lo didn’t stop there… This year, Lopez was named the most beautiful person in People magazine’s annual issue. She launched a successful clothing line at Kohl’s and served as a spokesperson for Gucci, L’Oreal, Venus and Fiat.

Despite her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony coming to an end this summer, Lopez seems to remain in great spirits, especially now that’s she’s being honored as an “All-Star Woman” for her numerous achievements.

For her Glamour cover story, Lopez was interviewed by her “Monster-in-Law” co-star Jane Fonda, who asked her what she’d learned about love and relationships over the past year.

” I’ve finally learned the biggest lesson of all: You’ve got to love yourself first,” responded Lopez. “You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with someone else. You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship.”

Glamour‘s Women of the Year issue, which celebrates Lopez and 10 other all-star ladies, hits newsstands November 1.

Images courtesy of Glamour magazine.