Saturday, December 7, 2013


(Gluten free, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly and so simple to make)

6 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound trimmed green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin, about 3 1/4 pounds)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the green beans and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the green beans and arrange them on top of the lemon slices. Add the potatoes to the same olive-oil mixture and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, arrange the potatoes along the inside edge of the dish or skillet on top of the green beans. Place the chicken in the same bowl with the olive-oil mixture and coat thoroughly. Place the chicken, skin-side up, in the dish or skillet. Pour any of the remaining olive-oil mixture over the chicken.

Roast for 50 minutes. Remove the chicken from the dish or skillet. Place the beans and potatoes back in oven for 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender. Place a chicken breast on each of 4 serving plates; divide the green beans and potatoes equally. Serve warm.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013


Tony Franco
Actor Paul Walker, who starred in the film Hours, (to be released this month) and gained fame as an undercover detective in the  "TheFast and the Furious", was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department declared that a vehicle engulfed in flames and two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, one of them actor Paul Walker. 

The "Fast and Furious" actor was the passenger in a Porsche GT during a test spin at a charity car show for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

Walker, who also starred in "Pleasantville" and "Varsity Blues," was working on the seventh film of the "Fast and Furious".  

Representatives with Universal Pictures confirmed Walker's identity and released a statement:

"All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the 'Fast and Furious' films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."

Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor. He became famous in 1999 after his role in the hit film Varsity Blues, but later garnered fame as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series. His other films include Eight Below, Into the Blue, She's All That, Takers, and Hours, scheduled to be released this month of December.  He appeared on the National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White.

Paul once said "If I ever died in a car accident where speed is a factor please don´t cry because I will be smiling" Rest in Peace... 

We at El NOTICOTO and EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO are shocked by the news and we send our sincere condolences also to the family, fans and friends of actor Paul Walker


H O U R S 
In theaters December 13, 2013

Before sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (Paul Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor.  What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan's life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation.  Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, and await transfer by ambulance, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters.  When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute-by-agonizing minute passes, becoming unimaginable hours.

HOURS Official Trailer
HOURS Official Trailer

CAST: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Gomez, Lena Clark, Michelle Torres, Omar Castro
DIRECTOR: Eric Heisserer
PRODUCER: Peter Safran
WRITTEN BY: Eric Heisserer
GENRE: Suspense thriller


Actor Paul Walker, who starred in this film Hours, and gained fame as an undercover detective in the  "TheFast and the Furious", was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop.  
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department declared that a vehicle engulfed in flames and two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, one of them actor Paul Walker. 

Representatives with Universal Pictures confirmed Walker's identity and released a statement:
"All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the 'Fast and Furious' films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."

We at El NOTICOTO and EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO are shocked by the news and we send our sincere condolences also to the family, fans and friends of actor Paul Walker. 

Fans, family and friends cannot believe the sad news of Paul Walker´s death this weekend.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Gabriela Isler Miss Universe 2013
Moscow, Russia – In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The 62nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition was broadcast on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.

Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler is the 7th young venezuelan woman to take home the Miss Universe crown. The 25 year-old college graduate with a marketing degree enjoys flamenco dancing and baking when she is not modeling. She is from the town of Maracay, Venezuela, right outside of Caracas, the country’s capital.

Thomas Roberts, anchor of (“MSNBC Live”) and Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B
(“America’s Got Talent”), co-hosted the pageant. Jeannie Mai, recognized for her fashion segments on NBC’s “Today,” served as commentator.

Steven Tyler performing
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included: Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s front man and lead singer; Chef Nobu, acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants; Tara Lipinski, Gold medal figure skater and 2014 Winter Olympics figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics’ multi-platform coverage; Carol Alt, TV personality, star of Fox News Channel's 'A HEALTHY YOU AND CAROL ALT’, international supermodel, actress, author, entrepreneur and raw-food enthusiast; Anne V, supermodel, actress,philanthropist and mentor on Oxygen's upcoming season of “The Face” with nine consecutive appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue; Farouk Shami, founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. makers of CHI and presenting hair care sponsor of the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition; Italo Fontana, pioneering designer of U-BOAT Watches; and Philip Kirkorov, iconic Russian pop-star .

In addition to his judging duties, Steven Tyler took the stage for a special performance. Tyler and the celebrity judges joined an exciting broadcast that included performances by Grammy nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN.

Throughout the MISS UNIVERSE Competition, contestants representing 86 countries competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concluded with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo from the United States, crowning her successor.

MISS UNIVERSE 2013: Miss Universe Venezuela Gabriela Isler.

FIRST RUNNER-UP: Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez will assume the duties
of Miss Universe 2013 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.

Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez
SECOND RUNNER-UP: Miss Universe Ecuador, Constanza Baez.
 Miss Ecuador Constanza Baez
Miss Venezuela, Miss Philippines, Miss Spain, Miss Brazil and Miss Ecuador
REST OF TOP FIVE Miss Universe Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira; and Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida.
REST OF TOP TEN: Miss Universe Great Britain, Amy Willerton; Miss Universe India, Manasi Moghe; Miss Universe USA, Erin Brady; Miss Universe Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko; and Miss Universe Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes.
REST OF TOP SIXTEEN: Miss Universe Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados; Miss Universe China, Jin Ye; Miss Universe Indonesia, Whulandary; Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Monic Perez; Miss Universe Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolivar; and Miss Universe Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht.

MISS PHOTOGENIC UNIVERSE™ : Miss Poland, Paulina Krupinska. 

An expert panel chose the delegate they thought best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus.

This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus.

The Miss Universe 2013 prize package includes: a year’s supply of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems, Inc.; a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; swimwear wardrobe by Yamamay; a one-year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; skincare products from Image Skincare; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss Universe; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; representation by Rubenstein Public Relations; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; yearlong consultation with a fashion stylist; and access to a personal appearance wardrobe.

Monday, October 21, 2013


WHO:                     THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - Miguel, Bruno Mars, Romeo Santos,
                                Prince Royce, Marc Anthony and More Nominated for AMAs

                                MULTIPLE CATEGORIES NOVEMBER 24TH ON ABC

This year’s broadcast of the American Music Awards will mark the 15 year anniversary
of the awarding of Favorite Artist Latin, and the 25th anniversary of the first performance
by a Latin artist, Gloria Estefan in 1988.  

This year the entire American Music Awards show is impacted by artists of Latino
descent: Favorite Male Soul/R&B Nominee Miguel is half Mexican; 3x nominee Bruno Mars’
is one quarter Puerto Rican; and of course, artists within the Favorite Artist Latin
category, Romeo Santos, Prince Royce and Marc Anthony, reflect, the wide range of
music loved by fans in the U.S.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the AMAs reflect the legendary Dick Clark’s
personal philosophies.  In his decades-long career, the legendary television personality
and producer also helped Latino stars rise from obscurity to international fame.

  • Dick Clark
    Radio personality (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) 
  • Dick Clark was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. In 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards Show. 

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013


    A L E J A N D R A   G U Z M Á N





    Miami, FL- As she returns to Sony Music, Alejandra Guzmán presents her classic hits along with new material  on her forthcoming live album, "LA GUZMÁN - PRIMERA FILA" , which goes to retail this December.

    Forceful, intimate and riveting, "MI PEOR ERROR" is on its way to becoming one of the biggest hits in LA GUZMÁN's career.

    Few artists transcend decades, leave an indelible mark on their craft, and become acclaimed by the public and the press. Only a select group outlasts passing trends and walks through the storm without getting wet.

    Among this elite group of greats is ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN, known to her fans as LA GUZMÁN. This week she released "MI PEOR ERROR" (My Worst Mistake), the first single from her forthcoming intimate live album titled LA GUZMÁN - PRIMERA FILA             (La Guzmán - Front Row). This engrossing, moving song reasserts her status as a world-class artist. Give it a listen and you'll believe.

    "LA GUZMÁN," as her fans and the press have dubbed her, is unmistakable for her heart-rending voice that's so gifted at expression. Brimming with energy, she's one of the most important Mexican female singers in the United States. Her actions are driven and defined by her antiestablishment outlook and defiant personality.

    LA GUZMÁN - PRIMERA FILA goes on sale in early December. But now we can enjoy its first single "MI PEOR ERROR" on the radio as of this week. This brand-new song, written by Pablo Preciado, is forceful, intimate and riveting. It's already making a strong run at becoming one of the most iconic hits of 2013.

    You can download the single here:

    you can request Alejandra´s new song in our show THE GREAT YEARS OF ROCK

    Friday, October 4, 2013


    Cindy López El NotiCOTO
    October 4-6, 2013
    Location: Huntington Park, California
    The 21st annual free family cultural celebration pays tribute to the culture and heritage of Mexico. 
    Located on huge Pacific Boulevard this event encompasses nine city blocks of more than 150 commercial, food, arts and crafts, corporate exhibitors, a free health fair, and a petting zoo. Along with three major concert stages with professional entertainment, two amusements and carnival areas, plus Menudo Contest and food samplings which brings huge crowds to celebrate the culture of Mexico. 
    Edward James Olmos will be the guest of honor and will receive the Key of the City of Huntington Park.
     The popular mexican actress, comedian and producer Carmen Salinas will the queen of the festival.  
    Juan Soler, a popular argentine actor, former rugby player and model will also be present along with other celebrities, mariachis groups and bands who will perform at the 3 stages in downtown Huntington Park. 
    The popular Tony Franco who worked for several radio stations will be broadcasting live from the event. You can listen to his show at 7 pm monday through friday 
    Come and celebrate with us! Free entrance and a lot of fun for the whole family! 

    Friday, September 27, 2013


    Human Rights Watch (HRW) Reports on Colombia 

    Colombia: Victims Face Reprisals for Reclaiming Land
    Displaced People Trying to Return Home Suffer Threats, Attacks

    Bogotá,Colombia - Internally displaced Colombians face killings and widespread death threats for attempting to reclaim their land, Human Rights Watch said in a report. Abuses targeting displaced families for trying to return home almost always go unpunished, as do the original crimes of forcing them off their land and stealing it.

    For the Full Report, click here.

    For Multimedia, including a video feature and raw footage, click here.

    The 184-page report, "The Risk of Returning Home: Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia," documents killings, death threats, and new incidents of forced displacement committed against displaced Colombians in relation to their efforts to recover their land. Many of those targeted are reclaiming property through the Victims Law, which was enacted by President Juan Manuel Santos in 2011 to restore millions of hectares of stolen and abandoned land to displaced people.

    Friday, September 13, 2013


    Pictured above are (L-R): Luis Estrada, General Manager, Universal Music Latino & Machete Music; Alejandro Fernandez; and Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
    Photo Credit: Sergio Angon

    LOS ANGELES – September 12, 2013 – Latin GRAMMY winner and multiplatinum selling Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez was at the GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE today celebrating the worldwide success of CONFIDENCIAS, his latest album for Universal Music Latino. Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, presented Fernandez with Gold and Platinum plaques for sales of the album in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

    Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. , 9th District, read the Los Angeles City Council Proclamation declaring today “Alejandro Fernandez Day” in the City of Los Angeles. “El Potrillo” then presented the GRAMMY Museum with the sombrero from his “charro” suit worn on the cover of his acclaimed, pivotal 1995 release “Que Seas Muy Feliz,” which will be on display in the museum’s permanent collection.

    In a Q&A dialogue with the audience, Fernandez also revealed details about his upcoming tour,Confidencias World Tour, and discussed the new production CONFIDENCIAS. "I am very happy and grateful for all that is happening around my album CONFIDENCIAS and my new tour. And the surprises do not stop.  This recognition and affection of the public is what motivates me.  I’m excited to start the tour and share the new production with my fans and audience.” expressed Alejandro.

     The 11-city U.S. leg of the tour begins at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on November 16, and continues to Atlanta, GA (11/17); New York, NY (11/21); Chicago, IL (11/24); McAllen, TX (11/27); Dallas, TX (11/29); Houston, TX (11/30); Laredo, TX (12/1); El Paso, TX (12/4); San Jose, CA (12/6); and Los Angeles, CA (12/7).  Tickets for Confidencias World Tour, produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), are now on sale and can be purchased or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

    The sombrero donated by Alejandro Fernandez to the Grammy Museum
    The Confidencias World Tour tour promises an unprecedented production from one of the most iconic voices in Mexican musical history. The dazzling show pays homage to Mexico via Fernandez’s exceptional mariachi, orchestra and vocal prowess, featuring a collection of his greatest hits, including traditional “rancheras”, pop hits and songs from his new 

    Renewed musical arrangements and innovative technology featuring mobile structures in which more than 230 robotic lights dance along with a giant screen give life to breathtaking scenes from Mexico accompany “El Potrillo” throughout his country. The images portray some of Mexico’s most important and beautiful resources: Its people, its traditions, its architecture and its folklore. The costumes are also fascinating, including handmade looms from the Mexican state of Chiapas, shawls from Michoacan, and traditional “charro” suits from Jalisco. On September 15th, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, he will bring the new production to his 11th annual El Grito performance in Las Vegas. 

    CONFIDENCIAS has become this year’s most dominant Latin album on an international level.  Debuting at #1, it is Alejandro Fernandez’s biggest-selling debut in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Within the first week of its release, it was certified Platinum in Mexico and Colombia; and Gold in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, United States, and Spain. The album also debuted at #1 on iTunes in 19 countries. CONFIDENCIAS continues to be the highest-selling Latin album in the United States and Puerto Rico. Recorded in Los Angeles last summer, the album is available in two formats, standard and deluxe, with 11 tracks and 15 tracks plus a DVD, respectively. Featuring duets with Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart and Vicente Fernandez, CONFIDENCIAS was produced by the late legendary producer Phil Ramone.   The first single and video from the album, “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti,” features Christina Aguilera and is the theme song to Univision’s new prime time soap, La Tempestad. The video has been a huge success, racking up more than 3M views the weekend of its release and hitting #1 in 17 countries.

    Photos Credit: Sergio Angon


    Remembering WHITNEY HOUSTON 9 years after her death

    By Tony Franco Whitney Elizabeth Houston  (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. Ho...