Brittany Valadez LA Correspondent

Brittany Valadez is's Entertainment Video Correspondent. You can find her interviewing and taking selfies with celebs at all the major award shows, red-carpet events or parties. While with Latina, Valadez interviewed her favorite group, One Direction, resulting in her story being picked up by Perez Hilton, Hollywood Life, and Cambio, among others. Valadez graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to Latina, Valadez was also a correspondent for various Hispanic media outlets and was selected by the NCLR as the innagural correspondent for the 2012 ALMA Awards. In her down time, Valadez tweets about her faith in God, reads celebrity news, eats cupcakes and catches up on shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Once Upon a Time

X Factor
EXCLUSIVE: Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland, Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato Talk 'X Factor' (Video)

Thursday night’s X Factor show had each contestant performing their “save me” song, due to an error in the voting numbers from Wednesday night.

But after the show, the press area was nothing of somber faces, but of upbeat and positive contestants and mentors.

One of those mentors was none other then Latina’s December/January cover girl, the gorgeous Demi Lovato.

Fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland gushed about our cover star, with Paulina even reminiscing about her recent cover!

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The X Factor judges Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell
EXCLUSIVE: X Factor Contestants Talk Success, Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio & More! (Video)

In the midst of numerous reality singing competitions, The X Factor USA holds the title of the most recent breakout musical stars.

Last year’s third and fourth place contestants, Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony, both groups, went on to become successes in their own right. The boys of E3 are currently opening for Selena Gomez, and the girls of 5H are set to tour with Demi Lovato.

With such early success, it’s no wonder singing hopefuls wanted to jump on the X Factor bandwagon.

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Rita Moreno at the Variety's Power of Women event
EXCLUSIVE: Rita Moreno Talks Career & Sex Tapes (Video)

Rita Moreno, known best for her role as Anita in the tragic star-crossed lovers film, West Side Story is literally, a living legend.

With a career span of over 60 years, the beloved actress, singer and dancer has made a name for herself in Hollywood, but most notably, in the Hispanic community, and for women everywhere.

Moreno is the only Latina entertainer to have won each of the four major awards in entertainment; an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and an Emmy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ballas Talks Dancing With the Stars & His Hidden Talent!
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ballas Talks Dancing With the Stars & His Hidden Talent!

A moment of silence as we collect our thoughts after last week’s Dancing With the Stars shocking elimination.

Earning the highest score of the night wasn’t enough to save former Voice Social Media Correspondent, Christina Milian.

This was proof that audience votes not only count, but are highly important in order to see a favorite couple move through to the next week. But, the DWTS powers in charge surprised us once again, this time, with choosing not to eliminate a couple.

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Christina Milian and Mark Ballas perform on Dancing with the Stars
EXCLUSIVE: Christina Milian Dishes on Being Eliminated From DWTS!

Week 5 of Dancing With the Stars took contestants on a walk down memory lane, some with beautiful stories and others that brought tears to our eyes.

Last night was also one we won't forget, because our very own Christina Milian was sent home. Fellow contestants Amber Riley and Derek Hough were shocked and surprised at the singer's elimination. 

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Christina Milian and Mark Ballas dance the foxtrot on Dancing with the Stars
EXCLUSIVE: Christina Milian Talks DWTS & Naya Rivera's Engagement! (Video)

It's week four of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and the competition continues to remain fierce. Last night’s episode featured a special guest judge in former DWTS dancer turned actor, Julianne Hough. Hough’s brother Derek, is currently a pro-dancer paired with Glee’s Amber Riley.

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Eva Longoria at The Eva Longoria Foundation event
EXCLUSIVE: Celebrities Hit the Red Carpet for The Eva Longoria Foundation (Video)

Just one day after Eva Longoria hosted the ALMA Awards, the actress and philanthropist hosted an event for her foundation, The Eva Longoria Foundation

The star, being an ever present staple to the Latino community, invited a slew of her celebrity friends, each honored to be a part of the evening.

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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez at the 2013 ALMA Awards
WATCH: The 2013 ALMA Awards Red Carpet Interviews!

Talk about Latino star power! The ALMA Awards, organized by the National Council of La Raza, is an award show honoring the greatest in Latino television, film and music.

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez hosted this year’s event, while A-list talent such as Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson attended.

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Mark Ballas and Christina Milian on Dancing with the Stars season premiere
EXCLUSIVE: Christina Milian, Mark Ballas, Snooki & More Talk 'DWTS' (Video)

It’s been several years since former Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Palozzi adorned our television screens with her overtly tanned presence. Yet the reality TV starlet continues her reign with her MTV spinoff Snooki and JWoww. If that still isn’t enough, the pint-sized pickle lover hopes to expand her viewer audience, as she, along with fellow Latina and former The Voice social media correspondent Christian Milian, sashay their way across prime time as contestants on ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars."

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Alejandro Fernandez
Alejandro Fernandez Talks 'Confidencias', His Tour & Staying in Shape

With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez proved success in his own right, regardless of his father, legend Vicente Fernandez

His latest studio release, Confidencias, reached number 1 on the Billboard Latin Album charts and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200. 

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