Ariel Winter at a 2012 Emmy Party
Ariel Winter and 31 MORE Stars You Thought Were Latino—But Aren't!
By Lee Hernandez | 03/15/2013 - 00:13

Ariel Winter, 14, may play Dora The Explorer for the College Humor spoof and star as Princess Sofia in the new Disney series Sofia The First, but you would be surprised to know that the Modern Family star, who plays Alex Dunphy, is not Latina!

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J.R. Martinez Lands A Perfect Score
J.R. Martinez Lands A Perfect Score On 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/22/2011 - 11:15

Last night was the first part of ABC's Dancing With the Stars season finale, and our man J.R. Martinez landed a perfect score!

Despite his recent ankle injury, the part-Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor pushed through last night during his freestyle performances with partner Karina Smirnoff—and his hip-hop/samba mash-up (his second performance of the night) earned the actor a perfect 30 score!

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J.R. Marinez & Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Gives J.R. Martinez the Thumbs Up!
By Adriana Rivera | 11/03/2011 - 11:30

Salvadoran Dancing With The Stars contestant, J.R. Martinez, has garnered support from Tuesday’s guest performer, Justin Beiber, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After 28 year-old Martinez performed on the dance floor with partner Karina Smirnoff, he sang an excerpt from Beiber’s song “Never Say Never” in an interview with Brooke Burke.

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J.R. Martinez
After A Bad Week, J.R. Martinez Promises To “Come Back Strong” on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
By Lee Hernandez | 11/01/2011 - 15:00

For weeks, J.R. Martinez and his dancing partner Karina Smirnoff have been sailing through the competition on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars—but last night, the Army Veteran had an off night. "We're all going to have a bad week," the Salvadorian Martinez told backstage at Monday night's show. "If America pulls us through, I'm going to bust my ass this coming week and I'm going to come back strong."

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J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
By Adriana Rivera | 10/18/2011 - 12:54

All My Children star and Army veteran, J.R. Martinez, is showing America the Latin sizzle that’s in his blood on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Not only did the Salvadoran use his roots in his samba routine dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga,” but he and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff earned the highest score of the night on Monday.

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15 Stars You Thought Were Latino-But Aren't
15 MORE Stars You Thought Were Latino—But Aren't!
By Lee Hernandez | 10/06/2011 - 07:30

They have common Latino last names like Esposito and Fernandez, they've played Latino characters on TV and in movies—heck, they've even dated (and in some cases, married) Latino stars. And yet, despite their affinity for Latin culture, they're not Latin. Here's a look at 15 more celebs that people assume as Hispanic, but aren't. 

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J.R. Martinez
EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing with the Stars' Contestant J.R. Martinez: "I Want To Make My Latin Community Proud!"
By Lee Hernandez | 09/26/2011 - 15:38

With the second episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars airing tonight (8/7c), we caught up with this season's Latino standout J.R. Martinez. The Army Veteran and former All My Children star spoke to about his Latino roots, what it's like to be on Dancing with the Stars, and why he wants to win the whole thing for his fellow Latinos!

Tell us about your Latin roots!

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