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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
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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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Jay-Z Purchases A $100,000 Bottle Of Champagne

August 16th, 2011 3:33pm EDT
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Rap superstar Jay-Z celebrated the release of his new album Watch The Throne in style on Sunday, treating guests at a Miami, Florida nightclub to drinks from a $100,000 bottle of champagne.

The Empire State of Mind hit-maker teamed up with Kanye West for the collaborative project, which smashed iTunes sale records last week with almost 290,000 downloads.

And a generous Jay-Z shared the wealth during a night out at LIV club, where he purchased a massive 15-litre bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne to drink with guests such as R&B singer Ne-Yo and hip-hop star DJ Clue.

A source tells the ...
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Ne-Yo Holds Free Concert For The Troops

July 5th, 2011 7:45am EDT
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R&B star Ne-Yo celebrated Independence Day weekend by hosting a free concert for U.S. troops. The So Sick hit-maker held the gig at an army base in Fort Hamilton, New York on Saturday.

Before taking to the stage, Ne-Yo, met soldiers and their families and held a press conference to tell reporters about how the show came together.

He said, "It's something that we were trying to put together for a little while. Just a way for me to show my appreciation for what it is that the troops do. I'm out here supporting the people who support me, and my free way of life. I'm happy to be here."

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Ne-Yo: 'There's An Ugly Side To Me'

June 28th, 2011 11:38am EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo has revealed there is "an ugly side" to him after confessing he previously cheated on girlfriends.

The So Sick hit-maker, real name Shaffer Smith, and his girlfriend Monyetta welcomed daughter Madilyn Grace in November.

However, the singer admits he's not always been a settled family man and has previously become involved in trysts with other women.

He tells Britain's more! magazine, "Talking about men cheating, I have to say, each to their own. I can't just say they're all bad as I've been guilty of it myself."

"There are times when I know I'm not the nicest person, ...
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Selena Gomez Sizzles At Billboard Music Awards; See Tons Of Celebrity Red Carpet Photos

May 23rd, 2011 8:38am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez attended Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in a sexy side cut-out dress in support of her boyfriend Justin Bieber, who took home eight trophies.

The stars wore a variety of ensembles at the music event. Rihanna embraced the plunging neckline trend in a white pant suit, while Nicki Minaj wore a signature pink wig with a skintight blue bodysuit.

Several stars opted for the traditional black dress, including Selena, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and Fergie. Check out the celebrities below, and tell us who looked the best and worst!

CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS HERE!

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Justin Bieber Dominates The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (See List Of Winners)

May 23rd, 2011 8:05am EDT
Justin Beiber
Justin Bieber and Eminem were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, scoring 14 prizes between them.

Teenager Bieber's impressive haul of eight included trophies for Fan Favorite, Digital Artist, New Artist, Digital Media Artist and Pop Album (My World 2.0), but rap icon Eminem landed the night's biggest honors - among them Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Rap Album (Recovery) and Rap Song (I Love the Way You Lie).

Bieber, wearing a shimmering gold and black dinner jacket, made a point of not making a big deal of his date for the eveni...
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Ne-Yo Designs T-Shirt For Japanese Disaster Relief

March 30th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
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R&B star Ne-Yo has become the latest celebrity to offer his services to the relief effort in Japan - he has created a line of charity T-shirts to raise funds for the survivors of this month's earthquake and tsunami disasters.

The So Sick hit-maker is following in the footsteps of his music peers Snoop Dogg, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and Solange Knowles by designing a special shirt to benefit relief organizations helping the Japanese clean up after the natural disasters.

Ne-Yo's T-shirts feature the message 'Spread love with music', with a big heart and music notes drawn in marker pen...
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Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

March 25th, 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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Ne-Yo's Back-Up Dancers Refuse To Travel To Japan

March 21st, 2011 1:40pm EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B singer Ne-Yo is hitting the stage without four of his back-up dancers after they were reportedly dropped for refusing to travel to Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters.

The Closer hit-maker has decided to continue with plans for his upcoming Japanese concerts in the aftermath of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and 30-foot high tsunami which devastated the country earlier this month

However, the star has now lost four dancers from his entourage after they opted not to fly to Japan over fears of aftershocks and exposure to radiation from nuclear plants which were d...
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Interview With Musician Jessica Ashley

March 21st, 2011 11:29am EDT
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Eighteen year-old Jessica Ashley may be young, but her voice is as powerful as any experienced musician. Her new single is set to release next month and she will be taking part of the VH-1 Save The Music "Breakn' Through" Contest starting in the spring. Jessica took a few minutes with us to discuss her bright future in the music business and her debut album.

You are so young! How long have you been working in the business?
First off, I would like to thank Starpulse for taking some time out for me. I have been a fan forever!!! It is a real honor. Getting back to your question, I have been p...
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Ne-Yo Denies 'Dissing' Beyonce

March 14th, 2011 1:52pm EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B singer Ne-Yo has hit back at allegations he "dissed" Beyonce over her recording of his track Irreplaceable, insisting his recent comments were not intended to cause offense.

The So Sick hit-maker originally wrote the song for himself, but later handed the track to Beyonce and he admitted in a recent interview that he wishes he could have recorded it himself.

He said, "One song that I gave away and didn't want to is Beyonce's Irreplaceable. I honestly wrote that song for myself... However, a man singing it comes across a little bit misogynistic, a little bit mean."

Ne-Yo has now be...
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'Battle: Los Angeles' Boot Camp Was Tough For Ne-Yo

March 12th, 2011 10:00am EST
Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo is still smarting from the mandatory military boot camp he experienced for new alien war movie "Battle: Los Angeles" because real soldiers were a little too tough on him.

The singer admits he expected the military training to be more instructional than physical and he was not prepared.

He tells WENN, "We did about three weeks of boot camp for this film and difficulty is an understatement. I don't think they told the drill sergeants that we were actors because he went at us like we were really recruits, trying to get into the Marines.

"It was up at five o'clock in the morning, doing...
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Ne-Yo Pleased With Movie Debut, Eager For More Roles

March 12th, 2011 8:02am EST
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo is diving into more acting work - because he made a bet with himself that he'd stick to singing if his big screen debut was an embarrassment.

The hit-maker admits he's quite proud of his performance in new movie Battle: Los Angeles, in which he plays an alien-fighting soldier, and now he knows he's got what it takes to be a movie star.

The So Sick singer says, "I told myself that if I sucked in this film I was gonna just stick to music but I think I did OK, so I think I can tackle something else. My dream job would be action and sci-fi and I'm a huge martial arts buff. I ...
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Aaron Eckhart Says He & Ne-Yo Got Along Fine On 'Battle: Los Angeles'

March 10th, 2011 8:26am EST
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart has challenged his "Battle: Los Angeles" co-star Ne-Yo's version of events on the movie set, insisting the castmates were the best of friends.

The R&B star-turned-actor told ETOnline.com that he fell out with his method acting co-star because he couldn't understand why Eckhart stayed in character after the cameras stopped rolling.

The hitmaker plays one of actor's soldiers in the film and admits he struggled with the project at times as Eckhart insisted on continuing his onscreen persona even when they weren't working.

But Eckhart insists the singer/songwriter's account is ...
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Ne-Yo Perplexed By Aaron Eckhart's Method Acting

March 9th, 2011 1:19pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B star-turned-actor Ne-Yo fell out with his Battle: Los Angeles co-star Aaron Eckhart onset because the singer couldn't understand why the actor stayed in character after the cameras stopped rolling.

The So Sick hit-maker appears in the alien invasion movie as a soldier, opposite The Dark Knight star as a marine commander, and the pair nearly came to blows as Eckhart insisted on continuing his onscreen persona even when they weren't working.

And Ne-Yo admits he was baffled by the actor's behavior.

He tells ET Online, "I didn't understand the concept of staying in character the whole...
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Jennifer Hudson Set To Release Sophomore Album 'I Remember Me' On March 22

January 20th, 2011 6:10pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will release her highly anticipated sophomore album I Remember Me on March 22 on Arista Records. The album’s first single, “Where You At,” written and produced by R. Kelly, will be serviced to radio on January 24 (a 30-second snippet can be heard now at www.jenniferhudson.com). The album is available for pre-order starting today on Jennifer’s website and purchasers will receive an exclusive early download of the debut single “Where You At” the week of January 24th.

The album title, I Remember Me, is based on a poem written by Jennifer and ...
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Fashion Fail: Keri Hilson's Blonde Wig & Feathered Dress

January 5th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson showed up to the "Late Show with David Letterman" yesterday looking quite unlike herself in a blonde wig. What do you think of her over-the-top white feathered gown and blonde locks?

Hilson is busy promoting her sophomore album, called "No Boys Allowed," which dropped Dec. 21.

She collaborated on the album with stars such as Chris Brown, Kanye West, Ne-Yo and John Legend.

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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

January 1st, 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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Ne-Yo Refuses To Listen To New 'Michael' Album

December 20th, 2010 12:32pm EST
Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo is refusing to listen to the posthumous Michael Jackson album - because he's adamant if the King of Pop was still alive he wouldn't have released the tracks.

Michael, which features previously unheard Jackson material including a collaboration with Ne-Yo, hit music retailers last week, but its release has not been without controversy.

The singer's longtime producer Quincy Jones blasted record bosses at Sony for allowing the perfectionist's unfinished songs to be heard by the public, while members of the Jackson family have raised concerns about the authenticity of the vocals.

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Jim Jones Pleads Guilty To Third Degree Assault

December 8th, 2010 10:26am EST
Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones has been ordered to take part in a 10-week anger management class after pleading guilty to assault in the third degree.

The hip-hop star, real name Joseph Jones, was accused of crashing his car into another vehicle in New York in January and then attacking the other driver by punching him and pushing him into the road.

Jones pleaded guilty to the charge at Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday and was told he must attend classes to deal with his anger issues.

It is the latest in a string of legal woes for Jones - earlier this year, a battery charge was dropped against h...
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Sexy Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger Busts Out Of Her Black Satin Dress

December 5th, 2010 7:17pm EST
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger nearly popped out of her black satin dress Saturday night at the Captial Radio Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 Arena. The sexy Pussycat Dolls singer was in town promoting her new single, "Poison," and she performed the song at the Ball.

The song is the debut single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled solo album, produced by Red One and featuring Ne-Yo and Jay Sean.

After the big show, Nicole headed over to Mahiki, a London bar, with 50 guests in tow and rang up a $150,000 bill according to Metro.co.uk.

Model/actress Kelly Brook and Glee stars Mark Salling and Cory Montei...
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Ne-Yo To Guest Star On 'CSI: NY'

December 1st, 2010 12:39pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo is set to play an "elegant hit man" in an upcoming episode of hit crime drama CSI: NY.

The singer has already enjoyed a number of small movie roles, including appearances in 2006's Save the Last Dance 2 and Stomp the Yard in 2007. And now he's set to put his acting skills to the test on the small screen with a stylish role in the popular show.

A representative for the series tells People.com, "Ne-Yo will be playing a professional hit man who doesn't fit the usual image of a hired killer. This guy carries himself with elegant style but a violent efficiency."

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Nicole Scherzinger Has Weird Hair, Wears Massive Amount Of Make-Up

November 29th, 2010 5:00pm EST
Nicole Scherzinger
Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger launched Reebok's new energy boosting trainer 'ReeZig' in London today. We're not sure what's going on with her hair, and why is her face so painted?

Nicole is prepping for her first solo album, which was reportedly produced by Red One and also features Ne-Yo and Jay Sean.

The doll is also starring in the upcoming film "Men In Black 3."

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Who Is The Best Dancer In Music?

November 17th, 2010 9:00am EST
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Who is the best dancer in the music game today? Well, the answer to that question is open for discussion, and up to you to decide. The art form of dance however, aside from the creation of music, has remained the secondary form of artistic expression of main importance in music entertainment. Used primarily to liven up stage performances, music videos, and as an added extension to the visual platform. Here are a few of today's top performers in music for whom the medium of dance has become second nature.

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Singer NE-YO, in his latest video for single "One In A Million,"embodi...
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Rihanna Steps Out In A Long, Red Wig Prior To Tomorrow's Release Of 'Loud'

November 15th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Rihanna
We spotted Rihanna wearing a long red wig stepping out of her New York hotel today. The singer was on her way to a meeting in Midtown.

Rihanna's new CD, "Loud," is being released on Nov. 16. It's been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance grooves of her earlier records.

"Loud," her fifth studio album, is a significant change of pace from 2009’s platinum "Rated R." While much of "Rated R" was a cathartic and dark, "Loud" is relatively lighthearted and geared for dancefloors. It’s led by the sleek, euphoric, and up-front & "Only Girl (In the World)," produced by StarGate.

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Ne-Yo Is A First-Time Dad

November 13th, 2010 5:26pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B star Ne-Yo has become a first-time father after his girlfriend went into labor early, according to a report.

The singer and his partner Monyetta, who was reportedly due to give birth in January, welcomed a baby girl on Friday night at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

The "So Sick" hitmaker was reportedly at a charity event for his Ne-Yo Foundation when he heard his girlfriend had gone into labor, and rushed to be by her side for the birth, according to Allhiphop.com.

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