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Megan Fox Has A Powerful Va-Jay-Jay

September 1st, 2009 9:24am EDT
Megan Fox vagina power
"Women hold the power because we have the vaginas. If you're in a heterosexual relationship and you're a female, you win." Megan Fox doles out relationship advice in the October 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan.

Megan talks about her celebrity lesbian fantasy Joan Jett:

"'Joan would never date me, but I would date her like this!' she told the mag, snapping her fingers. 'I love her. Of course, I've never met her, and she would probably hate me, and then I'd cry for weeks.'"

Megan on power and dating actors:

"It's fun when someone intends to put you in his back pocket, but instead, he walks...

Scout Taylor-Compton: 'Dakota Fanning And Kristen Stewart Will Blow Your Mind In Joan Jett Biopic'

August 26th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Scout Taylor-Compton
The big news about the Joan Jett biopic The Runaways has been Kristen Stewart's turn as the rocker. Fans should also know that all of Stewart's costars worked their butts off jamming to play Jett's first girl band.

"It was a lot of hard work because we basically had to have band practice and we had to learn the instruments in a short amount of time," said Lita Ford actor Scout Taylor-Compton. "We performed for like 8 hours straight. It was crazy. Basically, I felt like I was in a band and I miss it. I miss rehearsal."

Taylor-Compton got pretty good at the lead guitar on some classic R...

Joan Jett Gives Kristen Stewart A 'Hard Time'

June 30th, 2009 12:10pm EDT
Joan Jett apologizes to Kristen Stewart
Rocker Joan Jett apologized to Kristen Stewart after reportedly reducing her to tears during a heated confrontation on the set of upcoming biopic The Runaways.

The pair have struck up a friendship since Stewart signed on to play the I Love Rock N Roll hit-maker in a new biopic about her 1970s band.

However, the actress allegedly broke down crying after Jett gave her a 'hard time' during filming in a bid to improve her performance - prompting the rocker to apologize.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "Joan just wants Kristen to play an authentic version of herself, so she n...

Lita Ford Role Cast In Upcoming Runaways Movie

June 9th, 2009 8:40pm EDT
Lita Ford Runaways Movie Cherry Bomb Kristen Stewart Twilight Jo
The line-up for music video director Floria Sigismondi's biopic about teenage punk act The Runaways is complete - child star Alessandra Torresani has signed on to play hellraiser Lita Ford.

"Cherry Bomb" will also feature Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning as singer Cherie Currie and Stella Maeve as tragic drummer Sandy West, who died in 2006.

Thrilled Torresani fought for the Ford role and is thrilled to be playing the guitarist: "She’s the most incredible woman. I’m getting to meet her very soon, so that’ll be amazing. I’ll get to hear all her old stories...

Girl In A Coma To Release 'Trio B.C.' June 2

April 18th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Girl In A Coma
Girl in a Coma frontwoman Nina Diaz sings, "Oh, I feel so alive," on "Baby Boy," a track from the trio's new album 'Trio B.C.' (out 6/2 on Blackheart Records). A couple of minutes with this pummeling 13-song epic, and you'll know that she isn't fooling around.

Nina spills her guts on 'Trio B.C.'; the intensity of her voice is matched only by her ferocious guitar playing. The rhythm section doesn't hold back, either. Nina's sister, Phanie, is on drums, and Phanie's childhood friend, Jenn Alva, plays bass.

Nina may wear her heart on her sleeve, but the band's influences are sub...

'Twilight' Star Kristen Stewart To Rock Out As Joan Jett

March 16th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Kristen Stewart
As the star of the Twilight movies, Kristen Stewart has three more big sequels to fulfill the teen vampire love story saga. Perhaps she can introduce this generation to Joan Jett by playing her in a biopic called "The Runaways." However, it'll have to fit in with "Twilight" sequels.

"Right now it's sort of just percolating," Stewart said. "Obviously, I have a short amount of time to do that in between the two other films we're shooting back to back. They shut down for I think like eight weeks in New Moon and Eclipse. I'm just listening to her music all the time. I spent New Year'...

Dakota Fanning To Join Kristen Stewart In Runaways Biopic?

March 5th, 2009 8:13pm EST
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is in talks to join Twilight star Kristen Stewart in rock 'n' roll biopic Runaways. The 15 year old is slated to play Runaways singer Cheri Currie in the film, in which Stewart will play guitarist Joan Jett.

Ironically, Currie became a music star at 15 as the Runaways lead singer.

And it might not be the only time Fanning and Stewart will be working together this year - the teenage star is also in talks to play a vampire leader in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

Meanwhile, Jett, who is a consultant on Runaways, recently cooed about the casting of Stewart as herse...

Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...

Where Are They Now: 'American Idol' Edition

January 12th, 2009 10:10am EST
Jon Peter Lewis
It is almost that time of year again: when families everywhere gather together in their living rooms around the warmth of... their television set and tune in, households deep, for the premiere of American Idol. The eighth season of Fox' hit singing competition show is less than a week away, so what better time to look back at the past years and see just how many stars the show really spawned...

Nikki McKibbin was eliminated in the final three of the first season of American Idol, and though she had been in the bottom three a record six times prior to finally getting the boot, she had b...

Kristen Stewart Plays Joan Jett In New Biopic

December 3rd, 2008 3:12pm EST
Kristen Stewart
Twilight star Kristen Stewart has been tapped to play rock icon Joan Jett in a forthcoming biopic about the 1980s star.

The 18-year-old actress will take on the role in new film The Runaways, depicting the all-girl band's rise and fall from the limelight.

Jett, now 50, will serve as executive producer on the project. Filming is scheduled to begin next year.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

July 14th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...

Joan Jett Blasts Britney Spear's Cover Of 'I Love Rock N' Roll'

June 5th, 2008 10:43am EDT
Joan Jett
Rock icon Joan Jett has blasted Britney Spears for covering her track I Love Rock N' Roll - because she isn't convinced the pop star is a fan of rock music.

The 1970s rocker, who recorded the track in 1982, is confused by the star's choice to cover her song in 2002, and admits she has never even taken the time to listen to her version of the track.

She says, "I've never even heard Britney's version. I mean, I've obviously heard about it, but I never understood that whole idea.

"I mean, people usually cover a song that says something about them, but I doubt she loves rock 'n' ...

Joan Jett To Appear On 'Law & Order'

May 30th, 2008 11:41am EDT
Joan Jett
Rocker Joan Jett is set to make a cameo appearance in the hit TV show Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The singer is currently in New York to shoot the episode, in which she will play a "boss from hell" who is murdered, with her personal assistant the prime suspect, reports the New York Post.

The I Love Rock N' Roll hit-maker made her acting debut alongside Michael J. Fox in the 1987 film Light Of Day.

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Joan Jett Ready For Spring/Summer Tour; 'Greatest Hits' Due In Sept.

April 30th, 2008 7:00am EDT
Joan Jett
Joan Jett, multi platinum-selling rock icon famous for massive hits like "Bad Reputation," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "I Love Rock N Roll" and known for her incredible live shows, will be touring throughout the summer, leading up to the release of a Greatest Hits CD/DVD in early September.

Jett and her band, The Blackhearts, will also be joining the True Colors Tour for four dates in June with Cyndi Lauper and The B-52s. Tour dates are below.

Joan Jett also recently spoke with AOL Spinner on her life as a rock icon and the history of Blackheart Records, which she starte...

CBGB Fans Protest Outside Defunct Rock Venue

April 22nd, 2008 3:10pm EDT
Angry music fans protested outside New York's new John Varvatos store last week - because the clothing store had taken the place of punk mecca CBGB. The East Village live music venue closed its doors in 2006 after CBGB boss Hilly Kristal lost a lease battle with his landlords.

The space is now shared by rock art gallery Morrison Hotel and designer Varvatos' new clothing store.

But die-hard devotees of the club - famous for launching the careers of bands like the Ramones and Blondie - aren't happy with the choice of new tenants and stormed the velvet ropes at Varvatos' VH1 Save the...

On The Road Again: Music To Make The Trip More Enjoyable

April 16th, 2008 3:38pm EDT
Sum 41
Imagine driving across the country with nothing but the great open road in your future. Going through barely-there towns and the desert, the road is full of possibilities (as well as seedy hotels and exorbitant gas prices). What makes the drive go by quicker? Music. It's essential for any kind of driving - whether you're on your way to the grocery store or to visit your friend's summer place up north. It's important that your playlists and CDs feature a mix of your favorite songs, and the music you pick can set the theme of your entire trip.

Here are just a few songs to add to your ...

Joan Jett To Honor Dave Clark Five

March 5th, 2008 7:45pm EST
Joan Jett
Rocker Joan Jett will pay a musical tribute to the Dave Clark Five when the British group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next week. According to a source at the Hall of Fame, Jett will join Iggy Pop & The Stooges, John Mellencamp, Damien Rice and Patti LaBelle among the performers at Monday's New York City gala.

As previously announced, Dave Clark Five superfan Tom Hanks will officially induct the band into the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

The "Glad All Over" hitmakers recently suffered the tragic death of singer Mike Smith, who passed away last week, while prep...

Notes & Quotes

February 27th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
"My best feature is unfortunately a private matter... I'm told it's spectacular. But you can't really walk it down the red carpet, what can I say?" Kate Beckinsale keeps her best asset under wraps.

"I have some waterfront property - right in front of the Mann's Chinese Theatre... They're putting me right there with all the big dogs." Sean 'Diddy' Combs on his upcoming star honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 2.

"Pot smokers don't vote. They keep forgetting when the (polling) day's supposed to be when they got to get up and go somewhere." Pot fan Willie Nelson on why medica...

Ashlee Simpson Talks About Her New Album 'Bittersweet World', Herself And More

January 24th, 2008 12:12pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
March 2008 will see the release of Ashlee Simpson's third album "Bittersweet World", which she described to Cosmo Girl as a, "fun party album," that's, "silly and quirky". But what does Simpson listen to when she's throwing a party, and what does she do for fun or when she's feeling silly? Starpulse found out by asking the pop star herself, as well as what she thinks about the high standards of beauty set by the media and its affects on women everywhere.

You said in one interview that one thing you love about performing is seeing the joy in people's faces and seeing them sing along to ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 22

September 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Andrea Bocelli
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter" nemesis Tom Felton (1987), British pop singer Billie Piper (1982), Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara (1981), Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares (1980), Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldo (1976), rapper Mystikal (1975), British one-hit-wonder Chesney Hawkes (1971), "Match Point" actor Rupert Penry-Jones (1970), Weezer bassist Matt Sharp (1969), "Cheaper By The Dozen" actress Bonnie Hunt (1961), "Charles In Charge" actor Scott Baio (1961), rocker Joan Jett (1958), Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (1958), Australian singer Nick Cave (1957), singer Debby Boo...

All-Girl Four Piece The Hedrons Have Classic Chick-Rock Sound

July 2nd, 2007 5:00pm EDT
The Hedrons
Granted, Scotland is best known for its bagpipes and teary-eyed sad bastard music. But, let's get one thing straight: Glasgow's The Hedrons don't cry; and the only pipes in this band are on lead-singer Tippi. Seriously, what you see is what you get here – four rough-neck chicks belting out loud, blustering, bar music. Of course, these no-frills femme fatales follow in the footsteps of the much more testosterone-dominated Stooges, or the slipshod pop punk of the Ramones. But we can certainly hear some of that soaring, chick-empowerment of Joan Jett or the slop-pop of Veruca Salt, too. And wi...

Angry Joan Jett Gets Political After Her Frontline Experience

May 22nd, 2007 9:51am EDT
Joan Jett
Rocker Joan Jett has included samples of President George W. Bush and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaking on a new album track in a bid to show voters how the current American administration is out to confuse the masses. The I Love Rock 'n' Roll singer gets political on new CD Sinner after watching U.S. troops heading off to war with Iraq during a tour of duty in Oman several years ago.

The memory of watching confused young men trying to come to terms with a Middle Eastern conflict made Jett test her nerve as a political songwriter, which has given her new album ...

Quotes By Rebecca Romijn, Gisele Bundchen & More

April 24th, 2007 1:29pm EDT
Rebecca Romijn
"I am getting a little crazy hearing that there's no way I could ever have been a man. Come on! I've met drag queens who are girlier than I am." Rebecca Romijn is upset TV viewers struggle to accept her as a transsexual man on hit show Ugly Betty.

"I think they make a cute couple." Actress Gina Gershon on pal Joan Jett's rumored romance with Carmen Electra.

"I grew up as a skinhead. You get a haircut, turn up the Sex Pistols, and go beat somebody up." Vinnie Jones remembers his punk rock past.

"I've put on about 15 pounds since I stopped smoking two and a half years ago. W...

Five things you need to know about The Dollyrots

March 28th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
The Dollyrots
1) They're signed to Blackheart Records (and Joan Jett rules!)

2) Because I'm Awesome is Little Steven's 'Coolest Song In The World' this week

3) Lead singer Kelly O was voted one of the Hottest Women of Rock

4) Their songs have more hooks than a wardrobe closet

5) Because They're Awesome!!

The Dollyrots - on tour


24 San Francisco - Bottom Of The Hill

25 Zephyr Lounge - Reno, NV

26 Salt Lake City - Burts Tiki Lounge

27 Denver - Bluebird Theater

28 Omaha - The Waiting Room

30 Des Moines - Vaudeville Mews


3 Minneapolis - Triple Rock ...

Carmen Electra Laughs At Joan Jett Rumors

March 26th, 2007 12:17pm EDT
Carmen Electra
Former Baywatch star Carmen Electra has laughed off reports she is dating rocker Joan Jett. Electra, who split from husband Dave Navarro last July, was reported to have begun dating the I Love Rock 'N Roll singer since late last year.

However, Electra's representative tells American magazine Us Weekly, "They are just friends."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Carmen Electra Recalls Beating Up Her Crushes

March 23rd, 2007 9:27am EDT
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra knows how to protect herself from womanizing suitors - she literally crushes them into submission. The star, who split from rocker Dave Navarro in July last year, claims as a teen she used to beat up the boys she liked rather then expose her true feelings.

Electra - now rumored to be dating lesbian rocker Joan Jett - says, "When I was younger there were lots of guys who got on the wrong side of me because I had a crush on them, but it was easier to beat them up than tell them. My finishing move was to throw them over my shoulder - I can still do that today."


Carmen Electra To Announce Romance With Joan Jett?

March 22nd, 2007 8:39am EDT
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra has lesbians all fired up after telling friends she's planning to drop a bombshell at one of the year's most anticipated gay gatherings. The sexy single, who split from husband Dave Navarro last year, is set to perform with her burlesque troupe The Bombshell Babes at the Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, California at the end of the month.

And rumors persist she'll use the four-day lesbian festival to announce her romance with rocker Joan Jett.

The potential shocker is set to make this year's long weekend the biggest ever because lesbians want to be there if on...

Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...

Drummer From The Runaways Dies of Cancer

October 24th, 2006 8:06am EDT
The Runaways
The Runaways rocker Sandy West has lost her battle with lung cancer. She was 47. West formed the all-girl rock group with Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie, paving the way for other girl power acts like The Bangles and the Go Gos.

In a statement from Jett, the singer says, "I am overcome from the loss of my friend... She was an exuberant and powerful drummer."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Long Island Is Finally Getting Respect, Say Twisted Sister Rockers

October 16th, 2006 10:12am EDT
Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister rockers Dee Snider and Eddie Ojeda have praised the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, saying it will help New York City's neighbor to overcome its inferiority complex. The stars will be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside fellow Long Island music stars Billy Joel and Joan Jett later this month, and say they're thrilled to be recognized by the museum.

Guitarist Ojeda says, "It's always an honor to be part of something like that, especially when you're one of the first ones to be induced into it."

And frontman Snider thinks the Hall of Fame will help Long Island ...

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