'La Banda' launched on the Univision Network only a few weeks ago, but it's so popular that a second season has already been approved.
‘American Idol’ might be coming to an end, but Simon Cowell-produced reality singing competitions are set to live on. Univision has given the green light to a second season of ‘La Banda’, the show that scours the US and Puerto Rico for musical talent.
The Wrap reported that the multi-media competition show, that was co-developed by Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment and Haim Saban’s Saban Brands and produced with the help of Fremantle Media Latin America, will be continuing in its Sunday night slot on the Univision Network next year.
Simon Cowell / Univision show 'La Banda' has been renewed for a second season
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Madonna has weighed in on the Dolce and Gabbana IVF controversy. Which other celebrities have offered their views?
Madonna has offered her opinion on the Dolce And Gabbana controversy and firmly supports Elton John's views. The controversy stems from a comment made by designer Domenico Dolce in an interview in an Italian magazine, Panorama. In the interview, Dolce described children born by IVF as "synthetic babies". The March issue of the magazine was released on 12th March but the backlash against the duo continues with many celebrities and LGBT groups calling for a boycott of the label and protesters picketing D&G stores.
Madonna at the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Ricky Martin, Michelle Ackerley, Richard Wisker and Nick Sharratt - Presenters and guests taking part in filming of the BBC The Big Painting Challenge in Birmingham at Library - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd February 2015
While performing at the Honda Stage for iHeartRadio, Ricky Martin gave a live performance of his single, 'Disparo al Corazón', which was released for download on 17th February 2015, featuring Brian Cross.
As part of his iHeartRadio performance on the Honda Stage at the Theatre LA, singer/songwriter Ricky Martin recorded a live rendition of his single 'Livin' la Vida Loca', from his self-titled album in 1999.
Ricky Martin recorded a live concert on the Honda Stage in the Theatre LA for iHeartRadio, during which, he gave a live performance of his single 'Adiós', which was released for download on 23rd September 2014.
After coming out, then going off the radar for some time, we finally have news of Ricky Martin again – the Puerto Rico-born singer is joining the line-up of Simon Cowell’s latest talent show project, La Banda.
Cowell's new project is close to Martin's heart.
At this point you might be wondering, wtf is La Banda? The point of the upcoming competition show is to to assemble a new Latino boy band, consisting of males over 14 years of age, a sort of Latino One Direction, if you will.
Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin meets and greets for his new album 'A Quien Quiera Escuchar (To Whoever Wants to Listen) at Walmart in Caguas, Puerto Rico - Caguas, Puerto Rico - Sunday 15th February 2015
Ricky Martin - Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
Ricky Martin - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards which were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 20th November 2014
'The Tudors' actress Natalie Dormer, 'Fatal Attraction' star Glenn Close and popstar Ricky Martin were spotted arriving at the Armani One Night Only event held at New York's SuperPier. The fashion show was set up at a major expense to showcase Giorgio Armani's latest collections in an over-the-top and luxurious evening.
The remains of the late singer Jenni Rivera have been identified and returned to her family, following her death in a plane crash on sunday, CNN have reported.
The Spanish-American starlet was flying from the northern city of Monterrey on her way to Toluca with six others, all members of her touring party, when her plane crashed shortly after take-off. Although officials were reluctant to consider her death at first, their fears were realised later through the week when her remains were discovered and identified by her three brothers Lupillo, Juan and Gustavo.
Details on the crash are still a little sketchy, with new information into the ill-fated flight Rivera was on being released with each passing day. According to Mexican officials, her plane plunged from around 28,000 feet only a short while after take-off, but as of yet no explanation has been given as to what may have cause the crash.
Continue reading: Remains of Jenni Rivera's Body Identified and Handed Back To Her Family