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From Rita Moreno To Becky G, Gloria Estefan’s Instagram Was Lit During The Kennedy Center Honors

The annual Kennedy Center Honors were held over the weekend and Gloria Estefan was both an honoree and a lowkey correspondent, using her social media game to give fans the behind the scenes scoop.

Held, as is customary, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Estefan, along with dancer Carmen de Lavallade, rapper LL Cool J, legendary television producer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie, were honored for their lifetime achievements in the creative fields.

In the 40 years of the Kennedy Center Honors, there have only been three previous occasions where a sitting president has not attended. This year marks the fourth. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump skipped the event, with the administration stating they would not be attending “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”

It seems likely Trump didn’t attend as protest to both Lear and de Lavallade, who said they would boycott the customary White House reception that the Trumps would have attended. Estefan would have surely also upset the president, saying she relished the opportunity to tell Trump in person what she thought about him and his anti-immigration policies.

Still, with all of those unpleasant undertones, everyone managed to have a good time. And Estefan managed to share it all across her social media accounts.

The Kennedy Center Honorees this year included LL Cool J, the first hip-hop artist ever honored with this prestigious recognition.

Estefan shared the touching moment when the legendary Rita Moreno, herself a 2015 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, presented her at the event.

She also shared part of her own speech, in which she spoke about the “amazing tapestry” of U.S. diversity.

?? @kennedycenter honors #KCH #statedepartmentdinner

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The Kennedy Center quoted a piece of her speech on their Twitter account, getting in on the social media action.

After the honorees all spoke, it was time to party with the other celebrities in the room.

On her way to the gala, Estefan refused to sit on the bus so as not to wrinkle her dress. Like a true boss.

I will not wrinkle my dress!!! #popmobile #standingonthebus #KCH @kennedycenter

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Her homie Becky G was in attendance at the gala as well.

The beautiful and talented @iambeckyg walking the #redcarpet @kennedycenter #KCH #kchonors2017

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Estefan also showed us she was still down to lead the conga.

After the show… there’s an after party… @kennedycenter #KCH #kchonors2017

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“After the show there’s an after party.” Damn, Gloria! Get it!

The sweetest social media moment had to be this hug Estefan shared with her daughter after the performance.

You’ll have to wait a few weeks to see the full event, which will air December 26 on CBS. But if you followed Estefan, it felt like you were there.

READ: Gloria Estefan’s Daughter Is A Chip Off The Old Block

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited


The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

READ: From Serving Tacos To Being Signed With The LA Dodgers, Here’s What We Know Of The LA Dodger’s Pitcher

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Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait


Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait

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One of the most popular and cathartic things to do in the time of Covid is to binge watch shows on streaming platforms. Why drag something out when you can watch an entire season in a day? Well, Selena fans now have one more thing to binge after Netflix announced the release date for “Selena: The Series.”

The world will forever change after Dec. 4.

Netflix is finally releasing the highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series” and we are so stoked to finally see it. The show has been on the radar of Selena fans everywhere since it was announced in 2018. We have all patiently waited for two years to finally see this show.

This is not a drill. This is not a prank. This is a gift from the entertainment deities who want to make sure that we all have something to make these hard times better. All you need is access to a Netflix account, doesn’t matter whose, and the enduring love for Selena that most of us have.

People are marking their calendars for a big day in entertainment.

That’s right. Netflix is releasing “Selena: The Series” and Disney+ is releasing “Mulan” for Disney+ subscribers at no extra charge after trying to rent it for $30 through the app. Dec. 4 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting days for people who just don’t want to leave the house during the current Covid pandemic. What a time to be a live, huh?

Netflix knows exactly what they are doing by releasing this show.

This show is approved by the Quintanilla family so there is that. This show was announced at the same time that Telemundo announced that the Spanish-language network was releasing their own series “El Secreto De Selena.”

The Telemundo show was based on the book written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The family has vehemently denied the accusations made in the book multiple times and Telemundo’s decision to make the series, which aired in 2018, angered viewers.

We have been promised a story about Selena that we have not seen in the past.

The Netflix series will not be rehashing what we have already seen. We know the story of Selena’s musical rise and tragic death thanks to “Selena” with J.Lo.

“Selena: The Series” is going to be showing us the life of a young Selena before the fame and musical career. It is truly amazing that after all of these years, there are still new stories to be told about Selena and her important place in American Latino history.

“Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice,” reads the description of the show. “The two-part coming-of-age drama ‘Selena: The Series’ explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.”

So, mark your calendars and gather your loved ones.

This day should be a holiday as we all know that Selena is one of the greatest unifiers in the Latino community. We still sing her songs to this day and her legacy is being passed down to younger Latinos. Selena gave us representations before we knew we wanted and needed it.

It’s like we can already hear those old-school Selena y Los Dinos songs playing in our heads. Dec. 4 can’t get here fast enough and that’s a fact.

READ: Chris Perez Says He’s In the Dark When It Comes To Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’

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