The first openly gay professional boxer, Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz made history last October when he came out declaring himself a “proud gay man.”
Now he’s making news for proposing to his boyfriend on Facebook.
“I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours,” Cruz said in Spanish in a video released on his Facebook page.
His boyfriend Jose Manuel accepted in a similar video message.
“I accept marrying you because I love you and adore you,” Manuel said.
Now that Cruz is setting milestones in his personal life, his professional career may soon take a historic turn — the 32-year-old will face Orlando Solido in October for the WBO featherweight championship.
“Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship,” Cruz said in the proposal video, “I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life.”
With a record of 20-2-1, Cruz could become the first active openly gay boxer to capture a championship.
The fight will take place in Las Vegas on October 12th.
Since revealing he is gay and being featured on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel,” other athletes have followed in his steps.
Robbie Roberts came out and retired from professional soccer before un-retiring and signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy. And NBA player Jason Collins also made headlines by coming out; he is a free agent and has yet to be signed by a team.
Following a physical altercation between Mexican pop star/actor Christian Chavez and his boyfriend Ben Kruger, both men were arrested.
TMZ reports Chavez, who sold more than 20 million albums with his boy band RBD, and Kruger, an L.A.-based real estate agent, have been dating for about a year and after the fight between the two turned physical, both were taken by police into custody at a home in Beverly Hills
According to the website, both Chavez and Kruger had visible injuries and were booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence. The District Attorney will decide whether to prosecute either or both men.
A police official said the driver of the vehicle that was carrying the band dozed off on Saturday morning, causing the vehicle to strike the side of a truck then cross over into the other lane and crash head on with a tractor-trailer.
The official said the impact was so powerful that many band members were thrown from the vehicle onto the road connecting Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.
La Reyna de Monterrey played the musical genre known as Banda music.
Maná is a Mexican rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, whose career has spanned more than three decades. The group has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, five Premios Juventud awards, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards and 13 Premios Lo Nuestro awards. According to Wikipedia.
According to MGM Grand, Maná will be in performing Sunday, September 16, 2012 : Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel. 7:00 P.M
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Posted: Friday May 18, 2012 @1:49 p.m. PST
Cairo, best known as a Spanish-language TV host and producer, stole patio furniture along with a friend April 29, police said
A Spanish-language television host and producer accused of swiping his neighbors’ furniture slammed the alleged victim’s choice in furnishings as he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday in Doral.
Frank Cairo paused as he was escorted into a police cruiser to tell reporters he makes upwards of a half-million dollars a year, and has no need to steal “Kmart furniture.”
The burglary happened April 29 at the Captiva Residences on Doral Isle. Authorities said the victim caught the robbery of his vacation home on tape.
Doral Police said the victim showed his neighbor’s surveillance video of the break-in, and neighbors identified the 48-year-old Cairo, whose real name is Ivan Valdes, and a friend, Jorge Acuna Arias, 47, as the two men who stole patio furniture from Cairo’s downstairs neighbor’s screened-in patio.
Once Cairo and Acuna were identified, police said Cairo left a note on the victim’s door saying he had the furniture.
“The fact of the matter is, these homeowners were very afraid, ” said Chief Rick Gomez. “How would you feel, as a homeowner, and you’re looking at video, and somebody’s trying to break in your house?”
Cairo bonded out of jail around 3:30 a.m. Friday without speaking with reporters.
Cairo faces burglary charges which could lead to three to five years in prison, but with no prior offenses, authorities said it is possible he may not have to serve a sentence.
According to his website, Cairo has been working for TV Azteca since 2011. He previously worked for Telemundo, Univision and Mega TV.
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Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @10:45 p.m. PST
According to USA Today, Gay icon Ricky Martin paid tribute today to President Obama for his recent shift on gay marriage.
The actor and singer — along with LGBT Leadership Council and Futuro Fund — hosted a fundraiser in New York for Obama this afternoon, just days after Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. Martin, once a member of the boy band Menudo and perhaps best known for his hit Livin’ la Vida Loca, is now on Broadway performing in Evita.
Martin announced his plans to hold the fundraiser — which drew 200 who paid at least $5,000 each — long before Obama announced his shift in position on gay marriage.
Interestingly, Martin was previously a George W. Bush supporter, and even performed at his inauguration in 2001. Martin later soured on Bush over the Iraq War. During Monday’s fundraiser for Obama, Martin noted that he respected how Obama has conducted himself on foreign policy.
“We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality,” Martin said. “That is the kind of courage we expect from our president and that is why we support him. He knows we’re in this together and that together we’re stronger than divided. We elected the right president at the right time.”
In his remarks, Obama said that gay marriage “strengthens families.”
The president also paid tribute to Martin and suggested his supporters catch Evita.
“Those of you who haven’t caught Evita yet, go out there,” Obama said. “I’m sure there are tickets still available. So grateful for him stepping out and being able to support me in this way.”
5 Star Hollywood Hunks of May 2012 is the second annual competition. Cast your votes for your favorite and the winner of May will be in the finals for 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2012 in December. The winner of the 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year will receive a trophy. May competition ends May 31, 2012 at midnight PST.
TV personality Matt Jacobi won 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of January 2012.
The first 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2011 was November featured hunk, singer, songwriter, model, and actor Jaejoong of JYJ and TVXQ.
5 Star Hollywood Hunks Of May 2012 List:
1. Changmin – Singer, Songwriter, Model, and Actor (TVXQ)
2. William Levy – (Model – Actor) (Dancing With The Stars)
3. Common – (Rapper – Actor)
4. Luke Walton – (NBA Cleveland Cavaliers)
5. Valentin Chmerkovskiy – (Dancer – Choreographer – Dancing With The Stars)
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Posted: Friday April 13, 2012 @8:37 p.m. PST
goHe is a Latin Grammy Award winner and one of the pioneers of the reggaeton movement, but life almost led Daddy Yankee down a different path.
Ramon Ayala, who today is known all over the world today as Daddy Yankee, was derailed from a career in the Major Leagues after suffering a leg injury. He was caught in the middle of a crossfire and was shot in the leg in Puerto Rico, ending his hopes of becoming a major league baseball player.
That was the moment that he decided to immerse himself what would become reggaeton—a new sound blending hip hop, Jamaican reggae and reggae en Español from Panama.
Fox News Latino spoke with Daddy Yankee this week about his excitement over performing at the inaugural concert at Marlin’s Park on Friday when the Miami Marlins go head-to-head against the Houston Astros.
“Baseball has always been a love of mine, and so being able to combine both passions for this performance is so exciting,” he said. “Usually when I do a show, I sit in the dressing room waiting to go on. This time I get to watch a baseball game live. I can’t complain!”
As part of the “Miami Marlins Friday Night Live Concert Series,” Daddy Yankee will perform a variety of the songs to please his die-hard fans as well as those who will be getting an introduction to his music for the first time.
“I’m bringing my full show to Miami on Friday. It will be a mix of both my new material off of my upcoming album Prestige as well as some of my hits from over the years such as “Pose,” “Rompe, ” and today “Lovumba” and many more.
A release date for “Prestige” is yet to be announced, but Daddy Yankee promises he is working hard to wrap things up in the studio. When asked about his next single, he confirmed its release is not too far out of reach.
“I’m still busy in the studio putting the finishing touches on the album, we don’t have a release date yet but I will be dropping the next single soon. Be on the look out!”
With more than 2million fans following him on Twitter and 11.4 million following him on Facebook, Daddy Yankee has embraced social media as a way to reach fans on a more personal level. He will be the special guest speaker during the Billboard Latin Music Conference panel entitled, “Being Social” on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012.
“Over the past few years, I’ve seen how much the music industry has been influenced by social media. I constantly use it to communicate with my fans and see what’s new and upcoming. I’m going to share my experiences and how it’s helped my business and career grow.”
His excitement over his performance tonight led him to talk to his fans directly via Twitter.
“I haven’t had a chance to see the Marlins’ new ballpark yet, but I’ve heard that it looks amazing,” he said. “I actually just posted on Twitter what an honor it is to be the first performer to take the stage at the new stadium. It’s historic!!”
Ricky Martin tweeted on Friday March 30, 2012 a photo of singer Jon Secada, himself, and singer Marc Anthony came to support Martin in Evita in New York: RT @JonSecada: Hanging out w good friends @MarcAnthony in NYC. (Awesome u guys came 2the show!Abrazos) #Evita.
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Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m. PST
Chris Perez, share experiences through the very personal book for Selena with love,which goes on sale on March 6 and was thinking of writing for a long time.
“Mucha gente me pidió que escribiera nuestra historia después de que Selena falleció. “Many people asked me to write our history after Selena died. Siempre dije que no. I always said no. Mis sentimientos eran demasiado privados”, expresó el viudo en un comunicado de prensa. My feelings were too private, “the widower in a news release.
El libro representa un desahogo para Pérez, así como una oportunidad para que los fanáticos de la fallecida cantante puedan conocer nuevos detalles sobre su vida. The book represents an outlet for Perez, as well as an opportunity for fans of the late singer can learn new details about his life.
“Este libro es para ella”, agrega el guitarrista, quien realizará una gira por varias tiendas de libros para firmar ejemplares. “This book is for her,” the guitarist, who will tour several bookstores to sign copies.
Cabe mencionar que fragmentos del libro estarán disponibles, de forma exclusiva, en la edición de abril de People en Español . It is noteworthy that fragments of the book will be available exclusively in the April issue of People in Spanish.
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Posted: Sunday March 4, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. PST
The identity of the mysterious girl who accompanied the singer Luis Miguel dinner and was released. De acuerdo a informes de la agencia Grosby Group, la joven es la modelo y empresaria Brittny Gastineau , una socialité que incluso protagonizó su propio programa de telerrealidad. According to agency reports Grosby Group, the younger the business model and Brittny Gastineau,a socialite who even starred in her own reality show.
Los rumores de un presunto romance entre Luis Miguel y Gastineau comenzaron esta semana cuando El Sol de México salió a cenar con la joven al restaurante Morton’s. Rumors of an alleged romance between Luis Miguel and Gastineau began this week when The Sun of Mexico went to dinner with the girl at the restaurant Morton’s. Fotógrafos captaron la imagen de una mujer, pero del cantante sólo se podría observar su silueta. Photographers captured the image of a woman, but the singer could only see his silhouette.
Gastineau tiene 28 años y nació de la relación del ex futbolista de los New York Jets, Mark Gastineau y su esposa, Lisa. Gastineau is 28 and born of the relationship of former footballer of the New York Jets’ Mark Gastineau and his wife, Lisa. Brittny es modelo de la agencia Elite Model y ha participado en campañas de L’Oreal y Ed Hardy. Brittny’s modeling agency Elite Model and participated in campaigns for L’Oreal and Ed Hardy. En el 2005, la joven protagonizó su propio show, The Gastineau Girls , en E! In 2005, she starred in her own show, The Gastineau Girls on E! Network y se presentó en Filthy Rich: Catle Drive , en el cual celebridades se las ven duras en un rancho en el estado de Colorado. Network and appeared on Filthy Rich: Catle Drive, in which celebrities they are hard on a ranch in Colorado.
Al igual que otras herederas, la joven, quien dirige de la línea Trés Glam con su mamá, es amiga de Paris Hilton y Kim Kardashian , según el reporte. Like other heirs, the young, who heads Trés Glam line with her mom, is a friend of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the report said. Además se rumora fue novia de Nick Carter de Backstreet Boys, del campeón de natación Michael Phelps y del actor Jerry Ferrara , de Entourage (HBO). It also was rumored girlfriend of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys, the champion swimmer Michael Phelps and actor Jerry Ferrara, Entourage (HBO).
De ser cierto un romance con Luis Miguel, supone que el cantante mexicano acabó su relación con Daisy Fuentes , con quien ha llevado una relación inestable por años. If true romance with Luis Miguel, is that the Mexican singer ended his relationship with Daisy Fuentes, who has been a rocky relationship for years.
Christian Chavez could have found love with Ben Kruger,a seller of real estate LA, as seen in the pictures that the latter has posted on his Twitter account.
En más de una foto se les ve muy juntitos y sonrientes. On more than one photo you see them very close together and smiling. Además, Kruger ha publicado comentarios en dicha red social en los que indica que junto al ex RBD va al gimnasio y han ido de paseo al museo. In addition, Kruger has published reviews in the social network in which indicates that with former RBD goes to the gym and have been for a walk to the museum.
Una de las fotos publicadas muestra a Kruger y Chávez compartiendo tras bastidores con Juan Gabriel , con quien el cantante mantiene una gran amistad. One of the photos published showing after Kruger and Chavez share racks with Juan Gabriel, with whom the singer has a great friendship.
Por si queda alguna duda, Kruger escribió en su cuenta el pasado 9 de febrero “@christiancha te amo mi amor”. For if there is any doubt, Kruger wrote in his account of the February 9 “@ christiancha I love you my love.”
PeopleEnEspanol.com contactó al representate de Christian Chávez para confirmar el noviazgo, pero hasta el momento no hemos tenido respuesta alguna. PeopleEnEspanol.com contacted the representative as Christian Chavez to confirm the engagement, but so far we have not had any response.
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?
Photo Credit: Galilea Montijo & Fernando Reina Iglesias
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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: