Fans Of ‘La Bamba’ Have A Hard Time Remembering That Lou Diamond Phillips Isn’t Ritchie Valens


You remember actor Lou Diamond Phillips, right?

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He played Ritchie Valens in “La Bamba” and Angel Guzman in “Stand and Deliver.” Classics.

Well, Phillips was in Texas for a community event in his hometown this past weekend.

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The event honored the history of Corpus Christi, Texas. Phillips, a native of the city, spoke about its diversity.

“I never knew racism until I left for University at the University of Texas Arlington. This town is so diverse and accepting… and I think it is so important now more than ever in our nation to look at our history… It’s that getting out into the world and seeing how other people perceive you and to come back and I am so happy to be here tonight.”

But that’s not why he made headlines. Hours prior to the event, Phillips had been arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to several news reports, around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, the 55-year-old actor asked a police officer for directions while in Portland, Texas. The officer smelled alcohol on Phillips’ breath and took him to the police station. TIME reports that Phillips had an alcohol level of .20%, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving. Bail was set at $2,500. Hours later he appeared at his scheduled event.

On Twitter, fans of “La Bamba” couldn’t resist making jokes.

While people joked on social media, Phillips understood the gravity of his mistake. He not only apologized for his behavior but kept his obligations to the city of Corpus Christi.

The actor told attendees that he was sorry for his actions.

“I want to sincerely apologize for an incident this morning. Some of you may have heard about that,” Phillips told the crowd. “I am here to promote and celebrate this amazing event here in my hometown of Corpus Christi, and if anything that I have done distracts from that or diminishes that I sincerely apologize.”

According to the Caller-Times, a person in the audience yelled out “You’re human!” in support of Phillips.

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Cardi B And Ozuna Teased Their New Song On Instagram And It Features Her Singing For The First Time


Cardi B And Ozuna Teased Their New Song On Instagram And It Features Her Singing For The First Time

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It appears we may have another Cardi B banger on our hands. Hit makers Cardi B and Ozuna have both teased what looks like an official collaboration for Ozuna’s forthcoming album, “Trap Cartel.” And if it’s at all like either of their previous work, you may be hearing it everywhere pretty soon.

Cardi B released a preview of the new song, “La Modelo,” on Instagram.


The clip features Cardi singing, which isn’t something we’re used to from the rapper, and it’s not half bad. The clip has already racked up 3 million views in less than 24 hours.

Ozuna also posted a screen capture of his phone as he played the first 30 or so seconds of the track.


Good thing he didn’t have any sensitive information in his notes. It looks like he’s got a full album’s worth of tracks in there, though.

This collaboration should come as no surprise. Cardi B has featured Ozuna’s music in her posts before and was in the studio with him a few weeks ago.


Also in the studio was her fiancé, Offset, as well as Jamaican music producer Rvssian.

Last week, Rvssian posted this video of Cardi B complaining about the heat in Jamaica while they were shooting a music video for Ozuna.

“We doing this video shoot for Ozuna. It’s hot than a mother fucker.”

Ozuna also posted this photo to Instagram and tagged Cardi B in it. It appears to be a music video still, but it’s unclear.

Credit: OzunaPR/ Instagram

Although she’s not facing the camera, it’s safe to say this is Cardi B. She’s wearing the same outfit from Rvssia’s post from Jamaica, she’s rocking the blonde hair and you can just make out her famous peacock tattoo on her thigh. If it’s as hot in Jamaica as Cardi B said, Ozuna must be drenched in that sweater.

Check out this vide below for a longer listen and some video of Ozuna performing the song behind closed doors.


Credit: ReggaetonComingSoon/ YouTube

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