People: Ricky Martin, husband welcome baby girl

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Ricky Martin, husband welcome baby girl

Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy.

The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant's tiny hands. Martin says the girl is named Lucia.

Martin's post didn't include any additional details, other than that the baby girl is healthy. Martin's post says his family, which includes husband Jwan Yosef and 10-year-old twin sons, have "fallen in love with Lucia."

The "Living La Vida Loca" singer garnered an Emmy nomination earlier this year for his supporting role in the FX series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."

German-Jewish author Hilsenrath dies at 92

Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92.

The German news agency dpa quoted Hilsenrath's second wife, Marlene, as confirming Tuesday that the author died Dec. 30 in western Germany after battling pneumonia.

Born in Leipzig in 1926, Hilsenrath moved to Romania at 12 to escape Nazi persecution, and was later deported to Ukraine.

His first novel, "Night," recounting the horrors of trying to survive in a Jewish ghetto, was published in 1954.

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Hilsenrath gained international fame with his 1971 novel "The Nazi and the Barber" — a grotesque story about an SS member who pretends to be Jewish after the war to escape prosecution — that sold millions of copies worldwide.

Newspaper: Falcons owner, 3rd wife getting divorce

A newspaper reports that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and his third wife are getting divorced.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes an unidentified representative for Blank as saying he and Angela Macuga Blank are getting an amicable divorce.

According to a biography at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the two met at soccer games in which their children played. They became engaged in 2014 and were married in 2016. The biography says the blended family has nine children and five grandchildren.

Blank's second wife, Stephanie Blank, filed for divorce in 2013 after 16 years of marriage.

Blank has three children with his first wife, Diana J. Blank. They divorced in 1993.

Blank bought the Falcons in 2002. He is co-founder of The Home Depot and head of the family foundation.

Today's birthdays: Actor Dabney Coleman is 87. Singer Stephen Stills is 74. Actor Mel Gibson is 63. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 50. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 47. Actress Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years") is 44. Drummer Mark Pontius of Foster The People is 34.

— The Associated Press


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