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#VIVALATINA: Erica Mena Transforms Into Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Frida Kahlo And More For Hispanic Heritage Month Tribute
If you weren’t aware, from September 15- October 15, it was Hispanic heritage month. To celebrate, people all over did a variety of things to show their appreciation for their traditions. Take “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Erica Mena for example. Mena went all out and dressed up as a few of her Latina idols to honor the path they paved for her. From Frida Kahlo to J.Lo, Mena recreated some popular images of these ladies and explained why they meant so much to her on her Instagram page. Check out the images for yourself:
#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth Selena Quintanilla-Pérez best known as Selena was a Hispanic-America singer-songwriter and the most successful Latin artist of her time. Selena’s father discovered her budding talent at the age of 9 years old. From that moment, Selena began performing with her siblings to raise funds to provide for her household. She would perform wherever she could – street corners, weddings, fairs, etc. By 15 years old, Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Entertainer of the Year. She was named the “Top Latin Artist Of The 90’s” and “Best Selling Latin Artist Of The Decade” by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles on the Top Latin Songs chart. Ms. Mena grew up listening to Selena as a young girl, watching her performances while admiring how she captivated both Latino and American audiences alike. She wanted to be like #HER! Every about Selena’s hustle, driven by responsibility to her family, is the same drive that ultimately led to her success. Although, Selena suffered a tragic death at the young age of 23, her legacy and music live on. @latina #Selena #VivaLatina
#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth In order to be GREAT, you must always acknowledge the TRUE GREATS Before You. Its been so much fun taking out the time this month to honor and channel these four amazing women from our Hispanic culture. Frida Kahlo Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Rita Dolores Moreno (December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) Nickname: “Mexican Madonna” “Queen of Tejano Music” & TOMRW The Last Week Of The Month My Idol Jennifer Lopez @JLo tribute will Released. I have to send a Special Thank You @nelsonncastillo for shooting all four tributes for me and helping me execute all four perfectly! These amazing MUA @tashnd @soleilatiles_mua & THE BEST With Hair @tb_hairstylist @troystylez My Bronx Sistah on Styling @astar26 Thank You To My TEAM @thecodenyc @msgooding @jadeformayor You Are A Strong Part Of What’s Amazing Thank You Thank you to @latina for helping us get the word out and for all the support. You are truly appreciated View on Instagram
New York, NY, October 13, 2014 – It’s no secret that I’m huge Jennifer Lopez @Jlo supporter. So it should be no surprise, My final #HispanicHeritageMonth tribute is dedicated to the Latin bombshell. Wearing many titles, actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, singer, and songwriter, Jennifer Lopez has lived most of her career in the public eye. Coming from a local hood in Bronx, NY the icon entered the game with cards stacked against her. Media wasn’t receptive to her in the beginning and would ridicule the star at every opportunity. “She’s too ghetto. She can’t sing. She can’t dance.” Through all the scrutiny, Jennifer has continued to break down boundaries and earned her right to be viewed as a global icon. Similarly, Erica is a Bronx native who’s shared a majority of her life publicly, receiving non-stop scrutiny, but has continued to push forward in hopes of living out her dreams. Jennifer is not just an icon to Ms. Mena, she is proof that no matter the odds, if you have the will, you will conquer all! I would like to thank photographer/Creative Visionary Nelson Castillo, C.O.D.E. NYC, HER beauty team and Latina Magazine for assisting with this amazing tribute. @nelsonncastillo @latina @thecodenyc #Latina #JenniferLopez #HER #ERICAMENA
The images were shot by photographer Nelson Castillo and each week, for four weeks, with the help of Latina magazine, Mena debuted new pictures that payed homage to the icons. When speaking to Latina about why she executed this project, Mena had this to say:
“These women are amazing to me, I’m able to hold my head up high as a Latina woman who dares to be different, because of the contributions they’ve made to culture by being exactly who they are un-filtered. So it’s only right that I pay homage and salute them.”
So what do you think about the images?
Jennifer Lopez Says She’s Not “Ashamed” Of Being Married Three Times, But Says She’s Finally Focusing On Loving Herself
Jennifer Lopez loves love. Who doesn’t? But her appreciation for matters of the heart often gets her criticized because she’s been down the aisle to say ‘I do’ quite a few times. Lopez now acknowledges that she has jumped from relationship to relationship over the years, and says that she doesn’t regret such experiences. But according to her new interview with The Mirror, she does now realize that it’s time to focus more on Jennifer, and less on finding a companion. And despite her friends’ best efforts to play matchmaker, JLo is not having it.
“My friends are constantly trying to set me up but I’m just not there right now. It’s not something that’s a priority. I have gone from relationship to relationship but, at the end of the day, I am not ashamed of the path I have taken or the lessons I have learned.
I am who I am and I am human.
I do what feels right in the moment. And right now it feels good to just be on my own and have some ‘I love Jennifer’ time, which I haven’t done a lot in my life.”
So what is her major priority? Aside from her music career and “American Idol,” Lopez says she’s focused on her twins, Max and Emme, 6. If anyone else is going to come into her life at this point, they need to be the perfect match for her AND her children.
“You just want the kids to know they are loved, that’s the most important thing. Being a mother is my number one priority… I am just spending time with myself and my kids. I still believe in love, of course, but the thing you think about most is, ‘Who is good enough to come into the life of me and the kids?'”
So the question to ask now is, does she think she will get married again?
“You know, I’ve always believed in that institution but it is difficult. At the end of the day you just have to listen to yourself. You can’t get clouded with the voices and advice of others all the time. I have a gut instinct and I follow that. When I don’t it’s when I usually go wrong with people and relationships. You make decisions for two reasons: out of fear or out of love, and when you make them out of fear they end in misery.”
Check out Lopez’s full chat with The Mirror here. What do you think about what she had to say about her journey?
“There’s Still So Much Mutual Respect, Admiration And Love There”: Jennifer Lopez Gushes Over Her Ex, Sean “Diddy” Combs
Earlier this week, Sean “Diddy” Combs sat down with “Access Hollywood Live.” When asked what he thought about his ex, Jennifer Lopez, and her new music video for her song “Booty,” the 44-year-old mogul gushed about how awesome Lopez and her lady lumps are:
“Oh my God. I’m so lucky to have that great woman in my history. She is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.”
As for her backside:
“I mean, it’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history, for real it will…She’s a great friend of mine, always be a friend, I mean, that thing is just incredible…that thing right there is something special!”
Lopez had an interview with Access Hollywood later that day and was told about Diddy’s comments. In response, she said that despite the fact that they have been broken up since 2001, they still share a lot of love and admiration for one another.
“He’ll always be Puffy to me. We spent three years of our lives together. Almost every single day. As much as he roots for me and as proud as he is of me and of the time we had together, I am just as proud to see what he has done…I learned a lot from him, coming up, watching him. He had been in the business for a while. I was making my first record when I met Puffy. He gave me so many cues and taught me so many things, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that. And I love that he can be so supportive of me so many years later and there’s still so much mutual respect, admiration and love there.”
These two were such a fun couple to watch back in the day. And it’s clear they still have a lot of love for one another…it’s not too late to make it work, ya’ll!
Hey, just saying (sorry Cassie).
Check out Diddy’s comments and Lopez’s response below:
Jennifer Lopez was involved in a minor car accident yesterday afternoon. While on a driving extravaganza with a girlfriend and two children, a drunk driver slammed into the back of her car.
According to TMZ, JLo’s friend Leah Remini was driving the car when a drunk driver slammed into their car at a stoplight in Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway. The driver in a small pick up truck then sped away after hitting them.
Luckily, police officers were able to find the driver and charge with him with DUI and hit and run.
Thankfully, neither Lopez nor the children in the car were injured. Jennifer posted a picture after the incident to Instagram.
A big booty certainly does make a person stand out, but can it make them an asset around the office? Granted we better ourselves as professionals by strengthening our skill sets and advancing our education — there’s no denying that physical attributes can come into play. Does having a huge tush mean you can be more successful? It sounds silly though it doesn’t seem to hurt when it comes to pop culture.
Here’s a look at 10 celebrities with big butts. Obviously there are a lot more, but we didn’t have enough room for all those butts! Do you think their donk has made them successful?
Whether you want to admit it or not, many of us tuned in to watch the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, which honored some of the most noteworthy celebrities in pop culture. Granted, it’s an award show for teenagers. But quite a few older stars enjoy the annual show and spending time with the next generation. Here are some highlights and takeaways from the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in case you missed it. Are you surprised by the stars teens put on a pedestal?
Sometimes even stars can take themselves a little too seriously and request the oddest things in exchange for making an appearance or scheduled performance at an event. Check out some of these celebrities with insanely ridiculous demands.
Mariah Carey made her musical debut almost two and a half decades ago. Since then she’s sold over 200 million albums worldwide and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. That’s why the “Butterfly” singer had no qualms about her over-the-top demands. Before appearing on a talk show, Carey demanded a “staircase assistant” to help her navigate the steps and a $1,700 bottle of champagne. A recent concert rider revealed a request for a three-seat couch that should be a plain color, no busy patterns; eight tall, leafy plants; two vases of white roses; and a private bathroom.
Sometimes it’s over just as quickly as it starts — it being these ridiculously short celebrity romances you might’ve missed if you blinked an eye.
Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony tied the knot back in 2004, it seemed like a match made in heaven so fans were understandably shocked when they announced their split in 2011. J. Lo moved on to back-up dancer Cris Smart and they remained a couple until early June of 2014. While hot on the promo trail to get the word out about her upcoming album, Lopez started making different headlines. Reports leaked that Lopez had hooked up with “Dancing with the Stars” dancer and recent mirror ball champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. But as quickly as it started, things have seemed to fizzle out. Reportedly, Chmerkovskiy was turned off by the media attention Lopez garnered and was looking for something a little more low-key.
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Two of the biggest pop music divas around have released new albums: Mariah Carey with her latest “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which came out three weeks ago, and Jennifer Lopez, whose latest record “A.K.A.” debuted on Tuesday. Neither album is selling well. Carey’s sold 58,000 copies its first week and JLo’s is only expected to sell between 25,000 and 30,000, according to TheWrap.
The Huffington Post‘s Matthew Jacobs tosses out a few reasons why there’s such a huge sales deficit.
It used to be a top-selling album had no trouble moving 100,000 copies or more. But let’s start with the reality that the industry has changed dramatically thanks to digital music. More people are buying singles rather than whole albums. And more people aren’t buying at all when they have the option of listening on Spotify, Pandora, and tons of other services that allow music lovers to pick and choose their personal top 40 without committing a dime.
Still, a big selling album isn’t unheard of. Says HuffPo:
In 2013, Lorde’s debut album ended its inaugural week with 129,000 copies sold, while Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” moved 270,000. In 2012, Adele’s “21” spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1, Taylor Swift’s “Red” premiered to a whopping 1.21 million, and Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” held its own with 253,000 sold.
And this doesn’t even mention the big opening for Beyonce’s album in December, which had people downloading “Drunk in Love” at 2am when it was released. Or Katy Perry, who sells massively.
Then there’s Jacobs’ ridiculous assertion that it could have something to do with them being women and, moreover, being divas. Lamenting “the diva decline,” he also notes that they’re both over 40. After making these sexist comments, he then points out that Madonna had one of her biggest album releases ever after headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. And Lady Gaga’s sales dipped dramatically for her album “ArtPop” and she’s no where near 40.
There’s no working around the fact that pop musicians (and hip-hop artists and musicians from a number of other genres as well) are making their money outside of album sales. From alcohol (Nicki Minaj’s Myx, for instance) to music that appears in ads, to concerts and special partnerships (like Beyonce and Pepsi), top-selling musical acts are selling things other than recordd. (Except maybe Adele, who managed to get people to buy multiple copies of “21” because, c’mon, Adele.)
Both Mariah and Lopez have taken their brands to the perfume aisle, the stage of American Idol and beyond, so low album sales aren’t necessarily the end all and be all for them financially.
Maybe the issue is just that — GASP! – people aren’t moved to buy their music. Turns out that song with Miguel, “#Beautiful,” which was released eons ago, is on Carey’s album now. That didn’t catch on, if I remember correctly and I haven’t heard much about any other song since. And “I Luh Ya Papi” is basically that one sentence on a loop, no?
The problem could simply be that both women haven’t made a song that’s caught on enough to drive people to listen and buy. And now that we’re ready to talk about the “song of the summer” — Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is getting a lot of early talk — the time to release something catchy is now.
It was just last week that news broke about Jennifer Lopez’s split from boyfriend, Casper Smart, and rumors are already circulating about a rebound beau. According to Page Six, the mom of two is already rebounding with “Dancing With The Stars” coach Maxim Chmerkovskiy. The two reportedly met late last year while working on a performance before the American Music Awards.
“They were definitely attracted to each other [back then], but nothing happened between them” because of her relationship with Capser and Maxim was dating supermodel Kate Upton at the time, a source claimed.
Now that they’re both single, sources are insisting that sparks have been flying left and right between the rumored couple. The two were even reportedly spotted meeting up at the Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles back in March.
“At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation,” a spy told Life & Style.
Jennifer, however, is denying the allegations. Yesterday, she responded to a tweet speculating about the quick rebound and made it clear that the rumors are false.
“No I’m not. (dating anyone new already)” she tweeted.
Rebound or no rebound, things are definitely over with Casper.