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Latinos Stole The Show At Last Night’s VMAs: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

If you haven’t got the latest on the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, then you are in for a treat, babes! We’ve captured some of the highlights from the night for you — from the outfits, to the awards, and the performances. And okay, we’ll admit it, we’re gonna let our bias fly since the Latino cohort definitely did us proud at the 36th Annual VMAs!

First things first: who wore what?

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Who are we kidding? The best part of any awards ceremony is judging the outrageously expensive and nonsensical outfits the rich and famous wear while we sit at home in our ratty pajamas. Although, it’s hard to fault Cardi B, since she was definitely dishing up some lewks in a revealing red dress.

But the guys also came out dressed to impress!

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How could we forget the CNCO boys? The five of them showed up in a real clean-cut kind of co-ord, making sharp lines by contrasting shades of black and off-white. 

So did our girl, Camila.

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Camila Cabello was dressed to impress, sporting an impressively long train on an otherwise short white dress. We stan the cutouts and jaw-dropping decolletage. Some are even calling her choice of outfit a “wedding dress,” though we’d say it’s more “angelic.” 

And Bad Bunny was giving us life!

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Bad Bunny showed up in true Bad Bunny style. His black-on-black look was complemented by some eye-catching bling, which included his signature shades and face mask. His sharply-dressed manner was offset by a little cheeky purple nail polish.

Fans were losing it over Rosalia’s runway look at her first VMAs.

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Spanish singer Rosalia was an absolute darling on the red carpet. Dressed to the nines in a custom-made black satin Burberry dress, when asked about how she felt being at her first VMAs, she couldn’t be more gracious. “Oh my gosh, I’m so excited,” she said. “I will be performing beside artists that I admire a lot.” 

And then there was Adriana Lima who left fans stunned with her red carpet Look.

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Are we even surprised that Adriana Lima looked stunning? No, we’re not. Having rocked up in what was essentially a bodysuit teamed with a sheer long-sleeved maxi dress, she showed off her drool-worthy svelte figure. Naturally, the deep blue-green of the dress brought out the vivid shades of green and blue from her eyes. She’s a goddess, and we are not worthy.

What was the best performance of the night?

Once everyone had had a chance to strut their stuff on the red carpet, it was time to settle in and watch what the talent had on offer for us. Sure, Lizzo and T-Swift definitely gave some amazing performances. And J Balvin and Bad Bunny brought a big smile to our faces. It was great to see that they don’t take themselves that seriously, what with the gigantic cacti, emoji-like clouds hanging from above, and the strange blow-up suits that the pair wore throughout their rendition of  “Que Pretendes.” 

This performance is everything anyone is talking about.

But Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, singing “Senorita?” They. Stole. The. Show. Camilla Cabello started by seducing us through the camera, before showing off just what her stellar vocal cords can do. Beyond the sheer talent packed into one duet, the stage was set up simply, but spectacularly. It honestly looked like the two of them were ensconced in stars. And don’t get us started on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello romance! There’s that much electricity in that relationship, we could have sworn we saw actual sparks fly between the two of them.

And the award winners? Our Latino babes cleaned up.

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Honestly, if you were taking shots every time a Latino got an award, you would be an absolute train wreck. The Best Collaboration award went to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello for “Senorita.” And the Best Cinematography? Also Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, again for “Senorita.” To be quite honest, they probably should’ve gotten an award for just general sexual tension, too.

J Balvin and Rosalía cleaned up with a win for Best Choreography.

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J Balvin and Rosalia were awarded both Best Latin and Best Choreography, for their work on “Con Altura,” beating out the likes of Bad Bunny and … Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Honestly, with the number of nominations these guys were getting, it was inevitable that one of our faves was going to be going home juggling awards.

And although the collaborators were all smiles while hopping onstage to accept their shiny new Moon Person from French Montana and Alison Brie — the presenters decried the U.S.’ despicable immigration policies and acknowledged that most of the category’s nominees were immigrants themselves.

“Wow. I wasn’t expecting this, honestly,” a stunned Rosalía said. “Thank you, because it’s such an incredible honor. I come from Barcelona. I’m so happy to be here representing where I come from and representing my culture. Thank you for allowing me to perform tonight singing in Spanish.” 

Balvin then took the mic to echo his duet partner’s sentiment, proclaiming, “I’m super proud of being Latino right now.”

But today, everyone is talking about Cardi B’s most Cardi B acceptance speech ever.

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And who could forget Cardi B? Our favorite unashamedly herself rapper bagged the Best Hip-Hop award for her smash hit, “Money.” And, before you ask, she accepted the award in true Cardi fashion. “I really want to thank my music video team — first Jora Frantzis — that’s the director,” she said. “She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out!”

So, which VMA outfit was your fave? And, do you think Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello was the best act from the evening — or do you think J Balvin and Bad Bunny could give them a run for their money? Let us know on our Facebook page — you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

Watch: ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Ditches Zombies For Red Lipstick In New Selena Series Trailer

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Watch: ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Ditches Zombies For Red Lipstick In New Selena Series Trailer

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Hold on to your heart, chica. Netflix is coming for it and your tears.

Fans of Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla are used to talk of production studios wanting to tell her story. Since the “Baila Esta Cumbia” singer’s death in 1995, fans have seen her story retold as a movie starring Jennifer Lopez and a 2018 series by Telemundo. Recently Netflix announced that they were going for the grab on her story, this time with a biographical drama web television series. While fans were treated to updates for “Selena: The Series” throughout the summer and earlier fall, Netflix officially dropped its biggest news yet with a teaser.

And there’s no doubt the nostalgia and passion of it all will make you tear up and ready for some cumbia.

Released on Tuesday, the Netflix series’ trailer teased a first look of actress Christian Serratos as the Tejano Queen in all of her jumpsuit glory.

This past August, Netflix announced that they had cast Serratos, best known for her roles in “The Walking Dead,” “Twilight,” and the Nickelodeon show “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” as the beloved Mexican-American singer. In the newly released one-minute trailer, Serratos can be seen channeling Selena’s classic looks as she looks over a script and practices some of the singer’s most recognizable dance moves. Donned in red lipstick, feathered bangs and later Selena’s iconic purple jumpsuit,  Serratos can also be seen greeting the two stars, Ricardo Chavira and Seidy Lopez, playing her parents Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla.

The Netflix teaser trailer ends with someone out of frame calling, “Alright, Christian, We’re ready to shoot” before Serratos gives a smirk to the camera and stepping on stage to sing “Como La Flor.”

The series, which was created with the participation of the Quintanilla family and announced by Netflix last December, has already garnered quite a bit of anticipation online.

 Back in 1997, the casting process for the singer had the Latino community astir for months until it was finally revealed that then-dancer, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (still known as a triple threat for her moves, voice and acting chops) had earned the role. The Boricua’s casting caused quite the controversy primarily because she was not Mexican. This time around, Netflix kept the controversy in mind while conducting casting. In a recent interview with NBC News, Moisés Zamora– who is the head writer and one of the executive producers for the show– explained how crucial it was for him to ensure Mexican- identity was strongly included in the show.

“I associated her with my family and being Mexican in America,” he told the outlet at the time while highlighting how the younger singer was shaped by her identity of being a woman of Mexican heritage who also grew up in Corpus Christi while speaking English.

For the latest portrayal of Selena, the executive producer was involved in the casting of Serratos, a Latina of both Mexican and Italian descent.

Serratos knows all about breathing life into deceased characters.

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For four seasons she has raged against the undead in “The Walk Dead” and in her earlier career played Angela Webber, friend to Bella Swan lover of vampires, in Twilight.

According to outlets, it’s unclear how the series will tackle Quintanilla’s vocals.

Back when Lopez took her turn as the singer, she was made to lip-sync to Quintanilla’s vocals. We’re pretty sure that if Netflix doesn’t decide to do the same, they’ll be in good hands because Serratos voice is banging. She even sings “Baila Esta Cumbia” in this compilation!

So far fans of Selena are on board with the news.

Of course, while most of the reactions to Serratos casting have been positive the TWD club is a bit worried.

Okay TBH it feels like a worthy sacrifice.

If fans of “The Walking Dead” are this bummed over possibly losing Serratos, that means she must be pretty damn good at taking on great roles. So here’s to Serratos and her new role! Hopefully, for TWD fans she’ll be able to juggle both… if not bidi bidi bom bom.

Ally Brooke Scored Two Perfect Scores In One Night On DWTS Landing Her On Track For The Semi-Finals

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Ally Brooke Scored Two Perfect Scores In One Night On DWTS Landing Her On Track For The Semi-Finals

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The competition is getting stiff on “Dancing With The Stars.” The season 28 cast has dwindled to a small group as they make their way to the semi-finals. We’ve already seen plenty of them get cut from the show, including  Kate Flannery from “The Office,” Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, model and famous daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook, former NBA player Lamar Odom, and Supremes singer Mary Wilson. This week’s episode saw another cut (and some people were thrilled about it) during their “Boy Band & Girl Group Night” theme. The couples had to perform dance routines to songs made famous by girl groups and boy bands and controversial cast member Sean Spicer finally got the boot.

This week, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was finally eliminated.

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Critics of Spicer swore he’d never make it past the first episode. After all, who would vote for a man that lied continuously during their time in the White House?  A lot of people, actually. Spicer made it all the way to week 9. Even President Donald Trump thought he had a sure shot of winning again this week. The president first tweeted, “Vote for Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars. He is a great and very loyal guy who is working very hard. He is in the quarterfinals — all the way with Sean! #MAGA #KAG.” But when Spicer got the ax, Trump deleted that tweet and revised it to: “A great try by @seanspicer. We are all proud of you!” Spicer responded to him by tweeting, “Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump I can’t begin to express how much your continued support has meant, especially during my time on @DancingABC.”

Ally Brooke scored perfect tens all night. Now she’s going to the semi-finals.

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Since the theme last night was girl groups and boy bands, you would think the former Fifth Harmony member would have danced to one of her own songs. Then again, that would probably be considered cheating or something. She and dance partner Sasha Farber danced to Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and New Kids on the Block “Step by Step,” which she danced to phenomenally. The judges thought so too. They gave her perfect 10s all night. “Making our way to the semi freaking finals…Step by Step! Two dances & two perfect scores? I will never forget tonight’s show! 

This is not the first time Ally and her partner have scored perfect scores. They brilliantly scored the same last week. 

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People think their natural talent and skills is going to take them all the way to the end. However, just because the judges give perfect scores doesn’t mean the people will vote for you. Brooke learned that lesson last week. She tweeted, “So many mixed emotions tonight. I’m elated yet disappointed because I landed in the bottom two even after receiving the first perfect score of the season. All I know is this. I’ve given this my all and I’m so thankful for my fans voting each and every week.”

Here’s Ally’s second performance of the night, which she rocked.

For anyone thinking that Brooke has a leg up on everyone else because she comes from a dancing background, you should remember these are hard dances to learn. They have a lot of technicalities. Her partner Sasha tweeted, “Samba is the hardest dance to teach out of all the dances, as it requires a very unique technique and a specific knee bounce! Watching this back we worked hours and hours on just that. I’m so proud of you!!! Thank u in believing.”

Just to be fair, here’s Sean’s last performance as a contestant on the show.

Who knew you could dance the Foxtrot to One Direction’s “A Story Of My Life”?

Spicer told People magazine that he was relieved to have been voted out. Oh sure, Sean, change the narrative, he’s kind of a pro at spinning stories. 

“There’s been a tremendous amount of support that’s kept me out of the bottom two the last nine weeks and I’ve truly been humbled by how many people have taken time out of their Monday nights to keep me going,” Spicer told said to the magazine. “I will look back on this as an amazing experience.”

Now that he’s gone, the remaining group includes Ally Brooke, the “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown, actor and comedian Kel Mitchell, country singer Lauren Alaina, and “Dawson’s Creek” star James Van Der Beek. 

Who do you think will make it to the end?

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