Camila Banus to Appear on Chapter 2 of Peacock’s “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem”

Camila Banus is facing extended Days

The 31-year-old Spanish and Cuban American actress will appear in Chapter 2 of Peacock’s Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, which will debut on July 11.

Camila BanusPeter Reckell (Bo) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady) are reprising their super-couple roles in the next evolution of the DOOL spinoff, which was designed especially for Peacock, while Banus will bring her Daytime Emmy-nominated character of Gabi Hernandez to this latest installment.

DOOL faves Steve (Stephen Nicholas) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) will make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black (Drake Hogestyn) travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul (Christopher Sean). Meanwhile, new parents Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal) meet up with Hope in Montreal. Over five episodes, reunions and mysteries ensue!

Also joining Chapter 2 are Eileen Davidson as Kristen DiMera, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Steve Burton as Harris Michaels, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Christopher Sean as Paul Narita, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Five, 60-minute episodes will drop daily on Peacock through July 15. Ken Corday is executive producer, Albert Alarr is co-exec producer, and Ron Carlivati is the head writer.

Chapter 2 of Beyond Salem is from Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Camila Banus to Serve as Presenter at This Year’s Daytime Emmy Awards

Camila Banus has a date with Emmy…

The 31-year-old Spanish and Cuban American actress and Days of Our Lives star is among the stars set to present at the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 24.

Camila BanusBanus, who received a Daytime Emmy nod in 2015 for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Gabi Hernandez, and her Days of Our Lives co-star Galen Gering will serve as presenters during the ceremony.

Natalie Morales and her The Talk co-host Jerry O’Connell will also present an award during the ceremony.

Hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner from Entertainment Tonight, the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will also see many other notable personalities present, including: Drew BarrymoreTamron Hall; Deborah Norville from Inside Edition; Deidre Hall and James Reynolds from Beyond Salem; Krista Allen, Lawrence Saint-Victor and Tanner Novlan from The Bold and the Beautiful; Tanisha Harper, Cameron Mathison and Laura Wright from General Hospital; and Sean Dominic, Christian Le Blanc and Tracey Bregman from The Young and the Restless.

In addition, Suzanne Rogers will present the lifetime achievement award to John Aniston during the ceremony.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced the presenters for the upcoming Creative Arts & Lifestyle Awards, which will stream on Friday. Presenters for the ceremony include: Michael and Bianca Alexander from Conscious Living, Judge Frank Caprio from Caught in Providence, Daym Drops from Fresh, Fried & Crispy, Samantha Brown from Samantha Brown’s Places to Love, Sophia Roe from Counter Space, Tina Knowles-Lawson from Talks With Mama Tina, Jennifer Gareis from The Bold and the Beautiful, Raven Bowens from Days of our Lives and Beyond Salem, Tajh Bellow from General Hospital and Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless.

The 49th Annual Creative Arts & Lifestyle Awards will stream live on, and via Emmys apps on platforms like Xbox, iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV and Roku.

The ceremony begins 6:00 pm PT/9 pm ET on Friday.

The Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on June 24 at 9:00 pm ET on the East Coast, and tape delayed on the West Coast at 9:00 pm PT. The ceremony will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

Camila Banus to Star in the Latinx Holiday Movie “A Christmas & Postre”

It’s Christmas in July for Camila Banus.

The 30-year-old Spanish and Cuban American actress and model will headline the independent Latinx holiday movie, A Christmas & Postre from producers Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren under their production banner, The Ninth House.

Camila Banus

Banus, best known for her role as Gabi Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, will star opposite Mark Hapka in the film

Cristina Boada will write the script, which reps Colombian-American Brittany Underwood’s directorial debut.

A Christmas & Postre follows Carmen (Banus) a quirky and lovable pastry chef, dreams of one day opening her very own Puerto Rican influenced postre shop– like the one her family owned on the island. In the meantime, she showcases her treats at a local coffee shop, Coqui, where she works with her sister, Pilar. When local hotel owner, Victor Flores (David Fumero), discovers her talents, she secures a coveted pastry chef position for his grand holiday event known for bolstering the careers of pastry chefs. Carmen is paired with perfectionist chef Jax (Hapka), whom she frequently disagrees with. As they race against the clock to assemble their intricate holiday menu, Carmen and Jax realize they have a lot to learn from one another and eventually come together to create a truly inspired menu just in time for Christmas.

Melissa Marty, Terri Hoyos, and Norma Maldonado will also star.

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.

Peris-Mencheta’s “Snowfall” to Kick Off This Year’s ATX Television Festival

Sergio Peris-Mencheta will experience Snowfall in Austin…

The ATX Television Festival will kick off with an opening-night screening and panel for John Singleton’s upcoming FX series Snowfall, starring the 41-year-old Spanish actor.

Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Set in Los Angeles circa 1983, the series’ focus is set on the first cocaine epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city.

Peris-Mencheta portrays Gustavo Zapata on the series, which also stars Manuel Uriza, Emily Rios and Camila Banus.

The Snowfall panel joins previously announced ATX fest events including a reunion of Alias writers, a Parks and Recreation community screening; reunions for Designing Women, Northern Exposure, thirtysomething and The Comeback; “Canceled Too Soon” panels with The Black Donnellys and The Middleman; and much more.

The ATX Television Festival will run from June 8-11 in Austin, Texas. For a full list of additional panels and screenings, click here.

Peris-Mencheta’s previous credits include Resident Evil: Afterlife, and the Spanish-language projects A salir de clase and Estripe.