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Andre 3000 Is Surprisingly Good As Jimi Hendrix In 'All is By My Side' Clip

3/6/2014 6:00pm EST
Andre 3000 Is Surprisingly Good As Jimi Hendrix In 'All is By My
Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000) plays the rock icon Jimi Hendrix and British actress Imogen Poots plays love interest Linda Keith in a new clip from the biopic "All Is By My Side."

The Outkast star does a surprisingly good job of portraying the guitar god, as evidenced in the first look below. In the clip, Hendrix admits he's nervous about getting on stage in Monterey with music legends such as Simon & Garfunkel and Otis Redding.

He also tells Linda that he wrote "Red House" for her. She coyly says that Keith Richards wrote "Ruby Tuesday" for he as well.

Back in September, Hendrix's e...

Outkast To Reunite At Coachella In 2014?

11/20/2013 1:13pm EST
Hip hop stars Big Boi and Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin are set to bring Outkast back to the stage at next April's Coachella festival.

The two stars are currently in "prolonged talks" to reunite, according to, which will end their seven-year hiatus.

Multiple sources have confirmed the reunion, including the duo's frequent collaborator Sleepy Brown, who shared a black-and-white photo of a group of girls screaming (presumably from when the Beatles first arrived in America) with a text overlay reading, "Outkast Headlining Coachella 2014," on his Instagram page. The post has since...

Beyonce And Andre 3000 Record 'Terrible' Cover Of Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' For 'The Great Gatsby'

4/29/2013 2:01pm EDT
The Great Gatsby
Beyonce and Andre 3000 recorded a cover of the late Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby, and the song has been getting a lot of buzz in just a couple of days.

The song, co-written by music producer Mark Ronson, debuted on Ronson's radio show "Authentic Sh*t" on New York City's East Village Radio on Saturday.

"It's a wonderful sort of take on our song," Ronson said. "I'm flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too."

Despite Ronson's praise for the song, the reception for it hasn't been good at all, as evidenced on Twitter -- especially from Amy's fat...

From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

10/21/2012 3:14pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Biopic Is Not Authorized By His Estate

5/10/2012 9:34am EDT
Andre 3000
Representatives of Jimi Hendrix's estate have condemned plans for Andre 3000's upcoming biopic of the guitar legend, accusing the filmmakers of moving forward with the project without gaining official permission.

The Outkast rapper is set to play the rock icon in All Is By My Side, about Hendrix's time recording his debut album Are You Experienced in England in the 1960s.

News of the film project emerged earlier this month and it has prompted a response from the company charged with preserving Hendrix's legacy, with representatives insisting movie bosses do not have the right to use any...

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

5/8/2012 3:03pm EDT
Andre 3000
According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...

Andre 3000 To Begin Filming Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side'

5/7/2012 4:20pm EDT
Andre 3000
Rapper Andre 3000 is heading to Ireland to begin shooting a much-anticipated Jimi Hendrix biopic.

The Outkast star is set to transform into the rock icon for All Is By My Side, which will depict Hendrix's time in England in the 1960s when he recorded his debut album Are You Experienced.

The film, to be directed by Three Kings writer John Ridley, will also document Hendrix's early years playing in small New York clubs before he moved to London to begin recording with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

It is believed Ireland will fill in for locations the guitarist visited in the Britis...

Andre 3000: 'There Are No Plans For Another Outkast Album'

2/25/2012 5:00pm EST
Funk and hip-hop duo Outkast appear to have disbanded - frontman Andre 3000 has revealed he has no plans to make any more music with bandmate Big Boi.

The hitmakers haven't released anything together since the soundtrack of their film "Idlewild" in 2006 and the "Hey Ya!" singer insists there's no reunion planned.

He tells GQ magazine, "There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album.

"There's a lot of music on the horizon. I've been living off the excitement of new artists. I've been privileg...

Music Executives Try To Block Outkast Reunion

6/9/2010 1:27pm EDT
Jive Records bosses are blocking an Outkast reunion on Big Boi's new album - because they won't free up Andre Benjamin to record with his old pal.

Big Boi jumped labels to Def Jam after Jive executives told him they were stumped on how to promote his new album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. He says, "Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn't know what to do with it."

However, the move wasn't a popular one and now Jive bosses are trying to stop the Outkast band mates from recording together.

Big Boi tells GQ, "Jive is trying to block Dre from be...

Outkast Recording Again After Four Year Hiatus

4/14/2010 2:00pm EDT
Superstar rap duo Outkast is planning to record its first album in four years.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 released their last record, Idlewild, in 2006 - which shot to number two in the Billboard 200 and went platinum in the U.S.

The pair took time away from their joint project to focus on solo ventures, but Big Boi has revealed the duo is back in studio - and the material they are working on is "top secret".

He tells BBC Radio 1, "That's all top secret information right now. We can't let people know what we're doing. You better know that something is brewing."

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The Ten Greatest Songs Of The Decade

12/15/2009 10:03am EST
Ten Greatest Songs of the Decade
Yesterday, we brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows of the decade. Now it's time to turn up the tunes a bit. During this decade, music kind of went back to the way it was fifty years ago. That is, the single became more important than the album. With the rise of mp3 downloads, and the ultra-convenient iPod for playing them back, singles were now the most common way of buying or listening to music. We're on the verge of again seeing artists simply releasing singles, rather than padding them with an additional ten tracks.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Songs of the decade...

Outkast: In a Class of Their Own

3/27/2008 2:30pm EDT
As one of the hottest rap groups out today, Outkast has etched a mark in hip-hop history as perhaps the best rap group ever. They're in fair competition, however, with groups like A Tribe Called Quest and EPMD riding dutch. These groups, by coincidence, never took to transforming the perceptions of what many outside the South considered as nothing special into worthy rhyme sayers, putting Atlanta on its back and giving listeners something to nod to.

Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi came together as a group in 1991 and signed to Laface Records in 1992. They were the label's first hip-h...

Will Ferrell Goes 'Semi-Pro' This Weekend

2/29/2008 8:51am EST
Will Ferrell hopes to keep his streak of sweet buffoonery alive this weekend in the flick "Semi-Pro," a comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin (better known as Outkast's Andre 3000), and Ferrell himself playing owner/player/coach triple threat, Jackie Moon.

Set in the 1970s, "Semi-Pro" is the story of a rogue basketball team, the Flint Michigan Tropics, which is part of the ABA. It faces the threat of being dissolved, but with a top 4 finish it will be subsumed into the more respectable NBA.

Recently, TV spots featuring a camera slowly panning the length of a na...

The Hives Drummer Chris Dangerous Talks To Starpulse About New Album, World Domination

10/9/2007 10:08am EDT
The Hives
It's been three long years since The Hives' last album. When it comes to a band that rocks as hard as The Hives, three years seems like too long of a wait. So Starpulse caught up with the band's drummer, Chris Dangerous, to find out what we can expect from their latest release, "The Black And White Album," and their plans for the future, which, unsurprisingly, include world domination. But, with The Hives rocking as hard as they do, maybe having them in charge wouldn't be such a bad idea.

What should the world expect of your new album?

What the audience should expect or what I th...

Andre '3000' Benjamin Set to Release 'Class of 3000: Music Volume One' Soundtrack

6/28/2007 10:53am EDT
Andre 3000
The music from the critically praised animated series Class of 3000 has jumped from the TV into your home. Executive produced by Andre "3000" Benjamin the soundtrack "Class of 3000: Music Volume One" will be in stores July 3.

On the heels of kicking off an eagerly awaited second season of "Class of 3000," Andre "3000" Benjamin selected 14 of the songs he exclusively wrote and produced for the show. The songs feature the voices of the kids/characters from the innovative series, including the kids' music teacher's, Sunny Bridges, who borrows his voice from Andre 3000 himself.

All th...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

5/27/2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...

Rich Boy To Release Debut Album March 13; Check Out The New Single, 'Boy Looka Here'

2/24/2007 9:00am EST
Rich Boy
Rich Boy, the first hip-hop artist from Mobile, Alabama to sign a major-label record deal, will release his self-titled debut album on Interscope Records on March 13.

"Throw Some D's," the first single from the LP, is a worldwide hit, having topped the Billboard singles charts and music video playlists on BET and MTV2. The success of the original spawned a popular, star-studded remix, which features multi-platinum artists Andre 3000, Nelly, The Game, Jim Jones, and Murphy Lee.

The second single from Rich Boy is "Boy Looka Here", produced by Polow Da Don, the man behind hits from ...

Consequence's Debut Album, "Don't Quit Your Day Job," Out March 6; Check Out The First Single

2/14/2007 3:08pm EST
Consequence was born in Queens at the dawn of the hip-hop era, when all rap was East Coast rap and all of rap's influential early artists were based in the New York City area. Throughout his career, Consequence gained credibility not only on the streets with his peers but with the critics as well. A gifted storyteller, he has a keen and unwavering sense of what he is all about. His objective realizm provides a clear alternative not only to gangsta rap but also to the watered-down and overly calculated pop-rap. "What I rhyme about is what I see around me, I'm a result of the hood, my rhymes ...

Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

12/6/2006 4:37pm EST
Charlotte’s Web
Three-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s inspiring score for the motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be released December 5 on Sony Classical’s original soundtrack recording, which will also introduce the original song “Ordinary Miracle,” performed by Sarah McLachlan and written by acclaimed songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard and music legend Dave Stewart.

In the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web from writer E.B. White, someone very small finds that the most powerful force in the world is friendship. In the big-screen adaptation, the characters embar...

Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

11/8/2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...

Kenny G Is Named Top Golf-Mad Musician

10/31/2006 1:42pm EST
Kenny G
Golf is gripping musicians so feverishly these days that rappers, rockers, pop and country stars are all teeing it up. Golf Digest's December issue identifies this diverse group of golf-mad musicians with its ranking of the "Top 100 in Music." Kenny G, with a plus-0.6 Handicap Index (he not only matches but occasionally scores better than par), is the No. 1 musician in the ranking.

A club champion at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., he plays a lot of his golf with actor Craig T. Nelson. During high school in Seattle, Kenny G. made the golf team but not the jazz band whe...

Andre '3000' Benjamin's Cartoon To Debut Nov. 3

9/28/2006 2:31pm EDT
Andre 3000
"Class of 3000," the highly anticipated primetime half-hour animated series created and executive produced by André “3000” Benjamin and Tom Lynch, will debut with a one-hour premiere on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. on Cartoon Network. The night of the premiere kicks off at 7 p.m. with a special musical event from the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta featuring special guest star performances.

On Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., Cartoon Network will also air the half-hour mockumentary “Sunny Bridges: From Bankhead to Buckhead,” chronicling the life of the fictional superstar of Class of 3000, S...

Andre 3000's Animated Series To Debut in November

7/17/2006 11:16am EDT
Andre 3000
Class of 3000, the highly-anticipated prime time half-hour animated series created and executive produced by Outkast's Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Tom Lynch, will debut in November. The series focuses on a group of musically-gifted kids and an unlikely visitor named Sunny Bridges who brings sunshine to their lives.

Multi-talented Atlanta native Sunny Bridges was at the peak of his musical career when he walked off the stage at a performance in Tokyo in 2006, leaving his brilliant career of 27 Grammys and a Nobel Prize behind. He never expected that the fabulous life of fame would...

Outkast's 'Idlewild' Drops August 22; Film Opens August 25

6/20/2006 2:15pm EDT
Outkast's Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton and Andre '3000' Benjamin return in a big way this August with their first appearance together in a motion picture, and the most eagerly anticipated new album of their career. "Idlewild" is set for an August 22 release on LaFace/Zomba Music Group. The film of the same name opens three days later.

"Mighty O," first single from "Idlewild," finds Dre and Big Boi rhyming together on a track for the first time in six years, since OutKast's triple-platinum CD of 2000, Stankonia. "Mighty O" was co-written by Dre and Big Boi and produced by Organized Noize.


Jessica Alba To Host 2006 MTV Movie Awards

6/1/2006 8:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Covering Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster from every angle, MTV News will present exclusive pre and post show coverage of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." From backstage to the red carpet, the MTV News team will cover every angle of the big show including exclusive celebrity interviews, musical performances, and much more. Additionally for the first time, fans will be able to access MTV News’ comprehensive Movie Awards coverage on-air and through broadband network, MTV Overdrive ( — each with a unique and exclusive take on the show.

MTV News pre show coverage...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

5/27/2006 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...

MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced - Full List!

4/25/2006 10:53am EDT
40-Year-Old Virgin
Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin are set to dominate the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. Both movies have received five nominations each including Best Movie and Best Comedic Performance. Among the other contenders for historically one the most hotly contested awards, Best Kiss, are Brokeback Mountain lovers Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger who are set to battle it out with real life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who locked lips in their action hit last year Mr and Mrs Smith. Full List of Nominees Below!

This year's awards ceremony is the first time that organisers haven't had...

Outkast's Andre 3000 & TLC's T-Boz To Voice Cartoon

1/23/2006 3:42pm EST
Cartoon Network announced today that Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, lead singer of TLC, will join the cast of the upcoming animated series created and executive produced by André Benjamin (André 3000 of OutKast) and Tom Lynch. The highly anticipated primetime half-hour series features a group of musically gifted kids and an unlikely visitor who brings sunshine to their lives. T-Boz will voice one of the musically gifted students. André Benjamin will also lend his voice to a character in the series.

Also joining the cast are veteran voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo), C...