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Underrated & Overrated Michael Jackson Songs - Do You Agree?

7/10/2009 10:00am EDT
Michael Jackson
There's not much more to be said about the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. It was sad, strange, and a bit overwhelming, especially in Los Angeles.

So why another Michael Jackson article? Because after nearly two weeks of incessant radio play, video marathons, and bar playlist domination, everybody's probably heard every single Michael Jackson single more times than they ever wanted to again.

What does this all mean? That it's the perfect time once again roll out everybody's favorite type of list: Overrated/Underrated. Namely, The Most Overrated and Underrated Michael Jacks...
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Rep Says R. Kelly Statutory Rape Investigation Is Completely False

7/2/2009 9:28am EDT
R. Kelly
A representative of recording artist R. Kelly released the following statement in response to a report about a supposed police search of his house in Chicago:

"A wildly exaggerated and inaccurate report has been circulating on the Internet that Olympia Fields police showed up at R. Kelly’s house with a search warrant just before the singer left for his three-week concert tour in Africa last month and then searched the place looking for a missing 17-year-old girl.

"This is completely false. No police ever showed up at Kelly’s house with a search warrant nor was his house ever searched...
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R. Kelly Goes Underage Again, Jon And Kate Promise To STFU, Jo Bros Trash Hotel & More

7/1/2009 8:00pm EDT
R. Kelly Goes Underage Again, Jon And Kate Promise To STFU, Jo B
What happened in the wide, wonderful world of celebrity news & gossip today? Here's a quick recap of the top stories in Starpulse News for today, Wednesday, July 1, 2009:

Aunt Says Robert Pattinson Shouldn't Date 'Twilight' Co-Star - Whoops, thought she was talking about Taylor Lautner...

Jonas Brothers Trashed Hotel Room - Reports said that all the toilet paper was pulled off the roll and they colored on the walls with Crayolas...

Statement: Jon and Kate Gosselin Will No Longer Be Making Statements - "I don't have to talk, either, man! See how you like it. Just total f----n' silen...
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R. Kelly Investigated For Dating Underage Girl?

7/1/2009 11:40am EDT
R. Kelly
According to MediaTakeOut.com, R. Kelly is being investigated by the Illinois police for committing statutory rape.

One day before the singer left for his South Africa tour police searched his house to look for a 17-year-old girl who had spent several days at his home. The girl reportedly had left the mansion 20 minutes before law enforcement officials arrived.

Police eventually found the girl, who just turned 17, just above the legal limit in Illinois. Police are still gathering evidence, including information from witnesses who say the girl spent consecutive nights with R. Kelly p...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2009 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (1937), revolutionary performer Elvis Presley (1935; d. 1977), comedian Soupy Sales (1926), "Gone...
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Underrated & Overrated Movie Songs

11/7/2008 1:13pm EST
Neil Young
We all know the real reason we go to the movies. It isn't the thrills or the chills, the laughs or the gaffes, the drama or Lorenzo Lamas, no; we all hit the theater to hear the music. That is, we love to hear the one big song associated with any film.

The marriage of music and movies has long been exceptional. Whether it's "Theme From a Summer's Place" or "Blame Canada", nothing raises a film's enjoyment factor quite like a good tune.

Problem is, most songs simply aren't that good. A lot of these film tunes come from a great movie and are thusly mistaken as great music when i...
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Two New Career-Spanning Albums From Celine Dion Out Oct. 28

10/16/2008 7:00pm EDT
Celine Dion
On Tuesday, October 28th, Columbia Records will release two special edition CDs featuring career-spanning repertoire from Celine Dion, the biggest selling female artist of all time. My Love...Essential Collection is a single disc featuring 17 songs, consisting of Celine's biggest hits... songs such as the international chart-topper "All By Myself" (her unforgettable interpretation of the groundbreaking Eric Carmen power ballad), "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (Celine's first English-language single), her landmark 1996 Olympic Ceremonies performance of "Power of the Dream, the brand-new neve...
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Check Out Varsity Fanclub's Pool Party

9/18/2008 7:30pm EDT
Varsity Fanclub
It is a widely accepted tenet in pop music that every generation needs its own young stars to scream for. So is it really surprising that a new group of fresh-faced young men have begun to make a footprint on the pop landscape? Even old-timers New Kids on the Block have reunited more than a decade after 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys ruled the charts. Clearly the members of NKOTB recognized that few people (even those of us old enough to own "Hangin' Tough" on vinyl), can resist the simple pleasure of five talented, upbeat guys singing and dancing in unison. It's been true since the Jackson 5 ...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

8/28/2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Scandalous Celebrity Moments

8/14/2008 9:15am EDT
Paris Hilton
Celebrities are no strangers to scandals, but sometimes they are known more for the elusive incidents rather than their career. Here are the top celebrity scandals:

NBA star Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case in Colorado.

Kobe was arrested in 2003 in Eagle, Colorado at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera after a nineteen year employee accused him of rape. After Kobe admitted to the sexual encounter and bought his wife an enormous rock so she'd forgive him for cheating on her, the assault case was dropped.

OJ Simpson murder trial.

In June 1994 OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole ...
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Check Out Natalia's 'Perfect Day'

8/13/2008 5:00pm EDT
Natalia
On September 15, Natalia releases her brand new single 'Perfect Day,' a hook-filled late summer anthem infused with dreamy vocals, which also features Florida-based rapper Kaliba. The second single to be taken from Natalia's debut album 'All of Me,' due out next year, the track was penned by Frankie Storm (Rihanna) along with producers J-Remy & Bobby Bass (Kelly Rowland, Jay Sean). "It's about perspective," she says, "and positivity. The video was shot in LA and fits the magical elements of the song perfectly."

Natalia first began to attract attention from the music industry during a ...
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Starpulse Weakly Legal Round-Up

6/16/2008 3:00pm EDT
Boss Hog
Once a week the staff at Starpulse recaps the latest legal news related to celebrities and musicians, as well as any other faux-lebrities.

This week’s news centers on a house fire, a child porn trial and a conservatorship, but the most important news bulletin was about the damage done to a luxury vehicle.

Judge Bans 50 Cent From Selling Burned House

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered not to sell the charred remains of his New York home until investigators have decided what caused the fire that destroyed it last month.

Coolio Claims Racism...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

1/8/2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2008 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You!

12/10/2007 4:31pm EST
Britney
Calling all future auteurs! MTV and Jive Records will join forces to bring fans and MTV viewers the "Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You" fan video contest. Using the MTV Video Remixer (http://remix.mtv.com), the exclusive contest which launched on December 4th will give aspiring filmmakers and wannabes alike the opportunity to create their own distinctive video for "Piece of Me," the second single from Britney's hit album Blackout.

By utilizing the MTV Video Remixer (http://remix.mtv.com) fans will create their own interpretation of "Piece of Me" to compete for a chance to see their ...
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Check Out Hot New Music From Chris Brown, Britney Spears, R. Kelly & T-Pain!

12/5/2007 4:45pm EST
Chris Brown
Jive/Zomba has a lot of new music premiering as we roll into the thick of the holiday season. New singles from Chris Brown, Britney Spears, R. Kelly and T-Pain! Below are audio streams for all four tracks.

Chris Brown "With You":

Windows: Hi | Lo

Real: Hi | Lo

Britney Spears "Piece of Me":

Windows: Hi | Lo

Real: Hi | Lo

R.Kelly "Real Talk":

Windows: Hi | Lo

Real: Hi | Lo

T-Pain "Tipsy":

Windows: Hi | Lo

Real: Hi | Lo

Chris Brown Exclusive In Stores Now! www.chrisbrownworld.com

Britney Spears Blackout In Stores Now! www.britney.com

R.Kelly Do...
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Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off Dec. 11

11/7/2007 9:30pm EST
Bow Wow
The chart-topping multi-platinum hip-hop dynamos Bow Wow and Omarion have joined forces to create a new collaborative collection that promises to become one of the major musical events of 2007. Bow Wow-Omarion project, Faceoff, in stores December 11th.

While details of the Bow Wow-Omarion project remain under wraps, the new album marks the culmination of a joint collaborative process dating back to 2005, when Omarion's vocal contributions to "Let Me Hold You," the first single from Bow Wow's fourth album, Wanted, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bow Wow his first-ever Top...
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Bow Wow & Omarion 'Face Off' December 11

10/8/2007 7:00pm EDT
Bow Wow and Omarion
The chart-topping multi-platinum hip-hop dynamos Bow Wow and Omarion have joined forces to create a new collaborative collection that promises to become one of the major musical events of 2007. The top secret Bow Wow-Omarion project will be released this fall.

While details of the Bow Wow-Omarion project remain under wraps, the new album marks the culmination of a joint collaborative process dating back to 2005, when Omarion's vocal contributions to "Let Me Hold You," the first single from Bow Wow's fourth album, Wanted, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bow Wow his first-...
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That Was The Week That Was For Aug. 26-Sept. 1

8/26/2007 8:15am EDT
The Beatles
Entertainment highlights during the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1:

1961: Motown released its first No. 1 hit, ''Please Mr. Postman'' by The Marvelettes.

1968: The Beatles released ''Hey Jude'' as a single.

1974: The last episode of ''The Brady Bunch'' aired on ABC.

1982: Actress Ingrid Bergman died of cancer.

1987: The album ''Bad'' by Michael Jackson was released in North America. It was the long-awaited follow-up to ''Thriller.''

1990: Garth Brooks released his album ''No Fences.''

1991: Randy Newman won an Emmy Award for writing music for the TV show ''Cop Ro...
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Check Out Johnta Austin's New Single, 'Video,' From His Debut Album, In Stores Sept. 4

8/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
His name is already familiar to record buyers who make note of the songwriting credits on major hit records by such superstar artists as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning 'go-to' writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, global multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on forthcoming projects by this unassuming Atlanta native. While he may have spent the last eight years behind the scenes, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Ginuwine, Aaliyah,...
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Ray Lavender, Signed To Akon's Kon Live Record Label, Drops Debut Fall '07

7/14/2007 11:00am EDT
Ray Lavender
Over the years, Atlanta, Georgia has introduced its fair share of music superstars to the world. And with the introduction of Ray "Ray-L" Lavender tradition will undoubtedly continue. Coming to Atlanta by way of Monroe, Louisiana, Akon's Kon Live Records and Geffen Records artist Ray "Ray-L" Lavender is poised to become one of music's brightest young stars with his sensual yet hard-edged brand of R&B.

Growing up, 23-year old Ray admired a wide array of artist but it was R. Kelly who first truly inspired Ray to pursue his passion. "His tribulations sounded like my tribulations. He i...
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R. Kelly's 'Double Up' Is The #1 Selling Album In The Country

6/6/2007 10:41am EDT
R. Kelly
R. Kelly's Double Up debuts this week as the #1 selling album on both Billboard's Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. The #1 debut of "Double Up" marks the highest first-week sales of the year for any R&B solo artist.

"Double Up" is R. Kelly's eighth top 5 debut and his fifth #1 album as a solo artist. The smash first single "I'm A Flirt" has been burning up the charts and radio airwaves for close to 16 weeks. The follow-up single "Same Girl," a duet with Usher, is already Top 10 at urban radio.

For "Double Up" R. Kelly expands his hit-making collaborative efforts and enlist...
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Check Out Newcomer Kat De Luna's Single, 'Whine Up,' Featuring Elephant Man

5/10/2007 11:00pm EDT
Kat de Luna
Kat de Luna is the girl next door, no matter where you're from. To say shes a crossover artist is an understatement. Hip hop, R&B, Merengue, Pop, Spanish Jazz, ballads, and dance, she does it all; in English and Spanish. Want proof? R&B superstar R. Kelly called her a "prodigy" and the famous Salvadorian singer Alvaro Torres referred to her as Selena. At age 12 she was invited by the "Queen of Merengue" Milly Quezada, to sing with her on stage in front of thousands of people, and in April of 2004 she opened for J Records recording artist Cassidy as part of the all Latino girl group Coquette...
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Still No Trial Date 5 Years After R. Kelly Sex Tape Charges

5/7/2007 3:11pm EDT
R. Kelly
CHICAGO (AP) - Since being charged with child pornography five years ago for allegedly videotaping sex acts with a young teenager, R. Kelly has had six best-selling albums, three nationwide tours, a multitude of hits and awards but no trial.

A series of sometimes bizarre events, including a judge's tumble from a ladder and a case of appendicitis, have delayed the 40-year-old R&B superstar's trial far longer than the norm. Kelly is due in a Chicago courtroom Friday for yet another status hearing, but there's still no trial date in sight as he prepares to release a new album on May 29.
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R. Kelly's 'Double Up' in stores May 29; Virginia Tech 'Rise Up' Tribute Available May 15

5/4/2007 7:00pm EDT
R. Kelly
As the undisputed king of R&B, R. Kelly never seems to be far from the current soul scene. Be it collaborating with his homeboy Snoop ("That's That") or trading verses with Ciara ("Promise Remix"), this Chicago soul man has displayed a consistent brilliance throughout his fifteen-year career.

Since 2002, R. Kelly has blessed his fans with a new album every year, and 2007 will be no different. While the rest of the music world slept, R. Kelly has been inside his famed studio the Chocolate Factory making countless beats, laying down mackadelic vocals and creating wonderful music.

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MTV Celebrates Hip Hop All Week With The Biggest Stars

5/1/2007 5:17pm EDT
Ne-Yo
MTV: Music Television announced today that they are setting up the biggest week in Hip Hop by being the first to bring its audience the most highly anticipated new and freshest music from some of today biggest artists. During "Sucker Free on MTV Presents: "Most Anticipated Albums" viewers will have access to new music by joining MTV VJ DJ Cipha Sounds as he goes to the studio, on tour and to your favorite artists neighborhoods to preview highly anticipated albums from T.I., Ne-Yo, 50 Cent and R. Kelly. You'll hear it first as DJ Cipha Sounds introduces music fans to the producers, beats and...
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Check Out T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' featuring Yung Joc

4/11/2007 10:00pm EDT
T-Pain
T-Pain is blowing up the charts with his new single "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" feat. Yung Joc. Pain has come into his own as an artist and his new record, Epiphany, dropping 6/12, will show a more mature side of the singer, rapper, writer and producer.

He's currently featured on R.Kelly's smash "I'm A Flirt" along side T.I., but T-Pain is one of the most prolific R&B artists in the game. Check out all the appearances he has made:

"I'm A Flirt" (Remix) - R. Kelly (featuring T-Pain & T.I.)

"I Can't Wait" - Akon (featuring T-Pain) Album "Konvicted" RIAA Certified Multi-...
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'Ciara: The Evolution' Is Certified Platinum in Only Five Weeks

1/12/2007 11:46am EST
Ciara
The RIAA has certified R&B/Pop sensation Ciara's sophomore album, Ciara: The Evolution, platinum in only five weeks. Ciara: The Evolution debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 338,447, and is the follow-up to 2004's Goodies, which sold 3 million on the strength of its three megahit singles.

"Ciara: The Evolution" is well on its way to meeting Goodies' high mark with two hit singles already all over R&B and pop airwaves, the get-it-started club banger "Get Up" and the sensual ballad, "Promise." "Promise" is currently #2 on the Urban Charts, #4 on the Mediabase Rhyt...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2007 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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Diddy & Snoop Dogg Plan European Tour

12/14/2006 9:11am EST
Snoop Dogg
Two icons of the hip-hop world, Diddy and Snoop Dogg, have unveiled plans for a major co-headlining European concert tour. The historic 18-city trek will see the superstars sharing stages in nine countries across the continent.

The Snoop/Diddy tour will kick off on March 12th at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum, then travel across Europe through an April 2nd date at the UK's Nottingham Arena (see itinerary below). Along the way, the itinerary will make stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, and Ireland. Among the momentous tour's many highlights will be a pair of two-...
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