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Ashlee Simpson celebrates engagement

March 27th, 2014 7:20pm EDT
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross celebrated their recent engagement at a lavish party on Wednesday night (03.26.14).
The 'Pieces of Me' singer, 29, and the budding actor, who got engaged in Hawaii in January after only six months of dating, were joined by dozens of friends and family members, including the blonde beauty's older sister Jessica Simpson, to toast their upcoming nuptials in Los Angeles.
The party was extra special for the couple as Evan's famous mother, Diana Ross, was also celebrating her 72nd birthday.
Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica, 33, posed for a photo with Ashlee, who w...

Pete Wentz to become a father again

February 17th, 2014 9:20pm EST
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Pete Wentz is set to become a father for the second time.
The Fall Out Boy bass player and his model girlfriend Meagan Camper announced today (17.02.14) she is pregnant, with a photo on Instagram of them kissing and Pete, 34, touching her stomach.
Beside the photo, they wrote: "We're super excited to announce we're expecting a baby!"
Pete - who has five-year-old son Bronx Mowgli with his ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson - and Meagan have been hoping to start a family for a while.
A source told People.com: "They've been planning on this for a while. And they're really excited for Bronx to have a new...

Pete Wentz planning to marry girlfriend soon

January 22nd, 2014 6:20pm EST
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Pete Wentz talks about marrying Meagan Camper a lot.
The Fall Out Boy rocker, who split from Ashlee Simpson, with whom he has a five-year-old son Bronx, in early 2011 after three years of marriage, is thinking about tying the knot with his model girlfriend in the near future.
The 34-year-old bassist told 'The Wendy Williams Show': "We talk about [marriage] a lot. I feel really lucky. It's really interesting when you're in a relationship with somebody who's truly my best friend. I talk to her about everything.
"She will tell me when I'm being not so insane, and sometimes she's like, 'You're ...

Ashlee Simpson engaged

January 13th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson is engaged.
The singer's boyfriend, Evan Ross, proposed on a New Year's trip to Hawaii and she is ecstatic to be getting married.
Alongside a picture of her showing off her ring with Evan on Twitter, she wrote: "My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!! (sic)"
Evan also tweeted, saying: "The love of my life said YES!!!!!! (sic)"
The couple first announced they were dating in June last year and by November Evan, 25, was hinting he would like to marry Ashlee.
He said: "She's the one. I'm so in love and we've got amazing things going on. And we inspire each othe...

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross engaged

January 13th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
Pop star Ashlee Simpson is set to wed again after accepting a marriage proposal from Diana Ross' son.

The 29-year-old singer and Evan Ross announced their engagement via Twitter.com on Monday (13Jan14).

Actor Ross, 25, wrote, "The love of my life said YES!!!!!!" and Simpson added, "My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii!!!"

Ross suggested he was smitten with Jessica Simpson's sister when he was asked about the romance at the Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in November, telling one reporter, "She's the one... I'm so in love and we've got amazing things going on."


Diana Ross loves Ashlee Simpson

October 16th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson has won the seal of approval from Diana Ross.
The 29-year-old blonde beauty has been dating the legendary singer's son, Evan Ross, since June and he says his mother is a huge fan of his girlfriend.
The 25-year-old actor told UsMagazine.com: "She loves her."
Evan attended the premiere of his new film, 'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,' in which he plays music producer Dallas Austin, in Lincoln Square in New York City with Ashlee and his mother on Tuesday night (10.15.13).
He said: "She's here. She's with my mom sitting down. I had them take her to a seat."
Once insider the cinema...

Liam Hemsworth wishes Ashlee Simpson a happy birthday

October 9th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth helped Ashlee Simpson celebrate her birthday.
The 23-year-old star joined the blonde beauty - who turned 29 on October 3 - on Saturday night (10.05.13) for cake and champagne at Japanese restaurant Umi, in Atlanta, arriving around 11pm accompanied with three male friends, including Liam who just called off his engagement to Miley Cyrus.
A source told People magazine: "Liam was solo. Of course, all the girls in the restaurant wanted to sit close to him, but nothing. He didn't seem interested. He just came with his boys."
Ashlee was also with 25-year-old boyfriend Evan Ross, w...

Diana Ross joined by family on stage at the Hollywood Bowl

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Diana Ross
Superstar Diana Ross turned her Hollywood Bowl concert into a family affair by enlisting her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross to act as emcee, while Rhonda and Evan Ross performed as their mother's opening acts.

The Supremes star took to the stage in Los Angeles on Saturday (03Aug13) and thrilled the audience, which included pregnant actress Halle Berry and her new husband Olivier Martinez, with a string of hits and five costume changes.

The 69-year-old music legend brought the 75-minute show to a close with a rendition of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and invited her family members back onsta...

Motown boss almost walked out on The Supremes after Ross row

June 12th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Motown founder Berry Gordy came close to giving up on managing The Supremes before the trio made it big because singer Diana Ross was so stubborn.

In a new Master Class interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air in America on Sunday (16Jun13), the music mogul reveals he and Ross had a huge argument in Manchester, England when she refused to sing a standard he wanted her to perform live - and the diva only saved her relationship with Gordy by giving in at the last minute, after her manager had already vowed to walk away.

He recalls, "We had agreed that the first song that they would do w...

Diana Ross, Prince And Spike Lee Added To Witness List In Michael Jackson Civil Suit

April 11th, 2013 10:01am EDT
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Diana Ross has been added to the long list of stars set to take the witness stand in the Jackson family's upcoming lawsuit against AEG Live.

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and the late pop star's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, have a accused the concert promoter with Jackson's wrongful death, claiming that they were negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in jail in November 2011.

The plaintiff's attorneys have argued that AEG Live wasn't thorough enough in its background check of the cardiol...

2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

February 13th, 2012 12:54pm EST
2012 Grammy Awards
The 2012 Grammy Awards will forever be remembered for one reason: the event took place the night after the music industry lost one of their biggest stars in an untimely fashion: Whitney Houston.

Despite the somber undertones of host LL Cool J's opening prayer for the late singer and a rousing performance of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" by Jennifer Hudson; the night was about the music and the attitude that the show must go on.

As always with award shows, the night is also about the fashion. While many stars wore black - perhaps in honor of the late Houston - many stars let the c...

Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

October 18th, 2011 8:53am EDT
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Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Beyonce Responds To Belgian Dancer's Plagiarism Claims

October 12th, 2011 8:24am EDT
Beyonce has acknowledged dance routines in her new Countdown video were inspired by a Belgian choreographer who has accused her of plagiarism.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has threatened to sue over claims Beyonce copied moves from her ballet production Rosas danst Rosas.

The superstar singer has now opened up about the dispute, revealing the Belgian work was among a number of different influences which can be clearly seen in her video.

She says in a statement, "Clearly, the ballet Rosas danst Rosas was one of many references for my video, Countdown. It was one of the inspirations used ...

The E Family Celebrate New Album Release - Starpulse Exclusive

September 14th, 2011 3:40pm EDT
The E Family Now & Forever
After years of playing on each other’s projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor of love, Now & Forever. Available in stores on September 20, 2011 on Sheila E’s Stiletto Flats Music through Waterfront Entertainment (Fontana / Universal), Now & Forever pays homage to their collective diversity of styles, influences and experiences.

Check out an exclusive to Starpulse.com the video of the making of Now & Forever!

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Wil...

Lady Gaga And Justin Timberlake Rock 'SNL' - Watch The Best Clips

May 23rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga Saturday Night Live
Lady Gaga stunned TV viewers in America on Saturday night when she donned a prosthetic baby belly and climbed into a prop delivery room chair during a live performance of hit single Born This Way.

The pop performance artist was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live when she left fans scratching their heads with another odd routine.

Towards the end of the tune, the superstar hid behind her dancers, strapped on the belly and was lifted into a birthing chair, complete with stirrups. To add to the wacky routine, her leather-clad dancers then showered Gaga with gold p...

Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...

Diana Ross Reunited With Billy Dee Williams on Oprah's Show

February 27th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Diana Ross
Superstar Diana Ross was left in awe during a recently taped episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show after she was reunited with her Mahogany co-star Billy Dee Williams, 35 years after the movie was released.

The iconic singer/actress, 66, sat down for the first time with her five children and her grandson for a TV special with Winfrey, and the media mogul took Ross back in time when she surprised her by introducing Williams to the stage.

Appearing on the show, which aired on Friday, Ross gasped, "Are you kidding me?" before warmly embracing the actor, saying, "Where have you been?"

The old pa...

Is Beyoncé The Greatest Diva of All Time?

August 4th, 2010 8:31am EDT
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Rarely does someone anoint an artist “The Greatest of All Time,” in a situation where it is not wildly hyperbolic. However, when the title is deserved, it is often given to older, more established artists. It is only in a moment of overwhelming greatness (for example, with Michael Jackson), that someone will proclaim a more contemporary artist “The Greatest.”

Today, we are going to argue that Beyoncé is indeed the greatest diva of all time. We admit, there are and have been divas of yesterday, last week, and right now who are stronger in areas where Beyoncé is lacking: Mary J. Blige’s musi...

Diana Ross' Niece Claims To Be Michael Jackson's Love Child

July 27th, 2010 11:15pm EDT
Diana Ross
Diana Ross' niece has come forward to lay claim to a piece of Michael Jackson's estate, alleging she is the late King of Pop's illegitimate love child.

Mocienne Petit Jackson, who lives in the Netherlands, has filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking a judge for permission to conduct a DNA test to prove her paternity claim.

The woman alleges she was conceived in 1975 when Jackson reportedly impregnated her mother Barbara - Ross' sister - when he was just 17 years old.

Petit Jackson also accuses the "Thriller" hitmaker's mother, Katherine Jackson, of scheming to "abduct...

Prince Lands BET Awards Honor

June 15th, 2010 11:33am EDT
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...

Diana Ross To Tour This Summer?

March 11th, 2010 10:24pm EST
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Soul legend Diana Ross has stunned fans by announcing a North American summer tour.

The "Upside Down" singer, who turns 66 later this month, has announced plans for a greatest hits tour, which begins with a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on May 15.

Ross will play 17 dates in a month, taking in New Jersey, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, among other cities.

Ross last toured in 2007, around the time when a scathing biography of her was released, claiming that she's very difficult and demanding and fires her staff members on a whim.

Gloria Estefan Plans Latin 'We Are The World'

February 14th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is planning to bring together a host of Latin stars including Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to re-record We Are The World in Spanish to further boost Haiti charity efforts.

Lionel Richie originally collaborated with artists including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner to record the 1985 single to help good causes in Africa.

The singer brought a new selection of stars together - including Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Pink - for a new version of the track to raise funds to help the earthquake-rava...

Taylor Swift & Kanye West Among Those To Sing 'We Are The World' Revamp

January 29th, 2010 9:05am EST
Taylor Swift
Kanye West and Taylor Swift are set to come face to face for the first time since the rapper stormed the stage to protest the singer's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards win - in the studio.

The two stars will be among those joining Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie for a "We Are The World" 25th anniversary revamp, which will take place on Monday in Los Angeles, according to Access Hollywood.

West has publicly and privately apologized to the "Love Story" singer after ruining her big night at the VMAs - but they haven't met since he stormed onstage at the beginning of the ceremony and declared S...

Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...

Michael Jackson's Mother Katherine Gets Custody Of Kids, Debbie Rowe Receives Visitation Rights

July 30th, 2009 2:14pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and the King of Pop's ex-wife Debbie Rowe have negotiated a deal to give the superstar clan matriarch full custody of her three grandchildren, according to her lawyer.

The "Thriller" hitmaker's kids Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, aka Blanket, have been left in the care of their grandmother Katherine since the sudden death of their father last month.

Katherine Jackson and Rowe - the biological mother to the singer's two eldest children - were expected face each other in court next week to fight out a custody arr...

Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, And Adele To Sing In 'VH1 Divas'

July 22nd, 2009 11:57am EDT
Miley Cyrus
VH1 is bringing back their 'Diva' series, and this time they've selected a crop of young and talented singers: Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Adele are set to perform on the first episode.

'VH1 Divas' started back in 1998 to raise funds for VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of musical instruments have bee...

Janet Jackson Offers To Raise Michael's Kids

July 18th, 2009 9:46am EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has offered to help raise her brother Michael's young children, who look to their aunt as a "mother figure", according to new reports.

Janet, 43, is said to have been helping her mother Katherine look after Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II aka Blanket, since the sudden death of their father last month.

And the pop star has allegedly offered to take in the youngsters if their elderly grandmother, 79, is unable to do so.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Janet has said, 'I love them and I'll step forward and raise them if this is what...

Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk

July 8th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk
Universal CityWalk will become "Universal MoonWalk" for one night with Southern California's largest outdoor public celebration of Michael Jackson's life and music on Thursday, July 9, as part of CityWalk's ongoing Summer Block Party free summer marathon of movies and music.

CityWalk's tribute to the King of Pop will begin at 7:00 pm and will include screenings of "The Wiz" and "Michael Jackson's Thriller," plus a "live" dance retrospective of Michael Jackson's phenomenal musical history, from his days as the youngest sibling in The Jackson 5 to his history-making solo career as the worl...

Michael Jackson Memorial Recap: The Stars, The Music & More

July 7th, 2009 3:45pm EDT
Michael Jackson Memorial
Michael Jackson staged one of his most amazing 'appearances' as his remains took center stage at his memorial service in Los Angeles.

As The Andrae Crouch Choir started singing gospel tune We Are Going To See The King, the King of Pop's coffin, covered with red roses, was carried through the Staples Center, where 18,000 people had gathered to pay tribute to the late star. Pallbearers included members of Jackson's family and friends of the Thriller star, who died last month. The choir performed before a simple church setting at the sports arena, with a sunset image of stained glass windo...

Debbie Rowe: 'I Want My Kids'

July 2nd, 2009 3:22pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has added to the controversies surrounding the death of the pop superstar by insisting, "I want my kids."

In her first official comments since the death of Jackson last week, Rowe, who is the biological mother of the King of Pop's two eldest kids, Prince Michael and Paris, has told a local California TV news reporter she plans to fight for the custody of her children. Jackson's mother Katherine has been granted temporary guardianship of Paris, Prince Michael and their brother Prince Michael II, who was born to an unknown surrogate - and Rowe has bee...

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