— Ricky Martin’s fans adore him – enough so that they began a Twitter campaign counting down to the Boricua superstar’s 40th birthday. Martin’s birthday is on Dec. 24 and until then, you can read a cute tidbit about him through the “Top 40 Reasons Why There’s Something About Ricky Martin” campaign – or search hash tag #TSARM. One of our fave posts about the singer? “Reason#35: The face...that smile...those eyes...that chin...enough said!” We agree wholeheartedly!
— Goodness – how caliente is Mexican telenovela actor Aarón Díaz! We’re thoroughly enjoying a behind the scenes video of the 29-year-old’s 2012 calendar. Check out the video yourself here and tell us what you think. This is a new reason to look forward to 2012.
— It was a great weekend to be a vampire. According to Us Magazine, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn blew other films out of the way on its opening weekend. The film, which is the fourth installment in the hit vampire series, earned $139.5 million domestically. Worldwide, the film earned an additional $144 million. Our heads can’t even wrap around that kind of change. Congrats to the Twilight team, which includes Latino actors such as Alex Meraz of Mexican indigenous descent and Argentine actress Mia Maestro.
— Nicole Richie’s fashion empire continues to grow. The 30-year-old fashion designer’s work now has a position within Fred Segal, Just Jared reports. According to the website, the fashionista’s House of Harlow 1960 line has a holiday pop-up shop at the upscale clothing retailer.
— Don Omar wants to clear some things up about a recent altercation he had with a journalist. According to People en Español, the Puerto Rican reggaetonero released a statement in which he explained his side of the story when an Azteca América reporter in a Los Angeles hotel after a press interview. Latin Gossip reports that what began as an interview ended up in an altercation between the 33-year-old singer/actor, his bodyguards, and the reporter, who was removed from the hotel. “What happened yesterday will keep happening if someone tries to invade my physical and psychological space disrespectfully,” Don Omar said.
— Selena Gomez and her Canadian sweetheart Justin Bieber are so adorable together. According to Us Weekly, the part-Mexican singer/actress was serenaded by Bieber at the rehearsals before yesterday’s American Music Awards. “At one point Justin even sang 'I Feel Good' a la James Brown!” a source told the magazine. “They were snuggling in between takes, and he was serenading her! They look as in love as ever.” How sweet.