Smriti Mundhra

Coming Attractions
7 Must-See Winter Movies Starring Latinos!

From Sofia Vergara to Michael Pena, ’tis the season to catch your favorite stars on the big screen. 

The 5 Best Fall TV Shows Starring Latinos!


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VMAs
The 9 Best VMA Performances of All Time!

If you're under drinking age, you probably associate MTV more with Jersey Shore than music videos. Every year, the network attempts to correct this wrong with the Video Music Awards, where the biggest stars of the year pay homage to the M in MTV. Crazy red carpet outfits, backstage antics and acceptance speeches provide plenty of fun, but what we really look forward to are the performances. To amp us up for this Sunday's telecast, we made a list of our picks of the top 10 Latino performances in VMA history.


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Reggaeton Star Ken-Y on His First (and Current) Love
EXCLUSIVE: Reggaeton Star Ken-Y on His First (and Current) Love

Squeaky-clean reggaeton duo RKM & KEN-Y have made a brand out of merging the dem bow beat with Disney-esque lyrics. And while their competition struggles to keep reggaeton relevant among club-hoppers, they’re focusing on a new audience: tweens.


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Ximena Sarinana
EXCLUSIVE: Mexico's Indie Princess Ximena Sariñana Conquers America

With her acclaimed first album Mediocre, Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana drew comparisons to great American folk songstresses like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Regina Spektor. Now, with her self-titled English language debut, she’s ready to knock them all off the charts. Already a hit with the critics, Ximena was selected as VH1’s You Oughta Know artist for the month of August and is touring with Australian sensation Sia.


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Summer Music
10 Summer Classics Every Latina Should Know

Want to upgrade your summer barbeque from frat party to classy, grown-up affair? We suggest serving sangria instead of beer, replacing hot dogs with churrasco and topping it all off with our ultimate summer playlist of classic beats. From Celia Cruz to Perez Prado, our list spans four decades and is sure to get your soire started—Latin style, of course.


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Marc & Jennifer: The Way They Were
Marc & Jennifer: The Way They Were

When news of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s split came to us on Friday night, our fantasies of perfect love popped like a balloon. We spent the weekend as if we had broken up: under the covers, eating ice cream and listening to the beautiful music Marc and Jenny once made together. To help sooth our pain (and yours) we put together a video slideshow retrospective of the Latin Royal Couple at their best—performing together.


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Best of the Latin Alternative Music Conference
The Best of the 2011 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Last week, New York’s hippest venues were taken over by music lovers and music industry insiders for the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, a gathering of the very best up-and-coming artists from Latin America. In it’s 12th year, the LAMC has grown from fringe festival to a see-and-be-seen event for anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of alternative music. The fest has helped hundreds of artists, from Calle 13 to Manu Chao and even Pitbull, enter the consciousness of the global music scene.


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Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique On New Album 'Soy y Sere': "I Want to Make My Own Sound"

Salsa legend-in-the-making Luis Enrique struck gold with his last album Ciclos (it won two Latin Grammys, and a Grammy for Best Latin Tropical Album), so the pressure is on for his follow-up Soy y Sere, out July 19. This time, Enrique enlisted the help of two scorching hot up-and-comers—Latin Grammy’s Best New Artist Alex Cuba and breakthrough bachatero Prince Royce—to create a record that he calls “more danceable” than the last.


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Summer Playlist
Latina's Ultimate Summer Jam Playlist!

Iced coffee runs, shorter hemlines and the smell of barbeque that's been following us around are just a few signs that summer is in full swing! We’re keeping our beach bag packed and ready for spontaneous trips to the shore, and it wouldn’t be complete without an iPod jammed with summer anthems.

We put together a playlist of a few favorites from past and present—keep it in your rotation and it will feel like summer all year long.


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Demi Lovato's Comeback Playlist
Demi Lovato's Comeback Playlist

Demi Lovato has had a rough year, but the former Disney princess announced recently that she’s back into the studio to record a new album! Looks like Demi, who quit her hit show Sonny With a Chance in April, will be focusing exclusively on her music for the time being.


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