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Eva Longoria Directing “Jane the Virgin”

  The demise of “Telenovela” was not the end of the road for Eva Longoria. It was just the beginning of a new chapter. While she will no longer be starring and executive producing the NBC show, she managed to bounce back by getting a gig to direct the third episode of the new season…

Fall Casting Updates

Tony Plana, of “Ugly Betty” fame will be joining the cast of “Colony,” a sci-fi drama on the USA Network. “Colony” takes place in a future dystopian Los Angeles that is occupied by extraterrestrials whose motives are unclear. For its second season, Plana will be playing a politician that comes off as a person of the…

This Year Women Ruled the VMA’s, but the Guys were Good Too

By having over 200 million records sold, eight studio albums to her name and 14 number one singles in just a little over a decade Rihanna became this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the Video Music Awards. While she may not have beat out Michael Jackson in records sales (around 600…

ALICIA MACHADO, AS U.S. CITIZEN, READY TO VOTE AGAINST TRUMP

The former 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado, has been many things. Now you can call her U.S. Citizen. Donald Trump, who knew Machado from those days as the man behind the pagaent, focused on her weight issues then and afterwards. Machado has publicly discussed her depression which revolved largely because of her body image issues.…

‘Harvest of Empire’: Book to Documentary

Originally published in the May 2016 issue of LatinTRENDS magazine By Clara Galvano-Rivera From the beginning of time, groups of humans have migrated across this planet searching for adventure, food or opportunity. Unfortunately, some need to flee horrific circumstances. In his groundbreaking book Harvest of Empire, Juan González gives us a pretty clear picture of the conditions that create these…

Aarón Sánchez : No Longer in his Mother’s Shadow

Chef Aarón Sánchez, of “Iron Chef” fame, may be one of the most celebrated Mexican-American culinary experts around the world, but it wasn’t until about a year ago that he decided to make dishes celebrating his Mexican roots. Like many cooks, the Iron Chef’s love for cooking came from his family. “My story is not so…