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Katy Perry Gives Sculpture Of Her Breasts To Charity

October 27th, 2008 11:59am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has donated a sculpture of her bust to raise money for a breast cancer charity. The "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker's chest mold will be painted by her boyfriend - Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy - and auctioned off in aid of the Keep A Breast Foundation's youth outreach program, according to E! Entertainment.

Bidding for the sculpture will open on November 26.

Other acts who have contributed to or painted busts for the sale - on auction website eBay - include Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and new wave rockers Devo.

(This news article provided by Wo...
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Boyfriend Says Katy Perry's Cake Fall Was Planned

October 21st, 2008 8:41am EDT
Katy Perry falls down video at MTV Latin America Awards
Travis McCoy is trying to save girlfriend Katy Perry's embarrassment by insisting the pop star's cake dive at the MTV Latin America Awards last week wasn't a slip-up.

The "I Kissed A Girl" singer appeared to fall into a big pink cake at the end of her performance at the event in Guadalajara, Mexico on Thursday. She then struggled to stand up as she slipped around onstage as band members attempted to help the sticky star get to her feet.

But boyfriend McCoy insists it was all part of his zany lover's show.

The Gym Class Heroes star says, "She did it on purpose. She hit me righ...
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Motley Crue's Classic 'Dr. Feelgood' Album Available On 'Rock Band'

October 16th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Motley Crue
Originally released on September 1, 1989, Dr. Feelgood, along with all of Mötley Crüe’s studio albums, has just been re-released by Motley Records/Eleven Seven Music. The CD was recorded by all four original band members and is the band's highest charting CD to date. It was the first album the band recorded after their quest for sobriety and rehabilitation in 1989 and the band has stated in various interviews that they view it as their most musically solid album due in no small part to their new sobriety. Today, Dr. Feelgood has sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Dr. Fe...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

September 24th, 2008 11:11am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most motivating and amusing observations were made on the latest stories on Pete Wentz’s Health, Snoop’s European Vacation , and George Michael latest drug bust, as well as a Story about Denise Richard’s T.V. Future.

Topic Highlights = There were some friendly and enjoyable comments made about Neil Patrick Harris and rapper Lil Wayne however, there was no love or fondness for Gene Wilder, Pamela Anderson o...
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Katy Perry's Boyfriend Wants To Jump On Oprah's Couch

September 14th, 2008 1:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy has declared his love for girlfriend Katy Perry - insisting he wants to "pull a Tom Cruise and jump on Oprah's couch."

The singer has been dating the "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker since December and admits he is deeply in love with the 23-year-old.

And he can even imagine himself wanting to recreate the moment that Hollywood actor Cruise declared his love for his wife Katie Holmes - by jumping up and down on a sofa on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005.

He says, "This is the first time I have been super head-over-heels about someone since the third...
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Notes & Quotes

August 31st, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
"I think I'd rate myself five out of ten for looks - right in the middle." Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger thinks she is average looking.

Reggae star Shaggy is hoping to collaborate with Britney Spears. The singer insists he would love to take Spears out of her comfort zone and introduce to her the reggae scene. He says, "Imagine Britney Spears doing a hardcore dancehall record, have her doing the 'Dutty Wine.'"

"All I know is there's a girl giving a guy a b---j-- in the first episode." Shannen Doherty insists upcoming Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off 90210 is raunchier than t...
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Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

August 29th, 2008 10:59am EDT
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
1.) Starpulse user Rasharpe asks, "Why do stars marry each other? With all the big egos, I would think they are better off with a mate that is not in show biz."

One of the reasons celebrities pair up is because they meet each other in the business. While making a TV show, attending a film premiere, or networking at parties, stars can't help but mingle with other famous people. However, average workplace romances have around an 80% failure rate and Hollywood is no exception (check out our article "Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love").

Some stars also like the publicity...
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Gym Class Heroes Star Collaborated With Daryl Hall

August 26th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Travis McCoy's new collaboration with his hero Daryl Hall was inspired by the death of his cousin. The Gym Class Heroes star penned "Live Forever (Fly With Me)" as a tribute to his relative, who hanged himself after splitting from a girlfriend.

McCoy says, "I played it (song) for his mother and brother. We cried our eyes out."

The heartfelt track is only one of several McCoy and Hall have recorded. The "Private Eyes" hitmaker invited the hip-hop star to join him in the studio after hearing he was a big fan.

Hall tells music magazine Spin, "Travis has a deep understanding of ...
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The Academy Is To Co-Headline 'Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour'

August 22nd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
The Academy Is
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Academy Is have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. Dubbed "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour," the multi-artist bill – also featuring We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday – will hit the road on October 1st at Charlotte, North Carolina's Amos' Southend, and then travel the continent through late-November. Among the schedule's highlights is an eagerly awaited date at the Chicago-based band's hometown House of Blues, set for November 6th. Presale tickets for "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour" will be offe...
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Gym Class Heroes Singer 'Snapped' When He Was Called Something Vulgar

August 18th, 2008 9:14am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy has spoken for the first time since assaulting a fan at a show in St Louis, Missouri, confessing he lost control of his emotions.

The frontman was arrested on a third degree assault charge immediately after the July concert following his microphone attack on a fan. He reportedly took offense to an audience member who called him a "f---ing ignorant n---er."

McCoy's girlfriend, Katy Perry, has since defended her man, insisting, "There are definitely two sides to every story and you always have to take (that) into account."

And now the hip-hop ...
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Katy Perry's Long Hot Summer Continues

August 15th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Capitol Records "It Girl" Katy Perry's debut is turning into the best new artist breakthrough story of 2008. Perry's fans -- online and in sweaty, exuberant Warped Tour crowds - have been several tracks deep on the album for months, but the major mass media is catching up as fast as it can…and the fever has caught on worldwide.

As her "I Kissed A Girl" logged its seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and seals its status as the undisputed song of the summer in America, major Top 40 radio stations across the country, including the national Top 40 format leader Z-100 WHTZ/New York, hav...
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Gym Class Heroes Announce North American Tour With The Roots And Estelle

August 14th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have announced details of their upcoming co-headline tour with The Roots.

The North American schedule – which features support from Homeschool/Atlantic Records R&B sensation Estelle – will begin on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rams Head Live! and then traverse the continent through a November 1st finale at Albany, New York's Washington Avenue Armory.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on August 15th and 16th. Furthermore, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva...
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Katy Perry Defends Travis McCoy

July 14th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Katy Perry
Pop sensation Katy Perry has come to the defense of her beau Travis McCoy, insisting she will stand by him after he was arrested for attacking a fan during a gig earlier this month.

The Gym Class Heroes frontman was midway through a set with his band in St. Louis, Missouri, when he took offense to an audience member who reportedly called him a "f--king ignorant n--ger".

McCoy invited the concertgoer onstage, but when the unnamed man lunged at the singer, he went on the attack - and whacked the fan on the head with a microphone.

The outburst resulted in McCoy's arrest on a thi...
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Pete Wentz Doesn't Want Racist Fans

July 5th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Pete Wentz
Rocker Pete Wentz has come to the defense of his pal Travis McCoy, insisting he did nothing wrong when he lashed out at a fan during a gig on Tuesday night. The Gym Class Heroes frontman was midway through a set with his band in St. Louis, Missouri, when McCoy took offense to an audience member who reportedly called him a "f---ing ignorant n---er."

McCoy invited the concert-goer onstage, but when the unnamed man lunged at the singer, he went on the attack - and whacked the fan on the head with a microphone.

The outburst resulted in McCoy's arrest on a third degree assault charge i...
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Katie Perry Lusts After Scarlett Johansson

July 4th, 2008 11:57am EDT
Katy Perry
American hitmaker Katy Perry really wants to kiss a girl, just like her U.S. number one single suggests-- and that girl is Scarlett Johansson.

The bubbly pop sensation, who is dating Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, admits there's one female star she'd love to lock lips with.

She says, "Scarlett Johansson before she gets married (to fiance Ryan Reynolds). She is a classic beauty. I love that 1940s pin-up look."

-Katy Perry Pictures

-Scarlett Johansson Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

July 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...
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Katy Perry Makes Top 10 Debut On Billboard Album Chart

June 25th, 2008 12:04pm EDT
Katy Perry
Capitol Records singer-songwriter Katy Perry conquers a career milestone this week as her debut album, One Of The Boys, enters Billboard's national Top 200 album chart at number 9. Perry also marked her album release week by kicking off the 2008 Vans Warped Tour for the entire summer.

Powered by one of 2008's most explosive hit singles, "I Kissed a Girl," Perry's album One Of The Boys had shot to the top of several of the frequently-updated iTunes download charts immediately at its June 17th release, predicting the high Billboard debut.

With a million full-song downloads sold sinc...
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Katy Perry Receives A 'Promise Ring'

June 23rd, 2008 2:52pm EDT
Katy Perry
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy has sparked rumors he is to marry rocker girlfriend Katy Perry after presenting her with a diamond "promise ring".

The Cupid's Chokehold star admits he wanted something special to give to Perry and spent more than $300 on the piece of jewelry.

He tells People.com, "I went in (to the jewelry store) and said I wanted a ring. The lady behind the counter said 'here's one for $300.' I was like, 'I want a nice ring!' Then I pointed to the big one."

However he remained coy when asked if it was an engagement ring, saying, "It's a promise ring...
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One-On-One Girl Talk With The Spunky & Sassy Katy Perry

May 28th, 2008 10:06am EDT
Katy Perry
Many people may place her on a high pedestal along side other jaw dropping female artists with her hit singles, "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed A Girl", but the outspoken Katy Perry took a path many wouldn't have been able to survive. In a one-on-one interview with Starpulse, Katy talks about her struggle to make a dream come true and her new found and well deserved success.

You grew up listening to gospel music and singing in churches but you credit Queen for opening up a new genre to you. Can you tell me a little about your past and how much has Queen made an influence on your music today...
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Cute Is What We Aim For Unveil Sophomore Effort, 'Rotation'

May 14th, 2008 5:01pm EDT
Cute Is What We Aim For
Fueled By Ramen recording group Cute Is What We Aim For have revealed details of their eagerly anticipated sophomore outing. Entitled "Rotation," the album will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on June 24th. "Rotation" is currently available for pre-order via the Fueled By Ramen web store, along with a special Limited Edition CD/DVD package that includes an "In The Studio" documentary, bonus tracks, acoustic performances, photo gallery, and more .

Cute Is What We Aim For will introduce fans to their new songs on a coast-to-coast summer headline jaunt. The tour will h...
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Sassy Songstress Katy Perry To Release Debut Album, 'One Of The Boys,' On June 17

May 11th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry
L.A.-based singer/songwriter Katy Perry's debut album, "One Of The Boys," will be released by Capitol Records June 17th. Perry will also join the traveling rock circus that is the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, for the entire trek this summer.

One of the Boys is a sharp and witty pop-rock gem filled with candid tales of neurotic ex-boyfriends ("Hot N Cold," "Ur So Gay", "Mannequin"), crazy road trips with friends ("Waking Up in Vegas"), and figuring out who you are along the way (first single "I Kissed A Girl," "Fingerprints"). While the album displays Perry's feisty, girl-power swagger, it al...
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Tyga Needs 'No Introduction'

April 6th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Tyga
Emerging new artist Tyga is preparing for his highly anticipated debut album, "No Introduction," set for release on June 10th. Signed to Pete Wentz's Decaydance Records, through Travis McCoy's imprint, Bat Squad, the 18 year old phenom was named "one of the best undiscovered rappers in America" by Vibe Magazine. He performed at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and can currently be seen in Lil Wayne's new video "Lollipop," proving that this star is clearly on the rise.

The forthcoming album entitled "No Introduction" features amazing collaborations with Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), L...
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Ashlee Simpson Has A New Single; New Album Almost Complete

January 15th, 2008 3:26pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson is in a good place. She has two multi-platinum records that debuted back to back at the top of the charts and collectively sold more than four million copies in the U.S. alone. She has two sold-out tours under her belt, a tight-knit family, a loyal fan base, and a burgeoning second career as an actress. So when it came time to create her third album, she wanted the music to represent where she was at in life.

"Life is really good right now. I'm young. I love my life and I enjoy my time off too. I wanted to celebrate all that on my next record. I wanted to make music peop...
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Pop-Rock Dynamo Katy Perry Signs With Capitol; To Release Debut In Spring

January 10th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Capitol Music Group will release a digital EP from pop-rock songstress Katy Perry - entitled Ur So Gay - through iTunes and other online retailers on November 20th, 2007.

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has been wowing crowds with her catchy songs and larger-than-life charisma at recent shows with Yellowcard, Mika, and the Starting Line, while everyone from Blender Magazine to online bloggers have been singing her praises.

The Ur So Gay EP includes the title track, a hilarious kiss-off to an ex-boyfriend; a club remix of the song by DJ/producer Junior Sanchez (Madonna, Sh...
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MTV Rings In The New Year With 'Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008'

December 13th, 2007 10:12am EST
Tila Tequila
It will be a costume countdown unlike any other as MTV: Music Television announced plans to ring in 2008 with the ultimate New Year's Eve masquerade party. "Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade 2008" will air live Monday, December 31st from 11:00pm ET to 12:30am ET in the network's Times Square studio in the heart of New York City, the world's most popular party playground.

MTV "A Shot At Love" star Tila Tequila (ashotatlove.mtv.com) will host the event alongside MTV VJs Damien Fahey and Lyndsey Rodrigues. As Tila hosts the ultimate New Year's Eve party, viewers can expect some of...
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Blake Lewis, America's Favorite Beat Boxer, Releases Debut Single

November 5th, 2007 7:55pm EST
Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis is the popular runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. Born in Redmond, Washington, Lewis started singing at age five and competed in statewide talent contests while in high school. He became a beat-boxer at 17, inspired by the then Seattle-based a cappella group M-Pact. Lewis was a member of the Pacific Northwest a cappella group Kickshaw for four years. He also recorded several music videos and wrote a number of original songs.

After "American Idol," Lewis signed to 19 Recordings / ARISTA Records and started working on his debut album with a stellar line-up of pr...
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Travis McCoy Thanks Supertramp For 'Hot Mom' Fanbase

September 14th, 2007 11:56am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy has thanked British rockers Supertramp for inspiring "hot moms" to listen to his band's music. The band sampled the group's 1979 single Breakfast In America on hit Cupid's Chokehold, and McCoy insists using an old track helped open up their fan base.

He says, "These good things all started with us sampling Supertramp. Because of that we get all these hot moms at our shows. They take their kids to see Gym Class Heroes and suddenly there they are, getting down to the music. And, man, some of those moms are hot."

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Gym Class Heroes Star Usually Mistaken For Drug Dealer

September 14th, 2007 11:56am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy is shocked he isn't recognized by fans - instead he gets mistaken for a drug dealer.

The singer is surprised by the case of mistaken identity, because he doesn't even smoke marijuana.

He says, "I don't even smoke weed. People seem to think that I do smoke weed though. In fact, a lot of people, especially on the road, think I'm a dealer. They try to buy it from me.

"I'm like, have you not seen my face on TV, in the videos? I'm famous."

- Gym Class Heroes Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Travis McCoy: 'I Kissed A Heckler'

September 13th, 2007 3:26pm EDT
Travis McCoy
Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy has the perfect solution to hecklers - he kisses them. The Cupid's Chokehold star once smooched a heckler as punishment for pestering him during a recent performance.

He says, "There was this one guy who just would not stop heckling. I thought, like, 'Dude, if I were you, I'd just go to the bar.' But he didn't. After the set I walked through the audience and I saw him. He was right there in front of me. So what I did was I rushed right up to him, like I was going to mess him up. I'm a big guy, I can be pretty intimidating if I want to be."

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Voodoo Music Experience Expands To 3 Days In New Orleans' City Park, October 26, 27, 28

September 10th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins and Dr. John are among the more than 110 acts confirmed for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, which expands this year to three days to accommodate the number of artists who comprise the diverse talent line-up.

Set for Halloween weekend in City Park, New Orleans' signature fall music event encompasses three full days of music--October 26, 27 and 28--with performances from Wilco, Tiesto in Concert, Kings of Leon, Sinead O'Connor, Common, Ben Harper and Galactic, among others (full list below). These acts will appear in the Voodoo Music E...
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