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John Mayer To Headline Levon Helm Tribute Concert

8/24/2012 4:20pm EDT
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John Mayer is set to headline a tribute gig in honor of late The Band star Levon Helm.

The veteran rocker lost his battle with cancer in April and he will be remembered at a star-studded charity show in New Jersey in October. Mayer has signed up to lead the concert, along with Gregg Allman and country star Dierks Bentley.

The Love For Levon show will be held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford and will also feature performances from Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church and Patty Griffin, and proceeds from the gig will go to support Helm's studio complex and keep his Midnight Ramble Session sho...
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Katy Perry Reportedly Heartbroken After John Mayer Split

8/23/2012 11:58pm EDT
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There will be no more fireworks for Katy Perry and John Mayer -- the couple has called an end to their brief relationship after just months of dating.

The two were first spotted getting close back in June; and earlier this month they hooked up in Miami, followed by a dinner date at West Hollywood celebrity hot spot Chateau Marmont.

While it didn't last quite as long as Kim Kardashian's marriage, the aftermath is expected to be a lot milder as there are reportedly no hard feelings between the two stars.

"They'll end up as friends," the source tells People magazine. "They were honestly hav...
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Is Taylor Swift's Breakup Song About John Mayer Or Joe Jonas?

8/15/2012 11:16am EDT
Is Taylor Swift's Breakup Song About John Mayer Or Joe Jonas?
Whenever a pop star writes a breakup song and doesn't name drop his or her ex, everyone's going to ask "who is the song about?" In the case of Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, from the album Red, we've narrowed it down to two men.

On Good Morning America, Swift said of the song: "This guy walks in who is a friend of my ex's and starts talking about how he's heard we're going to get back together. And that was not the case. So I start telling them the story: break up, get back together, break up, get back together - just, ugh, the worst! And I picked up the guitar and...
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Starpulse Rumor Patrol: Cuba Gooding Jr. Home Free, Casper Smart's Peep Show, More

8/4/2012 3:07pm EDT
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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.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Home Free: It must have been a stressful couple of hours for Cuba Gooding Jr., who had an arrest warrant issued against him following a pushing match with a female bartender. However, it looks like Cuba is out of the weeds - because the warrant was dropped.

Verdict: True. After the female bartender made it clear she no longer wishes to press charges, the case was dismissed and expun...
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Katy Perry & John Mayer Are Definitely Dating

8/2/2012 11:25am EDT
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After hooking up in Miami over the weekend, Katy Perry and John Mayer spent an evening at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday.

Considering paparazzi camp out there, the two obviously wanted people to know they were an item. After leaving the restaurant, Katy got into a car with John.

In June, Katy met up with John at a club in Los Angeles. Us Weekly magazine reported the twosome was "affectionate, holding hands and cuddling."

In a 2009 interview, the pop star admitted she had a crush on John during an Austrailan radio interview. She said, "I'd definitely shag the s**t o...
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Katy Perry & John Mayer Get Cozy In Miami

7/30/2012 8:40am EDT
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Does Katy Perry have a new famous boyfriend? The pop star was spotted getting cozy with John Mayer in Miami over the weekend. Just days after she finalized her divorce from Russell Brand she and Mayer were seen hanging out together.

The two had a short fling back in 2009, and maybe they are rekindling their romance? Witnesses told Perez Hilton, "They were so flirty and all over each other that night at the bar, they really liked each other. Their personalities just clicked and they were flirting and dancing and it was on."

Earlier this month Katy and John cuddled and held hands, says Us W...
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John Mayer Still On Top Of U.S. Albums Chart Despite Weak Sales

6/6/2012 10:46pm EDT
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John Mayer has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. albums chart, despite selling only 65,000 copies of "Born & Raised" last week.

Adele's "21" holds at two on the new Billboard 200, while Regina Spektor lands the countdown's highest debut at three with "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats".

Also new to the top 10 this week: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "Here" at five and Icelandic band Sigur Ros' "Valtari" at seven.
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John Mayer Speaks Candidly About Taylor Swift's 'Humiliating' Song 'Dear John'

6/6/2012 9:55am EDT
John Mayer
John Mayer expressed his feeling about the Taylor Swift song Dear John that was supposedly written about his rumored romance with Swift. I felt "really humiliated," he said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "it was a really lousy thing to do." he insisted.

The 22-year-old country star was romantically linked to the rocker, 34, in 2009 after they collaborated on a song for his album Battle Studies, but neither of the stars confirmed the story.

Swift subsequently released a track called Dear John on her Speak Now record and the harshly-worded lyrics prompted speculation she had wri...
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John Mayer's 'Born And Raised' Debuts At Number One

5/31/2012 10:57am EDT
John Mayer
After three years, John Mayer is back on top of the album charts. His new album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

The singer/songwriter, who has been struggling with vocal problems, debuted "Born And Raised" at the top of the countdown and first-week sales of 219,000. It's Mayer's third number one and his first chart-topper since "Battle Studies" in 2009.

Adele and Carrie Underwood stand firm on the new chart at two and three with "21" and "Blown Away," respectively, while Slash's "Apocalyptic Love" debuts at four and One Direction's "Up All Night" jumps back into the top five a...
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John Mayer Serenades Date With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Song

5/26/2012 8:15am EDT
John Mayer
John Mayer recently attempted to impress a potential date by improvising a song using a page of text from erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The musician, who has dated Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, found out a woman he was interested in had E. L. James' bestselling book on her Kindle e-reader, so he tried to woo her by putting the words to music.

He tells Jimmy Fallon, "I was trying to impress her, and she had (the book) on her Kindle. And so I said, 'I'm going to sing it to you.' So I sang her one of the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey."

However, the stunt failed to have the d...
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John Mayer To Be Honored For His Philanthropy Work

3/15/2012 5:19pm EDT
John Mayer
Singer John Mayer is to be honored in Washington, D.C. next month for his efforts to improve musical education programs.

Each year members of The Recording Academy celebrate one musician and one policy maker for their philanthropic work, and Daughters hit-maker Mayer and U.S. representative Howard Berman will be feted at the Hill Awards in 2012.

The gala event will take place on the eve of The GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, during which various artists across the country meet with legislators to push for continued arts education and pro-music policies.

President of The Recording Ac...
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John Mayer Cancels Tour After Granuloma Grows Back On Vocal Cords

3/9/2012 7:24pm EST
John Mayer
Singer John Mayer has been forced to scrap his upcoming tour and take an "indefinite break" from live performing after medics discovered a second granuloma on his vocal cord.

The Gravity hit-maker underwent throat surgery to remove a granuloma, or collection of immune cells, on his vocal chords last autumn and he has been on voice rest ever since.

Mayer was convinced he had made a full recovery and he planned to make his concert comeback this spring by kicking off his first U.S. tour in two years in Indiana on April 9th.

However, the Daughters singer has now scrapped his plans and put...
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Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

3/6/2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...
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John Mayer Has Throat Surgery

10/24/2011 8:51am EDT
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John Mayer has undergone throat surgery to remove a granuloma from just above his vocal cord.

The hitmaker made the announcement on his blog, revealing he is now "on complete vocal rest for a month or more."

He writes, "It's been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks' voice rest (along with many other approaches), there was no change for the better."

He adds, "I should be frustrated but I can't seem to stop thinking about beautiful things... I never thought I'd be wishing I could do what I love again; I stay in at night, pic...
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Vocal Cord Problem Causes John Mayer To Scrap Concert Dates & Delay New Album

9/18/2011 11:00am EDT
John Mayer
Rocker John Mayer has canceled two upcoming shows and postponed his album release after falling sick with a throat problem.

The singer was due to perform with legendary crooner Tony Bennett at a show in Los Angeles, as well as at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas later this month.

But Mayer has now axed his slot at the gigs after doctors discovered a granuloma near his vocal cords - an inflamed mass of tissue.

And the illness has also prompted Mayer to delay the completion of his next record, "Born and Raised."

In a message on Tumblr.com, he writes, "I know there were people ...
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Jennifer Aniston Would Adopt As A Single Mom

7/20/2011 11:25am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has conceded she would consider adopting a child as a single woman if she failed to find a man to start a family with.

The Friends actress, who divorced Brad Pitt in 2005, has dated stars including John Mayer and Vince Vaughn and is now rumored to be in a relationship with Justin Theroux.

She remains childless at the age of 42, but admits she would consider adopting in the future.

Aniston tells Look magazine, "I'd love to have children one day. And it'll happen. I am open to being a single mother, to adopting. I'm just fine with it."

The Hollywood actress was previou...
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Happy 36th Birthday, Fergie!

3/27/2011 6:27pm EDT
Fergie
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie celebrated her 36th birthday at The Bank at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night. The singer arrived looking fabulous in a pink Herve Leger bandage dress with fringe running down the sides and turquoise open-toe heels.

Fergie's husband, Transformers star Josh Duhamel, didn't make the party, but she had plenty of friends with her to celebrate.

Fergie's currently getting ready to hit the road again with the BEPs - on June 22 they'll head overseas to kick off their international tour.

This week, the band showed their support for victims of...
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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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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 (www.itunes.com/songsforjapan). Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...
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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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Billy Joel 'Live At Shea Stadium' CD/DVD Available Everywhere Now; Full Album Streaming at AOL Music

3/8/2011 10:19pm EST
Billy Joel
Billy Joel has just released the live concert album/film Live at Shea Stadium, which is currently streaming at AOL Music. For more information and to order a copy visit www.billyjoel.com.

The full-concert companion to the acclaimed Lionsgate documentary "The Last Play At Shea," Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium features more than two hours of Billy and his band offering definitive, and often transcendent versions of hits, rarities, deep catalog, personal favorites and crowd-pleasing surprises including duets with guest artists Paul McCartney ("I Saw Her Standing There," "Let It Be"), ...
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Miley Cyrus is Carrying John Mayer’s Baby – Or Is It Batboy’s?!?

2/17/2011 1:47pm EST
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Can you tell I’m about to use Star as a source? A fuller-faced Miley Cyrus was spotted in Hollywood this week leading many to suggest she’s spent way too much time in her dad’s kitchen. Turns out there’s a rational, more plausible solution: John Mayer knocked her up at the Grammys and she’s already showing two Read More ...
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Jennifer Aniston Constantly Fields 'Headline' Questions From Family

2/14/2011 4:19pm EST
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Jennifer Aniston constantly fields questions from her family about her love life - because her relatives are baffled by all the rumors they read about her.

The former Friends star has endured speculation about who she is dating ever since she divorced Brad Pitt in 2005.

She has romanced stars including Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, while rumors have linked the actress to her The Bounty Hunter co-star Gerard Butler and most recently, Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins.

Aniston admits she's bemused by the stories - especially when her loved ones call her for clarification of the headlines.

She...
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Fashion At The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Who Looked The Best?

2/14/2011 8:43am EST
Grammy Awards fashion
As we previously reported, the ladies ruled the Grammy Awards last night. And several stars stood out on the red carpet with their fashionable attire.

Katy Perry showed up with her grandmother wearing angel wings, while Lady Gaga made an appearance in an egg.

Cee Lo Green performed with muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow in a bird-like costume, while Rihanna teased with a ruffled number that strategically hid her softer parts.

Check out the fashion below, and tell us who your favorites are. (See the list of winners here!)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arriving in an egg

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bi...
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Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

2/13/2011 3:37pm EST
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The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...
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John Mayer Loses Money On California Home

2/7/2011 8:56am EST
John Mayer
Rocker John Mayer has become the latest star to take a hit in the Los Angeles housing market after selling his Pacific Palisades pad at a loss.

The singer/songwriter bought the sprawling home in 2006 for $1.75 million but he was unable to turn a profit on the property.

Mayer has sold the gated, two-story home for slightly less than $1.3 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Sting Joins Australian Flood Crusade

1/24/2011 1:53pm EST
Sting
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...
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John Mayer's Variety Show Still In The Works

1/15/2011 2:00pm EST
John Mayer
John Mayer's hectic work schedule has forced him to delay plans for his own variety show, but the program is still "in development", according to a TV chief.

The rocker announced plans to enter the TV industry in 2009 after landing a deal with America's CBS network.

New updates about the show have been few and far between, prompting fans to assume it had been axed.

But CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler insists Mayer is still committed to the project, which has been described as a "music/variety sketch show" - and is coming up with ideas in between working on his next album.

S...
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Giada De Laurentiis Was 'Shocked' By John Mayer Affair Rumors

1/11/2011 11:21am EST
Giada De Laurentiis
TV presenter Giada De Laurentiis and her husband were "embarrassed" and "shocked" when she was romantically linked to John Mayer last year, insisting they were both baffled by the false affair rumors.

The musician, who has previously dated Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, was linked to The Food Network star back in November after a magazine article suggested they had enjoyed a night out together in New York. They both subsequently denied the claims, and De Laurentiis has now opened up about the impact the untrue infidelity reports had on her family.

She tells Redbook magazine, "The...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

1/1/2011 7:00pm EST
Megan Fox
June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...
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