Category Archives: Latin celebrities

Telemundo’s Adaptation of ‘Les Miserables’ Features ‘La Chule’ as Jean Valjean

You can say anything about Hispanic TV networks, but they are a quite inventive bunch when it comes to Spanish-language adaptations of world-renowned dramas. Take Telemundo, which has kicked off production of its own version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, considered one of … Continue reading

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Shakira and Activia Partner to Promote Lego and a Brand of Mexican Milk

Call me crazy, but I believe Shakira’s latest World Cup video does little to beat the drum for sponsor Activia, a Dannon Company. Instead, La La La (Brazil 2014) sounds like the perfect song to sell products from this Mexican food giant…. or even these other guys…. Watch … Continue reading

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Sofía Vergara Shows Twitter Critics What She’s Made of

The latest installment of Jimmy Kimmel‘s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, included some hilarious segments, in which celebrities read mean-spirited tweets about themselves. My favorite was, of course, Sofía Vergara, who was criticized by user @mamaowl_kirby for her apparently impossible accent. Upon reading … Continue reading

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The perks of winning Univision’s ultimate beauty contest…

Aleyda Ortiz [center] on Sunday was crowned Univision’s 8th Nuestra Belleza Latina, a title I’m sure comes with tons of responsibilities but also many perks, including cash prizes and jumping into a hot tub with a 50-plus married Cuban-American man: … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Juan Gabriel Brings Joy to Mexican Immigrants

Oh, and yes, he packed Madison Square Garden last night (April 6, 2014)

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I Don’t Know You, but I’ll be Watching #SOTUS with an Accent

It took me forever to admit this. But I am a sucker for Latinos speaking with an accent. So instead of going for some serious journalistic outlet or other kind of Pulitzer-prize-winning publication, I am going to be watching #SOTUS … Continue reading

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These Guys are not Screwed, They are Screwed Up

I don’t really know what’s worse: If watching a video of Tim Donnelly pledging to put a goddam gun in every goddam American home, or witnessing the pathetic, supposedly funny translation by María Conchita Alonso while clutching a pet named Tequila … Continue reading

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