There have been a lot Latina celebrities who posed nude in one of the most famous men magazine Playboy.
Singer Noelia who is Puerto Rican posed for Playboy Mexico in November 2010 and actress Olivia Collins who is Mexican posed in September 2010.
Is this a good image for Latina stars to show or is this a negative image?
Latina celebrities have come a long way in the entertainment industry. It was difficult for Latinas to act in films as a Latina. Such as, Rita Moreno who played a Native American character. Unfortunately, Latinas had to play characters of another nationality in order to get work in Hollywood.
In other words, Latinas fought long and hard to have place in Hollywood, to have recognition as beautiful and talented entertainers.
Furthermore, Latina celebrities have a reputation of being a beautiful people; hair, skin tone, and physic. So, does Playboy show an ugly image of Latina celebrities because they pose nude in the magazine?
JYJ’s Kim Junsu plays Tod in the musical “Elizabeth” which is based on a real story.
This role is challenging for Kim said of his role, “Doing something that I want to do and something that I can do is another story. I thought that ‘Death’ has to be grave and dignified, and the actor who plays this role has to have enough acting experience. I agonized greatly whether I could successfully play the role. But I realized that ‘death’ does not exist and there will be no correct answer.”
He made the decision to play this role of death and how he would make the character his own, Kim explained, “The head of our agency asked me, ‘Why do you think that the character should be dignified even though it does not exist?’ After I listened to his question, I realized that it could be young or innocent, and I decided to present ‘Death’ my own way, according to how I think.”
Kim asked himself questions on how to approach his difficult role, Kim said, “What is after death?” and “Do I really die someday?” and he further explained his definition of death to be, “Death is something that makes people feel that they are only human who inevitably die, which makes people feel miserable.”
Kim put a lot of thought and feelings into the entire play including the thoughts and feelings of Elizabeth, how she felt and thought before death. He said, “Death asked Elizabeth what ‘death’ meant to her, and she answered that she, who had been dreaming of free life, felt pessimistic when she became the empress. I thought that ‘death’ might have brought her a kind of freedom, comfort, and peace.”
Kim will be playing the role Tod which death in twenties and two other actors will take over the role in their thirties and forties, Kim said, “Watching different acting by different actors who play the same character is a very exciting element and the power of the musical.”
The singer expressed he wants his critics to see him as a musical lover not just a pop idol, “I knew that some people criticized me that I had been cast as the protagonist only because I came from a star idol group, and I had been very cautious. I did not know about musicals at all when I appeared in the musical ‘Mozart’ as the protagonist, but musicals gave me strength and hope when I had gone through a very difficult situation, so I do not want to give up appearing in musicals. Now I only think that I have to repay the audience and the producer who have shown trust to me. It is true that I come from an idol group, and I am trying my best to change people’s prejudice about me. I want to be regarded as a musical actor who really loves musicals.”
Kim is the third member of the music group JYJ which is working on a new album set to release in 2012 and one of the original members of the super group TVXQ, the most talked about groups from fans to reunite.
According to KBS and history, this is what the play is about:The musical “Elizabeth” is based on a true life story of Austria’s Empress Elizabeth, and the other protagonist besides Elizabeth is Tod, which is the personified character of death. “Tod,” who met Elizabeth when she was young, fell in love with her and came to stay right beside her during her lifetime while tempting her. Elizabeth, who came to be destined to live in the cage of the palace even though she had been pursuing her free life and love, became weakened by Tod’s temptations.
The musical will run for three months February to May 2012.
Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are out! according to EW.com. Paula Abdul was also let go from the show, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Abdul had a tough time mentoring the groups, becoming the first judge without contestants on season 1. And Scherzinger faced serious backlash after Crow’s elimination.
Record producer L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell, who is also the executive producer of the talent competition, are the only familiar faces that remain. There is no word yet on their replacements.
According to People, Cowell told PEOPLE he would be making some changes for the sophomore season. And so he did.
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Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 1:00 am PST
Topic: Chae Min Seo
Actress Chae Min Seo 31 was driving under the influence on Monday January 30, 2012 and drove her Mercedes-Benz into a parked car in a residential area Cheongdam-dong of Kangnam, Seoul, Korea around 10:25 am PST
Chae’s blood alcohol level was 0.081% which determined that she was indeed intoxicated.
This incident caused Chae to have her license suspended for being booked on driving under the influence. A statement has been released on this matter from the actress telling her fans, “I’m so sorry for causing a public disturbance “.
According to MSN Entertainment, Sir Elton John has implied Madonna will not be singing live during her forthcoming half-time show at the US Super Bowl.
The music legend – whose husband David Furnish recently blasted Madonna turned-film director for winning Best Original Song at the Golden Globes – suggested the ‘Material Girl’ hitmaker should ”lip-synch good” when she sings at the event at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana on February 5.
During an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ Elton was asked if he had any advice for Madonna ahead of her performance, and he replied: ”Make sure you lip-synch good.”
Sir Elton John 64, went on to say he would never sing at a Super Bowl half-time show and he blasted the spectacle. ”I’ve never seen a decent one. Never ever.”
Blogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger
Blog Source: Cache Creek
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Posted: Monday January 30, 2012 @ 4:59 pm PST
Topic: The O’Jay’s
The legendary O’Jay’s be performing Saturday April 21, 2012 @ Cache Creek. One of Philadelphia soul’s most popular group.
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Recently, Taiwanese Mandopop singer Elva Hsiao and actor Kai Ko went out on a movie date together; however, when she promoting her new album was asked about the media reports if she and Ko were dating and she shouted “Stop asking!”
Hsiao said, “Currently, I want to be nothing more than friends.” Also, for the media not to feed too much into their relationship.
Hsiao will be taking a break until February and travel to France to work on her acting and dancing skills.
When asked if she will be spending money on luxury items, Elva laughed, “I’ll definitely shop when I’m there. However, the focus of the trip is self-enrichment.”
The way she answered that question it’s probably a good thing Ko is not dating her.
Congratulations to actress Octavia Spencer 39, on winning best supporting actress at the SAG awards on Sunday January 29, 2012. According to People, Spencer said ” “I am not healthy at this weight, “Any time you have too much around the middle, then there is a problem. [And] when you reach a certain weight, you are less valuable.” According to People Spencer said, Hollywood should be more accepting of actresses of different sizes. “I feel for the overly thin women as much as I do for the overweight women. It … has to change.” According to People.
I can relate to Spencer regarding having too much weight for Hollywood. I’ve studied acting all my life and had big dreams of becoming a Soap Star. I had professional pictures made and sent them to Daytime Drama “Day Of Our Lives,” just to be an atmosphere actress to get the feel of soap acting.
I remember calling the atmosphere casting for Days Of Our Lives asking for work and I was told “Oh let me pull your photo, she then said “Oh sorry we can’t use you.” I was crushed; however, “Days Of Our Lives still remains to be my favorite soap.
In Hollywood “Central Casting” is a casting agency for actors and when you call them looking for work you hear “We are looking for a smoking hot body, must be blonde, blue eyes and wear size 0-2 and this is 99.9 % of the time. The only time Hollywood is looking for plus size actresses is when they need a crowd.
This is why I support actors/writers/directors Tyler Perry and Spike Lee because they cast REAL people, real life situations, all sizes. If you are not a size 2 and look like Halle Berry, Hollywood does not need you, will not write for you; therefore, you will never be cast if you are over-size 4.
Singer Paulina Rubio 40 is back in the headlines for having marital problems and owing the IRS money.
It is being reported that the singer may owe $130,000 to the US Treasury since April 2011 to the State of Florida and if she doesn’t pay the allege amount then it’s possible that the IRS may seize her U.S. assets at the end of April 2012.
This is not the first time Rubio has owed taxes according to Hoy Bolivia.
Rubio married Nicolás Vallejo-Nájera on April 30, 2007 and has a son named Andrea Nicolás Vallejo-Nágera Rubio.
Video Credit: YouTube (80skindagirl) “Danny Gokey Audition American Idol 2009”
Posted: Sunday January 29, 2012 @ 5:02 pm PST
Topic: Danny Gokey – Leyicet Peralta
According to People, American Idol season 8 contestant Danny Gokey 31, has married a model name “Leyicet Peralta 25. While on Idol, Gokey shed many tears after losing his wife “Sophia Gokey” in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.
“We wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding of just friends and family,” the couple tell PEOPLE. “The theme of the wedding was romance and love.”
I wish Gokey and Peralta a long happy marriage; however, I hope he’s had enough time to get to know his new bride before the wedding. The late Mrs. Gokey married “Dan Gokey” and not “The Danny Gokey”
The many tears Gokey cried over his late wife has not dried yet from the American Idol stage.
DANNY GOKEY AUDITION AMERICAN IDOL 2009 MENTIONS FIRST WIFE SOPHIA:
Blog Source: Wikipedia – Adam Rippon Official Site
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Posted: Sunday January 29, 2012 @ 2:40 pm PST
Topic: Adam Rippon
Figure skater, Adam Rippon was born November 11, 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is the oldest of six children. Rippon was born deaf but underwent surgery at Yale University when he was young which allows him to hear almost perfectly.
Rippon’s signature move is a triple lutz that he executes with both arms on his head, popularly called the “Rippon Lutz“.He is capable of performing the triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop combination with one hand over his head in all three jumps (popularly called the “‘Tano Lutz” after Brian Boitano, who invented the move). He is also one of the few men able to do a donut spin. Rippon is a very handsome young man with a super bright future. According to Wikipedia.
Photo Credit: Galilea Montijo & Fernando Reina Iglesias
Video Credit: YouTube (rousvictoria)
Posted: Sunday January 29, 2012 @ 2:25 pm PST
Topic: Galilea Montijo
TV host of Hoy Galilea Montijo left the show on Friday January 27, 2012 for maternity leave.
Montijo expressed, “Thank you for this moment, thank you all at home for so many tokens of affection, I’m like in a movie, living every moment, every second and I am happy to share with all of you who are like my family, I love you so much , I am going to miss”.
Montijo tweeted to her followers, “Y me voy feliz y muy agradecida por todas las muestras de cariño, GRACIAS” (And I’m happy and very grateful for all signs of affection, THANKS).
Montijo also said, “I’m also a workaholic do not know how I’m going to do, but my baby deserves a little break that I have not given,” and Montijo said that although she is nervous, she knows she will have “the most beautiful experience that can happen to any woman.”
Montijo is married to businessman and politcian Fernando Reina Iglesias on August 6, 2011. She’s expected to give birth in April 2012.
Galilea Montijo’s Baby Shower In January 2012 En Hoy: