Jessica Alba to Star In & Executive Produce Netflix’s Film Adaptation of “Confessions on the 7:45” Novel

Jessica Alba is headed to the confessional

The 40-year-old half-Mexican American actress and entrepreneur will executive produce and headline a series based on Lisa Unger’s international bestseller Confessions on the 7:45, currently in development at Netflix.

Jessica AlbaCharise Castro Smith, co-writer and co-director of Disney’s Oscar-winning amimated film Encanto, is attached to adapt Unger’s novel. She’ll also serve as showrunner and executive produces with Alba and 3 ArtsMichael Rotenberg and Oly Obst.

Confessions on the 7:45 is a psychological thriller in which a working mom (Alba) meets a stranger on a train as she’s commuting home who upends her life. As her life unravels and betrayals are revealed, she questions whether we can ever truly know the people closest to us.

Alba, a working mom herself, had a strong reaction when she read Confessions on the 7:45, leading to her involvement in the project.

“I could not put this book down. The moment I read the line, ‘If you want to keep a secret you must first hide it from yourself,’ I was hooked,” Alba said. “This book is about trying to bury secrets and the shame we carry until the truth exposes us. I can’t think of a more exciting person to partner with on this project. Charise is so ridiculously talented and truly gets every nuance under the skin of these characters and their web of lies.”

This would mark the second project Alba is starring in and executive producing for Netflix.

She also has the upcoming action thriller Trigger Warning. In the movie directed by Mouly Surya and produced by Thunder Road, Alba plays an active-duty Special Forces officer who takes ownership of her grandfather’s property after his sudden death.

Alba, a Golden Globe-nominated actress, advocate, bestselling author and founder of The Honest Company, has made more than 25 feature films that have earned a combined box office total of $800 million-plus, including Fantastic Four and Sin City.

In television, she and Gabrielle Union recently headlined and executive produced the action drama series, L.A.’s Finest, which has performed well on Netflix following its original run on Spectrum and Fox.

Alba is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Honest Life and co-author of A Bear to Share.

United Talent Agency (UTA) Signs Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has new representation…

United Talent Agency (UTA) has signed the 39-year-old half-Mexican American actress, entrepreneur, and best-selling author.

Jessica Alba

Alba has made more than 25 feature films, earning a combined box office total of over $800 million. After breaking out in James Cameron’s Fox series Dark Angelshe went on to star in Fox/Marvel’s Fantastic Four

Her features also include Valentine’s DayRobert Rodriguez’s Machete and Machete Kills, Little Fockers, The Love Guru, Into the Blue, Spy Kids 4-as well as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Recently, Alba has starred and executive produced the action drama L.A.’s Finest.  Up next, she will host and produce a docuseries, Parents Without Borders, for Disney+ and she will star in and executive produce the Netflix action thriller Trigger Warning.

In 2011, Alba founded The Honest Company, a mission-driven company dedicated to inspiring everyone to love living consciously through its clean, sustainable, effective and thoughtfully designed baby, personal care, household and beauty products. The Honest Company is committed to ensuring all families have access to basic necessities and the latest health information for safe growth and development—a commitment reflected in its ongoing partnership with nonprofit organizations like Baby2Baby. Since its inception, The Honest Company has donated over 25 million products and over 18,500 employee participation hours through its Honest to Goodness program.

Alba’s first book The Honest Life is a bestselling how-to handbook based on her mission to create a natural, authentic, and non-toxic life for her family.

Among her awards, she has received the March of Dimes Grace Kelly Award, the Entertainment Media Association’s Green Parent Award, and the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center Champion for Children Award.

Jessica Alba to Star in the Disney+ Docuseries “Parenting Without Borders”

Jessica Alba is breaking out her passport for her latest project.

Disney+ has greenlit the documentary series Parenting Without Borders (working title) starring and executive produced by the 38-year-old half-Mexican American actress, according to

Jessica Alba

Slated to be filmed in sevearl international locations, Parenting Without Bordersis described as Anthony BourdainParts Unknownfor parenting. 

The travel show will follow Alba, an actress, producer, entrepreneur and mother of three, as she immerses herself with families around the world, exploring the parenting beliefs and practices shaping families today.

Kathryn O’Kane, who was a producer on the Netflix cooking documentary series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, will serve as director and showrunner of Parenting Without Borders.

Like Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Parenting Without Bordersis based on a book of the same name.

The 2013 Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Usby Christine Gross-Loh, Ph.D, reveals the surprising ways in which culture shapes parenting in countries like Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Japan, China, Italy, and more, and offers research-based insight into what strategies are best for children and why.

Alba stars in and executive produces alongside Gabrielle Union the Spectrum original series L.A.’s Finest.The Honest Company, which she co-founded, is a leading maker of baby products used by parents.

Maldonado & Pentatonix Receive Webby Award Nomination for Dolly Parton Collaboration “Jolene”

Kirstin Maldonado is having a webtastic year…

The 24-year-old half-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer and her fellow Pentatonix group mates have earned a Webby Award nomination from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences for their collaboration with Dolly Parton on a cover of the country singer’s classic “Jolene.”

Pentatonix - Jolene

Pentatonix and Parton, who won a Grammy for their effort, are nominated in the Viral: Film & Video category for “Jolene,” which has logged nearly 24 million views on YouTube.

Residente has picked up two Webby Award nominations. The 39-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and former Calle 13 member nominated in the Websites: Celebrity/Fan category and the Websites: Music category. 

Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour has earned a nod in the Social: Celebrity/Fan category, while Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company earned a nomination in the Social: Corporate Communications category.

The Webby Awards are a celebration of the year’s best websites, interactive advertising, and online film and video.

Winners of the 21st annual Webbys, which will be announced on April 25, will be decided by a panel of IADAS members.

The public can also vote online for one award, the People’s Voice award, from Tuesday, April 4, through Thursday, April 20.

The Webby Awards will be celebrated at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 15. The show will be available to watch online May 16.

Here’s a look at the Latino nominees:

Websites: Celebrity/Fan
– Residente
– Vanity Fair’s Vanities
– Leon Bridges Website
– Stranger Things Type Generator

Websites: Music
– Residente
– Pandora
– Vevo
– Eye of the Stormers
– 20FT Radio

Social: Celebrity/Fan
– Revival Tour by Selena Gomez
– Celebrating Asian TV
– The Ellen DegGeneres
– Brooklyn & Bailey
– Martha Stewart Facebook Live

Social: Corporate Communications
– NASA Social Media
– Casper
– Dollar Shave Club
– MailChimp: Corporate Communications
– The Honest Company

Viral: Film & Video
– @midnight: Relax with Bubble Wrap (Facebook Live)
– Marty McFly & Doc Brown Visit Jimmy Kimmel Live
– The Viral Experiment
– #MoreThanMean – Women in Sports ‘Face’ Online Harassment
– Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – “Jolene”

For the full list of nominees, click here.

Lopez: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

There’s no doubt celebrities know how to go all out for All HallowsEve. And some don’t hold back at all.

Here’s a look at the most spook-tacular Halloween costumes by Hispanic celebrities this year, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Halloween 2015

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge, who is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous as a self-described “haute couture skeleton.”

Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Halloween 2015

She may say she’s “trouble,” according to her Instagram account, but Gina Rodriguez looked like she’d found trouble in her costume.

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star dressed up as a broken china doll.

Gina Rodriguez Halloween 2015

It may be Halloween, but it was more like The Nightmare Before Christmas for Nicole Richie.

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista dressed up as Mr. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town in the classic animated film from Tim Burton.

Nicole Richie Halloween 2015

It appears one costume wasn’t enough for Alessandra Ambrosio

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel traded in her wings for horns as she donned a racy red devil costume to host her Heaven And Hell party in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

But Ambrosio didn’t just flaunt her supermodel figure and set temperatures soaring in her red costume, she also proved to be one hot momma.

She shot a selfie of herself dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, with her son dressed as an adorable fire house dalmatian.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

She may be the head of The Honest Company, but Jessica Alba is claiming she invented Post-Its.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and her BFF Kelly Sawyer wore matching costumes worn by the characters on the poster for the classic chick flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Jessica Alba Halloween 2015

Fergie proved to be the cat’s meow in her Halloween costume.

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member and her actor-husband were a match made in heaven as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles Dascha Polanco.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Halloween 2015

Dascha Polanco knows how to “work it, work it, own it.”

The Dominican actress and Orange Is the New Black star dressed up as Julia Roberts in the iconic ‘90s flick Pretty Woman in New York City.

Dascha Polanco Halloween 2015

Alba Named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List

It’s a fantastic fortune moment for Jessica Alba

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and entrepreneur has been named to Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40 list, the magazine’s annual ranking of the most influential young people in business.

Jessica Alba

As an expectant mom, Alba – ranked No. 15 on the list – saw a void in the market for less toxic, more sustainable household goods. The Honest Company is rapidly filling that void. Last year, Alba’s company sold some $170 million worth of products like diapers and cleaning supplies in outlets like Costco, Target, Whole Foods and Nordstrom—nearly a threefold increase over 2013.

Now, Alba is looking to expand The Honest Company’s presence into new regions—South Korea is next and China is in the works.

She’s also expanding the company’s portfolio of products with Honest Beauty, a cosmetics and skin-care line launched earlier this month.

But Alba isn’t the only fortunate Latino to make the list…

Hugo Barra comes on at No. 14.

Years after initially getting turned down for a job at Google, the Brazil-born businessman found himself in a plum perch leading the search giant’s mobile aspirations as vice president of Android.

It came as a surprise when in late 2013 Barra announced he was leaving Google for the then relatively unknown Chinese startup Xiaomi, valued at $46 billion.

As vice president, Barra is responsible for leading the company into uncharted territory by ushering its inexpensive products to new international markets—growth areas that are more critical than ever for Xiaomi as China’s smartphone penetration reaches all time highs.

Click here to see the complete Fortune 40 Under 40 list.

Alba Launches Skincare and Cosmetics line, Honest Beauty

Jessica Alba has expanded her Honest empire…

After announcing its launch earlier this summer, the 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress’ long-awaited skincare and cosmetics line, Honest Beauty, has finally arrived, people are loving it as much as they love the fantastic products from

Jessica Alba

With 17 skincare products and 66 makeup products, the full-scale line covers nearly every need for those seeking a “natural” approach to beauty. To know what is better for your skin care visit us.

Though reasonably priced between $8 and $45, the packaging has all the appeal of a luxury line with its sleek silver caps and matte finish tubes in gray, white and pale pink. Visit on, for honest reviewing of beauty products.

Honest Beauty

Even the new website, where all products are available for purchase you can get them on เซรั่มลดฝ้า, has fancy features like video application tutorials and GIF product demonstrations that are set into motion when users hover over product images.

Alba told Fashionista that for her, diversity was a key to making Honest Beauty standout from the pack.

“My impetus in wanting to launch this line was around diverse beauty and celebrating diversity,” she said. “I found it very challenging to find the right colors and foundations, and I would often mix two or three different ones.”

Even though she’s faced a few legal issues recently, including a $5 million lawsuit alleging that The Honest Company’s products were made with synthetic materials and that the company’s sunscreen was “ineffective,” Alba is taking it in stride.

In a statement released last week, Alba noted, “I am very proud that we have built this company into an industry leader focused on using natural ingredients and developing products that people love.”

Alba Receives Self Magazine’s Women Doing Good Award

Jessica Alba is doing good… And one magazine has taken notice.

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress was saluted at the Self magazine’s 5thAnnual Women Doing Good Awards in New York City for launching The Honest Company.

Jessica Alba

“I want people to know that they have the power to make different choices,” says Alba on the Self website.

Alba, a philanthropist and entrepreneur, realized that parents needed a company with baby and household products they could trust after finding her baby daughter in her crib eating tiny beads from inside her diaper. She turned her personal scare into something positive and created The Honest Company, which makes and sells eco-friendly and affordable baby, bath, body and household products. Philanthropy was built into the company’s mission statement and today a portion of the proceeds goes to children and families in need via Baby2Baby.

Alba’s community-minded parents raised her to believe in giving back, and now the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For star is using her success to help families lead greener, healthier and happier lives. She lobbies for testing to be required of the chemicals in household products through the Safe Chemicals Act.

Jessica Alba & Cash Warren

‘With the wife at #WDG – so proud of her and the other women we are honoring tonight,’ wrote Alba’s husband Cash Warren via Twitter, as he shared an Instagram photo with his followers.

Other recipients included actress Kerry Washington and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

Vergara & Longoria Among Honorees at Glamour UK’s “Women of the Year” Awards

The growing influence of Latina celebrities like Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Lea Michele is being felt across the pond…

The four starlets with Hispanic roots were recognized at Glamour Magazine UK’s  annual “Women of the Year” awards ceremony in London on Tuesday. The event is held each year to recognize women in the public eye for their outstanding accomplishments.

Sofia Vergara at the Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards

Sofia Vergara was named “Comedy Actress of the Year” for her hilarious role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s Modern Family.

The 39-year-old Colombian bombshell wore a form fitting red and purple print dress that perfectly accentuated her curves to her ceremony.

“This is bloody amazing! I’m so happy to be here, Glamour, thank you!” she said while accepting her award. “To be part of this with all these glamorous people is amazing. Thank you so much, I hope to be back again.”

Jessica Alba at the Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards

Jessica Alba also was recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” for her recently launched business, The Honest Company, which sells environmentally friendly baby and household items.

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress, who will be reprising her role in the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, donned a lace black gown, which she paired with an Alexander McQueen bag.

“It took me about an hour to get ready,” Alba said. “I’m really looking forward to just celebrating women and seeing people here that I haven’t seen very much because I’m always working, it’s nice to just hang out with some of these glamorous people.”

Eva Longoria at the Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards

Meanwhile, Eva Longoria received the “Inspiration of the Year”award for her incredible charity work.

The 37-year-old Mexican actress turned heads in an bold orange gown by her close friend Victoria Beckham, which she paired with Brian Atwood nude heels and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Longoria shined a spotlight on the roomful of Latinas at the event by Tweeting: “Me and the gorgeous Latinas at Glamour UK Awards @jessicaalba @sofiavergara and the most Latin one @piersmorgan !! Ha!”

Lea Michele at the Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards

And last but not least, Glee’s Lea Michele received the” US TV Actress of the Year.” The half-Spanish actress arrived in a sleek navy Zac Posen gown.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners:

UK Solo Artist of the year – Jessie J

Theatre Actress of the Year – Amanda Holden

Presenter of the Year – Holly Willoughby

Sportswoman of the Year – Jockey Hayley Turner

Comedy Actress of the Year – Sofia Vergara

UK TV Actress of the Year – Jessica Brown Findlay

Writer of the Year – Caitlin Moran

Radio Personality of the Year – Fearne Cotton

Accessories Designer of the Year – Charlotte Dellal

Entrepreneur of the Year – Jessica Alba

Band of the Year – Florence + the Machine

TV Personality of the Year – Kelly Rowland

US TV Actress of the Year – Lea Michele

Pandora Breakthrough of the Year – Lily Collins

Film Actress of the Year – Viola Davis

Man of the Year – Tom Hiddelston

Fashion Designer of the Year – Donatella Versace

Outstanding Contribution Award- Kylie Minogue

Icon Award- Dionne Warwick

Inspiration Award – Eva Longoria

Dawson & Alba Named to Fast Company’s Top 100 Creatives List

Rosario Dawson and Maria Teresa Kumar could be called a dynamic duo for their efforts to get out the Latino vote… And, now they’re being recognized for their creative vision…

Dawson and Kumar, who launched Voto Latino in 2004, have been named to Fast Company’s list of “The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012,” an annual celebration of business innovators who dare to think differently. If you need any Business articles then visit to cofe winchester website. You can click here for the best blog related to business.

Rosario Dawson & Maria Teresa Kumar

Dawson and Kumar, who rank as the top Latino/as on the list at No. 12, were singled out for their mobile tech and grassroots savvy in encouraging voter participation from a growing constituency.

“Whenever we do voter registration, we ask, ‘Why haven’t you voted before?’ The response is often, ‘No one’s asked us,’” the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban actress and activist tells the magazine. “It’s not about telling people what to do–it’s about sharing what they can do.”

Voto Latino’s civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. The non-partisan organization has creatively and effectively used celebrity voices and the latest technology to register more than 120,000 young Latino voters, galvanize Latino youth and their families to be counted in the 2010 Census and mobilize them to speak out and take action on policies impacting their lives.

“By simply sending young Latinos texts on Election Day, participation increased close to 8%,” Kumar told the magazine. “We have to spend a lot of our time getting people to register to vote, which we do with technology, but what should be happening is secretaries of state should allow everyone to register online.”

But Dawson and Kumar weren’t the only Hispanic “creatives” to make the list…

Jessica Alba

Hollywood-starlet-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba, who came in at No. 17, was touted for “wooing the eco-conscious crowd.” The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress co-founded The Honest Company, an e-commerce site for eco-friendly household products like baby products, cleaning supplies and body care items for a monthly subscription fee.

“I read a book called Healthy Child Healthy World when I was seven-and-a-half months pregnant, and my eyes were opened to all of the toxic chemicals that are in everyday household and baby products,” Alba tells the magazine. “So I went to the author of that book, Christopher Gavigan, and I hounded him for a year. I said, ‘I appreciate you’ve given me a handbook, but you haven’t given me a solution. Let’s make the solution.'”

Here’s a look at other Latinas making this year’s list:

No. 21: Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Manager of Social Innovation, Twitter
No. 48: Lourenço Bustani, Founder, CEO, Mandalah
No. 54: Flavio Pripas & Renato Steinberg, Cofounders,

Click here for Fast Company’s complete list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012.