Monday - Dec 17, 2018

Vanity Fair magazine recognizes Salma Hayek


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The Mexican actress was named Personality of the Year by the magazine’s Spanish edition

by the El Reportero‘s staff

Mexican actress Salma Hayek has been named Personality of the Year by the magazine Vanity Fair Spain.

A gala hosted by the Teatro Real opera house of Madrid was the setting for Hayek’s acknowledgement, a ceremony that also celebrated Vanity FairSpain’s 10th anniversary.

“Thank you very much, I am honored by this acknowledgement and by sharing this night with all of you,” she told the audience as she stood on the stage with friend and Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, who presented the award.

“Penélope and I had a different type of ambition, we both wanted to be good actresses, and it was important for both of us to also be good people. It was important to not lose our roots, our values, on the way,” said Hayek, 52, adding that in Cruz she found a companion with whom she “navigated the turbid waters of Hollywood.”

“It is very special for me to receive this award from someone who has been a pillar in my life,” she continued.

A prominent voice in the international #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, Hayek emphasized the importance of empowering women, something she considers “important for the well-being of humanity.”

“It is tragic, unfair and stupid to strip us of the right to be respected as human beings. We are human beings and should at least be respected as one. And in many places and in many ways, we are not given even that minimal respect,” she said.

Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, in 1966. Her career started in 1988 and has led her to conquer Mexican TV screens and the international silver screen.

Latin American Music Awards 2018: Ozuna and J Balvin Lead Nominations

Colombian singer J Balvin and Puerto Rican Ozuna are leading the list of nominees for the 2018 Latin American Music Awards, with nine nominations each.

The artists are competing in the main categories of the lauros, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Favorite Artist.

The fourth edition of the awards also features Nicky Jam (eight nominations), Daddy Yankee (six), and Bad Bunny, Sergio Lizarraga’s MS Band and Christian Nodal (five).

Other nominees are Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Romeo Santos, Shakira, Wisin, and the Cuban duo Gente de Zona, the latest in the Tropical Favorite Artist category.

The awards ceremony will take place on October 25 at the Dolby Theater in L.A, and according to its organizers, Cardi B, Christian Nodal, the CNCO group, Ludacris, Prince Royce, and Becky G, among others, will participate.

Nominations for the Latin American Music Awards, now in its fourth year, are based on record sales of digital albums and songs, radio broadcasts and streaming.

These awards recognize the best of Latin music, and the winners are chosen by the vote of the audience.

Receives the Latin Grammy nomination in the category Best Rock Album

The Uruguayan band No Te Va Gustar (NTVG) was pleasantly surprised to receive the Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Rock Album category for their most recent production and one of the group’s most praised albums, “Suenan Las Alarmas” (Popart).

This is the eighth nomination the Montevideo-based group receives from the Latin Recording Academy throughout their career. Para Cuando Me Muera the single that anticipated the album, also received a nomination for Best Alternative Song last year.

With this album the group embraces the solidity and elegance that the band has built for over more than two decades of trajectory between songs, albums, collaborations, concerts and restless tours in Latin America, the United States and Spain.

The group is currently in Los Angeles on their U.S. tour for Suenan Las Alarmas, where they will perform tonight at the Üateke Rock Fest and on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the same festival in San Diego, California.