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The 21 Most Over The Top Latino Celebrity Mansions

No haterade here.  There are some Latino performers who made it BIG in entertainment.  So big, in fact, that they bought themselves a nice pad (or pads) to celebrate.  

1. Jennifer Lopez

Source: No Longer Jenny from the Block. Digital Image. Celebuzz. May 31, 2016.

JLo’s got serious game when it comes to real estate…  A penthouse in Manhattan and now a $40 million Bel Air estate, where she has said she wants her kids to grow up.  So nice to have a new neighbor.

2. Sofía Vergara

Source: Decorating Tips with Sofia. Digital Image. Luxury Estate. April 23, 2014.

Sofia and husband Joe Manganiello were married in 2015 and moved into a stunning Los Angeles home.  Sofia’s personal taste is on display all over her Instagram account (@sofiavergara).

3. Selena Gomez

Source: Selena in Studio City. Digital Image. Teen Vogue. May 23, 2017.

Selena dropped a paltry $2.25 million on this charming place in LA’s Studio City.  So, between producing hit TV shows, recording hit songs and hit songs and starring in hit movies, she can hit the hay.  In style.

4. Eva Longoria

Source: Desperate No More. Digital Image. LA Times. November 13, 2017.

Sleek, airy and stylish, this is where the former Desperate Housewives star curls up with a book on a Friday evening, pours a glass of wine and just chills.  At least, that’s our assumption.  The couches look darn comfy!

5. Enrique Iglesias

Source: Ana‘s Court. Digital Image. Daily Mail. October 7, 2013.

Enrique–sorry, Mr. Iglesias–seems like such a nice guy.  He and Anna Kournikova have been dating for over 16 years (!) and now she’s just had twins.  All the better then, that they have this giant home in Miami, complete with tennis court.

6. Bella Thorne

Source: Teen Queen‘s Palace. Digital Image. Trulia. December 21, 2016.

The former Disney star spent about $2 million of that mouse money on a “transitional” home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.  It’s got an open floor plan, a wine cellar, and the very cool pool pictured above.

7. Demi Lovato

Source: Demi‘s Castle in the Sky. Digital Image. Variety. January 31, 2017.

Demi Lovato paid a bundle for this home in the Hollywood Hills, only to not be able to move in!  A mudslide from the hill above went all the way up to her door, and the city deemed it unsafe.  She’s moved in now, though.  And she’s probably digging those views.

8. George Lopez

Source: Happy George. Digital Image. Variety. February 11, 2014.

Sitcoms, movie roles, and of course, standup…nothing succeeds like success!  And George Lopez.  The comedian moved into this classy property in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA about three years.  He’s very happy with it, or we think he would be, anyway.

9. Zoe Saldana

Source: Zoe 90210. Digital Image. Architectural Digest. June 3, 2016.

The Guardian of the Galaxy and erstwhile Avatar star (more sequels are on the way, they say) dropped some serious coin on this Beverly Hills estate.  I mean, it’s nice and all, but with all these big movies to shoot, how’s she gonna find time to read all those books?

10. David Ortiz

Source: Celebrity Getaway. Digital Image. Architectural Digest. December 6, 2016.

The Red Sox slugger, originally from the Dominican Republic, headed down there to relax at his vacation home following his retirement in in 2016.  And you can rent it when he’s not there!  Cost ya $550 a night.

11. Salma Hayek

Source: Salma‘s Old World Mansion. Digital Image. Homes & Property. November 1, 2017.

Perks of being a famous actor?  Being able to rent out your Hollywood Hills home for about $11k a month.  Famous actress Salma Hayek is married to billionaire businessman Francois-Henri Pinault.  Perks of marrying a billionaire?  Houses in London, like this one.

12. Ricky Martin

Source: Gregory Arin‘s Masterpiece. Digital Image. LA Times. November 29, 2016.

Once Ricky was livin’ la vida loca, now he’s just livin’.  And not livin’ so badly either, in this seven bedroom, eight and a half bath shack in Beverly Hills.

13. Shakira

Source: Luxury Shack. Digital Image. Haute Residence. May 6, 2015.

A budding English-language pop star and international superstar in 2001, Shakira bought a modest Miami home turned it into the mansion you see above.  It’s now worth about four times what she bought it for.  Or, at least that’s what she tried to sell it for.

14. Mario Lopez

Source: Mario‘s World. Digital Image. Muzul.

The former (and forever) Bayside Tiger has now hosted long-running Entertainment News show Extra for seven years.  Not bad at all, when you consider Screech is in jail.  He lives in a Hollywood Hills mansion and loves to, uh, entertain.

 15. Christina Aguilera

Source:  Beautiful No Matter What They Say. Digital Image. Daily Mail. February 2, 2016.

Christina Aguilera’s home in the Hollywood Hills (Sherman Oaks, to be exact) set her back around ten million, which comes with an awesome library.  At least one of those books has to have the correct spelling of “Dirty,” right?

16. Mariah Carey

Source:  Fit for a Diva. Digital Image. Daily Mail. February 13, 2017.

Sometimes life is hard.  You move out of your giant estate when you break off you engagement to a billionaire and you have nowhere to go.  But then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on.  And points the way to a $100K a month rental in Beverly Hills.  With its own bowling alley!

17. Jessica Alba

Source:  East Meets West. Digital Image. Observer. February 2, 2017.

The entrepreneur and actress recently moved into this $10 million Beverly Hills home modeled after a Hamptons retreat.  Jessica really knows what she’s doing: her career is going well, her diaper-empire is rolling; even her husband’s name is Cash!

18. Gina Rodriguez

Source:  Mi casa es su casa. Digital Image. Just Jared. October 17, 2017.

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez was so excited to move into her new home that she got a crew together to film it!  No really.  And it looks really nice!

19. Gabriel Iglesias

Source:  Fluffy‘s Throne. Digital Image. LA Times. May 27, 2016.

Gabriel Iglesias has that regular guy appeal.  And like most regular guys, his favorite room is the, ahem, Throne Room.  This one is in a compound he owns near his Long Beach, California home.  It’s just a good place for a guy to be alone.  ‘

20. Andy García

Source:  Andy‘s Cuban Heritage. Digital Image. Mamás Latinas. December 17, 2014.

The Cuban-American star of The Untouchables and Ocean’s 11 gets back to his roots at his Key Biscayne, FL home.  Born in Havana, the star now lives about 100 miles from the old country.

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Shakira Is Google’s Most-Searched Artist For 2020

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Shakira Is Google’s Most-Searched Artist For 2020

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Latin music is clearly having a moment and it is a lasting moment. That is just a fact and the numbers how that. One of the most iconic moments of 2020, and one of the few pre-Covid moments, was J.Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl half time show. This obviously led to a lot of searches on Google for…Shakira.

Shakira is the most searched artist of 2020 on Google.

The Colombian singer had a strong start to 2020 with her Super Bowl performance with J.Lo. The show got a lot of people’s attention as people were stunned to see Latinas owning the stage. The FCC received thousands of calls complaining that the performance was overly sexual.

The kind of attention brought a lot of recognition to Shakira. We were then treated to months of behind the scene moments and learning what the two superstars talked about pre-show.

This isn’t the first time that Shakira has been at the top of Google searches.

Shakira was more Googled this year than August Alsina, Adele, Doja Cat, and Grimes, who made up the rest of the top 5. This year saw some very specific searches because of Covid and it seems likely that Shakira’s popularity is tied to the Super Bowl performance. It was the only big event the U.S. was able to enjoy before the pandemic shut down the nation. With no federal response, the U.S. has been paused since March so that performance is the last moment of entertainment so many of us remember.

Way to go, Shakira.

You have been rocking our ears for years. There hasn’t been a year that we haven’t been dancing to Shakira’s words whether they are in English or Spanish. From “Ciega, Sordomuda” to “Whenever, Wherever” to “La Bicicleta,” we love to enjoy Shakira’s music.

Just for fun, let’s enjoy a moment of Shakira and J.Lo’s Super Bowl show.

There were so many moments during this show that are everything to us. We got to see Puerto Rican pride and intense booty shaking that only Shakira and J.Lo could do. It was a good moment leading into the world we are all living in today.

READ: The FCC Got 1K Complaints About J. Lo and Shakira’s Halftime Show

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Naomi Campbell Reignites Her Feud With Tyra Banks and Pass the Popcorn

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Naomi Campbell Reignites Her Feud With Tyra Banks and Pass the Popcorn

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Who needs TV when you have infamous the Naomi Campbell/Tyra Banks feud?

On Tuesday, Naomi Campbell shared an eyebrow-raising article with her 9.8 million followers on her Instagram stories. The article, entitled “Here’s Why Fans Are Starting To Think Tyra Banks Is The Real Mean Girl, Not Naomi Campbell”, came with the caption: “The woe-is-me Tyra narrative has definitely worn off.” It laid out an argument that Tyra Banks is the true villain of the two’s decades-long feud.

As a refresher, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell have had an intense personal and professional feud that has lasted for years.

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Banks has long spoken about the fraught relationship, telling pretty much anyone who would listen that Campbell tried to torpedoe her career before it ever really got off the ground.

Over the years, Banks hasn’t let up on the narrative that Campbell is the more evil of the two. Even last year, in an interview with Wall Street Journal, Banks continued to talk about the feud–long after the two had tried to put the whole thing to rest.

“It wasn’t a rivalry, and I’m very sensitive to that word because a rivalry is with two equals to me, whereas one was very dominant,” she said. “She was a supermodel, and I was just this new girl that had got on a plane from Paris and was studying fashion and magazines.”

She then added: “As much as I was booking fashion shows, people didn’t know I was going home at night crying my eyes out because the woman I was looking up to seemed like she just didn’t want me to be there and was doing everything in her power to make me go away,”

Although the media has always portrayed Banks as the more angelic of the two supermodels, the tide has recently turned.

Banks has gotten heat lately after as savvy viewers have revisited old “America’s Next Top Model” episodes that have become available on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

Banks, who served as an executive producer and overall brainchild of the show for 24 seasons, was allegedly behind many problematic photoshoots and wildly inappropriate behavior towards newbie models.

Some photoshoots included blackface, putting them in dangerous situations, and pressuring them to pose nude. There were also a few instances where she gaslit contestants, shamed them for being gay, pressured them into permanently altering their appearance, and eliminated them for gaining weight.

Now, people are starting to re-consider the idea that Campbell was the only one to be blamed for the feud.

There are two sides to every story, after all.

This person has a theory as to why Tyra is the *true* mean girl.

It’s definitely true that Naomi has never tried to hide her diva behavior, while Tyra has always peddled the narrative that she’s America’s sweetheart and a friend and mentor to up-and-coming models.

This person made an on-point observation about how long this feud has been going on.

Honestly, at this point, the feud will probably will be going on until one of them is in the ground at this point. At least Ryan Murphy has more material for his anthology series.

This Twitter user had a hot-take which is probably the most accurate, tbh.

In the end, we really don’t think either of these two women were angels. You don’t become a world famous supermodel, after all, by playing nice.

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