Cannavale Headed to HBO’s Bowardwalk Empire

After guest-starring on Modern Family and Nurse Jackie, Bobby Cannavale is officially heading back to television. Only this time he’ll a regular on a Golden-Globe winning dramatic series.

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actor has joined HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He’ll star as Gyp Rosetti, who is described as “a charming but ruthless gangster who challenges Steve Buscemi’s character Nucky,” in the hit period drama.

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Cannavale’s casting comes just months after Boardwalk Empire’s sophomore season saw the series kill off Michael Pitt‘s well-likd character Jimmy Darmody—a former confidant-turned-rival for Nucky.

The Emmy-winning actor’s hiring will now provide a high-profile counterpart to Buscemi.

Boardwalk Empire, which HBO renewed for a third season in October, recently won a second Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble in a drama series.

Cannavale recently completed production on his upcoming 10-episode arc on Showtime‘s Nurse Jackie and he recently wrapped shooting on the film Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried.

In addition, he co-starred with Chris Rock on Broadway’s The Motherf—er With the Hat, snagging a Tony Award nomination for his work.

Life’s a SAG (Nomination) for Vergara & Other Latino Stars…

There’s no doubt Sofia Vergara is a real scene-stealer on Modern Family… And, apparently her peers in Hollywood agree.

The 39-year-old Colombian actress received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination today for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s hit sitcom. It’s her second straight SAG Award nomination for playing the beloved character.

Sofia Vergara Receives Second Straight SAG Award Nomination

Along with Vergara, this year’s nominees in the category include her Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen, Nurse Jackie’s
Edie Falco, 30 Rock’sTina Fey and Hot In Cleveland’s Betty White.

The Modern Family cast, including Vergara and her television son Rico Rodriguez, has received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series, an award they won last year. The Modern family will face-off against the casts of 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee (featuring Latina starlets Lea Michele and Naya Rivera) and The Office.

Meanwhile, Mexican actor Demian Bichir received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role for his heart-wrenching performance in A Better Life. It’s his latest nod for his starring role as an illegal immigrant gardener in East L.A.


The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo received an Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role nod. It’s the Argentine actress’ latest recognition for her work in the critically acclaimed film, which also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.

The 18th annual SAG Awards will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

An American “Soy Tu Dueña” Remake in the Works?

It looks like ABC will try its luck all over again with adapting a smash Latin American telenovela

With help from Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, ABC is developing an English-language remake of the hit Mexican telenovela Soy Tu Dueña, according to Deadline. Longoria will serve as an executive producer on the project.


Co-produced by Televisa—the company behind the Mexican version—the American version will center on a Texas heiress who loses her fortune and is forced to move back to the ranch she grew up on. Soy Tu Dueña, which translates to “I’m Your Owner,” will be called A Woman Of Steel.

A remake of the 1995 telenovela La Dueña, Soy Tu Dueña—which starred Mexican telenovela royalty, Fernando Colunga and Lucerowas a ratings hit when it aired on Univision last year, ranking as the network’s most-watched telenovela ever.

ABC is the only American network to successfully adapt a Latin American telenovela with Ugly Betty. Based on the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, the dramedy ran for four seasons on the network.

America Ferrera won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy for her portrayal of the fashionably challenged title character.

No word on who will star in ABC’s adaptation of Soy Tu Dueña. But Longoria wouldn’t be a bad choice… After all, she’s from Texas and her schedule should open up now that Desperate Housewives is going off the air this season.