Latin Quickies

by Latin Gossip Staff on 07.27.2006 - Chisme, Deportes, Latin Quickies, Paulina Rubio, Thalia

  • Salma HayekMoney cometh, money taken away. Fortune Magazine denies any connection to the recent list of Hollywood’s richest Latinos. “We are disappointed that FORTUNE has been falsely connected to a story so inaccurately reported,” said FORTUNE spokesperson, Carrie Welch.
  • NFLatinoThe NFL has launched a new website for its Spanish-speaking audience. NFLatino.com will include scores, stats, highlights, interactive polls, and even information for beginners. The worldwide battle for the word ‘football’ is getting bigger.
  • ThaliaThalia announced that she wants to live to be 100 years old. I guess we can count on her 13 inch waist for about 75 more years.
  • Paulina RubioPaulina Rubio’s single dropped today to a worldwide audience. Her single ‘Ni Una Sola Palabra‘ is already one of the most requested songs on the radio and it was just released this morning internationally. Her album, Ananda, drops on September 18th.

Walter Mercado Makes Strong Accusations Against His Own Kind

by Latin Gossip Staff on 07.27.2006 - Chisme, Televisión

Walter MercadoThe most famous Latin Psychic, Walter Mercado, is not being coy about his feelings toward his competition. He wants to make sure that they differentiate him from the phonys and says that he doesn’t believe in anything, because he knows all. Ooh. Aah.

“Astrologists are spreading like a virus. Nowadays, you can find one on every corner. You have to go into these things with caution because people are putting their destiny in the hands of these people,” said Walter in a recent press conference in Mexico.

I agree that there are far too many psychics out there, but I cannot totally agree with Walter because at the same conference he had to be walked out by the hand because he was going to pull a Lindsay Lohan. Walter was dressed in a long heavy smock with fur-like material on it, and he almost overheated because there was no air in the venue. If he knows all, don’t you think he would have known to dress differently? Did he not predict they wouldn’t have air? Things that make you go Hmm…

MTV Latin Video Music Awards in Mexico – Take Two!

by Latin Gossip Staff on 07.27.2006 - Award Shows, Televisión

MTVMTV Latin America announced that the 2006 MTV Latin Video Music Awards will take place in Mexico City on October 19th. Palacio De Los Deportes Arena will host the award show with plenty of room for 10,000 people.

Last year’s show, slated to take place in Playa del Carmen, was postponed permanently thanks to Hurricane Wilma. The funny thing is that most of the celebrities that fled Mexico last year headed to Miami and unfortunately for them the hurricane followed them there as well.

The MTV Latin Awards should be fun to watch. They are one of the most entertaining award shows in Latin Entertainment. You can catch the show on MTV, MTV2,and MTV en Español. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that there will be no natural disaster for this event and I don’t mean Julieta Venegas’s outfit. That’s one disaster I know will happen.

Latin Spotlight : Sofia Vergara

by Latin Gossip Staff on 07.26.2006 - Sofia Vergara

  • Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara takes our Latin Spotlight this week. Sofia was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and has made her way from Univision to ABC to Hollywood films. She has a son, Manolo, who was born in 1992. She is an inspiration to all Latinos around the globe and continues to work hard to further her career and the Latin name.
  • Sofia VergaraSofia has starred in Four Brothers, Lords of Dogtown, and Soul Plane. She was also one of the lead characters in the ABC show Hot Properties. Even though that show only lasted one season, Sofia has since signed an exclusive contract with ABC to work on another television pilot.
  • Sofia VergaraThis Colombiana doesn’t come without chismes. She used to date Chris Paciello, famous nightclub owner in Miami Beach, and because of him she was dragged down by many of his shenanigans. She learned her lesson and dumped him and reportedly started a relationship with Luis Miguel. They were often seen on his yacht, his home in Mexico, and at romantic dinners together.
  • Sofia VergaraShe has her own fashion line named Vergara, featuring fresh youthful clothing. A recipient of the “Woman of the Year” Award given by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Rigoberta Menchu for her contributions to inspire young Latinas. In 2002, she also became the first Colombian to win the “Woman of Hope” Award for being a role model for Hispanics.

Miss Universe and Her New Celebrity Friends

by Latin Gossip Staff on 07.26.2006 - Chisme, Ricky Martin

Miss Universe ZuleykaNow that she is all high and mighty, the new Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, has a few new celebrity friends from Puerto Rico. Dayanara Torres, ex-Miss Universe and ex-Marc Anthony slave, called the new queen to congratulate her for her accomplishment. Ricky Martin also released a statement saying:

“A hug for our queen (…) Her triumph unites us as one land and comes at a time when our country needs to continue in the future with the best of hopes.”

Zuleyka also announced that she wants Daddy Yankee to welcome her, reggaeton style, on her return to Puerto Rico. Could there be more interest in ‘El Cangri’ than just his music?