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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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The Long Awaited Trailer To JLo And Maluma’s ‘Marry Me’ Is Finally Here

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The Long Awaited Trailer To JLo And Maluma’s ‘Marry Me’ Is Finally Here

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One of the year’s biggest collaborations is starting to make more progress after being largely shut down thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course, we’re talking about the upcoming highly-anticipated Jennifer Lopez film, Marry Me, which also stars Maluma in his acting debut.

Although we still have a while to wait before the movie makes its big screen debut (not until 2021), we’re finally getting our first look at what the duo will look like on screen along with other exciting details about the project.

Marry Me finally has an official trailer and JLo and Maluma fans couldn’t be more excited.

It seems like we’ve been hyped up for this film forever – and thanks to Coronavirus, we kinda have. But finally, Universal has released the teaser for Marry Me, and it reveals a few new details about the film and its cast. Along with J.Lo, the film stars Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman, and Colombian singer Maluma in his major feature debut.

The film was originally announced last summer and production began in October 2019 but much of it was shut down once the Coronavirus struck. The film is directed by Kat Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaDead to Me) and features original music by Lopez and Maluma, which sounds too perfect to be legal, sorry.

To celebrate the cinematic milestone, López and Maluma have reported that they are recording a full-length soundtrack of original songs. Maluma Baby is hyped from the time he’s spent in the studio with J.Lo (who wouldn’t be?), telling a reporter last year, “It’s been such an amazing experience also working, doing music. I mean we never stop.”

So here’s everything we know about the film so far.

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Based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby, the film is described as a “modern love story about celebrity, marriage and social media.” López plays musical sensation Kat Valdez, who agrees to live-stream her marriage with her fellow superstar Bastian (Maluma — fictional or not, this is officially the hottest couple on Planet Earth and we can’t unsee it) in order to boost the sales of their new single and duet, “Marry Me.”

When she finds out that Bastian has been cheating on her, however, she freaks out and decides to marry a stranger in the audience watching: divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson), who was dragged to the event by his daughter. The unexpected sequence of events leads the two down a path toward unexpected true love.

Even with a new movie coming out, both JLo and Maluma have been hard at work in the studio.

Just last month, Maluma surprise released his latest album – PAPI JUANCHO. It’s Maluma’s fifth studio album and was produced alongside longtime collaborators Rude Boyz. Although the album features Maluma’s alter ego as the main star, it also includes several guest appearances from a number of reggaetón royals, including Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez, Myke Towers, and Jory Boy. PAPI JUANCHO was made during quarantine between the singer’s hometown of Medellín and Miami, his U.S. base.

Meanwhile, JLo has teased new music in recent weeks. Jennifer Lopez posted a picture with producer Ryan Tedder over the weekend in which she promised that new music is “just around the corner.”

The snap, in which Lopez is sporting dark red lips and a messy up hairdo alongside the OneRepublic leader and veteran songwriter/producer — rocking a black Mad Tasty hat — doesn’t offer much more detail about what the duo are cooking up, but Lopez seems pretty psyched.

“Can u feeeeeel it… new music just around the corner!!” Lopez wrote.

It would be a welcome return for Lopez, who has only released a remix of “If You Had My Love” so far this year, as fans wait for her to announce a release date for her as-yet-untitled ninth studio album. Lopez’s last full-length was 2014’s A.K.A., which featured the singles “I Luh Ya Papi,” “First Love” and “Booty.”

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JLo Introduces Her Nibling, Brendon In New Short Film ‘Draw With Me’ And It’s A Must Watch

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JLo Introduces Her Nibling, Brendon In New Short Film ‘Draw With Me’ And It’s A Must Watch

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Jennifer Lopez has been wildly busy as of late – and that’s all despite a global pandemic. The Hustlers star attempted a takeover of the New York Mets baseball team with her husband A-Rod, she’s launching her own beauty line, and continues to push out grade-A social media content that keeps her fans begging for more.

Although she’s been busy, she still found the time to support her nibling – who has created a short film about how art was a lifeline for them when coming out. She used the term, which is a gender-neutral alternative for a niece or nephew, when discussing her sister Leslie Lopez’s child, Brendan Scholl (who is transgender and uses they/them pronouns).

Jennifer Lopez has introduced the world to her nibling Brendon and their new short film.

In a video posted to her Instagram TV channel, JLo introduced the film Draw With Me. She’s supporting the short film by her nibling which is about “accepting change and challenges with love, knowing when we do –everything is possible. Please enjoy the first 5 minutes of this incredible story. Stay tuned for the full documentary at film festivals worldwide and coming soon on VOD. A film by @ithakafilms @marcomaranghello @lyndalopez08,” she says in the post.

During her introduction, she explained, “Draw With Me is a short film about a transgender youth and their journey of coming out to their family, and also engaging with their art to help them cope with the feelings they were having during this time.”

She continued on to say, “The film is important and timely in its story and message, and can have a huge impact on those of us who watch and experience what Brendon and their family is going through in this time of acceptance and admission. It’s a story very close to my heart, because it was a family affair… because Brendon is my nibling.”

In the film, Brendon tells the very important and timely story of their coming out and coming to terms with their identity.

After JLo’s brief introduction, there’s a short five-minute preview of the film, featuring Brendon telling their coming out story. “It was in eighth grade when I finally felt comfortable with saying that I’m trans,” they said. As their mom Leslie explained in the film, “You’re talking about your identity as a person. Sexual preference has to do with who you go to bed with, and your identity is who you go to bed as.”

Brendon continued: “I’m just hit with how lucky I am in terms of the family and friends. Titi Jen made that post where she used the right pronouns. It felt really nice to have a family member in a very public way show their support, makes me appreciate things other people will do for me and for anyone else who’s struggling.”

They also share some very dark moments that illustrates how important films like ‘Draw With Me’ really are.

When talking about their lowest moment in the five-minute clip, Brendon says, “The darkest point was definitely when I wasn’t out to any of my teachers or my parents. I was worried about when I came out, that would be like the last straw, so to speak.” The family then reflect upon the night that Brendon very sadly tried to take their own life.

After this, Leslie says, came a turning point, “When it finally hit me, like, ‘Oh my God, my kid just trying to kill themself’, it just hit me. When you finally get to the acceptance part, then you realise it’s not about you. This is about my child.”

And when aunt Lynda asked Brendon about advice they would give to someone who has never had a trans person in their life, their message was clear. “The best thing I can say is just believe them. I shouldn’t have to be scared to tell people who I am,” they said. “If they don’t like me because I’m trans then it’s their loss. I’m not going to change myself just because this one person doesn’t like it.”

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