Ricky Martin’s nephew withdraws harassment case; restraining order dismissed
A nephew of singer Ricky Martin withdrew his harassment and affairs claim during a court appearance in Puerto Rico on Thursday, and a judge archived a restraining order, effectively closing the case. >> Read more trending newsA judge issued a restraining order on July 1 against the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The restraining order was sought by Martin’s 21-year-old nephew, CNN reported, citing a family member of Martin’s who spoke to the Spanish news outlet Marca. Ricky Martin testified in a court appearance Thursday, denying allegations that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with his nephew. https://t.co/sIugFsAs5E — Variety (@Variety) July 21, 2022Martin appeared virtually in a Puerto Rico court to address the allegations, Variety reported.wftv.com
Court closes restraining order case against Ricky Martin
Mexico Puerto Rico Ricky Martin FILE - Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin signs autographs in Mexico City, April 5, 2011. A Puerto Rico court has “archived” a restraining order issued against the superstar, meaning the case is closed, a judicial spokesperson said Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File) (Marco Ugarte)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — A Puerto Rico court "archived" a restraining order issued against superstar Ricky Martin, meaning the case was closed, a judicial spokesperson said Thursday. “Just as we anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court," Ricky Martin's legal team said in a statement. When the restraining order was issued, the Puerto Rico newspaper El Vocero said the order stated that Martin and the other person dated for seven months.wftv.com
Ricky Martin denies restraining order allegations
Puerto Rico Ricky Martin FILE - Ricky Martin poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Elvis' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 25, 2022. A judge has issued a restraining order against Martin, police said Saturday, July 2, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP File) (Vianney Le Caer)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday denied allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime. “We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated,” they said in a statement shared with The Associated Press. El Vocero, a Puerto Rico newspaper, said the order states that Martin and the other person dated for seven months.wftv.com
Ricky Martin's camp denies restraining order allegations
Puerto Rico Ricky Martin FILE - Ricky Martin poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Elvis' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 25, 2022. A judge has issued a restraining order against Martin, police said Saturday, July 2, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP File) (Vianney Le Caer)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — Representatives for Ricky Martin have denied allegations that led to a restraining order against the Puerto Rican superstar, who has not been charged with any crime. “We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated,” they told the magazine. El Vocero, a Puerto Rico newspaper, said the order states that Martin and the other person dated for seven months.wftv.com
Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. It was not immediately known who requested the restraining order. Valencia said he could not provide further details because the order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law. He said that the order prohibits Martin from contacting or calling the person who filed it and that a judge will later determine at a hearing whether the order should remain in place or be lifted. Valencia noted that the person who filed for the restraining order did not contact police, which would have involved prosecutors determining if there was enough evidence to file charges.wftv.com
Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico
A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to serve the order, police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press. “Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him,” Valencia said.news.yahoo.com
Ricky Martin's former talent manager claims in new lawsuit that she 'saved' his career from a 'devastating' scandal and that he's failed to pay her more than $3 million in commissions
Rebecca Drucker alleges in the lawsuit that she helped Martin get a lawyer who stopped the scandal from seeing "the light of day."news.yahoo.com
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hispanic federation pledge $1 Million to LGBTQ+ Initiative — KnightNews.com
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the Hispanic Federation on Tuesday in Orlando to launch a initiative to serve local Latinx LGBTQ+ communities in Orlando. AdvertisementThe initiative will provide 20 different Latinx nonprofits with grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 to improve infrastructure efforts in those communities. Hispanic Federation, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping Latin communities, said they will fund the initiative with a $1 million grant for it’s first two years. Frankie Miranda, the president and CEO of the Hispanic Federation said the initiative is going to prove necessary to the LGBTQ+ Community due to the policy issues being raised in the country. “We have been identifying all this anti-LGBTQ legislation popping up around the country,” Miranda said.knightnews.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda helps launch Latinx LGBTQ support program
Philanthropy-Latinx-LGBTQ Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Clive Davis' 90th birthday celebration at Casa Cipriani on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in New York. Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez will join the Hispanic Federation Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to launch a new advocacy initiative serving Latinx LGBTQ+ communities. The Advance Change Together initiative will provide 20 Latinx nonprofits grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to support their efforts and infrastructure in those communities. But it hopes to encourage other donors to support and expand the program, which will also convene a summit to set a national agenda for LGBTQ+ groups. “It is estimated that less than 1% of foundation funds go to Latinx organizations,” Miranda said.wftv.com
Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR gala
France Cannes 2022 amfAR Arrivals Christina Aguilera poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 75th Cannes international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 26, 2022. Tom Hanks who stars in the new "Elvis" movie from Baz Luhrmann attended with the director. Another guest paid 1.2 million euros ($1,288,860) for an exclusive evening with tenor Andrea Bocelli and his family only to have his bid matched by another guest for another 1.2 million euros and a 2nd evening was offered by the family. Other lots included diamond jewels, exclusive luxury holidays and original artwork including a Jeff Koons sculpture that will be permanently installed on the moon paired with a unique NFT which fetched 2.1 million euros ($2,255,518). The amfAR Gala Cannes has raised $245 million for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs.wftv.com
Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Queen among additions to National Recording Registry
Music by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Max Roach, The Four Tops and Wu-Tang Clan, speeches by FDR, and a Marc Maron-Robin Williams podcast are among recordings to be preserved by the Library of Congress. Listen to audio here.cbsnews.com
Ricky Martin is the new spokesperson for Orlando's OnePulse Foundation
click image Photo courtesy Ricky Martin/FacebookSinger Ricky Martin has been named the national spokesperson for Orlando nonprofit the OnePulse Foundation.In an announcement last week coinciding with the launch of their new OutLove Hate campaign — fundraising for the construction of a Pulse memorial and museum — OnePulse announced that Martin would be the new face of the organization on a national stage.Martin will also film a series of PSAs for the organization.“I’m excited to assist onePULSE Foundation with engagement and awareness-building opportunities as they build the National Pulse Memorial & Museum,” said Martin in a prepared statement. “The OUTLOVE HATE campaign is the perfect way to start our partnership. "The museum has a current planned opening of 2022.orlandoweekly.com
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
Netflix leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation
GLAAD also noted that transgender characters were prominently featured in “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Big Mouth” and “Supergirl.”Award recipients will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for April. AdSeveral categories increased from five to 10 nominees to recognize expanding levels of diverse LGBTQ representation across several media genres. "This year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. AdIn its recent “Where We Are on TV” report, GLAAD found that LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Music artists who earned GLAAD nominations this year include Adam Lambert, Brandy Clark, Halsey, Kehlani, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Pabllo Vittar, Peppermint, Ricky Martin and Sam Smith.
Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big
(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)NEW YORK – A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. Lafourcade didn't attend the Latin Grammys, which aired live on Univision and featured a number of performances, most of them pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the Latin Grammys with a strong message about Latin music. Speaking in Spanish and English, he said Latin music “unites all of us and makes us human.”“This is our night,” he added.
J Balvin, Bad Bunny set for big night at Latin Grammys
This combination photo shows Natalia Lafourcade, left, and Rosalia. A year after Rosalia made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show, taking home the album of the year honor on Nov. 19, 2020, for "Un Canto Por Mxico, Vol.
Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big
Lafourcade won three awards, tying Rosalia and Carlos Vives for most wins. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. Lafourcade won three awards at the show, tying Rosalía and Carlos Vives for most wins. Lafourcade didn't attend the Latin Grammys, which aired live on Univision and featured a number of performances, most of them pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the Latin Grammys with a strong message about Latin music.
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City on Nov. 23, 2019, from left, Ozuna performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019 and Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. Ozuna and Bad Bunny will also compete with themselves in several categories.
Biden's support among Hispanic Florida voters could be stronger, and community leaders are calling for action
He was greeted by prominent Puerto Rican celebs Luis Fonsi, Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin. ""So many of our front-line workers are Hispanic," Biden said. [...] And to make sure we're giving Hispanic Americans the support and respect they need at all times we need to change our attitudes. “A president who will respect the dignity of the Puerto Rican people. “As much as other Republican leaders want to disenfranchise and dismiss our community, we are a 1.2-million-strong population of Puerto Ricans.orlandoweekly.com
Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety
Martin released an EP Thursday, May 28, called "Pausa." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety. I had never suffered from anxiety, and I left home when I was 12 (to join boy-band Menudo). The initial idea was to release a whole album that he had previously been working on for months, but Martin felt that the rhythms were not the most appropriate for the moment. I can be recording and literally see in my laptop the movement he is making in his console table in New York, Martin said.
Ricky Martin welcomes fourth child
That's the special announcement Ricky Martin and his husband of two years, Jwan Yosef, shared on Instagram Tuesday. "Renn Martin-Yosef, our baby boy is here," the couple posted, welcoming their son to the family. The baby girl was born on New Year's Eve. Martin and Yosef are also fathers to twin sons Matteo and Valentino, born in 2008. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Ricky Martin shares photo of daughter
(CNN) - Ricky Martin is showing off his beautiful baby girl. The singer, who married artist husband Jwan Yosef in 2017, posted a photo of his 7-month-old daughter, Lucia Martin-Yosef, on Instagram and captioned it, "La luz de mis ojos," Spanish for "the light of my eyes." Yosef shared the photo on his Instagram account as well, writing, "Baby Lucia Martin-Yosef being the LIGHT she is." The couple announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram on New Year's Eve. "We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef," Martin wrote alongside a picture of her tiny hands.
Embattled Puerto Rico governor may resign soon, media reports
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations. The threats received I can tolerate as an individual, but I will never allow them to affect my home.FILE PHOTO: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during a Facebook live broadcast in the library of the governor's mansion, in San Juan, Puerto Rico January 24, 2018. The protests have united Puerto Ricans of different political parties, social backgrounds and ages. Helena Yordan, 65, is one of many Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland who has returned to the island to march alongside family and friends. He has apologized for the chats on several occasions and asked Puerto Ricans to give him another chance.feeds.reuters.com
Puerto Rico governor's chief of staff quits amid scandal probe
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The chief of staff for Puerto Ricos governor resigned on Tuesday as prosecutors investigated a scandal in his administration that has sparked 11 days of protests demanding the Caribbean islands leader step down. Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Marco BelloThe protests have united Puerto Ricans of different political parties, social backgrounds and ages. Helena Yordan, 65, is one of many Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland who has returned to the island to march alongside family and friends. He has apologized for the chats on several occasions and asked Puerto Ricans to give him another chance.feeds.reuters.com
Puerto Rico officials order governor, aides to hand over phones amid scandal
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday executed search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rossell and his top associates amid scandals that have provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism. He was the latest in a string of government officials to resign over the chat scandal. Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 23, 2019. The islands leading newspaper, prominent Democratic officials and Republican President Donald Trump have all called on Rossell to step down. Elected officials and government employees must understand and accept that their job is to serve the people of Puerto Rico, not insiders, special interests or their own political careers, the board said in a statement on Tuesday.feeds.reuters.com
Protesters demand Puerto Rico governor's resignation
A truck carrying rapper Bad Bunny, singer Ricky Martin, and rapper Residente joins with thousands of other people as they fill the Expreso Las Amricas highway calling for the ouster of Gov. Ricardo A. Rossell on July 22, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The protesters are calling on Rossell to step down after a group chat was exposed that included misogynistic and homophobic comments. Hide Caption
Thousands fill streets of San Juan to demand Puerto Rico's governor resign
(Reuters) - Thousands of people began pouring into the streets of San Juan on Monday morning in massive demonstrations to demand that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello resign over offensive chat messages. Rossello, 40, asked for forgiveness and said he respected the wishes of Puerto Ricans in a message broadcast online on Sunday. #Resign Ricky isnt just a call for him to resign from the party, but from his seat as the top official, Linda Michelle, an industrial engineer and Puerto Rico radio personality, tweeted on Sunday. Whoever wasnt sure about going to the march tomorrow has now made up their mind to go.People chant slogans as they wave Puerto Rican flags during ongoing protests calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 22, 2019. Puerto Rico House Speaker Carlos Mendez, also of the PNP, appointed an independent panel on Friday to investigate whether the chats warranted impeachment.feeds.reuters.com
Thousands expected to demonstrate Monday against Puerto Rico's governor, hold general strike
(Reuters) - Thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of San Juan on Monday morning in massive demonstrations to demand that the U.S. territorys governor resign over offensive chat messages. Puerto Ricos governor, Ricardo Rossello, 40, on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year but refused to resign. Demonstrators protest for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 21, 2019. Puerto Rico House Speaker Carlos Mendez, also of the PNP, appointed an independent panel on Friday to investigate whether the chats warranted impeachment. FILE PHOTO: Puerto Rico's new governor Ricardo Rossello addresses the audience during his swear-in ceremony outside the Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico January 2, 2017.feeds.reuters.com
Puerto Rico braces for more protests amid calls for governor's ouster
(CNN) - The streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, were relatively quiet Friday morning, when they're typically bustling with locals and tourists. The recent protests began after Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism published nearly 900 pages of leaked chats from the governor's private Telegram Messenger group. "But with the publication of the chats, people in Puerto Rico saw how the corruption affected the response to the hurricane. But the people of Puerto Rico are numb and they are waking us all up. CNN's Mayra Cuevas reported from San Juan, while Dakin Andone reported and wrote in Atlanta.
Puerto Rico had night of protests, demonstrations
Puerto Rico's Justice Department has issued summonses for everyone involved in a private chat group with Gov. "He needs to know that no one in Puerto Rico wants him," another protester told the crowd. Before reaching the governor's mansion, protesters walked playing tambourines, and banging pots and pans along with some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars. Earlier on Wednesday, Puerto Rico's Justice Department issued summonses for everyone involved in the private chat group with Rossell. He also defended the actions of police and accused protesters of unleashing tear gas and setting fires during demonstrations Monday night.
Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign
Prominent Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland raised their voices in the call for Rossell to resign. The group waved Puerto Rican flags amid drumbeats, chanting in Spanish: "Long live free Puerto Rico!" "Puerto Ricans are so numb to politics in America and we get lies from the Trump administration," said Miranda. But the alleged corruption surrounding the governor of the U.S. territory "is the last straw and Puerto Ricans are standing up against it." Singer Ricky Martin said in a video message posted online: "Puerto Rico has suffered so much and we can't deal with the cynicism of these leaders anymore.chicagotribune.com
Thousands call on Puerto Rico's governor to resign in massive protest
Thousands marched to Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossell's residence in San Juan as part of a massive protest that included musicians Ricky Martin, Residente and Bad Bunny. Demonstrators chant and wave Puerto Rican flags during the fifth day of protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossell in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 17, 2019. Prominent Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland raised their voices in the call for Rossell to resign. The group waved Puerto Rican flags amid drumbeats, chanting in Spanish: "Long live free Puerto Rico!" "Puerto Ricans are so numb to politics in America and we get lies from the Trump administration," said Miranda.cbsnews.com
Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda want Puerto Rican governor out
Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ricky Martin are calling for the resignation of Puerto Rican Gov. The site of the largest protests is at La Fortaleza, the official residence of the governor in San Juan. On Monday the Latin trap artist tweeted that he would be interrupting his current tour to join the protests in Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle / Getty Image s) 19 / 23 Protesters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, demonstrate along a street leading to the governors mansion. (Thais Llorca / EPA-EFE / REX) 23 / 23 Nicole Lopez shows her national pride while joining other protesters calling for Puerto Rico Gov.latimes.com