by Tracie Morales
In the breakout role as Ugly Betty, América Ferrera has captured hearts, garnered awards and recently claimed a spot on Time magazine’s list of The Most Influential People of the World. At 23 years old, the daughter of Honduran parents shows no signs of slowing down.
Latino fans will choose the recipients of Premios Juventud, an awards show promising crazy categories in fi lm, music and sports, airing July 19 on Univisión. During the live broadcast at the University of Miami, some Latino students will receive scholarships. Online voting for categories such as “The paparazzi’s favorite target” and the “Girl of my dreams” continues through May 31. Hip-shaking Shakira will compete for “Best moves” award against Anahf, Chayanne, David Bisbal and Dulce Maria. The “What a hottie” category sizzles with Alfonso Herrera, Chayanne, Christopher Uckermann, Daddy Yankee and Ricky Martin.
For more information: www.univision.com.
The B-Side Players, a politically conscious band based in California, criticized in their latest song release the “human rights violations” waged against Undocumented immigrants in the United States. The music video, Nuestras Demandas, from the Fire in the Youth album due out July 10, features scenes from various immigration marches.
The band has spoken out against the May 1 confrontation between demonstrators and police in Los Angeles.
Bandleader Karlos Páez stated, “Violence is ignorance in action. We are supposed to be able to assemble freely. We are supposed to have rights.”
Latina actress Eileen Galindo will appear in the ensemble cast of, In the Motherhood, an online comedy series, premiering May 11. Galindo stars as María, a graphic designer who trades her fast-paced career for a husband and his three kids. The interactive series enacts scenarios from the real-life experiences of mothers. Viewers vote for their favorite true-life submissions.
For more information: www.inthemotherhood.com.