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Tom Jones Wants To Put This Rumor To Rest

11/3/2015 11:30am EST
Tom Jones Wants His DNA Tested For African-American Genes
Beloved singer Tom Jones wants to put rumors to rest that he is of black ancestry by taking a DNA test.

Jones remarked to the U.K. magazine The Times of his wishes as he promoted his new autobiography, "Over the Top and Back."

"A lot of people still think I'm black. When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me," he remarked.

"Because of my hair, a lot of black people still tell me I'm just passing as white. When I was born, my mother came out in big dark patches all over her body. They asked if she had any b...

Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

2/24/2013 2:07pm EST
The 2013 Oscars will feature a 50th Anniversary celebration of James Bond in the movies.

The tribute to tribute Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 will include a performance of a medley of Bond theme songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Adele.

Five of the six actors to portray James Bond on film will join the singers on stage.

Pierce Brosnan declined his invitation to participate, leaving Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig one Bond short.

Adele's theme for the 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall, is nominated -- and is the frontrunner for -- the B...

Tom Jones Feared For His Voice After Surgery

4/1/2012 3:35pm EDT
Tom Jones
Tom Jones feared he would lose the powerful voice which propelled him to superstardom after undergoing surgery to remove nodules in the 1990s.

The "Delilah" crooner started having problems with his voice two decades ago due to overworking his vocal cords during his hectic performance schedule.

He was forced to undergo surgeries to remove the nodules which had developed, and the star admits he was wracked with fear he would be left without his talent when he recovered from the operation.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I developed nodules on my vocal cords due to overwork. My doctor tol...

'American Idol' Finale Mega-Diary: The Blow-by-Blow Of Scotty McCreery's Big Win

5/26/2011 9:50am EDT
Scotty McCreery learns that he is the next American Idol
Last year, I wondered if, in the midst of Simon’s departure and one of the show’s worst seasons both from a quality and ratings standpoint, if the finale of this show was going to be worth the mega-diary treatment next year.

Well, it turns out it is, as ‘Idol’ came back better than anyone could have realistically expected. I couldn’t be happier, and here’s the mega-diary to prove it!

8:04 – 4 Minutes in and we still haven’t finished the introductions. But at least we got a Lori Loughlin sighting!

8:04 – Really? Scotty fans packed the RBC Center to do…nothing? They can’t even do that for ...

Tom Jones' New Album Is Tribute To The King

11/27/2010 7:02pm EST
Tom Jones
Tom Jones' new album is a tribute to his late pal Elvis Presley - the Welsh singer promised The King he would one day record gospel songs.

The music veteran moved away from pop to release Praise & Blame, a compilation of hymns and gospel tracks, over the summer.

Jones admits he has wanted to release a gospel album ever since Presley suggested it during a late night jam session, and the Sex Bomb hit-maker was determined to keep his word.

He says, "We would stay up all night talking about music. He was surprised I knew gospel songs and wanted to know when I'd record a gospel album. I sa...

Check Out 'Top Gear' Seasons 11 & 12 On DVD Jan. 12

1/9/2010 7:59am EST
Top Gear
The charisma and enthusiasm of the show's presenters have helped make Top Gear a worldwide megabrand attracting a global audience over 500 million in more than 20 countries.

This season's highlights include a car chase in presenter-chosen old bangers for traffic cops, a race in the French Alps against extreme skiers, a race across Japan (a Nissan car versus public transport), a cross-country fox hunt (with Jeremy as the prey), and a Brits versus German Top Gear challenge.

Of course, this season includes serious car journalism too, with exhaustive road tests of the latest models, man...

Starpulse Celebrity Guest Blogger: Kate Voegele, Part 3

8/25/2009 12:00pm EDT
Kate Voegele One Tree Hill
Last month Starpulse welcomed our first-ever celebrity guest blogger, singer / songwriter Kate Voegele, who also plays singer / songwriter Mia on the hit CW series One Tree Hill. Kate's been keeping us up to date with everything that's going on in her busy 'dual life' by sending us an update every couple of weeks. She recently released her second album, A Fine Mess, which contains her recent hit single "99 Times" (video below).

Here's Part 3 of Kate's Blog:

Hey Starpulse, Kate here.

I wanted to tell you more about my adventures on the road, I think I left off from my last blog on...

Best Space Movies

6/12/2009 9:53am EDT
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...

Adam Lambert 'Glamberites' Speak Out On The Demise Of 'American Idol'

6/5/2009 10:00am EDT
Adam Lambert
2009 American Idol Finale - Arrivals Nokia Theater L.A. Live 5/20/2009

Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Will Adam Lambert be the one to cause the death of the long running "American Idol?" That was the question posed by contributing writer Becky Broderick yesterday.

The article hit home with a lot of outraged "Glamberties" (as they call themselves) and the comments began pouring in immediately.

You can read the full article here: Adam Lambert: Destroyer of "American Idol"

Here are a few comments made in yesterdays article: "Adam is a game changer, a game w...

If You Seek Amy (Links & Stuff)

3/6/2009 7:00pm EST
Britney Spears
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YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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Britney Spears thinks this is kid-friendly - Superficial

Miss Universe at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Oh yeah, in the pool in a bik...

Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

11/11/2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...

Tom Jones Pays Tribute To Wife In Love Song

10/29/2008 9:16am EDT
Sexbomb Singer
Veteran crooner Tom Jones has written his first love song for his wife - 51 years after they met.

The 68-year-old singer penned The Road for beloved spouse Linda, his childhood sweetheart, and the track features on his upcoming album 24 Hours.

Jones says, "The song is a thank you for being there for over 50 years. Some people drift apart, but my wife and I haven't. We still have the same basic feelings."

Jones married Linda aged 16 in his hometown of Pontypridd, Wales. They have a son, Mark, who acts as the singer's manager.

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'Now That's What I Call Christmas!' Series Makes Digital Release Debuts

12/2/2007 11:00am EST
Vols 1
The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, rings in the holiday season with the digital release debut of two of its multi-platinum holiday collections, NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 1 and NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 2, and the digital return of last year's NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 3. Now all three of NOW's festive 36-track holiday collections are now available for purchase from most major digital service providers.

NOW's Christmas volumes present the most comprehensive collections of holiday favorites from the su...

VH1 To Air 'Concert For Diana' Live On July 1

6/7/2007 9:59am EDT
Elton John
VH1 joins Princes William and Harry in commemorating the life of their mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the "Concert for Diana," broadcast live from Wembley Stadium on her birthday Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and 8:00 a.m. PDT.

Music fans will be able to enjoy the concert across a variety of VH1 platforms. The 6-hour concert will be broadcast live in its entirety on VH1, be streamed live on and be simulcast on MHD: Music High-Definition, MTV Network's high-definition music channel. The concert will also air on VH1 Classic starting one hour after the li...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 7

6/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Anna Kournikova
Happy Birthday to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" actor Jordan Fry (1993), Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova (1981), Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson (1975), New Zealand actor Karl Urban (1972), musician Dave Navarro (1967), comedian Jim Gaffigan (1966), WWE star Mick Foley (1965), the purple one, Prince (1958), South African musician Johnny Clegg (1953), "Batman Begins" actor Liam Neeson (1952), late New York Yankees captain Thurman Munson (1947; d. 1979), Welsh singer Tom Jones (1940), film director James Ivory (1928), rat-packer Dean Martin (1917; d. 1995), and "Driving Miss Daisy" ...

Bid On Items From Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon & More

5/30/2007 11:44am EDT
Jimi Hendrix
Priceless treasures from John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Elvis will be offered at a June 2 auction. The Fame Bureau, the world's pre-eminent auctioneers of rock and roll memorabilia, is sponsoring the auction on eBay.

Featured items:

-Jim Morrison's notebook of poetry completed two weeks before his death

-Marvin Gaye's personally handwritten musical manuscripts

-Jimi Hendrix's white Stratocaster guitar

-John Bohnan (Led Zeppelin's) drum kit

-John Lennon's Beatle suite worn the night Beatlemania was coined


Konami Signs Simon Cowell And Randy Jackson For 'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol'

8/23/2006 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., caught up with American Idol’s famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will not only come face-to-face with Cowell and Jackson as they rate performances and provide feedback, but Konami’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) inside the game will also enable them to critique specific parts of any performance, a first in the award-winning video game’s history.

"Over the years American Ido...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 7

6/7/2006 3:00am EDT
Anna Kournikova
Happy Birthday to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" actor Jordan Fry (1993), Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova (1981), Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson (1975), New Zealand actor Karl Urban (1972), musician Dave Navarro (1967), comedian Jim Gaffigan (1966), WWE star Mick Foley (1965), the purple one, Prince (1958), South African musician Johnny Clegg (1953), "Batman Begins" actor Liam Neeson (1952), late New York Yankees captain Thurman Munson (1947; d. 1979), Welsh singer Tom Jones (1940), film director James Ivory (1928), rat-packer Dean Martin (1917; d. 1995), and "Driving Miss Daisy" ...

Hottest Celebrity Mom? Survey Says Faith Hill

5/12/2006 12:34pm EDT
Faith Hill
Americans chose Faith Hill over Angelina Jolie as hottest celebrity mom in a survey recently conducted by Vonage and Kelton Research. The survey also discovered that American kids would prefer their moms to receive a surprise Mother's Day call from Bill Cosby over George Clooney.

Who's a Hot Momma

* Faith Hill narrowly beat out Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the hottest celebrity mom (19% vs. 15%) each for Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

* Other hot moms trailing these three were Reese Witherspoon (14%), Pamela Anderson (5%), Britney Spears (4%) and Kimor...