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Entries in Mexico (7)

Saturday
Apr132013

Louis C.K. On 'People Just Accepting That I'm White'

Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Louis C.K. shared his viewpoint on race in Rolling Stone's cover story on the comedian, which hit newsstands on Friday.

C.K. was born in California, but lived in his father's native Mexico from the age of one to around the age of seven. He later moved to Boston.

C.K. says he never picked up a Bostonian accent because of his time in Mexico. He told Rolling Stone, "I was a little kid, so all I had to do was completely reject my Spanish and my Mexican past, which is a whole lot easier because I'm white with red hair. I had the help of a whole nation of people just accepting that I'm white."

C.K. believes America's perspective on race has changed over time. He asked, "[President] Obama's black, but he's not black the way people used to define that. Is black your experience or the color of your skin?"

He added, "My experience is as a Mexican immigrant, more so than someone like George Lopez. He's from California. But he'll be treated as an immigrant. I am an outsider. My abuelita, my grandmother, didn't speak English. My whole family on my dad's side is in Mexico. I won't ever be called that or treated that way, but it was my experience."

C.K.'s new stand-up special, Oh My God, premieres on HBO on Saturday night.

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Thursday
Dec272012

Celebrities Spending the Holidays in Aspen and Mexico

MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson are just some of the stars who have been celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colo.  

Hawn tweeted on Wednesday, “Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We are all together in Aspen. Being with just our family makes us so happy.”  

The New York Post reports Christina Aguilera, Uma Thurman and Mariah Carey have also been spotted in snowy Aspen.

While some stars enjoy the snow, others prefer a much warmer Mexican getaway.  The Post reports Jeremy Piven, Larry David, George Clooney and Leo DiCaprio are just some of the celebs who will be partying this Sunday, Dec. 30, at a lavish Mexican resort on the Riviera Maya owned by Mike Meldman, the founder of the real estate development firm Discovery Land Company. 

A source tells the newspaper, “A lot of the celebrities have houses at the resort or are allowed to stay for free for the party.  Then the celebrations carry on to the private houses right through New Year’s.”

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Thursday
Feb092012

Former 'Survivor' Producer Extradited to Mexico in Wife's Death

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The former Survivor producer charged with killing his wife during a vacation in Cancun has been extradited to Mexico to await his trial.

Forty-year-old Bruce Beresford-Redman was released from a Los Angeles detention center then turned over to U.S. Marshals on Wednesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Beresford-Redman is charged with aggravated homicide in the death of Monica Beresford-Redman, whose body was found in a sewer at a Cancun resort in April of 2010.  They had been vacationing with their two children.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Dec302011

Clooney and Keibler May Ring in New Year in Cabo San Lucas 

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas appears to be the destination spot of choice for George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler, not only in 2011, but for the New Year, too.

E! Online reports that the couple was spotted there this week with Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, plus Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. E! Online speculates that they'll be ringing in the New Year together in Cabo.

Clooney and Keibler were previously spotted at Cabo for Keibler’s birthday in October, as well as for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Monday
Aug222011

Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller Vacation Together in Mexico

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller took a trip to Mexico together, according to TMZ.

The pair, who has now divorced, looked quite cozy lying next to each other on lounge chairs, but Sheen told TMZ they're just "good friends trying to be great parents."

Sheen said that the trip was a sort of "birthday/you're doing great in rehab" present for his former wife.

Charlie added that they are "working on mending the bridges, replanting scorched earth.  The goal is harmony."

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Monday
Jul182011

Brooke Mueller Heading to Mexico for Rehab

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brooke Mueller is taking extreme measures to end her addictions, reports TMZ.

Charlie Sheen’s ex is reportedly going to a rehab center in Cancun that specializes in prescribing a drug called Ibogaine.  The hallucinogenic drug is made from an extract of the iboga plant.  Some studies claim that it blocks addictions to opiates, such as heroin, prescription painkillers like Oxycodone, and other drugs.  However, Ibogaine is not legal in the U.S., hence Mueller's trip south of the border.

According to TMZ, Mueller is saying she believes the substance will "rewire" her brain to put an end to her addictions. 

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Thursday
Oct142010

The Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Concert Due to Violence

Photo Courtesy - Kristian Dowling/PR NewswireThe Jonas Brothers have canceled a concert scheduled for later this month in Monterrey, Mexico due to drug-related violence that has plagued the city.  They'd been scheduled to play in Monterrey on Oct. 21.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the trio released a statement through concert promoter Live Nation that reads, "Due to a recent series of unfortunate events in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, the Jonas Brothers, in consultation with Live Nation, have decided to cancel their upcoming concert date."

It's unclear if the trio will reschedule the date.

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