Tom Castaneda

New York State of Mind: 20 Latino Celebs with Big Apple Roots!
New York State of Mind: 20 Latino Celebs with Big Apple Roots!

New York City is commonly known as “The City of Dreams,” with people from all over the world coming to the Big Apple each year to pursue their dreams. As Alicia Keys sings in her “Empire State of Mind” collaboration with Jay-Z, New York City is a “concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. The lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York.”


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Lazaro Arbos on American Idol
The 12 Best Latino 'American Idol' Auditions Ever! (VIDEO)

This season of American Idol is only a few weeks old, but Fox’s reality singing competition has already registered some oh-so-impressive auditions from Latino Idol hopefuls like Lazaro Arbos and Isabel Gonzalez. Their tantalizing try-outs are the latest of a long list of notable golden-ticket earning performances in the show’s 12 seasons. Here’s a look at the 12 Best Latino auditions on American Idol.


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Celebrate Your History: 103 Latino Oscar Nominees!
103 Latino Oscar Nominees!

It’s the ultimate prize in Hollywood: the Oscar. Granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the coveted Academy Award statuettes have been doled out annually since 1929 as an award “of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry. But it wasn’t until nearly 20 years later that the first Latino earned an Academy Award nomination.


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Tony Plana, America Ferrera and Ana Ortiz on Ugly Betty
The ‘Ugly Betty’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly three years since Ugly Betty’s final bow on April 14, 2010, with the Suarez sisters moving out of their Queens, New York home to begin new chapters in their lives. But even though the beloved Golden Globe-winning dramedy for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical came to an end after four superb seasons on ABC, the show has gone on for the Betty and the gang. Here’s a look back at what some of our favorite cast members have been up to lately.


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Kevin Bacon and Adam Canto
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: 16 Latinos Who Have Worked With 'The Following' Star!

Back in the mid-‘90s, Kevin Bacon told Premiere magazine he’d worked with everybody in Hollywood or someone who’s worked with them. That statement resulted in the creation of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which challenges people to find the shortest path between any actor and the Footloose star.


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Pan's Labyrinth Pale Man
Our 10 Favorite Monsters in Guillermo Del Toro's Films!

In his nearly 30-year career, Guillermo del Toro has become one of the masters of dark fantasy in Hollywood. The Mexican filmmaker, who was influenced by Alfred Hitchcock, has directed and/or produced some of the most memorable sci-fi horror films and ghost stories ever made, including Mimic, The Orphanage and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. And, he’s back as the executive producer of the scarefest Mama.


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Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj
The History of Mariah Carey’s Idol-Size Feud with Nicki Minaj

The twelfth season of American Idol premieres tonight, and the Fox reality singing competition has been making headlines for months due to all the drama surrounding the public feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. America will finally get to watch the sparks fly between the shows new judges during the Idol auditions recorded late last year. To get you caught up on all the commotion, we are taking a look back at how all the drama really went down!


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Jeanine Mason at NYLON magazine September issue party
'Bunheads' Star (And Proud Cubana) Jeanine Mason: "I'm Carrying My Culture On My Shoulders"

If you look inside Jeanine Mason’s childhood journals, you’ll learn that she’s been dreaming about Hollywood for a long time, well before she made history as the youngest winner of So You Think You Can Dance in the Fox’s reality dance competition’s fifth season.


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Shakira on The Voice
Winter TV Preview: 51 New & Returning Shows Starring Latinos!

It’s shaping up to be a promising start to the year for Latino television actors, with a number of small screen newbies and seasoned pros hitting the airwaves in the coming months!


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Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Judy Reyes from Devious Maids
15 Things We're Looking Forward to in 2013!

Now that the notorious Mayan prophecy has failed to result in the end of the world on December 21, 2012 – to worldwide sighs of relief – it’s probably safe to start planning for the New Year. And there’s a lot to look forward to, including a new soapy series about ambitious Latina maids and highly anticipated reality-television roles for Mariah Carey and Shakira. So without further ado, here’s a look at the 15 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2013.


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