Sunday, December 1, 2013

ACTOR PAUL WALKER DIES IN A CAR ACCIDENT



By
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

Monday, November 11, 2013

MISS VENEZUELA GABRIELA ISLER IS THE NEW MISS UNIVERSE 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.

FINAL RESULTS:
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
TOP FIVE:
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.

MISS CONGENIALITY UNIVERSE™ AWARD: Miss Universe China, Jin Ye
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.
Source: missuniverse.com



Monday, October 21, 2013

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 24TH ON ABC

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

WHAT:                    AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS CELEBRATE LATIN MUSIC MAKERS IN
                                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

    ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN THE QUEEN OF LATIN ROCK RELEASED HER NEW SINGLE "MY WORST MISTAKE"



    A L E J A N D R A   G U Z M Á N

    THE ONE AND ONLY, UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF ROCK

     RELEASED HER NEW SINGLE ON THE RADIO

    "MI PEOR ERROR"

      


    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

    SABOR A MEXICO LINDO FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIFORNIA HONORING EDWARD JAMES OLMOS

    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 www.elshowdetonyfranco.com 
    Come and celebrate with us! Free entrance and a lot of fun for the whole family! 





    Friday, September 13, 2013

    ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ´ DAY GREAT SUCCESS IN LOS ANGELES AT GRAMMY MUSEUM

    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 viawww.Ticketmaster.com 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 
    albumCONFIDENCIAS.


    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


    The GREAT YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL Tuesday 4 pm EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO



    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    AEROSMITH IN COSTA RICA OCTOBER 1, 2013

    The legendary classic rock band Aerosmith is making a concert tour stop in Costa Rica on the Global Warming World Tour.  As we all know, Aerosmith is an American icon and have sold more than 150 million records all over the world.  They will be playing in the Saprissa Stadium on October 1st, which is located in Tibas.  This is about a 5 minute cab ride from San Jose.
    Tickets are available on http://www.publitickets.com/index.php if you are located in Costa Rica. 
    Via a press conference at the Jazz Cafe Escazu, with Aerosmith blasting in the background, the tour producer Flevent announced the third tour of Aerosmith in Costa Rica.  Here are details on ticket prices:aerosmith-costa-rica
    Seating AreaColonesDollars
    Outdoor (In the sun)20,500$40
    West Grandstand27,500$55
    East (In the shade)32,500$65
    Silver45,500$90
    VIP55,000$110
    The last time Aerosmith played in Costa Rica was in 2010, in the Autodromo in La Guacima.  Before that, it was more than a decade, since they have visited Costa Rica.  Since 2012, the Global Warming Tour Aerosmith has been playing concerts in over 60 countries in North America, Asia and Oceania, in order to promote Music from Another Dimension!, The latest album of the band


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    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    THE 67TH ANNUAL EAST LOS ANGELES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE THIS SUNDAY

    Logo Oficial 2013
    By Mariluz González
    Once again, Los Angeles welcomes the 82nd anniversary of one of the landmark Hispanic organizations in Los Angeles with the return of the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country: The 67thAnnual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade, presented by Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. 

    The parade route will be through, E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., starting at Mednik and ending at Gage Ave. The celebration will continue at Belvedere Park. (Mednik and First) with music acts, entertainment, attractions, food vendors, merchandise, interactive displays and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
    This year’s Grand Marshal is Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
    Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village — all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership.
    Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and USC. A fourth generation Angeleno, Eric lives in Silver Lake with his wife and one-year-old daughter. He is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve and is an avid jazz pianist and photographer.
    Special guests include Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Mariano Barba and iconic grupero romantic group Los Caminantes plus soap opera stars David Zepeda,  Mayrin Villanueva, Altair Jarbo plus many more!  Plus special surprise presentation by Red Bull.
    In its 67th year of running, the parade stands as a symbol of union and joy, having gathered hundreds of thousands of participants and attendees each year and expecting to do so again this year. In 2013, the parade celebrates Hispanic Heritage as well as the 82nd anniversary of the founding of its organizer, Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, an institution that has stood as one of the pillars of the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles since its inception in 1931.
    Television networks ABC Ch. 7 will conduct a partial live broadcast of the parade as well as Univision will conduct a recording of the parade for a later broadcast on the same day. 
    The parade will  be broadcast live on digital radio by EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO www.elshowdetonyfranco.com 
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    The East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade in Los Angeles is presented by the Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, produced by Jive Live Entertainment, and endorsed by the Consulate of Mexico, City of Los Angeles, and the County of Los Angeles.

    About Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico
    Founded in 1931, the Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Mexican roots and culture. Its mission is to promote and celebrate Mexican heritage in Los Angeles. Among its activities, the CMCP presents three events: El Grito at the LA City Hall, the Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas Pageant, and the Mexican Independence Day Parade.



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