Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin announced to the world that he was gay last March and has now penned an autobiography which hits shelves today. His book is entitled Me and gives the reader an in depth look into his life including his sexuality and what it’s like being a gay dad.
Ricky Martin is a 38-year-old father of twins, Valentino and Matteo, and says he came out of the closet for his children. He explained, “When I was holding them in my arms I was like, ‘What? Am I gonna teach them how to lie?’ Whoa, that is my blessing right there. Then, when I was holding my children I said, ‘Okay, it’s time to tell the world.’” And he did.
Like so many performers, though, all that creativity stemmed from a troubled past. One that he spoke in depth to Oprah about when he visited her show on Wednesday.
Last month Forbes gave us a list of the America’s richest people — now the mogul-loving magazine just released a list of the 2010 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
There are definitely some shocking names on the list this year. Some are names I’ve never heard of, some are names I wish I’d never hear from again.
So, who made the list? Keep reading to find out.
Oh boy, this is grody. Remember Octomom? The Angelina Jolie obsessed, in-vitro fertilization addict that popped out 8 kids a couple years back — adding to the 6 she already has? Sure you do, because her weird face with those flump (fake plump) lips and un-beweaveable hair extensions has forever been seared into your mind, for better, but mostly for worse.
If you had to choose between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who would you think is the richest? If you still think Steve Jobs has the lead, you’d be sadly mistaken. This and other news was released today in the Forbes 400 Richest People in America list, a compilation of the country’s 400 wealthiest people.
The Facebook clan has a presence on the list with Zuckerberg seeing the largest relative increase. He more than tripled his fortune to $6.9 billion and deservedly took the 35th spot on the list. He is not alone because fellow Facebook co-founders Eduardo Saverin and Dustin Moskovitz joined the list with respective fortunes of $1.15 billion and $1.4 billion. At only 26 years old, Moskovitz is the youngest billionaire in the world.
Ahh, Glee. The show we love or is it the show we love to hate? Either way, it keeps me glued to my TV. After an annoyingly long 3-month hiatus, season two of Glee kicked off last night — and was worth the wait. Between the new songs and Sue Sylvester’s quick tongue, we just couldn’t get enough.
The episode starts off after regionals where New Directions had a less than stellar finish. The group does a killer rendition of Jay-Z/Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” in the school courtyard. No one seemed to notice except Oprah singing sensation Charice, who plays a foreign exchange student. Also, Coach Ken had a nervous breakdown and has been replaced by Shannon Bieste (Dot Jones), whose first item on the agenda is to convince Principal Figgins to slash the budgets of both glee club and the Cheerios so more money can go towards football. Mr. Schue and Sue vow to take down their new mutual enemy.
Get this man in a movie, stat!
Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested Saturday on charges of felony burglary for living in their former California home illegally! Apparently they owned the Santa Barbara home many, many years ago, but, when the cops came after an alarm went off, claimed they still owned it. Unfortunately, Quaid’s acting job did not fool anyone.
People are sick, we know, but who would subject themselves to self-inflicted acid burns and then go on national television to talk about the ordeal? Bethany Storro–that’s who! Her previous account on August 30, where she claimed a woman threw acid on her face outside a Vancouver, Washington, Starbucks, turned out to be false and has us all asking the question: WHY?
Bethany Storro, 28, was so believable when she spoke about her attack from the hospital covered in gauze. She gave a description of the woman who did this to her (black, in her 20s, medium build) and no one doubted her for a second. But when investigators questioned Storro after noting inconsistencies in her story, the truth started to come out. Storro was scheduled to be on the Oprah show but the network has canceled the appearance.
You've watched her wheel a wagon load of fat on stage, you were there when Tom Cruise jumped all over her couch, you were even there to witness the Pregnant Man in all his cherubic glory. You and Oprah, you've seen things. You're her most loyal fan. And now, one of the world's most giving celebs is paying you back - with a (cue the bombastic Oprah voice) FREE TRIP TO AUSTRALIAAAAA!!!! You heard that right. Oprah producers hand picked 300 of Ms. Winfrey's most loyal fans, the ones who have been there through thick (Oprah) and thin (Oprah), and are sending them on an all expense paid seven night, eight day adventure to the land Down Unda. Why you ask? Who cares! It's Oprah! Well, actually, it's for a taping of her show. She shared the news today on her shows 25th season premiere. I started to think about where would IRead More
Oh boy... it’s official: After hearing names like Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric and even Oprah Winfrey (really?!) as potential candidates for Larry King’s replacement, it has been announced that British television host Piers Morgan will fill Old Man Winter's role starting in January 2011. According to CNN today, Morgan, 45, a former British tabloid newspaper editor and current judge on America’s Got Talent, will take over when Larry King retires from CNN's Larry King Live after a notorious 25-year run. So what is Morgan's plan for the show? He told The Hollywood Reporter that he plans to bring "journalistic rigor" to the job and that he’d like one of his first interviews to be Barack Obama, followed by "Mel Gibson or Lindsay Lohan or whoever is in the news who is relevant and current." Good plan for a current events show, we think. We like how you think outside the box, Piers.Read More