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Zoe Saldana: "I Don’t Settle for Conventional Roles"
By Amaris Castillo | 08/18/2011 - 10:00

Zoe Saldana was once a feminine tomboy—or so our September cover girl described herself in the September issue of GQ.  “I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars,” she said, “but I still wore lipstick.” 

WATCH: First Official 'Colombiana' Trailer Drops, Starring Zoe Saldana!


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Sandra Vergara
EXCLUSIVE: 'Fright Night' Star Sandra Vergara Clears Up Her Relationship with Sofia Vergara
By Lee Hernandez | 08/15/2011 - 19:49

Contrary to Internet belief, Sandra Vergara—one of the stars of the new horror movie, Fright Night (opening August 19th)—is not Sofia Vergara's sister. "She's my first cousin," the sweet Colombian actress tells Latina.com. "We were raised together when we were little, and she's someone I respect a lot because she's family."


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Esai Morales Sounds Off on Latinos in Hollywood
Esai Morales on Latinos in Hollywood: "I'm still waiting for our 'Roots'"
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 14:00

Esai Morales, star of new film Gun Hill Road, sounded off recently to BET.com about Latino roles in Hollywood.  The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor stars alongside Judy Reyes and up-and-coming transgender actress Harmony Santana in the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film FestivalGun Hill Road is about an ex-convict who returns home to the Bronx


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Antonio Banderas on Pedro Almodóvar: "He Saw My Departure as a Betrayal”
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 12:45

Antonio Banderas opened up recently about his once-rocky working relationship with director Pedro Almodóvar.  The pair, both from Spain, didn’t work with one another for about two decades.  Banderas, who stars in Almodóvar’s new film, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), told a French newspaper that the director saw his depar


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Introducing EJ Bonilla
Introducing E.J. Bonilla
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 12:00

E.J. Bonilla has a busy week ahead!  The Puerto Rican actor stars in three films premiering at the New York International Latino Film Festival, running from August 15-21st. 22-year-old Bonilla seems humbled by all of the attention. Bonilla spoke to Latina.com recently about being the star of the film festival.  “It’s really exciting and it’s a little weird,” he said. Bonilla is starring in Musical Chairs (screening Aug. 17), Mamitas (premiering Aug.


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What to Watch: 30 Minutes or Less
What to Watch: 30 Minutes or Less
By Latina Staff | 08/12/2011 - 15:06

This heist comedy about a pizza delivery man who is forced to rob a bank brings together director Ruben Fleischer with his Zombieland star Jesse Eisenberg. Comedians Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride also star, but we’re most excited about hottie Michael Peña who (finally!) plays a bad guy instead of a cop, or a serviceman. Few men fill out a uniform better than Peña, but we’re psyched to see him on the wrong side of the law for once, as tattooed assassin Chango.


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Latino Directors
12 Films By Latinos, For Latinos, Starring Latinos
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/09/2011 - 17:00

With Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World rolling into theaters this month, featuring no fewer than four Latino lead actors (Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara and Danny Trejo), we thought about how encouraging it is that throughout the years, Latino directors have put together films about us, starring us.

Here’s our list of outstanding examples:


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The Latina Behind the Twilight Leak
The Latina Behind the 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Leak
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 13:45

The studio company behind the famous Twilight saga released a new statement in response to the young Argentinean woman who reportedly hacked into private servers and stole photographs, unfinished images, and video footage from the franchise’s Breaking Dawn film.


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Kenny Ortega Working on Dirty Dancing Remake
Kenny Ortega to Direct Remake of Hit Film 'Dirty Dancing'
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 11:00

Kenny Ortega will direct a remake of 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.  The iconic film about a teenage girl (Jennifer Grey) who falls in love with her handsome dance instructor (Patrick Swayze), grossed $214 million worldwide.  Ortega, whose directorial roster includes the 2009 documentary Michael Jackson’s This Is It and Disney’s major hit High School Musical trilogy, was the original cho


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What to Watch: Rio
What to Watch: Rio
By Angie Romero | 08/05/2011 - 16:26

If you loved Ice Age, then you’ll absolutely adore Rio, out this week on DVD. The animated film, helmed by Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha (a native of Rio de Janeiro himself), is one of those movies you can watch with the whole clan—and there aren’t many of those out there! This is the story of the domesticated rare blue macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who is taken to Rio to mate with the last female bird of his kind, the fiercely independent Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway).


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