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Stars support Ellen Page coming out

February 15th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Ellen Page
Anna Kendrick and many other stars have sent messages of praise to Ellen Page for coming out.
The 'Inception' star announced she is gay on Friday (14.02.14), prompting many to show their love and appreciation for her brave move.
Anna - who starred alongside Ellen in 'Juno' - wrote on Twitter: "Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.(sic)"
Ricky Martin - who famously came out over the intent in 2010 - tweeted: "Very beautiful Ellen Page!!! I'm very happy for you!!! You are free! (sic)"
Paramore singer Hayley William...

NFL prospect Michael Sam 'comes out' as gay

February 10th, 2014 3:10am EST
Ricky Martin
Stars have reached out to American sports hopeful Michael Sam after he 'come out' as gay just months before he is expected to be drafted into the National Football League (NFL).

The 24-year-old is a star defensive lineman for the University of Missouri, and one of the standout college players who experts predict has a very high chance of becoming a pro if drafted into the NFL in May (14).

On Sunday (09Feb14), Sam publicly acknowledged his sexuality in interviews with ESPN and the New York Times, stating, "I am an openly, proud gay man."

He tells ESPN, "I understand how big this is. It's ...

Ricky Martin splits from long-term boyfriend

January 2nd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has split from his long-term boyfriend.
The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' hitmaker - who has five-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino, born via surrogate in August 2008 - and his partner Carlos Gonzalez have called time on their relationship after almost five years together.
A spokesperson for the 42-year-old star - who announced he was homosexual in 2010 after years of speculation - told People.com: "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences."
A source close to the duo hinted in November that a...

Ricky Martin Splits From Boyfriend

January 2nd, 2014 2:36pm EST
Ricky Martin
Singer Ricky Martin and Carlos Gonzalez have ended their relationship after three years of dating.

The split, which reportedly occurred before the festive break, was confirmed by the Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker's representatives, but they explained he would not be commenting on it, according to Doslives.com

Martin and Gonzalez began dating in 2011, a year after the singer publicly 'came out'.

He previously dated Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba for 14 years.

Ricky Martin wishes he could come out again

November 15th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin wishes he could come out as homosexual again.
The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer claims he was initially "terrified" at how his peers would react to the news - after keeping his sexuality a secret until he was 38 - but claims the experience was extremely liberating and he longs to relive it a second time.
Speaking during a Facebook chat with fans, he said: "I was terrified. I had to really work on my self esteem to understand that it's all about self love, and other people's opinions weren't what was important. What WAS important was accepting myself exactly as I am, as I was bor...

Robi Draco Rosa heading back out on tour after cancer battle

October 11th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Ricky Martin
Latin singer Robi Draco Rosa is heading back out on the road for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.

Ricky Martin's former Menudo bandmate announced in 2011 that he was 18 months into treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He underwent a stem cell transplant and was declared cancer free last year (12).

Rosa bounced back from his battle by hitting the studio to work on a new record, Vida, and he's planning to take his new material out to fans on a tour.

The 44 year old musician insists his health scare has given him a new lease of life.

He tells the New York Daily News, "When I was...

Enrique Iglesias moves into $26 million home

October 8th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have moved into their new $26 million mansion in Miami, Florida.
The couple, whose 12-year romance is rumored to be "on the rocks" because of the 'Heart Attack' singer's reluctance to get married, have completed work on the 20,000-square-foot house on Sabal Palm Road in the Bay Point community, just weeks after quietly selling their $10 million home in the same neighborhood.
A source told the MailOnline website that landscapers completed work on the house on Monday (10.07.13), and the couple have already moved in to their sprawling waterfront estate, whi...

White House music event scrapped after Washington shootings

September 16th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Barack Obama
A White House event featuring Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin has been cancelled in the wake of the fatal shootings of 12 people in Washington, D.C. on Monday (16Sep13).

President Barack Obama postponed the Musica Latina event following the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yards, which also left another 12 people injured. Suspect Aaron Alexis, a former petty officer in the U.S. Navy, was killed during a gunfight with police.

A statement from the White House reads: "In light of today’s tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the victims and their families, Musi...

Ricky Martin Admits To Bullying Gay Men

August 27th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin used to bully gay men when he was younger. The 41-year-old singer - who announced he was homosexual in 2010 after struggling for years to accept his sexuality - admits he was homophobic in his teen years and early 20s because he didn't want to accept that he was attracted to men as it went against his religious beliefs as a Roman Catholic.

Speaking to GQ Australia magazine, he said: "I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, 'I'm not like that, I don't want to be like that, that's not me.' I was ashamed.

"When you're told you're wrong by everyone...

Ricky Martin: 'I bullied gay people'

August 27th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Ricky Martin
Latino superstar Ricky Martin admits he was homophobic as he struggled to deal with his own sexuality.

The Livin' la Vida Loca star 'came out' as gay in 2010 after years of speculation. He has since become an outspoken advocate of gay rights around the world, but has revealed he would aim abuse at homosexuals while he tried to secretly deal with his feelings.

In an interview with Australian GQ, he says, "I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, 'I'm not like that, I don't want to be like that, that's not me.' I was ashamed.

"When you're told you're wrong by...

Stars celebrate landmark U.S. rulings for gay rights

June 26th, 2013 2:42pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Ricky Martin and Nick Jonas were among the stars celebrating on Wednesday after two landmark rulings in support of gay marriage were made by officials in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. struck down a key part of the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented married same-sex couples from obtaining the same access to benefits under federal law as all other husband and wife unions, insisting the legislation violated gays and lesbians' rights to liberty and equal protection.

Supreme Court judges also declared California...

Ricky Martin: 'Joel Madden is facing the hardest time of his life'

June 14th, 2013 5:13pm EDT
Joel Madden
Ricky Martin has thrown his support behind his embattled The Voice co-star Joel Madden in the aftermath of his headline-grabbing drugs bust over the weekend (08-09Jun13).

Madden hit the news for all the wrong reasons after a police raid on his Sydney hotel room turned up a bag of cannabis, and drew the wrath of anti-drugs campaigners who called for the rocker to step down as a mentor on the Australian version of the TV talent show.

The Good Charlotte star's co-worker Ricky Martin has now revealed the musician is struggling in the aftermath of the incident, and insists the public should ac...

Melissa Joan Hart reaches out to gun victims on Mother's Day

May 12th, 2013 9:39am EDT
Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart and Mandy Moore marked America's Mother's Day on Sunday by reaching out to the women who lost children in the Connecticut school massacre.

The actresses took a moment to sign an e-card to pledge support to the Sandy Hook Promise group, which supports families affected by the elementary school shooting in December which left 20 children and six adults dead.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Moore writes, "Just signed sandy hook's card supporting Moms of Gun Violence victims on Mothers Day. You can too", while Hart posted a similar message.

Chris Brown, Sean 'Diddy' Comb...

Giuliana Rancic & Other Celebrities Who Used Surrogate Mothers

August 30th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Giuliana & Bill Rancic
Congratulations to Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill, who welcomed baby Edward on Wednesday via a surrogate mother.

The television personality had been trying for years to get pregnant and even miscarried in 2010. Then she battled breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Not giving up hope, she sought help to bring a baby into the world. The couple is the baby's biological parents, and Giuliana has been very open about her journey towards motherhood.

She's the not the only celebrity who has needed help expanding his or her brood. It can cost anywhere between $25,000 to $80,000 ...

Ricky Martin Is Coming To TV

August 6th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Ricky Martin
Four time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award multi platinum selling Latin music artist Ricky Martin is currently starring in the hottest ticket on Broadway as Che in “Evita,” but he has recently signed a deal with Universal for a series of his own plus some television specials. Universal has released no details of the deal as of yet.

Martin got his musical start as a part of the Latin boy band Menudo where he sang with the group for five years. He came known to American audiences when he played Miguel Morez – an hospital orderly with dreams of singing – on the daytime drama “General Hospital”...

Ricky Martin Slams Miss Peru For 'Foolish' Anti-Gay Comments

July 20th, 2012 8:56am EDT
Ricky Martin
Miss Peru Cindy Mejia recently said she will not let her children grow up to be homosexuals, and gay pop star and Broadway sensation Ricky Martin has responded to her ignorant comments.

The pageant queen suggested that homosexual adults are all the products of childhood molestation or broken homes.

Mejia said, "The day that God permits me to have children, (having gay children) wouldn't happen because these things happen perhaps because a child grew up without a father or was molested or lived with his mother and sisters (and) became effeminate."

Martin responded to her on Twitter, posti...

Kate Hudson And Sarah Jessica Parker To Guest Star On 'Glee'

May 14th, 2012 4:43pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson have become the latest stars to land a guest spot on hit TV series Glee.

The Sex and the City veteran and new mom Hudson have each signed up for multi-episode arcs on the show's upcoming fourth season, which is set to premiere this autumn.

According to Fox President Kevin Reilly, the season will feature a show-within-a-show format and also revolve around the graduating characters played by Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith, as they head off to their respective colleges.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Glee is really positione...

Ricky Martin To Host President Obama Fundraiser

April 26th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Ricky Martin
Music star Ricky Martin will host a fundraising event for President Barack Obama to thank the politician for his support of gay rights.

The gay singer will team up with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund to host a benefit for the president at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art next month.

Martin wants Obama to win a second term at this year's upcoming election, believing he will continue to show support for the LGBT community.

He says, "I am proud to support our president. I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help...

Maria Menounos And Derek Hough Kiss - Was It Over The Top? (Video)

April 17th, 2012 11:07pm EDT
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
It was the kiss heard 'round the dance floor, but was it really necessary? Maria Menounos and Derek Hough tried to spice up their Dancing with the Stars performance the other night by stripping off clothes and kissing - but not everyone was impressed.

Their salsa routine to Ricky Martin's Cup of Life featured Derek ripping off his shirt and going topless halfway through, just before Maria pulled him in for a lingering kiss to the cheers of the crowd. Still, judge Carrie-Ann Inaba wasn't buying it. She said, "Just being an old-fashioned fuddy-duddy, I don't think you needed the kiss. I th...

Lindsay Lohan To Play A Judge On 'Glee'?

March 28th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in negotiations to play herself on the current season finale of "Glee."

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that the singer/actress is slated to play a celebrity judge in the episode, alongside comedienne Kathy Griffin and Josh Groban.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was confirmed that both Whoopi Goldberg and Matt Bomer would be joining the cast of the show for upcoming episodes.

They join Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Goldblum, among others, who have made appearances on the hit show.

Ricky Martin Talks About His Sexy, Smart Boyfriend & Twin Sons In New Advocate Interview

March 12th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Ricky Martin
In a new interview with The Advocate, singer Ricky Martin opens up about his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella, how he likes being a dad, and acting in the Broadway revival of "Evita."

Martin wasn't looking for a relationship when a friend introduced him to Carlos, a financial analyst-stockbroker four years ago.

"It was just one of those things that just happened," Martin recalls. "I was like, ‘You're not supposed to be here right now. Would you please allow me to just go on my journey?'"

Hesitant to talk about press-shy Abella in the past, Martin opens up a little bit further. "I think h...

Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin Are The New Faces Of MAC Cosmetics' 'Viva Glam'

March 4th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin
Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin have been named the new faces of MAC Cosmetics' "Viva Glam" line. The two were photographed for the new campaign in Munich, Germany this week.

The Viva Glam campaign donates every penny made on their lip products to the MAC AIDS fund, which supports people living with the immune disorder.

"When I was chosen by MAC Cosmetics to be the next Viva Glam spokesperson, I wanted to hug everyone that worked at MAC for giving me this opportunity," said Nicki. "I've always wanted to be a Viva Glam girl."

The "Super Bass" singer says she first learned of the brand when s...

Nicki Minaj Wears A Dress Inspired By The 'Partridge Family' Bus

February 16th, 2012 8:50am EST
Nicki Minaj Partridge Family dress
Nicki Minaj appeared on "Good Morning America" yesterday wearing a colorful dress that reminded us of the 1970s television show "The Partridge Family." Come on, get happy!

What do you think of her retro-inspired look? We like it!

The rapper and pop star Ricky Martin have collaborated to launch the latest MAC .

Nicki said in the interview, "I have such a young fan base. I wanted them to start now protecting themselves. I want them to start now being smart. I want them to abstain first of all, that's the best decision that I can give them, because I love them so much and I don't want them...

'Glee' Creator Says Madonna Wants To Be On The Show

February 8th, 2012 8:35am EST
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is planning a second Madonna tribute episode - but this time he wants the Material Girl to be on the show.

The writer/director admits Madonna has confirmed she's interested in joining the likes of pal Gwyneth Paltrow and Ricky Martin as a guest star and he'd be happy to write an episode around the pop superstar's music - like he did in 2010.

He tells TV show "Watch What Happens," "I wanna do another Madonna episode, but I want Madonna to be on it... She said she would do it, so..."

Ricky Martin Wants A Daughter

January 6th, 2012 9:10am EST
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin is keen to add to his family in 2012 - he wants a baby daughter.

The singer became a father to twin boys Matteo and Valentino in 2008, via a surrogate, and now he's keen to add a little feminine magic to his household.

The gay star tells Latina magazine, "I think that I'll do it later on this year, so that (the kids) are not too far apart in ages. (I'd like) a little girl!"

But he admits he has put plans to wed his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella on hold, adding, "We are not talking about it, we're not thinking about it."

When the time comes, however, Martin hopes to wed in ...

Happy 40th Birthday Ricky Martin!

December 24th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Ricky Martin
Christmas will be a bigger celebration than normal for Ricky Martin - the Latin pop star turns 40 on Saturday.

The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker is already a pop veteran after bursting onto the scene as a child star with boyband Menudo, and he has come a long way over the years.

Now the proud father of twin boys, Martin will have double the reason to party this festive season as he marks the milestone age surrounded by friends and family.

To mark his big day, WENN has collected 10 fascinating facts about the birthday boy.

- Martin was born Enrique Martin Morales in San Juan, Puerto Ric...

Helen Mirren's 'Inner Voice' To Appear On 'Glee'

December 22nd, 2011 8:23am EST
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren has signed up to lend her voice to an upcoming episode of "Glee," according to a report.

The star is slated to provide the "inner voice" of one of the characters, reports TVLine.com.

A source tells the website, "Helen came in and secretly recorded several long and hilarious monologues two weeks ago. Then she visited the kids on set, and they had no idea she was coming; they were stunned. Helen's a big fan of the show and the message it sends out about arts education."

The episode featuring Mirren is said to air next month.

The New Year will be a star-studded one for "Glee" ...

Pitbull To Guest Star On 'Glee'?

December 9th, 2011 11:24am EST
Pitbull is set to make his TV debut - the rapper is in talks to star in Glee.

The Give Me Everything hit-maker has been approached to play the big brother of lesbian cheerleader Santana, who is played by Naya Rivera.

According to EW.com, Pitbull will make his debut in the same episode as Cuban superstar Gloria Estefan, who will play his mother.

Pitbull and Estefan aren't the only Latin stars who have recently been cast in the hit TV musical - Ricky Martin has signed up to play a high school Spanish teacher.

Gloria Estefan & Ricky Martin Bringing Latin Love To 'Glee'

December 5th, 2011 10:33pm EST
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin are set to join the cast of GLEE for a Latino-themed episode in the New Year.

Estefan will play mom to Naya Rivera's lesbian character Santana, while Martin will play a Spanish teacher.

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer is expected to appear in more than one upcoming episode.

Confirming the news, executive producer Adam Anders tells Billboard.com, "We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode. We're just starting the planning."

Jay-Z & Beyonce May Buy Ricky Martin's Miami Beach Home

December 3rd, 2011 12:30pm EST
Jay Z & Beyonce
Parents-to-be Jay-Z and Beyonce are reportedly interested in buying Ricky Martin's Miami Beach home after checking out the ocean-front estate last week.

The couple appears to be keen to start family life in Florida and they went mansion hunting over Thanksgiving, according to TMZ.com.

A local realtor has confirmed Beyonce and her husband visited Martin's seven-bedroom home, which is on the market for a whopping $12.5 million.

Reports suggest pregnant Beyonce is expecting her first child later this month.

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