Gina Torres to Take Part in Benefit Concert for the National Immigration Law Center

Gina Torres is giving back to the immigrant community…

The 50-year-old Afro-Cuban American actress and Pearson star will participate in a concert being live-streamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants.

Gina Torres

The show will also feature Marcia CrossGrant GustinCheyenne JacksonRachel Bay JonesMelissa ManchesterEric McCormackCaroline RheaLiz Callaway,Yuri SardarovDancing with the Stars pros Pasha Pashkov and Daniella KaragachMelissa Benoist and Chris Wood.

Performers include Jane LynchWayne Bradyand Laurie Metcalf.

The concert is set for 9:00 pm EDT at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It’ll be broadcast via Facebook Liveand at ConcertsforAmerica.com. Proceeds will benefit the National Immigration Law Center.

It’s the latest in a series of benefits created and hosted by Seth Rudetskyand James Wesley, the host and producer of Sirius XM’s “On Broadway” show.

Chita Rivera to Perform at the “Concert For America” Benefit

Chita Rivera is doing her part to help families on the border…

The 85-year-old half-Puerto Rican Broadway sensation will perform in the Concert For America, which will take place on June 30.

Chita Rivera

Rivera, the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino AmericanKennedy Center Honors recipient,will join a list of participants that includesTina Fey, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonaldMandy Gonzalez and more.

Hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley of SiriusXM, the benefit consisting of music, comedy and commentary will take place in New York’s Great Hall at The Cooper Union.

Rudetsky said in a statement, “James and I have been increasingly horrified at what’s going on with these families struggling at the border.” He added that the scheduled Concert For America will coincide with the coming day of national protests, and will benefit the non-profits working with families at the southern border.

General Admission tickets are $25, and limited VIP seats are $250, with proceeds going to Al Otro Lado, Texas Civil Rights Project, ACLU Foundation of Texas and Florence Project, all groups working to protect the civil and human rights of families on the border. Tickets can be purchased here.

The event will livestream on Facebook and at ConcertsforAmerica.com, beginning at 5:00 pm, ET on Saturday, June 30.

Pitbull Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Pitbull has new representation…

The 36-year-old Cuban American rapper, the global star whose entertainment ventures stretch from music and concerts to television production and hosting to a Las Vegas act, has inked with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, also will take his motivational speaking platform worldwide via his new agency.

The Grammy-winning artist released his 10th album, Climate Change, in March. He has 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales in his career, and is co-headlining his next tour with Enrique Iglesias beginning in June. In July, resumes his Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.

On the television side, his Honey I’m Home production company has co-produced Fox’s Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution the past three years with Endemol Shine North America. He also oversees his Pitbull’s Globalization channel on SiriusXM

Pitbull Named to Facebook’s Year-End List of the Most Talked-About Entertainers

Pitbull may soon change his nickname from Mr. 305 to Mr. Nationwide.

The 33-year-old Cuban American has landed on Facebook’s list of this year’s most talked-about people in the United States.

Pitbull

Pitbull, the only Latino/a entertainer on the social network’s year-end list, comes in at No. 8.

It’s no surprise Mr. Worldwide made the cut. He’s had quite the year…

In January, Pitbull’s collaboration with Ke$ha, “Timber,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

In August, it was announced that he’ll be the first Latino musician to launch his own Sirius XM channel. In September, Pitbull was named to Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts.

And he most recently hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row, as well as performed at the Latin Grammys.

Here’s a look at Facebook’s top 10 list:

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the US
1. Beyoncé
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
8. Pitbull
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian

Pitbull Returning as Host of This Year’s American Music Awards

Pitbull is proving to be the host with the most

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, who is launching his own Sirius XM channel, has been named the host of the American Music Awards for a second straight year.

Pitbull

Hosting has become a nice side career for Pitbull, who also has a New Year’s Eve show on Fox.

Like last year, Pitbull will also perform a song from his new album at the 2014 AMAs, which will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23.

Pitbull is the Top-Ranking Latino Artist on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

Pitbull is a Cash King

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, who recently released the official music vide for his latest single “Fireball,” has earned a spot on Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts, which is compiled from “pretax earnings for living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap.” Earnings include “income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures.”

Pitbull

Pitbull comes in at No. 13 on the financial magazine’s Cash Kings list, with a reported haul of $12 million during the reporting period from June 2013 to June 2014.

Along with performing at some 50 concert dates last year, Pitbull also made bank through lucrative endorsement deals for products including Kodak, Dr. Pepper, Voli vodka and Budweiser. He’s also recently announced plans to launch his own Sirius XM channel.

But Pitbull isn’t the only Latino on the list…

Swizz Beatz made $8 million during the same reporting period, landing him at the No. 16 spot on the list.

The 36-year-old half-Puerto Rican hip-hop artist and record producer is considered a rare exception among hip-hop’s top earners because he didn’t tour this year. But he does earn plenty on production and side ventures with the likes of Reebok, Lotus and Monster headphones. Don’t expect him to slow down, either: he’s been taking classes at Harvard Business School to hone his already-sharp financial skills.

Click here to see the complete list on Forbes.com.

Pitbull to Receive ICON Award at This Year’s Streamy Awards

Pitbull isn’t just a music idol… He’s also an icon.

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar and Latin Grammy winner will be feted at this weekend’s Streamy Awards.

Pitbull

Pitbull, who is launching his own Sirius XM channel in the near future, is being heralded as an online-entertainment pioneer with one of the Streamy Awards’ new ICONS awards.

He’ll be honored at a Friday night reception and during the Streamys main event Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton.

Pitbull will get an ICON award as both a successful musician, having sold 5 million albums worldwide, and as owner of his own production company, Honey I’m Home, with an overall TV and digital deal at Endemol North America.

The Streamys are being produced by Tubefilter and dick clark productions.

Kirstie Maldonado and her fellow Pentatonix members lead the pack of Latino nominees for this year’s awards. The a cappella group is up for Cover Song, Musical Artist andOriginal Song.

Other Latino nominees include YouTube sensations Bethany Mota and Maiah Ocando, as well as former American Idol finalist Andrew Garcia.

Pitbull to Launch His Own Sirius XM Channel

Pitbull is preparing for a Sirius project…

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar is getting his own SiriusXM channel, making him the first Latino musician with a music channel on the satellite radio service.

Shakira

Pitbull’s channel, which is scheduled to debut in early 2015, will feature both music by the “Timber” artist, as well as his personal selections from other musicians.

The anchor of the channel will be a weekly show hosted by Pitbull, whose real names is Armando Christian Perez.

Pitbull is well known for not only his music success but his entrepreneurial pursuits. He said in a statement the channel will allow him to interact more personally with fans, but also, he’ll “get a chance to play all the music I grew up listening (to) _ and most of all, we are going to have fun in the process, so prepárense y daleee.”

Although SiriusXM currently offers 21 Spanish-language channels tailored toward Hispanic listeners, Pitbull will be the first Latin artist to have his own full-time channel on the service.

More details will be available closer to launch, but expect Pitbull’s channel to be bilingual as is his music, appealing to both Hispanic and mainstream listeners.

Sotelo Launching New Entertainment Station ‘Piolin Radio’ with Sirius XM

Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo will now be heard from coast to coast…

The popular Mexican Spanish-language radio host has signed a contract with Sirius XM Radio.

Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo

The deal comes just days after Sotelo left Univision Radio abruptly amid charges of sexual harassment, which he adamantly denies.

Sirius XM announced Tuesday in a press release the creation of the new entertainment station Piolin Radio, which will include Sotelo’s live morning program El Show de Piolin.

“Building on the fast wit and humor he is known for, El Show de Piolin will include lively discussion of the day’s events, surprise interviews with celebrity guests, listener call-ins, pranks, music and much more,” said the satellite broadcaster.

“I can’t wait to fly free and for the first time be truly available coast-to-coast,” said Sotelo.

“I am excited that my listeners will be able to tune in to Piolin Radio at home, in the car or anywhere mobile,” he said.

During his tenure at Univision, Sotelo’s program included interviews with personalities likes President Barack Obama, George Lopez, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, among many others.

Sotelo’s syndicated Univision show, which managed to become the program with the biggest audience in multiple markets nationwide, made a sudden exit from broadcasting in late July after a 10-year run and with neither the company nor the host providing any reason why the show was canceled.

The Los Angeles Times reported, however, that the decision stemmed from accusations of sexual harassment against the show host by an ex-fellow worker.

Sotelo, recently named to the National Radio Hall of Fame, rejected the accusations.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Gloria Estefan…

Cuban singing sensation Gloria Estefan is commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way with the help of Sirius XM Radio…

Now through Saturday, October 15, the “Queen of Latin Pop” will host a series of performances, interviews and specials with some of today’s hottest Latin estrellas like Pitull, Jon Secada and Juanes on Sirius XM’s Caliente, channel 150.

The month’s special programming will include an entire weekend devoted to the 54-year-old bilingual singer/songwriter and her numerous musical contributions. The content will include an exclusive interview with the seven-time Grammy-winning artist, as well as a preview of her new album, “Miss Little Havana.” She’ll even talk about her all-time favorite collaborations, share her thoughts on today’s biggest Latin artists and the artists who contribute to the thriving Latin arts community. The exclusive interview and album preview is slated to air on Friday, September 23 at 4:00 pm ET.

Meanwhile, Estefan’s most recent Las Vegas concert will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 pm ET.

But that’s not all…

Caliente listeners will also have the opportunity to hear special, intimate concert performances by Latin Grammy winners and nominees including Pitbull, Jon Secada, Tito Nieves, and Juanes every Thursday at 4:00 pm ET during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Caliente spins the best in salsa, pop, merengue, bachata and reggaeton music. Listeners can hear the exceptional music by artists like Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Aventura, Shakira, Daddy Yankee, Paulina Rubio, Victor Manuelle, Luis Miguel, Wisin y Yandel and Camila.