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Star Rumors: Unlikely Celeb Pals Do Shots Together, Rappers End Feud

8/15/2015 4:33pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Ed Sheeran Does Shots With Beyonce, Meek Mill Call
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.

Ed Sheeran Does Shots With Beyonce And Jay-Z: Rumor has it that Ed Sheeran met up with the first couple of rap and pop during a show in New York and hung out with them, getting them to do shots with him at a local dive bar.

Verdict: True! According to People Magazine, Sheeran had a show at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn and met Jay-Z and Beyonce after the show. His meet up was explained during his...
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Another Celebrity Power Couple To Divorce?

8/8/2015 2:55pm EDT
Beyonce & Jay Z Marriage Discord: Couple Spotted Without Rings,
Beyonce and Jay Z may be the next celebrity couple to call it quits. The pair has been spotted without their wedding rings, prompting speculation that they're having problems in their relationship.

An insider told the National Enquirer: "Jay and Bey’s marriage is blowing up. They’ve living separate lives. They haven’t made an official announcement because Bey isn’t ready. But taking off their wedding rings is the first step in untangling their lives!"

The couple has a daughter, Blue Ivy, 3, and Queen B has reportedly been trying to get pregnant with another baby in a bid to save their mar...
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Do These Rappers Think They Are God?

7/25/2015 1:00pm EDT
13 Songs Representing 'God Status’ In Rap
“I am a god!” Okay then Kanye – If you say so! It is no secret that one of the qualifications to be a rapper is to be cocky and confident. Face it, who wants to listen to a rapper who isn’t at least a little bit conceited? Nobody. So, this list has got the conceited part nailed down firmly, as each of these 13 songs exemplify “god status.”

What is “god status” exactly? It’s this idea that, particularly in rap, of likening oneself to God as far as status or being a figurehead, without asserting to be God himself. Because rappers are often braggadocios creatures, many have released songs...
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50 Songs To Celebrate The 4th Of July

7/4/2015 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Ah, the wonderful country that is the United States of America – sigh? What better way to celebrate the great USA than through song? Music moves, and these 50 songs – one for each state – should ‘move’ you. Well, maybe not all of them ‘move’ and maybe not even all are celebratory, but these 50 songs should tickle your fancy and potentially beef up your playlist. There’s also plenty of diversity here – veteran artists, obscurer lesser known artists and a variety of genres. So, here goes nothing!!!

But first, how about a little “Fifty Nifty United States”… “From 13 original colonies!”

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Did Beyonce Really Pour $20,000 Champagne In A Hot Tub?

5/20/2015 3:09pm EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce caused a fan outrage on Twitter on Tuesday after her new video with Nicki Minaj, "Feeling Myself," was released (exclusively on husband Jay-Z's pay music service Tidal, of course).

Queen B fans freaked out when she pours a bottle of Armand de Brignac, aka Ace of Spades, champagne into a hot tub, giving new meaning to the term bubbly.

The champagne brand, which is sold in metallic bottles and can range in price from a somewhat affordable $300 upwards of $100,000 for a specially made 30 liter magnum bottle called "the Midas."

Fans spoke out on social media, one blasted the singer f...
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Jay Z Protects His Wife, Beyonce (Video)

5/13/2015 2:13pm EDT
Jay Z Takes On Paparazzi To Protect Beyonce (Video)
Jay Z and Beyonce are music's biggest power couple, and they attract hordes of crowds everywhere they go. But this week, they got a little too much attention from a pack of photographers, causing Jay Z to step up and protect his wife.

Jay Z and Beyonce were walking to a waiting car in New York with a bodyguard, and the couple's security was trying to clear a path through the paparazzi so the couple could make it through. But one of the photographers was a little too eager to get a picture, and started pushing and shoving others in the area, including one of the bodyguards.

That's when H...
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Jay-Z's Music Service Is An Epic Failure

4/24/2015 11:14pm EDT
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Jay-Z's streaming music service Tidal has been deemed a failure just weeks after the high-profile star gathered a handful of A-list artists to help him launch the brand.

The rapper invested $56 million in the service, which he launched with help from the likes of wife Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Madonna.

Upon its launch, the music app maintained a top spot in the top 20 on the iTunes app download chart; however, just a month later the app tanked and fell below the 700 mark.

Music apps Spotify and Pandora maintained their spots in the top five, proving Jay-Z...
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Beyonce Debuts New Song

4/5/2015 10:50am EDT
Beyonce Releases Surprise Song To Launch Tidal
Beyonce surprised fans with a new single and video, which she dropped on Saturday to the Tidal streaming service.

The singer and wife of Jay-Z is also a co-owner of the new music platform.

"Die With You" is a simple, romantic ballad which the singer performs alone, seated behind a black baby grand piano.

"I wake up just to sleep with you," she sings to the cameraman who, at the end of the video, is revealed to be her husband, Jay Z.

The couple are co-owners in Tidal, a paid-for service that describes itself as "the first artist-owned global music and entertainment platform" and promises...
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Jay Z's High Quality Music Streaming App

3/31/2015 11:54am EDT
Tidal Streaming Service Stands To Make Jay Z Even Richer Than Be
Jay Z stands to become one of the richest men in the music business after his purchase of Tidal, the music streaming service that directly benefits artists.

The mogul and several of his famous friends were in New York in a show of support for Tidal. Jay Z purchased Tidal's parent company Aspiro for $56 million, according to PC Magazine.

Tidal calls itself the "first artist-owned music-streaming service," with a focus on high-quality audio.

Alicia Keys, one of the company's backers, remarked that, "The goal is to create a better service and better experience for both the fans and artists....
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Music You'll Never Run From

3/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
21 Songs You Don’t Wanna ‘Run’ From!
Some music turns you off the first time you hear it makes you wanna run from it, never to be annoyed or turned off by it again. And then there’s the good stuff, those songs that you would never, ever run from. This list is filled with the good stuff – songs that you embrace, and spin over and over on your iPod. Here are 21 songs you don’t wanna ‘run’ from!

1) Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell” (The Wall, 1979)

Doesn’t the title say it all, honestly? “Run, Run, Run… you better run all day / and run all night.” It’s like “Run Forrest, runnnnn!”

2) Kelly Clarkson featuring John Legend, “...
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Jay Z Forced To Pay Out Royalties

3/13/2015 11:58am EDT
Jay Z Will Pay Royalty Money To Swiss Jazz Artist After Copying
Many music industry experts predicted there would be fallout from the ruling requiring artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay millions of dollars to Marvin Gaye's family for copying one his songs on their hit "Blurred Lines." It now appears that the first artist who might have agreed to a settlement in the aftermath of the court ruling is rapper Jay Z.

Hova has agreed to pay 50 percent of the royalties from his song "Versus" to a Swiss jazz musician named Bruno Spoerri. Jay Z had originally denied copying Spoerri's instrumental "Lilith - on the way" on his 2013 song "Versus".

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Does Jay Z Have A Long Lost Son?

2/20/2015 7:39am EST
Does Jay Z Have A Long Lost Son? And Why Is That Son Suing Him?
Nothing ruins a celebrity's day worse than a love child from 20+ years ago showing up at your doorstep. Or suing you, for financial and emotional damages.

Both just happened to Jay Z- a man named Rymir Satterthwaite now claims that the megastar rap mogul is his father, and had slept with his mother years before he was ever famous.

Jay-Z refuses to acknowledge Satterthwaite's claim to the Carter family name, so Sattherthwaite hit back with a lawsuit. According to the suit, Jay-Z used "fraudulent" information to get Sattherwaite's paternity claim thrown out and to dodge a DNA test.

Amazing...
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Kanye West And Taylor Swift Plan To Collaborate?

2/12/2015 7:45pm EST
Kanye West And Taylor Swift
Now that all is good between Kanye West and Taylor Swift after that MTV Video Music Awards incident in 2009, the two stars are planning a collaboration together.

The two artists were spotted backstage at the Grammys on Sunday smiling and laughing, and Kanye recently told Ryan Seacrest that he's eager to work with Taylor now that the incident when he stole the microphone from her at the VMAs while she was accepting the Best Female Video award to say that it should have gone to Beyonce for having one of the "best videos of all time" is water under the bridge.

"She wants to get in the studio...
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Beyonce Flaunts Some Major Cleavage At The Grammys

2/9/2015 8:48pm EST
Best Of The Grammys Red Carpet: Beyonce Flaunts Some Major Cleav
Beyonce was one of several women on the red carpet at Sunday night's 57th Grammy Awards showing off lots of cleavage. The singer wore a Proenza Schouler custom gown with lots of see-through lace cutouts.

The singer, who picked up three more Grammy to add to her growing collection, performed "Take My Hand Precious Lord" to begin a tribute to the film "Selma" before John Legend and Common performed "Glory," their Golden Globe-winning single from the movie.

Related: Beyonce Sparks More Pregnancy Rumors With New Instagram Snap

One thing that did catch our eye is that she appears to look a li...
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Beyonce Set To Share Her Diet Secrets

2/3/2015 8:06am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce is launching a new home delivery vegan diet program.

The singer and husband Jay-Z both changed their eating habits in 2013 after taking a 22-day challenge to give up meat and dairy, and now the singer has teamed up with vegan delivery service 22 Days Nutrition.

Related: Beyonce Sparks More Pregnancy Rumors With New Instagram Snap

Beyonce and fitness trainer Marco Borges, who created the service based on a concept that it takes 21 days to "make or break a habit," have teamed up to offer a line of organic, gluten, soy, GMO and dairy-free meals.

"I am so grateful that I took the ch...
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How Much Money Did Jay Z Bid On Swedish Streaming Music Company?

1/30/2015 1:00pm EST
Jay Z Places Bid On Swedish Streaming Music Company
Music mogul Jay-Z is getting into the streaming music business, with a $56 million offer for Aspiro, a Swedish streaming music company that owns two music services, WiMP and Tidal.

According to The New York Times, Jay-Z’s bid was made through his company Project Panther.

The offer was revealed in a statement by Aspiro, which is a publicly traded company in Sweden.

In the statement negotiations for the purchase began in December, and Jay-Z’s offer has already received preliminary acceptance by Aspiro’s board.

The deal would give the rapper a major foothold in the world of streaming music...
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10 'All Time Low' Songs In Musician’s Careers

1/25/2015 2:00pm EST
10 'All Time Low' Songs In Musician’s Careers
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Yep, that’s the sentiment of these songs that mark the ‘all time lows’ – the bottom of artist’s career as far as the objectionable, horrific song. No, it doesn’t mean that the album wasn’t successful (though in some instances, that’s the case), but these songs could be described as detritus (fun word) aka GARBAGE! Why couldn’t these musicians have avoided such a mess? Here are 10 head shakable moments for your listening pleasure worth scrutinizing.

1) Chris Brown, “Don’t Judge Me” (Fortune, 2012)

Let’s just keep it all the way real. There were plen...
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Beyonce Hints At Being Pregnant With Latest Selfie

1/12/2015 10:26am EST
Beyonce Sparks More Pregnancy Rumors With New Instagram Snap
Rumors that Beyonce is pregnant with her second child have begun circulating once again because of a photo she posted on Instagram.

The singer and daughter Blue Ivy Carter spent some time at the beach on Sunday, and the tot buried her mom in the sand, peculiarly shaping it into what appears to be a baby bump over the singer's tummy.

Could she be expecting her second child?

Considering that the sand the singer is buried under is anatomically shaped, including her breasts to go with the baby bump, this could be her announcement to the world.

Related: Which Celebrities Are Rumored To Be In...
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Is Jay Z Exploiting Beyonce?

1/10/2015 8:09pm EST
Beyonce & Jay Z
Former Arkansas Governor and ex-Fox News talk show host Mike Huckabee has accused hip-hop star Jay Z of exploiting his wife Beyonce.

In his new book "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," the politician writes: "Beyonce is incredibly talented - gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer - without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom.

"Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?"

Huckabee, who...
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Stars Who Grew Up Living In Poverty

1/7/2015 1:15pm EST
12 Celebrities Who Used To Be Poor
Some of Hollywood's biggest and most successful stars come from humble beginnings. The following rags-to-riches stories include stars who lived in their cars, one who wore a dress made out of a potato sack, and another who took a janitorial job at age 15 to support his family.

Leonardo DiCaprio's parents divorced when he was one, and he stayed mostly with his mother in Los Angeles, Calif. He lived in a rough neighborhood and was exposed to drugs, crime, prostitution, and violence near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue. His mother took several jobs in order to support them. The actor t...
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Celebs Share Their Christmas Celebrations On Instagram

12/27/2014 8:34pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce and Jay-Z spent their Christmas vacation in snowy Iceland, where the two rode snowmobiles, checked out a volcano and spent some time in the hot springs (above).

The two stars aren't the only ones who shared photos of their holidays on Instagram. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took daughter North to meet Santa Claus; while sexy Rihanna spent the holiday in her native Barbados. And in a bikini.

See all these pics and more below...

Alessandra Ambrosio gets sexy for the holidays

Sofia Vergara and a couple of pals catch some rays on Christmas Eve in Hawaii

K...
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Did Beyonce Illegally Take Music From A Hungarian Folk Singer?

12/16/2014 9:19am EST
Folk Singer Sues Beyonce Over 'Drunk In Love'
A Hungarian folk singer is suing Timbaland, Jay Z and Beyonce, claiming they illegally used her vocals in Queen B's hit song "Drunk In Love."

Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, filed papers in New York, claiming audio of her singing a traditional Roma folk song she learned from her grandmother, called "Bajba, Bajba Pelem," was taken and "digitally manipulated without her permission" and used for "Drunk in Love."

The original recording of "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" was released as "Gypsy Life on the Road" by Mitsou's group Ando Drom in 1997.

Did Beyonce steal a sample from this song?

Ac...
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Which Celebrities Are Rumored To Be In The Illuminati?

12/11/2014 11:27pm EST
Jay-Z
The Illuminati, that fabled organization of rich folks who run everything and aspire to take over the planet with a new world order (and may or may not even exist) is supposedly filled with dozens of Hollywood's elite.

Historically, the Illuminati began as a secret society in Bavaria during the during the 18th century, when Adam Weishaupt founded the "Order of the Illuminati" on May 1, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria.

The caste is mostly comprised of rich white males, although wealth -- whether inherited or self-made -- is something that will get anyone in, thus the alleged involvement ...
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Beyonce's New Song 'Ring Off' Isn't About Who You Think It Is

11/21/2014 11:04am EST
Beyonce's 'Ring Off' Leaks, Refuels Marriage Trouble Rumors
Every time Beyonce releases a song or changes the lyrics in concert fans immediately start speculating about her personal life.

Her new song "Ring Off" was leaked earlier this week, and the lyrics have many wondering if she and husband Jay Z are struggling in their marriage. The song describes an individual getting over a failed relationship, which may have ended in an affair.

The lyrics include:

"In the mirror you would stare/And say a prayer like, 'I wish he said I'm beautiful'/ I wish it didn't hurt at all/I don't know how I got here, I was once the one who had his heart/ Until you ha...
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Beyonce Shares Photos From Sister Solange's Wedding In NOLA

11/17/2014 3:51pm EST
Beyonce's Sister Solange Marries In New Orleans -- See Pics!
Beyonce's little sister Solange Knowles, 28, married director Alan Ferguson, 51, in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday.

The couple, both dressed in white, rode bicycles to the 167-year-old Marigny Opera House where they exchanged vows, according to People magazine.

Afterward, the couple celebrated with their 200-odd guests by parading with a brass band on the streets of the city's historic Treme neighborhood while holding sparklers.

Beyonce and Jay-Z brought daughter Blue Ivy along for the celebration; and Solange and Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles was also on hand for the ceremony.

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Beyonce And Jay-Z Reportedly Renew Wedding Vows

10/24/2014 7:17pm EDT
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z have put all those breakup rumors to bed once and for all by renewing their wedding vows.

Sources confirmed to People magazine that although the high-profile couple had some "major problems" in their relationship over the summer, they "worked it out and they've renewed their vows.

Stories began surfacing in late July that the two stars were planning to split following their joint "On The Run" world tour. Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles, explained that the whole thing was made up as a publicity stunt which he referred to as a "Jedi mind trick."

Following the rumors, Beyon...
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Jay-Z Surprises Global Citizen Festival Crowd With Beyonce Duets

9/28/2014 4:21pm EDT
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z had a little help from wife Beyonce at Saturday night's Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

The rapper headlined a free concert with No Doubt in Central Park to benefit Global Citizen for the Global Poverty Project, which seeks to put an end to extreme poverty in the world.

At the end of Jay-Z's set he brought out his wife, who performed "Holy Grail" and "Forever Young" with him.

Beyonce wasn't the only guest at the day-long event, acts including The Roots, Carrie Underwood, fun. and DJ Tiesto all performed.

Several Hollywood stars were also in attendance to speak about the ...
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Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album

9/17/2014 3:47pm EDT
Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album
While rumors persist that Beyonce and Jay Z's relationship is on the rocks (or conversely they are expecting another baby), it has emerged that the power couple is working on a joint album.

The pair just completed their "On The Run" tour in Paris, France, and are now setting their sights on their next project - a full-length album.

Dash Radio DJ Skee revealed the news on Tuesday. Insiders say the couple hopes to release the album later this year or in early 2015.

This isn't the first time the pair has collaborated in music. Over the years they have produced several songs together.
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Jay-Z & Beyonce Get Mushy In Paris, Hint At Second Pregnancy

9/14/2014 5:23pm EDT
Jay-Z & Beyonce
Jay-Z hinted that wife Beyonce is expecting the couple's second child during their "On the Run Tour" concert in Paris on Friday night after changing the lyrics to single "Beach is Better."

Fans reportedly went crazy after the rapper changed the lyric "I replace it with another one" to "pregnant with another one" in the song, after which the crowd went crazy, according to the New York Daily News.

The couple wrapped their second and final show in the city, which wrapped Saturday night and was reportedly filmed for an HBO special.

Of course, the couple could just be pulling another "Jedi mi...
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Beyonce's Dad Has An Interesting Take On Daughter's Divorce Rumors

8/28/2014 5:22pm EDT
Beyonce's Dad Claims Divorce Rumors Were A Publicity Stunt
If you want to sell concert tickets, create a dramatic story and leak it to the media, according to Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles.

The pop star's father/former manager claims that speculation her marriage to Jay Z was in trouble was created specifically to create interest about their joint tour.

Knowles told Texas radio station 104.1 KRBE, "I know, because we've done this from experience. There's a tour going on, so you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It's called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot at time."

Last week, Beyonce's mother Tina told TMZ.com that "eve...
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