Anahi & Her RBD Band Mates Set Date for Reunion & Virtual Concert

Anahí and the gang are getting back together again…

It’s been 12 years since the 37-year-old Mexican singer/actress and her fellow RBD members’ last concert. And after rumors of a band gathering in the works, the Mexican group has officially set a date for their highly anticipated reunion.

On December 26, four of the six RBD members — Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, and Christopher Von Uckermann — will come together for virtual event dubbed “Ser o Parecer.”

It kicks off at 11:00 am ET with a “marathon tribute” to the Rebelde generation, where fans from all over the world will be able to be part of the marathon by submitting their own tribute videos here.

“After 12 years, we’ll finally be together again,” the participating artists posted on their social media while inviting fans to purchase tickets for the 7:00 pm ET livestream concert that will wrap up the virtual event. Tickets to the livestream concert go on sale October 4.

The virtual reunion announcement comes just weeks after RBD’s catalog was made available on all digital streaming platforms.

The band, inspired by the hit telenovela Rebelde (2004-2006), became an unstoppable force, performing sold-out shows around the world. On the Billboard charts, RBD had a total of seven entries on the Billboard 200 chart including Rebelde, Celestial and Nuestro Amor, and eight entries on Top Latin Albums with six hitting the top 10. Over on Hot Latin Songs, the band had 10 total entries and out of those, five hit top 10.

 

Dulce Maria to Make Big Debut on Upcoming Season Two of Telemundo’s “Falsa Identidad”

Dulce María is ready for her close-up…

The 34-year-old Mexican singer and actress is making her grand debut on Telemundo‘s Falsa Identidad, now in its second season, which will premiere on September 22.

Dulce Maria

The RBD alum joins the suspenseful, drama series as Victoria Llamas, a passionate and fearless woman who will fight for justice – a characteristic she can relate to.

“Victoria is very much about doing things the right way to seek justice for others, and she’s very passionate about defending the people she loves. That’s me 100 percent,” says Dulce María, who began acting at age 5 and starred in the hit telenovela Rebelde, which led to the formation of chart-topping band RBD.

Falsa Identidad is based on a story of two complete strangers forced to flee their home state of Sonora, México and adopt false identities to escape their traumatic past.

“I’ve been watching what they do for a while now and all their series/telenovelas have been great and different to what others are doing,” says Dulce Maria about joining Telemundo. “I had been wanting to work with them for a while so I’m very happy.”

So what can you expect in the second season?

“Like the first season, it’ll hook you from day one,” says Dulce Maria. “Everything can happen on season two and this time around we’re exploring really important and timely topics that are actually happening in real life.”

Christopher von Uckermann to Star in the Film Adaptation of Paul Auster’s Novel “The Country of Last Things”

Christopher von Uckermann is one of the last thingsstanding…

The 32-year-old Mexican singer/actor is set to star in the Spanish-language film adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel The Country of Last Things.

Christopher von Uckermann

von Uckermann will star opposite Argentine newcomer Jazmín Dizand Maria de Medeiros in the film which will be directed byArgentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski.

Set in a devastated city that was once a thriving metropolis, the dystopian story follows Anna (Diz) as she searches for her brother, a missing journalist. In her quest to find him, she meets and falls in love with Sam (von Uckermann), another journalist. 

Chomski adapted Auster’s novel, which has been translated into more than 40 languages.

Shooting is underway at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studioson the feature.

von Uckermann shot to fame in his homeland after starring in local soap opera Rebelde. He was a member of RBDbefore launching a solo career.

Chomski’s debut Today and Tomorrow premiered at Cannes Film Festivalin 2003. His other credits include the Jennifer Lopez-produced reggaeton film Feel The NoiseA Beautiful Life, starring Dana Delanyand Bai Ling, and Asleep In The Sun, based on the novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Herrera to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “The Exorcist”

Alfonso Herrera is ready for a little exorcise

The 32-year-old Mexican actor and former RBD member will star in The Exorcist, Fox’s drama pilot inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book.

Alfonso Herrera

Penned by Jeremy Slater, the project is described as a modern reinvention of the book, previously adapted into William Friedkin’s classic horror film.

It’s a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men — Father Tomas Ortega (Herrera) and Father Marcus Lang (Ben Daniels) — tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.

Herrera’s Father Tomas is the warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a small but hearty little church. Daniels’ Father Marcus is the intense holy warrior carrying out an occupation that the church no longer acknowledges in public.

Herrera got the attention of Fox and 20th Century Television casting executives last year when he was cast as the male lead in their pilot Urban CowboyHe made his American acting debut with a recurring role on the Netflix drama series Sense8 

He’s well established in Latin America where he is a telenovela star and has done a slew of popular TV series in movies in his native Mexico, including hit telenovela Rebelde and high-grossing feature The Perfect Dictatorship.

 

Boneta Lands Recording Contract with Sony Music U.S. Latin

Diego Boneta is ready to make sweet music in America…

The 23-year-old Mexican actor and singer, who has made a name for himself in television and film, has landed a recording deal Sony Music U.S. Latin.

Diego Boneta

Boneta, best known for portraying Rocco on the Mexican telenovela Rebelde, is a rising star in Hollywood who has become a fixture on U.S. television with roles on MTV’s Underemployed, CW‘s 90210 and ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars. He’s also starred in several films, most notably the film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages, where he starred as Drew Boley and performed nine tracks on the film’s acclaimed soundtrack.

Now, Boneta is hoping to advance his musical career further with his newly inked record deal with Sony Music U.S. Latin. The label plans to release material in both English and Spanish, beginning with an EP that could come out in early 2015.

“Diego is a brand and music is an integral part of his artistic identity,” says Sony Music U.S. Latin president Nir Seroussi, who plans to find Boneta opportunities in multiple media, including opportunities for Boneta’s music in the many films he acts in.

His upcoming projects include the horror flick Summer Camp and Pelé, the biopic about the legendary Brazilian soccer player, in which Boneta plays archrival Pedro alongside Vincent D’onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro.

“The idea is not to simply release an album but create a strategy that’s congruent with my career,” Boneta said in an exclusive interview with Billboard. However, Boneta points out, “Diego the actor and Diego the singer are managed completely separate from one another.”

Boneta actually started out as a singer, taking voice lessons when he was only 8 years old and becoming a finalist on music reality show Codigo F.A.M.A. when he was 12. At 15, Boneta landed his star-making role on the popular soap opera Rebelde and went on to release two successful solo albums with EMI.

By 2010, at 20 years old, Boneta was already making a mark in Hollywood with his roles in Pretty Little Liars and 90210, plus a role in Mean Girls 2. He was signed briefly to Adam Levine‘s label but finally went to Sony, where he’ll work in both languages and across many mediums.

Now, Boneta is writing new tracks even as he prepares to begin shooting the miniseries The Dovekeepers, from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (The Bible).

The trick to the balancing act, he says, is “finding the time. I’d like to be doing what Justin Timberlake does.”

Boneta Rocks Out on “Rock of Ages” Soundtrack

He may have boyish good looks… But, Diego Boneta can rock like nobody’s business…

The 21-year-old Mexican singer/actor—who will be making his big screen debut in the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages next month—lends his voice to several tracks on the film’s rocktastic soundtrack.

Diego Boneta

Boneta—who released his Spanish-language debut album Diego while starring on the hit Mexican telenovela Rebelde—performs classic ‘80s-era hard rock anthems like Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian,” Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” and Foreigner’s “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

In addition to Boneta’s stellar vocals, the 20-song soundtrack will feature tracks by the film’s A-list stars, including Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Rock of Ages Soundtrack

Here’s a complete look at the track list for the soundtrack, which will be available on June 5:

1.  “Paradise City” – Tom Cruise
2.  “Sister Christian” / “Just Like Paradis

e” / “Nothin’ But A Good Time” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
3.  “Juke Box Hero” / “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough
4.  “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
5.  “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough
6.  “More Than Words” / “Heaven” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta
7.  “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
8.  “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman
9.  “I Wanna Rock” – Diego Boneta
10.  “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise
11.  “Harden My Heart” – Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige
12.  “Shadows of the Night” / “Harden My Heart” – Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough
13.  “Here I Go Again” – Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise,
14.  “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
15.  “Any Way You Want It” – Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough
16.  “Undercover Love” – Diego Boneta
17.  “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige
18.  “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise
19.  “We Built This City” / “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Russell Brand / Catherine Zeta-Jones
20.  “Don’t Stop Believin’”- Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige

Boneta to Receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star Award

There’s no denying that Diego Boneta’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 21-year-old Mexican actor—who will be starring in the highly anticipated Rock of Ages this summer—will receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2012 Award at the upcoming convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Diego Boneta

Boneta, who rose to acclaim in Spanish-language television by playing Rocco in the hit Mexican telenovela Rebelde, has appeared on American shows like ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and the CW’s 90210.

The talented actor-singer will play the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew Boley in Rock of Ages from Hairspray director Adam Shankman.

“How exciting to think that Diego Boneta’s first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin,” CinemaCon general managing director Mitch Neuhauser said while announcing Boneta’s award, which will be presented at the final night gala dinner.

Boneta has also been cast in MTV‘s upcoming new series Underemployed.

Conde to Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign…

Despite being one of Mexico’s most beautiful superestrellas, Ninel Conde has still managed to experience cyber-bullying.

But the Mexican actress/singer/model is no “tonta,” as she’s been called… And, Conde has had enough of being ill-treated on the internet.

Ninel-Conde

The former Rebelde star is partnering with producer Billy Rovzar to create a new viral campaign aimed at raising awareness about the bullying epidemic.

“People may laugh at a joke, but there are 10,000 jokes daily…and that affects you. For people to believe something that isn’t true can cause serious psychological damage,” Rovzar told the media about Conde’s experience with cyber-bullying on social media outlets like Twitter. “Ninel is a very strong person and at the end of the day, she’ll overcome it. But there are those who can’t.”

Along with launching the viral campaign, the Latin Grammy-nominated star and Rovzar are hoping to create an online network where victims throughout the world can share stories and speak their minds and give victims a voice.

First Glimpse: Boneta’s Big Starring Role in “Rock of Ages”…

Diego Boneta is ready, ready, ready to rock ‘n’ roll his way into your heart…

The 21-year-old Mexican actor/singer is getting his big break by starring in Adam Shankman’s highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages.

Diego Boneta

Boneta—who rose to fame after appearing in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde—stars as Drew Boley, a young upstart who moves to Los Angeles in the late ’80s to become a rock star.

It’s the role that landed former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis a Tony Award nomination, and it could make Boneta a household name. After all, Shankman called Boneta the “next big thing” after his inspired audition and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth.

One look at the film’s just-released trailer—featuring scenes of Boneta and his co-stars Julianne Hough, as well as Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones—and you’ll quickly notice Boneta’s star power.

Rock of Ages is set to open in theaters nationwide on June 1, 2012.