By Lee Hernandez | 10/17/2011 - 10:29
The next Latina to win an Oscar following Penelope Cruz’s coup for 2009’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona will not be—as you might expect—Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes or some other A-list Latina star. Instead, it’s a relatively unknown actress named Bérénice Bejo—an Argentinean beauty who stars in The Artist, a stylish French romance film set during Hollywood’s silent film era (1927-1
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 11:00
Like many Spaniards, Elena Anaya is familiar with the work of famed director and compatriot Pedro Almodóvar. Born in Palencia, Spain, the 36-year-old actress is more familiar than most because she starred in his 2006 film Hable con Ella, which garnered multiple awards, including an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/26/2011 - 10:45
You may not know who Nayer is (yet), but you most likely have heard her. Listen closely to Pitbull’s summer smash hit “Give Me Everything” and you will notice her melodic voice right before the chorus kicks in. The 25-year-old Cuban American singer began singing at the tender age of 7 on shows like Sábado Gigante and Star Search. As a young adult, she also dabbled into modeling and crossed paths with Mr. 305.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 14:50
You probably know Gabe Saporta for his hit song “You Make Me Feel…,” and from his performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards — but what you probably didn't know is that the lead singer (and lanky hottie) of alternative rock band Cobra Starship is half Latino. The 31-year-old half Spanish singer was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to Jewish parents who immigrated to South America during World War II.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/29/2011 - 13:00
During last night’s MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show, a new artist named Sabi performed alongside Uruguayan Cobra Starship lead vocalist, Gabe Saporta on his hit song, “You Make Me Feel.” The sexy singer—who kicked off the performance by riding down an escalator in a white blazer, a red belly shirt, silver pants and hoop earrings, is being billed as Britney Spears’ protégé—and guess what? She's Latina!
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.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2011 - 11:00
Joey Montana, known for his work as a member of famous Panamanian reggaeton group La Factoria, is now treading into solo territory, and the American mainstream. The 29-year-old Panamanian singer has a new album, Flow Con Clase, which came out last September and which tastes of both urban and pop. It’s a blend of sounds that Montana hopes will help carve a name for him in music. “In the end I decided to let my personality flow,” he said of first developing his sound. “I refused to wear “bling-bling” and follo
By Amaris Castillo | 07/25/2011 - 15:27
Since the age of four, Christian Ty has been interested in entertainment. His family watched as the young boy would pick up a cuatro—a Latin American instrument that is a smaller version of a guitar with four strings—and pretend to play. Now 23, the Venezuelan-born artist debuted his first single, “Llora, Me Llama,” earlier this summer. Out on iTunes, “Llora, Me Llama” is a Spanish cover of a hit song originally from Brazil and was produced by Adrian