Anthony Ramos to Serve as a Presenter at This Weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards

Anthony Ramos wants his MTV…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor, who currently appears in the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton on Disney+, will participate in this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Anthony Ramos

Ramos will serve a presenter during Sunday’s award show, which will be hosted by Keke Palmer. Other presenters include Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore and Kelly Clarkson.

There will be several “first” moments during this year’s MTV VMAs, besides the fact that it’s being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

BTS will make their first television performance of their English-language single “Dynamite,” while Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will perform “Rain On Me” on stage for the first time on television since releasing their No. 1 hit. The two pop stars lead this year’s nominations with nine each. Maluma and CNCO are also confirmed to perform.

Taboo and his fellow Black Eyed Peas members, who performed “Where Is the Love?” on the VMAs pre-show 17 years ago, are making their way to the main stage for their first time ever to perform “Vida Loca,” from their eighth studio album Translationfor the first time. 

But previously announced acts J Balvin and Roddy Ricch will no longer appear at the socially distanced ceremony.

Here’s a look at the presenters and performers for the 2020 MTV VMAs, which will broadcast live around various NYC locations at 8:00 pm ET:

Presenters: 
Anthony Ramos
Bebe Rexha
Bella Hadid
Drew Barrymore
Jaden Smith
Joey King
Kelly Clarkson
Machine Gun Kelly
Madison Beer
Nicole Richie
Sofia Carson
Travis Barker

Pre-Show Performers:
Chloe x Halle
Jack Harlow
Lewis Capaldi
Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and blackbear
Tate McRae

Performers: 
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga
Black Eyed Peas
BTS
CNCO
DaBaby
Doja Cat
Maluma
Miley Cyrus
The Weeknd

Richie to Star on NBC’s Upcoming Comedy Series “Great News”

There’s a little Great News for Nicole Richie

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista will star in NBC‘s forthcoming comedy Great News in a recasting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Nicole Richie

Inspired by the life of Tracey Wigfield, the comedy centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom (Andrea Martin) interns at her daughter’s (Briga Heelan) workplace, a cable news network.

The Simple Life alum has been tapped to play Portia, the role originally played by Kimrie Lewis-Davis in the pilot.

Producers are said to have wanted to go in a different direction with the role. Portia is the hip, young co-host of The Breakdown, the cable news show within Great News. Sometimes a shrewd social media genius, sometimes a clueless idiot, Portia has little interest in her older co-host’s (John Michael Higgins) hard-hitting traditional vision for the show.

Written by Wigfield, the 30 Rock alum exec produces the Universal Television single-camera comedy alongside Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

Beth McCarthy Miller directed the pilot for the series, which is due to bow midseason.

It’s Richie’s first scripted series-regular television role following reality television work on The Simple Life and Candidly Nicole as well as guest-acting appearances on NBC’s Chuck, The New Normal and Fox‘s Empire.

Lopez: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

There’s no doubt celebrities know how to go all out for All HallowsEve. And some don’t hold back at all.

Here’s a look at the most spook-tacular Halloween costumes by Hispanic celebrities this year, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Halloween 2015

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge, who is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous as a self-described “haute couture skeleton.”

Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Halloween 2015

She may say she’s “trouble,” according to her Instagram account, but Gina Rodriguez looked like she’d found trouble in her costume.

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star dressed up as a broken china doll.

Gina Rodriguez Halloween 2015

It may be Halloween, but it was more like The Nightmare Before Christmas for Nicole Richie.

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista dressed up as Mr. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town in the classic animated film from Tim Burton.

Nicole Richie Halloween 2015

It appears one costume wasn’t enough for Alessandra Ambrosio

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel traded in her wings for horns as she donned a racy red devil costume to host her Heaven And Hell party in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

But Ambrosio didn’t just flaunt her supermodel figure and set temperatures soaring in her red costume, she also proved to be one hot momma.

She shot a selfie of herself dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, with her son dressed as an adorable fire house dalmatian.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

She may be the head of The Honest Company, but Jessica Alba is claiming she invented Post-Its.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and her BFF Kelly Sawyer wore matching costumes worn by the characters on the poster for the classic chick flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Jessica Alba Halloween 2015

Fergie proved to be the cat’s meow in her Halloween costume.

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member and her actor-husband were a match made in heaven as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles Dascha Polanco.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Halloween 2015

Dascha Polanco knows how to “work it, work it, own it.”

The Dominican actress and Orange Is the New Black star dressed up as Julia Roberts in the iconic ‘90s flick Pretty Woman in New York City.

Dascha Polanco Halloween 2015

Diaz Engaged to Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden

Forget My Best Friend’s WeddingCameron Diaz will be heading down the aisle in the near future.

The half-Cuban American actress is engaged to Good Charlotte‘s Benji Madden, according to People.

Cameron Diaz

“It happened a few nights ago,” a Madden pal tells the magazine about the proposal. “All of Benji’s friends are aware and happy for him.”

Spending quality time with Diaz’s family in Florida earlier this year, the rocker went the traditional route when asking for his future wife’s hand in marriage.

“Her mom is a fan of him as well and gave her blessing,” says the pal.

Diaz, who starred opposite Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding, started dating the musician in May after Nicole Richie set them up (Richie is married to Madden’s twin brother Joel).

“I approve of anything that’s going to make Benj happy,” Richie told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen in July.

“Since she started dating Benji, Cameron has changed in a very positive way,” a source said earlier this year. “She can’t stop smiling and seems much happier.”

This is the first engagement for Madden, 35, and the second for the Annie star. She was briefly engaged to Jared Leto in 2000 and previously dated Alex Rodriguez, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Diddy and Edward Norton.

VH1 Renews Richie’s “Candidly Nicole” Reality Series for a Second Season

Prepare for more of Nicole Richie’s candidness…

VH1 has ordered a second season of the 32-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista’s reality series Candidly Nicole to air in spring/summer 2015.

Nicole Richie

Based on Richie’s AOL online series of the same name, the show details the former Fashion Star mentor’s daily adventures and gives insight into her decisions on style, relationships, work life and everything in between.

“‘Candidly Nicole’ has surpassed every goal that we set for the launch,” said Susan Levison, EVP of Original Programming and Production for VH1. “The series increased viewers in its time period by 50 percent, attracted thousands of new viewers to the channel and shared Nicole Richie’s sharp wit and comedic flair for highlighting some of the absurdities of the real world.”

Candidly Nicole increased its time period’s Live+3 ratings in the 18-49 demo by 50% compared to the same time period last year, according to VH1.

Richie to Appear on the Oprah Winfrey Network Web Series “Who I Am”

Nicole Richie is ready to answer the question, “Who Am I?”

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality will be part of a special Oprah Winfrey Network web series debuting on August 28.

Nicole Richie

OWN has been working out of YouTube Space LA for more than six months to experiment with digital formats and online talent. The result of that partnership is a growing slate of digital programming, including the new series Who Am I, which will feature interviews with celebrity guests, including Richie, about the qualities that define them.

After the first two episodes of Who Am I premiere this Thursday, subsequent two- to three-minute episodes will be made available each week.

In addition to Richie, guests will include beauty vlogger Michelle PhanBrandy, former American Idol judge Randy Jackson and La Toya Jackson.

Who Am I is the second digital series from OWN. #OWNSHOW, a daily series that features stories from the Oprah community, debuted in March with the relaunch of Oprah.com, a digital hub for the network, O, The Oprah Magazine and Harpo Studios.

Richie’s Popular “#CandidlyRichie” Web Series Headed to VH1

Nicole Richie is making her return to television…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American reality-television-star-turned-fashion-designer, who served as a mentor for two seasons on NBC’s Fashion Star, is taking her popular web series to VH1.

Nicole_Richie

The network has given a straight-to-series order for Richie’s #CandidlyNicole for eight episodes, premiering on July 17.

Additionally, VH1 has signed a first look/development deal with Richie’s Honey Child Prods.

The reality series #CandidlyNicole, produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder, is based on Richie’s popular AOL online series of the same name, which in turn was based on Richie’s irreverent Twitter feed.

“Nicole’s sharp, acerbic sense of humor and broad audience appeal make #CandidlyNicole a perfect fit for the VH1 brand,” said Susan Levison, VH1’s EVP Original Programming & Development. “Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well as her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo.”

#CandidlyNicole marks Richie’s first reality starring vehicle since Fox’s The Simple Life, the show that made her a household name.

According to VH1, it will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey to adulthood.”

Richie Signs with Talent Agency William Morris Endeavor

Nicole Richie has new representation in Hollywood…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American reality television star and fashion designer has signed with talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Nicole Richie

Richie can currently be seen on the AOL web series #CandidlyNicole, with each episode bringing one of her tweets to life.

Her television credits include a mentor gig on Fashion Star, a guesting spot on Fashion Police and starring with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life for five seasons.

In addition to her on camera work, she also has a successful fashion collection and apparel line and has written a novel loosely based on her life.

Naya Rivera: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

It’s true… Halloween isn’t just for the little ones… But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s a look at some of the haute-est costumes worn this year by Hispanic celebrities, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Naya Rivera.

Naya Rivera as Carmen Sandiego

Naya Rivera

Where in the world? Glee starlet and “Sorry” singer Naya Rivera is red hot in her sexed-up Carmen Sandiego costume, complete with knee-high black latex boots and red latex body suit and red trench coat.

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer attended Kate Hudson‘s Halloween bash on Saturday, October 27, 2013 in the not-for-G-audiences outfit.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
Move over Lady Gaga! There’s a new Mother Monster… And her name is Joan Smalls.

“This little Monster is ready to wreak some Havoc,” declared the 25-year-old Puerto Rican supermodel on her Instagram account.

Smalls posted the photo before heading to the Byrne Notice and Emerson Sick Halloween Party in New York.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
Former Dark Angel star Jessica Alba is absolutely witchin’ in her Halloween costume. The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress dressed up as Cher’s character from the original Witches of Eastwick.

Alba was joined by her friends in the photo taken during a bewitching weekend of Halloween fun.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio
There’s no playing with The Queen of Hearts, unless she looks like Alessandra Ambrosio. The 32-year-old Victoria’s Secret model took a trip down the rabbit hole for her Halloween costume.

Ambrosio dressed as a sexy Queen of Hearts while attending a party in Beverly Hills, complete with a tiny black and red dress, knee-high stockings and a red wig with a crown on top as she partied with her pals, who carried on the Alice in Wonderland heme as the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
There’s no  place like home for former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, her fiance Jionni Lavalle and their adorable son Lorenzo Lavalle.

The family celebrated Halloween by dressing up as characters from The Wizard of Oz on October 24, 2013, in Whippany, New Jersey.

The reality star wore pigtails, a blue and white dress and sparkly ruby shoes as Dorothy, while her fiance was the scarecrow and little Lorenzo dressed as the Cowardly Lion in a tan and orange onesie.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Rich
Don’t give Nicole Richie flap for her Halloween costume! The 32-year-old half-Mexican American Fashion Star mentor and fashionista arrived at the Who What Wear and Cadillac 50 Most Fashionable Women Of 2013 event dressed as a sexy, flapper kitty at The London Hotel on October 24, 2013 in West Hollywood.

Richie donned lace cat ears and a sexy black dress while bringing a touch of couture, to the all-star event.

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez
Dead man walking! Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez arrived at the Hub Network‘s First Annual Halloween Bash at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California dressed as a zombie on October 20, 2013.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Fergie and Josh Duhamel
It’s hard to believe Fergie recently gave birth to her first child. The 38-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member dressed as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark while her husband Josh Duhamel was a sight for sore eyes as Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The new parents attended Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party on October 27, 2013.

Snooki and JWoww

Snooki and JWoww
It’s red, white and haute! Snooki and JWoww dressed as the Red Witch and White Witch from Alice in Wonderland on October 25, 2013 for the Night of the Living Drag event.

Richie Named to People’s Top 10 Best-Dressed List

There’s no denying Nicole Richie has gone from The Simple Life to a fashion icon…

The 31-year-old part-Mexican American former reality television star, fashion designer and Fashion Star celebrity mentor has been named to People magazine’s top 10 best-dressed list for this year.

Nicole Richie

Richie, a contributor for Style.com’s Style Map blog, ranks No. 3 on the list behind Scandal star Kerry Washington and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.

But Richie isn’t the only Latina on this year’s best-dressed list…

Zoë Saldana, who reportedly secretly wed Italian artist Marco Perego this summer, ranks No. 4.

The fashionable Saldana made a splash at this year’s Oscars in a Alexis Mabille Couture dress, Neil Lane jewelry, Roger Vivier shoes and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Chastain, Solange Knowles and Jenna Dewan-Tatum round out the list.