With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles Hollywood whitewashing in a humorous yet unflinching way. The focus of the video is self-explanatory, but this whole idea that there aren’t enough good roles for people of color is utter balderdash. Even when roles do exist, they still can be played by white actors. Just ask Emma Stone. Her portrayal of a half-Asian woman in Aloha is perhaps the most egregious act of whitewashing in the modern era.Read More
Jencarlos Canela and Prince Royce in Fox’s ‘The Passion’
Jencarlos Canela, known mostly for his Spanish-language work on Telemundo, Univision and who is currently in the studio working on his English album debut, has been cast in the role of Jesus Christ in THE PASSION, a live two-hour epic musical event airing in New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 on FOX. Also, bachata singer turned pop singer Prince Royce will be playing the disciple Peter. Joining them are singer Chris Daughtry as Judas and Trisha Yearwood as Mary, the mother of Jesus.Read More
Estuve por Acceso Total del canal Telemundo NY después de las nominaciones a los Premios Oscar 2016 para hablar sobre las sorpresas y las ausencias de los nominados. Filmes como Carol, Sicario no fueron nominados a Mejor Película, pero tampoco hubo actores diversos en las categorías de actuación. Vea el vidéo…Read More
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” one of the most anticipated films this summer, is finally arriving to theaters this Friday! What’s best is that Zoe Zaldana and Benicio del Toro, two prominent Hollywood-Latinos, have amazing roles in the film. In this interview, they discuss their roles in-depth and the reasons they decided to be a part of the film.
You can probably count on two hands the number of shows that have had a Latino lead or Latino cast in an English-speaking show that aired on network television until 2007 when “George Lopez” had its final episode. But now in 2014 alone there are about 12 shows that have a Hispanic leads or co-stars! It’s obvious that we’ve come a long way, and so in celebration of this feat, here are the shows airing in 2014 that feature Latino talent:Read More
Shakira’s new single featuring Rihanna “Can’t Remember To Forget You” IS OFF THE HOOK! This is a duet made in heaven because it was unforeseen and in the music world that is worth a million bucks. The song starts with a danceable reggae rhythm and is amazingly offset by intersections of headbanging hard-rock, combination that flawlessly fuses the musical essences of each singer.Read More
The late Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer, businessman, philanthropist and without a question the biggest super star in the world. From the start of his career at the age of 6 till now, 4 years after his death, MJ has been one of the greatest contributors to pop culture due to his unique dance moves, music and fashion. Not only did the singer break race barriers, helping to pave the way for other black artists to emerge in the mainstream music scene, he also influenced many entertainers around the world (Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jason Derulo, etc).
MJ’s music left an imprint so wide that he was able to inspire artists outside of his genre. Did you know that Latin artists far and wide covered many of his songs? From Colombian cumbia to ballads to salsa. MJ even sang a song in Spanish – “Just Can’t Stop Loving You” from the “Bad” album titled “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu”. Hopefully next year, Sony will be wise and create a tribute album in Spanish.Today, on what would have been his 55th birthday – we are celebrating his music by bringing you 7 covers done by Latino artists.Read More
The 2013 Academy Awards might not have been the most cheerful event for Latino viewers who expected more wins for their own.
This year, out the 24 categories there were only four wins we can claim ours including Best Cinematography for the Chilean Claudio Miranda (who doesn’t speak Spanish) for his work on “Life of Pi,” Best Documentary Short for “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented Latina immigrant who longs to be an artist, Best Documentary Feature for “Searching for Sugar Man” about a musician of Mexican descent named Rodriguez who became bigger than Elvis Presley in South Africa during the 70s, and the biggest win of the night, Best Picture for “Argo,” based on the story of CIA operative Tony Mendez, who though he says is not Hispanic, does admit to having a Mexican bloodline.