Spanish language broadcast network Univision and U.S. showbiz publication Variety announced a new Spanish-based entertainment news outlet, "Variety Latino - Powered by Univision," Tuesday. The joint venture is currently slated for a Feb. 27 debut.
Sex and the City. Season 5, episode 3: "Luck Be an Old Lady," is where America first laid eyes on Iris Almario, the actress, host and model. She played the role of Terry, an attractive maid in a high-end Atlanta City hotel, who Samantha Jones' beau, Richard, couldn't resist. However, prior to being an actress, the Queens-native fiercely worked the pageant circuit, where she was more than once hailed queen; and she worked within the modeling industry, employed by one of the biggest agencies in the world. Through copious amounts of work on and off screen, she's collected rich, once-in-a-lifetime experiences while progressively moving toward her Hollywood ambitions.
George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Carlos Mencia's names are some of the first to come to mind when thinking of Latino comedians, but there's a number of valuable comedians with Latin roots who are brazen and brilliant, and offer stellar commentary on la raza's experience in America, or are just plain ol' hilarious.
“The Brazilian Bombshell” to some and “The Chiquita Banana Girl” to others, Carmen Miranda (born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha) was a bonafide star to all who knew her name. Frequently clad in exotic costumes and hats made of fruit, the Portuguese-Brazilian singer and actress rose to fame in Brazil before she became an international film and stage star.
Latinos are likely to find a familiar faces on nearly every network. Yet, Latinos continue to be bound by stereotypical roles. Latinos remain playing the role of ditsy but forgivable housewife, confident but compassionate prison inmate, cold-blooded and calculating drug dealers, and devious and seductive housemaids.
Gael Garcia Bernal began his career as a teen, playing dime roles on telenovelas, before coming into his own as a 19-year-old soap opera heartthrob, compelling women of all ages with his attractiveness and raw talent.
The Cuban-American former model and telenovela star William Levy is leaving the telenova scene and has set his sights on Hollywood films, he recently told People En Español. He's currently in post-production for the films Addicted and Single Mom's Clubs, and is still filming La Tempestad (The Tempest) in Mexico.
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas were eliminated from Dancing with the Stars this week after receiving the night’s top scores, and severe criticism from guest judge Julianne Hough. The 32-year-old Afro-Cuban songstress expressed that she was saddened and shocked by the results that pulled her and her partner from the competition.
Latin entertainment has introduced audiences to true performers and artistic legends. Icons such as Jenni Rivera and Celina Cruz are some of the fierce faces that led a community of creative and active performers. And, while Latin women have made terrific strides in music, there's a distinct and clear absence of Latin women functioning and succeeding in the music industry in an iconic & exemplary way.
Christina Milian and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who are both current contestants on this season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, spoke to Latina Magazine and dished about technique, congrats, and the difficulties of the dance.