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October 29, 2000 - Ricky Martin was selected for the My VH1 Music Awards as a finalist for the categories of Man of the Year, Best Stage Spectacle, and Booty Shake in an interactive music awards show which will air live on VH1, November 30th at 9:00 PM (ET) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. You can vote at VH1.com until the moment of the award being announced.

October 29, 2000 - Ricky Martin is featured in a pair of ebay auctions. The first, item #478960557, features the singer in a set of 12 stamps, bid at $9 and ending today. The other, item #481675046, is an autographed photo bid at $18.99 and ending November 3rd.

October 28, 2000 - Ricky told Australian fans during his recent Livin La Vida Loca Tour downunder that he will be back in Australia in 2001 to do a tour for his upcoming album "Sound Loaded".

October 28, 2000 - Ricky will be chatting live on AOL on 14th November at 9pm EST.

October 28, 2000 - *NSYNC will join Ricky Martin, Bono, and others to pay tribute to the Beatles in a two hour special which will be on ABC November 17th.

October 28, 2000 - Ex Van Halen rocker Sammy Hagar is saying kind words about pop stars to the surprise of many. He says, "You're going to think I'm crazy for saying this, but I dig the pop scene. I like the whole glamour and the show. I like the professional sparkle of it all. I like *NSYNC, Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys, and the list goes on. Those people are real stars, and they are real professional at what they do."

October 27, 2000 - Ricky Martin pulled out of the ARIA Awards where he was scheduled to present an award because he felt he was snubbed by not being allowed to play at the event according to sources at Sony. A local Australian industry insider told Worldpop, "Who cares. We don't need them. This is a night for Australian music."

October 25, 2000 - Thirsty.com reports that Ricky Martin's top button of his Armani pants flew off during a performance, partially exposing his rear end. The red-faced Martin had to yank his pants up in the meantime.

October 21, 2000 - Ricky Martin is featured here in an unique signed screen being auctioned on eBay. The screen (item #472013532) is unbid at $300.00 and ends October 24th.

October 21, 2000 - Ricky Martin will be featured in the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 16th.

October 15, 2000 - Ricky Martin is featured in four pictures from his touring of Asia last week, including stops in Hong Kong and a performance in Taipei.

October 12, 2000 - In an Abstracts.net poll asking if they thought Ricky Martin ever be able to eclipse US record sales achieved with his first self titled English album, 83.1% said yes, 16.9% no, with 172 total votes.

October 9, 2000 - Ricky Martin speaks of his underwater singing in She Bangs, "I had to mime underwater without bubbles coming out of my mouth. It's been pretty interesting, and I've learned a lot of things."

October 9, 2000 - Ricky Martin is alledgedly wearing styrofoam butt pads to get a tighter and rounder rear end, and he's also hiring a personal trainer to help round his butt, and if that doesn't work, he may get butt implants, according to Ellen K of Dees Sleaze.

October 8, 2000 - Ricky Martin was noted in VH1 special for being one of the 25 Sexiest Artists in a special earlier in the week.

October 8, 2000 - More autographed pictures of Ricky up for bids on eBay. This photo, item #459921188, is unbid at $18.99 and ends October 12th.

October 3, 2000 - Liz Smith of the New York Post is commenting on Ricky's latest look and video, saying "Ricky's looks leaner and better toned than he did during his year of overexposure in the wake of Livin' La Vida Loca. And he's showing off his hard body and his fuller, blond-streaked locks in a dazzling new video, She-Bangs."

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