Law & Order: SVU
POLL: Which Latino Should Replace Christopher Meloni on 'Law & Order: SVU?'
By Lee Hernandez | 06/21/2011 - 12:30

While several Latinos have guest starred on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) over the years, a Latino has never had a starring role on the hit procedural. But that might be about to change!

Latinos on Law & Order: Through the Years

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Kevin Alejandro Visits 'Bones'
Star Tracker: Kevin Alejandro, Eva Longoria and Mariah Carey
By Lee Hernandez | 04/21/2011 - 13:30

— Mexican actor, Kevin Alejandro (SouthlandTrue Blood) will guest star on the season finale of the hit FOX series, Bones. "I play a guy named Hercules Maldonado, a.k.a. The Tornado," reveals Kevin. "He's a flashy, arrogant man obsessed with bowling, but his skills don't match up. He's sort of his team's dead weight," Alejandro tells TV Guide. 

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Laz Alonso
EXCLUSIVE: Laz Alonso's Career Goes 'Southland'
By Lee Hernandez | 02/17/2011 - 14:35

It was recently confirmed that Laz Alonso would be replacing Kevin Alejandro on TNT’s Southland and reprising his role as Detective Gil Puente in the season 3 finale episode

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Star Tracker: Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, Kevin Alejandro and More
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/09/2011 - 14:25

-We can’t say we were that surprised when TMZ dug up this video of Xtina nailing her Star-Spangled Banner rehearsal. We probably just got a little overwhelmed, especially with the finalization of her divorce settlement with soon-to-be-ex hubby Jordan Bratman.

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Star Tracker: Kevin Alejandro
Star Tracker: Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Caught on a Date! Plus Bruno Mars and more...
By Latina Staff | 01/28/2011 - 16:00

— OMG! Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were caught red handed out on a movie date in Los Angeles by a TMZ videographer. The pair appropriately went to see the rom-com No Strings Attached. Selenita is clearly mortified by the encounter, further proof that she is dating the pop megastar. Ahhh, young love...


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Kevin Alejandro
Kevin Alejandro on 'Southland': "Most of the stories that you see are true"
By Irasema Romero | 01/25/2011 - 13:30

TNT’s police drama Southland offers Mexican American actor Kevin Alejandro an opportunity to play “super hero” Detective Nate Moretta. We spoke to the actor about the current season of Southland, how Latinos are portrayed on the show and even got a little True Blood dish! Here’s what he had to say:

We are very excited with this third season of Southland. What should we expect in the coming weeks for your character, Detective Moretta?

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Yara Martinez
Introducing Yara Martinez
By Lee Hernandez | 01/17/2011 - 15:16

Cuban actress Yara Martinez has guest starred on a number of hit shows, including ER, The Unit, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and she's perhaps best known for her recurring role as fugitive Karen Nelson—a felon who uses her feminine wiles to lure innocent victims into participating in bank heists—on NBC’s hit series, Chase.

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Is 'Southland' a Racist TV Show?
By Lee Hernandez | 01/12/2011 - 15:30

When the gritty cop drama, Southland, premiered on NBC in the spring of 2009, Alex Nogales, President of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, spoke out against the show. ”All of the criminals are Latino and all the cops are white. That is offensive,” Nogales told Latina in the fall of 2009. He rightly pointed out that while 42% of the Los Angeles Police Department is Latino, the show wasn't portraying that on screen. "To have that number and have a show without a single identifiably Latino cop is a big problem."

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Our Favorite Latino Gay TV Couples
By Lee Hernandez | 08/11/2010 - 15:00

A California federal judge's decision to repeal Proposition 8 last week got us thinking about our favorite gay TV couples. Check out our list of a few unforgettables over the years.

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Diversity Report Card: HBO
By Lee Hernandez | 05/28/2010 - 16:00

Like most people, I love HBO (especially on Sunday nights)! But does the network do a good job of casting Latin talent in front of the camera?

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