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Jack White To Write Musical Score For 'The Lone Ranger'

April 25th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Jack White
Former White Stripes star Jack White will compose the score for Johnny Depp's upcoming remake of classic TV series The Lone Ranger.

The rocker will lend his musical talents to the Disney western, which will star The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger with Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

The film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, confirmed White's involvement to Variety, saying, "Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture. Gore (Verbinski, director) hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it."

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Alicia Keys Wears Weird Forehead Jewelry, Low-Cut Vest In Paris

March 6th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Alicia Keys
We spotted Alicia Keys at the Chanel Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 collection show as part of Paris Fashion Week today.

The singer stuck a piece of jewelry in her hair and hung it on her forehead. Was she shooting for an exotic princess look? Despite the odd headdress, we like the sleek black velvet vest paired with loose pants. What do you think of her look?

Alicia has been hanging out in the French capital all week.

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Swizz Beatz Wants To Introduce Korean Pop Music To The West

February 25th, 2012 12:30pm EST
Swizz Beatz
Hip-hop superproducer Swizz Beatz is keen to introduce Korean pop music to mainstream music fans because he's convinced it's the industry's next big craze.

Alicia Keys' husband has become a big fan of South Korea's so-called K-Pop phenomenon after spending time in the Far East, and he wants others to appreciate the catchy tunes as much as he does.

He says, "I found that Korean Pop Music is a new expression and the world is open to new things. And I think that right now K-Pop in Korea is leading in that area. I would love to be the one to introduce it to the west.

"The biggest thing about...
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Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Costner & Others Line Up To Remember Whitney Houston At Funeral

February 19th, 2012 10:30am EST
Whitney Houston
Music mogul Clive Davis, actor Kevin Costner and singers Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys were among those who gathered to remember the life of tragic superstar Whitney Houston during a private funeral service in her native New Jersey on Saturday.

With flags at half mast across the state, grieving friends and family members shuffled inside the singer's childhood place of worship, the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark to mourn the loss of the music icon.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 18-year-old child with ex-husband Bobby Brown, her cousin Dionne Warwick and mother Cissy were all in atten...
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Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

February 18th, 2012 10:00am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's mother, daughter, cousin Dionne Warwick and mentor Clive Davis paid their respects to the singer at a private wake on Friday evening.

Just a day before the superstar's funeral in New Jersey on Saturday, Houston's loved ones visited the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her body was transported to following her death in Los Angeles last week.

Hundreds of fans lined the street outside the funeral parlor, where floral tributes were laid in the star's honor.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was accompanied to the wake by her grandmother Ci...
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2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

February 13th, 2012 12:54pm EST
2012 Grammy Awards
The 2012 Grammy Awards will forever be remembered for one reason: the event took place the night after the music industry lost one of their biggest stars in an untimely fashion: Whitney Houston.

Despite the somber undertones of host LL Cool J's opening prayer for the late singer and a rousing performance of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" by Jennifer Hudson; the night was about the music and the attitude that the show must go on.

As always with award shows, the night is also about the fashion. While many stars wore black - perhaps in honor of the late Houston - many stars let the c...
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DMX Reuniting Rap Group Ruff Ryders

January 19th, 2012 12:58pm EST
DMX
Hip-hop star DMX has confirmed plans to reunite rap collective Ruff Ryders, insisting they're determined to "come back stronger."

The rapper rose to fame as part of the crew alongside Eve, Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Drag-On and Murda-Mook.

They have all concentrated on their individual projects in recent years, but Eve suggested earlier this month they were heading for a reunion, saying, "I'm sure you'll see Ruff Ryders back together."

Now, DMX has confirmed they're planning a tour together which is set to kick off later this year.

He tells TMZ.com, "We are all family...
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Kanye West Remembers Haitian Tragedy During Christmas

December 27th, 2011 10:38am EST
Kanye West
Kanye West has asked fans to keep the victims of the Haitian earthquake in their memories over the festive season as "people are still suffering."

Thousands were left homeless following the devastating tremor, which struck the region in January, 2010, and West has called on his followers to remember those less fortunate as they celebrate the holidays - because many Haitians are still struggling to adapt to life after the tragedy.

In a series of Twitter posts on Christmas Day, the hitmaker wrote, "Even though Haiti isn't in the news as much the issues are still there. Little has changed. P...
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Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

December 1st, 2011 12:40pm EST
Estelle
Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...
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Alicia Keys' Charity Ball Raises $3 Million

November 4th, 2011 4:31pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys' eighth annual Black Ball has raised $3 million for children's charity Keep A Child Alive.

The cash was raised during her high-profile gala in New York on Thursday and will help fund AIDS treatment and care in Africa and India.

Keys, who was joined onstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom by Usher, will.i.am and Norah Jones, among others, says, "I am overwhelmed by the kindness I witnessed last night ...

"I am forever grateful to all of our supporters whose generosity will provide AIDS treatment and care for so many in desperate need."

The event honored the late George Harriso...
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Richie Sambora Confirms Denise Richards Romance

November 4th, 2011 9:04am EDT
Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora has confirmed he has rekindled his romance with Denise Richards five years after they first became a couple.

The Bon Jovi star first dated the actress in 2006, shortly after his marriage to Heather Locklear collapsed and Richards separated from her ex-husband Charlie Sheen.

Rumors of a reconciliation have been rife in recent weeks, and the rocker has now admitted they are back together.

Sambora confirmed the news during an appearance at Alicia Keys' Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in New York City on Thursday night, telling New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Things ar...
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Carrie Underwood Talks New Album & Shows Off Her New Hairdo At Inaugural iHeartRadio Festival (Pics & Video)

September 25th, 2011 10:24am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood showed off her new hairdo Friday night at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The star, looking sexy as usual, sported a pair of black sequined short-shorts with a silver & black top and a pair of peep-toe boots to complete the look.

Carrie performed a number of her hits during her set at the festival; which also saw performances from Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Jane's Addiction, Alicia Keys and fellow American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

The event was hosted by Idol's very own Ryan Seacrest.

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Who Are The Best Pianists In Pop Music Today?

September 22nd, 2011 10:52pm EDT
Alicia Keys - Who Are The Best Pianists In Pop Music Today
Who are the best pianists in popular music today? September is National Piano Month and before it runs out, we'd like to honor it with our picks of current popular performers who are crafting successful pop music careers to the joy of piano lovers.

Check out our list below, if we missed a favorite pop piano performer of yours let us know iin the comment area below.

Alicia Keys

Piano player Alica Keys has found the “key” to her success has been to perfectly balance her classical discipline with her love of Hip Hop and R&B. Her piano playing style, which perfectly complements her wide ran...
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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats Call Marriage Trouble Reports 'Laughable'

September 14th, 2011 8:47am EDT
Alicia Keys
Hip-hop supercouple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are fighting back against allegations their one-year marriage is in trouble.

The stars wed last summer on the French island of Corsica, and Keys gave birth to their first child together, son Egypt, the following October.

Reports surfaced at the weekend suggesting producer Beatz had been caught sending racy text messages to up-and-coming singer Christina Elizabeth, and editors at gossip website Bossip.com went on to publish screen shots of the alleged exchange.

But both Keys and Beatz have appeared to dismiss the claims on Twitter.

In a pos...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: My Day At Season 2 Auditions

September 6th, 2011 10:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: auditions for Season 2 wrapped last week in Los Angeles, and yours truly was there. Here's my audition-day dish.

It's been hard for me to talk about Season 2 auditions, because I haven't been at any of them (although Nakia did give some insight on the Houston round in a previous blog). That changed on August 30, when they arrived at the Los Angeles Forum. Now, I should note that this blog is going to be from the first person and not a news report...because I wasn't there to cover the auditions. I was there to audition.

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Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys Dish On Their Upcoming Lifetime Short Films About Breast Cancer

September 1st, 2011 10:57pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys
Jennifer Aniston,Demi Moore and Alicia Keys teamed up for a series of short films about women and breast cancer detailing the impact of the disease on women's lives and families. The feature, titled Five, will debut on Lifetime on October 10 at 9pm ET/PT.

The all-star cast includes Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Holloway, Jennifer Morrison, Kathy Najimy, Bob Newhart and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

"We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences' expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence ...
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Has David Bowie Retired?

August 18th, 2011 8:59am EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie has quietly retired from the music business, according to his biographer.

Paul Trynka, who has written a new book about the singer/songwriter - called "Starman," believes Bowie will only return if he can "deliver something seismic."

The author tells Spinner.com, "My heart says he'll come back but my head says he's likely not to. I think he would only come back if he thinks he could deliver something that will be seismic. If you pop back into the stage, it's got to be something that has a big explosion and lots of flashes. It would be a bit of a miracle if he comes back, but mi...
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Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

August 12th, 2011 9:58am EDT
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Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...
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Alicia Keys' Wax Figure Rocks A Leather Bodysuit

June 28th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussaud's in New York City today. We think it's a fairly good likeness. What do you think?

The R&B star recently held a Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event in London, which raises money for victims of HIV and Aids in Africa.

The charitable star and her husband Swizz Beatz welcomed baby boy Egypt Dauode Dean in October.
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Chris Brown Dominates The 2011 BET Awards - See All Winners & Photos

June 27th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B star Chris Brown sealed his career comeback by picking up four trophies at the BET Awards on Sunday.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker's career was in ruins after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna during a heated fight in 2009, but Brown proved the controversy is firmly behind him at the 2011 BET Awards prize giving in Los Angeles.

He won best Male R&B Artist, Viewers' choice, Collaboration for Look At Me Now with Lil Wayne, which also won him the Video of the Year. Brown's former lover was also a winner at the ceremony - Rihanna was named best Female R&B artist.

Kany...
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George Michael Cancels Charity Concert With Alicia Keys

June 15th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has axed a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys on Wednesday after he was struck down with a tooth infection.

The former Wham! frontman told fans on Twitter earlier this week his face had swollen up like "a hairy football" as a result of the mystery condition, comparing himself to Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

He had hoped to recover in time to take the stage alongside Keys at her Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event in London, which raises money for victims of HIV and Aids in Africa, but he went online again on Wednesday to reveal he was still unable to perform....
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Chris Brown Leads 2011 BET Awards Nominations

May 18th, 2011 8:22am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B singer Chris Brown's comeback is complete - he is leading this year's BET Awards with a total of six nominations.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was convicted of assault and ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Rihanna after confessing he beat her during a heated fight on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Brown has since attempted to rebuild his reputation and singing career - beginning with a Michael Jackson tribute at the 2010 BET Awards ceremony. The star insisted the performance was his "ultimate apology" for letting fans down over his actions - and just a year on he has receiv...
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Alicia Keys Headlines HIV/AIDS Charity Benefit

May 4th, 2011 8:58am EDT
Alicia Keys
R&B superstar Alicia Keys helped raise thousands of dollars for an HIV/AIDS charity by headlining a benefit concert in Canada on Tuesday night.

The singer/songwriter was the star performer at the Hope Rising! event in Toronto, held in aid of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports health groups dealing with the disease in Africa.

Rufus Wainwright, K'naan, Angelique Kidjo and Holly Cole also took to the stage, and Keys, who co-founded the Keep a Child Alive organization to provide medicine to families with HIV and AIDS, hopes the gig will help raise awareness of the disease.

She s...
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Fergie, Lopez, Alba & Tons Of Celebs Strut Their Stuff At Costume Institute Gala (Photos)

May 3rd, 2011 8:48am EDT
Costume Institute Gala
Several celebrities attended the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City yesterday, celebrating the exhibition of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on 5th Avenue.

McQueen's successor Sarah Burton was the toast of the event following her triumph at Friday's royal wedding, for which she designed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's stunning bridal gown.

The stars stepped out in a vast array of looks. Fergie wore a very cleavage-heavy gown, while new mom Miranda Kerr looked like a ballerina.

Jessica Alba was resplendent in a strapless metallic go...
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Drake To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

March 26th, 2011 7:30am EDT
Drake
Hip-hop sensation Drake is set to receive a top honor at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in June.

The Fancy hit-maker will be presented with the Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York. The prize is given to songwriters who have made a significant impact in the music industry through original songs.

Announcing the news on Thursday, Songwriting Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb says, "Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision."

Country sweetheart Taylor Swift was handed the honor last year, while Alicia Keys, ...
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Interview With Musician Jessica Ashley

March 21st, 2011 11:29am EDT
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Eighteen year-old Jessica Ashley may be young, but her voice is as powerful as any experienced musician. Her new single is set to release next month and she will be taking part of the VH-1 Save The Music "Breakn' Through" Contest starting in the spring. Jessica took a few minutes with us to discuss her bright future in the music business and her debut album.

You are so young! How long have you been working in the business?
First off, I would like to thank Starpulse for taking some time out for me. I have been a fan forever!!! It is a real honor. Getting back to your question, I have been p...
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Kim Kardashian's Twitter Account Hacked

February 22nd, 2011 8:28am EST
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to fall victim to internet pranksters - her Twitter.com account has been hacked.

The socialite was fuming after discovering on Monday that an impostor has accessed her page and sent out "fake tweets" - and she's appealed to bosses of the site to help restore the security on her account.

In a series of posts on the site, she writes, "My twitter has been hacked! Twitter help!!!! I can sign on from my phone app but no where else and see some fake tweets here! Twitter please help me get my password back! How is it that I can tweet from my cell but my h...
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'Ladys' Night at the Grammys as Lady Antebellum & Lady Gaga win big (Full List of Grammy Winners)

February 14th, 2011 12:31am EST
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga were the toast of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after picking up nine awards between them.

Country trio Lady Antebellum claimed five accolades for their single and album "Need You Now," including Record and Song of the Year, while Gaga scored wins for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for "Bad Romance" and Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Album for "The Fame Monster."

But the surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when indie darlings Arcade Fire picked up Album of the Year honors for "Th...
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Train Wins First 2011 Grammy Award

February 13th, 2011 10:00pm EST
Train
Veteran pop act Train picked up the first award of the 2011 Grammy Awards telecast when they beat the Glee cast, Sade, Maroon 5 and Paramore for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals during Sunday's ceremony.

The group's live version of "Hey, Soul Sister" won them gold at the Los Angeles event.

Taking to the stage, singer Pat Monahan joked, "Thanks, Justin Bieber, for not being a duo or a group."

The early leaders in the Grammy stakes were John Legend and Jay-Z, who both picked up three awards during the pre-show Grammys ceremony, which was not televised.

Legend took home t...
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Alicia Keys Moved By Egyptian Freedom Fighters

February 4th, 2011 5:34pm EST
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has paid tribute to those fighting for change in Egypt in a passionate post on her website, insisting she realized there was a growing movement against the country's government when she took an inspirational three-week trip through the country in 2006.

The R&B star was so deeply moved by Egypt she named her first-born son after the Middle East nation last year, and admits she'll always have a special place in her heart for the people she met on her travels, who are currently caught up in the country's violent clashes between supporters and critics of President Hosni Mubarek.
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