IFC Midnight Acquires North American Rights to Genesis Rodriguez’s Arctic Thriller “Centigrade”

Genesis Rodriguez is bringing the chill (and thrill) to the United States… 

IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to Brendan Walsh’s contained Arctic thriller Centigrade, starring the 32-year-old Cuban and Venezuelan actress.

Génesis Rodríguez

Based on true events, Rodriguez and Vincent Piazzastar in the story about a 2002 incident when a young American couple traveled to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice. It’s soon revealed that the woman is eight months pregnant. Amid escalating tension between them and dwindling supplies, the couple battles -30C temperatures, hallucinations and hypothermia in their struggle to survive.

The completed film was written by Daley Nixon and Walsh.

“It’s a thrill and honor for me and the entire Centigradeteam to be premiering in North America with IFC,” said Walsh. “It makes all the cold days shooting a car in a freezer totally worthwhile. They are true champions of Independent Film and fully recognize the efforts film makers go through to make their film different and special. We couldn’t be happier with our North American distributors and look forward to finding international distributors in Berlin.”

Rodriguez’s previous credits include Man on a LedgeCasa de Mi PadreWhat to Expect When You’re ExpectingThe Last StandTusk and Run All Night.

Rodriguez to Star in Kevin Williamson’s ABC Pilot “Time After Time”

Genesis Rodriguez has plenty of time on her hands…

The 28-year-old Venezuelan- and Cuban-American actress has landed the lead female role opposite Freddie Stroma and Josh Bowman in Kevin Williamson’s ABC pilot Time After Time

Genesis Rodriguez

Using the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (Stroma).

Rodriguez will play Jane Walker, the museum curator who captivates H.G. Wells (Stroma) upon his arrival in modern day New York.

Williamson wrote Time After Time and is executive producing. Marcos Siega is directing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Rodriguez’s credits include a breakout role in Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Identity Thief and Big Hero 6.

Lopilato & Bublé Expecting Their First Child

Luisana Lopilato should be picking up her copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting soon.

The 25-year-old Argentine actress/model is expecting her first child with husband Michael Bublé.

Luisana Lopilato & Michael Buble

Lopilato and the 37-year-old crooner, who married on March 31, 2011 in Argentina and they had a full ceremony in April, posted a video on Lopilato’s YouTube page to share the news, along with a special surprise pic!

“Mike, Lu and … mini Bublé!!” appeared on the screen over an ultra sound image. “We’re having a baby Bublé!”

Lopilato has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4. She has modeled for Ultimo, 47 Street, Coca-Cola, Axe, McDonald’s, Gillette, L’Oreal Elviv and BlackBerry.

Diaz Attached to Star in “The Other Women”

Cameron Diaz has her sights set on revenge…

The half-Cuban American actress, Hollywood’s highest-paid Latina actress, is attached to star in Fox’s female revenge comedy The Other Woman, according to TheWrap

Cameron Diaz

Written by Melissa Stack, the film tells the story of a woman who finds out she is the other woman in a love triangle. She meets up with the wife in order to conspire and get revenge against the husband.

Kristen Wiig is also under consideration for a role in the film, according to a Diaz representative.

The high-concept story is similar to The First Wives Club, but with a younger skew.

Diaz’s recent credits include What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Shrek Forever After and Bad Teacher. Her upcoming films include Agent Century 21 and Gambit.

Lopez Leads Pack of ALMA Award Nominees

There’s no doubt that Jennifer Lopez has plenty of Latino spirit… And, now she could have a few trophies to prove it.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate received three nominations for the 2012 ALMA Awards, making her this year’s most nominated Latino artist.

Created by the National Council of La Raza, the ALMA Awards recognize Hispanic performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field.

In a year that saw Lopez conquer the entertainment world in more ways than one, Lopez received a nod for Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
for her work in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, as well as a nomination for Favorite Female Music Artist and a nod for Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act for serving as a judge on American Idol.

But Lopez isn’t the only Hispanic artist to receive more than one nod…

Aubrey Plaza scored a twofer on the ballot. The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress is not only up for Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical for her work in the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed, but she’s also nominated for Favorite TV Actress—Comedy for Parks and Recreation.

Sofia Vergara also received double the love. The 40-year-old Colombian actress, who just got engaged, is nominated for her work on Modern Family and The Three Stooges.

The winners will be unveiled in an hour-long ceremony, hosted once again by nominee Eva Longoria, set to air Sept. 21 on NBC.

Fans can vote online for their favorites in all the categories through Sept. 7.

Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 2012 ALMA Awards:

Favorite Movie
Act of Valor
For Greater Glory
Girl in Progress
Puss in Boots
The Way

Favorite Movie Actor
Diego Boneta, Rock of Ages
Benicio Del Toro, Savages
Andy Garcia, For Greater Glory
Rodrigo Santoro, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Martin Sheen, The Way

Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure
Salma Hayek, Savages
Eva Longoria, For Greater Glory
Eva Mendes, Girl in Progress
Roselyn Sanchez, Act of Valor
Zoë Saldana, Colombiana

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Penélope Cruz, To Rome With Love
Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed

Favorite Movie Actor—Supporting Role
Demián Bichir, Savages
Rubén Blades, For Greater Glory
Emilio Estevez, The Way
Oscar Isaac, For Greater Glory
Édgar Ramírez, Wrath of the Titans

Favorite Movie Actress—Supporting Role
Mia Maestro, Savages
Cierra Ramirez, Girl in Progress
Genesis Rodriguez, Man on the Ledge
Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road
Sofía Vergara, The Three Stooges

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina Aguilera, The Voice
Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution
George Lopez, Take Me Out
Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
William Levy, Dancing with the Stars

Favorite TV Actor
Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice
Danny Pino, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
James Roday, Psych
Charlie Sheen, Anger Management

Favorite TV Actress—Drama
Jordana Brewster, Dallas
Julie Gonzalo, Dallas
Cote de Pablo, NCIS
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Favorite TV Actress—Comedy
Victoria Justice, Victorious
Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation
Naya Rivera, Glee
Belle Thorne, Shake It Up
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama
Guillermo Diaz, Scandal
Carlos Gomez, The Glades
Jon Huertas, Castle
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries
David Zayas, Dexter

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy
Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing
Ian Gomez, Cougar Town
Adam Irigoyen, Shake It Up
Oscar Nuñez, The Office
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role
Constance Marie, Switched at Birth
Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy
Sarah Ramos, Parenthood
Gina Torres, Suits
Lauren Vélez, Dexter

Favorite Male Music Artist
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos
Santana

Favorite Female Music Artist

Gloria Estefan
Jennifer Lopez
Demi Lovato
Naya Rivera
Esperanza Spalding

Diaz: Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Latina Actresses

She may have co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You’re Expecting… But Cameron Diaz is in a league of her own when it comes to commanding a big paycheck in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old half Cuban American actress ranks No. 2 on Forbes list of the Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood. And she’s the only Latina to make the Top 10.

Cameron Diaz

Diaz earned major bank for appearing in Bad Teacher, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and The Green Hornet.

Bad Teacher was a surprise hit, earning a healthy $216 million at the global box office. While it would be considered a decent haul under any circumstance, it proved to be an especially good result for Bad Teacher, which cost only $20 million to make. Diaz had a deal to take home a nice chunk of the film’s profits, which were substantial.

Add that to her earnings for What to Expect When You’re Expecting and The Green Hornet, and Forbes estimates Diaz took home $34 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Diaz, who could soon be penning a health and wellness book for young girls, narrowly missed taking the top spot from Kristen Stewart. The Twilight Saga and Snow White and the Huntsman starlet tops the Hollywood heap with her $34.5 million.

To see the complete list, visit the Forbes website.

Diaz to Pen a Health & Wellness Book for Young Girls

Cameron Diaz may find herself at the top the New York Times Best Seller list in the near future.

The 39-year-old half-Cuban American actress is reportedly writing her first book, according to E! News.

Cameron Diaz

The health-conscious What to Expect When You’re Expecting star is penning a tome about the importance of proper nutrition and staying healthy for impressionable young girls.

“She wants to stop their fixation on being thin, and for teenage girls to understand that being healthy is more important,” a publishing source told E! News. “She wants to use her celebrity to make a difference. She knows she is a role model to girls and she really wants to use that position to do good. This book is not about weight, it’s about making the right choices.”

While no formal publishing deal is in place at the moment, Diaz has been mulling over the idea for some time, and has signed on with a literary agent.

And Diaz has big plans for the book, including touring the country with it to inspire young girls.

“Cameron is going to be visiting high schools around the country to talk to teenagers about their food choices and what is important to them,” the source told E! News. “She wants them to know that being thin should not be their priority, it’s about getting the right vitamins and knowing what foods will give them energy and keep them strong. She wants to get their feedback, learn about how they decide what to eat now, and teach them to make more informed choices.”

So what inspired Diaz to put pen to paper?

“Everything changed for Cameron after her father died,” the source said. “She realized what is important and started to think more and more about her health.”

Her good intentions, coupled with her unprecedented access to the top nutritionists in the world, has resulted in Diaz’s desire to pass on the lessons she’s learned to young women.

“This book isn’t about her. And it’s not a diet of any kind. Of course, it’s her own journey that has helped her realize what’s important, but she wants the book to appeal to everyone, and not just be about her own food choices.”

In addition to her own story, the book will also feature advice and expertise not only from top nutritionists, but some of Cameron’s celebrity pals, including Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, who has become a source of inspiration for DIaz

“Cameron has become very close to Gwyneth and it’s been very interesting for her to see what Gwyneth is doing with Goop,” the source said. “She’s been inspired by Gwyneth and the way she uses her fame to influence and help people. Now Cameron wants to do the same.”

Though she hasn’t sign on any dotted lines, a book deal seems inevitable, and could be ready as early as next year. When it does finally hit shelves, Diaz will also launch an accompanying website to further educate young girls on health issues.

“Through this project, she wants schools to offer better meal options for kids,” the publishing source continued. “She wants to have an impact on a huge scale. In some way, she feels like this is her calling. This is her passion.”

Rodriguez to Star in “Identity Thief”

Genesis Rodriguez is getting married to the mob… at least on the big screen!

The 24-year-old Venezuelan American actress has signed on to star in Universal’s film Identity Thief.

Genesis Rodriguez

In the comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, Rodriguez will play an associate to a local crime boss who comes looking for McCarthy’s character after she scams them out of money.

This marks Rodriguez’s latest project in her quest to make a big splash in Hollywood…

She previously starred in Man On A Ledge and Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language melodrama Casa De Mi Padre. And, she most recently appeared opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Lopez Leads Latino Pack of Teen Choice Awards Nominees

The first wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations has been revealed… And, the world’s most powerful celebrity Jennifer Lopez leads the Latino pack of nominees.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actresswho has won 11 Teen Choice Awards in her career, including Choice Television Personality for American Idol and Choice Red Carpet Icon last year—received five nominations for this year’s show.

Jennifer Lopez

In the movies section, Lopez has been nominated in the Choice Movie Actress: Comedy category for her role in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She’ll will face off against her co-star in the film, Cameron Diaz, as well as American Reunion’s Alyson Hannigan, Crazy, Stupid Love’s Emma Stone and This Means War’s Reese Witherspoon.

In the television section, the American Idol judge has been nominated in the Choice TV: Female Personality category, alongside The Voice’s Christina Aguilera, America’s Next Top Model’s Tyra Banks, Dancing with the StarsCarrie Ann Inaba and Fashion Star’s Jessica Simpson.

In the music section, Lopez is nominated for Choice Female Artist, as well as Choice Single by a Female Artist for her dancetastic single “Dance Again.”

Lastly, Lopez—who was the blue-ribbon beauty at this year’s Oscars—will face off against Miley Cyrus, Zooey Deschanel, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry in the Choice Fashion Icon: Female.

But Lopez wasn’t the only Hispanic celebrity to receive multiple nominations.

Pitbull followed close behind with four nods; Selena Gomez received three nominations; and Bruno Mars, Scotty McCreery and Christina Aguilera received two.

Other Latino/a nominees include: Salma Hayek, Noomi Rapace, Zoe Saldana, Cameron Diaz, Adam Rodriguez, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, William Levy, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Albert Pujols and Demi Lovato.

Fans between the ages of 13-19 can vote once each day per category on the official Teen Choice Awards website. Winners will be announced on the awards show on July 22.

Here’s a look at all the Latino/a nominees and their competition:

MOVIES

Choice Movie Actress: Action
Salma Hayek, “Puss in Boots”
Milla Jovovich, “The Three Musketeers”
Paula Patton, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
Noomi Rapace, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”
Zoe Saldana, “Colombiana”

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Cameron Diaz, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Alyson Hannigan, “American Reunion”
Jennifer Lopez, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Reese Witherspoon, “This Means War”

TELEVISION

Choice TV Actor: Action
LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Daniel Dae Kim, “Hawaii Five-O”
Zachary Levi, “Chuck”
Adam Rodriguez, “CSI: Miami”
Shane West, “Nikita”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Miranda Cosgrove, “iCarly”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Choice TV: Female Personality
Christina Aguilera, “The Voice”
Tyra Banks, “America’s Next Top Model”
Carrie Ann Inaba, “Dancing With The Stars”
Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol”
Jessica Simpson, “Fashion Star”

Choice TV: Male Reality Star
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, “Jersey Shore” and “The Pauly D Project”
Rob Dyrdek, “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness”
William Levy, “Dancing With The Stars”
Scotty McCreery, “American Idol”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, “Jersey Shore”

Choice TV: Female Reality Star
Lauren Alaina, “American Idol”
Melanie Amaro, “The X Factor”
The Kardashians, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”
Tia & Tamera Mowry, “Tia & Tamera”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, “Jersey Shore”

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Artist
Adele
Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
Selena Gomez & The Scene
Gym Class Heroes
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
The Wanted

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Beyonce
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull
Kanye West

Choice Single by a Group
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Hit The Lights,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
“Ass Back Home,” Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
“Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

Choice Single by a Female Artist
“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
“Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
“Part of Me,” Katy Perry
“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift

Choice Single by a Male Artist
“Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber
“Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna
“Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
“It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars
“Give Me Everything (Tonight),” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer

Choice Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery
Blake Shelton

Choice Country Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Thompson Square

FASHION

Choice Fashion Icon: Female
Miley Cyrus
Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Lopez
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Choice Female Hottie
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Kate Upton

SPORTS

Choice Male Athlete
David Beckham (Soccer)
Kobe Bryant (Basketball)
Albert Pujols (Baseball)
Tim Tebow (Football)
Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)

OTHER

Choice Twit
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Jimmy Fallon
Demi Lovato
Ryan Seacrest

Diaz Set to Star in “The Counselor”

Cameron Diaz could be the latest Hollywood superstar to seek The Counselor

The 39-year-old half-Cuban American actress is reportedly in final negotiations to star in director Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Cameron Diaz

Should Diaz sign on the dotted line, she will join an all-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

Based on the original script by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, the film centers on a respected lawyer (Fassbender) who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down, which proves to be a life-threatening decision.

In what’s considered a strong supporting role, Diaz would play Malkina.

Diaz—who shined bright at Monday night’s Met Ball—most recently starred in Bad Teacher, and will appear in the upcoming ensemble comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting.