New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)--September 13, 2006--AOL Latino expands its role as the home of Latino Hollywood celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at http://tuvida.aol.com/especiales/hispanic-heritage-month/. As part of this initiative, the site will run exclusive interviews from today's hottest Hispanic talent including Andy Garcia (The Lost City), Cristina Saralegui, Mario Lopez (Dancing with the Stars), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Carlos Mencia (Comedy Central host), and Ignacio Serricchio (General Hospital), among others.
Additionally, AOL Latino has teamed with two-time Emmy award winning journalist Myrka Dellanos. Through an exclusive video commemorating the deep roots of Hispanic culture in the United States, Dellanos narrates in English and Spanish a four-minute show outlining successful Latino actors, athletes, businessmen, musicians, politicians and the importance of our language in the United states.
"As part of AOL Latino's ongoing coverage of Hispanic heritage, we are proud to have these celebrities join us in honoring their Latino legacy in the United States," said Angel Sepulveda, Director Original Programming, AOL Latino. "We are thrilled to present a wide range of programming, from sports and music to entertainment and lifestyles, acknowledging the great contributions Latinos have made to this country."
Additional features of AOL Latino's Hispanic Heritage Month special include:
-- A bilingual blogs area where users will be able to share their own immigration stories.
-- An interactive Latin American map where clicking provides users with country facts in both English and Spanish.
-- A culinary guide for those wishing to taste recipes from various Latin American countries.
-- A look at the best Hispanic Sports figures of all time.
-- Behind the scenes photo galleries on each celebrity shoot, celeb quizzes, bilingual fan blogs and more. The service will also run an additional series of quizzes on news, politics, pop culture, sports, literature, science technology, music and more highlighting Hispanic milestones in the U.S.
-- And for those who missed the exclusive 2005 video show with Gloria Estefan, showcasing the influence of U.S. Hispanics in pop culture, AOL Latino will now make it available on demand.
AOL(R) Latino, a leading bilingual service for U.S. Hispanics, provides comprehensive Spanish language content including U.S. and Latin American news, financial tools, the latest in music, entertainment, personal finance, sports, fashion and beauty, as well as access to all the existing content available on aol.com.