Dayana Mendoza, Celebrity Apprentice
'Celebrity Apprentice’ Star Dayana Mendoza Trumps the Competition (Exclusive Interview)
By Jesus Trivino | 03/16/2012 - 16:04

The cast of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice has never looked better! You can thank former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza (and modeling icon Patricia Velasquez) for infusing the motley crew of stars with a ton of Latina beauty and smarts. After five weeks, the 25-year-old Venezuelan model/philanthropist is still going strong on the cutthroat reality show. Mendoza’s charity of choice is the Latino Commission on AIDS, an organization she’s been involved with since 2008.


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Fashion Star
5 Reasons We Love Nicole Richie’s New Show ‘Fashion Star’
By Verky Arcos | 03/14/2012 - 15:17

Fashionistas like us love NBC's new show Fashion Star, which premiered last night. The new competition, starring Nicole Richie as a judge, feels like a hybrid between Project Runway and Shark Tank. Find out 5 reasons we love Fashion Star below:

Nicole Richie Expands Fashion Empire!


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Nicole Richie's 8 Best Fashion Moments
Nicole Richie's 8 Best Fashion Moments
By Miranda Noland | 03/13/2012 - 18:00

Nicole Richie has come a long way—from being Paris Hilton's hilarious sidekick on the reality show The Simple Life to emerging as a trendsetting fashionista, and creating several successful fashion lines. Her latest venture is as a celebrity mentor and judge on NBC's new fashion reality competition, Fashion Star. Take a look back at just a few of her finer fashion moments. We are sure there will be many more in the years to come!


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The Voice Judges All Returning for Season 3
Christina Aguilera And 'The Voice' Judges Returning for Season 3
By Jill Pankow | 02/17/2012 - 13:13

Vocal powerhouse Christina Aguilera and the boys of The Voice have all signed on to do a third season of the NBC talent show. Even though season two is only three episodes in, fans of the show (and there are many fans) are not surprised the hit is being renewed. The season premiere, which followed the Super Bowl, was the highest rated entertainment show in six years, and it is currently averaging the top ratings on television.


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Introducing 'Smash' Star Jaime Cepero
Introducing 'SMASH' Star Jaime Cepero!
By Jill Pankow | 02/06/2012 - 15:29

We’re pleased to announce that there’s a new Latino in town! Half-Puerto Rican triple threat Jaime Cepero will be making his television debut on NBC’s highly anticipated new musical drama SMASH opposite Debra Messing, Angelica Huston, Christian Borle and Katharine McPhee.


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Grading the Networks: Diversity Report Card Series
7 Reasons There Aren’t Enough Latinos on TV
By Lee Hernandez | 12/15/2011 - 13:07

Why aren't there more Latinos on TV? That's a question we ask often here at Latina. So this fall, we set out to grade the major TV networks (and some cable networks, too) to find out if they're featuring enough Latinos in their primetime shows. Read on to find out which networks made the grade (and which ones failed). 

Do the Emmy Awards Only Reward Latina Stereotypes?


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Fall Diversity Report Card: NBC
Fall TV Diversity Report Card: NBC
By Lee Hernandez | 12/13/2011 - 16:08

When it comes to diversity, NBC is no ABC. Still, the Peacock network did try to add some diversity to its primetime programming this fall—emphasis on “tried.”

Fall TV Diversity Report Card: ABC


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A Latina Wins NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/29/2011 - 11:00

Last night on NBC’s The Sing-Off, electro-funky quintet Pentatonix was crowned the champion.

The group won a $200,000 prize and a Sony recording contract on the cappella competition show. That’s great news for the Texas-based group, but what’s most thrilling to us is that there’s a Latina woman in Pentatonix!


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Kenny Ortega to Head Latino Dance Studio Drama
Kenny Ortega to Direct New Latino Family Pilot for NBC
By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 11:05

Kenny Ortega has a new project in the works – and it centers on Latinos! The director of Spanish descent will serve as executive producer to a Latino family drama being developed by NBC, according to Deadline.

Kenny Ortega to Direct Remake of Hit Film ‘Dirty Dancing’


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Meet the Latina Contestants of Miss Universe 2011!
Meet the Latinas of the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 12:30

More than 80 vying women are up for the title of Miss Universe 2011, which will be held live tonight in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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