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Justin Bieber And 10 Other Celebrities Who Hosted And Musically Performed On 'Saturday Night Live'

1/9/2013 1:07pm EST
Justin Bieber
On February 9, Justin Bieber will become the latest star to simultaneously host Saturday Night Live and perform as the episode's musical act. However, he's far from the first.

The Rolling Stones are the only entire band to provide comedy and music on the show. Everyone but Bill Hyman was involved in the sketch comedy way back in 1978. Last season, Mick Jagger returned to both host and sing, giving him the honor of being the star with the longest gap in time between appearances.

Janet Jackson headed both sides of SNL in 2004, only two months after her infamous wardrobe malfunction du...

Rumor Patrol: Babies And Engagements Over Christmas

12/28/2012 6:07pm EST
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.

It was a wild Christmas break for entertainment news. It seemed like every other celebrity was either getting engaged, had a wedding, gave birth, or announced a pregnancy. Here's what actually happened!

Shakira Gives Birth: Congratulations all around for Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique are in order after Pique announced online that she gave birth to healthy baby boy.

Verdict: False! This was actual...

Janet Jackson Engaged To Qatari Billionaire Wissam Al Mana

12/26/2012 3:11pm EST
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
Will the third time be a charm for Janet Jackson?

The pop singer is reportedly engaged to billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana of Qatar, and news that the couple were engaged earlier this year has finally gotten out.

Keeping their plans secret until now, reports that Al Mana gave Janet such a "huge, expensive ring" that she's "afraid it will get lost" and keeps it under lock and key at all times.

The couple are said to be planning a huge spring wedding in Al Mana's native country; and the groom is sparing no expense on a lavish ceremony expected to cost millions.

"He is...

Best & Worst Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions

10/19/2012 11:05am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
It's a celebrity's worst nightmare - a wardrobe malfunction (although we're pretty sure some of them plan it). The phrase skyrocketed in popularity in 2004 after Janet Jackson performed at the Super Bowl with Justin Timberlake and he tore open her top, exposing her right breast while singing, "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song."

Savvy stars do whatever they can to avoid embarrassing skin-revealing incidents, but inevitably a dress seam rips, a skirt blows up, or a nipple peeks out.

Elizabeth Hurley, above, showed up to the Love Ball in London, England, two years ago wearing a s...

Janet Jackson's Lawyer Demands Vanity Fair Retraction

10/10/2012 2:57pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's attorney is demanding a retraction from Vanity Fair magazine over a report which suggested the singer delayed her late brother Michael's funeral over a financial dispute.

Lawyer Blair G. Brown has slammed claims printed in the November issue that Janet held up the burial in 2009 while waiting to be repaid the $40,000 she gave to cemetery bosses as a deposit for a burial plot.

In a letter to Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, Brown insists the story, which was an excerpt from Randall Sullivan's upcoming book, Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Mich...

Janet Jackson's Attorney Slams Allegations Over Brother Michael's Funeral

10/6/2012 5:05pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's lawyer has dismissed "outrageous" allegations suggesting the star delayed her late brother Michael's funeral over a financial dispute.

The Thriller hit-maker died on 25 June, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anesthetic Propofol. He was publicly remembered at a memorial the following month before a private burial took place in early September, 2009.

Editors at Vanity Fair alleged this week that Janet had delayed her sibling's funeral over money owed relating to the burial plot deposit. The article appeared on the magazine's website on Thu...

Attorney Says Janet Jackson Is Not After Brother Michael's Money

8/9/2012 8:31am EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's attorney has issued a statement denying claims that she and and her brothers are trying to benefit financially from Michael Jackson's estate handlers.

The Jacksons have been contesting their brother's will and feuding with music industry veterans John Branca and John McClain, who are in charge of the estate.

Adding to the drama was when Katherine Jackson was whisked to an Arizona spa for 10 days in what she claims was a plot to keep her out of the way.

Janet's attorney Blair G. Brown stated, ""They stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid." ...

Janet Jackson Promises To Prove Michael's Will Is Invalid

8/5/2012 3:00pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has stepped up her ongoing feud with the executors of her late brother Michael's estate by blaming them for "damaging fundamental family relationships" and banning her from visiting her mother Katherine.

Blair G. Brown, the lawyer representing Janet, Rebbie and Randy Jackson, has addressed reports about the 82-year-old matriarch's alleged disappearance last month, calling administrators' John Branca and John McClain "negative" media campaign "relentless."

Katherine was reported missing during a trip to Arizona and she was subsequently stripped of sole guardianship of the Th...

Paris Jackson Slams Uncle Randy For Spreading Rumors About Her Grandmother

7/19/2012 8:20am EDT
Paris Jackson
The Jackson family is fighting over a letter that allegedly "leaked" online earlier this week, and Michael's daughter Paris, 14, is particularly annoyed with her Uncle Randy.

In the letter, Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie reportedly demand that John Branca and John McClain resign from their positions as the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate.

The Jackson family claim Branca and McClain's actions have resulted in Katherine Jackson becoming so stressed out that she had a mini-stroke.

On Twitter, Randy posted, "We ask that everyone respects that this is a serious matter that wi...

A Slimmer Janet Jackson Reveals She Doesn't Weigh Herself

5/17/2012 9:31am EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has banned herself from stepping on a scale as she continues to battle weight issues, insisting it's unhealthy to focus on reaching a magic number.

The R&B superstar has struggled with her figure for years and she signed up as the spokesmodel for the NutriSystem diet programme in December to help her win her health fight once and for all.

She has been showing off a more slimline look ever since, and celebrating her 46th birthday on Wednesday, the singer admits she's the happiest she's ever been.

She tells, "I don't know how much weight I've lost, only because I s...

Fergie, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg & More Pay Tribute To Dick Clark

4/19/2012 11:17am EDT
Dick Clark
Janet Jackson, Fergie, Goldie Hawn, and Snoop Dogg have paid their respects to Dick Clark, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday.

The veteran broadcaster passed away in a Santa Monica, Dalif., hospital aged 82, and stars around the world have been paying tribute to the man behind TV classics such as "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" shows.

Joining the salutes to the TV and radio icon, Jackson took to Twitter and writes, "Dick Clark changed the face of musical television. He was wonderful to many artists including our family. We will miss him. God bles...

Watchdog Agency Calls For Review Of Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Case

4/19/2012 12:32am EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl is back in the headlines as officials at America's decency watchdog group demand a review of their bid to fine CBS bosses who were caught out by the nipple slip.

Jackson and fellow performer Justin Timberlake both apologized in the days after the shocker, during which Jackson exposed a bare breast, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that wasn't enough - and bosses went after the network which failed to censor the footage.

After a drawn-out legal battle, America's Supreme Court dismissed the agency's $5...

Janet Jackson Says She's Too Busy For 'The X Factor'

3/2/2012 8:21am EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has ruled herself out of the next season of The X Factor because she just can't work the show into her schedule.

The Nasty singer was one of the stars rumored to be in the running to take up a seat as a judge on Simon Cowell's hit TV talent contest following the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after the first series.

She played coy about the job possibility during an interview with Anderson Cooper last month, but she has now confirmed she definitely won't be on the panel.

She tells E! News, "(I'm) very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being ...

Janet Jackson Plays Coy About 'X Factor' Rumors

2/19/2012 12:30pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has fueled rumors she is in talks to join the judging panel of Simon Cowell's reality show The X Factor by refusing to answer questions about the subject during a TV interview.

Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who had served as judges on the first season of U.S. version of the program last year, recently left the panel and Cowell is now looking for famous faces to fill the vacant slots.

The "Nasty" hitmaker is rumored to be in the running and she fueled the speculation during an interview with newsman Anderson Cooper earlier this week when she tried to skirt around the to...

Janet Jackson Sympathizes With Bobbi Kristina Brown, Says Life Must Go On

2/15/2012 10:06am EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has suggested Whitney Houston's family consider therapy sessions for the superstar's heartbroken daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as she mourns the death of her mom.

Jackson was asked for her thoughts about the tragedy during a taped interview with newsman Anderson Cooper, which will air next week, and revealed she can't help thinking about the teenager, who was hospitalised and treated for stress and anxiety at the weekend.

Jackson, who is still mourning the death of her brother Michael in 2009, insists she knows what it's like to lose a loved one - and she's happy to offer up...

NBC Apologizes for M.I.A.'s 'Spontaneous' Middle Finger Gesture During Super Bowl Halftime Show

2/6/2012 7:53am EST
M.I.A. | Photo Credits: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
It wasn't a "wardrobe malfunction," but Super Bowl XLVI's halftime show managed to stir controversy. M.I.A., who participated in the halftime show headlined by Madonna, flipped off millions of viewers in a blink-and-you-missed-it moment during the performance of Madonna's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin.'" Click here to see a photo.

"We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during...

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Madonna: 'My Super Bowl Show Will Be Wardrobe Malfunction-Free'

1/31/2012 2:17pm EST
Madonna has promised TV bosses and censors she won't be taking tips from Janet Jackson when she plays the Super Bowl half-time show this Sunday, insisting her gig will be wardrobe malfunction-free.

Jackson took the stage with Justin Timberlake during the football championships back in 2004 and their performance grabbed headlines when the Nasty hit-maker's breast was exposed, resulting in one of the most infamous wardrobe malfunctions of all time.

The incident prompted TV bosses to implement a number of new laws against broadcast indecency, and Madonna insists she won't be testing the ru...

Janet Jackson Warns Niece Paris About Entertainment Industry

12/15/2011 10:19pm EST
Janet Jackson
Pop superstar Janet Jackson has warned her niece Paris to carefully consider her decision to pursue a career in entertainment after learning the aspiring teenage actress has landed her first movie role.

Michael Jackson's 13-year-old daughter will make her film debut in upcoming fantasy Lundon's Bridge and The Three Keys and she will begin shooting the project next month.

But her Auntie Janet has expressed reservations about the youngster's acting ambitions - because the "Nasty" hitmaker knows all too well how tough it can be growing up in the spotlight.

In an upcoming interview on U.S. n...

Janet Jackson Named NutriSystem's New Spokeswoman

12/15/2011 2:20pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is set to share her diet tips with fans after signing up as the new spokesperson for the NutriSystem weight loss program.

The Nasty hit-maker, who has battled weight problems for years, has reportedly lost 10 pounds in just over a month on the weight loss system - and she's so pleased with the brand's new Success scheme, she's agreed to appear in adverts to front the diet plan.

Jackson says, "I am so impressed by both the thought and the nutritional science behind the program. There are millions of women like me who want to be successful but don't have the tools to do it o...

Janet Jackson Fan Selling Off Memorabilia Over Fur Line

11/27/2011 7:00pm EST
Janet Jackson
One of Janet Jackson's longtime fans is so disgusted by the singer's decision to launch a fur line he's selling his memorabilia collection in protest.

Animal lover Sean Oltersdorf of Michigan has teamed with animal rights activists at PETA to auction off 25 years' worth of Janet collectibles after learning Jackson has teamed up with fur company Blackglama and plans to release a new line of pelts later this year.

He says, "I am a long-time Janet Jackson fan - or I should say I used to be. I am disgusted and have decided I want to auction off my entire 25 years-plus of Janet items and donat...

Janet Jackson To Launch Fur Line

11/24/2011 2:00pm EST
Janet Jackson is launching her own line of furs.

The Rhythm Nation singer has teamed up with fur firm Blackglama to create the luxury mink collection, which features 15 items ranging from coats to gloves.

She says, "The art of fashion is one of my great passions. I've worked for years to bring a collection into the world. Partnering with Blackglama is very exciting."

The Janet Jackson Blackglama Collection is due to be released in high-end retailers later this month.

Jackson came under fire from animal-rights campaigners last year after she modeled mink items in an ad campaign for the b...

Michael Jackson's Sisters: 'Justice Has Been Served'

11/7/2011 11:37pm EST
La Toya Jackson
Michael Jackson's sisters La Toya and Rebbie have spoken out about Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction, insisting justice has been served.

The King of Pop's personal physician was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic propofol, which cost Jackson his life in 2009 and minutes after the verdict was announced in Los Angeles, the tragic star's siblings were letting fans know they were happy with the climax of the lengthy trial.

La Toya announced, "Victory was served," while her sister added, "I'm just happy it's over with. Nothing will bring him back,...

Janet Jackson Cancels Sydney Show

11/6/2011 8:16pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson canceled a show in Sydney, Australia on Sunday after getting sick just hours before she was due to take the stage.

The singer cut short her Up Close And Personal tour Down Under last month so she could return to America to support her family during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of causing the death of her superstar brother Michael.

Jackson returned to Australia this week to resume the tour, performing in Melbourne on Thursday and at Sydney's famed Opera House on Saturday.

However, the star scrapped her Sunday night show at the venue just an hour before the ...

CBS Wins Appeal Over Janet Jackson's Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Fine

11/2/2011 10:29pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Bosses at CBS have won an appeal against the $550,000 fine they were slapped with following Janet Jackson's infamous "wardobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl.

The pop superstar's half-time performance at the big game, which aired on CBS, hit headlines when collaborator Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's top to reveal an almost bare breast and her pierced nipple.

The original indecency case was thrown out of court on the grounds that the incident, which lasted just nine-sixteenths of a second, was too fleeting to warrant a fine.

However, the issue was revisited in 2009, wh...

Janet Jackson Postpones Her Australian Tour

10/24/2011 8:27am EDT
Janet Jackson
R&B star Janet Jackson is cutting short her tour of Australia to be with her family during the ongoing trial of her late brother Michael's doctor.

The singer is postponing dates on the Aussie leg of her Number Ones tour so she can be with the Jackson clan as Dr. Conrad Murray is tried for involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles.

In a statement to the Associated Press, she explains, "When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now... This saddens me in so many ways."


Michael Jackson's Family Attend World Premiere Of Cirque Du Soleil Spectacular

10/3/2011 8:04pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's family took a break from the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray on Sunday to attend the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's highly-anticipated King of Pop tribute.

Following his death in 2009, Jackson's estate executors signed a deal with Cirque producers to put on an acrobatic stage spectacular featuring the Thriller hitmaker's songs, and the $60 million Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour kicked off in Montreal, Canada over the weekend.

The pop superstar's older brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson were all in attendance at the Bell center, along with their mother Kat...

Eerie Michael Jackson Audio Played In Court As Manslaughter Trial Gets Underway

9/27/2011 7:41pm EDT
Michael Jackson
A recording of an eerie cell phone chat between Michael Jackson and his personal physician was played to jurors as Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial got underway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Prosecutor David Walgren, Los Angeles' Deputy District Attorney, played the tape during a highly-charged morning in court, during which he also showed showed jurors a photo of Jackson's lifeless body on a gurney.

The King of Pop died of an overdose of anesthetic Propofol and Walgren and his team hope to prove that Murray was the man who administered the fatal injection in June, 2009.


Pregnant Beyonce Will Perform For Michael Jackson Tribute

8/31/2011 1:00pm EDT
Beyonce will perform at the Michael Jackson tribute concert via satellite, despite the fact she is pregnant! The Jackson tribute concert will take place on Oct. 8 in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. TMZ reports that if rumors are true, Beyonce will be five months pregnant during the show.

Beyonce is to play it safe by performing via satellite instead of traveling to Wales.

Meanwhile, angry fans are fighting the concert, due to the fact that it coincides with the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray - who stands accused of administering the drug that killed the King of Pop.

Michael's sib...

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Protesters Invited To Conference Call

8/30/2011 1:30pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Organisers of the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute show have offered to make peace with a group of concert protesters by inviting them to join in on a conference call.

Several angry fans are boycotting Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert because it coincides with the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who stands accused of administering the drug that killed the King of Pop.

But event bosses are hoping to put "rumours and incorrect information to rest" by asking fan group leaders to participate in a chat on Wednesday.

A representative for the concert tells organisers have planned "a...

Janet Jackson & Lady Antebellum Switch Indiana State Fair Venues After Tragedy

8/15/2011 9:59pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson and country trio Lady Antebellum have relocated their upcoming Indiana State Fair shows following Saturday's stage collapse disaster.

Five people were killed when storms brought the massive structure and lighting rig crashing down before Saturday's Sugarland set - and 45 other music fans were left injured.

The fair re-opened on Monday with a memorial to the victims of the tragedy and Jackson will continue the musical portion of the event on Wednesday - but at another venue. Full details have yet to be confirmed.

Maroon 5 and Train and Lady Antebellum are also scheduled to p...