ALEX RODRIGUEZ : HOW FAR DOES AN APOLOGY GO THESE DAYS

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Alex Rodriguez returns this season after a suspension from Major League Baseball that lasted for 211 games. The New York Yankees and Alex, after spending the entire process at war behind the scenes and publicly, met. The Yankees offered Yankee Stadium for him to offer a formal apology to the fans via press conference. Alex declined.

“It was gracious of the Yankees to offer me use of Yankee Stadium for this apology but I decided the next time I am there, I should be in pinstripes doing my job.”

Alex wrote.

He chose instead to present a handwritten letter where he touched on the suspension for use of performance -enhancing drugs.

“I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension.

” Alex wrote.

The circus atmosphere that preceded the suspension was a strain on the team during that period.

“I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be.”

Though sorry on paper, athletes apologizing has become commonplace and lost much of its sting. Though Alex may be sincere, it may be lost in the shuffle.

“I accept the fact that many of you will not believe anything I have to say at this point.”

Alex pointed out in the letter,

“I understand why and that’s on me.”

The Yankees still owe Alex $61 million over three final years. It appears they are praying for a renaissance of some sort. Yet after refusing to let Alex play winter ball and announcing that he may not play in the field, this apology seems to have been contrived to make fans forget the fuss and refocus on a man who was once baseball’s best player who may now be only a shell of himself. No Derek Jeter makes Alex the last major story on this Yankee team devoid of stars to write about as well as a desperate attempt to fill seats. What does an apology mean today? We will find out on opening day.

Latin Grammy’s…A Dollar, A Dream or a Destiny?

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Ricky Martin, Pablo Alboran, Camila, J Balvin, Jesse y Joy, Enrique Iglesias, and Marc Anthony are just some of the hottest nominees participating in this years Latin Grammy’s Performance Ceremony taking place in Las Vegas.

One of the biggest excitements and biggest downfall is the Grammy’s. New nominees go crazy just nominated for one category. They’ve worked so hard and are so grateful to the team that played a part in the production, promotion and of course the money because it is not for free. They truly show gratitude.

Artists like Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and Enrique Iglesias have paved the way for new comers to be placed in diverse categories that didn’t even exist before. It is because of their skills and creativity that the new generation of musicians and performers have a voice at the Latin Grammy’s.

It takes a strong loyal team to convince millions of people that what they believe in is real. That your talent exists! To show the world what an empire you can build just by the first note you sing or play. You have to believe in yourself first.

I’m Livin’ La Vida Loca for Ricky!

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Ricky Martin
been considered to be one of the Latin music industry’s hottest commodities. The obligations of Martin as a father to twins, Matteo and Valentino, his busy work schedule, I don’t see when he has the time to become available for himself.

When he is free he loves to be at peace. In a tranquil atmosphere and partaking in exclusive beauty treatment. Enduring a deep pampering with a facial mask, and a purification moisturizer on his lips and hands are just a few of his masculine routines Ricky embarks in to please not only himself but his fans.

What can we say about Ricky. His debonair facial expressions and piercing eyes are just the beginning of what we begin to fantasize about seeing him on stage. Can you relive in your mind his sexiness at the World Cup? Can you feel the sweat? I don’t care if its sweat, its Ricky’s! Every choreographed step whether ‘PG’ or ‘R’ made me want to be on stage so he can sing to me ‘She Bangs‘ after the world cup that is.

From his stardom in Menudo, Ricky has always had this aura that made him stand out from the rest of the talented artists in the group. Whether it was his vocals or the way he would caress his hair when it would go into his eyes, his touch became magnetic. His successful career as an entertainer, ambassador, entrepreneur, actor and also being a devoted father is truly commendable and his look is scrumptious to his fans.

Although it remains to be seen whether all his desired wishes came true for Ricky; to have the body of a Greek God and face of an angel, I can testify that his spectacular silhouette is something I think even his shadow will envy.

Jeyro’s Red Carpet Debut is about ‘Solo Tú’

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For those who say they are not familiar with Jeyro, I’m here to say you you should! ‘Solo Tú‘ is a song you have heard, hummed or pretended to know. The single has been downloaded over 50,000 thousand times in a time span of less then 48 hours. It may not have been you, but it was surely by someone you know.

Now is the moment where we can finally see the face of this bachatero. A Dominican singing bachata one would assume to be typical production decision. Well in Jeyro’s case that is not so! ‘Solo Tú’ was a song creatively collaborated with a talented artist named Maykel from Ecuador. These two young talented artists put their letras and melodies together and made a hit. They joined forces of cultural background and fused a song that landed Jeyro at the Latin Grammy’s in Las Vegas on November 20th.

From an early age Jayro’s perseverance, and passion gave him the foresight to pursue a degree in music. His determination strengthened his ability to not only read, write and understand music theory, it opened doors that top producers still can’t open in New York City.

This Dominican bachatero is bringing something special to the Latin Grammy’s this year. While most artists priority is to pose with smiles and speak about themselves, Jeyro is making his initial red carpet debut about the fans, about you. ‘Solo Tu’.

CONSUMIDORES CON CARACTER ELIGEN LAS PROXIMAS CHICAS TECATE DESPUES DE LA BUSQUEDA NACIONAL DE TRES MESES

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, se enorgullece de anunciar que Monica Barco, Paulina Borrero, Denisse Gonzalez y Christina Salazar fueron seleccionadas oficialmente por los fans adultos como las próximas Chicas Tecate. Como anfitrionas de la marca, las Chicas aparecerán en el calendario 2012 de Tecate Facebook; conocerán a los fans durante sesiones de fotos y autógrafos; e incluso entrarán al cuadrilátero del boxeo como Ring Card girls de Tecate.

 

Casi 90,000 votos fueron recibidos durante la búsqueda nacional de doce semanas, la cual presentó a 50 candidatas de Los Ángeles, Nueva York, San Francisco, Dallas y Houston. Las cuatro ganadoras reflejan acertadamente los ideales más importantes para los consumidores de Tecate: carácter, belleza y pasión. Con la mayoría de votos, las Chicas que representarán a Tecate durante el año 2012 son:

 

  1. Monica Barco (Nueva York) tiene muchos años de experiencia en modelaje, incluyendo pasarelas, videos musicales y comerciales; ella valora mucho su carrera por darle la oportunidad de expresarse, viajar y participar en grandes eventos. Agradece a todos sus fans, amigos y familiares que la han apoyado con sus votos, energía positiva y motivación.

 

  1. Paulina Borrero (Los Ángeles) empezó su carrera como modelo en Colombia y desde que se mudó a Estados Unidos hace seis años, Paulina ha modelado para catálogos de moda, participado en un comercial para una importante tienda departamental y en varias pasarelas. Paulina quiere agradecer a su familia y amigos por su apoyo durante la competencia.

 

  1. Denisse Gonzalez (San Francisco) La pasión por la fotografía la motivó a desarrollar una carrera en el mundo del modelaje. Se le ha visto en anuncios y catálogos impresos para diferentes marcas e incluso ha participado como Ring Girl. Denisse está emocionada por entrar al cuadrilítero como una Chica Tecate y así mismo quiere agradecer a todos por sus votos, amor, comentarios y mensajes en Facebook.

 

  1. Christina Salazar (Dallas) nunca pensó que sería modelo. Durante su carrera profesional, Christina ha trabajado como presentadora y modelo para muchas marcas; e incluso ha participado en pasarelas para diferentes diseñadores. Como una Chica Tecate y un fan del boxeo, está ansiosa de conocer a los boxeadores e ser parte de la emoción antes, durante y después de cada pelea. Christina se siente honrada por haber sido seleccionada por los fans para representar a la marca y quiere agradecerles por su apoyo al igual que a sus amigos y familiares.

 

Para mayores informes sobre las Chicas Tecate Oficiales y para ver sus fotos y videos, visite la página de Tecate Boxing en Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing.

 

Gloria Estefan to Release New Album

 

Gloria Estefan’s new album is almost ready! In one of her online “WEPA-sodes” Estefan gave her fans a preview of the title track off the new album. There are hints of Spanish and English on the track, and also a few salsa rhythms. The album is dance oriented but there will definitely be Latin themes to the music. Estefan is also collaborating with the Neptunes producers Pharrell and Chad Hugo! Judging by that tag-team, this album will definitely be a hit in clubs everywhere. The Cuban conga queen’s new album entitled Miss Little Havana is set to hit shelves on September 27th.

Ricky Martin: NAKED!

(Editor’s Note: We don’t have any pictures of Ricky Martin naked. We tried. But this is the report. To whoever gave us the tip — NEXT TIME, SEND PICTURES! — Ed.)

by: Chelsey Vergara

In an interview with the British program This Morning, singer Ricky Martin revealed that he was seen naked by some fans in his hotel room. The story goes that the Puerto Rican hottie was walking around naked in his hotel room and heard a strange noise. He suddenly realized that it was coming from the ventilation system, where a few fans were hiding out. Martin also said “I was walking naked around my room and I heard this noise. I said to myself ‘someone in this room.’ They were on the ventilators. They found a way to get into the ventilation of the room.” He was initially shocked, but quickly got dressed. Martin even signed autographs and took pictures with his fans.

VOTE NOW For the next Chicas Tecate in New York!

 


It’s official! Now that Los Angeles has voted for their Chicas Tecate, it’s time for New York to vote for ours!

After 10 days of voting, Lisa Garcia and Paulina Borrero, have been selected by loyal Facebook fans to represent the city of Los Angeles in the nationwide search for the next Chicas Tecate. Garcia received a resounding 24% of votes while Borrero received an equally impressive 17%.

The LA portion of the competition began on June 20 and invited adults to “Like” the Tecate Boxing Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing) for their chance to virtually meet—via video and photos—the 10 finalists from Los Angeles.

The Chicas Tecate search continues with the top 10 finalists from New York. Facebook fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chica up to five times per day via the Tecate Boxing Facebook page. Each vote cast by eligible consumers will bring them closer to winning the grand prize: a trip for two to a major boxing event and exclusive behind-the-scenes access, allowing winners to live the VIP boxing experience.

At the end of the five-city competition, the four candidates with the most votes will be crowned the official Chicas Tecate and represent the brand at various events throughout the year.

So, what about New York? Don’t fear, boxing fans! Just click on the Facebook link and it’ll take you to their page where you can select your city (for those living outside of NY) and pick your favorite.

ROMEO Surprises the Fans at the PR Parade!

Romeo surprised all his fans yesterday to New York to appear suddenly waving a flag of Puerto Rico in the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York # 54. True to his Puerto Rican roots Romeo greetings and thanked all their fans for the overwhelming support his first solo single “YOU”has received. This song is ranked # 1 on radio charts for the fifth consecutive week.

FORMULA title of his new album, which will exit the market to fall, combines bachata, R & B ballad “up tempo” and other mergers, performed in both Spanish and English, will join a long list of successes and number about which the artist has gained through his career as a composer.

An EXTRA Exclusive: “EXTRA” Welcomes Special Guest Christina Aguilera & NBC’s “The Voice” Team Christina!

WHO:
Christina Aguilera and “The Voice’s” Team Christina will be taking over the “Extra” stage at The Grove.

WHAT:

Christina Aguilera will be doing a special one-on-one interview with “Extra” host Mario Lopez for a special feature segment that will air on “Extra.” Christina will be joined by ‘Team Christina’ from NBC’s “The Voice” who will be performing LIVE on-stage!

The singer also wants to see if you’ve got “The Voice”! The first 50 people who come to The Grove on Friday, June 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM will have a chance to compete in “Extra’s” X-tina Sing-Off! Two finalists will be selected and will battle it out LIVE on stage for Christina and her team. The winner will meet “The Voice” judge and receive two tickets to “The Voice.”

Singers are invited to come down and to be prepared to sing 30-seconds a cappella of their favorite Christina Aguilera song. The singing competition is open to all ages (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The singing competition will take place in the grassy area behind the fountain. All of the auditions will be filmed by “Extra.

WHERE:
The Grove
101 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA

WHEN:
Friday, June 3rd

1:00 -3:00PM – “Extra’s” X-tina Sing-Off Contest (in the grassy area behind the fountain)
2:00PM – Line-up for fans
5:00PM Christina Aguilera Arrival and interview

Read more: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/05/christina_aguileras_voice_will_be_taking_over_at_the_grove.php#ixzz1NyiVuYYT

SHAKIRA #1 ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND YOUTUBE

Shakira reached this week the #1 spot among artists with the greatest growth on social networks; totaling almost 30 million fans on Facebook, more than five million followers on Twitter and more than a billion views on YouTube, according to the site Famecount.com.

 

This week, Shakira is leading the list followed by other superstars like Justin Bieber (#2), Rihanna (#3) and Lady Gaga (#4).

 

In the meantime, Shakira is keeping busy in the midst of her sold out world tour throughout Europe and the Middle East, and promoting the release of “Rabiosa”, third single from her latest hit album Sale el Sol.

 

 

www.Shakira.com

www.facebook.com/shakira

www.twitter.com/shakira

www.myspace.com/shakira

www.youtube.com/shakira

Are You All Ready for ROMEO?!

Finally, next May 7th, hundreds of thousands of his fans will hear “YOU” for the first time on Alex Sensation’s radio show on New York’s Mega 97.9FM.

The song will premiere worldwide on radio next May 9th and digitally on the 10th.

Be part of the excitement as this idol to millions release’s his first single as a solo artist!

 

 

For an exclusive fan listening, click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r2thDi-0MQ

Artist website:

www.facebook.com/RomeoSantosOfficial

www.twitter.com/RomeoSantosPage

www.youtube.com/RomeoSantos

Label Website:

www.sonymusiclatin.com

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