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Miranda Lambert To Join Husband Blake Shelton On 'The Voice'

1/7/2012 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...

Pitbull Countersues Lindsay Lohan Over 'Give Me Everything'

11/8/2011 3:27pm EST
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...

Celebrity Birthdays - October 18, 2011

10/18/2011 3:00am EDT
Zac Efron
Happy Birthday to:

High School Musical star Zac Efron (1987)

Actress Carly Schroeder (1990)

Dancing With The Stars contestant Bristol Palin (1990)

Actress Joy Lauren (1989)

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (1984)

R&B star Ne-Yo (1982)

Actor Vincent Spano (1962)

Belgian martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960)

Indian actor Om Puri (1950)

Mork & Mindy actress Pam Dawber (1951)

Film soundtrack composer Howard Shore (1946)

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (1944)

Everybody Loves Raymond actor Peter Boyle (1935; d. 2006)

Patton portrayer George C. Scott (1927; d. 1999)


New Jessica Simpson Photos Further Fuel Pregnancy Rumors

10/14/2011 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...

Ne-Yo Welcomes Baby Girl

10/14/2011 8:39am EDT
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 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...

Chris Brown Banned From Entering Britain, Pulls Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

10/7/2011 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"...

Black Eyed Peas Pull Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

10/5/2011 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...

Starpulse Snapshots: Young Jeezy's Birthday Bash

9/30/2011 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!

The Black Eyed Peas Join Michael Jackson Tribute Show

9/23/2011 12:40pm EDT
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 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 ...

Ne-Yo Announces Baby & Engagement News

9/20/2011 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.

Lindsay Lohan Sues Pitbull Over 'Give Me Everything'

8/19/2011 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...

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

8/16/2011 3:33pm EDT
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 ...

Ne-Yo Holds Free Concert For The Troops

7/5/2011 7:45am EDT
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."

The ...

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

6/28/2011 11:38am EDT
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, ...

Selena Gomez Sizzles At Billboard Music Awards; See Tons Of Celebrity Red Carpet Photos

5/23/2011 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!



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

5/23/2011 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...

Ne-Yo Designs T-Shirt For Japanese Disaster Relief

3/30/2011 3:30pm EDT
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...

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 ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...

Ne-Yo's Back-Up Dancers Refuse To Travel To Japan

3/21/2011 1:40pm EDT
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...

Interview With Musician Jessica Ashley

3/21/2011 11:29am EDT
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...

Ne-Yo Denies 'Dissing' Beyonce

3/14/2011 1:52pm EDT
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...

'Battle: Los Angeles' Boot Camp Was Tough For Ne-Yo

3/12/2011 10:00am EST
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...

Ne-Yo Pleased With Movie Debut, Eager For More Roles

3/12/2011 8:02am EST
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 ...

Aaron Eckhart Says He & Ne-Yo Got Along Fine On 'Battle: Los Angeles'

3/10/2011 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 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 ...

Ne-Yo Perplexed By Aaron Eckhart's Method Acting

3/9/2011 1:19pm EST
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...

Jennifer Hudson Set To Release Sophomore Album 'I Remember Me' On March 22

1/20/2011 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 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 ...

Fashion Fail: Keri Hilson's Blonde Wig & Feathered Dress

1/5/2011 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

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...

Ne-Yo Refuses To Listen To New 'Michael' Album

12/20/2010 12:32pm EST
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.


Jim Jones Pleads Guilty To Third Degree Assault

12/8/2010 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...