Finally Rosie Perez! New Host on “The View”


From is reporting that Rosie Perez will be joining The View this coming fall, while political commentator Nicolle Wallace fills the other vacant slot.  After a parade of guest hosts including a half dozen Latinas, Perez is the chosen one, and a formidable choice it is!

Born in Brooklyn, NY Rosie started off her career as a dancer on the 70′s hit dance show Soul Train and choreographed music videos for the likes of Janet Jackson,Bobby Brown and Diana Ross.

Rosie Perez sure has many life experiences to tap into for her upcoming conversations on The View.

Her now infamous and controversial clash with Jennifer Lopez when Perez was choreographer for the dancing group the Fly Girls on FOX’s In Living Color is legendary, and is still cause for some frostiness between the two.  Perez don’t back down.  We’ll see how that manifest itself in her new role on The View.  I will definitely tune in when Jennifer Lopez is schedule as a guest — for sure!

Perez’s accomplishments as an actress go back to when she was selected by Spike Lee himself to star in Do the Right Thing making her acting debut in a film that was not just a commercial success but received numerous accolades and awards.  Perez has been nominated for every major talent award in Hollywood, including as actress for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a N.Y. Critics Circle Award (for Fearless).  Her producing nominations came from the ALMA Awards and Black Reel Award for the film The 24 Hour Woman.  Perez has also been nominated for an Imagen Award, a Spirit Award, and NAACP Award.  On TV she was nominated as choreographer for In Living Color.  Can we say accomplished!

She is also an author.  Her autobiography Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling was released earilier this year.  She is a boxing fan, an activist for Puerto Rican rights, and a philanthropist, (serving as the chair of the artistic board for Urban Arts Partnership).  Can we say eclectic?

After all her work, success, and tabloid fodder I look forward to really getting to know the real Rosie Pérez!   I will start by coming back after a 7 year hiatus to watching The View, because Rosie is a voice that brings a Latina perspective to the table.  That is what Latinas have been asking for…a voice at the talk show table on a national scale.  We had none for so long that Latin Heat Media created our own talk show HOLA! LA with four Latina hosts which airs on CBS2/KCAL9 in Los Angeles.

The Latina voice is only getting louder and it’s about time!

Categories: NGL News

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