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Luis Fonsi on His Influential 20-Year Career and His Mission to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico (Exclusive)

Luis Fonsi on His Influential 20-Year Career and His Mission to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico (Exclusive)
Luis Fonsi is on top of the world.

English-speaking fans might just be getting acquainted with the 39-year-old singer, thanks to his hit single, “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee, but he’s been producing music for almost 20 years.

Et caught up with the international sensation ahead of the Latin GRAMMYs, airing live on Univision on Thursday, to talk about his most recent career highlights and how he’s using his global platform to help those in need.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fonsi was 10 years old when his family moved to Orlando, Florida. The transition wasn’t easy, but it ultimately helped Fonsi forge a lifelong relationship with music.

Related: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Talk Working With Justin Bieber on 'Despacito' & Who They Want on Their Next Remix!

“My dad wanted to change things up and seek new work opportunities,” Fonsi tells Et. “It was quite a big change. At the time there wasn't a big Latino
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Bring Broadway Hit Hamilton to Puerto Rico and Play Title Character

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Bring Broadway Hit Hamilton to Puerto Rico and Play Title Character
Lin-Manuel Miranda arrived in his homeland of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, announcing that he raised $2.5 million to help the victims of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the Caribbean island in September. But his Nov. 7 visit hit a high note when he announced that he’d be bringing Broadway musical Hamilton to Puerto Rico for a three-week run in January 2019 and assuming the lead role once again.

The Tony-winning creator of the hit production confirmed the news on Nov. 8 via Twitter: “I have a year and a bit to remember the words,” he wrote.

Bit of a day.

I have a year
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Set to Return to 'Hamilton' for Puerto Rico Show in 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Set to Return to 'Hamilton' for Puerto Rico Show in 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda is returning to Hamilton: An American Musical!

The Tony winner and musical creator will reprise his Alexander Hamilton role for a special three-week run at Teatro Upr in Puerto Rico in January 2019.

"Bringing Hamilton: An American Musical to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015," Miranda expressed in a statement. "When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria, I had made a commitment to not only bring the show to Puerto Rico, but also return again to the title role."

"In the aftermath of Maria we decided to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever," he added.

Listen: Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Star-Studded Song 'Almost Like Praying' to Benefit Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

Hamilton will kick off Jan. 8, 2019 and run through
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'Everlasting Love' Singer Robert Knight Dead at 72

  • TMZ
Robert Knight, best known for his 1967 hit "Everlasting Love," is dead. Knight died over the weekend at his home in Tennessee after fighting a short illness, according to the Tennessean. Knight never had quite the chart topper he did with "Everlasting Love" but went on to record several other songs like "Blessed are the Lonely," "Isn't it Lonely Together" and "Love on a Mountain Top" in the '60s and '70s. While you definitely know Knight's biggest hit,
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Diana Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 AMAs

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Diana Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 AMAs
Diana Ross will be honored at the 2017 American Music Awards with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced on Wednesday.

Ross is a seven-time American Music Awards winner and hosted the show in both 1986 and 1987. The award will recognize Ross’ artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture.

“I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” Ross said in a statement. “It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. It was Dick Clark who said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives.
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Magnolia Nabs Worldwide Rights to Obama Documentary ‘The Final Year’ (Exclusive)

Magnolia Nabs Worldwide Rights to Obama Documentary ‘The Final Year’ (Exclusive)
Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “The Final Year,” a behind-the-scenes look at Barack Obama’s foreign policy team, Variety has learned. The HBO documentary was directed by Greg Barker. It unfolds during the 44th president’s last year in office, following America’s top diplomats and political advisors as they grapple with the rise of Isis, try to hammer out a nuclear deal with Iran, and attempt to bring attention to the issue of global warming. The film profiles several key members of Obama’s staff, including Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Adviser and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and President Obama himself.

The movie had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before screening at the BFI London Film Festival. It will next show as the opening night selection of Doc NYC on Nov. 9. Magnolia plans to
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Spotlight: Rosie O'Donnell's Charity Work

O’Donnell’s December 2006 fundraiser aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner raised $600,000 for her Rosie's For All Kids Foundation.

Rosie took time to do a reading at the “Any One of Us: Words From Prison” event, where performers used words and song to highlight the connection between violence against women and incarceration.

O’Donnell has registered as a bone marrow donor.

Charities & foundations supported

Rosie O'Donnell has supported the following charities:

American Foundation for AIDS ResearchAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke AssociationAutism SpeaksBlue Planet Run FoundationGloria Estefan FoundationHeifer InternationalHuman Rights CampaignRosie's For All Kids FoundationRosie's Theater KidsSixDegrees.orgSt. Francis Food Pantries and SheltersTrue Colors FundVoices Against Violence Read more about Rosie O'Donnell's charity work and events. Related articles Kevin Bacon Launches “SixDegrees.org”Gloria Estefan Gala Attracts Stars, Money For CharityOprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-ListBig Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet RunJerry Lewis Tops Charity Survey

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Jennifer Aniston Donates $1 Million to Red Cross and Ricky Martin Foundation for Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Aniston Donates $1 Million to Red Cross and Ricky Martin Foundation for Hurricane Relief
Jennifer Aniston is doing her part to help victims of the recent hurricanes start to rebuild their lives and communities.

The Friends alum donated a million dollars toward relief efforts, a source confirms to Et, with $500,000 going to the American Red Cross and another $500,000 to the Ricky Martin Foundation.

Additionally, the source tells Et that “[Jennifer] hopes that others will be inspired to give what they can.”

The Red Cross has been providing relief, support and aid to the families displaced and impacted by the devastating storms in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean.

The Ricky Martin Foundation is coordinating and funding efforts to rebuild the singer's native home of Puerto Rico, whose municipal infrastructure was crippled by Hurricane Maria. Many residents have been without electricity and necessary resources for weeks.

News: Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi and More Celebs Head to Puerto Rico to Lend Their Support

Martin reached out to Aniston on Twitter to share his
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Jennifer Aniston Donates $1 Million to Red Cross and Ricky Martin Foundation for Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Aniston Donates $1 Million to Red Cross and Ricky Martin Foundation for Hurricane Relief
Jennifer Aniston is doing her part to help victims of the recent hurricanes start to rebuild their lives and communities.

The Friends alum donated a million dollars toward relief efforts, a source confirms to Et, with $500,000 going to the American Red Cross and another $500,000 to the Ricky Martin Foundation.

Additionally, the source tells Et that “[Jennifer] hopes that others will be inspired to give what they can.”

The Red Cross has been providing relief, support and aid to the families displaced and impacted by the devastating storms in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean.

The Ricky Martin Foundation is coordinating and funding efforts to rebuild the singer's native home of Puerto Rico, whose municipal infrastructure was crippled by Hurricane Maria. Many residents have been without electricity and necessary resources for weeks.

News: Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi and More Celebs Head to Puerto Rico to Lend Their Support

Martin reached out to Aniston on Twitter to share his
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Inside Selena Quintanilla’s World Domination 22 Years After Her Death (Exclusive)

Inside Selena Quintanilla’s World Domination 22 Years After Her Death (Exclusive)
It’s been 22 years since the death of Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano music singer who captured America’s heart in the early ‘90s with songs like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Dreaming of You.”

After conquering a male-dominant genre, a feat many deemed impossible, the Grammy winner had blossomed into a cultural icon at the time of her death.

On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club. She was 23 years old. The news sent shock waves around the world, prompting several vigils across the U.S. and Mexico. Saldivar was later found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. She will be eligible for parole in March of 2025.

While the passing of time can be a detrimental factor for any celebrity, in Selena’s case, it’s only helped broaden her legacy. Her cultural resonance can, in part, be attributed
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Jorge Posada Teams Up with 'Despacito' Singer to Save Puerto Rico

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[[tmz:video id="0_3gt17sr4"]] NY Yankees legend Jorge Posada has teamed up with some Huge stars to rescue injured and sick people in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico ... and he's not done yet. TMZ Sports spoke with Jorge and his wife Laura -- who just got back from another humanitarian mission to P.R. -- where they brought food, supplies, water and more to people in need. But they're not going at it alone -- the Posadas joined forces with superstars like Gloria Estefan,
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Shania Twain On Performing With Celine Dion And Mariah Carey For ‘VH1 Divas’ Nearly 20 Years Ago: ‘It Was Such A Wonderful Group Of Ladies’

  • ET Canada
No one remembers April 14, 1998, when Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain shared New York’s Beacon Theatre stage for the inaugural “VH1 Divas” quite like Shania Twain herself. After all, it was the night the “Life’s About to Get Good” singer-songwriter yearned for one thing: to have Mariah’s big hair Related: 15 Highlights From […]
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Shania Twain on Performing With Celine Dion & Mariah Carey at '98 'VH1 Divas': 'It Was Such a Wonderful Group'

Shania Twain on Performing With Celine Dion & Mariah Carey at '98 'VH1 Divas': 'It Was Such a Wonderful Group'
No one remembers April 14, 1998, when Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain shared New York's Beacon Theatre stage for the inaugural VH1 Divas quite like Shania Twain herself. After all, it was the night the "Life's About to Get Good" singer-songwriter yearned for one thing: to have Mariah's big hair.

Related: 15 Highlights From 20 Years of VH1's Legendary 'Divas'

"I said, 'Ok, I gotta look at Mariah’s hair. I want to try for it to be as big as hers,' because she has this naturally big, amazing hair," Twain recalled in a new interview with PrideSource. "So I’m like, 'Come on, let’s go for it. I know Mariah’s gonna have bigger hair than me, so I’m gonna go for it and have fun with it.'"

Twain, 52, fully admits she had total Mariah hair envy during VH1's benefit concert for the Save the Music Foundation.

"She has that
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Shania Twain on Performing with Celine Dion and Mariah Carey For 'VH1 Divas' Nearly 20 Years Ago: 'It Was Such

Shania Twain on Performing with Celine Dion and Mariah Carey For 'VH1 Divas' Nearly 20 Years Ago: 'It Was Such
No one remembers April 14, 1998, when Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain shared New York's Beacon Theatre stage for the inaugural VH1 Divas quite like Shania Twain herself. After all, it was the night the "Life's About to Get Good" singer-songwriter yearned for one thing: to have Mariah's big hair

Related: 15 Highlights From 20 Years of VH1's Legendary 'Divas'

"I said, 'Ok, I gotta look at Mariah’s hair. I want to try for it to be as big as hers,' because she has this naturally big, amazing hair," Twain recalled in a new interview with PrideSource. "So I’m like, 'Come on, let’s go for it. I know Mariah’s gonna have bigger hair than me, so I’m gonna go for it and have fun with it.'" Twain, 52, fully admits she had total Mariah hair envy during VH1's benefit concert for the Save the Music Foundation."She has that
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

The Top Five Uses of Gloria Estefan Songs in Movies or TV

Gloria Estefan has been active since the late 1970’s and was a part of the Miami Sound Machine for a while until she broke out on her own. She’s won Grammy’s, been given her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been a superstar for many upon many years now. She’s also had the great honor of being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, which is not an easy accomplishment to earn. All in all she’s had a stellar career that has taken her to heights that she likely never expected, and she’s still performing today.

The Top Five Uses of Gloria Estefan Songs in Movies or TV
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Gloria Estefan Gets Emotional as Her Musical Plays in Her Adopted Hometown: 'I Have Been Crying for 3 Weeks'

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Gloria Estefan Gets Emotional as Her Musical Plays in Her Adopted Hometown: 'I Have Been Crying for 3 Weeks'
“Happy, humbled, excited and emotional!”

This is how Gloria Estefan describes watching her autobiographical musical, On Your Feet!, as it plays her adopted hometown of Miami.

The jukebox musical — which tells the story of the seven-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress and her 19-time Grammy winning producer, musician and entrepreneur husband Emilio — originally opened two years ago on Broadway but launched its first national tour this September in Buffalo, New York.

“I have been crying for three weeks because it is so special to show our story to Miami audiences,” Gloria, 60, told People Friday night at the Adrienne Arsht
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases New Song ‘Almost Like Praying’ to Benefit Puerto Rico (Video)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases New Song ‘Almost Like Praying’ to Benefit Puerto Rico (Video)
Lin-Manuel Miranda is continuing his support of relief efforts for Puerto Rico, which is largely still without power over two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit land on Sept. 20, by releasing a new song featuring several other artists of Puerto Rican decent. The song, titled “Almost Like Praying,” features vocals from “Despacito” star Luis Fonsi, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez. Other singers featured on the track include Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pj Sin Suela,
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brought Tons of Latinx Artists Together For Song Benefiting Puerto Rico

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Leave it to Lin-Manuel Miranda to bring some of the biggest names in music together. The 37-year-old Hamilton creator rounded up a slew of Latinx artists for an extremely good cause: the song "Almost Like Praying," which is about the devastation in Puerto Rico. It includes vocals from Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Gina Rodriguez, and many more. In an interview with NPR, Miranda said he incorporated "Maria" from West Side Story because he knew it "would forever have a different connotation on the island as a result of that," and it's his favorite song from the play. He also incorporated the names of 78 Puerto Rican towns into the song lyrics. All of the sales from the track will go to the Hispanic Federation's Hispanic Relief Fund. Listen to it above, and get ready to have
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Star-Studded Song ‘Almost Like Praying’ To Benefit Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

  • ET Canada
Lin-Manuel Miranda has recruited an all-star list of Latino artists for his benefit song, “Almost Like Praying,” which he released on Thursday night. The benefit track features Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Ana Villafañe, Tommy Torres, Pj Sin Suela, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Ramos, Joell Ortiz, Ednita Nazario, Rita Moreno, John Leguizamo, […]
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