By Lee Hernandez | 03/10/2009 - 12:30
As much as I love Jaslene Gonzalez (the winner of America’s Next Top Model’s 8th season), I think it’s time for another sexy, straight-talking Latina to keep it real with Tyra Banks and earn her place as the top model du jour. And with two Latinas among the final 13 aspiring catwalkers on ANTM this season, I may just get what I want.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/05/2009 - 18:30
Mexican actress and Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez, 33, opened up to Vivo Por TiVo about her changing onscreen love interests, making out with Jessica Capshaw, her favorite TV shows and more…
Your character, Callie Torres, wasn’t always a lesbian on Grey's...so why the transition? Was it a ratings ploy, or are there not enough worthy men at Seattle Grace?
By Monica Herrera | 03/05/2009 - 16:00
If it were up to Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, the next American Idol would be Jorge Nuñez! The couple was so overjoyed when Nuñez sang his way into the show's final Top 12 this week, Marc Anthony himself sent host Ryan Seacrest a text message asking him to pass on their congratulations and best wishes to the 20-year-old Puerto Rican.
By Monica Herrera | 03/04/2009 - 13:30
Did you catch Jorge Nuñez on American Idol last night? At long last, the young boricua made his Top 36 debut, and it was filled with everything from tears to long-held vibrato notes to a debate over his magically disappearing Spanish accent.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/03/2009 - 10:37
Exactly 92 years ago today, in Santiago, Cuba, a Latino legend was born. His name was Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (mi madre, what a name!), but American audiences got to know him by another, much shorter moniker: Desi Arnaz.
At 22, Arnaz's career took off when he made his Broadway debut as Manuelito Lynch in the musical Too Many Girls and went on to star in the 1940 movie version (along with one funny lady who would later become his wife: Lucille Ball).
By Lee Hernandez | 02/26/2009 - 11:00
I’ve been a fan of boricua actor Rick Gonzalez ever since he encouraged Frank The Tank (Will Ferrell) to chug beer in Old School, and he was the only good thing about Illegal Tender (A.K.A. the worst movie of 2007, according to us). I've always liked the fact that he isn't afraid to tell it like it is, which is why I’ll be tuning in to watch him provide comic relief on Reaper, a CW dramedy entering its sophomore season mext month.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/17/2009 - 10:29
Katharine Heigl and T. R. Knight might be making headlines for their rumored departures on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, but it's Sara Ramirez—as the sexy mexicana lesbiana Callie Torres— who is really holding the attention of Grey's fans these days. And it's for good reason: Ramirez's character has some pretty kickass storylines.
By Monica Herrera | 02/12/2009 - 18:22
Wow. Just, wow. AI-lovers, how shocked were you when Tatiana Del Toro made it to the top 36? Stranger things have happened—like, say, Norman Gentle/Nick Mitchell making the cut—but this is truly a sign that things just ain't the same in Idol land.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/10/2009 - 13:00
Remember the name: Cote de Pablo. The 29-year-old chilena plays a multilingual weapons expert on the CBS crime drama, NCIS, and she's a natural beauty with a kickass personality, to boot. I asked de Pablo to pay Vivo Por TiVo a visit, and we talked about her singing debut on the new NCIS Soundtrack (out today), her newfound appreciation of girlfriends, and why she loves to play rough with the boys.
But before we got down to business, de Pablo helped me out with some pesky pronunciation issues…
By Monica Herrera | 02/06/2009 - 15:15
If I told you that it pained me to see over half of the Latino finalists get cut from American Idol this week, I'd be flat-out lying. I was thrilled to see these clowns get the boot! All that's left now are two boys who can really go far on the show—Jorge "I L-O-V-E Marc Anthony" Nuñez and Michael "Jason's My Big Bro! Vote for Me!" Castro—and...oh god...Tatiana Del Toro. Let's survey the results of Hollywood Week Part 1, shall we?