Sara Ramirez in Monty Python's Spamalot
'Smash' Canceled: 30 Latinos Who Could Have Saved the Show!
By Latina Staff | 05/13/2013 - 11:56

Sorry Smash fans -- it's curtains for the NBC show. While the move comes as no surprise to many fans (and critics), we have to say we wish the show had made some different casting decisions. Here's a look at 30 Latino stars who had the musical chops to be cast on the show -- and possibly could have saved it.

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Ryan Seacrest New Reality Music Competition Show on Telemundo
Ryan Seacrest & Telemundo Join Forces for Music Competition Show - Will You Watch?
By Sugey Palomares | 05/12/2013 - 19:19

Forget the Kardashians.

Ryan Seacrest has a new project targeting Latinos. The American Idol host and media mogul has sold 13 two-hour episodes of a music competition with the working title Duelo Musical: Super Estrella (SuperStar Showdown) to the Spanish-language network Telemundo; however, the format will be way different from the hit Fox competition that launched his career.

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Low IQ
Commentary: Latinos Have Lower IQs Than Whites? Yep, Says Senior Policy Analyst Jason Richwine
By Amaris Castillo | 05/10/2013 - 16:54

Latino immigrants are not as smart as white people. That’s the gist of a dissertation written by Jason Richwine, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

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Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35

Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.

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Ariel Castro Mugshot
Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty for Ariel Castro, His Family Speaks Out
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 09:43

While Ariel Castro remains on suicide watch in jail after being arraigned on Thursday and held at $8 million bail, Ohio prosecutors may try to seek the death penalty against the 52-year-old man who kidnapped, raped, and tortured three Cleveland women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for nearly a decade.

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Ariel Castro during Arraignment
Cleveland Kidnap Suspect’s Bond Set at $8 Million as New Horrific Details Emerge
By Sugey Palomares | 05/09/2013 - 10:24

Two of the three brothers, Onil Castro, 50, and Pedro Castro, 54, suspected of the kidnap and rape of three women have been released. Ariel Castro, 52, admitted to acting alone in the crime, which included a 10-year rape and torture of Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32. The Puerto Rican suspect is facing four charges of kidnap, one for each woman and the 6-year-old child whom he fathered with Berry. He was also charged with three counts of rape.

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Gina DeJesus
Cleveland Kidnap Case: Gina DeJesus Arrives Home and Family Speaks to Media
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 16:17

Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, who managed to escape their captors after being held in captivity and used as sex slaves for a decade, have finally been reunited with their families. The three women were rescued on Monday after Berry ripped the bottom of a screen door and cried for help.

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Survey Reveals Latinos Are Less Likely to Report Crimes to Police
Survey Reveals Latinos Are Less Likely to Report Crimes to Police
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 15:17

According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix were surveyed over telephone for the report titled, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.

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Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull during the Live It Up video shoot
LISTEN: J.Lo Premieres Single With Pitbull "Live It Up"
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 13:13

Jennifer Lopez is proving there’s no reason you can’t party like a true diva. Just minutes ago, the Boricua pop star premiered her new collaboration with Pitbull titled, “Live It Up.” The track is like “Dance Again” and “On The Floor” on steroids thanks to producer RedOne. This is the third time J.Lo has joined forces with the hit-making producer and Mr.

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William Levy and Jada Pinkett-Smith
William Levy and Jada Pinkett-Smith to Star in New Movie 'Salsa'
By Sugey Palomares | 05/07/2013 - 11:52

Listen up DWTS fans! William Levy is returning to the dance floor for his new upcoming feature film, Salsa. The Cuban heartthrob will be partnering up with Jada Pinkett-Smith, who will produce and star in the movie about a woman at a turning point in her life who meets a salsa teacher and begins to love life again. We would too if we met Levy at salsa class!

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