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Ricky Martin Endorses President Obama

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- International pop star Ricky Martin, famous for hits like "Livin' La Vida Loca," and the star of Broadway's current production of Evita, has come out in support of President Obama, endorsing him for the 2012 election.

The openly gay singer is hosting a fundraiser with Obama in New York on Monday just days after the president publicly declared his support for same-sex marriage.

"I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights," Martin tweeted shortly after the president's announcement last Wednesday. "Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday."

While the fundraiser was scheduled weeks ago, it takes on a new significance following Obama's assertion that "same sex couples should be able to get married."

"I am proud to support our president," Martin told Univision's Spanish-language program Primer Imapcto after announcing the fundraiser last month.

"I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington," Martin continued. "He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities, leading us to precedent setting milestones such as the appointment of the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the repeal of [Don't Ask, Don't Tell]."

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New 'Behind the Music' Episodes Premiering This Summer

Rob Verhorst/Redferns(NEW YORK) -- Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott are among the artists who will be profiled in new episodes of VH1's Behind the Music, premiering this summer.

The Missy Elliott episode debuts June 29; the Blige episode on July 27; the Iglesias episode on Aug. 3; the Lambert episode on Aug. 10 and the Martin episode on Aug. 17.

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Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and More Perform on CBS Special

Photo Courtesy - CBS Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Ricky Martin and Melissa Etheridge are among the performers on this year's CBS special A Home for the Holidays, airing Wednesday night at 8:00 ET.

Now in its 12th year, the special raises awareness of foster care and adoption, and also finds homes for kids who need placement.

Etheridge, who's making her third appearance on the special, tells the New York Daily News, "You can't just beat it for the feeling of the season, or what this season is about.  This is about understanding, giving, gratitude and's not about selling anything.  It's about bringing hope and light and love into other people's lives."

She adds, "This show puts children into families and homes."

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