Angie Romero

Introducing Manika
Introducing Manika

She’s only 17 but we can already see a bright future ahead of her! We’re talking about pop star-in-the-making Manika. With a mixed heritage that includes Spanish, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, and Malaysian roots, she’s a fresh new face on the music scene and one who’s poised to become a much-needed positive role model for teens everywhere (no offense, Ke$ha!).


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Brazil Recognizes Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Defies Church
Brazil Recognizes Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Defies Church

Brazil has never been a country that is afraid of defiance. Remember when they broke Merck’s patent on the AIDS drug efivarenz in 2007 in favor of a much cheaper, generic kind, in essence giving the middle finger to pharma giants?

Now, in a watershed moment for gay rights activists, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled that the legal rights of same-sex couples must be recognized, just as those of heterosexual couples are when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits, and inheritances, among others —all of which has drawn condemnation from the Roman Catholic Church.


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POLL: Project 365
POLL: Choose Your Favorite Look of the Week for Project 365!

Last week we introduced you to the always-fabulous Denise Focil, an Ecuadorean-born, Los Angeles-raised fashion designer and creator of Project 365. Rain or shine, sick or tired, Denise creates a different look for every day of the year without ever repeating the same outfit twice! It sounds impossible, but if someone can pull it off, it’s her.


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Emilio Estefan
EXCLUSIVE: Emilio Estefan on the Future of the National Museum of the American Latino

It’s a dream for every Latino in this country, and now it’s that much closer to becoming a reality!


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EXCLUSIVE: Eva Mendes Breaks Down Her Sizzling Red Carpet Look and Bad-Girl Role in ‘Last Night’

We’ve seen a few famous faces at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, but none more stunning than Eva Mendes, who’s in New York to promote her new romantic drama, Last Night. We caught up with the 37-year-old Cuban American beauty at the official premiere and after-party for the film, which screened last night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College theater as part of the film fest.


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EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Alba On Her Second Pregnancy, “It’s Not As Daunting”

We recently caught up with Jessica Alba, who is expecting her second baby with hubby Cash Warren, and has been snapped out and about a lot showing off her precious little bump.


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Demi Lovato Confirms She is Bipolar
Demi Lovato Confirms She is Bipolar

In a new interview with People, former Disney star Demi Lovato has admitted that, in addition to battling anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation, she is bipolar (also known as manic-depressive). It’s a disease affecting millions of Americans across all ages and ethnic groups that is characterized by abnormally elevated moods (mania) interspersed with periods of depression.


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Daddy Yankee
EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-Scenes Look at Daddy Yankee's Music and Muscles!

With the release of Daddy Yankee’s new single “Ven Conmigo,” featuring Prince Royce, the king of reggaeton is officially back, reminding us why we love him.
DY has been hard at work in the studio, and we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look!

“You’ll see a new Daddy Yankee collaborating with different people,” teases Yankee, who’s busy putting the finishing touches on his next album, Prestige, due this summer. “The new single with Prince Royce—it’s a summer anthem. I can guarantee you that.”


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Demi Lovato to Judge 'X Factor'?
Demi Lovato to Judge 'X Factor'?

We would love nothing more! According to Perez Hilton, the Disney star has been approached about potentially judging Simon Cowell’s highly anticipated singing competition show on Fox, coming in Fall 2011. The source spills: “She would love to do it.”


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More Jobs for J.Lo!
More Jobs for J.Lo!

We’re not sure how she finds the time—maybe she’s cracked that whole cloning thing— but we love seeing Jennifer Lopez stay so busy. As if judging American Idol, designing a new Kohl’s line with hubby Marc Anthony, and spokesmodeling for Venus and L’Oreal weren’t enough, La Lopez has just booked a gig at one of the biggest concerts of the summer!


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