South Carolina county wants disaster money for river gauges
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are asking the state to spend some of its disaster money on permanent gauges to measure river levels.
Georgetown County Emergency Manager Sam Hodge says temporary gauges placed during Hurricane Florence's flooding last year were helpful.
But Hodge says because the gauges aren't in place all the time, flooding forecasts struggle to include influences from ocean tides.
Forecasters predicted unprecedented flooding that never materialized.
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Ricky Martin and husband welcome baby girl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy.
The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant's tiny hands. Martin says the girl is named Lucia.
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Mississippi inmate’s death is the 6th in a year
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Prison officials in Mississippi confirm that an inmate died over the weekend.
News outlets reported that 58-year-old Ricky Martin was at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Jackson and was complaining he could not breathe. He was taken to the Rankin County hospital where he died several hours later.
Coroner David Ruth says he's awaiting autopsy results to determine how Martin died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.
More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Music stars like Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin and Sara Bareilles are nominated for Emmys, but for John Legend — who is up for two awards — winning could land him in the elite club of EGOTs.
Legend earned nominations Thursday for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert" — outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie and as a producer in the outstanding variety special (live) category.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Musician and singer Stevie Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in August.
Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3.
The 5,300-seat venue is located at the Park MGM casino-resort, formerly known as the Monte Carlo. It hosted the residencies of Cher and Ricky Martin.
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Longoria holds back tears as she receives star
Eva Longoria was "overwhelmed" as she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 'Desperate Housewives' star was handed the honour during the event on Monday (04.16.18), which was attended by her famous pals including Victoria Beckham, Felicity Huffman and Ricky Martin.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "This Is Us" was named outstanding television drama Thursday at the GLAAD Media Awards at a ceremony that buzzed with excitement for honoree Britney Spears.
The 29th annual ceremony held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel also recognized "Master of None" for an episode in which Lena Waithe's character comes out to her family.
ST. MARTINVILLE — The St. Martinville City Council will award clean city slogan and poster contest winners at tonight’s regular meeting.
The city has been working on the upcoming Cleanest City contest, with juding scheduled to be held later this month.
The council also will vote on the final approval for the sale of the ice house in the city.
Ricky Martin spent six months chatting to Jwan Yosef online before they met in person.
The 46-year-old singer-and-actor - who confirmed in January he and the artist had tied the knot - insists they weren't sending "sexy" messages to one another but had got to know one another well before they met for the first time.
And as soon as they came face-to-face in 2016, the pair knew they would marry one day.
Martin ‘felt angry’ after watching ‘Versace’ finale
Up and coming artist Remington made his debut this afternoon in The Listening Room.
Remington is a unique mix of the dance beats of Avicii, the pop country style of Sam Hunt, the front man style of Ricky Martin, the vocal chops of “himself”, and the guitar solo style of Jack White. Remington rocks a rockabilly look and has created his own lane as an inventive wildcard entertainer best described as Southern Pop / Progressive Country.
FX’s widely celebrated O.J. Simpson “American Crime Story” focused on the theatrics and hijinks of the celebrity athlete’s televised murder trial and the colorful characters involved.
Don’t expect any such amusement from “Crime Story’s” second season, which details the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace in the summer of 1997 and the events leading up to him being gunned down.
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Ricky Martin has married Jwan Yosef
NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Martin is a married man.
The Puerto Rican star revealed this week during the premiere of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" that he and artist Jwan (JWAN) Yosef recently said I do, although he didn't specify when or where it happened.
His publicist confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
Halle Berry, Carol Burnett among Golden Globe presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Halle Berry, Gal Gadot and Chris Hemsworth are among the first presenters announced for next month's Golden Globe Awards.
Other presenters announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include Carol Burnett, Shirley MacLaine, Hugh Grant, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Ricky Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Seth Rogan and Sharon Stone.
Lady Gaga achieves ‘dream’ with Las Vegas residency
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lady Gaga will join the list of superstars with regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas in 2018, when she kicks off a two-year residency in December.
Gaga in a statement Tuesday says it has been her "life-long dream" to perform in Las Vegas. She says she is humbled to be joining a historical line-up of performers that include Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 24-30
Dec. 24: Actor Clarence Gilyard ("Walker, Texas Ranger") is 62. Actress Stephanie Hodge ("Unhappily Ever After") is 61. Bassist-synthesizer player Ian Burden of Human League is 60. Actor Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 58. Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 54. Actor Mark Valley ("Boston Legal") is 53. Actor Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show") is 51. Singer Ricky Martin is 46. "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer is 44. TV host Ryan Seacrest is 43. Actor Michael Raymond-James ("Once Upon a Time," ''True Blood") is 40. Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 26.
ST. MARTINVILLE — A 3-2 vote to appoint a new chief of police by the St. Martinville City Council led to an uproar from the crowd Tuesday night and prompted one council member to leave council chambers abruptly before the meeting was adjourned.
‘On Your Feet!,’ Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s bio musical, urges Playhouse Square audiences to groove (preview)
'On Your Feet!,' Gloria and Emilio Estefan's bio musical, urges Playhouse Square audiences to groove (preview)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Without Cuban-born crossover pioneers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, there would likely be no Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jennifer López and a host of other Latin superstars.
Former county jail in Oklahoma to be auctioned
WAURIKA, Okla. (AP) — A southern Oklahoma jail will be put up for auction this week after the state Corrections Department ended its contracts to house state inmates in county jails.
Ricky Martin dazzles Mexico City
Noel Gallagher doesn’t get Ricky Martin comparison on Holy Mountain
Noel Gallagher doesn't think his song 'Holy Mountain' resembles Ricky Martin's 'She Bangs'.
The former Oasis guitarist - who released his third solo record 'Who Built The Moon?' today (24.11.17) - says that while the "phrasing" of 'She Fell. She Fell' on his track is similar to 'She Bangs! She Bangs' on the Puerto Rican star's 2000 hit, he was by no means influenced by the 45-year-old pop singer and can't understand why his fans are making the comparison.
Ricky Martin dedicated his Corazón Latino Award for charity work to the "real stars", the residents of Puerto Rico, as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The 45-year-old singer collected the gong at 2017's iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina for his work in helping the victims of the natural disaster.
Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez raise $26M for Puerto Rico
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have raised $26 million for Puerto Rico disaster relief, with another $9 million raised by a benefit show.
The two hosted "One Voice: Somos Live!" on Saturday with Marc Anthony.
Lopez says that amid "swirling negativity dividing our country," the outpouring of support for Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane was gratifying.
Ricky Martin is "fighting" to help the people of Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.
The 45-year-old musician and his fiancé Jwan Yosef flew to the Caribbean island earlier this month to help bring vital supplies to the 3.4 million islanders without power and thousands more who were left homeless by the catastrophic storm.
Ricky Martin wants people to "talk about" his wedding.
The 45-year-old singer announced his engagement to Jwan Yosef last year, and the pair are intent on having a "public" ceremony that they can "share with the world", as they want their nuptials to be a "great event".
Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family's native Puerto Rico.
Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Lopez says she's also enlisting the help of her boyfriend, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and her ex-husband, Marc Anthony.
A year or so ago, Billboard assembled one of those music-related lists that prompt furor and fervor. This time, it was 50 essential Latin albums of the past 50 years.
Viva Las Vegas as celebs pack Sin City for Mexican holiday
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
A premier boxing match, a bell-ringing ceremony and more than a dozen performances by Latin megastars, including Ricky Martin and Alejandro Fernandez, were expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors, making the weekend once again one of Sin City's busiest.
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Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A roundup of news from the closing day of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services presented details on upcoming programs.
Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
"I'll make sure people fall in love with your relationship with Gianni," Martin, who plays D'Amico in FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," recounted telling him.
Alejandro Sanz named Latin Grammy Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish music star Alejandro Sanz has been named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
The academy will honor the 18-time Latin Grammy Award- and three-time Grammy Award-winner on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys.
FX will follow up prize-winning "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," with "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," the cable network says.
"Versace" becomes the second entry in the anthology series from Ryan Murphy, "Katrina," about the hurricane and flood that devastated New Orleans, will follow as the third installment.
Production of "Versace" began in April for a debut in early 2018.
Attorney questions police shooting victim’s paternity
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — An attorney defending a former Columbus police officer against a wrongful death lawsuit questions whether the plaintiff is actually the father of the deceased.
In a motion filed Tuesday in federal court in Aberdeen, the Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2loDXFz) reported that attorney Jeffrey Reynolds stated that Ricky Martin's relationship to Ricky Ball is unproven.
The Feb. 8 basketball game between the Tarkington Longhorns and the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks became a disappointing loss for the former as the last period ended with the Hawks scoring nine points via free throws to achieve a 51-44 victory.
The Hawks started out strong in the first period with a 16-1 lead before the Longhorns gained momentum, ending the first period with the Hawks ahead 18-8.
New Jersey man dies at amusement park in P.R.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in Puerto Rico said a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory.
Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit. Police said they are investigating reports that Green was hit after he tried to retrieve an object that a client lost during the ride.
Ricky Martin thanks fans for support over father’s illness
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop star Ricky Martin thanked his fans Saturday for their support following the hospitalization of his father, Enrique Martin.
The singer issued a statement saying that he is "close to his father along with his nuclear family." Martin asked that people allow the family to deal with the illness in a private manner.
Tarkington Longhorns come out on top of Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns, 60-55
The Tarkington Longhorns had a tough basketball game against the similarly named Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns on Nov. 18 but in the end the Tarkington boys came out on top and won 60-55.
Both teams were evenly matched at the end of the first period, 20-20. The Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns took a 7-point lead at the end of the first half, 35-28 and stayed ahead throughout the third period with the Tarkington Longhorns slowly catching up, 42-39.
Ricky Martin is engaged to artist Jwan Yosef
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin is engaged.
The 44-year-old singer took a break from his "One World" tour Wednesday to share the news on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.
Martin said he recently proposed to conceptual artist Jwan Yosef, whom he met a year ago after becoming a fan of Yosef's work. This will be the first marriage for both.
7 p.m. Sunday. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $45 general admission. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com
By almost any standard, “Lo Sagrado y Lo Maldito” (“The Sacred & The Damned”) is a dramatic name for a pop concert tour.
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