Gloria Estefan's husband has partnered with 20th Television to executive produce a Latino-themed drama series, as the company's chairmen explained:
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News Corp want to turn up the heat on Univision and Telemundo!
The media kingpin has patnered with Colombian broadcaster RCN Television to create MundoFox, a network to be launched this fall.
MundoFox will be a part of Fox International Channels and features content from RCN, Fox Deportes, and more.
Fox International Channels chief Hernan Lopez said the following on the partnership:
Sofia Vergara wasted no time to capitalize off of her Modern Family fame and she's not showing any signs of stopping!
The seksi Colombian actress is creating her own health and wellness website with world champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya!
The pair will join forces to launch SuperVida.com in 2012, a site catered to educate the Hispanic community about health issues, as Sofia explains:
“We are going to launch a website called SuperVida, dedicated to educating Hispanic families on health issues that most affect us. There are 50 million Hispanics in this country and there is not a resource like this and we need it. It is going to be revolutionary to better and save lives.”
Sofia says that being diagnosed and surviving thyroid cancer is what inspired her to create the site.
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YAY! Latinos in da house!
NBC is reportedly developing a new drama from director Kenny Ortega and The Event's Steve Stark, which will focus on a multi-generational Hispanic family running a dance studio in Miami!
Between this and the new Silvio Horta Fox show, we're so excited for Latinos to be blowing back up on the small screen! It's about time!
Not to mention DANCING!
AH! Too excited!
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A new National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report states that African Americans and Hispanics are the ethnic groups most affected by HIV.
African Americans account for 44% of the 48,100 new HIV cases diagnosed in 2009, while Hispanics account for 20% of the new HIV cases, but respectively, each ethnic group only accounts for 14% and 16% of the U.S. population.
Regardless of race, the study points out that gay men remain the population most heavily affected by HIV in the United States.