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Ricky Martin marries artist Jwan Yosef

NEW YORK

Ricky Martin is a married man.

The Puerto Rican star revealed this week during the premiere of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” that he and artist Jwan Yosef recently said I do, although he didn’t specify when or where it happened.

His publicist confirmed the news to The Associated Press.

“I’m a husband,” Martin told E! News on the red carpet for the FX series.

“It feels amazing. I can’t introduce him as my fiance. I can’t. He’s my husband. He’s my man,” the 46-year-old singer and actor added.

The couple met in 2016 and they plan “the typical three-day party, the dinner, the rehearsal, the party and the recovery,” he says.

Martin plays Versace’s boyfriend in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which premieres Jan. 17.

YouTube punishes star blogger over apparent suicide post

TOKYO

YouTube said Thursday it has punished well-known blogger Logan Paul over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is said to be a suicide spot.

The company said in a statement that it has removed Paul’s channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of the web series “Foursome.” It said his new video blogs are also on hold.

Paul earlier announced he was stepping away from posting videos “to reflect” after an outcry when he uploaded images of the apparent body and his reaction to finding it in the forest.

YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner, the company says. It issued a “strike” against Paul’s channel for violating its community guidelines after the posting.

The video was viewed some 6 million times before being removed from Paul’s YouTube channel, a verified account with more than 15 million subscribers.

A storm of criticism followed despite two apologies, with commenters saying Paul seemed disrespectful and that his initial apology was inadequate.

Google Preferred’s advertising program aggregates top YouTube content for advertisers to buy time on them.

Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies

LONDON

British hard-rock band Motorhead said former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died at 67.

Motorhead said on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.

Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015.

Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferocious anthem “Ace of Spades.”

Clarke left Motorhead in 1982 and later formed the band Fastway.

A later Motorhead guitarist, Phil Campbell, said on Facebook that Clarke “will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie.”

Associated Press

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