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kurzz
Mar 29, 2010, 07:39 PM
:eek:

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote on his official Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."


http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/29/ricky.martin.gay/index.html

PlaceofDis
Mar 29, 2010, 07:41 PM
shocking! ;)

dukebound85
Mar 29, 2010, 07:42 PM
i imagine there are heartbroken girls everywhere

mkrishnan
Mar 29, 2010, 07:44 PM
This was in doubt?

sanPietro98
Mar 29, 2010, 08:02 PM
Is THAT what Living La Vida Loca meant?

yg17
Mar 29, 2010, 08:12 PM
In other breaking news, bears **** in the woods.

Surely
Mar 29, 2010, 08:14 PM
Dammit, I was gonna set my sister up with him.

Ah well.....

MacMini2009
Mar 29, 2010, 08:14 PM
Lmao.

TuffLuffJimmy
Mar 29, 2010, 08:15 PM
My mom will be crushed! :eek:

ucfgrad93
Mar 29, 2010, 08:51 PM
Big deal.

MacNut
Mar 29, 2010, 09:16 PM
The shock would be if he confirmed he was straight.

I think most people forgot who Ricky Martin was. Sounds like he wants to rejuvenate his career.

tonyburkhart
Mar 29, 2010, 09:18 PM
... and in other news water is wet and the sky is blue!!!
:rolleyes:

Sun Baked
Mar 29, 2010, 09:22 PM
Dammit, I was gonna set my sister up with him.

Ah well.....

Well good news, your date with him is still on.

Antares
Mar 29, 2010, 11:07 PM
Ricky Martin was the last person in the world to know that Ricky Martin is gay.

rhett7660
Mar 29, 2010, 11:44 PM
In other breaking news, bears **** in the woods.

ROFL. This made my day. Don't know why but it did.

Really, is this something we didn't really know or suspect. But hey. Not a real shocker.

Surely
Mar 30, 2010, 12:31 AM
Well good news, your date with him is still on.

I just went from six to midnight.

jav6454
Mar 30, 2010, 01:53 AM
Shockingly predictable

SpaceKitty
Mar 30, 2010, 02:15 AM
Dammit, I was gonna set my sister up with him.

Ah well.....

At least you know that your sister would be safe leaving her alone with Mr. Loco.

thefunkymunky
Mar 30, 2010, 03:02 AM
She Bangs, She Bangs... just not for Ricky :p

robbieduncan
Mar 30, 2010, 04:10 AM
From the BBC story "Martin began his career in the 1980s with the Puerto Rican boy-band, Menudo". Men U Do? A bit of a clue...

Sun Baked
Mar 30, 2010, 04:17 AM
From the BBC story "Martin began his career in the 1980s with the Puerto Rican boy-band, Menudo". Men U Do? A bit of a clue...

Probably not, just like the mind tends to play tricks on you and make you think you see an elephant in the clouds or Jesus' face in the salami.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 30, 2010, 04:22 AM
Wow... I'm as shocked now as I was back when George Michael came out...

:p

2056
Mar 30, 2010, 04:29 AM
good for him

robj
Mar 30, 2010, 05:32 AM
He's selling a new CD then?

I don't understand how someone need to make public things like his sexuality, is he gay? ok, who cares?

Queso
Mar 30, 2010, 05:44 AM
From the BBC story "Martin began his career in the 1980s with the Puerto Rican boy-band, Menudo". Men U Do? A bit of a clue...
A menudo is spanish for "often" too :D

Kamera RAWr
Mar 30, 2010, 08:08 AM
I just went from six to midnight.

Hahaha! Love it! :D

I see Ricky Martin really winds your clock...

H00513R
Mar 30, 2010, 08:19 AM
I actually was surprised, but not being a fan I could really care less either way. Good for him/bad for all of the (what, now 30 year old??) women out there.

gilkisson
Mar 30, 2010, 08:28 AM
Menudo: A rich stew/soup made with hominy and beef tripe (cow stomach lining). Ricky Martin started in a band by the name of Menudo. This is not news.

Ricky Martin is gay. This is also not news.

Menudo is very good at settling an upset stomach during a hangover.

Ricky Martin's music is very good at causing upset stomachs.

Other than that... well, that's about it.

leomac08
Mar 30, 2010, 09:46 AM
from the 97.1 amp radio in Los Angeles, CA

DJ Carson Daly: (heard it on the morning, while listening to the radio)

"well the only thing you guys have to know is that ricky martin is gay and we're giving away free iPad's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!":D

RawBert
Mar 30, 2010, 12:12 PM
All those guys telling their girlfriends ten years ago that Ricky Martin was gay were right!

In your face, girls!

Well, in his face too.

ss957916
Mar 30, 2010, 12:23 PM
I find it fascinating that everyone on here is like "so?". So many actors/singers/sports stars won't come out cos they think it'll adversely effect their careers. Just look at Tom Cruise - widely known that Nicole Kidman and his current Mrs are paid beards, but I don't think he'll be coming out anytime soon.

rdowns
Mar 30, 2010, 12:37 PM
Who cares?

What next, Sarah Palin coming out as stupid on her Facebook page?

charlesbronsen
Mar 30, 2010, 02:14 PM
I find it fascinating that everyone on here is like "so?". So many actors/singers/sports stars won't come out cos they think it'll adversely effect their careers. Just look at Tom Cruise - widely known that Nicole Kidman and his current Mrs are paid beards, but I don't think he'll be coming out anytime soon.

Huh - Splain Lucy, Splain?

Prof.
Mar 30, 2010, 02:40 PM
I didn't know who or what he was until yesterday. So to hear that a celebrity came out of the closet was surprising to me. :)

coolosxapps
Mar 30, 2010, 04:20 PM
Good for him, but who cares?

TuffLuffJimmy
Mar 30, 2010, 04:44 PM
Huh - Splain Lucy, Splain?
ss957916 was kidding, but.... it might just be true? Seems somewhat likely.

GoCubsGo
Mar 30, 2010, 04:52 PM
I didn't know who or what he was until yesterday. So to hear that a celebrity came out of the closet was surprising to me. :)

Why is it surprising that a celebrity came out? Even a has-been?

rdowns
Mar 30, 2010, 04:54 PM
ss957916 was kidding, but.... it might just be true? Seems somewhat likely.

Well, he was in one of the gayest (http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=29129) movies ever. (NSFW language)

ss957916
Mar 30, 2010, 05:08 PM
ss957916 was kidding, but.... it might just be true? Seems somewhat likely.

I'm not sure what "Spain Lucy, Splain" means. Am I falling for something here?! Everyone knows Tom Cruise is apparently gay, right? Admittedly, I don't know personally. To be clear, I wasn't kidding.

I do know Zac Effron is gay, however. His 'people' made themselves very clear about things that couldn't be mentioned/discussed.

TuffLuffJimmy
Mar 30, 2010, 05:15 PM
I do know Zac Effron is gay, however. His 'people' made themselves very clear about things that couldn't be mentioned/discussed.

there is a god!

Mac'nCheese
Mar 30, 2010, 05:17 PM
Who cares?

What next, Sarah Palin coming out as stupid on her Facebook page?

I never reply when people make me laugh on this site....

But that was ****ing funny!

Counterfit
Mar 30, 2010, 07:45 PM
Who cares?

What next, Sarah Palin coming out as stupid on her Facebook page?

That would just endear her more to the loonies. "Yeah! Take that librul elitist academia!"

obeygiant
Mar 30, 2010, 09:52 PM
Is he going to change his hit "She Bangs!" to "He Bangs!"

lol, She Bangs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihtX86JzmA).

Counterfit
Mar 30, 2010, 10:51 PM
I'm just going to assume that's William Hung.

Queso
Mar 31, 2010, 03:29 AM
Everyone knows Tom Cruise is apparently gay, right? Admittedly, I don't know personally. To be clear, I wasn't kidding.
I have a friend who swears he knows first hand whether the mad midget is gay or not, from a trip to Ibiza a few years back. The story he tells seems unbelievable, but I relayed it to a film director friend who spends a lot of time in LA. Although the director would say nothing outright, their reaction basically confirmed the circumstances within the tale as extremely likely.

SactoGuy18
Mar 31, 2010, 07:55 AM
The sad thing is that unless you're willing to undergo a lot of public denunciation in the early going, if you're a major celebrity coming out of the closet is in many ways still a major career killer. :(

Indeed, if you look at Ellen DeGeneres' case, when she came out in 1997 it caused quite a lot of PR grief for her for several years until she started to rebuild her image as a talk show host (and a pretty successful one at that).

aloofman
Mar 31, 2010, 11:17 AM
Indeed, if you look at Ellen DeGeneres' case, when she came out in 1997 it caused quite a lot of PR grief for her for several years until she started to rebuild her image as a talk show host (and a pretty successful one at that).

At the same time she came out, her sitcom became unfunny. That causes PR grief too.

patrick0brien
Mar 31, 2010, 11:17 AM
Oh wow, lok at that, the top of my head came off in surprise...

leekohler
Mar 31, 2010, 11:18 AM
Sweet. He's hot. Anybody got a ticket to Puerto Rico for me? :)

jav6454
Mar 31, 2010, 11:21 AM
Oh wow, lok at that, the top of my head came off in surprise...

No surprise

http://crazygreek.co.uk/misc/ya_rly.jpg

NT1440
Mar 31, 2010, 11:22 AM
What

A

Shocker.
:rolleyes:

Can I get a "well duh!" from the crowd?

dXTC
Mar 31, 2010, 03:07 PM
Oh wow, lok at that, the top of my head came off in surprise...

No surprise

http://crazygreek.co.uk/misc/ya_rly.jpg

Wait a second... am I on MacRumors, or Fark.com?!? LOL

Jason Beck
Mar 31, 2010, 04:58 PM
Sweet. He's hot. Anybody got a ticket to Puerto Rico for me? :)

No Leek. He's MINE!

jk.

I was reading my wife this thread in Starbucks, and coffee came out her
nose. Like when i read " ... a bear **** in the woods".. lol
People were looking@her. Classic.

This thread gets +1 +111111111

In other breaking news, bears **** in the woods.

+1

You made my wife spout coffee out her nose in public when i narrated your
post to her.

Rt&Dzine
Mar 31, 2010, 08:01 PM
I'm not sure what "Spain Lucy, Splain" means.

Famous line from another Ricky . . . "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"

pilotError
Mar 31, 2010, 10:19 PM
Feel like we took a ride in the Hot Tub Time Machine or somethin! LOL

I have a friend in PR. There's actually a few actors (some would surprise you) that are gay and married. They get paid to keep those stories out of the tabloids!

leekohler
Apr 1, 2010, 10:51 AM
No Leek. He's MINE!



No way. I got dibs. Go find your own Latino. :)

Jason Beck
Apr 1, 2010, 12:20 PM
What's next, Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite?
Oh wait, that is a topic already.

I was googling the lyrics to "Disco Stick" the other
night and right after starting to enter the Gaga
part in the Google box, one of the recent searches
was just that.

"Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite?"

LOL.
The ensuing video was quite entertaining.

leekohler
Apr 1, 2010, 12:44 PM
What's next, Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite?
Oh wait, that is a topic already.

I was googling the lyrics to "Disco Stick" the other
night and right after starting to enter the Gaga
part in the Google box, one of the recent searches
was just that.

"Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite?"

LOL.
The ensuing video was quite entertaining.

No- Lady gaga is Marilyn Manson. He got bored and decided to go this route. :) Go look, I'm not kidding.

Gonzo3333
Apr 1, 2010, 02:50 PM
Almost as shocking as Mark McGwire admitting to using steroids.

Well, he was in one of the gayest movies ever. (NSFW language)

^^
Hilarious!

rdowns
Apr 1, 2010, 04:08 PM
Nah, the Lady Gaga has a penis rumors have been debunked. Either that or he does a mean tuck job. :eek:


http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/137922/LADY-GAGA-PENIS.jpg

kernkraft
Apr 1, 2010, 04:13 PM
That is indeed Marilyn (Manson). I knew that this blonde was really talented!

About Ricky Martin - that is the wardrobe shock of the... phew... er... this minute, since there wasn't anybody else coming out?

Gaelic2
Apr 2, 2010, 01:43 PM
I really don't care if he is gay but who,is he????:confused:

rdowns
Apr 2, 2010, 02:50 PM
I really don't care if he is gay but who,is he????:confused:

I think Dean Martin was his grandfather.

leekohler
Apr 3, 2010, 12:47 PM
Nah, the Lady Gaga has a penis rumors have been debunked. Either that or he does a mean tuck job. :eek:



Dude, I'm sorry- that's Marilyn Manson. :)

I really don't care if he is gay but who,is he????:confused:

A singer. He's been around forever. I'm surprised you don't know who he is.

He's also a DILF- Dude I'd Like to *******. :)

Disc Golfer
Apr 3, 2010, 03:55 PM
Dude, I'm sorry- that's Marilyn Manson. :)
There are some other photos from whatever was happening there that are downright horrifying in a sort of over the top hilarious sort of way. I was going to post this as an image but realized not everyone may have their clorox eye wash handy so heres a link for the masochists- http://celebritystylespot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Lady-Gaga-Grammys-Glittery-Costume.jpg
Marilyn's definitely gone crotchy with this schtick but we all knew he packs a mean tuck (http://static.gigwise.com/gallery/marilyn-naked.jpg) for a while now.

Jason Beck
Apr 3, 2010, 04:27 PM
hahha Great senses of humors here.
Rdowns, I almost choked on my coffee.... LOL@ "mean tuck job"!
Can't wait till wife gets home to show her the thread.

ahahaha
Good stuff.

ZazenZach
Apr 3, 2010, 08:58 PM
in other news, water is wet and radiation can cause cancer

dopey220
Apr 4, 2010, 04:24 PM
What? GTFO.

angemon89
Apr 4, 2010, 05:58 PM
Took him long enough. He's really hot for being 39. :D

theBB
Apr 5, 2010, 07:21 PM
Indeed, if you look at Ellen DeGeneres' case, when she came out in 1997 it caused quite a lot of PR grief for her for several years until she started to rebuild her image as a talk show host
A lot has changed since then. I remember the big hoopla about the first gay kiss on TV in her sitcom. There was non-stop TV and magazine coverage about it for at least two weeks before the episode. Now gay kiss is everywhere on TV, even the major broadcast channels. A big stigma is still there for male athletes, but definitely not for actors. It might make it more difficult to sell them as idols for teenage girls, but it probably does not matter even for that purpose.

leekohler
Apr 7, 2010, 12:22 PM
There are some other photos from whatever was happening there that are downright horrifying in a sort of over the top hilarious sort of way. I was going to post this as an image but realized not everyone may have their clorox eye wash handy so heres a link for the masochists- http://celebritystylespot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Lady-Gaga-Grammys-Glittery-Costume.jpg
Marilyn's definitely gone crotchy with this schtick but we all knew he packs a mean tuck (http://static.gigwise.com/gallery/marilyn-naked.jpg) for a while now.

I'm telling you- Manson is Lady Gaga. :)

angemon89
Apr 7, 2010, 01:39 PM
A lot has changed since then. I remember the big hoopla about the first gay kiss on TV in her sitcom. There was non-stop TV and magazine coverage about it for at least two weeks before the episode. Now gay kiss is everywhere on TV, even the major broadcast channels. A big stigma is still there for male athletes, but definitely not for actors. It might make it more difficult to sell them as idols for teenage girls, but it probably does not matter even for that purpose.

I was actually kind of shocked when a couple of weeks ago on Ugly Betty they showed two guys kiss. But they werent just any guys, they were like 15 year old boys. In my mind I was thinking the entire time that there's no way in hell ABC would show two boys making out but they actually did. That's why it kind of shocked me. But you are right gay kiss scenes are everywhere now.

theBB
Apr 7, 2010, 10:28 PM
I was actually kind of shocked when a couple of weeks ago on Ugly Betty they showed two guys kiss. But they werent just any guys, they were like 15 year old boys.
Funny... My wife likes that show, so I have seen that scene, too. It seems every sitcom on ABC or ABC family has at least one gay couple. If an alien were to land today and start watching ABC, he would probably conclude that openly gay people comprise 20% of the US population. The last 10-12 years made a huge difference, even though most gay males are still depicted as quite over the top and odd. Gay females come across as more normal. I don't know if other networks are like that though...

Renese-Williams
Apr 11, 2010, 07:41 PM
Makes him even better. :D

Pigumon
Apr 14, 2010, 04:15 AM
ooooooh homosexual... 'cause yeah he's always been GAY :cool:

OzyOly
May 3, 2010, 02:50 PM
Gotta say, I never saw this coming. :rolleyes:

Love
May 5, 2010, 09:21 PM
I kept thinking everybody was talking about Ricky Gervais.

Well, if he was gay, no real surprises there.

dsnort
May 5, 2010, 09:23 PM
I'm confused, does anyone still care?

idtaminger
May 6, 2010, 04:20 PM
Did anyone ever think he was actually straight?

Gasu E.
May 28, 2010, 12:26 PM
This is hardly a "man bites dog" story. I'm sure it's man bites something, but not "dog".

aughsum
May 28, 2010, 09:48 PM
didn't know he was still alive.. i guess being gay is better than being dead.

er...

Surely
May 28, 2010, 10:19 PM
Gasu E.: did you actually search for this topic, only to make that horrible, horrible joke?

You brought a thread that's been dead for over 3 weeks back to life for that?:rolleyes:

colourfastt
May 29, 2010, 12:56 AM
Ricky Martin is 'straight' the same way Liberace was 'straight': only in the minds of women.

Jaro65
May 29, 2010, 10:43 PM
Well, I'm glad he feels he is "blessed."

Surely
May 29, 2010, 11:32 PM
Well, I'm glad he feels he is "blessed."

Seems like he's pretty blessed to me..... A successful career, more money than he'll ever need, a family.... Sounds good to me.

Black Macbook
May 29, 2010, 11:53 PM
So, in other words, he wasn't exactly being authentic or truthful when he had his big hit - -

"Livin' La Vida Loca"

She's into superstitions black cats and voodoo dolls.
I feel a premonition that girl's gonna make me fall.
She's into new sensations new kicks in the candle light.
She's got a new addiction for every day and night.

She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain.
She'll make you live her crazy life but she'll take away your pain
like a bullet to your brain. Come On!