By Lee Hernandez | 05/25/2011 - 14:28
Production began today on the sixth season of Showtime’s hit serial killer drama, Dexter — and being the nosy diehard Dexter fans that we are — we called up Puerto Rican actress Lauren Velez (AKA Lt. Maria Laguerta) to get the 411 on what’s coming up in the new season for Dexter, Laguerta and Co.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/10/2011 - 14:30
Cheech Marin and Ana Ortiz have paired up for a new Fox family comedy pilot about a frazzled couple (Ugly Betty’s Ortiz and newcomer Cliff Chamberlain), their three kids and the wife’s pill-popping dad (Marin).
Based on a succesful British comedy, the show, titled Outnumbered is set to debut in the fall. We’ll be watching, hoping Ortiz and Marin’s deep comedy and TV skills can turn this sitcom into a comedy classic.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 12:00
To usher in Hispanic Heritage month, we chatted with iconic actor Edward James Olmos. Olmos is currently working with Warner Bros Digital Distribution on a month-long ON DEMAND presentation of films made by and starring Latinos including Selena (Edward James Olmos, Jennifer Lopez), El Cantante (Marc Anthony), and Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro).
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2010 - 13:00
Acclaimed teacher Jaime Escalante passed away yesterday at the age of 79, succumbing to bladder cancer after years of fighting the disease. The educational superstar was determined to see his students succeed and thought of ingenious ways to teach math to his wayward charges, many of whom had already been written off by the system.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 11:28
Legendary mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante—immortalized by Edward James Olmos in the moving film Stand and Deliver—has been diagnosed with cancer and his family is struggling to keep up with the payments necessary to continue his treatments.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2009 - 14:01
Last night, the best and brightest Latino stars came out to celebrate the inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama. The Latino Inaugural Gala, co-hosted by Rosario Dawson's Voto Latino organization and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) garnered some serious star power. The list of celebs was a mile long and included, George Lopez, Luis Fonsi, and Lila Downs.