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October 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Pop star Ricky Martin and his former manager have reached a confidential settlement to end months of legal battles in which they sued each other for breach of contract and financial debts. Martin and former manager Angelo Medina hugged each other during a news conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that followed Judge Oscar Davila's announcement of the agreement Wednesday. Davila prohibited both sides from releasing details of the settlement. Martin had filed a $2.
January 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Ricky Martin and boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella have split. "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences," a rep for the singer told several news outlets in a statement Thursday. The Latin singer, 42, and his ex have been parents to 5-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino, who were born in August 2008 via surrogate. The couple started dating in early 2008, and Martin came out to the public in 2010.
May 1, 1999
The Ricky Martin blitz has begun. The Latin pop star's crossover campaign, which began with an eye-opening performance on the Grammy Awards telecast in February, has reached radio and retail with his first English-language single, "Livin' La Vida Loca," which debuted at No. 1 on both the Southern California and national sales charts. It will be followed by his English-language album, "Ricky Martin," due in stores May 11.
January 29, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The Broadway revival of “Evita,” costarring Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin, closed Saturday night -- and it was squarely in the red.  It hadn't earned back its $11-million investment, according to Bloomberg News. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice , “Evita” -- which was also a 1996 feature film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas -- is a high-profile musical brand by now; it might have seemed a sure-fire success,  especially with pop star power behind it.  But the production -- which also starred Argentinian performer Elena Roger as Evita -- may have set its sights too high.
February 2, 2006
Re "He's Livin' La Vida Nueva," Jan. 26: I must cry foul and call for placing Agustin Gurza in the penalty box, or at least the corner, for his analysis of Ricky Martin's current tour in midsize arenas. Or, as he put it, his "steep fall from selling out arenas in 2000." Now even if Martin may not be able to sell out arenas anymore, surely Gurza must have some realization that when a performer such as Martin plays the Pantages, it is not because he cannot sell out bigger venues but rather because he has chosen it specifically for its size.
The Grammys this year were dominated by Lauryn Hill, who walked off with five of the awards. But the knockout impression made that same February evening when the lesser-known Ricky Martin sang lingered among those who are paid to stay on top of pop trends. They liked the bouncy rhythm of the song, and they especially liked how women in the audience responded to the good-looking guy in the gray ribbed sweater and black leather pants.
As the leader of the so-called Latin music revolution that took the U.S. by storm last year, Ricky Martin routinely ignites waves of hysteria among his fans. So the Puerto Rican singer's appearance Monday at the Key Club figured to attract swarms of paparazzi and mobs of screaming women. But instead it was a surprisingly low-key affair. Martin calmly walked the red carpet outside the Sunset Strip nightclub, pausing to answer questions from a handful of television reporters.
November 4, 2000 | BETSY POTTS, Betsy Potts has taught English for 26 years at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks
Blank stares. I know them well--I've taught for the last 27 years. They come whenever I say things like "I would like to teach you some grammar" or "Remember when we did this?" But for the last few years I have been giving some stares myself. More and more. I remember my first blank stare. It was two years ago. I was telling my students about the life of Lord Byron and someone in the back called out "Livin' La Vida Loca!" My face went blank.
February 8, 1994 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
Unlike most of the former Menudo members who have faded into obscurity, Ricky Martin showed in his Los Angeles solo debut on Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre that he can make it on his own. At least commercially. In the late '70s and early '80s, the young singer and dancer was both the most charismatic and talented member of the Puerto Rican vocal quintet, which is so focused on teen-age appeal that its members are automatically replaced when they turn 15.
May 17, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Jay Leno was telling the one about a crazed artist who bursts into a radio station in Brazil and holds a gun to the head of a DJ, demanding airplay for his music. "So that's what happened to Ricky Martin," cracked the smirking late-night TV host. The joke was based on an actual news item about a desperate unknown in Rio who took record promotion into his own hands. But its stinging punch line speaks volumes about the public perception of Martin.
November 10, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Like the Tonys, the Emmys and the Oscars, the Grammy Awards are largely a U.S.-centric affair. Every year a certain number of Europeans, Latinos and others take home trophies. But the lion's share of statuettes in major artistic categories wind up in homes and production company offices in New York or California. Not so the Latin Grammy Awards, which will mark their 12th anniversary at Thursday night's Univision-televised ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
There won't be much "livin' la vida loca" for Ricky Martin these days -- he's now the father of twin boys. The 36-year-old Latin superstar had the children via a surrogate mother, and the babies were born a few weeks ago, according to a statement from his representatives. "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care," said the statement.
May 31, 2008 | Noam N. Levey
Hillary Rodham Clinton's chances of winning the Democratic nomination may be fading, but she still can lay claim to having political crossover appeal. That, at least, is one way to read the endorsement she scored this week from Puerto Rican pop star, and champion of La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin.
November 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra swept the Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, taking home five musical honors including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year. Guerra's album "La Llave de Mi Corazon" and its playful, upbeat title track also won the singer and his band, 440, trophies for best merengue album and tropical song. Praise for "La Llave" also extended to its production, as the album garnered the award for best engineered album.
August 30, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Marking a year of career revivals, three veteran performers -- the Dominican Republic's Juan Luis Guerra, Puerto Rico's Ricky Martin and Spain's Miguel Bosé -- dominated the top categories in nominations for the eighth Latin Grammy Awards announced today in Miami Beach.
June 22, 2007
Starry: Ricky Martin, Brooks & Dunn, Tim Robbins, Cate Blanchett, Howie Mandel and the late George Harrison are among the celebrities being enshrined next year with Hollywood Walk of Fame stars.
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