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It’s true!!! The rhythm is eventually gonna get you.

Taking a page from Carole King’s highly-successful Broadway production, Beautiful, Gloria Estefan is bringing her life to the stage in a new bio-musical titled On Your Feet!- titled after her 1989 hit. The production is to be helmed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), with a book by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

An open casting search called “Reach Gloria” will be held this September in Miami and New York. Submissions are now being accepted on the show’s official website.

“Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. … Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent.” – Gloria Estefan

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From the man who brought us Juno and Up In The Air, Jason Reitman takes a hard look at how we connect with each other these days. “Discover How Little You Know About The People You Know,” the tagline poses. One way to definitely find out is to search through one’s browser history, text messages, TUMBLR feeds and other ways we communicate in the technological age.

Based on a novel of same name written by Chad Kultgen, the film stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, and Ansel Elgort. Men, Women & Children will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. It then opens in limited release on October 3 and expands on October 17. Elgort presented the teaser trailer to Good Morning America Tuesday and said the following.

“I think it tells a really important story that hasn’t been told yet — the world has changed so much in these past few years with social media and the Internet, how it’s affected us and the way we communicate with people, and the way we have relationships in general, both romantic or just friendships,” Ansel Elgort explained. “One of the things our director Jason said was that it’s so funny in this world now, where all we do is connect, connect on our phone, we’re starting to disconnect.”

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The CW is entering the singing music competition ring with a brand new show that will hit our TV screens this August. Produced by Dave Broome and Queen Latifah, the teen/young adult network is gearing up to introduce their new show “The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep.” If you think the title is a little confusing, you’re not on your own. So what’s the concept for this new show? One of the show’s judges/mentor’s opened up to Ryan Seacrest about the premise on his morning radio show.

The series is a music talent show, I’m really excited about it…I’m going to be moving in with someone. The judges will be going to different cities in the states. There will be four people auditioning in each city and these artists are going to be either people that had a chance in the past, maybe they possibly got dropped from a record label. Also there will be people that are local stars or local celebrities.

The judge/mentor went on to explain that they will spend 72 hours with their artist during their everyday lives. If they flip burgers, so will the judge/mentor. They will continue to work together musically as well to perfect the audition. So, who are the four professionals jumping onboard for this new competition? Find out below.

Find out who willing heading the pro panel after the jump.

Queen of Latin Pop, Gloria Estefan has just debuted her music video for her dance hit, “Hotel Nacional“. The song is from her most recent album “Miss Little Havana” that has been out since the fall. This single has reached number one on the Billboard Dance Music chart and the music video doesn’t disappoint. If you haven’t heard the track yet, beware because the “rhythm is gonna get you”.

Directed by Footloose’s Kenny Ortega, the video features Susan Lucci (first appearing as her name is sung in the lyrics of the song), as well as various female impersonators. The impersonators had actually competed all around the country for their chance to be in this video. Hundreds of entries were received and Estefan herself selected the winner, April Carrion from Club Krash in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oh, and as shown in the photo, there’s a lot of dancing by a hot guy in his underwear that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

This won’t be the only Estefan fix you’ll be getting this month. As you probably already know, she’ll appearing on Glee later this month playing Santana’s mom. For now, enjoy her wacky & fun new music video below!

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O.M.Glee. This news almost made me spill my morning coffee. This week’s Glee was one of my favorite episodes however, they couldn’t keep it up in the ratings department and fell to an all-time series low. YIKES!. One of the things creator Ryan Murphy stated in his efforts to make season three better was to tone down the guest stars. However, without reoccurring star power, is the show losing casual viewers?

Fear not Gleeks because a slew of guest stars is on the way. Thanks to Donovan, we’ve learned that a few Latin stars are headed to the show in the new year. The first is Ricky Martin who is set to play the school’s swim coach. I hope we get to see Ricky’s bon-bons in a speedo alongside swim team member, Chord Overstreet. The second is the queen of Latin music, Gloria Estefan who will be playing Santana’s mom.

Now, it looks like the show’s execs are courting another major music star to play another member of Santana’s family. While I thought for sure they’d be looking for someone to play alongside Gloria as Santana’s father, I was highly mistaken. Instead, they are looking to cast a male to play Santana’s older brother and who they have tapped to play the role is pretty unreal.

See who could play Santana’s brother after the jump.

Glee Season 3: Santana’s Mom Will Be…

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You’re going to have to wait just a little longer to find that out. I’m a little bit of a tease that way. On this week’s episode of “Glee“, Santana had her coming out party. While her friends were supportive, her grandmother was not. In a heart-wrenching scene, Santana’s abuela disowned her granddaughter and told her to leave. I’m glad that the show decided to show a response to coming out that wasn’t so pleasant. Let’s face it, not everyone is as awesome as Burt Hummel.

Though Santana’s grandmother wasn’t supportive, earlier in the episode Santana told New Directions that her parents took her lesbian declaration well. Whether that’s true, remains to be seen. When “Glee” returns in January, we’ll find out first hand when Santana’s mom makes her debut. Just who’ll be playing her mom? Here’s a hint. She’s an international music star in both English and Spanish speaking countries. Sources say, the cast are “really really big fans of hers and love her music and her husband’s music”.

see who’ll play Santana’s mom after the jump

I’ve certainly been in a nostalgic mood as of late. Just last week, I shared my favorite SWV music videos and today I’m taking another trip down memory lane. This time my post was inspired by last night’s “Dancing With The Stars’” 80 theme night. For this week’s show, the dancing competition picked eight memorable tracks from the decade. The producers did a great job in picking a good sampling of hit songs to represent the era.

The night began with one of my favorite girl groups from the 80s, the incomparable Bangles. Susanna Hoff and the ladies sang a medley of their hits which included “Manic Monday” and “Walk Like An Egyptian“. Hoffs, who by the way is 52-years-old, looked as hot as ever. She definitely found the Fountain of Youth, or in her case the “Eternal Flame“. LOL. I couldn’t resist. So while Tyrell shares his favorite four dances from last night’s competition, I’m here to rank last night’s featured songs. I embedded all the original music videos in order of their appearance on last night’s show. Scroll down to the end of the post to see who topped my list. You might or might not be surprised with my choice.

Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Released: 1986
Album: Slippery When Wet
Peak Position: 1

check out all the original music videos after the jump

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