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2009 Music Quiz!

January 2nd, 2010 10:11am EST
2009 was the year of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, the Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle - and Rihanna's punch up with Chris Brown. And, as we embark on a bright, shiny New Year, here's your chance to look back at the past 12 months and test your memory at the same time.

Are you a music mastermind or a tone deaf dimwit? Turn off your iPod, put down your MP3 player and give the ultimate 2009 pop, rock and rap quiz your full attention.

Have fun...(answers on the last page!)

1. Which rapper infuriated Mariah Carey and her husband with 2009 lyrical claims he romanced her nine years ago?

Joel Madden Recovers After Getting Three Tooth Implants

December 15th, 2009 8:39am EST
Joel Madden
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's household is still fighting off health problems - the Good Charlotte star is recovering from painful tooth surgery.

Just weeks after socialite Nicole Richie was left bedbound with pneumonia, her partner was forced to undergo an operation on his mouth. The rocker had the procedure on Friday - and spent most of the night awake from the pain.

In a series of posts on his personal page, he writes, "I got 3 tooth implants. No joke. My jaw is the size of a cantelope. 4am can't sleep. Dental surgery yesterday (Friday) kept me up all (sic) nite. Look...

Joel Madden: 'Sparrow Will Have To Defend His Name'

November 4th, 2009 3:34pm EST
Joel Madden:
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie deliberately gave their baby son Sparrow an unusual name - to toughen him up at school. The couple welcomed their second child Sparrow James Midnight Madden in September.

Madden has revealed the name was inspired by legendary Johnny Cash song A Boy Named Sue, which recounts the difficulties facing a man who is given a woman's name.

The Good Charlotte star admits Sparrow is likely to get picked on at school because of his strange moniker - but he's convinced the experience will be character-building.

He tells Britain's OK! Magazine, "It reminded me of...

Joel Madden Shocked By 'Baby-Selling' Strangers

August 12th, 2009 11:38am EDT
Joel Madden
Nicole Richie's rocker boyfriend Joel Madden was left shocked on Tuesday when he was approached by strangers who tried to sell him a baby.

The Good Charlotte star - who is currently expecting his second child with Richie - took to his blog to describe the incident, which left him speechless.

Madden claims he was sitting in traffic when a group of people approached his car and offered him a baby in exchange for cash - but they ran off when they saw his shocked reaction.

In a series of posts on, he writes, "Today some people in traffic tried to sell me a ba...

Paris Hilton Is Back With Doug Reinhardt?

August 1st, 2009 9:10am EDT
Paris Hilton & Doug Reinhardt
Paris Hilton and her ex Doug Reinhardt have reconciled, according to new reports. The high-profile couple split at the beginning of the summer, but friends claim Hilton is the subject of recent posts from Reinhardt, in which he coos about his love life.

A source tells, "They are definitely happy again."

The couple started dating at the beginning of 2009 after Hilton split from Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden.

Reinhardt recently posted a 'tweet' on, stating, "What an amazing weekend with my beautiful girlfriend. I love her so much!"

In a ...

Joel Madden Writing Autobiography

July 28th, 2009 7:00am EDT
Joel Madden Writing Autobiography
Rocker Joel Madden is adding author to his resume - he has started work on his autobiography. The Good Charlotte star, 30, has put pen to paper to share his experiences about life as a successful musician and family man living under the pressures of Hollywood.

But Madden, who is preparing to welcome his second child with girlfriend Nicole Richie, has yet to set a release date for the memoir because he wants his work to be word-perfect before anyone gets to read it.

He tells, "I'm lightly working on one but I don't want to put a book out there if it's not actually meaningful...

Adrian Grenier Dating Ashley Greene?

June 16th, 2009 11:35am EDT
Adrian Grenier
Entourage actor Adrian Grenier has a new leading lady in his life - Twilight star Ashley Greene.

Grenier, who has previously romanced actress Isabel Lucas, is alleged to be enamored by Greene after meeting her at a surfing event in Santa Barbara, California this weekend.

A source tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "Once they met, they were inseparable all weekend. By Sunday night, they were on the dance floor together."

However, the Learn to Ride surf camp wasn't without incident - Grenier was reportedly involved in a confrontation with police after locals compla...

Nicole Richie: 'Marriage Can Wait'

May 29th, 2009 9:02am EDT
Nicole Richie
Pregnant socialite Nicole Richie has no plans to walk down the aisle with partner Joel Madden anytime soon - because she feels her family unit is already complete.

The Simple Life star has a daughter, Harlow, with the Good Charlotte star and, in February, the couple announced they are expecting another child. And although Richie once dreamed of having kids after exchanging vows in a fairytale ceremony, she insists marriage isn't a priority now - because she already feels committed to Madden.

She tells talk show host Larry King, "Joel's family is actually very Christian and Joel ...

Nicole Richie Auctions Her Baby's Items For Charity

April 8th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Nicole Richie
Socialite Nicole Richie is auctioning off her 14-month-old daughter's clothes for charity. Richie, who shares baby Harlow with Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, has donated a few of her little girl's used items to for the charity auction, which will run until April 17.

Items include Harlow's Ralph Lauren romper, a rainbow striped cashmere sweater, infant moccasins and an autographed Maclaren Lacoste stroller valued at $400 that is currently listed for $1.

Money raised will go towards the couple's Richie-Madden Foundation, which helps disadvantaged kids.


Kathy Hilton Urges Paris To Stay Single

March 5th, 2009 9:23am EST
Hilton Matriarch
Paris Hilton's mother Kathy is urging her daughter to stay away from the dating scene - insisting she needs "time" to heal following her split from Benji Madden.

Hilton ended her relationship with the Good Charlotte rocker in November after nine months together and is now rumored to be romancing The Hills star Doug Reinhardt. However, the socialite's mother is adamant her daughter needs to go a few months without a boyfriend - so she can enjoy life as a single woman.

She tells Fox News, "My dating advice for Paris would be just to take your time. It is okay to be alone; you don...

Joel Madden And Nicole Richie Announce Second Pregnancy

February 22nd, 2009 10:44am EST
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Good Charlotte star Joel Madden is celebrating after learning his partner Nicole Richie is pregnant with the couple's second child.

Madden and Richie, who welcomed daughter Harlow Winter Kate in January 2008, are preparing to become parents for the second time, the rocker confirmed on his band's official website on Saturday.

And the singer insists he was thrilled by the news.

In an entry entitled "Better than winning an OSCAR!", Madden announces: What's better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister!

"God has truly bl...

Katy Perry Denies Romance With Hilton's Ex

February 17th, 2009 8:53am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has laughed off reports she is dating Paris Hilton's ex Benji Madden - insisting she is just "good friends" with the rocker.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker was spotted getting close to the Good Charlotte star at Las Vegas nightclub Lavo on Valentine's Day. Internet gossips were quick to link the pair as they both had recently split from their respective partners. Perry recently broke-up from Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy. Hilton and Good Charlotte rocker Madden went their separate ways in November after nine months together.

However, the singer was quick to dismis...

Good Charlotte Rocker Is A Dad

January 29th, 2009 8:31am EST
Good Charlotte
There's another baby in the Good Charlotte family - guitarist Billy Martin and his wife Linzi have become first-time parents.

Just over a year after frontman Joel Madden and Nicole Richie welcomed baby Harlow into the world, the Martins celebrated the arrival of Dreavyn Kingslee, who was born in Pasadena, California on Monday.

Martin tells, "It is hands down the most amazing thing that has ever happened in my life. We can see so much of my wife and I in him already!"

The rocker wed the stylist last March and is already well prepared for fatherhood - he recently com...

Paris Hilton: 'I've Only Slept With A Couple Of People'

January 6th, 2009 11:45am EST
respects herself too much
Paris Hilton has only slept with "a couple of people" - because she respects herself too much.

The Simple Life star has had high profile relationships with former Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, but is currently single after splitting from the rocker in November. And Hilton insists she just kisses the majority of her suitors, and plays "hard to get" to ensure men are serious about dating her.

She tells Glamour magazine, "I've only done it (had sex) with a couple of people. People make up stories, but mostly I just kiss. I thin...

Christmas With The A-List Babies

December 26th, 2008 12:00pm EST
A-List Babies
It's been a baby-filled 2008, with Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez among the big name moms who welcomed little ones into the world in the last 12 months.

Catapulted straight into the spotlight, these youngsters are bound to court headlines with every burp and first step they take - and we can't wait to see it all! The tots will all be celebrating their first Christmases and we can only imagine what it'll be like behind closed doors as their celebrity parents put up the tree and serve up a turkey feast.

We take a look back at the 1...

Publicist Says Britney Spears Not Dating Benji Madden

December 20th, 2008 9:29am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears' publicist has hit back at reports the singer is dating rocker Benji Madden. The Toxic hitmaker was said to have grown close to the Good Charlotte rocker after they were introduced to each other by her manager Larry Rudolph, who has been helping her to find a new suitor, according to U.S. tabloid reports.

In Touch Weekly magazine reported the pair shared dinner at a Los Angeles hotel, and have seen each other several times since, with an unnamed source adding, "They've been on a few dates. She appears to like Benji a lot, and he seems to really like her."

But Spears...

Is Britney Spears Dating Benji Madden?

December 19th, 2008 3:11pm EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears could be set to trump hotel heiress Paris Hilton - she is reportedly dating the socialite's ex, Benji Madden.

The Toxic hitmaker is said to have grown close to the Good Charlotte rocker after they were introduced to each other by Spears' manager Larry Rudolph following Madden's break up from Hilton, according to reports in the U.S.

A source tells In Touch Weekly magazine that the pair shared dinner at a Los Angeles hotel, and have seen each other several times since. The unnamed source adds: "They've been on a few dates. She appears to like Benji a lot, and he seems...

Benji Madden 'Fine' After Breakup

November 23rd, 2008 11:15am EST
Benji Madden
Benji Madden is feeling "fine" after his break-up with Paris Hilton, according to twin brother and Good Charlotte band mate Joel. The couple announced their nine-month relationship had come to an end on Wednesday, and Hilton confirmed the pair were "taking a break" from each other.

But despite the split Madden is coping well, according to his twin.

He tells Access Hollywood, "He's a good guy and he'll be fine and she'll be fine. They'll both be fine. I don't think at the end of the day anyone reading it was like 'Oh my gosh! What is he gonna do?' or 'What is she gonna do?' Everyon...

Paris Hilton Doesn't Feel Like Partying?

November 21st, 2008 11:12am EST
Haris Pilton
Newly single Paris Hilton tried her best to put her break-up from Benji Madden behind her by hitting a Los Angeles club on Wednesday - but quickly left when the apparent heartbreak got too much for her.

The socialite hit L.A.'s Crown bar with pals in a bid to banish her blues just hours after her split from the Good Charlotte rocker was confirmed by her publicist. And despite the best efforts by her entourage to buck up her spirits - Hilton couldn't face partying and hurried out of the club after just 30 minutes.

A source tells, "Her friends were trying to talk to h...

MTV Bids Farewell To 'TRL' With Star-Studded 'Total Finale Live'

November 12th, 2008 12:57pm EST
MTV TRL Finale
A star-studded group of artists from rock, pop, hip-hop and beyond are lined up to commemorate TRL with their memories, performances, and more as MTV's "Total Finale Live" celebration grows ever closer. Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, and JC Chasez, always sure to draw a crowd in New York City's Times Square, are set to join "TRL's" current host Damien Fahey and former host Carson Daly in the studio and share their thoughts on what the show meant to them. The TRL Finale airs November 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV.

Just when you thought the finale couldn't get any bigger, the show has been ex...

Slideshow: Fashion Fails So Far This Week

October 29th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
Fashion Fail pictures
We're only halfway through the week and we already have dozens of celebrity fashion disasters. From big names like Salma and Mena to reality "stars" like Lauren Conrad, take a look at some pictures from this week's worst fashion fails.

Agree or disagree? Leave a comment below!

Marisa Tomei looked like she was attacked by a lace monster at the 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Award Show

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Lauren Conrad from The Hills wore these horrible, super baggy jeans to a Letterman taping. We really hope no g...

Benji Madden: 'Paris And I Are Very Happy'

October 27th, 2008 8:42am EDT
Benji Madden & Paris Hilton
Benji Madden is desperate to clear up rumors suggesting his relationship with Paris Hilton is on the rocks - insisting they are "very happy" together.

The Good Charlotte rocker's romance with the hotel heiress was called into question when rumors the pair had both cheated on each other began circling gossip websites.

The reports were further fueled after Hilton spent a boozy night out in London allegedly flirting with young British royals Princes William and Harry. But Madden has hit out at the rumors, insisting it's hard to have a high-profiled relationship without being easy tar...

Joel Madden Says Daughter Harlow Will Be A Rock Star

October 13th, 2008 10:36am EDT
Joel Madden
Joel Madden is convinced his baby daughter Harlow is destined to follow in his musical footsteps - because she is already showing a talent for tunes at just nine months of age.

The Good Charlotte rocker admits he could one day be hitting the road with Harlow - his baby with Nicole Richie - performing as father and daughter.

He tells People magazine, "I have a feeling she's going to be musical because she loves instruments. She has a little piano that I took the legs off and put on the floor. She lays there and just bangs it."

But Richie is hoping Harlow becomes a dancer inste...

Paris Hilton Eyes Britney Spears Duet

September 9th, 2008 3:01pm EDT
Haris Pilton
Paris Hilton has announced she is eager to team up with Britney Spears for a duet.

The socialite is currently working on a follow-up to her self-titled 2006 debut album. And Hilton is hoping that Spears - who is also working on a new LP - will agree to collaborate on a track for the record.

She says, "My new album's out soon and it would be hot if I could do a duet with Britney. It is really poppy and sounds a bit like Kylie Minogue."

Hilton also recently announced plans to collaborate with her boyfriend, Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden.

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The Veronicas Return With 'Hook Me Up'

August 28th, 2008 3:26pm EDT
The Veronicas
The wait is over! Hook Me Up, the new electro-rock dance friendly album from The Veronicas, is finally in stores! Released digitally earlier this year through Sire Records, the sophomore sizzler showcases Aussie twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso's expert songcraft, organic vocal chemistry, and sophisticated sensibilities.

The super-hot duo is currently on the road playing a string of select dates with the Jonas Brothers on their "Burning Up Tour" and have just announced new shows with Hanson. Head out to your local record store to grab a copy of Hook Me Up or order it from iTu...

Paris Hilton To Duet With Boyfriend

August 25th, 2008 1:31pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton plans to duet with boyfriend Benji Madden.

The socialite, 27, reveals that the Good Charlotte star has been helping to write songs for her new LP. And she insists the pair will do a duet around the time her new reality series Paris Hilton's My New BFF launches in October.

She tells, "He (Benji) actually helped me write some of the songs for my new album, and for the BFF show. He's a really amazing talent, songwriter and singer." When quizzed about a potential duet with Madden, Hilton replied: "Yes, definitely. When the show comes out."

Hilton's ...

Hilary Duff Engaged?

August 16th, 2008 4:00pm EDT
Hilary Duff
Actress/singer Hilary Duff has sparked rumors she's taking her relationship with hockey star Mike Comrie to the next level, after she was photographed wearing a ring on her wedding finger.

The 20-year-old star was spotted leaving Hollywood's Il Sole restaurant with National Hockey League (NHL) star Comrie on Friday night when she flashed her left hand to reveal a ring. And the shot has sent gossips into a spin - leading many to speculate over whether Duff and Comrie are engaged.

The couple has been dating for more than a year following Duff's split from Good Charlotte rocker Joe...

Nicole Richie Officially Launches Children's Charity

August 14th, 2008 11:42am EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie has joined the ranks of generous celebrities as she prepares for the official launch of her children's charity with rocker boyfriend Joel Madden.

The new mom, 26, and Good Charlotte singer Madden, founded the Richie Madden Children's Foundation as they prepared for the birth of their daughter, Harlow, in January.

The pair started out asking friends to make donations to the charity instead of giving gifts to their baby daughter, in an effort to assist struggling mothers in providing for their children.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "She's hired some pre...

Music Biz Twins

July 31st, 2008 11:13am EDT
Nina Sky
While celebrities seem to having twins left and right these days, not since the Nelson Twins have we seen so many twins on the music scene. Check out our list of the music twins that are having us do double takes.

1. Kaulitz Twins / Tokio Hotel

Eighteen year old twin rockers Tom and Bill Kaulitz are members of the band Tokio Hotel from Madgeberg, Germany, and they sport very unique looks in style that you wouldn't really know that they are identical twins just by looking. Tokio Hotel just released their debut title Scream in the U.S.

2. Madden Twins / Good Charlott...

Nicole Richie Captures Baby & Boyfriend On Tour

July 24th, 2008 11:39am EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie can add photographer to her list of skills after posting Good Charlotte tour shots and family snaps on video-sharing website YouTube.

The new mom's impressive shots of boyfriend Joel Madden's band on tour are interspersed with pictures of her baby daughter Harlow. One shot captures the two loves of her life - as Madden cradles his child on the group's tourbus.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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