Morrison Discusses English-Language Single “The Truth” at LAMC Conference

She’s best known for Spanish-language songs like “Déjenme Llorar” and “Compartir”… But the truth is Carla Morrison has a new single en ingles that’s just as memorable.

The 26-year-old Mexico-born alt-rock singer-songwriter, a two-time Latin Grammy winner, took part in the 14th edition of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) this week in New York.

Carla Morrison

“It’s not always about the song,” Morrison declared during the “DIY 2.0” panel, referring to the use of social media.

Morrison, known for pop songs with some bite, recently recorded her first English-language song as a soloist and released it without telling many people.

During her most recent tour Morrison has been performing “The Truth” and her die-hard fans seem to be appreciating the love ballad, which features the ukulele.

“If I had told my managers about the song they would probably have come up with some kind of strategy in releasing it,” Morrison said, who instead wanted to keep her new musical inspiration low-key.

While it’s still unclear if Morrison will record an all-English album, she’s definitely interested in exploring the idea.

Morrison performed a short set at the LAMC Acoustic Showcase at S.O.B.’s on Thursday night, with Astro, Alex Anwandter, Torreblanca, Catupecu Manchu, Sol Fernandez, Mitre, Ulises Hadjis and Viniloversus also performing.

A much fuller show featuring Morrison and her band was scheduled to take place on Saturday, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the LAMC/Central Park SummerStage Show at Rumsey Playfield entrance (72nd Street and 5th Avenue).

Saturday’s lineup also includes Julieta Venegas and Anwandter, while Morrison plans to perform “The Truth.”


Longoria to Star in the Animated Series “Mother Up!”

Eva Longoria has landed a mother of a role…

The 37-year-old Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star has signed on to voice the character of Rudi Wilson, a former music exec turned hopeless suburban mom, in the animated series Mother Up! for Canadian broadcaster City and Hulu.

Eva Longoria II

“She’s a crazy, irresponsible mother, that all mothers fear they are,” Longoria tells The Hollywood Reporter about her character’s misguided, yet comedic child-rearing.

“She barely keeps her kids alive with bizarre, improvised solutions to the endless challenges of parenting,” she adds.

City and Hulu have ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour adult animated comedy series that Longoria will also executive produce.

The Canadian series was created by Michael Shipley (Family Guy, My Name is Earl), using original material from Marnie Nir and Katie Torpey.

“It is without a doubt an irreverent and edgy series, and yet still a network friendly show,” Claire Freeland, director of original programming at City-parent Rogers Media said of Mother Up!

City already has a primetime schedule heavy with popular American comedies like Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls, as well as a pipeline filled with homegrown sitcoms Seed and Package Deal.

Despite its motherhood storyline, Freeland added Mother Up! will appeal to both a female and male demo, given its variety of male characters.

The Canadian series also stars Jesse Camacho as the voice of Dick, Gabrielle Miller as Sarah, Cle Bennett as 2Bit, Helen Taylor as Jenny, Rebecca Husain as Apple and Scott McCord as Greg.

For Longoria, Mother Up! marks a return to television following starring roles in movies like The Baytown Outlaws, The Truth and more recently Michael Berry’s Frontera, following her final bow last season as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.

The animated comedy also allows Longoria to bring her acting chops to a Toronto sound booth.

“I always find you have so much more freedom as an actor with your voice when you’re hiding behind an animated character, as opposed to live action,” she observes.

City plans a fall 2013 debut for Mother Up!

Garcia to Star in “Admissions”

It’s time for Andy Garcia to make some admissions

The 56-year-old Cuban American actor is set to star opposite Vera Farmiga in the indie romantic comedy Admissions. In addition, Garcia will produce the film through his CineSon Productions.

Andy Garcia

Admissions centers on a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that grows between two strangers over the course of a single day. Garcia will portray buttoned-up heart surgeon George, who’s taking his son Conrad on a walking tour of a beautiful small college. Farmiga will play Edith, a free-spirited mom taking her driven daughter Audrey on the same tour. Failing comically to connect with their respective children, George and Edith decide to play “tour hooky” together for the rest of the afternoon. The result is a surprising romance and the greatest half-day of their lives.

Garcia, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Godfather: Part III toplines two soon-to-be released films—For Greater Glory and The Truth, which he filmed with Eva Longoria.

“The Truth” About Longoria…

Desperate Housewives may be coming to an end this season… But that doesn’t mean an end to Eva Longoria acting career.

The 36-year-old Mexican-American actress has signed on to star in The Truth, an action thriller from writer/director Damian Lee. She’ll appear opposite 55-year-old Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker.

Eva Longoria

Garcia will play a former CIA operative-turned-political talk show host hired by a corporate whistleblower, played by Longoria, to expose her company’s cover-up of a South American village massacre.

This isn’t Longoria’s first foray into action… She previously starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in The Sentinel, and opposite Christian Bale in Harsh Times.

The Truth is set to start shooting in Ontario, Canada and the Caribbean.