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.

Jhene Aiko Releases Her Emotional Short Film “Trip”

Jhene Aiko is trippin’ out…

After teasing fans with clips of her upcoming short film Trip, the 29-year-old part-Spanish/part-Dominican American singer-songwriter has finally released the 23-minute film ahead of her long-awaited album of the same name.

Jhene Aiko

In the emotional short film, written by the singer and Girl’s Trip writer, Tracy Oliver, Aiko stars as Penny, a poet who heads to a quiet, secluded area by a beach to write. There, she meets a stranger named Dante, who persuades the poet to take a trip with him. Although she’s still mourning the loss of her brother, she agrees to join the stranger on his journey and their romance quickly blossoms.

Throughout their journey, Penny continues to struggle with her brother’s death saying, “I am looking for a brother’s love in every single man but you’ll never see me like my brother did, you’ll never need me like my brother did. There’s a black hole in my soul. It’s beginning to show through my dilated pupils behind lids half-closed. I thought that I would be fine by now, but suffering doesn’t die, it grows.”

She briefly turns to drugs to help her cope and pushes away Dante in the process. As she makes her way back home, Penny’s brother is waiting in her bedroom and encourages his sister to let him go in order for her to truly heal.