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2018/05/01 at 10:04am

Latinx’s John Leguizamo, Ariana DeBose, Lindsay Mendez and Chita Rivera Selected For 2018 Tony Awards

The 2018 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and four Latinx’s were nominated – John Leguizamo, Ariana DeBose, Lindsay Mendez and Chita Rivera (Lifetime Achievement).

Leading the list with 12 nominations are the new musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants. The 72nd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 10. The ceremony will be telecast live on CBS. Read More

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2018/04/29 at 8:41am

PODCAST: Eugenio Derbez on Accents, Clicks and Culture in Hollywood, “Avengers: Infinity War” Has 3 Problems

Comedian Eugenio Derbez stops by the show to discuss his new movie “Overboard,” but we really talk about his struggles of becoming a star in an industry that has not fully embraced his culture, his accent nor his stories. We unspool why he’s making English-language movies now after a successful career in Spanish, how he overcame the sellout stigma from Mexican peers and why he believes Hollywood is afraid of creating Latino movie stars. Read More

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2018/04/23 at 11:04pm

VENOM – The Official Trailer!

Synopsis: One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott.

 

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2018/04/20 at 5:55pm

PODCAST: Adrian Martinez Talks ‘I Feel Pretty’ and Perseverance, Allison Strong Talks Netflix’s ‘The Week Of’ and Being Bilingual

Adrian Martinez and Allison Strong join the show today to chat about going at it in Hollywood as Latinx actors. Adrian is in Amy Schumer’s controversial new film “I Feel Pretty,” out in theaters now. We talked why the movie’s premise has angered some women, if he thinks “beauty” is a fact or an opinion, and his #1 advice for any Latinx actor wanting to break into the business. Allison is a proud Colombian-American actress who has a new movie “The Week Of” coming out on Netflix April 27thwith Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, plus, she discusses her personal experiences of what acting in Hollywood is like for a bilingual actress; and she reveals the best lesson she learned from Steve Buschemi. Read More

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2018/04/15 at 2:17pm

PODCAST: Gotham’s Michelle Veintimilla on Firefly, Latinx Representation and Why She Isn’t A Fan of Telenovelas

Ecuadorian-American actress and singer Michelle Veintimilla joins us on this episode to discuss her role as the villainess Firefly on FOX’s Gotham series. She has a solid resumé which includes performing on Broadway with legendary icon Chita Rivera, working in film opposite Russell Crowe, Octavia Spencer, and Aaron Paul, as well as TV credits in “Blue Bloods” and “The Goodwife”. She joins me today to talk how she got the part of Firefly, why identifying as Hispanic is crucial in Hollywood and the reasons why she isn’t a fan of telenovelas. Read More

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2018/04/08 at 8:17pm

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – Here’s The Official New Trailer!

Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” releases May 25th.

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2018/04/07 at 9:44am

PODCAST: NALIP’s Ben Lopez On Next Univision CEO, Latinos Breaking Into Hollywood, U.S Hispanic Stories

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.

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2018/03/25 at 10:29am

PODCAST: US Latino Pop Stars Singing In Spanish… A Business Move or A Cultural Rediscovery?

You’ve heard them – Miguel, Demi Lovato, Becky G, Jennifer Lopez – all US Latino pop stars who randomly decided to sing in Spanish. Why? What were the reasons behind it? Is it a money grabbing business move or is it a genuine rediscovery of their cultural roots? Music journalist Isabela Raygoza and myself explore whether Latino music listeners buy into their strategy to reach them in their language or if it stinks of commerce.

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2018/03/16 at 8:17am

The New “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Is Out!

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Read More

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2018/03/15 at 7:14pm

PODCAST: Why Do We Like Horror Movies? Director Johannes Roberts From “The Strangers: Prey At Night” Explains

There’s a new horror movie out in theaters called “The Strangers: Prey At Night” directed by Johannes Roberts. He joins the show to discuss why he feels horror movies are such a thrill for moviegoers and why his new movie is different than many others. Read More

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