Madrid, Feb 21 - At 23, Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, wants to follow in the family tradition and make it in the film world, and - in addition - she says she would like "to work in Spain".
The model and actress admitted that the marriage of her mother to Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has made her relationship with Spain "very good" given that, she says, she grew up traveling to the Iberian country every year for summers and spring break.
Madrid, Feb 21 - The Miss Spain Pageant has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors, authorities said.
The case is being handled by a bankruptcy court in Madrid, where the bankruptcy petition was filed Feb 7.
The bankruptcy judge overseeing the case ordered the debtor's assets seized and appointed a receiver.
The organizer of the Miss Spain beauty pageant has been experiencing financial difficulties for some time and lost the right to participate in the last Miss Universe pageant.
Madrid, Feb 20 - The creations of both young and veteran Spanish fashion designers on the second day of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Madrid are focusing on the female figure and classy urban garments.
With a specific and short, but intense, chromatic palette, Roberto Torretta presented a collection in which the jumpsuit, in different fabrics and colors, took center stage.
"It's interesting, new and practical, as well as feminine and seductive," he told EFE.
Madrid, Feb 19 - "Blancanieves", a silent movie shot in black-and-white, took Best Film honours at the Goya awards, Spain's equivalent to the Oscars.
Pablo Berger's version of the Snow White tale picked up 10 awards in all, including Best Original Screenplay and a Best Actress nod for Maribel Verdu as the evil stepmother.
The Cuban entry, zombie pic "Juan de los Muertos" (Juan of the Dead) took the prize for Best Ibero-American Film.
Malaga (Spain), Feb 18 - Spanish copla singer Marife de Triana died Saturday in the southern province of Andalusia, according to government officials in the Mediterranean town of Torremolinos where she lived. She was 76.
The singer and actress, whose real name was Maria Felisa Martinez Lopez, had been admitted on an unspecified date to the Xanit International Hospital in the nearby town of Benalmadena.
A funeral chapel was installed at Torremolinos' city hall as an official expression of affection and respect for the artist.
Ginebra (Spain), Dec 24 - The child that Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique and Colombian singer Shakira expect this January will be an FC Barcelona soccer club member from the minute the baby is born.
The Barcelona defender confirmed this in a statement on UEFA. com recalling that his parents made him a Barcelona member as soon as he was born and that he will do the same for his firstborn.
Montevideo, Nov 1 - Spanish writer and historian Fernando Diaz-Plaja died Wednesday of pneumonia in Uruguay, where he had lived for the past decade, doctors told EFE. He was 94.
Diaz-Plaja died at the Hogar Espanol for the elderly in Montevideo, where he had been admitted two months ago due to "various physical complications", the doctors said.
He had moved in 2002 to Punta del Este, Uruguay's main tourist center, and last June he broke a hip for the second time in several months, a circumstance that resulted in a marked deterioration in his health.
Barcelona, Oct 24 - Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Barcelona's Sant Pau Hospital after suffering a mild stroke, authorities at the medical centre told EFE.
Caballe, 79, is showing favourable progress, fully conscious and able to speak with her doctors and family members, the authorities said.
The singer suffered a slight stroke last week in Russia that caused her to faint and in the process broke a bone in her arm, after which she was flown to Barcelona.