—Nestor Carbonell will be enjoying a busy year. Ringer, The CW drama series that the Cuban actor stars in, has been picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. The show, also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, is one of the first dramas on network television to get a full order of episodes, according to Zap2It.com.
—The wait is almost over! American Idol’s 11th season will have a special premiere event on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10PM ET. Producers have reported to MTV.com that Jennifer Lopez will return as a judge for the hit show for the upcoming season. (e-mail)
—Avatar, the 3-D film starring Dominican actress Zoe Saldana, may have sold the most tickets at the box office in 2009, but it has also been named the most pirated film by The Hollywood Reporter. Over 21 million illegal downloads have been made to date.
—Actress of Spanish descent, Paz de la Huerta has a job next year, according to Zap2It.com. The hit HBO show she stars on, Boardwalk Empire, has been renewed for a third season.