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‘We have to make noise’: John Leguizamo asks Latino actors to protest to achieve equality in Hollywood



John Leguizamo is an actor with a 30-year career in film, television and theater, as well as an activist educating people about Latino history in the United States.

The famous 62-year-old’s passion for education inspired the satirical Broadway comedy “Latin History for Morons,” which premiered in 2017. In the show, he questioned the absence of Latinos in U.S. history. And since then, his fight has not stopped. 

Hoy Día spoke with the actor about his project “Leguizamo Does America,” a six-episode docuseries that will premiere on April 16 on MSNBC. The show will focus on the contributions of Latinos in the food industry, culture and activism. In it, he travels to large cities in the United States such as New York and Miami.

Leguizamo stressed that Latinos should not be afraid to raise their voices when it comes to making a change in the film industry.

“I think they must do what I am doing: complain. They must complain. We have to protest, we have to make noise so that they hear that we are not happy with the representation,” he said. 

Along these same lines, the actor spoke of the possible repercussions: “I am not afraid. I grew up in this country, I suffered a lot, I fought a lot, and all my life my opportunities were a thousand. And I knew at that moment that even if I was super smart and super talented, I would never have the same opportunities.”

John Leguizamo is proud of his work as an activist

With a smile on his face, Leguizamo said: “I am so proud of this project because we celebrate everything that represents being Latino.”

“We go to six cities in the United States and I interview the Latino community: Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Mexicans, Dominicans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Peruvians, everyone, with a variety of careers. There are artists, painters, dancers, businessmen, chefs, politicians. And one sees the power of the Latino community, the capacity and the talent that exists in this country,” he explained.

Regarding the representation of the Latino community in Hollywood, he said: “The problem is that the people who are making decisions do not look like us, so they are not giving the green light on projects that are for Latinos.”

“I knew that even if I was super smart and talented, I would never have the same opportunities.”

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“We are 1% of the protagonists in the movies, less than a percent of the stories they are telling and that is not right. The challenge is to have at least 20% of (representation with) the executives, the protagonists in front of the camera, the team behind the camera, that would be equality,” he concluded.

The actor also has another project on the horizon that will arrive in the fall on PBS, the documentary “American Historia.” In it, he discusses the history of America from a Latino perspective to shine the light on the lost Latino heroes within the community. It also features interviews with historians and cultural figures.

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Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin Secretly Welcome Baby No. 2: Report



Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are now a family of four. 

The couple quietly welcomed a second son, Carson, around Christmas last year, Us Weekly reports.

The former Disney actress and the Home Alone star’s new bundle of joy joins his older brother, Dakota, who was born in April 2021. Dakota was named in honor of Culkin’s sister, who died in 2008. 

Culkin, 42, and Song, 34, worked together on the set of Changeland in Thailand, and have been together for nearly four years now. Culkin first spoke about his desire to have kids with the former Disney star someday in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast back in August 2018.

“I’m gonna make some babies,” Culkin said, when asked if he wants children. “This one’s a good one, so I’m probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit. I mean, we’ve definitely been practicing.”

“This one, I’m going to have some pretty babies. She’s Asian, so I’m gonna have tiny, little Asian babies. It’s going to be adorable — a bunch of Sean Lennons running around the house, that’s what I’m looking for,” he added, referencing the son of the late John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 

The baby news comes one year after the longtime couple got engaged to be married.

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Gossip Blogger Tasha K Lost Her Appeal Against Cardi B And Said She’s Now Looking For Part-Time Jobs To Pay Off The $4 Million She Owes



BuzzFeed News has contacted Kebe and Cardi B for comment but did not receive a response before deadline.

The lawsuit, first filed in 2019 by Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, came in response to several defamatory comments Kebe made online and in her videos for her YouTube channel, UnWineWithTashaK.  

Kebe made spurious claims about the rapper, including that she had performed a sex act with a bottle, had been unfaithful to her husband, rapper Offset, and had contracted herpes.

In her appeal to the initial ruling, Kebe claimed that the jury was presented with “lopsided” evidence. In October, Kebe was ordered by a judge to either pay up or secure a bond while her appeal was being considered. 

Despite initially vowing to fight the ruling “all the way to the supreme court if need be,” the 41-year-old appeared to concede with the latest outcome and uploaded an edited photo of herself dressed in a McDonald’s uniform along with the caption #TashaKGetsAJOB.

“I will let y’all [know] what Part-Time gig I get so I can pay off this damn debt. #iaintgotit but I’m gonna get it,” Kebe wrote. 

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SEC charges Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul and other celebs with crypto violations



The Securities and Exchange Commission has unveiled fraud and unregistered securities charges against crypto founder and Grenadian diplomat Justin Sun, alongside separate violations against the celebrity backers of his Tronix and BitTorrent crypto assets, which included Jake Paul, Lindsay Lohan and Soulja Boy.

The SEC alleged that Sun engaged in fraud by manipulating the trading activity of the two tokens, creating the appearance of active trading when it did not exist. The unregistered offer and sale charges, on the other hand, are similar to charges the SEC has unveiled against other crypto offerings and exchanges, including Genesis, Gemini and Do Kwon’s Terraform Labs.

“This case demonstrates again the high risk investors face when crypto asset securities are offered and sold without proper disclosure,” said SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

Sun allegedly induced investors to purchase TRX and BTT tokens by “orchestrating a promotional campaign in which he and his celebrity promoters hid the fact that the celebrities were paid for their tweet,” Gensler said in a statement.

The eight celebrities and influencers were:

  • actor Lindsay Lohan
  • social-media personality Jake Paul
  • musician DeAndre Cortez Way, also known as Soulja Boy
  • musician Austin Mahone
  • adult actress Michele Mason, known as Kendra Lust
  • musician Miles Parks McCollum, known as Lil Yachty
  • musician Shaffer Smith, also known as Ne-Yo
  • musician Aliaune Thiam, also known as Akon

All except for Soulja Boy and Mahone agreed to pay a collective $400,000 in disgorgement, interest and penalties to settle the charges. The settlements were not an admittance or denial of guilt.

Those celebrity backers would promote the TRX and BTT tokens on social media and recruited others to Tron-affiliated Telegram and Discord channels.

Tron and his backers’ alleged behavior was part of an “age-old playbook to mislead and harm investors,” SEC enforcement chief Gurbir Grewal said in a statement.

“At the same time, Sun paid celebrities with millions of social media followers to tout the unregistered offerings, while specifically directing that they not disclose their compensation. This is the very conduct that the federal securities laws were designed to protect against regardless of the labels Sun and others used,” Grewal said.

A spokesperson for Lohan told NBC News on March 22 that the actor was “unaware of the disclosure requirement” until she was contacted by officials.

“She agreed to pay a fine to resolve the matter,” the spokesperson said.

Sun’s representative at Tron did not immediately return a request for comment. Jake Paul’s representatives declined to comment.

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