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12 Songs For Lovers – A Soundtrack That Will Boost Any Relationship

10/26/2013 4:00pm EDT
Janelle featuring Miguel primetime
Love songs can be so touching and certainly can propel any relationship (and in some cases hookups).  I have constructed a list of 12 ‘love’ songs that have the emotional and physical connection between lovers in mind… or something like that!  I attempted to make some narrative, but like most soundtracks, they’re all over the place anyways!

Track 1

Raheem DeVaughn, “Complicated”

(A Place Called Love Land)

As we know, no one relationship is ‘cut and dry’ by any means; all are their own diverse entity.  Among Raheem DeVaughn’s best tracks on his underrated indie-R&B album A Place Called L...
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15 Stars Who Got Naked In Music Videos

10/22/2013 8:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus took it all off for her "Wrecking Ball" video, swinging nude -- save for a pair of work boots -- on the title object. She received plenty of flak for the racy video, most likely because of her age and the fact that she's a role model for millions of young girls.

But she's definitely not the first to bare all in a music short, plenty of other artists have either gone nude or had a model, a girlfriend -- even a model girlfriend -- strip down for one of their videos.

See who else shed their clothes in the name of art after the jump...

Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball" and rapper ...
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Fashion Fails: Kimberly Wyatt, Asa Butterfield, John Legend, More

10/13/2013 3:07pm EDT
Kimberly Wyatt
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Kimberly Wyatt wore this mishmash dress to the Pride of Britain awards, but there's no pride in wearing such a bizarre outfit. Her purse looks like a glittery Christmas card, on top of it all.

Ashley Roberts wore this questionable pair of overalls featuring a repeated face of a lion. One would think she was going for a Goth look with her black nails, but she retains her light hair and paints her lips a shocking red.

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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 1

10/11/2013 9:15pm EDT
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and some fell somewhere in between the two extremes.  As difficult as it was, as of October 7, 2013, I have compiled a list housing my favorites, least favorites, and honorable mentions.  I’m almost certain I’ve slighted someone and I’m sure there will be continual revisions, but for now, here’s what you should’ve sp...
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Playlist: 5 Favorite September 2013 Albums

9/30/2013 2:15pm EDT
Janelle Monae
September 2013 yielded a number of notable new music releases. As a blogger, music journalist and critic, I found it incredibly difficult to make the time to listen to the over abundance of music provided. That said, I am so glad for there to be an over abundance as opposed to an under-abundance. While all of the albums I listened to left me with something special and a new jam to add to my playlists on my iPod, I chose five albums that stuck with me for various reasons.  If you haven’t partaken of these, you should definitely check them out!

5. Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Share Photos From Their Fairy Tale Wedding

9/16/2013 10:34pm EDT
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen married singer John Legend over the weekend, and the supermodel shared an image of herself wearing one of her three Vera Wang wedding gowns on her Instagram page Sunday.

Teigen and Legend married in a lavish ceremony at an estate on Italy's Lake Como on Saturday, and the couple shared images from their perfect weekend the following day, Legend with his groomsmen in one shot, and the two as husband and wife.

Three dresses may sound excessive, but Teigen told The Huffington Post that it was justified, because she just couldn't help herself.

"Every time I went in (to Vera Wan...
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Tie The Knot In Italy

9/14/2013 6:14pm EDT
Chrissy John
John Legend has married his long-time girlfriend Chrissy Teigen in Italy. On Saturday, the Grammy Award winning singer and the 27-year-old supermodel tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at a lavish estate in Lake Como.

A source confirmed the couple are now man and wife to E! News.

The Sports Illustrated beauty gave no indication she was about to say 'I do' when she attended shows at New York Fashion Week on Thursday but she revealed she had purchased three Vera Wang wedding gowns for her special day.

She told the Huffington Post: "Every time I went in (to Vera Wang) for a fitting, I co...
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Music Wrap-Up: Kanye's Latest Rant, Wu-Tang's ODB Hologram And More

9/13/2013 12:28pm EDT
Kane West
It’s that time of the week again which means it’s time to catch up on the music news you may have missed while either applauding or shaking your head at Eddie Murphy’s return to music. Don’t be shy, read on!

Kanye West and rant #1,001

Silly me for thinking that Kanye was a reformed rapper after watching him smile from ear-to-ear on his future mother-in-law, Kris Jenner’s, talk show. A video of Kanye West criticizing “culture vultures” (my new favorite term) that has went viral reassures many of us that the old Kanye is still around. The rant took place at a listening party in New York for...
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John Legend's New Video Features Wife Chrissy Teigen Topless

9/12/2013 10:22pm EDT
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
A new photo from the set of John Legend's video shoot for his single "All Of Me" was released on Tumblr.com on Thursday, showing the singer lying naked in bed with fiance Chrissy Teigen.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model is also nude, and the photograher, Nabil Elderkin, just happened to snap the photo while one of Chrissy's breasts were exposed.

Nabil posted the image to his Tumblr page and tweeted a link to it, writing, "On set with @johnlegend and @chrissyteigen for ALL OF ME video shoot."

Teigen, having no problem with the image, retweeted the photographer's post, writing, "I fig...
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Will R&B Ever Recover From Sales Inconsistencies?

9/10/2013 7:30pm EDT
John Legend
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, I felt reassured about the output of R&B music.  As perused the CD aisle at the local Best Buy, I felt excited to see the majority of new releases were R&B (Neko Case and Nine Inch Nails among exemptions).  That observation should be shocking in itself.  This included established artists like John Legend, Jaheim, and Raheem DeVaughn, as well as rising artists in Tamar Braxton (a ‘reintroduction’ you might say) and Ariana Grande (a pop/R&B blend).  From my perspective, being an R&B lover who’s at his best singing along with a slow jam, I was happy to see such a...
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Review: John Legend, 'Love In The Future'

9/5/2013 2:30pm EDT
John Legend
The gap between John Legend‘s solo albums has been a staggering five years! UGH! Sure, we haven’t been without those soulful pipes completely, but Evolver was the last ‘Legend’ album itself.  And arguably on that effort, Legend wasn’t even his traditional self necessarily, eschewing neo-soul for the more trendy contemporary R&B of the time.  Now it’s 2013 and neo-soul has been six-feet under – nobody’s doing it anymore, much to my chagrin.  Another Evolver certainly wasn’t the proper direction for a singer who thrives from his gospel-infused runs, regardless whether “Green Light” was a welc...
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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Set Wedding Date Amid Cheating Allegations

5/20/2013 9:15am EDT
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
R&B singer John Legend and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen have revealed that they'll be tying the knot this fall, nearly two years after they got engaged.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model revealed that she'll be wearing a Vera Wang dress for her big day -- and she'll also be sure to take her anxiety medication.

Teigen says that she takes anti-anxiety medication Xanax every day to combat her ailment, but sometimes it doesn't do much for her.

"I've got to be honest," she says, "I have such bad anxiety that sometimes I don't believe I've even taken the pill in the morning!"

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Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

2/11/2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...
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Steven Tyler, John Legend, Jenny McCarthy & More Auction Valentine's Day Dates For Charity

2/4/2013 12:10pm EST
John Legend
From dinner and a movie with Steven Tyler to a double date with John Legend and Chrissy Teigan, the stars are sure spreading the love as they gear up for Charitybuzz.com's 5th Annual Valentine's Day Auction, featuring more than 50 experiences that give back to charity. Whether paired up or celebrating solo, you can bid on some incredible celeb TLC now through February 11th at: www.Charitybuzz.com/ShareTheLove .

Share The Love Auction highlights include:

Let Steven Tyler be your date for dinner and a movie in LA or Maui

Join John Legend and Chrissy Teigan for a romantic double date in N...
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Stars Launch Barack Obama's Inauguration

1/20/2013 6:00pm EST
Michelle Obama
Will.i.am, John Legend, Katy Perry and Usher were among the stars who helped kick off U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

A whole host of famous faces descended on the U.S. capital as Obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term in front of hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall on Monday.

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am was at the star-studded OurTime.org Generation Now party, where Legend, Common and T-Pain performed in honour of the next generation of American voters.

will.i.am talked about the importance of youth ac...
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Best And Worst Dressed At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

5/21/2012 10:56am EDT
Taylor Swift
Stars braved the steamy temperatures in Las Vegas to celebrate music at the Billboard Music Awards and show off the latest styles. However, not everyone was up to the task - here are the best and worst dressed at the Billboard Music Awards.

Best: Taylor Swift, at first glance, looked like she was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Instead, we got the classy and proper style we've come to expect from the star.

Worst: We want to give Jason Derulo props for being a little outside the box with the dotted suit, but it looks like he forgot a tie or a vest or something so we don't h...
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Lionel Richie Pulls Out Of ABC's New Music Show 'Duets' - Will Be Replaced By John Legend

4/30/2012 10:08pm EDT
John Legend
R&B star John Legend has stepped in to replace Lionel Richie as a TV judge on a new reality show.

The veteran "Hello" hitmaker signed on to front Duets with former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, soul star Robin Thicke and country singer Jennifer Nettles in March, but Richie has since had to pull out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, according to GossipCop.com.

TV bosses then turned to Legend to fill Richie's shoes and his addition to the program's judging panel was announced on Monday.

The "Get Lifted" singer says, "I'm thrilled to be part of Duets and I'm looking forward...
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Mumford & Sons To Perform For President Obama At The White House

3/14/2012 1:47pm EDT
Mumford & Sons
Folk band Mumford & Sons and soul singer John Legend will provide the music for President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron's state dinner at the White House on Wednesday.

The British band was invited by the Prime Minster, while President Obama asked Legend to perform at the stately bash.

A host of celebrities including British actor Damian Lewis and Virgin tycoon Richard Branson will be among the 1,000 guests at the dinner, which is being held to mark Cameron's state visit to America.

Mumford & Sons and Legend will be hoping to benefit from the Obama effect - the ...
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2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

2/13/2012 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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'The Vampire Diaries' Star Kat Graham Lands Record Deal

2/2/2012 3:35pm EST
Katerina Graham
Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham is launching an assault on the pop charts after landing a record deal.

The former back-up dancer for acts like Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams has also starred in music videos for Akon, Nelly, John Legend and Justin Bieber - and now she's preparing to carve out her own music career after signing a deal to release her first album.

In a video posted to YouTube.com, she tells fans, "I am so, so excited to share my big, special announcement with you guys. As you can see I'm in a recording studio... the reason is I am now signed to A&M/Octone Records."

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Celebrities We Expect Will Get Married In 2012

1/17/2012 1:00pm EST
Olivier Martinez
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez -Halle’s daughter, Nahla seems to give her mommy two thumbs up on her choice for her future husband, Olivier Martinez. Although her biological father, Gabriel Aubry is still very much in her life, Olivier has opened his arms up to the adorable little girl and the three will no doubt be a happy family.

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson - Although this couple was on our list last year due to get married in 2011, we have a feeling that the rocker will finally say “I Do” this year. C’mon Bret, you’ve come this far…

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick -...
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Celebrity Birthdays - December 28, 2011

12/28/2011 3:00am EST
Sienna Miller
Happy Birthday to:

English actress Sienna Miller (1981)

American Idol singer David Archuleta (1990)

Actress Vanessa Ferlito (1980)

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (1979)

Actor Thomas Dekker (1987)

Singer/songwriter John Legend (1978)

Actor Seth Meyers (1973)

Actor Denzel Washington (1954)

Oprah BFF Gayle King (1954)

Musician Edgar Winter (1946)

Actress Maggie Smith (1934)

Original "Star Trek" Uhuru Nichelle Nichols (1933)

Legendary comic book creator/author Stan Lee (1922)

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John Legend Is Engaged To Model Chrissy Teigen

12/27/2011 9:00am EST
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
Soul singer John Legend made this Christmas one to remember by proposing to his model girlfriend.

The star popped the question to Chrissy Teigen during a festive vacation in the Maldives.

Legend's representative Cindi Berger has confirmed the couple's happy news, telling People.com, "John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives."
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How Stars like LeAnn Rimes, John Legend, & Taylor Momsen Got Pampered Lollapalooza Style

8/9/2011 3:43pm EDT
LeAnn Rimes
With Chicago experiencing a mix of heat and rain for Lollapalooza weekend, the Miami “Express Yourself” Oasis and the EXPRESS ROCKS! SUITE transformed into the ultimate relaxation destinations for talent, media, and festival VIP's alike. Hundreds of guests flooded the 2nd and 4th floors of the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago to eat, drink, and mingle like rock stars, all while receiving exclusive swag and up close musical performances from BMI.

So, how did today's biggest celebrities get pampered? Starpulse has the Lolla scoop just for you!

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian escaped the Lolla crazin...
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John Legend: 'I Know The Truth Is On My Side'

7/21/2011 1:26pm EDT
John Legend
John Legend is adamant he did not copy a track from an aspiring artist who has accused him of plagiarism, insisting he would "never steal anyone's song."

Anthony Stokes has filed suit against the soul star, alleging he handed him a demo tape after a concert in 2004 and later heard similarities with his work in Legend's 2006 recording, Maxine's Interlude.

Stokes claims Legend's song is based on his own track Where Are You Now?, but the singer has vehemently denied the allegations and has vowed to fight the case in court.

He tells E! Online, "This gentleman made an accusation that's not ...
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John Legend Sued For Stealing Song

7/9/2011 11:01am EDT
John Legend
R&B star John Legend is at the center of a song-stealing lawsuit.

An unknown hopeful, called Anthony Stokes, claims Legend ripped off a song he handed over in a demo.

In a lawsuit, filed earlier this week in New Jersey and obtained by TMZ.com, the songwriter reveals he gave the tape to Legend in 2004 after a concert.

Legend reportedly promised to listen to the song but he never got back to Stokes, who forgot all about his Legend-ary meeting until he heard a track called "Maxine's Interlude" in 2006.

The songwriter insists the track is a little too similar to his song "Where Are You Now?...
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Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris & Other Celebs Rejoice Over New York Gay Marriage Ruling

6/25/2011 10:00am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan are celebrating after New York became the sixth U.S. state to legally recognize gay marriage.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made history on Friday after signing a bill to legalize gay unions in New York, and within minutes of the news breaking, a host of celebrities were taking to Twitter.com to share their delight.

Openly gay actor Harris wrote, "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!"

Gaga, a New York native and gay rights activist, posted a picture ...
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40th Anniversary Tributes And Releases For Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' Planned

5/12/2011 11:30pm EDT
Marvin Gaye
Soul legend Marvin Gaye's groundbreaking "What's Going On?" album is set for a 40th anniversary celebration featuring re-releases, rare cuts and celebrity tributes.

The classic hit stores on May 21, 1971 and quickly became one of the most important albums ever released, featuring a reflective Gaye musing on the troubles of the day.

The album spawned the hits "What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)."

To celebrate the anniversary, record label Motown is releasing "What's Going On" - Super Deluxe Edition, which features two CDs and one vi...
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Drake To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

3/26/2011 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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Neil Diamond Steals The Show At Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

3/15/2011 8:45am EDT
Neil Diamond
Veteran crooner Neil Diamond stunned the audience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday by delivering a rambling speech as he accepted his prestigious honor.

The singer became rock royalty as part of the Class of 2011, receiving the accolade at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel alongside other stars including Alice Cooper, Tom Waits and Dr. John. Speaking before the big bash, Diamond revealed he had made a dash from Australia to the U.S. to accept the honor in person - and it appeared the jetlag had caught up with him as he stepped onto the podium after being intro...
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