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Ricky Martin: I used to be a bully; Miley Cyrus keeps shocking

 

Ricky Martin unburdened himself to GQ Australia, telling the magazine that not only did he struggle with his sexuality but also bullied gay men at one point.

“I had internalized homophobia,” the singer admitted. “To realize that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that.”

The Puerto Rican-born Martin came out in 2010.

He is currently raising his twin boys with partner, stockbroker Carlos Gonzalez Abella. “I didn’t want [my sons] growing up in a house of lies… or thinking that there was something wrong with being gay.”

Won’t stop

What controversy? Miley Cyrus is loving all the attention (even though most of it was negative) for her R-rated antics at the VMAs. The shocking display did net 306,000 Tweets per minute.

Cyrus isn’t staying quiet, posting some photos from the video shoot for her upcoming rap single 23. Wearing a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls shirt and hot pants, the 20-year-old poses suggestively. There’s another snap of her in a boy’s locker room, modeling a red bra and G-string over tight pants. Parental discretion advised.

C’est la vie

Worldly couple Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci have ended their 14-year marriage. A statement said the split was “mutual.” They have two daughters, 8 and 3.

Enjoying the riches

Madonna topped Forbes’ Highest-Earning Celebrities list, raking in $125 million this year. The Material Woman, 55, beat out Steven Spielberg (No. 2) by more than $25M.

Casting call

From TV ads to late night. know him best as the deadpan Beck Bennett (the guy who hilariously moderates the kid debates in AT&T commercials) is reportedly preparing to join Saturday Night Live. Let’s see if Bennett can fill the void by dearly departed cast members of late: Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.

Star power

There’s a big lineup of bold faced names commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday. Organizers say speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Jamie Foxx; LeAnn Rimes is set to perform.

Camera shy

Just four days after his wife gave birth to their daughter Carmen, Alec Baldwin allegedly attacked a paparazzo outside their NYC building, TMZ reports. Pics on the gossip site show Baldwin pushing a man against a car. Cops arrived on the scene to speak with the photographer but it seems both parties (Baldwin and the photog) agreed to brush it off.

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