Ricardo Arjona Breaks Promises

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme, Musica

Ricardo Intocable.jpgRicardo Arjona currently has a hit song with the beautifully done Mojado, which is a duet with the Mexican Norteño band Intocable. Ricardo told Intocable that if they recorded the song with him that he would make sure that they open his concerts on his tour. Of course, they agreed because not only is Ricardo known for producing and composing materpieces, but the PR from performing on Ricardo’s tour would do wonders for Intocables and their career.

The members of Intocable waited and waited for a phone call from Ricardo but it never came. Ricardo has already started the tour sans Intocable’s participation. Intocable members are very disappointed and hurt by this and it is difficult to blame them. Shame on you Ricardo. A call would have been nice.

Being Vegetarian Cost Fey BIG Money

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme

Fey.jpgMexican singer Fey missed out on a $300,000 deal with McDonald’s after she refused to promote the hamburgers because as she says she cannot see, get close to, or touch meat.

According to El Gordo Y La Flaca, Fey agreed to the lucrative deal because she thought that she would only be promoting the salads but as it turns out the deal also included the promotion of hamburgers.

I respect her for standing up for what she believes in. Does that mean McDonald’s is looking for a new spokesperson? Who should they pick next?

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Latin Quickies

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme, Christina Aguilera, Gay, Latin Quickies, Musica

  • Don Omar2.jpgDon Omar announced in a press conference in Mexico that he will record a song with Beyonce. The song will be will be hip-hop based but may include some reggaeton flavor.
  • pedro-almodovar2.jpgPedro Almodovar said that he wants to change the pace in his career by possibly developing a musical for his next project. He wants to go all out with a song-and-dance extravaganza.
  • Aguilera Arabic.jpgChristina Aguilera admitted that she thinks that Halle Berry is a beautiful woman, but that doesn’t mean she would swing that way, even though she says her husband doesn’t mind her ‘same-sex urges’.
  • rbd_alfonso.jpgRBD has achieved double platinum status of their album Rebelde in Spain. The group has been on the top of the pop charts since the album’s release and shows with no sign of slowing down.

Ricky Martin To Be Honored

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Award Shows, Ricky Martin

RICKY.jpgSay what you want to say about Ricky Martin, but give him credit for everything he has done as a Latino, musician, and humanitarian. It was announced today that Ricky Martin will be honored as the 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The official press release states:

Martin, chosen for his accomplishments as a world renowned entertainer, consummate performer and passionate humanitarian, will receive the honor at a special star-studded tribute dinner and concert…

The dinner and concert are part of Latin GRAMMY week and they come right before the Latin Grammys Awards which will air live on Univision on November 2nd.

Congratulations Ricky – you continue to make us proud. Maybe you should call Jessica Alba and teach her how to represent Hispanics well.

Spin Premiere in Miami

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Charytin, Chisme, Shalim Ortiz

SPINPOSTERSCREENING copy_12.jpgLast year it was announced that Shalim was set to star in four Hollywood films and we thought “he made it.” Last night was the Miami premiere for one of those films, this one titled Spin. It was an odd night starting with the fact that they showed the film in a nightclub and not in a movie theatre. The film revolves around music and they were probably trying to make a connection with the club scene but it did not work because everyone was talking as if they were in a nightclub…because they were.

The Miami celebs that attended were his mom and TV icon Charytin, Elin Ortiz, Carlos Betancourt, Christian Acosta, and Felipe Viel, but undoubtedly the star of the night was Shalim whose performance as a cokehead producer in Spin stood out from the rest of the cast. The other ‘known’ Latin actor in the film was Fernando Carrillo, who didn’t attend the premiere and proved that he cannot act in either Spanish or English.

The film was predictable and full of clichés, but did include several caliente scenes with Latin music and dancing that kept the film alive. If anything, Spin will entertain on a rainy night.

Let’s hope that Shalim’s next film is with a more dynamic cast and provoking script. He deserves better.