It’s #FUNDAYMONDAY at the TODAY show this morning. Had a chance to discuss some couples gossip with Kathie Lee and Jenna Bush (Hoda is out on maternity leave), but my favorite topic was the Ricky Martin news about him being cast in FX’s upcoming miniseries “Versace: American Crime Story” premiering 2018. It’s a Latin-affair since he’s joining Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz in the show. Take a look above at the video and if you have a chance, listen to my “Highy Relevant” podcast when you can!Read More
On the tenth episode of my Highly Relevant podcast, I had a chance to chat with Brian Tyree Henry, a.k.a. Paper Boi on FX’s Atlanta. We spoke mainly about diversity in the arts, but we did get to the nitty gritty on the prolific usage as of late of the word ‘nigga” in television and film (music has been like that from the beginning). Aren’t we trying to eliminate the word from our vocabulary? We also conversed on his pal Donald Glover’s casting in the new Star Wars movie, his first encounter with him, his character Paper Boi, the show’s appeal, his view on Latino culture, Broadway’s lack of minority storytelling and why Gina Rodriguez is so hot to him. Read on or listen to the interview!Read More
On this 10th episode, I chat with the one and only Brian Tyree Henry (a.k.a. Paper Boi) of one the most acclaimed TV shows on right now – FX’s ATLANTA. We discuss everything from the reasons why the show is resonating with viewers, the new golden age of black pop culture, his affinity to Latino culture, why Broadway still lacks diversity compared to film and TV and a passionate discussion on why the use of the ’N’ word in today’s arts and culture landscape is okay with him. That plus a look at why the website Quartz decided to create a Spanish language newsletter with its senior editor Gideon Lichfield as well as horror film recommendations for this Halloween.
Best Actress Oscar nominee, Catalina Sandino Moreno, a Colombian actress who has also been part of the Twilight Saga franchise, will now become part of FX’s new TV show The Bridge.
Moreno, will play Oscar nominee Demián Bichir’s second wife who is at home to tend to the kids while he works long hours.
The Bridge centers on two detectives from the U.S. and Mexico — El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Diane Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Demián Bichir) — who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
After Moreno was nominated for Best Actress for the Colombian indie drama Maria Full Of Grace for which she won an Independent Spirit Award, she worked in various other fims: Paris, je t’aime, Fast Food Nation, The Hottest State, Love in the Time of Cholera, Che: Part 1 & 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, For Greater Glory.
She’s slated to appear as ‘Barbara’ in a new Michael Cera film called Magic, Magicfrom Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid). The plot takes place in Chile, where a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it’s too late.
This psychological thriller is rumored to be in Sundance 2013.