Trejo to Star in the Indie Film “In Stranger Company”

It’s a Strange(r) time for Danny Trejo

The 72-year-old Mexican American actor has signed on to appear in In Stranger Company, an independent film based on the book The Loyalty Treasures by Dr. Mark Smith.

Danny Trejo

Directed by Phillip Abraham, who adapted the screenplay along with Patrick Werksma, the feature follows Mia Stone, a young wife, mother, and workaholic entrepreneur. She is faced with an eerie supernatural opportunity to reset her future when a strange encounter with an eccentric man (Trejo) gives her a second chance at saving her company, marriage, family, and future.

Rounding out the cast are Jesse MetcalfeT.C. Stallings, Jaci Velasquez, Jules Willcox, Jaime Gallagher, and Jeff Grace.

Trejo, best known for his role in the Machete film series, can up next be heard in Warner Bros’ animated pic Storks.

Velasquez to Star in Faith-Based Film “A Question of Faith”

Jaci Velasquez is keeping the Faith

The 36-year-old part-Spanish and part-Mexican American actress and singer has signed on to star in Silver Lining Entertainment’s A Question of Faith.

Jaci Velasquez

The faith-based film revolves around three families — same community, different cultures — who are all complete strangers, living vastly separate lives until a tragic texting-and-driving accident puts them on converging paths of love, forgiveness, grace and mercy.

In addition to Velasquez, the film also stars Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Kim Fields, T.C. Stallings and Greg Alan Williams .

Kevan Otto (In the Name of God) is directing the film, which was written by Terrence “Ty” Manns.

The film is scheduled for release in 2016.

Velasquez’s previous credits include appearances in Chasing Papi, The Encounter and Jerusalem Countdown.

Becky G to Perform at the People en Español Festival

Becky G is heading to Central Texas…

The 17-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper is the latest addition to the lineup for the annual People en Español Festival, set to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, August 30 and 31.

Becky G

Becky G will perform as part of the “Chicas Poderosas” (Powerful Girls) concert, presented by Disney, and also featuring Zendaya, among other acts.

This year’s fest is focused on the new Latin generation, and the theme is reflected in the musical performances, which also include appearances by Gabriel Coronel, Las Fenix, Priscila Angel and Mexican singer Mane de la Parra.

Also performing is Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, who has recently forayed once again into the Latin market. Other celebrities taking part in the two-day family fest include boxer Saul Canelo Alvarez and TV personality Don Francisco.

Last year’s People en Español fest included performances by Prince Royce, Gloria Estefan and Wisin & Yandel.

Estefan to Replace Joy Behar on “The View”?

Could ABC’s long-running daytime talk show The View finally be ready to hire a Latina to sit at the co-host table?

ABC executives are looking to replace Joy Behar, who recently announced she’s leaving the show at the end of the season, with a Latina, according to The Daily Mail UK.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan, who is currently working on a Broadway show about her life, is allegedly one of the top contenders. The 55-year-old Cuban-born Latin music icon has appeared as a guest co-host in the past.

But she’s not the only Latina singer apparently under consideration…

Cuban Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, a devout Christian, is said to be in the running.

The website reports that ABC executives want to spice things up and think a feisty conservative Latina with views similar to host Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be an appropriate candidate to star alongside the show’s creator Barbara Walters.

Meantime, staunch Republican Rachel Campos-Duffy, who is married to Sean Duffy, a Republican Congressman in Wisconsin whom she met while filming the MTV hit reality series The Real World: San Francisco, could finally get a spot on the show.

She’s previously tried out twice for The View. She’s currently a stay-at-home and a devoted Catholic.

Velasquez: Nashville’s Most Beautiful Latina

Jaci Velasquez could be called nuestra belleza in Tennessee’s capital city…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican/part-Spanish bilingual contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer has been named to Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful People 2012 list, which celebrates the people in and around the Music City who are attractive on the inside and outside. She’s the only Latina to make the list.

Jaci Velasquez

The Houston-born Velazquez, who lives in Nashville on her “three acres of tree-filled bliss” with her husband and two young sons, serves as a co-host on a morning radio show, Your Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Jaci Velasquez.

This month, the two-time Grammy-nominated and seven-time Dove Award-winning singer released her first Spanish-language lullaby album, Buenas noches mi sol with Fisher-Price.

But singing isn’t her only talent…

“If you ever want to try the best homemade salsa and Latin food in town, I’m your girl!”

Click here to check out the complete list of Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People.