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The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out

2/10/2015 8:22am EST
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out
The yield of new, show stopping albums in February 2015 is a bit slow as of yet. While there were a few notable releases last week, none of them were the ‘second coming’ to the music world. This week isn’t much different, finding that fiery new release to be hard to come by. Next week is when things ignite more, but one truly notable effort arrives this week, via the Fifty Shades of Grey original motion picture soundtrack.

1) Various Artists, Fifty Shades of Grey (Motown / Universal)

With the release of one of the more sensuous, controversial, and anticipated movies in recent memor...

Ricky Martin Shows Off 'Heaven' In Response To Death Hoax

1/5/2015 11:37am EST
Ricky Martin's Response To Death Hoax Is Awesome
Ricky Martin isn't dead, despite a death hoax that circulated about him over the weekend. The singer's response to the rumor, however, was pretty awesome.

"Hello from #heaven," Martin posted on Instagram on Sunday with a photo of a long stretch of beach that some believe is in Puerto Rico:

Hello from #heaven.

Una foto publicada por Ricky (@ricky_martin) el Ene 1, 2015 at 11:51 PST

He followed up with a silhouette of himself at the top of a hill in front of the ocean and the caption: "#Sunset in #heaven"

#Sunset in #heaven

A photo posted by Ricky (@ricky_martin) on Jan 1, 2015 ...

Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands

11/22/2014 7:00pm EST
9 Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands
Most boy bands follow a distinct formula. They are brought together by a rich music producer of sorts and taught to sing, dance synchronically and of course, use a multitude of hair products. After progressively releasing three popular albums, they need to "take a break" and soon, their break becomes a longstanding hiatus. Eventually they reunite for a big comeback show, but their fans have moved on and they disappear into the sunset again.

Very few music superstars are able to break out of the boy band mold and make it big in the world of music. A select few become music legends. These 9 ...

36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

7/9/2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...

Celebrities With Twin Children

5/8/2014 3:00am EDT
Celebrities With Twin Children
Twins are all the rage these days. Tennis star Roger Federer recently welcomed his second set of twins, sons Lenny and Leo, with his wife Mirka. The couple had identical daughters Myla and Charlene in summer 2009, three months after they wed.

Acting couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthrew Broderick had twin daughters Marion and Tabitha via a surrogate in 2009. The actress told ELLE that year: "I loved them immediately, but everything - their size, the shape of their heads, the color of their hair, their noses, their eyes - was new to me. They looked surprisingly different from (son) James...

Giuliana Rancic & Other Celebrities Who Used Surrogate Mothers

8/30/2012 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

8/6/2012 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

7/20/2012 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'

5/14/2012 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

4/26/2012 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)

4/17/2012 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'?

3/28/2012 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

3/12/2012 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'

3/4/2012 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

2/16/2012 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

2/8/2012 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

1/6/2012 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!

12/24/2011 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...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 24, 2011

12/24/2011 3:00am EST
Ryan Seacrest
Happy Birthday to:

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest (1974)

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer (1973)

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin (1971)

Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (1968)

Napoleon Dynamite actor Diedrich Bader (1966)

Motorhead singer/bassist Lemmy Kilmister (1945)

Screen siren Ava Gardner (1922; d. 1990)

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

12/22/2011 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

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'?

12/9/2011 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, 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'

12/5/2011 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, "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

12/3/2011 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

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.

Shakira Named Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year

11/10/2011 10:01am EST
Shakira broke down in tears as her father serenaded her at a star-studded Las Vegas dinner celebrating her career on Wednesday.

Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo and Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman also turned up to toast the Colombian singer as she was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year at the special tribute.

Venezuelan star Franco De Vita and salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa were among the acts who performed Shakira's hits, but the night's most poignant moment came as her dad William Mebarak stepped onstage to serenade her.

Shakira wiped away tears as Mebarak sang the c...

Shakira Lands Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Honor

9/27/2011 8:05am EDT
Pop superstar Shakira has landed a special Latin Grammy award for her contribution to music and tireless charity work.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker has been named the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year, and she will collect the prize during a special gala on November 9th, a day before the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

The trophy has previously been awarded to Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

Shakira says, "It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin Music."

Latin Recording Academy President Gab...

Calle 13 Score Ten Latin Grammy Award Nominations

9/14/2011 2:35pm EDT
Calle 13
Calle 13 have landed a record 10 nominations for the upcoming 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.

The group is nominated in all the major categories including Album and Record of the Year for Entren Los Que Quieran and Latinoamerica, respectively.

Their haul also features nominations for Song Of The Year, Best Urban Music Album, Best Urban Song, Best Alternative Song, Best Tropical Song and Best Short Form Music Video.

The other Album of the Year nominees are Alex, Jorge Y Lena (Alex, Jorge Y Lena), Franco De Vita (En Primera Fila), Enrique Iglesias (Euphoria), and Shakira (...

Ricky Martin Insists His Relationship With Rebecca De Alba Was 'Real' & 'Amazing'

8/16/2011 8:29am EDT
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has dismissed suggestions his romance with Latino TV presenter Rebecca De Alba was little more than an experiment to test his once-secret homosexuality, insisting the romance was "very real."

The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer came out as a gay man last year after a decade of speculation about his sexuality, which was addled by his on/off romance with De Alba.

In a new VH1 "Behind The Music" special about the star, Martin admits he really was in love with the TV personality, and she reveals she never suspected her boyfriend was gay.

He says, "Sometimes you can't explain what i...

Miley Cyrus Gets New Tattoo To Support Gays & Lesbians

8/1/2011 9:03am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has added another tattoo to her growing collection.

The hitmaker already has a number of inkings, including a large dream catcher across her right rib and the word "love" written on her ear lobe.

And this time she's displaying her support for the gay community by getting an equals sign etched on the inside of her ring finger to represent marriage equality.

The singer has posted a picture of the body art on her account, alongside a caption which reads, "All LOVE is equal."

In June, New York officials passed a bill to legalize gay unions across the state. The signi...

Celebrities And Record Label Bosses Pay Tribute To Amy Winehouse

7/23/2011 3:42pm EDT
Stars including Demi Moore, Rihanna, and Juliette Lewis have paid tribute to tragic singer Amy Winehouse following her death.

The Back to Black hitmaker, 27, was found at her home in north London on Saturday afternoon after a phone call to emergency services.

Paramedics discovered the singer unconscious and "beyond help", according to reports, and a source tells Sky News Winehouse had suffered a suspected drug overdose.

Officials are treating the death as "unexplained", and as an investigation into the tragedy continues, famous faces from both sides of the Atlantic flooded wi...

Prince Royce Rules The Univision Awards

7/22/2011 2:26pm EDT
Prince Royce
Latin pop star Prince Royce was the big winner at the Univision Network's Premios Juventud Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday, walking away with four top honors.

The singer opened the show at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center in spectacular style with Daddy Yankee, performing the reggaeton rapper's song Ven conmigo (Come With Me) with 1,200 dancers taking part in a futuristic light show.

The night continued to go well for Royce as he walked away with accolades for Red Hot Artist, The Super Tour, My Tropical Artist and My Favorite Video for his hit Corazon sin Cara (Heart Wit...