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Katy Perry named Woman of the Year

February 18th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been crowned the Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.
The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker was presented with the honor, in recognition of her efforts to empower women across the world and her huge success in the music industry, by Kylie Minogue at the glitzy ceremony at One Embankment in London on Tuesday night (02.18.14).
'The Voice' UK coach, 45, was clearly thrilled to meet the 29-year-old star as she shared a photograph of them at the event on Twitter shortly afterwards, writing: "I presented the 1&only @katyperry with her @ELLEUK Woman of the Year award. Con-grats and ...

Tinie Tempah ate hedgehog meat

February 17th, 2014 11:16am EST
Tinie Tempah ate hedgehog meat
British rapper Tinie Tempah ate dead hedgehogs during a trip to Nigeria.

The Written in the Stars hitmaker's parents are native to Igbuzo in the African country, and he was taken there as a child to meet his relatives.

He was served various dishes containing 'bushmeat' and later discovered they included hedgehog, but he is adamant the stomach-churning meals were "lovely".

Tempah tells Britain's The Observer newspaper, "When I was a child we went to see relatives in Nigeria and I've since been back on business. There they serve marinated and spiced bushmeat. It's meat found in the wild, b...

Adele enjoys date at Lady Gaga gig

December 7th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Adele and her fiance Simon Konecki enjoyed a rare date night at a secret Lady Gaga concert.
The couple, who welcomed their son, Angelo, into the world in October 2012 and have kept a low profile since then, were among the star-studded audience at the 'Applause' hitmaker's intimate gig at member's club Annabel's in London last night (12.06.13), during which she performed tracks from her new album 'ARTPOP'.
The event, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, supported the Belvedere red Special Edition bottle, which raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world's leading financier of programs to fight H...

Taylor Swift thinks Prince William is very funny

November 26th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift thinks Prince William is "so cool."
The 'Sweeter Than Fiction' hitmaker performed at the annual Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace in London on Tuesday night (11.26.13), in aid of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, and admitted she felt very lucky to get to meet the young royal.
She said: "He was very funny. I was really happy he was funny."
According to the MailOnline website, the 23-year-old star also told reporters: "It's positively magical here. There are fairy lights and there is fake snow falling from the sky and everything is just gorgeous. I am just very lucky...

Adele records 'filthy' rap

November 1st, 2013 6:20am EDT
Adele has recorded a "filthy" rap song.
The 'Someone Like You' singer is set to shock fans if she releases the track - a world away from her heart-wrenching ballads - which is full of expletives.
Rapper Tinie Tempah said: "I know Adele really well and she was with me and [producer] Labrinth in the studio when we recorded 'Earthquake'.
"She also has this rap she recorded. It's really filthy."
Tinie, 24, says the track was "an experiment'' and he isn't sure if it will ever be released, especially as Adele has joked she'll start legal proceedings if he leaks it.
Speaking in an interview on T...

Tinie Tempah: Jay Z is my idol

October 29th, 2013 4:10am EDT
Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah says Jay Z is his idol.
The 'Children of the Sun' hitmaker has been inspired by the 43-year-old rapper since he was a youngster through listening to his music.
Since Tinie has become a recording artist he has been inspired to try to emulate Jay Z's success and ability to build a business empire as well as write hit albums.
Tinie said: "He has led by example through his art form.
"He's worked hard, been smart and made really good business decisions. So if you have aspirations as a young black guy to be an artist, a musician and an entrepreneur, and who knows, maybe one day work...

Tinie Tempah inspired by Jay Z

October 28th, 2013 2:10am EDT
Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah is inspired by Jay Z.
The 'Pass Out' hitmaker admits the 43-year-old rapper has been his role model since he was a youngster because he has set a good example for people of the younger generation, and has made business-savvy decisions, which has helped him achieve the high volume of success.
Speaking to The Times newspaper, Tinie said: "He has led by example through his art form.
"He's worked hard, been smart and made really good business decisions. So if you have aspirations as a young black guy to be an artist, a musician and an entrepreneur, and who knows, maybe one day work...

Tinie Tempah bedded groupie while her mum waited

October 25th, 2013 1:20am EDT
Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah once had sex with a groupie while her mum waited outside the room.
The 'Pass Out' rapper was shocked when a female fan's eager mother suggested she wait outside his dressing room while he got better acquainted with her daughter.
He confessed to Shortlist magazine: "Basically... this girl came to see a show with her mum. She was really nice. She and her mum hung around after the show, and the daughter was giving me 'the look'. I thought, 'You're lovely, but your mum's here.'
"We flirted and there was banter that hinted at it. And then the mum was like, 'Oh I don't mind, I'll wai...

Naughty Boy wins big at MOBO Awards

October 19th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Naughty Boy
Laura Mvula and Naughty Boy were the big winners at the 2013 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards tonight (10.19.13).
The 27-year-old soul singer-songwriter beat off stiff competition from Jessie J, Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas and Rita Ora to win Best Female Act and also picked up the award for Best R&B/Soul Act.
Naughty Boy, whose real name is Shahid Khan, won Best Song for his hit 'La, La, La' featuring Sam Smith, as well as Best Video for the same track.
'Boom Blast' hitmaker Wiley, who received the most nominations with four categories, took home one award for Best Male Act.
Other big w...

Stars donate their jeans to genetic charity campaign

September 20th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Noel Gallagher
Stars including Ozzy Osbourne, Noel Gallagher and Harry Styles are giving away their denims to raise money for charity.

The musicians have offered up their personal clothing for an auction for Jeans For Genes Day, a U.K. fundraising drive to raise money for kids with genetic disorders.

Alongside the trio, Tinie Tempah, Melanie Chisholm, Nicole Scherzinger, Olly Murs, and Professor Green have all put their jeans up for sale, with fans given the chance to text editors at Britain's The Sun to be in with a chance to win their idol's item.

The money raised from the messages will be donated t...

Fashion Fails: Kendall Jenner Has Her Eye On You, Cher Goes Tina Turner, More

June 23rd, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Kendall Jenner
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Kendall Jenner tried to rock this glitzy top, but all it did was freak us out with that all-seeing eye. The high-waisted paints were a little too much for us, as well.

Tinie Tempah is trying a bit too hard with his too-short pants, shiny shoes, and cow-turtle shirt. He'd fit right in with the rest of the hipsters, though.

Khloe Kardashian is looking better than ever, but this shirt is confusing us. Is it a butterfly wing? ...

Jessie J Slams 'Secret Lesbian' Rumors

April 19th, 2012 11:41am EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J has blasted a report suggesting she's a secret lesbian and was advised to hide her sexuality to avoid losing her record deal, insisting: "None of its true."

A new unauthorized biography, Jessie J: Who's Laughing Now, suggests the Price Tag hit-maker - who has previously revealed she is bisexual - was told to keep quiet about her love life for fear of alienating fans.

Author Chloe Govan writes, "Jessie might have been with boys in the past - but she is 100 per cent gay. Jessie was openly lesbian and didn't hide it. She was advised not to come out though. Certain...

Jessie J & Tinie Tempah Dating?

March 19th, 2012 9:12am EDT
Jessie J
The British pop scene has a new super couple if reports about a Jessie J and Tinie Tempah romance are true.

Sources claim the couple has been enjoying a secret tryst in recent weeks - and the pop star spent at least two nights at the rapper's East London home before embarking on a tour of Australia.

A friend of the singer tells Britain's Sunday Sun newspaper, "'They had a few big nights out and realised they were attracted to each other. Jessie started going over to see Tinie at his place when they had a day off and one thing led to another. They both like each other a lot.

"Jessie has a...

2012 Brit Awards Fashion: Rihanna Sparkles, Nicole Scherzinger Shines & More

February 22nd, 2012 8:45am EST
They aren't on the same scale as the Grammy Awards, but the Brit Awards are very important to those on the other side of the pond. Several U.S. stars attended the event in London yesterday to hobnob with their British counterparts.

Rihanna, who just released two controversial songs with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, wore a low-cut sparkling dress accessorized with long gloves.

Former "X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger opted for a pretty pale yellow strapless gown. And Florence Welch picked a dress that eerily matched her skin tone.

Check out the fashion on the following pages...


'The X Factor' Recap: Melanie Wins + The Year-End Awards

December 23rd, 2011 9:28am EST
Melanie Amaro is announed winner of THE X FACTOR
Ordinarily I give shows like this the full mega-diary treatment, but ‘X Factor’ doesn’t seem worthy.

This show is a disappointment by most measures. To wit, last night’s show did about a third of the demo rating of ‘Idol’s’ finale last may. So, I can’t quite give this the full mega-diary. So instead, I’m going to whip out the first annual X-Factor Awards.

First, congratulations to this year’s winner Melanie Amaro. I look forward to seeing your Pepsi commercial and then never hearing from you again until you’re brought back as a musical guest for one of next year’s results show. Enjoy your...

Adele Scores Two Q Awards

October 24th, 2011 11:35am EDT
Singer Adele celebrated a double delight on Monday when she won two top honors at Q magazine's music awards ceremony.

The soul star was named Best Female Artist and also scooped the Best Song of the year award for her track Rolling in the Deep.

Rapper Tinie Tempah won the Best Male Artist prize, Coldplay took home the best act in the world today honor, and Bon Iver won Best Album for his self-titled disc.

Price Tag hit-maker Jessie J won Best Video for her Do It Like a Dude promo, Biffy Clyro landed the Best Live Act honor, and U2 were named the best band of the last 25 years.

Noel ...

Jessie J Wins Big At MOBO Awards

October 5th, 2011 9:05pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J was the toast of the U.K.'s Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBOs) on Wednesday after winning four top honors.

The "Price Tag" hitmaker was named Best U.K. Act and Best Newcomer, while her track "Do It Like A Dude" was hailed as Best Song and "Who You Are" claimed Best Album.

Soul sensation Adele also went into the 2011 ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland as a multiple nominee - but she walked away with just one prize, for Best R&B/Soul Act.

The annual event featured performances from Jessie J and R&B icons Boyz II Men, while Amy Winehouse's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield...

Tinie Tempah Purchases First Pair Of Marty McFly Nikes

September 9th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Tinie Tempah
British rapper Tinie Tempah has been revealed as the mystery bidder who spent $37,500 on the first pair of Nike limited edition Back To The Future shoes.

Only 1,500 pairs of the Nike Air Mag shoes will be available at auction on eBay.com, and Tempah snagged the first lot on Thursday night, according to TMZ.com.

The shoes are replicas of the ones Michael J. Fox wore as Marty McFly in Back To The Future II.

All proceeds from sales will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which helps fund research on Parkinson's Disease, which the actors suffers from.

GQ's Men Of The Year Include U2, Keith Richards & Bradley Cooper

September 7th, 2011 8:42am EDT
Rock stars ruled GQ's Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday as U2 and Keith Richards picked up top honors at the glitzy ceremony in London.

Less than two months after wrapping their record-breaking 360 Tour, the Irish rockers were named Band of the Year at the annual bash, which recognizes the most influential men in the public eye.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp handed Rolling Stones legend Richards the Writer of the Year prize for his autobiography, "Life."

Other big winners included The Hangover star Bradley Cooper (International Man of the Year), actor-turned-blues singer Hugh Laurie (Musician o...

PJ Harvey Wins 2011 Mercury Prize, Is First Artist To Win It Twice

September 6th, 2011 9:08pm EDT
PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey became the first musician to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize twice when she scooped the honor for her groundbreaking album "Let England Shake" on Tuesday.

The singer/songwriter first took home the award 10 years ago for her 2000 record "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea."

And she made it a double delight at the ceremony in London on Tuesday when her war-themed "Let England Shake" beat out competition from 11 other records, including Adele's "21," rapper Tinie Tempah's "Disc-Overy," and "On a Mission" by Katy B.

Harvey is also one of the most-nominated acts in ...

Adele Pulls Out Of Mercury Music Prize Performance

September 6th, 2011 5:45pm EDT
Adele has been forced to pull out of a planned performance at the Mercury Music Prize announcement ceremony on Tuesday night due to illness.

A chest infection prompted the British soul sensation to cancel the start of her U.K. tour in Plymouth on Sunday, and she also postponed a show in Bournemouth on Monday.

And now she has scrapped plans to perform at the awards ceremony, which she was the favorite to win for her hit album "21." (She lost)

Adele will still attend the ceremony in London.

Her cancellation is a big blow for Mercury Music Prize organizers, who were hoping all 11 shortlist...

Jessie J And Adele Lead MOBO Award Nominations

August 31st, 2011 5:04pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J will do battle with soul sensation Adele for the big prizes at the 2011 Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards after landing a combined total of nine top nominations.

The two artists, both success stories from London's famous performing arts academy The BRIT School, will go head-to-head for the crown of Best U.K. Act, while Jessie J's Who You Are and Adele's 21 are both in the running for Best Album.

They will also fight it out for Best Song, with Jessie J's Do It Like A Dude and Adele's Someone Like You earning nominations alongside Wonderman by rapper Tinie Temp...

Jessie J Makes Live Comeback At V Festival

August 21st, 2011 9:32pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J broke her hiatus from music on Saturday to perform a homecoming show at V Festival in her native Essex, England.

The singer scrapped a number of concerts this summer after breaking her foot, but she refused to let the injury stop her performing at the British music festival, which takes place over two legs in Stafford, north England and Chelmsford in Essex.

Jessie J, who grew up in the region, took to the stage at the Chelmsford event on Saturday wearing a protective surgical boot and played to a crowd which included a number of her friends and family.

She told ...

Lollapalooza 2011 Party Picks

August 3rd, 2011 9:58am EDT
Black Cards
Lollapalooza is taking over Chicago August 5th-7th and a concert ticket isn't the only hot commodity, it's getting on the VIP party guest list. From Taylor Momsen to Topshop, Starpulse has put together your go to guide for the best events to snag an invite to this weekend.

Topshop Topman Exclusive After Party

Clothing megastore Topshop opens this Fall in the Windy City but the store is already making a splash. The brand is holding their invitation only party at Bar Deville on Friday August 5th with special musical guests Tinie Tempah, DJ Kid Color, and DJ Moneypenny.

The Hard Rock Ho...

Liza Minnelli Lands Icon Prize At Silver Clef Awards

July 2nd, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli put her superstar status down to "hard work" as she picked up the Icon prize at the Silver Clef awards in London on Friday.

The veteran entertainer was the toast of the annual ceremony, organized in conjunction with music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins, but she remained humble about her success as she accepted her trophy.

She said, "I'm just a hard worker... I say be a hard worker so when luck meets preparation you're ready. It feels weird to be described as an icon but it's flattering. This organization recognizing the power of music is sensational."

The evening also s...

Best Dressed At The Brit Awards - Cheryl Cole

February 16th, 2011 6:00pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British bombshell Cheryl Cole showed up to the Brit Awards in London last night wearing a Stella McCartney black sequined dress with a side slit that showed off her long legs. The gown also highlighted her new back tattoo.

At the show Cole presented Rihanna with the "Best International Female" award and admitted she had a crush on the pop star. Newcomers Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire were the big winners.

On Monday, Cole won the "Best Music" prize at the Elle Style Awards.

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Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire Dominate Brit Awards

February 16th, 2011 8:26am EST
Tinie Tempah
Newcomers Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire were double winners at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night.

Tinie Tempah walked away with British Breakthrough Act and British Single for Pass Out, while Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, who were the surprise Best Album winners at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, were handed two top trophies for International Group and International Album (The Suburbs).

Plan B kicked off the awards ceremony at the O2 Arena by scooping the award for British Male Solo Artist. The R&B star/rapper also stunned the crowd with an eye-popping live performance, during which ...

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