Ryan Vasquez to Star in Ross Golan’s Musical “The Wrong Man”

Ryan Vasquez is in the Wrong

The Latino actor/singer has been cast in the world premiere in New York this September of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s musical The Wrong Man.

Ryan Vasquez

Vasquez will star opposite Tony-nominee Joshua Henry and Ciara Renéein the musical.

The Wrong Man is set in Reno, Nevada, and tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, who is accused of a murder he says he didn’t commit.

Golan’s first stage musical was initially conceived as an acoustic solo piece, but over a decade has grown to include a full-length concept album and an animated film.

Previews begin on Wednesday, September 18, with an opening night of October 7, at the Off Broadway MCC Theater.

Golan (book, music, lyrics) has written massive hits for a massive roster of artists including Maroon 5, Justin BieberNicki MinajLady Antebellum, Michael BubléSelena GomezKeith Urban, Ariana GrandeFlo RidaOne Direction, Idina MenzelNellyDemi LovatoJason DeruloMeghan TrainorCee Lo Green, 5 Seconds of SummerPrince RoyceSnoop DoggGavin DeGraw, Colbie CaillatAndy GrammerJames Blunt, Big Sean and Travis Barker.

Vasquez has appeared on Broadwayin Hamilton, Waitress and Wickedand on television in The Good FightCurb Your Enthusiasm and The Code.

Javier Bardem In Talks to Star in Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Remake

Javier Bardem could be heading under the sea

The 50-year-old Spanish Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star in Disney‘s live-action remake of its animated classic, The Little Mermaid. 

Javier Bardem

He’s circling the role of King Triton, father of Ariel, who is being portrayed by Halle Bailey.

Rob Marshal lis directing the live-action/CGI feature from a script by David Magee.

One Direction’s Harry Styles is reportedly being considered for the role of Prince Eric. Previously announced cast members include Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.

Marc Platt, Marshall, Lin-Manuel Miranda and John DeLuca are producing the film for Disney. 

The original film’s composer Alan Menkenis back to write new music and will craft the lyrics with Miranda.

Bardem, who picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Me, will co-star in Dune, the Denis Villeneuve-directed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling novel, which is set up at Legendary.

Camila Cabello: The Highest Ranking Hispanic Artist on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 List

Camila Cabello is making her mark before she’s even legal to drink…

The 20-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer has landed in the Top 5 of Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, the highest-ranking Hispanic artist on the list.

Camila Cabello

Following her December 2016 departure from successful girl group Fifth Harmony, Cabello has already managed to land six songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including her debut solo track “Crying in the Club,” a preview to her in-the-works debut LP.

In addition, she’s managed to land major endorsements, including a bilingual campaign with Skechers.

Billboard‘s annual ranking of powerful young voices includes arena headliners and promising new talent, familiar names and new musicians quickly rising toward the mainstream. For groups, if most members are under 21, they were considered eligible.

Coming in behind Cabello, the young men of CNCO, at the No. 9 spot.

The victors of reality show La Banda’s inaugural season have been learning about pop stardom while on tour with Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Ariana Grande.

Their international hit “Reggaetón Lento” has racked up over 300 million plays on Spotify and 1 billion YouTube views. And the single recently got a massive push, thanks to a remix featuring Little Mix.

Meanwhile, Becky G maintains a presence on the chart for another year.

The 20-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper comes in at No. 14.

“What empowers you is acknowledging, ‘I am who I am’ — I feel like that’s the influence I want to be making,” says Becky G, who followed up 2014’s career-launching hit “Shower” by honing in on her Mexican heritage.

In 2016, she kicked off a run of Spanish-language singles with “Sola,” which landed on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and her new Bad Bunny­collaboration “Mayores” reached No. 10 on the September 30 chart — her highest peak yet.

Brandon Arreaga rounds out the list at No. 19, as a member of the boy band PRETTYMUCH.

With One Direction’s hiatus, Arreaga and his fellow members of PRETTYMUCH are aiming for the crown with 1D guru Simon Cowell in their corner.

Debut single “Would You Mind” recently bowed on the Mainstream Top 40 chart; a full-length is in the works with contributions from Ed Sheeran and French Montana, plus a choreography-heavy live show to go along with it.

Lopez to Appear on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” Primetime Special

Jennifer Lopez is ready to carpool

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge will appear on James Corden‘s Carpool Karaoke primetime special.

Jennifer Lopez & James Corden

In the sneak peak trailer released on Monday, the Late Late Show host features Lopez, who will be one of his guests in the hour-long episode.

“So tonight, I’m on my way before 12:30, cleaning up my language ’cause I can’t talk dirty. I’ll make your TV shine brighter than a halo, all leading up to a carpool with J.Lo,” sings Corden to the tune of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Downtown.”

Corden has featured artists like Justin BieberAdele, Sia and One Direction in his “Carpool Karaoke” sessions, and now it’s J.Lo’s turn to sing to her own lyrics while driving down the streets of Los Angeles with the British TV personality.

The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special is set to air Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 pm ET on CBS.

Lovato & Nick Jonas to Headline This Year’s Honda Civic Tour

Demi Lovato is doing her Civic duty…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress will headline the 2016 Honda Civic Tour alongside Nick Jonas.

Demi Lovato

In it’s 15th anniversary, this year’s tour – promoted exclusively by Live Nation – will include stops in 37 cities across the U.S.

Starting with its June 24 launch near Miami (Sunrise, Fla.), the tour will make stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Seattle, Nashville and more.

Both Lovato and Jonas were in attendance when the news was announced at the Honda Press Preview during New York Auto Show week.

Additionally, fans can enter The Power of Dreams sweepstakes, which starts today and runs through Aug. 27. At each show, a ticket holder and a guest will be selected for a VIP experience that includes a private meet and greet with Lovato and Jonas.

Starting as well today through February 2017: Fans can vie for the chance to win a new 2016 Honda Civic sedan designed and autographed by Lovato, a Honda Grom motorcycle customized and signed by Jonas or a trip to the tour finale at The Forum in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.

So far, 68 acts have played the Honda Civic Tour, including 2015 headliner One Direction, Maroon 5 and the Black Eyed Peas. More than 4.2 million fans have attended since 2001.

More information about the full tour itinerary, tickets and the sweepstakes is available at HondaCivicTour.com.

Pentatonix to Perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”

Kirstie Maldonado is Square-ing up for New Years Eve…

The 23-year-old half-Mexican, part Spanish-American singer and her fellow Pentatonix members have been added to the list of performers for this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, New York City.

Pentatonix

It will be Pentatonix’s first appearance on the annual holiday extravaganza.

In addition to Pentatonix, the list of recently added performers includes Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE.

Additionally, Alessia Cara, OMI and Nathan Sykes will join the fun of the New Year festivities.

In Los Angeles, there will be the West Coast celebration hosted by Fergie and will feature the last performance from One Direction before their indefinite hiatus.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will broadcast live at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31 on ABC.

Gomez to Perform at KIIS FM’s 2015 Jingle Ball

(Jingle) balls will be ringing for Selena Gomez this holiday season.

Los Angeles’ KIIS FM has officially revealed the lineup for the radio station’s edition of Jingle Ball 2015, with the 23-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress making the list.

Selena Gomez

Gomez will be using her appearance to promote her latest studio album, Revival, which will be released this week.

It’ll be Gomez’s third appearance at Jingle Ball. She first performed with her former band The Scene in 2010. She performed as a solo artist in 2013.

In addition to Gomez, the lineup includes One Direction, The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Zedd and Ellie Goulding, along wth newcomers like Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld and Joe Jonas’ DNCE.

Presented by Capitol One, the show hits the Staples Center on December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale October 12 at 10 am PT, but Capitol One cardholders can snag tickets on Tuesday at 10 am PT.

$1 from each ticket goes to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Lovato Earns Three Radio Disney Music Awards Nominations

Demi Lovato is a Radio Disney darling…

Nominations for this year’s Radio Disney Music Awards have been revealed, with the 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer-actress earning three nominations.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, a two-time RDMA award winner, is nominated in the Best Breakup Song category for her hit single “Really Don’t Care” (featuring Cher Lloyd).

Additionally, Lovato will compete against herself for Best Collaboration, after earning two nominations in the category. Her first came for her multi-nominated track “Really Don’t Care,” while the second came for her collab with The Vamps on “Somebody to You.”

Fifth Harmony, meantime, tied Lovato with three nods.

The all-girl group created on Fox’s second season of The X Factor, featuring Latina singers Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, will face off against One Direction and 5 Seconds to Summer in the Best Music Group category.

Additionally, Fifth Harmony’s track “Bo$$” is nominated for Catchiest New Song, while the group’s devoted Harmonizers have landed them a nod in the Fiercest Fans category.

But Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato aren’t the only Latina nominees…

Becky G, last year’s Best New Artist winner, has earned two nods this year.

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer-rapper will compete in the Artist with the Best Style category, as well as in the Catchiest New Song section for her dancetastic single “Shower.”

Last but certainly not least, Selena Gomez, a four-time RDMA winner, has earned a nod in the Best Breakup Song category for her Justin Bieber-inspired single “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”

The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. They’ll air the next day, Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel.

Voting is open now through Sunday, April 5 at Disney.com, via the Radio Disney app, on Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter profiles, or by texting RDMA to Disney (347639).

Tickets for the award show have been made available for purchase now also at the official website.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards:

They’re The One – Best Music Group

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Fifth Harmony
  • One Direction

He’s The One – Best Male Artist

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Nick Jonas
  • Pharrell Williams

She’s The One – Best Female Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Taylor Swift

The Bestest – Song Of The Year

  • “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea) – Ariana Grande
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

XOXO – Best Crush Song

  • “Jealous” – Nick Jonas
  • “Steal My Girl” – One Direction
  • “Can’t Blame a Girl For Trying” – Sabrina Carpenter

So FANtastic – Fiercest Fans

  • Directioners – One Direction
  • Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony
  • R5Family – R5

The Freshest – Best New Artist

  • Charli XCX
  • Echosmith
  • Shawn Mendes

So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile

  • “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  • “Smile” – R5
  • “Sugar” – Maroon 5

#Cool – Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist

  • @arianagrande
  • @taylorswift13
  • @5sos

Stuck In Our Heads – Catchiest New Song (Presented By BAND-AID Brand)

  • “Shower” – Becky G
  • “Bo$$” – Fifth Harmony
  • “Classic” – MKTO

That’s My Jam – Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF

  • “Young Blood” – Bea Miller
  • “Cool Kids” – Echosmith
  • “Geronimo” – Sheppard

Move! – Best Song To Dance To

  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Too Cool to Dance” – Eden XO

Hit The Road – Best Breakup Song

  • “Really Don’t Care” (feat. Cher Lloyd) – Demi Lovato
  • “Heartbreak Heard Around the World” – Jacob Latimore
  • “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez

You’re So Fancy! – Artist With The Best Style

  • Ariana Grande
  • Becky G
  • Zendaya Coleman

Musical Mashup – Best Collaboration

  • “Really Don’t Care” (feat. Cher Lloyd) – Demi Lovato
  • “Wrapped Up” (feat. Travie McCoy) – Olly Murs
  • “Somebody to You” (feat. Demi Lovato) – The Vamps

Aguilera Shines in All-Star A Cappella Cover of Queen’s “We Are The Champions”

Christina Aguilera is the champion, my friends

The 34-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer joins an all-star roster of musicians to perform an a cappella version of Queen’s rock classic We Are The Champions.”

We Are The Champions with Christina Aguilera

Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon revealed the highly entertaining video featuring Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, One Direction and others during a special post-Super Bowl episode of NBC’s The Tonight Show.

With the screen divided into a nine-square grid, similar to the iconic The Brady Bunch opening credits, Fallon sang the opening lines of the song while the Roots constructed a tight rhythm section using only their own mouths. Then Underwood chimes in to carry the song for a few lyrics, followed by Smith and Grande sharing a duet on the triumphant chorus.

Usher, Blake Shelton, Meghan Trainor and One Direction also contribute to the “We Are The Champions” bit, but in an a cappella performance that features big time voices like Underwood and Grande, it’s Aguilera who steals the song with a skyscraping final chorus during the grand finale.

Lopez & Iggy Azalea to Perform “Booty” at the American Music Awards

It’ll be a bootylicious weekend for Jennifer Lopez

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge will bring her high-octane single “Booty” to the American Music Awards stage on Sunday alongside Iggy Azalea.

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

But Lopez and Azalea promise their performance will be completely network television-appropriate. This is the first time the duo will perform the sexy track together on television.

After TMZ reported Thursday they “have created excruciating stress” on the network censors and executives due to the risqué nature of the song and its music video, the awards top-nominated artist Azalea responded promising neither nipples nor vaginas will be exposed.

She added on Twitter, “with that being said, we aren’t performing in turtleneck sweaters either…. hahahahaha ;)”

Lopez and Azalea join a list of performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Sam Smith.

Pitbull will serves as the night’s host.

The 2014 AMAs will broadcast at 8:00 pm ET on November 23 on ABC, courtesy of Dick Clark Productions.