Justin Timberlake’s Approach to Tequila Not Quite What You’d Expect From a 40-Percent Alcohol Spirit

I’m not sure you care, but turns out the overrated multi-talented Justin Timberlake is the CEO and founder of some concoction known as 901 Tequila, which may or may not be the real thing.

So…. to show us that Agave-based drinks are not only good, but can be classy -and sexy- at the same time, Timberlake directed the following spot, which -according to Creativity–  seeks to “position the brand as the more distinguished choice of its agave brethren.”

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Call me old-fashioned, but when I think “tequila” I tend to think of other types of situations, which are not necessarily classy or distinguished but certainly more real.

To wit:

As Arizona’s Passage of the SB1070 Becomes Imminent, I Worry for the Future of Miss Caliente

With Arizona’s sb1070 set to take effect Thursday, nobody has been able to inform this blogger what will become of the state’s annual Miss Caliente pageant, that “unforgettable event that places the strength of Latina woman in the spotlight.”

I’m totally making this up My sources tell me the pageant this year will undergo a slight change of name to make sure these señoritas are all Legally Hot. Starting 2010, the Miss Caliente Pageant will become Miss Legally Caliente Pageant.

[Oh, and as for their skin color, I wouldn’t worry too much about them being pulled over by the local cops: these ladies seem to have mastered the art of hair coloring.]

Paulina Rubio & Mom Get Milk Moustache. Someone [And This Blogger] Ruins the Surprise

La Chica Dorada (aka Paulina Rubio) and her fabulous mom, Susana Dosamantes, are scheduled to appear on the next Got Milk campaign, out August 3rd.

However, a Paulina Rubio fan site spoiled the surprise for everybody and -of course- this blogger wanted to second the spoil. Here they are. Enjoy them. Or not. Whatever.

Wait… isn’t she supposed to be preggers?

¡Santos Demonios! The Complete Collection of ‘Hispanic Batman’ is Finally Out

Didn’t make it to Comic Con this past weekend? Do not worry. You can still get your hands on the complete collection of Hispanic Batman, the one and only action hero “with a DNA of a Mexican wrestler thrown in for good measure.”

The book was finally out this weekend, but it was only for sale at the San Diego Comic-Con conference. However, my very knowledgeable sources tell me you will be able to buy unsold copies on the Royal Flush website after the convention. ¡Yo quiero todos!

“The dynamic Hispanics go deep inside the Playboy Mansion.”

Young Director Calls Her Abuela an Idiot, Shoots Her in NY Latino Film Festival Promotional Clip

So much for the Waka-Waka controversy. The latest thing that -apparently- has many Latino really pissed off is New York’s Latino Film Festival’s promotional video (click on the photo below to watch), which shows a young girl as the director of what appears to be a Latino film directing her grandmother from behind the camera.

According to some angry Latinos, this promotional video “bears little to no relevance to Latino viewers.” I guess because most of us wouldn’t call our abuela an idiot and then go on kill her.

Quite frankly, I am not at all offended by the Latinoness or lack of thereof of the promo… But go on, judge for yourself and rejoice in one more thing to be angry about.

(Click on the photo to watch the video)

Big Mexican Women Help Very Dangerous Afghan People Escape Texas, Says Fox News

Blame it on the Mexicans, or rather, on Big Mexican Women (BMW’s.)

According to the folks at the not-so-fair-nor-balanced network Fox News, a loose network of Mexican-American women, “some of whom may be illegal immigrants,” have helped some very dangerous Afghan military deserters go AWOL from an Air Force Base in Texas.

Apparently, the Afghan fellows refer to these ladies as the “BMWs” —Big Mexican Women– whom, according to Fox News:

“[…] are single and older than the Afghans, who tend to be in their early 20s. If an Afghan needs a ride, they’ll pick him up. If they’re needed to run errands — or to take them away from the base in the middle of the night — they will be there at a moment’s notice, the sources said.”

Pick them up in a car? Run errands for them? Help them escape Texas? I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a nice, willing-to-help bunch. Who cares if they’re big or not?

I always knew I wanted a BMW.

MAC-Rodarte Juárez-Inspired Makeup Line Not Such a Good Idea Anymore

It was just a matter of time.

The not-so-brilliant founders of MAC and Rodarte today issued statements of apology for their cosmetics’ unfortunate choice of name. Among the Mexico-inspired cosmetics line ready to be launched, they created a series of blushes, lip glosses, eyeshadows and nail polish in shades of “factory,” “Juarez,” “Ghost town,” “del Norte,” and “quinceañera.”

You either have to be a moron, or a complete tofu-brain as my friend says, to come up with that. But either way, you can read both companies’ one-graph apologies here:

What is next? The Mexico City-inspired “kidnapper tote bag” or the “drive-by shooting pumps”?

South Africa, South America, Same Difference…

A picture circulating the Internet shows a screen shot of Chicago TV’s channel WGN-9 during a broadcast of the recent World Cup in South Africa, featuring a map of South America labeled “South Africa.”

I have not been able to find the actual broadcast, but a comments page on Chicago’s News at Nine still shows some viewer’s comments regarding the blunder.

Upon reading about this geographic mistake, I could not help but wonder: in its tireless search for Osama Bin Laden, are Americans looking in the right continent? [I mean, I’m just asking…]

Hat tip: LatinVision

Veggie Latina Pitches Alternative to National Hot Dog Month, Wears Chili Pepper Bikini

You might be busy celebrating National Hot Dog Month (July) but Latina stunner Vida Guerra opted for making a veggie statement.

The model this week was spotted handing veggie hot-dogs in Washington, D.C. wearing -what else?- a chili-pepper string bikini.

This blogger, of course, has decided to support the cause, but my followers will have to wait a bit… [I am working on my guajillo bikini, which should take a while to put together. If that doesn’t work, I will dig up my pasilla one-piece and be done with the whole thing.]