UsMagazine.com caught up with Christina Aguilera on Saturday (August 23) at a party introducing Trump Tower Dubai in Los Angeles, where she spoke about her ‘Nobody Wants To Be Lonely’ collaborator Ricky Martin becoming a father. “Congratulations! It is the best thing you will ever do in your life,” Aguilera said. “I’m sure he is such a proud papa!” Aguilera also said the best thing about motherhood is when her 8-month old son Max laughs. “It just lights up my whole world,” Christina said.
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A statement from a spokesperson for Ricky Martin posted at the singer’s official web site on Wednesday (August 20) reads as follows:
In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons. The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky’s full-time care. Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.
Ricky Martin’s official MySpace (@rickymartin) sent out the following bulletin regarding the singer joining the Hollywood Walk of Fame later today:
Hi So Cal Fans!
We are extending to you this special invitation to join us and hundreds of other Ricky Martin fans for a historic day in the life of our Ricky and we want you to be a part of it.
During the last 23 years of his career, Ricky Martin has achieved many awards and recognitions in his artistic life, as well as for his humanitarian efforts, and tomorrow we will be able to witness a new celebration of achievement. One that will forever and always be a part of Hollywood history.
As you know, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Ricky with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This historic event will take place on Hollywood Blvd in front of the Virgin Megastore, tomorrow, Tuesday, 16th in a special ceremony which will start at 11:30 AM.
We were told by the Chamber of Commerce that camping out overnight is not permitted by the police in the area as it would be considered loitering. Therefore, we encourage you to arrive early to ensure a good spot! We invite each and every one of you and all of your Ricky loving friends and family to join us. We hope all of you can make it out for this special celebration…it’s a once in a lifetime experience that you definitely want to be a part of!
Come out and help us show Ricky how much his fans love and support him!!!
Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti is out with two videos to his new single ‘Non Siamo Soli’ (Italian) and ‘No Estamos Solos’ (Spanish), featuring Ricky Martin. The track, meaning ‘We Are Not Alone’ in English, is one of four new tracks on Eros’ forthcoming double CD compilation album. Watch both via Yahoo below.
Ricky Martin Shows Turn Racy
May 1, 2007 – The New York Daily News reports Ricky Martin’s show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night had the crowd shocked over sexy video clips showing him in the buff, his private parts barely concealed. The singer also dropped the f-bomb during his set a few times.
Ricky Martin Linked To Rachel Bilson
April 21, 2007 – According to Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Dia newspaper, Ricky Martin may be dating ‘The O.C.’ alum Rachel Bilson. The pair recently ran into each other at Mansion in Miami, and later had a romantic dinner.
Pop acts on television this week include Avril Lavigne, who visits ‘The Sauce’ on Monday, ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; Lily Allen, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday; ‘American Idol’ castoff Haley Scarnato, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday and ‘The Morning Show with Mike’ and ‘Fox & Friends’ on Tuesday; Ricky Martin, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; Pussycat Dolls, who appear on ‘TRL’ via web cam on Wednesday; Regina Spektor, who performs on ‘The Late Show’ on Friday; Morrissey, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; and ‘Idol’ season five champ Taylor Hicks, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Friday.
The Associated Press reports Ricky Martin defended the right of pop stars to come out of the closet, saying he felt solidarity with Christian Chavez of Mexican band RBD, who recently said publicly that he is gay. “Life is too short to live closed up, guarding what you say,” Martin told AP. Christian “has to be free in many aspects. I wish him much strength.”
Ricky Martin chatted with a pal while strutting in his terri robe on a hotel balcony in sunny Punta del Este, Uruguay. Check out pictures from X17.
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Ricky Martin, you know, he’s a big Bush supporter. He performed at George Bush’s first inauguration. Well, he’s condemning President Bush and the Iraq war now at his concerts. Ricky Martin wants us out of Iraq now. Of course, the Bush administration had no comment. You know, they’re still waiting to hear from Marc Anthony. So we’re gonna wait.”
Ricky Martin Makes Obscene Gesture Towards Bush
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night, “Ricky Martin, who once performed at President Bush’s inauguration, made an obscene gesture when he mentioned President Bush during a concert. Made an obscene gesture. People were stunned. Ricky Martin’s still doing concerts? I had no idea.”
Ricky Martin spoke with ‘Extra’ about why he walked away from the spotlight and left fame behind. “I was obsessed with the need to be the best,” Ricky admitted. He also weighed in on Madonna’s recent adoption of David Banda of Malawi. “She’s an incredible mother, and she has a huge heart,” he said.
Ricky Martin Has No Immediate Adoption Plans
TMZ hears from Ricky Martin’s spokesman that the singer’s interest in adoption isn’t part of his immediate plans. “While Ricky has said he is certainly open to the idea of adopting children in the future (as he already sponsors three children in India and assists thousands more through the work of his foundation),” the spokesman wrote, “he has no immediate plans for any adoption, as his upcoming months are already filled with promotional travel and concerts dates around his just released MTV Unplugged album.”
Madonna And Guy Learning David’s Native Language Chichewa
December 28, 2006 – The Sun reports that in a bid to keep their adopted son David in touch with his Malawi roots, Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have been learning to speak Chichewa. “Madonna and Guy use the few words they’ve learned mummy, daddy, hello, my love and some others every day,” a source revealed. “Madonna knows a Chichewa lullaby called ‘Gona Mana’ and has been working on a guitar piece to go along with it. David’s a very smart little chap who idolizes his brother Rocco.”
Ricky Martin signed copies of his new CD ‘Ricky Martin MTV Unplugged’ at FYE in New York City on Thursday (November 9). Watch fan filmed clips from the signing at YouTube. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.
Ricky Martin Honored
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night, “Congratulations to Ricky Martin. He was honored in New York as the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year. He wasn’t there to accept the award in person. He was busy shooting an episode of VH1’s ‘Where Are They Now?'”
Ricky Martin: I’ve Adopted Three Girls In Calcutta
Univision Online spoke with Ricky Martin in a Q&A, where the singer was asked about the recent moves by stars to adopt children in poor countries, and whether he’s thought about adopting. “I adopted some years ago, and to this day I have three girls that are a part of my family,” Martin revealed. “I am not a person that likes to talk much about this topic, because I try to protect them to the maximum. Unfortunately in India the process of adoption is very complicated, especially for foreigners. They live in Calcutta [India], but I go there to visit them and I see them.”