Zoe Saldana & Michelle Rodriguez Dazzle at the NHMC Impact Awards
By Gerri Miller | 02/28/2011 - 13:10

The Oscars and Independent Spirits weren’t the only award ceremonies in Hollywood this weekend! The National Hispanic Media Coalition celebrated Latino talent at its 14th annual Impact Awards Gala, hosted by Michelle Rodriguez and Mario Lopez, with Zoe Saldana, producer director Robert Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara among the honorees.

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Robert Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant Star in "The Black Mamba"
By Lee Hernandez | 02/22/2011 - 16:33

Robert Rodriguez's latest film might be his shortest one yet. The Machete director recently directed a short film called, The Black Mamba for Nike Basketball that stars Kobe Bryant as The Black Mamba--a gritty hero who utilizes fundamental basketball skills to dispose of villains such as The Crippler (Danny Trejo), Mister Suave (Bruce Willis) and The Boss (Kanye West).

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Alexa Vega's Wedding Album
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2010 - 17:00

Actress Alexa Vega, 22, was married on October 10, 2010 to producer Sean Covel. It was an intimate affair held in her now-hubby's hometown of Lead, North Dakota. Vega, best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies, was walked down the aisle by Robert Rodriguez, who produced and directed the wildly successful franchise.

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Sneak Peek: "Machete" Escape Scene
By Mariela Rosario | 09/03/2010 - 13:00

The buzz behind Machete is growing and we got our hands on this sneak peek of Robert Rodriguez's "Mexploitation" flick so you can see what's in store for you when you head to the theaters this holiday weekend. But watcher beware, this movie has a lot of blood and guts (literally) and this scene is no exception.

Do you think the time has come for "Mexploitation" films to be the next hot ticket in Hollywood?

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Michelle Rodriguez Chats about 'Machete'
Michelle Rodriguez Chats about 'Machete'
By Verky Arcos | 09/01/2010 - 12:30

The film Machete opens in theaters this Friday, and although Michelle Rodriguez is one of our coolest reasons for watching the movie, the coolest part for her was working with director Roberto Rodriguez. "He’s very creative and the mind will go anywhere with his exploitation genre," said the outspoken actress.

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 Robert Rodriguez on Machete: The movie makes Latinos look badass
Robert Rodriguez on 'Machete': "The movie makes Latinos look more badass than ever before"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/31/2010 - 14:00

After producing this summer’s Predators reboot, bad boy Texican filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is back with Machete, starring tough-guy Danny Trejo as a double-crossed ex-Mexican federale. With Rodriguez’s trademark over-the-top violence and butt-kicking chicks and its "We-didn’t-cross-the-border; the-border-crossed-us" take on the immigration issue, the movie is bound to create controversy. When we spoke to Rodriguez, though, he insisted it was all in the name of giving moviegoers a much needed good time.

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Steppin' Out
Steppin' Out: August 31 - September 3
By Miranda Noland | 08/31/2010 - 08:27

Kat Von D brings Jesse James to her gallery opening in West Hollywood. Plus, Jesus Luz, Juanes, Jessica Alba and more!

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Jessica Alba to Star in "Spy Kids" Series
Jessica Alba to Star in "Spy Kids" Reboot
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 09:00

Jessica Alba is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. The Spy Kids series originally starred Antonio Banderas and Carla Cugino as superspy parents who unwittingly teach their children the ins and outs of their industry.

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Watch: Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo & Robert Rodriguez Stick to English on 'Despierta America'
By Mariela Rosario | 08/24/2010 - 15:15

Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo and Robert Rodriguez paid a visit to Despierta America to talk up their new film Machete, hitting theaters Sept. 3rd. And watching the interview we realized that, surprisingly enough, not one of the Latino stars speaks Spanish fluently.

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