“Don’t ever forget that immigrants built the United States of America.”
At this year’s third annual Latin American Music Awards, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was awarded the Dick Clark Achievement Award. Dick Clark was the founder of the American Music Awards and was known for his phenomenal passion, commitment and dedication to the entertainment industry. In remembrance of Clark, the award recognizes artists who not only work hard in the studio, but use their platform to help those in need. Enrique Iglesias got down on one knee as he presented the award to Pitbull. The move got a huge pop of applause but it was Pitbull’s acceptance speech that resulted in a standing ovation.
Pitbull began his speech by thanking Dick Clark and the people who helped him get out of the streets, including one of his teachers, Hope Martinez — someone who believed in him when nobody else did. Pitbull then used his time on the stage to talk about the natural disasters that have affected people around the world. “I want to motivate them and inspire them to stay strong. To rebuild even stronger,” said Pitbull. Toward the end of his speech, Pitbull also sent out a message to immigrants in the United States: “We gotta stay strong and we gotta fight, so that the United States of America stays the United States of America, not the divided States of America.” Finally, Pitbull dedicated his award to all of the soldiers who are “out there fighting for us so that we can enjoy this thing we call freedom.”
After his speech, Pitbull fans took to his social media accounts to express their appreciation.
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Watch the full segment, which includes a performance with Fifth Harmony, below:
While John Travolta’s elephant-trunk hairstyle had fans going wild in his role as Danny in the ‘70s classic “Grease,” he’s now sporting a bald look — and it’s all because of one Latinx megastar: Pitbull.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with guest-host Lena Waithe, the actor announced that he decided to shave his head after the 305 cubano motivated him to do it.
“Both he and my family encouraged it,” the 65-year-old actor said of the “Timber” singer.
The hairless Hollywood legend went viral in January of 2019 when he first revealed his look to the masses in an Instagram post alongside his daughter, Ella Bleu.
“Your hair was pretty famous. You had this, like, beautiful mane. And then you guys posted this picture … people kind of went a little crazy, it went viral, were you expecting that,” Waithe, 35, asked the “Hairspray” star.
Somehow, the celeb who was widely beloved for his dark brown locks throughout his career, didn’t think changing up his aesthetic would prompt a reaction.
Travolta said the switch-up was “easier” than most people thought it would be because he had cut his hair before in his role in the 2010 film “‘From Paris with Love.”
“I got used to it. So it wasn’t a total shock,” the actor said.
Travolta, who was on the late night show with Ella Bleu to promote their movie together, “The Poison Rose,” said the best part of going bald was the community that came from it, particularly his new friendship with Pitbull.
“I became friends with Pitbull — you know all of us guys who do this have got to stick together,” he said.
“The Poison Rose,” a crime thriller about a heavy-drinking detective’s attempts to discover the truth behind the murder of a college quaterback, hits theaters Friday, May 24.
Full disclosure: you won’t find Rihanna on this list (Pisces), but we can all agree that her song “Work” is the anthem of Capricorns around the world. Capricorns are of the earth, which can make them grounded, level-headed people, but can also make them inflexible and stubborn. Igual.
These Capricorns have relentlessly climbed to the top of their industries, know how to work and play hard. Their zodiac symbol is an actual goat, you guys. Meet the G.O.A.T.s of our generation.
1. Naya Rivera
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Born and raised in Santa Clarita from January 12, 1987, onward, Rivera has been working since she was a baby, appearing in commercials for Kmart. When she was just 4 years old, she received a Young Artist Award nomination for her performance on The Royal Family.
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Formally known at birth (January 15, 1981) as Armando Christian Pérez, Pitbull has now become Mr. Worldwide. He’s literally started from nothing, the son of Cuban immigrants, and has built himself an empire.
3. Elizabeth Rodriguez
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Born on December 27, 1974, Rodriguez has climbed the performance ladder. We all know her as Aleida in Orange is the New Black, but most don’t know that she’s already a Tony award winner for her performance in a 2011 play, The Motherfucker with the Hat. Are we not surprised?
4. Junot Díaz
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Right under Cardi B, Junot Díaz is probably the most famous Dominican-American alive, with a Pulitzer Prize under his belt. The famous poet was born on December 31, 1968, in Santo Domingo.
5. Ricky Martin
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Our favorite boy band star grown up, Ricky Martin was actually born on Christmas Eve. Martin has been world-famous since he was just a boy, making Capricorns everywhere proud.
6. Héctor Elizondo
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The only Princess Diaries character that matters just turned 82 years old on December 22, 2018. Fun fact: Boricua Elizondo studied dance at Carnegie Hall when he was a young teen.
7. Isabella Castillo Díaz
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Born in Havana, Isabella Castillo Díaz is best known as Grachi en Grachi. Most people don’t know that while she was born on December 23, 1994, in Cuba, she emigrated to Belize by age three y despues a Miami. Literally, like any Capricorn, she’s been working since she was five years old.
8. Juan Gabriel
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Born as Alberto Aguilera Valadez on January 7, 1950, Mexico, world-famous singer Juan Gabriel was one of the most prolific songwriters in the world. Throughout his life, he sold over 200 million copies of his albums worldwide.
9. Diego Luna
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Born December 29, 1979, Luna is only 39 years old and is already a famous Mexican actor, director, and producer, influencing films like Y tu mamá también, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He and Gael Garcia Bernal own Canana Films together, no big deal.
10. Don Francisco
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Famous television host Don Francisco was born on December 28, 1940, in Chile to German Jewish refugees who fled the Holocaust. Como Capricorns everywhere, he’s worked to have the world’s longest running TV variety show, meeting all the stars. Buena trabajo, Don Francisco.
11. Jose Alfredo Jimenez
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Born on January 19, 1926, Jiménez helped define Mexican rancheras as we know them. The rumor goes that he didn’t know how to play a single instrument, but composed over 1,000 songs, some of which were sung by the likes of Selena and Julio Iglesias. Buen trabajo.
12. Madison de la Garza
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Born on December 28, 2001, you might not recognize this young star, but you’ll remember her as la hija de Eva Longoria, Juanita Solis, on Desperate Housewives. She’s also Demi Lovato’s younger half-sister.
13. Ricardo Arjona
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Born on January 19, 1964, Arjona is the most successful Guatemalan singer-songwriter of all time, with more than 80 million albums sold. Oh, and he also toured with Guatemala’s national basketball team and has the record for most points scored in a single game by a Guatemalan. Overachiever.
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Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, Yandel, of Wisin & Yandel, was born January 14, 1977, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. The family is very important to Capricorns, and Yandel proves it over and over again. He married his long-time novia, Edneris Espada Figuero fifteen years ago and together they have two teenage kids.
15. Samantha Boscarino
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Born on December 26, 1994, in Ventura County, Boscarino is Ecuadorian y Italian. You might remember her as Alicia Rivera in The Clique.
16. Wilson Cruz
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Born December 27, 1973, in Brooklyn, Cruz broke out as a star in the early 1990s while being an openly gay man of Puerto Rican descent, a feat worth celebrating alone. Add the fact that his first break-out role was in the now cult classic TV series My So-Called Life about Rickie Vasquez, a gay teen, and we’ve got a fully developed Capricorn getting what’s theirs.
17. Amoury Nolasco
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Another Christmas Eve baby, Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican immigrants but moved to the Big Apple to pursue his career in acting. Like a Cap, he made it in series like CSI, and ER, eventually moving onto the movies in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers and Prison Break.
18. David Archueleta
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Remember this American Idol icon who earned the second spot in American Idol’s seventh season? The Honduran was born on December 28, 1990, in Miami, and like every Capricorn on this list, he’s been actually winning competitions since he was ten years old at the Utah Talent Competition.
19. Marco Antonio Solís
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Born December 29, 1959, Solís has been performing since he was just six years old. Solís has won five Latin Grammy Awards, two Lo Nuestro Awards and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
20. Jesus Cristo
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You thought I’d leave out the most famous Capricorn in Latin culture? Psh, no. Next time your mami tells you that you’re such a stubborn Capricorn, tell her not to take the Lord’s name in vain.