Introducing Elena Anaya
Introducing Elena Anaya from Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In"
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 11:00

Like many Spaniards, Elena Anaya is familiar with the work of famed director and compatriot Pedro Almodóvar. Born in Palencia, Spain, the 36-year-old actress is more familiar than most because she starred in his 2006 film Hable con Ella, which garnered multiple awards, including an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.


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Antonio Banderas AARP
Antonio Banderas On His Start in Hollywood & Wife’s Substance Abuse
By Amaris Castillo | 09/22/2011 - 14:18

Antonio Banderas spoke about everything from his start in Hollywood to his wife’s history with substance abuse in the November issue of AARP.  The handsome 51-year-old Spanish actor, who reprises his role in the new film Puss in Boots (out Nov. 4), said the secret to his long marriage with Melanie Griffith is that they had both experienced relationship failures before.


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Manu Chao
Manu Chao Opens Up About Childhood and Music
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 16:39

Global superstar Manu Chao opened up about his childhood and his early roots in music in this week’s episode of National Public Radio’s Alt. Latino program. The 50-year-old global superstar was raised in France by Spanish parents who fled their country to avoid the dictatorship of late Francisco Franco. As a kid, Chao would play ride bicycles, play in the woods, and play sports with friends. “I was lucky for sure,” Chao said when he described his childhood.


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'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets Ax
'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets the Ax
By Amaris Castillo | 07/20/2011 - 10:30

The Dark Tower, a three-part movie franchise and TV series that was supposed to star Javier Bardem, has been canceled, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Universal Pictures backed out of the huge project, which was going to be an adaptation of famous author Stephen King’s seven-part fantasy Western series. The project encountered a series of problems including budgetary issues and the fall start date being pushed.


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Nathalia Ramos
EXCLUSIVE: 'House of Anubis' Star Nathalia Ramos On Connecting "With Spanish-Speaking Teens All Around The World”
By Lee Hernandez | 07/07/2011 - 19:39

18-year-old actress Nathalia Ramos, who was born in Madrid, Spain, is the star of House of Anubis, Nickelodeon’s first ever soap opera aimed at children and teens.


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Eva Longoria Visits “Greatest Restaurant in the World” With BF Eduardo, Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
By Amaris Castillo | 07/05/2011 - 12:00

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria recently shared a double dinner date at the “greatest restaurant in the world” with boyfriend Eduardo Cruz. Joined by Eduardo’s older sister, Penelope and her husband Javier Bardem, the foursome ate at three Michelin star El Bulli, owned by famous chef Ferran Adrià that was hailed in May as one of the best in the world by The New York Times


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Was Coca-Cola Invented in Spain?
Was Coca-Cola Invented in Spain?
By Adriana Rivera | 06/10/2011 - 15:45

Was Coca-Cola invented in a 126 year-old liquor factory in Spain? JuanJo Mica, a fourth generation resident of Ayelo says so.

"My great-great uncle took his cola coca syrup to America that same year, 1884, and won a prize at a fair in Philadelphia," he said. "Supposedly, the Americans tried it, liked it and two years later their soft drink, Coca-Cola, was born."


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Junk Castle
Spanish Man Builds Cathedral From Trash
By Amaris Castillo | 04/06/2011 - 15:30

An elderly man from Spain has steadily built a cathedral out of salvaged materials over the past 50 years. 


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WATCH: Paz Vega in "The King's Speech" Spoof
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 14:30

Super mom Paz Vega seems to get more beautiful with every new baby she has (she's at three so far). The Spanish actress, who hails originally from Sevilla has a new film coming out tomorrow called Cat Run in which she plays high-end call girl who holds key evidence of a scandalous government cover-up. The film is an action comedy, and from this Funny or Die video, it's clear that Vega has been working on her comedic timing.

Check her out in "The Queen's Speech" below!


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Spain, Your Way: Four Destinations for Different Travelers
Spain, Your Way: Four Destinations for Different Travelers
By Grace Bastidas | 03/23/2011 - 15:45

For food lovers . . . Barcelona


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