By Amaris Castillo | 07/18/2011 - 17:09
Music has always had a strong presence in Beatriz Luengo’s life. Her grandmother, who sang copla (a Spanish music genre), first introduced the Spanish singer to the world of entertainment. Since then, Luengo has acted, sung, and even worked a year-long stint as a circus performer at the age of 9. By 17, Luengo had three recorded albums under her belt.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/04/2011 - 09:00
Daniela Brooker’s soulful voice has helped her land gigs throughout London and has even caught the attention of an acclaimed producer—that’s a quite an accomplishment for a 17-year-old! A blend of pop, rock, and hip-hop, Brooker’s music has been winning fans across the United Kingdom. Her upbeat new single ‘Turn It Up’, which was released earlier last month and which Brooker wrote herself, was picked up by the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, the flagship show on BBC Radio 2 in the UK.
By Lee Hernandez | 06/20/2011 - 09:10
In real life, Mexican actress, Chelsea Rendon seems like your typical girl-next-door. She's always smiling, she's bubbly and fun, and she seems genuinely innocent and sweet. But in the new movie, A Better Life (in select cities June 24th), Rendon plays Ruthie Valdez, the unscrupulous girlfriend of the film's main character, Luis Riquelme (Jose Julian).
By Amaris Castillo | 06/13/2011 - 09:00
Alyssa Diaz knows drama. The 25-year-old actress has appeared in shows like CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, and the soap opera As The World Turns. She also starred opposite America Ferrera in How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer. Diaz’s latest role is that of a descendent of an ancient race in The Nine Lives of Chloe King, which premieres tomorrow on ABC Family.
By Lee Hernandez | 06/06/2011 - 14:00
A 7-year-old had the best line in any movie all year — and she's Latina!
By Amaris Castillo | 05/29/2011 - 23:42
We’ve received hundreds of tweets from our readers asking us to feature the gorgeous Maite Perroni on Latina.com. Twitter, we heard you, and we are proud to introduce the Mexican-born actress (and singer-songwriter) to our readers this week!
By Smriti Mundhra | 05/23/2011 - 14:04
There is no musical genre better at capturing the complications of love and lust than R&B, and with his debut album All I Want Is You, singer/songwriter/producer Miguel gives us a guided tour of his achy—and sometimes naughty—heart.
By Smriti Mundhra | 05/09/2011 - 10:15
The world of rock loves a bad boy and for years, Argentine American singer Diego Garcia didn’t disappoint. As lead singer of indie rock sensation Elefant—he was once voted ‘sexiest lead singer’ by New York magazine— he played tongue-and-cheek with reporters about dating models and used his relationship drama as fodder for song lyrics.
But with the launch of his solo career, Garcia is taking a softer approach. “I made the record to survive,” he says. “I had to heal my heart. In other words, I had to get my girl back.”
By Lee Hernandez | 04/25/2011 - 12:10
Picture this: It's your senior year of high school and you're being scouted by Yale for a possible athletic scholarship. Suddenly you sustain an injury that makes the scholarship disappear. You'd probably feel like giving up, right? Not if you're Janelle Ortiz.
By Lee Hernandez | 04/11/2011 - 12:00
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is a triple threat (actress, dancer and singer) and one of the stars of the Nick Jr. live-action musical sitcom, The Fresh Beat Band.
On the show, which follows four best friends who go to music school together and love to sing and dance, Nacer plays a vivacious and spunky guitar player/dancer named Kiki. The 25-year-old Cuban star—who performs original songs on the hit show every week—has rocked out onscreen alongside big stars like Justin Bieber and Ne-Yo.