Latin Hollywood Report: Horton, Horta, Mencia and More...

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Horton hears a blockbuster: Jim Carrey's latest pulled in a better-than-expected $45 mil at the box office this weekend, trailed by Camilla Belle's 10,000 BC, which came in second with a respectable $16.4 million, bringing that film's total gross to just over $60 million. Not too shabby, and more evidence that Miss Belle's future in Hollywood is quite secure. The self-explanatory College Road Trip capped off the weekend with a total of $24 million, proving that increasing temperatures and the idle days of spring break lead people into poor movie choices. Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro is pretty much on it's way out of the top ten, so if you haven't seen it yet you may as well wait a couple of weeks and catch it on DVD. Sorry, Will.

Salma Hayek's better half (at work, at least) Silvio Horta signed a lucrative deal with ABC/Disney, the company reaping the rewards from Horta's expert handling of the hit show Ugly Betty. The deal—worth a reported seven figures—extends Horta's contract to oversee Betty for a third season, as well as developing new shows for the network. This is exciting news indeed—Horta's continued influence behind the scenes ensures we'll all be seeing more Latino faces on network television. Felicidades, Silvio!

Carlos Mencia can breathe a sigh of relief: the funnyman made the cut and is part of Comedy Central's spring lineup. His comedy special, Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced will air on May 18. Set those TiVos now!

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