Ricky Martin finds new home on small screen

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 5:04 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 2 at 11:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Martin is saying goodbye to Broadway's "Evita." But don't cry for him.

The Latin superstar has a slew of projects in the works, including two television series and a children's book.

The Grammy winner is headed down under to join the second season of Australia's "The Voice." But don't expect any Simon Cowellesque critiques from Martin.

At an M.A.C. Viva Glam event on Friday, the Grammy winner said he does not believe in "tough love" and plans to nurture new talent on the reality singing competition. Martin was at the event to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS programs worldwide.

Martin also is producing, writing and starring in an NBC dramedy slated for 2013.

His second book, based on his experience as a father to 4-year-old twins, comes out next summer.

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AP writer Sigal Ratner-Arias contributed to this story.

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