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Travis Barker Turns Down Australian Blink 182 Tour Due To Fear Of Flying

February 19th, 2013 3:33pm EST
Travis Barker
Travis Barker won't be traveling with the rest of Blink 182 for their Australian tour, citing a fear of planes following his horrific crash.

Barker was in a deadly plane crash in 2008 that claimed the lives of his assistant and bodyguard. The pilot and co-pilot were killed, as well. DJ AM, a good friend who was on the plane, died less than a year after the crash due to an overdose. Barker sustained second and third degree burns from the crash and spent 11 weeks in hospitals and burn centers.

Barker wrote on Facebook, "I'm sorry to announce i won't be joining Blink 182 on this Australian t...
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Celebrities Feel Numb, In Disbelief After Connecticut School Shooting, Call For Stronger Gun Laws

December 15th, 2012 9:44am EST
Khloe Kardashian
Following Friday's horrific elementary school massacre in Newtown, CT, tons of celebrities have taken to social media to express their disbelief and outrage over the death of 28 people, among them 20 kindergarten students.

Popstar Justin Bieber tweeted, "heard about what happened in CT, my prayers go out to all those suffering in this tragedy. it's just wrong. Everyone please pray for them".

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian Odom tweeted from Miami, Florida, where she was celebrating her nephew Mason's third birthday: "To harm children who are defenseless is truly disgusting. I'm in disbel...
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Blink-182 Cancel May Concerts Of Their North American Tour

May 10th, 2012 10:54am EDT
Blink-182
Pop punks Blink-182 have canceled a number of upcoming tour dates so drummer Travis Barker can recover from an operation.

The All the Small Things stars are pulling out of their upcoming North American tour after Barker was admitted to the hospital to have his tonsils removed.

Barker posted a photo of himself undergoing the tonsillectomy on his Twitter.com page earlier this month, and told fans he was in agony after the surgery.

He writes, "My throat still feels like I'm swallowing broken f**king glass. Looking forward 2 (sic) this being over with... My throat is still bleeding from g...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys' Legend Adam Yauch

May 4th, 2012 3:18pm EDT
Adam Yauch
will.i.am, Q-Tip, Travis Barker, and Fred Durst are leading the tributes to tragic Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch following his death on Friday.

Rapper Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland in 2009, and he lost his battle with cancer on Friday at the age of 47.

The hip-hop pioneer's passing has sent shockwaves through the music community and now dozens of celebrities are speaking out to share their grief on Twitter.com.

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am writes, "restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to w...
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Naked Travis Barker Pics Leaked Online

January 19th, 2012 8:55am EST
Travis Barker
Lawyers for rocker Travis Barker have fired off a cease and desist letter to a gossip blog after editors obtained nude photos of the star and posted them online.

MediaTakeOut.com bosses stunned readers on Wednesday after publishing explicit cell phone images of a heavily-tattooed rock star, pictured from the neck down, on their website amid reports the then-unnamed musician had sent pictures of his penis to a female admirer.

But readers were quick to identify Barker from his distinctive tattoos and the Blink-182 drummer's lawyer, Evan Spiegel of top Hollywood law firm Lavely and Singer, h...
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LAPD Wants To Speak With Travis Barker About Weekend Traffic Stop

November 29th, 2011 9:15am EST
Travis Barker
A Los Angeles police official is calling on Blink-182 star Travis Barker to pay him a visit so they can talk about a weekend traffic stop that prompted the drummer to launch a Twitter attack on the officer who pulled him over.

The rocker was pulled over on Sunday and handed a ticket to get his illegally tinted windows fixed, but it was the officer's attitude that left Barker fuming.

He later tweeted, "Officer FARD of LAPD, get a life man. Find some bank robbers or do something productive 2 do with your time. I know high school was hard 4 u.

"Pullin me over interrogating me & acting like ...
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Selena Gomez Sizzles At Billboard Music Awards; See Tons Of Celebrity Red Carpet Photos

May 23rd, 2011 8:38am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez attended Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in a sexy side cut-out dress in support of her boyfriend Justin Bieber, who took home eight trophies.

The stars wore a variety of ensembles at the music event. Rihanna embraced the plunging neckline trend in a white pant suit, while Nicki Minaj wore a signature pink wig with a skintight blue bodysuit.

Several stars opted for the traditional black dress, including Selena, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and Fergie. Check out the celebrities below, and tell us who looked the best and worst!

CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS HERE!

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Lil Wayne Denied British Visa, Calls Off European Tour Plans

April 6th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rap superstar Lil Wayne has been forced to axe plans to tour the U.K. this summer after British immigration officials refused to issue him a work visa due to his criminal convictions.

The Lollipop hit-maker is currently on the road in the U.S. with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Travis Barker, as part of his I Am Still Music Tour, and he was expected to launch the trek across the Atlantic after the May release of his album, Tha Carter IV.

However, Stereoboard.com reports U.K. border officials have rejected Wayne's visa application as a result of his recent prison stint for weapons possessio...
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Nicki Minaj Doesn't Think Kids Should Listen To Her Music

January 26th, 2011 9:10am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj worries about being a role model for young fans.

She explained, "Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'"

Rapper Rick Ross, rocker Travis Barker and Nicki will reportedly join Lil Wayne on his comeback tour. The Lollipop hit-maker will launch the 25-date I Am Music II trek with a show in Buffalo, New York on March 18th, before hitting the stage in cit...
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Lil Wayne Announces Comeback Tour

January 24th, 2011 5:18pm EST
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne is heading back to the stage in March for his first U.S. tour since serving time in prison last year.

The Lollipop hit-maker will launch the 25-date I Am Music II trek with a show in Buffalo, New York on March 18th, before hitting the stage in cities including Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.

And he is making his comeback tour an all-star affair - he will be supported by hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj, rapper Rick Ross and rocker Travis Barker.

Wayne walked free from New York's tough Rikers Island incarceration center in November ...
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Travis Barker Donating Drum Kits To Schools

November 30th, 2010 4:30pm EST
Travis Barker
Rocker Travis Barker wants to spread his love of music by donating drum kits to New York schools to encourage at-risk youths to steer clear of drugs and alcohol and channel their energy into making beats.

The Blink-182 drummer has teamed up with H2O star Toby Morse's charitable organization One Life One Chance to promote a life of sobriety among students and they are making special deliveries in the upcoming months to gift select schools in the Big Apple with between 10 to 20 full drum kits a year.

And youngsters at Manhattan's Gramercy Arts High School will be among the first to pick u...
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Lily Allen And Courtney Love Join The List Of Celebrity Twitter Fights

March 1st, 2010 2:04pm EST
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Last week, Courtney Love attacked Lily Allen for "locking up" Chanel dresses at the BRIT awards. Lily Allen responded via the new channel for celebrity fights: Twitter.

"…when i saw her at the NME'S she tried to talk to me and i told her to shut up stop spreading stupid rumours about me," Allen posted. "I would never fight with her," she continues," as a rule i don't pick on crazy old ladies." However, minutes later, she responds to another member's tweet with "…it's the sort of thing a paranoid drug addled lunatic might come up with."

Twitter has become the new battleground for celebrity...
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Travis Barker Explains His Paparazzi Scuffle

February 22nd, 2010 2:13pm EST
Travis Barker Explains His Paparazzi Scuffle
Travis Barker has spoken out over allegations he threatened a photographer and slashed his tires over the weekend - insisting a family outing with his children was spoilt by snappers.

Police were called to a restaurant in California on Sunday morning following an alleged confrontation between the Blink-182 drummer and photographers outside the eatery. A video posted on TMZ.com appears to show one paparazzo accusing Barker of stealing his cell phone and slashing his car tires.

However, the musician is fuming about the allegations and has taken to his Twitter.com page to explain the i...
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Travis Barker Involved In Paparazzi Scuffle

February 22nd, 2010 9:30am EST
Travis Barker Involved In Paparazzi Scuffle
Cops were called to a California restaurant on Saturday night after Travis Barker allegedly threatened a paparazzo, stole his phone and slashed his car's tires, according to a report. The Blink-182 drummer was walking out of an eatery in Calabasas with a group of friends when he spotted photographers waiting for him outside.

In a video posted on TMZ.com Barker can be heard arguing with the men before police officers arrived on the scene.

Barker can be heard telling cops, "You know what's going on? Four of these f#*king dorks are waiting for me every time I come out." The musician wa...
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2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

February 1st, 2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...
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Vacationing Celebrities Beat The Winter Blues

January 22nd, 2010 9:27am EST
Miranda Kerr
Celebrities, of course, have the life. Vacationing at a moment's whim and being privy to some the world's hottest destination spots are what dreams are made of. Here are some current favorite celebrity hot spots. Share with us your dream winter blues destination!

1. MEXICO

The blazing sun of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas in particular, is the number-one preferred celebrity hotspot. Many stars flock south of the border to combat winter holiday blues. Vacationers include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Rihanna and Matt Kemp, George Cloo...
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Snoop Dogg & Travis Barker 'Decade' Party Red-Carpet With Tila Tequila, Ray J, Stephanie Pratt & Many More (Video)

December 18th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Snoop Dogg & Travis Barker
Last week, Snoop Dogg and Travis Barker teamed up together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Famous Stars And Straps, along with the release of Snoop's 10th solo album, "Malice In Wonderland".

The red carpet was transformed into a black and white affair, where more than a dozen of Travis and Snoop's closest celebrity friends came out to celebrate! Along with personal messages to Travis and Snoop themselves, we're bringing you some of the hottest news, including Tila Tequila's new fiancé, Ray J's search for love, Stephanie Pratt's love for animals and much more!

S...
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Our Favorite Celebrity Catfights

October 26th, 2009 9:32am EDT
Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty
Can't we all just get along? Apparently not in Hollywood. Good looks, money and fame go hand in hand with jealousy, cattiness and swinging fists. Here are a few of our favorite celebrity catfights. Put away the claws ladies - MEOW!

Audrina Patridge & Kristin Cavallari

We knew Kristin Cavallari's return to MTV's The Hills would cause some trouble, but it got juicier when she set her sights on Audrina Patridge's ex-boyfriend Justin Bobby. The episode showed Audrina getting up in Kristen's face egging her on to make a move, only to be held back by friends. Since the airing Kristen to...
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Slideshow: Celebrity Couples In Need Of Counseling

October 12th, 2009 11:26am EDT
celebrity couples counseling
"Couples Retreat," starring Vince Vaughn & Kristen Bell made over $35 million this weekend. In the comedy, four couples head off to a tropical island resort for vacation. They soon realize that even though only one couple is there to work on their marriage, they all get tied up in the counseling fun. In honor of "Couple Retreat" Starpulse chose the top celebrity couples who we think need some counseling. Check it out!

Jon and Kate Gosselin

This couple's love life has been front page news for almost six months, and it's really quite sad. Despite their differences and Jon's scary tr...
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The Largest Obstacle For Lamar Odom And Khloe Kardashian Is Their Reality TV Life

September 30th, 2009 1:18pm EDT
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
One would think that only dating a month before tying the knot could be a factor in the length of a marriage. How about the fact that the husband works away from home for eight months out of the year? Wrong. According to PopEater, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian's marriage is already doomed due to their Reality TV lifestyle.

PopEater's first mark against the Odom-Kardashian pairing? "Danger sign number one is that Khloe and Lamar have already let the whirlwind of reality romance take precedence over their relationship. The pair reportedly rushed to the altar in order to stay on the deman...
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Photos: Courteney Cox Battles Hunger, Audrina Patridge Pitches & More

September 1st, 2009 2:03pm EDT
David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette at The Cheesecake Factory's Drive Out Hunger Tour benefiting Feeding America in Culver City, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 31. See more celebrity "out and about" photos after the jump...

Christie Brinkley at the 9th Annual USTA Serves OPENing Gala Monday, Aug. 31, in New York City.

Image © Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182, performs during the Virgin Mobile Freefest concert, Sunday, Aug. 30, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Image © AP Photo/ Steve Ruark

Madonna and Israeli Kadima party leader Tz...
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This Week's Music News: Chris Brown On Larry King, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Leak, More

September 1st, 2009 11:24am EDT
Chris Brown On Larry King
Goodbye August, hello September. Saying goodbye to the sunny skies and carefree feeling of the summer is always tough, but with a new season comes new music from some of your favorite artists. The passing of DJ AM, Chris Brown on Larry King, Jay-Z's leaked Blueprint 3, and the new video from Drake and Trey Songz rounds out this week's music news.

The music world bids farewell to DJ AM

"New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems"; this was the last tweet from DJ Am three days before he passed. The music world gasped when it was announce...
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Disc Jockey DJ AM Found Dead In New York City

August 28th, 2009 9:50pm EDT
DJ AM found dead
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle, was found dead Friday at his apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it, a law enforcement official said.

Paramedics had to break down the door to his Manhattan apartment before they found his body at about 5:20 p.m., the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because family hadn't been notified. There was no evidence of foul play, the official said.

DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had talked openly about ...
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TV Reality Romances That Ended In Divorce

July 24th, 2009 11:58am EDT
Jon and Kate Gosselin
When you open the doors to your world and let television cameras capture your daily routine, it's hard to maintain a normal life. Especially if you are a celebrity couple broadcasting your relationship for the public to scrutinize. It seems that more often than not, couples that appear on reality shows together end up splitting up by the time their series is released on DVD. Is it inevitable that the couple will split up? Are they taking a risk when they sign on the dotted line?

Not all couples fall victim to the reality show curse, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed and Ozzy and Sharon Os...
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Travis Barker's Son With Mohawk: Yeah Or Nay?

June 23rd, 2009 2:57pm EDT
Travis Barker and kids
We kind of like the mohawk on Travis Barker's son Landon. What do you think? Is he too young for the trend or is it okay for the kid to have some fun? Let us know...

The Blink-182 drummer married actress and Miss USA 1995, Shanna Moakler, on October 30, 2004. They starred in the MTV show "Meet The Barkers" in 2005. In 2006, Barker filed for divorce after nearly two years of marriage. They briefly reconciled after Barker was involved in a plane crash in 2008, but split again in 2009.

Barker recently twittered about deadbeat moms. He didn't name names but appeared very upset about o...
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Celebrity Couples: Break Up Already!

June 10th, 2009 11:01am EDT
Break Up Already
We compiled a list of celebrity couples that should just give up, we are tired of their makeup/breakup routine and have no patience for it anymore. Here's a few that should just call it quits.

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Let's face it, their other than a cruel charade that forces America to watch them at every holiday, family outing, and store opening. Do they even like each other? How could they?

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Somehow Brian Austin Green drops MF's attractiveness down drastically. Engaged? No...
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MTV Reality Show Couples Doomed From The Start

May 14th, 2009 11:22am EDT
Nick & Jessica
Oh, to be famous. The advantages of being a celebrity are copious. They get free meals and special tables at restaurants, VIP access to fancy hotel rooms and clubs, and have personal assistants to follow them around and obey their every instruction. They get clothes and gadgets sent to them "just because," and are actually taken seriously when they request things like a new toilet seat and a 12-foot boa constrictor to be in their dressing rooms before scheduled appearances.

Unfortunately for celebrities, however, fame isn't always rainbows and smiles, especially when there are cam...
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On Again, Off Again Celebrity Couples Spotlight

March 20th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson
When it comes to relationships, Hollywood is comparable to high school. Everyone dates everyone else and when they break up, it's the hottest gossip of the day. The hot couple goes from being engaged to non-speaking terms faster then Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney's marriage. The new "it" couple breakup and get back together more times than Lindsay Lohan has been to rehab. Here are the most on again, off again Hollywood couples.

Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson

After rumors of Kate's infidelity to her husband, Chris Robinson, she and Owen hooked up after the filming of You, Me and D...
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Blink-182 Reunite & Record

February 9th, 2009 7:30am EST
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Blink-182 released an official statement Sunday to declare that they have reunited and are currently writing & recording new material.

Official Statement From Blink-182

"Hi. We're blink-182.

This past week there,ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, We're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.

Summer 2009.
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The 10 Most Thankful Celebrities Of 2008

November 26th, 2008 9:35am EST
Britney Spears
Picture it: Pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, a bird with all the trimmings with family around the table, watching sports or playing board games. Don't forget to dish out gold medals, divorce decrees, box-office history and custody battles. As Americans across the nation tuck in to their turkey, a few notable celebrities have unique reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Tina Fey

The former "Saturday Night Live" funny lady has had a banner year: A big screen outing opposite pal Amy Poehler in the Spring release Baby Mama and two Emmy wins (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstan...
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