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'American Idol' Recap: New Judges Means A New Show

January 16th, 2014 9:06am EST
American Idol
13 Years in and suddenly 'Idol' seems like it's playing catch-up.

In what it's hoping isn't its unlucky thirteenth season, 'American Idol' attempted yet another reinvention last night, veering farther away from the snide formula that made it such a breakout success all those summers ago. Gone is the ridicule, the delight at disaster and general amateur nature of the show. Instead, it's mostly good contestants and enough sob/inspiration stories to fill a week's worth of Olympics coverage.

Even worse than that, we're getting to know the contestants before they even sing a bar. Banter abound...
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50 Best Rap Songs Of 2013

December 28th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Kendrick Lamar
Ranking favorites from throughout the year is one of the most time-consuming and arduous things to do.  All of the rap songs on this particular list of rap songs from 2013 all stood out to me in some regard.  Are they ordered correctly – most likely not.  Is there complete analysis of each provided below or even a sound reason why they were selected… um…well now… Basically, provided is a statement of a thought, a reaction, or possibly a reason why I though each song was special.  

1) “Blood On The Leaves”

Kanye West

Album:  Yeezus

By far, the best track from Yeezus and arguably the be...
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Lorde Explains Comments Calling Drake And Nicki Minaj 'Irrelevant'

November 27th, 2013 5:03pm EST
Lorde
Lorde has explained why she called Drake and Nicki Minaj irrelevant in a recent Interview magazine issue, following criticism from Complex.

Lorde said in the interview about her hit Royals, "Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me - or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant.' I basically just wrote what we were all thinking." Complex wrote that Lorde had dissed the mu...
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Ellen DeGeneres Does Halloween Show Dressed As Nicki Minaj: Best Celebrity Costume Ever?

November 1st, 2013 9:45pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres as Nicki Minaj for Halloween 2013
Ellen DeGeneres has unofficially officially won the 2013 celebrity Halloween costume contest.

The daytime TV host surprised viewers Thursday by showing up wearing a very revealing Nicki Minaj costume.

Ellen's costume was nearly an exact replica of the outfit Minaj wore on her show in late September -- complete with fake boobs.

"I got the whole look down," she told the audience. "I even have the same shoes on. I think I do -- I can't see my feet -- but I think I do.

"I normally don't wear things this sexy, but when you dress as Nicki Minaj you have to. So here are my boom booms and my su...
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Dominatrix Nicki Minaj Nearly Bares All In Pasties & Fishnets On Halloween

November 1st, 2013 10:30am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj let it all hang out on Halloween in a racy, bondage-like costume. The singer nearly bared all in fishnets, pasties and a studded leather harness around her chest.

She also donned thigh-high vinyl boots and wore handcuffs clipped to her leather-clad bottoms. The singer posted the selfies on Instagram.

Perhaps she's a fan of "Fifty Shades of Grey?"

It isn't the first time Minaj, 30, has showed off her curves on the social networking website. In mid October she flaunted her gigantic breasts covered by star-shaped, leopard-print pasties. The week prior, she bared her booty in a y...
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Nominations Announced For First Annual YouTube Music Awards

October 22nd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Demi Lovato
YouTube has announced the nominations for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Nominees represent the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.

Winners will be selected by the fans, who can now vote by visiting youtube.com/musicawards.

The nominees are:

Video of the Year

-Epic Rap Battles Of History - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
-Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
-Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
-Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Beauty And A Bea...
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Nicki Minaj Poses Topless With Animal Print Pasties

October 17th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj pasties
Nicki Minaj is letting it all hang out in new photos she posted on Instagram today. The singer, 30, showed off her gigantic breasts covered by star-shaped, leopard-print pasties.

Wearing a string of gold chains, she captioned one image: "Should I add #Pasties to the Spring Collection????"

Minaj just created a clothing line for Kmart, and we have a feeling the company probably wouldn't include pasties in its inventory.

In another image, Minaj writes: "Putting this one on a T-Shirt."

The rapper has a history of posting provocative images online. Last week she flaunted her booty in a yello...
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Nicki Minaj Flaunts Her Booty In A Yellow Thong Bikini, Debuts New Kmart Collection

October 9th, 2013 11:59pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj posted a pair of selfies to her Instagram page, showing off her iconic derriere while squatting in a yellow thong bikini.

"Have a nice day," she wrote.

Nicki actually posted the images in February, but for some reason uploaded to her Instagram page once again on Monday. Perhaps she was seeking a little attention as she's been somewhat out of the spotlight this fall after departing American Idol.

But the rapper does have something up her sleeve -- a new collection for Kmart. Nicki shared a behind the scenes video from a recent photo shoot for the Nicki Minaj Collection, in whi...
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Music Wrap-Up: Nicki Minaj Is Hip Hop's Highest Earning Lady, Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel And More

September 27th, 2013 11:53am EDT
Nicki Minaj
It’s the end of the week and time to catch up on the news you may have missed while trying to keep count of all the celebrity feuding, hi Rihanna. Go ahead, read on!

Nicki Minaj is the highest paid woman in Hip Hop

In case you didn’t know, Nicki Minaj is paid – very paid. Forbes released their 2013 Cash Kings list and making her way to the top is YMCMB artist Nicki Minaj who landed at number 4. The student is now teaching the teacher as she surpassed her mentor Lil Wayne (who came in at number 7 with $16 million), pulling in $29 million. How did Minaj do it? Aside from touring and her pr...
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Gluteus Maximus: A Salute To The Sexy Celebrity Booty

September 24th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
With the immortal words from 20th century poet Sir Mix-a-Lot "I like big butts and I cannot lie," the crack research team at Starpulse was given the arduous and grueling task of finding the finest photos on the site that revere one of the world's preferred body parts, the buttocks.

In contemporary music and in Hollywood today, starlets and singers who refrain from eating are considered to be the definition of beauty and grace; but many prefer more curvier women -- those with a little "junk in the trunk".

The great French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp put it best when he painted a moustache on a ...
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Rumor Patrol: Nicki Minaj Plagiarized 'Starships,' Miley Cyrus On 'Black Skinhead' Remix, More

September 14th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
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.

Nicki Minaj Plagiarized Starships: Did Nicki  Minaj copy a song? She has been sued by electronic artist Clive Tanaka for copying his 2011 song Neu Chicago for her hit single Starships.

Verdict: They are similar. Tanaka may have a case when he heads to court. However, the music progression in question is fairly simplistic and is only a handful of notes repeated ad nauseam. Tanaka's lawyer said, "We beli...
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Nicki Minaj Urges Gucci Mane To Check Into Rehab

September 11th, 2013 9:13pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is urging rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, to check himself into a rehab center.

Mane made some off-key comments about Minaj via Twitter on Monday, including alleging that the two had slept together. He also went on the offensive against his label, Atlantic Records, and other stars like Waka Flocka Flame, Drake and Ciara, the latter of whom he also insinuated he slept with.

But the "Starships" singer quickly denied his allegations, writing on Twitter, "May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man... N**ga da way ya ugliness is set up... crackhead. Jesus stri...
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"Twerk" Added To Oxford Dictionaries Online

August 28th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Thanks to stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, "twerk" has found a home in the Oxford Dictionaries Online.

The official entry reads as such: "Twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."

Twerking has been around for almost 20 years, first appearing in hip-hop in New Orleans. It was later popularized in the early 2000s thanks to the Ying-Yang Twins, with songs like "Whistle While You Twurk."

Katherine C. Martin, head of US Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, said in a tweet that the addition was ...
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Music News Wrap-Up: Chris Brown Calls It Quits, Nicki Minaj's Ego Ends A Friendship + More

August 9th, 2013 3:44pm EDT
Chris Brown
It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! Would you believe I watched that video for the first time this week? Yeah, I’m really late. But you don’t have to be late on what’s going on in Hip Hop and R&B this week! Here’s what you may have missed while obsessing over what Kanye West’s VMA rant may be like this year, if we’re lucky.

Chris Brown calls it quits?

Chris Brown has had enough. The singer who turned himself in at a California jail earlier this week to be booked then released within an hour, is hinting that he will probably retire after the release of his next album. “I’m tired...
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Nicki Minaj Treats Fans To A Topless Photo On Instagram

August 8th, 2013 10:59pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj left little to the imagination on Wednesday when she posted a topless photo of herself to her Instagram page.

The 30-year-old singer's hair was strategically placed to keep the snapshot rated PG. She captioned the photo with just a 'fist' icon.

Nicki also posted some selfies earlier in the week while wearing a very colorful Alexander McQueen dress that resembled a stained glass window. The singer showed off her sexy curves in a side-profile shot with the message, "Do it like this," and a few others, simply captioned with the hashtag "#aLexanderMcQueen".

Last month hip hop sta...
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Nicki Minaj: DJ Khaled's Proposal Was A PR Stunt

July 30th, 2013 11:05pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has revealed the intentions behind DJ Khaled's public proposal.

DJ Khaled proposed to Minaj on MTV via video, saying "I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy...

"You need a man like me in your life that's gonna take care of you and respect you. You gotta take your time and think about it, I understand... but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and about how serious this is to me. I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my...
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Solange Knowles Attends Rally, Beyonce Has Moment Of Silence Following Trayvon Martin Case Verdict

July 15th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Beyonce
Sisters Solange and Beyonce Knowles made their reactions public when the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case was revealed.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter charges Saturday after over a dozen hours of deliberation. The trial grabbed the national spotlight, at times eclipsing the 2012 Presidential Election.

Several African American stars responded to the verdict on social networks, such as Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. Beyonce took time during her concert Saturday to say, "I'd like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon" before pausing for several moments....
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Pop Topper Of The Week: Ciara - 'I'm Out' (feat. Nicki Minaj)

July 11th, 2013 8:15pm EDT
Ciara
The R&B songstress hailing from Atlanta, Georgia is back again slamming us with her fifth album since her debut back in 2004. I am talking about none other than the “Goodies” singer, herself! Ciara has seen many ups and downs in her career, but her newest song “I’m Out feat. Nicki Minaj” is definitely rising fast! “Ladies it’s your song” are the lyrics that start of this club-banger and for all the rest of the ladies out there, I’ve named “I’m Out” as this week’s Pop Topper of the Week!

No, Ciara doesn’t go at this song alone. She and her new bestie, Nicki Minaj, have teamed up again (what...
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Nicki Minaj: 'Men Want To Be Pet Like A Dog'

July 9th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has some odd relationship advice that she will gladly share - even if she won't reveal who she is in a relationship with.

Marie Claire conducted an interview with Minaj by having her millions of social media fans suggest questions.  She currently has 16.7 million followers on Twitter.

She told her fans, "Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog," but, "Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women."

However, when asked "who is your secret man?" by a fan, Nicki says, "Barbz (that's her name for female fans), I officially hate...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Picks His Girls, 'American Idol' Exodus, More

June 2nd, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Justin Bieber
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.

Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Is His Wingman: Does Justin Bieber employ his bodyguard to pick up chicks for him at nightclubs? Word is Justin keeps a low profile while visiting 21+ clubs (he's 19), and has his older bodyguard scope out chicks to invite to his private tables.

Verdict: True. That's what we are hearing from RumorFix, who reports Bieber is able to get into several hot nightclubs despite being ...
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No Surprise: Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Confirm They're Leaving 'American Idol'

May 31st, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey
After just one season, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are leaving their judging roles on "American Idol." The hip hop star announced her departure on Twitter, writing: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

Carey plans on embarking on a world tour on the back of her latest hit, "#Beautiful." She re-tweeted a message from  her publicists that read, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) Mariah Carey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."

Earlier this month, Randy Jac...
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'American Idol' Ratings At An All-Time Low As Producers Consider Big Changes

May 17th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
American Idol
Despite a grab for ratings by playing up a feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, viewers have refused to tune in to American Idol's finale performances this season.

The new judges - Carey, Minaj, and Keith Urban - are probably on their way out along with veteran Randy Jackson after a mere 11.57 million American viewers tuned in to watch the 12th season finalists duel it out.

Compared to the 11th season, the show has lost over 2 million viewers. The rating last year was a 4.2, compared to Wednesday's 2.9 score.

One of the reasons for the drop in ratings may be the strength of Candice...
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'American Idol' Finale Mega-Diary: Complete Recap of Candice Glover's Win

May 17th, 2013 10:11am EDT
Candice Glover is the Season 12 winner
This is it. This is the last one.

For years, I’ve been recapping the cultural touchstone that is the finale of ‘American Idol’ with the classic mega-diary treatment: A blow-by-blow recap of everything that went down on TV’s biggest night.

At least it used to be. Once Upon a Time only the Oscars and Super Bowl drew more viewers than this night, but the last couple year it’s viewership has slowly degraded to the point where one of this season’s results shows got beat out in the ratings by a repeat of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’

That’s enough to prove that the ‘Idol’ finale just isn’t anywhere c...
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Celebrity Twitter Roundup : Met Gala Madness, Belieber Fever In Dubai, Snoopification And More!

May 11th, 2013 10:37am EDT
Beyonce at the 2013 Met Gala
Welcome to this week's Twitter Roundup! Lot's of exciting tweets from this week's Met Gala as well as a bunch of other wild stuff that happened throughout the course of the week.

Starting out with the Met Gala 'PUNK : Chaos to Couture' Tweets :

.@brooklyndecker @rhw #met twitter.com/KateUpton/stat…

— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) May 7, 2013

Met Gala....@hilariabaldwin twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin…

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 7, 2013

Thanks! So many amazing looks! “@stepmomoirs: Best dressed @ the Met Gala -- @elizabethbanks twitter.com/Stepmomoirs/st…”

— Elizabeth Ban...
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Insider Claims All Four 'American Idol' Judges May Be Getting The Boot

May 9th, 2013 11:15am EDT
American Idol
Rumors are circulating that there will be a major shake up on "American Idol" next season. Are judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban all on the chopping block?

With only three contestants left on this season's singing competition, Mariah has been taking her role very seriously. However, it's most likely that she won't be returning. Her bland judging style hasn't made a very good impression on network execs or fans.

A FOX source told E! there will definitely be no Mariah when the show returns next year. A few weeks ago it was even suggested that Jennifer Lopez was...
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'American Idol' Recap: Signs Of Life From The Final Three

May 9th, 2013 8:21am EDT
Angie Miller performs on AMERICAN IDOL
It seems the theme of the past few weeks has been that of three “D’s”: Depressing, Dreary and Dull.

For weeks on end, the three remaining girls chose ballads for each performance. Dreadfully boring ballads that did little to entertain or really enhance their voices in any way. Just sad bits of beauty that are great for singers to mess around, but don’t show anything artistically about the type of singer the contestant could be or what they would record.

All the song choices serve is vanity as they’ve allowed each contestant to do as much vocal gymnastics as possible without having to worr...
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Nicki Minaj Debuts New Kmart Fashions

May 8th, 2013 4:12pm EDT
This hat
Nicki Minaj revealed a few of the new creations that will be featured in her Kmart fashion line on her Twitter page Tuesday, giving fans a preview of what's to come.

The singer landed a deal with the department store to launch her own line of clothing and accessories in January, and shared photos of some of the designs with fans, looking for some feedback.

"Barbz (fans), go to http://shopyourway.com/nicki and give ur (your) feedback on everything I've posted," she wrote.

The singer and American Idol judge is currently working on adding new designs for men as well.

Check out more of Nick...
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Nicki Minaj Plans Showdown With Critic Billy Bush

May 7th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Nicki Minaj and Billy Bush
Nicki Minaj has another rival: Access Hollywood anchorman Billy Bush.

Bush took Minaj to task last week after he claims she was rude and dismissive towards him at a red carpet event after Bush asked about Minaj's Twitter attack on fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey.

Bush said, "I've just about had it with her... She's so rude and so indignant." 

Minaj responded back via Twitter, "The audacity of you to call me nasty with your one-sided journalism. That's what you ppl do." 

On Monday, Bush said on air, "The tweet ended by calling me a not-so-nice four-letter word, starting with a 'C...
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Katy Perry, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus & More Rock Punk-Themed Met Costume Gala - See Tons Of Pics!

May 7th, 2013 9:35am EDT
Katy Perry
It was a who's who of celebrities at the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan in New York City on Monday night.

Some stars took the word "costume" very literally, dressing up like punks, teasing their hair, and laying the make-up on heavy. Other celebs opted for more traditional ball gowns.

Katy Perry, above, was the queen of the night, wearing a heavily jeweled dress featuring the Virgin Mary on it.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell explained the punk theme: "Punk's signature mixing of references was fueled by artistic developm...
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Rumor Patrol: Kanye Reveals Baby Due Date, Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Lied, More

May 5th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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.

Kanye West Reveals Album Date… Or Child's Due Date: Kanye West hasn't been active on Twitter since November, but he just posted two words to his millions of followers: "June Eighteen." So did he just reveal the date his new album is dropping, or did he let slip the date his child with Kim Kardashian is due?

Verdict: Leaning Album. Let's look at the facts: Kanye will be on Saturday Night Live May 18 to ...
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