Julio Mayora Gives Venezuela its First Medal of the 2020 Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo GamesJulio Mayora is the silver bullet…

The 24-year-old Venezuelan weightlifter has put his country on the medal count board after earning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games in the Men’s 73kg weightlifting competition.

Julio Mayora

Julio Mayora

It’s Mayora’s first-ever Olympic medal and Venezuela’s first medal at the 2020 Olympics.

Mayora, who celebrated his silver medal with a mortal, after coming in second having lifted 346kg total.

Julio Mayora

Before participating in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Julio Mayora took part in the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships Men’s 67kg, winning a bronze medal with a 322 kg total.

Mayora’s passion for the sport of halterofilia is evident on his Instagram feed and the day he found out he’s going to Tokyo for the Olympics 2020, he shared an emotional post.

Julio Mayora“One of the biggest dreams of an athlete is to attend Olympic Games, in the morning I received such news, I feel grateful for representing Venezuela,” Mayora wrote in Spanish, and today he has become an icon for his country.

Lionel Messi Photo with Copa America Trophy Now Most-Liked Sports Photo on Instagram 

Lionel Messi is the new IG sports image king…

An Instagram photo of the 34-year-old Argentine professional footballer holding the Copa America trophy following Argentina’s win over Brazil has become the most liked sports photo on the social media platform, surpassing a record 20 million likes.

Lionel Messi  

Messi celebrated his first major title with Argentina as the Albiceleste lifted the Copa America trophy after a 1-0 win over Brazil at the Maracana Stadium on July 10.

Messi posted the picture with the caption: “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!”

The post broke the previous record of 19.8 million likes that was held by Cristiano Ronaldo after he paid tribute to Diego Maradona following his death.

Ronaldo shared a black and white photograph of himself with Maradona and wrote: “Today I’m saying goodbye to a friend and the world is saying goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best of all-time. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but he leaves a legacy without limits and an emptiness that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”

Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, was voted the top player of the Copa America after his four goals and five assists in the competition.

The Argentina captain is expected to sign a new contract with Barcelona soon.

Camila Cabello to Release New Single “Don’t Go Yet”

Camila Cabello is pleading with the world…

The 24-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer will be releasing her newest single “Don’t Go Yet” this coming week.

Camila Cabello

Cabello shared the release date for her new track, as well what appears to be a still from the song’s music video.

“7.23. #DontGoYet,” Cabello wrote on Instagram Saturday night (July 17). “Presave and pre add. Link in my bio.”

Camilla Cabello, Don't Go Yet

“I always talk like a robot when I’m about to release a song I love so damn much,” she joked.

The new music follows her sophomore album, Romance, which was released in 2019.

Selena Gomez Partners with La’Mariette for New Swimwear Collection

Selena Gomez is beach ready…

The 28-year-old Mexican American actress/singer has partnered with La’Mariette to launch a swimwear collaboration.

Selena Gomez x La'Mariette

Gomez launched the collection by sharing photos of herself wearing a bikini and a one-piece from the new collection’s campaign on social media.

“So grateful that I get the opportunity to celebrate my friends’ endeavors. My collaboration with @lamariette is out today!” Gomez announced in an Instagram post.

Selena Gomez x La'Mariette

“What I love about this brand is that it celebrates women who love their bodies unconditionally giving themselves the grace they deserve,” she wrote. “Hope you love it as much as I do.”

La’Mariette’s collaboration with Gomez features six styles, including a one-piece, two bikini tops, two bottoms and a sarong. The pieces are all in a purple tie-dye print called “Aura,” and they’re available in sizes XS-XXL.

“After going through swatches, my favorite color was purple; I wanted to stay away from colors I’m used to like red and white,” said Gomez in a statement published by People. “Purple felt different for me. And we added pops of color like green and neons here and there; it really becomes your own suit, however you wear it.”

Gomez’s photos from the swimsuit photo shoot can be found on the La’Mariette website, her Instagram post and on her Instagram Stories.

Aventura Reuniting for One-Night-Only Concert in Miami to Closeout Their “Inmortal” Reunion Tour

Prepare for a special Aventura reunion…

The bachata group, helmed by Romeo SantosHenry Santos, Lenny Santos and Max Santos, has announced an upcoming one-night-only concert as part of their “Inmortal” reunion tour that was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Aventura

Aventura canceled their 2020 reunion tour on March 12 at the former AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami when Mayor Carlos Gimenez declared a state of emergency, canceling large events to stop the spread of the virus. They also canceled the remaining North American tour, which was set to wrap in August.

Now, the tour will officially conclude August 14 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for a one-time show produced by Live Nation.

Named after the group’s first single in nearly 10 years, the “Inmortal” tour grossed $25.8 million and sold 189,000 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. That’s 15 shows between February 5 and March 10, 2020.

Although the group has reunited multiple times since disbanding in 2011, this is the “last and final” Aventura concert together, according to Santos on Instagram.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.

Micro TDH Signs Exclusive Record Deal with Warner Music Latina

Micro TDH is ready to break out…

The 22-year-old Venezuelan singer has signed an exclusive record deal with Warner Music Latina.

Micro TDH

The agreement between Warner and the Latin music newcomer will further develop the artist’s musical career, including the release of his upcoming studio album.

“Micro TDH is the new face of the Urban Latin music movement and I am sure that one day he will be recognized as one of the best Latin songwriters of all time,” said Iñigo Zabala, president of Warner Music Latin America & Iberia in a statement. “It is an incredible privilege to work with such a multifaceted and talented artist.”

Managing director Gabriela Martinez agrees, calling Micro one of the most sought-after young acts. “With his incomparable talent, charisma, unique sound, and our vision we will work hard to grow his music,” she adds.

With over two million followers on Instagram, Micro TDH is a singer-songwriter who has caught the attention of music lovers with his soulful hip-hop fusions and raw lyrics about love, heartbreak, and life lessons, overall.

He first got on the international radar with his collaboration on Piso 21’s feel-good track “Te Vi,” which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 11, 2019. After collaborating with artists like Lenny TavarezGreeicyJustin Quiles, and Colombian hitmaker Ovy on the Drums, Micro is currently making the rounds with his Myke Towers-assisted “El Tren,” which recently entered the Latin Pop Airplay chart.

“I hope this is the beginning of something very big. We are here to make history with our music and leave a mark in the industry,” Micro, who’s nominated for best artist Andean region at the 2021 Premios Heat, expressed.

Cardi B Reveals Pregnancy During BET Awards Performance

Cardi B is celebrating her latest pregnancy in the limelight…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar revealed her pregnancy at the 2021 BET Awards while performing with her husband Offset and Migos.

Cardi B

After the trio finished “Straightenin,” Cardi joined the group for “Type S—.” Appearing on stage in an embroidered Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit, a sheer panel in the abdomen exposed Cardi’s burgeoning belly. The ensemble included matching leggings and shoes.

Later, Cardi B shared two touching images of the couple as well as a mother-daughter moment between her and her nearly 3-year-old daughter Kulture.

“We listened to each other, communicated, prayed and then God blessed us and our family with another little blessing,” she wrote under a picture of Offset caressing her baby bump from behind in the couple shot. “Our home feels so blissful and very busy but we are ready and so happy!! Thank you soo much everyone for the congrats and well wishes.”

For her shoot with Kulture, Cardi pointed her fans to notice the Afro-Caribbean roots in their gowns and headdresses with gold jewelry, which also inspired her outfits in the music video for her 2018 banger “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

“I just know these two will love each other soo much and argue soo much since they’re 3 years apart…just like me and Henny,” she wrote under the photo of Kulture looking up at her mother while placing her tiny hand on Cardi’s bump. “But one thing for sure is they’ll have each other’s back like no one else ever will.”

And Cardi’s sister Hennessy Carolina, who’s three years younger than the Grammy-winning artist, can attest to that statement. “Being 3 years apart is the best! lol,” she commented on Instagram with a slew of heart eyes and heart emojis.

Camila Cabello Talks Long-term Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences with California Surgeon General

Camila Cabello is talking mental health…

The 24-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer sat down with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the surgeon general of California, for a video conversation about the negative effects of childhood trauma and how they can affect someone’s physical and mental health into adulthood.

Camila Cabello

The conversation is part of a national campaign to educate Americans about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — defined as highly stressful experiences that can happen to anyone before they turn 18 — and how they impact us as adults.

Cabello took to Instagram on Friday (June 11) to tell fans about the conversation and how she originally found Dr. Burke Harris’ work.

“A while back, I stumbled across an incredible TED Talk from the California Surgeon General, @nadineburkeharris, and it truly changed the way I thought about mental health and healing,” Cabello wrote on Instagram. “I’m so excited for you all to listen to our conversation and learn about her groundbreaking work on Adverse Childhood Experiences

In the full 14-minute chat, Cabello talks about taking a test at NumberStory.org to determine what her “Number” is when it comes to childhood trauma and the “toxic stress” that comes from it.

“Trauma is a public health crisis,” Cabello says to Dr. Burke Harris after hearing about the increased probability of heart disease, diabetes, asthma and stroke, as well as a greater chance of depression, anxiety, and suicide, among those with childhood trauma. “We live in a society where we punish the wounded instead of treating them.”

Cabello singer opened up about her own journey to discovery when it comes to early trauma, recognizing that the overwhelming anxiety she felt in her late teens and early 20s was rooted in her childhood experiences.

“Enough beating myself up,” she realized. “I’m obviously not choosing this. But this means that whether it’s medication or therapy or yoga or meditation or whatever, I need to get proper treatment.”

Llearn more about the campaign here.

HBO Max Releases Official Trailer for Gossip Girl Reboot, Starring Zion Moreno

It’s exes and ohs for Zion Moreno

HBO Max has released the official trailer for the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot, which stars the 28-year-old Mexican American actress/model.

Zion Moreno

Almost a decade after the end of the original series on the CW, the omniscient “Gossip Girl” narrator (Kristen Bell), is back. Her blog is replaced with an Instagram account, but her objective is the same, to expose the secrets of privileged upper class teens in Manhattan.

In addition to Moreno, the series, which debuts July 8, also stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith.

Gossip Girl, developed, written and executive produced by Joshua Safran, is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.

Salma Hayek Shows Off Her Britney Spears-Inspired Dance Moves in New Instagram Video

Salma Hayek’s got the moves like… Britney.

The 54-year-old Mexican singer’s go-to soundtrack for shooting at trained killers in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard trailer… Britney Spears’ “...Baby One More Time.”

Salma Hayek

And now she’s taking her butt-kickin’ moves to the dance floor in her latest Instagram video.

Hayek is promoting her upcoming action-comedy film — also starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson — with a revised dance routine to Spears’ 1999 No. 1 smash that combines the original choreography from the music video with some stealthy defense techniques.

“Show me your #hitmanschallenge baby! Muéstrame tu mejor #hitmanschallenge baby! I’ll be watching…,” she captioned the choreographed clip with hair-flipping galore and a spin on the pop superstar’s leg kick that left Hayek and her crew on the floor.

Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Aniston applauded Hayek on Instagram, while Sabrina Carpenter commented, “omg queen.”

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the delayed sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) once again meeting up with assassin Darius Kincaid (Jackson) as they embark on a new adventure to save Darius’ wife, Sonia (Hayek), from new threats.

But before it hits theaters next Wednesday, June 16, see Hayek’s latest killer moves below.