By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 12:06
For Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, there are a lot of Latino traditions that Extra host Mario Lopez wants to pass onto his daughter Gia – including a quinceañera. The 37-year-old Mexican-American stud and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their baby daughter into the world last year.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 11:35
Chespirito, also known by his government name Roberto Gomez Bolaños, received the Legend Award at the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards last week. The 82-year-old legendary Mexican actor is best known for his role in El Chavo del Ocho, a Televisa show that centers on the adventures of an orphan named Chavo and other inhabitants of an apartment building. Bolaños, who created the sitcom, played the orphan, who was named El Chavo.
By Angie Romero | 09/16/2011 - 16:16
From September 15 – October 15 is a time to celebrate everything that’s great about our culture—which is of course so much, with our great films being just one aspect of our cultura. Increasingly, the film industries of countries like Chile and Colombia are catching up with the more established ones from Argentina and Mexico and Spain.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/15/2011 - 16:25
President Barack Obama opened his speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala Wednesday night with a joke reminding everyone that Rey Decerega, the institute’s program director, had accidentally broken his lip during a basketball game last November. “Not many people can give the President of the United States stitches on his lip and get away with it,” Obama said.
By Lee Hernandez | 09/15/2011 - 15:27
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked half-Puerto Rican actress Victoria Justice how she’ll be paying it forward—i.e. how she'll be helping out her fellow Latinos this month. Press play on the video below to find out what the Nickelodeon star is doing to help her gente!
By Lee Hernandez | 07/11/2011 - 19:23
Dominican bachata singer Prince Royce will sing the national anthem and perform a special musical tribute at the CHCI’s 34th Annual Awards Gala during Hispanic Heritage Month. The gala, which is considered the premier event of Hispanic Heritage Month events, will take place on September 14th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C and is expected to welcome more than 3,000 Latino leaders, influencers and supporters.
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 | 09/15/2010 - 17:00
President Barack Obama will address the Congressional Hispanic Institute this evening at the 33rd Annual Awards Gala, being held at Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital. Eva Longoria Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda and Arturo Sandoval will be honored with special awards at tonight's ceremony.
By Latina Staff | 06/16/2010 - 17:00
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute announced recipients of its 2010 honors that will be given at its 33rd Annual Awards Gala on September 15th in Washington, D.C, during Hispanic Heritage Month.