This week in CultureGeist: Tribeca Film Fest kicks off, plus: Tupac, Nas, Shakira, William Levy, Maná, Zac Efron & more!
It’s Friday, so you know what time it is.
By ANGIE ROMERO
Time for us to scour the web and bring you the most clickable reads of the week in Latino entertainment, with a side of mainstream.
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— Angie Romero, Senior Editor, Entertainment & Culture (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nostalgia seems to be the theme these days, what with Tupac being resurrected at Coachella via “hologram” (which is actually not a hologram but a 2-D projection of a holographic image). There’s now talk of a virtual Tupac tour and a similar thing with Michael Jackson. As we celebrate the 18th anniversary of Nas’ seminal Illmatic album, let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Time may be somewhat of a dinosaur in the media game, but it still matters, especially when that little issue known as the “Time 100” comes out every year.
New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) starts this week and we couldn’t be more excited. Here, a list of the films we’re most excited about.
We caught up with Mexican band Hello Seahorse! at the awesome Topetitud Studios (where most famously, Molotov and Ely Guerra have recorded their albums) in Mexico City’s Coyoacán hood as they prepared for Vive Latino and Coachella.
Were we really expecting William Levy to go home on Dancing With The Stars’ “Latin Night,” an evening where the couples break out their best samba, tango, and salsa moves? Not only did the genetically blessed Cuban actor turn up the heat; he set the dancefloor on fire!
Shakira flubs the Colombian national anthem, then makes up for it with uber-articulate speech
Shakira may have fumbled the lyrics to her own national anthem by a letter or two during the Summit of the Americas, but when it came to her speech on behalf of children in Latin America, she clearly did her homework.
If you’ve ever been wildly curious about what it’s like to be Sofia Vergara’s kid (or you didn’t even know she had an adult son and now you’re paying attention), there’s a new show about it - and it’s one click away.
For their new music video for the romantic track “Darle La Vuelta al Mundo,” Calle 13 have reached out to none other than Oscar-winning Argentine director Juan José Campanella for help.
California hasn’t been a part of Mexico since 1846, but at Coachella, the heart of Indio was conquered by the talent and passion of Mexican musicians, chief among them Ximena Sariñana.
Our Conz Preti hung out with the 12 NBL hopefuls at their Miami mansion and captured some hilarious moments on camera.
SAY WHAT? A round-up of our favorite soundbites from all over:
“My kids have big heads. I tell them everyday. I say it before anybody else does.” – comedian Kevin Hart on Conan, on why he pre-bullies his own kids, promoting his new rom-com Think Like A Man, out April 20.
“Our legacy is offering dreams to people and seeing people happy,” - Maná, at a press conference preceding their Los Angeles concert at Staples Center, where they just shattered the all-time record for most sold-out concerts ever at the venue (11).
“Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye.” – Nicki Minaj’s last tweet, after a dispute with fansite Nicki Daily over leaked music.
“I have Juanes on my iPod.” - President Obama, when asked what Latin music he listens to by Colombian reporters during the Summit of the Americas.
”I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can’t poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That’s about it. The rest I’m really flexible on. I like a good ass, though. I will say that.” – Chris Evans, who stars in The Avengers (out May 4), to Playboy.
THE A-LIST: We asked, Zac Efron answered.
The High School Musical alum is all grown up in his new movie, The Lucky One, out today.
Q. As with The Notebook, which was also based on a Nicholas Sparks bestseller, this movie is meant for proud cheeseballs. Were there moments in the movie that said to yourself, ‘C’mon, nobody talks like that!’
A. There’s a cynical part of you where the red flags go up as you’re reading the script [Laughs]. There’s one line, “You should be kissed every day, every hour, every minute,” that was like… But then I think of moments when I’ve been [in love], and I’ve said things way crazier than that!