Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan is not happy with Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric — and he’s gathering some friends to take a stand against it, according to Billboard.com.
Billboard reports that Estefan, 62, has enlisted dozens of friends — including Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar and his wife, singer Gloria Estefan — record We’re All Mexican, which he describes as a musical “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.” The track will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean, radio personality Enrique Santos and famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés, and will be released in late September.
“There’s a message being sent out to the world where people are giving opinions that are plain wrong,” the Cuban-American Estefan told Billboard. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world what we’re doing.”
Stephen Colbert says he came awfully close to not making his much-ballyhooed debut on The Late Show this week.
Apparently the combination of an overstuffed show in need of editing and a technical glitch temporarily prevented producers from sending the finished product to the network.
“At 11:20 — and this actually happened — no one in the building could give me a guarantee that the show was going to be on the air,” he said. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. EDT.
The problems were corrected just in time.
“As I felt the oxygen begin to drain from my brain and all of my organs shutting down, I thought if we actually made it to air, this will be a pretty good story,” he said. “And if we don’t, it will still be a good story at the theater camp I will be running in Idaho.”
Colbert’s debut averaged 6.6 million viewers, more than double what Jimmy Fallon had on NBC’s “Tonight” show, according to the Nielsen company. The two shows appeared to be much closer in viewership the second night, early estimates indicated.
Forget the rumors, Twilight fans. Robert Pattinson and his fiancee, singer FKA twigs, are happily engaged — even if they’re not rushing to the altar.
“Twigs is still enormously happy with Rob and they aren’t rushing to have the wedding,” a source tells Us Weekly. “Things couldn’t be better.”
Pattinson, 29, and the Two Weeks singer, 27, got engaged after six months of dating
“They text and talk nonstop when she’s on the road and they are away for work,” the source reports. “They are always talking when they can’t be together.”