January 28, 2001 - Ricky
Martin had a Super Bowl special on CBS hosted by Carson Daly and featured
appearances from Wyclef Jean and *NSYNC. Check out a transcript
from the show. Ricky even entered the show by skydiving!
28, 2001 - Ricky Martin has been nominated as Favorite Male Artist, Favorite
Male Artist - Pop (Internet Only), and Favorite Artist - Latino (Internet
Only) in the Seventh Annual Blockbuster Awards. The show will air April
11th on FOX.
January 26, 2001 - Ricky
Martin has been nominated for Favorite Male Singer in the Kids' Choice
Awards. Rosie O'Donnell will host the awards show on April 21 on Nickelodeon.
January 25, 2001 - Popbitch.com
reports Ricky is confiding about hair color saying, "I'd rather be a blond,
but I need to please my fans."
January 25, 2001 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports former teen queen Tiffany was fuming after Ricky
Martin refused to sign an autograph for her during the Bush inaguaration.
Apparently Ted's spies say he made her shove the autograph under the door
of his dressing room.
January 24, 2001 - The New
York Post reports Ricky Martin got $300,000 for his performance at the
Inaugural's opening ceremonies. Ricky flew out to Paris after the show
on the Bush's tab.
January 23, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Ricky Martin is going to cover the Barry Manilow 1978 song Copacabana.
The song is expected to be on Ricky's next album that he's starting to
January 21, 2001 - Groupiecentral.com
is reporting on the American Music Awards about Ricky Martin where they
reveal, "Ricky Martin is like a Latin version of a Ken doll. He's pretty,
got a perpetual smile on his face, and useless to women."
January 21, 2001 - Thanks
Crave. Open on Sky Digital reports comments from Christina's choreographer
Tina Landon who says Ricky and Christina seemed reluctant to get close
during their video shoot. Tina admits, "They're both more on the shy side.
There's one scene you'll see them embracing but you know, they aren't flirtatious
with each other - so when I was placing them, it was almost like children.
It was like, 'uh, Christina, can you get just a little closer to Ricky?
Uh, no honey, a little closer, could you get your hips on his hips?' It's
really funny since they both got picked on for their over-the-top sexy
videos. I had to practically shove them together for this one embrace scene.
It was pretty funny."
January 21, 2001 - Ricky
Martin is was dancing with President Bush during the Inaugural Opening
Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Thursday. Hopefully Bush
can serve as chief executive better than he can dance! Hands in pockets?
January 20, 2001 - The New
York Post's Cindy Adams reports Ricky Martin demanded a G-3 to fly into
the Presidential Inauguration bash Thursday after organizers told him they'd
booked a G-2. In addition, Ricky got 50 cases of Red Bull in the deal for
his huge entourage, all for an 8 minute performance.
January 20, 2001 - Ricky
Martin and Christina Aguilera were discussed on eYada.com's Rush &
Molloy show Friday where Rush claims the reason Christina was added to
the song was few radio stations were willing to play the song as a Ricky
solo due to low album sales, so Christina was called upon to bail him out
in effect. Listen to Friday's show here.
January 18, 2001 - E1 Online's
Ted Casablanca is commenting on Ricky Martin performing for "Shrub", Ted's
pet name for President-Elect Bush. Read more.
January 17, 2001 - Ricky
Martin has been nominated as Best International Male Solo Artist in the
2001 Brit Awards.
January 13, 2001 - Christina
Aguilera's mother Shelly Kearns responded to rumors that Christina Aguilera
backed out of a Nobody Wants To Be Lonely duet with Ricky Martin. Check
it out here.
January 13, 2001 - An orignal
Ricky Martin painting by Allison Lefcort is bidding on ebay. The painting,
item #540638341, is unbid at a pricey $6,000 and ends January 21st.
January 13, 2001 - Ricky
is taking heat for his scheduled performance at next weeks inaugural celebration
for US president-elect George W. Bush. Robi Rusa, who's written and produced
several Martin songs laments, "This is a very partisan act. This is a president
who would have people in his cabinet who would obstruct the exercise of
civil rights, human rights, consumer rights, the right to choose,the right
to be free of gun violence, and the right to a clean environment. This
is a betrayal of everything that every Puerto Rican should stand for."
January 12, 2001 - Ricky
Martin will perform at the inauguration party for US President elect George
Bush in Washington.
January 10, 2001 - Gary Garver
from the Howard Stern show was out at the American Music Awards Monday
night and asked Ricky Martin, "Do you expect to fart much on stage tonight?"
to which Martin replied, "No.. I don't do that type of thing." Ricky laughed
and walked away saying "You suck.. This guy really sucks" after Gary asked,
"Have you ever been attracted to another man?"
January 9, 2001 - Interesting
quote from Michael Musto of the Village Voice this week... "practically
every other word in Ricky Martin's hit songs was she. You know, "She bangs,
she booms, she f***s, she sucks my d***, she does a mean salsa dance,"
and so on. All right, girl, we get it!"
January 9, 2001 - Ricky Martin
performed at the 28th Annual American Music Awards Monday night in
January 7, 2001 - USA Weekend's
Lorrie Lynch talked about what Ricky's been up to, saying he spent Christmas
in India and Nepal because, "The spiritual side of the Catholic-reared
Martin, nurtured with meditation and yoga breathing, co-exists with that
of a wild adventurer who sky-dives to break from the norm."
January 4, 2001 - Ricky Martin
has been nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (She Bangs) in the
43rd annual Grammy Awards to be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center and
broadcast live on CBS on February 21st. For a complete list of the nominees,
here for December news headlines and links