Michelle Rodriguez Signs On to “Fast and Furious 9” After Getting Franchise to Hire Female Screenwriter

The long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise has never lacked powerful female characters onscreen, from Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty to Gal Gadot’s Gisele, but it has struggled to be as representative behind the camera. No woman has ever directed a “Fast and Furious” movie, nor has a female screenwriter ever worked on a “Fast and Furious” script. Fortunately … Continue reading Michelle Rodriguez Signs On to “Fast and Furious 9” After Getting Franchise to Hire Female Screenwriter

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Daddy Yankee Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 With “Con Calma (Remix)”

Daddy Yankee has become the king of the Billboard Argentina Hot 100. His latest single -- "Con Calma (Remix)" featuring Snow and Katy Perry -- has reached its ninth week at No. 1 on the chart, breaking the eight-week record it shared with Pedro Capó and Farruko's single "Calma (Remix)." Meanwhile, "Calma (Remix)" remains at No. 2, and now has 23 weeks under … Continue reading Daddy Yankee Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 With “Con Calma (Remix)”

Nicky Jam Cancels Concert in Orlando Due to Health Issues

Puerto Rican urban singer Nicky Jam has canceled his concert at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., due to health issues.  The show was scheduled for Friday night (May 17). “Nicky Jam was feeling sick for a few days and his doctor recommended him to take absolute rest today,” said a press statement from his management office, … Continue reading Nicky Jam Cancels Concert in Orlando Due to Health Issues

“Viva La Parranda” Celebrates Venezuelan Culture in Miami Through Passion, Color, and Traditional Song and Dance

Venezuelans who live in Miami will be able to feel everything they had at home through the play Viva La Parranda, which will be celebrating its season finale Sunday (May 19) at the Colony Theatre. Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo bring passion and color through traditional rhythms and dances in a play that will lead … Continue reading “Viva La Parranda” Celebrates Venezuelan Culture in Miami Through Passion, Color, and Traditional Song and Dance

Selena Gomez Reveals There Are Secret Messages on Some of the Products of Her PUMA Collection

Selena Gomez is letting her fans in on a little secret – or two, with her new PUMA collection. The 26-year-old released her second collection for the brand on Wednesday, revealing that some of the products in the line feature secret messages for her fans to discover. The SG x PUMA SS19 line, which is inspired by Gomez’s … Continue reading Selena Gomez Reveals There Are Secret Messages on Some of the Products of Her PUMA Collection

Carlos Vives, Sebastian Yatra, and Others to Perform at 2019 UEFA Champions Festival

Colombian singer Carlos Vives will perform at the 2019 UEFA Champions Festival in Madrid, Spain, as it was announced Thursday (May 16) morning by UEFA and Pepsi. This is also the first time in history that the festival will feature performances by Latin artists, including Vives. The free annual festival takes place in the final … Continue reading Carlos Vives, Sebastian Yatra, and Others to Perform at 2019 UEFA Champions Festival

Shakira and Carlos Vives Cleared of Plagiarism by Spanish Court for “La Bicicleta”

A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer. The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday (May 16). Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of plagiarizing … Continue reading Shakira and Carlos Vives Cleared of Plagiarism by Spanish Court for “La Bicicleta”

Demi Lovato Hires Scooter Braun as Her New Manager

Demi Lovato has announced that Scooter Braun will be her manager moving forward. "GUYS!!!!!!! Dreams came true today for me," Lovato wrote on Instagram Saturday evening (May 11). "I officially have a NEW MANAGER!!! And not just any new manager but the one and only @scooterbraun!!!! Couldn’t be happier, inspired and excited to begin this … Continue reading Demi Lovato Hires Scooter Braun as Her New Manager

Selena Gomez on Why She Thinks Social Media Has Been ‘Really Terrible’ for Her Generation

She’s one of the most-followed people on Instagram with more than 150 million followers, but Selena Gomez has a tricky relationship with social media. While promoting her new film The Dead Don’t Die at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the singer and actress, 26, opened up about her fears about the impact social media has … Continue reading Selena Gomez on Why She Thinks Social Media Has Been ‘Really Terrible’ for Her Generation

Several Tourists Injured After Roadside Bomb Explodes Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said. A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area, and … Continue reading Several Tourists Injured After Roadside Bomb Explodes Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Louisiana Governor Publicly Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion, Shares Story of How He and His Wife Chose to Keep Their Daughter After Doctor Discovered She Had Spina Bifida Before Birth

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working as a school counselor, and Edwards finds himself an outlier in polarized abortion … Continue reading Louisiana Governor Publicly Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion, Shares Story of How He and His Wife Chose to Keep Their Daughter After Doctor Discovered She Had Spina Bifida Before Birth

Dialysis Patients in Venezuela Face Uncertainty After Power Outages

Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out. Missing dialysis treatment, which removes toxins that build up in the blood of people who suffer from kidney failure, leaves Lopez feeling dizzy and nauseated. … Continue reading Dialysis Patients in Venezuela Face Uncertainty After Power Outages

Survivor of 1999 Columbine School Shooting Found Dead in His Home at 37

A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no signs of foul play. A Monday autopsy was planned to determine the cause of … Continue reading Survivor of 1999 Columbine School Shooting Found Dead in His Home at 37

Pope Francis Urges Foreign Journalists to Use Their Power to Search for Truth and Give a Voice to the Voiceless

Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news. In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Francis also urged journalists to … Continue reading Pope Francis Urges Foreign Journalists to Use Their Power to Search for Truth and Give a Voice to the Voiceless

How Nicaraguan Opposition Journalists Are Struggling in Exile

It's just past 6 pm in a small apartment in the mountains south of Costa Rica's capital San Jose, and presenters Leticia Gaitan and Hector Rosales are announcing the start of the news. But they're not reporting on Costa Rica. The two are in exile, working for Nicaragua Actual, which is broadcast from the apartment … Continue reading How Nicaraguan Opposition Journalists Are Struggling in Exile