Ricky Martin may be saying goodbye to Broadway, but he’s got a lot cooking: a TV series and a children’s book.
The Livin’ La Vida Loca singer is developing a new series for NBC, expected in 2013. He’s producing, writing and will star in the currently untitled dramedy, where he hopes to tackle social issues. “It’s about growing,” The Voice (Australia) judge told The AP. “It’s a moment in my life where I just need to absorb and be surrounded by amazing actors and musicians and grow as an entertainer.”
Martin, who sold his Miami Beach mansion last April but still spends quality time here, didn’t have to look far for inspiration for his second book. “I think it’s time to write about things that I’ve been through with my kids that I’m sure many daddies out there will understand,” said the father of twins Matteo and Valentino, 4. He leaves Evita Jan. 26.
LIV it up
In advance of his show at LIV at the Fontainebleau, super DJ/producer Tiësto will make an appearance at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Guess store on Lincoln Road. The DJ is promoting the new Guess/ Tiësto capsule collection, clothing for men and women inspired by electronic dance music. Fans can also enter to win tickets to the DJ’s show later that night at LIV.
Y100 is hosting a free event at 2 p.m. Saturday on the plaza of the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Scheduled to perform at Y100’s Pre-Show at Jingle Ball Village are Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone, Karmin and Megan & Liz. The pre-show will go until 6 p.m. and will feature contests and ticket upgrades.
Maddy Marr & Lesley Abravanel