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22 Latinos Who Have Their Star On Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

With almost 3,000 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and only about 50 dedicated to Latinos, you better believe that these ceremonies are momentous for our community. This goes out to the 22 Latinos who have worked their culos off to make it in the entertainment industry, and represent us to the world.

1. Selena Quintanilla

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Twenty years after the iconic singer passed, Hollywood got the good sense to give her a post-mortem star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In November 2017, her whole family showed up to accept it in her honor. ????

2. Her sister even helped with the star’s construction.

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Caption: “They don’t give this honor to everyone, so I’m beyond honored… to be able to participate in the making of it, priceless.” – Suzette Quintanilla

3. Shakira

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In December 2011, Shakira became the first Colombian artist to be honored with una estrella. She’s waka waka wonderful. ????????

4. Sofia Vergara

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Colombians are owning the Walk of Fame now. Sofia Vergara showed up to her ceremony in May 2015 with a Colombian flag on her left wrist. Ayyy!

5. Pitbull

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Our favorite Miamian got his star in July 2016, just a few stars away from legendary Cubana Celia Cruz–Pitbull’s hero. He’s won countless Grammy and Billboard awards, and says he couldn’t have done it without his mom.

“That woman made me a man. She taught me how to survive.”

6. Ricky Martin

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Let’s travel back in time to 2007, when Ricky received his star. We were all screaming, “She bangs, she bangs, oh baby yeah she moves she moves.” OK, now it’s stuck in my head all over again.

7. Zoe Saldana

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Zoe Saldana grew up in the Dominican Republic in a ballet academy, eventually landing her roles on “Center Stage” after she moved to New York City to make it in America. We know her as an actress now in “Star Trek,” “Avatar,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and so much more. We ❤️ you!

8. George Lopez

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Get this: The comedian we all know and love said, “I remember being 15, and walking up and down (the Walk of Fame) and dreaming about what I wanted to do and never thinking it was going to be done,” said the star.

In 2006, he got his wish.

9. Thalia

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She’s the “Queen of Latin Pop” and was honored like a jefe in December 2013. She’s truly a Renaissance woman, selling tens of millions of records, authoring four books and acting in star roles in several telenovelas. You should get a star for each category you star in.

10. Christina Aguilera

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Can you date Xtina’s outfit? It’s been almost a decade since the star has received her star (2008), and she hasn’t slowed down. She’s been honored with the George McGovern Leadership Award for her contributions to the UN’s World Hunger Relief effort, and is on her Liberation tour right now.

11. Eva Longoria

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“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria was just recently honored with a star in April 2018. She first landed in Hollywood as an extra on Ricky Martin’s “Shake Your Bon Bon” music video.

At her ceremony, she said, “I feel like I’m still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had a really big dream and big hair. As a woman and as a Latina, I represent a lot of communities and I want to tell all those communities that this isn’t my star, this is our star.”

12. Antonio Banderas

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OK, you can tell he danced on his star a long time ago, back in 2005. We know him from “The Mask of Zorro,” “Evita,” and the voice of Puss in Boots from “Shrek.”

13. George Romero

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In October 2017, horror filmmaker George Romero was posthumously recognized for his incredible work, namely “Night of the Living Dead.” He found out about the award, but didn’t live to receive it. These very scary zombies, however, made sure to show up for him.

14. Penelope Cruz

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Can you believe that within one year of receiving her star in 2011, Penelope had an entire pregnancy and child? You go girl.

15. Cameron Diaz

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Remember “Vanilla Sky”? Back in 2009, that is what Cuban star Cameron Diaz was most known for.

“It will be cool to be under people’s feet. It really is the place where people can understand exactly that actors are not really stars – they don’t exist in the sky, they exist on the ground just like everybody else.”

16. Marco Antonio Solis

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Mexicano Solis has been awarded five Latin Grammy awards and is already in the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame for his work with Enrique Iglesias and Olga Tañon. At least a dozen of his songs have been featured in telenovelas. He received his star in 2010.

17. Jennifer Lopez

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In 2013, Jennifer Lopez was doubly honored to receive this star for what it’s worth and because it was the 2,500th star awarded. The singer, actress, dancer and producer has been a force to be reckoned with and has been honored as the first female recipient of the Billboard Icon Award.

18. Luis Miguel

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Alright, so we were all in diapers when Luis Miguel got this award back in 1996, but his mariachis and boleros have lived on. He received 5 Grammy Awards by the time he hit 26. That’s estrella material right there.

19. Rita Moreno

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How much do you miss those bangles? Back in 1995, legendary artist Rita Moreno got her name carved in stone for her Oscar-winning performance in “West Side Story,” and her Tony for the musical “The Ritz.” Now, you can see her play abuelitas on “Jane the Virgin” and “One Day at a Time.”

20. Javier Bardem

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At the time, Bardem was just two years married to Penelope Cruz when he arrived in November 2012 to receive his Walk of Fame star. He’s best known for “No Country for Old Men,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Mar adentro.”

21. Emilio Estefan

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Star couple Emilio and Gloria arrived on a hot Los Angeles day in June 2005 to receive Emilio’s star on the Walk of Fame. Gloria, of course, has her own, and the two of them have a shared star as well! Slay!

22. Eugenio Derbez

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In March 2015, actor Eugenio Derbez brought his Mexican pride to the surreal ceremony. He later said, “I remember I went once after they gave me the star. It was so shocking,” he said to E! News. “It’s hard to believe that it’s your star. So two months later, I went to see if it was still there.”

Felicidades a todos! You deserve it!

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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While the United States is as of publication, has vaccinated over 75 million people against COVID-19 since mid-December, the rest of the world is still catching up. Poorer countries, for example, are struggling to procure enough vaccines for essential workers–let alone their entire population.

Luckily, certain charitable business are making it their mission to get vaccines to the most needy. For example, anti-poverty organization Global Citizen has organized a charity concert with the aim of getting COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries.

Selena Gomez will be hosting the concert, called “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”. And none other than Jennifer Lopez will be headlining.

Selena Gomez took to Twitter to announce her involvement in the exciting project. “I’m honored to be hosting ‘VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,’ ” she wrote.

“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Jennifer Lopez also took to Twitter to announce her involvement with VAX Live, saying that she is “calling for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for all”. That’s a statement we can get behind!

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only superstar performing. Other acts will include J Balvin, H.E.R., and the Foo Fighters.

Global Citizen has one goal: to raise $22 billion for global vaccinations via corporate and philanthropic donors. They’re hoping VAX Live will bring awareness to their efforts.

“There are 27 million healthcare workers globally who don’t have access to the vaccine,” said Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans to the Associated Press. “I’m 38 years old, and it’s not ethical for me to have access to the vaccine before these heroic first responders and community health workers. So we need governments to start urgently donating those doses.”

Tom Hart, the executive director for another anti-poverty organization, The ONE Campaign, also reiterated the importance of getting vaccine doses into the hands of developing countries.

“Low-income countries not only need this welcome fundraising effort; they need access to COVID-19 vaccine doses,” Tom Hart said.

“The United States has secured over 550 million excess doses that could be used to help end the global pandemic faster.”

You can catch VAX LIVE on ABC, CBS, and iHeartMedia stations on 8:00 p.m. ET on May 8th. It will also be airing on Fox starting at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT the same day. You’ll also be able to catch an extended version on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel on May 8th as well.

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

No doubt, as the Latina Queen of Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez has played the better half of quite a few relationships and not just on-screen. From Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy, to Casper Smart Lopez has been The Strong Woman behind some pretty well-known men.

Her exes Marc Anthony (whom J.L o shares twins Emme and Max, 13 with) and Ben Affleck know it, and in a recent interview, they opened up about what they really think of her.

For her recent May cover of InStyle magazine, Lopez’s feature story included insights from her former loves Anthony and Affleck on everything from her drive to her ageless beauty.

In honor of the singer and actor’s 30-year run in the entertainment industry, the magazine featured her and her most prolific exes. For the interview, both Anthony and Affleck commented on Lopez’s character, heart, and business savvy. “The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen,” Anthony, explained in his interview.

Anthony, a singer and actor who starred in the 2001 film In the Time of the Butterflies was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2014.

“Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times. And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it. She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met,” Anthony went onto share. “When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”

Affleck who dated J.LO in 2002 and starred alongside her in the films “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” also spoke openly about Lopez.

“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck, whose romance with Lopez earned him the other part of the nickname “Bennifer” by the media, explained.

“She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he revealed, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

At one point Affleck commented, relatably, that he felt J.Lo appeared as if she hadn’t aged since they dated.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” he joked.

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