Salsa Artist Rey Ruiz Debuts Radio Show
Salsa singer Rey Ruiz now has his own radio show. "El Rey de la Mañana" is heading the weekly morning drive on tropical WXDJ (El Zol) Miami. The show, heard live from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., kicked off Oct. 6. This marks the first time Ruiz, a frequent radio show guest, hosts his own endeavor. The former Sony artist, who was one of the top-selling salsa acts of the 1990s, will release a new album in 2012 on his own Luna Negra Productions label.
Jennifer Lopez Teams With AOL
Jennifer Lopez's TV/film company Nuyorican Productions and New York-based Believe Entertainment Group are teaming to launch the digital video series "Tiger Beat Entertainment." Billed as an entertainment news and lifestyle show, the program is geared to teens and young adults through a partnership with AOL. Popular teen fan magazine Tiger Beat will serve as a programming source for the new project. The series is being produced by Lopez, Nuyorican's Simon Fields and a team from Believe Entertainment. Shows will include themes on celebrity, music, TV, film, books and gaming. AOL's Cambio young adult platform will provide programming with social media support. A panel of young adult anchors will host the show.
Obama Appoints Shakira To Commission
Singer/songwriter Shakira has been appointed to President Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was chosen for her worldwide charitable efforts, having founded the Barefoot Foundation in 1995, which oversees schools and educational projects in her native Colombia, as well as South Africa and Haiti. In 2010, Shakira helped the World Bank and her foundation establish an initiative to distribute educational and developmental programs for children in Latin America. The group works with the Department of Education to provide quality education to Hispanic Americans.