William Levy Lands Series Regular Role on Fox’s Music Drama Series “Star”

William Levy’s star is on the rise…

The 37-year-old Cuban actor is joining the cast of Fox’s music drama series Star as a new series regular for the upcoming third season.

William Levy

Levy will play Mateo Ferrera, a driven media mogul who can charm the devil into church. He is rich, successful, smooth as silk and married to his equal, Nina Ferrera, played by Camila Banus. Mateo makes and breaks his own rules as he sprints toward success. The first generation son of immigrant parents, he is determined to make his mark and build his legacy by any means necessary.

Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom DonaghyStar follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.

The large ensemble cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan DestinyBrittany O’Grady, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, Miss LawrenceMichael Michele, Stephen Dorff and Luke James.

Telenovela star Levy’s Spanish-language Triunfo Del Amor was the most watched scripted series on American television. On the film side, Levy appeared in Lionsgate’s Addicted, Universal’s Term Life alongside Vince Vaughn, and most recently, Universal’s blockbuster Girls Trip.

Levy to Star Opposite Milla Jovovich in Screen Gems’ Next “Resident Evil” Film

William Levy has a new residency in Hollywood

The 35-year-old Cuban actor and telenovela star has joined the cast of the closing chapter of Screen GemsResident Evil franchise.

William Levy

The film stars Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, with Paul W.S. Anderson directing his script.

The film picks up where 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution left off, as Project Alice races against time to stop the villainous Red Queen from destroying the final remnants of humanity.

In addition to Levy, Jovovich and Larter, the film will also star Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose and Eoin Macken.

Shooting starts this month in South Africa.

Levy, who came in in third place on season 14 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, previously starred in Planet 51, The Single Moms Club and Addicted.

He next appears in Term Life and The Veil.

Levy to Produce Docuseries on Hispanic NASCAR Race Car Drivers

William Levy is off to the (car) races for this next project…

The 34-year-old Cuban actor and telenovela star is partnering with NASCAR Productions and its Entertainment Marketing division to produce a non-scripted docuseries about Hispanic race car drivers.

William Levy

The series will focus on the challenges the Latino drivers face as they try to make it in NASCAR, the biggest motorsport in America.

The project will follow the drivers as they strive to make names for themselves within the sport while also trying to make it in America. NASCAR Productions, Levy and Gladys Gonzalez will produce this project.

Levy’s Spanish-language Triunfo Del Amor was the most watched scripted series on American television. In film, Levy appeared in Lionsgate’s Addicted and next will be seen in Universal PicturesTerm Life alongside Vince Vaughn.

“I’m truly thrilled about partnering with NASCAR and I can’t wait to show my fans worldwide this creative endeavor,” said Levy.

NASCAR Productions is continually working to integrate NASCAR into mainstream pop culture in an effort to expand the sport’s reach to new and more diverse audiences.

“Our goal is to produce original TV, film and digital projects that highlight some of the most compelling stories in NASCAR,” said Zane Stoddard, VP Entertainment Marketing and Content Development at NASCAR. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with William Levy and his team on a project we believe both sports and nonsports fans alike will enjoy.”

Levy to Star as Jordi Molla’s Son in the Crime Thriller “Term Life”

It’s William Levy’s term to impress American audiences once again…

The 33-year-old Cuban actor, telenovela star and former Dancing with the Stars competitor has joined the cast of the Vince Vaughn– and Hailee Steinfeld-starring crime thriller Term Life.

William Levy

The film follows Nick Barrow (portrayed by Vaughn), who takes his estranged daughter (Steinfeld) on the lam when a heist goes south and he’s forced to take out a life insurance policy on himself that doesn’t take effect for 21 days.

In addition to Levy, the film will also star Bad Boys II alum Jordi Molla has been cast in the Peter Billingsley-helmed film as a ruthless Mexican cartel leader Victor Fuentes, who’s after Barrow.

Levy, meantime, will bring to life the role of Molla’s character’s son Alejandro.

He most recently filmed the feature The Veil. He’s shooting Change Of Heart with Jim Belushi and Virginia Madsen and will be seen in Lionsgate’s Addicted.

Levy Working on New Film with Gloria and Emilio Estefan

It looks like the rhythm is gonna get William Levy

The 33-year-old Cuban actor and telenovela star is currently working on a film with Miami Sound Machine masterminds Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

William Levy

The movie, based on the 1970s bilingual sitcom Que Pasa, U.S.A.? that aired on public television in the United States, focuses on the idea that the hatred and racism “that we Latinos have sometimes suffered” can transform a person’s life, said Estefan.

“(This is) a film that took me 14 years to finance and I got the people I wanted,” Estefan said.

The film, which is being shot in Miami, is expected to be released in early 2015.

In the meantime, Levy is set to appear in Single Mom’s Club opposite Zulay Henao, as well as Addicted later this year.

Levy to Star Opposite Jada Pinkett-Smith in “Salsa”

Sure, he competed on Dancing with the Stars… But this time William Levy will be dancing with a star.

The 32-year-old Cuban American actor and telenovela star has signed on to co-star opposite Jada Pinkett-Smith in Salsa, which the actress will also produce.

William Levy

Levy, the star of the popular telenovela Triunfo del Amor, will portray Pinkett-Smith’s salsa teacher in the film that tells the story of a woman at a turning point in her life. Through the dance of salsa she begins to get her life back on track.

Pinkett-Smith and Miguel Melendez will produce for Overbrook Entertainment, with production set to begin in the first quarter of 2014.

Levy recently wrapped two Lionsgate films: Addicted and Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club. He’s currently shooting the remake of La Tormenta–called La Tempestad–for Univision.

Prince Royce Named as a Coach for Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids”

Paulina Rubio isn’t the only Latin music superstar preparing to coach the next generation of cantantesPrince Royce will also mentor the kids.

The 23-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter has been added to the all-star coaching roster for Telemundo’s La Voz Kids, the reality singing competition for children 7-14 that’ll air this spring on the Spanish-language network.

Prince Royce

“Prince Royce represents the new Latin artist generation with Hispanic roots, born and raised in this country,” said Daniel Cubillo, vice president of content development, non-scripted, at Telemundo Media.

“He has an incredible ability to mix cultures, languages and musical genres that make him a great reference point for the kids and represent the future of Latino music in our country.”

The “Addicted” singer, one of the brightest new stars in Latin music, gained national recognition with his self-titled debut album in the Fall of 2010. The album would go on to become the top-selling Latin release of 2011, according to Billboard. Royce released his sophomore album, Phase II, last Spring and has just finished a 30-day U.S. tour. He’s up for 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards this April.

Royce and Rubio will share coaching duties with a third, soon-to-be-announced celebrity.

Like with NBC’s hit The Voice, which will feature Shakira as a judge this season, contestants will compete in “blind auditions” followed by battle rounds and live shows. The winner will receive a recording contract with Universal Music and a scholarship. La Voz Kids will be the first Spanish-language version of The Voice franchise to air in the U.S.

Levy Starring in Three Upcoming Lionsgate Projects

William Levy may be in desperate need of a vacation in the near future…

The 32-year-old Cuban American actor and telenovela star has signed on for three Lionsgate movie projects.

William Levy

Levy, who set hearts aflutter on Dancing with the Stars during the last season, has been cast In Tyler Perry’s latest project Single Mom’s Club.

People en Español’s “El Hombre Más Sexy”  will portray a character named Manny in the film, which is set to start shooting after Thanksgiving.

Levy has also been cast in Addicted, a film that will be directed by Billy Woodruff. He’ll play Quentin Matthews in the film, which is based on the novel Zane’s Addiction.

And last but not least, Levy will star in the horror-western Rio Sangre. He’ll portray Brujo in the Chris Wyatt-directed fillm.

Rio Sangre will co-star Alex Vegas in the film.

Levy most recently guest-starred on VH1′s Single Ladies and previously starred in Univision’s Sortilegio and the telenovela Triunfo del Amor.

Rodriguez to Direct “Addicted”…

She’s directed critically acclaimed episodes of popular television shows like The Good Wife, Covert Affairs and Blue Bloods… But, now Rosemary Rodriguez is getting ready to go big… Big screen, that is!

Rosemary Rodriguez

The Latina filmmaker has signed on to direct Lionsgate’s latest feature film Addicted, an adaptation of the provocative best-selling novel of the same name by Zane.

The book, a psychological drama, tells the story of the perfect family woman whose sex addiction is unraveling her perfect family life.


The film is being readied for a spring/early summer start.

Rodriguez, who completed the Minority and Women’s Directing Program for John Wells Productions, rose to fame after directing the dramatic feature film Acts of Worship, which went to win her Best Director awards at several film festivals.

In recent years, she’s focusing her directing efforts on shows like Rescue Me, Castle and Law & Order.

Prince Royce Records New Video in the Big Apple…

Prince Royce isn’t afraid to brave the bitter cold for his music…

The 22-year-old Dominican-American singer/songwriter returned to a frosty New York—where he was born and raised—to record the video for “Las cosas pequeñas,” which will be the first single on his upcoming Spanish-language album, the follow-up to his smash debut albumThe scene was a far cry from the beach video he shot for his first English single, “Addicted.”

Prince Royce, who is set to release an English-language album in April, filmed the video in New York City’s Central Park—a spot that holds a special place in his heart.

“I grew up in the Bronx and I always remember being here, in Central Park, writing songs and dreaming about the day that I could sing on the radio and be a hit,” the singer told EFE. “It’s a place that brings back so many memories.”

Prince Royce had to brave hours of the bitter cold weather to film the video… But that didn’t stop him from taking photos with fans during breaks in filming. After all, he’s ready to continue working hard in 2012.