Iraq War vet, All My Children star and Dancing With the Stars competitor JR Martinez has earned the latest cover of People magazine. In the feature, Martinez talks about how the injuries of war have impacted his life.
For its latest cover story, Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE that he considers himself blessed to have experienced the trauma. If not for the Humvee he was driving hitting a land mine, "My life would not be what it is today: full of joy, happiness and positivity," he says.
Congratulations to JR Martinez!
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Alison Sweeney, Cheryl Hines and Lisa Rinna Among Celebs Supporting 19th Annual Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween CarnivalBy Daytime Confidential on October 25, 2011
Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney (pictured above left with daughter Megan and son Ben), former DAYS star Lisa Rinna (pictured above right with husband Harry Hamlin) and Suburgatory’s Cheryl Hines were among the celebrities who turned out in support of the 19th Annual Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween Carnival on October 23. The event helps raise funds to support children with cancer, and their families. See more photos after the jump!
American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo debuts on The Young and the Restless on October 31. In an interview with TV Guide, she discusses her new character–a mob boss daughter and aspiring singer–Angelina.
TV Guide Magazine: Sounds like Y&R is getting some comic relief! Give us the deets on this chick.
DeGarmo: Well, she's an over-the-top, gum-smacking, tone-deaf princess whose hair is as large as her attitude. [Laughs] And I'm having a blast! Angelina believes she's Barbra Streisand mixed with Celine Dion and her father — who thinks his spoiled-brat daughter sings like a choir of angels — really puts the pressure on Devon [the young music producer played by Bryton James] to show her the ropes and make her a success. It's fantastically hilarious because it puts the poor kid in a horrible predicament!
Read the entire interview at TV Guide.
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy hottie Jai Rodriguez is once again dipping back into the soap world. Rodriquez announced via Twitter he snagged a guest role on Days Of Our Lives. The actor tweeted:
Yay! I booked a great new role on Days of Our Lives!!! I start shooting in one week. Details to come!!
So far the show is staying mum on his role and when is airdate is for. This isn't Rodriquez's first daytime stint. In 2005, he appeared on One Life To Live as Andrew.
Model and Big Brother 13 star Cassi Colvin will appear on the October 20 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, according to TV Guide. Reportedly she will portray a model named Cassi, “who's working with up-and-coming designer Hope Logan (Kim Matula) on the new "Hope for the Future" fashion line.”
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Since 2008 we’ve watched All My Children’s J.R. Martinez portray Brot Monroe and tonight you can watch the army veteran-turned actor as he debuts his fancy footwork to the world, on the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. Martinez will compete for the show’s big prize–a giant mirror ball trophy–against Carson Cressley, Chaz Bono, Chynna Phillips, David Arquette, Elisabetta Canalis, Hope Solo, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian and Ron Artest, in the hopes of becoming the first soap star since General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco to win the trophy.
He’ll have his work cut out for him and need your votes. All My Children’s Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci (seasons five and seven respectively) each danced their butts off on DWTS, but failed to take home the award.
Watch clips of J.R. Martinez and this season’s Dancing With the Stars after the jump! READ MORE