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Ricky Martin, Husband Are Divorcing

Singer and Jwan Yosef had been wed for 6 years

(Newser) - Ricky Martin and his husband of six years on Thursday told People they are divorcing. "We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years," the Puerto Rican singer, 51,...

Ricky Martin Hits Back at Nephew With $20M Lawsuit

Says nephew has continued to harass him after withdrawing restraining order request

(Newser) - After a nephew accused Ricky Martin of sexual abuse and then abruptly withdrew his court claim on the matter against the singer, Martin has filed his own lawsuit against the nephew. Martin filed the $20 million suit against Dennis Yadiel Sanchez on Wednesday in Puerto Rico, TMZ reports. In his...

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Nephew Withdraws Claim Against Ricky Martin

Case in Puerto Rico is dismissed in victory for the entertainer

(Newser) - Updated: A disturbing court case against Ricky Martin has been dismissed, reports People . The singer's nephew, who had accused Martin of sexual abuse, requested that his case be dismissed, and a judge in Puerto Rico agreed to the request. As a result, a restraining order issued against Martin also...

Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan Albums Claim a Major Honor

25 songs, albums, and even a podcast are added into National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25...

Ricky Martin: I Felt 'Violated' by Barbara Walters Interview

She pressured him to 'stop the rumors' about his sexuality in 2000 interview

(Newser) - Barbara Walters has described a 2000 interview in which she pushed Ricky Martin on his sexuality as the only interview she regrets—and Martin doesn't feel great about it, either. The singer, who came out in 2010 , tells People that there's still a "little PTSD" from the...

Ricky Martin Defends The Assassination of Gianni Versace

TV show will be respectful, he told Versace's longtime partner

(Newser) - Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner, Antonio D'Amico, that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder, the AP reports. "I'll make sure people fall in love with your relationship with Gianni," Martin, who plays...

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to

Courtney Love, Other Celebs Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

After designers' comments on gay families

(Newser) - From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash Empire, Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change? Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro...

5 Celebs Who Used Surrogate Moms

And lots of them had twins

(Newser) - Not all celebrity babies are carried inside a celebrity— HLN rounds up 11 times stars used a surrogate mom. A sampling:
  • Ricky Martin: His twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, were born with the help of a surrogate mom in 2008.
  • Neil Patrick Harris: He and David Burtka had, yes, twins—

18 Stars Who've Conceived Via Surrogate

Elizabeth Banks says the relationship 'will last a lifetime'

(Newser) - Not every celebrity has a baby bump before having a baby. The Huffington Post rounds up 18 stars who became parents via surrogate mothers:
  • Elizabeth Banks: The Hunger Games actress has had two sons via a gestational surrogate. She said the experience "taught us a great deal about generosity

18 Weird Celeb Turn-Ons
 18 Weird Celeb Turn-Ons 

18 Weird Celeb Turn-Ons

Kristen Stewart's involves ... armpits

(Newser) - Just three weeks before news of her affair with director Rupert Sanders broke, Kristen Stewart dished on a kinda weird kink to Vogue: Speaking of her unnamed boyfriend (Robert Pattinson?), Stewart revealed, "He loves to lick under my armpits." The Frisky notes that this fetish is called maschalagnia—...

Cardinal to Ricky Martin: Stop Promoting Homosexuality

He should 'set an example' for his children, cardinal says

(Newser) - Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a fan of Ricky Martin's "artistic gifts," but he sure wishes the singer would stop promoting homosexuality. In an interview with Primera Hora published last week and picked up yesterday by On Top magazine and Perez Hilton , Martinez...

Ricky Martin: LGBT Entertainer of the Year
 Ricky Martin: LGBT 
 Entertainer of the Year 
out 100 list

Ricky Martin: LGBT Entertainer of the Year

Rachel Maddow, Chely Wright also honored

(Newser) - The Out 100 list is here, celebrating Ricky Martin—who came out in March —as entertainer of the year. More from the list:
  • Johnny Weir: The glamorous Olympic figure skater is named diva of the year.
  • Rachel Maddow: The newsmaker of the year says the tragedy of AIDS in

Ricky Martin: After Coming Out, I Cried 'Like a Baby'

Pop star tells Oprah Winfrey about his experience

(Newser) - Seven months after coming out as gay, Ricky Martin tells Oprah Winfrey the experience was harder than he let on. After he tweeted, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Martin “just started crying like a little baby,” he says in...

10 Gay Men Straight Women Find Hot

Plus 2 heartthrobs who may or may not be in the closet

(Newser) - With "is she or isn't she" the hot topic of the week, Irin Carmon of Jezebel leaves behind discussions of the Supreme Court for straight-up eye candy: gay men straight women find hot. See the slideshow for a preview, and click here for the full roster—and two bonus...

10 More Celebs Who Really Need to Come Out

 10 More Celebs 
 Who Really 
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10 More Celebs Who Really Need to Come Out

Like Ricky Martin, it's just so obvious

(Newser) - Ricky Martin finally came out, and the world said, “Duh.” On Gawker , Brian Moylan lists 10 more public figures who really need to admit they’re gay already—after all, the rest of us know. View the list in the gallery—or, for 10 more celebrities who also...

Ricky Martin: Yes, I'm Gay
 Ricky Martin: Yes, I'm Gay  

Ricky Martin: Yes, I'm Gay

Truth 'too heavy for me to keep inside,' singer says

(Newser) - Ricky Martin is no longer denying the rumors: He's gay. In a statement posted via Twitter in both Spanish and English today, and later confirmed with his representative, Martin said: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who...

Blame Portman for Penn Hiatus
 Blame Portman for Penn Hiatus 

Blame Portman for Penn Hiatus

Plus, Jon and Kate actually in the same place at the same time, more

(Newser) - Tinseltown is abuzz with speculation about what caused Sean Penn’s acting hiatus, the New York Post reports. Some say Natalie Portman, who was seen with Penn in the middle of his separation drama, broke his heart. Elsewhere:
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin were actually spotted together—imagine that! The drama-ridden

Ricky Martin Proud Papa of Twin Boys

Surrogate mother brings sons to singer of Livin' la Vida Loca fame

(Newser) - Latin pop star Ricky Martin is now the father of twin boys, the AP reports. The children were born via a surrogate mother a few weeks ago, say Martin’s representatives, who also noted the 36-year-old “will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight...

Shakira Shakes Cash Loose for Charity
Shakira Shakes Cash Loose
for Charity

Shakira Shakes Cash Loose for Charity

Pair of star-studded shows take on Latin American poverty

(Newser) - Shakira, Ricky Martin, and dozens of other Spanish-speaking pop stars performed at simultaneous fundraising concerts in Mexico City and Buenos Aires yesterday, reports the LA Times. “It is doable, we can really eradicate poverty,” said the Colombian singer, whose shows benefited Alas, a charity that helps Latin America's...

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