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Ricky Martin made his first public appearance since allegations that he had an abusive relationship with his nephew were dropped.

On Friday night, the Puerto Rican singer performed at the Hollywood Bowl.

According to TMZ, Martin told the crowd, “All I want is for you to forget all your issues tonight and just focus on love and light and let’s just have a good time.”

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Martin then continued his show without mentioning the allegations or the court case. 

Earlier this month, Martin’s 21-year-old nephew claimed he and the ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ singer were involved in a seven-month-long relationship, and that Martin continued to stalk him after they broke up. As a result, the nephew filed a restraining order against the artist. 

Martin and his legal team have denied all allegations since they came to light and claimed the singer’s nephew was “struggling with deep mental health challenges.”

Martin’s attorney Martin Singer told Variety, “Ricky Martin has, of course, never been – and would never be – involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”

“This idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting. We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs. But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as the judge gets to look at the facts.”

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On July 21, Martin’s nephew withdrew the allegations against the singer, effectively closing the case.

Hours after the ruling, Martin said he was a “victim of a lie”.

“I have worked for almost four decades, on stage, in the public eye, and never have I had to deal with anything as painful as what I’ve been living with over the past two weeks,” he said.

“I couldn’t defend myself because there was a process that I had to follow and I had to be silent until I could go before a judge.”

In a joint statement from lawyers Joaquin Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Davila, and Harry Massanet Pastrana, they said, “The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter.”

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Title: Ricky Martin appears on-stage in first performance since ‘devastating’ allegations
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Published Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 23:07:00 GMT

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Selma Blair Walks Fashion Trust Awards Red Carpet Without Her Cane

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Selma Blair Walks 2024 Fashion Trust Awards Red Carpet Without Her Cane
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Selma Blair ditched her cane at the 2024 Fashion Trust Awards.

Blair, 51, walked the Tuesday, April 9, red carpet without her cane for the first time since her multiple sclerosis remission in 2021. The actress looked ethereal in a double-breasted blazer dress featuring white and silver buttons and large pockets. She accessorized with a shell necklace finished with a gold pendant, a shimmery clutch, a chunky ring and black and silver pumps.

For glam, Blair donned smokey eyeshadow, filled-in eyebrows, pink lips and rosy cheeks. She slicked her blonde hair back at the roots and wore it down.

Blair previously brought her cane to the red carpet at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last month. For the party, she rocked a peachy midi dress featuring a cutout over her chest and black bra. She teamed the A-line frock with her black cane and sparkly heels.

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Blair’s makeup consisted of dark eyeliner and pink lips. She pushed her locks to the side as she smiled for the camera.

Selma Blair Walks 2024 Fashion Trust Awards Red Carpet Without Her Cane
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Through the years, Blair has been candid about using a cane. In April 2023, she opened up to Vogue about her “emotional and physical attachment” to the walking device.

“I settle in my voice and body as soon as I hold [it],” she told the publication. “I know it adds to visibility. So many younger people have started publicly embracing their sticks more. I do think representation matters. If I can help remove stigma or over-curiosity in a crowd for someone else, then that’s great.”

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In November 2023, she shared a health update at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

“My health is good,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve been in remission since I had a bone marrow transplant to stop the progression of the MS, that had been, for really many, many years, burning.”

She added, “I am feeling really, really much stronger now and building stamina.”

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Title: Selma Blair Walks Fashion Trust Awards Red Carpet Without Her Cane
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Published Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 21:13:06 +0000

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How Isla Fisher went from ’90s Aussie fame to making it in Hollywood

From playing a fashion-savvy journalist in Confessions of a Shopaholic to an ambitious magician in Now You See Me, Isla Fisher has become a name known across the world.

But before she made it big as a successful Hollywood star, the actress started her famed career right here on Australian soil.

Here’s everything you need to know about Isla Fisher’s early Aussie fame, how she broke onto the Hollywood scene, and what she’s up to in 2024.

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How did Isla Fisher get into acting?

After moving to Australia aged six, Fisher was nine when she landed her first on-screen gig in a TV commercial.

After working in commercials, the actress transitioned to television in her teens.

What was Isla Fisher’s first role?

Starting out in the Australian entertainment industry, Fisher was 17 when she landed a small role in the series Bay City.

Fisher revealed in an interview with The Age that she had tutors on set during the show.

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Isla Fisher appeared in Channel Nine's 'Paradise Beach' for 3 episodes.

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Not long after that, she had a three-episode part in the Nine Network series Paradise Beach in 1993.

But her big break on Aussie TV came a year later in 1994 when she debuted on the long-running soap series Home and Away as Shannon Reed.

Fisher was 18 when she started out on the show, and it was a role she would keep until 1997.

What was Isla Fisher’s big break

Fisher’s breakout role overseas would come a few years after she landed a small role as Mary Jane in the 2002 American film Scooby-Doo.

In 2005, Fisher broke onto the Hollywood scene in the comedy Wedding Crashers.

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The actress played Gloria, starring alongside major stars Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. 

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Speaking to The Age, Fisher revealed she requested to be switched out during a scene with Vaughn in which her character is naked.

“There was a moment when it did occur to me that there are probably a million actresses who are more than willing to do the role and to be nude for it,” she said.

“But I think you have to stand by what you believe in and it was important to me, so I asked for it.”

Speaking to E! News in 2024 about a potential sequel to her breakout film, Fisher admitted “there have been conversations where we were pretty close.”

“She’s such a fun character. It’s also so rare, as a woman, to be in a comedy where you get to make jokes and not just be the straight man.”

What other movies and TV shows has she been in?

Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy in Confessions of a Shopaholic.

After her breakout role in Wedding Crashers, Fisher started to become a regular face in Hollywood.

A year later she starred in Wedding Daze opposite Jason Biggs, followed by roles in Hot Rod and Definitely, Maybe alongside Rachel Weisz and Ryan Reynolds.

In 2009, Fisher would land one of the biggest roles of her career: Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Fisher played the titular shopaholic and aspiring fashion journalist Rebecca Bloomwood in the romantic comedy, in which Hugh Dancy was her love interest.

In the 2010s, the actress starred in Now You See Me, The Great Gatsby, Keeping Up with the Joneses and Bachelorette.

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In 2021, she appeared in the animated film Back to the Outback, speaking to 9Honey Celebrity about how she felt voicing a snake in the movie. 

“I was very excited. I’ve always wanted to play a creature and never thought I’d be cast as a snake,” she said.

What is Isla Fisher doing now?

Fisher is still acting as of 2024, more recently starring in the Stan series Wolf Like Me since 2022 and the 2023 comedy film Strays.

Additionally to acting, Fisher has authored several children’s books over the years as part of her Marge in Charge series.

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In 2022, she released her latest book Mazy the Movie Star.

In her personal life, the 48-year-old is a mum to three children: daughters, Olive, 16, and Elula, 13, and son Montgomery, eight, who she shares with ex Sacha Baron Cohen.

Isla Fisher’s net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, after her split from husband Sacha Baron Cohen, Fisher has an estimated standalone net worth of $US80 million (approx. $122.7 million). 

Isla Fisher’s relationships

Fisher recently announced her split from husband Sacha Baron Cohen in April 2024 after more than 20 years together.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.

“After a long tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting our racquets down,” the joint statement read.

They explained they had “jointly filed to end our marriage” in 2023.

The pair first met at a Sydney party in 2002. They tied the knot in 2010 and now share three children together.

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Title: How Isla Fisher went from ’90s Aussie fame to making it in Hollywood
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Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 05:04:00 GMT

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In Memoriam: 75th Emmy Awards

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The 75th Emmy Awards, The War and Treaty, and Charlie Puth celebrate the lives and careers of colleagues who have passed away this year.

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