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Latinos in Hollywood

By now I'm sure everyone has heard of the television show Glee. I myself am a self-described Gleek and proud of it. I love musicals and I love the humor. (I wish the cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester played by Jane Lynch would insult me sometimes. That's how much I love


Glee for (There's a lot, trust me. Lea Michele singing is enough.), there's something that…

Added by Lizette Espinosa on April 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Latinos in Hollywood: Blog Series

It's that time of the year again. When the good, the bad, and the really bad have come together to entertain America. That's right. It's American Idol time. This week kicked off the first live shows of the season, and with Ellen DeGeneres replacing Paula Abdul. Big changes are happening on the show. Most of all for the contestants.…


Added by Lizette Espinosa on February 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Latinos in Hollywood


Added by Lizette Espinosa on February 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Pregnancy Pact Review

What could possibly make a teenage girl get pregnant on purpose?

The Pregnancy Pact, which aired last night on Lifetime, addressed this question, and more. The film surrounds real news reports from June 2008 stating several high school students in Gloucester, Massachusetts all agreed to get pregnant, raise their babies together, and have everything they’ve ever dreamed of. It should be noted that this pact has never been confirmed by any of the real life teens, and the film tries… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on January 24, 2010 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

The Pregnancy Pact

You might remember in the summer of 2008 some media reports about a group of high school girls who all got pregnant. Well, unfortunately that seems to happen often. What made this situation different was the fact that the pregnant teens were accused of entering into a pact where they all agreed to get pregnant. Did they actually get pregnant on purpose? Here's a short description of the film: Inspired by a true story, the film explores the costs of teen pregnancy with a story of a fictional… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on January 22, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Amanda Loyola Interview

“This is my dog Skip, and he is a vegetarian.” This may sound a bit strange, but with Amanda Loyola’s business, EcoDog Treats LLC, this is the idea. EcoDog Treats sells vegetarian dog biscuits for the environmentally friendly pup. Amanda isn’t your typical business owner, or entrepreneur, considering the fact that she is 15. Amanda is featured in the upcoming documentary TEN9EIGHT: Shoot for the Moon, along with other teenagers in a business… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on November 9, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Movie Review: TEN9EIGHT

Film: TEN9EIGHT: Shoot for the Moon Director: Mary Mazzio Release: November 13 (Limited) For many high school students in low income communities, graduating high school is a big accomplishment. For the young entrepreneurs in the film

TEN9EIGHT: Shoot for the Moon, this will simply not be enough. The film introduces several young men and women with a goal: to be successful.

TEN9EIGHT, directed by award-winning Mary… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on November 8, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Fame Actress Kristy Flores Interview

Hey chicas! Latinitas was lucky enough to interview Kristy Flores, who will coming out in the new movie Fame! Kristy is a talented dancer, actress and Latina from The Bronx, New York.

Fame, opening September 25, is about a performing arts high school in New York called Fiorello H. Laguardia High School. Here, the most talented students study dancing, singing, acting, playing instruments, and other arts. Mostly

Fame is… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on September 16, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Plaza Classic Film Festival in Chicago Sun Times

Hey everyone! If you remember a little while back, Latinitas covered some films from El Paso's Plaza Classic Film Festival. Well, the festival is starting to get more coverage. Here is an article from the Chicago Sun Times about the little festival that could. Click here to see the original article.

Classic movies deep in heart of Texas

AT THE PLAZA | El Paso's film… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on September 4, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

School's in session

I must say, going back to school is something that I don't really understand. I like school...once I'm in it. Actually going back (especially the Sunday night before) is the difficult part. When I go to my classes and do all that, I settle in easily. I guess it's a mental thing.

Back in elementary, middle school, and high school, I liked to go back to school shopping. For the clothes!, but also for the supplies. Getting my new binders and thinking about how I would decorate it.… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Triple Feature

By the time I stood up, my legs were a little weak and I was a tad cold on what felt like one of the hottest days of the year. I had just finished watching West Side Story, my third feature film in 9 hours. The day started out early, watching the much loved children's adventure The Goonies, in the cramped, extremely dark theatre at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Tx (sorry yet again to the man whose foot I stepped on in an attempt to get to my seat). This day of the Plaza Classic… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 12, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Plaza Classic Film Festival with Nick Clooney

The Plaza Theatre is hosting the Plaza Classic Film Festival until August 16 and Latinitas was lucky enough to get a press pass for the entire event! So we will be reviewing films and events right here on I went to Conversations with Nick Clooney on Friday, and I was very happy I did. Nick Clooney is brother to singer Rosemary Clooney and father to George Clooney (!!!), and this talk showed me where George got his charisma from. Nick is an acclaimed journalist, former host of… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 9, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

NY International Latino Film Festival Review: "Don’t Let Me Drown"

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NYILFF Review: "Don’t Let Me Drown"

by Angie Romero | 07.31.2009 | 11:14am | 0 Comments

When first-time director Cruz Angeles’s film Don’t Let Me Drown premiered at Sundance earlier this year, it created a fair amount of buzz. It was even nominated for a Grand… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 3, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hot Topic: Chris Brown

I have to agree with Jackie that Chris Brown does not really sound too genuine. It seems obvious that he is just repeating a speech he rehearsed (that probably wasn't even written by him in the first place). He made too much of an effort to seem sorrowful. Perhaps because he seemed so out of character. If that was truly heartfelt, it would have sounded more like him.

This is not to say that he is not sorry. I'm sure that he is, but maybe for not the right reasons. His career is… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Latinitas Noticias: American Born Teenager May Be Deported to Guatemala

American Born Teenager May Be Deported to Guatemala

by Samantha Leal | 07.22.2009 | 1:00pm | 1 Comment

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A 13-year-old boy is caught up in court in Atlanta, pending a decision on whether he will stay in the U.S. or be deported to Guatemala—a country he has never visited before in his life. The boy (whose name can not be revealed since he is a minor) was born to illegal immigrants in the United States. His mother abandoned… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hot Topic: Interracial Dating

Love is a complicated thing. It is a mystery to me and always will be. There are people who don't understand it so much that they sort of avoid the whole thing, and then there are people who don't really care about understanding it and never really wait for it, they just jump right in. There are so many factors involved that it's impossible to say what makes a relationship work. And what is the definition of a "working" relationship? Ever seen those interviews with celebrities where they ask… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 22, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Midnight Showing

I started reading the Harry Potter books when I was 12. The last book (Deathy Hallows) was published when I was 20 years old. I spent my teenage years anticipating the new books, and the new movies. Since I am such a huge fan of the books, I'm sure that I don't really judge the movies as fairly as I ought to, but I still like them. It's always interesting to see what you've always imagined in your head out there on the big screen. Sure maybe the characters don't look like you imagine them, but… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Workplace Drama

I had a situation this week with a manager at my work. I was told that I had to use some of my vacation hours to make up the difference for a scheduling mistake that shorted me 3 hours of work this week. My company always gives the hours that you are promised each week. I don't believe that I should have to waste my vacation hours because of an error that I didn't do. Now, in the grand scheme of things, 3 hours isn't a huge deal. With the economy the way that it is right now, a lot of people… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 8, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

Independence Day

I honestly have no idea what I will be doing for this year's Fourth of July. My family is pretty huge, but extremely unorganized. Everyone just asks everyone else if they've heard of any plans. No one has, and so we wait. Thinking like most procrastinators that we have all the time in the world to plan everything. We do this for every Memorial Day, every birthday, every Easter. To our credit though, it usually works out pretty well. Emails are sent and phone calls are made to organize the… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 2, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

The Death of a Man, but not a Pop Star

I think it's safe to say that most people were shocked by Michael Jackson's death. It was so sudden, and it took the world by surprise. The media was in a frenzy to cover the last press conferences and to highlight his long and varied career. I don't know if the world will ever have another "Michael Jackson," but the truth is that we didn't really lose one.

What I believe to be deeply saddening is the fact that people lost the man Michael. His children, family, and friends are left… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on June 30, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments




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