Pedro Pascal to Star as Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards in Marvel Studios’ “The Fantastic Four” Reboot

Pedro Pascal is preparing for a fantastic project…

Marvel Studios has revealed the cast of its new film The Fantastic Four, with the 48-year-old Chilean actor among those set to star in the reboot.

Pedro PascalPascal will play Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic).

His cast mates will include Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach is Ben Grimm (aka the Thing). The news was made official on Instagram.

WandaVision helmer Matt Shakman is directing Fantastic Four off a script by Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer.

Disney is swapping Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts release dates in 2025: The latter will now kick off summer on May 2, while Fantastic Four will open July 25.

Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1961, The Fantastic Four is a family of astronauts who after being exposed to cosmic rays during a space mission gain superhero powers. Thing (Ben Grimm) is actually a former college football star, Reed’s college roommate and a skilled pilot.

The film is a major reboot by the Kevin Feige-led Marvel after Disney absorbed the 20th Century Fox Marvel assets, one of those IPs being Fantastic Four. 

That studio made two films in 2005 and 2007, Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surferwhich combined grossed more than $635 million at the global box office.

A 2015 reboot by Josh Trank crashed, making just $167.8M worldwide.

Enrique Iglesias Teaming Up with Miranda Lambert for New Single “Space in My Heart”

Enrique Iglesias is making a little space for country-tinged music…

The 48-year-old Spanish superstar is joining voices with country music star Miranda Lambert for the upcoming single “Space in My Heart.”

Enrique IglesiasOn Monday, February 12, Lambert posted a snippet of the upcoming single, which will be released in full on February 22.

On Instagram, Lambert noted, “Texas meets Spain! Can’t wait for y’all to hear this one.”

The snippet offers up a sultry come-on, with the two singing, “You don’t love me yet, but I know you will/ If you ever go I will never change/ There’s a space in my heart and it’s just your shape.”

Iglesias — known for his Billboard Hot 100 hits including “Bailamos” and “Be With You,” as well as songs like “Hero” and the Whitney Houston collaboration “Could I Have This Kiss Forever?” — was named one of Billboard‘Top-Grossing Latin Artists of All Time.

He’s notched eight chart-topping albums on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart, including Vivir (15 weeks at the chart pinnacle) and Sex and Love (16 weeks).

In collaborating with Iglesias, Lambert continues a lengthy linage of country-Latin collaborations.

In the 1980s, Enrique’s father, Latin music icon Julio Iglesias, earned country hits on collaborations with Willie Nelson, including the CMA Award-winning “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” as well as “Spanish Eyes.” Country trio Midland teamed with Jay De La Cueva for a Spanish-language version of its hit “Drinkin’ Problem.” Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood performed with Latin artist David Bisbal for the bilingual song “Tears of Gold,” while Kane Brown teamed with Becky G for a Spanish remix of “Lost in the Middle of Nowhere.” In celebrating the 25th anniversary of his 1992 hit “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus collaborated with Caballo Dorado on a bilingual version of the song.

Grupo Firme Announces Plans to Take “La Última Peda” Tour Global

Grupo Firme is preparing for a global trek…

The Latin Grammy-winning Regional Mexican group, based in Tijuana, Mexico, has announced plans to hit the road in 2024 with their La Última Peda tour.

Grupo FirmeWhile the dates and venues are yet to be revealed, Grupo Firme confirmed they’ll be performing in Mexico, the U.S., Latin America and, for the first time, Europe, becoming one of the few Mexican banda groups to tour in European territory.

“You dictate where you want to see Grupo Firme. The most mentioned cities or countries [in the comments] will be where we will be present,” the group shared on Instagram.

Formed in 2014, they have received nominations for a variety of awards, including Premios Juventud and Premio Lo Nuestro, being the winner in 2021 of the latter in five categories.

Cardi B’s Character Appears in New “Baby Shark’s Big Movie” Trailer

Cardi B hittin’ the high seas

A new trailer has been released for Baby Shark’s Big Movie, starring the 31-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning singer and actress.

Cardi BIn addition to Cardi B, her rapper-husband Offset and their children, Kulture and Wave, the film also features Lance Bass and ENHYPEN.

All play their aquatic alter-egos in the animated children’s film arriving on December 8 on Nickelodeon and Paramount+.

The project marks the very first feature-length endeavor for Baby Shark, the hit preschool television program best known for its viral earworm of the same name, which charted in the Billboard Hot 100 top 40 in 2019.

The fishy film will find Cardi and Offset reprising their roles from Baby Shark Big Show!, Sharki B and Offshark, while the rap power couple’s two kids will voice Kulture Sharki and Wavey Shark. The family has been all aboard the “Baby Shark” train since the beginning, starting with Cardi posting an Instagram video in January 2019 of her doing a runway walk around a pool to the “Baby Shark” song.

“Good luck!” says Offset’s character toward the end of the two-minute trailer, with Cardi’s Sharki B telling Baby Shark: “You got this!”

The film will follow Baby Shark, voiced by Kimiko Glenn, as he works to save his best friend William, played by Luke Youngblood, from Ashley Tisdale’s Stariana, a jealous pop superstar who plots to steal Baby Shark’s special song for herself. Along the way, he encounters a boy band of belugas voiced by the seven members of ENHYPENHeeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon and Ni-ki — as well as a TV announcer named Lance Bass, played by… you guessed it, Lance Bass.

Bad Bunny Announces Plans to Release New Album “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana” This Week

Nobody may know what’s happening tomorrow, but Bad Bunny has an idea what will happen this Friday.

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has released a special teaser video to announce that he’ll release his next album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana, this Friday, October 13.

Bad BunnyThe announcement comes only two weeks after releasing his record-extending reggaeton single “Un Preview” — and telling his more than 15 million followers on his WhatsApp Channel that “this is possibly the last song I release this year. It’s a little preview of what’s to come next year”.

But on Monday, October 9, the “Yo Perreo Sola” singer told his nearly 50 million Instagram followers that “el día más esperado por muchos ya llegó…”

In the video, Bad Bunny is seen swarmed by paparazzi before entering a fancy restaurant and being greeted by a gentleman who says, “Don Benito, it’s so nice to see you.”

Bad Bunny, looking dapper in a black suit, white sunglasses and showing off his newly shaved head, smiles and shakes his hand, before the album title and date are revealed.

The global star — who won seven 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards including artist of the year last week— first teased fans on his X account on Sunday (October 8), revealing that 22 tracks are on the set. Next to each number is the word

“Fuego,” hinting that each song is fire. This was the same strategy he used in May 2022 ahead of his Un Verano Sin Ti album release, when each number had the word “PALO” next to it, which loosely translated to “hit.”

The set will come out this Friday, Oct. 13. Fans can already pre-save the album here.

Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana marks Bad Bunny’s fifth solo studio album.

He previously released X100PRE (2018), YHLQMDLG (2020), El Último Tour Del Mundo (2020), Un Verano Sin Ti (2022).  He also previously released a joint album with J Balvin, Oasis in 2019.

Gloria Estefan Writing Music & Lyrics for Stage Musical “Five Notes,” Based on Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra

Gloria Estefan is takin’ notes

The 66-year-old Cuban Grammy-winning singer/songwriter is writing the music and lyrics for an original stage musical called Five Notes about Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Estefan has revealed.

Gloria EstefanIn an Instagram post, Estefan said she’s collaborating with her daughter Emily Estefan for the music, with the book written by playwright Karen ZacaríasDear Evan Hansen director Michael Grief will direct Five Notes, according to Estefan.

Five Notes is inspired by the Orquesta De Reciclados De Cateura, also known as The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura or simply the Recycled Orchestra, an orchestra composed of children from Asunción, Paraguay, who played musical instruments made from scrap materials collected from a local landfill. Formed in 2012, the orchestra performed internationally with Stevie Wonder and the American heavy-metal bands Metallica and Megadeth, and was the subject of the 2015 documentary Landfill Harmonic.

Estefan writes that the new musical – which she says is in its early development – will be based on the documentary.

Ken Cerniglia is the dramaturg on the project, and Alex Lacamoire serves as the music supervisor.

The 2015 Broadway jukebox musical On Your Feet!, based on the lives of Gloria and husband Emilio Estefan, has toured widely both domestically and internationally. A West End production opened in 2019.

Playwright Zacarías is the author of the 2005 play Mariela in the Desertwinner of the National Latino Playwriting Award, and more recently The Copper Children, which premiered in 2020 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Bizarrap Teases New Music Session in Dramatic Fashion

Bizarrap is teasing a new music session…

The 25-year-old Argentine DJ and record producer delivered a short film on Thursday, September 28 filled with drama and suspense that left fans on the edge of their seats wondering who the collaborator will be for his next music session.

Bizarrap,Alongside actors Guillermo Francella and Gastón Cocchiarale, Bizarrap ponders having a name change from Bizarrap to Bizapop, which he made in the days before this release on his Instagram.

Of course, fans began to speculate about who the collaborator might be and what hidden message is behind the name change.

The 8-minute video finds Bizarrap reflecting on which music style he should be listening to, which leads to a breakthrough moment. His next music session is set to drop Wednesday, October 4.

Ice Spice & Dunkin’ Donuts Tease Upcoming Collaboration

Donut count out Ice Spice’s sweet business prowess!

The 23-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation and Dunkin’ Donuts have a collaboration of princess proportions in the works.

Ice SpiceOver the weekend, Ice Spice tantalized fans with a sugary post on X, with her tweet reading, “america runs on MUNCHKINS.” The photo displayed a puffy munchkin wearing a diamond necklace Princess chain, illustrating the newly minted collaboration between the two parties.

Dunkin’ doubled down on Instagram and shared a post with the same photo, but with a different caption, playing off the name of the “Princess Diana” rapper. “Putting the ice in pumpkin spice,” said the Instagram caption. Both parties further tantalized customers by teasing the date September 13.

This isn’t the first time this year that the donut and coffee chain has worked with a musician.

In February, Jennifer Lopez made a surprise cameo in husband Ben Affleck’s ad for Dunkin’ that aired during the Super Bowl.

2023 has proven to be a banner year for Ice Spice, as she’s netted four songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including collaborations with Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. Spice’s torrid streak earned her the Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Rookie of the Year award in August.

“I have put in so much hard work, and it means a lot to be recognized for it and have more than just plaques to show for it,” she told Billboard at the time. “I hope to push the genre forward in whatever ways I can, but I know I’ll have a huge impact on the youngins coming up now.”

Last week, Spice continued to stockpile her wins when she received the inaugural BMI Impact Award at the 2023 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Disney+ to Release CNCO’s Original Fiction Miniseries “4Ever” in October

CNCO may have disbanded as a group, but the members are planning on forever

The highly-awaited series from Disney+ featuring the members of the Latin boy band has a release date.

CNCOThis week, CNCO unveiled new details on 4 Ever, Disney’s upcoming original fiction miniseries where Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesús and Erick Brian Colón make their acting debut.

“Ian, Andy, Dario, and Ciro. Four voices, one same destiny,” reads the Instagram caption.

The five-episode miniseries that’s produced by Tolmur and Bourke and directed by Nuno Gomes will air October 11 on Disney+. 

4 Ever will follow the story of four musicians who are on their way to becoming a popular band in Miami’s music scene, and will include three original songs performed by CNCO and three covers of well-known ballads.

Young Miko Among Opening Acts for Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito Tour

Young Miko is preparing for a Bonito experience…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican rapper has been named as one of the opening acts for Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito tour.

Young Miko,Young Miko will appear at the seven of the “Bichota” singer’s 15 U.S. stops, including Karol G’s first night in Los Angeles, as well as Houston, New York, Atlanta and more.

Other special guests for Karol G’s show include DJ Agudelo888, who will appear at all 15 shows, and Bad Gyal, who will be an opening act at Karol G’s two Miami shows.

Karol G announced her special guests on Instagram following her history-making Lollapalooza performance—as the first female Latin act to headline the festival in more than 30 years.

Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito tour