April 16, 2014

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Ricky Martin poses for Broadway’s revival of “Evita” pic

HollywoodNews.com: You won’t be able to see Ricky Martin as Che in the upcoming Broadway revival of Evita until April 5, 2012 when the production is scheduled to open at The Marquis Theatre.
But previews will begin Monday, March 12, 2012 and tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 am via www.ticketmaster.com / 1-800-745-3000.

Starring with Martin is Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Eva Perón and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón. The trio posed in New York City for a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Frank Ockenfels.
Michael Grandage will direct the production and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford will choreograph.
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Ricky Martin’s “Behind the Music” preview

HollywoodNews.com: On Sunday, VHI will air Behind the Music: Ricky Martin. This isn’t the first time the singer has been featured on the series but so much has changed since the last time. He’s the father of twin sons now and, of course, he’s now an out and proud fay man.
The singer behind such hits as Living La Vida Loca, She Bangs, and La Copa de la Vida speaks candidly about when he was a rising star in the 90s and struggling with his sexuality: “I was trying to believe so hard from the bottom of my heart that I was not gay because what I was presenting on stage was not that. So it was very confusing.”
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Ricky Martin reveals it was a relief to come out

HollywoodNews.com: Ricky Martin only came out as a homosexual man a short time ago, but he can admit that he has been lucky with what has happened since.
Martin admitted at the GLAAD Media Awards that the process has been intense, but he has been relieved to share it with the world, states People. And luckily for him, he has had a great reception to coming out.
“My twitter account went from 500,000 to 1.8 million [followers]! … I’m walking today with my head up high, and to be here? To be receiving an award? I’ve only started,” Martin says about being proud and out.
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GLAAD honoring Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: If you forget about the year when Jennifer Aniston was inexplicably honored, the GLAAD Media Awards usually get it right when it comes time to celebrating the LGBT community and its allies.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Ricky Martin and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at the New York award ceremony on Saturday, March, 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles event on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Westin Bonaventure.
GLAAD also announced that Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and host of ‘Watch What Happens: Live’ will host the New York event. Additional honorees and special guests will be announced soon.
Nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced last month and are available here. The awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award, which is named after one of GLAAD’s founders, and is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community.
Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Elton John, Liz Smith, k.d. lang, David LaChapelle, Brian Graden, and Tom Ford.
“Ricky coming out was a game changer for many gay and transgender Latino children, who for too long, did not have many out gay people to look up to,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “Through his music, videos and interviews, Ricky has sent an important message that our community wants the same things all people do: an equal chance to raise our families and take care of our loved ones.”
Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award which is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.
In May 2010, Chenoweth responded to a controversial ‘Newsweek’ article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors ‘cannot play straight roles.’ She defended gay actors including Sean Hayes, her co-star in ‘Promises, Promises,’ and called on ‘Newsweek’ to “embrace stories which promote acceptance, love and unity.”
Chenoweth has demonstrated her devotion to LGBT equality by participating in the National Equality [...]

Clay Aiken on the misconception about him

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: There are many reasons why I respect Ricky Martin and one of the biggest is that he came out publicly last year very much an evolved man who was well aware of the big step he was taking.
Yes, everyone pretty much assumed Ricky was gay but he never said so publicly and he certainly was not out.
And neither was Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block, skater Johnny Weir and singer Clay Aiken. But that has not stopped the latter three from making the incredulous statements recently that they were never in.
Puleeze.
If you are famous and you are gay and you are not out publicly, then you are not out. You don’t have to be out, it’s your right to be in. But once you take that step and do an interview and state publicly for the first time that you are gay, why on Earth claim you were never in?
It’s silly.
Here’s what Clay had to say in an interview with ‘GAVoice’: “There was this misconception that I was not out. I was in ‘Spamalot’ and everyone knew, but I don’t necessarily want to sit at a table with strangers and tell them. When you come out, you do it with people you are comfortable with. … I definitely do see the liberation and understand the rationalization of people wanting me to be out. On the other hand, I wouldn’t say that coming out has made me happier because that implies I was not happy before and I was.”
Well, I’m glad Clay was happy then and is happy now. He’s a talented guy and deserves to be happy.
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Ricky Martin talks parenting, performs on ‘The View’

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: The sexy and talented Ricky Martin appeared on ABC’s ‘The View’ yesterday. I’m a day late in posting this but better late than never!
Ricky, whose twin sons are now 2 years old, talked about taking more than four years off away from fame and showbiz which had everything to do with becoming a father. He also came out publicly as a gay man last year.
“I’m there 100 percent,” he said of parenthood. “I made the decision to bring them into this world and I’d feel incredibly guilty if I’m not there. … Every decision I make in my life is pretty much because of them.”
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Joan Rivers on Charlie Sheen, Sarah Palin and girls’ night out

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: As a longtime fan of Joan Rivers, I checked out the first two episodes of her new reality series ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best.’ It had some laughs because Joan is a very funny woman but the situations created in the show are so contrived that it was a turnoff.
But I wish her the best with it and all that she does and am happy to share with you some excerpts of a new ‘Advocate’ interview with the mother of reinvention:
On Charlie Sheen:
I think he’s an ass. When you have a child, darling, you’d better start setting an example. Childhood for you is over when you have a child. I find it outrageous to be carrying on like that. I also think that when you get the gold ring you have an obligation. The old studio system made you have an obligation to live a clean life and be the example. What am I going to tell my grandson who watches ‘Two and Half Men’? I just think he’s awful.
On Her Recent Sarah Palin Controversy:
Yes. Thank you, thank you, God, for her sending that daughter who can’t dance to Dancing With the Stars. You wait for the Kate Gosselins of the world who don’t know the names of all their children. As a comedian you pray for things like this. Oh, yes! The only thing we’re being careful of is poor Zsa Zsa Gabor and her one leg. I have a great joke, but I just can’t do it yet. [Laughs] But, yes, you pray for things like that.
On Sticking By Her Statement That Gay Celebrities Stay Closeted:
Yes. You are supposed to be a heartthrob, and you want the little teenage girls’ hearts to go pitter-patter. That’s what brings in the money. You know what? Let them stay in the closet and send a big check to AIDS research. Let them come out like Ricky Martin did, when you want to come out. However, if it isn’t going to affect your career and if you’re not the heartthrob, then shame on you for not coming out.
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Ricky Martin wants to be an LGBT activist

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: The more interviews Ricky Martin gives, the more I come to truly like and admire this openly gay superstar. He’s a man who isn’t saying, “I’m gay but please don’t try and define me by it and try not to mention it all the time.” Or the annoying: “I was never in” quotes we seem to be hearing from others.
Ricky is being real, he is telling it like it is.
It’s obviously hard to come out for a lot of us for a multitude of reasons. Once someone in the public eye does officially come out, it can make a world of difference for the youngsters out there if the famous individual is comfortable in their skin and is through living in shame.
Ricky has done a new interview with ‘Parade’ and I am providing these excerpts that show what a wonderful place he is in right now and what a great asset he is to us all:
What 2011 has in store for Ricky Martin.
“A very intense tour. I just can’t wait to be back on stage. It’s also gonna be a time to relax, believe it or not, because after writing the book and releasing this album and spending years in the studio, I have the time to actually see the reaction of the audience. For the last two years it’s been about the output, so now it’s about the beauty of the stage and going around the world and performing. It will be great.”
On his new music video for “The Best Thing About Me Is You.”
“It’s about the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the husband, the wife, the kids, the mother, the uncle, the dog! A lot of people thought that I was going to come out with a very powerful Latin song, crazy danceable stuff or maybe a power ballad like ‘She’s All I Ever Had.’ But I decided to come out with a little reggae. Something fresh.”
His message to anyone struggling with their identity.
“We all have to go through our own spiritual process. It is very difficult. Some people are struggling and they are in their teens. Some people are in their 50s and they’re struggling. Some people go through life and die not being able to accept themselves. Tragic. But it’s very individual. And it’s about self-esteem.”
On being a voice in the gay community.
“There’s no pressure from anybody. It’s something I feel really good about [...]

Ricky Martin’s music video: “The Best Thing About Me is You”

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: When Johnny Weir says things like being gay is the smallest part of “what makes me me,” it’s a big turn off for me (sorry Johnny Weir fans, but it is). Still, I’m glad he’s finally come out publicly and is no longer being coy and now we can all get on with our lives.
Ricky Martin is a different story.
He’s also a famous person who everyone assumed was gay but since he came out last year publicly, he’s really become a powerful voice and can influence how the world views gay people and how gay youths view themselves.
I think Ricky being gay is the most important part of him because he is mature enough to know that it influences all that he does and all that he is.
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2010 Greggys: ‘Glee’s’ Chris Colfer is Male Star of the Year

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: It’s not been easy deciding on a Male Star of the Year because there are so many openly gay performers out there now who are deserving.
Do you give the 2010 Greggy to Ricky Martin for coming out so beautifully through his memoir and a series of wonderful interviews? What about to the oh-so-talented and funny Jesse Tyler Ferguson who is a bright shining light on ‘Modern Family,’ TV’s Emmy winning comedy? Or Adam Lambert, a worldwide singing sensation who earned his first Grammy nod? Or the busy-as-ever Neil Patrick Harris who had another banner year on television and film, won two Emmys and became a dad?
All would be good choices but the 2010 Greggy for Male Star of the Year goes to … Chris Colfer!
Chris is just an utter breath of fresh air.
As a 20-year-old openly gay star of one of TV’s hottest shows, the world is his oyster. He’s an inspiration to young kids everywhere – and to those of us who are not so young anymore.
His character of Kurt Hummel has become the heart and soul of ‘Glee’ and the entertainment industry has noticed nominating Chris for a supporting actor Emmy and Golden Globe. I’m most impressed with his recent Screen Actors Guild nod because there is no separation between lead and supporting performances – just five slots and Chris got one of them!
Chris is not only getting major kudos for his acting on ‘Glee,’ he’s also proven to be a charming guest on such shows as ‘Conan,’ ‘Chelsea Lately’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel.’ In addition, Chris has been featured this year in ‘Rolling Stone,’ ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and scores of other magazines, newspapers and website.
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