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What Do You Have In Common With These Famous Leos?

We all know who the Leos in our lives are because they are the pesados that make it impossible to ignore them. Leos like to be the center of attention, and the ones that aren’t extroverts have very painful, self-involved angst. You know I’m right.

Pues, it’s no sorpresa that so many of the celebrities who we love to love are creative, passionate, regal Leos.

1. Demi Lovato

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Our one true love Demi Lovato is as Leo as they get. She doesn’t just act like a Queen: she isReina. She even stays open and humble with her struggle with drug addiction. Lovato was born August 20th, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2. Gina Rodriguez

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Born on July 30, 1984, Rodriguez is the Boricua spiritual gangster we all love to watch on “Jane the Virgin.” She was born and raised dancing and competing in salsa, so she really knows how to liven up a party. You go, Gina.

3. Jennifer Lopez

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If you need convincing that all your kids need to strategically be Leos, know that they can share a sign with J.Lo. Born on July 24, 1969 in The Bronx, she is the New Yorican all of our New Yorican mamas aspires to be.

4. Rico Rodriguez

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Rodriguez is not a baby anymore. Born on July 31, 1998 in Bryan, Texas, we’ve watched Rico grow up playing Manny Delgado on “Modern Family” alongside Sofia Vergara The adorable scene stealer is a classic Leo.

5. Francia Raísa

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Born July 26, 1988 in Los Angeles, Raisa is best known for her role on “Bring It On: All Or Nothing,” but she’s also been slaying in “Dear White People” and “Grown-ish.” Oh, and like a true loyal Leo, Raisa donated her kidney to her best friend, Selena Gomez.

6. Jackie Cruz

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The Dominican princess, Jackie Cruz, is best known as Flaca from “Orange is the New Black,” and girl grew up between Los Angeles and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Thankfully, Cruz was born a Leo filled with the self-confidence to make it during times where she was homeless. Look at her now: La Reina of the jungle.

7. Bruna Marquezine

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Marquezine is a phenomenally successful Brazilian model, born in Rio de Janeiro on August 4, 1995. She’s also made a play at telenovelas, and is very obviously a goddess.

8. Demián Bichir

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Leos are known for their big presence. Mexican-American actor Bichir is best known for playing Fidel Castro in “Che.” He made it big in telenovelas and eventually made his way into Hollywood.

9. Bianca Santos

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We recognize Santos as Lexi Rivera from “The Fosters,” which if you haven’t binged yet and love yourself of female-led queer dramas, watch it. Santos is half Brazilian and half Cuban and full television rock star.

10. Christian Chavez

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Christian Chavez is best known for his role on “Rebelde,” but he’s also a trailblazer for the LGBTQ community. The story of the Leo is a Lion in a cave, who nests in a cave to find comfort during hard times, but eventually walking out withsd dignity. While Chavez was legally married to his husband, he denied rumors of his homosexuality but eventually came out in a big way.

11. Carlos Vives

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Carlos Vives has been rocking the radio for our mamis for decades. Besides Jesus, he is probably the only man with long hair your mother ever loved. You can celebrate this man on August 7 every year.

12. Juan Pablo Di Pace

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He is Fernando on “Fuller House” and he’s also a Leo that worships the sun that rules him. Born on July 25, 1979, Argentinian actor is known for his roles in “Survival Island” and “Mamma Mia!”

13. Jose Fernandez

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This dreamy player for FC Barcelona is the epitome of Leos. He is always taking initiative and has become an important member of the soccer club.

14. Rodrigo Santoro

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Born on August 22, 1975, Santoro is a cusper. He’s starred in so many films, we can’t keep track but he was most recently made famous by his role as Hector Escaton in HBO’s “Westworld.”

15. Carlos PenaVega

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Born on August 15 in Columbia, Missouri, PenaVega is Venezuelan and Dominican and a Nickelodeon actor married to actress Alexa Vega. They now share a YouTube channel where they can share all the glory called LexLovesLos.

16. Meagan Good

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You may have blocked puertoriqueña Meagan Good from your mind after watching her star in “Saw V,” but then you remembered how bae and talented she is in movies like “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “The Obama Effect.”

17. Hulk Hogan

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Born Terry Gene Bollea on August 11, 1953, to a French, Italian and Panamanian family. He really brought the mania in Panamania to a the wrestling ring.

18. Alejandro González Iñárritu

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Mexican film director and producer has brought more than one Leo to larger than life. He directed “The Revenant,” “Babel,” and “Birdman.”

19. Kelis

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You definitely remember Kelis from her hit single “Milkshake” and all the boys it brought to the yard. It is one of the most iconic songs from our youths even though we didn’t really know what they were talking about. Not only is she a singer, Kelis is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef and that’s something to be proud of.

20. Pepe Aguilar

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No list of Leos is complete without the one and only Pepe Aguilar. The ranchera star was born on August 7, 1968, just seven years after Vives.

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People Are Calling Demi Lovato Entitled For Threatening a Frozen Yogurt Shop

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People Are Calling Demi Lovato Entitled For Threatening a Frozen Yogurt Shop

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We can all agree that Demi Lovato has been through a lot. She had a rough childhood, a troubled adolescence, and an adulthood filled with addiction and eating disorders. But, going through a lot doesn’t excuse disrespectful behavior. And this time, the source of her wrath was…a frozen yogurt shop.

Earlier this week, Demi Lovato caught major heat for publicly calling out a small frozen yogurt chain for being “diet culture vultures.”

Lovato took to her Instagram to blast local LA fro-yo shop The Bigg Chill for having sugar-free and gluten-free frozen yogurt options.

“Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from @thebiggchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter. Do better please,” she wrote on her Instagram stories.

She continued: “You can find a way to provide an inviting environment for all people with different needs. Including eating disorders—one of the deadliest mental illnesses only second to [opioid] overdoses. Don’t make excuses, just do better.”

As soon as Demi’s Instagram story went up, people were annoyed that Lovato was tagging a small chain with a lot less power and followers than her.

Demi also posted DM screenshots between her and the frozen yogurt shop, where some interpreted Demi as being rude to the business owners. The owners tried to defend themselves, saying that they were not “diet culture vultures”, but Demi refused to hear it.

“Not just that. Your service was terrible. So rude. The whole experience was triggering and awful,” she wrote back. “You can carry things for other people while also caring for another percentage of your customers who struggle DAILY just to even step foot in your store.”

To make matters worse, TMZ got their hands on some other screenshots between Demi Lovato and the frozen yogurt shop that showed Demi low-key threatening them.

“Don’t keep going with this,” the screenshots say. “You don’t want to mess with me. You’re in the wrong and the customer is always right. You already know this, listen to your customer and do better.”

Needless to say, it didn’t sit right with some people that Demi Lovato, a high-powered celeb, was using her power to possibly blackball a small business.

“Demi Lovato using her army of millions of followers to target a small business for daring to offer healthy ice cream options is really pathetic,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Imagine threatening a small business like that,” wrote another. “This is the real her and exactly why I don’t buy her victim narrative. ‘You don’t want to mess with me’ or what? You’re going to burn down someone’s business and livelihood??”

After the immense amount of backlash, Demi Lovato apologized. But some people felt that the apology was more “Sorry, Not Sorry” than from the heart.

Demi Lovato addressed the controversy in an Instagram video. “I’m sorry that I got the messaging wrong. I’m sorry that I may have disappointed some people,” she said.

“I’m not coming after a small business as someone with a lot of followers. That’s not what I’m doing here,” she continued. “I walked into a situation that didn’t sit right with me. My intuition said, ‘Speak up about this.’ So I did, and I feel good about that. What I don’t feel good about is…how the message has gotten misconstrued.”

But as of now, fans and casual followers alike aren’t convinced. “I fully wish her well in her mental health and eating disorder struggles,” wrote one Twitter user. “But even after the initial message and backlash…she kept going. And kinda threatened them. She’s came off as a rich, entitled Karen.”

Here’s to hoping Demi lives and learns for the better.

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Exclusive: Maluma Talks Sun Collab “Rumba,” Working with The Weeknd, J.Lo And More

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Exclusive: Maluma Talks Sun Collab “Rumba,” Working with The Weeknd, J.Lo And More

Maluma is teaming up with the biggest star in the solar system for his new single “Rumba (Puro Oro Anthem).” As part of an Earth Day campaign with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, the Colombian superstar joined forces with the sun. He’s also coming on a decade in the music industry. In an exclusive interview with Latido Music, Maluma talked about the inspiration behind “Rumba” and the hottest collaborations of his career.

“Rumba” is part of Maluma’s campaign with Michelob.

“Collaborating with the sun was great,” Maluma tells mitú. “Maybe I’m the only artist in the world who has the opportunity. It’s a big thing for me. I enjoyed the process. I also enjoyed working with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. They love the same things that I love like helping the world. I feel grateful.”

Maluma recorded “Rumba (Puro Oro Anthem)” for Michelob to celebrate the beer brand’s ULTRA Pure Gold lager that’s brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity from the sun. The warm reggaeton track was recorded featuring sounds from the actual sun. Maluma wrote it with Keityn and Edgar Berrera, who also composed “Hawái” with him.

“These two guys are geniuses,” Maluma says. “When we work together we’re a dream team. When this campaign came to the table, I told them that I needed a big song. I recorded it in Turks and Caicos around three weeks ago. The song came out great. I love it.”

This year Maluma will be celebrating 10 years in the music industry.

This year, Maluma will be celebrating a decade in the industry since the release of his debut single “Farandulera.” After dropping his breakthrough album Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy in Oct. 2015, Maluma is one of the artists that helped globalize Latin music. He’s happy to be a part of the movement, but he also recognizes the stars that came before him.

“It’s not like we started this year or last year,” Maluma says. “This has been work that started with Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ and Shakira like 15 or 20 years ago. I feel like I’m part of it. I feel proud of it. I feel like we still need to do more things, more big things.”

Next up, Maluma’s fans can see him on tour this fall.

As for what’s next, the “Rumba” music video will be released on Earth Day, April 22. Maluma is also hitting the road this fall for his Papi Juancho Tour in the U.S. The tour kicks off in September and runs through late October.

“Coming back to the stage is something that I really need,” Maluma says. “I miss being with my fans. I miss hugging them. I miss going on tour. I miss the whole lifestyle. I can’t wait to see you guys on tour and sing of course for the first time all my new songs that I released this year.”

Since Maluma is also celebrating 10 years in the industry, we had him break down some of the biggest collaborations in his career.

Jennifer Lopez

Maluma will make his big-screen debut in Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez in Feb. 2022. The movie was pushed back to that date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two singers also collaborated on songs for Marry Me like “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.”

“I always wanted to work on a big project,” Maluma says. “In a big movie. I had a couple of opportunities to work on other things, but I said ‘no’ because I was waiting for this big moment. Thanks to Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson and the whole team to make me part of the movie. I have a lot of beautiful moments. She’s great. She’s such a master for me. She taught me many things when we were working together. I would say from the beginning to the end, the whole experience was great.”

The Weeknd

Maluma teamed up with Canadian superstar The Weeknd for a Spanglish remix of “Hawái.” They pushed the song to No. 12 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. Maluma helped The Weeknd with his Spanish in the remix.

“At the beginning, the first vocals he recorded, I had to tell him to change a little bit,” Maluma says. “The ‘Instagram’ part because he was saying it in the wrong way, like pretty bad Spanish. I sent him the vocals, like the way he had to say it, and then he changed it. He’s great. He’s super talented.”

Ziggy Marley

For his latest album 7 Días En Jamaica (#7DJ), Maluma teamed up with Jamaican star Ziggy Marley for the song “Tonika.” He performed the song for the first time with Bob Marley’s son at the Latin American Music Awards last week.

“That was great working with Ziggy,” Maluma says. “He’s one of my favorite artists too. I always wanted to work with him because I’m a huge fan of Bob Marley. It’s one of the best things I could’ve done in the album. He put the Marley DNA in my project and that was great.”

Shakira

Maluma and Colombian icon Shakira have teamed up on a number of collaborations, including the hit singles “Chantaje” and “Clandestino.” They also worked together on “Trap,” another cut from Shakira’s El Dorado album.

“I love working with Shakira, but I have to be honest, it’s not easy because she loves everything to be on-point,” Maluma says. “She’s super strict with everything that she does. I would love to work with her again. She’s a master for me too. She’s one of the first big stars that helped me and wanted to work with me. I’m forever grateful to her for giving me the chance to work with such a big artist.”

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