BOSS DADDY Daddy Yankee’s street cred is once again put to the test with the launching of his latest CD, El Cartel: The Big Boss, with which the artist plans to conquer both Reggaetón and hip hop lovers. According to the 30 year-old artist who was catapulted to fame by his hit “Gasolina,” this new musical production features “songs of personal venting, songs of conscience, messages to society and obviously el partyseo [partying]. You’ll also find me singing. It’s a facet people didn’t know I had in me,” the Puerto Rican artist told Univision.com.
YES, THEY REALLY LIKE HER Singer Lucero’s management office has denied a producer’s claim that radio stations are not playing her music because, at 37, she is too old and no longer of interest to younger audiences. The allegations come from Guillermo Gil, producer of Lucero’s latest CD, Quiéreme Tal Como Soy. In a press release, the team behind singer Mijares’s wife says: “Neither Lucero nor we, who are devoted to her marketing and management, have been rebuffed by any media –be it radio, print, television or internet – to spread the word about our artist’s work. On the contrary, we have an incredible friendship and working relationship with everyone and, thanks to them, we are able to speak of a successful 27-year career.”
HEARTFELT “Yes, I am getting divorced, I am free. It’s not pleasant to talk about failure, but we only live once. I wish him the best. That’s life. There were irreconcilable differences. It wasn’t over a girl. What I must get out of this is not making the same mistake,” said singer Lucía Méndez, 52, to Mexican television show La Oreja (Galavisión), about her break up with businessman Arturo Jordán, 50, who has been spotted at different events with a 28 year-old young woman.
AHOY MATE Fernando Colunga will once again head the cast of a period novela, Pasión, being produced by Carla Estrada, 52. The sought-after leading man, 41, said it would be an honor to once again work with actress Adela Noriega, 37, as his leading lady but added he is sure that whoever Carla Estrada chooses for the role will do a great job, according to a story published in Esmas.com. By the way, the plot involves pirates on the high seas!