Jencarlos Canela to Star Opposite Kevin Hart in the Action Comedy “Man From Toronto”

Jencarlos Canela is the Man of the moment…

The 32-year-old Cuban American actor-singer will join the ensemble cast of the Sony Pictures’ action comedy Man From Toronto, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.

Jencarlos Canela

Kaley Cuoco and Melanie Liburd also star.

The film revolves around a case of mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the “man from Toronto,” and a stranger, played by Hart, run into each other at an Airbnb. Chaos soon ensues as the assassin’s world comes crashing down on Hart.

Patrick Hughes, who directed Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson’s 2017 action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is on board to helm.

Robbie Fox and Chris Bremner wrote the script from a story he conceived with Jason Blumenthal.

The film will open in theaters on September 17, 2021.

Canela most recently starred in Netflix’s The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. His other credits include NBC’s comedy Telenovela, starring Eva Longoria, The Grand Hotel, also starring Longoria, and the live musical The Passion, which aired on FOX.

Jencarlos Canela to Appear in ABC’s Soap Opera-Drama “Grand Hotel”

Jencarlos Canela has landed a Grand new project… 

The 30-year-old Cuban Americansinger, songwriter and actor is reuniting with his former Telenovela co-star Eva Longoria on ABC’s Grand Hotel, executive produced by the Mexican American actress/producer.

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Canela will recur on the drama series from ABC Studios as El Rey, a popular Miami recording artist who’s sexy, charismatic, energetic, and amusingly cocky. He’s a major player both in the industry and with the women. He is offered a chance to be a staple performer at the hotel.

Written by Brian Tanen and based on the popular Spanish format series Gran HotelGrand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

Longoria and Ben Spector executive produce via UnbeliEVAble Entertainment alongside Tanen, as well as Ramon Campos and Teresa Fernandez-Valdes via Bambu Producctiones, showrunner of the original Spanish show.

Canela starred opposite Longoria as Xavier Castillo on Telenovela, which aired for one season on NBC. Canela also starred as Jesus Christ in the Fox musical The Passion.

Grand Hotel is slated for a midseason premiere on ABC.

Martin to Perform at This Year’s Mega Bash Concert

Ricky Martin is ready for a Mega December…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer is among the Latin superstars confirmed to perform at this year’s Mega Bash concert in New Jersey.

Ricky Martin

Martin joins a lineup that includes JuanesEnrique Iglesias, WisinJencarlos CanelaSilvestre Dangond and Ozuna.

The show, produced by the Felix Cabrera Concert Series and SBS — home to New York’s top-rated Spanish language station Mega 97.9 and bilingual streaming app La Música — is set to take place on December 2, at the Prudential Center in Newark.

“Our goal has always been to produce events without precedents, and on December 2 we will be reuniting these big figures for the first time ever at the Prudential Center,” said Felix Cabrera in a statement.

“It’s our pleasure to bring the Mega Bash production to New Jersey with the best music and technology for concerts. That way, our loyal Mega 97.9 listeners can enjoy a good quality concert,” added Eric Garcia, SBS’ Radio Revenue Chief & New York General Manager.

Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase as of today.

Banderas Ready to Head Up Miami Fashion Week

Antonio Banderas is ready to take Miami fashion-forward…

The 55-year-old Spanish actor and budding fashion designer is serving as honorary president of this year’s Miami Fashion Week, as it begins a new chapter June 2 to 5.

Antonio Banderas

During a press conference on Wednesday, Banderas told the audience that he’s convinced the new Miami Fashion Week – MIAFW – can become the signature fashion event in the Americas.

“Miami is very related to fashion, more than it appears,” said Banderas.

On Saturday, June 4, Banderas will host a soiree at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Coral Gables.

The theme of this Miami Fashion Week is resort wear, a style that fits in well with an international city like Miami.

Designers showcasing their creations during the June 2-5 MIAFW include Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Alvarno, Custo, Andres Sarda, Aguaclara, Yirko, Claudia Bertolero, Ana Maria Guiulfo and Rene Ruiz.

Miami Fashion Week, now in its 18th year, created an app this year to keep guests up-to-date on the latest. Other new aspects of the week include a partnership with a fashion school in Spain, College Centro Español de Nuevas Profesiones, to teach aspiring fashionistas the business-side of the industry. Miami Fashion Week will also feature short films this year. The Ice Palace Film Studios in Miami will serve as the nucleolus for this year’s extravaganza.

The event will also feature musical performances by Prince Royce and Jencarlos Canela.

Prince Royce to Appear in Hulu’s Teen Drama Series “East Los High”

Prince Royce is heading back to high school

The 26-year-old Dominican American pop/bachata singer is joining the cast of East Los High, the Hulu series about teens growing up in East Los Angeles.

Prince Royce

Royce will appear in East Los High’s fourth season playing the recurring role of Vincent, the coach of the Jefferson Park Dance crew.

Royce, who appears to be making moves in the acting world, is also starring in Fox’s live musical The Passion along with Trisha Yearwood, Tyler Perry and Jencarlos Canela.

As for “East Los High,” the current season is under production and will air on Hulu this summer. It also features Danielle Vega, Gabriel Chavarria, Alicia Sixtos and Vannessa Vasquez.

Lucero to Host This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Lucero’s this year’s Latin AMAs hostess with the mostess

The 46-year-old Mexican singer/actress and television host will serve as the host of the first-ever Latin American Music Awards.

Lucero

Known as Latin America’s sweetheart, Lucero has a long history of serving as the mistress of ceremonies for numerous awards shows.

La Novia De America” has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards eight times and the Mexican Telethon since 1997, as well as telethon editions in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador and U.S. She also coached contestants on the first season of La Voz México.

The Latin AMAs, taking place on October 8 from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, will begin with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8:00 pm. ET, followed by the awards show at 9:00 pm. ET, to be broadcast live simultaneously on Telemundo and NBC Universo.

The night will culminate at 11:35 pm. ET, with the exclusive behind-the-scenes special Latin American Music Awards: Acceso VIP.

The night will be filled with talent. Confirmed performers for the event include Paulina RubioDaddy YankeeJesse & JoyReikFarrukoFonsecaShaggyLil JonYandel, Natalie La RoseJencarlos CanelaLuis CoronelCD9Gloria TreviGerardo OrtizIl Volo and DJ Alex Sensation.

The show will also include a special musical tribute to the late queen of salsa, Celia Cruz, produced by salsa veteran Sergio George and featuring Colombian sensation Maluma, princess of salsa India, Mexican icon Yuri and singer/actress Aymée Nuviola — who portrays Cruz in the new Telemundo series Celia.

Cruz to Receive Musical Tribute at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Celia Cruz may be gone, but she’ll be remembered in a big way at the inaugural Latin American Music Awards.

The late Cuban-American salsa singer/performer and seven-time Grammy winner, who passed away in 2003 at the age of 77, will receive a musical tribute produced by Sergio George at the Latin AMAs.

Celia Cruz

George, a tropical music legend, has rounded up a diverse group of performers to honor the late Queen of Salsa’s legacy during the October 8 telecast on Telemundo, airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Colombian sensation Maluma, princess of salsa India, Mexican icon Yuri and singer/actress Aymée Nuviola — who portrays Cruz in the new Telemundo series Celia — will sing a medley of her most beloved hits.

Presenting the tribute are Puerto Rican actors Jeimy Osorio and Modesto Lacén, who play Cruz and her husband/manager Pedro Knight during their younger years on Celia (Nuviola and renowned theater actor Willie Denton play the couple later in life).

Slated for an October 13 premiere, Celia chronicles Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso‘s evolution from a shy teen in pre-revolution Havana, Cuba, to a larger-than-life figure that brought the world to its feet with the power of her voice, inimitable style and exuberant presence. Along the way, Cruz battled racism, sexism and defied expectations of what a black female musician could achieve in the ’50s.

Other performers confirmed for the Latin AMAs include Paulina RubioDaddy YankeeJesse & JoyReikFarrukoFonsecaShaggyLil Jon, YandelNatalie La Rose, Jencarlos Canela, Luis CoronelCD9Gloria TreviGerardo Ortiz and Il Volo.

Jesse & Joy to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Jesse & Joy will be spreading their (ecos de) amor at this year’s Latin American Music Awards.

The Mexican pop duo, comprised of siblings Jesse Huerta and Tirzah Joy Huerta, have been added to the lineup of the first-ever Latin AMAs.

Jesse & Joy

No word on what song Jesse & Joy will perform, but all bets are on the duo’s new ballad, “Ecos de Amor.”

Jesse & Joy will join a lineup that includes Paulina Rubio, Daddy Yankee, Yuri, Reik, Farruko, Fonseca and Shaggy.

The Latin AMAs, the first-ever Spanish language award show modeled after the American Music Awards, will be broadcast on October 8 on Telemundo, live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The newly announced performers will join Lil Jon, Yandel, Natalie La Rose, Jencarlos Canela, Maluma, Luis Coronel, CD9, Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz and Il Volo.

With awards given in 20 categories, winners to the Latin AMAs will be voted by the fans in the traditional format of the American Music Awards.

Fans from the United States and Puerto Rico can vote online now at www.LatinAMAs.com/vota, through Wednesday, Septenber 30 at 12:00 pm EST.

Fans worldwide can vote via Twitter by posting a tweet that contains first and last name of the nominee, category and the hashtag #LatinAMAs.

Canela Releases Steamy Music Video for His New Reggae Single “Bajito”

Surf’s bajito for Jencarlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela

The 27-year-old Cuban American award-winning singer/actor has released the official video for his latest single “Bajito,” a bilingual, sultry reggae jam featuring Ky-Mani Marley, the son of the late Bob Marley.

While it rises to No. 19 on this week’s Billboard Latin Pop chart, it will surely gain even more traction from the earthy, sexy video, shot on the beaches of Puerto Rican.

Moreno Brooks to Star Opposite Eva Longoria in NBC’s “Telenovela” Series

Jose Moreno Brooks is ready for a little melodrama in his life…

The Latino semi-pro-soccer-player-turned-actor has landed a series regular role in NBC’s 13-episode single-camera comedy series Telenovela.

Jose Moreno Brooks

Starring and executive produced by Eva Longoria, the series is based on an idea by Longoria.

Directed by Steve Pink, Telenovela stars Longoria as popular diva Ana Maria, star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera.

Moreno Brooks will portray Gael Garnica, a masculine soap star who happens to be gay, married and not in the closet. He’s one of Ana’s best friends.

Jencarlos Canela and Diana Maria Riva co-star.

Longoria and Ben Spector executive produce for Universal Television. The project is written/executive produced by Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein.

Moreno Brooks’s other television credits include appearances on Big Time Rush, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, The Game and One Bad Choice.