Irasema Romero

LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman

If you are going to read only one novel this summer, choose one that allows you to explore your own life and its fragility. In Say Her Name (Grove Press; $24, out now), author Francisco Goldman takes us into the most intimate aspects of the love he shared with his late wife Aura Estrada. After she died in a bodysurfing accident while vacationing in Mexico, this Brooklyn-based writer creates the most poignant and heartfelt novel about a mourning widower who narrates Aura’s life and how she transformed his.


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Star Tracker: Cote De Pablo, Christina Aguilera, and Raquel Welch
Star Tracker: Cote De Pablo, Christina Aguilera, and Raquel Welch

— It’s a signed deal for Chilean actress Cote de Pablo! She was the last cast member to sign a contract with CBS, and our favorite NCIS agent has agreed to another two years.


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Selena Gomez's Summer of Fun!

Selena Gomez has much to look forward to this upcoming summer. She shares the big screen with Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester in Monte Carlo, a coming-of-age movie about three girlfriends from Texas vacationing in France who shop 'till they drop, go sightseeing and get themselves caught up in one hilarious misunderstanding after another.


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Carlos Slim and Bill Clinton Join Forces to Help Chihuahua's Youth

Can you imagine Former President Bill Clinton and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim playing soccer together?

While a friendly match between the two is not in the books, yet, they do want Mexican youth to take the soccer field, and ultimately earn money.  The two signed an agreement to fund and support the A Ganar project, a soccer program that would benefit 900 youths between the ages of 16 and 24 in the border Mexican state of Chihuahua.


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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law

In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.  

Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.


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Latino Children Mirror Parents Poor Exercise Habits
Latino Children Mirror Poor Exercise Habits of Parents

Latino parents may have more control over their children’s health than realized. A new study suggests the activity levels of Hispanic children closely parallel those of their parents.

The study, conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, tracked the physical activity levels of 80 Hispanic parents and their preschool-aged children.  Three months worth of data showed that Hispanic parents play a significant role in setting patterns of physical activity for their children.


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Star Tracker: Marc Anthony, La La Vazquez, Elsa Pataky and more
Star Tracker: Marc Anthony, La La Vazquez, Elsa Pataky and more

—Did Marc Anthony get jealous watching wife Jennifer Lopez cuddle up to William Levy for her new music video? Um, no. Marc’s reps denied a National Enquirer report of the salsa singer’s “seething” jealousy, calling it “garbage.” 


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Demi Lovato "Had A Nervous Breakdown" Realizes "Love is Louder"

"Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect." That’s the message Demi Lovato wishes to send girls her age that may be going through difficult situations.

The "Love is Louder” campaign was started by actress Brittney Low in September 2010, and Lovato is joining the effort to help others deal with the pressure she felt before having the emotional breakdown that led her to rehab.


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Rod Stewart Not Pleased with Daughter Kimberly Carrying Love Child
Rod Stewart Not Pleased with Daughter Kimberly Carrying Benicio del Toro's Love Child

Benicio Del Toro is in hot water with Kimberly Stewart’s dad, music icon Rod Stewart. The news that his first grandchild was conceived in what seems to be a one-night stand isreportedly not sitting well with the 66-year-old singer.


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Star Tracker: Pedro Almodóvar, Jennifer Lopez, Monica Cruz and more...

— Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he's excited to see how people will receive his latest project, The Skin I Live In, premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival . “I’m very happy with the result of the The Skin I Live In, and I'm tremendously curious to see the reaction in the eclectic heart of the festival."


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