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Kings Of Leon Singer Caleb Followill Marries Lily Aldrige

5/13/2011 7:16pm EDT
Lily Aldrige
Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill has wed Victoria's Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge. The couple exchanged vows on Thursday night in Santa Barbara, California.

The singer met Aldridge at the 2007 Coachella festival and they have been dating ever since.

Few details are known about the low-key nuptials, but reports the bride wore a white Vera Wang gown, Followill was dressed in Gucci and the ceremony took place at the San Ysidro Ranch.

Followill's bandmate brother Nathan recently revealed, "I'm the best man and they're having lemon custard for their wedding cake."

And A...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

5/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Kings Of Leon's Matthew Followill Is A First-Time Dad

5/9/2011 10:34pm EDT
Matthew Followill
Kings of Leon guitarist Matthew Followill is a first-time dad.

The rocker's songwriter wife Johanna Bennett delivered baby boy Knox Cameron Patrick in Nashville, Tennessee on April 22.

A representative for the band tells, "Mother, father and baby are happy and healthy and doing well!!"

Bennett ironically gave birth on the same date Kings of Leon documentary, Talihina Sky, premiered at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival. Matthew's bandmates - Caleb, Jared and Nathan - were all on hand to celebrate the film, but he was unable to make it.

Click for more great Kings of L...

Tribeca 2011 Was About The Fun

5/3/2011 11:30am EDT
Seriously, what's not fun about this?
When I was nineteen I had the opportunity to go to this thing . . . well, it was basically a summer camp for new models. Forget the reason we were supposed to be there; what mattered was that for one week everybody partied. We had jobs to do, but this was sort of ancillary to the greater purpose (which was to party). Some people worked and partied, some people just worked, some people partied after they worked, and some people just partied. I would have set the percentage of people who just worked at something like 2%. Why am I telling you this? Because at some point during the last week of...

Tribeca Showcases Two Must See Music Docs: 'The Union' With Elton John & Leon Russell and Kings of Leon 'Talihina Sky'

4/22/2011 9:58am EDT
EltonJohn 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca opened with back-to-back nights of excellent music documentaries. Wednesday night saw The Union, an incredible film featuring Elton John and music legend Leon Russell as they constructed their album of the same name. What was most fascinating about Union had more to do with Russell; here is a man who was John’s biggest idol as he himself was breaking into the music business. Russell, it can be fair to say, was one of the greatest session piano players of all time, sitting in on hits like “Do Run Run” and “Help Me Rhonda”—but most people under 40 have probably never heard of him. Ear...

Spotted: 'Twilight' Co-Stars Ashley Greene & Jackson Rathbone In Vancouver

4/21/2011 3:00pm EDT
Ashley Green & Jackson Rathbone
Has Ashley Greene moved on from Joe Jonas or is she just hanging out with a friend? The "Twilight" star was spotted with her on-screen boyfriend, Jackson Rathbone, while out and about in Vancouver, Canada, yesterday. The two grabbed lunch together at Cactus Club and walked arm-in-arm together.

Last weekend Ashley was spotted hanging out with Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill before his band performed for the crowd in Indio, Calif., at the Coachella festival. Her rep has denied reports they are dating.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago a rumor circulated that Chris Evans was dating Ashley. Well, ...

Katy Perry, Ashley Greene And Other Top Stars Hit The Coachella Music Festival (Pics)

4/17/2011 6:06pm EDT
Katy Perry
The first day of the Coachella Festival in California was a star-studded affair on Friday - and it had little to do with the acts onstage.

The crowds were littered with Hollywood celebrities and hot young couples smooching in the sun.

Vanessa Hudgens made her Coachella debut with her rumored boyfriend Josh Hutcherson, while Hilton sisters Paris and Nicky were spotted partying with Nicky's boyfriend David Katzenberg.

Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry were also among the music fans living it up in the desert, as were actress Kate Bosworth and her beau Alexander Skarsgard, reality TV star Whitne...

Nirvana Fans Named Most Likely To Get Intimate On A First Date

4/12/2011 10:28pm EDT
Fans of Nirvana and Metallica are most likely to have sex on a first date, according to a quirky new survey.

Dating website, which matches potential partners based on their music preferences, asked singles how far they'd be prepared to go on a first date and discovered desperate fans of the rock bands were most likely to go all the way.

Meanwhile, fans of Coldplay, Adele and Lady Gaga were the least likely to have sex.

Katy Perry and Kings of Leon fans also joined the least likely list, while devotees of Kanye West and Gorillaz were among the most likely to have sex on a fir...

Raw Look At Kings Of Leon's Pentecostal Past To Premiere At Tribeca

4/5/2011 10:30pm EDT
Kings of Leon
The Kings of Leon's Christian background has been explored in a candid new documentary, which will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Talihina Sky features never-before-seen home video footage of brothers Nathan, Caleb and Jared Followill growing up in rural Tennessee, the sons of a Pentecostal preacher.

The film also features candid backstage footage, bust-ups, hunting and fishing trips and film from drummer Nathan's 2009 wedding to singer Jessie Baylin.

And there's also rare interview footage with the Followills' preacher dad, who admits he still struggles with...

'Glee' Creator Regrets Kings Of Leon Feud

4/4/2011 1:34pm EDT
Ryan Murphy
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has moved to end his feud with Kings Of Leon by voicing his regret over the foul-mouthed fall-out and insisting he completely "supports" the band's decision to opt out of the show.

The boss behind the musical TV series became embroiled in a public spat with the rock group after he labeled them "self-centered a**holes" for refusing to let their songs feature in Glee.

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill fuelled the fall-out by writing a rude post on, telling Murphy to "Let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus...

Elton John Slams 'Glee' Haters

4/1/2011 8:37am EDT
Elton John
Elton John has taken aim at the 'cool' bands who have refused to let the producers of Glee use their songs on the hit show, insisting they should be flattered.

The Rocket Man was thrilled when American Idol dedicated a night to his music earlier this week and admits he would be honored to be part of a Glee episode - he just can't understand why bands like Kings of Leon and the Foo Fighters would turn such an offer down.

He says, "A lot of bands are saying we don't want our stuff on Glee. Like, lighten up, you a**holes! I mean, this is a compliment. It (Glee) sends a positive message out...

Lily Aldridge To Wed Kings Of Leon Singer This May

3/28/2011 3:51pm EDT
Lily Aldridge
Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill will walk down the aisle with his model fiancée Lily Aldridge in May, according to a U.S. report.

The rocker and the Victoria's Secret stunner have dated since 2007 and became engaged last year.

According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, the pair has set a date for its big day in May and is planning to celebrate becoming man and wife in California.

The publication reports that invited guests include rocker Adam Levine, as well as models Chanel Iman and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Click Here For More Lily Aldridge Pictures

Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

3/25/2011 4:08pm EDT
Songs For Japan
Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...

Ashley Greene Spotted 'Flirting Heavily' With Chris Evans

3/25/2011 2:00pm EDT
Ashley Greene
How's this for a rebound? Twilight star Ashley Greene has been spotted getting hot and heavy with Captain America: The First Avenger star Chris Evans!

Ashley broke up with Joe Jonas last week - the two has been a since last Summer. Now, she's apparently on the dating scene again already. "Ashley was all over [Chris], and he certainly didn't mind," a source told E! Online. "They were dancing together very closely... It looked like they had a lot of sexual chemistry."

No word if it is just a fling, though. Greene was also recently spotted with Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill, and Ev...

The Stars Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

3/23/2011 1:08pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Tributes are pouring in for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor following her death on Wednesday. The movie icon passed away in Los Angeles after a long battle with congestive heart failure, and within minutes of the announcement, dozens of celebrities were paying their respects to the star.

Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being", while other stars flooded microblogging website to pay tribute.

George Michael wrote, "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantasticall...

Dave Grohl Slams 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy

3/18/2011 8:55am EDT
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has lashed out at Glee creator Ryan Murphy for assuming all musicians are desperate to feature on the hit show.

The rocker isn't a fan of the high school singing and dancing program and insists he wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and Britney Spears, who have had their songs used in the series.

And Grohl is fed up with Murphy slamming stars if they decide to not sign up to Glee.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "You shouldn't have to do f**king Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on hi...

Ashley Greene Dating Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill?

3/18/2011 8:37am EDT
Ashley Greene
Twilight star Ashley Greene has reportedly already moved on from her pop star former beau Joe Jonas - with Kings Of Leon rocker Jared Followill.

The actress and the musician, who had dated since last summer, announced their split on Thursday and were said to have broken up due to their clashing schedules.

However, Greene was spotted out with Followill the same day her representative confirmed she was no longer with Jonas.

According to E! Online, Greene took Followill along to meet her father at New York's Phebe's Tavern & Grill.

On her Twitter page, she wrote, "Good food. Good frien...

Solange Knowles' Long Braids & Short Dress - Hot Or Not?

2/14/2011 7:00pm EST
Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles showed up to the Gucci and Rocnation Pre-Grammy brunch over the weekend wearing a short fringed dress and long braided locks. Beyonce's sister likes experimenting with her style. What do you think of her latest look?

Many musicians attended the luncheon, including Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Seal and Florence Welch.

Lately Solange has been showing off her DJ skills (to good reviews), in places such as New York Fashion Week.

See more photos of Solange here!

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Slams Slash

1/27/2011 12:42pm EST
Ryan Murphy
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is on the warpath again - he's taken aim at Slash for snubbing the chance to have his Guns N' Roses songs included in the hit show, branding the rocker "stupid".

The writer is currently feuding with the Kings Of Leon after calling them "self-centered a**holes" for refusing to let their hit Use Somebody be featured on the program.

Slash revealed earlier this month that he had rejected a suggestion for a Guns N' Roses-themed Glee episode, saying, "We got asked about that (Glee) once already but it got turned down... Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough...

Kings Of Leon Rocker Apologizes For Bashing 'Glee' Creator On Twitter

1/27/2011 8:35am EST
Kings of Leon
Kings Of Leon rocker Nathan Followill has apologized for lashing out at "Glee's" Ryan Murphy after the writer/director accused him of homophobia during an ongoing spat about music licensing for the show.

The band angered Murphy last year when they declined producers' requests to allow them to feature the hit "Use Somebody" on the show.

Murphy recently admitted he's still sore about the snub, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "F**k you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centred a**holes, and they missed the big picture.

"They missed that a seven-year-old kid can see someone close to their age sin...

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Slams Kings Of Leon

1/26/2011 10:47am EST
Ryan Murphy
The feud between the Kings Of Leon and Glee creator Ryan Murphy has flared up again after the TV boss branded the rockers "self-centered" for passing up the chance to showcase their songs on the hit show.

The band declined producers' request to feature their hit Use Somebody in the series, about a group of singing high school students, and Murphy admits he's still sore about the snub.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "F**k you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a seven-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing ...

Sting Joins Australian Flood Crusade

1/24/2011 1:53pm EST
British rocker Sting has become the latest star to join the campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Australian floods - he is asking fans to donate money at his concerts Down Under.

The former Police frontman has already joined musicians including P!nk, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and John Mayer by donating a track to charity album Flood Relief - Artists For The Flood Appeal.

Sting, who is currently touring in the country, has also handed his own cash to the cause and he is asking devotees who attend his gigs to contribute too.

He tells t...

Kanye West Headlining Coachella 2011

1/20/2011 9:35am EST
Listen up music lovers! The Coachella 2011 line-up has officially been revealed and Starpulse is giving you a first look! Headlining this year's 3-day festival will be none other than Mr. Kanye West himself, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and The Strokes. Other bands set to perform in the modern-day-woodstock include Mumford & Sons, Neon Trees, Jimmy Eat World, Cee Lo Green and many, many more. The festival will take place in sunny Indio, CA on April 15th-17th and will host some of the hottest industry parties of the year. We can't wait to see which celebrities attend and what juicy gossip come...

Guns N' Roses Say No To 'Glee'

1/17/2011 10:30pm EST
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses have become the latest act to turn down Glee.

The band's former guitarist Slash has revealed he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by the hit TV show's producers about a possible episode themed around their hits - but opted not to be a part of the Golden Globes-winning musical comedy series.

Slash tells, "In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee.

"Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough... When Grease cam...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

1/1/2011 9:08am EST
Josh Duhamel
2010 was an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups.

Here, WENN takes a look back at 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnan...

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

11/8/2010 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...

Kings Of Leon's Drug Binges Affected Bedroom Antics

10/24/2010 7:05pm EDT
Kings of Leon
Rockers Kings of Leon were so high on drugs at the start of their career, the bandmembers often struggled to perform in the bedroom.

The "Sex On Fire" hitmakers, comprising brothers Nathan, Caleb and Jared and cousin Matthew Followill, have admitted they would often enjoy drug and booze binges at the start of their success.

They have since cleaned up their wild-living ways, but the rockers admit they used to take so many narcotics their love lives flopped.

Frontman Caleb tells Britain's News of the World, "We would wake up at 3pm, sound check, have dinner and drink two bottles of wine. W...

Kings Of Leon Bassist Addicted To Cough Syrup

10/21/2010 9:43am EDT
Kings of Leon
Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill became addicted to cough syrup during the recording of their hit album Only By The Night.

The rocker was prescribed a powerful medicine after he fell sick during their studio sessions, and admits he over-indulged in the drug. Followill reveals he became so dependent on the mixture he had to wean himself off it.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I had a cough and got some liquid hydrocodone. It was so good. It is very 1800s of us to get addicted to cough syrup. Some trends just keep coming back."

Frontman Caleb admits he was also lost in the mist of add...

No 'Glee' For Gorillaz

10/12/2010 2:21pm EDT
Gorillaz star Damon Albarn will never allow his songs to be covered in Glee because he's convinced the popular show is a "very poor substitute" for real music.

A number of pop superstars, including Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, have all agreed to lend their back catalogues to the TV series, about a high school chorus group. However, Albarn is adamant he never wants to hear his tracks showcased on Glee.

He tells the Associated Press, "We wouldn't let that happen. And not that they've asked us because they haven't, and now they definitely won't. (Glee is) a very poor substitute f...

MGMT Drummer Walks Off Stage Following Urine Attack

9/28/2010 8:14am EDT
Rockers MGMT have become the latest act to end a gig early because of a missile attack - drummer Will Berman stormed offstage at the band's Manchester, England, show on Sunday night after he was hit in the torso by a glass of urine.

The group was midway through hit song "The Handshake" towards the end of its set at the Manchester Apollo when the incident happened, prompting angry Berman to stop drumming and walk off.

Even his bandmates were unaware of what had happened. They had to ask fans, "Where's Will gone?"

The group was forced to end their show without a drummer. They did not retur...