KATE DEL CASTILLO
Sisterhood rules in Peacock's first Spanish-language series
FILE - Kate del Castillo attends the NBC 2019/20 Upfront in New York on May 13, 2019. The Miami-set Armas de Mujer is in production on eight episodes for the Peacock streaming service, with a premiere date yet to be announced. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Sisterhood and survival are the themes of a dark comedy coming to Peacock, a first step into Spanish-language fare created for the streaming service. The Miami-set “Armas de Mujer,” which translates in English as “Women's Weapons,” also is a switch for its stars, including Kate del Castillo of “La Reina del Sur” drama series fame. “I’m very happy to be doing this amazing genre that I’m not familiar with as an actress,” del Castillo said Wednesday.
Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media
LOS ANGELES – Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Among the highlights of the event (all times Eastern):— “A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8 p.m. Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator. — “Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’: A Conversation with the Stars,” Oct. 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español.