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Natalie Portman Is Engaged and Pregnant!

December 27th, 2010 12:36pm EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman will be ringing in the New Year as a mom-to-be - the actress has confirmed she's pregnant, and engaged.

The Star Wars star has announced she and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child.

The couple met while Millepied was helping Portman perfect her ballet dancing for new movie Black Swan.

The child will be the first for the 29-year-old actress, whose ex-boyfriends include musician Devendra Banhart and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Starpulse Writers Share What's On Their iPods This Month

February 22nd, 2010 12:14pm EST
Devendra Banhart
Ok, friends we need to have a talk. Everyone has their own musical preferences. There are those people who are all country, those who are everything EXCEPT country, those who like "alternative," and those who like "Emo." However, a lot of us like a little bit of everything.

Our goal here is to point out a few things we should all be listening to, regardless of our usual musical stylings. These are bands and people that are on my IPod this month….

First lets mention a few names you may not know but definitely should: Many people have heard of Modest Mouse, but did you know before th...
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Hindus Upset With Cheryl Cole Over New Video

February 11th, 2010 9:00pm EST
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Hindu leaders have taken aim at British pop star Cheryl Cole after learning she'll be portraying Indian goddess Kali in her new video. Reports suggest the singer will be all-blue for the promo of "Parachute" - and Hindus are far from happy.

Religious scholar Rajan Zed has called for "clarification" from Cole, explaining, "The goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she's meant to be worshiped in temples, and not to be duplicated in music videos for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects."

Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, adds, ...
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19-Year-Old UK Soul Sensation Adele To Release Debut Album Summer '08

April 22nd, 2008 7:15pm EDT
Adele
The critically acclaimed UK soul singer Adele has signed in the states with Columbia Records, who -- in a joint venture with XL Recordings, Adele's worldwide label -- will release the emerging artist's debut album, 19, in summer 2008.

Born in London on May 5, 1988, Adele (née Adele Adkins) has been the toast of the UK music press and record buying public since the October 2007 release of her first single, "Hometown Glory," an autobiographic heart-rendering ode to London.

In December 2007, Adele became the first recipient of the Brit Awards' newly inaugurated Critics Choice prize, ...
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A Starpulse Writer Reveals: What's On My iPod

April 1st, 2008 1:57pm EDT
The Flaming Lips
This time of year is consumed with unanswered questions in a myriad of fields. Who will be the Democratic nominee? Who will win the NBA's MVP award? When will The Office come back? I feel that it is my duty to put at least one national existential crisis at rest - what am I listening to these days on my iPod. Moreover, I feel that I owe it to my most devoted fans, my mom and dad, to keep the public up to date on those tunes that reverberate in my ear drums.

Devendra Banhart - Lover

This song is great to listen to while driving in the car with the windows open and speeding down an...
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The New Face Of Psych Rock: A Modern Movement With A Familiar Feel

January 21st, 2008 11:33am EST
Dr. Dog
Flip on your radio these days and you'll likely hear zealously polished vocal melodies accompanied by synthetic instruments, digitally programmed beats, and looped samples. Lo-fi sensibility, improvisation, and general creativity seem to have vanished from pop music altogether.

Look closely enough, however, and you'll see that a handful of experimental pioneers are keeping the tradition of 60s-style psychedelia and musical craftsmanship alive, doing for psychedelic rock what The Strokes and The White Stripes did for indie rock just a few years ago.

The Philadelphia-based five-p...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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