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!

Latinas Rule 'The Voice,' Mary Miranda & Cathia Sing Shakira Song
Latinas Rule 'The Voice,' Mary Miranda & Cathia Sing Shakira Song

It all came down to Team Shakira’s Mary Miranda/Cathia battle last night on The Voice. The two Latina singers went head-to-head using a…wait for it…Shakira song, Antes de las Seis.” During the rehearsals, Miranda stumbled a bit due to her lack of knowledge of Shakira’s catalogue.   

“Mary doesn’t know her parts,” Cathia said of Miranda. “You just can’t go up to Shakira and not sing her song well. You need to know the melody.” Ouch!


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The Voice’s battle rounds continued to boost morale and kill egos last night on NBC. Team Shakira pitted Monique Abbadie against Luke Edgemon with Lady Gaga’s “You And I” as the weapon of choice. Before the singers hit the stage, Abbadie said, “I want to be a Latin pop star like Shakira.”


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Gina Rodriguez and Jenni Rivera at the premiere of I Love Jenni Season 2
‘Filly Brown’s’ Gina Rodriguez Remembers Jenni Rivera

Gina Rodriguez still misses Jenni Rivera—we all do. Fortunately, Rodriguez co-starred with JR in her first film role, Filly Brown, which hits theatres nationwide today. In the film, Rodriguez portrays the titular character, an aspiring L.A.-based rapper with a mother (Rivera) in jail and a father (Lou Diamond Phillips) struggling to make ends meet. Think 8 Mile with a Latina spin. Here the up-and-coming actress remembers her time with "La Diva de La Banda."


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Where Are They Now? Reggaeton Superstars
Where Are They Now? 9 Reggaeton Superstar Updates

With the release of N.O.R.E.’s album, Student of the Game, this past Tuesday we got a bit nostalgic. We longed for the days when N.O.R.E. waved the Puerto Rican flag with pride and rapped in broken Spanish. Almost a decade ago, N.O.R.E. embraced his Puerto Rican roots and released one of reggaeton’s biggest hits ever—“Oye Mi Canto” in 2004. The fact is reggaeton’s golden era in the States, 2003-2007, produced the genre’s biggest superstars and biggest songs.


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Karina Iglesias on The Voice
"Team Shakira, Latinos!": Shakira Steals Karina Iglesias from Adam Levine on ‘The Voice’

The battle is on! And Shakira came out on top. Last night’s The Voice featured its first batch of battle rounds, where contestants on the same teams duke it out to see who advances. The night’s best battle came by way Team Adam featuring former Michael Jackson backup singer, Judith Hill, and rocker Karina Iglesias singing James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man's Man's World.” Hill and Iglesias went toe-to-toe, high note-to-high note, and stage-swag to-stage-swag.


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Mary Miranda The Voice NBC
'The Voice's' Mary Miranda Talks Selena, Shakira & Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s Cuban Trip

Mary Miranda stole viewers’ hearts last week on The Voice with her rousing rendition of Selena’s “Como La Flor.” With the The Voice’s battle rounds beginning tonight, Miranda looks forward to gaining more fans on her way to the top of competition. Here, she talks to Latina.com about her music idols, Selena and Michael Jackson, her Voice coach, Shakira, and her Cuba travel tips for Jay-Z and Beyoncé.


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42 Latino Athletes Who Changed Sports
42 Latino Athletes Who Changed The History of Sports

With 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic, out this Friday, we look back at 42 of our greatest athletes. If you think Latinos only dominated in baseball, boxing and soccer futbol, you’ll be surprised. Click through our diverse mix of athletes and be inspired!


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Julio Iglesias in concert in Barcelona
Exclusive: Julio Iglesias is My Homeboy

Julio Iglesias is cooler than cool—he’s ice cold (word to Andre 3000). Once we got on the phone with the legendary Spanish crooner, it was as if we were talking to our hip Tio Julio who schools you on love and has done it all . . . twice. Iglesias is truly the most interesting man in the world: he wrestles lions, he kicks Chuck Norris’ ass, and he flirts with your mom every chance he gets—swag!


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Mary Miranda performs on The Voice
‘The Voice’ Contestant Wows Judges with Selena’s “Como La Flor”

The story on The Voice last night wasn’t about Shakira (yet she was involved). The brightest performance of the night came via Havana, Cuba-born Mary Miranda. Before the teenaged Miranda took the stage she told her story—and boy was it a weeper. She came to Albuquerque from Cuba, she was teased in school and her dad lives in Barcelona. Her one reminder of him she wears -- a necklace he gave her.


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Commentary: Too Bad Daddy Yankee Isn’t Gay

When a picture allegedly showing Daddy Yankee making out with another guy hit Twitter earlier this week, the reggaeton superstar had to once again take time out of his busy schedule to make it clear that he’s straighter than an arrow — twice.


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