A Martinez to Star in Michael Bay’s Action Thriller “Ambulance”

A Martinez is preparing a medical emergency

The 72-year-old part-Mexican American actor will star in the Michael Bay-directed action thriller Ambulance.

A Martinez

Martinez joins the list of new additions to the cast list that includes Garret DillahuntKeir O’Donnell and Moses Ingram.

The four join current cast members Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez in a feature that’s based off the original Danish film Ambulancen

While the plot is being kept under wraps, the film is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action films as Speed and Bad Boys.

Chris Fedak wrote the original script.

Universal is distributing the movie with Endeavor Content packaging of the project.

Martinez, who gained acclaim in the soap operas Santa Barbara, General Hospital, One Life to LiveThe Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives, recently appeared in the series-long role of Jacob Nighthorse on Netflix’s Longmire, as well as recurring roles on The Bay and Queen of the South. He has also appeared in films including The Cowboys, She-Devil and Powwow Highway.

CBS Renews Jeremy Ray Valdez’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” for Two Seasons

There are more bold (and beautiful) days ahead for Jeremy Ray Valdez.

CBS has given a two-year renewal to its long-running daytime drama The Bold and the Beautifulfeaturing the 39-year-old half-Mexican American actor,through the 2021-2022 broadcast season.

Jeremy Ray Valdez

Now in its 33rd year, the afternoon series routinely wins its time period and averages more than 3.2 million viewers every day. 

Picked up for Seasons 34 and 35,The Bold and the Beautiful joins CBS companion The Young and the Restless, which in January was renewed through 2024.

“For over three decades, The Bold and the Beautifulhas been a cornerstone of the CBS Daytime lineup,” said Amy Reisenbach, EVP Current Programs, CBS Entertainment. “The show has been a creative and ratings success due to the supremely talented cast, writers and producers that Brad Bell has assembled. Of course, none of this would have been possible withoutB&B’s dedicated fans, whose passion for these characters and stories is unsurpassed. We are delighted to be able to continue to offer them a daily look into the romances and rivalries between the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families.”

The news of The Bold and the Beautiful renewal comes amid a coronavirus-related Hollywood production shutdown that has suspended filming on all daytime dramas. Along with Y&R, The Bold and the Beautifulhad about 4-6 weeks worth of episodes in the can when the production shutdown began March 17. The last original episode aired last month and, beginning April 27, B&Bstarted airing repeat episodes curated into theme weeks.

“I am thrilled to dive into years 34 and 35 of The Bold and the Beautiful,” said executive producer Bradley Bell. “We are grateful to Amy Reisenbach and everyone at CBS for their incredible commitment to the series. Of course, many thanks to our loyal fans who motivate us every day with their unending passion and enthusiasm.”

The Bold and the Beautifulis currently preparing to resume production in June, if safety guidelines are met in compliance with state and city regulations.

The Bold and the Beautiful,the most-watched U.S. produced daytime drama in the world, is set in Los Angeles and tells the compelling story of high fashion, glamour, honor, romance, passion and, most importantly, family. It’s a Bell-Phillip Television production. Bell is the executive producer.

In addition to Valdez, who joined the show in March 2018 as Detective Alex Sanchez, cast members include (alphabetically): Matthew AtkinsonKiara BarnesKatrina BowdenDarin BrooksScott Clifton, Don DiamontJennifer GareisCourtney HopeThorsten KayeKatherine Kelly LangJohn McCookAlley MillsAnnika NoelleDenise RichardsLawrence Saint-Victor, Henry Joseph SamiriRena SoferAaron D. SpearsHeather Tom and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood.

Rodriguez to Voice Title Character in Netflix’s Animated Series “Carmen Sandiego”

Where in the world is Gina Rodriguez? Well, you’ll soon find out…

Netflix is developing an animated reboot of the once-popular children’s series Carmen Sandiego, with the 32-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star voicing the title character.

Gina Rodriguez

Produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the 20-episode Carmen Sandiego will feature a new crop of international capers, as well as a look into Carmen’s past to reveal who she is and why she became a super thief.

Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) will voice Player, Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend.

The character debuted in a 1980s computer game franchise Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and probably is best known for the Greg Lee-hosted game show that aired on PBS from 1991-95.

Before her breakout role on Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez, a Golden Globe winner for her performance on the CW series, previously appeared on television in Rizzoli & Isles, Longmire, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Mentalist and Happy Endings.

Rodriguez to Star Opposite Ray Liotta in the Indie Film “Sticky Notes”

Gina Rodriguez has found herself in a sticky situation…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of the indie film Sticky Notes, the directorial debut of screenwriter Amanda Harlib.

Gina Rodriguez

The film, currently shooting in New Orleans, centers on a backup dancer (portrayed by Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie) who returns home to Florida to help care for her estranged father, Jack (Ray Liotta), after he’s diagnosed with cancer.

Harlib most recently adapted the novel Sorta Like a Rockstar by Silver Linings Playbookwriter Matthew Quick for Gotham Group. She’s also the creator of the Web series Haute and Bothered, which ran on Teen.com for two years.

Rodriguez rose to acclaim in the 2012 Sundance hit Filly Brown, which earned her an Imagen Award, as well ason The Bold and the Beautful. She’ll nextstar in the upcoming TV series Jane the Virgin.

Big Brother’s Villegas & Rachel Reilly Tie the Knot

Brendon Villegas is officially off the market…

The 32-year-old Latino high school swim coach and physicist from Riverside, California, who competed on Big Brother and The Amazing Race, married Rachel Reilly on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles, according to People.

Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly

“Brenchel,” as the couple is known in the reality television world, met while filming Big Brother 12 during the summer of 2010. Their alliance soon turned romantic and they got engaged less than a year later. The pair both returned to Big Brother 13, Reilly’s winning season.

In addition, Villegas and Reilly also guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful and competed on The Amazing Race earlier this year, where they placed third.

The couple’s sunset ceremony took place at the AT&T Center, where the bride, dressed in a floor-length, silver-sequined Missoni gown, arrived via helicopter. The groom sported a white dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants.

For the reception, which was planned by celebrity wedding planner and My Fair Wedding star David Tutera, guests dined on arugula and tomato salad, chicken breast with balsamic glaze and silvery and blue cupcakes from a display designed to look like a wedding cake.

Reilly and Villegas changed into a white sequined tutu and bedazzled loafers, respectively, for what Tutera described as a “retrospective of dance throughout time.”

Their wedding will be featured on the December 15 season finale of My Fair Wedding: Unveiled, which airs Saturdays at 9:00 pm ET on WEtv.

Image courtesy of Gordon Vasquez.

Benard Receives Seventh Daytime Emmy Award Nod

Maurice Benard has plenty of reason to celebrate this week…

The 49-year-old Salvadorian & Nicaraguan American soap opera star has notched his seventh Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for his role as romantic mobster Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. on ABC’s General Hospital.

Maurice Benard

Benard is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He’ll face off against his General Hospital co-star Anthony Geary, as well as The Bold And The Beautiful’s John McCook, All My Children’s Darnell Williams and One Life to Live’s Robert S. Woods.

Benard, who has been playing “Sonny” since 1993, won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series back in 2003 for his popular role on General Hospital.

In all, General Hospital leads the field with 23 nominations.

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, June 23.

Click here for the complete list of nominees.