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Jason Mraz, Janelle Monae Headline 'Hear The Music, See The World' Event Series

April 5th, 2014 9:43am EDT
Jason Mraz, Janelle Monae Headline 'Hear The Music, See The Worl
Jason Mraz and Janelle Monae are two of the artists participating in the 2014 'Hear The Music, See The World' event series, in which promoter Live Nation and hotel chain Starwood team up for exclusive in-hotel performances around the country.

Beginning on June 5, select hotels from Starwood's nine different hotel brands - which include Sheraton, Westin, and W - will play host to a series of one night only performances for Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program members.

Starting now, SPG members can redeem their loyalty points for tickets - and bid on other experiences tied into ea...

Stars sign up to be a part of Ralph Steadman documentary

March 18th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Johnny Depp
SLASH, Jason Mraz, Richard E. Grant and Terry Gilliam have added music and memories to Johnny Depp's new movie about artist Ralph Steadman.

Depp signed on to narrate documentary For No Good Reason about the life and work of the British cartoonist last year (13), and the finished film also features many other famous friends.

Created over 15 years by filmmaker Charlie Paul, For No Good Reason includes footage of Steadman at work and anecdotes from late writer Hunter S. Thompson, who formed a bond with the Brit in the 1970s and used his illustrations in books like Fear & Loathing in Las Vega...

Jason Mraz Struggled To Record Video For Dying Teen's Swansong

June 2nd, 2013 6:30pm EDT
Jason Mraz
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz struggled to film his segment for the video to accompany tragic Zach Sobiech's tune Clouds because he couldn't stop sobbing.

The teenager recorded his uplifting song just weeks before he lost his cancer battle on 20 May (13) and the filmmaker chronicling his final days decided to ask some of his famous friends to record themselves singing along to the track for the promo.

Mraz joined Bryan Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson and Anna Faris among others for the video, which has become a viral hit, propelling the song into the U.S. pop c...

Jason Mraz To Perform Free Concert In Myanmar

November 17th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Jason Mraz
Singer Jason Mraz is jetting off to Myanmar next month to perform a free concert to raise awareness about human trafficking.

The I'm Yours hit-maker will headline an outdoor show at the People's Square in Yangon on December 16th in a bid to draw attention to the international slave trade.

A number of other local musicians will participate in the show, which will be broadcast on MTV next year, and Mraz feels proud to lend his voice to the cause.

He tells the Associated Press, "I thought this was something that was abolished when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but al...

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber & One Direction To Headline Z100 Jingle Ball

October 20th, 2012 9:17am EDT
One Direction
Taylor Swift, One Direction and Justin Bieber will perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 in Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 7, in New York City.

Other performers scheduled to appear include The Wanted, Jason Mraz, Olly Murs, Fun., B.o.B., Ed Sheeran and Ne-Yo.

Mraz tweeted, "I'll be performing at @Z100NewYork Jingle Ball! Can't wait to see you there," while One Direction wrote, "1D are performing at @Z100NewYork's Jingle Ball on 12/7 in NYC! RT if you'll be there!"

"[We're] really excited and just really looking forward to getting there," Siva Kaneswaran from British boy band The Wa...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Tim Mahoney

September 27th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Tim Mahoney
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Minnesota native Tim Mahoney, the soulful singer whose talent got a huge boost when Adam Levine thought he was a girl.

Crowned the "King of Almost" on the series for his persistent attempts to make it big in the music business, Tim left his mark on The Voice instantly and by complete accident. His rendition of "Bring It On Home To Me" won over the front man of Maroon 5 in blind auditions, but Adam bashfully admitted that he turned around thinking that Tim was of the female persuasion. One of The Voice's most...

Taylor Swift Performs With Jason Mraz At L. A. Concert

August 25th, 2011 11:34am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is turning her Los Angeles residency into a star-studded event - she duetted with Jason Mraz during her concert on Wednesday.

The Love Story hit-maker is playing a string of shows at the Staples Center and earlier this week she thrilled fans by bringing Justin Bieber onstage for a rendition of his hit track Baby.

And Swift introduced another special guest to the crowd on Wednesday, teaming up with Mraz to perform his song I'm Yours.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "I couldn't love LA crowds more. I can't believe how awesome tonight was. And thank you Jason ...

Jason Mraz Calls Off Engagement With Tristan Prettyman

June 8th, 2011 12:39pm EDT
Jason Mraz
Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has split from his fiancée Tristan Prettyman.

The I'm Yours star proposed to fellow singer Prettyman in December, but subsequently insisted they would not be walking down the aisle until gay marriage is legalized in the U.S.

However, Mraz has now confirmed the engagement is off and he has blamed his heavy workload for the split, telling The Daily Beast, "My greatest mistake right now is, I've been clinging to my art. In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart. At the moment, my beautiful fiancée is no longer my beautiful fiancée."


Jason Mraz Stalls Wedding Until Gay Marriage Is Legal

January 23rd, 2011 12:30pm EST
Jason Mraz
Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has pledged not to wed fiancee Tristan Prettyman until gay marriage is legal in America.

The "I'm Yours" singer proposed to his girlfriend last month but it could be quite some time before they officially exchange vows.

Mraz explains, "We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that's really special and can't be broken. It's a sacred bond.

"The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community - our moms especially - and so it puts us in the fight. We can't get married until (gay) marriage is legal and equal... but she (Prettyman) is ...

Celebrities Tying The Knot In 2011

January 11th, 2011 10:00am EST
Nick Lachey
In Hollywood it seems that marriages, engagements and divorces happen too often in a very short amount of time. There are a few lucky couples that can make a celebrity marriage work and some that can’t even make it through the honeymoon stage. Let’s hope these couples who plan on tying the knot this year can prove us wrong.

Nick Lachey – Nick and longtime girlfriend aka rebound girl, Vanessa Minnillo are finally making their relationship official by tying the knot. The 36 year old former boy band star popped the question to the 29 year old beauty queen and confessed, “She’s the love of ...

David Foster Gets Engaged

January 3rd, 2011 8:32am EST
David Foster
Canadian musician David Foster is the latest star set to ring in 2011 with wedding bells - he reportedly proposed to Dutch model Yolanda Hadid over the Christmas holidays.

The Grammy-winning producer, who is famous for helping the careers of artists such as Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Buble, reportedly proposed at a friend's home in Bel Air, California, where the couple met.

The insider tells the New York Post, "He pulled out a 14-carat dazzling sparkler from jeweller Martin Katz, and the entire party erupted in applause."

Foster has previously been married three times before an...

Reese Witherspoon Is Engaged, Too!

December 28th, 2010 5:52pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has become the latest star to join the race to the altar in 2011 - the actress and her Hollywood agent boyfriend Jim Toth are engaged.

The star began dating Toth at the beginning of 2010 shortly after she and Jake Gyllenhaal split, and now her publicist has confirmed the Oscar winner is planning a second trip up the aisle.

Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe divorced in 2008.

The actress joins Leann Rimes, Natalie Portman, Hugh Hefner, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Mraz among the celebrities who have announced engagements in the last week, and unconfirmed reports suggest ...

Jason Mraz Engaged To Tristan Prettyman

December 27th, 2010 7:47am EST
Jason Mraz
Singer Jason Mraz is set to wed singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman after proposing on Thursday night.

The I'm Yours star, 33, popped the question to his 28 year old love and broke the news to fans in a simple post via Twitter.com.

He wrote, "SHE SAID YES."

Prettyman also took to the web to express her delight at the surprise proposal, writing, "For Once. I Am Speechless.....i did good! holy c**p! man of my dreams!!! for the rest of my life!!!"

Last year, Mraz gushed about finding love with Prettyman, telling Eonline.com, "I'm not married yet, but I think I may have found the one."


Kim Kardashian, Betty White, Jonas Bros. Want You To Visit California

October 7th, 2010 9:59am EDT
Visit Cali
Why is Kim Kardashian seen here, reading a quantum physics book? It's part of campaign to debunk misconceptions -- specifically, stereotypes about California.

Kim, Betty White, the Jonas Brothers, Jason Mraz and some pals try to convince us that Cali's more than a place packed with yoga-crazed celebs and surfers. It's a cute attempt to boost the state's tourism industry -- a valiant undertaking, considering California's financial woes. Is Kim Kardashian in a bikini the next bankruptcy bail-out?

Check out the video, or go to visitcalifornia.com to plan your visit to the Golde...

Hot! Hot! Hot! Your 2010 Summer Playlist

May 21st, 2010 9:00am EDT
Lady Gaga Pink
Is your iPod ready for summer? If not, here are 20 of some of the best songs, both old and new school, to help you enjoy these upcoming hot days and warm nights.

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: For all of you born after 1995, Will Smith, at one time, had a successful hip-hop career with his BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff. This is one of their most popular and successful songs, garnering a Grammy in 1991.

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama: Technically, no summer should be cruel. Or without a loved one. Or without this song.

“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga: The name “Alejandro” remin...

Katy Perry's Pink Spotted Frock - Hot Or Not?

April 22nd, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry arrived at the 27th Annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Pop Music Awards yesterday in Los Angeles wearing a gray and pink gown with strappy black heels. Our thoughts? Meh. What do you think?

The pop star picked up two awards last night for her singles "Hot N Cold" and "Waking Up In Vegas."

The star-studded event, which was attended by over 700 leading songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to Patti Smith and The Killers, and honored the songwriters and publishers behind some of today's most popular music....

Anna Paquin: 'I'm Bisexual'

April 1st, 2010 11:38am EDT
Anna Paquin
Actress Anna Paquin has revealed she is bisexual as part of a new celebrity campaign for equal rights.

The actress, who is engaged to marry her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, has come out as part of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) taped for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, which fights for the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.

The ad features a number of celebrities, including openly gay stars Elton John and Cynthia Nixon, pledging their support to the foundation's Give A Damn campaign for equality.

In the clip, Paquin declares, "I'm Anna Pa...

Jason Mraz's Twitter Hacked

March 2nd, 2010 8:26am EST
Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz is the latest star to have his Twitter.com account compromised by an internet hacker. The I'm Yours singer's blog on the site was updated on the weekend to include links redirecting readers to online ads, with one post declaring, "Here is the quiz. Whoever beats my IQ of 97 will win the ipad and get to be in my newest video."

The hoax was later spotted and a note was subsequently posted on Mraz's Facebook page to warn fans.

The notice read, "IMPORTANT, someone has hacked into Jason's twitter account. Don't believe anything that is tweeted until we have access back into the ac...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

February 1st, 2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Beyonce Won Four Grammys Before The Show Even Started

February 1st, 2010 2:06am EST
Beyonce, Beyonce Pictures, Beyonce Knowles Pictures, Beyonce Kno
Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas were already big winners at the Grammy Awards before the official show had started. Beyonce, who was nominated for 10 top prizes, learned she had already won four as she took her seat at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The superstar picked up Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for her rendition of Etta James classic "At Last", which she performed for the "Cadillac Records" soundtrack.

She also sang her version of the R&B standard as Barack Obama and Miche...

Eminem Is The Best-Selling Artist Of The Decade

December 9th, 2009 12:26pm EST
Eminem Is The Best-Selling Artist Of The Decade
Eminem has been crowned champion of the charts - the rapper has beaten the Beatles to be named America's best-selling artist of the decade.

Figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, the company which compiles the Billboard charts, have revealed the top 10 best-selling albums since 2000. And even though the Beatles landed the number one spot by shifting more than 11 million copies of their hit record 1, Eminem scored two albums in the top 10 - handing him the title of best-selling artist.

The decade's second biggest seller was No Strings Attached by Justin Timberlake's now-defunct boy-b...

Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Eminem Lead 2009 American Music Awards Nominees

October 13th, 2009 1:49pm EDT
Taylor Swift
The American Music Awards (AMAs) will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 22(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Taylor Swift leads the nominations race this year with six total nominations, Michael Jackson follows with five nominations. Eminem follows with four nominations and Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and T.I. collected three nominations, respectively.

For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com, the official voting location starting today. Artists will be...

Katy Perry & Lily Allen Talk Beatles, Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire, KSM's Latest; More (Videos)

September 18th, 2009 4:54pm EDT
Katy Perry, Lily Allen, The Beatles, Autistic Artist Stephen Wil
Watch some videos, music videos and clips of the latest funny, informative, viral, and other time-wasting stuff that we gathered from around the web today. Today's feature video is from KSM, who just released their latest single, "Read Between The Lines". Check 'em all out!

Katy Perry and Lily Allen talk about the Beatles influence on their careers...

Katy Perry

Lilly Allen

The All-American Rejects got busy in New York City this week starting off with a special performance of their hit single "Gives You Hell." They took the stage with house band Wale at MTV's VMAs...

Colbie Caillat Talks 'Breakthrough', Hawaii, And Her Quick Rise To Fame

August 24th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Colbie Caillat Breakthrough
We had a chance this week to chat with Colbie Caillat, whose sophmore album, "Breakthrough", is finally here and set for release on Tuesday, August 25th. Colbie was launched to stardom after being discovered on Myspace and releasing her first hit single, "Bubby", and it's been nothing but up from there.

Starpulse: In listening to clips from your latest album, it has the same breezy relaxed feel as Coco. How does this album differ from your first?

Colbie Caillat: I agree, it definitely has the same kind of style because that's the kind of music I like to listen to and write. I wr...

Demi Lovato 'Here We Go Again' Album Review & Music Video

July 21st, 2009 3:19pm EDT
Demi Lovato Here We Go Again review
Like Britney Spears before her, Demi Lovato pretty much admits in the title of her sophomore album that she's serving up more of the same the second time around, but unlike Britney, that may not have been Demi's intention.

For Here We Go Again, Lovato makes a relatively clean break from the Jonas Brothers, who penned much of her debut, Don't Forget, drafting sensitive AAA singer/songwriters Jon McLaughlin and John Mayer presumably to give Lovato a bit of mature veneer, a subtle shift buried underneath the relentlessly cheerful Radio Disney production and Lovato's irrepressible spunk.


Video: Dave Matthews Band's 'Funny The Way It Is'

June 12th, 2009 8:29pm EDT
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King DMB
Check out the Dave Matthews Band's video for their newest single, "Funny The Way It Is". It's the first video from DMB's new album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and was directed by Fenton Williams and Jeff Crane. The video features the same style of stop-motion animation as Peter Gabriel's classic "Sledgehammer"!

Dave Matthews Band "Funny The Way It Is":

Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 424,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The record is also No. 1 on the Digital Albums Chart, the Rock Alb...

'American Idol' Banter: Handicapping The Top 3

May 8th, 2009 10:19am EDT
American Idol
For those of you who remember my infamous predictions from the Top 13, I beg your forgiveness. For those of you who don't remember or didn't bother reading, let's just move on. On the bright side, at least I had Adam Lambert in the Top 3!

This time around, I'd like to do it differently. Instead of simply picking who I think will finish first, second, and third, I'm going to list five reasons why each of the remaining three contestants can walk away as the next "American Idol." Yeah, that's right, I'm implying that Adam isn't a lock, regardless of whom he faces in the finals.

If he...

Serena Ryder To Tour Alongside Paolo Nutini And Eric Hutchinson

April 18th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder has unveiled a slate of spring tour dates, which begin next week with a headline show at Minneapolis' Hard Rock Café, set for Monday, April 20th. From there, Ryder will join her Atlantic labelmate Paolo Nutini for a number of West Coast shows, beginning April 22nd at Slim's in San Francisco. Next, Serena will set out on the road alongside Eric Hutchinson, joining him for a series of May dates, kicking off May 5th at Philadelphia's World Café Live. Furthermore, Ryder will be among the star-studded lineup performing at WXPN's annual XPoNential Music Festival, set for July 26th...

Atlantic Records Signs 'American Idol' Runner-Up Jason Castro

April 14th, 2009 11:30am EDT
Jason Castro
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of singer/songwriter Jason Castro. The Texas-based tunesmith - best known as the third runner-up on the 2008 season of Fox's American Idol - is currently hard at work on his debut album, set for release later this year. Among his creative collaborators are Grammy Award-winning producer John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Soul Asylum) and a number of acclaimed songwriters, including Kara Dioguardi (Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Santana), Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, K.T. Tunstall), Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt, Jason Mraz), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), an...

Anya Marina Unveils Jam-Packed Schedule, Including National TV Debut Tonight

February 19th, 2009 6:45pm EST
Anya Marina
Chop Shop recording artist Anya Marina has unveiled a busy slate of activities surrounding the recent release of her critically acclaimed album, "Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II." The Los Angeles-based songstress will make her national television debut tonight with a performance of "Move You (SSSPII)" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Marina will then be among the featured artists on The WB.com's highly anticipated new web series, "Rockville, CA". Created by Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) and executive produced by Schwartz and Chop Shop's own Alexandra Patsavas (Twilight, Gossip...

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