Ricky Martin Hub
In celebration of the release of his first children's book, Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars, Ricky Martin stopped by Good Morning America to share why his experience as a father inspired him to become a children's author in the first place.
Later, Martin was also tested on his knowledge of children's books with a quiz on classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Green Eggs and Ham.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Ricky Martin is in Miami. Would someone please bring him coffee?
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The Human Rights Campaign is looking to give Russia's LGBT Community a big boost of support leading up to the Sochi Olympic Games with the launch of its "Love Conquers Hate" solidarity campaign today.
Via press release:
Participants will share a photo of themselves wearing the Russian-language version of HRC's iconic Love Conquers Hate t-shirt on their social media platforms with the hashtag #LoveConquersHate, encouraging their followers from around the world to do the same. Each photo that is shared with the campaign hashtag will be aggregated at www.loveconquershate.org. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will go to a fund that supports LGBT advocates in Russia.
The campaign site also features a diverse group of prominent celebrities, athletes, and politicians who are speaking out in support of the LGBT community in Russia and against the country's homophobic laws. Participants include: Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, America Ferrera, Ricky Martin, Perez Hilton, Anthony Bourdain, Wentworth Miller, Tim Gunn, Jason Collins, and many others.
Said HRC President Chad Griffin:
"Love and equality are universal values that aren't limited by language or national borders. We stand with Russia's LGBT community and their allies, and we are committed to doing as much as we possibly can to support their efforts to repeal this heinous law."
For more information on how you can join the cause, visit www.loveconquershate.org
And you can check out more celebrity photos of the campaign, AFTER THE JUMP...
Pope Francis calls 'Extraordinary Synod' on family and marriage: "For Francis, issues of family and marriage are the ones that require deeper interpretation given the signs of the times, and dedicating a synod to the topic suggests he wants to unify church teaching about them. When local church offices around the world make their own decisions about marriage and family—especially about serving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics—the global church as whole becomes divided."
Pippa Middleton flies afoul of animal rights activists.
The most adorable cat of the day. So far at least.
Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes. Once known for parts that saw him gain and lose a considerable amount of weight, Hanks told the BBC he no longer considers roles that require extreme weight gain out of concern for his health.
Ricky Martin and his boys look darling in Darling Harbor, Australia.
Leading up to Thursday's episode of Glee remembering Corey Monteith, the show has released full versions of the songs being performed which includes "Seasons of Love" from Rent, "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry and "I'll Stand By You" which Monteith himself performed in the show's first season.
Male Model Fix: Francisco Lachowski
Freedom to Marry offers up an excellent chart showing the 19 states where couples are suing for marriage equality.
Leotard fashion update from the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships. And some nice biceps.
Despite claiming to be "shell-shocked" after being trounced by President Obama, the Romney campaign's own internal polls showed Romney would lose, giving him only an 18% chance of winning.
Monday Night's Dancing With The Stars saw a lot of male shirtlessness.
Miss Piggy takes on Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball."
Compared to adults in other developed countries, Americans are lagging behind according to a new study: "The study, perhaps the most detailed of its kind, shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States in students’ test scores and young people’s college graduation rates corresponds to a skills gap, extending far beyond school. In the United States, young adults in particular fare poorly compared with their international competitors of the same ages — not just in math and technology, but also in literacy."
The Light Princess, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tori Amos, is now in previews at London's National Theater.
Is the beard back?
Ricky Martin tweeted the cover to his first children's book, illustrated by Patricia Castelao, on Monday morning: "Exciting news! Here is the cover of my 1st children's book, out Nov 14th!"
The book's synopsis on Amazon.com:
When you reach for the moon…sometimes you land among the stars. Santiago’s biggest dream is to perform on stage. But when he doesn’t get the lead role in the school play, he can’t help but doubt himself. Encouraged by his father’s inspiring words, Santiago rebuilds his confidence and finds that with passion and dedication, you can achieve amazing things beyond your wildest imagination. From international superstar Ricky Martin, comes a timeless story of a boy who follows his heart and a father who believes in his son’s boundless potential.Martin has two 5-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino.
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