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

October 26th, 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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Ne-Yo Sued By Ex-Girlfriend Over TV Interview

March 13th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Ne-Yo
Singer Ne-Yo is facing legal action from his ex-girlfriend over remarks he made about the end of their romance during a 2012 TV documentary.

The So Sick hit-maker opened up about former lover Jesseca White during a VH1 Behind The Music special, which aired last September. On camera he revealed White gave birth to a baby in 2005, and named Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Smith, the father on the birth certificate.

Ne-Yo's mother and his closest friends urged him to take a paternity test and when he did the singer/songwriter realized he was not little Chimere's biological dad, leaving him devast...
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Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba & More Stars Attend Paris Fashion Week (Photos)

January 22nd, 2013 5:00pm EST
Jessica Alba
Every year celebrities descend upon France to take part in Paris Fashion Week. The stars attend fashion shows by designers such as Christian Dior, Versace, Chanel and Stephane Rolland (see all the photos on the following pages).

Jessica Alba braved the snow and looked elegant in a black fur coat, leather gloves, and black tights during Paris Haute Couture Week. She tweeted early this morning:

Stunning Show #DiorHauteCouture Congrats #RafSimons -very #Modern&Cool viddy.it/10AU2HX

— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) January 22, 2013

She later added,

Au revoir #Paris -get ready #sundance201...
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Ne-Yo Caught Up In Legal Trouble With His Ex

December 24th, 2012 12:39pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B singer Ne-Yo has been caught up in legal trouble with his ex after allegedly breaking their confidentiality agreement.

The "So Sick" hitmaker initially believed he fathered a child with his former lover Jesseca White and he turned over $575,000 in custodial support in 2009.

A paternity test later confirmed the 33 year old was not the child's biological parent and they reportedly reached a settlement banning both parties from discussing the matter with the press.

But Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Smith, opened up about the ordeal during an interview with VH1's Behind the Music in September...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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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...
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Ne-Yo To Make Appearance On '90210'

September 12th, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo is making an appearance as himself in an upcoming episode of "90210."

The singer/songwriter will star alongside show regular Jessica Lowndes at the Hollywood Bowl. Ne-Yo will perform two songs on the episode.

Several stars are making appearances on the popular CW series this upcoming season. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and singers Nelly Furtado and Carly Rae Jepsen are also scheduled to star.

Meanwhile, Ne-Yo has delayed the release of his upcoming album "R.E.D." in order to perfect the project. He explained on Good Morning America, "I just gotta make sure that it's right ...
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Ne-Yo Delays Album Release

August 5th, 2012 1:58pm EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo has postponed the release of his new album to allow him extra time to perfect the project.

The So Sick hit-maker was due to unveil R.E.D. in September, but he has delayed the disc and is hoping to reschedule it for the end of the year.

Ne-Yo broke the news to fans on Friday while performing in New York's Central Park as part of Good Morning America's summer concert series, telling the crowd, "R.E.D. is coming very, very soon... I had to push it back just a lil' bit. The original release date is no longer the release date..."

"I just gotta make sure that it's right for y'...
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Ne-Yo Snubbed Martin Luther King, Jr. Role Over Weight Gain

July 23rd, 2012 9:18am EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo turned down the opportunity to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new movie after film bosses asked him to gain 30 pounds for the role.

The singer/actor, who has previously appeared in big screen blockbusters including Battle: Los Angeles and Red Tails, is preparing to release new album R.E.D. and he wasn't willing to gain weight to play the civil rights activist before his music promotion geared up.

He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "I definitely want to do more acting but it's got to make sense with the music. I recently had to turn down an amazing opportunity to be in a...
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Ne-Yo Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

June 15th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo credited music with keeping him off the streets as he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City on Thursday.

Ne-Yo was joined by Bette Midler and Bob Seger as they were welcomed into the prestigious institution, which recognizes those in the industry who are "pioneers in their craft" and have "inspired the music community."

The Closer hit-maker picked up the Hal David Starlight Award for young songwriters, and thanked his musician mom for helping him develop his talents.

He says, "I was a pretty riled up little kid. If not for my mom giving me the ...
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Check Out George Lucas' 'Red Tails' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download May 22

May 20th, 2012 7:00am EDT
Red Tails
The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee Airmen buzzes to the big screen in "Red Tails," an epic war adventure from executive producer George Lucas and first-time feature director Anthony Hemingway on May 22.

In the fire and chaos of World War II, the U.S. military recruits a fearless group of African-American fighter pilots to help reclaim the skies over Europe.

Discriminated against both as citizens and as soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen take flight in planes distinguished by distinctive red tails, and fight to defeat the tyranny of the Axis powers.

As a result of their bravery, th...
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Q&A: Paulina Rubio And Tom Drummond Are Excited For The 2012 New Orleans JazzFest

April 9th, 2012 6:30pm EDT
jf
A few things come to mind when we think about New Orleans- food, booze, Mardi Gras and great music. When we think of great music, we think of the seven day festival that we are so excited to be covering this year- the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As with every year of the celebrity packed event, this year’s lineup is epic. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Paulina Rubio, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Florence + The Machine, Better than Ezra, Cee Lo Green, The Nevi...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battles Have Surprising Results

March 27th, 2012 1:07am EDT
The Voice
We're down to the last battle rounds on The Voice. The last chance for hopeful artists to grab a spot in the live shows. (Can you believe we're headed into the last phase of the competition already? How time flies when you're singing your heart out!)

The night kicks off with Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." On first instinct, this might be a mismatch. But it wouldn't be the first time The Voice turns something that doesn't blatantly match into something special. James has his nerves get the better of him, and hesitates in first rehearsal, then ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Week 3's Battle Rounds Give '102 Percent'

March 20th, 2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
We're now halfway through battle rounds on The Voice. There have been some fantastic battles so far - so who's next?

Well, that'd be Team Adam (yay!). My coach gets right down to business, matching Pip vs. Nathan Parrett, and sending them off with Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Nathan is a little intimidated by the fact that Pip got all four coaches to turn for him, which is understandable, but kind of hilarious because in practice, Pip thinks Adam might be favoring Andrew, so it all evens out. Pip gets to work with Alanis, while Nathan gets Robin Thicke. The latter result...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 2's First Battle Rounds Make A Huge Statement

March 6th, 2012 1:06am EST
The Voice
The chairs are done turning, and now it's time to go to battle. We start season two battle rounds this week on The Voice, and just like last season, they are both beautiful and painful. They're great because we get some absolutely wonderful duets, but they hurt because we have to say goodbye to half the artists.

Team Adam leads off, and the first battle pairing of season two is Tony Lucca vs. Chris Cauley. "You guys are going to be singing in harmony and secretly trying to destroy each other," Adam says, which is both hilarious and accurate. He gives them U2's hit (and sometimes o...
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Ne-Yo Turns School Principal For A Day

February 28th, 2012 5:01pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo traded the recording studio for the classroom on Monday to serve as the guest principal of a Seattle, Washington school.

The So Sick hit-maker headed to the Aki Kurose Middle School to greet its 600 students, who won the Get Schooled Foundation's National Attendance Challenge.

The singer spent part of his day helping to teach mathematics, while he also used his time with the children to stress the importance of staying in school and working hard to achieve their goals.

He tells AllHipHop.com, "I am happy to partner with the Get Schooled Foundation to encourage attendanc...
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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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Ne-Yo Gives Fans Free Tickets To 'Red Tails' Screening

January 22nd, 2012 5:00pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B singer-turned-actor Ne-Yo invited fans to join him for a cinema date in New York on Friday by offering up 200 free tickets to his new movie Red Tails.

The "So Sick" hitmaker stars as one of the heroic African-American Tuskegee Airmen in George Lucas' historical big-budget epic and he decided to help boost box office profits for the movie's opening weekend by treating devotees to a free screening in Times Square.

In a Twitter.com post on Friday afternoon, he writes, "Salutations fam! RedTails is in theaters 2day (sic)! Come watch it w/ (with) me! NYC 1st 200ppl (people) for the 7:20pm ...
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'Red Tails' Co-Stars Made Fun Of Ne-Yo's Receding Hairline

January 14th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo was teased about his receding hairline on the set of new war movie "Red Tails" as he and his castmates passed the time at a pre-shoot bootcamp making fun of each other.

The singer plays a member of the famous Tuskegee airmen in the film and joined his co-stars for a bonding exercise at a military facility. He admits they took it in turns to become the butt of jokes.

He tells WENN, "We would just crack on each other. During the bootcamp there was no TV or cellphone, no iPod, so at night all we had was us in this itty-bitty room and we'd just sit up and talk about each other.

"We wou...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Press Tour Scoop!

January 10th, 2012 11:00am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: plenty of season 2 scoop emerged at the Television Critics Association press tour!

Musician coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, along with host Carson Daly, social media correspondent Christina Milian, and producer Mark Burnett, spoke to the press Friday night during a panel at NBC's January 2012 TCA presentation. They had plenty to say about season two, what's happened since season one, and even the coaches' Twitter habits.

"Season one, people didn’t know what to make of The Voice," said Carson. "Work...
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Miranda Lambert To Join Husband Blake Shelton On 'The Voice'

January 7th, 2012 8:35pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert will join her husband Blake Shelton on talent show "The Voice" this season as a mentor for aspiring singing stars.

"The House That Built Me" singer will provide support for Shelton's team alongside "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, while Jewel and Lionel Richie will offer help and advice for judge Christina Aguilera's picks.

Rounding out the new line-up of coaches are Alanis Morissette and Robin Thicke, who will work with Maroon 5 hitmaker Adam Levine, and Ne-Yo and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, who will back Cee-Lo Green.

The second season of the singing competition, wh...
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Pitbull Countersues Lindsay Lohan Over 'Give Me Everything'

November 8th, 2011 3:27pm EST
Pitbull
Rapper Pitbull is countersuing Lindsay Lohan over a defamation lawsuit she filed against him, insisting his reference to her legal problems in the lyrics of hit single Give Me Everything is justified considering her recent multiple jail stints.

In the suit, filed in August, the Mean Girls star accused Pitbull of exploiting her name in the tune, in which he rhymes, "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoeing, keep flowin'/I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."

The actress took offense to the lyrics, claiming they were defamatory and destined to cause irreparable harm, and she filed legal doc...
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New Jessica Simpson Photos Further Fuel Pregnancy Rumors

October 14th, 2011 12:05pm EDT
Jessica Simpson pregnant?
We spotted Jessica Simpson leaving an office yesterday wearing a loose black dress and a jean jacket. Does the star look pregnant? Or perhaps a gust of wind made her tummy look rounder?

The actress/pop star has neither confirmed nor denied she's expecting a baby. Rumors started circulating in September after she refused to toast her fiance Eric Johnson at his birthday party. The couple plan to wed in November. Perhaps we'll hear an official announcement afterwards?

Meanwhile, several other celebrities are very open about their upcoming babies, including Beyonce and Hilary Duff. Other star...
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Ne-Yo Welcomes Baby Girl

October 14th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is a dad again - his longtime girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, gave birth to the couple's second child on Monday.

The 31-year-old So Sick singer and Shaw welcomed daughter Madilyn Grace in November, 2010.

The name and gender of the newborn have not been released.

Ne-Yo took to Twitter.com earlier this month to dismiss reports suggesting he had asked his pregnant girlfriend to marry him.

The singer, real name Shaffer Smith, wrote, "Thanx (sic) for the interest in my personal (life). Know that the day I DO decide to take that step you will hear it from the horse's mo...
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Chris Brown Banned From Entering Britain, Pulls Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

October 7th, 2011 2:12pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been forced to pull out of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute show in the U.K. after he was denied a work visa because of his criminal record.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was set to honor the late King of Pop with a performance at the star-studded Michael Forever concert in Wales, but he's now axed his plans after being barred from entering the U.K. due to his 2009 assault conviction for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The show has been plagued with problems in recent weeks - the Black Eyed Peas dropped out of the tribute on Thursday due to "unavoidable circumstances"...
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Black Eyed Peas Pull Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

October 5th, 2011 8:13am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales due to "unavoidable circumstances".

The group was due to take to the stage to pay tribute to the late King of Pop at the Michael Forever show, which will take place in Cardiff, Wales at the weekend.

The Black Eyed Peas have put the cancellation down to "unavoidable circumstances", according to the BBC.

Chris Hunt, chief executive officer of the promotion company behind the gig, Global Live Events, says, "It is with regret that we announce the removal of Black Eyed Peas from the Michael Forever...
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Starpulse Snapshots: Young Jeezy's Birthday Bash

September 30th, 2011 3:34pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Ne-Yo celebrated Young Jeezy's birthday with Ciroc Coconut specialty cocktails at Frank Ski's in Atlanta. Now, that's a sweet party!
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The Black Eyed Peas Join Michael Jackson Tribute Show

September 23rd, 2011 12:40pm EDT
Will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas will return from their hiatus to perform at the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

The group is currently taking a break from performing, but frontman will.i.am has revealed they will be back on stage next month at the Michael Forever show to honor the late pop legend.

He says, "This show is going to be an incredibly personal and moving evening for me. Remember that Michael's music, his great, great songs, have been an inspiration to my whole life and certainly formed the soundtrack to my childhood... One day about four years ago, with The Black Eyed ...
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Ne-Yo Announces Baby & Engagement News

September 20th, 2011 9:32am EDT
Ne Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo has become the latest celebrity to announce engagement and baby news on the same day.

The singer, real name Shaffer Smith, is to wed longtime girlfriend Monyetta Shaw, who is expecting his second child, according to Us Weekly magazine.

Ne-Yo became a first-time dad in November, when Shaw gave birth to daughter Madilyn Grace.

Natalie Portman and Alicia Keys both announced engagement and baby news on the same day - both are now married moms.
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Lindsay Lohan Sues Pitbull Over 'Give Me Everything'

August 19th, 2011 2:24pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has slapped rapper Pitbull with a lawsuit for poking fun at her in the lyrics of his hit single Give Me Everything.

In the song, co-written by Ne-Yo, the hip-hop star rhymes, "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoeing, keep flowin'/I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" - and the actress is far from happy that her name features in the song.

A new lawsuit filed on Lohan's behalf reads, "The lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plainti...
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