April 18, 2013 |
Rapper Filly Brown (Gina Rodriguez) is tomboyish and politicized, spitting lines like "Do you even see the Latinos serving you Chinese?" over a flamenco-inspired beat. She's the sound of Los Angeles - and so too is her eponymous movie "Filly Brown," which even gives a key role to local Power 106 DJ Khool-Aid and her weekly syndicated Latin hip-hop show, "Pocos Pero Locos. " Fifteen months after its Sundance Film Festival premiere, this heartfelt drama from director-producers Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos is finally reaching theaters.
April 13, 2013 |
When it came to mass recognition in the United States, the late Latin music star Jenni Rivera used to say she wasn't Coca-Cola, and maybe she wasn't Pepsi either. But she wasn't going to let anyone tell her she wasn't at least akin to Fanta. The sentiment - more colorfully expressed in Rivera's words according to friend and manager Pete Salgado during a recent interview in Studio City - may partly explain why the Mexican regional superstar floated under the radar of most non-Spanish-language outlets before her death last year.
April 11, 2013 |
The life and career of Jenni Rivera, the bestselling banda and norteña singer and multi-platforming media personality who was killed last December in a plane crash, will be explored in the exhibition "Jenni Rivera, La Gran Señora," opening May 12 at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. The exhibition will examine Rivera's legacy as the “Diva of Banda” who sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Rivera also starred in her own reality TV series, "I Love Jenni," on mun2, Telemundo's bilingual, bicultural cable network.
March 28, 2013 |
Muriel Spark understood better than most novelists the peculiar fascination of hermetic worlds. She set "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in a Scottish girls day school, "The Abbess of Crewe" in a convent run like the C.I.A. and her last novel, "The Finishing School," at a Swiss academy of questionable ethics. Jenny Davidson, a comparative literature professor at Columbia University and fiction writer, has inspired Sparkian comparisons with her new novel, "The Magic Circle," which focuses on a strange subset society all its own - the brainy bubble of Columbia University's Morningside Heights neighborhood.
February 19, 2013
Some final words from the late Mexican American singer and TV star Jenni Rivera will be out this summer. Atria Books announced Monday it's publishing a memoir by the multimillion-selling artist, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43. "Unbreakable," coming out simultaneously in English and Spanish, is scheduled for July and has been authorized by Rivera's family. Rivera had worked on "Unbreakable" for several years and completed it before her death, Atria spokesman Paul Olsewski said.
February 17, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Jack Gray. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Keri Russell. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael At Walt Disney World Resort: Jon Cryer; Kat Graham performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Jenny McCarthy; Drew Carey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors (N)
February 12, 2013 |
Two months after the death of Latin music star Jenni Rivera, an April 14 premiere date was announced for the final season of her Mun2 reality show "I Love Jenni. " The third and final season, filmed just before Rivera's Dec. 9 plane crash in Mexico, will include final footage of Rivera and current footage of her family as they rebuild their lives. Before the new season rolls out, the network -- part of NBC cable networks and a division of Telemundo -- will present an hourlong special, "We Love Jenni," which will air April 7 and feature interviews from Mexican singer Thalia, rapper Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg)
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January 10, 2013 |
A company owned by the late Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera was named in a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the four members of her entourage who were killed along with her in a Dec. 9 plane crash. The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks punitive damages against the current owners of the jet, as well as the previous owner, which sold the plane last year. The negligence suit names Starwood Management, Rodatz Financial Group Inc., McOco Inc. and Jenni Rivera Enterprises Inc. DOCUMENT: Read the lawsuit Attorneys named Rivera's company because of its role in choosing to use the 43-year-old Learjet 25. The plane took off from Monterrey, Mexico, and crashed into mountainous terrain after nose-diving 28,000 feet in 30 seconds.
January 10, 2013 |
There's no performer who can replace Jenni Rivera en los corazones de sus fanaticos . But the show must go on. So Mexican regional music star Espinoza Paz, who was planning a major U.S. tour with Rivera this year, has announced that his fellow up-and-coming regional star Gerardo Ortiz will take the stage in the absence of La Gran Señora, according to reports. The tour was scheduled to include stops in 40 cities; Ortiz's official website has a number of upcoming dates listed.
December 31, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC CBS This Morning New Year's Day. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Singer Colbie Caillat; singer Gavin DeGraw. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Fergie. 8 a.m. KCAL The Wendy Williams Show Alan Cumming. 11 a.m. KTTV The Talk Ozzy Osbourne; Kelly Osbourne.