The new film and entertainment organization LEJA (Latino Entertainment Journalists Association) which I am a proud member of, has announced its first ever Latino Entertainment Film Awards. Here they are… Read More
On episode 71 of Highly Relevant, Ben Lopez, Executive Director of NALIP joins us to discuss the rock-bottom depths Hispanic actors have reached in Hollywood. What is the African-American community doing differently than the Hispanic community? Also, Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, recently announced he’s retiring early. What type of person should replace him? Is it time for a U.S. born Hispanic to run it and should it be a woman? Should they look into doing English-language programming? And we also chat about how NALIP’s whole mission is to help Hispanic creatives break into Hollywood.
Eugenio Derbez is at again. His new film which he is producing and starring in with co-stars Anna Faris and Eva Longoria, is a remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s “Overboard” from 1987. The movie wasn’t that good, but it did have some occasional laughs along with some lovable performances from Hawn and her beau. Can this quasi-Latino ensemble create something better?Read More
I can’t believe this movie is actually going to be released. When I lived in Colombia as a kid, I used get sick a lot and one of the most satisfying things I used to ask my Aunt Doris to bring me to the hospital to make me feel better were Condorito comics. Those PLOP! moments were everything for me. I would laugh so much from the drawings, the charatcters, the dialogue, it was all so funny to me. Hopefully this movie is just as hilarious as I remember them as a kid.Read More
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Nominations are out. On Monday, December 11th at 8:15am, the Globes announced via its webstream its 2018 nominations. Latinos reigned supreme with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” being nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards. Pixar’s “Coco” was nominated for two including Best Original Song and Chile scored a nod with Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” in the Foreign Film category.Read More
As is the tradition every year, the Recording Academy selected their nominations of the best of the best in music across 84 categories. For this site’s purposes, we will focus only on the Hispanic nominees which have been nominated in 20 categories this year, many more than we have seen in previous years. With Bruno Mars (Puerto Rican heritage) nominated for six awards and Despacito‘s bilingual version nominated for three, including Justin Bieber, we are seeing one of the great years for Latinos in music. Read More
“Coco,” the 19th film from Pixar, is a return to form for the stumbling animation company which has re-found its footing with its colorful characters, striking vivid cinematography and a heartwarming story of family and tradition. Set in Mexico, a young boy (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician just like his great-great-grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). But when his family prohibits him from playing music, he finds himself magically transported to the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos meeting his past relatives and discovering a deeper connection to himself and to his family’s history.Read More
Host Jack Rico is joined by actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez and media/tech analyst Rich Greenfield. Gonzalez (9:35), who is currently playing the role of Angelica Schuyler in the mega-smash Broadway hit Hamilton, talks her debut album Fearless, plus, how she asked Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the title track, her moments of discrimination because of her Latino last name and her upcoming concert appearance at New York’s legendary cabaret Cafe Carlyle.Read More
‘The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story’
Update: Sean Penn has threatened legal action against Netflix over the series you are about to read below.
We have all read the Sean Penn Rolling Stone article he wrote back in 2016 where he and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo met with El Chapo. Well, that story is now being told in retrospect by Kate and Netflix in a three-episode biographical series titled “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story“. The series, with never-before-seen footage, gives exclusive details from del Castillo on what led to the infamous meeting between her, Penn and the world’s most notorious drug lord.Read More
This week on the show, we talk to the star comedians of the new HBO Latino comedy special “ENTRE NOS Part 2” – Shayla Rivera, Frankie Quiñones and Vladimir Caamaño. We discuss social labels, challenges of the comedy business, relationships, cultural identity and the fascination with the wealthy. It’s a funny, but smart conversation you will enjoy.