— The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror film, will be remade and directed by an Uruguayan director. Tr3s.com reports that Fede Alvarez, who has only had a few Spanish shorts to his credit, will be teaming up with his partner Rodo Sayagues to work on the zombie-filled script.
— Rafael Nadal has been chosen as the Best Male Tennis Player at the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (ESPYs), JustJared.com reports. The Spanish tennis star, who won his sixth French Open title earlier this year, thanked the ESPYs’ jury on his Facebook page. “I’m very proud of receiving this award,” the 25-year-old wrote. “It will help me to keep working hard not to disappoint those who have voted for me :)”
— Farrah Abraham, one of the stars of MTV’s Teen Mom, took a dig at Demi Lovato recently over the former Disney stars’ personal troubles. “In the v.o booth… i feel if demi Lavato can sing … why can’t I… I’ve been through way more then just vomiting after every meal,” Abraham Tweeted. The reality star spoke in reference to Lovato’s struggle with bulimia and new song ‘Skyscraper.’ The new single, which shot to number one on iTunes, was described as a “great song” by Nick Jonas, one of the Jonas brothers and Lovato’s former tourmate. “She played it for me a while ago,” he said in an interview with HollywoodReporter.com. “It’s great.”
— The graphic designer behind the colors in a new version of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is Latina, AOL Latino reports. María González, who was born in Spain and moved to the U.S. at the age of 7, works with an art director and team to make sure all visual elements in a film are uniform. She has worked on other Disney films, including Oliver and Company and The Princess and the Frog. González, whose father also worked in animation, told the website that she is especially proud when more Latinos land key positions within companies such as hers.
— VH1’s Single Ladies is up for a second season. The hour-long scripted series about three friends with widely differing views on love, will begin filming in late 2011 and is slated to premiere in 2012. The series stars part-Mexican Stacey Dash.