Gloria and Emilio Estefan were honoured with a Las Vegas walk of fame entertainment star, the first for the celebrated Latino music icons. Following two days of fanfare, a star was placed in their honour on the Las Vegas Strip sidewalk on Friday.
Famed producer and musician Emilo Estefan told The Associated Press that the award was special to him because it is the first time he and his wife have received a star as a couple, and it comes from Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world.
While studying at the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies as a performing and visual arts major, Shaffer Smith learned that it’s okay to be different. Today, 29-year-old Ne-Yo – Shaffer was renamed after Matrix movie character Neo – doesn’t need to be concerned at all about being different. He appears to be quite comfortable in his role as a three-time Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, actor and record producer.
Ne-Yo has accepted his fourth acting gig, being part of the cast of George Lucas “Red Tails” – a film about the World War II Tuskegee pilots. Yes, it’s that George Lucas and it’s those Tuskegee pilots.
This will also be the feature film directorial debut for Anthony Hemingway. In addition to Ne-Yo, the ensemble cast includes Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker and Method Man.