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The Gaslight Anthem Leads New Albums: This Week in Music

August 12th, 2014 11:02am EDT
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Summer continues to drag on in music circles. This week marks no difference in the trend that dominated July 2014 – generally, a lack of blockbuster releases. Still, August 12, 2014 has some interesting albums being released that shouldn’t be overlooked. The Gaslight Anthem, Tank, and Porter Robinson are among the most notable artists dropping new music this week.

1) The Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt (Island)

Continuing to gain in popularity, The Gaslight Anthem releases their fifth studio album, Get Hurt. Get Hurt follows up the band’s 2012 effort Handwritten, which debuted at #3 on t...

15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads

May 31st, 2014 8:00pm EDT
15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads
It's not uncommon for male stars to shave their heads once their hair stops growing, but when a female celebrity gets a buzz cut, it makes headlines.

Actress Natalie Portman famously shaved her head to play Evey in 2006 film "V for Vendetta." In fact, she shaved it herself on screen in one shot.

Director James McTeigue told USA Today at the time: "She knew the day was coming. I put three cameras on her, made sure the clippers weren't stuck, and then we shaved her head. She loved it and kept rubbing her head."

Portman, who was 24 when she went bald, proved that even women can rock a shave...

Sinead O'Connor Shows Off Cheek Tattoos And Says Battle With Miley Cyrus Is Done

October 7th, 2013 12:36pm EDT
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Sinead O'Connor showed off a pair of cheeky tattoos on Friday night during an interview on Ireland's "The Late Late Show.

The singer debuted her new ink at Britain's Bestival last month, when she posted a photo and the caption "Face Tattoo" on her official site. The new body art features a simple "B" on one cheek and a "Q" on the other.

Fans commented on the tats, asking what or who BQ is, after which O'Connor revealed that they referred to ex-boyfriend Brendan Quinlan.

"'It's what it is' .. Un ange passe (an awkward silence)..." she wrote.

She also says she loves the new ink.


Sinead O'Connor Lashes Out At Simon Cowell Following Miley Cyrus Feud

October 5th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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Sinead O'Connor is accusing Simon Cowell of ruining the music industry in the wake of her online feud with Miley Cyrus. She claims Cowell and his pal Louis Walsh are destroying the music industry with their talent shows and manufactured acts.
She told host Ryan Turbridy on Ireland's The Late Late Show on Friday, "I think the important thing to say is there's a certain alarm that needs to get rung and I know there are a lot of musicians around the country and around the world that will agree, music is being murdered, rock and roll is being murdered.
"The power of rock and roll to change ...

Sinead O'Connor To Miley Cyrus: 'You Are Worth More Than Your Body'

October 3rd, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus after she compared her new "Wrecking Ball" video to the Irish singer's iconic "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Both music videos feature the singers crying; however, O'Connor believes that's the only similarity. She voices her concern that Cyrus, 20, is being exploited and that her actions will harm her career.

O'Connor wrote on her website: "I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is ...

Sinead O'Connor Booted From Dating Website Over Her Smutty Profile

May 23rd, 2013 5:06pm EDT
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Sinead O'Connor suffered a setback in her quest to find love online when she was banned from a dating website for posting sexually explicit messages.

The 46 year-old  singer, who has been married four times, signed up to an Internet dating service to find a new match, but her personal profile was deleted within minutes as it was deemed too racy by site bosses.

She tells The Sun, "I wrote a profile so sexual it was removed by the people running the site. And trust me, in the past I've written some humdinger profiles but never had one removed. I am very proud. It didn't get removed for ab...

Sinead O'Connor Cancels Her 2012 Tour Due To Her Bipolar Disorder

April 24th, 2012 10:16am EDT
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Sinead O'Connor has scrapped all her upcoming tour dates and threatened to quit show business forever following a meltdown before a scheduled show in Munich, Germany on Saturday.

The Irish star, who has been open in the past about her battles with mental illness, briefly posted a statement on her website over the weekend, urging fans not to show up for the German show and she has since announced her plans to retreat from the music industry and work "a normal job."

All messages posted to her personal website have since been removed and the site itself has been replaced by a white space.

Sinead O'Connor Wants To Pose Naked In A Dog Collar For Playboy

February 23rd, 2012 1:00pm EST
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Sinead O'Connor is determined to strip off for a Playboy shoot before she dies because she was too "miserable" to shed her clothes when she was a young singer.

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker, 45, is eager to pose for a saucy spread in Hugh Hefner's magazine in the future, and has another desire she wants to carry out in her lifetime.

She tells The Word magazine, "There's so much I wouldn't (sic) liked to do when I was younger and I was too miserable and Irish.

"A Playboy shoot is on my bucket list. And I like the idea of doing some interview in weird sex gear, talking about somethin...

Sinead O'Connor Despises Being Called 'Crazy'

February 10th, 2012 7:07pm EST
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Troubled Irish singer Sinead O'Connor is calling for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be treated with kindness, because referring to them as "crazy" is "a term of abuse."

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker, who claims to have been a victim of child abuse, was diagnosed with the condition last year after doctors previously told her she was bipolar.

O'Connor, who split from new husband Barry Herridge just two weeks after their December wedding, has become known over the years for her offbeat behaviour and she is often referred to in the press as "crazy" - a term she de...

Sinead O'Connor Blasts Irish Media For Continued Bad Press

January 23rd, 2012 9:20pm EST
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Embattled Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has hit out at the media for attempting to "destroy" her estranged husband's career as a therapist following their marriage split.

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker wed Barry Herridge in Las Vegas in December, just four months after she detailed her frustration at being single in a column for an Irish newspaper.

However, O'Connor parted ways with Herridge just 16 days after exchanging vows. They reconciled briefly earlier this month, only for the singer to swear off men forever to avoid a repeat of her heartache.

O'Connor went on to blame the Iris...

Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized With Depression

January 18th, 2012 9:13am EST
Troubled Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has been hospitalized for depression, telling fans she will be "off the radar" for several weeks while she is treated.

The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker spiraled into a meltdown on earlier this month, revealing she had taken an overdose of pills and pleading for help from a psychiatrist.

O'Connor also claimed she'd attempted suicide twice during her short-lived marriage to Barry Herridge, who she split from just weeks after their nuptials.

Now the star has taken to the internet again to reveal she is seeking professional help to treat her...

2011 - The Year In Review, December

January 1st, 2012 8:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The holiday bells were peeling for newlyweds AJ Mclean, actress Judy Greer, reality TV star Jeff Probst and Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O, while Sinead O'Connor married an addiction counselor in Las Vegas only to call off the union 16 days later. There were also splits for actress Debra Messing and Chaz Bono.

Britney Spears led the month's bride and grooms-to-be when she accepted former agent Jason Trawick's proposal on his 40th birthday, while Steven Tyler, John Legend, Matthew Mcconaughey, basketball legend Michael Jordan and Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood all popped the question to the...

Sinead O'Connor: 'It Felt Like I Was Living In A Coffin'

December 29th, 2011 10:16am EST
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Sinead O'Connor has told how her search for drugs on her wedding night left her new husband "very frightened" and led to the breakdown of their short marriage.

The Irish singer reveals she scared Barry Herridge off when she was handed "a load of crack" as she tried to track down marijuana just hours after they exchanged vows in a drive-through Las Vegas wedding on December 8th.

She explains, "We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous. I wasn't scared but he's a drug counselor. What was I thinking? Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened - that kind...

Sinead O'Connor Ends Her Fourth Marriage After 18 Days

December 27th, 2011 8:33am EST
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Sinead O'Connor has split from her new husband after just 18 days of marriage.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer exchanged vows with her boyfriend Barry Herridge at a drive-through wedding in Las Vegas on December 8th, but she has now announced the marriage is over. O'Connor told fans the news in a post on her website, revealing she knew the relationship wouldn't last within hours of the nuptials.

She writes, "Dear friends, I had for reasons u (sic) will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts. S...

Sinead O'Connor Ties The Knot In Vegas; Writes Lewd Blog Post (Photos)

December 9th, 2011 9:00am EST
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Sinead O'Connor has teased fans with a glimpse of her wedding day, telling them the ceremony was "too glorious for words."

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker wed therapist Barry Herridge in the back of a pink Cadillac at the A Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, her 45th birthday.

O'Connor logged online after the ceremony to confirm the marriage to her followers, promising to give them a full rundown of her big day on Sunday.

She also used the post to poke fun at the trend for stars to invite famous friends to their nuptials, by uploading a picture of empty c...

Sinead O'Connor Flies To Las Vegas For Her 'Dream' Wedding

December 8th, 2011 9:51am EST
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Sinead O'Connor has jetted to Las Vegas to marry her fiancé in a "proper rock 'n' roll wedding" on her 45th birthday on Thursday.

The Irish star and her therapist beau Barry Herridge left Dublin on Wednesday for Sin City, where they plan to exchange vows in a "drive-thru" ceremony. O'Connor reveals she and her groom will be the only people present at the nuptials, aside from the witnesses provided.

She says, "Myself and Barry decided to get married in Las Vegas because we wanted a proper rock 'n' roll wedding. I've been married before, but I've never had my dream wedding in Vegas. I wan...

Sinead O'Connor Plans Fourth Wedding To Be Held On Her 45th Birthday

December 7th, 2011 12:07pm EST
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Singer Sinead O'Connor has stunned fans after announcing plans to marry on Thursday - her 45th birthday.

The Nothing Compares 2 U hit-maker has confirmed she will exchange vows with Barry Herridge, just four months after she detailed her frustration at being single in a column for an Irish newspaper.

O'Connor took to her official blog on Wednesday to share her happy news, writing, "With enormous joy myself and my beloved boyfriend Barry Herridge will be getting married tomorrow, December 8th 2011 at 'an un-disclosed location' in my absolute dream wedding ceremony."

The Irish star also...

Sinead O'Connor Quits Twitter

November 13th, 2011 4:51pm EST
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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has become the latest star to quit Twitter after a suffering backlash from fans.

Actor Ashton Kutcher closed his account on the popular social networking website earlier this week after sparking outrage by 'Tweeting' in defense of fired U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno.

Kutcher subsequently relaunched his account and handed control to his management team.

Now "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer O'Connor has removed herself from the website after receiving a barrage of criticism from her online followers.

She tells V Magazine, "I've stopped Twitter now becau...

Sinead O'Connor Shaves Her Head Again

October 28th, 2011 11:26am EDT
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Sinead O'Connor has returned to her famous hairless image by shaving her head.

The Irish singer shot to international fame when she appeared in the promo for her 1990 hit Nothing Compares 2 U sporting a skinhead look.

And she shocked onlookers at an AIDS benefit gala in Los Angeles on Thursday by arriving with a newly-shorn scalp and wearing a low-cut dress which revealed a tattoo of Jesus Christ on her chest.

O'Connor sparked fears for her health last month after posting a series of messages on, including one reading, "Now I wish I was dead, no hope."

She later penned an...

Sinead O'Connor Writes Open Letter Discouraging Suicide

September 18th, 2011 3:31pm EDT
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Sinead O'Connor has written an open letter discouraging suicide, just days after going public with her own death wish on

The Irish singer sparked fears for her health this week after 'Tweeting' a series of alarming messages, including "Now I wish I was dead, no hope," and "I wish suicide wud (sic) kill me. I want to go to heaven so bad."

O'Connor later assured fans she had no plans to take her own life, following a visit from cops who were notified of the worrying posts.

Now the outspoken star has taken to her official blog to post an open letter to "all people who occasiona...

Sinead O'Connor Tweets: 'I Wish Suicide Wud Kill Me'

September 17th, 2011 9:32am EDT
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Singer Sinead O'Connor has sparked fears for her mental state after making a string of disturbing comments on Twitter about wanting to commit suicide.

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" hitmaker, who previously tried to take her own life on her 33rd birthday, took to the social networking site on Thursday night after paying a visit to her psychiatrist.

O'Connor shocked fans by revealing she would kill herself if she didn't have her four children to look after, while she also opened up about her recent blog posts, in which she admitted she is "desperate for sex" and looking for a man.

In a series...

Sinead O'Connor 'In Desperate Need' Of A Man

August 27th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Singer Sinead O'Connor has penned a desperate column for the Irish Independent newspaper in the hope it will snag her a lover.

The lonely hitmaker has gone public with her desire to find a new man and has listed her requirements for a boyfriend.

In the column she writes, "My situation, sexually/affectionately speaking, is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good. I tell you, yams are looking like the winners."

And she adds, "I am in desperate need of a very sweet sex-starved man."

Listing her requirements, O'Connor writes: "He must be no younger than 44... Must not be na...

Prince And Mary J. Blige Rock L.A.

May 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Pop superstar Prince thrilled fans in Los Angeles on Saturday night by performing with Mary J. Blige during his show.

The Purple Rain hitmaker sang his hits at The Forum venue and midway through his set he invited Blige, his warm-up act, to team up with him for a rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U, a track he wrote in the 1980s and which was later made famous by Sinead O'Connor.

And the duet went down well with the crowd, which included actor Russell Crowe.

In a series of posts on his page on Sunday, he writes, "Went to see Prince at The Forum in LA last night... I did go c...

Sinead O'Connor Explains Her 'Suicide' Comments

January 31st, 2011 8:55am EST
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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has spoken out to reassure fans after she sparked fears for her health with a number of worrying posts on

The Nothing Compares 2 U hit-maker recently posted several messages on the social networking website in which she wrote about having suicidal feelings. She has now shut down her Twitter account and explained her comments. In a frank interview with the Irish Mail on Sunday, O'Connor reveals she has been feeling overwhelmed by motherhood as she raises her children single-handedly.

She says, "I would never act on those feelings. A lot of people...

Sinead O'Connor Demands Answers Over Pope's Pedophilia Comments

December 24th, 2010 8:01am EST
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Singer Sinead O'Connor has written a letter to Pope Benedict XVI urging him to explain his recent comments about child abuse.

During his traditional Christmas speech in Rome on Monday, the Pontiff addressed the recent scandal of alleged pedophilia in the Catholic Church and angered campaigners by insisting child porn is starting to be considered "more normal by society."

He also remarked that pedophilia was "theorized as something fully in conformity" in the 1970s - and O'Connor has now penned an open letter demanding the religious leader explain his controversial comments, according to ...

R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts' Makes Most Men Cry

September 30th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts is the song most likely to make men sob, according to a new British survey.

The tune beat Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton's heartfelt tribute to his dead son - to top a new poll conducted by PRS for Music, an organization which collects royalties.

Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was third and Sinead O'Connor was the only woman on the list at four with Prince-penned song Nothing Compares 2 U.

Also making the top 10: With or Without You by U2, The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work and Candle in the Wind by Elton John.

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Sinead O'Connor Threw Out Son's Eminem Album

March 6th, 2010 8:00am EST
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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor once threw an Eminem album out of the window - after her son started copying the rapper's bad language. The Nothing Compares 2 U star reveals her eldest child, Jake, from her first marriage to producer John Reynolds, was a big fan of the Stan hit-maker and he rapidly picked up on the swear words used in the rapper's profanity-laden tracks.

However, when the teenager's behavior got out of control, O'Connor decided to get rid of the CD once and for all.

She tells the New York Post's columnist Cindy Adams, "My son had what I call his Eminem Summer and, suddenly...

Sinead O'Connor: 'If Christ Was Here, He'd Burn Down The Vatican'

March 4th, 2010 2:37pm EST
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Controversial Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has launched another tirade against Catholic Church leaders, after Irish bishops asked parishioners for money to compensate children sexually abused by priests.

The Dublin archdiocese was rocked last November upon the release of The Murphy Commission Report, a document resulting from a public inquiry into allegations the Vatican had hidden child abuse by its priests between 1975 to 2004. Following the scandal, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his "outrage, betrayal and shame" over the alleged abuse, but his comments went unnoticed by O'Connor - who ca...

A Young Woman Comes Of Age In 'The Young Victoria'

December 18th, 2009 8:07am EST
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The Young Victoria, which makes its debut in America today, is a romantic period film that depicts a realistic historical view of 19th century United Kingdom, and more specifically the post-Victorian era and early reign of England's Queen Victoria.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and starring Emily Blunt, the motion picture supports more than one parallel storylines to bring about a cohesive picture of Vallée's main purpose.

The film follows Blunt, cast as a very young strong willed Princess Victoria during her pre-eminent rise and monarchical ascendancy, her struggles prior to her...

Slideshow: Irish Celebrities - Who Is Your Favorite?

March 17th, 2009 8:47am EDT
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! In honor of Irish actors and musicians, Starpulse salutes those who have brought a wee bit of luck and whimsy to fans across the world:


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