Cabral Returning for Season 3 of ABC’s “American Crime”

Richard Cabral isn’t leaving his Crime family…

The Mexican American actor has joined Felicity Huffman and Regina King as the third cast member to sign on for the upcoming third installment of John Ridley’s acclaimed ABC anthology series American Crime.

Richard Cabral

In Season 3, the series will be set in North Carolina and will deal with labor issues, economic divides and individual rights.

American Crime earned 10 Emmy nominations for its first season, winning for King. Cabral received a supporting actor Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Hector Tontz. The series, executive produced by Ridley and Michael McDonald, is coming off a well-received second season.

Cabral’s feature work includes Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, Chris Weitz’s A Better Life and End of Watch opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and he also had guest-starring turns on ABC’s Body of Proof and HBO’s Luck.

He’ll next be seen in Blood Father, a Taken-style action thriller directed by Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine) and starring Mel Gibson.

Bardem & Cruz to Star in Pablo Escobar/Virginia Vallejo Film “Escobar”

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are joining forces on screen…

The 47-year-old Spanish actor and his 42-year-old Spanish actress wife, both Oscar winners, are set to star in Escobar.

Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz

Written and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, the film is based on a true story of the unlikely relationship between notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his polar opposite, the upscale television host Virginia Vallejo, which she detailed in her book Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.

Dean Nichols and Bardem are producing.

Cruz and Bardem, who got their start on the big screen together more than two decades ago in the low-budget 1992 Spanish comedy/drama film Jamon, Jamon, starred in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Cruz won a best supporting actress Oscar.

They were back on the same film set once again in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Diaz Earns an MTV Movie Award Nomination for “The Counselor”

Make that three decades of recognition for Cameron Diaz

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress has received an MTV Movie Award nomination for the third consecutive decade.

Cameron DIaz

This week, Diaz earned the sixteenth MTV Movie Award nod of her career when MTV announced this year’s nominees.

The Charlie’s Angels star, a two-time MTV Movie Award winner, is competing in the #WTFMoment category for getting down and dirt with a yellow Ferrari in The Counselor.

But Diaz isn’t the only Hispanic artist nominated for an MTV Movie Award.

Howie Dorough and his Backstreet Boys band mates have earned a nod in the Best Musical Moment category, alongside Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson.

The 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and the gang are nominated for their oh-so-memorable musical scene at the end of the apocalyptic comedy This is the End.

Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s awards show, which will air live on April 13 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Here are look at this year’s nominees by category:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Wolf of Wall Street

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave


Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Liam James – The Way Way Back
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
Identity Thief – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
This is the End – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers

Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2
Jessica Chastain – Mama
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring
Ethan Hawke – The Purge
Brad Pitt – World War Z

Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street


Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World


Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
Cameron Diaz – The Counselor
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End


Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness (
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful
Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club


Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers


Robert De Niro – American Hustle
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3
Rihanna – This is the End

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World
Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down

Cabral to Star in the ABC Drama Pilot “American Crime”

Richard Cabral has crime on his mind…

The Latino actor, an East Los Angeles native, has joined the ensemble cast of John Ridley’s American Crime pilot for ABC Studios.

Richard Cabral

The ABC project centers on the home invasion and murder of a young war veteran and his beauty queen wife in Modesto, CA.

Cabral will play Hector Tonz, a hustler and occasional drug dealer who is implicated in the murder and attack of the young couple.

Cabral will star opposite Johnny Ortiz, who will play Tony Gutierrez, Alonzo’s son who is eager for independence and sick of his dad’s rules.

Cabral’s credits include appearances in the films Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, End of Watch, The Counselor and Snitch.

Diaz to Serve as Producer on CBS’ Comedy “Bad Teacher”

Cameron Diaz is officially a bad producer… The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress will serve as a producer of CBS’ midseason comedy Bad Teacher, which is based on her hit 2011 Columbia Pictures film of the same name. Cameron Diaz Diaz reunites with the film’s writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who serve as executive producers on the series. The single-camera Bad Teacher centers on hot, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. The role was played by Diaz in the movie where the character was named Elizabeth Halsey. Diaz will next star in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and she’s currently filming Columbia Pictures’ Sex Tape. Her upcoming projects include The Other Woman and Annie. Her first foray into television producing was Trippin, a 10-episode environmental adventure series for MTV, which premiered in 2004. Bad Teacher is being produced by Sony Television, CBS Television Studios and Mosaic.

First International Trailer Released for “The Counselor,” Featuring Penelope Cruz

Penélope Cruz is bedding a counselor

The 39-year-old Spanish actress, who recently gave birth to her second child with husband Javier Bardem, makes an appearance in the first international trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Penelope Cruz

From 20th Century Fox UK, the trailer gives the longest glimpse at the film’s plot so far and includes a bit more on the story.

Michael Fassbender leads the film’s all-star cast, portraying a lawyer who gets in over his head when he enters the drug trade.

Along with Cruz and Fassbender, the film’s cast includes Brad Pitt, Bardem and Cameron Diaz.

The film will be released in the US on October 25 and in the United Kingdom on November 15.

Cruz Gives Birth to Second Child with Javier Bardem

Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem will be pulling double duty from now on.

The 39-year-old Spanish actress and the 44-year-old Spanish actor welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Monday.

Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem

Cruz gave birth at Madrid’s Ruber International hospital just to the north of the city, where Spain’s Crown Princess Letizia gave birth to her two daughters, a hospital source said.

“The couple checked in yesterday and she gave birth yesterday,” the source told AFP without specifying the gender of the baby.

Cruz gave birth to a girl “just a few hours” after Kate Middleton welcomed her little boy in St Mary’s Hospital in London on Monday, according to the online edition of Spanish celebrity magazine Hola!.

The new arrival is the couple’s second child. They are already parents to two-year-old son Leonardo, who was born at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in 2011.

Cruz and Bardem met when they starred opposite each other in Bigas Luna‘s film Jamon, Jamon back in 1992.

In 2008, they were back together on the silver screen in Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Cruz won an Academy Award as best supporting actress.

Bardem, nominated for an Oscar in Before Night Falls, won an Academy Award in 2007 for his role in No Country for Old Men.

The couple married in July 2010 at a ceremony in the Bahamas after keeping their romance quiet for years.

Both Bardem and Cruz star in Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor, a high-profile autumn release written by Scott and also featuring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Michael Fassbender.

Blades May Sign with Nacional Records

Rubén Blades is looking to become a Nacional star…

The 64-year-old Panamanian salsa singer/songwriter/actor, is looking to make Los Angeles-based Nacional Records the possible home for his new music, according to

Rubén Blades

Blades, who spoke at this week’s Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York, said he was still unsigned with several music projects on the way.

The singer also confirmed he has two upcoming feature films in the works, including The Counselor with Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and John Leguizamo.

“I’m not signed to a label,” said Blades during an interview at the conference, adding that he’s been working on several projects including the re-recording of his music from his time at Fania, the salsa label that was co-founded in the mid ’60s by Dominican-born composer Johnny Pacheco.

Tomas Cookman, who founded the LAMC, owns Nacional Records and confirmed that he had a weekend meeting with Blades about working with the singer.

“We had an amazing time together,” said Cookman. “The coming weeks will get us closer to potential next steps. I can’t wait.”

So it looks like Blades, who is also attached to the feature Hands of Stone with Robert De Niro, could have a bright future at Nacional.

“We’re going to look forward [to meeting with Blades in the upcoming weeks],” Cookman said. “He’s so beloved. It’s an exciting time for Nacional Records. We have plans to expand in 2014.”

International Trailer Released for the Diaz-Starrer “The Counselor”

Cameron Diaz is getting counseled, in haute style no less…

The 40-year-old half-Cuban American dons some serious attire in the just-released international trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Cameron Diaz

The Counselor follows a lawyer (portrayed by Michael Fassbender) who wades into treacherous waters when he gets involved in the drug trade.

Along with Diaz and Fassbender, the thriller – written by No Country for Old Men author Cormac McCarthy also stars Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, John Leguizamo and Goran Visnjic.

The Counselor will be released in the UK on October 25:

Bardem Lands Roles in “A Most Violent Year” and “The Gunman”

Javier Bardem has landed two killer roles…

The 44-year-old Spanish actor will star in J.C. Chandor’s next film, A Most Violent Year, which will shoot in Manhattan this fall.

Javier Bardem

Unlike his critically acclaimed roles in No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, Bardem will play a good guy in the film.

A Most Violent Year was written by Chandor.

Meanwhile, Bardem has also signed on to go mano a mano with Sean Penn in The Gunman.

The film is being directed by Pierre Morel and financed by Studio Canal.

Bardem excels in these types of films, winning the Oscar for No Country For Old Men, and most recently playing the existentially tortured villain who squared off against James Bond in Skyfall.

He’ll next be seen in the Ridley Scott-directed The Counselor, opposite Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and his wife Penelope Cruz.