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Rita Moreno Shares Shocking Anecdote About Her 'West Side Story' Makeup

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.11.2017 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno’s role as Anita in “West Side Story” led the legendary Puerto Rican star to her Academy Award, but there were a couple of things she...

The Trailer For Netflix's ‘One Day At A Time’ Reboot Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.08.2016 | Latino Voices

It’s been nearly a year since Netflix ordered a 13-episode straight-to-series for the Latino family reboot of “One Day At A Time.” The wait is a...

Part Two: New York City

Sandy Thomas | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

The second time I visited New York City was 1984. It was my first vacation in two years. I'd gotten married to Glenn April 24th, 1982, and we'd driven to Chicago for our honeymoon.

Rita Moreno: Older Women Must Educate Themselves On Money Matters

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty

At 84, award-winning actress Rita Moreno is a product of her own success and upbringing. “I was the artsy one,” she said, “and my husband took c...

Rita Moreno Raps Through 'Hamilton'-Inspired Speech Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 05.10.2016 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno dropped knowledge and dope "Hamilton"-inspired rhymes while delivering the commencement address at the Berklee College of Music Saturday. ...

Michael Madsen and His Filmmaker Mother, Elaine Madsen, on Quentin Tarantino, Her Newest Movie and Parenting

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

In this touching episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, Michael and his Emmy-Award winning filmmaker mother, Elaine Madsen, join me at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles

America Gets "On its Feet" For Latinos

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 01.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Julissa Bonfante

Beyond Broadway and the small screen, Latinos are strengthening their voices. But Latinos influence more than the music and entertainment industry -- we have tremendous buying power and political clout.

Watch Gina Rodriguez's Tearful Tribute To Rita Moreno

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment

Gina Rodriguez attended the Kennedy Center Honors Tuesday night, where she got the chance to pay tribute to one of Hollywood's living legends, Rita Mo...

11 Times Latinos Stole the Show In 2015

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.21.2015 | Latino Voices

As the year comes to a close, we're taking a look back at the times Latinos had it real, real good in 2015. From Gina Rodriguez's big win at January'...

This Video Of Rita Moreno Being Too Cute Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.11.2015 | Latino Voices

“Being the house ethnic was destroying my life and my sense of myself. Because I had been consigned to play every dusky maiden you’ve ever seen in...

Marlon Brando Speaks for Himself: Listen to Me Marlon Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.30.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.

My Conversation With Rita Moreno

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

She won her Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story, which boasts some of the finest dancing ever put on film. But her Oscar didn't open doors to better movie roles. In fact, it took another seven years before she made another movie. She turned down roles which stereotyped her as -- in her words -- "Conchita/Lolitas."

Arianna: 'Stay With It, Even When The World Tells Us No'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

During a panel discussion of pioneering women on the "The Queen Latifah Show," Arianna Huffington offered her insights into the most concerning issues...

WATCH: J.Lo's Moving Speech To Idol: 'You Changed My Life'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.14.2014 | Latino Voices

"Love is love" is the only thing Jennifer Lopez wanted to convey at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards this Saturday. The Puerto Rican star receive...

Lights, Camera, Action!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jill S. Tietjen

We learn, laugh and smile as we discover these women and see footage or photos of their performances.

Meet Your New Favorite Lesbian Aunt In Amy Poehler's Pilot

Posted 02.28.2014 | TV

The cast of Amy Poehler's comedy pilot "Old Soul" keeps getting better and better. The NBC pilot is set to star Natasha Lyonne of "Orange Is the Ne...

Why Rita Moreno Is Asking Hispanics To Support Their Artists

Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno has come a long way from her Oscar-winning role as Anita in the 1961 classic "West Side Story," but the Puerto Rican legend doesn’t thin...

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

PHOTOS: Rita Moreno Had The Most Kickass Outfit Of The SAG Awards

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

Rita Moreno hasn't been the hot new actress on the scene in decades. But the 82-year-old star, who famously played Anita in "West Side Story," proved...

5 Inspiring Latinas Who've Left Their Mark

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

When I think of Hispanic Heritage month, I can’t help but think of Latinas who have changed the world. I want to highlight the remarkable women w...

The Best Rita Moreno Quotes At NCLR

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno knows how to make a ballroom full of Latinos laugh and cry in less than an hour. The Puerto Rican artist gave the keynote speech at the...

Rita Moreno: A Memoir

Nikki Luongo | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Nikki Luongo

Have you read Rita Moreno's memoir yet? What did you think she should have added or taken away?

WATCH: The Celebrity That Got Rita Moreno Her Start

Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

Hardscrabble doesn't begin to describe the childhood award-winning actress Rita Moreno (neé Rosita Alverio) experienced growing up in the Bronx. Her ...

Gary Susman

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Singin' in the Rain' | Gary Susman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment

In a year when the Best Picture Oscar went to a comedy about Hollywood's turbulent transition from silence to sound, "Singin' in the Rain" suddenly se...

Laura Rowley

Rita Moreno, Hollywood Legend, On The Power Of Persevering | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.08.2012 | Fifty

When I met Rita Moreno in her suite at the Waldorf Towers in New York, I immediately noticed three things: She looks at least 20 years younger than he...