Janel Martinez

Latina Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
LATINA Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back and bearing an extra special gift for readers just in time for the holiday season. Her seventh novel, The Three Kings (on sale Nov. 9th), is a romantic comedy following successful interior designer, Christy de la Cruz, as she reenters the dating scene after a divorce. She becomes involved with not one, not two, but three guys. Get a sneak-peak of the novel in the November issue of Latina!


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Daniella Alonso is Breaking Stereotypes on 'My Generation'
Daniella Alonso is Breaking Stereotypes on 'My Generation'

New York native Daniella Alonso is starring in her first primetime network drama, My Generation, which premiered last night at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).  Latina.com caught up with the Puerto Rican and Peruvian starlet to chat about her latest role, being a Latina teen who doesn't conform to stereotypes, and how she’s going to celebrate her birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños Daniella!


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Four Books to Read this Fall

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!


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Powerful Portion Control Tools

“Everything in moderation” is an essential mantra to live by when on the road to healthy eating. Here are a few more options—from designer dishes to easy-to-use dispensers—that will have you both eating and thinking better.


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Latin Presence on Season 8 of Project Runway
Latino Designers Rise to the Challenge on Season 8 of 'Project Runway'

Nina Garcia isn’t the only Latino viewers are tuning in to see on season eight of Project Runway. Two Latino contestants—freelance designer Mondo Guerra, 32, and fashion designer Casanova, 33—help stir up the drama and keep us (and the clothes they create) in stiches.


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Carolina Herrera Wins Fashion Week Award
Carolina Herrera Wins Fashion Week Award

After 30 years of creating elegant, unforgettable pieces, Venezuelan-born designer Carolina Herrera receives the distinguished “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title for this season’s spring/summer 2011 collection.

"I am very proud to be chosen as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer," Herrera said in a press statement.  "To be recognized in such an important year in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week history, is, without question, a wonderful honor."


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Madonna and Lourdes Face Material Girl Lawsuit
Madonna and Lourdes Face Material Girl Lawsuit

Not even three weeks after Madonna and her daughter Lourdes launched their Material Girl clothing and accessories line via Macy’s, the designer-duo is dealing with some loose threads. L.A. Triumph, Inc. filed a suit in the California Central District court against Madonna last week.


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Dora & Diego Release a New Cookbook
Dora & Diego Release a New Cookbook for Kids

Last week Dora the Explorer celebrated her 10th birthday—10 years of taking kids along with her on her many adventures! Now Dora and her friends will get the little ones dabbling in the kitchen and eating a balanced diet with her latest endeavor, Dora & Diego Let’s Cook (Wiley Spiral-Bound Hardcover, $17) hitting stores Monday, August 23.


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5 Perks of Having 'Survivor' Season 21 in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua—the laid back fishing town, turned tourist relaxation spot—is the destination for the new season of Survivor, premiering on CBS on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. Tune into Season 21 to see who will be the ultimate winner out of The Espada Tribe, the over 40 participants, or the La Flor Tribe, the 30 and younger crowd. Plus, there’s a Latina in each tribe: Brenda Lowe (age 27) and Yve Rojas (age 41).


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