Of all the segments I have done for the TODAY show in the last 3 years, this was by far the most challenging and visually dynamic one I’ve done. The concept is simple: discuss three cultural topics, under 5 munutes, on three stages with three hosts. It sounds like an obstacle course, right? Lol. From what I was told, these types of segments have been done before but with THREE contributors. The fact that TODAY producers allowed me to do all three means they have tremendous trust in me which I highly appreciate them for it. Also, I found out it was the first time they were testing out the new format so whatever you see here has never been done before on their show. I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity and for actually pulling it off!
The FOX network is the multicultural channel of the moment, not only with the most buzzed about show on TV, Empire, but also with a slew of new shows highlighting Hispanic actors. Amongst the new talent lighting up the screen are Wilmer Valderrama, Christina Milian, Diego Boneta and Jaina Lee Ortiz. Watch their show’s trailers, details on their roles and the premise of each program after the jump.Read More
New footage from The Walking Dead spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead, showcases the new cast, which is to my gratification, very multicultural. They include legendary salsa musician and actor Rúben Blades, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Patricia Reyes Spindola. The new video from AMC shows a detailed look at them plus the rest of the cast. Read More
This past Sunday, “Metastasis,” the Spanish version of the Emmy Award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” premiered simultaneously on UniMas, Univision and Galavision. The remake tells the same story as the AMC original, but with cultural adaptations that allow it to makes sense with Bogota, Colombia as its backdrop.Read More
A career more than 20 years in the making is finally starting to reach the heights it deserves, but can it keep rising? From all that we can gather, it seems like its inevitable for the Colombian actress. Read on!Read More
Coldplay will present songs from its upcoming sixth album, “Ghost Stories,” in an hour-long television special titled: “Coldplay: Ghost Stories,” that will focus on the multi-Grammy Award-winning band’s latest album, to be released worldwide May 19.Read More
Every week on The Rico Report I do the only local and national movie review segment in Spanish on Telemundo NY, where I review the brand new releases of the week and tell my viewers what movie they should spend their money on. Think of it as a community service in saving you some cash. This week, I review the following films: ‘Transcendence,’ Fading Gigolo,’ ‘Bears’.Read More
This coming Monday at 10AM, one of the coolest shows on daytime television is returning. It’s not on CBS, NBC or ABC. It’s on cable TV and it’s on VH1. The show is called Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan. How do I know this? I have been on the show since its inception back in 2010 when it used to be a one week show promoting the Critics Choice Movie Awards, and its very creative producers, as well as its beautiful lead host, have infused daytime TV with the type of programming one usually watches late at night. It’s the best counter-programming to everything else at that time and the results are some of the more captivating TV you’ll see in daytime. I mean, even my mom who is 66, can’t stop watching it. It’s contagious, and dare I say – addictive TV.Read More
If you were to ask any theater fan what is the show they are most looking forward to seeing this year, a large majority will probably tell you ‘Evita’. Why? One name. Ricky Martin. Word of mouth has been so widespread on his co-starring role that any advertising would be almost unnecessary. Nevertheless, and to be on the safe side, producers have launched their PR minions to let those who have been sleeping under a rock that – “Ricky is coming, Ricky is coming!”
The marketing blitz began on radio approximately 2 weeks ago and has expanded now onto TV. Thanks to Youtube, we got our hands on the :15 second commercial that shows Martin, nicely shaved and tan, with the other two talented leads in Argentine actress Elena Rogers and Broadway veteran Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd). Even though the ad is brief, it’s haunting. The musical is gaining momentum and by the time it opens on April 5th, it’ll become an event.
Have a look below at the first ‘Evita’ on Broadway television commercial starring Ricky Martin.
Synopsis: Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, which includes “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.