(CNN) Actor Wentworth Miller had a poignant comeback after he became the subject of a meme because of his weight gain: He penned an open letter about depression and being suicidal. Miller, who found fame as the buff star of Fox’s action drama “Prison Break” and now stars in the...
  (COSTA RICA EXTRA) – Donald Trump’s offensive remarks about Mexicans has led the Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, to drop the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Trump. Last week, in his speech announcing a run for president, Trump deplored immigrants from Mexico who...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Univision’s longest-running program, the magically campy variety show Sábado Gigante, will end on September 19 — after airing every Saturday night for the last 53 years. Mario Kreutzberger will officially retire from his “role” as host Don Francisco, after interviewing everyone from Selena to Michelle Obama...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Mission Survive, throw eight celebrities into the mix and things are bound to be good, right? That was ITV’s hope with Mission Survive, which saw eight famous faces being literally dropped (like, from a helicopter) into the Costa Rican jungle and forced to trek for...
Bob Odenkirk on Better Call Saul. Photo: URSULA COYOTE/AMC Since Breaking Bad’s wrenching finale in September 2013, fans have been craving another fix from showrunner Vince Gilligan – especially after the announcement that Bob Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman would lead his own spin-off. Better Call Saul has finally arrived, and it’s...
COSTA RICA EXTRA — Sad news to pass along. Carol Ann Susi, the actress who voiced the character of Mrs. Wolowitz on the CBS show The Big Bang Theory, died yesterday after a battle with cancer. Susi portrayed the mother of Howard (Simon Helberg), and had been a castmember of...
COSTA RICA EXTRA — The beautiful and talented and one of the top figures in Costa Rican TV news, Glenda Umaña, is leaving the CNN en Español, where she has been since the network created the Spanish language news edition in 1997 Glenda’s departure is part of CNN’s restructuring of...
COSTA RICA EXTRA — October is “Season Premieres” on Costa Rica cable television, as the new television season is now officially underway. In North America it is called the “fall season”. In Costa Rica, since we are nearing the “dry” or “summer” season, we can’t obviously call it the fall...
For decades, male viewers have debated that immortal question, Ginger or Mary Ann? COSTA RICA EXTRA – Among the many shows marking anniversaries this month (“Friends” celebrates its 20th, and “The West Wing” its 15th), “Gilligan’s Island,” if you can believe it, its 50th. The comedy, which debuted in September 1964,...
COSTA RICA EXTRA (MTV News) — It’s easy to forget that before she went around stabbing people with forks on “Sons of Anarchy,” Katey Sagal was best known for playing a much different TV character: Peg Bundy on “Married with Children.” Seventeen years after the Fox sitcom went off the...
COSTA RICA ENTERTAINMENT – If there’s one outstanding characteristic of Costa Ricans it’s that they love to dance. In the past, we’ve joked that the “village square” in this country is any young male who doesn’t know how to dance. So when the Costa Rican version of the popular U.S....
No so happy families: Kendra sat far apart from her 31-year-old husband at a family meal in Costa Rica at Lola’s. Photo via Splash Nees / TMZ COSTA RICA EXTRA – Costa Rica has become a favourite vacationing hotspot for celebrities, the latest, former Playboy bunny and Hef’s ex-girlfriend, Kendra...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Martha Heredia, the Dominican singer and the winner of the fourth and last season of the television program Latin American Idol, has been sentenced to seven years prison and a fine of US$2.300 for heroin trafficking. On 22 February 2013, Heredia was arrested while attempting to...
Omar Epps (Dr. House) and Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s show) star. For those living in Costa Rica they have to be used to the delayed programming of trendy television series, like Castle, NCIS and the more recent, Resurrection. Although these shows are available on the U.S. television affiliates, ABC and CBS,...
The powerful short movie (cortometraje in Spanish)  “El Emigrante” aired on Channel 7’s Telenoticias Saturday, after a long wait. The movie, written by Mario Cardona chronicles the crisis that narcotics causes Omar (played by actor Will Conejo) who is victimized by his poor decisions. Omar attends the San Jose Christmas...