March 26, 2000 - A huge 16x20
autographed picture of Ricky is up for auction on eBay taken during a 1999
trip in New York, taken just before his memorable appearance on the Today
show. The auction ends March 30 and carries a hefty opening bid of $180,
which has no takers yet.
22, 2000 - We're getting advanced word on Ricky's interview with Bah-bwah,
where he is said to have replied to the is he question by saying
"Sexuality and homosexuality should not be a problem for anybody.
I respect people the way they are, just as I want people to respect me."
[again, either way, we suspect this question will remain unanswered because
fans on both ends of the spectrum are footing his bill so to speak, as
with boy bands, best to give the illusion of availability, however unrealistic
that may be]
March 22, 2000 - TV Guide
in their current issue quotes Ricky as saying "I'm grateful to whatever
people are saying, Being grateful to critics both good and bad and being
willing to say, 'Hi, nice to meet you' to anyone."
March 21, 2000 - Heads up
for Ricky fans, Barbara Walters will interview the Latino sensation on
Sunday night (3/26), check your local listings.
March 17, 2000 - Rick Dees
reports yesterday that Ricky Martin wears Armani to every event thanks
in large part to the designer's generous $50,000 modeling fee when Ricky
March 15, 2000 - As we bounce
the is he or isn't he theories back and forth, the National Enquirer
is out today saying Ricky's latest love actually is his makeup artist
Maital Sabban. Apparently Sabban's mother, Nava, is very pleased with the
situation, saying "I've never seen my daughter happier" and that "Ricky's
a wonderful boy."
March 13, 2000 - Ricky Martin
got the Echo for best international male artist in this year's Echoes (German
version of the Grammys).
March 13, 2000 - The highly
controversial groupiecentral.com is running a blistering piece on the Grammys
and Ricky is spared no expense as they comment on Ricky going to the Grammys
with makeup artist Maital Sabban by saying "Ricky has said George Michael
is one of his idols. You got that right, Ricky. George used to "date" his
makeup artist too before he came out of the closet." [ouch, and we though
were pissing people off with our commentary!]
March 11, 2000 - Ricky Martin
was destroyed in today's MTV Video Feuds, getting a worse than Alan Keyes
vote of 2% versus 3% for Latin rival Enrique Iglesias, 38% by the Backstreet
Boys, and a whopping 57% for teeny bopping favorite, 'N Sync.
March 2, 2000 - e! online's
Ted Cassablanca is reporting that Ricky Martin had a temper tantrum when
a fan attempted to take a photo of him during his Grammy rehearsals. Problem
was, Ricky didn't have on his makeup yet. According to Ted, Ricky "threw
down the microphone, stomped offstage and had to be coaxed back sometime
later to finish up."
February 24, 2000 - Ricky
Martin performs in the 2000 Grammy Awards, although his self titled album
lost out in Record of The Year to Santana. [so who was the woman with Martin?
We hear it's his makeup artist Maital Sabban]