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Rumor Patrol: Jada Pinkett Smith's Open Marriage, Courtney Love To Judge A Talent Show, More

4/6/2013 1:00pm EDT
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith
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.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have an open marriage in which they can have sex with anyone they want.

Verdict: Appears to be true. This rumor has been circulating for years, and although Pinkett hasn't explicity said they swap partners, the actress told HuffPost Live, earlier this week, "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK...

Daddy Yankee Representative Slams Homosexuality Reports

4/4/2013 8:37am EDT
Daddy Yankee
A spokesperson for Daddy Yankee has dismissed reports suggesting the reggaeton rapper has 'come out' as gay.

The Gasolina hit-maker, real name Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, was believed to have issued a statement confirming his sexuality, and news of his announcement was widely reported by media outlets around the world on Wednesday.

Daddy Yankee was quoted as saying, "I am a human being like any other, with virtues and defects, and I don't believe that this is a defect."

However, the Puerto Rican star's representative, Mayna Nevarez, has now moved swiftly to set the record straight.


Shakira And Prince Royce Dominate The 2012 Lo Nuestro Awards

2/17/2012 2:30pm EST
Pop stars Shakira and Prince Royce dominated Latin music's Premio Lo Nuestro Awards on Thursday, taking home four awards each.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker scored gold in the Pop categories for Artist of the Year - Female, Album of the Year for Sale El Sol, and Song of the Year for Rabiosa, while she was also presented with the prestigious Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year honor.

Bachata star Prince Royce triumphed in the Tropical awards, earning Artist of the Year - Male, Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for El Amor Que Perdimos, and Collaboration of the Yea...

Prince Royce Rules The Univision Awards

7/22/2011 2:26pm EDT
Prince Royce
Latin pop star Prince Royce was the big winner at the Univision Network's Premios Juventud Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday, walking away with four top honors.

The singer opened the show at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center in spectacular style with Daddy Yankee, performing the reggaeton rapper's song Ven conmigo (Come With Me) with 1,200 dancers taking part in a futuristic light show.

The night continued to go well for Royce as he walked away with accolades for Red Hot Artist, The Super Tour, My Tropical Artist and My Favorite Video for his hit Corazon sin Cara (Heart Wit...

Daddy Yankee Facing Lawsuit Over 2006 Track

5/29/2011 11:00am EDT
Daddy Yankee
Rapper Daddy Yankee has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit 2006 song ROMPE.

Musician David Moser is taking legal action against the reggaeton star amid claims Yankee based Rompe on his 1998 track Anoche, which received radio airplay in Mexico City.

The star went on to score huge commercial success with the song and Moser, who is based in San Miguel, Mexico, is suing for at least $150,000 in damages, in addition to a share of Rompe's profits, according to

Legal papers filed in a court in Illinois state: "The infringing song and plaintiffs (sic) ...

Enrique Iglesias And Shakira Dominate Billboard Latin Music Awards

4/29/2011 8:59am EDT
Enrique Iglesias and Shakira were the toast of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards as they each landed a haul of trophies.

Iglesias scooped nine honors, including Latin Artist of the Year, while his Euphoria disc was named Latin Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album of the Year.

Colombian superstar Shakira picked up six prizes included Latin Pop Airplay Solo Artist of the Year and Hot Latin Songs Female Artist.

Her track Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was voted the Latin Digital Download of the Year.

Other big winners were newcomer Prince Royce, who took home four awards, Aventu...

Daddy Yankee Breach Of Contract Lawsuit Dismissed

1/27/2011 3:17pm EST
Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee has landed a small victory in a breach of contract lawsuit filed against him by a group of U.S. musicians - a Massachusetts judge has dismissed the case because the Latin rapper has no ties to the state.

Members of the Springfield Crew, a band from Springfield, Massachusetts, claim they were lured to the artist's native Puerto Rico by a producer affiliated to Yankee to collaborate on writing and recording an album.

But they claim once they arrived, they were forced to live in a tiny room with no furniture and sleep on the floor for months as they worked on new material. They ...

Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

9/12/2008 11:34am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
1.) Starpulse User NPHFan101 asks, "Is How I Met Your Mother coming back?"

"How I Met Your Mother" will return for the new season on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

2.) daddy yankee 2 asks, "What is Daddy Yankee's real name?"

Daddy Yankee was born Ramon Ayala on Feb. 3, 1977, in Puerto Rico.

3.) pebles43751 asks, "I heard a rumor that Madonna might have had a change of heart about divorcing Guy Ritchie, has she?"

The couple is still together despite recent rumors that Madonna hooked up with baseball star Alex Rodriguez.

Have a ...

Serena Williams Joins Nike Sport

2/25/2008 5:30pm EST
Serena Williams
Want to know how an athlete like Serena Williams achieves her combustible mix of electric speed and long haul endurance? Find out from her custom-made workouts that are designed to improve speed, build stamina, and give you a boost when needed.

The first workout out is a 30-minute interval run set to a series of high-octane hits by Timbaland, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie, Daddy Yankee and other Interscope Records artists. While you listen to the music, Serena sets the pace and offer tips and encouragement to help you complete your run.

Serena coaches you through a dynamic sequence o...

Daddy Yankee Helps Troubled Youths In Puerto Rico

5/24/2007 9:23am EDT
Daddy Yankee
Kind-hearted Daddy Yankee is helping soon-to-be-released prisoners in his native Puerto Rico by teaching them vital skills to adjust to life out of jail.

The reggaeton superstar has launched his own charity - the Warrior Heart Foundation (Fundación Corazón Guerrero) - to help troubled youths and is delighted he can make a difference.

He says, "We're helping the youths that nobody wants to help, and now we're working with the prisons in Puerto Rico and the youths who are getting out soon.

"We're going to enter them into the program, teach them about computers and give them the...

Tickets To Daddy Yankee's Summer Tour Available For Pre-Order Exclusively From iTunes And Ticketmaster

5/15/2007 7:45pm EDT
Daddy Yankee
Interscope Records today announced that Reggaeton's first platinum-certified star, Daddy Yankee, has made his latest album The Cartel: The Big Boss available for pre-order on the iTunes Store ( Additionally, fans who pre-order the album will receive a special Ticketmaster password that can be used to advance purchase tickets for Daddy Yankees upcoming concert tour.

Beginning today fans of Daddy Yankee who pre-order his latest album, The Cartel: The Big Boss, on iTunes will immediately receive an "Impacto Remix" and advance access to purchase tickets for his summer tour....

Daddy Yankee Sets Release of His First Studio Album in Three Years, 'The Cartel: The Big Boss,' for June 5

4/3/2007 10:04am EDT
Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee's first studio album since 2004's groundbreaking Barrio Fino promises to pour more gasolina on the fire that is reggaeton. The Cartel: The Big Boss, to be released June 5, continues to expand reggaeton's power and reach by featuring such diverse guest artists as Fergie, Jim Jones, Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls, Akon, and from Black Eyed Peas.

Both Akon and also produce, as do Mr. ColliPark and Scott Storch (the latter producing the first single, "Impacto") along with Reggaeton producers Eli "El Musicologo", Tiny Tunes, Diesel and Menace.

READ MORE's Music To Look For In 2007

1/4/2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.


Akon's "Konvicted" In Stores Today; Listen To Two Songs From It Here

11/14/2006 12:07pm EST
After winning music fans over with his 2003 multi-platinum debut Trouble, Senegalese singer Akon returns with more stories from his personal journey via his sophomore CD Konvicted. If Trouble was Akon's ode to redemption (before his music career took off he served time for car theft), Konvicted picks up at rebirth. His mission now is to reinvent himself through his salvation - music.

The son of accomplished jazz musician Mor Thiam, Akon was introduced to varied musical styles early on. "I grew-up listening to all kinds of music. Obviously I love soul songs, but I also like mixing in ot...

Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Award Nominations

9/26/2006 1:02pm EDT
The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced today, and Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira led the nominations with five. Shakira's five nominations include: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "La Tortura," and Album Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.

Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas garner four apiece; Calle 13, Chayanne, Gustavo Celis, Fonseca, Cachorro López, and Joan Sebastian are among those who earned three nods each.

Cabas, Café Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Alejandra Gu...

Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Chili Peppers & Nickelback Top AMA Nominations

9/20/2006 9:36am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with three nods apiece. Carey is up for "Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist" and "Soul/R&B Artist" as well as "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" for The Emancipation Of Mimi, while Canadians Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers will face off for the "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" honors.

Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood netted two nominations, alongside Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, The Pussycat Dolls, Rascal F...

Catch MTV2's $2 Bill Concert, Featuring My Chemical Romance, Sept. 16

8/28/2006 11:13am EDT
My Chemical Romance
MTV2 will present a special edition of its $2Bill Concert Series featuring My Chemical Romance. The concert will take place Wednesday, September 6th at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia with doors opening at 7 PM. MTV2's $2Bill Concert with My Chemical Romance will premiere on MTV2 on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Rock quintet My Chemical Romance is comprised of singer Gerard Way, guitarist Ray Toro, bassist Mikey Way, guitarist Frank Iero, and drummer Bob Bryar. The band recently completed recording the highly-anticipated follow up to 2004's platinum-selling Three Chee...

Shakira, Chili Peppers Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards

7/31/2006 12:20pm EDT
Hip-shaker Shakira and the rejuvenated Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the field with seven noms each, followed closely by the majestic Madonna and upstart Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco, both with five nods. Christina Aguilera is next with four.

Nominations in the major categories are:


Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"

Madonna: "Hung Up"

Panic! at the Disco: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Dani California"

Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: "Hips Don't Lie"


Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot...

'Fashion Rocks' To Feature Various Musical Guests

7/10/2006 11:19am EDT
Rihanna will appear on Fashion Rocks
Fashion Rocks, an entertainment special celebrating the best in fashion will kick off New York's Fall Fashion Week at Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast, Friday, Sept. 8, on CBS. The third annual "Fashion Rocks" is a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music and features a host of music's most glamorous trendsetters.

The concert will include performances by Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, The Black Eyed Peas, Daddy Yankee, Jamie Foxx, Nelly Furtado, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters and...

New CDs This Week (Dec. 13)

12/13/2005 11:26am EST
There's not a whole lot of new releases this week since it's almost the holidays. But there are some noteable albums hitting shelves this week from artists such as Beck, Cypress Hill, Daddy Yankee, Fuel, Lamb of God, Snoop Dogg and Youngbloodz. Check out this list of noteworthy releases (many with reviews) for Tuesday, December 13th, 2005...

Anthony Hamilton - Ain't Nobody Worryin'

Beck - Guerolito

Billie Holiday - The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes

Bo Bice - Real Thing

Cypress Hill - Greatest Hits From the Bong

Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino en Directo

Disturbing Tha Peace...

Green Day, Mariah & 50 Cent Clean Up At Billboard Awards

12/7/2005 4:13pm EST
Green Day
50 Cent, Green Day and Mariah Carey were once again big award show winners, this time at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which aired live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on FOX. Other winners included Sharkia, Gwen Stefani and Daddy Yankee. Below is a complete list of winner's from the night:

50 CENT (6 awards total)

Artist of the Year

Album of the Year, "The Massacre"

Hot 100 Artist of the Year

Ringtone of the Year, "Candy Shop" (featuring Olivia)

R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Rap Artist of the Year

GREEN DAY (6 awards total)

Pop Group of the Year

Billboard 200 ...

Daddy Yankee Shoes & Apparel From Reebok

12/5/2005 3:57pm EST
Daddy Yankee
Reebok and multi-platinum Latin music recording artist Daddy Yankee have formed a multi-year partnership that includes a signature collection of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories called DY. Regarded as one of the most respected and influential reggaeton artists, Yankee is the latest star to join Reebok's music roster that includes Grammy award winners Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nelly. DY will launch in the spring of 2006 and the collection will be available at athletic specialty retailers. The collection will consist of sport-inspired designs that exude Daddy Yankee's vibrant energy.


Daddy Yankee To Re-Release Barrio Fino

11/7/2005 4:00pm EST
Daddy Yankee
After selling 2 million copies of his critically-acclaimed Barrio Fino album and spearheading the emergence of the Reggaeton movement to the international music scene, arena headliner Daddy Yankee is ready to give audiences a taste of his onstage prowess and an intimate look at the inner workings of this musical juggernaut.

On December 13, Daddy Yankee's El Cartel Records and Interscope Records will release Barrio Fino En Directo, a CD/DVD packed with exciting new collaborations, behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive interviews and live performances that reaffirm Yankee's title as the u...