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Check Out 'Glee: The Music, Volume 5'

March 8th, 2011 7:18am EST
Glee the music
"Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features 16 exciting tracks from season two of the hit TV show. For the first time ever, "Glee" premieres two new and original songs including "Loser Like Me," an energetic ensemble track co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and "Get It Right," a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele's immense voice.

In addition to these new tracks, "Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features the "Glee" cast's take on such classics as Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby."

Gwyneth Paltrow makes a triumphan...
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'Glee' Cast To Release Two Exclusive Songs On New CD

February 22nd, 2011 1:19pm EST
Glee
Almost 24 million "Glee" songs have been downloaded with nearly 9 million albums sold and now, for the first time ever, Fox's smash series "Glee" will release two original songs on the show's upcoming CD Glee: The Music, Volume 5. Available on March 8th, you will get the chance to listen to the tracks "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right" before the rest of America hears these tunes for the first time on the March 15th episode.

Volume 5 also includes "Glee" remakes of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby". Plus, you can get even more of one of th...
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Prince Kicks Kim Kardashian Off Stage (Video)

February 8th, 2011 7:00pm EST
Prince and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was kicked off stage by Prince on Monday night at his concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Purple one looked through the crowd in the front row, spotted Kim and asked her to come up on stage to dance with him - only problem is Kim was so starstruck she could barely move!

"I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!" She exclaimed via Twitter.

Prince danced around the frozen socialite for about 15 seconds before shouting, "Get off the stage!"

Kim was given a second chance later in the evening though and didn't let the "1999" singer down.

"Went up...
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Prince Donates $1.5 Million To New York Charities

February 8th, 2011 3:28pm EST
Prince
Soul superstar Prince has handed out $1.5 million to charitable causes during his string of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The Purple Rain icon wrapped up his residency at the fabled venue on Monday, with stars including Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and socialite Kim Kardashian among the fans in the audience.

The singer has marked the end of the gigs by donating $1 million to educational charity the Harlem Children's Zone, and a further $250,000 to both the American Ballet Theatre and the Uptown Dance Academy in the Big Apple.

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Kim Kardashian: 'I was so Nervous I Froze When Prince Touched me!'

February 8th, 2011 11:31am EST
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was left red-faced when Prince pulled her onstage in New York on Monday - she was so starstruck she couldn't dance.

The reality TV star was in the crowd at the legendary singer's Madison Square Garden show, and she got a special surprise when he plucked her from the audience and brought her up onstage. Prince tried to dance with Kardashian but the brunette beauty was unable to show off her moves because she was so shocked.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she explained to fans, "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!"

However, the Purple Rain hit-maker ga...
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Prince's Super Bowl Show Axed

February 6th, 2011 11:23am EST
Prince
A Super Bowl benefit show starring Prince and Erykah Badu was canceled shortly before it was due to begin on Friday after financial backing for the concert collapsed.

Fans flocked to buy tickets for TheEvent fundraiser, organised by The Goss-Michael Foundation, an arts group founded by British singer George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss.

Organisers of the gig, in Dallas, Texas, announced that the show had switched venues, before stunning concertgoers by axing the show altogether late on Friday.

Joyce Goss, executive director of the foundation, tells the Dallas News, "We fa...
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Madonna & Prince End Long-Running Feud

January 20th, 2011 3:30pm EST
Madonna
Prince and Madonna have ended their decades-long feud after the pop star turned up to one of his recent New York concerts and cheered him on from the crowd.

The pop idols were close friends throughout the 1980s and briefly became lovers before teaming up to record the track "Love Song," from Madonna's 1988 album "Like a Prayer."

But they suffered a mystery fall-out and their relationship turned bitter as they took shots at one another through the media.

In subsequent interviews, Madonna blasted Prince as a "little troll" and criticized his refusal to eat during one dinner date.

She said...
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Prince Serenades Leighton Meester Onstage

January 19th, 2011 3:27pm EST
Prince
Actress Leighton Meester had the time of her life when she attended Prince's concert in New York on Tuesday after the soul superstar pulled her up onstage to serenade her.

The Gossip Girl star was one of the hit-maker's many celebrity fans in attendance at the Madison Square Garden show, but she got a special surprise when he plucked her out from the audience and brought her up onstage.

And Meester couldn't contain her excitement as Prince and funk saxophonist Maceo Parker began to sing to her.

Blogging about the gig, The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson, who was also at the s...
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Lauryn Hill: 'I Personally Know I'm Worth The Wait'

January 4th, 2011 5:24pm EST
Lauryn Hill
Hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill showed no remorse after keeping devotees waiting for almost four hours at a recent comeback concert in New York, telling disgruntled fans she was "worth the wait."

The reclusive singer was due to return to the stage to kick off her first U.S. tour in years on December 27th, but the show at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom had to be postponed after a heavy snow storm brought transport in the Big Apple to a standstill. She went ahead with her second scheduled gig, at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, on December 28th, and drew a crowd including soul superstar Prin...
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Black Eyed Peas To Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show

November 27th, 2010 10:19am EST
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have crushed Kenny Chesney's hopes of headlining the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show after football bosses named the pop stars as next year's main act.

Earlier this year, Chesney threw his cowboy hat in the ring for consideration as a performer for the big game in Arlington, Texas after fans created a Facebook page online, called Kenny Chesney for Super Bowl 2011.

He told reporters: "I would love to do half-time at the Super Bowl. That'd be fun."

However, it's the Black Eyed Peas who will run the show at Super Bowl XLV on February 6th, National Football League (NFL)...
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Prince Symbol Removed From Michael Jackson Album

November 8th, 2010 11:15am EST
Prince
Representatives for Prince have demanded record label bosses remove the superstar's famous symbol from the cover of an upcoming Michael Jackson album.

The symbol, which the Purple Rain hit-maker once used as his stage name, mysteriously featured in the original artwork for Michael, which features a painted collage of pictures and icons.

Artist Kadir Nelson claims he based the design on "key moments and important people in Michael Jackson's life." But the glyph has now been removed after a request from Prince's camp.

A statement from Prince's rep on Drfunkenberry.com reads: "No permiss...
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R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts' Makes Most Men Cry

September 30th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
REM
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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Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

August 4th, 2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...
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Prince: 'I Want To Live In France'

July 8th, 2010 2:37pm EDT
Prince
Soul superstar Prince is on the move after revealing he's eager to live in France.

The Purple Rain hit-maker currently resides at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, but admits he's enthusiastic to move abroad - and he's got his sights set on Paris.

He tells Le Parisien newspaper, "I want to live in France. Paisley Park, my center in Minneapolis, I use for my business but I really want to stay here (in France)."

A source tells the publication the pop star is a big fan of all things French, especially movie star Marion Cotillard and late singer Edith Piaf, who the actress portrayed i...
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Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson & Cries At BET Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Video & Photos!

June 28th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
R&B star Chris Brown stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic "Man in the Mirror."

His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year a...
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Carmen Electra's Sweater Puppies Are Too Strong For Buttons

June 17th, 2010 7:31pm EDT
Carmen Electra
After a business meeting in Glendale, Calif., yesterday, Carmen Electra was all smiles in a busty pink sweater held together by safety pins. She's all business but still sexy.

Did you know...the twice-divorced star originally wanted to be a singer and released a self-titled album for Prince's label 18 years ago. She also toured as his opening act for his "Diamonds and Pearls" tour.

Her breakout role was as lifeguard Lani McKenzie on "Baywatch."

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Prince Lands BET Awards Honor

June 15th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Prince
Prince is set to follow in the footsteps of James Brown, Whitney Houston and Diana Ross at the upcoming BET Awards - the pop superstar will be honored with a lifetime achievement honor.

The Purple Rain hit-maker is set to receive the coveted award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 27th, as the event celebrates its 10th year. Organizers will use the ceremony to pay tribute to the singer's long running career and his contribution to music over the years.

Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for BET, tells the Associated Press, "Prince is dynamic. Prince is ge...
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And The Best Albums Of The Last 25 Years Are...

April 26th, 2010 9:13am EDT
Achtung Baby
U2's "Achtung Baby" has been named the best album of the last 25 years in a new magazine poll.

Editors of Spin are celebrating the monthly magazine's 25th year with countdowns of their top moments and concert highlights from the quarter-century, and they've crowned U2's 1991 album the best release.

Prince's "Sign O' The Times" came in second and The Smiths' "The Queen is Dead" is third.

"Nevermind" by Nirvana and Radiohead's "OK Computer" complete the top five.
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Prince Hit With $500,000 Tax Bill

March 25th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Prince
Pop superstar Prince is in trouble with U.S. tax officials after allegedly failing to hand over nearly half a million dollars in payments.

Officials in the star's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota claim Prince and his PRN Music Corp. owe almost $500,000 in taxes, fines and interest relating to more than a dozen of the singer's properties in the area.

The Purple Rain hit-maker has been named in a list of delinquent tax payers by officials in Carver County, relating to missed payments from last year. The list was published in the Chaska Herald newspaper.

Taxpayer services manager for C...
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Prince Settles Concert Lawsuit

February 26th, 2010 11:38am EST
Prince
Pop superstar Prince has settled a lawsuit over a canceled gig in Ireland. The musician was hit with a $2.3 million suit after he reportedly pulled out of a show at Dublin's Croke Park in June 2008 just 10 days before the event.

Bosses at promotions company MCD were seeking compensation for financial loss and damage to commercial reputation from Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, as well as his agents at the California-based William Morris Endeavour Entertainment.

The case went before a judge at Dublin's Commercial Court on Tuesday, and the star's representatives agreed to settle t...
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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Videos)

January 29th, 2010 2:49pm EST
The Who
The Who will do the honors of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this year. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips.

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and scooped million of viewers away from the halftime show the next year (mo...
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Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Guitarist, Orianthi, To Release Debut

October 13th, 2009 4:30pm EDT
Orianthi pictures
Introducing Orianthi, the guitar phenomenon who is featured prominently in the upcoming Michael Jackson concert documentary, "This Is It".

Already a renowned musician, Orianthi has been playing guitar since the age of eleven and was discovered by legend Carlos Santana. After playing with artists like Carrie Underwood, ZZ Top, and Prince, she received a MySpace message from Michael Jackson's musical director asking her to audition for his comeback tour. Following a test run with the King of Pop himself, she was selected as his lead guitarist for his O2 arena dates in London - a crowni...
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Find Fantasy, Love And Escape With Erika Jayne's 'Pretty Mess'

July 29th, 2009 10:17am EDT
Erika Jayne
Erika Jayne is ready to take over the world of music with her debut solo album of dance pop songs aptly entitled 'Pretty Mess.' Jayne's songs are vividly reminiscent of Madonna

and Britney Spears in their heyday. Jayne brings with her a new twist that has the listener able to enjoy a fantasy life in some secret part of their brain, allowing the listener to escape and get away from life for a bit. We recently had a pleasure of sitting down with Jayne to discuss 'Pretty Mess.'

Starpulse: Hi Erika!

Erika: Hi!

SP: Good to see you!

Erika: Thank you. You too!

SP: I took a listen to 'P...
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Michael Jackson Was Great His Entire Life, Not Just Early On

June 29th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Michael Jackson
Sports reporter Tony Kornheiser said of Michael Jackson's passing, "In my lifetime there were three great icons...Frank Sinatra, there's Elvis Presley, and there's Michael Jackson."

Since Michael Jackson's untimely passing last week, there have been a slew of TV and radio personalities lamenting on the loss of this generation's greatest entertainers, and it seems as though most voices with the power of offering opinion/editorial don't want to count Jackson's post-"Bad" legacy in his greatness. And since so much as been said about his "Thriller" era (beyond covered), and his days as the ...
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Slideshow: Beyonce, Timberlake, Rihanna & Other Stars Keep Michael Jackson Legacy Alive

June 26th, 2009 4:07pm EDT
Michael Jackson influence legacy followers
From Britney to Kanye, Michael Jackson's influence on music, singing, dancing, fashion and entertainment lives on. Take a look at some of today's hottest stars who are keeping MJ's flame alive.

Jackson left a huge mark on the industry with his signature dance moves, catchy hooks and over-the-top style. Today, these influences can be seen in modern icons like Prince and Madonna as well as the new generation of entertainers.

MJ helped pave the way for black entertainers on MTV. His elaborate costumes can be seen in stars today like Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Big budget music videos like Kan...
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Prince Needs Double Hip Replacement

June 9th, 2009 3:26pm EDT
Prince
Prince is in a lot of pain. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Planet Earth" singer needs both of his hips replaced to get rid of the crippling anguish he's going through. However, there is one particular reason why he's not going through with the procedure.

The R&B star became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, and the religion bars blood transfusion - which takes out the possibility of going under the knife to replace his hips.

"He's in a lot of pain," a source told The Hollywood Reporter. "He's popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away."

Prince declined to repla...
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Target Announces New Partnership With The Black Eyed Peas

May 29th, 2009 10:22pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Reaffirming its commitment to providing guests exclusive content at a great value, Target is partnering with three time Grammy award winning group The Black Eyed Peas on their new collection The E.N.D, which stands for “The Energy Never Dies.” A deluxe version of the album, available only at Target and Target.com, includes four exclusive songs, six exclusive remixed hits and exclusive video content. The special collection will be available at all Target stores nationwide and Target.com beginning June 9.

“Working with Target to provide this deluxe version of our new album has allowed u...
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Rob Thomas Ready To Rock With Second Solo Album, Out June 30

April 29th, 2009 2:37pm EDT
Rob Thomas
Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced the forthcoming release of his second solo album, titled Cradlesong. Due on June 30th, the album features the first single, "Her Diamonds," which hit radio and video outlets in mid-April. Once again produced by Matt Serletic, Cradlesong is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Thomas' 2005 solo debut - the #1, RIAA platinum …Something To Be.

"I like musical hybrids," says Thomas about the musical direction of the new album. "Like, 'What would it sound like if we took Prince's drummer and mixed him with really amazing Nashville...
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Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

February 9th, 2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, Starpulse.com contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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