Ozuna Among the Los Angeles Performers for This Year’s Global Citizen Live Concert

Ozuna is preparing to go Global

Global Citizen Live has revealed the Los Angeles and London performer lineups, which includes the 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer, for its worldwide show on September 25.

Ozuna

Ozuna will play L.A.’s Greek Theatre as part of the multiple-network, 24-hour eventwhich will feature performances on six continents. His co-performers in the City of Angeles include Stevie WonderAdam Lambert, Chloe x HalleDemi Lovato, H.E.R., OneRepublic, The Lumineers and 5 Seconds of Summer. Wonder also played the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

Across the pond, Duran Duran will headline the London show at a to-be-determined location, with Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic and Rag’n’Bone Man also set. See the full lineups for the main concerts in New York City, Paris and Lagos, Nigeria, here.

Broadcast and streaming partners for Global Citizen Live include ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Time and Twitter.

Global Citizen, the international advocacy group behind the Vax Live concert in Los Angeles on May 8, said this month’s event is aimed at defeating poverty, COVID-19 and climate change.

Global Citizen’s stated goal for the event is call on world leaders, major corporations and foundations to donate at least 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to those most in need by September, help the 41 million people on the brink of famine by contributing enough meals to feed everyone for the next year and combat climate change by developing science-based targets to reach net-zero emissions.

“What We Do In The Shadows” Star Harvey Guillén to Host “After the Shadows” Social Media Talk Show

There’s a little extra Shadows play in Harvey Guillén’s future…

The 31-year-old Mexican American actor and What We Do In The Shadows scene-stealer will host After The Shadows, a pre-taped, social media talk show kicking off at 11:00 pm PT immediately after the series’ season 3 premiere on September 2.

Harvey Guillen

The episodes will be available via TheShadowsFX on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well on FX’s official YouTube channel.

Guillén, who portrays Guillermo De La Cruz on the FX series, will chat with cast, crew, and celebrity fans to discuss their love of the show and to share insight into the making of season 3.

The initial guest list includes Shadows stars Kayvan Novak and Kristen Schaal, as well as Anthony Atamanuik, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and set decorator Shayne Fox, with more to be announced.

New episodes of After the Shadows will be available immediately after subsequent episodes of the show throughout the season.

The two-episode season 3 premiere begins at 10:00 pm ET/PT with “The Prisoner” and “The Cloak of Duplication.”

Fans will finally found out what happened after the events of the season 2 finale that saw Guillermo kick vampire butt to save his ungrateful roommates. Will he finally embrace his familial connection to Van Helsing or will he keep begging after Nandor to turn him?

Returning series stars include Novak, Matt Berry, Mark Proksch, and Natasia Demetriou.

Mj Rodriguez Honored with GALECA LGBTQIA+ Trailblazer Award During Dorian TV Awards

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is being celebrated for her trailblazing spirit…

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ (GALECA) have announced the winners of this year’s Dorian TV Awards, with the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer earning the GALECA LGBTQIA+ Trailblazer Award.

MJ Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who last month became the first trans woman to be nominated for an Emmy in a lead acting category for her starring role on FX’s Pose, won the award for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity.

FX’s groundbreaking Pose — about an LGBTQ clique navigating AIDS, bigotry and drag-ball culture in ‘80s and then ‘90s New York — earned its third consecutive Best TV Drama win for its third and final season.

HBO Max’s Hacks and HBO’s I May Destroy You also received multiple awards during the pre-recorded ceremony, hosted by veteran West Coast radio personality and LGBTQ rights activist Karel, which was streamed free Sunday on subscription channels Here TV and YouTube’s PlanetOut.

Here’s the complete list of Dorian TV Award winners:

BEST TV DRAMA: Pose (FX)
BEST TV COMEDY: Hacks (HBO Max)
BEST LGBTQ SHOW: It’s A Sin (HBO Max)
BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES: 
I May Destroy You (HBO)
BEST UNSUNG SHOW: Love, Victor (Hulu)
BEST TV PERFORMANCE (TIE): 
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You (HBO) & Jean Smart, Hacks 
(HBO Max)
BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE: Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
 (Disney+)
BEST TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Kathryn Hahn and singers, “Agatha All Along,” WandaVision (Disney+)
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES: The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears (FX)
BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW: ZIWE (Showtime)
BEST ANIMATED SHOW: Big Mouth (Netflix)
BEST REALITY SHOW: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
MOST VISUALLY STRIKING SHOW: WandaVision (Disney+)
CAMPIEST TV SHOW: Eurovision Song Contest (Peacock)
WILDE WIT AWARD (TIE) – To a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse: Michaela Coel & Bowen Yang
GALECA LGBTQIA+ TRAILBLAZER AWARD – For creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Colman Domingo Among the Winners of Hollywood Critics Association’s First-Ever HCA TV Awards

It’s a euphoric time for Colman Domingo

After being delayed a week and switched from an in-person event to a virtual ceremony, the Hollywood Critics Association have revealed the winners for its first-ever HCA TV Awards, with the 51-year-old Guatemalan-Belizean American actor earning a trophy.

Colman Domingo

Domingo was named Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie for his role on HBO’s Euphoria Two-Part Special.

Mj Rodriguez was named Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama for the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress’ performance on FX’s Pose.

Anya Taylor-Joy picked up the Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie prize for the 25-year-old Argentine American actress’ Golden Globe-winning performance on Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.

The HCA Awards separated streaming from broadcast and cable, making for multiple wins among shows and performers who are going head-to-head in the Emmy race next month  – WandaVision
Best Broadcast Network or Cable Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series – Welcome to Chechnya
Best Streaming Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series – Kid 90
Best Broadcast Network or Cable Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show, or Comedy/Variety Special – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Streaming Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show, or Comedy/Variety Special – Bo Burnham: Inside
Best Broadcast Network Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show – The Masked Singer
Best Cable or Streaming Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Best Animated Series or Animated Television Movie – Harley Quinn
Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama – Billy Porter, Pose
Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama – Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama – Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama – Emma Corrin, The Crown
Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – Ted Danson, Mr. Mayor
Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy – Jean Smart, Hacks
Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie – Colman Domingo, Euphoria Two-Part Special
Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie – Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama – Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama – Rupert Grint, Servant
Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama – Tatiana Maslany, Perry Mason
Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama – Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – Nico Santos, Superstore
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy – Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy – Mary Steenburgen, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy (tie) – Hannah Einbinder, Hacks and Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie – Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie – Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Special Honorary Awards:

Legacy Award – Cobra Kai
Spotlight Award – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Impact Award – New Amsterdam
Pop Culture Icon Award – Tom Ellis, Lucifer
TV Icon Award – Marta Kauffman
Virtuoso Award – Bo Burnham

Aubrey Plaza to Star in the Indie Film “Emily the Criminal”

Aubrey Plaza has landed an out of this (under)world role…

The 37-year-old half Puerto Rican actress/comedian will star opposite part-Spanish actor Theo Rossi in Emily the Criminal, the indie written and directed by John Patton Ford.

Aubrey Plaza

The film tells the story of Emily (Plaza), a woman down on her luck and saddled with debt, who gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

Rossi will play Youcef, a Middle Eastern immigrant who has big dreams and a lot of hustle, with Gina Gershon and Megalyn Echikunwoke co-starring.

Plaza is producing the film with Tyler Davidson and Drew Sykes. Low Spark is the film’s financier.

Plaza’s previous credits include Parks and Recreation, Legion and Ingrid Goes West.

Rossi is best known for his turn as the menacing Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez in Marvel’s Luke Cage, and as hacker and intelligence officer Juan Carlos ‘Juice’ Ortiz in FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez has new representation…

The 30-year-old half-Afro-Puerto Rican actress has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA).

MJ Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who was with Gersh, recently made history as the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy in any lead acting category for her role as house mother Blanca in the FX drama from Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy.

UTA will represent Rodriguez in all areas as she continues to grow her career in film, television, theater and music, among other mediums.

With Pose having wrapped its run earlier this year after three seasons, Rodriguez will next star opposite Maya Rudolph in Apple‘s comedy series Loot.

Her previous television credits include roles in Showtime‘s Nurse Jackie and Marvel‘s Netflix drama Luke Cage.

On the big screen, Rodriguez will next star in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s feature adaptation of Jonathan Larson‘s Tick, Tick … Boom! She previously earned praise for her role in Saturday Church, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.

UTA will also help support Rodriguez as she expands her burgeoning music career. Rodriguez recently released a music video to accompany her debut single, “Something to Say,” the equality anthem she wrote with Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire, Neal Pogue and John Paris.

On stage, Rodriguez made her off-Broadway debut in the New World Stages production of Larson’s beloved Rent, playing the role of Angel. Her stage credits include the Encores! production of Runaways and portraying the lead role of Audrey in the Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

FX Renews Harvey Guillén’s “What We Do In The Shadows” for Fourth Season

There’s more Shadow(s) play for Harvey Guillén

FX has renewed its vampire mockumentary series What We Do In The Shadows, starring the 31-year-old Mexican American actor, for a fourth season in 2022.

Harvey Guillen

The news was confirmed ahead of the series’ third season premiere at 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 2.

“Fans can’t seem to get enough of What We Do in the Shadows and FX is ready to feed that appetite by setting up the series for a fourth season,” said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX Entertainment. “Our thanks to the extraordinary job by the creative team, cast, and crew who keep making a great show better each season.”

The official season 3 trailer was also revealed, featuring everyone’s favorite roommates: Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), and their human familiar, Guillermo (Guillén).

Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes with the first two—”The Prisoner” and “The Cloak of Duplication”—premiering back-to-back.

E.J. Bonilla to Star in the NBC Drama Pilot “Getaway”

It’s getaway time for E.J. Bonilla

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican actor has been cast as a series regular in the NBC drama pilot Getaway, which hails from The Blacklist duo John Davis and John Fox and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

E.J. Bonilla

Bonilla will star opposite Matt LongMarg Helgenberger, Jasmine Mathews and Annie Ilonzeh on the pilot.

Written and executive produced by JJ Bailey and Moira KirlandGetaway centers on a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.

Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi claims to be a fisherman on the run with his friends from a gang of cartel members, but he’s hiding a dark secret that will put everyone at the resort in danger.

Bonilla is a series regular on the upcoming FX on Hulu series The Old Manwhose Season 1 production is currently on hold while star Jeff Bridges undergoes cancer treatment. Bonilla will reportedly be able to fulfill his obligation to the FX series before he segues to Getaway should the pilot go to series.

Bonilla most recently appeared in Nat Geo’s miniseries The Long Road Home and was previously a series regular on the final season of A&E’s Unforgettable.

Mj Rodriguez Earns First-Ever TCA Awards Nod

Mj Rodriguez is celebrating some special recognition…

The TCA Award nominations have been revealed, with the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and singer earning a nod.

MJ Rodriguez

Rodriguez is nominated for her acclaimed performance as Blanca Rodriguez in FX’s Pose, which recently ended its third and final season. It’s her first-ever TCA Awards nod.

There will be no formal in-person presentation for the second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of winners will be announced later this summer.

“This was an incredible year for fresh, inclusive content and new creators, and our nominations are a reflection of that,” Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for Salon said in a statement. “The TCA membership selected from a wealth of original offerings that broke fresh ground and presented exciting, thought-provoking experiences that redefined the television landscape. Although we will not be able to honor these landmark achievements in person, we look forward to celebrating 37 years of the TCA Awards and sharing our top picks when the winners are unveiled.”

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

  • Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You” – HBO
  • Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird” – Showtime
  • Thuso Mbedu, “The Underground Railroad” – Amazon
  • Elizabeth Olsen, “WandaVision” – Disney+
  • Mj Rodriguez, “Pose” – FX
  • Omar Sy, “Lupin” – Netflix
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit” – Netflix
  • Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown” – HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

  • Bo Burnham, “Bo Burnham: Inside” – Netflix
  • Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” – HBO Max
  • Maya Erskine, “Pen15” – Hulu
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Girls5Eva” – Peacock
  • Charlotte Nicdao, “Mythic Quest” – Apple TV+
  • Jean Smart, “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+
  • Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

  • “Allen v. Farrow” – HBO
  • “City So Real” – NatGeo
  • “Framing Britney Spears” – FX/FX On Hulu
  • “Frontline” – PBS (Eight-time Winner in Category)
  • “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” – HBO
  • “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” – CBS
  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” – MSNBC
  • “60 Minutes” – CBS (2012 Winner in Category)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY

  • “Couples Therapy” – Showtime
  • “Deaf U” – Netflix
  • “The Great Pottery Throw Down” – HBO Max
  • “Legendary” – HBO Max
  • “Nailed It! Double Trouble” – Netflix
  • “The Real World Homecoming: New York” – Paramount+
  • “Taste the Nation” – Hulu
  • “Top Chef: Portland” – Bravo

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

  • “The Baby-Sitters Club” – Netflix
  • “Bluey” – Disney Jr.
  • “Donkey Hodie” – PBS Kids
  • “Emily’s Wonder Lab” – Netflix
  • “Odd Squad” – PBS Kids
  • “Sesame Street” – HBO
  • “Waffles + Mochi” – Netflix
  • “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” – PBS Kids

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

  • “Bridgerton” – Netflix
  • “The Flight Attendant” – HBO Max
  • “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • “I May Destroy You” – HBO
  • “Mare of Easttown” – HBO
  • “P-Valley” – Starz
  • “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+
  • “WandaVision” – Disney+

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES OR SPECIALS

  • “Bo Burnham: Inside” – Netflix
  • “The Good Lord Bird” – Showtime
  • “I May Destroy You” – HBO
  • “It’s a Sin” – HBO Max
  • “Mare of Easttown” – HBO
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” – Netflix
  • “The Underground Railroad” – Amazon
  • “WandaVision” – Disney+

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

  • “Bridgerton” – Netflix
  • “The Crown” – Netflix
  • “For All Mankind” – Apple TV+
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” – Hulu
  • “Lovecraft Country” – HBO
  • “The Mandalorian” – Disney+
  • “Pose” – FX
  • “P-Valley” – Starz

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

  • “The Flight Attendant” – HBO Max
  • “Girls5Eva” – Peacock
  • “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • “Mythic Quest” – Apple TV+
  • “Pen15” – Hulu
  • “Superstore” – NBC
  • “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” – NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY, TALK OR SKETCH

  • “The Amber Ruffin Show” – Peacock
  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show” – HBO (2020 Winner in Category)
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Comedy Central
  • “Desus & Mero” – Showtime
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO (2019 & 2018 Winner in Category)
  • “Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – CBS
  • “Saturday Night Live” – NBC
  • “Ziwe” – Showtime

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • “Bridgerton” – Netflix
  • “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • “I May Destroy You” – HBO
  • “Mare of Easttown” – HBO
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” – Netflix
  • “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+
  • “The Underground Railroad” – Amazon
  • “WandaVision” – Disney+

Janicza Bravo to Direct FX Pilot “Kindred,” Based on Octavia E. Butler’s Influential Novel

Janicza Bravo has found her kindred spirit…

The 39-year-old Latina writer/director and Zola helmer has been tapped to direct and executive produce FX pilot Kindred, an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s influential novel.

Janicza Bravo

Newcomer Mallori Johnson set to star.

The project hails from writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky and his Protozoa Pictures, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. FX Productions is the studio. Production is scheduled to begin in September.

Johnson will play the central character Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her family are most surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

The novel, which sold over a million copies, has been hailed as a visionary work of science fiction since it was first published more than four decades ago in 1979.

“I first read Kindred 20 years ago,” said Bravo. “I was in college. I hadn’t ever seen myself in a world like that. And certainly not at its center. What might seem like only a portrait of an invisible woman is also a potent embrace of our relationship to history and how it can bring us closer to our future. After what felt like losing over a year of the life I had come to know so well, an opportunity to direct an adaptation of this specific text was a win. On top of that getting to partner with Branden is something I’d been wanting for quite some time.”

Jacobs-Jenkins wrote the pilot.

Most recently, Bravo directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed film Zola. A24 released the film in theatres on June 30. Starring Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun and Colman DomingoZola premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is being released in the UK on August 6.

Bravo’s previous film work has screened at AFI, Carnegie Hall, SXSW, Sundance, and Tribeca. Her feature film debut Lemon premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. On the television side, she directed the “Juneteenth” episode of Atlanta, the “Houston” episode of Mrs. America, as well as episodes of HBO’s Divorce, Here and Now, In Treatment, Netflix’s Love and Dear White People and Amazon’s Forever.