Battle of the Teen Queens: Selena Gomez & Victoria Justice Debut New Music Videos
By Lee Hernandez | 03/14/2011 - 10:30

Two of the biggest teen stars on the planet, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice debuted new music videos this weekend. And both look absolutely gorgeous in the new vids! But whose is better?


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Introducing...Carlos Pena
Introducing “Big Time Rush” Star Carlos Pena
By Lee Hernandez | 02/28/2011 - 18:14

One of Latina’s 25 Brightest Stars Under 25, Carlos Pena is a triple threat (actor, singer, dancer) best known for his current role as Carlos Garcia on Nickelodeon’s music-themed teen sitcom, Big Time Rush.

On the show, which premiered in November of 2009 and tells the story of four friends from Minnesota who move to L.A. to follow their dreams of boy band stardom, Pena plays the comic relief character.


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Introducing Nathalia Ramos
Introducing ‘House of Anubis’ Star Nathalia Ramos
By Lee Hernandez | 02/14/2011 - 14:15

Move over Victoria Justice—there’s another young Latina making a name for herself at Nickelodeon!

Nathalia Ramos is the new star of Nickeldeon’s hit, House of Anubis. The live-action show is an adventure series that follows eight students who are trying to solve a hidden mystery at an English boarding school while confronting the challenges that come along with being a teenager. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Justice on Juanes & Performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
By Lee Hernandez | 11/24/2010 - 10:00

Nickelodeon star, Victoria Justice is one of two Latin stars (the other is Juanes) scheduled to give a live performance at tomorrow’s 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and the part Puerto Rican star told us she's feeling the pressure.

“I hear they get over 50 million TV viewers. That’s a lot of people watching!” the 17-year-old Justice told us. “I’m really, really excited and a little nervous."


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Dora the Explorer
Update: Nickelodeon Fires Back (Again) at 'Dora the Explorer' Actress: "We Have Nothing to Hide"
By Lee Hernandez | 10/18/2010 - 16:00

14-year-old Caitlin Sanchez—who began voicing the popular Nickelodeon cartoon character, Dora the Explorer in 2007—is claiming that the show’s producers ripped her off for millions of dollars. Now, the feud between Nickelodeon and former Dora the Explorer actress is getting, as Dora would say, peligroso!


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WATCH: Victoria Justice Speaks Up for Girls in Need
By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2010 - 15:15

Victoria Justice stopped by our offices the other day and we were thoroughly impressed by the 17-year-old's poise and beauty. Justice has been hard at work writing songs for her upcoming debut album and shooting a new film with Brooke Shields—but she was in NYC for United Nations Week to talk about some very serious global issues.


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'Dora the Explorer’ Creator on the Show's 10th Anniversary: “Dora was originally Caucasian”
By Lee Hernandez | 08/13/2010 - 14:00

As Dora the Explorer turns 10 years old this weekend, Latina.com spoke to the show’s creator and executive producer, Valerie Walsh Valdes, about Dora’s Cumpleaños, the show’s enduring appeal, and how Dora made history as TV’s first animated Latina in a leading role.
 
How does it feel to see Dora the Explorer celebrate 10 years on Nickelodeon?


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Dora the Explorer Day Declared in Over 30 U.S. Cities
Dora the Explorer Day Declared in Over 30 U.S. Cities
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 10:15

From New York to New Mexico, cities all across the country are getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer in style! More than 30 cities are observing Dora the Explorer day on August 14th to acknowledge the positive impact the Nickelodeon heroine has had on children over the last decade. But that's only a small part of the birthday celebration planned for Dora—undoubtedly one of the most influential Latina characters on TV today.


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Is Dora the Explorer an Illegal Immigrant?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30

An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.

Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.


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Dora the Explorer's New Look Revealed
By Monica Herrera | 03/17/2009 - 09:53

After facing weeks of controversy over its plans to launch Dora Explorer Girls—a long-tressed, dainty tween version of Latina pre-schooler Dora the Explorer—Nickelodeon has released a full image of the TV heroine's new look.


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