Luana Teifke, Ricky Martin In Bahia, And Grace Jones At Fashion Rocks

Ricky Martin, Fernando Fernandes, Divas, And Marc And Lorenzo


  • How cute are Ricky Martin and his babies at the beach?
  • It's all about the clutch bag for Marc and Lorenzo.
  • Jesus Luz is rumored to be spinning at Royal club in São Paulo on August 28. He is DJing at Pacha in Búzios this Saturday.
  • Pedro Andrade says Minetta Tavern is his favorite restaurant in New York right now, and recommends you try their black label burger.
  • Model Fernando Fernades talks on national television for the first time since his car crash on July 4. The accident resulted in severe spinal cord injuries which caused Fernando to lose movement from the waist down. He is undergoing three physical therapy sessions a week, and is focused in recovering from the accident.
  • More shots from the new Tom Ford eyewear campaign.
  • Where are they now: Project Runway designers.
  • The VH1 Divas show will be back in September, with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and Leona Lewis.
  • Watch Nelly Furtado's new video for Manos Al Aire.
  • Check out pictures of the first edition of the Dalva party this past Sunday in São Paulo.
  • Rio's governor Sérgio Cabral has sanctioned the smoking ban law. In 90 days, smoking will be prohibited by law in all closed public and private spaces in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Smoking will still be allowed, however, in hotel rooms, theater stages, and movie or television sets.

A Semana: David Archuleta, Models, Rio Summer, Santoro, And Project Runway

David Archuleta's single "Crush" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and became the best chart debut in more than 18 months, selling 166,000 downloads. Rihanna's "Disturbia" is still holding on to the top spot.

You can always count on JD Ferguson to find a hot new Brazilian model. His latest find is called Issa, and is with DNA.

It was about time: Sheila Baum is the model of the week at

Naomi is in Brazil again, and this time she brought along new boyfriend Vladimir Doronin. The couple is heading to Trancoso on Monday.

Cacá de Souza is not joking around when it comes to promoting Rio Summer this November. RG Vogue reports that he has invited Tory Burch, Jennifer Creel, and socialites Tinsley Mortimer and Olivia Palermo, to attend the fashion event. Gisele may also be coming if she inks a deal with beachwear label Cia. Marítima.

Rodrigo Santoro turns 33 today. He is in the country promoting his latest project "Os Desafinados" by Walter Lima Jr. Happy birthday.

Magazine A Capa has released more images from its fetish spread shot by Paulo Cabral with go-go boy Gustavo Lira. Warning: NSFW.

No more gas: DJ Earworm is back with a new mashup for you.

Ricky Martin became the father of twin boys (via surrogate mother of course).

About this week's Project Runway episode, all I am going to say is that it was about time that a certain designer got cut from the show. He had been claiming all along to have impeccable taste level, but forgot that the definition of taste changes with the surroundings you are in. For the latina drag on this week's episode, taste would have meant sequins galore, a cascade of rhinestoned ruffles, and giant roses applied on a red lace corset.

Now am I the only one who thinks that the new layout of looks more like a blog template?

A Semana: Gay Publications, Tourism, Kaká, And Rihanna

Brazil's newest gay publication called AIMÉ has apparently already been released, but nobody I know has seen an actual issue of the magazine. So far all that has surfaced is the cover with ex-Big Brother Brazil Fernando Fernandes.

Tourism minister Marta Suplicy stated this week that the government needs to implement more gay friendly policies in order for Brazil to start attracting more gay tourists than Argentina. Unfortunately the minister did not propose any solutions to the problem other than suggesting more support to the gay pride parades which take place in São Paulo, Rio, and Salvador. Now how about trying to make the country more safe in general for tourists, then focusing on the gay agenda?

Ford and V Man began their nationwide model search at the Diesel store in Union Square in New York this week, and has caught some of the action on video.

I am loving the cover of the new issue of OUT magazine featuring the 2008 Hot List, as well as some of the hottest male models around (unfortunately no Brazilians).

Soccer player Kaká is the only Brazilian featured on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

Talking about lists, head over to AfterElton and vote for who you think should make it to this year's list of the to 100 Hottest Guys.

DNA magazine launched DNAmobi online.

Singer Ricky Martin has reportedly paid US$8 million for an island off the coast of Rio, which I hope will lead to more pictures of him in speedos.

Maroon 5 and Rihanna team up in "If I Never See Your Face Again".

Brazilian funk group Bonde do Role will be performing at Europa in Brooklyn on May 14. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Web.

Madam Andreia Schwartz will be hosting a party tonight at nightclub The House in Rio to celebrate the release of the May issue of Sexy magazine, for which she posed naked.

Model Izabel Goulart will be meeting fans and signing photos tomorrow afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at the Armani Exchange store in SoHo. Armani Exchange will be donating 10% of total sales at the store tomorrow to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, so make sure to stop by, shop, and email me pictures.

A Semana: Models, Seal, Leona, Beyoncé, And A Big Gay Wedding

Brazilian model Raphael Lacchine is on his way to Milan to shoot the new Diesel underwear campaign.

Raquel Zimmermann teamed up with Kaiser Karl for yet another Fendi ad campaign, and managed to capture the shoot on video.

Model Aline Weber, who you may remember as look #1 on Balenciaga, just shot a 26-page spread for Numéro, and is in LA shooting the new Moschino campaign with David Bailey.

Seal performed in São Paulo last night after being away from Brazilian stages for 16 years. He plays in the city again tonight.

Both Justin Timberlake and Shakira have canceled their upcoming performances in Brazil.

Leona Lewis' debut single Bleeding Love just broke into the #1 spot at Billboard's Hot 100, making her the first British female solo artist in 21 years to achieve this milestone. I told you she was gonna be huge.

Beautiful Nigthmare: a new track by Beyoncé makes its way to YouTube.

Ricky Martin (in muscle bear version) gives naked thrill in hotel sauna.

Ohlala Mag goes backstage at a fashion show in Brooklyn.

São Paulo will host a big gay wedding on April 10. 30-year-old Felipe Campos and 24-year-old Rafael Cordeiro will sign a partnership agreement in a ceremony for over 1,000 guests, done candomblé style. The couple hopes to raise awareness of gay marriage with the big bash, and possibly inspire other couples to do the same.

Quick thank you note to my friends Billy and Matthew for The Little Black Book Of Style I got on Monday. I love it and can't believe you guys did that. Now if you could only get Nina Garcia to pose with a Made In Brazil sign.

A Semana: Madonna, Miro Moreira, Josh Holloway, Batman, And Ricky Martin

Rumor has it that Timbaland sneak peeked a few minutes of a new Madonna song entitled 4 Minutes to Save The World at radio station Z100's Jingle Ball in Philadelphia yesterday. The leaked track features Timbo and JT, and can be downloaded here.

São Paulo Nightclub The Week is putting the final touches in its first ever calendar. It was shot at the club this past Saturday by Fernando Torquatto, and counts with models Miro Moreira and Igor Macedo on the casting of twelve boys. Profits from sales of the calendar will benefit charitable organizations.

Model Fernanda Tavares shot the new Davidoff Cool Water fragrance campaign with Lost star Josh Holloway.

The Batman sequel The Dark Knight does not hit theatres until next summer, but a preview is already available online, and it looks like The Joker will steal the movie again.

MySpace was officially launched in Brazil last Friday, where it will have to face Orkut, the leading relationships site in the country with over 14 million registered users.

Gay publication Odissey was relaunched in the country this month with a much improved design, and fotolog and Orkut favorite Lebart on the cover.

Ricky Martin showed off his bom bom at LAX airport this past Saturday.

Brazil's highest-paid singer Ivete Sangalo said she would like to tape her next concert DVD in New York, with special guests such as Bono Vox and Jennifer Lopez.

Getting a US visa is going to be more expensive starting January 1st. The price is going up from USD $100 to $131 for all new visas.

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