Bianca Marroquin to Portray Chita Rivera in FX’s Limited Drama Series “Fosse/Verdon”

Bianca Marroquin is a Chita girl…

The 43-year-old Mexican musical theatre and television actress has been cast in FX’s high-profile eight-episode limited drama series Fosse/Verdon, starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in the title roles.

Bianca Marroquin

Written by Sam Wasson and based on his Fosse bio, the limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Williams). He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.

Marroquin will portray the legendary Chita Rivera in the series, which will also star Norbert Leo ButzMargaret Qualley, Evan HandlerAya CashNate CorddrySusan Misner, Kelli BarrettRick HolmesPaul ReiserEthan SlaterByron Jennings and Laura Osnes.

Originally from Mexico, Marroquin made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago in 2002 and has since appeared on Broadway in The Pajama GameandIn the Heights. On television in Miami and Mexico City, she can be seen as a judge in Pequeños Gigantes and Mira Quien Baila, among others.

The project hails from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Joel Fields, FX Television Studios and FX Productions.

Production on the series is currently underway in New York City ahead of its spring 2019 premiere on FX.

Fonsi Joining Telemundo’s Singing Competition Show “Yo Soy El Artista”

Luis Fonsi is ready to judge the Latin entertainment world’s next big star…

The 36-year-old singer/songwriter has joined Telemundo’s singing competition show Yo Soy El Artista as a judge and vocal adviser during the show’s premiere in September.

Luis Fonsi

Fonsi joins songstress Olga Tañon on the program, which is being hosted by singer/actress Lucero. The show has already completed casting calls across the U.S. and Puerto Rico in a bid to find contestants who can sing, dance and show overall showmanship during the 13-week competition.

“I’m happy to … be part of the team responsible of the search for future Latin stars,” Fonsi said in a statement. “I’m pleased to share my knowledge, experience, dedication, passion and discipline for music in my role as a judge and vocal adviser to find the contestant who will be the recipient of the title of El Artista.”

In his nearly 20-year career in music, Fonsi has had a continued presence on the Billboard charts. In May, the Latin Grammy winner released his latest album, 8.

“Having Luis Fonsi on Yo Soy El Artista adds a unique and different component to the competition since we have witnessed his growth as an artist,” said Maria Lopez-Alvarez, SVP of Reality Programming at Telemundo. “His contribution to the show will be essential not only because of his great talent and popularity, but also his accomplishments as a singer.”

Both Telemundo and Spain’s Reset TV are developing, producing and distributing the show, which is based on the original concept by Reset TV founders Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat known for creating other popular shows such as Mira Quien Baila.

Sanchez Releasing Music Video for New Single “Pick Up Your Game”

Roselyn Sanchez is making sweet music again…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer is returning to the music world with the release of the official video for “Pick Up Your Game,” a song that grew out of her role on Lifetime’s primetime sudser Devious Maids.

Roselyn Sanchez

Sanchez performed the track last December on last season’s finale of Mira Quien Baila.

For this version, Rapper Flo Rida collaborated with Sanchez on the production, which will have its world premiere on Friday.

Sanchez, known for her role as FBI agent Elena Delgado on Without a Trace, released the song “Pick Up Your Game” last November, as part of the show.

Her character on Devious Maids, Carmen Luna, is an aspiring singer.

Sanchez said she was excited about the debut of the “Pick Up Your Game” video, her first musical release since the 2003 album Borinqueña, which featured contributions from Puerto Rican stars like Tego Calderon and Victor Manuelle.

The first single from the album entitled “Amor Amor was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

Santos’ “La Vida” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart

Henry Santos is livin’ La Vida at the top of his game…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer-composer and former Aventura band member’s latest single “La Vida,” featuring MaFFio, jumps 4-1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart to secure his second No. 1 on the list as a lead artist.

Henry Santos

In addition, Santos’ urban infused merengue track grows 21 percent at the format (to 609 plays), taking Greatest Gainer honors.

Santos – the record holder for successfully completing and winning, undefeated and never nominated for elimination, on Mira Quien Baila, a dancing competition on Univision – previously reached the summit on the Tropical Airplay chart for a single frame with “My Way” in May 2013.

Santos’ cousin, and former Aventura band-mate Romeo Santos, has topped Tropical Airplay on seven occasions, while the band itself enjoyed eight trips to the peak during its time together.

Estrada to Host Hallmark Channel’s “Hollywood Christmas Parade”

Erik Estrada is ready to get you into the holiday spirit…

The 63-year-old Puerto Rican actor and Spanish telenovela star will host this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade on the Hallmark Channel.

Erik Estrada

Estrada, who rose to acclaim on the police drama CHiPs, will co-host the show with his fellow World’s Funniest Moments host Laura McKenzie. Along with his work on the weekly series, Estrada competed on Univision’s Mira Quien Baila last season.

This year’s Grand Marshal is actor Joe Mantegna, who has starred on Criminal Minds. He’ll be joined by Lou Ferrigno, Louis Gossett Jr., as well as cast members from Glee, Criminal Minds and Days Of Our Lives, among others.

The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on December 10 at 6:00 pm ET on the Hallmark Channel.

Lopez Makes Her Debut on Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia”

It’s un nuevo dia for Adamari Lopez

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actress and telenovela star has made her highly anticipated debut on Telemundo’s morning show Un Nuevo Dia, which until this week was called Levantate!

Adamari Lopez

“What’s better than getting up really early in the morning, and here I am,” Lopez joked at the start of her first appearance on Monday. Her first morning surprise: finding her parents on set to greet her.

In her new role as a television presenter, Lopez is hosting the morning show’s regulars Rashel Diaz, Omar Germenos, Azucena Cierco and Daniel Sarcos.

Un Nuevo Dia Cast

Lopez has often been covered in the Spanish media because of personal issues like her engagement and subsequent breakup with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, her victory on the celebrity dancing competition Mira Quien Baila and her successful bout with cancer.

“How wonderful they made me feel on @UnNuevoDia,” Lopez tweeted after her first day. “Thanks to all my fellow actors and to the production x so much affection. #Happy and grateful.”

Un Nuevo Dia is broadcast on Telemundo every weekday morning Monday through Friday.

Bailon’s High-Octane Dance on “Mira quién baila”

There’s no denying Adrienne Bailon knows how to shake her groove thing…or that she could easily be a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

The former Cheetah Girl strutted her stuff during a high-energy performance on Univision’s Mira quién baila—a dance competition similar to Dancing with the Stars.

Adrienne Baillon

The 28-year-old half Puerto Rican/half Ecuadorian singer/actress/dancer may not have belted out a song, but she definitely shook her bon bon during her appearance. Backed by a crew of male dancers, the former star of Disney’s The Cheetah Girls movies—dressed in a black leather jumpsuit and rhinestone-covered harness—descended from a swing before bustin’ a move on the dance floor.

After her performance, the former member of the girl group 3LW talked about her  career with the show’s hosts, including being discovered by Ricky Martin.

Bailon, who appears in Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” video, says she’s a huge fan of the show. But she remain tight-lipped about who she’s hoping wins the title.

Contestants still in the hunt are Puerto Rican telenovela star Adamari Lopez, Puerto Rican American actor Erik Estrada and Mexican-American actress/model Elizabeth Gutiérrez.