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French-Spanish documentary director and photo journalist Christian Poveda has been shot and killed in El Salvador, police said. Poveda, 52, is best known for his 2008 film festival favorite, La Vida Loca, which was about street gangs in the Central American country. Police told the BBC Poveda's body was found in a car north of the capital, San Salvador. The British broadcaster quoted Salvadorean President Mauricio Funes as saying he was shocked by Poveda's death.
Germany's BMG Rights Management officials say they're considering adding to their music library, citing low prices and little competition. BMG Rights executive Hartwig Masuch said the company planned to spend $360 million to acquire music rights during the next 18 months, Variety reported Thursday. In July, BMG acquired the rights to more than 8,000 songs from Los Angeles-based Crosstown Songs America, which has copyrights on songs such as Sheryl Crow's All I Wanna Do, Tina Turner's When the...
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson is now selling beer. The singer and actress has signed on as spokeswoman for Stampede Light Plus, made by Dallas' Stampede Brewing Co. Simpson will appear in ads in stores for the beer and is taking a 15 percent stake in the brewer.
Singer Ricky Martin has become the father of twin boys born to a surrogate mother, his U.S. publicist says. Martin, 36, best known for his song "Livin' La Vida Loca," didn't reveal the boys' names or the location of their births, but said they are healthy, People Magazine reported Wednesday.
By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - It would be a misstatement to call "Life" the return of Ricky Martin; the Puerto Rican star's last studio album was 2003's Spanish-language "Almas Del Silencio." But "Life" is a departure in sound for an artist who many mainstream listeners still associate with "Livin' La Vida Loca," from his self-titled English-language debut in 1999.
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.