By Latina Staff | 12/20/2011 - 08:27
We all know Latin women are badasses: we're strong, educated, voracious for success and no-nonsense. But television hasn't always portrayed us accurately—that is, until 2011! This was the year that Latina TV stars got to play the role of "badass" on the small screen. Here are the five biggest Latina TV badasses of 2011!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/09/2011 - 16:00
Glee star Lea Michele spoke about one of her New Year’s Eve traditions and it’s Latin!
On a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her new film New Year's Eve (also starring Sofia Vergara and Jake T. Austin), the Sephardic Jewish beauty spoke about the Twelve Grapes tradition, which hails from Spain and consists of eating one grape with each bell strike at midnight on December 31. According to the tradition, grapes help bring a year of prosperity.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/06/2011 - 08:03
Part-Boricua actress Naya Rivera is a survivor!
Well, not exactly – but in tonight's episode of Glee, it looks as though her character is set to do one heck of a mash-up of “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and Gloria Gaynor’s 70s classic hit “I Will Survive.”
By Amaris Castillo | 12/01/2011 - 10:56
First Ricky Martin – now Gloria Estefan?
EW is reporting that the legendary Cuban American singer is in talks to star on FOX's hit show Glee next year! This week, we reported that 39-year-old Martin was set to guest star on the show as a Spanish teacher – though it still has not been confirmed.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/30/2011 - 09:15
It was a very difficult time for Santana Lopez (played by part-Boricua actress Naya Rivera) on Glee last night.
If you haven’t watched last night’s episode yet, this is a spoiler alert warning!
The McKinley High cheerleader on the hit FOX show finally came out to her family – and was kicked out of the house by her abuela for her honesty. It was a touching and incredibly moving moment, made all the more poignant by her grandmother's harsh reaction.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/29/2011 - 15:45
Oh. Em. Geee. TV Line is reporting that Ricky Martin will guest star on Glee next year. We LOVE the hit FOX show and any chance to get a glimpse of Ricky is more than welcome so basically, we don’t know what to do with ourselves around here!
By Lee Hernandez | 11/28/2011 - 16:05
Is it just us, or is Naya Rivera getting better and better on Glee?
After leading an all-girl mash-up of two Adele songs ("Someone Like You" and the yet-to-be-singled "Rumor Has It") last week, the Puerto Rican actress/singer is back this week with yet another brilliant vocal performance (this time she leads an all-girl cover of Katy Perry's hit song, "I Kissed A Girl").
By Adriana Rivera | 11/15/2011 - 16:00
— Evelyn Lozada, star of VH1’s Basketball Wives, is the new face of Secret Kisses lipstick and lipgloss. According to s2smagazine.com, the Puerto Rican fiancé of Chad Ochocinco will promote the makeup brand through ads and event appearances.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 15:31
In a new Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) PSA campaign, Mario Lopez and Naya Rivera speak out against bullying gay and transgender youth. The Mexican American actor and Puerto Rican actress join a diverse group of celebrities in the campaign titled Amplify Your Voice!
By Lee Hernandez | 10/05/2011 - 00:06
Last year, we were so disappointed by the lack of diversity on the FOX network—namely the lack of Latino stars on the network—that we gave FOX a grade of "F" in our diversity report cards series.