Jesus Trivino

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesus Trivino Alarcon began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JTrivinoAlarcon.
 
Favorite Latino fashionista: Carmelo Anthony
 
My first celebrity crush: Iris Chacon, Yuri
 
Something people don't know about me: At 11, I was working with my dad at a kosher butcher shop on Sundays. Child labor be damned! It instilled a work ethic in me that I still have to this day. Thanks, Pops. 
 
Guilty pop culture addiction: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bad Girls Club, Real World
 
Two words that describe Elvis Crespo: Jerk Chicken
 
If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: take the 6 train to the Bronx. We’d find the nearest bodega and get quarter drinks and share a bag of salt & vinegar chips. Then I’d realize it was Jennifer Lopez who works at my doctor’s office.
 
Movie that makes me cry: A Better Life, Up
 
Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Juanes
 
Latino artist on my iPod right now: 3BallMTY
 
Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Willie Colon
 
Favorite Latin dish: Sopa de Bola
 
Favorite Spanish-Language Song: “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”—Juanes
 
Proudest Moment as a Latino: When I got the call to work at Latina. To be able to promote our culture and gente to the masses is incredible. Dale!

10 Ways Everybody Else Has Benefitted from Minority Culture
10 Ways Everybody Else Has Benefitted from Minority Culture

Love her or hate her, rapper Iggy Azalea owned the pop charts in 2014. Now, lets focus on the hate. Why so much hate? Well, because hip-hop purists were baffled at an Australian rapper sounding more southern than OutKast and UGK combined. Look deeper and it’s a matter of race. Critics will say it’s another white artist using black culture to make herself wealthy. But it’s not only black culture, our country has a long history of musicians benefitting from minority culture—we are a nation of immigrants after all.


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6 Things You Know Will Happen at a Latino Wedding
6 Things You Know Will Happen at a Latino Wedding

Weddings are beautiful. Latino weddings are beautiful, religious and loud! Here, are a few things you know will happen at a Latino wedding.
MORE: Unique Latin American wedding traditions!


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5 Hilarious Holiday Cards You Need In Your Life
5 Hilarious Holiday Cards You Need In Your Life

Merry Christmas, coño! Whether you're jolly St. Nick or Scrooge, our Holiday e-Cards will warm your heart…or at least make you laugh your ass off.

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John Leguizamo: I can beat Marc Anthony in a dance-off
John Leguizamo: I Can Beat Marc Anthony in a Dance-Off

John Leguizamo is funny, prolific, and charming but does he have the chops to beat salsero Marc Anthony in a dance-off?


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Exclusive: Chiquis Remembers Her Mother, Jenni Rivera
Exclusive: Chiquis Remembers Her Mother Jenni Rivera — "I Miss So Many Things"

In this exclusive, Janney “Chiquis” Marin lovingly writes about the memory of her late mother, Jenni Rivera, for the second anniversary of her passing. Rest in Peace, La Diva de la Banda!


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10 Scenarios Perfect for “Bye Felicia”

#ByeFelicia, take a bow. The saying, which originated from Ice Cube’s seminal film, Friday, is easily one of the top hashtags of 2014. When someone does something could give two s**ts about, please insert: BYE FELICIA! Here are few other scenarios where #BYEFELICIA is acceptable.


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John Leguizamo: Obama has “cojones”
John Leguizamo: Obama Has "Cojones"

John Leguizamo  talks about his admiration of President Obama and his recent executive action on immigration reform.


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Chris Rock: Mexicans are in “a slave state in L.A.”
Chris Rock: Mexicans are in “a slave state in L.A.”

Chris Rock is at it again! The Top Five comic star talks more about race in his cover essay for The Hollywood Reporter. He specifically focuses on race in Hollywood and the struggles still faced by minority actors. Rock even touches on the slave state of Mexicans in La La Land. 


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5 Incendiary Quotes About Race From Chris Rock’s ‘New York’ Magazine Interview
5 Incendiary Quotes About Race From Chris Rock’s ‘New York’ Magazine Interview

Chris Rock, one of the nation’s most provocative comedians, continues to rattle cages and spark minds in a recent interview with New York. As the cyber streets keep buzzing about his quotes about Ferguson and Bill Cosby, we take a look at his more introspective and controversial quotes on racism in America. See below.


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EXCLUSIVE: Maria Canals-Barrera Talks ‘Cristela,’ Christmas Lechon & Latina Superheroes
EXCLUSIVE: Maria Canals-Barrera Talks ‘Cristela,’ Christmas Lechon & Latina Superheroes

Cristela has made it more and more difficult to hit the town and get turnt up on Friday nights. The sitcom, inspired and created by standup Cristela Alonzo, is amassing quite the following thanks in part to the cohesion and familiarity amongst the cast. Respected actress Maria Canals-Barrera portrays Cristela’s sister Daniela and in talking to the Cuban American actress its apparent the warmth she feels for her TV family.


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