Eva Longoria on Maxim

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.18.2006 - Eva Longoria

EVa Maxim.jpg Eva Longoria scores the cover of the September issue of Maxim Magazine. No Maxim photo shoot can be complete without airbrushing galore, but whatever works. She looks great. She also has an interesting interview that shows that she isn’t the shallow girl people may think she is.

You’re working on a documentary about Latino laborers and recently said, “I don’t think this administration can afford to have things end badly.? What’s your movie’s stance, exactly?

Well, let me start with how I got involved with the documentary. My mentor, my idol, my inspiration in life is [labor activist] Dolores Huerta. Together we’re documenting a day in the life of an immigrant worker, just to show how hard these people work—how they slave away just for us to have a salad at the Chateau Marmont. I spent a day out in the field, and it’s horrendous. It’s an exploitation of people who leave everything behind: their country, their family, their lives, their language, their religion. They leave it all behind to come here and make five dollars a day. My hope is that the documentary will educate people about what’s going on.

More of the interview, including her take on cosmetic surgery and her Latin role models, plus more pictures after the jump. Continue reading »

Ricardo Arjona Breaks Promises

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme, Musica

Ricardo Intocable.jpgRicardo Arjona currently has a hit song with the beautifully done Mojado, which is a duet with the Mexican Norteño band Intocable. Ricardo told Intocable that if they recorded the song with him that he would make sure that they open his concerts on his tour. Of course, they agreed because not only is Ricardo known for producing and composing materpieces, but the PR from performing on Ricardo’s tour would do wonders for Intocables and their career.

The members of Intocable waited and waited for a phone call from Ricardo but it never came. Ricardo has already started the tour sans Intocable’s participation. Intocable members are very disappointed and hurt by this and it is difficult to blame them. Shame on you Ricardo. A call would have been nice.

Being Vegetarian Cost Fey BIG Money

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme

Fey.jpgMexican singer Fey missed out on a $300,000 deal with McDonald’s after she refused to promote the hamburgers because as she says she cannot see, get close to, or touch meat.

According to El Gordo Y La Flaca, Fey agreed to the lucrative deal because she thought that she would only be promoting the salads but as it turns out the deal also included the promotion of hamburgers.

I respect her for standing up for what she believes in. Does that mean McDonald’s is looking for a new spokesperson? Who should they pick next?

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Latin Quickies

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Chisme, Christina Aguilera, Gay, Latin Quickies, Musica

  • Don Omar2.jpgDon Omar announced in a press conference in Mexico that he will record a song with Beyonce. The song will be will be hip-hop based but may include some reggaeton flavor.
  • pedro-almodovar2.jpgPedro Almodovar said that he wants to change the pace in his career by possibly developing a musical for his next project. He wants to go all out with a song-and-dance extravaganza.
  • Aguilera Arabic.jpgChristina Aguilera admitted that she thinks that Halle Berry is a beautiful woman, but that doesn’t mean she would swing that way, even though she says her husband doesn’t mind her ‘same-sex urges’.
  • rbd_alfonso.jpgRBD has achieved double platinum status of their album Rebelde in Spain. The group has been on the top of the pop charts since the album’s release and shows with no sign of slowing down.

Ricky Martin To Be Honored

by Latin Gossip Staff on 08.17.2006 - Award Shows, Ricky Martin

RICKY.jpgSay what you want to say about Ricky Martin, but give him credit for everything he has done as a Latino, musician, and humanitarian. It was announced today that Ricky Martin will be honored as the 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The official press release states:

Martin, chosen for his accomplishments as a world renowned entertainer, consummate performer and passionate humanitarian, will receive the honor at a special star-studded tribute dinner and concert…

The dinner and concert are part of Latin GRAMMY week and they come right before the Latin Grammys Awards which will air live on Univision on November 2nd.

Congratulations Ricky – you continue to make us proud. Maybe you should call Jessica Alba and teach her how to represent Hispanics well.