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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WATCH: Gloria Estefan Performs “WEPA” on ‘The Rosie Show’
By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 09:54

Our October cover girl Gloria Estefan has performed her hit single on several television shows already, but we have yet to tire of “WEPA”! The Cuban American legend appeared on The Rosie Show this week and sang the first single off her Miss Little Havana album, out now.


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Zoe Saldana on Project Runway
Zoe Saldana to Guest Judge ‘Project Runway’ Tonight!
By Adriana Rivera | 10/13/2011 - 18:34

Tonight, Avatar star Zoe Saldana will step into the shoes of fellow Latina Nina Garcia,Michael Kors, and Heidi Klum as a guest judge on Project Runway on Lifetime at 9PM ET.


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Coqui
Puerto Rico’s Coquí May Get Protection as Endangered Species
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 16:17

The coquí llanero, Puerto Rico’s smallest tree frog, may reportedly receive protection from U.S. environmental officials, Fox News Latino reports. They announced this week that they would like to list it as an endangered species.

Is Puerto Rico the Next Hollywood?


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Pitbull and Cristina Saralegui Chosen As Godparents to Jencarlos Canela’s Baby!
By Adriana Rivera | 10/13/2011 - 16:14

Cuban American telenovela star and singer, Jencarlos Canela and his Venezuelan actress/model girlfriend, Gaby Espino have decided on godparents for their baby boy to be – Pitbull and Cristina Saralegui!

Jencarlos Canela is Going to be a Papi


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Alabama Immigration
Alabama’s Latinos Stop Their Work In Protest of Immigration Law
By Amaris Castillo | 10/13/2011 - 16:01

In protest of Alabama’s new immigration law, many Latinos in the state reportedly skipped work yesterday or closed their businesses, Fox News Latino reports. According to the website, the goal of their work stoppage was to show the contribution Alabama’s Latino immigrants make to the southern state’s economy.


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Obama
President Obama on the Latino Education Crisis, the Dream Act & What He Loves About Hispanic Culture
By Galina Espinoza | 10/13/2011 - 15:11

In an unprecedented conversation, the American president talks to Latina about everything from whether there is a Latino education crisis to what it will take to get the Dream Act passed—and even shares what he loves about our culture (mole, anyone?).


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Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.


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Star Tracker: Nestor Carbonell
Star Tracker: Nestor Carbonell, Jennifer Lopez and Paz de la Huerta
By Adriana Rivera | 10/13/2011 - 13:45

—Nestor Carbonell will be enjoying a busy year. RingerThe CW drama series that the Cuban actor stars in, has been picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. The show, also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, is one of the first dramas on network television to get a full order of episodes, according to Zap2It.com.


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Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery Makes Country Music History!
By Adriana Rivera | 10/13/2011 - 12:33

Last May, Scotty McCreery made history when he became the first Latino ever to win FOX's reality singing competition, American Idol. Now, our favorite part-Puerto Rican crooner has broken another record—Billboard.com reports that McCreery is the first country artist ever to have his first studio album debut at No. 1! 


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