Callica to Star in Lifetime’s “UnReal”

Jaime Callica’s life is about to get (un)real

The part-Spanish actor has joined the cast of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series UnReal for its upcoming third season.

 Jaime Callica

Callica, who has appeared in Wayward Pines, will portray Xavier, a hottie dancer and Jay’s (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) new love interest.

Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnReal gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, Everlasting.

Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Josh Kelly and Genevieve Buchner are all set to return for Season 3.

Callica will next be seen in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers feature based on Saban Brands’ long-running kids series, slated for a March release.

Becky G to Star as the Yellow Ranger in “Power Rangers” Film

Becky G is ready to show her range(r)

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter, rap star and actress has joined the cast of Power Rangers, the Lionsgate and Saban Brands reboot of the popular franchise.

Becky G

Becky G, who has appeared on television in Play It Forward and Empire, will take on the role of the Yellow Ranger.

She joins Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as Blue Ranger and Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger.

Dean Israelite is directing the first in what the studio and Saban hopes will be a franchise based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, which mixed a group of young actors with climactic action footage culled from the Japanese television show Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.

The new film centers on a new group of high school kids who mix their studies and social lives with the mission to save the world.

The film has a January 12, 2017, release date.

Espinoza Hosting Simon Cowell & Univision’s Latin Boy Band Reality Show “La Banda”

It’s all about the boys for Alejandra Espinoza

The 27-year-old Mexican beauty-queen-turned-television-presenter is hosting Simon Cowell and Univision’s La Banda, which “aims to create the world’s ultimate Latino boy band through the largest Latino talent search in U.S. TV history,” according to an announcement from the Spanish-language network.

Alejandra Espinoza

The search for contestants for La Banda, which was developed by Cowell’s Syco Entertainment with Univision Communications and Saban Brands, is officially underway.

Boys (to men) ages 14 and older living in the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to audition online for La Banda. The search for potential Latin stars to compete on the upcoming Univision reality show has begun at

“I’m very excited about this show,” says Simon Cowell, a producer on the show. “There is a huge amount of talent out there and La Banda is going to give five guys the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Co-produced with FremantleMedia Latin America, the show is set to premiere in fall 2015 on the Spanish-language network.

Winners of the competition — who will inevitably be compared to the Puerto Rican pop group Menudo, which started in the ’70s with a rotating cast of young singers and disbanded in 2009 — will receive a recording contract with Sony Music Latin and Syco Music, home of One Direction.

To be considered, potential participants should go to and upload pictures, videos or music files. After creating their online audition profiles, selected contestants will receive a “golden ticket,” which will allow them to participate in a private audition with the production team. The online casting will be followed by casting events across the United States and Puerto Rico in the spring of 2015.

“We are proud to start the search for the next great Latino boy band,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content for Univision Communications Inc. “There is vast talent in our community, and with La Banda, we will find and launch the next generation of musical superstars.”

Orci to Executive Produce the “Power Rangers” Film

Roberto Orci’s got the power (rangers)

The 41-year-old Mexican film and television writer, producer and director, who will direct the next installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, is set the executive produce Power Rangers, a reboot of the ’90s-spawned action franchise.

Roberto Orci

The Saban Brands film, which is ditching the “Mighty Morphin” tagline, follows a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the script from a story they wrote with Orci.

Lionsgate has set a July 22, 2016, release date for Power Rangers. The pic will go up against Warner Bros.’ King Arthur that weekend, and it’ll arrive less than two months after the next installment of another retro kids property, Paramount PicturesTeenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2.