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FBI Investigating Hacked Nude Photos Of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst & Several Other Celebs

September 1st, 2014 10:42pm EDT
FBI Investigating Hacked Nude Photos Of Kate Upton, Jennifer Law
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has stepped in to investigate the the leak of nude photos from dozens of high-profile celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst.

The FBI released a statement on Monday, with bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiler saying, "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.

"Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."

A handful of the celebs whose pictures were stolen have confirmed they are rea...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton At Center Of Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

September 1st, 2014 10:44am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton At Center Of Massive Celebrity Nud
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are a couple of the biggest names atop a massive list of celebrities whose private photos have been shared online by a hacker, many of them topless and fully nude shots.

The leak, which, according to Buzzfeed originated on website 4chan, happened on Sunday after hackers got into Apples iCloud via a leak that allowed celebrity cell phones to be hacked.

Earlier this week a hacker claimed to have tons of personal photos and threatened to release them on Sunday. The photos were released, as promised, in several batches, and the...
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Ariana Grande Rocks The 'Today' Show, Praises Family For Keeping Her Grounded

August 29th, 2014 12:49pm EDT
Ariana Grande Rocks The 'Today' Show, Praises Family For Keeping
Ariana Grande rocked the Today show on Friday morning, performing hits "Problem," "Break Free," "Break Your Heart Right Back" and an abbreviated version of her new collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, "Bang Bang" (although the other two singers weren't there).

Ariana fans flooded Rockefeller Center plaza for the free show, many of whom began lining up over 24 hours before her performance.

Host Matt Lauer chatted with the singer before her performance, asking her how she's been dealing with the instant fame that came with her music career.

"Well, I spend a lot of time with my fami...
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Review: Ariana Grande Shines Vocally on ‘My Everything’

August 27th, 2014 9:50am EDT
Ariana Grande
On Ariana Grande’s sophomore album My Everything, things feel different from her debut Yours Truly from 2013. The voice still soars commandingly – there’s no difference there – but My Everything has more of the feel of a big pop album. Sure Yours Truly had some exceptional records itself and blended pop and R&B sensibilities much like this album, but My Everything feels as if Grande has better established her niche and is flexing.

My Everything is a solid second effort from Grande, feeling like the right album for the right time. That said, the album itself, while good, is by no means...
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Jessie J Gets Some Help From Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj In Latest Video, 'Bang Bang'

August 26th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Bang Bang
Hot off their opening performance during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's video for their single "Bang Bang" finally saw a wide release on Monday afer debuting exclusively on MTV.com following the VMAs.

The single, which will appear on Jessie J's upcoming album, features the three women dancing and partying on a New York City rooftop.

"It's me starting a street party that Ariana is then going to attend, and then Nicki turns up on an amazing type of transport, that I wont give away," Jessie told MTV News. "And then we all party together on a ...
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Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music

August 26th, 2014 9:12am EDT
Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music
After some rather unexceptional release weeks, the music industry looks to be picking up some steam in regards to bigger album releases. This week, many new titles were released off-cycle, hitting stores on Monday, August 25. Some of the artists dropping new music this week included Ariana Grande, Kem, and Brad Paisley. Grande, who’s had big hits this summer, leads the charge this week with My Everything.

1) Ariana Grande, My Everything (Universal Republic)

Pop’s new ‘it’ star releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, My Everything, which follows up 2013’s #1 debut, Yours Tru...
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The 10 Most Daring Looks At The MTV Video Music Awards

August 25th, 2014 11:17am EDT
The 10 Most Daring Looks At The MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) took place in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday night, and the star-studded red carpet was hopping with beautiful women.

Singers and other celebrities let loose a little, wearing more provocative ensembles than they would to more formal events (like tonight's Emmy Awards).

British artist Rita Ora, above, opted for a crimson silk dress with a thigh-high split up her left leg. Luckily, she didn't suffer a wardrobe malfunction or reveal too much while acting playful on the red carpet.

In addition to a lot of leg action, the red carpet was full of cleavage, a...
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Pics From The MTV VMAs Red Carpet & Full List Of Winners

August 25th, 2014 12:53am EDT
Beyonce & Miley Cyrus Are Big Winners At The 2014 MTV VMAs (Red
Katy Perry was an early winner at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, landing the Moonman trophy for her "Dark Horse" video, which features rapper Juicy J.

Katy beat out strong competition from Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea and Lorde to take home the prize.

"Wow, it's a nice way to start out the night with a Moonman... We just want to say thank you so much, we put a lot of time and effort and hard work into this song. We are going to party tonight."

Everyone in the house partied all night as the ceremony kicked off by a rousing trio of songs from Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.

Gr...
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Ariana Grande Sizzles In Black Leather At The MTV VMAs, Scoops The Best Pop Video Award

August 24th, 2014 9:46pm EDT
Ariana Grande Sizzles In Black Leather At The MTV VMAs, Scoops T
Ariana Grande went all "Fifty Shades Of Grey" on the red carpet prior to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, wearing a strapless black leather mini-dress and black leather thigh-high boots.

The 21-year-old kicked off the VMAs with a performance of "Break Free," off her new album, "My Everything." A couple of verses into the song she was joined by Nicki Minaj, who segued into her latest single, Anaconda, before Brit Jessie J joined in for a rendition of her hit "Bang Bang," which features both Grande and Minaj.

The video for Jessie J's "Bang Bang" debuted moments after the trio's performance ...
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Ariana Grande Is Set To Take Over The World

August 16th, 2014 1:53pm EDT
Ariana Grande Seventeen magazine
Ariana Grande is set to take over the charts with her forthcoming album "My Everything" in a little over a week, and just in time for the new release she's covered the September issue of Seventeen magazine.

Ariana might be on top of the world now with latest singles "Problem" (with Iggy Azalea), "Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean) and "Break Free" (feat. Zedd), but it's been a rough climbe for her -- something she's kept a level-head about.

"It's tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart," she says. "Insecurity ha...
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Ariana Grande Releases Goofy Video For Second Single Off 'My Everything' (Watch It!)

August 14th, 2014 9:02pm EDT
Ariana Grande
"Prepare yourself to attempt to conceive an inconceivable outer space adventure," begins Ariana Grande's campy new video for her latest single, "Break Free," which features DJ Zedd.

The video, which is "one step ahead of present day reality and two steps ahead of present day sexiness" and "so fantastically fantastical you'll soil yourself from intergalactic excitement," takes the singer to outer space, where she battles aliens and floats in a spaceship and even blasts an evil robot with her boobs (or "rockett*tties" as she calls them on Instagram).

The schlocky video is equal parts Star T...
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Ariana Grande & Big Sean Spark Dating Rumors

August 12th, 2014 8:28pm EDT
Ariana Grande & Big Sean Spark Dating Rumors
Ariana Grande and Big Sean are reportedly dating. The singer/actress recently split with Jai Brooks and met the rapper last year after they collaborated on her single "Right There."

The pair have also teamed up on her new song "Best Mistake." The ballad's lyrics include: "But you know I’ll be saving my love for you / 'Cause you're the best mistake I’ve ever made / But we hold on/ Hold on."

Earlier this month the duo was spotted leaving a movie theater together in Los Angeles, Calif. after watching "The Purge: Anarchy." According to eyewitnesses, the pair shared a kiss while watching the m...
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New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Ariana Grande

July 29th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Aria
Jessie J was able to get together two other leading ladies of music to create the new summer hit we've been waiting for.

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who have releases coming out later this year, teamed up with Jessie J to produce a catchy tune that would serve as the first single off her upcoming and untitled third album. The song will also appear on the deluxe version of Ariana's album My Everything.

"She got a body like an hourglass / But I can give it to you all the time / She got a bootie like a Cadillac / But I can send you into overdrive (Stop and wait, wait for that, stop, hol...
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Ariana Grande Heartbroken Over Grandfather's Death, Brother Frankie Learns News On 'Big Brother'

July 24th, 2014 8:34am EDT
Ariana Grande Heartbroken Over Grandfather's Death, Brother Fran
Ariana Grande was devastated by her grandfather's death earlier this week and then had to watch her brother Frankie learn about his passing during a live episode of "Big Brother."

The pop star mentioned his death on Monday, tweeting: "I lost you to the summer wind."

She then traveled to New York City on Wednesday to appear on "Good Morning America" but will still mourning the death of "grandps," who taught her to "always be professional."

She tweeted: "only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments :("
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Ariana Grande And Jennette McCurdy's 'Sam & Cat' Cancelled After Just One Season

July 14th, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Ariana Grande And Jennette McCurdy's 'Sam & Cat' Cancelled After
Despite garnering decent ratings, Nickelodeon has cancelled Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy's show "Sam and Cat". The kids network has yet to give a reason for the abrupt cancellation, but it is rumored to be due to problems between the show's two stars.

In March, rumors swirled about McCurdy after she chose not to attend the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards due to issues she had with the network. This also prompted speculation that McCurdy wasnt receiving the same pay as Grande. That was something that was quickly cleared up by the "Problem" singer, as she took to her Twitter account to dis...
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30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

July 8th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)
2014 has delivered a wealth of exceptional new songs. Some songs truly captivate with their songwriting, while others are ‘records’ which standout because of their sound. Choosing only 30 songs out of a sea filed with truly terrific songs is difficult; this list provides 30 of the best songs from January through June 2014.

1) Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

from In the Lonely Hour

Maybe he’s ‘too emotional’ and 'sucks at one-night stands' as he sings, but Sam Smith can definitely sing – that’s the understatement of the year. The soaring, highly relatable “Stay With Me” exemplifies Smith’...
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New Photos: Ariana Grande & Jennifer Lopez Perform In New Jersey, Kerry Washington Glows On The BET Awards Red Carpet

June 30th, 2014 1:37pm EDT
New Photos: Ariana Grande & Jennifer Lopez Perform In New Jersey
Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez both performed during New York radio station 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria concert held at the Meadowlands across the Hudson River in New Jersey on Sunday night.

The two stars weren't the only ones who performed, DJ Calvin Harris and EDM stars Cash Cash were also on hand for performances.

Lopez began her weekend in Miami, Florida, where she performed Saturday night during the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Miami's Fountainbleau hotel.

The stars came out for this year's BET Awards, which were held Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and new mom K...
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Ariana Grande To Bring Back 'Total Request Live' To MTV

June 25th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande will be the star that brings the "Music" back to Music Television when she revives Total Request Live after a six-year hiatus.

Total Request Live, or TRL in its later years, was the show that introduced the world to Carson Daly and had tweens calling in to make sure their favorite music video hit the top spot on the show's daily top 10. Airing on MTV in the afternoon from 1998 to 2008, the show didn't quite have the same impact in the digital age (although they added online voting) and was canceled due to low ratings.

TRL became the showcase for acts such as N Sync, Backstre...
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Natural Celebrity Redheads - The Dirt On Whose Hair Is Real Or Fake

May 3rd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Natural Celebrity Redheads - The Dirt On Whose Hair Is Real Or F
Research reveals that less than 1 percent of the world's population has natural red hair. Even if both parents have red hair, there is just a one in four chance their child will be ginger, according to LiveScience.com.

Despite these rare statistics, Hollywood is full of redheads. So whose hair is real and whose isn't?

Lindsay Lohan is one of the few natural gingers in Tinseltown. She experimented with blonde for a while, but we're glad she's been sticking to her roots lately.

Check out more natural and unnatural redheads...

Curvy "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks told The Daily Mail ...
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Ariana Grande Named 'Breakthrough Artist Of The Year'

April 15th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Ariana Grande Named 'Breakthrough Artist Of The Year'
The Music Business Association is honoring Ariana Grande with the "Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award" at the Music Biz 2014 Awards on May 8 in Los Angeles. Emeli Sande, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Carrie Underwood are previous recipiants of the award.

Grande, 20, got her start in show business on Nickelodeon's popular series "Victorious." Over the past year she made her mark as a singer with a number-one record on the charts with debut album "Yours Truly."

Grande said of the accolade: "Music has always been my first love, so receiving this award is a true honor for me. I've been purs...
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Ariana Grande: I Am NOT Making More Than 'Sam & Cat' Co-Star Jennette McCurdy

April 4th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Ariana Grande: I Am NOT Making More Than 'Sam & Cat' Co-Star Jen
Ariana Grande has responded to rumors that the status of her hit Nickleodeon show "Sam & Cat" is in limbo over a salary dispute.

Co-star Jennette McCurdy skipped the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, causing fans to speculate that she was absent due to a racy photo scandal. McCurdy tweeted she was put in an "uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation" by Nickelodeon executives and denied that the leaked photos were the reason why.

The network put "Sam & Cat" on hiatus, claiming the cast and crew needed a break.

Reports circulated that the real reason for the hiatus was McCurdy was batt...
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Ariana Grande's 'Nude Photo Leak' Is Early April Fool's Prank

April 1st, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande was the victim of a Twitter prank when several people made #ArianasNudesLeaked a trending topic on the social media site.

The offending hashtag began to take off yesterday, a bit early for the usual April Fool's prank. Many of the original tweets with the hashtag were part of a public discussion of how to prank the star (below), but that didn't stop many users from taking the hashtag and assuming it was true.

@swagiana we could try #ArianasNudesLeaked idk

— ㅤㅤnio❃ (@swagiana) March 31, 2014

At one point, someone edited a picture of Ariana on the beach to make it appear...
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Young Stars Shine At The Kids' Choice Awards - Victoria Justice, Bella Thorne, Cody Simpson & More!

March 30th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Young Stars Shine At The Kids' Choice Awards - Victoria Justice,
The 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards were chock full of vibrant, young Hollywood stars, including Victoria Justice, who showed up in a playful, strapless yellow frock.

She was joined on the orange carpet by Ariana Grande, who wore a bright yellow mini dress, and Bella Thorne, who paired her red hair with an emerald green jumpsuit.

Cody Simpson made a statement in a black leather biker jacket, while Zendaya Coleman sported denim cutoffs and a big bun in her hair.

Check out more photos from the event...

Ariana Grande

Bella Thorne

Cody Simpson

Zendaya Coleman

Alexa Veg...
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Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain's Death, More

March 22nd, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain'
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Chris Brown Dating Ariana Grande: After it was revealed Brown and Grande were working on a song together, rumors swirled that the working relationship turned to romance. Is Grande really falling for the bad boy?

Verdict: False. One of Brown's friends told RumorFix it was just a rumor. The rapper doesn't have much time for a girlfriend at the moment, anyway, thanks to his issues with jail and rehab.

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Rumor Patrol: Pharrell William's Hat For Sale, Ariana Grande's Cocaine Problem, More

February 22nd, 2014 4:03pm EST
Pharrell
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Pharrell's Hat For Sale: Remember that ridiculous hat Pharrell wore at the Grammys and a few press events? Well, word has it the musician is seeking to put the giant headpiece up for sale for charity. Would anyone actually want to own the headwear?

Verdict: True. Pharrell set up an eBay auction to sell the Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat he wore to the Grammys to benefit From One Hand to Another, a char...
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Ariana Grande Teared Up On Grammys Red Carpet Due To Internet Bullies

January 28th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Ariana Grande
If you thought Ariana Grande looked little sad while she was posing on the red carpet at the Grammys, you aren't alone - and now we know why the child star was on the verge of tears.

E! Online News reports Grande was a bit overwhelmed with all of the attention that comes with walking the red carpet at an event like the Grammys, and then made the fatal mistake of looking at her Twitter feed.

A source tells the website, "This blogger attacked her dress but also went after her hair and then more people started piling on. It was just mean. Ariana was like, 'Why am I even here?'"

The attack...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And Sean Penn, More

January 25th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level: As you probably know, Bieber was arrested for speeding and DUI this week. That much is true, but many outlets have been adding details such as what drugs he had in his system. Now, the official police report is under scrutiny for the pop star's alcohol level first reported. Was Bieber barely drunk by the time he was tested?

Verdict: True. TMZ reports Bieber had a blood al...
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Ariana Grande Reveals All The Details Of First Date With The Wanted's Nathan Sykes

December 31st, 2013 10:08pm EST
Ariana Grande Cosmopolitan
Ariana Grande opened up about her first date with boyfriend (now ex) Nathan Sykes of boy band The Wanted in a new interview for the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

"We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting — I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower," she says. "He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn’t want to take me into the bedroom on the first date."

While Sykes showed his chivalrous side to the singer/actress, haters on Twitter h...
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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
XL

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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25 Best R&B Albums Of 2013

December 27th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Beyonce
It truly saddens me to see R&B, a personal favorite style of music, in a state of uncertainty.  2013 found the numbers of R&B down considerably, a trend that is consistent year in and year out. Save for a select few commercial bright spots (led by an unexpected Beyoncé album), R&B only dented the charts. Even so, finding 25 albums with some significance wasn’t difficult to do.  Sure, some of the lowest ranked albums have their flaws, but each has some reason for being selected.  Enjoy!

1) Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Bad Boy

In a world where R&B and soul music have cooled off consid...
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