The Latin pop duo, comprised of Mexican and Spanish American sisters Hanna Nicole and Ashley Grace, has released a new single “Serias Tu” just in time for Mother’s Day.
The heartfelt ballad is a love letter to Hanna’s daughter, Mathilde, who was born during the quarantine.
Mathilde is also seen in the music video alongside the singing sisters.
“I celebrate Mother’s Day thanks to her because she gave me the opportunity to become a mother,” Hanna said in a statement. “It’s one of the most special songs we’ve ever written and it speaks of the purest love that can exist.”
The 43-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress will form part of Roku’s original documentary series Mamas, which debuts on Friday, May 6, just before Mother’s Day.
The nature series follows powerful matriarchs of the animal kingdom, spotlighting the universality of motherhood, and exploring what mothers of any species will do to protect their young.
Mamas will feature 14 short-form episodes ranging from 6-8 minutes in length.
The series is available in English and Spanish, with the English version voiced by Connie Britton; the Spanish by Saldaña.
The series is produced by Plimsoll Productions, Deep Blue Productions, and Cinestar Pictures, with Britton, Saldaña, Martha Holmes, Andrew Jackson, Elyse Klaits, Mariel Saldaña, and Cisely Saldaña serving as executive producers.
Species featured in the series include potter wasps, grizzly bears, hummingbirds, yellow baboons, cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, black-backed jackals, strawberry dart frogs, praying mantis, African elephants, hyenas, meerkats, toque macaques, and Tomson’s gazelles.
The series features scenery and landscapes from the forests of Sri Lanka to deserts in Africa.
“Mamas dives into the enchanting and challenging lives of mothers in the wild, and the powerful relationships these animals have with their children,” said Brian Tannenbaum, head of alternative originals at Roku. “Connie Britton and Zoë Saldaña take us through the captivating world of a mother’s protective instincts and loyalty to their young. It truly is a must-see documentary series that The Roku Channel is excited to share with our viewers.”
Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Feb. 3 via www.citientertainment.com.
Here’s the list of Solis’ U.S. dates:
Fri Apr 01 — Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Sat Apr 02 — El Paso, TX @ Utep Don Haskins Center
Fri Apr 08 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Sat Apr 09 — Sunrise, FL @ Fla Live Arena
Fri Apr 22 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
Sat Apr 23 — Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
Fri Apr 29 — Tulsa, OK @ Bok Center
Sat Apr 30 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sat May 07 — Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
Cardi Bis preparing for a mother-daughter moment like no other…
The 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar spent her third Mother’s Day with daughter Kulture over the weekend, and she’s continuing the celebration with a brand new Reebok collection.
The “Mommy & Me” footwear capsule, inspired by the love the star has for her daughter, features two monochrome Club C Cardi silhouettes in Rose Gold and Aqua Dust.
According to a press release, rose gold is known as the metal of love and represents Cardi B’s affection for Kulture. Meanwhile, the Aqua Dust colorway is inspired by the aquamarine stone, which represents clarity, calm and relaxation, which is how the “Up” rapper feels about being a mom.
In a one-minute video teasing the collection, Cardi is seen FaceTiming Kulture. She also shared her advice for new parents. “Don’t be reading books on how to become a parent,” the rapper explained. “Trust me, once the baby’s here, it’s almost like you know. It just comes naturally.”
She also added some sweet words for her daughter. “You’re beautiful, you’re smart,” Cardi B said. “You’ve got successful parents. The whole world loves you. Ain’t no way you can’t make your dreams come true.”
The Reebok x Cardi B “Mommy & Me” collection is the final Club C Cardi drop and will be available to purchase in adult, junior and infant sizing on Reebok.com starting on May 13 at 10 a.m. ET.
Check out the rest of the Club C Cardi collection here.
The late Miriam Rodriguez’s story is headed to the big screen…
Blumhouse has won the screen rights to a December 13 New York Times story which chronicled the late Mexican human rights activist and desperate mother’s revenge spree in Mexico, when she avenged her daughter’s murder by taking on the drug cartels and tracking down the perpetrators by herself.
She saw 10 of them apprehended by police before she was shot and killed in front of her home on Mother’s Day, 2017.
NYT will produce with Blumhouse, and Caitlin Roper, NYT’s executive producer for scripted projects, is producing alongside the article’s writer, Azam Ahmed, and Jason Blum.
Anonymous Content represented the article in the sale process.
Ahmed is NYT bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. His article tells the story of the 56-year-old Rodriguez, whose whole world came crashing down on her when she lost her daughter, despite paying multiple ransom demands after the 20-year-old was kidnapped in 2014.
Getting no help from law enforcement, Rodriguez took things into her own hands. Using disguises and different identities, she went after the alleged kidnappers. She even used a gun to hold the culprits until she could get them handcuffed and arrested. Her story is juxtaposed with the plight of another family desperate for a happier outcome after their son is kidnapped.
Ahmed reported a series on the homicide crisis in Latin America, the deadliest region in the world, outlining the root causes of the violence. Each piece delved into a specific issue in a specific country, using intimate portraits of those living on the front lines of the crisis: the inescapable cycles of violence in Honduras, the scourge of femicide in Guatemala, the pervasiveness of illegally smuggled U.S. guns in Jamaica, the making of a cartel assassin in Mexico and the violence of the state in Brazil.
Last month, Azam won the Michael Kelly Award for his courageous and moving work for this series.
Azam’s reporting for this series has also been recognized this year with a Polk award, an Overseas Press Club award and the James Foley Medill Medal, which recognizes courage in pursuit of a story. Ahmed’s investigative work on corruption and the illegal use of spyware, Pegasus, helped launch federal investigations in México and led to major arrests and reform and the project was submitted by The Times for a Pulitzer Prize. Azam was previously the NYT bureau chief in Afghanistan, where he worked for nearly three years covering the war.
In addition to Aguilera, other new additions include
Katy Perry, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, the Muppets, Tituss Burgess, Sabrina Carpenter, Lang Langand pros from Dancing with the Stars.
The special will air on Sunday, May 10, at 7:00 pm EDT.
Here’s the lineup for The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,for which the Muppets will do a curtain-raiser and Burgess will provide a vocal warmup:
“A Whole New World” – Idina Menzel and Ben Platt “Almost There” – Chloe x Halle and Anika Noni Rose “Baby Mine” – Katy Perry “Beauty and the Beast” – John Legend and Jennifer Hudson “Hakuna Matata” – Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner feat. Donald Glover and Walter Russell III “Part of Your World” – Halsey “Poor Unfortunate Souls” – Rebel Wilson “Remember Me” – Miguel feat. Christina Aguilera “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Hayley Erbert “Try Everything” – Shakira “When I Am Older” – Josh Gad “You’ll Be in My Heart” – Disney on Broadway stars Merle Dandridge, Heather Headley, Adam Jacobs, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey and Josh Strickland “Your Mother and Mine” – Sabrina Carpenter feat. Lang Lang “Zero to Hero” – Keke Palmer feat. “Dancing with the Stars” Pros Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Sasha Farber and Emma Slater
The 42-year-old Mexican American actress and Broadway star, best known for her performances as Elphaba for the Broadway, Los Angeles, and San Francisco productions of the musical Wicked, will take part in Sunday’s Broadway Does Mother’s Day, a digital variety benefitting Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
Cast members from Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Company,Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicago, Diana, Mean Girls, Girl from the North Country, Six, andMrs. Doubtfirewill take part.
The show is designed to replace some of the money usually raised by Broadway’s annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an event that was canceled this year due to the coronaviruspandemic.
The digital sketch show will include Broadway stars, their children and their mothers, with musical numbers, comedy and special guests planned.
In addition to Espinosa, scheduled guests so far includeJill Abramovitz, Kate Baldwin, Jenni Barber, Laura Benanti,Betty Buckley, Carolee Carmello, Victoria Clark, Chuck Cooper, Claybourne Elder, Beanie Feldstein, Harvey Fierstein, In The Heights’ Mandy Gonzalez, Celia Rose Gooding, Molly Griggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Judy Kaye, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Raymond J. Lee, Lesli Margherita, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Alexis Michelle, Vanessa Williams, Betsy Wolfeand LaChanze.
Sketches from Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Company, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicago, Diana, Mean Girls, Girl from the North Country, Six, andMrs. Doubtfire will also be included.
“We’re delighted to see the theatercommunity come together for Broadway Does Mother’s Day and honored to be a beneficiary of what promises to be such a special show,” said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “When crises hit, the Broadway community and theatre fans everywhere have always responded with generosity, compassion and action. We launched the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund on behalf of and for those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes who need a helping hand during this pandemic.”