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Better Get To Sleep, Luis Fonsi Says The Idea For ‘Despacito’ Came To Him In A Dream

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“It sounds a little cliche and a little cheesy, but it’s the truth.”

Get out your notepads and thinking caps, because Luis Fonsi is here to take you to school. He was recently on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” to perform, but also took the time to give away his biggest secrets to writing a hit song. It just so happens there was a secret formula to creating “Despacito,” a song that has dominated the airwaves, staying at number one all over the world and in the U.S. for 16 weeks (tying the all time record), and garnered over 3 billion views on YouTube. So here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Be a talented musician and singer with decades of hard work and several albums under your belt.
  2. Be from Puerto Rico, so you can write authentically from your Puerto Rican experience.
  3. Have a dream where a perfect melody and lyrics just appear to you.
  4. Go to Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated song writer Erika Ender to help you finish writing it.
  5. Once you’ve gotten that to rise, add a dash of Daddy Yankee, your buddy and fellow Puerto Rican.
  6. After you get that all out of the oven, and it’s hot, fresh and ready to go, throw in a sexy music video with a former Puerto Rican Miss Universe winner, catchy dance moves, and the smiles of Puerto Rican locals from the colorful “La Perla” neighborhood.
  7. Release it all into the world, and once it starts blowing up, have Justin Bieber, one of the biggest names in pop music, garnish it with a verse in Spanish and share it with all of his fans, too.
  8. This is optional, but make sure that when performing it live, Bieber can’t actually sing it and improvises it with insensitive babble.

And voila, folks, there you have it. All the ingredients and steps necessary to have one of the biggest songs of all time. Tune in next time where we show you how to get snubbed at the VMAs.

And now for dessert, watch Luis Fonsi perform “Despacito” on “The Tonight Show.”


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Two Original Series Centered On Latino Stories Are Being Developed By Gina Rodriguez's Production Company For CBS And The CW

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Two Original Series Centered On Latino Stories Are Being Developed By Gina Rodriguez’s Production Company For CBS And The CW

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According to Deadline, Gina Rodriguez will be bringing several series about immigration and the Latino experience to CBS and the CW. Announced the same week that DACA was rescinded, it certainly was a bit of good news to learn that more Latino stories could be coming to TV. Rodriguez will be executive producing the shows, which is a big deal, as many have pointed out that producing, directing and having “above the line” jobs are what will begin to make a difference in bringing more Latino characters, actors, and stories to the forefront. The shows will go into development, which means they will have to advance through several phases before they are finally greenlit to air on TV.

Gina Rodriguez revealed via her Twitter account that she’ll be bringing Latino and immigrant stories to the screen.

One of the shows is “Illegal,” based on the life experiences of writer and co-executive producer Rafael Agustin.

Deadline describes Agustín’s story:

“The Ecuador-born Agustin grew up in America, and it was not until high school when he learned that, like his parents, he was undocumented. “Illegal” is described as a light one-hour about sixteen year old Rafael. He is a charming but bumbling high school student just trying to survive puberty. But when this all-American teenager discovers that he is not American at all, his perfect Honor Roll world is turned upside down.”

Rodriguez’s production company is also working on a medical drama titled “Have Mercy.”

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The show will be written and executive produced by Dailyn Rodriguez, the executive producer of “Queen of The South.” Deadline outlines the show:

“Have Mercy centers around a Latina doctor unable to practice when she immigrates to Miami who begins work as a nurse’s assistant, but risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community.”

Her production company “I Can & I Will Productions” will also be working on a series adaptation of the Steve Martin film “L.A. Story.”

Now, all we need to find out is who will be cast in these projects? We have a sneaking suspicion about one actress…

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