Actor Carlos Pena Vega had a secret that he just couldn’t keep anymore… his ROCKING BODY. On last night’s Dancing with the Stars, Carlos finally treated the US to the ultimate reveal. Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off of the floor.
The dance started off just right with the Pena Vega and his partner dancing salsa to Marc Anthony’s “Valío la Pena.”
In it, Machado covers everything from her lengthy career, to the sad state of Latinx representation in Hollywood, to the offensive phone call she had with a tone-deaf TV exec in the ’90s.
Finally, after almost 25 years of hard work in Hollywood, Machado is dominating America’s Monday nights with two high-profile gigs: a spot on “Dancing With the Stars” and the return of “One Day At a Time” to CBS after it was unceremoniously dropped by Netflix.
Naturally, with so much on her plate, the Puerto Rican actress in not only mentally, but physically exhausted. After all, “Dancing With the Stars” is notorious for its grueling practice and shoot schedules. “Every day when I come home, my routine is dunking my feet in [an ice bath],” she told the LA Times. “The first week and a half of rehearsals, forget about it–I was crying.”
But Machado is glad that she took the DWTS opportunity for what it means in terms of Latinx representation on network television.
“The thing about ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is it reaches so many more homes than [‘One Day at a Time’]…,” she told the publication. “I know they’ve had Latinas on the show, but they need a whole lot more. And so I was like, ‘I’m going to do that. I’m going to be that Puerto Rican woman that’s on that show.’”
Throughout the interview, Machado gets candid about what it’s like to be a Latina in the American entertainment industry–which is an unforgiving business.
She described the beginning of her career as plagued by insecurity. Before she began a professional acting career, Machado was convinced she couldn’t make it as an actor because professional acting “wasn’t a part of [her] world.” “Nobody was an actor in Chicago that I knew, in my neighborhood, in the inner city of Chicago,” she explained.
After she finally established her footing in Hollywood, she was then met with further doors slammed in her face in the form of racism and anti-Latino sentiment.
Like when an executive called her to tell her why her TV show wasn’t moving forward, back in the ’90s.
“He literally called my house, nice man… and said, ‘My God, your pilot is so great. Everybody loves you, everybody. But we don’t think America is ready for a Latino family.’”
What’s depressing about this story is that Latino representation onscreen still hasn’t gotten much better over 20 years later. But Machado is hopeful that the tides of change are turning
“That was acceptable for him to say…Like, what? And that was the ’90s! And look at today. How many Latino families do you see on television? So America better get ready because we’re here. We’re here.” We know that if Machado has anything to do with the future of TV, we’ll be seeing Latino families more and more often.
The Fifth Harmony alum, who won third place on “Dancing With the Stars,” just dropped a new track and we’re excited. Ally’s new song is relatable, catchy and upbeat. The singer’s first solo song is all about relationships that are no good for you and how hard they are to get out of. Who knows, maybe this track will propel Ally into to the top of the charts like former band-members Camila and Normani. Here’s everything we know.
‘No Good’ is a Disco-inspired song with all-too-relatable lyrics.
Ally Brooke’s new song ‘No Good’ is a disco-inspired track about a love that’s ‘no good’ for her, but she just can’t stay away. If you can’t relate to that story well then it must be nice to be you.
The song’s lyrics have us feeling seen; “You put me to hell, but I just can’t quit.”
With lyrics that tell the story of a hard-to-quit toxic relationship, the former Fifth Harmony member is preaching to the choir over here. In the first verse of the song Brooke sings “You put me through hell. But I can’t quit for heaven’s sake.” The pre-chorus has us feeling even more seen; “Make a promise that I’m leaving. But my heart only wants what it wants. In the madness what a feeling, I’m hung up should be hanging it up.”
The song was written by a team of celebs, which will no doubt help make it a success.
According to Billboard, the song was written by an all-star team of chart-topping artists including Justin Bieber, G-Eazy, Demi Lovato, and Kim Petra. The track also features a sample from the 1987 Kelly Charles classic “You’re No Good For Me.”
‘No Good’ is Ally’s very first solo song without any other featured artists.
Brooke’s new single is an exciting release for her fans. ‘No Good’ is her first completely solo venture. Her previous releases, ”Low Key,” “Lips Don’t Lie,” and “Higher” all featured other artists. “Low Key” featured Tyga, “Lips Don’t Lie” featured A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and “Higher” was a collaboration with Matoma.
Just hours after releasing her new song, Ally won third place on DWTS.
The bop of a track was released just hours before the season 28 finale of DWTS aired. After nearly being eliminated in last week’s episode, this week Brooke and Sasha Farber danced it out and were awarded the third place. The couple earned a perfect score of 30/30 for their Freestyle, despite failing to nail a lift at the beginning of their performance. The judges made no mention of the mistake and still gave them a perfect score.
Brooke took to Instagram to share how important the dance competition has been for her.
Amid all of her posts about “No Good” on her Instagram Story, the 26-year-old shared a bittersweet post about her dancing journey coming to an end. “Tonight was our last rehearsal,” she lamented. “So many emotions that I’m feeling. I cannot express how incredible this whole experience has been for me. This show will forever have a piece of my heart. And so will @sashafarber1. Thank you for being not only a wonderful partner, but a wonderful friend. You have brought the best out of me. And for that, I’ll never be able to say thank you enough. I love you Sash. Tomorrow is the finale. Our final dances together. Let’s go and shine.”
The former Fifth-Harmony singer teased the release of her new single on Instagram.
Just last week the 26-year-old singer took to Instagram to tease her fans by sharing the cover of her single on the social media platform. A few days later, Ally shared a snippet of the disco-tinged banger.
The song ends on a positive note, after dragging all of us who can relate it.
“You’re no good for me, I don’t need nobody,” the rising star belts on the chorus. “Don’t need no one, that’s no good for me.”—can I get an amen? It’s only been one day since the song’s release, but it already sounds like a breath of fresh air in comparison to the mid-tempo tracks dominating the music scene.
With any luck, radio stations will get behind “No Good” and propel the song to the top of the charts. After laying the groundwork, it’s time for Ally to land her very own “Havana” or “Motivation,” like former band members Camila Cabello and Normani, did.
Fans are hoping that the single means that a debut solo album might be on the way to drop this coming 2020.