By Lee Hernandez | 07/20/2011 - 20:10
Her name is Charisma Carpenter and she's best known for playing all-American cheerleader Cordelia Chase on the hit TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But there's something many people don't know about Charisma—she's Latina! "I think it’s the best kept secret ever," said the sweet actress, whose grandfather was born in Spain. "You need to get it out that I'm a proud Latina!"
By Lee Hernandez | 07/13/2011 - 20:47
Panamanian actress Melissa De Sousa — who stars in the new BET series, Reed Between the Lines (premiering in the fall) — has paved the way for other Afro-Latinas to make it in Hollywood. But De Soussa — a proud Latina who grew up in New York — says she feels terrible about the fact that she doesn't speak Spanish.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/01/2011 - 08:37
Cameron Diaz recently broke down her Cuban roots for us and now she is learning how to speak Spanish! On the show El Hormiguero, host Pablo Motos had the actress practicing her language skills by dubbing over her own trailer for her new movie Bad Teacher in his native language for a delighted audience.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/27/2011 - 12:59
It's been a while since we've heard Christina Aguilera sing in Spanish, her father’s native tongue. In fact, the last time we heard Xtina belt out a song in español was back in 2000 with her sophomore album, Mi Reflejo, which won her a Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Album a year later.
By Latina Staff | 06/14/2011 - 11:50
Will we be hearing Demi Lovato sing in Spanish again? If you trust songwriter and producer Edgar Cortazar, the answer is yes!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/01/2011 - 17:00
Ellen Bialystok, a cognitive neuroscientist, has studied the effects of bilingualism on the brain for over 40 years. Among her impressive findings include the fact that bilingual children are able to understand more complex language problems than those that only spoke on language, that being bilingual can help delay the symptom's of Alzheimer's disease and makes you better at multi-tasking.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/31/2011 - 16:30
Nobody who watched VH1's new one-hour drama, Single Ladies last night would ever guess that the youthful looking Stacey Dash is 45-years-old! "I literally just use Cetaphil," the part-Mexican actress told Latina.com when we asked how she manages to stay so gorgeous.
By Angie Romero | 05/23/2011 - 12:42
The biggest pop star in the world drops her eagerly anticipated sophomore album today, Born This Way, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she is embracing Latinos on it. But we can’t just credit Lady Gaga—we have to give props to Fernando Garibay, the genius songwriter and producer who oversaw the Mother Monster’s album as musical director since March 2010.
By Lee Hernandez | 04/29/2011 - 10:15
We caught up with American Idol season 10 castoff Stefano Langone to get the 411 on his Latin roots, and what it felt like to flirt with the most beautiful woman in the world.