J.R. Martinez Is Congratulated by U.S. Secretary of Defense
J.R. Martinez Congratulated by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 09:00

J.R. Martinez’s list of admirers keeps growing!

The part-Salvadorian Army veteran and new champion of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars received a congratulatory letter recently from the U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, People reports.


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J.R. Martinez Is Champion of 'Dancing With the Stars'!
J.R. Martinez Wins 'Dancing With the Stars!'
By Amaris Castillo | 11/23/2011 - 09:00

We are absolutely thrilled! J.R. Martinez took home the mirror-bally trophy last night on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars!


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J.R. Martinez Lands A Perfect Score
J.R. Martinez Lands A Perfect Score On 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/22/2011 - 11:15

Last night was the first part of ABC's Dancing With the Stars season finale, and our man J.R. Martinez landed a perfect score!

Despite his recent ankle injury, the part-Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor pushed through last night during his freestyle performances with partner Karina Smirnoff—and his hip-hop/samba mash-up (his second performance of the night) earned the actor a perfect 30 score!


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Our Favorite Moments of J.R. Martinez on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Our 5 Favorite J.R. Martinez Moments on 'Dancing With the Stars'
By Amaris Castillo | 11/22/2011 - 11:00

ABC's Dancing With the Stars is coming down to the wire and one star whose fancy footwork has left the greatest imprint in our hearts is none other than J.R. Martinez. The part-Salvadorian Army veteran-turned actor has definitely had his ups and downs on the dancing competition show, and we’re excited to see him give his all tonight. We're definitely rooting for him all the way!

In the meantime, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite J.R. moments on the dance floor. Enjoy!


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J.R. Martinez Makes Final Three in 'Dancing With the Stars'!
J.R. Martinez Makes Final Three in 'Dancing With the Stars'!
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.


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DWST Update: J.R. Martinez On His Ankle Injury
J.R. Martinez Suffers Ankle Injury on 'Dancing With The Stars'
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.

J.R. Martinez Lands Perfect Scores on ‘Dancing With the Stars’!


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J.R. Martinez Lands Perfect Scores on ‘Dancing With the Stars’!
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!


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J.R. Marinez & Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Gives J.R. Martinez the Thumbs Up!
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.


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J.R. Martinez
J.R. Martinez Named Grand Marshal for Tournament of Roses Festivities
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.


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J.R. Martinez
After A Bad Week, J.R. Martinez Promises To “Come Back Strong” on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
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."


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