Scotty, Brazilian Underwear y Los Americans

Oprah. Se termino.

We watched the Oprah finale. It was pretty good. While she didn’t give the Tiki Tiki our own show on Own, we continue to be inspired by what she has done for others. A quote by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor which Oprah shared stood out: “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”

It reminded me of the Cuban equivalent: “No vengas a joder.”

You can read the transcript from the final show at Oprah’s site.

Did you watch?

I will miss her, but right now, I am loving Dr. Oz, whom I thank for this recipe: Decadent Chocolate Fix! Con aguacate!

But, you don’t look Puerto Rican!?

scotty mccreery in photo from American IdolAdd Scotty McCreery, the new American Idol, to the Latino mix.

Turns out Abuela is from Puerto Rico. If the country crooner moves to Nashville, I am going to invite him to salsa night at my house ’cause — wait, wait for the stereotype — you know he can dance!

He, of the thick North Carolina accent, told an interviewer he has the curly Puerto Rican hair to prove the genetics.

Welcome to la familia, Scotty!

Brazil in your Underpants

We love Brazil. The people who brought us The Brazilian Wax and and taught us to embrace our nalgas, now brings us this — sexual health warning labels and reminders in underwear, by law:

“Bras would carry tags encouraging self-examinations for early detection of breast cancer. Underwear would advise men over 40 to get screened for prostate cancer or women to use condoms to prevent cervical cancer.”

Thank you, Fox News Latino for that one.

Must See: Los Americans

The web series, Los Americans premieres. It’s about an acculturated Mexican-American family in Los Angeles dealing with “issues that many families face today including unemployment, cultural identity, and alcoholism,”  according to the promo video.

In one scene, a lead character, Lee, tells his mother not to speak Spanish. She answers, referencing his teen children:

“What, are you afraid they are going to find out they are Mexican?”

It stars the super-talented Esai Morales as the young patriarch and Lupe Ontiveros as his drunk Mami.

Check out the conversation about the show on Latina-ish.

And watch the first episode here:

 

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Have a safe and beautiful Memorial Day Weekend, gente.

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By Carrie on May 27, 2011 · Posted in el buzz

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Tracy says:

“It reminded me of the Cuban equivalent: “No vengas a joder.” < LOL!

Thanks for the link love and for catching me up on the news :)
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Posted on May 27th, 2011

Bren says:

Yes, i watched the Oprah finale and loved it. i think i even shed a tear. i grew up watching her my entire life and learned and tried to apply some the wonderful messages. And, can’t wait to watch the webisodes! Not familiar with the Cuban variation Tracy mentions! Gotta look it up!
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Posted on May 27th, 2011

Alexandra says:

I love finding this here! Catching up on everything, this is so great.

Thank you..
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Posted on May 27th, 2011

bonnie says:

love the line..wait wait for the stereotype, lol
great round up of news! Have a great weekend!
bonnie
sweetlife
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Posted on May 28th, 2011

Abuelita says:

I love no vengas a joder,are you kidding,a Puerto Rican with that heavy southern accent,la vida te da sorpresas.

Posted on May 31st, 2011

Carrie says:

I think I heard no vengas a joder a few times.

Posted on June 1st, 2011