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Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...
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Big Albums That Went Nowhere This Year

7/12/2015 1:00pm EDT
Biggest Album Flops Of 2015 (So Far)
Well folks, not every album is a hit! True, finding any albums that are outright hits in the current music climate is a difficult task, but there are some albums that just flat out tank with very little hope. This list features some of the most pronounced flops of 2015. These are the big ones that went nowhere! Here are 14 of the biggest album flops of 2015 so far!

1) Madonna, Rebel Heart (Interscope)

Madonna’s Rebel Heart is arguably among the best albums of 2015, but it’s also less arguably one of the year’s most notable flops. Madonna debuted respectably at number one the Billboar...
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Madonna Pulls A Taylor Swift For New Video

6/16/2015 2:58pm EDT
Madonna
Madonna is looking to some of today's hottest young stars to help her out with her latest video, "B*tch I'm Madonna," which features Nicki Minaj.

The 56-year-old singer has recruited Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Beyonce to help her out in the new promo

If all of this sounds familiar, it's because Taylor Swift did the same thing a month ago for her "Bad Blood" music video, which featured pals Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldradge, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Hayley Williams and more.

"Video coming soon! Ju...
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These Songs Have No Filter

6/14/2015 7:00pm EDT
To Put It Bluntly – 12 Songs With No Filter
Have you ever heard the old saying the he or she “has no filter?” Well, that same saying can be applied to songs as well. To put it bluntly, some songs have no filter, and it all starts with a shocking title. All 12 of the songs that grace this list fit the billing – no filter whatsoever. Surprisingly, despite their explicit, ‘tactless’ nature, many of these songs are both enjoyable and ultimately, excellent.

1) Maroon 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf----r” (V – Deluxe, 2015)

Maroon 5 couldn’t leave the song as merely “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” – they had to add in “moth...
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20 Songs To Hunger For

6/6/2015 3:40pm EDT
20 Food Songs That Aren’t About Eating
Everybody likes to eat – any disagreement with that nutritional statement? Because everyone enjoys filling their bellies, it’s not surprising that musician reference food in their songs as well as specifically in their song titles. A musician’s job is to connect with his or her audience, so what better way to do so than food? Here’s the deal though. On this list, none of the songs, which all reference ‘food’ in their title, are actually about eating. No, food is used metaphorically as a representation of something else. Sometimes ‘food’ gets a bigger meaning in the hands of these music...
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These Celebs Screwed Up -- See The Embarrassing Videos!

5/22/2015 9:42am EDT
The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Moments Caught On Film
We've all done embarrassing things. It's human nature. It's bad when these incidents happen on camera, but it's worse when you're famous and caught on film during one of these not-so-fine moments.

Justin Bieber puked on stage at a 2012 concert in Arizona -- not once but twice. He was in the midst of performing "Out Of Town Girl" when it happened. He turned his back to the audience and regurgitated. He rushed backstage as his back-up dancers continued to do their thing.

The pop star later came back to finish his set, but after a few more songs, he told the crowd: "It's hard for me, you kn...
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Madonna's Daughter Makes Gray Fashion Statement

5/21/2015 3:48pm EDT
Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Leon Steps Out With A New Gray Look
For whatever reason, gray hair seems to be the hot look at the moment. Hilary Duff recently went from pink to gray, and plenty of other celebrities have been spotted rocking the color. Now, the daughter of one of the biggest music fashion icons of all-time has decided that gray is the look for her as well.

Lourdes Leon, Madonna's 18-year-old daughter, hit the streets of New York City this week with gray locks replacing her normally brown hair. Lourdes is back in New York City for the summer after attending her first year at the University of Michigan.

Lourdes reportedly turned some heads ...
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Awesome Pop Collaborations You Might Have Missed

5/17/2015 11:00am EDT
10 Pop Collaborations You Don’t Wanna Miss
Is there anything better than a terrific pop collaboration in your life? Yeah, don’t answer that…Maybe a duet or collaborative performance isn’t your idea of something life changing, but everyone knows that good music can make a bad day better. Some terrific pop collaborations came out of late 2014 and 2015 and if you somehow missed the hotness of these tracks, well they’re right her for the taking folks! Here are 10 pop collaborations you DON’T wanna miss!

1) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (Uptown Special, 2015)

Did you really think this wouldn’t top the list? Duh! ...
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So This Kiss Happened At Coachella...

4/13/2015 5:23pm EDT
Madonna Kissed Drake At Coachella & He Definitely Wasn't Thrille
Madonna stunned fans with a surprise appearance at the Coachella music festival in California over the weekend. She shocked them even further when she made out with Drake in front of an audience.

On Sunday night, the pop star, 56, appeared on stage as Drake, 28, performed a song named after the singer. She wore a tank top with the words "Big As Madonna" (a line from his song), fishnet stockings and knee-high boots.

She belted out a medley of hits, such as "Human Nature" and "Express Yourself," before leaning over behind him and kissing him -- really passionately on the mouth.

Drake looke...
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Keep Your Day Job -- Madonna Fails Miserably At Stand Up Comedy Attempt (Watch)

4/12/2015 5:22pm EDT
Madonna and Jimmy Fallon
After years of producing elaborate stage shows where "no one makes any money," Madonna told Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night's episode of The Tonight Show that it would be nice if she didn't have to deal with all the expensive productions and could just walk out on stage and tell jokes, like a stand up comedian.

Naturally, Fallon's show was the perfect place to make this happen, as the host was more than willing to let her give it a try.

Once the two broached the subject of her dream job, she said she's "kind of a closet comedian" -- but, unfortunately, she should probably stay there (along...
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Coming Soon To Playboy: 'The Lost Nudes' Of Madonna

4/11/2015 1:51pm EDT
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"Lost" nude photos of Madonna from 1979 will be published in an upcoming issue of Playboy magazine.

The pop star was 20 when she stripped off all her clothes for the photo shoot by Martin H.M. Schreiber. Four of the images were published in the men's magazine in September, 1985.

Editors of the skin mag are revisiting the images and will feature several of the black and white photos for the feature titled "Madonna: The Lost Nudes." Fans will be able to see them in the May issue.

In addition, the pics will be available in Schreiber's new book, "A Retrospective 1966-2014," which will be rel...
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Madonna & Taylor Swift Team Up At The iHeartRadio Awards

3/30/2015 7:21pm EDT
Madonna and Taylor Swift
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrated pop stars old and new during Sunday night's ceremony, pairing up this year's Artist of the Year winner Taylor Swift, 25, with Madonna, 56, for a performance of the Material Girl's new single "Ghosttown," off her new album "Rebel Heart."

There was no big song and dance production done as Taylor played acoustic guitar while Madonna, who had released four multi-platinum albums before Taylor was even born, sang the song -- although her vocals did sound a little enhanced at times.

Madonna wore a leather corset with thigh-highs and a white dress shir...
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Which Artist Stole The Show at The iHeart Radio Music Awards?

3/30/2015 11:30am EDT
Taylor Swift Steals The Show At iHeart Radio Music Awards
Taylor Swift stole the show at the iHeart Radio Music Awards when she nabbed three statues for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics.

The pop singer scored big as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Shake It Off," and won Best Lyrics for her hit tune, "Blank Space."

Swift also assisted Madonna during a performance of the music icon's newest song "Ghost Town" by playing guitar alongside the queen of pop.

The performance kicked off with Madonna and Swift sitting back to back, with only Madonna visible to the audience. Swift was later revealed as the guitar player si...
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Bad News About Madonna's Latest Album

3/29/2015 1:26pm EDT
Madonn'a Rebel Heart
Bad news for Madonna. Her latest album, "Rebel Heart," is the star's worst selling record in 20 years.

The singer released her 13th studio album earlier this month, and it debuted at number two on the Billboard chart, selling 121,000. The record was trumped by the "Empire" soundtrack.

"Rebel Heart" then slipped to number 21 on its second week of release. It is the first of Madonna's albums to not debut at number one since 1998's "Ray Of Light."

"Rebel Heart" is now her worst-performing disc since 1994's "Bedtime Stories," which debuted at number three and sold 145,000 copies during its ...
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Rumor Patrol: Stories Were True Or False This Week?

3/21/2015 11:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Madonna Seduces Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik Leaves O
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction For Perrie Edwards?: Zayn Malik, hot on the heels of a cheating scandal involving pictures of Malik posing and holding hands with a fan in Singapore surfaced, sparking cheating rumors. Malik has been engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards for nearly two years.

Verdict: True! Zayn Malik, the “bad boy” of One Direction, has (temporarily?) left the band’s “On the Ro...
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Is Justin Bieber Madonna's Latest Sex Conquest?

3/19/2015 1:48pm EDT
Justin Bieber And Madonna Got Naughty On 'Ellen' (Watch)
Things between Justin Bieber and Madonna got a little bit naughty on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show Wednesday!

During a memorable game of "Never Have I Ever," DeGeneres asked the singing twosome several risque questions that were waiting on titillating answers from the not-shy celebrities.

In true Madonna fashion, the music legend asked Bieber and DeGeneres, "Can we spank each other with these?"

During the course of the game, both singers admitted they'd fooled around in a bathroom during a party, gotten frisky while someone else was in the room and forgotten the name of a hookup.

DeGenere...
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Madonna Didn’t Need To Prove Anything With Rebel Heart

3/16/2015 7:00pm EDT
8 Takeaways From Madonna's 'Rebel Heart'
When a legend enters the room, the whole room stops – literally! Madonna is definitely a legend who has established herself among music’s visionaries, no questions asked. Even after long cementing her status as being “it,” Madonna continues to release albums placing her mark upon pop culture. Her latest album Rebel Heart is the latest slice of the pie, and honestly, it’s one of Madonna’s best albums in some time. Forget the unfortunate leak/controversy that surrounded its release; There’s plenty to love and respect about Rebel Heart. Here are eight takeaways from Madge’s latest piece of...
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Madonna Opens Up About Ex Guy Ritchie

3/16/2015 12:38pm EDT
Madonna
Madonna has spoken out about ex-husband Guy Ritchie, saying that she "felt incarcerated" at times during their seven-year-marriage.

The singer, who just released new album "Rebel Heart," spoke to England's The Sun newspaper while promoting the new disc, and she opened up about her life with the British film director.

"I think when you get married you have to be willing to make a lot of compromises and that's fair enough," she said. "I think that's the way it goes in relationships. However, you know, I did find myself sometimes in a state of conflict.

"There were many times when I wanted ...
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Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend Has A New Boy In His Life

3/13/2015 10:18am EDT
Madonna's Ex Carlos Leon Welcomes Son With Fashion Designer Wife
Carlos Leon, who famously dated Madonna in the 1990s, and his fashion designer wife Betina Holte welcomed their first child together last month.

The couple's son, Meeka Leon, was born in New York City in February, according to PerezHilton.com.

Madonna and Leon, a former fitness trainer turned actor, are the parents to daughter Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, 18, who is currently studying at the University of Michigan. The singer and Leon parted ways in 1997, a year after their daughter's birth.

Leon and Holte wed in 2013. Leon has appeared in several TV shows, including "Law & Order," "Oz," ...
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Madonna Reveals Why She Didn't Speak Out About Rape

3/12/2015 6:13pm EDT
Madonna Was Too Humiliated To Press Charges Against Rapist
It's not uncommon for women to keep quiet being raped, and Madonna has opened up about her decision to refuse to press charges after an incident several decades ago.

The pop star told Haper's Bazaar in 2013 that she was raped at knifepoint when she was just 19 years old shortly after moving to New York City from Michigan. She said at the time: "The first year (in New York), I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times."

Related: Madonna Says She Was Raped At Knifepoint Years Ago

On Wed...
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What Was Madonna’s Big Reveal To Howard Stern?

3/12/2015 2:01pm EDT
Madonna Reveals She Secretly Dated Tupac Shakur In Howard Stern
There has been plenty of speculation about Madonna's love life over her long and storied career, but the singer unexpectedly confirmed one of the most hotly discussed rumors from her past when she went on Howard Stern's SiriuxXM radio show this week.

Madonna told Stern that she dated late rapper Tupac Shakur, a couple of years before his tragic death.

The surprising 411 came in response to a question Stern asked about her relationship with David Letterman. Many of Madonna's interviews with Letterman in the 90s appeared hostile, especially an infamous one in 1994 where she said the F word ...
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New Music Releases To Check Out

3/10/2015 8:00am EDT
The 'Empire' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In
Another week, more new music – that’s one way too look at it! This week, all five of the releases gracing this list are interesting. There is indeed something for everybody, but many who have been watching a certain show named Empire will want to sink their teeth into the soundtrack that has been music to their ears since it bowed. Then others may want to hear what Madonna sounds like in 2015. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with a little spring break with Luke Bryan. Here are five albums to check out this week!

1) Empire Cast, Original Soundtrack From Season 1 of Empire (Columbi...
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What Did Madonna Say About Kanye West?

3/9/2015 6:03pm EDT
Madonna Declares Kanye West To Be 'The Black Madonna'
Madonna revealed in a new interview that she and Kanye West share more than just a love of music in a new interview with the New York Daily News.

"Kanye is the new Madonna,” she told the Daily News. “Kanye is the black Madonna.”

West collaborated on three tracks on the icon’s new album, “Rebel Heart,” out Tuesday.

“We know, and recognize, that we have that in common,” she says. “We’re comrades in the envelope-pushing genre.”

“Bitch, this is what my ass looks like, show me what your ass looks like when you’re 56,” Madonna says when asked what she’d say to those who found her racy Grammy ...
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Madonna Falls Down a Flight of Stairs Mid-Concert (Watch)

2/26/2015 9:31am EST
Madonna Falls Down a Flight of Stairs Mid-Concert (Watch)
Here's an important safety tip we've learned from Madonna:

Performing onstage in a giant cape is probably not a great idea.

Because Madonna was rocking a massive cape during her performance of "Living for a Love" at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night. And it was that cape that caused her downfall- literally.

At one point in the performance, it was planned that a backup dancer would yank the cape off her shoulders, and Madonna would twirl it like a matador in a crowd of shirtless dudes wearing bullhorns.

But the cape was fastened a bit too tightly around her neck. So when the dancer grab...
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Madonna Slams 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

2/14/2015 3:30pm EST
Madonna On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey': 'It's Not Very Sexy'
Insert the "I am not impressed" meme here. Madonna has opened up about reading "Fifty Shades of Grey," and not only did she think it wasn't very sexy, she also found the love scenes unrealistic.

The trilogy of books by E.L. James were released a few years ago, and the highly anticipated first film opens in theaters this weekend. Madonna won't be waiting in line to go to the theater.

She told Billboard.com: "It's pulp fiction. It's not very sexy. Maybe for someone who has never had sex before. I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was lik...
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Madonna's Red Carpet Fashion At The Grammys Fails To Impress Us

2/9/2015 11:24am EST
Fashion Fail: Madonna Looked More Like A French Pirate Hooker Th
Madonna has a new album on the way, and she's doing everything possible to promote it and stay relevant on the pop music scene and compete with the likes of the (much) younger crowd, like Katy, Beyonce, Taylor, Iggy and the recent British wave of young pop tartlets like Charli XCX, Rita Ora and Jessie J.

Unfortunately, Madonna's efforts are falling short, and her outfit at the 2015 Grammy awards seemed more out of desperation than fashion icon.

As she exited the red carpet, she even lifted the back of her tiny skirt to give photographers a quick glimps at the thong she wore underneath.

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Grammy Awards Red Carpet Fashion - The Best & Worst

2/9/2015 8:51am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2015 Grammy Awards
Fashion at the Grammy Awards is always entertaining. It's a chance for celebs to have a little fun with their style without being constrained by the "rules" often dictated by more formal award shows.

The stars came out in full force at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday night. Miley Cyrus toned down her usual "look at me" style by donning a Alexandre Vauthier LBD. Yes, she bared some skin, but she looked sexy, not over the top.

Rihanna also impressed in a strapless, cotton candy pink Giambattista Valli gown. The dress was ginormous, but she made it work.

O...
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Rumor Patrol: Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Private Parts, Liam Payne To Leave One Direction And More!

1/31/2015 11:00am EST
Rumor Patrol: Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Private Parts, Liam Pay
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Liam Payne Leaving One Direction To Record Solo Album With Juicy J: Liam Payne sparked a mass panic of sorts when a photo of the 1D singer and Juicy J was posted on Instagram. Rumors continue to swirl around the wildly successful British boy band as they head into their second world tour in two years. Complaining of burnout, the band is split at the seams, is Liam the first to jump ship?

Verdict: Fa...
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Madonna Album Leak Suspect Arrested In Israel

1/21/2015 2:19pm EST
Israeli Man Arrested For Hacking Madonna's Computer, Leaking Son
The man who allegedly leaked songs from Madonna's upcoming album "Rebel Heart" has been arrested in Israel. The 39-year-old suspect, who has not been named, reportedly hacked into the pop star's computer to gain access to her music.

The middle eastern country's Lahav 433 crime-fighting unit detained the man on Wednesday. The group said in a statement that officers are investigating allegations that the suspect "broke into the personal computers of several international artists over the past few months and stole promotional final-cut singles which have yet to be released and traded them onl...
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Madonna Trying To Cash In On Paris Terror Attacks?

1/9/2015 8:33pm EST
Madonna
Madonna has been accused of using the tragic terrorist attack on the offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France to promote her upcoming album, "Rebel Heart."

The 56-year-old used Instagram to post a pair of images relating to the attack, one of them the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan, which has been used by several nations around the world to show their solidarity with the people of France and stand up for free speech, and the other a photo of rallyers holding "Je Suis Charlie" signs in Paris.

Madonna posted both images and made sure to include the hashtags "#rebelhearts" and "#rebelhea...
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