A judge in Spain has found there is sufficient evidence to establish that a 43-year-old man is the biological son of Julio Iglesias even though the singer refused to have a DNA test.
The judge, in fact, cited Iglesias' refusal to submit to genetic testing as part of the evidence that persuaded him to rule in favor of Javier Sánchez in his paternity suit against the 75-year-old crooner.
The judge's ruling issued Wednesday said “there existed contacts and a relationship between the mother of (Sánchez and Iglesias) near the date of conception.”
Sánchez says his mother, María Edite Santos, gave birth to him in 1975 exactly nine months after she met Iglesias at a party.
Iglesias' lawyers say they will appeal the decision.
Cristela Alonzo is telling her story in words and music, what she calls a “mixtape memoir.”
The actress and producer's book, “Music to My Years,” comes out Oct. 8. She will track her rise from living with her family in an abandoned diner to her fame as creator and star of the sitcom “Cristela,” and stand-up performer featured in the Netflix special “Lower Classy.” The link is music and television and how they helped define moments in her life, like how the theme to “The Golden Girls” led to a trip to the principal's office.
In a statement issued Wednesday through Atria Books, Alonzo said she wasn't inspired by “ego” but out of a desire to connect her story to others.
Smiths' new venture
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are looking to expand their brands under a new corporate umbrella.
The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture.
According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company “formed to execute the Smith family's global content and commerce business strategy.”
In a statement, the couple said Westbrook's mission is “to spread positive ideas, art and products that entertain and empower the greatest number of lives.”
Westbrook Studios will serve as the studio home to all new premium TV and motion picture projects. It currently serves “Red Table Talk,” the Facebook Watch series featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
The company will also develop projects as starring vehicles for Will Smith.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Jeff Hanna is 72. Ventriloquist Jay Johnson is 70. Actor Bruce McGill is 69. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 69. Actor Stephen Lang is 67. Actress Sela Ward is 63. Guitarist Richie Sambora is 60. Singer Suzanne Vega is 60. Actress Lisa Rinna is 56. Actor Greg Grunberg is 53. Actor Justin Chambers is 49. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 47. Rapper Lil' Kim is 44. Actor Jon Wellner is 44. Actor Connor Paolo is 29. Singer Alessia Cara is 23.