If you watch “Queer Eye,” you can thank Karamo Brown for your tears during every episode. The 37-year-old culture expert gives viewers some of the most endearing moments on the new Netflix reboot, bringing real and important topics to the forefront, as well as taking the men on an emotional journey that, yes, involve tears.
Fifteen years after the original “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” revolutionized TV, Netflix brought it back with a new Fab Five in a new area code. There’s Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion) and Brown, who are impacting culture one makeover at a time — and receiving praise and acclaim while doing it.
“It has been a roller coaster of the best emotions ever,” Brown told me over the phone about how his life has been since the show premiered last month. “The reaction on social media has been great, each of the guys get hundreds of hundreds of positive messages from people saying how we’ve changed their lives, how they are laughing, how they’re crying, how they feel inspired. Suddenly we’ve become authorities around the world which is great.”
“Queer Eye” is back, and this time it’s headed to Georgia!
Back in 2003, Bravo debuted “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” a show where five gay men, known as the “Fab Five,” gave a heterosexual male a makeover, transforming his wardrobe, redecorating his home and giving him grooming, lifestyle and food advice.
Now, 15 years later, Netflix is rebooting the reality makeover show with a whole new “Fab Five” and relocating the series from New York to Georgia. The show embodies the same structure, transforming one man’s life per episode with the help of Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).
This article was originally published on Variety Latino.
Back in 2015 I had the opportunity to interview Christina Milian for her new show on E! Below is the article about our chat!
Christina Milian is ready to take on the music world once again and this time she is letting us join her for the ride.
In her new reality series “Christina Milian Turned Up” on E! we will get an inside look at her personal life, professional life and see just how this talented star works hard for what she wants.
Born in New Jersey to Cuban parents, she had and has that fiery Latina spark in her eyes that makes her unique. From an early age Christina, or “Tina” as her family calls her, fought and worked hard to make her dreams come true. The Grammy nominated singer struck gold with hits like “AM to PM,” “Whatever U Want,” and “Dip It Low” and made us fall in love with films like “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.”
Of course there always comes a time when a star has to turn her lights down, let life happen and put her dreams on the back burner. The birth of her first child, daughter Violet, in 2010 made Christina take a break and focus on her baby girl.
But now with a fire that runs deep, Christina is getting back in the studio, doing things her way and letting us be part of her family.
Welcome back my Divorcees! Forgot what happened in episode 3? Click here to catch up!
Now, let’s recap episode 4, “Mediation.”
The episode’s synopsis is: Frances and Robert try to remain amicable as they meet with a mediator; Frances confides in a co-worker; Robert gets some surprising financial news.
READ MORE: ‘Divorce’ Episode 3 Recap: ‘Counseling’ Will Make Things Better, Right?
Welcome back my Divorcees! Forgot what happened in episode 2? Click here to catch up!
Now, let’s recap episode 3, “Counseling” P.S. Thomas Haden Church is still the best.
The official synopsis for the series is: Robert and Frances attend couples therapy to see if their marriage is salvageable; Frances gets advice from Dallas; Robert vents at work; tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for their children.
READ MORE: ‘Divorce’ Episode 2 Recap: ‘Next Day’ Still Ain’t Looking So Good
First things first: Thomas Haden Church is the best part of the episode. His delivery, his tone and just the way he’s sarcastic without over doing it, is what makes him my favorite on the show.
Anyway, I’m going to try a new way to recap, just short bullet points to catch you up on what you missed. Yeah? Ok, cool!
RECAP Episode 1 HERE: ‘Divorce’ Recap: ‘Pilot’ – Sarah Jessica Parker’s Big Return to TV
Let’s get started!
Sarah Jessica Parker has returned to television and HBO with her new half-hour dramedy “Divorce.”
The series marks SJP’s first big TV gig since “Sex and The City” and follows Frances (Parker), a woman who reassesses her life and marriage to her husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church).
The first episode begins with the couple getting ready to go to their friend Diane’s (Molly Shannon) 50th birthday and right off the bat you can sense Frances’ annoyance with her husband. Once at the party, Diane won’t stop complaining about her husband Nick, played by Tracy Letts, and pretty soon find each other fighting in their bedroom while the guests are outside. Things take a turn for the worse when she takes out a gun and points it at him. Frances quickly arrives to the scene, tells her friend to put the gun away, but when Robert walks in Diane shoots at him and Nick has a heart attack.
*Article originally published on Variety Latino on 5.27.15
Isabela Moner is not your typical Nickelodeon kid, she’s not only talented and charming but also has a long resume behind her – this isn’t her first rodeo, if you catch my drift.
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio from Peruvian descent, at the age of 10 Moner made her debut on Broadway in the revival of Evita and on television as a singer in The Next Big Thing New York. She gained the lead role in the acclaimed film The House that Jack Built, appeared in numerous theatrical productions such as Little Miss Sunshine as Rosa Maria, became Annie in Annie and Young Cosette in Les Misérables. Fans also got a chance to see her in NBC’s Growing Up Fisher and soon in Nick’s upcoming movie, Splitting.
Now, at the age of 13, Moner joins the ranks of Paola Andino as a lead Latina actress in a Nickelodeon show and is ready to have her big break starring in the brand new series 100 Things To Do Before High School as CJ Martin.
*Article originally published on Variety Latino on 6.2.15
After a successful performance in the indie film Filly Brown, Gina Rodriguez was determined to take Hollywood by storm. Her starring role in the CW’s Golden Globe nominated series Jane The Virgin, did just that. Her innocent yet feisty character captured America’s heart. It goes without saying, she’s now a household name.
She’s currently working on a film with Mark Wahlberg and getting ready for the second season of Jane The Virgin. I had the opportunity to chat with Gina about her new movie Deepwater Horizon, her role models and her obsession with boxing.
How did winning a Golden Globe change your life?
It’s pretty freaking awesome and super. There are no words. There’s that feeling of gratitude, love, [feeling] blessed and being freaking stoked about everything. Now, I’m doing a movie in New Orleans. It’s outrageous! I’m boxing everyday. It’s so fulfilling. This is what I had dreamt of 15 years ago when I was a teenager. It’s wild.
Tell us about your character in Deepwater Horizon.
In Deepwater Horizon, I play a Latina from San Diego. I feel very honored to play her. The story centers on a devastating explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Working with Peter Berg has been outstanding, he is somebody I’ve always desired to work with. He is a genius, hands down. He teaches you to let go and just jump into your role while he provides the parachute. And I am having a blast working with so many male actors, Kurt Russell, Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich and Dylan O’Brian.
I had the privilege of co-producing the Variety Latino’s first annual “10 Latinos To Watch” list where we honored the best up and coming Latino actors and actresses in Hollywood. Among the list were Diego Boneta, Karla Souza, Stephanie Sigman and Luis Gerardo Méndez.
It was an amazing experience! We did everything from choosing the ten, contacting them, setting up their interviews, writing all their profiles, galleries and more. My co-worker, Griselda Flores, and I worked diligently to produce content that would really stand out and honor each of their achievements. Each one came in to our studios to talk about their careers, their start in the industry and what they had learned about being in the industry. You can look at all the coverage by clicking HERE and their videos HERE.
While they had their interviews I took behind-the-scenes pictures and now you can take a look at them!
Lorenza Izzo: Chilean actress who was last seen in Eli Roth‘s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock.”