Lovato to Present and Perform at This Weekend’s Teen Choice Awards

It will be quite a busy night for Demi Lovato at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards

Not only is the 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress nominated for six awards, The X Factor judge is also set to take the stage as a performer and presenter.

Demi Lovato

Lovato will perform her latest single “Made in the USA,” a patriotic love song that appears on her fourth studio album Demi.

Lovato took to Twitter to share the exciting news to her fans. “It’s truuue!! I’m performing #MadeInTheUSA on the Teen Choice Awards!! Tune in to Fox on Sun. and get it on iTunes!!” she wrote.

It’ll mark her first live appearance after taking a brief break to get her tonsils removed last month. She’ll join previously-announced performers One Direction, Paramore and Florida Georgia Line.

In addition, Lovato and X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony, will present the Acuvue Inspire Award, which will be given to an inspirational celebrity who has used his or her fame over the past year to make a difference in teens’ lives.

Lovato is nominated in several key categories, including Choice Female Artist, Choice Single: Female, Choice Female Hottie and Choice Smile.

Hosted by Darren Criss and Lucy Hale, this year’s Teen Choice Awards will have stars like Bella ThorneNina Dobrev, Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Benson, Liam Hemsworth, Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz presenting the awards.

The 2013 Teen Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 pm on Fox.

Hayek’s “Girl Rising” Documentary Headed to Regal Cinemas

Richard E. Robbins’ documentary Girl Rising featuring narration by Salma Hayek and Selena Gomez is headed to the big screen.

The film, about nine girls in different developing countries who dream of attending school, has been picked up by Regal Cinemas for a weeklong engagement.

Girl Rising Poster

Narrated by Hayek, Gomez, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the documentary will begin showing April 19 in 150 theaters.

Girl Rising will also continue to be showcased in cities nationwide via Gathr, a new demand-based theatrical-distribution platform in which fans are committed to buying enough movie tickets to secure a screening.

Girl Rising Poster

“Regal recognizes the intense interest by American moviegoers demanding that this film be seen in their local communities,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “This movie is making an emotional impact on many of our patrons, me included. The stories from these extraordinary girls in nine different countries are accompanied by narration from an A-list of entertainers.”

A portion of ticket sales will go to the 10×10 Fund for Girls Education, a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

Girl Rising is produced by The Documentary Group and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions.

CNN Films has global TV distribution rights and plans to air it soon.

Aguirre-Sacasa to Pen “Afterlife with Archie” Comic

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be giving Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang a taste of The Walking Dead.

The 39-year-old television and comic book writer will be writing a new line of Archie Comics. The Glee scribe will be injecting new death into the adventures of Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead: flesh eating zombies.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Aguirre-Sacasa will write Afterlife with Archie, which ponders a zombie apocalypse in Riverdale. The comic will run alongside the usual lines of Archie Comics.

Here’s how it happens: After Reggie runs over Jughead’s beloved pet Hotdog, he convinces Sabrina to hatch a spell to bring back the dog back to life. But when Hotdog bites Jughead, he soon craves flesh.

Archie Comics

Aguirre-Sacasa, who penned the upcoming Carrie remake starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, said the new comic line “combines two of my great passions, Archie comics and horror comics.”

The first arc is called Escape from Riverdale. The second arc is called, brace yourself, Betty RIP.” He said the gore will be balanced with “elements that are quintessentially Archie.”

Aguirre-Sacasa’s writing credits include HBO’s Big Love and the comics Dead of Night featuring Man-Thing.

Leguizamo’s “Kick-Ass 2” Hitting Theaters in August

John Leguizamo will be pulling bodyguard duty this summer…

Universal Pictures has announced plans to release Kick-Ass 2, which will feature the 48-year-old Colombian American actor/comedian, this August.

Kick-Ass 2

In the sequel to 2010’s Kick-Ass, Leguizamo will portray Javier, a bodyguard assigned to protect aspiring evil guy Red Mist, the role to be reprised by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage will also be back to star in Kick-Ass 2, which will open nationwide on August 16, 2013.

Leguizamo Signs on for Two High-Profile Films

There’s no slowing down for John Leguizamo

The 48-year-old Colombian-born actor/comedian, who can currently be heard in theaters in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, has signed on to star in two highly anticipated films.

John Leguizamo

Leguizamo will appear in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and the Jeff Wadlow-scripted Kick-Ass 2, despite a deal to star in the ABC comedy pilot Only Fools and Horses.

In The Counselor, he’ll play a low level drug dealer in the Cormac McCarthy-scripted film that stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz.

Meanwhile, in the Kick-Ass sequel, he’ll play Javier, a bodyguard assigned to protect aspiring evil guy Red Mist, the role to be reprised by Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage will also be back to star in Kick-Ass 2.