Latin singer J. Balvin and actors Erik Hayser and Juan Diego Covarrubias have been named among People En Espanol's top 10 sexiest men of 2014. Musicians Luis Coronel and Maluma, actor/singer Lenny De La Rosa, and TV personalities Danilo Carrera, Guad Venegas and William Valdes also made the cut, but the coveted title for Sexiest Man of the Year went to new Real Madrid soccer ace James Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the World Cup quarter finals this summer (14).
Gushing about her husband to the magazine, Rodriguez's wife Daniela Ospina says, "(He's) a very attractive man. But what I most like is the way he is, his personality. It's what I really love."
Cuban musician Chucho Valdes is to join Natalie Cole onstage at the Hollywood Bowl to revisit a standard their fathers first recorded together in the 1950s. The pianist's father Bebo Valdes was hired by Nat King Cole to arrange and play on his 1958 Spanish language album Cole Espanol and now his son will perform with Cole's daughter when she headlines at the Bowl on 14 August (13).
Valdes will also open for the singer, who has scored a hit album by reworking her father's Spanish-language project - Natalie Cole en Espanol shot to the top of Billboard’s Latin Albums chart in the U.S. when it was released earlier this summer (13).
The Bowl concert will also serve as a tribute to Bebo Valdes, who died in March (13) at the age of 94.
The Associated Press reports that Nicolas Cage and his off-again, on-again girlfriend Lisa Marie Presley were married in a private ceremony on a beach in Hawaii on Saturday. Hotel staff told The Honolulu Advertiser that Lisa Marie's kids--Danielle, 13, and Ben, 10--attended the ceremony along with her mother, Priscilla, and Cage's 12-year-old son, Weston. The marriage is not the first for the celebrity couple. Cage, 38, was previously married to Patricia Arquette for six years, while Presley, 34, was married to Michael Jackson for two.
Speaking of Nic Cage, his directorial debut, Sonny, will have its world premiere at the Deauville Festival of American Film in France, which kicks off Aug. 30, Variety reports. The drama, which stars James Franco, Brenda Blethyn and Mena Suvari, is about a man who is trained from early adolescence on all aspects of being a male prostitute, the family trade. Sonny will compete for the grand prize and jury prize at the 28th annual event.
One film that won't be making its way through the festival circuit is Nicole Kidman's The Hours, which will not be ready in time for this year's Venice Film Festival for technical reasons, the AP reports. The Miramax film, an adaptation of Michael Cunningham's successful novel, had been in competition for an award. The Venice Film Festival runs from Aug. 29-Sept. 8.
Multihyphenated entertainer Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin to develop a film adaptation of the unpublished novel Dirty Girls Social Club, Variety reports. The novel, by journalist Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, focuses on six college friends who reunite 10 years after graduating from college and continue to meet every six months.
New Line Cinema has tapped director Larry Guterman (Cats & Dogs) to direct the follow-up to the 1994 pic The Mask, which launched the careers of Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Son of the Mask is not being billed as a sequel, just a second installment of the franchise. Carrey and Diaz are not expected to reprise their roles in the film, which follows the premise of the character-altering mask.
Enron, WorldCom, Martha Stewart--a film was bound to happen. Marlee Matlin is teaming up with director Simon Gornick to produce and star in an action feature that satirizes contemporary corporate scandals, Variety reports. In Bad Ass, Matlin will play an accountant who stumbles across some information she shouldn't have, survives a hit by her bosses and tries to go after the execs that set her up.
Michael "Mikey" Houser, the guitarist for the rock band Widespread Panic, died Saturday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the AP reports. Houser was 40. He released a statement last month, explaining his illness and saying he would not participate in the band's summer tour.
Veteran rock band Aerosmith will kick off a three-month tour Tuesday in New Jersey, with some more appropriate acts in tow, Reuters reports. Among the supporting acts will be Run-D.M.C. and Kid Rock. Guitarist Joe Perry is hoping the acts will help erase fans' memories of the band's family-friendly version of "Walk This Way" at last year's Super Bowl, which included Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Nelly and Mary J. Blige.