Adriana Barraza to Star in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”

It’s a dreadfultime for Adriana Barraza… But she’s not complaining! The 63-year-old Mexican actress, an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for her role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel, has been cast in a lead role opposite Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dormer in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The project is … Continue reading

Michael Peña to Star in the Film Adaptation of the Classic Television Series “Fantasy Island”

It’s a sweet, sweet fantasy project for Michael Peña… The 42-year-old Mexican American actor has been tapped to portray the iconic Mr. Roarke in the Sony Pictures and Blumhouse-produced Fantasy Island film adaptation from director Jeff Wadlow. Peña will take on a role that was originated … Continue reading

Eugenio Derbez to Guest Star on Disney’s “Elena of Avalor”

Eugenio Derbez is getting animated… The 56-year-old Mexican actor, comedian and filmmaker has signed on for a guest starring role on the Disney animated series Elena of Avalor, according to Variety. The series follows Elena, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin … Continue reading

Maxwell Earns Four NAACP Image Award Nominations

Maxwell’s critically acclaimed collaboration with Alicia Keys is paying dividends… The 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican R&B singer leads the pack of Latinos nominated for prizes at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, earning three of his four nods for his song with … Continue reading

Gomez Among This Year’s Imagen Award Nominees

Selena Gomez’s return to the wizard world has resulted in critical acclaim… The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer has received an Imagen Award nomination for reprising her role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel’s The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex. … Continue reading

Austin Lending His Voice to 3D Animated Film “Khumba”

Jake T. Austin is about to get animated again… The 18-year-old Latino actor of Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish descent, who served as the voice of Diego on the animated educational series Dora the Explorer and it’s spin-off Go, Diego, … Continue reading

Go, Diego, Go!’s Matt Hunter Launches His Music Career…

He’s given voice to Diego Marquez, Dora the Explorer’s 8-year-old cousin who helps animals in danger in the children’s animated television series Go, Diego, Go! But now Matt Hunter is ready to take the world by storm with his singing … Continue reading

The Kid Mero to Speak at This Year’s SXSW Film Festival Online Edition

The Kid Mero is heading south (by southwest)… SXSW Film Festival organizers have unveiled their latest list of featured speakers, with the 37-year-old Dominican-American writer, comedian and television personality and his sidekick, Desus Nice, part of the lineup. This year’s online … Continue reading