Jesus Trivino

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesus Trivino Alarcon began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JTrivinoAlarcon.
 
Favorite Latino fashionista: Carmelo Anthony
 
My first celebrity crush: Iris Chacon, Yuri
 
Something people don't know about me: At 11, I was working with my dad at a kosher butcher shop on Sundays. Child labor be damned! It instilled a work ethic in me that I still have to this day. Thanks, Pops. 
 
Guilty pop culture addiction: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bad Girls Club, Real World
 
Two words that describe Elvis Crespo: Jerk Chicken
 
If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: take the 6 train to the Bronx. We’d find the nearest bodega and get quarter drinks and share a bag of salt & vinegar chips. Then I’d realize it was Jennifer Lopez who works at my doctor’s office.
 
Movie that makes me cry: A Better Life, Up
 
Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Juanes
 
Latino artist on my iPod right now: 3BallMTY
 
Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Willie Colon
 
Favorite Latin dish: Sopa de Bola
 
Favorite Spanish-Language Song: “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”—Juanes
 
Proudest Moment as a Latino: When I got the call to work at Latina. To be able to promote our culture and gente to the masses is incredible. Dale!

Manolo Cardona at Sundance
Manolo Cardona Talks ‘Covert Affairs,’ Debunking Stereotypes & Colombia

Manolo Cardona, former telenovela hunk (the classic ¿Por qué diablos?), is guest starring in one of the summer’s most anticipated TV shows, Covert Affairs, which premieres tonight at 9PM on USA. On the crime drama, the Colombian actor portrays Teo Braga, a rebel leader. Here, Cardona tells us about his role, overcoming stereotypes and, of course, his beloved Colombia.

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Aubrey Plaza in The To Do List
10 Funny Moments from Aubrey Plaza’s ‘The To Do List’ Trailers

Aubrey Plaza is a virgin…on film. In her first lead role in The To Do List (July 26), the Puerto Rican, British and Irish actress portrays Brandy Clark, a high school senior whose main objective before she starts college is to become well versed in the book of love sex. The Parks & Recreation star is making our sides hurt with all the one-liners in the trailers, so we’re sure the actual movie will be a comedic explosion (think Superbad for women).


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Jay-Z’s 10 Latino Obsessions

With Jay-Z’s single, “Picasso Baby,” getting the art world treatment, we started thinking, Damn, Jigga loves us! Below click through Jay-Z’s 10 Latino Obsessions and you’re sure to find out Shawn Carter is down with the La Raza.   


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Julieta Venegas performs in Sao Paulo, Brazil
5 Acts You Should See at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in NYC

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) takes over New York City starting tomorrow and packs its bags up on July 13. Before it’s over, we suggest a handful of must-see acts. We promise it’ll be worth going out in the muggy, sticky, NYC summer weather. 


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Aaron Hernandez at his bail hearing in Boston
Commentary: Aaron Hernandez is Another Statistic But I’m Not

Aaron Hernandez is done. Whether or not the former New England Patriot tight end is found guilty of the murder charges he’s facing, his life is over. Just another statistic. Since he was arrested on June 26th, the 23-year-old’s troubled past has taken the spotlight—more murder charges and an alleged affiliation to the notorious Bloods gang.


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5 Titles Marc Cherry Considered Instead of ‘Devious Maids’

Love it or hate it, Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids is on Lifetime for at least 12 more Sundays. Yet, we suspect the former Desperate Housewives creator didn’t always love the name, Devious Maids. Below are a few other titles and plots he might have considered. Disclaimer: Of course, this is all in fun. Laugh, coño!


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10 Facebook Hashtags You Should Never Use
10 Facebook Hashtags You Should Never Use

Last week social media giant, Facebook, finally introduced hashtags to its world. Yet, as we all know from Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, hashtagging is addictive (and sometimes cheesy). While you start inserting “#” in your Facebook posts, be wary and don’t make an #epic #fail. Click on to see how. 


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S**t My Latino Dad Says
S**t My Latino Dad Says

Father knows best…well, maybe in TV Land. Our Latino dads offer some of the most, outlandish, funniest advice this side of George Lopez. Below are some of the craziest S**t Our Latino Dads Say. BTW if you’re wondering what to get your papi for Father’s Day? We’d go with a big can of shut the hell up! He doesn’t want to be bothered on his special day. 


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A History of A-Rod’s Man Diva Behavior

Alex Rodriguez can’t win. The much-maligned New York Yankee baseball star, once again, is linked to PEDs/steroids. MLB is investigating Biogenesis, a Miami-based health clinic, for allegedly providing PEDs to A-Rod and a couple of other pro baseballers. It isn’t the Dominican American’s first dance with the illegal muscle-bulging drug—which makes it all the more appalling. Rodriguez is also refusing to directly speak on the investigation until further notice. Are you surprised? A-Rod is perhaps the biggest diva in professional sports, ever.


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5 People You’ll Meet at the Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday! And you know what that means...

WWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! OK, now that we got the “wepa” out of our system, check out our 5 People You’ll Meet at the PR Day Parade. Have fun and be safe, mi gente!


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