The 32-year-old Spanish, Venezuelan and Dominican American singer/actor and his Big Time Rush band mates have released a dance-packed music video for their new song “Not Giving You Up.”
The song, which was released earlier in the week, follows the December 2021 track “Call It Like I See It,” the group’s first single since their Nickelodeon days eight years ago.
Originating in 2009 on the network’s Big Time Rush television series, they debuted their danceable new song four days before its release in a February 21 performance on Good Morning America.
Directed by Erik Rojas, the “Not Giving You Up” video shows Pena Vegas and his boys running what they assure is a “totally legit” love advice business, with which they assist customers in getting over heartbreak by dancing, working out and destroying teddy bears. If that sounds like the kind of help you need, the video displays a newspaper advertisement containing a phone number you can call — 1-903-BTR-9198 — to get instructions on signing up for Big Time Relationship Services’ phone book.
Big Time Rush first came back together after their years-long hiatus in June of 2020, virtually reuniting to perform an acoustic version of their fan-favorite song “Worldwide.”
Three of the four BTR members — Logan Henderson, PenaVega and Kendall Schmidt — sat down with ExtraTV a day prior to the release of “Not Giving You Up.” They revealed that the video concept was Schmidt’s idea, and Henderson said that the band’s reunion was a “long time coming.”
“It was two years in the making,” he said. “We always thought we would come back to the band at some point. During the pandemic, it kind of just showed us that life is short and it’s nice to have fun and we wanted some of that to bring to the fans.”
One of Fox’s signature programs, America’s Most Wanted, is coming back to the network with the 58-year-old half-Puerto Rican television journalist at the helm.
For the new season, set to launch in March, the Emmy-winning journalist will succeed John Walsh as host of the revamped America’s Most Wanted, which is being produced in-house by Fox Alternative Entertainment.
While AMW‘s goal remains the same — enlisting public’s help to track down some of the country’s most dangerous fugitives — the program will now employ a number of technologically advanced tools to assist in the search, including harvesting the power of social media.
“It is about bringing people together, it is about unifying the country together in the pursuit of these criminals,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, Fox Entertainment. “The show has the ability to create a huge impact on society and resonate with audiences. I think it represents in many ways the heart of America.”
The new AMW is done with the blessing of Walsh, who could appear on the program if his current commitments permit.
“Capturing dangerous fugitives, bringing justice to victims and finding missing children is my lifetime’s work,” Walsh said. “I am so excited to hear America’s Most Wanted is coming back and I support its return. God bless.”
Each week, Vargas will break down cases from the show’s new headquarters, consulting with a team of experts representing law enforcement units such as the FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Office and Secret Service.
The revival builds on its original format by using crime reenactments that will utilize new state-of-the-art crime-fighting technology, such as augmented reality and 3-D life-size avatars that will illustrate what suspects might look like now, pinpoint map-tracking that will take the audience hot-on-the-trail of suspects, and social media that will give viewers instant connection to the AMW team.
In addition to the FBI, the show also has access to Interpol files and would be able to use international police forces to help with the search, which is important in today’s global society where more and more fugitives are traveling outside of the country.
The revival will feature some high-profile cases where the alleged perpetrators were never caught, including cold cases from the original AMW. The profiled fugitives will be connected to a wide variety of crimes, including murder, fraud, kidnapping, sex crimes and theft.
In addition to big cases, AMW will also feature smaller crimes of the week to help law enforcement with current cases such as a gas station robbery caught on a CCTV camera.
Fox plans to keep AMW very current, with each episode filming 2-3 days before air and after the previous episode has run to include an update on the cases presented the previous week. The network will be getting word on the profiled cases out prior to their broadcast by including them in promos for the episode so viewers can start sending tips ahead of time that could result in an update in the premiere telecast.
“That’s what is at the heart of the show, crowdsourcing by using social media and approved communication systems to track down some of the most brutal criminals,” Wade said.
Fox was encouraged about the prospects of the new AMW from the get-go. The original proof of concept tackled two cases, which were investigated, reenacted with a trip to where the crime had happened. The producers spoke with local police departments and the Interpol. Through that process, the show reignited interest in one of the cases, law enforcement followed up and caught the fugitive.
After America’s Most Wanted linear telecasts on Fox, it will be available on Fox Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi, as well as On Demand, FOX Now and Hulu. On Demand episodes are available for customers of AT&T TV,Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Hulu Live, Optimum, Spectrum,Verizon FiOS, Xfinity, YouTube TV and many more.
America’s Most Wanted was the longest-running program in Fox history when it was canceled by the network in 2011 after 25 seasons, a mark since surpassed byThe Simpsons. Following its cancellation by Fox, the show was picked up that same year by cable network Lifetime, where it aired until March 2013.
Hosted by Walsh, the original series featured reenactments of dangerous fugitives portrayed by actors, interspersed with on-camera interviews, with a voice-over narration by Walsh. Each episode also featured photographs of dangerous fugitives, as well as a toll-free hotline number where viewers could give information. To date, the program has helped capture more than 1,186 criminals, including 17 on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. It also has reunited 43 missing children with their families.
Fox Entertainment acquired the rights to AMW from corporate sibling Fox Television Stations, which produced the original series, and opted to produce the series in-house through its alternative studio.
“It made a lot of sense to have creative control of the show and the ability to put it on any platform,” Wade said.
Vargas hosted the ABC news magazine20/20for 15 years. Prior to that, she was the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonightand the news anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America. She won an Emmy for her live coverage of the Elian Gonzales raid, a Peabody Award as part of ABC’s team covering the Millennium and an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Before ABC, Vargas worked at NBC News as a correspondent for Datelineand as the anchor of NBC’s Weekend News. Most recently, she was host of A&E Investigates. She is a best-selling author and the host of the podcastHeart of the Matter.
Emme came up with the idea with her nanny as she thought kids needed to be taught to pray, according to Lopez.
“They just kind of had this conversation, and she was like, ‘Maybe we can write a book where we can save the sloths, and we can use the money to save the sloths,'” Lopez told GMA. “I’m so proud of her to author her first book at 12 years old. She’s way, way ahead of me.”
Mariah Carey will be waking up America with her music this summer…
The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress will take part in Good Morning America!’s upcoming summer concert series.
There’s no official date for when Carey will perform, but GMA has confirmed that all concerts will take place virtually.
Here’s a look at the lineup:
2020 Summer Concert Series Lineup May 22 – Katy Perry May 29 – Kygo ft. OneRepublic & Valerie Broussard June 5 – Billie Joe Armstrong June 19 – John Legend June 26 – Sia July 3 – Old Dominion July 10 – Shaggy ft. Sting August 21 – Megan Thee Stallion
Dates to be announced: Ellie Goulding Skip Marley & H.E.R. Black Eyed Peas Bebe Rexha Mariah Carey
There could be more proudmoments in Alisa Reyes’ future…
Disney Channel’s popular animated series The Proud Family, which featured the 38-year-old Latina actress as part of its voice cats, is making a comeback.
Jo Marie Payton, who voiced Suga Mama in the series which aired for three seasons from 2001-2005, has confirmed that a revival is in the works at upcoming streaming service Disney+.
It came in an answer to a question from host Keke Palmer about Payton’s Suga Mama character. “Yeah, Suga’s large and in charge. That’s all I’ve got to say — except for Suga Mama will be doing some new episodes come February,” revealed Payton.
Word of a revival first surfaced in August when Tommy Davidson, who voiced Oscar Proud, told @WhereIsTheBuzzTV that the series would be revived on Disney+.
Payton’s confirmation was the first announcement on a Disney-owned network. GMA3, the third hour of Good Morning America, co-hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Palmer, is on Disney-owned ABC.
Created by Bruce W. Smith, The Proud Family was one of very few animated series at the time to center around an African American family. It followed main character Penny Proud, voiced by Kyla Pratt, and the everyday rambunctiousness of her friends and family — with guest stars like Gabrielle Union, Kobe Bryant, and Mariah Carey.
Cast also included Paula Jai Parker as Trudy, Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, Karen Malina White as Dijonay, Orlando Brownas Sticky Webb, Soleil Moon Fryeas Zoey and Tara Strongas twins Bebe/Cece and Puff the Poodle.
Due to continuing ticket demands, the legendary Mexican rock band has added a seventh show at The Forum in Los Angeles as part of its Rayando El Sol Tour, which kicks of at the end of August.
The seventh date at the venue, which will take place on December 7, makes Maná the only act in any language or genre to ever play seven dates at the venue as part of a single tour.
“Mana makes history today by becoming the first artist that will perform seven shows in one year at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum since our reopening in 2014,” said a spokesperson for The Forum. “Mana also holds our record for most shows since the reopening at 11. The Forum is proud and honored to be the home to Mana’s historic run of shows.”
Maná, Latin music’s most successful rock band and one of the most prolific and highest-grossing Latin acts in the market, announced dates forRayando el Sol, their first tour in three years, this past February.
Tickets sales were so strong, that additional dates were added almost immediately, and the tour, originally set to kick off September 4 from Corpus Christi, is now starting August 31 in Laredo.
New dates were also added for Chicago, Oakland, San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Originally, Maná was slated to play four dates at The Forum, which grew to six, and now, seven.
The group performed on Good Morning America this Wednesday, the same day they streamed an intimate performance for fans on their YouTubechannel in anticipation of their tour.
“Maná is a touring powerhouse,” Bob Roux, president of U.S. concerts for Live Nation, said in a statement back in March, talking about the sellout speed of Maná’s shows. “I’ve never seen an onsale like this in the Latin Market. This puts Maná in the rarefied realm of the biggest bands in the U.S., regardless of language.”
The Rayando el Sol tour will now play 35 stops. The tour takes its name from Maná’s 1989 breakout hit song of the same name.
“It was the song that kicked off our career when we were ready to walk away from it all,” Fher Olvera, Maná’s lead singer, told Billboardearlier this year. “We spent many years with very little money. One time, [drummer] Alex [Gonzalez] spent the night at an apartment in Colonia Roma [the Mexico City neighborhood depicted in Alfonso Cuarón’s film Roma] that didn’t even have furniture. And there, between beers, we wrote the song. At that point, I was ready to work in what I’d studied in college: communications. And Alex was going to return to Miami. But that song allowed us to breath, so we have a real appreciation. It’s a very emblematic song. It’s played everywhere.”
Maná: Rayando El Sol 2019 tour dates:
Aug. 31, 2019 — Laredo. TX Sames Auto Arena Sept. 4, 2019 — Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Sept. 6, 2019 — Houston, TX Toyota Center Sept. 7, 2019 — Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Sept. 11, 2019 — El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center Sept. 13, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Sept. 14, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Sept. 20, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 21, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 22, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 27, 2019 — San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Sept. 28, 2019 — San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Sept. 29, 2019 — San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheater Oct. 9, 2019 — Denver, CO Pepsi Center Oct. 11, 2019 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Oct. 12, 2019 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Oct. 17, 2019 — Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena Oct. 19, 2019 — Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Oct. 20, 2019 — Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Oct. 22, 2019 — Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena Oct. 25, 2019 — Miami, FL American Airlines Arena Oct. 27, 2019 — Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena Nov. 6, 2019 — El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center Nov. 8, 2019 — Houston, TX Toyota Center Nov. 9, 2019 — Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Nov. 14, 2019 — Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena Nov. 15, 2019 — San Antonio, TX AT&T Center Nov. 17, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Nov. 22, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 23, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 24, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 27, 2019 — Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center Nov. 30, 2019 — Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Dec. 5, 2019 — Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Dec. 7, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Good Morning Americaannounced the lineup for its annual Summer Concert Series, with the38-year-oldCuban American rap superstar set to participate.
Pitbull, who recently launched his latest single “No Lo Trates” with Natti Natashaand Daddy Yankee, will appear on the ABC morning show on August 2.
In addition to Pitbull, the A-list roster includes K-popsuperstars BTS, who will get the party started on May 15, warming up the Rumsey Playfieldstage in New York’s Central Park, which will host a free show every Friday during GMA’s 7-9 a.m. broadcast.
The rest of the summer will be filled by a roster of pop, rock, country, Latin and hip-hop stars, including Hozier, Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Chance the Rapper, Kane Brown, Keith Urbanand many more.
Click here for information on who to attend the shows.
Here’s the full lineup:
May 15 – BTS May 24 – Hozier May 31 – Ciara June 7 – Alessia Cara (in-studio) June 14 – Ellie Goulding June 21 – Bastille June 28 – Adam Lambert July 5 – Sabrina Carpenter July 12 – The Struts July 19 – Blink-182 July 26 – Lady Antebellum Aug. 2 – Pitbull Aug. 9 – Keith Urban Aug. 16 – Chance the Rapper Aug. 23 – French Montana Aug. 30 – Kane Brown & Marshmello
Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui are preparing for a televised jam session this summer…
The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane, have been added to the lineup for Good Morning America‘s 2017 Summer Concert Series.
Fifth Harmony will take the stage on the third week (June 2) of the 17-week series, which takes place live from the SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park.
The Summer Concert Series will kick off on May 19 with Green Day performing songs from their latest, Revolution Radio.
Other schedules appearances include Florida George Line, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Little Big Town, Bebe Rexha, Big Sean, Lady Antebellum and many others.
All the concerts are free and open to the public and will take place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 am ET.
Here’s the full lineup:
May 19 – Green Day (#GreenDayOnGMA)
May 26 – Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (#FGLonGMA and #NellyOnGMA)
June 2 – Fifth Harmony (#5HOnGMA)
June 9 – The Chainsmokers* (#ChainsmokersOnGMA)
June 16 – The Lumineers (#LumineersOnGMA)
June 23 – Little Big Town (#LittleBigTownOnGMA)
June 30 – Bebe Rexha* (#BebeOnGMA)
July 7 – Big Sean (#BigSeanOnGMA)
July 14 – Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
July 21 – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (#ZeddOnGMA and #AlessiaOnGMA)
July 28 – Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsOnGMA)
August 4 – Linkin Park (#LinkinParkOnGMA)
August 11 – Bleachers (#BleachersOnGMA)
August 18 – Eric Church (#EricChurchOnGMA)
August 25 – Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
September 1 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloOnGMA)
Date TBD – Dierks Bentley*
(*The Chainsmokers will require advanced tickets for entry; tickets will be available closer to the show date. Bebe Rexha will perform in GMA‘s Times Square studio and the Bentley show information will be announced later.)
IFC is set to kick off its new season of its mockumentary television series Documentary Now!, starring the 49-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, on September 14.
Co-created by Armisen, Hader, Meyers and Rhys Thomas, Documentary Now! lovingly parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries
The new season will being with a send-up of the 1993 political docu The War Room, about Bill Clinton’s campaign for POTUS in ’92. Hader reprises his James Carville, while Armisen, in a memorable wig, portrays Good Morning America anchor and political correspondent George Stephanopoulos.
Hader said they decided to spoof The War Room because it’s a documentray that affected comedy series for years to come, citing The Larry Sanders Show and The Office. “It started with that documentary,” he said.
Plus, Carville and Stephanopoulos “were two characters Fred and I could play,” Hader said. “We could totally play those characters”
Anne Hathaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Bogdanovich and Peter Fonda guest on this season of Documentary Now!
The mocumentary seriesis produced by Broadway Video.
Disney premiered the long-awaited trailer for its first Star Wars spinoff feature, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring the 36-year-old Mexican actor, on Good Morning America.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One takes place prior to 1977’s Star Wars and revolves around a gang of rebel spies who steal the Death Star plans, which are ultimately uploaded on R2-D2.
Details on the film have been tight, and the teaser comes as a big revelation of what’s to come. Apparently, neither Jedis nor the Force will appear in this movie, although there have been whispers about a Darth Vader cameo.
Oscar nominee Felicity Jones plays chief spy Jyn Erso, while Riz Ahmed and Luna portray resistance fighters assisting in the heist. Ben Mendelsohn portrays a dominant Imperial villain. Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen and Mads Mikkelsen also star. In addition, there’s a number of AT-ATs wreaking havoc on a tropical beach. But the cameo that has Star Wars fans giddy this morning is red-haired rebel leader Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), last seen in 1983’s Return of the Jediand 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. She calls Jones’ Erso “reckless, aggressive and undisciplined”.
Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta wrote the Rogue One screenplay based on an idea by John Knoll. Similar to last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Christmas comes early with Rogue One opening on December 16. Force Awakens broke the domestic box office record with $247.97 million on its way to $2 billion worldwide.
The movie marks the first time that the Star Wars story has been told on the big screen outside the confines of its episodic structure.