Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza
5 Things You Didn't Know About Dayana Mendoza
By Sugey Palomares | 04/17/2012 - 16:08

Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza may be known for dodging hateful comments from Lisa Lampanelli left and right on Celebrity Apprentice, but we guarantee you there’s plenty more you don’t know about the graceful Venezuelan beauty. Check it out below:

She was discovered at age 13.


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Celebrity Apprentice contestant and actress Patricia Velasquez
Celebrity Apprentice Star Patricia Velasquez Reacts To Getting Fired (Exclusive Interview)
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2012 - 15:28

Patricia Velasquez is the latest contestant to pack her suitcase after getting fired on last night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice. The Venezuelan supermodel and actress hit the boardroom in support of her non-profit organization, The Wayuu Taya Foundation, which aids indigenous communities in Latin America. Unfortunately the lady’s team didn’t impress the judges after completing their mission to throw an industry party for Crystal Light.


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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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