Music for the People: Artists Sing for Equality
By Grace Bastidas | 05/13/2010 - 13:30

Ricky Martin, Shakira and Gloria Estefan are just a few of the musicians that have spoken out against the anti-immigration laws in Arizona. And a few artists are taking the discourse further.


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Steppin' Out: 2010 Latin Billboard Awards
By Miranda Noland | 04/30/2010 - 13:31

The Latin Billboard Awards, the annual award show that honors achievements in Latin music based on sales and radio play, was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 29, 2010. With mutiple performances and presentations from all the biggest names in Latin music, the biggest surprise of the night was Ricky Martin, who spoke out against Arizona's recently-passed SB 1070 law. "You are not alone. We are with you. Put a stop to discrimination.


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Celebs React to the Signing of SB 1070
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2010 - 11:30

Everyone from President Obama to Calle 13 is lambasting the insane new immigration bill recently signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


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Watch: Ricky Martin Bared His Soul, Now He Bares His Backside
By Grace Bastidas | 04/19/2010 - 13:19

Celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, voiced their support of out-and-proud singer Ricky Martin at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday. “I celebrate what Ricky is doing because we have to create a world for each other where acceptance is first and foremost,” said the actress.


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Watch: Eduardo Verastegui Comments on Ricky Martin Coming Out
By Mariela Rosario | 04/12/2010 - 14:29

Super hottie Eduardo Verastegui has (finally) commented on Ricky Martin's recent announcement that he was a "fortunate homosexual man." Why do we say "finally"? Well, for years, Verastegui was rumored to be Martin's secret lover, and when Ricky decided to have his twin baby boys via a surrogate, rumors swirled again that it was Verastegui who was the donor. On a recent trip to Barranquilla, Colombia to spread the Catholic faith, Verastegui denied the rumors, dismissing them as jokes.


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Was It Important for Ricky Martin to Come Out?
By Mariela Rosario | 04/08/2010 - 18:00

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you heard that über-famous bon-bon shaker Ricky Martin came out as being a homosexual. Maybe you were surprised (we doubt it), maybe you were happy for him, but chances are, you had an opinion. Rumors have been swirling about Martin's sexuality for more than a decade. So, the real question is: Why do people care so much if Ricky Martin is gay?


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Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet (Finally)
By Elayne Fluker | 03/29/2010 - 17:27

After years of speculation and avoiding the uncomfortable question about whether or not he was gay (because really, did it matter?!), Ricky Martin has finally come out of the closet.

On the singer's Web site rickymartinmusic.com, he gives a seemingly heartfelt explanation for why he has, up until this point, been so hush-hush about his orientation. Though we haven't personally heard him say the words, the implications of this letter have the Web world abuzz.


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Ricky Martin Offered Role in Broadway Revival of 'Evita'
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2010 - 12:30

When the new Broadway revival of Evita debuts next year at the Nederlander theater, creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are hoping to up the production's star power by bringing Ricky Martin on board to play the role of Che Guevara. The revival, budgeted at $10 million, will be directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.


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Video: "Somos El Mundo" featuring Ricky Martin, Juanes, Pitbull and Aventura
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2010 - 13:23

Emilio Estefan premiered the video for his Spanish version of "We are the World" entitled "Somos el Mundo" on El Show de Crisitina this week and the stars came out to support the effort in full force. From Juanes to Shakira to Pitbull, it was a veritable who's who in the world of Latin music.


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Ricky Martin Rallies His Celebrity Friends in A Plea to Rebuild Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 02/26/2010 - 11:37

As we previously reported, Ricky Martin took a trip with Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford to Haiti shortly after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation on Jan. 12.


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