By Amaris Castillo | 11/16/2011 - 10:45
J.R. Martinez is one step closer to (hopefully) winning Dancing With the Stars! The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor made it to the final three of the dancing competition. Now, 28-year-old Martinez is pitted against Robert Kardashian and Ricki Lake for first place. DWTS contestant and soccer athlete Hope Solo was eliminated from the show.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/15/2011 - 09:44
It’s become a bumpy ride for J.R. Martinez on Dancing With the Stars. The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor went from landing two perfect scores on the show last week to suffering an ankle injury.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/08/2011 - 09:15
When J.R. Martinez said he would come back strong this week on Dancing With the Stars, he wasn’t kidding. The Salvadorian Army veteran-turned soap opera actor more than kept his promise! He and his partner Karina Smirnoff earned perfect scores last night—twice!
By Adriana Rivera | 11/03/2011 - 11:30
Salvadoran Dancing With The Stars contestant, J.R. Martinez, has garnered support from Tuesday’s guest performer, Justin Beiber, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After 28 year-old Martinez performed on the dance floor with partner Karina Smirnoff, he sang an excerpt from Beiber’s song “Never Say Never” in an interview with Brooke Burke.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 09:08
J.R. Martinez is still at the head of the pack on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and now the Salvadorian Army veteran will reportedly lead the 123rd Tournament of Roses festivities in January 2012.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/01/2011 - 15:00
For weeks, J.R. Martinez and his dancing partner Karina Smirnoff have been sailing through the competition on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars—but last night, the Army Veteran had an off night. "We're all going to have a bad week," the Salvadorian Martinez told People.com backstage at Monday night's show. "If America pulls us through, I'm going to bust my ass this coming week and I'm going to come back strong."
By Adriana Rivera | 10/18/2011 - 12:54
All My Children star and Army veteran, J.R. Martinez, is showing America the Latin sizzle that’s in his blood on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Not only did the Salvadoran use his roots in his samba routine dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga,” but he and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff earned the highest score of the night on Monday.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/04/2011 - 09:15
On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, part-Salvadorian J.R. Martinez delivered a performance that got audience members on their feet—and moved him to tears. The 28-year-old soldier-turned-actor and the other show contestants were challenged to choose a song to perform to that reflected the most memorable year in their lives. During a 2003 deployment in Iraq, Martinez suffered burns that covered 40 percent of his body after driving a Humvee over a landmine.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 12:00
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have made Billboard’s annual ranking of music’s most powerful minors. The 21 Under 21 list includes pop singers, producers, and actors and it’s actually no surprise to us that both made the cut; Lovato and Gomez’s careers are seriously caliente right now.
By Lee Hernandez | 09/27/2011 - 12:48
Before he was a TV star, J.R. Martinez was an infantryman in the U.S. Army. During his deployment to Iraq in 2003, the Salvadoran served as a Humvee driver, and when his left front tire hit a landmine, Martinez suffered burns to more than 40 percent of his body. Since then, the Army vet has undergone 33 cosmetic and skin graft surgeries.