— A new documentary follows the 2010 titleholder of “World’s Smallest Man,” which is held by 24-year-old Colombian Edward “Niño” Hernandez. The young man, who measures just 27 inches, is determined to use his status to help pull his family out of their life of poverty, according to Tr3s. The documentary aired yesterday at 10 pm on TLC.
— In lieu of jail time, Paulina Rubio was slapped with an order to donate to a charitable organization, People en Español reports. The 40-year-old Mexican singer got in trouble with Miami police officials in June for reportedly refusing to get out of her car after her involvement with a fender bender. According to Celestrellas, La Chica Dorada yelled obscenities at police officials after she was asked repeatedly to get out of her car. In addition to donating $500 to a charitable organization, Rubio was ordered to take a four-hour online driving course, according to People en Español.
— Pitbull has once again settled a paternity suit out of court, Perez Hilton reports. According to the website, Barbara Alba (the mother of his 9-year-old daughter) was suing the 30-year-old Cuban American rapper because she felt as though the $3,000 he was providing her was not enough. The amount was given to Alba without any without any formal court order. Nonetheless, Mr. 305 settled the suit “amicably” – as described by Jason Setchen, Alba’s lawyer. “Pitbull is a gentleman,” Setchen stated.
— It’s expected that family relatives of the contestants of tonight’s Miss Universe 2011 pageant will be in Brazil for moral support, but for 23-year-old Miss Mexico Karin Ontiveros, it’s her entire family! According to AOL Latino, the contestant’s parents, siblings, and even her godmother flew from Guadalajara, Mexico, to support the beauty queen. “We are going to win,” Ontiveros’ mother told AOL Latino. “We’re going for the crown.”
— Comedian John Leguizamo has been named Colombia’s cinema ambassador recently by the country’s president, Juan Manuel Santos. In a press address, Santos thanked the 47-year-old Colombian-born actor directly. “Because this not only helps our image, it shows who we really are,” Santos said, “it breaks a series of negative perceptions that over many years have accumulated in the mind of many people.”
— Bachatero Prince Royce and Camila have been confirmed to perform in the 2012 Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile, Batanga reports. We previously reported that the award-winning Mexican pop rock group was taking an indefinite break from performing together – but we are guessing that they backpedaled on those plans since then? Other artists scheduled to perform at the annual music festival are legendary Dominican singer/song-writer Juan Luis Guerra and Argentinean singer Diego Torres.