by Salome Eguizabal
JENNIFER LÓPEZ TALENTS EARCH: Entertainment mogul Jennifer López got her start as a back-up dancer and now she wants to give one of her fans that same opportunity. J.Lo and Secret, the personal care product line, have teamed up to find a dancer for the star’s next music video.
The nationwide talent search starts off at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Aug. 23. Other cities where auditions are scheduled include Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Dancer hopefuls are also invited to submit a 30-second audition video by Sept. 28 to Secret’s Web site, www.BecauseYoureHot.
THALIA BILINGUAL BEAUTY: Thalía, the Mexico-born megastar who gained popularity on the other side of the border with her self-titled English-crossover album, is adding ‘author’ to her list of adjectives.
In her first book, Thalia: Belleza! Lessons in Liggloss and Happiness, the singer/actress/entrepreneur is said to deliver a guide to Latina beauty. For $19.95, readers will get Thalia’s tips that cover topics of skin and hair care, as well as makeup do’s and don’ts and her philosophy on inner beauty.
The book will be released in English and Spanish. The book will go on sale nationwide in October.
JUAN LUIS GUERRA TO BE HONORED: Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter Juan Luis Guerra will be honored as the 2007 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The legendary musician will receive the honor in a star-studded dinner and concert Nov. 7, in Las Vegas during Latin Grammy week.
Guerra is said to have been chosen for his professional, cultural and philanthropic accomplishments.
“The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees are proud and elated to recognize Mr. Juan Luis Guerra, an amazing musical talent who possesses such rich cultural roots and is a true creative visionary,” said Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, visit www.grammy.com.