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Dreadlocked Jason Castro Sent Packing On 'American Idol'

May 8th, 2008 8:56am EDT
Jason Castro
After several weeks of theatrical and soulful themes, this week's round of performances on "American Idol" arrived like a breath of fresh air. Heading into Tuesday night's show, I was hoping for an upbeat night and that is exactly what I got. It was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night. If only Michael Johns could have been there, I thought. But nonetheless, each performer brought something exciting and unique to the stage.

David Cook kicked off the show with his rock n' roll version of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf." For me, this song was featured in a made for television mov...
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Tommy Emmanuel Returns To 'Center Stage' With Live 2-CD Set Out April 29

April 23rd, 2008 9:00pm EDT
Tommy Emmanuel
Recognized as the elite of the elite and arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player, two-time Grammy® nominee Tommy Emmanuel has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with a professional career that spans over four decades. Tommy's dazzling performance, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire never fail to amaze and engage his legions. From the wilds of Australia's outback to bustling major cities throughout the world, Emmanuel's flair, unforgettable showmanship and exhaustive world wide touring schedule have created an enviable fan base that continues to gr...
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Legendary Superstar Steve Winwood To Release 'Nine Lives' April 29

April 3rd, 2008 3:58pm EDT
Steve Winwood
The legendary singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records who will release the artist's highly-anticipated new major label album, "Nine Lives," on Tuesday, April 29.

The eagerly-awaited "Nine Lives" is Winwood's first full-length studio album since About Time, released on Winwood's own independent label, Wincraft, in 2003; and it opens an important new chapter in Steve's extraordinary career. The musician also recently announced that he will head out on a national tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this summer for shows acro...
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The Top 5 Dream Jobs On Television

March 21st, 2008 2:00pm EDT
American Idol judge Paula Abdul
For us everyday laborers, watching TV can be a soothing escape from a stressful workday. For some of the people we see on TV, however, their awesome jobs are their reward. Let's take a look, in no particular order, at some of the dream jobs we'd like to escape into for a day.

Real World/Road Rules Cast Members Making a Living on Real World/Road Rules Challenges

This award goes to Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Eric "How You Like These Abs" Nies, Katie "Crazy Eyes" Doyle, Coral "Beat B#*ches Up" Smith, Beth "Will Be Turning 50 and Still Doing This" Stolarczyk, Veronica "Mean Girl" Por...
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Celebrity Fashion Review: 'The 50th Annual Grammy Awards'

February 18th, 2008 10:10am EST
Chris Brown
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 10, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. As usual, one can always count on celebrities impressing us with their red carpet dos and disappointing us with their don'ts.

The Good

A definite "do" was the one sported by "Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez. Wearing a one shoulder, knee-length dress in a slightly silvery color with golden prints, Roselyn appeared princess perfect. With her jet black hair flowing effortlessly on her shoulders, the only thing missing was a deserving tiara. Que princesa!

There was...
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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: The New Queen And Kings Of Motown

February 4th, 2008 9:57am EST
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
While Amy Winehouse's tumultuous personal life certainly qualifies her for the rank of pop star, bouncing in and out of rehab might delay any forthcoming performances and recordings she may have blessed us with.

Fortunately, her studio and touring band the Dap-Kings, who have been performing with soul songstress Sharon Jones for years, are continuing to make the kind of new Motown sound that Winehouse introduced to the mainstream.

The Dap-Kings have been the go-to in house band at Brooklyn's Daptone Records for the better part of a decade. Winehouse recorded her hit album "Back...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Release Solo Album

December 4th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Tarja
With her unique tones and striking stage presence having played a key role in making Nightwish a major multi-platinum success, Tarja (now signed to Universal Music on an exclusive worldwide basis) is ideally placed to take her career to a whole new level, both in terms of musical ambition and personal profile; to this end, the 30-year-old - originally from the Finnish town of Kitee - has spent the past few months working on her first recordings beneath the 'Tarja' banner, making use of studios in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and on the US West Coast.

Tarja's debut sing...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 26

November 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Natasha Bedingfield
Happy Birthday to British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield (1981), NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett (1956), Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie (1945), singer/actress Tina Turner (1939), comedian/impressionist Rich Little (1938), singer/actor Robert Goulet (1933), and cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz (1922; d. 2000).
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Starpulse's Favorite Motion Picture Soundtracks

October 22nd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Reservoir Dogs
The Tarantino Flicks

Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction

When Quentin Tarantino, alongside Robert Rodriguez, was promoting Grindhouse, he explained that he always finds the beat of his movies by going through an impressive vinyl collection. He writes his scripts with the soundtrack in mind and even uses specific songs in his scripts for specific areas of a film. Maybe this is why his movies always have some pretty groovy tunes. Can you honestly listen to "Stuck in the Middle with You" the same way after Reservoir Dogs?

Two of the best songs that accompany an opening titl...
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J. Lo, Baby Bash Join Santana On New Track On 'Ultimate Santana,' In Stores Oct. 16

September 21st, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Santana
Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash have just laid down their vocals for a smoking new track entitled "This Boy's Fire," on Ultimate Santana, in stores October 16th on Arista Records. Written by Steve Morales, Sean Garrett and Baby Bash and produced by Steve Morales, Sean Garrett, Cory Rooney and Dr. Luke, the track adds a hot new flavor to this collection which features milestone tracks from Santana's hitmaking years on Columbia Records alongside the groundbreaking collaborations that highlighted three consecutive blockbuster Arista albums: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am ...
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Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits Gathers All 10 Sides That Made Pop And R&B Charts From 1968-70

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Sly & The Family Stone
The final entry in the 40th anniversary restoration campaign of the great album discography of the first golden decade of Sly & The Family Stone - which kicked off with the spring release of the expanded editions of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records (1967-1974) - now comes full circle as Greatest Hits arrives in stores Aug 28th on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Sly & The Family Stone - the first hitmaking interracial, mixed-gender rock and soul band - recorded and released their first album 40 years ago in 1967, A Whole New Thing. It introduc...
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Herbie Hancock Aims To 'Court & Spark' Joni Mitchell Fans, With A Little Help

September 11th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
Herbie Hancock
September 4, 2007 - With the end of summer comes different weather, different colors, and the need to unwind, relax and do things a little differently. Herbie Hancock (www.herbiehancock.com), a master of doing things differently, will release his latest album, River: The Joni Letters on September 25.

The disc showcases a very different take on the music of folk-rock poet Joni Mitchell. Hancock teams with chanteuse Norah Jones for a rendition of Mitchell's beloved Court & Spark, offering a perfect soundtrack for settling into the fall.

While 'River' exemplifies Hancock's inspira...
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VH1 Classic Records Announces 'KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991,' In Stores August 14

August 2nd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
KISS
(New York, NY, August 2, 2007) -- VH1 Classic Records will release KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991 the second installment of the definitive 3-part collection on DVD Tuesday, August 14.

Now 5x platinum, KISSology: Volume One is a proven must own hit that chronicles the beginning of a band that has lasted over 30 years. Fans can pick up where Volume One left off when KISSology: Volume Two hits shelves.

"The sales numbers for 'KISSology: Volume One' confirm just how big and powerful the KISS fan base is," said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President, DVD/Audio/Electronic Games, MTV ...
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Chaka Khan: 'Funk This' In Stores September 25

July 31st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Say the name "Chaka" and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades. First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others). Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there's only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who ...
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Kimberley Locke Set To Release 'Based On A True Story'; Win A Copy

April 17th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Kimberley Locke
Thankful and happy are the most descriptive adjectives representing the heart, soul and spirit of a woman known to the world as Kimberley Locke. Once a small town girl with big time dreams, the Gallatin, Tennessee native has evolved into a talented singer, songwriter and business woman exemplifying confidence, passion and determination to persevere through any obstacle placed in her path. The former American Idol, season two contestant showcases all of her raw emotions, character and journey to now on her sophomore Curb Records release, Based On A True Story.

Taking calculated risks, e...
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The Legendary James Brown Tops List of BET's Top 25 Dancers of All Time

April 10th, 2007 12:18pm EDT
James Brown
On April 6 the ultimate dance off hit television screens nationwide with the premiere of BET's Top 25 Dancers. Hosted by R&B phenom and #4 on the top 25 list, Chris Brown with choreographer extraordinaire, Fatima Robinson, this sizzling addition of the countdown series put an end to the battle of ages by crowning James Brown the undisputed top dancer of all time.

COMPLETE LIST OF TOP 25 DANCERS:

1) James Brown

2) Michael Jackson

3) Nicholas Brothers

4) Chris Brown

5) Janet Jackson

6) Prince

7) MC Hammer

8) Savion Glover

9) Beyonce

10) The Temptations

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The British Invade American Idol

March 15th, 2007 11:19am EDT
American Idol
Legendary British artists Lulu and Peter Noone will work with the Top 11 finalists next week on American Idol Tuesday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and both will perform on the American Idol results show Wednesday, March 21 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. On Tuesday night, the contestants will sing hit songs from the 1960s British pop invasion.

Lulu will perform her hit song “To Sir, with Love” on Wednesday’s results show. She is a songwriter, actor and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s. In 1...
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John Waters Issues A Video Message To His Fans

February 3rd, 2007 9:00am EST
John Waters
Cult figure John Waters may primarily be known for his legendary films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Pecker, and A Dirty Shame to name a few. But in recent years Waters has taken on a new role as soundtrack curator for the holidays.

A Date With John Waters is a 14-track collection of fabulously rare punk, R&B, and even one country tune culled from Waters’ personal collection as a soundtrack for Valentines Day. The album will be released February 6 on New Line Records and follows the release of A John Waters Christmas in 2004. But lest one get the wrong idea about this Valentin...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 26

November 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
Natasha Bedingfield
Happy Birthday to British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield (1981), NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett (1956), Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie (1945), singer/actress Tina Turner (1939), comedian/impressionist Rich Little (1938), singer/actor Robert Goulet (1933), and cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz (1922; d. 2000).
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VH1 Classic, Def Leppard And Journey Get Their Motors Running To Help Raise Autism Awareness & Funds

November 3rd, 2006 11:00am EST
Def Leppard
In an effort to help raise awareness and funds for autism research, VH1 Classic is teaming up with Def Leppard and Journey to auction off a one-of-a-kind autographed motorbike. The bike, designed by Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles is signed by each member of the bands. From November 1 through November 22 online users can visit www.vh1auctions.com to bid on this rock-n-roll machine and help in the fight against autism. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to Cure Autism Now (CAN).

Throughout the auction, VH1 Classic will air promos that direct VH1 Classic viewers to w...
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Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley To Release Much Anticipated Solo Album

October 23rd, 2006 11:04am EDT
Paul Stanley
New Door Records/Universal Musical Enterprises are proud to announce the October 24 release of Live to Win, the solo release from iconic KISS frontman Paul Stanley. The voice and songwriting force behind such spans more than three decades and in excess of 100 million records sold worldwide.

Stripping all the legendary bombast away, what becomes starkly clear is that besides rocking relentlessly, the power of human emotion and conviction on Live to Win can rattle not only the walls, but also touch the heart and soul of the listener. "What I wanted to do on this album was sing about my ...
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Aaron Zigman's Score For "Flicka" Is A Wild Ride

October 6th, 2006 3:22pm EDT
Flicka
Film composer Aaron Zigman scores 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1943 family western "My Friend Flicka." The modern version, with its title shortened to "Flicka," stars Alison Lohman and country music superstar Tim McGraw as daughter and father. When the father (McGraw) decides that Katie (Lohman) should attend college in place of running the family ranch, she decides to tame a wild mustang in order to sway his opinion. Zigman's score is rousing and propulsive, reminiscent of the dynamic scores of golden-era westerns such as "The Magnificent Seven." Directed by Michael Mayer ("A Home at t...
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Konami Signs Simon Cowell And Randy Jackson For 'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol'

August 23rd, 2006 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., caught up with American Idol’s famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will not only come face-to-face with Cowell and Jackson as they rate performances and provide feedback, but Konami’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) inside the game will also enable them to critique specific parts of any performance, a first in the award-winning video game’s history.

"Over the years American Ido...
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"Pure 80s" Compilation Features 18 No. 1 Hits; Comes Out May 9

April 30th, 2006 9:00pm EDT
Pac-Man
Got enough 80s? Pure 80s: #1s features 18 chart-topping smash hits, from "Eye Of The Tiger," "Addicted To Love," "Every Breath You Take" And "Maniac" To "Karma Chameleon," "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "What's Love Got To Do With It."

The '80s were a hit-and-miss decade. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pac-Man, MTV, "Miami Vice," "Cheers," "The Cosby Show," the CD, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were hits. The New Coke, the return of Halley's Comet, and the DeLorean were misses. On the music charts, the hits and misses were just as obvious. Eighteen of the hits--all so...
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Britney Spears Criticizes 'Boring' Pop Stars, Prepares for Comeback

February 17th, 2006 11:33am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is planning a pop comeback because she's bored by the music playing on MTV and the radio. The super-critical pop superstar turned her back on recording and touring almost two years ago to become a wife and mother, but now she's desperate to challenge the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson and reclaim her pop crown.

She tells People magazine, "I haven't seen anybody out there who has had a performance where I'm like, 'That's f**king awesome.' It's been boring."

And Spears, who quit her last tour, citing exhaustion and injuries, can...
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Tony Danza Tops Sexiest Grandparent List

January 20th, 2006 11:47am EST
Tony Danza
The readers and editors of Grand Magazine have voted and selected Tony Danza as the 2006 Sexiest Celebrity Grandparent, following Harrison Ford, the winner in 2005. "Mr. Danza epitomizes today's passionate, funny, devoted grandparent ... and he's cute too!" says Christine Crosby, editorial director of Grand Magazine.

In a recent interview with Grand, Danza said, "There's sort of an inexplicable feeling of accomplishment as you see your offspring turn into a parent."

Grand Magazine also announced the other nine finalists of the 2006 Sexiest Celebrity Grandparent Awards, who all liv...
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Leela James Nominated For NAACP Image Award

January 18th, 2006 4:50pm EST
Leela James
Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Leela James has been nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding New Artist category for her powerful and impassioned Warner Bros. Records' 2005 debut album "A Change Is Gonna Come."

"I want my music to be more than just good music," remarks James. "I would like it to challenge what is considered popular R&B music today. I want it to bring back good lyrics and real singing that touch people in their hearts, and melodies that stick to their ribs and nourish the soul."

It's a creative goal that has earned Leela James a lion's sh...
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Sharon Stone, Elle MacPherson & Madonna Are Over 40 and Sexy

January 18th, 2006 9:19am EST
Sharone Stone
Sharon Stone has been voted the sexiest over-40 woman in the world. The sexy star topped the poll conducted by the magazine Sly, beating a whole host of older beauties to the accolade. The magazine, which is owned by Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, said Stone scooped the title because "her potency to the male libido rivals that of Viagra."

Forty-seven-year-old Stone beat fellow forty-something stunner Elle MacPherson into second place, while pop beauty Madonna came third. Other stars to make the top ten included actress Diane Lane, model Iman, screen beauty Julianne Moore, Heather ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 26

November 26th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tina Turner
Happy Birthday to British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield (1981), NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett (1956), Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie (1945), singer/actress Tina Turner (1939), comedian/impressionist Rich Little (1938), singer/actor Robert Goulet (1933), and cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz (1922; d. 2000).
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