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It's About Damn Time 'SNL' Hired A Latina Cast Member

Late would be an understatement. 

In "hoy se bebe" news, Saturday Night Live announces its first-ever Latinx cast member, Más Mejor talent Melissa Villaseñor.  The announcement marks the latest in Más Mejor's efforts to usher in more Latino voices in comedy. Villaseñor is one of three new faces making their debut on SNL's Oct. 1 premiere.

The Chicana comedian of 10 years describes herself as "an impressionist, actor, musician, and graphic artist from Whittier, CA." She joined Más Mejor’s roster in January 2016, producing eight videos including “Christina Aguilera Singing Class” and “Owen Wilson - Daily Itineraries.”

You may have seen her as a finalist on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, as well as on the latest season of First Impressions with Dana Carvey. What's more, Villaseñor has lent her voice on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Comedy Central’s TripTank.

Get familiar with Villaseñor by watching some of her most viral works, here.

The committed punk in the summer.

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Premiere: El Alfa And J Alvarez Pay Homage To The Muchachos In "Me Da La Mismo" Video

El Alfa and J Alvarez have created a cheeky anthem for all the hard working dudes whose girlfriends don’t appreciate them. The video for their latest single “Me Da Lo Mismo,” is dotted with scenes in colorful supermarkets and desert-like props, the video looks like a screenshot of Coachella posting Instagram accounts.

With a mélange of intricate beats and auto-tune voices, El Alfa has put the Dominican Republic’s dembow genre on the map, garnering attention from mainstream America and its artists. He’s collaborated with Cardi B on “Mi Mami”  and has worked with mega-producer Diplo on singles like “TecnoBow.”

And he’s also getting praise from producers that predominantly dominate the reggaeton scene in Puerto Rico and abroad. “That music that El Alfa and Mozart La Para and all these guys are doing over there, that’s what’s popping right now,” Tainy, a well known who has worked with Bad Bunny,” told Rolling Stone. “It feels like you’re on a vacation over there. The Dominican Republic has so much talent. They deserve that respect.”

Watch the video for "Me Da Lo Mismo" above.


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Prosecutors Reveal David Ortiz Was Mistaken For Gunman’s Intended Target

After a weeks-long investigation, Dominican Republic prosecutors determined that David Ortiz was the subject of mistaken identity in a shooting attack on June 9. According to the Associated Press, the gunman’s target was Ortiz’s friend, Sixto David Fernandez, who was seated at the same table inside Dial Bar and Lounge.

Suspected gunman Rolfi Ferreras Cruz has since been detained. After viewing a photo of who he believed to be Fernandez, Cruz opened fire but struck Ortiz instead. The image that was shared with Cruz by an accomplice was blurry, resulting in the case of mistaken identity. The attack was reportedly planned by Victor Hugo Gomez, an alleged member of a Mexican drug cartel. The AP states Gomez ordered a hit on his cousin, Fernandez, due to speculation of the latter notifying investigators in the Dominican Republic of Gomez’s activities in 2011. According to NPR, Gomez remains at large, presumably in the United States.

In an Instagram post, the retired Boston Red Sox player’s wife, Tiffany Ortiz, shared that doctors have deemed her husband to be in “good” standing. “David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe,” she wrote. “Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.”

📽️ Dominican presser with English translation via @CNN #DavidOrtiz

— AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) June 19, 2019


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This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston. David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe. Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.

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Eleven people have been detained for their reported involvement in the attack.

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DaniLeigh attends the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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DaniLeigh To Bring Her Killer Dance Moves To Chicago's Ruido Fest

DaniLeigh is making this year's Festival SZN one to the remember. The Dominican multi-hyphenated artist is heading to Chicago this weekend for Ruido Fest.

Ruido Fest, also known as the Latin Alternative Music festival will run from June 21 to June 23 with some of the best Latinx emerging acts in music. Fresh off the success of her remix for "Easy" with Chris Brown, the singer will perform on Saturday at the Toyota Music Den. Her set along with other performances from Girl Ultra, Jesse Baez and Marrón is in tandem with the Toyota Latino platform.

Este lineup está 🔥. Chicago, nos vemos este fin de semana en #RuidoFest para que la música se escuche #MásLoud.

— Toyota Latino (@ToyotaLatino) June 18, 2019

DaniLeigh recently delivered  sultry visuals with Brown for the remix to her latest single, "Easy." Their chemistry was undeniable in the Divad-directed video as the two danced in sync to her chill track. The video quickly went viral on YouTube and has reached over 7 million views in a matter of days.

The 22-year-old South Florida native got her big break in the industry when she directed a music video for her late mentor Prince. Her recent release The Plan featured her buzzy single "Lil Bebe" which also spawned a remix by Lil Baby.

Other talented chicas at Ruido Fest include Jarina De Marco, Tatiana Haze and  Tomasa Del Real.

Check out the music video for "Easy (Remix) below.


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