John Ortiz to Star in the High School Drama “The Fallout”

There’s some Fallout for John Ortiz

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actor has joined the cast of Jenna OrtegaMaddie Ziegler and Niles Fitch’s high school drama The Fallout, which wraps its four-week LA shoot this week.

John Ortiz

Ortiz joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Shailene WoodleyJulie Bowen and Will Ropp

Actress Megan Park has written and is directing the feature about high school student Vada (Ortega) who navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy. Relationships with her family, friends and view on the world are forever altered.

David Brown will produce for U.S. outfit Clear Horizon alongside Rebecca Miller and Cara Shine.

Ortiz most recently starred on television on Netflix’s Messiah. His other credits include The Handmaid’s Tale, Mayans M.C., and Luck.

His film credits include Ad Astra, Peppermint and Silver Linings Playbook.

Ally Brooke to Perform on This Year’s Premios Juventud Awards Show

Ally Brooke is gearing up for the Premios Juventud

Univisionhas unveiled the second wave of talent confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventudawards show, with the 27-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony making the list.

Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke, who finished in third place on the last installment of Dancing With the Stars, recently released the Spanish single “500 Veces,” featuring Messiah. No word if she’ll perform that song.

In addition to Ally Brooke, the star-studded lineup includesJ BalvinNatanael CanoPedro Capo,CNCOKarol GKany GarciaGreeicyMau & RickyOzunaRafa PabonPitbullAlex RoseSebastian YatraCaly y El DandeeDanna PaolaThe Wailersand Zion & Lennox, who will bless fans with a special musical number from Puerto Rico in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

They join previously announced performers Anuel AARauw Alejandro,Neto BernalCamiloNatti NatashaGloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.

In a first ever, PJ-only version, The Wailers will be joined on stage by Cedellaand Skip Marley,Pedro CapoRauw AlejandroCamiloand Kany Garcia to send a message of love, justice and inclusion.

Pitbull will surprise fans with his first ever television performance of his single “I Believe That We will Win.”

The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances. 

Premios Juventud, which celebrate the hottest artists in Latin music, fashion, television and social media, will be broadcast live from Miami, with Becky G and Ricky Martin being honored as Agents of Change during the telecast

Premios Juventud 2020 will air at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 13 via Univision.

Netflix Releases Trailer for John Ortiz’s Geo-Political Thriller Series “Messiah”

John Ortizis ready to preach…

Netflix has set January 1 for the premiere of Messiah, starring the 51-year-old Puerto Rican actor.

John Ortiz

The suspense geo-political thriller series, which has teased with the release of a new trailer, also stars Michelle MonaghanMehdi DehbiTomer SisleyMelinda Page HamiltonStefania LaVie OwenSayyid El AlamiJane AdamsWil TravalFares Landoulsi,Dermot Mulroneyand Beau Bridges.

“He’s come out of nowhere and we don’t know who he is.” So begins the trailer for Messiah, which lays out CIA officer Eva Geller’s (Monaghan) quest to determine the identity of this mysterious man, whose followers believe he’s performing miracles. Geller must race to determine whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order. As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer (Sisley), a Texas preacher (Ortiz) and his daughter (Owen), a Palestinian refugee (El Alami) and the journalist (Adams) who covers the story.

Messiah is created by Michael Petroni, directed by James McTeigueand Kate Woods, and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew DeaneMark Burnettand Roma Downey.Ortiz’s recent credits include the films Ad AstraBumblebee and Peppermint, as well as television appearances on Mayans MCThe Guest 

John Ortiz to Star in Netflix’s Drama Series “Messiah”

John Ortiz has landed the king of all projects…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor has joined the cast of Netflix’s drama series Messiah, from writer Michael Petroni and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Created by Petroni, the 10-episode Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world’s reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order? The story unfolds from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media, among others.

Ortiz plays Felix, smart, humble and unassuming on the outside. Though blessed with a strong faith and a loving family, Felix struggles with his lot in life leading a tiny, uninspired congregation in a border town in Texas where he assumes he will live out the rest of his days. Felix’s life is about to change as he gets swept up into Al-Massih’s world. With growing power comes corruption and Felix must choose between remaining true to himself or going down a darker path.

Ortiz will next be seen on the big screen alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Jon Cena in Paramount Pictures’ Transformers spinoff Bumblebee and in a co-starring role in revenge thriller Peppermint opposite Jennifer Garner.

J Balvin Releases Music Video for New Single “Si tu novio te deja sola”

J Balvin is sending out a warning to careless boyfriends…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer has released his latest single, “Si tu novio te deja sola,” along with its corresponding music video.

J Balvin

A tropical, groovy beat starts off the trap tune, featuring rising star Bad Bunny.

The cheeky song is Balvin’s first single since he released his latest Latin Grammy-winning album Energía last summer.

“Si tu novio te deja sola” is the first collaboration between the Colombian superstar and Bad Bunny, who has previously teamed up with other reggaetoneros, including Farruko and Arcángel.

Bad Bunny will be part of the “Latin Trap Panel” at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference along with Farruko, Ozuna, Noriel, Bryant Myers and Messiah.

Farruko to Take Part in This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference

Farruko has been caught in a Trap

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter and urban superstar will take part in Billboard’s “The Latin Trap Panel,” which will take place at the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.

Farruko

Other speakers include up-and-coming reggaetón/trap artists like Ozuna and Noriel, Bryant Myers, Bad Bunny, Messiah, producer Santana and Jonathan Gandarilla, president of Ganda Entertainment.

The Billboard Latin Music Conference will kick off April 24 in Miami with other panels like “Superstar Q&A,” and marquee sessions including the “Divas Panel” and “How I Wrote that Song, the New Generation.”

Other confirmed panels include “Socializing Maluma,” featuring the Colombian superstar himself in a Q&A about social media, and Ednita Nazario, who will be joined by top agents in the panel “Me, Me, Me” — a discussion on why Latin stars are now a “hot commodity for memoirs and biopics.”

The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach.

To register, visit www.billboardlatinconference.com.