by Tracie Morales
GLOBAL WARMING: Mexican rock band Mana will stage one of more than 100 live acts scheduled July 7 as part of the Live Earth mega concert to create awareness about global warming. Performances will be held in Australia, Brazil, China, England, Japan, South Africa and the United States.
TELEMUNDO: Television personality llia Calder6n ended her stint as a host on Telemundo’s morning program “Cada Dla Gon 7Maria Antonieta,” where she presented health and lifestyle topics. The Colombian journalist has covered high-profile events including the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war.
NOT-SO-DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE: Parisian wedding bells are ringing for Mexican-American actress Eva Longoria and basketball star Tony Parker. According to reports, the wedding invitation reminded guests to have passports ready for a Paris wedding scheduled July 7 in an undisclosed location.
CROSSOVER: Her success and popularity is undisputable in America. Now, Beyoncé Knowles wants to conquer the Latin world with a Spanish-language album that has paired her with music heavyweights Alejandro Fernandez and Shakira.
The collaborations will appear on Beyonce’s B’Day Deluxe Edition scheduled for release April 3. The expanded album will contain six Spanish songs including a duet with Fernandez titled “Amor Gitano.” The music video for “Beautiful Liar’ featuring Shakira will also be in the special edition.
ASC AWARD: Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki was awarded with one of the industries highest honors Feb. 18. The American Society of Cinematographers awarded Lubezki for his work on the film “Children of Men.” This Is Lubezki’s first ASC Award.
FAMOUS B-DAYS: Feb. 18: Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers celebrated his 66th birthday.
Feb. 19: Actor Benicio Del Toro of Traffic is 40.
Feb. 20: Actor Jay Hernandez of Crazy/Beautiful is 29. Actress Majandra Delfino of Roswell” is 26.
Feb. 22: Actor José Solano of “Baywatch” is 36.
Feb. 24: Actor Edward James Olmos of “Stand and Deliver” is 60. Hispanic Link