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Salma Hayek Does ASMR With The Ghost Of Frida Kahlo And Eva Longoria Is Delighted By Sponges

The dictionary defines ASMR as “a feeling of well-being combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck, as experienced by some people in response to a specific gentle stimulus, often a particular sound.”

There are no better sounds than the voices of Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria, which is undoubtedly why W Magazine chose them as the latest celebrity installment in their ASMR series. Let me tell you… it was hilarious.

Salma opened up in Spanish with, “Hola, Como están? Tengo que se asustar porque estos microphones son may sensible.”

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She first whispered the place she was born and we got tingles: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. She also shared that “it was great growing up in this place because we all knew each other. There was a lot of great nature.”

Then she introduced the world to tostadas, as she should.

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We want to give a round of applause to Hayek for bringing the right kind of tostada to the party. ???? ???? ???? ???? 

The internet was weeping in gratitude over the video. ????????

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We’re not worthy. At the same time, Salma is giving us what we deserve.

Then she talked about “some people.”

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We’re those people, Salma. We are all about saving money and sneaking your snacks into the theater is all a part of saving that cash. Don’t tell me you’re a Latino whose mother hasn’t smuggled in food to the movie theater. Good one, Salma. ????

Salma craved for guacamole in ASMR.

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The crunch crunch of Salma eating a tostada sounds so much more beautiful than my crunch crunch, you guys. It’s truly a lullaby.

Then she rolled her eyes at even admitting that tostadas are gluten-free.

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We don’t know where this came from. We want to know the full story of how Salma came to resent, and also feel personally obligated to announce that tostadas are gluten-free.

At this point, we’re all in awe.

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The next time I have tostadas, it will feel like an entirely new, rich experience in which my soul is bound to Salma’s. Crunch, crunch.

One Latina actually tried to emulate Salma and couldn’t get through a single sentence. ????

I guess it’s a lot harder to be Salma than it looks. Also, wow, mil gracias, April.

Salma has given us something we can actually rely on in this life.

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That is the purest form of lullaby that has been passed down, generation to generation. Mamis crunching away at tostadas.

Then, she educated us on the pain and joy of Frida Kahlo.

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She whispered into the microphone, “Once in this lifetime, I got to be Frida Kahlo. She was a Mexican surrealist artist. She said she painted her pain but she painted it with so much joy… because it’s full of colors in her art.”

Then Salma showed us her art and we have questions.

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Why is there no color in her art? Is it because Salma doesn’t have joy right now? By the expression on her face, that could be true. Or we’ll never know the depths of Salma’s artistic expression.

Salma swears Frida Kahlo is haunting her, you guys.

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The microphones pick up all sorts of sounds, including footsteps from up above. ???? 

Salma finishes up by shuffling some cards and alluding to a future career in Vegas.

“I’m too young to be a dancer,” she whispers us to sleep. But she swears she could become a card dealer.

Watch the whole video for yourself.

But don’t go anywhere yet. You haven’t seen Eva Longoria tickled by sponges since Desperate Housewives.

W Magazine‘s video with Eva Longoria is the least serious ASMR video we’ve seen.

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It really is just Eva being delighted and bored and goofing around some high tech microphones. She especially loved the sponges.

One fan put it perfectly: “she was just the cutest lil thing.”

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You might not be able to fall asleep to the video. It’s just too entertaining to make your brain relax, but it’s worth a watch.

After Eva sets down the sponges, she opens a bag of Skinny Pop popcorn.

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“It actually tastes like a skinny girl thing,” she whispers. “It’s not very good.” Hot take from Eva on Skinny Pop popcorn right here.

Then Eva excitedly picks up a towel.

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Swear up and down, Eva rubbing a towel sounds like a cat purring. You have to listen to feel the tingle.

Then she starts making bread like a cat.

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I don’t know that Eva ever buried her child self. She’s having fun in everyday things, like ASMR videos with W Magazine.

And she’s keeping it real.

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Thank you for your service Eva. She immediately goes back to playing with the sponges and zooming them around like airplanes. ????

You have to see childlike Eva to believe it.

No ASMR experts have testified to the quality of ASMR gifted to us by Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria. If you want to hear what experts call a “near perfect” ASMR experience, give a listen to Cardi B.

READ: Here’s How Cardi B Managed To Pull Off The Most Perfect ASMR Video

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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The numbers are bleak. Latinos make up 18% of America’s population but only 5% of the number of speaking roles in movies in 2019 according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Hollywood seems to be late to the party when it comes to Latino representation onscreen. But luckily, there are a handful of Latino artists and creators out there who are taking the fight to appear in front of the screen to behind the camera.

Take, for example, Eva Longoria, who was just announced to be directing and co-starring in the new action-comedy film, “Spa Day”

This marks the third movie the Mexican-American actress will be helming and the first Latina to ever direct more than one major studio film.

The other films on Longoria’s roster include a vehicle for her and Kerry Washington tentatively titled “24/7”, as well as the upcoming biopic “Flamin’ Hot”–a movie centered around Richard Montañez, the man who invented Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Longoria has been candid about how the decision to move into directing and producing has been a strategic one.

“One of the reasons I went into producing and directing was I wasn’t going to sit back and wait for somebody to create a role I wanted to do,” Longoria told Variety in 2018.

“You can’t just sit around waiting for [good projects], and I wanted to create that — not just for myself but for other Latinas.”

But her career transition isn’t unique as a Latina in Hollywood. She has joined the ranks of other Latinas in Hollywood who have began to produce and direct their own projects in order to finally see Latino stories told on screen.

Her peers include Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue“, “Hustlers“), Selena Gomez (“Living Undocumented“), America Ferrera (“Gentefied“, “Superstore“), Gina Rodriguez (“Diary of an American President,” “Carmen San Diego“), and Salma Hayek (“Ugly Betty”).

All of these women have thrown their weight behind projects that otherwise wouldn’t be made if their names weren’t attached to them.

All of these women are creating stories that feature Latino stories and Latino talent–in front of and behind the camera.

America Ferrera explained the reason behind her conscious career pivot from acting to directing/producing: “My genuine heart’s desire is to tell stories that haven’t been told,” she told CBS This Morning. “It’s hard to get stories about people like us made. And then to get those stories told by us is very very uncommon.”

Although the endgame is to have Latinx stories greenlit without having to first be a famous singer or actress, the work these ladies are doing might be laying the foundation for an easier road for future industry players of Latino descent. Or as Longoria so eloquently put it: “If we unite and create opportunities for each other and pull each other up, there could be a lot more success for representation on TV.”

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No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

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No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

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Ever wish during these times you could travel back and enjoy the good old days?

Welcome to the time machine! From incredible dancers to the sweetest kids of all times, here are the best videos you 100% forgot about. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bring on the leprechauns.

The Apparently Kid

This is the cutest kid to ever who just probably just learned how to be very frank and use the word “apparently.”

Skateboarding Dog

That dog skateboards better than any of your exes do.

Grape Lady Falls!

Be real, you’ve seen this a dozen times and you still cackle when you hear “Oh dear, I think she’s actually hurt.”

“Chocolate Rain”

You KNOW that all of these years alater you still start randomly singing this song.

Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama

“Could be a crackhead” is an Oscar-worthy line.

 The Evil Look

The best part is when that cute little face laughs at his own jokeee!

David After Dentist

“Is this going to be forever?”

Evolution of Dance

Even Michelle Obama took place in the evolution of dance years later!

“Friday” by Rebecca Black: 2011

The lines “Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards” is so INSIGHTFUL.

LAUGHING CHEWBACCA MASK LADY

Literally the mom with the sweetest giggle of all time.

Crush On Obama

I wonder what Michelle Obama thought of this video but also like so sameee! Bring him back.

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