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Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

March 27th, 2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.
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Happy Birthday, Adam Levine!

March 18th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 front man and The Voice coach Adam Levine turns 33 today. Naturally, I couldn't let that happen without saying something.

There's no doubt that Levine is a professional success. With Maroon 5, he's got a huge following around the world, three Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award, plus countless nominations. He made history last year as the first artist to crack the Billboard charts both as a group (with "Moves Like Jagger") and as a solo artist (guesting on the Gym Class Heroes hit "Stereo Hearts"). He's a coach on the show that broke American Idol's ratings dominance and,...
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'Jingle Ball' Preview With Karmin (Video)

December 1st, 2011 2:30pm EST
Karmin
KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball is right around the corner and Starpulse will be there bringing you all the coverage! The hit holiday bash will include performances from Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz, Big Time Rush and more. Hopefully you’re one of the lucky ones to score tickets because this is one party that is officially SOLD OUT! If you didn't get tickets, don't fret! On Saturday, December 3rd, we’re sending one of Santa’s special little helpers to bring you live coverage backstage, on the red carpet and inside of the concert. Just follow us on Twitter to get real...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Dia Frampton!

November 22nd, 2011 11:40am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Dia Frampton drops by, reviews of Javier Colon and Beverly McClellan's new albums, and the AMAs!

I start this week catching up with season 1 runner-up and Team Blake finalist Dia Frampton, whose new album Red will hit stores two weeks from today, on December 6. Dia was kind enough to chat with me about The Voice and how her life has been post-show.

How much did things change for her after The Voice? "A lot," she confided, adding that she started "right after [the finale], literally the next day, to write songs and record, because I was ho...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Keeping Up With The Ladies!

November 15th, 2011 1:15pm EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Dia Frampton's new single arrives, and we're one week away from Beverly McClellan, Casey Weston, and Javier Colon's new albums!

That's right, right now you can head to iTunes and purchase Dia's new single, "The Broken Ones." It's the first cut off her album Red, which arrives on December 6. It is a fantastic listen - it's amazing to see how far Dia has come since that first blind audition, isn't it? Not just incredible talent, but sincerity and poise...she's going to go a whole lot farther!

As an added bonus, the video for "The Broken One...
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Music Talk: The Week In Tunes

November 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Marianas Trench
Last week was a busy one in Southern California music. I spotted Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Brian Culbertson and Maroon 5.

Wednesday night, Canadian pop-punk band Marianas Trench arrived at San Diego's House of Blues. (You might remember them from my recent interview with bassist Mike Ayley.)

It was the first United States tour for the band, who seemed to be having a fantastic time on stage. If I hadn't known it was their first American tour I would never have guessed. They carried themselves very well, and despite only playing an opening set, left a great impression.

Here's lead sing...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Jeff Jenkins

October 18th, 2011 11:15am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Jeff Jenkins, the singer who brought the heart to Team Adam.

All the artists from season one were great people, but Jeff in particular was somebody you couldn't help but love. He was always so warm and approachable, with a positive attitude in any circumstance, and yet that mischievious side that threw host Carson Daly off at least once (you know the moment). He personified the phrase "happy to be here," because he was - and that was something I felt when I was around him.

Jeff was also possessed of some seriously...
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Billboard Charts: Adele Hits Number 1, Rihanna Lands 20th Top 10 Hit

October 6th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Adele
Ailing Adele has been given something to smile about a day after announcing the cancellation of her upcoming North American tour - she's back at the top of the U.S. pop charts.

The Brit's "Someone Like You" has returned to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown, ending Maroon 5's run at the top with "Moves Like Jagger," which falls to two.

Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" and LMFAO's former number one "Party Rock Anthem" round out the new top five, while Rihanna makes chart history at nine with her 20th top 10 hit.

She has managed the feat i...
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Katy Perry's Ex Travie McCoy Says She Finally Has A Song Of 'Substance'

October 3rd, 2010 3:34pm EDT
Travie McCoy
Rapper Travie McCoy has offered a backhanded compliment to ex-girlfriend Katy Perry for addressing their break-up in a scathing new record, insisting the star "finally has a song with some substance."

The Gym Class Heroes star split from the singer last April - eight months before she became engaged to funnyman Russell Brand.

She appeared to address the break-up in a new song entitled "Circle the Drain" from her latest album, "Teenage Dream."

Neither Perry or McCoy has directly addressed the song's none-too-subtle content, which features Perry singing lyrics: "You fall asleep during fore...
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Katy Perry & Kristin Cavallari In Sexy Silver Dresses At MTV VMAs (Hot Pics!)

September 14th, 2009 2:54pm EDT
Katy Perry & Kristin Cavallari at the VMAs
A lot of interesting things happened at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, and some fantastic eye candy was part of it. Katy Perry and Kristin Cavallari literally sparkled on the red carpet wearing sexy silver cocktail dresses. See more photos after the jump!

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Katy has sparked rumors she is set to marry her boyfriend Travis McCoy after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger. The couple was previously forced to deny engagement rumors in 2008 after a New York tabloid reported that the Gym Class Heroes frontman had proposed ...
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Katy Perry Engaged To Travis McCoy?

September 6th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry has sparked rumors she is set to marry her boyfriend Travis McCoy - after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger.

The longterm lovers split in December after a string of arguments over the "Hot N Cold" singer's hectic tour schedule but they reconciled just months later in April.

Now it looks as if the pair could be taking its relationship to the next level after Perry was seen on an evening out in Los Angeles last week sporting a sparkler on her left hand.

The couple was previously forced to deny engagement rumors in 2008 after a New Yor...
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Pete Wentz's Bar Closed On Under-Age Claims

June 1st, 2009 12:21pm EDT
Fall Out Boy
Pete Wentz's New York bar has been temporarily closed amid allegations staff served alcohol to minors.

The Fall Out Boy star part-owns the Angels and Kings venue in Manhattan, along with members of Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship.

But the bar, which opened in 2007, has been shut down for three days amid claims alcoholic drinks had been served to underage customers.

Celebrity website Gawker.com is reporting Angels and Kings was closed by the New York Police Department. The site has also posted photographs of the venue's front door, which has been plastered with a police no...
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'Hannah Montana' Star Mitchel Musso To Release Debut Album June 2

May 26th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Mitchel Musso
Over the past six years, Mitchel Musso has been establishing himself as a rising TV, movie and music star. He is best known for his role as Oliver "Smokin'" Oken on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana; but at just 17 years old, Mitchel has been in numerous movies (Secondhand Lions, Monster House) and TV shows ("Phineas and Ferb", Stacked and Oliver Beene) and has already had 3 hit songs on Radio Disney. "The In Crowd," his latest, reached #2 on the Radio Disney chart and his cover of "Lean on Me" reached #7 and spent 21 weeks on the chart. In May 2008, Disneymania 6 included the track...
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Katy Perry Won't Share Bodily Fluids With Men She Doesn't Know

May 26th, 2009 8:27am EDT
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry will never have a night of passion with a stranger because she finds casual sex "disgusting."

The "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker, who is currently dating Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, loves to flirt but hates the idea of getting intimate with guys she barely knows.

She says, "For me, it's not a past time, going out and meeting people and trying to hook up with people. That actually makes me feel disgusting. From a really early age, I was really sensitive to that. Getting your flirt on is the best thing in the world, but when it comes to sharing bodily flu...
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Katy Perry Reunites With Her Ex

April 25th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has decided to give her relationship with Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy another go - the couple has confirmed they are back together.

The pair split in December after almost a year, with McCoy claiming they had been arguing for weeks before they decided to go their separate ways. But he has now revealed the lovers have rekindled their romance - and are working out their problems.

McCoy says, "The break-up sucked. We're back together now. I keep thinking about if I had to go through it again and how s**tty it would be. We were moving way too fast. I was being ...
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Josh Groban: 'I'm Not Dating Perry'

March 25th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Josh Groban
Josh Groban has dismissed rumors he's dating pop sensation Katy Perry - insisting the pair are just friends.

A host of websites reported earlier this week that the two musicians had become an item, with Perry's celebrity blogger pal Perez Hilton insisting the pair were trying to keep the romance under wraps. But Groban's representative Luke Burland has shot down the relationship rumors.

He tells People.com, "Josh and Katy are very close friends and hang out, but they are not a couple."

Perry split from Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy earlier this year. Groban has pr...
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Katy Perry Dating Josh Groban?

March 23rd, 2009 9:05am EDT
Josh Groban
Pop sensation Katy Perry is moving on after splitting from ex Travis Mccoy - she is reportedly dating singer/songwriter Josh Groban.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker split from the Gym Class Heroes frontman earlier this year before being linked to Paris Hilton's ex-Benji Madden. But she's now found love with fellow musician Groban, according to PerezHilton.com.

A source close to the pair tells the website, "They've been trying to keep it very low profile."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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The Learning Curve: This Week's Lesson Is Rock

March 11th, 2009 10:11am EDT
Disciple
This week's article is devoted to rock music, whether it's scenesters, 90'salt-rock, hardcore, and southern hard rock. You should hear, see and read about a lot of faces you might have seen before, but this time they are in different places.

If you want to hear something maybe a little different from the norm, check out TV/TV or Damn This Desert Air. If you want hard rock, then lean towards F5 and Disciple, but if you want your music very, very heavy - Kill What I Adore is right up your alley.

Enjoy.

Damn This Desert Air

Hail from: Wayne, New Jersey

Label: Koi Records...
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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...
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Katy Perry Warns Girls Away From Ex McCoy

February 3rd, 2009 6:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry's break-up with Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy continues to get messier - the pop star has warned others about dating her ex. The couple split at Christmas after romancing for much of last year, and it wasn't all amicable - as McCoy proved with a post on his website, in which he revealed the pair had been arguing for weeks.

He wrote, "We fight every night, now that's not kosher. I reminisce with bliss of when we was closer. And wake up to be greeted by an argument again, You act like you're 10."

Perry has refused to hit back until now - during a show at Los Angeles'...
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Katy Perry Denies Rumors She Bad-Mouthed Travis McCoy

February 3rd, 2009 11:08am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has blasted reports she warned girls not to date her ex Travis McCoy during a recent show - insisting she was jokingly referring to Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gabbard.

The singer split from Gym Class Heroes frontman McCoy at Christmas after almost a year together, with McCoy claiming the pair had been arguing for weeks before they decided to go their separate ways.

Perry has avoided commenting on the break-up, but it was reported she had slammed her former lover's commitment issues during her performance at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater on Saturday.

She w...
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Pete Wentz And Tyrone Wells Spread The Love For Charity

January 27th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Pete Wentz
This Valentine's day, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy and singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells are playing cupid for a cause. Invisible Children, a media-based organization that provides relief for the war-affected people of northern Uganda, is holding a raffle to win a personalized Valentine's videogram for your sweetheart. Tickets can be purchased as two for $2, four for $5, or 20 for $20 on Invisible Children's online store until February 11th.

Winners will receive a personal note from Pete or Tyrone to their Valentine via video on February 14th, with all proceeds going to Invisible Childre...
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Katy Perry Denies Celibacy Vow

January 23rd, 2009 9:02am EST
Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry has laughed off reports she is planning a vow of celibacy for 2009 - insisting she would rather die than abstain from sex.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker split from Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy in December, and announced plans to remain celibate soon after, saying, "I've actually taken a vow of celibacy this year… no kissing anyone. Just my cat, Kitty Purry."

However, Perry insists the comment was just a joke and she is determined to land herself a new man.

She tells People.com, "I am not going to be celibate. That was a joke, and any fine journa...
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Katy Perry Goes Celibate

January 22nd, 2009 9:25am EST
Katy Perry
Newly single singer Katy Perry has vowed to remain celibate in 2009, following her split from boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. The pair ended its year-long romance over the New Year, and the "I Kissed a Girl" hit-maker has no plans to find new love.

When asked who she would be kissing at the forthcoming Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for a prize, the 24-year-old replied, "I've actually taken a vow of celibacy this year- no kissing anyone. Just my cat, Kitty Purry."

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Katy Perry & Travis McCoy Split Up

January 3rd, 2009 10:45am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry and hip-hop star Travis McCoy have split just weeks after the singer denied reports the couple was engaged.

Sources close to the pair claim Perry and the Gym Class Heroes frontman broke up after weeks of arguments over her busy 2009 touring schedule, and McCoy has already gone online to blast his ex in a bitter poem on his website.

He writes, "We fight every night, now that's not kosher. I reminisce with bliss of when we was closer. And wake up to be greeted by an argument again, You act like you're 10."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News...
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Quote Of The Day: Travis McCoy's Cannibal Instinct

December 20th, 2008 10:36am EST
Gym Class Heroes
"I've been a vegetarian for about five years now, so I'd probably just have the biggest, grossest carnivorous meal ever. Maybe like a human leg or a brontosaurus burger." Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy would drool for a juicy steak for his last meal.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Katy Perry: 'I'm Not Engaged'

December 17th, 2008 2:38pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has blasted reports she is engaged to her long-term boyfriend Travis McCoy, insisting the Gym Class Heroes frontman did not propose in Paris, France.

McCoy, who has been dating the singer since last year, reportedly popped the question during a recent romantic break to the French capital by kissing the star with a diamond ring in his mouth. But the I Kissed A Girl singer has chastised the New York newspaper that started the rumor.

In a posting entitled "From the horse's mouth", written on her blog on Wednesday she proclaims, "NOT engaged! But thanks for the free press...
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Hall & Oates 'Live At The Troubadour' Out Nov. 25; See Four Songs From The DVD Here!

November 21st, 2008 7:00pm EST
Hall & Oates
In May 2008, Daryl Hall and John Oates took the stage at the legendary Troubadour for the first time since playing their earliest Los Angeles shows there 35 years before. The best performances from this much anticipated two-night concert, which included hits such as "Maneater," "Private Eyes," "Rich Girl," "Sara Smile" and "Kiss On My List," will be made available in three formats – DVD, Blu-Ray, and a 1-DVD/2-CD combo, via Shout! Factory on November 25.

"John and I have a lot of great memories associated with performing at the Troubadour, since it was our first show in LA," said Daryl...
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Katy Perry Denies Breast Implant Rumors

November 18th, 2008 11:29am EST
real as real can be
Singer Katy Perry has blasted reports she has gone under the knife to enhance her chest, insisting she has better things to spend her money on.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker, who is dating Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, was rumored to have recently had a boob job. But Perry has denied the claims - insisting she would rather spend her money on fashion than plastic surgery.

Speaking to British newspaper The Sun, she says: "They are as real as real can be. One hundred per cent genuine and untouched... well sort of. I would never spend money on fake boobs. Shoes, maybe. A h...
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Katy Perry Warns Boyfriend's Female Admirers

November 9th, 2008 11:00am EST
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry was left fuming backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday after spotting a group of women flirting with her boyfriend, rapper Travis McCoy.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker, who hosted the ceremony in Liverpool, England, reportedly became angry when she saw some girls touching the Gym Class Heroes frontman's piercings and tattoos. According to British tabloid reports, Perry glared at the girls before saying, "Why don't you whores just p**s off?"

However, the singer need not have worried about McCoy cheating on her - because he is totally smitten with ...
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