By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2009 - 14:30
Sofia Vergara wants her fellow country woman Shakira to guest star on her hit comedy series, but says that the pop star is hesitant to make another cross over into acting. "I'm trying to convince her to act," the Modern Family star told E! News's Marc Malkin at the American Music Awards. "Hopefully, she'll say yes."
By Grace Bastidas | 05/06/2009 - 16:30
The Bronx is ready for its close-up. As the hometown of bachata duo Xtreme, we’ll be seeing a lot more of the New York borough starting tomorrow, when Mun2 begins airing Xtreme: On the Verge (Thursdays at 7 p.m. EST). The seven-episode reality show follows Danny D and Steve Styles as they try to take their burgeoning music careers to the next level while dealing with life’s ups and downs.
By Monica Herrera | 04/07/2009 - 14:21
Natalia Jimenez is defintely not crying a river over her cancelled wedding. According to LatinGossip, the Quinta Estación frontwoman just spoke out for the first time since splitting with her fiancé on the day they were supposed to be married, and she sounds happier than ever.
By Monica Herrera | 04/02/2009 - 17:35
I know it's not quite the weekend yet, but I'm in the mood to dance! Maybe it's because I'm still on a high from my '90s-themed birthday party last week (Mariah and Fergie weren't the only ones celebrating)—whatever the reason, I know what my soundtrack will be this weekend: Soy Sauce, the new album by Mexican Institute of Sound that dropped this week. Don't be misled by the official-sounding name. MIoS is but one man: Camilo Lara, a big-time record label executive at EMI Mexico and EMI Latin America who also happens to be an obsessive cratedigger.
By Monica Herrera | 03/31/2009 - 17:00
You've got to hand it to Fat Joe. In a world where most slightly above-average rappers enjoy 10 minutes of fame, max, the boricua cubano MC proves that he can still maintain his street cred while making radio-friendly bangers and has developed into a star in his own right (not just the guy who introduced us to one of the G.O.A.T., Big Pun).
By Monica Herrera | 03/27/2009 - 16:15
Two very special ladies are toasting their birthdays today: Mariah Carey and Fergie! The pop stars are turning 40 and 34, respectively...but that's not the only thing they've got in common. Mimi and Fergie both changed their lives in huge ways this past year by getting married to the men of their dreams—Nick Cannon and Josh Duhamel—and both are gearing up to release new albums later in '09.
By Monica Herrera | 03/24/2009 - 16:56
The beauty of SXSW is that you can walk into a show not knowing a
single thing about an artist and walk out a fan—maybe even with some
new music to add to your playlist. That's pretty much how I feel about Garotas Suecas,
a funky rock band from Brazil that caught my attention with their
set at Emo's Jr. They're not overly Euro (read: electro) like Bonde do
Role or CSS, but they've still got hipster cache thanks to their penchant for cigarette-thin jeans and one comely female bandmate (keyboardist/tambourine woman Irina Bertolucci).
By Monica Herrera | 03/20/2009 - 17:00
It's Day 3 of SXSW, and I am bizarrely happy to be sitting down at a computer right now—my feet are killing me. Remind me never to wear anything but sneakers to a music conference from now on! But enough about me being a weenie...let's talk about Colombians.
By Monica Herrera | 03/19/2009 - 18:00
I didn't really know what to expect when I touched down in Austin yesterday for the kickoff of SXSW, but the past 24 hours have been a mindblowing, eardrum-obliterating whirlwind. Here are my stats after one night:
Shows seen: 5
Kickass sets by Latina artists: 3
Late-night pizza slices/empanadas consumed: 3 (yikes!)
By Monica Herrera | 03/17/2009 - 20:36
Cucu Diamantes has officially gone solo. The multi-culti Yerba Buena frontwoman's debut album, Cuculand (produced by her creative and life partner, Andres Levin) drops this week after two years in the making, and its ecstatic collision of global beats—from salsa and tango to hip-hop and flamenco—proves that it was well worth the wait.