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The Week in Photos: Latinos are Getting No Love in Hollywood

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Photo Credit: Matthias Hangst / Getty

Colombia’s Miguel Garcia dives through the air during a high diving event at the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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Photo Credit: Miguel Tovar / Getty

Hundreds of people walk through the streets of Mexico City to protest the recent murder of Ruben Espinosa, a well-known photojournalist. Espinosa’s friends believe he became a target after covering several social movements and protests in the state of Veracruz.

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Hamilton, the critically-acclaimed play by Lin-Manuel Miranda, opened on Broadway this week. Miranda, who also created In the Heights, has received praise for Hamilton, which tells American history through the eyes of characters of color.

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Giovani Dos Santos poses with a group of excited fans after his first practice session with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 26-year-old Mexican joined the team after the Galaxy paid a hefty $7 million transfer fee.

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Carmen Ramirez, whose father recently died of Legionnaires disease, wipes a tear from her face during an interview. Eight people have died and more than 100 have been infected by a Legionnaires disease – a rare type of pneumonia – outbreak in New York City.

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Michael Peña in The Vatican Tapes.  According to a report by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Latinos continue to be underrepresented in film. Latinos bought 23% of movie tickets in 2014. But only 4.9% of characters with named or speaking parts in the top 100 films of the year were Latino.

The Republican Debate Turned Out to be Cattier than a Telenovela

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The Republican Debate Turned Out to be Cattier than a Telenovela

FOX News hosted the first Republican debate of the 2016 election season and there was MAJOR SHADE everywhere.

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Here’s what it looked like outside of the debate building. The top ten GOP candidates crammed onto the stage for a night of name-calling, eye-rolling, and one-liners. The two-hour event felt like less of a debate and more like an emotion-packed, male-dominated telenovela. Who said men can’t be dramatic and over the top?

Megyn Kelly came out firing and Donald Trump gave her the finger.

The index finger. All Kelly did was ask Trump about his condescending tweets attacking women on their appearance.

And it looks like Megyn Kelly took lots of heat for the exchange.

Just take a look at the comments on Kelly’s Facebook.

After the debate, Kelly probably felt like this:

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Kelly = Maite Perroni. GOP supporters = William Levy. Actually, GOP supporters = that black SUV.

Then Ted Cruz casually said he’s down to start PERSECUTING people.

https://vine.co/v/ewMpxeHd1A7

While explaining what he would be doing as president, the Texas senator had a pretty significant gaffe. It’s PROsecuting.

When Cruz goes back to review the tape, he’ll probably think:

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¡¿Qué dije?!

¡Escandalo! Rand Paul got jealous of all the *hugs* Chris Christie has been giving out.

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Awww. Paul took the opportunity to remind everyone that the New Jersey governor once hugged President Obama after Hurricane Sandy. Christie spent most of the night attaching himself to 9/11 relief.

Look at that EYEROLL:

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All that was missing was some dramatic telenovela music. Either way, Paul does not seem to be finished with Christie. The gloves are coming off.

Marco Rubio had some very kind words for El GOP.

https://vine.co/v/ewhjYqPb6wJ

But even kinder words for Hillary Clinton.

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What?

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Rubio was explaining that this election shouldn’t be about resumés. But admitting that no one on the stage that night can challenge Clinton on experience may backfire.

Ben Carson felt like he was just a character without a speaking role.

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson spent most of the night sitting idly by just hoping the moderators would call on him for his opinion on healthcare, terrorism, the economy, anything at all!

Ben Carson fans were like:

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Let him talk! Let him talk!

Donald Trump relished his telenovela villain role throughout the night.

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He went from being bored and mean to just plain mean.

https://vine.co/v/ewMlYpdbbAn

But he enjoyed every moment.

Sound familiar?

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That’s it! Donald Trump is none other than the male version of Catalina Creel of Cuna de Lobos!

That’s all for this episode of El GOP.

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Tune in next time for more political drama from your favorite GOP politicians.

What did you think about the first Republican debate? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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