Alice Taranto

Why Brazil Says Spanking is a No-no

While child abuse is already on the books as a crime, Brazil just made spanking illegal. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a bill to Congress last week banning domestic corporal punishment (or spanking). The bill says small-scale, quick punishments for misbehavior are seen as "cruel and degrading." Parents caught breaking the law will receive a warning and possibly psychological treatment.


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Gisele Weighs in on Brazil's World Cup 2014 Logo

Spain won the World Cup so we’re done talking fútbol for a bit, right? Wrong!


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Demi Lovato's South American Tour Adventures

17-year-old teen pop star Demi Lovato has a new video blog documenting her recent South American tour, and the first concert location is Santiago, Chile. Chock full of autograph signings, concerts and screaming fans, the video series captures the frenetic energy generated by the Disney starlet and her music.


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LULAC Organizing Voces Unidas por America Concert

The imminent enforcement of the SB 1070 legislation that was passed a few months ago in Arizona has Latinos mobilizing all over the country. Now the community is responding in a big way with the Voces Unidas por America Concert being held on Saturday, July 17.


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The Immigration Crisis: Stay Informed, Get Involved

Yesterday President Obama made the first major speech of his presidency regarding the immigration issue currently facing the country.

Before a select crowd at American University in Washington, D.C., the president endorsed the notion that what makes the country great are the individual cultures and customs that create one unified America. To deny the importance of immigrants in this country is to deny the American promise of opportunity.


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Watch: Don’t Mess With Ivy Queen’s Man!

La Reina de Reggaeton Ivy Queen just dropped a new music video for her song "La Vida Es Así." From the start, Ivy wags her impeccably manicured finger at the camera, letting us know she’s not the type of chica to get trampled on, then confronts the woman (her former assistant) who stole her man: "¡El hombre con quien sales es mío y tú lo sabes." But the singer spins the tables by admitting that she is thankful to be rid of that basura.


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Selena Gomez Drops Music Video for "Round & Round"

Age-appropriately sexy, fun and mysterious, the new music video for “Round & Round” by Selena Gomez is a hit! The 17-year-old brunette—backed by her great electro-pop band The Scene—runs around Budapest, Hungary looking like a bombshell noir film starlet complete with dramatic shades, black tights and a classic trench.


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Is Fergie Leaving the Black Eyed Peas?

According to a recent report on Radaronline.com, Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, 35, and her lady lumps may be planning to part ways from the monumentally popular Black Eyed Peas because of rumored tensions with Will.i.am and her desire to have a baby with hubby Josh Duhamel.


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Check Out Madonna and Lourdes's Material Girl line for Macy's

We’ve all known the Queen of Pop, Madonna, since her early days in the entertainment industry and we’ve seen her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, on TV or in magazines. But did you know that the Madge-and-daughter duo have teamed up with Macy’s to create a juniors’ fashion collection? Material Girl, as the line is called, is the first endeavor of Madonna’s own brand MG Icon, a part of Iconix Brand Group. The collection will hit Macy’s stores on Tuesday, August 3rd, right in time for back-to-school shopping.


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