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Latinas On Twitter Can’t Stop Talking About How Carmen From ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Made Them Feel Seen

In 2001 the book “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” followed a set of four best friends who were separated for a summer but connected by a pair of blue jeans. Each of the girls came in different sizes and shapes, and yet magically the pants fit them all. In the years since the book’s publication, the story of the denim jeans proved that magic of the pants weren’t just a good fit for the four friends Carmen, Bridget, Lena, and Tibby. Nope, the denim and their tale suited young female readers of the time so well that three sequels were published and eventually the series blessed the Hollywood screen.

Now, in the latest update about the original story by Ann Brashares the pants are proving to be pretty amazing fit for the musical stage.

The YA classic is officially getting the musical treatment.

According to Variety, the film is currently being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions, the company behind the Broadway adaptations of “Mean Girls” and “Waitress.” The project will be based on the movie, which starred Latinas America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel alongside Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively, and is still in its early stages of production.

When it rains traveling pants, it apparently pours.

Last April, Alexis Bledel, whose father was born and raised in Argentina, revealed that the cast of the 2005 “Traveling Pants” film was working hard to create a third film for the series. During an interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” she said  “We don’t get to see each other a lot because everybody’s work or family and everything… But when everybody is in town we do. And we just pitched a third movie and I hope it comes together. It would be so great.”

The new developments have Latinas sincerely emocionado. 

Because it was pretty easy as a Latina to see yourself in at least Carmen in this series whose dynamic character meant so much to us as young viewers and readers.

And so many are talking about Carmen.

YAS “love your sisters, love yourself!!!”

Fans will literally not be able to stand it if the project doesn’t follow through.

Yes. We blessed girl.

So please let this happen soon Broadway so we can all see!

Bring the magic to the stage!


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America Ferrera Brings Actors Across The Border To Visit Migrant Shelters

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America Ferrera Brings Actors Across The Border To Visit Migrant Shelters

America Ferrera has never been a celebrity to stay quiet in the face of injustice, so it’s no surprise that the actress-activist has boldly responded to the Trump administration’s policy requiring migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico.

Last week, the Superstore star led a group of actors, including Gina Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Wilmer Valderrama, Roselyn Sanchez and Kendrick Sampson, across the southern border to a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.

There, the group learned how the policy was impacting migrants while speaking directly with immigration lawyers and shelter managers as well as families and children. They hope through this real-life education that they will become better equipped to challenge the Trump administration in the US.

“It is easy for me to look at these human beings and see myself. … This could very easily have been my reality in this lifetime,” the Honduran-American actress told the Associated Press about the trip.

The “Remain in Mexico” policy limits the amount of asylum requests border patrol can attend to per day. The process, which has also forced refugees, including thousands of Central American families who have filed for sanctuary from violence and poverty in their home countries, to stay in Mexico, has slowed down the process and created case backlogs in the immigration system and overcrowding in shelters in Mexican border towns.

“We were able to bear witness to how the current administration is treating refugee families. We MUST demand better,” Washington said in an Instagram post. “Let me be clear: it is legal to seek asylum. When people cross our borders, their human rights come with them. We must protect those human rights.”

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According to NBC News, the visit was organized by nonprofits Families Belong Together and Harness, an organization started by Ferrera, Valderrama and Ryans Piers.

Jessica Morales Rocketto, who heads Families Belong Together, told the news outlet that one of the women she met at the shelter had been waiting with her toddler since November to apply for asylum.

“People get to the border and think that’s the end of the journey, but it’s only the beginning,” Morales Rocketto said.

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Cameron Diaz Talks About That Traumatic Scene From ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ That Gave Us All Our First Taste Of Second Hand Embarrassment

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Cameron Diaz Talks About That Traumatic Scene From ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ That Gave Us All Our First Taste Of Second Hand Embarrassment

Everybody’s favorite 90s romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” is packed with various moments of hilarious victories that make the movie so lovable. The 1997 film stars Julia Roberts as a 27-year-old Julianne Potter who flies to Chicago to break up her best friend (Dermot Mulroney’s) marriage to 20-year-old Kimmy (played by Cameron Diaz). It’s filled with meddling moments and mini-disasters including one iconic scene made of a particular sort of awkwardness.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Diaz spoke about the one scene that prompted everyone to steer clear of karaoke bars.

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In one of the film’s most beloved scenes, Cameron Diaz’s Kimmy stands before a packed karaoke bar at the urging of Julianne and sputters and cries her way through Dionne Warwick’s “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.” The scene is awkwardly heavy, with Diaz’s blotchy, clammy, pink face tearing apart every note and Julia Robert’s conniving character’s satisfied smirk. The patrons in the bar sit awkwardly still in their seats as they watch the trainwreck and experience the ultimate form of secondhand embarrassment. Then suddenly, through Kimmy’s show of good sportsmanship, the scene turns around.

The patrons join in on the song, singing, and clapping. Julianne is noticeably dumbfounded by her failed scheme. No doubt, the entire experience was humiliating for everyone watching (audience included) but there’s also no denying that the proper people have been charmed, even us the viewers who were supposed to be rooting for Julianne, can’t help but have a change of heart over the girl who has a father worth billions.

That’s just good acting. Or, so we thought.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for its latest reunion special, Diaz explained that the film was far more real than we might have guessed.

During the interview that commemorated the film which is now over twenty years old, Diaz admitted that the idea of standing up in front of the bar and singing actually, truly made her miserable.

“I was terrified to do that scene, for real,” Diaz, who is of Cuban descent admitted. “I allowed the true terror of singing in front of people to be alive in me. I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, “You can do it, you can do it.” In the scene I’m just staring at him the whole time because he’s looking at me like, “You’re okay. You’re not gonna die.” And I was like, “But I’m dying.”

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