As their blog title alludes, the Miami-based LasGringasBlog was launched earlier this year by 2 gringas, Amanda Taylor (La Roja) and Molly Haas (La Rubia), whose love for the Latino culture runs deep. Their mission is to provide readers with an Anglo perspective on Latino topics (music, language, culture, food, etc.) while showcasing the positive aspects of their bicultural experiences and breaking through the stereotypes of the Latino-Anglo intersection. HispanosEnMiami.com is proud to partner with LasGringasBlog, as we come together to bring you insightful, entertaining content with a cool twist on Latino Life…Gringa Style!
August 5, 2012
Prince Royce Announces Dates for Phase II Tourspan>
One of the most suave hombres around, Prince Royce announces the dates for the US leg of the Phase II Tour, where he will be performing all of the hits from his first two award-winning albums. Being the classy bachatero that he is, Royce will be backed by a world-class ten-piece bachata band….sure to get all the chicas dancing during the show!
August 2, 2012
Pitbull and Shakira Really Get It Started In New Video!
At some point, someone, somewhere raised the bar on the quality of music videos, and Pitbull‘s new video for “Get It Started” featuring Shakira hits this bar and goes beyond. You can’t just have people standing around dancing in front of the camera anymore. No, you have to have a story, and that’s exactly what we have aqui…complete with a hero, a damsel in distress,bad guys, a car chase, and international intrigue…all wrapped up in a sexy four and a half minute package.
August 2, 2012
Voto Latino Continues The Good Fight with New PSA y Mas Celebrity Support!
Actors turned activists Wilmer Valderrama and Rosario Dawson created the non-partisan civic engagement organization that is Voto Latino in 2004. With the goal of informing and mobilizing Latinos in the US to vote, they have worked tirelessly with movement supporters, fellow activists and volunteers to help make the Latino vote count! Recently, Valderrama directed a brand new PSA for the organization and he corralled a group of celebs to join in the cause!
August 2, 2012
Las Gringas Interview Mr. 305 Inc.’s Motiff at Gulf Liquors in Miami Beach!
These gringas have been lucky enough to meet up with a lot of cool (and well, si, famous) gente lately, and this week
we we sat down with the charming Motiff of Mr. 305 Inc. at Gulf Liquors in Miami Beach! We sipped a little Voli Vodka and he clued us in to all that’s going on in the world of Motiff from how he got his name, to what its like to work with Pitbull, to what he’s working on ahora!
July 20, 2012
Pitbull Performs At Dr Pepper Party
Pitbull Performs At Dr Pepper Private Concert in Miami
Swagger. It’s pretty much the perfect word to sum up Pitbull’s performance Wednesday night at his Dr. Pepper hosted private concert. He returned from his worldwide tour to his native 305 to put on yet another fabulous and shockingly energetic show at the Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach, and it was quite the experience…from start to finish.
July 18, 2012
Las Gringas Comida Corner: Sangria!
Las Gringas Serve Up “Gringa Sangria” In This Week’s Comida Corner!
These gringas love a good glass of sangria! I’m pretty adventurous in the kitchen and really like to try new stuff when I have people around to eat or drink it. Entonces, when mi hermana came to town for a little visit, I came up with a simple recipe for white sangria which turned out so well, I had to blog about it. So, we will now be calling it Gringa Sangria, and you can find all the details you need including recipe, directions y fotos below! Be sure to make your way all the way to the bottom of the post for La Roja’s version of “making” sangria.
July 17, 2012
Frankie J Joins Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Tour
Frankie J Joins Jennifer Lopez And Enrique Iglesias On Tour
Frankie J, the platinum selling Latin-American artist from San Diego, will be replacing Wisin Y Yandel as the opening act of Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias’s 18 city bi-coastal tour this verano. The singer-songwriter will be joining the duo next week, right after he premiers his newest super sweet cancion “Tienes Que Creer en Mi” at the 2012 Premios Juventud.
July 15, 2012
Wisin Y Yandel Lideres Album Review
Wisin y Yandel Demonstrate They Have Nothing To Prove With New Album.
La Roja and I started listening to the Puerto Rican duo, Wisin y Yandel around 2006, and like so many of the artistas we obsess over…I mean, listen to…we had high expectations for their July 3rd release, Lideres. Luckily (and not surprisingly) these guys haven’t disappointed, but have given fans an album that suggests quite simply they don’t have anything to prove.
June 27, 2012
Jennifer Lopez Releases Greatest Hits
Jennifer Lopez Offers Up Greatest Hits Plus Two New Tracks!
Everyone keeps referring to 2011 as being Jennifer Lopez‘s comeback year. I get this sentiment, and I don’t necessarily
disagree with it…but JLo never stopped being a big deal to me, so it always confuses me a little bit when people start talking like that. Annnnnyway, in a continuation of her success (whether you think it took a break or not), the soon to be 43 year old singer
will be releasing a greatest hits album!
June 26, 2012
Pitbull and Shakira New Single
Pitbull and Shakira Release New Music: Single, “Get It Started”!
It was recently confirmed that Pitbull and Shakira have been collaborating in the recording studio together, and you better
believe that these gringas have had their ears to the…uh, internet…in hopes of uncovering clues about this new single! It was only a matter of time really that something was leaked, and we think we have our first taste of the new song, “Get It Started“.
June 21, 2012
Apple Announces Siri Now Speaks Spanish
Apple Announces iPhone’s Siri Now Speaks Spanish
Siri is now bilingual! Well…more than bilingual actually. This past week, Apple announced that Siri for iPhone will now be
available in Spanish…Italian, Chinese and Korean! While in comparison to their other announcements, this improvement was barely even publicized- it definitely improves the experience for all the Spanish-speaking iPhone users out there!
Let’s look past the fact that it took Apple more than a year to unveil this feature…and just say daleeee!
June 19, 2012
Juanes Documentary On 123UnoDosTres
Juanes Documentary “123POV:Juanes” Premieres On YouTube Channel 123UnoDosTres
On top of the success of Juanes: MTV Unplugged,the multi-Grammy award winning recording artist and international icon, sets out on an exploration of the things that excite him creatively….and inviting his fans along for the ride! Earlier this week, Juanes launched the docu-series, “123POV: Juanes“ on the bilingual YouTube channel 123UnoDosTres and Las Gringas have all the info, plus behind-the-scene photos!
June 12, 2012
Chino Y Nacho At “Terra Live Music” Event
Chino Y Nacho Shine At Terra’s Live Stream Event In Miami
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Terra‘s big evento…a live stream with some of my favorite angelitos, Chino Y Nacho
as part of the Terra Live Music initiative. While most fans were watching the show from their laptops, I was actually front and center with the guys directo from PAX in Miami, FL and I gotta say these guys put on a great show, plus they are quite the dancers. Don’t worry…I have pictures!
June 7, 2012
Ricardo Arjona’s Single “Te Quiero”
Ricardo Arjona’s New Single “Te Quiero”
The 3rd single, Te Quiero, from Ricardo Arjona‘s 13th album Independiente has officially been released! After much success of his first two singles, “El Amor“, which reached #1 on the Billboard Latin charts, and “Fuiste Tú” (my fav!) featuring Gaby Moreno.
Te Quiero is expected to rapidly climb the charts after its June release. Add to that the world tour Arjona just launched to promote this album…so, Arjona fans…get excited!
June 6, 2012
Alejandro Sanz Hosts Online Contest
The social-savvy, Alejandro Sanz is taking his dedication to including his fan in the creative process to a whole new level. Via the online “Viene del aire” campaign, Sanz is using an Internet game to get his fans to “guess” the title of his upcoming album. While the idea of guessing the name of the album is a little bit odd…it’s the way he is asking fans to submit their guesses that is really interesante!
May 21, 2012
La Roja’s Gringa Guide to Spanish: Wepa? Orale? Dale?
Lesson 9: The Sounds Latinos Make.
The Gringa Guide to Spanish is back! What do you say to that? Wepa! Orale! Epale! Hmmm…what do these words mean anyway? Are they even words or more like sounds Latinos make when they get excited? Let’s figure it out together, shall we? Dale!
May 19, 2012
2012 Billboard Music Award Winners: Shakira, Romeo Santos
2012 Billboard Music Award Winners: Shakira, Romeo Santos, Pitbull, Don Omar
Just a few weeks after the 2012 Billboard Latin Music awards aka Premios Billboard, a hand full of artistas latinas were nominated in several categories at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards which were given out live in Las Vegas on Sunday night. El show included performances by LMFAO, Chris Brown, and Usher…while I’m sad to say, no Latin artists took the stage, some of our favorite artistas did win big!
May 19, 2012
Daddy Yankee? Don Omar? Real Names Revealed
Daddy Yankee? Don Omar? Reggaetonero’s Real Names Revealed.
Let’s get honesto…there are a lot of interesting names out there that reggaetoneros have taken as their own during their path to stardom. These creative nombres are part of what Las Gringas love about these artists, but it does leave us wondering…what are their real names…the names their mamas gave them? Have you ever wondered the same thing? Las Gringas have the answers!
May 17, 2012
La Roja’s Gringa Guide: Fresa Edition
During my time in Mexico, I learned all about the word fresa. Obviously, the original meaning of this word is strawberry, those sweet red frutas we all love. However, while in school in Puebla MX, I was identified as…well…a fresa! You are probably asking…what does that even mean? Am I a strawberry? Give you one guess…
May 14, 2012
Pitbull at Beale Street Music Festival
When Las Gringas were in Memphis, TN just a few days ago for the Beale Street Music Festival, the local radio stations were playing Pitbull nonstop. So, at a minimum, the music fest attendees knew all about Mr. Worldwide and his music. But I am not entirely sure that they were prepared for the sheer awesomeness of his performance. Listos or not though, they got it because Pit always delivers.
May 14, 2012
2012 Premios Juventud Nominations
2012 Premios Juventud Nominations: Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Pitbull
Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time for Premios Juventud! I really love the “PJs”, which air live on July 19th from Miami on Univision, not only because they are the hippest and youngest awards show around but also because it includes 23 totally unique categories. The Premios Juventud allows the fans to vote for their favorite celebrities, not just in the music world but also in movies, novelas, sports and pop culture!
Tito Puente Jr. Party In Miami Beach
Tito Puente Jr. Mambo Party At Gulf Liquors In Miami Beach
Fiesta Time! This weekend at Gulf Liquors, Tito Puente Jr. will be hosting a Mambo Party! On May 18th from 6-10PM, you can enjoy live music and a meet & greet with the super salsero…sounds like fun to me! Who is ready to mambo?!
May 10, 2012
Sofia Vergara Single And Looking Sexy
Sofia Vergara is Newly Single and Looking Sexy
This just in! According to the New York Post, Sofia Vergara has reportedly ended her two-year relationship with Nick Loeb over the weekend. Just a few days later, on Monday night, she attended the 2012 Met Gala alone and was overheard confiding in friends about the split. Break-up aside, Sofia looked absolutely spectacular in a
Marchesa dress, jewelry by Harry Winston, and makeup by COVERGIRL.
May 8, 2012
Wisin y Yandel featuring JLo Follow the Leader Video
WyY featuring JLo Follow the Leader Video Plus Behind the Scenes Details!
Wisin y Yandel teamed up with Jennifer Lopez on their new single, Follow the Leader, and they’ve just released the video to go with it! Directed by Jessy Terrero, the new video is action-packed
and, claro, super sexy. Because of all the action sequences though, I was really curious about the making of this film, and luckily, thanks to new YouTube channel, 123UnoDosTres, fans get a behind the
scenes peak from the director himself!
May 3, 2012
The Best of the 2012 Latin Billboards Awards
The Best of the 2012 Latin Billboards- Lo Mejor De Lo Mejor!
What a semana! With the arrival of the Premios Billboards and Conference, the 305 transformed into a mecca of musica latina. Artists traveling from all over joined in on the week-long celebration. The fun culminated on Thursday night with the Latin Billboards Awards, and you better believe I was there, camera in hand and dancing shoes on!
May 3, 2012
Pitbull Meet And Greet At Gulf Liquors ”
Pitbull Meet And Greet Presented by Gulf Liquors, Miami Beach
You are invited! This Memorial Day weekend…Pitbull, Voli Vodka, and Gulf Liquors are hosting an afternoon of 21+ fun in Miami Beach! On May 27th, Gulf Liquors has invited all of Pitbull’s fans to a Meet And Greet with Mr. 305 himself and you better believe the Voli will be flowing…
May 01, 2012
Don Omar, Natti Natasha At “Mega En Privado”
Don Omar & Natti Natasha At La Mega’s “Mega En Privado”.
What a way to start the week! On Monday, I attended the Mega En Privado with Don Omar and Natti Natasha at La Mega 94.9‘s iHeartRadio Theatre in Miramar, FL! The reggaeton rey and his dulce-voz protege were both very friendly and greeted each guest with a smile before snapping a pic for our recuerdos.
April 26, 2012
Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Tour Together
Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce GIGANT3S US Tour
First JLO/Enrique Iglesias combo tour coming this summer…and now this triple threat of Latin music amazingess!
Marc Antony, Chayanne, and Marco Antonio Solis have announced they will join forces for the GIGANT3S Tour which includes 14 dates across the US. Ay dios mio….just imaging the combination of looks, talent, and sappy romantic ballads that is going down between these three has me giddy with excitement! Anyone else?
April 24, 2012
The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Shares His Story
The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, Shares His Story At Hispanicize
Last week during Hispanicize 2012, I had the opportunity to meet Cesar Millan, recipient of the 2012 Latinovator Award, and hear first hand his inspirational story of success. While I have listened to my share of immigrant stories, each unique in their own way…I was truly intrigued to hear how Millan went from being called “the dog boy” in the streets of Mexico to become one of the most renowned dog trainers and internationally known as “The Dog Whisperer.”
April 21, 2012
George Lopez Hosts Dating Show On Fox
George Lopez Lands Role of Host and Matchmaker On New Dating Show for Fox!
First Eva Longoria, now George Lopez! These dating shows are just coming out of the woodwork! Lopez has been chosen to host Fox‘s new dating show, “Take Me Out” that
will premiere this summer on June 7th.
April 21, 2012
2012 Latin Billboard Awards Performers
2012 Latin Billboard Awards Performers Confirmed
In just a few days, the hottest artistas will descend upon Miami for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards…and you better believe I’ll be there!
There is definitely something special about these Premios…a mixture of big names, great acts and a fun, high-energy environment. To get us all ready for the big night, I have for you the “final” list
April 20, 2012
Enrique Iglesias On Tour With Jennifer Lopez
Enrique Iglesias Joins Jennifer Lopez’s 2012 International Tour!
You’d think that after wrapping his busy (and successful) Euphoria Tour that Enrique Iglesias would want to chill for awhile. Well, it looks like this guy
loves being out on the road too much for that kind of thinking because it has officially been announced that he will be joining Jennifer Lopez on her first international tour!
April 17, 2012
Marc Anthony Sings for Lionel Richie with Sara Evans
Marc Anthony Gets A Little Country?
Well, it looks like Marc Anthony might be branching out a little bit. He was recently a presenter at one of country music’s biggest awards shows, the Academy of Country Music Awards in Vegas on April 1st. Then, last week he performed
with Sara Evans in a special Lionel Richie Tribute concert. Que paso with that?
April 9, 2012
Prince Royce Live In Miami
Prince Royce Live At The Filmore, Miami Beach.
The only time I consciously tried to arrive late for an event to account for Latino time caused La Rubia and I to miss our chance to see Prince Royce live last year in Miami (gringas will never get it right, don’t know why we try).
So, this time I was determined not to miss a minute of the prince of bachata who gave a private show at the Filmore in Miami Beach as part of the Univision Radio Concert Series. As it turns out, Prince Royce is quite the charmer (and I have videos to prove it)!
April 1, 2012
Selena Gomez Wins Big at 2012 Kids Choice Awards
Selena Gomez Gets Double the Love from Fans at 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards!
Selena Gomez may be small, but she sure is mighty! The 19-year old starlet showed up to Nickelodean’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31st in a style-savvy Dolce & Gabbana ensemble, and walked away with not one, but two awards, each recognizing one of the two talents that have made her a favorite with not just the kids…but let’s be honest, the adults too!
March 30, 2012
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull “Dance Again”
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull follow up “On The Floor” with a Sequel, “Dance Again”.
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull dominated the dance/club scene with their last hit “On The Floor“, and they’re back for more with another collaboration titled “Dance Again“. All in all, I think this song gives us two things: JLo’s personal cougar anthem (I’m in full support. I mean really, get it girl.) and más brilliant rhymes from Pitbull.
March 28, 2012
Premios Juventud 2012 Nomination Time
Nominate Your Favorites For Premios Juventud 2012
If you’re very passionate and opinionated about Latino musicians, movie and TV stars, here is your chance to have your voice heard! The countdown has started for Premios Juventud 2012 and now through April 5th, fans can name their favorites to be nominated for Univision’s annual Hispanic “Youth” awards scheduled for July, 19th in Miami!
March 26, 2012
Pitbull Releases Men In Black 3 Theme Song
Pitbull Goes “Back In Time” With Theme Song from Men In Black 3
This week, “Back in Time”, Pitbull‘s theme song for the third installment of the Men In Black movie franchise was released to mixed reviews. It’s no secret that Las Gringas love this guy,
but we were both rather surprised to hear that Mr. 305 was replacing Will Smith as the musical rep for the movie. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones surprised by the switch…which has resulting in responses like “We miss Will” all
over the YouTube comments section.
March 26, 2012
Jennifer Lopez Isn’t Gonna Give Up On Love!
A few weeks ago, JLo was making the media rounds to promote ¡QViva!, and she popped by The Late Show with David Letterman. During her interview, she firmly declared (after some moderate brow beating) that she still believes in love! I think it’s safe to say, over the years the rumor mills have gotten a fair amount of traction from JLo’s love life (from her first husband to sun tanning on yachts with former fiance Ben Affleck to her current “friendly” divorce with Marc Anthony…). Despite her ups and downs though, its not hard to see why this powerful Latina still has faith in love!
March 17, 2012
Venue Cover Party with Jencarlos Canela, Jorge Luis Pila
Jencarlos Canela Charms At Venue Magazine Cover Party!
The Venue Cover Parties have quickly become some of my favorite events in Miami. Its the perfect mix of good-looking
celebrities, chic locations, good food, and flowing drinks. Last week, I again had the pleasure of attending the Venue’s fancy soiree and this time
the guest of honor was Jencarlos Canela….which makes two Jencarlos run-ins for me in one week, but who’s counting.
March 16, 2012
Is Sofia Vergara’s Accent Real?
Is Sofia Vergara Faking Her Accent?
Well, for those who can’t get enough of Sofia Vergara, you will soon have even more access to her life.. behind the camera!
This is all thanks to her budding documentarist hijo, Manolo who has signed on to create a new web reality series which will be broadcast
on the Nuevon Youtube channel.
March 15, 2012
Pitbull on VH1 Behind The Music
Pitbull Opens Up to VH1 on Behind The Music
Tonight is a big night for Las Gringas! Our main man, Pitbull will be featured on the season premiere of VH1′s Behind The Music at 9PM EST. We are so excited
to learn more about where Mr. 305 came from and what made him the super estrella that he is today!
March 13, 2012
Sofia Vergara To Host Saturday Night Live
Sofia Vergara Hosting SNL In April!
This colombiana really is everywhere! Via Twitter, Sofia Vergara confirmed she will be hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) on April 7th. That’s less than one month until we get
to see this funny lady try her hand at live TV comedy…and if her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes gives any indication, she is sure to mix some español into her monologue!
March 13, 2012
Calle Ocho 2012 with Jencarlos Canela, El Cata, Tony Dize
La Roja’s Calle Ocho 2012 Adventures, plus Jencarlos In Persona!!
What a way to spend a domingo, I attended Calle Ocho 2012!! This was my first experience with the infamous fiesta latina in the heart of the 305 and I was not disappointed!
In addition to endless food, drinks, street vendors and plenty of people watching, I was able catch several amazing artist like El Cata and Tony Dize and to top off
my busy day, I met el Rey himself, Jencarlos Canela!
March 8. 2012
Calle Ocho 2012 Must-See List
This Sunday, March 11th is the 35th Calle Ocho Festival in Miami! It will be my first year time to
experience the festival since moving to Miami last year, so I’m beyond excited and already overwhelmed! There is so much packed into this one day evento, that I’ve pulled together the must-see for the day to help us all keep it straight!
March 8, 2012
John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown in Miami Beach
John Leguizamo Brings One Man Show, Ghetto Klown, to the 305!
La Roja and I know John Leguizamo from films like Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge (both Baz Lurhmann productions), and maybe that’s where you know him from too.
Regardless of why you’ve heard of him (and if you haven’t, listen up!), there is no denying that this Emmy Award winner is one talented and hilarious guy. In addition to his many
tv/film credits, Leguizamo has created a series of one-man plays chronicling his personal and professional stories (“Mambo Mouth“, “Spic-O-Rama“, “Freak“, y “Sexaholix…A Love
Story“). He is now bringing his fifth installment of this comedic performance, Ghetto Klown, to the 305!
March 7, 2012
Romeo Santos Live In Miami
El Rey de la Bachata, Romeo Santos, Reigns Over Miami!
The “Formula Vol. 1″ Tour arrived to the 305 last week, and I was giddy with excitement to see Romeo Santos in concert! I’ve danced a good bit of bachata in my days, but
nothing could prepare me for seeing “El Rey de la Bachata” live. It was a completely new and completely amazing experience. He was extremely adorable in both English and Spanish,
flowing smoothly between both languages, which drove me loca.
March 6, 2012
William Levy Honored by Hispanic Heritage Foundation
William Levy & Jon Secada Join GMC to Celebrate Hispanic Youth
Last week, I had the honor of attending the 14th Annual Hispanic Heritage Foundation National Youth Awards at Bongo’s Cuban Café in Miami. During this inspirational event,
six Latino high school seniors and telenovela super star William Levy were honored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect out of this event,
but I’m very glad I took some time out of my Thursday morning to attend!
March 3, 2012
Robert Rodgriguez New Cable Network
Robert Rodriguez Joins Comcast to Create El Rey Cable Channel
Robert Rodriguez, the man who brought us El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, and also Spy Kids and Sin City is getting his own cable channel.
February 29, 2012
2012 Latin Billboard Nominations
Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Mana, Shakira and Romeo Santos Dominate 2012 Latin Billboard Nominations
It seems like there are a lot of award shows out there these days, but Las Gringas don’t really mind. It’s a great excuse to see some of your favorite artists perform, right? The next award show coming up just around the corner is the 2012 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and the complete list of nominees has just been announced!
February 26, 2012
Shakira Signs With Jay-Z’s Record Label
The Ever-transforming Colombiana, Shakira, Joins Roc Nation
Exciting news for Shakira fans! The music-scene is a-buzz with rumors of this new partnership and while our Shaki hasn’t made a public statement yet, all signs point to true! The word on the calle is that Shakira has signed with Jay-Z’s record label…[Read more...]
February 14, 2012
LA ROJA MEETS TITO EL BAMBINO
En Privado with Tito El Bambino and La Mega 94.9
One of Las Gringas’ favorite reggaetoneros was in the 305 this weekend! I was very excited to see Tito El Bambino again (I met him at the 2009 Latin Grammys.) during the Mega En Privado event hosted by my go-to Miami radio station La Mega 94.9FM. Alongside our amigos at HispanosEnMiami.com, we enjoyed an afternoon at the Clear Channel headquarters and the meet n’ greet really allowed us Tito fans an opportunity to connect with him En Privado….and I even got to ask him a question! [Read more...]
February 02, 2012 | by La Roja
BEHIND THE SCENES OF JUANES UNPLUGGED
A couple months ago, I was actually brainstorming a “Where is Juanes?” blog post, as he had all but disappeared from the music scene. So, you can imagine my surprise, when he appeared in my inbox along with an invitation to attend the rehearsal of his Unplugged session with MTV Tr3s! [Read more...]
February 01, 2012 | by La Roja
LA ROJA’S GRINGA GUIDE TO SPANISH: 3 TIPS FOR FLUENT ESPAÑOL
I see it all too often, gringas with years of Spanish lessons under their belts, but they still speak like 5 year olds. I was there once, and after 10+ years of Spanish study…I can confirm there really is no easy solution to becoming fluent. However, I have come up with 3 tips that should help you along: [Read more...]
January 21, 2012 | by La Rubia
WILL FERRELL IS ARMANDO ALVAREZ
Casa de mi Padre, “The Biggest International Motion Picture of All Time”.
When I think of films that are completely in Spanish and require English sub-titles, I do not automatically assume that they will include Will Ferrell (You might know him from Anchorman, Old School, Wedding Crashers and other similarly silly movies). However, this SNL funny guy seems to be taking his humor to a whole new level with the upcoming release of Casa de mi Padre set to hit theaters, March 16th in the U.S. [Read more...]
January 20, 2012 | by La Rubia
WHY LATINOS (or Anyone Else) SHOULD NOT BE WATCHING ¡ROB!
La Rubia Sounds Off On CBS’s “¡Rob!”
This sometimes comes as a shock to people, but the television broadcasting industry does not actually exist to produce entertainment content. It exists to provide media corporations the opportunity to create a product to sell to advertisers. What is that product? It’s you, the audience, and one of the hottest demographics in the industry right now is the Latino viewership. Advertisers are absolutely chomping at the bit to grab the attention of Latinos, and it should come as no surprise that television content integrating specifically-Latino characters is starting to become more prevalent. (In recent year’s we saw The George Lopez Show, Ugly Betty and Modern Family.) [Read more...]
January 12, 2012 | by La Roja
LA ROJA MEETS PITBULL
Typical Saturday in Miami: browsing Facebook and killing time before my afternoon wax appointment. Per usual, I pause to read what Pitbull has to say and to my surprise. WHAT? He is in Miami and he just invited all his fans to a park in Little Havana where he will be hosting a live stream for Western Union. It starts in 2 minutes.
Being the efficient gringa that I am, I quickly enter the address into my iPhone, put on some perfume and eyeliner (por si las moscas) and I’m out the door! [Read more...]