Alejandro Fernández Announces United States, Canada and Europe Dates of His ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR

 Multi-Latin GRAMMY award winner, Alejandro Fernández has announced the United States, Canada and Europe concert dates for his ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the United States and Canada tour kicks off May 22 in Fresno, California at the Save Mart Center and will wrap up on September 20 in San Antonio, Texas at the AT&T Center and includes Fernández’s first show in Toronto, Canada, at Meridian Hall. The European tour is produced by Planet Events @ Live Nation and includes his first ever shows in London and Paris. Full tour details below.

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Alejandro Fernández recently announced the release of his long-awaited new album, ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ (MADE IN MEXICO), available HERE for pre-order and on all digital platforms starting February 14. ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ marks his return to the mariachi ranchera format popularized by his father, and living-legend, Vicente Fernández. The album tells stories of love and heartbreak, with “El Potrillo” (as he is lovingly called) demonstrating his once-in-a-generation vocal talent while paying tribute to a genre whose spirit is deeply ingrained in the hearts and souls of Latinos everywhere.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 9AM local time at Ticketmaster.com. Every online ticket purchased for the United States and Canada ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ tour includes one physical CD copy of the new album. Tickets for the European dates will be available at www.ticketmaster.es, www.ticketmaster.fr, and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’includes hit single “Caballero,” which quickly became a fan-favorite in Latin America and the United States, leading digital and radio charts in Mexico and the United States. It also includes Fernández’s most recent single, Te Olvidé (I Forgot You), among other great songs, and features collaborations with composers such as Christian Nodal, Luis Carlos Monroy, Jorge Massias and Chico Elizalde, and it was recorded between Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York, and produced by renowned producer Áureo Baqueiro.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ Tour Dates:

Friday, May 22, 2020 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Los Angeles, CA “Fabulous” Forum
Saturday, May 30, 2020 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Friday, June 5, 2020 Hidalgo, TX Payne Arena
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Laredo, TX Sames Auto Arena
Friday, June 12, 2020 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Toronto, ON Meridian Hall
Friday, June 19, 2020 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Friday, June 26, 2020 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Sunday, June 28, 2020 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
Friday, September 11, 2020 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Saturday, September 19, 2020 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Sunday, September 20, 2020 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Friday, November 27, 2020 Málaga, Spain Martín Carpena
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Tenerife, Spain Recinto Ferial
Monday, November 30, 2020 London, England Eventim Apollo
Thursday, December 3, 2020 Paris, France Olympia
Saturday, December 5, 2020 Bilbao, Spain Miribilla 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 La Coruña, Spain Coliseum
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Madrid, Spain Wizink Center 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Palau St Jordi

Alejandro Fernández (“El Potrillo”) has sold more than 35 million records worldwide and won countless awards and nominations. He has achieved numerous #1 hits on the Mexico, U.S., Spain, and Latin America charts, including his latest single, “Caballero.” Throughout his career, Alejandro has collaborated with many musical powerhouses including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Rod Stewart, Plácido Domingo, Morat, Sebastián Yatra, and more. Throughout his prolific musical career, he has been proud and stayed true to his roots, taking Mexican music to the world stage, and continuing his father’s legacy.

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Feature-Length Ronnie James Dio Documentary Is Being Made

A fully authorized feature-length documentary about the late Ronnie James Dio is in the works. BMG is producing the film, which will span the career of the legendary metal singer.

The documentary is being directed by Don Argot and Demian Fenton, who previously worked on Last Days Here, the film about Pentagram’s Bobby Leibling. The Dio doc will be the latest music-related film venture for BMG following David Crosby: Remember My Name and the Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation.

“I am very excited to be working with BMG on Ronnie’s long-awaited documenter,” Dio’s widow, Wendy, told Variety. “Ronnie loved his fans and I hope they will enjoy this trip through Ronnie’s life.”

Following the thread laid out in Dio’s unfinished autobiography, the film promises “rare archival footage and photos from his personal archives” and “intimate scenes with Dio’s closest peers, friends, and family.”

It will span his entire career, from his origins as a ’60s pop singer before his time fronting Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and finally his own illustrious heavy metal outfit, Dio.

 

“Dio, a larger than life rock hero, whose music means so much to millions of fans worldwide, deserves nothing less,” BMG Executive Producer Kathy Rivkin Daum said. “The story behind his passion, ambition, and the highs and lows of success, in the rock and metal worlds, is something audiences have never seen before and won’t soon forget. We are honored to partner with Wendy on this incredible journey celebrating Ronnie’s life and work.”

Prior to the documentary’s eventual release, BMG is reissuing Dio’s final studio albums from 1996-2004, most of which have gone out print on vinyl and CD.

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‘Namaste Wahala’ Is the Nollywood Meets Bollywood Crossover We’ve All Been Waiting For


 

It’s no secret that Nigerians and Indians have one major thing in common: over the top weddings. The two cultures are basically neck-in-neck when it comes to beautiful, extravagant (emphasis on the ‘extra’) weddings, which is why many of us have often fantasized about attending a joint Nigerian-Indian wedding. The good news is that an upcoming romantic comedy, starring some of Nollywood and Hollywood’s best, is here to indulge us.

Namaste Wahala is the film debut of Indian businesswoman turned filmmaker Hamisha Daryani Ahuja. She released the first poster for the movie on Tuesday, showing a young couple in elaborate wedding regalia, and it’s been met with humor and excitement from people online.


The film stars Nigerian actor Ini Dima-Okoji and India’s Ruslaan Mumtaz in the lead roles. Dima-Okoji took to Instagram to excitedly share the news, writing “Namaste Wahala is a love story that cuts across the cultures of two countries: India & Nigeria. The movie touches various genres: romance, comedy, drama, and is directed by @hamishadaryaniahuja. It was such a pleasure working with these amazing, fun professional cast.”

It’s not the first time the two film industries have joined forces. The 2017 film J.U.D.E. is credited as being the first Nollywood-Bollywood co-production, according to Shadow & Act. It only makes sense that two of the world’s biggest film industries would unite once again, to give us an exciting cross-cultural production.

Though full plot details are yet to emerge, according to the poster, the film is due out on April 24. From what we can tell, it looks like it’ll bring all of our Nollywood-Bollywood dreams to life. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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Dreamgirls and Transformers Actress Esther Scott Dies at 66 After Heart Attack

Actress Esther Scott died after suffering a heart attack, PEOPLE confirms. She was 66.

Scott, who starred in Boyz n the Hood, Dreamgirls, Pursuit of Happyness and Transformers, had a heart attack at her Santa Monica home on Feb. 11 and remained in the hospital until she died on Friday surrounded by loved ones. TMZ was the first outlet to report on her death.

Along with movie roles in Encino Man, Austin Powers in Goldmember and The Craft, Scott played next-door neighbor Delma Warner on four seasons of The CW’s Hart of Dixie and Gladys on the short-lived series The Geena Davis Show. She also appeared in The Help, Melrose Place and Sister, Sister.

“She loved the work she did,” a family representative tells PEOPLE. “She loved her fans. She was always humbled and honored when her fans acknowledged and recognized her. She’ll be missed.”

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The late actress got her start in Hollywood in the mid-1980s when she lent her voice to the Star Wars: Ewoks series and made one of her last onscreen appearances in 2016’s The Birth of a Nation, in which she played the grandmother of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.

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“I prayed to Nana Bridget that I presented her in a way that would honor who she was,” Scott said of her Birth of a Nation role. “Bridget encouraged his spirituality, his faith.”

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‘Kung Fu Hustle 2’ Confirmed On The Way

Steven Chow has confirmed that Kung Fu Hustle 2 is coming. This Tuesday at an audience Q&A in Guangzhou, Hong Kong for his movie The King of Comedy he let it be known that they are working on the film. It may be fifteen years after the first movie has come out, but that doesn’t make us any less excited. The first film was an instant cult classic. It grossed $102 million globally and if he was to do a follow up to it now it would no doubt make much more than that.

During the Q & A session he was asked directly by a fan if there would be a Kung Fu Hustle 2. His answer was perfect, saying that it wouldn’t be a sequel, but a modern day kung fu movie.

“Yes, Actually it wont be so much a Kung Fu Hustle 2; it would be a modern-day kung fu story set in a foreign country and have its own standalone story.”

“But it will have a similar direction and concept as Kung Fu Hustle.”

In this culture that we have now of reboots and sequels it’s nice to know that Steven Chow will be taking this movie and treating it as an individual property. It will be like the first in themes and the over all feel that we got from Kung Fu Hustle, but will be completely original as far as plot.

Chow also said that he would be open to being in the film as someone who got beat up.

So when can we expect this to happen?

Probably not for another couple of years. Chow is currently focused on The Mermaid 2 which is set to come out sometime in 2020. So if he starts immediately on the follow up to Kung Fu Hustle after that, then we can probably assume it will hit theaters sometime in 2022, 2023.

What do you think of this? Ready for more Kung Fu Hustle? Tell us in the comments.

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Ben Affleck calls divorce from Jennifer Garner the ‘biggest regret of my life’

Ben Affleck has revealed in a new interview that he considers his divorce from ex-wife Jennifer Garner to be the biggest regret of his life.

Affleck, 47, opened up to The New York Times about how his crumbling marriage prompted his relapse into alcohol abuse and the rehab stint that followed.

“I drank relatively normally for a long time,” Affleck shared. “What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”

In 2018, Affleck and Garner divorced after 13 years of marriage. They share children Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Sam, 7.

“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” he continued. “Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.”

While Affleck acknowledges the role he played in the deterioration of their union — and his own life — he’s trying not to “obsess” over it.

“It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up,” he said. “I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”

“People with compulsive behavior, and I am one, have this kind of basic discomfort all the time that they’re trying to make go away,” he explained. “You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping or whatever. But that ends up making your life worse. Then you do more of it to make that discomfort go away. Then the real pain starts. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t break. That’s at least what happened to me.”

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Ja’net Dubois, ‘Good Times’ Star, Dies at 74

“Good Times” star Ja’net Dubois has died at the age of 74.

Dubois was found dead at her home in Glendale on Tuesday morning, Glendale police told USA Today. Her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

The actress starred on the CBS sitcom “Good Times” for five years from 1974 to 1979 as Willona Woods, the gossipy divorcee and next-door neighbor of the Evans family. She went on to appear in a number of film and TV projects, including voicing one of the main characters on the stop-motion animated series “The PJs.”

Dubois’s work on “The PJs” earned her two Emmys for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001. She also earned a NAACP Image Award nomination in 1998 for a guest appearance on “Touched by an Angel.”

Her other credits include “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” Moesha,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Facts of Life,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “A Different World” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

In addition to acting, Dubois also co-wrote and sang the “Jeffersons” theme song, “Movin’ on Up.”

Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2020 (Photos)

David Stern,

The former longtime commissioner of the NBA died Jan. 1 following a brain hemorrhage, according to a statement from current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He was 77.

Andrew Burkle  

Andrew Burkle, an aspiring film producer and the son of billionaire Ron Burkle, died Jan. 6 in his Beverly Hills home, according to People Magazine. He was 27.

Elizabeth Wurtzel 

Silvio Horta 

Silvio Horta, creator of ABC comedy series “Ugly Betty,” was found dead in a Miami motel room Jan. 7. He was 45.

Neil Peart 

The drummer and lyricist for the ’70s and ’80s Canadian progressive rock band Rush  died on Jan. 7, according to the band’s Twitter account. He was 67.

Harry Hains 

Harry Hains, an actor and producer who had appeared on “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “The OA,” “Sneaky Pete” and “The Surface,” died on Jan. 7. He was 27.

Buck Henry 

The actor-screenwriter-director who co-created “Get Smart,” co-wrote “The Graduate” and co-directed the hit 1978 Warren Beatty film “Heaven Can Wait” died on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles. He was 89.

Edd Byrnes

The actor, who played Vince Fontaine in “Grease” and also starred on the series “77 Sunset Strip” as the teen idol “Kookie,” died on Jan. 8. He was 87.

Ivan Passer 

Ivan Passer, a pioneering filmmaker in the Czech New Wave, a frequent collaborator with the late Milos Forman and the director of the 1981 film “Cutter’s Way,” died on Jan. 9. He was 86.

Stan Kirch 

Stan Kirsch, one of the stars of the syndicated ’90s fantasy drama “Highlander: The Series,” died on Jan. 11. He was 51.

Rocky Johnson 

Rocky Johnson, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died on Jan. 15 at the age of 75.

Terry Jones 

Terry Jones, a beloved member of the Monty Python comedy troupe who directed many of its classic films, died Jan. 21. He was 77.

Tyler Gwozdz 

Former “Bachelorette” contestant Tyler Gwozdz, who appeared on the 2019 season of the reality series, died Jan. 22 of a suspected drug overdose at age 29.

Kobe Bryant 

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on that killed four others. He was 41

Kirk Douglas 

Kirk Douglas, the prolific actor and producer whose “Spartacus” is credited with helping to end the Hollywood blacklist, patriarch of a successful entertainment dynasty and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, died Feb. 5 at age 103.

F.X. Feeney 

F.X. Feeney, a longtime film critic for LA Weekly, a film historian and a screenwriter, died on Feb. 5 after suffering several strokes over the previous few days. He was 66.

Kevin Conway 

Kevin Conway, known for his roles in films like “Gettysburg” and ‘Thirteen Days,” died on Feb. 5 of a heart attack. He was 77.

Veteran character actor Orson Bean, a regular on shows like “To Tell the Truth” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and star of “Being John Malkovich,” died the night of Feb. 7 at age 91 after he was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles.

Robert Conrad 

Robert Conrad, who was the star of the 1960s TV series “Wild Wild West,” died from heart failure on Feb. 8 at the age of 84.

Raphael Coleman 

Raphael Coleman, who starred as Eric in the 2005 Emma Thompson movie “Nanny McPhee” and went on to devote himself to environmental activism, died suddenly on Feb. 7 at the age of 25.

Paula Kelly 

Paula Kelly, an Emmy-nominated actress known for TV series like “Night Court” and films like “Sweet Charity” and “The Andromeda Strain,” died on Feb. 8 in Whittier, California. She was 77.

Joseph Vilsmaier 

Joseph Vilsmaier, a German director and cinematographer behind the acclaimed 1993 World War II drama “Stalingrad” died “peacefully” at his home in Bavaria. He was 81.

Caroline Flack 

Caroline Flack, former host of “Love Island,” died at the age of 40 on Feb. 15. A lawyer for the family told BBC that Flack died by suicide. 

Daniel Lee Martin 

Daniel Lee Martin, country singer and host of “Brotherhood Outdoors,” was found dead in his Pasco County, Florida, home on Feb. 14 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa 

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young actress seen in the 2016 Disney film “Queen of Katwe,” died on Feb. 15, according to the Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor. Waligwa, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, was 15.

Jason Davis 

Jason Davis, best known as the voice of Mikey Blumberg on Disney Channel’s “Recess,” died on Feb. 16. He was 35.

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A look at the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we lost this year

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Wendy Williams appears to mock death of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancee with ‘Price is Right’ joke

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Wendy Williams is facing backlash after she seemingly mocked the death of Dr. Amie Harwick during the “Hot Topics” segment of her talk show.

Harwick, a Los Angeles family therapist, was previously engaged to “Price is Right” host Drew Carey. Harwick, 38, was found dead in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood, and a different ex-boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder, police confirmed to Fox News.

Speaking on her talk show Monday, Williams brought up the sad story of Harwick’s death and angered some viewers when she tried to make light of the situation.

“She was killed, not by Drew, but by the ex,” she began.

Williams then used the “Price is Right” catchphrase, “Come on down,” before turning her head as though to follow someone falling out of a building. The crowd stayed noticeably silent for a beat before Williams awkwardly tried to move things along.

The uncomfortable moment may have passed quickly during the broadcast, but several viewers took to Twitter shortly after to voice their distaste at the 55-year-old talk show host’s jab.

“She was pushed. It was a domestic violence incident. Wendy Williams is mocking femicide. She needs to be fired ASAP,” one user wrote.

“That’s not even a joke. There’s no structure to it whatsoever. It’s just sick. If she still has a show after this, it’s a disgrace,” another commented.

“I KNOW #WendyWilliams did NOT just make a ‘come on down’ joke about Drew Carey’s ex-fiancee getting killed by being thrown off of a third floor balcony !!!! Somebody tell me i heard that wrong, please..but the audience is stone-cold quiet,” a third user wrote.

Several other users took to the social media site to express how upset they were at the segment.

Representatives for Williams did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Later in the day, Carey broke his silence on his ex-fiancee’s death in a statement provided to Fox News. Harwick and Carey started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in 2018, but called it off less than a year later.

“Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime,” Carey said. “She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”

Carey also took to social media to share an emotional tribute to Harwick.

“I hope you’re lucky enough to have someone in your life that loves as much as she did,” Carey captioned a two-second holiday clip of the pair. In the post, Carey is seen wrapping his arm around Harwick’s waist as she grabs a polar bear’s paw.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

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