Pop Stars React To Nepal Earthquake

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Several pop stars turned to Twitter to send out their thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal after the south Asian country was hit with a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday, killing more than 3,000. Many also pointed out ways for people to donate to those impacted by the quake. Among the Tweets:

Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): My heart goes out to everyone suffering from the Nepal earthquake. God please bring peace to all that you can. ??

Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Thinking about everyone involved in the Earthquake in Nepal.. Such awful news… To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you @savechildrenuk

Shakira (@shakira): .@UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by horrific #NepalEarthquake You can help: http://www.supportunicef.org/Nepal

Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton): Children are in danger following #Nepal earthquake, please support @Unicef_UK to provide urgent help – http://ow.ly/M73WN PLS RT

One Direction (@onedirection): To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you #NepalEarthquake @savechildrenuk

Marie Digby (@mariedigby): I’m really saddened to hear the news about the earthquake in Nepal. Sending my prayers to the people there & donation through @DirectRelief

Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): Sending love and thinking about everyone in Nepal.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Hey everyone, @UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by the #NepalEarthquake To help http://www.unicefusa.org/Nepal

Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic): My prayers for those affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. This was one of the strongest earthquakes recorded.

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): So devastating to hear about the earthquake in Nepal. My love and thoughts are with everyone there <3 Lisa Origliasso (@Lisa_Veronica): My heart is breaking for everyone affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A terrifying tragedy. Sending prayers, love, peace and strength. X Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Prayers to Nepal X Drew Seeley (@drewseeley): Praying for Nepal this morning Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Oh such heartbreak for Nepal. Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): Sending love to Nepal after this devastating earthquake. Just got word that my cousin living there is safe... Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): Just heard about the earthquake in Nepal. My heart goes out to all the victims. Just horrible. Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Nepal in my thoughts today

Pop Artists React To Elizabeth Taylor Death

Several artists are reacting to the death of Elizabeth Taylor on Twitter after the legendary actress passed away this morning at the age of 79. Among them:

Jewel (@jeweljk): I’d like to dedicate my song Violet Eyes to the great @DameElizabeth Taylor. You will be missed & remembered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFP7H-hSPw

Mariah Carey, seen here performing live, reacts on Twitter following the death of Liz TaylorMariah Carey (@MariahCarey): R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever.

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): RIP to the truly inspirational Elizabeth Taylor. My favorite Cleopatra.

Shiloh (@ShilohOfficial): RIP Elizabeth Taylor ;_; We love you

Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Holly Valance (@HollyValance): A great legend passed today. So sad to lose her. @DameElizabeth

Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Oh Lovely Liz Taylor, how sad. Weird, only a week ago I was reading Paul Theroux’s ‘Two Stars’, Liz in Neverland is amazing.

Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor…..Like a pure white diamond you’ll shine on and on and on.

Lenka turns to Twitter to comment on the death of Elizabeth TaylorLenka (@LenkaMusic): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Samantha Fox (@SamFoxcom): RIP Elizabeth Taylor. What a woman what an icon.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Elizabeth Taylor RIP

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Rest in peace Elizabeth Taylor. Your beauty and talent graced our screens and you will forever be a Diva to me. http://twitpic.com/4cgvgm

Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): Rip Elizabeth Taylor :(

Victoria Justice reacts on Twitter to the death of Elizabeth TaylorVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): RIP Elizabeth Taylor, a true legend and Hollywood icon. You won’t be forgotten… #violeteyes <}3 Vita Chambers (@vitachambers): #restinpeace Elizabeth Taylor <3 you'll always remain an icon and inspiration to my life Meiko (@meiko): RIP Elizabeth Taylor :( http://goo.gl/fb/RvPpF Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham): The world has lost a truly iconic beauty, inside and out. Elizabeth Taylor will be deeply missed. X vb

Ricky Martin Talks With TV Guide At 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Chris Harrison of TV Guide Network interviewed Ricky Martin on the red carpet for last night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The singer talked about his twin children, how his life has changed since becoming a father, and getting a “beautiful” reaction to his new bilingual album. The interview video at YouTube has since been removed.

Pop Artists Celebrate Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Lady Gaga celebrates DADT repeal

Some pop artists are reacting to news that the U.S. Senate passed a repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” earlier today in a 65-31 vote. The policy restricts the U.S. military from efforts to discover or reveal closeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers or applicants, while barring those who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service. President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law next week. Lady Gaga, who was urging her 7 million followers to contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other senators got a Tweet from Reid after the repeal was passed.

Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid): @ladygaga We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past.

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): Can’t hold back the tears+pride. We did it!i Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 YEARS. Today I am so proud to be American. I wish I was home so I could throw a Parade. We are on the way…to full equality.

Lauren Pritchard (@GrlCalledLauren): “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” is forever gone! Thank goodness for that!! No American has to lie anymore!!!!!

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone!Historical! #lgbt

Ricky Martin Hated Himself Before Coming Out

Ricky Martin tells Oprah Winfrey he “hated himself” before he decided to come out as a homosexual. ‘Showbiz Tonight’ spoke about the interview with Janell Snowden of VH1 News and celebrity journalist Ben Widdicombe.

“I can only imagine the pain he must have felt to have hidden what he thought was a secret,” Snowden said. “Let’s be honestly. It was only a secret to, you know, those who live in oblivion, I guess. And so I guess he feared that he might lose those legions of fans. And like he said, I mean, he’s done so much for so many with his charity and with his music.”

Watch the segment via CNN.com below the cut. (more…)

Ricky Martin: I Am Proud To Say That I Am A Fortunate Homosexual Man

Ricky Martin posted an open letter on his official web site earlier today revealing that he’s “a fortunate homosexual man.” The ‘She Bangs’ singer writes:

Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.

… These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.

… I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

The entire message at rickymartinmusic.com has since been removed.

Ricky Martin Hands Out Key To Thailand Home

Ricky Martin hands out key to Thailand home

Ricky Martin checked in with his Twitter followers (@ricky_martin) on Monday (February 1) with the following message:

Handing out the key of the 1st house we built in Thailand after the Tsunami. Can’t wait 2 do the same in Haiti

Ricky Martin Concerned About Human Trafficking In Haiti

Ricky Martin was on hand for Clive Davis’ 2010 Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday (January 30). The ‘She Bangs’ singer discussed his concern for human trafficking in Haiti given the devastating earthquake that struck the country last month.

“Situations like this, unfortunately, people take advantage and they start traffic human beings,” he told USA Today. “It’s very intense down there, kids crying in the street, corpses everywhere. It’s going to take a while for things to get back to normal.”

Watch red carpet footage via YouTube below.

Ricky Martin Celebrates Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Ricky Martin was spotted throwing a backpack on his shoulder as he arrived at his Manhattan loft on Wednesday (October 7) in New York City.

The pop singer, who performed at former President Bush’s inauguration in 2000, weighed in on his successor Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, telling his Twitter followers (@ricky_martin):

by the way President Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize! That’s fantastic! Foreign relations sucked! Obama brought the world together in many ways

Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.

Ricky Martin Says Goodnight After Light Day In The Studio

Ricky Martin checked in with his Twitter followers (@ricky_martin), saying goodnight in a video clip. The singer had earlier been in the studio, writing:

Walking to the studio. Today I feel like writing music NOTTTT. Let’s see what flows.

Today we worked a vocal ref n that’s it haha. Tomorrow record vocals all day. We’ll start with a smooth mid tempo n flow! Need 2 rest. bbk later

Watch the brief video below.

Ricky Martin Brands Kanye West An A-Hole

September 14, 2009 – Ricky Martin weighed in on Madonna’s tribute to Michael Jackson to open the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, as well as Kanye West storming the stage to protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video victory. The pop star told his Twitter followers (@ricky_martin):

And the queen says “long live the king” VMA’S

Kanye what an *sshole dude.

@taylorswift13 has sold more than 10 million cds in the last 2 years u deserve the award 10 million fans can’t be wrong. Enjoy ur night!

Ricky Martin Offers Praise For Georgio Armani’s Philanthropy

Ricky Martin and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were among the stars on hand at the opening of a new Georgio Armani store in New York City the other night, where Ricky talked with ITN about the famed designer.

“What he’s been doing for the last – for his entire life in fashion – I think is fantastic,” Martin said. “But on top of that, he’s a fantastic philanthropist. I think he’s doing a fantastic job, at least here in New York City, donating a million dollars for the kids. And as an activist, I have to be here.”

The $1 million donation by Armani will help fund education programs in New York that emphasize the arts.

Watch the highlights below.