By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/26/2012 - 11:56
On the hit CBS comedy Rob, all hell breaks loose when a white guy (Rob Schneider) gets engaged to a Latina (Claudia Bassols). While Rob is the only show of its kind on the air right now, it isn't the first TV show to tell the story of a Latino married to a non-Latino (remember I Love Lucy?). There have also been several movies that have explored the topic of interracial marriage (both comedies and dramas). Here are 7 movies and TV shows where a Latino married a non-Latino!
By Monica Herrera | 12/15/2008 - 13:13
Not that many people, it seems. While the Latin-themed holiday flick was one of only two new films to open in wide release this week--Keanu Reeves' sci-fi remake The Day The Earth Stood Still was the other--Nothing Like The Holidays earned just $3.5 million to land at #7 on the box office chart.
By Monica Herrera | 12/12/2008 - 16:30
If you go to your local multiplex this weekend and see Nothing Like The Holidays on the marquee, thank Freddy Rodriguez. The 33-year-old actor not only stars in the movie, he also earned top billing as its Executive Producer by developing the script and recruiting its solidly Latin cast. We spoke to the Chicago-bred boricua about why he decided to bring a brown Christmas story to life onscreen.
You grew up in Humboldt Park yourself. What were the most important elements of your neighborhood that you wanted to portray?
By Monica Herrera | 12/12/2008 - 13:36
We're dying to talk to John Leguizamo about his new movie, Nothing Like The Holidays (opening today). But first, the Rican-Colombian actor has to get one thing off his chest: how psyched he is that Rosie Perez just earned an Independent Spirit nomination for The Take, a gritty drama they shot together in Boyle Heights. "I'm so proud of my Rosie. I've never seen an actress give all of herself like she did.
By Monica Herrera | 12/11/2008 - 12:30
Melonie Diaz doesn't have kids of her own--"I can't even imagine what that's like!" she tells Latina.com--but she still didn't have to look very far to research her role as Marissa, a single mom caught up in a love triangle, in Nothing Like The Holidays
(out this Friday). In fact, all the 24-year-old Nuyorican actress had
to do was check in with her BFFs for some tips: "With my girlfriends,
it's like their kids are their world."