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'Top Gear' (US) 1.04 'HALO Vs. Velociraptor' Review

December 13th, 2010 2:04am EST
Top Gear US
In this episode of Top Gear US, Tanner drives a Ford Velociraptor truck against a HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) jumper. It evokes memories of when Richard Hammond raced a Porsche Turbo against a Red Devil; not exactly the same thing, but close enough that hardcore fans may feel some deja vu. I really wish the show would stop semi-cribbing segments from the British version, and come up with some of their own; I know the UK series had some fabulous ideas, but the similarities make it seem like the US team can't come up with original ideas, and they don't need to be giving ammunition ...

Ne-Yo To Guest Star On 'CSI: NY'

December 1st, 2010 12:39pm EST
R&B star Ne-Yo is set to play an "elegant hit man" in an upcoming episode of hit crime drama CSI: NY.

The singer has already enjoyed a number of small movie roles, including appearances in 2006's Save the Last Dance 2 and Stomp the Yard in 2007. And now he's set to put his acting skills to the test on the small screen with a stylish role in the popular show.

A representative for the series tells, "Ne-Yo will be playing a professional hit man who doesn't fit the usual image of a hired killer. This guy carries himself with elegant style but a violent efficiency."

Previous gue...

Kid Rock Attacks Ticket Scalpers

November 30th, 2010 3:51pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has launched a bitter attack against ticket scalpers trying to profit from his upcoming 40th birthday party show in his native Detroit, Michigan after the concert sold out within 19 minutes of going on sale.

The All Summer Long hit-maker announced plans to celebrate the milestone age with fans at a special January 15th gig at Ford Field, which is to be renamed 40 Field for the night.

The show, which takes place two days before his actual birthday, will kick off his 2011 Born Free Tour, but it's already gotten off to a bad start - more than 45,000 tickets were snapped up last wee...

Miranda Lambert Triumphs At Country Music Awards; See Full List Of Winners

November 11th, 2010 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert had a very special 27th birthday at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday - she took home Song, Video and Album of the Year honors and was named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her fiance Blake Shelton was also a big winner, claiming the Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year awards.

Lady Antebellum were the only other multiple winners, picking up accolades for Vocal Group and Single of the Year, and it was a huge night for event co-host Brad Paisley, who claimed the Entertainer of the Year prize.

Lambert, who was nominate...

Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Are Big Winners At MTV Europe Music Awards

November 8th, 2010 8:36am EST
Lady Gaga
Newlywed Katy Perry extended her October wedding celebrations at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday after winning the night's top prize.

With new husband Russell Brand cheering her on, Perry turned the air blue thanking the "best f**king crowd in Europe" while picking up the Best Video trophy for "California Gurls," beating the likes of Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars and Eminem.

The singer, who joined her new husband for their first public appearance since becoming man and wife, shared her joy with pal Rihanna, who was forced to miss the pop star's wedding in India last month.

The "Umb...

Slash 'Disappointed' By Steven Tyler

November 2nd, 2010 2:44pm EDT
Former Guns N' Roses rocker Slash has condemned Steven Tyler for accepting a job on American Idol - branding the move "disappointing" for the singer's fans and his Aerosmith band mates.

Tyler has joined the TV talent show's panel along with Jennifer Lopez, replacing departing judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. Kid Rock recently spoke out about the rocker's "stupid" decision, accusing Tyler of destroying the "sacred American institution of rock and roll."

Slash has now joined the protests, insisting he feels sorry for Tyler's Aerosmith bandmates who now have to work...

Kid Rock: 'Steven Tyler Has Destroyed Rock And Roll'

October 28th, 2010 1:19pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has aimed a furious rant at Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler over his "stupid" new job as an American Idol judge - accusing the singer of destroying the "sacred American institution of rock and roll."

The rocker recently joined the panel of the hit TV talent show along with Jennifer Lopez, following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.

However, Rock is fuming about Tyler's decision to sign up for the reality series, insisting the star is making a massive mistake.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I think it's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his...

Kid Rock: 'I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead With Tila Tequila' (See Video)

October 14th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has taken issue with his Las Vegas impersonator after he was photographed groping reality TV star Tila Tequila and didn't make it clear he wasn't the real deal.

As a result, websites and magazines like Rolling Stone were duped into printing the photos and mistakenly identified the man, lookalike Craig Kory, as Kid Rock. After upsetting the real rocker, Kory invited Kid Rock to check out his show in Sin City, insisting, "I'm representing him well."

However, the All Summer Long hit-maker has already made up his mind about his doppelganger. He tells Rolling Stone, "I wouldn't be...

Kid Rock Owes $40,000 To Waffle House Patron

September 18th, 2010 7:03pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has lost a civil suit accusing him of beating up a fellow diner at an Atlanta, Georgia restaurant in 2007 - he and his fellow defendants have been ordered to pay $40,000 to their alleged victim.

The singer and five members of his entourage went on trial this week amid allegations they beat up Harlen Akins for no apparent reason following an argument at a branch of the Atlanta Waffle House in October 2007.

Akins claimed he had been left bloodied in the attack and with serious injuries after Rock's pals followed him to the restaurant parking lot..

Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, t...

Lindsay Lohan, Nick Nolte, James Brown And More Of Our Favorite Celebrity Mugshots (Photos!)

July 7th, 2010 1:49pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Just in case you haven't heard the recent news (or are living under a rock) - everyone's favorite train wreck, Lindsay Lohan, is going to jail. Yesterday in a hearing in Los Angeles, Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lindsay to serve 90 days in jail for breaching her probation agreement as related to her ongoing case over a drunk driving offense.

Will jail finally be rock bottom for Lohan? Or will she get a repreive after only a few weeks of her sentence - like Paris Hilton did? And time will only tell if she can turn things around for herself. (We're guessing the 'Hooray I'm out of jail' kegge...

Carrie Underwood Wins Double Gold At CMT Music Awards

June 10th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood was named country queen at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday as she scooped two prizes at the TV network's annual ceremony.

The former American Idol winner took home the Performance of the Year trophy for her rendition of Temporary Home in a CMT special, as well as the biggest prize of the night, Video of the Year, for Cowboy Casanova. The event in Nashville, Tennessee was kicked off by host Kid Rock who told the crowd, "The party has just begun!" before performing a medley of his hits with several surprise guests, including Hank Williams, Jr., Martina McBride and Ke...

T.I. & Lil Wayne Collaborate On New Single

June 1st, 2010 9:20am EDT
Jailbirds T.I. and Lil Wayne have teamed up for a new mixtape.

T.I. has revealed he recorded tracks upon his release from jail in December and before Lil Wayne was incarcerated for illegal weapons possession in March.

The two hip-hop heavyweights teamed up to record "Yeah" for new sampler "F**k a Mixtape," which has hit the streets ahead of T.I.'s comeback album "King Uncaged."

The mixtape also features guest spots from Jamie Foxx and Lil Duval.

And T.I. tells Rolling Stone magazine his new album will be even more star-studded with guests including Lady Gaga, Eminem and Kid Rock.

He sa...

Carrie Underwood Looks Stunning In A Short, Silver Dress

May 27th, 2010 9:30am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood arrived at the "American Idol" season 9 finale in Los Angeles yesterday looking pretty fantastic in a short, one-shouldered dress with matching open-toed heels. What do you think?

The country pop star's legs were recently hailed on the Victoria's Secret "What Is Sexy" list, and we can see why!

Carrie is set to compete with Taylor Swift at the upcoming CMT Music Awards after each scored three nominations.

Swift's promo for "You Belong With Me" will go up against Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" in the Female Video of the Year category, while the two clips are also in competi...

Hot! Hot! Hot! Your 2010 Summer Playlist

May 21st, 2010 9:00am EDT
Lady Gaga Pink
Is your iPod ready for summer? If not, here are 20 of some of the best songs, both old and new school, to help you enjoy these upcoming hot days and warm nights.

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: For all of you born after 1995, Will Smith, at one time, had a successful hip-hop career with his BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff. This is one of their most popular and successful songs, garnering a Grammy in 1991.

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama: Technically, no summer should be cruel. Or without a loved one. Or without this song.

“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga: The name “Alejandro” remin...

Bon Jovi Appeal For Bands To Open London Shows

May 17th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi are offering aspiring musicians a once-in-a-lifetime shot at fame - they're giving up-and-coming bands the chance to open for the rock icons when they take to the stage in London this summer.

The Livin' On A Prayer hit-makers will perform a 12-date residency at the O2 Arena next month and they want new talent to warm up for them on their five opening dates. Applicants have been invited to upload content about their band online at The information will then be judged by a panel of industry experts, including Bon Jovi's management company, to determine the five f...

Taylor Swift And Carrie Underwood Lead CMT Nominations

May 11th, 2010 12:33pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Country stars Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are set to compete at the upcoming CMT Music Awards after scoring three nominations each.

Swift's promo for You Belong With Me will go up against Underwood's Cowboy Casanova in the Female Video of the Year category, while the two clips are also in competition for the Video of the Year prize alongside stars such as Keith Urban (Til Summer Comes Around), Brad Paisley (Welcome to the Future) and Toby Keith (American Ride).

The Love Story hit-maker also received a nod in the Collaborative Video of the Year for her duet with Kellie Pickler, Bes...

Tito Ortiz & Jenna Jameson Are Back Together & Hollywood's Other Dysfunctional Couples

May 11th, 2010 8:53am EDT
Jenna Jameson & Tito Ortiz
If you're like most Americans, Mother's Day can be a day for touching sentiment, love and over priced brunches. If you're Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson, it's apparently a day to show off your crazy and dysfunctional relationship. Just this past Sunday, Jameson and Ortiz were snapped walking hand in hand enjoying a beautiful Mother's day on the beach with their twin sons.

For those of you who can't keep up, Ortiz was arrested on April 26, but fast forward only a few short weeks to May 9, Mother's Day, and now the once alleged wife beater and prescription drug addict are back together and ...

Kid Rock To Host CMT Awards

April 29th, 2010 9:32pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has signed up to host the 2010 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on June 9.

The rocker has often made appearances at the awards show, but this is the first year he has been invited to take charge of the event.

A statement from Rock reads, "All I can promise is I will be awesome."

The singer/songwriter, who claimed the CMT Video of the Year award for "All Summer Long" last year, made the announcement on his official website on Thursday.

The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood are among th...

Bon Jovi To Stream Their Entire April 11 Concert Live Via Ustream (Watch It Here!)

April 8th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi will open the digital doors to their Dallas performance on Sunday, April 11th starting at 5 pm PDT/6 pm MDT/7 pm CT/8 pm EDT. Fans worldwide can tune in and rock out along with the group and their sold-out Texas audience, courtesy of a webcast powered by Ustream, the leader in live video. Along with four, live, streaming songs, this free concert webcast will also feature a special pre-taped concert reel that includes exciting footage of Kid Rock joining Bon Jovi on stage in Detroit, plus numerous Bon Jovi TV episodes. To watch the band rock the American Airlines Center click http:/...

Court Orders Kid Rock To Pay Up

March 13th, 2010 4:25pm EST
Kid Rock
Rock star Kid Rock has been ordered to pay out $35,000 to three men he fought with outside a Los Angeles hotel in 2006.

The men filed suit against the "All Summer Long" hitmaker last year and initially demanded he pay them $15 million.

They claimed Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, and three members of rap group Boo-Yaa Tribe assaulted them.

In Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, a jury sided with the plaintiffs and ordered Rock to pay up, according to

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Slash Calls Off Ozzy Osbourne Single Release

March 9th, 2010 5:00pm EST
Slash has axed plans to release his collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne as the first single from his solo album - to avoid clashing with the Prince Of Darkness' new material.

The Velvet Revolver guitarist recruited a number of stars, including Fergie and Kid Rock, to lend their vocals to his first solo effort, Slash, and had picked Crucify The Dead, a track with Osbourne, as his debut release.

However, he's now promoting By The Sword, sung by Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale, since Osbourne is planning to put out his own solo disc in June.

And he admits the star-studded collection is alread...

Kid Rock Attends Court Over 'Attack' Lawsuit

March 6th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock attended a Los Angeles court on Friday to answer assault charges over allegations he attacked three fans in 2006. The rocker is facing a legal battle with three fans, who allege he assaulted them at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles four years ago.

The lawsuit claims Kid Rock - real name Robert Ritchie - along with six members of hip-hop group the Boo-Yaa Tribe attacked Michael Medlin, Jose Perez and Carlos Bonilla after they asked for autographs. The trio filed a liability suit against Ritchie in 2008, and are seeking $15 million in damages.

Defending himself in court, Ritchi...

Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Bruce Crowd Surfs, Brooke's NBA Game & More

November 23rd, 2009 4:15pm EST
Will Ferrell & Brooke Shields
Will Ferrell and Brooke Shields talk on the sidelines during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Nov. 22, in New York. Check out what other celebs did this weekend.

Bruce Springsteen surfs the crowd while performing with the E Street Band, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in Baltimore.

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Kid Rock and Stevie Wonder sing a duet during Motown Records 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Detroit.

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Spotlight On Hillbilly Celebrities

October 13th, 2009 9:48am EDT
Hillbilly celebs
A hillbilly celeb is like a young NBA player who came from nothing. Before they were popular they would eat at McDonald's, belch and swear in public, and do whatever they wanted. But now they live in a much different culture.

There are plenty of celebrities that came from nothing and turned into something. But what makes a hillbilly celeb different is the typically uneducated unsophisticated behavior that everyone enjoys watching.

Britney Spears and sister Jamie Lynn are perfect examples of hillbilly celebs. They are from the small town of Kentwood, Louisiana, and before they were mu...

Kid Rock Hates Twitter, Uncomfortable Sex With Megan Fox, Manson's Threats & More

July 29th, 2009 8:02pm EDT
Kid Rock Hates Twitter, Uncomfortable Sex With Megan Fox, Manson
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 29, 2009:

Kid Rock On Twitter: 'It's Gay' - Apparently he hasn't heard his recent hit, "All Summer Long"...

Josh Brolin's 'Uncomfortable' Sex Scenes With Megan Fox - Two words we can hardly ever imagine in the same sentence as Megan Fox: 'uncomfortable' and 'sex'.

Fox's New Reality Show 'More To Love' - Sweet Or Sad? - We still can't figure out whether we like it or not, but we do think the show is going to be huge...


Kid Rock On Twitter: 'It's Gay'

July 29th, 2009 11:31am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock is not a big fan of Twitter, apparently. Despite a user posing as Kid Rock on Twitter - the fact that his mug shot is the user avatar should clue you in that it's a fake - the self-proclaimed "American Bad Ass" has not kind words for the site.

"It's gay. If one more person asks me if I have a Twitter, I'm going to tell them, 'Twitter this [expletive], [expletive],' I don't have anything to say, and what I have to say is not that relevant. Anything that is relevant, I'm going to bottle it up and then squeeze it onto a record somewhere." He told Page Six.

Most recently, Kid Roc...

Paramore To Release Third Album, 'Brand New Eyes', Sept. 29

July 4th, 2009 8:34pm EDT
Paramore New Album Brand New Eyes
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced details of their hugely anticipated new album. “Brand New Eyes” will land in stores and at all online retailers on September 29th.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) and co-produced by the band, “Brand New Eyes” is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s RIAA platinum certified second album, “RIOT!” The 11-track collection is unquestionably Paramore’s best and brightest album to date, fit to burst with all the exuberant melodies, breathless hooks, and irrepressible energy that has ma...

Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Album, '127 Rose Avenue'

June 15th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr. new album 127 Rose Avenue
Hank Williams Jr. has been a walking embodiment of American music for three generations of fans. As a youngster, he sang his father's songs, carrying forward country's richest legacy. As a young adult, he forged his own million-selling, award-winning path, becoming an icon of Outlaw country and Southern rock, helping bridge the gap between Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Today, he is seen as a founding father of both genres, serving as inspiration for musicians ranging from Montgomery Gentry to Kid Rock.

Along the way, Hank Jr. has become a living icon, an American original whose accompl...

Slideshow: Kentucky Derby Hat Fashion - Who Wore It Best?

May 4th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Brooke Shields
Check out the hats celebrities wore to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Who wore the best (or worst!) hat? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know!

Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City

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A Conversation With Brent Smith Of Shinedown

April 2nd, 2009 9:50am EDT
It might be weird to think that a band with as much commercial success as Shinedown would even think of breaking up after only two records. Especially when every single released off of those two albums have reached the top five of the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, but you really would be surprised.

Vocalist/band saving grace Brent Smith almost saw everything he had every worked towards taken away from him, all due to some band member departures and certain personal squabbles, but he persevered. Smith worked as hard as ever, enlisted the help of some of his closest musician friends...