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Mauricio Henao talks ‘Ultimo Ano’

 

If you live in the Omni area, and you see Mauricio Henao walk on by, try not to stare.

Though the former soap star is used to the attention. The beyond handsome Henao may get some bad looks now: He is currently playing the evil Martín on MTV Tr3’s new series, Ultimo Año ( Last Year)

The character has few redemptive qualities, but Henao sees Martín as “just an ambitious kid who wanted to live the life.”

The Colombian-born, New Jersey raised former model based his character on Matt Damon’s star turn in The Talented Mr. Ripley, since Martin steals the identity of someone who died.

“I’m a big fan of his; producers asked me to watch the movie to prepare for my role,” says the bachelor, who is proud of his edgy work on Ultimo Ano.

“This is more of a psychological thriller. It’s different from all the other stories out there.”

Harlem shakers

Miami Heat, who? There are other basketball players to think about — the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. We especially can’t wait for the moves from Special K, aka Kevin Daley.

His favorite move? “I love the half-court hook shot,” said K, who holds the Guinness World Record at 46.6 feet, made at the NBA All-Star Jam Session in his current hometown of Dallas in February 2010.

K, a native of Panama, was a big fan of the guys growing up but never saw them play live. You could say he loves his job, which is part theater, part sport.

“My greatest trick by far is making people smile,” says the showman. “I like bringing joy to people worldwide even with a language barrier.”

‘Wild’ thing

Joe Francis never met an Annual Blacks Gala he didn’t like. Will the raunch mogul will attend this year’s bash? Francis’ Girls Gone Wild film company declared bankruptcy following a ruling that he owes millions of dollars to Vegas casino king Steve Wynn in a defamation case.

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