Actress Kate del Castillo is welcoming Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's possible extradition to the U.S., insisting it's "good news" for her proposed biopic.
The Latin beauty helped orchestrate Sean Penn's top secret meeting with the crime boss at his jungle hideout last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after befriending El Chapo over a possible movie biopic.
The project stalled after Guzman was recaptured in January (16), the day before Penn's controversial 10,000-word Rolling Stone article was published online.
Guzman was moved to a new prison close to the U.S. border in Texas over the weekend (07-08May16), as his lawyer continues to fight to have his client transferred to a prison in America.
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Actress Kate del Castillo is "angry" at herself for inadvertently helping Sean Penn land an interview with fugitive drug lord El Chapo.
The Mexican beauty helped orchestrate Penn's top secret meeting with the crime boss, real name Joaquin Guzman, last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after befriending the crime boss over a possible movie biopic.
Del Castillo thought the Oscar winner was genuinely interested in helping her get a film off the ground, and she maintains she had no idea Penn was actually planning to interview El Chapo for a Rolling Stone magazine expose about the war on drugs. The piece was subsequently published a day after El Chapo was recaptured by authorities in January (16).
Del Castillo recently gave her first in-depth interview about the whole controversy to the New Yorker magazine, slamming claims Penn made to the same publication about informing the actress of his intentions.
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Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is using her notoriety from her links to fugitive El Chapo to highlight the plight of orcas at SeaWorld sites.
The Latina has signed on to star in a new PETA ad detailing SeaWorld's "record of premature animal deaths".
Just days after it was announced Tilikum, the captive SeaWorld orca at the centre of the documentary Blackfish, is gravely ill, del Castillo appears in a new PETA ad, floating underwater and surrounded by the grave markers of some of the 38 orcas, who have "died prematurely on SeaWorld's watch".
The hard-hitting ad campaign proclaims, "Look below the surface and you'll see dying orcas and dying profits."
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Actress Kate del Castillo has accused Sean Penn of lying about his intentions to meet with fugitive drug lord El Chapo.
The Mexican beauty helped to orchestrate the Milk actor's top secret meeting with El Chapo last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after having been in contact with his representatives about a possible movie biopic.
Penn ended up sitting down for a seven-hour interview with the crime boss, real name Joaquin Guzman, as part of an article he was hoping to write about the war on drugs for Rolling Stone magazine. The piece was subsequently published a day after El Chapo was recaptured by authorities in January (16).
The Oscar winner alleged he had been upfront about his journalistic plans with del Castillo, but she has blasted the claim in her first in-depth interview with the New Yorker magazine, branding the reports, "Total and complete bulls**t."
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Kate del Castillo, the Latina actress who helped Sean Penn secure his jungle meeting with fugitive drug lord El Chapo, has been granted an injunction to avoid arrest.
The star is currently being investigated for money laundering, and reports indicate the allegations stem from her links to El Chapo, real name Joaquin Guzman, who was recaptured by authorities in January (16) after spending six months on the run, a day before Rolling Stone published Penn's article about his meeting with the crime boss.
Last week (ends07Feb16), Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez revealed "a kind of summons had been issued" for del Castillo to testify, but on Tuesday (02Feb16), she filed a writ of amparo in a bid to prevent any future arrests by Mexican authorities, citing potential violations of the Mexican Constitution.
The 43-year-old also filed a suit against Gonzalez, claiming he is leaking information about her to gain political standing following the embarrassment of not being able to track down an escaped convict.
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Kate del Castillo, the Latina actress who helped Sean Penn secure his jungle meeting with fugitive drug lord El Chapo, has filed suit to get Mexico's Attorney General off her back.
The star is asking a judge to silence Arely Gomez Gonzalez, claiming he is leaking information about her to gain political standing following the embarrassment of not being able to track down an escaped convict, who arranged a Rolling Stine interview with actor Penn in October (15).
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Actress Kate Del Castillo Is Under Investigation By Mexican Authorities Amid Allegations Her Tequila Brand Was Partly Funded By Fugitive Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.
The Mexican TV star had reportedly been helping El Chapo develop plans for a biopic while he was behind bars, and he even kept in touch with Del Castillo after breaking out of prison in July (15).
She also played a key role in helping to arrange Sean Penn's top secret visit with El Chapo at his Mexican jungle hide-out in October (15) - a meeting which resulted in the actor's controversial Rolling Stone magazine interview, which was published earlier this month (Jan16), a day after the cocaine kingpin was recaptured by authorities.
Investigators claim the meeting with Penn and Del Castillo was instrumental in helping them pinpoint the escaped convict's whereabouts, and they are eager to speak to both stars about their communications with El Chapo.
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Mexican Authorities Have Reportedly Called On Actress Kate Del Castillo To Explain How She Managed To Set Up A Meeting Between Fugitive Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman And Sean Penn.
Penn flew to the Mexican jungle with del Castillo last year (Oct15) after she arranged for the movie star to interview Guzman at his hide-out for a Rolling Stone magazine article, which was published earlier this month (Jan16) - just after the escaped convict had been recaptured.
Reports suggest El Chapo had become infatuated with del Castillo, who played a drug cartel boss on TV, and began contacting her after breaking out of prison during the summer (Jul15), and now Mexican authorities want to know how she communicated with Guzman while he was on the run.
In a 60 Minutes news interview, which aired in America on Sunday (17Jan16), Penn claimed the Mexican authorities were embarrassed by the fact an actress had access to Guzman and they didn't.
Actress Kate Del Castillo Has Broken Her Silence To Thank Fans For Their Support After It Was Revealed She Helped Organise A Secret Meeting Between Sean Penn And Fugitive Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Months Before He Was Recaptured.
The Mexican soap star became a go-between as Penn attempted to score an interview with El Chapo for a Rolling Stone interview.
Del Castillo had previously attracted the crime boss' attention by voicing her support for him on social media.
The secret get-together took place in October (15) at Guzman's hideout in the Mexican jungle, three months after he escaped from prison, and the article was published online last Saturday (09Jan16) - a day after the fugitive was taken back into custody.
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Sean Penn Has Declared He Has "Nothin' To Hide" As Mexican Authorities Investigate His Secret Meeting With Drug Kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, Months Before The Fugitive Was Recaptured.
The Oscar winner received some help from Latin actress Kate del Castillo as he attempted to set up his interview for Rolling Stone magazine, which was published online on Saturday (09Jan16).
In the article, Penn described his first meeting with the crime boss, revealing he and his associates were met by members of Guzman's trusted entourage upon arrival at a small Mexican airport in October (15), and they were driven to the middle of a jungle, where the drug lord had been hiding out.
Penn noted his paranoia about possibly being watched by government officials in the piece, and on Monday (11Jan16), it was revealed just how closely they had been keeping tabs on both actors' movements.
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