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Chiquis Rivera's site crashes as webseries is launched

April 2nd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Hundreds of fans of Jenni Rivera's singer daughter Chiquis were left disappointed on Tuesday (01Apr14) after her website crashed moments before the launch of her new online mini-series.

Janney 'Chiquis' Rivera debuted Chiquis Confidential on her official site on Tuesday afternoon, but many frustrated devotees were unable to gain access to the page after its server struggled to deal with the huge surge of visitors.

The technical issue was promptly fixed, allowing fans to check out the premiere episode of the webseries, a behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life as she works on her new m...

Cause Of Jenni Rivera Jet Crash Blamed On A 'Series Of Factors'

December 5th, 2013 2:23pm EST
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Mexican Authorities blamed technical problems and possible pilot error for the plane crash that killed Latin singer Jenni Rivera last year.

The 43-year-old star perished along with four members of her entourage and two pilots when the Learjet she was traveling in crashed in Mexico in December of 2012.

Officials at Mexico's General Civil Aviation Administration have now published a report into what caused the accident, just days before the first anniversary of the tragedy.

A "series of factors" have been pinpointed as possible causes, including the age of the plane, which was more than...

Lawsuit surrounding Jenni Rivera plane crash allowed to proceed

November 15th, 2013 3:10am EST
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The owners of a private plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera when she died last year (12) have lost their bid to have a wrongful death lawsuit filed against them dismissed.

Two pilots and five passengers, including the star, perished on 9 December, 2012 after the Learjet crashed in Mexico.

The families of Rivera's publicist, Arturo Rivera, make-up artist, Jacobo Yebale, hairstylist, Jorge Armando Sanchez Vasquez, and attorney, Mario Macias Pacheco, joined forces in January (13) to sue operators at Starwood Management Inc. for damages in a Los Angeles court.

The defendants ...

Jenni Rivera's daughter to play mum in biopic

October 17th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Tragic singer Jenni Rivera's estranged daughter Janney is set to portray her mum in a new biopic.

The project will serve as 28-year-old Janney's acting debut and she is reportedly taking singing and acting lessons in order to perfect her portrayal.

She tells Univision, "It would be an honour to portray my mother in a movie."

Her mother perished in a plane crash in December (13), aged 43. At the time of her death Rivera had fallen out with her oldest daughter amid reports of a blossoming romance between her and the singer's ex-husband, former baseball player Esteban Loaiza.

Jenni Rivera's son gets tattoo tribute of mother

July 22nd, 2013 3:20am EDT
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Jenni Rivera's son has paid tribute to his tragic mother with a new piece of body art completed by celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D.

The Mexican-American superstar died in a horrific plane crash on 9 December (12), and now her eldest child, Mikey, has gone under the needle to get a massive inking of her likeness on his right arm.

He documented the experience for an upcoming episode of his family's reality show, I Love Jenni, and during the segment he thanked Von D for agreeing to do the project, saying, "To be able to have Kat Von D do my tattoo (was really special)... As an artist, I re...

Jenni Rivera's family announce record label launch

May 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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The family of superstar Jenni Rivera has announced plans to set up a new record label in honour of the late singer's dream to help aspiring Latin talent.

Rivera died when her plane crashed in Mexico in December (12) and her family are eager to prolong her legacy by continuing her goal to support new acts.

The Los Angeles-based company, named JRE/Divina Music, was in the works in 2010 and Rivera and had already signed up bilingual singer Monica Padilla.

The label will also include a project by the singer's brother Juan Rivera and a Christian-themed album by Rivera's daughter Jacqie, who p...

Jenni Rivera's Memoir To Be Published This Summer

February 19th, 2013 1:26pm EST
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Jenni Rivera's memoir is to be published posthumously following the Latin star's death in a plane crash last year.

The 43-year-old singer perished when her plane went down over Mexico in December, and it has now emerged she was working on a book project at the time of her death.

Publishers at Atria Books have confirmed Rivera finished writing the autobiography, titled Unbreakable, and they will release the book in July.

Rivera's sister Rosie Rivera insists the family is supporting the release and they hope it will bring comfort to fans.

She says, "I miss my sister every moment, but ...

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
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As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...

A Public Memorial Is Set For Singer Jenni Rivera On Wednesday

December 19th, 2012 8:29am EST
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A public memorial for late Latin singer Jenni Rivera is planned at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre on Wednesday morning. A limited number of tickets were available online for $1, but they sold out within one hour. However, Univision will air the memorial live (12 p.m. / 11 a.m. Central / 9 a.m. Pacific).

Rivera's reverend brother, Pedro Rivera, Jr., is helming the special two-hour celestial graudation for his sister at the arena. Rumored stars who will be featured at the tribute include rapper Snoop Dogg, longtime friend Gloria Estefan and actor Edward James Olmos, who appeared alongside ...

Paulina Rubio Pays Tribute To Jenni Rivera

December 14th, 2012 5:42pm EST
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Singer Paulina Rubio is still struggling to come to terms with the death of fellow Latina Jenni Rivera - she was waiting to perform a duet with her when she heard the star had been killed in a plane crash.

Rivera and six other passengers were aboard a private Learjet 25 when it went down in Nuevo Leon, Mexico on Sunday, and all were presumed dead after wreckage of the aircraft was found scattered near the city of Monterrey.

News of the plane's disappearance spread quickly and Rubio was on set preparing for a duet with Rivera on talent show The Voice Mexico when she heard the terrible ne...

Two Police Officers Arrested For Looting Jenni Rivera's Crash Site

December 13th, 2012 3:07pm EST
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Two police officers have found themselves on the other side of the law after being arrested for stealing items from the site of Jenni Rivera's deadly plane crash.

If that was bad enough, TMZ reports one of the cops was also suspected of leaking photos of the scene to media - photos that included shots of body parts and personal documents.

When the officers' homes were investigated, they found some of the missing items - sounds like an open-and-shut case.

The Mexican singer was on a private flight from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey to Toluca on Saturday night when her plane crash...

Jenni Rivera's Family Still Hoping Singer Is Found Alive

December 11th, 2012 6:31pm EST
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The family of tragic Latin star Jenni Rivera is still holding out hope that the singer will be found alive following a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday.

The wreckage of Rivera's private Learjet was found scattered near the city of Monterrey at the weekend and all seven people on board have been presumed dead.

The singer's driving license was retrieved from the debris and U.S. officials from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who are working with local authorities, subsequently confirmed her death on Monday.

However, her brother Juan Rivera refuses to stop praying for his ...

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