Fernando Lujan Dead at 79

by Latin Gossip Staff on 01.14.2019 - RIP

ripFernando Lujan has passed away at the age of 79.

TV Azteca confirms the sad news. The network was where he worked on several novelas, including “Mirada de Mujer”.

Fernando Luján is considered one of the biggest figures in Mexican television. He was recently ill and had to be hospitalized since the beginning of the year.

The actor was most recently in ‘Ingobernable’ – he played Kate Del Castillo’s father in the Netflix series. Fernando also acted in the telenovelas ‘Cadenas de Amargura’ and ‘Los Ricos También Lloran’.

RIP.

Gaby Spanic Releases Calendar

by Latin Gossip Staff on 01.11.2019 - Gaby Spanic

gabyGaby Spanic wants to be with you this entire year, month by month.

She has released a calendar for 2019 and it’s titled Plenamente Gaby Spanic.

So if airbrushing is your thing, you’ve got Gaby’s calendar to join you all 2019.

Netflix Removes Spanish Subtitles For Roma in Spain

by Latin Gossip Staff on 01.11.2019 - Alfonso Cuaron

alfonso‘Roma’ got its subtitles removed in Spain.

The film features a mixture of Spanish and Mixtec – a local dialect from southern Mexico – and it was released in Spain with subtitles in, well, Spanish. Castilian Spanish, that is.

Alfonso Cuaron’s highly acclaimed black-and-white movie ‘Roma’ entered the Oscar race this Tuesday, putting it in the running to be the first non-English language feature film to win an Academy Award.

For example, with the word “enojarse” it would be subtitled with “enfadarse”.

The move has sparked controversy among film buffs and linguists who are questioning the need to subtitle this for Spain. Alfonso Cuaron himself did not like the move.

He himself joined the debate, saying its a ridiculous and offensive decision. He added “It’s provincial, ignorant and offensive to Spaniards themselves. One of the things I most enjoy is the color and texture of other accents. It’s as if Pedro Almodóvar needed to be subtitled.”

Good point.

Kevin Fret Gay Latin Music Star Shot and Killed in Puerto Rico

by Latin Gossip Staff on 01.11.2019 - RIP

kevin+fretKevin Fret, a Puerto Rican musician who was one of the island’s only openly gay rappers, has been shot dead in the capital, San Juan, aged 24.

Kevin was shot at eight times as he rode a motorbike, and declared dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

His manager said Fret was an “artistic soul” and a “big-hearted dreamer”, adding: “There are no words that describe the feeling we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go. We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico … He still had a lot left to do.”

Kevin was a rarity in the Urban music scene since he was openly gay. “I’m going to act like I don’t give a damn about what anybody has to say, with my blonde hair, my black nails, showing my stomach, glittery from head to toe,” he told Paper magazine last year. “Young gay guys or young lesbians … are looking at me now like a role model, like wow, if he did it, and he don’t care what anybody else has to say, I can do it.”

In June 2018, Fret was charged with aggravated battery in Miami, after he threw a metal bottle at a man he claimed was being homophobic towards him.

Farruko Cries Talking About Canceled Concert

by Latin Gossip Staff on 01.10.2019 - Farruko

farrukoFarruko cried during an interview talking about a canceled concert and his arrest.

He was working on a free concert for this past Wednesday in Bayamon, Puerto Rico – but the authorities abruptly canceled the show.

On radio show Los Reyes de la Punta, Farruko vented and let our his frustrations.

With tears in his eyes, he said “Ya que sea lo que Dios quiera…no es mi culpa y que pase lo que pase mañana yo me paré aquí e hice lo que tenía que hacer, como un hombre, y sí se puede.”

Watch the video of the interview…