In this behind the scenes video posted to Empire’s Youtube page, TV star Eva Longoria dished on her new character for the hit show entering its third season on FOX. According to Longoria, she plays a stuffy Sara Palin-esque character by the name of Charlotte Frost, who gives off cold shoulder vibes. In the show, Frost is the head of the Las Vegas gaming commission. Longoria reveals what may be a major plot point when she says “I do have a scene where I slap somebody so, get ready for that. I won’t tell you who, but it is a lion.” The video then displays some possible people it may be, and Taraji P. Henderson’s fierce character Cookie, who no one would argue against calling “a lion,” is one of those possibilities. Folks in the comments section had lots to say about it.
This Youtube user was basically taking bets.
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We kinda wanna see how it goes down, too.
Another thought she didn’t stand a chance.
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True, Cookie is fierce.
These Empire fans will bring up the show’s entire history in the comments section.
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I don’t know what Antoinette is talking about, but she clearly knows her stuff.
All in all, we’re as excited to see Longoria on the show as she is.
The world is still trying to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced billions into lockdown measures from various government orders. More than 220 million Americans are living in states with lockdown orders leaving children with no school and parents with no childcare. Now, celebs are offering their time with Save with Stories to read children’s books to help parents and children cope.
Gina Torres reading “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”
Save with Stories, created by Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner, is being done in conjunction with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Celebrities are joining up with Save with Stories to offer a bit of reading education to the millions of children not in school right now as the world battles the coronavirus.
Eva Longoria reading “La vida de Selena”
Save with Stories is asking for donations to keep children taken care of during this crisis. Many children rely on getting their meals from their schools. With schools, many children are facing uncertain times with their food. By donating to Save with Stories, you can help the organization continue to provide children with their meals during the shutdown.
Zoe Saldana reading “Cómo dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios?”
Some of the celebrities have given their storytime a more culturally relevant tone. Both Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria offered Spanish-speaking children stories in their language.
Lupita Nyong’o reading “Not Quite Narwhal”
According to UNESCO, 87 percent of the student population around the world have been separated from their schools, teachers, and peers. In the U.S., 55.1 million children are not in their K-12 schools as the U.S. prepares for a surge of cases in COVID-19 infections across the country. As of yet, the U.S. government has not called for a nationwide lockdown unlike several governments across Europe and Asia.
Jenna Ortega reading “Don’t Call Me Bear”
The initiative is a good reminder that we are all in this together. As billions of people around the world sit at home and social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to feel more connected in your isolation. Movements like Save with Stories show how the world can come together in a time of crisis to help everyone cope.
How are you coping with self-isolation in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?
2020 has officially arrived! And as with any New Year, this one comes as a blank slate ready to be filled with possibilities, resolutions, and brand new memories. And the fact that this year marks the beginning of a brand new decade makes everything that more exciting. Not only does the past feel unimportant, but now the future feels filled with endless possibilities. The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 gave people around the world a reason to celebrate. And whether your mode of celebration was staying in with a cup of hot cocoa, or dancing your butt off until the crack of dawn, know that there is no one right way to ring in the New Year.
And if, by this point, you’re still too busy fighting off your New Year’s Eve hangover to be thinking about 2020 goals, know you’re not alone. As the old saying goes, stars are just like us, and they too spent January 31st in various states of drunkenness. Thankfully, Instagram is here to help us spy on our favorite stars and see how they celebrated the beginning of a new decade. Read on to see how your favorite Latino celebs celebrated the New Year!
1. Mariah Carey spent her New Year’s in the Dominican Republic.
After a super-eventful holiday season, Mimi was getting some much-needed R&R in Punta Cana. We wonder if this was before or after her Twitter account was unceremoniously hacked by a mischievous troll…
2. Salma Hayek and Zoe Saldana rang in the New Year together furthering their BFF goals status.
We have to admit, we suffered from FOMO seeing these two have fun together. But, we love seeing strong Latinas celebrate their friendship together! Salma Hayek shared this adorable video of herself and Saldana counting down to the stroke of midnight with their respective husbands. So cute!
3. Thalia spent hers partying in Miami.
Leave it to Thalia to dance the night away after all these years. Her zest for life puts us all to shame!
4. Sofia Vergara spent her New Year’s Eve in a tropical paradise.
Not only was Vergara surrounded by the sun and the sand, she also was surrounded by her hunky husband, Joe Manganiello.
5. Eva Longoria spent time with friends and family in Cabo.
Longoria rang in the New Year with her new baby in Cabo. If you’re interested in seeing more, her Instagram feed is chock-full of photos documenting her super-fun vacation during the holidays.
6. Maluma spent his snowboarding.
While some people chose to spend the New Year on the beach, Maluma opted for a snowier location. Sure, we wouldn’t have minded seeing him lounging on the beach without his shirt, but he looks super cute in snow gear anyway.
7. Wilmer Valderrama spent his New Year…getting engaged.
Not one to be out-shone by the turn of the decade, Valderrama proposed to his girlfriend of eight months, model Amanda Pacheco, on January 1st.
8. America Ferrera announced her pregnancy.
America Ferrera took the New Year as an opportunity to announce that she’s expecting her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams.
9. Ana de Armas spent it with friends in Cuba.
The “Knives Out” actress and upcoming Bond girl spent New Years Eve in her home country.
10. J.Lo and ARod spent New Year’s Eve partying with friends and family.
The power couple shared photos of themselves dressed to the nines on Instagram.
11. Becky G spent hers in a snowy paradise with her boyfriend Sebastian Lletget.
Like Maluma, Becky G spent her New Year surrounded by snow and sports.
12. Christina Aguilera celebrated by rocking the house at her Vegas residency.
Never one to turn down the opportunity to work, Xtina rang in the New Year by giving her fans a show to remember.
13. Eugenio Derbez counted grapes like we all did.
Eugenio Derbez blessed us with an adorable video of himself practicing the Spanish tradition of eating one grape for each stroke of midnight.