HuffPost Live Covers “Devious Maids” Debate

In case you missed it this morning, HuffPost Live covered the “Devious Maids” debate. It got kind of tense at times, but the debate was fascinating. Here is the segment info and the guests who participated (including Latino Rebels contributor Tanisha Love Ramirez) The new Lifetime drama, ‘Devious Maids,’ focuses on five Latina maids working for […]

  • Jun 26, 2013
  • 11:50 AM

Eva Longoria Keeps Defending the “Devious Maids” in Latest Piece from New York Times

When you defend a show, you have to defend it all the way, and no one is questioning Eva Longoria’s intent to keep defending “Devious Maids,” which premiered Sunday to mixed reviews (our own review here) and sluggish ratings. You can say what you want, but you have to admit that the public relations machine […]

  • Jun 25, 2013
  • 9:58 AM

“Devious Maids” Review: Mediocrity at Its Finest

Of course I was going to watch it. Even though I had seen some parts of the pilot and cringed, I was definitely going to watch the premiere of the Marc Cherry/Eva Longoria much-discussed much-maligned much-defended “Devious Maids” show. Why wouldn’t I watch it, since one of the criticisms we received from supporters of the […]

  • Jun 24, 2013
  • 10:03 AM

“Devious Maids” to Debut Tonight with Mixed Reviews, Including One Bizarre Piece from NY Times Critic

So maybe Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria should be thankful for the Huffington Post piece that Tanisha Love Ramirez wrote on May 3, which led to Longoria’s response to Ramirez, which led to a piece by the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, which led to more posts about the show, especially one by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez […]

  • Jun 23, 2013
  • 12:07 PM

Eva Longoria: Maid Characters in “Devious Maids” Are “Really the Heroes”

The maid characters in Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” are “really the heroes,” according to the show’s co-producer, Eva Longoria. In a story published by Fox News Latino, Longoria kept on task in defending the show, which she co-produced with “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. Here is what the FNL piece said: Despite recently earning her master’s […]

  • Jun 19, 2013
  • 10:30 PM

Latino Rebels on NPR’s AltLatino Discussing “Immigration, Beer, and Devious Maids”

Today Latino Rebels were part of an inaugural roundtable discussion broadcast on NPR’s AltLatino. Our founder, @julito77, joined the shows co-cohosts, Jasmine Gard and Felix Contreras, and our friend Marisa Treviño of Latina Lista. We talked about three topics: “Devious Maids,” the tragedy of undocumented minors entering the U.S. alone, and the developments that led […]

  • Jun 7, 2013
  • 7:39 PM

A Sad Inconsistency: The Support of “Devious Maids” by MALDEF, NCLR, and NHMC

Earlier this evening a friend of mine sent me the following mission statement from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund): “Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the ‘law firm of the Latino community,’ MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and […]

  • May 28, 2013
  • 9:49 PM

“Devious Maids” Creator Marc Cherry: Don’t Look at Show Through a “Prism of Race”

In an interview with The New York Post, “Devious Maids” creator Marc Cherry addressed some of his show’s most vocal critics, specifically a HuffPost piece by Cosmo for Latinas Editor-In-Chief Michelle Herrera Mulligan, who called the show “an insulting disgrace” that “does a tremendous disservice to the 20 million-plus Latina female population living in the […]

  • May 28, 2013
  • 2:24 PM

In Letter to Eva Longoria, Cosmo for Latinas Editor-in-Chief Calls “Devious Maids” an “Insulting Disgrace”

Michelle Herrera Mulligan is the editor-in-chief of Cosmo for Latinas and in a letter that was published yesterday in the HuffPost where she expresses her own personal opinions (and not Cosmo’s or the Hearst Corporation’s) about “Devious Maids,” the new Marc Cherry/Eva Longoria show that will premiere in June on Lifetime, Herrera Mulligan was highly […]

  • May 10, 2013
  • 11:34 AM

Eva Longoria Defends “Devious Maids” in Latest HuffPost Piece: Does It Even Matter?

Before we get to what Eva Longoria wrote yesterday about “Devious Maids,” let’s start from the very beginning. Last year the Latino online community pretty much criticized Longoria for saying that “most” of the Latino community was “proud” about a all-Latina show about maids. Devious maids. With Marc Cherry as its creator. The same Marc […]

  • May 8, 2013
  • 12:05 PM

Wow, ABC Does The Right Thing: “Devious Maids” Will Not Be On Network’s Fall Lineup

Here is news that makes you wonder if major networks are starting to take a second look at how Latinos should be portrayed on mainstream television. "Devious Maids," by creator Marc Cherry and executive producer Eva Longoria, who suggested last month that the show would be a symbol of pride for the Latino community, will […]

  • May 16, 2012
  • 5:22 PM

Eva Longoria: “Most of the Latino Community Is Proud” of “Devious Maids” Latina Maids Show

The blogosphere is buzzing about a new Eva Longoria-produced show with “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry that feature four Latina leads (Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez, and Judy Reyes)… as maids. And rumor has it that Susan Lucci will be one of the women who hires the Latina Help. This is exactly the type […]

  • Apr 9, 2012
  • 7:53 PM

Chicago’s Gozamos Launches #NotDeviousMaids Campaign

The day after Marc Cherry’s “Devious Maids” premiered on Lifetime to tepid ratings and a slew of controversy, Chicago’s Gozamos initiated a #NotDeviousMaids campaign, that would “celebrate famous and everyday Latinas like you. We will honor our accomplishments and give facts about who Latinas are and how we’re impacting this world. We’re here to tell […]

  • Jun 27, 2013
  • 3:55 PM

Dear Marc Cherry: Cállate, por favor

Yeah, we know that Marc Cherry’s “Devious Maids” got renewed. We still don’t like it, and we definitely think that Cherry comes across as some privileged white Hollywood producer when he says things like what he told The Guardian today: “At the end of the day it all came down to the job they were […]

  • Oct 28, 2013
  • 3:14 PM

Finally: Strong Latina Characters Shine in FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Much is being said about FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, and it not surprising that the reviews of the show are fantastic. But what do you expect when you pair the creators of “Parks and Recreation” with talents such Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher? The show is funny, very funny, but the best part of it all? […]

  • Sep 29, 2013
  • 4:39 PM

Hispanic Actress Receives Biggest Salary Ever Paid for Portrayal of President

A Latina President is really not as far-fetched an idea as sellout mainstream media would have you believe. Media conglomerates have never made even the tiniest effort to portray Latinas honestly, equally nor anywhere near accurately. They’ve also failed to give Latinas equal employment in positions of influence and power. They complain there’s no audience […]

  • Aug 30, 2013
  • 4:07 PM

VIDEO: The 2013 MALDEF Latino State of the State in Texas

Today from Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) livestreamed its annual Latino State of the State in Texas discussion. In case you missed it, here is the full session. Meanwhile, some of us have asked us why we were critical of MALDEF for supporting a Latina maids show we think does […]

  • Aug 15, 2013
  • 11:49 PM

NCLR Joins Call for Martin Civil Rights Case, Yet Still Silent About David Silva In-Custody Death

Yesterday NBC Latino reported that the National Council of La Raza “has joined the NAACP, National Action Network, National Urban League and other advocacy organizations in asking to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss possible next steps by the federal government just two days after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of […]

  • Jul 16, 2013
  • 1:03 PM

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