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From Singers To Actors To Directors, Here Are Some Amazing Latinos Who Should Replace Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star

The City of West Hollywood unanimously voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but tbh, not much will come of it. Stars aren’t exactly given to the people whose names are on them. They pay for the stars. However, the constant repairs to Trump’s star and the violence it sparks has become a safety concern for residents and officials of the city.

As a result, we came up with some Latinos to replace Trump to make things a little nicer and more attractive on the Walk of Fame.

First off, people in general support the removal of this star.

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Lately, it feels like there’s not much we can do to stop POTUS’ tweets threatening war, spewing fake news, and dissing celebrities who are building schools for children.

The star has been in a constant state of vandalism since the election.

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West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath cited Trump’s sexual assault history and treatment of women, alongside the separation of families at the border as reasons for the removal.

So much so, that the city has had to put walls around it.

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The West Hollywood City Council released a statement before their vote which said, “Similar to how certain members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures, due to their actions toward women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women.

The removal begs the question: What’s next?

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Once the decision was passed, the proposal will reach L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s desk. In addition to their moral arguments, they also have financial merit. It costs thousands of dollars to replace the star every time it’s vandalized, and is taking away from a California State landmark.

Some Twitter users have really A+ suggestions to change the star.

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Pros:
-It’s so much cheaper.
-Convenient potty break.

The star has become so contentious that it is completely blocked from view now.

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Zip tied border around a wood and duct tape secured star. It’s an ode to the male ego, que te piensas.

But, what if the star was removed and replaced with someone more relevant to entertainment? Like, Guillermo del Toro?

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Mexican director del Toro is already on his way to getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a few years. He has produced iconic horror films that have entirely changed the way we look at horror. Shouldn’t he get better billing on the Walk of Fame?

Cypress Hill

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Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have a platinum and even multi-platinum albums, selling 20+ million albums worldwide. The group is from South Gate, California and definitely earned their spot.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Nyong’o’s family is orginally from Kenya, but she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching at the time. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.” She’s actually getting her own star in the Class of 2019. Just let her replace the star.

John Leguizamo

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While Leguizamo isn’t on deck to get his own star, we think he should. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo has slayed his way through Hollywood. From “Super Mario Bros.” to “Romeo + Juliet,” and even as “Sid the Sloth in Ice Age,” he has worked harder in his life than Trump has in two lifetimes.

He once said, “‘Latinos for Republicans. It’s like Roaches for Raid.”

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez has used her fame for good. Not only has she stayed true to her Mexican roots, but she’s also served as a role model for young Latinas. With the POTUS we have these days, it’s more important than ever to put the spotlight on the role models we want for our kids, don’t you think?

Gael García Bernal

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Bernal is a breakout star. From “Amores perros” to “Y tu mamá también” to Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” Bernal is the new face of Mexican cinema, and for good reason.

He could easily be huge in Hollywood (and he already is for his work in Mexico and with Amazon), but he’s focused on building up the Mexican entertainment industry.

Diego Luna

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Bernal’s best friend, partner and “Y tú mama también” co-star, Luna is with him on all fronts. He’s working to build film festivals in Mexico and a traveling festival throughout the world to bring Mexican cinema to the United States.

Michael Peña

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Born and raised in Chicago, Peña worked with Luna in his film “Cesar Chavez” to help educate the younger generation of Latinos in America about the immigrant activist. Since then, he’s made it to Hollywood in “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “American Hustle” and “Ant-Man.”

Cardi B

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Cardi wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she has worked hard for everything she has. Not only is she one of the most successful female rappers, she is changing the game.

Naya Rivera

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Naya Rivera has repped LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans like no other. While she is more of an ally than a member of the LGBT community, her role as lesbian Santana Lopez on “Glee,” has propelled her to be an advocate in her personal life.

Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello honestly needs no introduction. The pop singer has been advocating for the LGBTQ community and Dreamers since day one. She’s the most appropriate replacement. Her hair is everything.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba used her beauty and talent to make it to the top of Hollywood before having her children and retiring as a lifestyle guru and businesswoman. Honest Co. is the company, brand, and lifestyle for all the cool, hip Latina moms these days.

Demi Lovato

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Lovato has been raising our generation since “Barney & Friends” and an example for how to live with mental illness and easily be a good person, a role model, and inspiration. She suffers from bipolar disorder, addiction, and an eating disorder. Despite all of this, she has been open about her struggles and keeps things real with her fans.

William Levy

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Last but not least is the Latino Brad Pitt, William Levy. He was raised by a single mom in a poor fishing village in Cuba and moved to Miami when he was 14 years old. Levy’s slayed in telenovelas, but has been transitioning into Hollywood life just fine with Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, and Addicted.


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Federal Investigators Executed A Search Warrant On Rudy Giuliani’s N.Y.C. Home And This Is Just The Beginning

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Federal Investigators Executed A Search Warrant On Rudy Giuliani’s N.Y.C. Home And This Is Just The Beginning

Months of investigations on Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani officially came to a head Wednesday morning.

The former New York City mayor’s dealings with Ukraine officials in 2019 have been under scrutiny for months by authorities who have been investigating allegations Giuliani lobbied for powerful Ukrainian interests. The investigations have also looked into claims that Giuliani also solicited the Ukrainian government for damaging information on President Joe Biden when he was running against Trump in the 2020 election.

There is also the matter of allegations that Giuliani attempted to find information on Biden’s son Hunter, who was part of the board of an energy company in Ukraine.

Federal investigators executed a search warrant on Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home on Wednesday morning.

The search was part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani‘s activities with Ukraine. According to The New York Times, “Prosecutors obtained the search warrants as part of an investigation into whether Mr. Giuliani broke lobbying laws as President Trump’s personal lawyer.”

Federal agents seized cellphones and other electronic devices as part of the investigation. The search warrant took place around 6 a.m. at Mr. Giuliani’s apartment on Madison Avenue and his Park Avenue office in Manhattan.

The execution of a search warrant against the former president’s lawyer is particularly shocking.

The warrant comes as a major development in the investigation that has been ongoing for some time and examines the former- mayor’s conduct during Mr. Trump’s first impeachment trial.

“It was also a remarkable moment in Mr. Giuliani’s long arc as a public figure,” noted New York Times. “As mayor, Mr. Giuliani won national recognition for steering New York through the dark days after the Sept. 11 attacks, and earlier in his career, he led the same U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan that is investigating him now, earning a reputation as a hard-charging prosecutor who took on organized crime and corrupt politicians.”

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Cuban Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton Made A Living By Being Mean But Now He’s Trying To Change

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Cuban Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton Made A Living By Being Mean But Now He’s Trying To Change

Recently, there has been quite the reckoning over how the media and society treat celebrities and influencers. Perez Hilton was one of the leading influencers when it came to haunting young famous women and LA ‘It Girls’ thanks to his up-to-the-minute celebrity gossip blog. 

Whether he was detailing their very public spirals out of control or drawing cartoon penises on their photos, Perez Hilton was there to capitalize on everyone else’s drama. Now the father of three says that he’s sorry for his past cruelty and is working to remake the world of celebrity gossip.

Hilton has apologized for his years of cruelty but does he deserve forgiveness?

For several years in the mid-aughts, Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira Jr., was the most talked-about celebrity blogger in the world. And although his readership has taken a severe dive, his posts frequently pop up and remind the public that he was once the Queen of Mean. 

“I’ve apologized countless times,” Hilton, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother and three children, told Buzzfeed News. “A lot of what I did during that time was reprehensible and toxic. But that wasn’t everything. I wasn’t just nasty and mean and cruel and hurtful. I was also positive and supportive.”

But Hilton admits that he knew even at the time that what he was writing and what he was putting out into the universe was wrong. “Attention was my drug. A drug addict, in the moment, knows what they’re doing is wrong. Most of them wish they weren’t using, but they’re doing it anyway,” he tells Buzzfeed News.

Through all the writing and posts, Hilton has a lot to be sorry for.

One of his actions that gets him the most criticism is his obsession with outing famous men, including Lance Bass, Neil Patrick Harris, and Dustin Lance Black. “Two years before I came out, I was really bullied on the internet by bloggers, that’s when Perez Hilton just started and was just really malicious against me,” Bass said in 2007

Thanks to these cruel posts, Hilton would often face criticism from The Advocate and AfterEllen.com

Despite his efforts, his cruel reputation continues to follow him. 

Regardless of his mea culpas and attempts to reform both himself and the content on his site, his mean-spirited reputation has always followed him. That was made all the more clearer following the release of Framing Britney Spears.

The film really focused on her relationship with the press and paparazzi which was always waiting for her to slip up and get it on camera. Although Hilton wasn’t mentioned in the film, his old posts about Spears began resurfacing on Twitter. One, titled “Britney’s Breakdown,” ends with, “Take her children away!!!!!!” repeated five times in bold. 
Thanks to the explosion of social media apps and everyone having a camera at their fingertips thanks to smartphones, the celebrity gossip industry has changed a lot. Now, it’s impossible for a gossip blogger’s work to go unchecked. And now, most people even consume their by-the-minute celebrity updates on Instagram accounts like deuxmoi and The Shade Room.

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