Diego Luna, the actor who made his mark in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” makes his English-language directorial debut with “Cesar Chavez,” a passionate film about the activist leader. Michael Pena stars in the title role with America Ferrera playing his wife, Helen. John Malkovich, Wes Bentley, and Rosario Dawson complete the cast. “Cesar Chavez” opens in theaters on March 28.
In this interview, we talked about Luna’s interest in making the movie, how he researched the film, and the importance of the Filipino farm workers in shaping the revolution.
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Aloe Blacc is having a great momentum! Starting with his collaboration with Avicii last year, the Billboard smash “Wake Me Up,” Blacc followed that with the addictive “The Man” single, his new album (which I love, by the way) called “Lift Your Spirit,” and then now, he’s on America’s favorite singing competition, “The Voice,” as a mentor for Team Adam. I sat down with the singer/songwriter to talk about:
*** His interest in joining “The Voice” and Team Adam
*** Why is “The Voice” such a big hit?
*** His advice to the contestants
*** Would he join “The Voice” if he’s just starting out?
*** Working with Avicii
*** What advice would he give to Madonna since the Queen of Pop is currently working with Avicii for her new album
*** What surprises are in store for his upcoming performance at the super-hot Coachella Music Festival?
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“Divergent” is one of the most anticipated movies this year but is it worth the hype? Based on the popular novel by Veronica Roth, “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley as Tris, a teenager in a dystopian Chicago future who must choose a faction – is she Amity, Candor, Abnegation, Erudite, or Dauntless?
Joining Woodley in this action-adventure from director Neil Burger is Theo James as Four, the Dauntless trainer. Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, Tony Goldwyn, and Ashley Judd complete the cast.
So is “Divergent” better or as good as its young adult adaptation sister, “The Hunger Games?” Find out in my review below:
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Before we thought the cameras were rolling, check out my stolen moments with the “Divergent” cast namely Shailene Woodley (she’s a hugger), Theo James (he loves Manny Pacquiao), Ashley Judd & Tony Goldwyn (Judd loves the way I said Rosa, my last name), Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer (Manny, Maggie, and Mekhi), Miles Teller & Jai Courntey (Jai loves my haircut), and Christian Madsen & Ben Lloyd-Hughes love my shoes! It’s fun and silly, that’s why I’m sharing this with you!
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I love, love, love Shailene! Not only is she a fantastic Oscar-nominated actress (she received her nomination for “The Descendants”), she is also sweet in person (she’s a hugger!). And super down-to-earth much like her “Divergent” character, Tris. She’s our heroine, she kicks major booty, and she’s smart and witty – a great role model for young girls!
In this fun interview, we talked about her interest for the role, the many themes of “Divergent,” and what faction would she choose?
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