Wilmer Valderrama Renews First-Look Deal with CBS Television Studios

Wilmer Valderrama still has the (first) look…

The 40-year-old Colombian/Venezuelan American actor and NCIS co-star has renewed his first-look deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the popular CBS drama series.

Wilmer Valderrama 

Valderrama stars as Special Agent Nick Torres on NCIS, which was just renewed for an 18th season. He has been on the show since Season 14, with the first-look producing pact running parallel to his acting deal for the show.

Under the first-look agreement, Valderrama has developed several series projects for CBS Television Studios through his WV Entertainment banner, including Hipster Death Rattle, a dark comedy based on the book by Richie Narvaez, with writer Rafael Agustin and Corinne Brinkerhoff; as well as the previously announced, The Turners, a half-hour single-camera autobiographical family doctors comedy from writer Naomi Ekperigin at ABC with Two Shakes Entertainment co-producing; and Patriots From the Barrio, a WWII drama about a Mexican-American unit, based on the book by Dave Gutierrez, from writer John Covarrubias.

Valderrama previously created and produced the MTV series Yo Momma, also serving as the host for all three seasons, in addition to producing other MTV series like Punk’dBlowin’ Up and Trippin’.

On the film side, Valderrama most recently was featured in Blast Beat, a coming of age drama that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. He voiced the first Latino Prince Charming in the 2018 animated feature film Charming. Valderrama also voiced the main character of Disney’s popular animated children’s show Handy Manny, which introduced preschoolers to Spanish. 

Karamo Brown to Star in Freeform’s Valentine’s Day Road Trip Movie “The Thing About Harry”

There’s a new Thing in Karamo Brown’s future… 

The 39-year-old part-Cuban American reality television personality, actor and activist is set to appear in the Freeform’s Valentine’s Day-themed road-trip movie The Thing About Harry.

Karamo Brown

Jake Borelli and newcomer Niko Terho lead the cast, with Brown, Britt Baron and the film’s director Peter Paige also starring in the romantic comedy.

Production on the movie underway in Chicago for a February premiere.

Borelli will play Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho will portray Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him.

Karamo will play Paul, an exceedingly well put-together yet overbearing and pretentious gay man.

“It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+characters as leads,” The Thing About Harry executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliottaand F.J. Dennyin a statement. “True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our culture. “As young gay men in the ’90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie — an unabashedly romantic comedy — that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level.”

Brown, who appeared in 2004’s MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia, currently appears as the culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Queer Eye.

Becky G to Host & Perform at This Year’s MTV Europe Music Awards

Becky G is pulling double duty in Europe…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer-songwriter, who just released the trilingual track “Chicken Noodle Soup” with BTSJ-Hope, is set to host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, as well as perform at the awards show, which will take place in Seville, Spain.

Becky G

Becky G is set for a busy night as she also has a nomination, taking on Ariana GrandeCamila Cabello, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, and Shawn Mendes in the Best Pop category.

Becky G has notched two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay charts –  “Mayores” and “Sin Pijama” – and on-screen had a starring role in the Power Rangersmovie. She has also guest-starred on the Foxseries Empire.

“Becky G is an exceptional multifaceted talent who’s no stranger to the global stage,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent,Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We can’t wait to see her light up the MTV EMAstage in Seville.”

Rosalia, who’ll be the hometown favorite in her native Spain, leads the pack of Latino/a nominees with four.

Rosalia Leads the Pack of Latino/a MTV Europe Music Awards Nominees

Rosalia is expanding her popularity in Europe… 

The 26-year-old Spanish singer has received four MTV Europe Music Awards  (MTV EMAs), making her this year’s leading Latina/o nominee.

Rosalia

Rosalia, a rising force in the Latin music industry, is nominated for Best Videoand Best Collaborationfor her hit song “Con Altura,” featuring J. Balvinand El Guincho.

In addition, the two-time Latin Grammywinner is nominated in the Best Lookand Best Pushcategories.

Rosalia’s collaborator, J Balvin, is the top-nominated Latino this year…

In addition to his nods with Rosalia for “Con Altura” in the Best Videoand Best Collaboration categories, the 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer and fashionista is nominated for Best Look.

Camila Cabello, last year’s MTV EMAs Best Artistwinner, is nominated three times this year…

The 22-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer is nominated in the Best Songand Best Collaboration for “Señorita,” her sizzling collaboration with Shawn Mendes.

Additionally, Cabello is up for Best Pop

Becky Ghas earned her first-ever MTV EMAs nod.

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer is nominated in the Best Popcategory.

Cardi B, last year’s Best New (Act) winner, has earned a nod this year.

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation is nominated in the Best Hip-Hopcategory.

FKA Twigs has earned some love this year…

The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer is nominated for her first-ever MTV EMAs in the Best Alternativecategory.

CNCO has earned their first-ever MTV EMAs nomination…

The Latin boy band is nominated in the Best Push category.

With the EMAs set to take place in Seville, Spain on November 3, MTVunveiled the nominees in key categories with a nod to the traditional Spanish cortado via foam cream visuals.

The awards show will air live on MTV in nearly 180 countries, with the red carpet sponsored by the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Video
Ariana Grande thank u, next
Billie Eilish bad guy
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)
Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco ME! 

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
J Balvin
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Song
Ariana Grande 7 rings
Billie Eilish bad guy
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix) 
Post Malone, Swae Lee Sunflower
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita

Best Collaboration
BTS, Halsey Boy With Luv
Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)
Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho Con Altura
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Señorita
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha Call You Mine

Best New
Ava Max
Billie Eilish
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Mabel

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Becky G
Camila Cabello
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

Best Live
Ariana Grande
BTS
Ed Sheeran
P!NK
Travis Scott

Best Rock
Green Day
Imagine Dragons
Liam Gallagher
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975

Best Hip-Hop
21 Savage
Cardi B
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best Alternative
FKA Twigs
Lana Del Rey
Solange
twenty one pilots
Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Look
Halsey
J Balvin
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
BTS
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push
Ava Max
Billie Eilish
CNCO
H.E.R.
Jade Bird
Juice WRLD
Kiana Ledé
Lauv
Lewis Capaldi
Lizzo
Mabel
Rosalia

Best World Stage
Bebe Rexha Isle of MTV Malta 2019
Hailee Steinfeld Isle of MTV Malta 2018
Muse Bilbao, Spain 2018
The 1975 Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019
twenty one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best U.K. & Ireland Act
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Mabel
Ed Sheeran
Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)

Best U.S. Act
Lil Nas X
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

MTV Renews Frankie Delgado’s “The Hills: New Beginnings” for Second Season

There’s more Hillsin Frankie Delgado’s future..

MTV has renewed The Hills: New Beginnings, featuring the 38-year-old Mexican-American actor and producer, for a second season.

Frankie Delgado

The series, which follows the group of friends from the series’ original incarnation who write their newest chapters in relationships, romance and success.

The series revival that returned Brody JennerAudrina PatridgeHeidi MontagSpecncer Prattand the gang to its original network premiered June 24. The news comes as the revival’s fifth episode airs this week.

In addition to Delgado, other returning cast members include Jason Wahler and his wife Ashley Wahler“Justin Bobby” BresciaStephanie Pratt and Kaitlynn Carter Jenner.

The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by MTV Studiosand Evolution Media.

MTV to Premiere Frankie Delgado’s “The Hills: New Beginnings” in June

This summer will mark a new beginning for Frankie Delgado

MTV has set Monday, June 24 for the premiere of its anticipated revival reality series The Hills: New Beginnings, featuring the 37-year-old Mexican American actor and producer.

Frankie Delgado

The new iteration reunites original cast members, alongside their children and friends, welcomes newcomers, and follows their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles. 

The Hills: New Beginnings will premiere in the U.S. before rolling out globally across Viacom’s international network of MTV channels in nearly 180 countries.

Brandon Thomas Leeand Mischa Bartonwill join original cast members Audrina PatridgeBrody Jenner, Delgado, Heidi PrattJason WahlerJustin “Bobby” BresciaSpencer PrattStephanie Prattand Whitney Port

Kaitlynn CarterJennifer Delgadoand Ashley Wahlerwill also appear in the series.

The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by MTV and Evolution Media.

Delgado previously appeared in 41 episodes of The Hills.

MTV Orders Third Season of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has accrued more Vacationtime…

MTV has ordered a third season of its hit reality series Jersey Shore Family Vacation, starring the 31-year-old Chilean American reality television personality.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

The renewal comes on the heels of MTV logging a fifth consecutive quarter of primetime growth in persons 18-34 and 18-49, its best streak in seven years.

Ranking as one of the top unscripted series on cable among adults 18-49, Jersey Shore Family Vacation features original housemates Deena Nicole CortesePaul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Angelina Pivarnick, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Snooki and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

It hails from from the original series’ creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano, who executive produces Jersey Shore Family Vacation through her 495 Productions.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation will premiere in 2019.

MTV Bringing Back Its Hit Reality Series “The Hills” with Frankie Delgado Among Returning Cast

Frankie Delgado is heading back to the hills…

The Hills, the popular MTV reality series that ran on the network for six seasons in the late 2000s, is making a comeback.

Frankie Delgado

MTV announced The Hills: New Beginnings which will reunite original cast members, including the 37-year-old Mexican American actor and producer, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles.

With new faces in the picture and returning favorites, The Hills will be back for a new beginning with a 2019 premiere.

Along with Delgado, members of the original series and Laguna Beach — Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason WahlerStephanie Pratt and Justin Bobby — were in attendance at the VMAs.

Hints of a revival had been in the air for a while. The network aired the Orange County, CA-based series, a spinoff of its reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, from 2006 to its series finale in July 2010.

Lauren Conrad hosted a The Hillsreunion special in 2016 but it’s unclear whether she will be part of the revival. Kristin Cavallari among other cast members including the now-married Montag and Pratt have said they’d be in for a new incarnation of the series.

MTV has certainly seen success with its reality series revivals (in the U.S. and abroad), most recently its Jersey Shore spinoff, which was cable’s top-rated series in adults 18-34 for Season 1 and returns for Season 2 on Thursday. Its offshoot Floribama Shore returned for Season 2 in July and scored a series-high with nearly 1 million total viewers, up 34% over its Season 1 average.

The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by MTV and Evolution Media.

Camila Cabello Takes Home Top Prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards

Camila Cabello is Havana moment…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer was the night’s big winner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the top prizes of the night… Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Camila Cabello

Cabello won the Video of the Year award for the official clip to her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, “Havana.” She’s only the second Latin artist to win the coveted Video of the Year prize, behind Christina Aguilera, who won the award in 2001 for her “Lady Marmalade” collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa and P!nk (featuring Missy Elliott).

With the wins, Cabello, who’d previously earned four Moon Men as a member of Fifth Harmony, claimed her first two trophies as a solo artist.

But Cabello wasn’t the only Latin artist to win…

Cardi B, who entered the night with a leading 10 nominations, picked up three Moon Men—the first of her career.

The 25-year Dominican American rap sensation was named Best New Artist. She also picked up the award for Song of the Summer for “I Like It,” her chart-topping collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as Best Collaboration for her single with Jennifer Lopez, “Dinero.”

J Balvin took home his first Moon Man as well…

In addition to his shared prize with Cardi B for Song of the Summer, the 33-year-old Colombian singer took home the trophy for Best Latin Video for his collaboration with Willy William, “Mi Gente.”

Meanwhile, JLo, already a winner with Cardi B, was honored with the Video Vanguard Award and delivered a high octane performance of her current and past hits to remind us that she’s still Jenny from the Block.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Video of the Year
 Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Best Video With a Message Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Best Collaboration
 Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Best New Artist
 Cardi B
Artist of the Year
 Camila Cabello
Best Rock Video
 Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Best Dance Video 
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Best Latin Video J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Song of the Year
 Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Best Direction
 Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Directed by Hiro Murai
Best Art Direction
 The Carters – “APES**T”, Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Best Visual Effects 
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”, Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
Best Editing
 N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”, Editing by Taylor Ward
Best Cinematography The Carters – “APES**T”, Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Best Choreography Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Choreography by Sherrie Silver
Best Pop Video
 Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Best Hip Hop Video
 Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li”
Push Artist of the Year
 Hayley Kiyoko
Song of Summer
 Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Maluma’s dream is about to become reality…

The 24-year-old Colombian singer has been added to the performer lineup for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Maluma

After releasing a steamy music video for his latest single “Mala Mia,” Maluma announced that he’ll be performing at 2018 VMAs on Monday, August 20 with an excited post on social media saying “dreams come true.”

This is the first time that Maluma will sing at the awards show.

The list of Latin acts that have previously performed at VMAs include Shakira, Ricky Martin and Daddy Yankee.

The VMAs will air live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall at 9:00 pm ET on August 20.