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Kevin Michael Alejandro is an American actor who was born in San Antonio, TX but raised in Snyder in the same state. He has had a number of notable roles in both movies and TV shows since he started in 2002, ranging from Santos in Ugly Betty to Nate Moretta in Southland. More recently, Alejandro has snagged a couple of interesting roles on TV shows based on DC’s comic books, with the first being Brother Blood on Arrow and the second being Detective Dan Espinoza on Lucifer. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about
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- Nat Berman
Fashion influencers showed their (stylish) support for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening, when the former Democratic presidential nominee was honored in New York City with a “Champion of the Century Award” by Planned Parenthood as it celebrated 100 years of operation.
America Ferrera was fully #WithHer in a custom pink Kate Spade pantsuit that was accessorized with a custom #PP100 Edie Parker clutch. The Ugly Betty alum and Superstore actress has been vocal about her endorsement for Clinton. Along with speaking at the
Along with speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Ferrera, 33, also took on a leadership role in January’s »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Kurando Mitsutake is originally from Tokyo, Japan. He graduated with an Mfa from California Institute of the Arts and is a member of the Directors Guild of Japan and Screen Actors Guild. Mitsutake made his feature film directorial debut with “Monsters Don’t Get to Cry” in 2004. In 2008, he produced, wrote, and directed his second feature film, “Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf”. The film screened at more than ten film festivals around the world and won multiple awards. “Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf” was distributed in over 15 countries including the United States. “Gun Woman” was Mitsutake’s third feature film and it was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 24th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in Japan. It opened theatrically in Japan nationwide in July of 2014 and was distributed in the Us in 2015. His latest film is called “Karate Kill” and will will be available from 8 Films in May. »
- Panos Kotzathanasis
America Ferrera is learning to love herself more than ever.
The Superstore actress turned 33 on Tuesday, and Instagrammed a cute picture of her and two gal-pals taking a SoulCycle class. Ferrera admitted she hasn't always been kind to herself when it comes to her body, but says that that's changing with age.
"At 33, I finally understand that my body is a miracle!" she wrote. "After too many years of criticizing, punishing, depriving, or neglecting my body for what it isn't, I'm attempting to love it unapologetically as it is! Thank you body for 33 years of standing with me even when I wasn't on your side. I promise from here on out to stand by you and face down all the criticism and bulls**t distractions (inner & outer), so that we can move beyond beautiful and get to the business of living! Thank you to these amazing humans and so many more who have inspired me to celebrate »
Hispanic moviegoers are a huge slice of the U.S. film business, and yet few producers have cracked the secret of making titles that appeal specifically to that audience. The exception, it would seem, is Mexican star, director, and producer Eugenio Derbez, whose “Instructions Not Included” became the most successful Spanish-language movie ever in the U.S., grossing $44 million in 2013.
Now Derbez and his producing partner, Benjamin Odell, are opening the first title under their fledgling 3Pas Studios banner, the Ken Marino-directed comedy “How to Be a Latin Lover,” starring Derbez and Salma Hayek, with Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, and Rob Riggle.
Pantelion Films, the Televisa-Lionsgate joint venture with which 3Pas Studios has an exclusive first-look pact, is doubling its typical screen count for the nationwide bow on April 28, with upwards of 800 screens. Pantelion’s largest release to date was for biopic “Cesar Chavez” on nearly 700 screens in 2014.
A dubbed Spanish version, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Happy birthday, America Ferrera!
“Happy birthday, America!” the two said in unison.
“Thirty-three, huh?” Urie, 36, said.
“Can’t believe it,” Williams, 54, responded.
In the background, actress Chita Rivera walked past, murmuring something which Urie cleared up.
“Chita Rivera just said you’re old!” he said, laughing.
Ferrera posted the same video on her Instagram page, writing, “Well that’s my life made. I love these two with every fiber of my being. Met »
- Alexia Fernandez
Performing at the monthly event — which raises money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection — Manilow appeared grateful.
“I’m so happy to be home. I’m a New Yorker, I’m from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” Manilow told the enthusiastic crowd as he took the stage to a standing ovation. “I’m here to promote an album, my love letter to New York. »
- Dave Quinn
Warning: This post contains spoilers from the series finale of Girls.
It took until the series finale, but Hannah Horvath finally put on her big Girls pants.
The HBO comedy’s final episode finds the a voice of her a generation already a new mother, thanks to a time jump of five months. Welcome to the world, Grover! As we saw at the end of the previous installment, she’s living in that little New York town and about to start teaching “Internet writing” or some ridiculousness at a college.
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When it comes to Divorce, turnabout is fair play.
Less than 24 hours after news broke that Steven Pasquale is headed to the HBO comedy as a love interest for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Frances, TVLine has learned exclusively that Becki Newton is boarding the series as a new squeeze for Sjp’s TV spouse Thomas Haden Church (aka Robert).
Per sources, the Ugly Betty Mvp will join Season 2 in the recurring role of Jackie, a successful realtor who starts dating Robert.
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When it came to mapping out The Leftovers‘ third and final season (premiering Sunday, 9/8c on HBO), exec producer Damon Lindelof reveals that there was something noticeably — and refreshingly — missing from the creative process: crippling fear. And as the guy who was tasked with bringing the mythological monster that was Lost to a satisfying conclusion, he would know.
“There was just a tremendous amount of cultural anticipation and expectation surrounding the Lost finale,” explains Lindelof of the differences between planning the end games for the two series. “And I don’t think that that exists for The Leftovers. I feel »
Rescue Me veteran Steven Pasquale is joining the HBO comedy for Season 2 in a recurring role, according to our sister site Deadline. He’ll play Andrew, a friend of Nick (Tracy Letts) who gets set up on a date with Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker). The two hit it off and embark on a “casual relationship.”
Which makes sense: Season 1 ended with Frances’ bitter divorce from Robert (Thomas Haden Church) far from finalized, »
America Ferrera continues to prove that she is one tough cookie.
The actress traded in her scripts for sneakers for her newest role as a triathlon runner. Ferrera, who has completed two triathlons, is now going to grace the cover of Triathlete Magazine, and shared a behind-the-scenes picture to accompany the announcement.
“I can honestly say I Never imagined being on the cover of Triathlete Magazine!!! And yet I am clearly feeling myself at today’s @triathletemag cover shoot! Is this what it’s like to be Simone Biles??! #sosurreal,” she captioned the post on Instagram.
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- Thatiana Diaz
Someone buy Karen a few more bottles pallets of vodka: The Will & Grace revival is going to go on longer than originally planned.
NBC has ordered two additional episodes of the NBC comedy’s continuation, our sister site Deadline reports, bringing the total order to 12.
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In January, the Peacock Net ordered 10 new Will & Grace installments, with all four of the series’ Emmy-winning stars — Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes — reprising their roles of Grace, Will, Karen and Jack. Series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick »
And the race to fill it is turning out to be quite the battle.
Jon Ossoff, one of five Democrats running to fill Price’s seat, has raised an unprecedented $3 million for the race. Normally, a Democrat running for this particular seat hopes to raise anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000, according to Vox. More than 7,000 people have already volunteered for his campaign.
- Diana Pearl
“Real Life” chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. Rebecca Rittenhouse is playing the female lead, Nora. Her male co-lead has yet to be cast.
Johnston will play Nora’s boss, Beverly, who is described as loud, confident and fabulous — on most days.
Along with Rittenhouse and Johnston, previously announced cast members include Brenda Song, who will play Nora’s best friend and roommate, plus Lucas Hazlett, who will play Nora’s co-worker in human resources at her office.
“Real Life” was written by Hilary Winston, who will serve as executive producer with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman who’s directing the pilot. Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios are »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Seasoned show business veterans Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light are all set to be honored this spring. Variety reports that the Vail Film Festival will celebrate women in film during its 14th edition, specifically Ricci and Delpy. And the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present its Monte Cristo Award to Light for her work in theater, according to Broadway World.
Ricci will accept the 2017 Vail Film Festival Renegade award, Variety writes. Ricci currently stars as Zelda Fitzgerald in the Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” and also serves as an exec producer. The actress has been working steadily since 1990 in projects like Patty Jenkins’ “Monster,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Addams Family,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Ally McBeal.”
Delpy will receive the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award for her work (onscreen and off) on over 50 films. Delpy co-wrote and starred in Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset,” and “Before Midnight,” and earned Oscar nods for Best Adapted Screenplay for the latter two. Delpy has written and directed “2 Days in Paris,” “2 Days in New York,” “The Countess,” “Skylab,” and “Lolo.” She will next write, direct, and star in “My Zoe.”
“I can’t say I like every film by any male director,” Delpy has said, “which is actually a paradox because no one in Hollywood — no producer in Hollywood — is looking into a woman to be the next [Stanley] Kubrick , because no one believes a woman is a genius. They believe that any young guy that comes up with one Ok film can be the next Kubrick, but not a woman.”
The Vail Film fest — which takes place March 30 to April 2 — is also set to open and close the fest with the female-helmed “Carrie Pilby” and “Sticky Notes,” respectively. Starring Bel Powley as a young woman who can’t adjust to life after college, “Carrie Pilby” is directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden. “Sticky Notes,” written and directed by Amanda Sharp, centers on a backup dancer (Rose Leslie) who goes home to Florida to care for her father (Ray Liotta).
Elsewhere, director Thomas Kail will present Light with the Monte Cristo Award at a gala dinner May 21, Broadway World writes. The event will be hosted by Preston Whiteway, Executive Director of the O’Neill.
“The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake,” according to the source. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Zoe Caldwell, playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and director Barbara Gelb.
Light first performed at the O’Neill’s 1977 National Playwrights Conference in Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others.” “Beloved the world over, Judith Light brings artistry of the highest caliber to every role she takes on,” Whiteway emphasized. “We are delighted to recognize her with our 2017 Monte Cristo Award.”
Light, who stars in Jill Soloway’s Amazon series “Transparent,” made her Broadway debut in “A Doll’s House.” She’s also acted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Wit in New York” and “Hedda Gabler.” Light took home Tonys and Drama Desk Awards for her work in “Other Desert Cities” and “The Assembled Parties.” Known for her work onscreen in “Who’s the Boss?” “Law & Order: Svu,” and “Ugly Betty,” Light is currently acting in the play “God Looked Away” alongside Al Pacino.
Awards Roundup: Honors for Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Shut Eye will remain open at Hulu, although the drama is setting its sights on a new boss.
The streamer has renewed the Jeffrey Donovan-KaDee Strickland drama for a second 10-episode season amid word that showrunner David Hudgins has exited the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Shiban (Hell on Wheels) has been brought in to replace him.
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Christopher Gorham‘s new gig has way less spy tech, way more sequins.
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In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Johnson states that he doesn’t expect the long-running sitcom — on which he co-stars opposite Zooey Deschanel — to continue past its current Season 6.
“Fox won’t tell us [whether the show will be renewed],” Johnson says. “But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be Ok. »
Fox’s Marvel mutant pilot officially has a working title — and unofficial cast photos.
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Dubbed Gifted (subject to change), the pilot — from writer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and director Bryan Singer — is said to share DNA with Marvel’s X-Men films. It follows two non-mutant parents (played by True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and Person of Interest‘s Amy Acker) who learn that their children possess mutant abilities; the discovery leads them to join up with an underground network of mutants to keep their family safe from their anti-mutant government. »
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