By Cristina Arreola | 11/18/2013 - 15:38
In the 16 years since Selena was released, we've watched it at least 100 times. The movie is an iconic part of Latino history and culture, and...well, let's be honest, no one can resist the urge to yell "Selenas!" anytime someone mentions watching the flick.
Last time we watched the film, we couldn't help but wonder: What happened to the hottie that played Selena's esposo, Chris Perez?
By Kamren Curiel | 02/27/2013 - 11:53
Sure, Sunday's Academy Awards was filled with enough glitz and glam to make your eyes sore, but it was also a sad moment when Mexican American actress Lupe Ontiveros was missing during the 2012 memorial tribute. The snub resulted in a grassroots campaign that pressured the Academy to include her in their online tribute, which she was also absent from.
By Jill Pankow | 12/28/2012 - 15:40
No year is without tragedy, and 2012 was no exception. While grief is a natural human emotion, more important than mourning what has been lost is celebrating what has been gained by its mere existence in the first place. We would like to take this opportunity to commemorate the incredible lives of those Latinos lost this year.
Whether a beautiful visionary, a charismatic fighter, a musical trailblazer, a stereotyped actress, or even a notorious drug dealer, each of these people no longer with us brought something to the Latino community that they served.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2012 - 12:00
Happy Monday, chismosos! Check out today's daily gossip roundup:
- Colmbian Latin Grammy winner Juanes has been making a lot of headlines lately, but nothing quite like today's. Thanks to Fox News Latino, we're hearing that Juanes has thrown in his support behind Uruguay's President to legalize the regulated production and sale of marijuana. What do you think about that?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/27/2012 - 13:00
It's a sad day in Hollywood. Actress Lupe Ontiveros has passed away at the age of 69. The Mexican-American star was best known for her role in Selena, where she played convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar alongside Jennifer Lopez.
The actress was also known for her role on Desperate Housewives where she played Juanita "Mama" Solis, mother-in-law to Eva Longoria's character.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/09/2011 - 11:15
Eugenio Derbez was right – his new CBS comedy ¡Rob! is like Meet the Mexicans! In an interview with Latina.com earlier this fall, the Mexican actor likened the upcoming show (which premieres on Thursday, Jan. 12.) to the hit movie Meet the Parents. ¡Rob! centers on an architect named Rob (played by Schneider) who marries into a tight-knit Mexican family.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2011 - 09:30
The sneak peek of Rob Schneider’s new CBS comedy is less than 30 seconds long, but that’s all we need to get it!
¡Rob! centers on an architect (played by Schneider) who marries into a tight-knit Mexican family. In the hilarious teaser, Schneider’s character is at dinner with his wife’s family and they’re all yelling over one another—he thinks they’re arguing, but they’re just talking. It's a quick lesson in acculturation.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/11/2011 - 17:55
In The Help, a new movie which opened in theaters yesterday, actors Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer star as African American maids in Mississipi during the early 1960’s. While the movie, which is based on Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, doesn’t feature any Latina actresses in the roles of maids, Latinas have a long history of playing 'the help' in movies and on television. Here are 10 of our favorite Latina 'help' roles of all-time!
By Adriana Rivera | 06/10/2011 - 12:50
Imagine a modern, multi-generational, suburban, middle class, Latino family. Does that sound sort of familiar? Now, imagine seeing that family in scripted scenes with high production values and great acting. That’s what the new web series Los Americans is bringing to the internet.