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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J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
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.


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J.R. Martinez Cries On 'Dancing With the Stars'
J.R. Martinez Breaks Down On 'Dancing With the Stars'
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.


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Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez are Music's Hottest Minors
Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez are Music's Hottest Minors
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.


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EXCLUSIVE: DWTS Contestant J.R. Martinez on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “It’s About Time”
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.


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EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing with the Stars' Contestant J.R. Martinez: "I Want To Make My Latin Community Proud!"
By Lee Hernandez | 09/26/2011 - 15:38

With the second episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars airing tonight (8/7c), we caught up with this season's Latino standout J.R. Martinez. The Army Veteran and former All My Children star spoke to Latina.com about his Latino roots, what it's like to be on Dancing with the Stars, and why he wants to win the whole thing for his fellow Latinos!

Tell us about your Latin roots!


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Star Tracker: J.R. Martinez, Charlie Sheen, Selena Gomez and more!
Star Tracker: J.R. Martinez, Charlie Sheen, Selena Gomez and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/20/2011 - 14:00

— Salvadorian-American actor J.R. Martinez stole the show during last night’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars. The 28-year-old star of All My Children scored 22 out of 30 for his freshman dance! The show returns tonight at 9/8c on ABC for a behind-the-scenes special.


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VOTE! Who Are You Crushing On This Week?
VOTE! Who Are You Crushing On This Week?
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 12:57

This week, we’re eyeing two fine actors and a stud who makes his living by dancing his heart out. Tell us who your favorite crush is below: 

Eddie Cibrian

The 38-year-old Cuban-American actor is dreamy in the NBC 1960s-set drama The Playboy Club, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST.

Mark Ballas

Watch more of the part-Mexican dancer in tonight’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars (8/7c on ABC).

Wilmer Valderrama


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Introducing J.R. Martinez
Introducing 'Dancing With the Stars' Contestant J.R. Martinez
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 09:59

For J.R. Martinez, drama is an occupation – and a part of his past. The 28-year-old actor stars in the ABC soap, All My Children. A large part of Martinez’s face is scarred, which serve as clues to a life-altering accident he had while serving in the U.S. Army years ago. The Salvadorian actor has overcome a great deal since then, including more than 30 surgeries and physical therapy.


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Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano Break Up
Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano Break Up
By Amaris Castillo | 09/15/2011 - 15:10

Hollywood breakups are rampant these days! We just reported that Cameron Diaz and A-Rod have reportedly split up and now we can add Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano to the list.


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