Jennifer Lopez’s dance battle show kicked it into high gear this week with their “duels” round. After the last two weeks of qualifying performances, groups were saving their best for the pressure of going head to head with other dancers. Swing Latino, a dance group from Cali, Colombia, brought it to the next level with their flamboyant, high-energy performances. They wore bright colors, danced their hearts out to Jose Aguirre’s “Pa’ Lante,” and had judges out of their seats, dancing along.
J.Lo danced along with team Swing Latino as they performed an exhilarating Latin Jazz number.
She couldn’t help but get off her feet and shake it.
But it’s what Swing Latino did for their finale that had J.Lo screaming and jaws dropping.
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That’s right, for their final move, a group of dancers flung one of their own several feet through the air. She was caught by a male dancer who was being held up by three other male dancers, and then he flipped her upside down! It was insane.
We can’t wait to see what’s next on “World of Dance,” which is shaping up to be a summer spectacle.
For the second time in his career, and second year in a row, Colombian reggaeton star, Maluma performed in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The reggaetonero surprised fans at his sold-out show by inviting the diva from the Bronx, Jennifer Lopez to join him on stage.
Jennifer Lopez joined Maluma on stage at his sold-out show, but not for the reasons you’re thinking…
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It feels like it’s J.Lo’s world and we’re all just living in it. 2019 has been Jenny from the Block’s year, and she’s not slowing down anytime soon. The Boricua’s still promoting her hit film Hustlers, which has earned her the best reviews of her career. She crashed Milan Fashion Week last month and broke the internet in her iconic 2000s Versace dress, she’s launching a skin care line soon, and all the while she’s planning a wedding to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, that will no doubt be epic.
The two latino super stars performed J.Lo and Marc Antony’s classic ballad ‘No Me Ames’
Last week, Lopez hit the ground running right after she threw a lavish engagement party in L.A. with husband to be A-Rod, and took Maluma fans by surprise when she joined the singer on stage at Madison Square Garden to sing her 1999 hit ‘No me ames’—but not for the reasons you might think.
On Friday, October 4, Jennifer Lopez, walked on stage through a hidden trap door to join Maluma for a duet. ‘No me ames’, a 90s classic, was first popularized by J.Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony. Maluma’s performance was a tad dissappointing to say the least. Social media users described it as “a bad attempt to reach ‘el astro de la salsa’s’ notes. Maluma regrettably stumbled over a few of Anthony’s lines, which Lopez tactfully recovered by singing them herself.
According to HOLA! USA magazine, fans “roared as J.Lo rose up centerstage in a spume of smoke like a Greek goddess.” The 50-year-old singer actress looked breathtaking in her gold-ensemble and bold lip color. While her statueque gown gave us major J.Lo vibes, we should point out that on stage, she was channeling a character named “Kat.” As it turned out, the two Latino music stars used the 25 year old’s sold out concert as an ideal backdrop to film a scene for an upcoming rom-com starring Lopez, Maluma and Owen Wilson.
J.Lo’s upcoming movie ‘Marry Me’ starring herself, also includes Owen Wilson and king of reggaeton, Maluma.
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The romantic comedy “Marry Me” is the pop star’s latest project of the year. Based on Bobby Crosby’s graphic novel, the film is about a pop star, similar to Lopez herself, who finds out her fiancé is cheating on her with her assistant. After an epic meltdown during a concert at Madison Square Garden, the pop star picks a random math teacher to marry. Owen Wilson is set to play the math teacher that is forced to navigate a new relationship with the popstar. According to a casting announcement by Deadline, Colombian singer and reggaetonero, Maluma, will play Lopez’s cheating fiancé.
The two artists took to social media to share a sneak peek of the first days of filming.
“The art of collaboration…it’s what I love about this business!!! True magic happens when inspiration meets the absence of ego. It’s so much fun when different artists come together and everyone contributes to create something special and true and real for everyone to experience and enjoy!! Issa flow… Here we go!!!,” wrote the Second act actress on Instagram. ‘Chantaje’ singer replied to her post writing, ‘I’m so grateful’.
The singer also shared on Instagram, a short clip of their performance in NYC.
Upon wrapping their theatrical duet, Maluma informed his fans in Spanish that a camera crew had filmed the whole scene for use in the movie — but Lopez would have to re-shoot her extravagant trap door reveal just a few more times. Unmoved by Hollywood magic, the New Yorkers audibly complained — but ultimately complied, and with a lot of applause.
Described as Notting Hill meets The Proposal, ‘Marry Me’ starts as a goof and ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny. The film’s release date has not been announced yet, but we can’t wait to see how their iconic performance will translate to the big screen!
The drug industry never sleeps. Some of the feats that drug traffickers pull off to get their product to consumers are nothing short of extraordinary. This one right here though, was a pretty epic fail, deserving of its very own episode in Netflix hit show Narcos. Last week, three men were found by the Colombian Navy, floating in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific using bales of cocaine to stay afloat off the coast of Tumaco, Colombia.
Three drug traffickers who had been floating for hours on packets of waterproofed cocaine were found by Colombian Navy officials.
The bizarre encounter happened 30 miles into the ocean on Colombia’s Pacific coast. The three men, suspected drug traffickers, had been floating among a total of 1,265 kilograms (2,789 lbs) of cocaine hydrochloride for severn hours after their boat was hit by a wave and capsized, according to a statement from the Navy. A spokesman for the coastguard said: “These three people were floating on a material that by its characteristics resembled drugs.”
During a search and rescue operation, officials spotted the castaways and helped them aboard, only to find that they were floating on $50 million dollars worth of cocaine.
Officials spotted the trio floating on packages of different sizes, during a search and rescue operation and promptly went to the rescue. Footage of the incident shows navy officers throwing life belts to the three men from a coastguard ship. Once the men, who were confirmed to be Colombian nationals, and the packages which were waterproofed and weighed over a ton altogether, had been taken safely to shore, chemical tests were carried out.
“The Colombian Armada secured the rescue of three Colombian nationals and seizure of 1,265 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride in waters of the Colombian Pacific” read a tweet by the Colombian Navy.
It was determined that the packages in fact, contained cocaine hydrochloride. The total seizure had a street value, in the United States, of about $50 million. The three unlucky castaways were turned over to prosecutors and are now facing charges for the trafficking, manufacturing and possession of narcotics.
The men and their vessel were “Very possibly…on their way to Central America,” Captain Jorge Maldonado of Colombia’s Task Force against Drug Trafficking told Agence France-Presse. The search continues for a fourth individual whom the men say was with them. He is still missing.
According to the UN, large amounts of Colombian Cocaine is smuggled to the U.S. by sea through Central America and the Caribbean.
According to the UNDOC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), cocaine is typically transported from Colombia to Mexico or Central America by sea and then onwards by land to the United States and Canada, often in container shipments. Colombia remains the main source of the cocaine found, but direct shipments from Peru and the Plurinational State of Bolivia are far more common than in the United States market. A study conducted by the UNDOC found that Colombia is the leading manufacturer of cocaine in the world, while the U.S. is home to the majority of cocaine users.
Just this year NYC authorities secured the largest cocaine seize in history.
Earlier this year, in March, authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey seized around 3,200 pounds of cocaine, making it the largest cocaine seizure at the port in nearly twenty five years, and the second of all time, authorities say. The drugs, which had an estimated street value of $77 million, were found in a shipping container which entered the U.S. from Buenaventura, Colombia.
In January, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo vowed the US will work with Colombia to decrease production of coca, the plant used to manufacture cocaine, by 50% by 2023.
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