J.R. Martinez
After A Bad Week, J.R. Martinez Promises To “Come Back Strong” on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
By Lee Hernandez | 11/01/2011 - 15:00

For weeks, J.R. Martinez and his dancing partner Karina Smirnoff have been sailing through the competition on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars—but last night, the Army Veteran had an off night. "We're all going to have a bad week," the Salvadorian Martinez told People.com backstage at Monday night's show. "If America pulls us through, I'm going to bust my ass this coming week and I'm going to come back strong."

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J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
J.R. Martinez Spices Up DWTS with a Sexy Samba
By Adriana Rivera | 10/18/2011 - 12:54

All My Children star and Army veteran, J.R. Martinez, is showing America the Latin sizzle that’s in his blood on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Not only did the Salvadoran use his roots in his samba routine dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga,” but he and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff earned the highest score of the night on Monday.

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See Who Walked the Red Carpet at Latina's LA Anniversary Party!
See Who Walked the Red Carpet at Latina's 15th Anniversary Party in Los Angeles!
By Miranda Noland | 10/06/2011 - 10:45

Last night, Latina magazine took over Universal studio's to celebrate our historic 15th anniversary issue with a bevy of our fave celebs in Los Angeles. Click through to get a behind the scenes glimpse at who partied the night away and got down to Kat Deluna's showstopping performance!

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J.R. Martinez Cries On 'Dancing With the Stars'
J.R. Martinez Breaks Down On 'Dancing With the Stars'
By Amaris Castillo | 10/04/2011 - 09:15

On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, part-Salvadorian J.R. Martinez delivered a performance that got audience members on their feet—and moved him to tears. The 28-year-old soldier-turned-actor and the other show contestants were challenged to choose a song to perform to that reflected the most memorable year in their lives. During a 2003 deployment in Iraq, Martinez suffered burns that covered 40 percent of his body after driving a Humvee over a landmine.

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EXCLUSIVE: DWTS Contestant J.R. Martinez on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “It’s About Time”
By Lee Hernandez | 09/27/2011 - 12:48

Before he was a TV star, J.R. Martinez was an infantryman in the U.S. Army. During his deployment to Iraq in 2003, the Salvadoran served as a Humvee driver, and when his left front tire hit a landmine, Martinez suffered burns to more than 40 percent of his body. Since then, the Army vet has undergone 33 cosmetic and skin graft surgeries.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing with the Stars' Contestant J.R. Martinez: "I Want To Make My Latin Community Proud!"
By Lee Hernandez | 09/26/2011 - 15:38

With the second episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars airing tonight (8/7c), we caught up with this season's Latino standout J.R. Martinez. The Army Veteran and former All My Children star spoke to Latina.com about his Latino roots, what it's like to be on Dancing with the Stars, and why he wants to win the whole thing for his fellow Latinos!

Tell us about your Latin roots!

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Introducing J.R. Martinez
Introducing 'Dancing With the Stars' Contestant J.R. Martinez
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 09:59

For J.R. Martinez, drama is an occupation – and a part of his past. The 28-year-old actor stars in the ABC soap, All My Children. A large part of Martinez’s face is scarred, which serve as clues to a life-altering accident he had while serving in the U.S. Army years ago. The Salvadorian actor has overcome a great deal since then, including more than 30 surgeries and physical therapy.

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J.R. Martinez and Mark Ballas Get Paired Up on 'Dancing with the Stars'
By Lee Hernandez | 08/31/2011 - 17:15

Yesterday, we reported that Salvadorean soap star J.R. Martinez (All My Children) will be one of the stars competing on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars (premiering Sept. 19th on ABC).

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Star Tracker: Jenni Rivera
Star Tracker: Antonio Banderas, Jenni Rivera, Adamari Lopez and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 08/31/2011 - 14:30

—Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera is switching things up a bit with her new album. Instead of the banda music we have long associated the 42-year-old with, Rivera’s new single, Basta Ya, is a pop tune off her new album, Joyas Prestadas (Borrowed Jewels).

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