Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thank You

"We have been running our main website and our blog separately  for over a year now and have decided to consolidate this blog into our website.  This will allow our visitors to go only to one site and make access easier.  You will still get the great content that you have come to expect and a lot more!  It will be a work in progress  but you can look forward to a re-vamped website at www.salsacircuit.com coming up in the next few months.

Thank you for continuing to support salsa and Salsa Circuit!"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tony Dovolani & Val Chmerkovskiy Reveal Their Favorite DWTS Partners, Same-Sex Dancing

Dancing With the Stars pros Tony Dovolani and Val Chmerkovskiy recently chatted with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. It was pretty early in the morning for Val and he looked cold and sleepy (but still sexy). Tony and his amazing teeth always sparkle with energy.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

• Tony called Season 2’s Stacy Keibler (and George Clooney’s current squeeze) is his favorite partner of all time. Val has only danced on one season so far and, ironically, he got Elisabetta Canalis, George’s ex. “Thank you, George Clooney,” Val said. Later, Tony added a little diss to Elisabetta. Val said she was a tall, fit, beautiful model but — Tony jumped in, "there's a reason why they're models — don't talk."

• Tony talked about feeling like he embarrassed his dad when he “quit” on Kate Gosselin on Season 10. He’s never quit anything in his life and it was important to him to get back in the room and keep working.

• The two pros discussed the possibility of same-sex dance partners and Val noted that ballroom is a man and a woman creating a relationship between each other and that’s how it’s built. “Rick Perry, ladies and gentlemen!” Elvis joked. (Interestingly enough, Val danced with Carson Kressley for the Season 13 finale.) Val said Argentine Tango actually started out as a dance between two men. “They practiced outside the club in order to get good enough in order to dance with the main dame,” Tony added.

• Both Val and Tony said they’ve never hooked up with anyone on DWTS (which is good, since Tony is married) but Tony said he’s seen others hook up.

• Tony doesn't think DWTS viewers want to see "good TV" they want to see controversy and fights, etc. The radio hosts argue that IS good TV.

• They preview Maks’ Ballroom Birthday Bash being held this Friday. A lot of past DWTS stars will be coming, although they don't name names.

We just hope that we’ll see these two pros back in the ball room for Season 14!

Source: ElvisDuran.com

Rare picture of Ricky Martin snapped with his twin boys in New York

Although he's highly focused on 'Evita,' the musical debuting April 5 on Broadway, and in which Ricky Martin plays Che Guevara, the father of two doesn't skirt his duties as a dad and takes advantage of every opportunity to spend time with his twin boys, Valentino and Matteo.

Just a few days ago, the Puerto Rican star was photographed with his boys, who are living with their father in the Big Apple, after dinner at Nello, an Italian eatery on Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The image shows a paparazzi-conscious Ricky, who can't be bothered nor pressured, as he helps his twin boys into an SUV waiting outside the restaurant.

The singer has been keeping a kind of social media journal of his day-to-day details in New York, where he'll be living this year.

"Another great day in NYC. We went to the zoo (and froze) 1sauna and problem solved. I studied some music from 'Evita' and now Zzz. G'night my peeps," he said a couple of days ago.

He also shared insight into the Broadway musical, about which he said he tried on some of the costumes, that tickets were already on sale and referred to his castmates, too...

"I just met the entire cast of #Evita. Really talented people. And it has to be the sexiest cast on Broadway ;0)."

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Salsa Circuit Top 10 Latin Songs' Week of January 22, 2012

1     El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana

2     Si Tu Me Besas - Victor Manuelle

3     Quedate Conmigo - Zacarias Ferreira

4     Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee

5     Ayer - Enrique Iglesias

6     Telefono Ocupado - Luis Miguel del Amargue

7     Me Gustas Tanto - Paulina Rubio

8     Antes de las Seis - Shakira

9     Oye Mi Cuerpo Pide Salsa

10     En El Cielo No Hay Hospital - Juan Luis Gerra

8 Anti-Aging Makeup Tricks

With all due respect to wrinkle cream, the right foundation or lipcolor can make you look younger — instantly. See for yourself with these super-fast solutions.

Try a pink pucker

"Everyone looks younger with cherubic rosy lips," says makeup artist Christian McCulloch, who works with Demi Moore and Naomi Watts. If you're fair, slick on a mauve-y rose shade such as Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum, $7.49; for deeper skin tones, go with a bolder color like Berry Smoothie.

Apply a Natural Glow

If your skin seems dull, try a foundation with light-reflecting particles (they're tiny, so you won't look like a showgirl). "They hide flaws and make skin look radiant," says makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. Any formula labeled illuminating, brightening, or luminous will do the trick. Try Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation, $10.49.

Smooth lids with shimmer

A neutral-colored shimmery eye shadow is like Spanx for crepe-y eyelids: It gives the illusion of tautness. Use a powder — not cream — shadow one shade lighter than your skin, such as Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin (for light skin), Baked (for medium), or Smog (for dark), $17 each.

Use cream blush
Powder blushes, which sit on the skin's surface, can exaggerate the look of fine lines, "but cream formulas sink into skin to give a dewy finish," says Kashuk. Try the Illamasqua Cream Blusher, $24.

Brighten eyes with beige pencil

"Big, sparkling eyes convey youth and happiness," McCulloch says. No kidding! His trick: Line the inner rims of your eyes with a cream-colored eye pencil (we like Tarte Inner Rim Brightener, $18).

Laugh off lip lines

"When you apply lipstick so it has a crisp border, it draws attention to fine lines around your mouth," says Kashuk. Try lightly dabbing your finger around your lip line after swiping on your shade: It'll make the edges soft — and your smile juicier.

Airbrush skin with primer
It makes you look like you're always standing in flattering light, says makeup artist Maria Verel, whose clients include Diane Sawyer. "Primer blurs the appearance of uneven skin and fine lines, so your face seems smoother." Rub on a pea-size drop after moisturizing — even if you don't wear foundation over it. Verel likes Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, $32.

Fight gravity with eyeliner

"After age 40, eyelids can start to droop at the outer corners," says Sandy Linter, a Lancôme makeup artist who works with Christie Brinkley. Her fix: Line your top lash line with a creamy black pencil, then use a pointed Q-tip to smudge the line slightly up and out past the outer corner "to create a subtle lift."

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rumors Swirl of an Alleged Shakira & Pique Sex Tape

Are Shakira and Piqué the new Kim Kardashian and Ray J? Rumors are swirling that there is a sex tape of the lovebirds getting down and dirty.

According to TV Notas, one of Shakira’s employees is blackmailing the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer. Allegedly, if she doesn’t pay up the large sum requested, the video will be released.

Shakira Shows Some Love to Boyfriend Piqué

The gossip site says that supposedly the employee taped Shakira giving Piqué oral sex.

There have been allegations in the past that “She Wolf” Shakira also made a sex tape with her former boyfriend of 11 years, Antonio de la Rúa.

Rumors of a sex tape with Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, with whom she recorded her hit single “La tortura,” also surfaced, but images of the video were never seen.

Shakira Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Shakira and Piqué began dating a few months after collaborating in the filming of the music video for her South Africa World Cup theme song “Waka Waka” (This Time for Africa.)

Soon after, there were reports that the two were an item, despite the fact that each had a significant other at the time.

Rumors that the two had split spread online in October, but Shakira’s team denied the allegations.

Rodrigo Beltrán, Shakira’s press manager in Colombia, said the rumor about the alleged breakup is “completely false.”

Shakira and Piqué Join Forces to Help the Community

“They are still together and are very well.”

Beltrán says he wanted to clear up the rumor, which had spread in various news outlets throughout Europe, Latin America and social networks.

Shakira tried to quash the rumors by sending Piqué a kiss via her Twitter account.

“Good luck to the Spanish national side and to my number 3, muah @3gerardpique. Shak.”

Rumors also cropped up that Piqué had been unfaithful to Shakira with another woman.

You can reach Alexandra Gratereaux at: Alexandra.Gratereaux@foxnewslatino.com or via Twitter: @GalexLatino

National UFO Reporting Center Plans To Turn ICBM Site Into Headquarters

Over the Cold War years underground missile sites were built in the United States to house weapons to defend America from attack by outside forces.

In an odd twist, one such decommissioned site in Davenport, Wash., might end up becoming the future home of the National UFO Reporting Center.

For many years, the center's director, Peter Davenport, dreamed of relocating his organization in a missile site and even living there himself.

He explored several decommissioned ICBM sites in Washington state until someone decided to sell one in 2005: Atlas E Missile Site 6.

The site, shown in a 1960s image below, fell under the jurisdiction of Fairchild Air Force Base from 1961 to 1964.

"It was the first underground ICBM ... site in the U.S. arsenal, decommissioned in 1964," Davenport told The Huffington Post via email.

Considerable work is needed before this missile site will be ready for occupancy, he said, but meanwhile the work of the center goes on, from an office elsewhere in Davenport. Its role is to "receive, record, and to the greatest degree possible, corroborate and document reports from individuals who have been witness to unusual, possibly UFO-related events," according to its website.

With its phone hotline operating almost nonstop since 1974, the center has received tens of thousands of calls over the years from people reporting UFO encounters, especially from individuals wishing to remain anonymous.

When government agencies receive UFO reports that they either can't or don't want to handle, they often direct the reports to the center. The organization maintains a relationship with law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration's traffic control centers, the National Weather Service, military facilities and even NASA.

Already since the start of this year reports have streamed in at a steady clip, according to the Mutual UFO Network, for whom Davenport has served as director of investigations of its Washington chapter.

Having worked as a Russian translator in the Soviet Union, a commercial airline pilot and a flight instructor, Davenport is a no-nonsense, level-headed investigator of UFOs, always weeding through the good from the bad.

"Based on my last 17 years of experience in collecting UFO sighting reports, I conclude that our planet is being visited, and visited frequently, by these objects we have come to refer to as UFOs," Davenport said.

While many people believe UFOs are alien spacecraft from somewhere far away, the truth is that, historically, the vast majority -- approximately 95 percent -- of UFO reports have been explained by conventional means. That would include misidentifications of aircraft or astronomical objects, weather-related phenomena and any number of other explanations.

But there's always been at least a 5 percent residue of UFO reports that have remained truly unidentified, as reported by numerous military personnel, including pilots and radar operators over many decades, according to previously classified UFO documents.

Davenport's center doesn't presume that all UFOs are extraterrestrial; he shares information gathered from his hotline with the public and many serious investigators to try and get to the root of each sighting report.

"I've seen many video clips on YouTube, and it's been disappointing, without exception," Davenport said. "The [principal] problem is the high frequency of prank videos, posted, apparently for no purpose other than to gain notoriety for the contributor," Davenport said.

Another major problem, according to Davenport, is the low quality of most of the clips.

We provided him some recent videos of objects said to be UFOs posted on YouTube and asked for his take on them.

This first video, posted on Jan. 4, shows an object over Buenos Aires.

"The object of interest is badly out of focus, so it is blurry," wrote Davenport about the photo. "We don't know whether the object is drifting with the wind or perhaps in another direction. I can't be certain what the object is, but I have no particular reason to conclude that it is a genuine UFO. It doesn't appear to exhibit any type of unusual movement that is often reported for genuine UFOs."

Another video posted Jan. 9 shows a triangular pattern of lights in the sky over Michigan.

Davenport wasn't impressed by this one, either. "The quality of most of the footage is particularly bad, given that the photographer is moving the camera so much and the object is rarely in frame," he wrote. "However, the object above the contrail does appear quite bizarre, perhaps moving in a non-aerodynamic fashion. It would be difficult to determine whether the object was real or whether it might have been added to the video afterward."

"Of the three videos, this is the one I would elect to investigate first," he said.

Davenport suggested that a person's predisposition toward UFOs can play a role.

"We are all subject to being victims of optical illusion, denial, self-delusion, etc. However, an experienced UFO investigator can usually determine fairly quickly how capable a witness a person probably is, which can say a great deal as to how reliable his or her report may be."

"I suspect that out of 100 telephone calls made to our hotline, probably only about 5 percent of them address sightings of genuine UFOs, i.e., extraterrestrial craft. That is a very rough approximation, however, and it would be impossible to certify how accurate the estimate is."

Within the scientific community, many might disagree with Davenport's assessment of what is the cause behind that 5 percent. One thing, for sure, Davenport seems to have plentiful reports to keep him busy, with more than 200 received in the first two weeks of 2012.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Zoe Saldaña a real life hero

Zoe Saldaña is playing a real-life hero, after she rushed to the aid of an elderly woman who was involved in a car crash this past Wednesday afternoon.

The 33-year-old Latina actress, from such hit movies as 'Avatar' and 'Star Trek', was driving through Culver City, California, when she witnessed a car crash. Zoe got out of her car and quickly ran over to assist the woman involved, who was bloody but conscious. Along with another man passing by (pictured with the white cap), she helped her from her vehicle to the curb.

Zoe then immediately dialed 911 and called for help. As they waited for the emmergency officials to arrive, she calmed the injured woman. According to reports, she seemed very concerned and caring. She also went back to the woman's car and took her purse and sweater back to her.

Even after the police and paramedics were attending the injured woman, she stayed to make sure she got proper care.

Good for Zoe! We hope many more people follow her Good Samaritan example!

By: Gustavo Heredia

Friday, January 20, 2012

Salsa Circuit Top 10 Latin Songs' Week of January 15, 2012

1     Quedate Conmigo - Zacarias Ferreira

2     Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee

3     El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana

4     Si Tu Me Besas - Victor Manuelle

5     Bailando Por El Mundo - Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata

6     Ayer - Enrique Iglesias

7     Me Gustas Tanto - Paulina Rubio

8     Vallenato En Karaoke - Elvis Crespo

9     Elvis Crespo Featuring Los del Puente

10     Oye Mi Cuerpo Pide Salsa

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good News for Conrad Murray: $100 Million Debt to Michael Jackson's Family Off the Table

There's one less pipe dream on the books.

The prosecutors who won a conviction of involuntary manslaughter against Conrad Murray have withdrawn their petition demanding $100 million in restitution from the disgraced doctor.

No, not $100 million for them, of course, but for Michael Jackson's family.

MORE: Conrad Murray speaks out in his own defense

"We informed Judge Pastor that the Jackson family is not seeking restitution and asked that the matter be taken off the calendar" and there are no further hearings scheduled on the matter, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison told E! News Wednesday.

In asking for the maximum sentence possible for Murray, Deputy District Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil also filed a statement of the Jackson family's purported monetary losses resulting from Jackson's death in 2009 at the age of 50.

Murray was indeed sentenced to the max, four years in prison, and had his medical license taken away in California (with the D.A.'s office expressing confidence that other states will follow suit), but apparently the prosecution and Jackson's family determined that the physician—who was in dire financial straits before his conviction—would never be able to pay up.

While he will likely spend less than two years behind bars due to chronic overcrowding in California's prison and county jail systems, Murray filed paperwork last month noting that he was pretty much bankrupt and couldn't pay $1.8 million in funeral expenses, let alone the $100 million.

L.A. Superior Court Judge ruled that the Jacksons were permanently waiving their right to restitution from Murray, though a wrongful death suit filed by Joe Jackson could still result in a financial judgment against him.

—Reporting by Baker Machado

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