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Sean Paul Quits Smoking Pot, Now He Drinks It

3/30/2012 4:20pm EDT
Sean Paul
Dancehall star Sean Paul has given up smoking cannabis - he now drinks it in his tea instead.

The Gimme The Light hit-maker found a novel way to get high after he quit puffing marijuana to preserve his singing voice.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I've found a different method to, how shall I say, consume (cannabis). I make tea with it every day now. I don't smoke any more. After 15, 16 years of smoking every day it was bad for my voice. I was having trouble breathing, man."

"Giving up has opened my chest out and made me able to sing better. I haven't smoked for two years now. I have a ...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

2/1/2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

9/8/2008 2:14pm EDT
D.L. Hughley
1.) Starpulse User: jlermontmom asks, "Is D.L. Hughley married to a black or white woman?"

D.L. Hughley and his wife LaDonna, who is black, got married in 1986. They have three children.

2.) johndoe asks, "Will Smallville have a season 8 and when?"

"Smallville" is returning on the CW on Thursday, Sept. 18.

3.) lilpimp asks, "Is Sean Paul dead?"

Grammy award-winning reggae star Sean Paul is not dead.

4.) skibum2004 asks, "Are professional singers such as Jessica Simpson or Madonna actually singing when they're performing on stage or is it dubbe...

Our Favorite Summer Songs

6/24/2008 8:43am EDT
Everyone has favorite summer tunes, and since summer officially arrived over the weekend, what better way to celebrate the end of school, a day at the beach or a road trip than to listen to summer-inspired music?

Four Starpulse contributing writers have compiled lists of their favorite summer tunes (including several that were picked by more than one writer). Whether they are summer inspired, make you feel like summer, or are just cheerful tunes to listen to during the hot sticky months, we're sure they'll get you in the mood for sipping pina coladas, dipping your foot in the pool, or...

Serena Williams Joins Nike Sport

2/25/2008 5:30pm EST
Serena Williams
Want to know how an athlete like Serena Williams achieves her combustible mix of electric speed and long haul endurance? Find out from her custom-made workouts that are designed to improve speed, build stamina, and give you a boost when needed.

The first workout out is a 30-minute interval run set to a series of high-octane hits by Timbaland, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie, Daddy Yankee and other Interscope Records artists. While you listen to the music, Serena sets the pace and offer tips and encouragement to help you complete your run.

Serena coaches you through a dynamic sequence o...

'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 26 And 'NOW That's What I Call Party Hits!' Released

11/26/2007 11:29am EST
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The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will ring in the holiday season with the November 13 release of two scorching collections of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 features 20 chart-topping Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B smash hits, and NOW That's What I Call Party Hits! celebrates with 20 of the hottest roof-raising tracks from a who's-who of today's top artists.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," J. Holiday...

Check Out The Hottest New Music From Jive/Zomba Coming This Fall

9/18/2007 5:54pm EDT
Jordin Sparks
Jive/Zomba is rolling into Fall BIG with tons of new music! Check out new music from American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Lil Mama, Raheem Devaughn, T-Pain, Three Days Grace, The Pack, Huey, Dolla, and Sean P (of Youngbloodz)!

Jordin Sparks "Tattoo" from the album 'Jordin Sparks,' in stores Nov. 20:

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Lil' Mama "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" from 'VYP - Voice of the Young People,' in stores Nov. 27:

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Raheem Devaughn "Woman" from 'Love Behind The Melody,' in sto...

Reggae Gold 2007 Treasures Of The Caribbean Features 18 Recent Reggae Gems

7/8/2007 9:00am EDT
Reggae Gold 2007
The #1 reggae compilation; Reggae Gold 2007 Treasures of The Caribbean, divulged its riches to the rest of the world on June 12, 2007. VP Records discovered 18 of the most prized reggae gems of 2007 along with an exclusive bonus DVD featuring the hottest music videos, artist interviews, footage of Kingston's liveliest dancehall parties and the Reggae Gold cover model casting call and photo shoot.

After digging and searching, VP experts found the essential jewels necessary for a first-class compilation. The medley of Caribbean tunes ranges from the top-rated hits to rare exclusive track...

Eve's New CD, 'Here I Am,' Hits Stores August 7

6/18/2007 2:56pm EDT
Ever since Eve broke on the scene in 1999 she's had a knack for making stardom look easy. Grammy Award winner. Check. Starring in blockbuster films. Check. Achieving elite status as a fashion icon. Check. The "blonde bombshell" is a triple threat entertainer in the truest sense of the term. And one of the reasons you can't take your eyes off of her is your ears. In an era when success in hip-hop is built on the portentous hype of saving the genre from imminent gloom and doom or testosterone driven beef, Eve remains a bankable star who grabs your attention with her consummate talent for craf...

Check Out Eve's New Single, 'Tambourine'; New Album Due Aug. 7

4/23/2007 1:37pm EDT
Eve is making a comeback and she's the only female rapper left in the game. Here I Am is the album, coming August 7th with production from Timbaland, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Cool & Dre, Pharrell and Sean Paul.

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Nickelodeon Announces Kids' Choice Award Nominees

2/8/2007 10:33am EST
SpongeBob SquarePants
Star slime fest is back! Justin Timberlake hosts this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 20th Anniversary celebration, airing live March 31, from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Kids will be able to vote in advance in a total of 16 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.

Voting begins online March 5 on Kids also will be able to vote via their cell phones. Beginning Sunday, March 11, in TEENick with the Kids' Choice Awards nominee a different category will be featured on-air each week, and kids can then cast their vote online at Nick.c...

Presenters Announced For 'American Music Awards'

11/9/2006 10:42am EST
Nicole Richie
The "2006 American Music Awards" announce a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear and help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. The special airs live Tuesday, Nov. 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Willi...

All Killer, No Filler: "Only Hits" Collects A Dozen Of The Hottest Tracks Of 2006

11/8/2006 4:40pm EST
Only Hits
A dozen monster tracks from 2006 have been assembled on Only Hits, a specially priced collection featuring chart-topping songs, including 10 tracks that cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With no space for filler, the compilation packs in a diverse array of artists from the worlds of hip hop, pop and rock. The compilation is now available in stores and online.

Only Hits contains a pair of #1 songs: "Laffy Taffy," the smash crossover hit by Atlanta rappers D4L and "You're Beautiful," the breakout single by singer/songwriter James Blunt. Gnarls Barkley – the duo of DJ Dan...

Judge Rules Beyoncé Did Not Infringe Copyright in Song 'Baby Boy'

10/2/2006 1:39pm EDT
On September 21, a United States District Court in Houston dismissed a copyright infringement case brought against Beyoncé and the co-authors of the Grammy Award-winning, number-one hit song "Baby Boy" (click to watch the video). Judge Nancy Atlas ruled that Beyoncé and the other defendants named in the case did not infringe the copyright in the plaintiff's song.

In response to the court's decision, Beyoncé said, "It's unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on."

"Baby Boy" was written and produ...

Listen to Brick & Lace's "Get That Clear," featuring Akon

9/25/2006 2:05pm EDT
Brick and Lace
The diverse sounds that have been brewing in the Caribbean island decades on end offer innovative new music with not only a distinct Jamaican flavor, but everything from gospel, to country, to contemporary R&B and hip-hop. And it's out of this fusion of styles (dancehall, R&B, and singer-songwriter soul) that sisters Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne (otherwise known as Brick & Lace), have been born. No strangers to the music industry, the two in their Geffen debut, Love Is Wicked, feature production from the likes of Akon (Universal Records recording artist), Raphael Saadiq (Mary J. Blige, ...

Justin Timberlake To Host MTV Europe Music Awards - Full Nominations List

9/20/2006 10:54am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. The SexyBack singer will also perform live at the prestigious ceremony, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly Furtado and British band Muse. Full nominations list below!

Justin said: "I'm really excited to be hosting. I'm working on several ideas with MTV at the moment and there are some great new interactive parts to the show. We're going to take over the city! It's going to be an amazing night. Anything can happen and no one is safe!"

Host Justin is nominated for two awards this year - Best Male and Best Pop...

Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Chili Peppers & Nickelback Top AMA Nominations

9/20/2006 9:36am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with three nods apiece. Carey is up for "Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist" and "Soul/R&B Artist" as well as "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" for The Emancipation Of Mimi, while Canadians Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers will face off for the "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" honors.

Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood netted two nominations, alongside Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, The Pussycat Dolls, Rascal F...

Shakira, Chili Peppers Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards

7/31/2006 12:20pm EDT
Hip-shaker Shakira and the rejuvenated Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the field with seven noms each, followed closely by the majestic Madonna and upstart Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco, both with five nods. Christina Aguilera is next with four.

Nominations in the major categories are:


Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"

Madonna: "Hung Up"

Panic! at the Disco: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Dani California"

Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: "Hips Don't Lie"


Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot...

Chris Brown's "Say Goodbye" Is Featured On The Soundtrack To The Film "Step Up"; Listen Here

7/20/2006 4:05pm EDT
Step Up
Step Up tells the story of Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore’s tracks and Nora (Jenna Dewan) a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore’s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora’s attention. As sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined. The film also...

Win A Sony PSP And A Copy Of "Now That's What I Call Music 22," In Stores Tomorrow

7/10/2006 8:00pm EDT
Now 22
What do Daniel Powter, Rihanna, Chamillionaire, Keith Urban and The All-American Rejects all have in common? They're all featured on the latest top hits compilation, "NOW That's What I Call Music: Volume 22!"

The latest disc in the series hits stores on Tuesday, July 11 and will also be available online. Grab the whole album at iTunes for just $9.99 or order your copy direct from for only $13.99 with free shipping!

You can also head over to Starpulse Contests and enter for a chance to win not only this fantastic disc, but also a Sony PSP! Enter Now !


Rihanna Hits The Road For Her First Headlining Tour

6/27/2006 12:50pm EDT
Rihanna's sophomore album, "A Girl Like Me" (click for review) is available in stores now, and she'll be hitting the road on her first headlining tour in late June in support of the disc. See below for the full itinerary.

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June 30 San Francisco Mezzanine w/ Field Mob & Jeannie Ortega

July 01 San Diego House of Blues w/ Field Mob & Jeannie Ortega Tick...

MTV's "Summer Sizzle '06" Kicks Off In San Diego

5/23/2006 11:00pm EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
Hosted by MTV’s Newest VJ, Stephen Colletti of "Laguna Beach," Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo and Susie Castillo

MTV: Music Television today announced that it will be taking its annual summer programming back to Cali, as it hits up the sunny shores of San Diego. MTV’s "Summer Sizzle '06" kicks off with "Spankin' New Sounds of Summer Music Week" from May 29th through June 2nd live during "Total Request Live" at 3:30pm ET/PT from the Wave House in San Diego. Set to perform live are Pink, T.I., Chamillionaire, Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Christina Milian and Young Jeezy with ...

Mariah Carey Announces Summer Tour Dates

5/22/2006 11:56am EDT
Mariah Carey
Capping one of the most phenomenally successful years of her entire career, performer and song writer Mariah Carey will embark on a fun-filled North American tour this summer. Bringing her big show on the road for the first time in more than three years, "The Adventures Of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" will take fans on a summertime ride that will be the must-see tour event of the year.

The Tour, which launches August 5 in Miami and ends October 10 in Phoenix, will make stops in 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for most dates will go on sale Friday, June 2. The tour...

Sean Paul To Tour US In March-April

3/1/2006 6:00pm EST
Sean Paul
Riding high off an incredible year that saw him shatter the record for most reggae sales in a single week and had the whole country jamming to 'We Be Burnin' and now 'Temperature,' Sean Paul announces the U.S leg of his The Trinity World Tour.

On the tour he will perform current hits from his album The Trinity (VP/Atlantic). In addition to 'Temperature' (currently #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second most downloaded song of the week) and 'We Be Burnin' (a Top Ten hit), Sean Paul will perform all his megahits from Dutty Rock (including 'Gimme The Light,' 'Get Busy,' 'Like Glue,' a...

Damian Marley's 'Welcome To Jamrock' Goes Gold

2/3/2006 7:41pm EST
Damian Marley
With the kind of critical acclaim rarely bestowed on any artist, an opening slot on the biggest tour of the year, multiple television appearances, a record breaking sales debut, and today's certification as Gold (500,000 copies sold), one might be tempted to look at what Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley has already attained with his heralded album Welcome To Jamrock (click for review). But the youngest son of reggae superstar Bob Marley has never been one to rest on his laurels.

With two nominations (for Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance) for February 8th's Grammy Awards...

Mariah Carey To Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

12/13/2005 10:28am EST
Mariah Carey
History will be made when international superstar Mariah Carey performs live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006," Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC. Her performance will mark the first time in the 34-year history of the program that a singer will perform from the famed New York landmark before nearly 1 million fans in Times Square and millions more across the nation. Carey will join hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest as the final minutes of the year are counted down, climaxed by the traditional ball drop.

Also appearing on the show is actress/recording star Hilary D...

More Talent Added to Radio Music Awards

12/7/2005 10:54am EST
Snoop Dogg
The biggest names in music continue to confirm their participation for the 2005 Radio Music Awards live on Monday, Dec.19, from the Aladdin Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Nominees Snoop Dogg, Rascal Flatts and Gavin DeGraw have joined Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Michael Buble, Ashlee Simpson, and the Pussycat Dolls as confirmed performers during the 2-hour show.

Also confirmed to appear are Ciara, Sean Paul, Steve Harvey, Anna Nalick, Crossfade, Lifehouse and Shinedown. They will join talent already announced including Bo Bice, Scott Weiland, Frankie J, Ryan Cabrera and many m...

ABC's New Year's Eve Festivities To Feature Sean Paul, The Pussycat Dolls & More

12/6/2005 2:20pm EST
Sean Paul
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials starting at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC. Clark and Seacrest will be joined by actress/recording star Hilary Duff, who will preside over segments of the show from Hollywood and introduce top recording artists The Bangles, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, The Pussycat Dolls, Sugarland, 3 Doors Down and 311. Duff will also perform, and Castro will continue to check out other goings on in the Big Apple.

"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006" will offer...

Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, 3 Doors Down, Many More Added to AMAs

11/21/2005 2:53pm EST
3 Doors Down
The talent list for the "2005 American Music Awards" continues to grow. Newly added presenters for the special are Pamela Anderson, Michelle Branch, "Desperate Housewives'" James Denton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Eve, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Jenny McCarthy, 3 Doors Down and tennis superstar Serena Williams, airing Tuesday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are... cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Ashanti, Backstreet Boys, Blink 182's Travis Barker, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Ryan Cabr...

Sean Paul US Tour Dates Announced

11/16/2005 8:22am EST
Sean Paul
Already burning up all over radio with 'We Be Burnin'', Sean Paul is now ready to heat up the country with 'The Trinity World Tour,' with the first leg of the US portion of the tour featuring stops on the East and West coasts this November and December. Currently on tour in Europe, where he was just awarded Best Male Artist by top London radio station Kiss 100, Sean Paul will travel back to the states for his first US tour since 2002's Rock the Mic tour to perform songs off his record-breaking album The Trinity.

The second single off The Trinity, 'Temperature,' is already starting to p...