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Thursday, November 4, 2010

One of the Best Parts of Ricky Martin’s Book is a…. Contract

Ricky Martin (musician of Menudo and then La Vida Loca fame) has written an autobiography titled MeGawker selflessly reads Martin’s book and provides the highlights (so that you don’t have to). 

Some readers might be interested to learn that, among friends, he goes by the name “Kiki” (that’s my dog’s name).  Others might find intrigue in his story about coming out as a gay man (shocking news from an exceedingly handsome and well-groomed man singing about shaking his "bon bon"!).  But, by far, the most fascinating highlight from the book involves Martin’s “hair drama.”  

513V8NB8F3L Martin had long hair and an acting stint on General Hospital.  His contract with the tv network “said that I couldn’t change my image in any major way without first obtaining permission from the show’s producers.”  Martin wanted to cut his hair, so he called the show’s executive producer from the hair salon and she apparently refused to give him permission.  According to his account she yelled “Oh, my God! Continuity! If you cut your hair now, you’ll appear with short hair in one scene and long hair in another… For the love of God, Ricky, don’t do it!”  And he didn’t.  Now, that’s livin’ la vida loca!

[Meredith R. Miller]

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That's my dog's name too! Of course I slightly named my dog after Ricky.

Posted by: Anna | Nov 4, 2010 5:37:26 PM

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