Top 5 Latinos making memorable contributions in 2014

We know that there are many Latinos in Hollywood making compelling and memorable contributions. Eva Longoria continues to blossom in politics, Pitbull had a banner year, and what could we say about Selena Gomez. But in highlighting our top five, we chose Latinos of a new or substantial way, and who also provided a lot of fun.

Gina Rodriguez was just nominated for a Golden Globe for her first starring TV role, in The CW’s “Jane the Virgin?” A triple threat who can act, rap, and dance in “Filly Brown”, the 30 year-old Puerto Rican superstar also has proven to be a humble, thoughtful…

Jencarlos Canela first Latino to push countdown timer in Times Square

The singer will be kicking off his new tour in 2015, but the very first thing he will do before the new year starts is make history. Canela has been chosen to push the button to start the countdown timer in the New Year’s celebration in Times Square, notes Despierta America. He will be the first Latin artist to do this. “This is one of the most important distinctions that has happened up to this point,” Canela said, according to People En Español. “It’s an honor to be the first Hispanic to activate the glass sphere for the countdown to the new year for the entire world from Times Square.” …

Jennifer Lopez showcases rock-hard abs

Off-the-charts hotness! If you thought Jennifer Lopez was smoking in 2014, just wait until the New Year. The singer, 45, covers the January 2015 issue of Self magazine in a striking white ensembles. We knew that the abdomen of Jennifer Lopez was in another level but wow J.Lo, did we stay with our mouth open.

On the cover, the quadruple threat, singer, dancer, actress, and hot mom, showcases her tiny waist in a white bathing suit with red trim. In another image, Lopez covers up in a roomy white tank top with matching pants. She poses on a steel bar while flexing her toned arms. Lopez,…

It’s a Girl! Said Adamari Lopez

The dream of becoming a mother is closer to Adamari Lopez and Toni Costa, “I want her in my arms,” says co-host of Telemundo’s morning show Un Nuevo Día on her firstborn, who will be named Alaïa.

Lopez who is about to be five months pregnant says she is happy. “I love to see my belly in the mirror,” says the Puerto Rican, who hopes to deliver her baby by natural birth. “I want a whole team that can be in control if something happens.”

She added, “Today, again I am happy to share with all of you that we will be parents of a baby girl … I feel the love that all of you give me…

Santa is coming to the Clinton Presidential Center

The holidays are right around the corner. Family gatherings to plan, delicious meals to prepare, gifts to find and purchase… The list goes on!

It’s a good idea to take a time with the family and visit The Clinton Center. This year, the Center will host holiday activities including fun art projects, special holiday entertainment, tasty treats, and free photos with Santa to celebrate the season. Santa at the Center is a free event and open to all ages, but regular admission fees apply to tour the Museum.

Santa will be at the Center, at 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock,…

Hispanic legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82. The cause of death was complications from cancer, his wife confirmed to the New York Times. De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932. He left home at the age of 18 to study painting in Madrid, Spain but decided instead to pursue fashion design. He eventually worked as an apprentice to Cristobal Balenciaga, Spain’s most celebrated couturier.

The young designer made a name for himself when he dressed former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s. After launching his own line, de la Renta became…

Animated ‘Book of Life’ celebrates “Día de los Muertos”

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a holiday that celebrates those who have passed will come alive in the movie of The Book of Life. It is director and animator Jorge Gutierrez’s first feature film, and he says it’s his own take on what happens after death. Set in the 1920s in Mexico, the animated movie centers on the fiery and brave Maria Posada voiced by Zoe Saldana, and her two suitors: the handsome town hero Joaquin voiced by Channing Tatum and the soft-spoken Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, who comes from a long line of bullfighters.

And, as one might expect in a film about Día…

Telemundo’s ‘Yo Soy El Artista’ premieres September 14

The new Telemundo reality competition show Yo Soy El Artista (translation: “I Am the Artist”), featuring judges Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon and Mario Quintero Lara, among others, is scheduled to debut September 14.

Latin Pop Singer Luis Fonsi Joins Telemundo’s ‘Yo Soy El Artista’. Hosted by TV personality Lucero, the show also includes judges Chiquibaby and Boris Izaguirre. The program will include an international pool of 100 social-media influencers who will vote on which contestants will sing, dance and show their star quality and showmanship.

The 13-week competition will eventually…

Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo” reached over 4.1 million total viewers

The broadcast of Telemundo’s third annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards) ranked as the network’s #1 primetime entertainment special this season averaging nearly 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Premios Tu Mundo reached a cumulative audience of 4.12 million total viewers and 2.23 million adults 18-49.

The awards show also ranked #1 in New York and Miami, regardless of language among adults 18-49.
The awards, hosted by Gaby Espino and Aaron Diaz, featured top musical acts such as Juanes, Alexis & Fido, Yandel, El General Gadiel,…

“Un Nuevo Día” wins first-ever daytime Spanish Emmy Award

The Emmy awards included for the first time programs in Spanish. Telemundo’s daily morning show “Un Nuevo Día” won the “Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish” category at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

“We are extremely proud with this recognition from the Academy,” said Maria Lopez-Alvarez. “This award will inspire our talented hosts and seasoned production team to work even harder every morning to give our viewers the information and motivation they need to jump start their day and make their lives better.”

Hosted by Rashel…