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Eva Longoria Like You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Eva Longoria is facing two new frontiers in "Frontera." The actress will not only appear in her first Spanish-language role in the upcoming drama, ...

Cesar Chavez Shines the Spotlight on a Man Virtually Ignored by History

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Cesar Chavez is a film that spotlights the role of farm worker protectionist and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. He was a man who joined the fight...

Week in Film: The Raid 2, Noah and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors of his generation, a filmmaker who isn't afraid to challenge an audience or to entertain it. I may not always like his films but they always give me a lot to think about.

Relive Michael Peña's Glorious Defense Of The 'Ñ'

Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices

Rarely will you see such an impassioned defense of the "ñ" -- not just an accented "n," but a letter unto itself. Actor Michael Peña -- not "Pen...

Cesar Chavez

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Dwight Brown

Few movies can be billed as "important" or "historic" before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi.

Watch The 'American Hustle' Cast Groove Together In New Deleted Scene

Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

Even if "American Hustle" went home empty-handed at the Oscars last week, the movie's fans are still a voracious bunch. And while a couple of deleted ...

David O. Russell's American Hustle: Bad Hair on a Good Day or Vice Versa

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After a screening of his American Hustle, at a party at the Monkey Bar sponsored by OPI, director David O. Russell held court. Having paved the road t...

A White Gay Rapper Is Coming To TV

Posted 06.06.2013 | TV

FXX, the new sister networks to FX, has announced its first original series," Chozen." The animated comedy from the creative team of "Eastbound & Down...

Actors Honored For Erasing Stereotypes

NBC Latino | Nina Terrero | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

On Friday night, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) honored outstanding Latino talent for helping erase negative Latino stereotypes in Holly...

CBS Has Found Its 'Bad Teacher'

Posted 02.19.2013 | TV

Apparently it's not that hard to find a "Bad Teacher" these days. CBS has tapped Ari Graynor for the role originated by Cameron Diaz in CBS' adaptatio...

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You get the feeling that Ruben Fleischer would have been happy to make an homage to the gangster movies of the 1940s (filtered through both a 1970s and a 21st-century perspective) when he was making Gangster Squad.

'End Of Watch' Beats Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Lawrence

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The police story "End of Watch" has won a close race at the weekend box office. The LA cop tale starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Mich...

Violence and Brotherhood Move Story Forward in End of Watch

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

End of Watch has the odd-angle, hand-held-camera feel of a documentary. Police cruisers are equipped with camera and even gang members carry video-cameras around to record their exploits. Social media and its record-and-share-it-now aesthetic are apparent.

Movie Review: End of Watch

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a Chekhovian truism that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off before the end of the play. That apparently didn't register with David Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch, a competent but unremarkable new cops-on-the-streets tale.

Movie Review: The Good Doctor

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At first glance, The Good Doctor seems like a pilot for a TV series we've seen seemingly dozens of times -- most successfully in E.R. But the longer you watch The Good Doctor, the more something seems off.

Cop Arrested For Raping Teen

Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn NYPD traffic officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly drugging and raping a 17-year-old girl. The New York Post reports 25-year old Ch...

Jake Gyllenhaal's Good Cop in 'End of Watch'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The F-word flies by fast, furious and often from cops and criminals in Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie End of Watch, now on its way to the Toronto Film Festival.

ANOTHER Cop Allegedly Rapes Woman At Gunpoint

Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

An NYPD officer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a former girlfriend at gunpoint in a Staten Island parking lot. The Daily News repor...

Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Rape Charge In Horrific Sex Attack Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former police officer admitted Thursday that he raped a schoolteacher he grabbed off the street on her way to work, pleading guilty to r...

Ex-Cop Sentenced To 75 Years In Jail

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former police officer who grabbed a schoolteacher off the street and sexually attacked her was sentenced Monday to at least three quarte...

ANOTHER NYPD Cop Arrested For Raping Woman At Gunpoint

Posted 04.03.2012 | New York

An NYPD safety school agent was arrested in Queens Monday after being accused of raping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint, The New York Daily News reports...

PHOTOS: 9 Latinos Who Have Played Real People

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

It was recently reported that Mexican-American actor Michael Peña (“Crash,” “World Trade Center’) has been cast to play Civil Rights Leader, ...

Ex-Spitzer Advisor Pushed For Mistrial In NYPD Rape Case With Focus On 'Odd' Points

Posted 03.30.2012 | New York

After Wednesday's shocking declaration of a mistrial in the case against NYPD officer Michael Pena, who was convicted on sexual assault charges but no...

MISTRIAL

Posted 05.28.2012 | New York

The judge in the case against NYPD officer Michael Pena declared a mistrial Wednesday over the remaining rape charges against Pena. On Tuesday the ...

Michael Pena Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault: Jury Deadlocked On Rape Charge

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A police officer was convicted on Tuesday of grabbing a schoolteacher off a street and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint while he was of...