September 30, 2000 - Thanks
Allie. Ricky Martin is rumored to be a guest presenter on the Australian
ARIA awards in Australia on October 24th. He'll be touring the country
during that time but doesn't have a performance scheduled on the 24th.
30, 2000 - Apparently Ricky's new album will be entitled Sound Loaded,
which is set to release November 14th, MTV reports.
September 30, 2000 - Ricky
has another autographed picture on eBay up for bids. The 8x10 photo (item
#452667973) features a long haired Ricky and is currently bid at $24.95,
ending October 5th.
September 26, 2000 - Ricky
Martin doesn't care... The repeated theme of his latest comments, as he
says, "When I'm onstage, that is the first thing I tell the audience: 'Ladies
and gentlemen, this is the I-don't-care.' You need the I-don't-care attitude
when you're onstage for the show. There are a lot of taboos nowadays with
sexuality in our society and I think it's ridiculous," he says. "I think
it's time for us to stop saying 'Aah' about something so normal.... It's
sex. Yes, sex, sex. Who cares? Sex. I don't care." And of this message
reaching young kids? "Right now, the young generation is sexually active.
We have to talk about this, and we have to be raw, and we have to teach
our parents that it's time to talk about what's happening out there with
the kids in this society."
September 25, 2000 - Additional
appearances Ricky will be making ahead of his yet to be titled album include
SNL on November 11th, David Letterman on November 15th, and The Rosie O'Donnell
Show on November 21st.
September 25, 2000 - Ricky
Martin debuted his She Bangs video tonight on MTV. The underwater effects
were amazing and the song was great too. There still is a question mark
though as to whether his mega success will follow through in this album.
September 23, 2000 - The
Sun reports Ricky Martin is acting strange in one of London's finest hotels
by insisting his own cook be flown in from America. An insider reveals,
"He went on a hunger strike until his own chef arrived. It's a grave insult
to the Sanderson and to Laurence"
September 23, 2000 - Yet
another autographed Ricky photo on eBay. This shirtless picture, an autographed
8x10 (item #446553184) currently is unbid at $24.95 and closes October
September 22, 2000 - Good
Morning America will be airing a special taped interview with Ricky Martin
on Tuesday, September 26th. A thirsty.com reporter who attended the taping
reveals, "Ricky previewed his new video, "She Bangs" which is totally hot-half
the video was shot underwater! And let me tell you, you thought those leather
pants were hot, he looks amazing in jeans."
September 17, 2000 - Ricky
Martin is removing the lyrics "she blew me off" in the U.K. version of
his new single She Bangs, according to the U.K. Sun. Seems exec's
at Sony were worried British listeners would interpret the line the wrong
September 16, 2000 - Ricky
Martin was quick to exit the Latin Grammys, reports the New York Post,
saying he never joined the audience after his appearance.
September 13, 2000 - Ricky
Martin performed tonight at the Latin Grammys, the first annual event held
in Los Angeles.
September 12, 2000 - Ricky
Martin will perform before dozens of A-List celebs at Marvin Davis annual
star fest "Carousel of Hope," which benefits juvenile diabetes.
September 12, 2000 - Moby
is out talking about musicians like Ricky Martin and the two types of pop
musicians, saying "If you're talking about the sort of Pablum that's geared
toward 12-year-olds, I can't stand it. I maintain that there's two traditions
of musicians in pop music. One is people like Ricky Martin, for example.
He's tall and good-looking and knows how to dance. On the other hand, you
might have someone like Beck or Neil Young. Basically, someone like Ricky
Martin was probably popular in high school. And then you have folks like
me and Beck, who were losers in high school. [But] when we couldn't get
a date, we just spent our time learning how to write and play music."
September 11, 2000 - Carson
Daly tells FHM that he lived in the old home of Ricky Martin before he
made it big at MTV. He said "he hadn't made it big yet, but we still used
to get his mail from all over the world-like 175 letters a day. I thought
it was funny, so I used to read them on the air at KROQ."
September 9, 2000 - Yet another
autographed Ricky photo on eBay. This picture, an autographed 8x10 (item
#431855628) currently is bid at $9.95 and closes September 14th.
September 8, 2000 - Ricky
Martin tonight on Access Hollywood talked about Britney saying "She's a
strong woman and if she's surrounded by the right people she'll have no
problems." Ricky also denied rumors he's going to be in Dirty Dancing 2,
saying he heard about it just like everyone else, in the media.
September 7, 2000 - Although
not winning anything tonight (Shake Your Bon Bon lost out to Eminem for
Best Male Video), Ricky Martin was on hand at the MTV VMA's.
September 2, 2000 - Ricky
Martin is nominated for Most Fashionable Artist - Male in The 6th Annual
2000 "VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards" Presented live from the Theater at
Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, October 20 at 9:00-11:00
September 2, 2000 - USA Today
spoke with David Adelson, music correspondent/producer for the E! channel
about the hugely anticipated albums from Ricky Martin and BSB as to which
will be a bigger seller, he said "The consensus in the industry is that
Backstreet will sell more initially, but that would in no way detract from
Ricky's sales performance, which will be huge."
September 2, 2000 - More
autographed Ricky on eBay. This picture, an autographed 8x10 (item #423386698)
currently is unbid at $24.95 and closes September 5th.
September 2, 2000 - Entertainment
Weekly reports a Ricky Martin spokesperson saying to look for "a more sophisticated
sound" from Ricky in his upcoming album due out in November.
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