By Viviana Hurtado | 01/18/2012 - 17:18
When Fox News contributor Juan Williams referenced Mitt Romney’s Mexican roots at Monday night’s South Carolina Republican debate, boos erupted from the crowd. This reaction reflects the complicated relationship between the Republican frontrunner, the GOP, and Latino voters.
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 | 11/28/2011 - 15:10
Because Nicole Richie was raised by an adoptive father (soul singer Lionel Richie), and his then-wife Brenda Harvey—but her biological parents are musician named Peter Michael Escovedo and her Aunt Sheila Escovedo's then executive assistant named Karen—people always wonder if the socialite/reality star identifies as Latina.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 16:30
As one of ten children, Luz Rios grew up immersed in music – mariachi in particular. The sounds familiar to the Mexican-born singer would influence her music career tremendously – landing her a hit single titled Aire with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian and Latin Grammy nods.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/19/2011 - 18:19
Mexican Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino recently stripped down to his underwear (David Beckham-style) to endorse Bench—a new line of underwear from the Philippines. When we spoke to the hunky, chiseled actor this afternoon, we asked Michael why he agreed to endorse the line. “They approached me and wanted me to endorse their denim line, as well as their new underwear line,” explained the humble Trevino.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/19/2011 - 09:30
We knew George Lopez couldn’t stay away from television for too long. It's barely been two months since the cancellation of the comedian’s late-night show and he already seems ready to dive back in to the game with a sitcom.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 08:00
Marcela Valladolid grew up with her feet firmly planted in two worlds—she was raised in Tijuana, Mexico but attended school in San Diego, California. This melding of two cultures would later serve as the seed for the Mexican American chef’s culinary career. At 18, Valladolid was an architecture student but after working as an assistant at her aunt’s culinary school in Mexico, she dropped out to pursue her dream.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 13:25
Thalía is better than ever—or so she says on the cover of November’s People en Español. Considering the turbulent year she has had after the death of her mother earlier this year, we're happy to hear that the Mexican singer/actress is feeling good!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/27/2011 - 13:15
Cheech Marin has just been confirmed to play the patriarch of a close-knit Mexican American family for a new sitcom. Deadline is reporting that the Mexican American funny man has signed on as father-in-law to Rob Schneider’s character in the new CBS comedy. The project, which is still untitled, is co-written by Schneider and based on the actor’s real life.