Eva Mendes Goes ‘Above’ and Beyond

Eva Mendes poses for renowned photographer Peter Beard in the newest issue of Above magazine, on newsstands next week!

Photos of the stunning 35-year-old actress are juxtaposed with Peter’s images of African wildlife in the photo spread.

Eva is a huge animal supporter - she posed for Peta in 2007 to speak out against wearing fur!

Be sure to catch Eva next week on newsstands - click here to find out where to find Above near you!


JLo questioned about sexuality in court

The announcement came as the ongoing dispute between Lopez, 40, and Noa faced another round in court with a judge rejecting the actress’ attempt to send the matter to arbitration. Noa has been attempting to win the right to use a home video of Lopez for commercial gain, but her attorneys have so far managed to obtain an injunction blocking him using it.
Now Ed Meyer, who is Noa’s business manager and executive producer for his in-development movie, is turning up the pressure, and has revealed that the home video shows Lopez kissing girls. “The first question I plan on asking Jennifer Lopez on the stand is if she is bi-sexual,” Radar Online quoted Meyer as saying on January 29 after the court ruling.
But while Meyer refers to the video as “sex tapes”, as source, who has seen the tapes, has revealed that they do not depict sex and, at best, some portions could be considered “racy”.


Hispanic celebrities bring 'Hope for Haiti'

Latino stars are coming together through various projects and fundraisers to help earthquake victims in Haiti.

The Jan. 22 “Hope for Haiti” telethon organized by actor George Clooney raised more than $57 million with the help of dozens of performers, including Christina Aquilera and Shakira. The “Unidos Por Haiti,” a special edition of “Sábado Gigante” that aired Jan. 23, was expanded from its originally planned four-hour telecast to five hours so producers could accommodate all the stars who wanted to participate, including Thalía, Gloria Estefan and Daddy Yankee.

Other Hispanic celebrities have done their part to help the Haitians still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the island country Jan. 12. Here's a look at some of the contributions made and how you can help, too:

Shakira has announced that she will help build a new school through her children's educational non-profit foundation Pies Descalzos. Shakira founded Pies Descalzos in 2003 to help disadvantaged children and their families in her native Colombia through education and income-generating projects. For more on Pies Descalzos, visit fundacionpiesdescalzos.com.

Musical group Aventura made a personal donation of $25,000 to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, latina.com reports. To find out how you can help the American Red Cross help those in Haiti, go to redcross.org, or call (800) 842-2200.

Several Mexican musicians are lending their voices to a special album to raise money for earthquake relief. Among the musicians participating on the double-disc “Voces Por Haití” are Alejandro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Julieta Venegas and Alejandra Guzmán. The album should be in stores by early next month, Univision reports.

Singer Ricky Martin has traveled with Habitat for Humanity to Haiti to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts there. For more on Habitat for Humanity, visit habitat.org.

Comedian and talk show host George Lopez is organizing a Feb. 4 benefit concert in Los Angeles to raise money for Haitian relief efforts.

Lopez has asked some past guests of his “Lopez Tonight” show, including Andy Garcia, Slash, Samuel Jackson and Kobe Bryant, to participate in the concert. Even if you can't travel to Southern California to attend “Help Haiti with George Lopez and Friends,” you can still help the comedian with his cause. Visit lopeztonight.com to make a donation.


Don Omar and Jackie Guerrido Reunited

Your favorite couple is back together!

It looks like the reconciliation took place during the Christmas Holidays.

Sources tell us that there had been a lot of disaccord in their marriage thanks to Don Omar’s tempestuous temper and jealous rages.

Didn’t he know that men wouldn’t stop admiring Jackie Guerrido and giving her attention even, regardless of wether she was married or not.

Give us a break!

Anyway, something tells us that this patching things up is not going to last! We wish this couple well though.


Daddy Yankee Signs with Sony Music Latin

Daddy Yankee has singed a contract with Sony Music Latin. The urban artist who has sold more albums in this decade announced with Ruben Leyva, president of Sony Music U.S. Latin, that he signed a recording contract with the multinational recording label. The agreement took place at Club 50, the famous Viceroy Hotel in Miami, Florida.

“My music is global. The position of Sony Music Latin and its success as market leaders are in line with what I want to achieve with this new record with an international focus. I know it is a successful union and that together we will revolutionize urban music, “said Daddy Yankee.

Meanwhile, Ruben Leyva said that “at Sony Music Latin, we are happy that an artist as highly respected like Daddy Yankee will join our family and we know that this alliance will be a great success for all.”

The new album “DADDY YANKEE MUNDIAL” has various influences of international rhythms. This album will be in stores in the spring of 2010 and also be a worldwide success that is currently taking of the radio worldwide.


Juanes to Receive (BMI) President’s Award

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Juanes will receive the BMI President’s Award at the 17th annual BMI Latin Awards slated for March 4, 2010 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Assistant Vice President, Latin Music Delia Orjuela, the invitation-only ceremony will recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top BMI Latin songs played on American radio and television.

The BMI President’s Award recognizes Juanes’ profound influence on Latin music on the worldwide stage and anticipates his future contributions to global culture. In receiving the BMI President’s Award, Juanes joins a small but elite list of past honorees that includes Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Willie Nelson, and 2009 recipients Taylor Swift and Brooks & Dunn.

Juanes is redefining international superstardom. While many contemporaries have recorded bilingual or English-language projects in the hunt for crossover success, Juanes has continued to write and record exclusively in Spanish. Soon after the release of his album Fijate Bien, Juanes has garnered 13 BMI Latin Awards, 18 Latin Grammy and Grammy awards, and Billboard’s title “Latin Star of the Decade.” Also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, Juanes is a leading humanitarian.
Through his Fundación Mi Sangre (Mi Sangre Foundation) and participation in Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders) concerts, Juanes lends his voice to an array of socially conscious calls-to-action.

In addition to the presentation of the President’s Award, the ceremony will also recognize the Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 400,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works.

BMI reported $905 million for its 2009 fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.


Julio Iglesias to tour Asia, Australia

MADRID — Julio Iglesias will perform in Australia and four Asian nations later this year as part of his "Starry Night" world tour, the Spanish singer's official website said Thursday.

The 66-year-old Grammy winner will kick off his tour of the region with a concert in Manila on March 20 followed by three performances in Australia -- in Sydney, Hunter Valley and Melbourne -- between March 26 and 29.

He will then perform in Kuala Lumpur on April 1 and in three Japanese cities -- Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya -- between April 5 and 12.

Iglesias, the biggest-selling Latino recording artist in history, will wrap up his tour of Asia with a concert in Seoul on April 17.

"The tour is focused on the emblematic songs of the artist, songs dedicated to his fans around the world, in gratitude for their unconditional love," his website said.

In 1985, Iglesias was honoured with a star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and three years later he received a Grammy Award for best Latin singer with his album "Un Hombre Solo".

He has released nearly 80 albums which have sold around 300 million copies over his four-decade-long singing career.

In addition to Spanish, Iglesias has recorded albums in German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Tagalog and Japanese.


Sofia Vergara Sizzles at People's Choice Awards

There are plenty of celebrities who count Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row among their favorite labels, but when Sofia Vergara (of ABC's Modern Family) stepped on to the red carpet wearing a bodycon dress from a recent collection, it was one of the first major red carpet moments for the burgeoning brand.

Sofia paired the minimal, sexy dress with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, vintage jewelry, and a vintage clutch. She also joked that she was vintage, too - but even if that were true, she doesn't look it. Not in that dress, no.


Shakira: Living it Up in Uruguay

Getting in some all-important quality time with her man, Shakira was spotted out and about at Punta del Este in Uruguay yesterday (January 5).

The “Hips Don’t Lie” songstress strolled along the beach with Antonio de la Rua, attracting the attention of the paparazzi almost instantly.

After they’d had their fill of sunshine, Shakira and Antonio stopped into a bar to grab some grub and drinks before heading off into town.

She looked cute and casual in a black Led Zeppelin t-shirt with sweatpants, sunglasses, and black boots.


Jennifer Lopez New Year's outfit

Jennifer Lopez New Year’s outfit: JLO New Year’s outfit pictures. There’s a buzz going on in the internet about Jennifer Lopez New Year’s Eve outfit. Of course the world wants’ to see JLO’s beautiful body curve revealed in a skiing tight outfit.
Jennifer Lopez New Years outfit stunned millions because they found out that she is still beautiful and that her curve is just perfect enough to be captivated to. Lopez always has the ability to transfixed her audience through her looks and outfits.