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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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Five Music Takeaways from 2013

December 15th, 2013 1:00pm EST
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards to its artists.  While my inner musical nerdy side wishes that I could nitpick and analyze every facet microscopically, I’ll rely on a Childish Gambino rhyme to express why that’s not possible: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What I do have time for is to shar...
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70s Group Sues Ariana Grande For Copyright Infringement

December 12th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande may have gone the wrong way by recording her single "The Way." The singer/actress has been named in a copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2013 hit.

British firm Minder Music, who own the rights to songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, are suing Grande, executives at Sony/ATV, UMG Recordings and others over the tune.

Minder Music points out that Grande repeats, "What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time" on the song. The firm says her lyrics are lifted from the disco group's 1972 tune "Troglodyte," which features the spoken phrase, "What we're...
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Ariana Grande, Carrie Underwood, More Stars Join Thanksgiving Celebrations

November 29th, 2013 9:30am EST
Ariana Grande
Celebrities such as Ariane Grande, Carrie Underwood, Kristin Chenoweth and Fall Out Boy celebrated turkey day with the masses at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City yesterday. 

The stars appeared on several of the parade's floats, which circulated through the Big Apple along with enormous inflatable Spider-man, Snoopy, and SpongeBob balloons.

Late night TV host Jimmy Fallon hung out with the characters from Sesame Street, while singer Kellie Pickler wore a red gown on an autumn-themed float. British pop star Cher Lloyd also attended.

Pop star Selena Gomez returned to her ...
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2013 American Music Awards Fashion: A Sexy Ke$ha, Skinny Aguilera, Sequined Swift

November 25th, 2013 9:56am EST
Kesha
Several stars walked the 41st Annual American Music Awards red carpet in their Sunday best last night.  Pop singer Ke$ha showed some leg in a black, one-shouldered gown with a thigh-high slit up the right leg.

She dyed her blonde hair pastel pink and turquoise. The singer performed "Timber" with Pitbull during the broadcast.

Taylor Swift took home four awards for "Artist of the Year," "Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist," "Favorite Country Female Artist" and "Favorite Country Album for 'Red'." The 5-foot-10-inch tall singer rocked a gold sequined mini skirt.

Christina Aguilera looked slim a...
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Ariana Grande: 'I'm Not Comfortable Being Sexy'

November 7th, 2013 9:09am EST
Ariana Grande
20 year-old Ariana Grande has confessed she doesn't feel comfortable flaunting her body and will never aim to become a "sex symbol" like some of her peers.

The actress/singer first broke into Hollywood with her role in Nickelodeon's kid-friendly show Victorious, but has since gone on to make a name for herself as a formidable singer on the music scene as well.

And with her some of her contemporaries opting to show skin and flaunt their sexuality on stage, Grande tells Complex magazine that she won't follow suit any time soon.

The Way hit-maker admits, "I don't see myself as sexy. And ...
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Ariana Grande Defends Miley Cyrus, Talks Mariah Carey Comparisons In New Complex

November 6th, 2013 8:31pm EST
Ariana Grande Complex Magazine December 2013
Ariana Grande is often compared to Mariah Carey because of her vocal range, and in the December issue of Complex magazine the singer, who just released her first album "Yours Truly," discusses the comparison.

The multitalented star -- she also stars on Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat, a spinoff of hit shows Victorious and iCarly -- also defended her contemporary Miley Cyrus, whose recent behavior has been somewhat controversial lately.

Asked about the comparisons she draws with R&B star Mariah, Ariana defends her own individuality, but she's not complaining.

"At first impression, I think it's an...
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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:

Favorites:

“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...
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Ariana Grande Slams Ex-Boyfriends Cheating Accusation

October 8th, 2013 1:22am EDT
Ariana Grande
Former Victorious star Ariana Grande has branded her former boyfriend a "liar" after he accused her of cheating on him.

Earlier this year, Grande announced her split from Australian singer Jai Brooks and it has now emerged he blames her new romance with The Wanted's Nathan Sykes for their break-up.

In a post on his Twitter page, Brooks writes, "Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man."

Nevertheless, the 20 year-old actress has hit back at the comments, insisting Brooks is wrong.

Grande took to Twitter to send a message to her ex, writing, "Woke up this...
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Playlist: 5 Favorite September 2013 Albums

September 30th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Janelle Monae
September 2013 yielded a number of notable new music releases. As a blogger, music journalist and critic, I found it incredibly difficult to make the time to listen to the over abundance of music provided. That said, I am so glad for there to be an over abundance as opposed to an under-abundance. While all of the albums I listened to left me with something special and a new jam to add to my playlists on my iPod, I chose five albums that stuck with me for various reasons.  If you haven’t partaken of these, you should definitely check them out!

5. Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull

Who thought ...
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The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Confirms He's Dating Ariana Grande

September 24th, 2013 2:37pm EDT
Nathan Sykes
Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes have finally gone public with their rumored romance after they were photographed holding hands and kissing during a date at Disneyland.

The pop stars first teamed up in the studio this summer to record their collaboration Almost Is Never Enough, but their chemistry spilled over into real life and they became romantically linked last month.

They have continually denied the claims after being quizzed about the dating rumors in recent weeks, with Grande insisting earlier this month, "No, no, we're not dating," but adding, "He's the sweetest. He's amazing. I h...
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Ariana Grande's 'Yours Truly' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard Hot 200

September 12th, 2013 5:04pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande, who plays Cat on the network's new series Sam & Cat, has successfully crossed over into music after releasing her debut album, "Yours Truly", which topped the Billboard 200 chart this week.

Grande has beat out new entries from Tamar Braxton, Nine Inch Nails and John Legend to take the top spot after selling 138,000 copies.

The singer is the first female artist to debut her debut album at number one since Ke$ha's 2010 release "Animal".

"My 1st album has debuted at #1 & I can't even begin to express my gratitude," she tweeted. "Thank you for supporting my mu...
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Ariana Grande Injures Vocal Cord As Debut Album Tops Chart

September 12th, 2013 10:21am EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has been ordered not to sing or talk by doctors after straining one of her vocal cords during a Los Angeles performance on Monday.

The singer, whose debut album "Yours Truly" debuted at number on the Billboard 200 chart this week, has been out promoting her album and during an appearance on a morning radio show on Tuesday she had difficulty singing.

She went right to the doctor, according to TMZ.com, where doctors discovered that she suffered a hemorrhaged vocal cord and ordered her not to talk or sing for at least four days.

So she tweeted instead.

"First day off in forev...
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The Morning Roundup: Kristen Stewart Raises $500K In 15 Minutes, Ariana Grande Injures Vocal Cord, 'Jurassic World'

September 12th, 2013 9:54am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart gave up 15 minutes of her time to sit down and chat with an unnamed Middle Eastern prince during last December's "12-12-12" concert in New York City to benefit the Hurrican Sandy relief fund. The prince made a hefty donation to the cause in exchange for the opportunity. (story)

Kanye West called out girlfriend Kim Kardashian's ex Ray J during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show earlier this week. The rapper referred to Kim's sex tape partner as a girl. (story)

Ariana Grande just released her debut album, "Yours Truly". How is it? Check out the review here. Unfortunately s...
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