— Half-Mexican actress Sara Paxton may sing to us in her newest project. The 23-year-old Shark Night 3D (out in theatres now) star has been cast in ABC Family’s first musical. As of yet, no title has been confirmed, but we can say that the film involves romance, magic, and some dance performances. Paxton stars alongside Drew Seeley and Chelsea Kane in the film, which will premiere next year.
— Jessica Alba has returned to the gym after giving birth to her second daughter Haven Garner Warren a little over three weeks ago. The 30-year-old Mexican American actress has even taken to Twitter to share workout tips with her almost 2 million followers. “I’m going light, stationary bike and elliptical,” Alba wrote.
— Chespirito, also known by his government name as Roberto Gómez Bolaños, will be honored during the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony. The 82-year-old Mexican writer, cartoonist and actor will be presented with a Legends Awards at the ceremony, which will be held next Thursday, Sept. 15 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. D.C.
— Alejandro Sanz has returned to work after the birth of his third child, Hola reports. The 42-year-old Spanish singer, whose new son Dylan was born last month to girlfriend Raquel Perera, is judging on La Voz Mexico. “I’m at a wonderful place in my life right now,” the singer told the magazine. The singing competition premieres Sept. 11 on Televisa.
— Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding is one of the new faces of Uniqlo’s fall campaign. The 26-year-old part-Latina is part of a diverse cast of “disparate personalities” (which includes Colombian-born actor John Leguizamo) that will be featured in ads by the Japan-based casual wear company. The message Uniqlo aims to convey is that its clothes are “Made for All.”
— Salma Hayek stole the spotlight at the first ever Gucci Award For Women in Cinema this past weekend in Italy. The 45-year-old Mexican actress, who posed husband François-Henri Pinault, looked stunning in a grey Gucci dress. Hayek and Pinault visited some boutiques this past Saturday in Venice, Italy and brought along their daughter, Valentina, in the afternoon.