Murciano to Star Opposite Anna Paquin in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Broken”

Enrique Murciano is reporting for medical duty… 

The 42-year-old Cuban American actor will star opposite Anna Paquin in ABC’s drama pilot Broken.

Enrique Murciano

Written by Meaghan Oppenheimer, the project follows the personal and professional life of Gemma (Paquin), a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister (Charity Wakefield) resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.

Murciano, who most starred as Marco Diaz on Netflix’s Bloodline, will play Peter, Gemma’s (Paquin) childhood friend-turned-nemesis after she represented his ex-wife in his divorce. Peter comes from a similarly rough upbringing as Gemma, but through hard work has become a successful doctor.

Murciano, best known for starring on CBS’ mystery drama Without a Trace, has also appeared on Power, 666 Park Avenue, NCIS and Medium.

Sanchez Believes Latinos Can Stop Donald Trump From Being Elected President

Roselyn Sanchez is speaking out against presidential hopeful Donald Trump

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actress, who will serve as a co-host at Sunday’s Miss Universe pageant, says Hispanics have the power to prevent Trump from being elected president.

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“I refuse to believe it. I don’t think it’s possible,” said Sanchez when asked by EFE whether the business mogul and Republican candidate could win the 2016 election.

“Hispanics have the power to prevent it,” she said.

Sanchez, an advocate for the Latino community, bowed out as co-host of the 2015 Miss USA pageant, of which Trump had been part owner, saying that incendiary remarks by Trump about Mexican immigrants were degrading.

“He said what he said and never apologized,” Sanchez recalled, adding that hearing Trump’s views on Latinos was “devastating” and “sad.”

Trump, a former reality television star who has performed well in early polling ahead of the first Republican primaries, generated controversy when he said most Mexican immigrants crossing the border were a scourge on U.S. society.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said in launching his candidacy in June.

The magnate sold the Miss Universe Organization to the WME/IMG agency in September after a legal spat with NBC Universal, which along with Univision refused to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, held in July, due to Trump’s remarks.

The Miss Universe Organization runs both the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions.

Sanchez, known for her roles in the film Rush Hour 2 and the television series Without a Trace and Devious Maids, said Hispanics were doing “incredible things” in fields as diverse as entertainment, science, politics and business.

In that regard, she said she hoped Latinos would “be able to make their voice heard” in the future no matter who is elected as the next U.S. president.

The actress said she agreed to co-host this year’s edition along with comedian Steve Harvey because there were new owners and new people behind this event, which will be held Sunday at the AXIS Theater in Las Vegas and televised by Fox.

Sanchez to Co-Host This Year’s Miss Universe Pageant

Roselyn Sanchez has landed a universal role…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actress, singer and Devious Maids star will co-host this year’s Miss Universe pageant.

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Sanchez, who recently co-hosted this year’s Latin Grammys, will report live from the show and backstage.

Sanchez made headlines around the world when she walked out of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant as co-host after his remarks about Mexican immigrants in the Unites States.

Trump sold his interest in the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants after the controversy that erupted in remarks in his bid for the presidency. Univision and NBC severed their relationship with the real estate mogul, and Sanchez, whose credits include Without a Trace, walked away from the pageant broadcast in protest.

At the time, Roselyn wrote on her Facebook page: “As a Latino, proud of my roots, culture and all that we have contributed to this nation, I decided to cancel my participation in the Miss USA Pageant.

“I cannot tolerate the disrespectful and hurtful words out of the mouth of Mr. Trump. Mexicans, like all Latinos, contribute positively to this great nation. We are the force that keeps the country afloat.”

Hosted by Emmy winner Steve Harvey, the annual broadcast will feature performances from Seal, Charlie Puth and The Band Perry.

The 2015 Miss Universe telecast will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday, Decenber 20, at 7:00 pm ET on Fox.

ABC Developing Drama Project About a Mexican Family from Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek may soon bring some serious Mexican family drama to The Alphabet Network

ABC has put in development a drama project executive produced by Salma Hayek and Michael McDonald through ABC Studios.

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Written by From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series scribe Diego Gutierrez, the untitled project is described as a soapy ensemble drama about the heirs to a wealthy Mexican conglomerate, who are in the midst of a battle for its future when they all become suspects in the murder of their father.

Тhe drama reflects some personal experiences for Gutierrez who was born and raised in a well-to-do family in Mexico City before attending Wesleyan University and making a life and career for himself in Los Angeles. His family is still in Mexico, with him traveling back and forth. The story on the show also spans Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Gutierrez pitched the idea to McDonald, who reached out to Hayek. The two have an existing relationship stemming from the ABC dramedy Ugly Betty, which Hayek executive produced and McDonald helped develop as an executive at ABC Studios.

Hayek and her producing partner Jose Tamez responded to the idea and boarded the project. It was pitched to ABC, which bought it preemptively with penalty, unusual for a project from sibling ABC Studios.

McDonald’s Stearns Castle and Hayek and Tamez’s Ventanarosa are producing for ABC Studios where McDonald is under an overall deal.

Gutierrez’s series credits also include Kingpin, Without A Trace and Warehouse 13.

Sanchez Releasing Music Video for New Single “Pick Up Your Game”

Roselyn Sanchez is making sweet music again…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer is returning to the music world with the release of the official video for “Pick Up Your Game,” a song that grew out of her role on Lifetime’s primetime sudser Devious Maids.

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Sanchez performed the track last December on last season’s finale of Mira Quien Baila.

For this version, Rapper Flo Rida collaborated with Sanchez on the production, which will have its world premiere on Friday.

Sanchez, known for her role as FBI agent Elena Delgado on Without a Trace, released the song “Pick Up Your Game” last November, as part of the show.

Her character on Devious Maids, Carmen Luna, is an aspiring singer.

Sanchez said she was excited about the debut of the “Pick Up Your Game” video, her first musical release since the 2003 album Borinqueña, which featured contributions from Puerto Rican stars like Tego Calderon and Victor Manuelle.

The first single from the album entitled “Amor Amor was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

Sanchez to Co-Host This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Expect a little deviousness at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Roselyn Sanchez, one of the stars of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, will co-host this year’s awards show alongside television personality Raul Gonzalez and singer/TV host Laura Flores.

Roselyn Sanchez

Broadcast live from Miami on Telemundo on April 24, the awards show will air at 7:00 pm ET and feature some of the biggest names in Latin music.

Sanchez, a singer/songwriter/producer/model who hails from Puerto Rico, returns as host for a second time after co-hosting the show in 2003.

On TV she appeared as a regular on Without a Trace before joining the cast of Devious Maids. In 2003, Sanchez was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Amor, Amor,” the first single from her debut album.

Gonzalez, who recently joined Telemundo to develop and host a new variety series, is making his debut on the network as co-host of the awards show, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. With a career that spans more than 30 years, the Venezuelan host spent 13 years as one of the hosts of Univision‘s Despierta America in addition to writing, producing and starring in several award-winning plays such as Visa por un Sueño.

After appearing on the Mexican telenovela En Otra Piel, Flores joined Reina de Corazones. The Mexican actress has worked in TV, theater and cinema and has hosted several television shows. Musically, the entertainer has recorded 16 albums and the most recent project, Desde mi Corazon, celebrates her musical career.

Prior to the awards show, stars will walk the red carpet and will be seen on the special La Alfombra de los Premios Billboard, which will be hosted by Telemundo personalities Monica Noguera and Rashel Diaz with Jorge Bernal of La Voz Kids and Suelta la Sopa. Guadalupe Venegas of Telemundo and Karim Mendiburu, Christian Ramirez and Kika Rocha will also be featured on the special.

Murciano Lands Recurring Role on New Netflix Psychological Thriller

Enrique Murciano is heading to Netflix

The 40-year-old Cuban-American actor has landed a recurring role on Netflix‘s untitled psychological thriller from Sony Pictures Television.

Enrique Murciano

Written and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the 13-episode series centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home.

Murciano will portray Meg’s (Cardellini) boyfriend Marco, a member of the county sheriff’s department.

He’ll next be seen in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Water & Power and a recurring role on the Starz drama Power.

His previous television credits include 666 Park Avenue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Medium and Without a Trace.

Castro Lands Role on CBS’ Drama Pilot “Red Zone”

David Castro has landed in the Red Zone

The 18-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor has been cast in CBS’ drama pilot Red Zone.

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Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley, the project centers on Holden Weller (portrayed by Without a Trace’s Anthony LaPaglia), a retired CIA operative and intense high school football coach/athletic director who is pulled back into action when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C. He’s basically forced to investigate much closer to home than expected, a place where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

Castro, who earned an Imagen Award nomination for Best Supporting actor for his performance in the film Where God Left His Shoes, will portray Reza, a smart and thoughtful new student at the high school who has just transferred there to play baseball.

Castro’s other credits include roles in the films Tio Papi, Fugly! and 27 Dresses.

Gomez Cast in NBC’s Comedy Pilot “Ellen More or Less”

There may be more or less of Joshua Gomez on television in the near future…

The 38-year-old Latino actor, who earned three ALMA Award nominations for his performance on NBC’s long-running spy series Chuck, has been cast in the NBC pilot Ellen More or Less.

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Written by JJ Philbin and directed by Peyton Reed, the comedy project centers on Ellen (portrayed by Stacey McGunnigle), an average-size woman who, after losing 100 pounds, begins reinventing herself in life and love.

Gomez will portray Craig, a co-worker of Ellen’s in the Billing Department.

Along with his role on Chuck, Gomez’s previous television credits include appearances on Castle, Without a Trace, Invasion and Law & Order.

Gomez Lands Guest-Starring Role on ABC’s “Castle”

Joshua Gomez is heading back to television with a royal project…

The 37-year-old Latino actor and Chuck alum has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s drama Castle.

Joshua Gomez

Gomez, who earned three ALMA Award nods during his stint on Chuck,   will appear in the fifth episode of Season 6 as a murder suspect who claims to have traveled from the future to prevent a cataclysmic event from happening, according to EW.com.

Gomez follows in the footsteps of fellow Chuck alum Adam Baldwin as well as Gomez’s Chuck love interest Mekenna Melvin.

This marks the actor’s first television role since bidding Chuck adieu.

Gomez’s other credits include appearances on Without a Trace, Law & Order and Invasion.

ABC’s Castle returns with new episodes on Monday, September 23.