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10 Great 80's Guilty Pleasure Songs

June 21st, 2014 12:00pm EDT
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The 80's are back in style, for better or for worst, and few things define the genre quite as well as its music. The 80's was probably as a decade responsible for more cheesy pop classics than any other combined, and while some were truly great and classic (see anything from Paul Simon's "Graceland") much of it falls firmly in the "so bad it's good" category.

Here are ten songs that are undeniably catchy but you wouldn't want to admit to enjoying:

10. "All Night Long" Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie had struck radio gold many times in the 1970's, but he saved his most memorable hit for ...
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George Michael Cancels Charity Concert With Alicia Keys

June 15th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
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George Michael has axed a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys on Wednesday after he was struck down with a tooth infection.

The former Wham! frontman told fans on Twitter earlier this week his face had swollen up like "a hairy football" as a result of the mystery condition, comparing himself to Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

He had hoped to recover in time to take the stage alongside Keys at her Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event in London, which raises money for victims of HIV and Aids in Africa, but he went online again on Wednesday to reveal he was still unable to perform....
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George Michael Laments Tragedy-Tinged Royal Wedding

May 1st, 2011 7:00pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael saw the sad side of Britain's royal wedding on Friday as he lamented the loss of Prince William's mother and late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

The "Father Figure" hitmaker celebrated William's marriage to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Friday at a "wedding party" in north London.

The singer admits he was struck by sadness when the duchess appeared wearing a gown designed by Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director of the Alexander McQueen label after the famed couturier's suicide last February.

He wrote in a post on his Twitter.com page, "The one tragic ...
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George Michael To Record Song For Royal Wedding

April 11th, 2011 8:21am EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael is planning to record a song to commemorate the upcoming wedding of Prince William.

The British royal will marry fiancée Kate Middleton in London on April 29th and the former Wham! star is looking forward to watching the nuptials - and he's promised an extra special treat for fans to mark the big day.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "I have been thinking about Will and Kate.... and I'm so happy for William... the whole country is getting ready to party! Let's have our own celebration twitter style.....

"Instead of Song of the Day, let's p...
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George Michael: 'I Deserved Jail'

March 6th, 2011 12:13pm EST
George Michael
Singer George Michael has opened up about his recent jail stint, insisting he deserved to go behind bars for his "shameful" acts.

The former Wham! singer was jailed for eight weeks in September for possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

Michael was previously banned from driving for two years following his 2007 conviction for driving while unfit and a year later he received an official police caution for possession of cannabis.

And now he has spoken about his time in prison, admitting he believes it's karma for repeatedly landing in trouble.

He tells British radio...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: July

January 2nd, 2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Love was in the air in July as a host of celebrities walked down the aisle - Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in the Bahamas, while Emily Blunt became Mrs. John Krasinski after marrying The Office star in romantic Como, Italy.

A pregnant Alicia Keys said 'I do' to Swizz Beatz, while Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr became husband and wife in a secret ceremony. Wedding bells also rang in Georgia as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey hunk, Mike Fisher.

But there was also plenty of heartache in Hollywood - Kelly Osbourne called of...
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'Tis the Season For Music

December 14th, 2010 11:00am EST
Glee X-mas
There's still time for Christmas shopping and spreading the holiday spirit, why not enjoy it by loading up that iPod with some great holiday tunes? Spike your coffee with a little Bailey's Irish Cream or enjoy a Hot Toddy (not the Usher and Jay Z version, although we love that song too) put on your Yule tide shoes and take that mall by the antlers.

You may still encounter long lines, screaming children running away from Santa Claus and a crap-load of unruly holiday sweaters, but with your holiday playlist grooving in your ears, at least you can smile while doing so. Here are a few of our f...
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George Michael Wants To 'Start Again'

October 11th, 2010 9:48pm EDT
George Michael
Pop star George Michael is looking forward to a fresh start following his release from jail on Monday.

The former Wham! singer walked free from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving 27 days of an eight-week sentence for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs, stemming from an incident in July.

Speaking to reporters outside his London home on Monday afternoon, Michael said, "I just want to say thank you for everybody who has supported me in there.

"I'm coming out here on my own so that you'll realize I just want to start again."

Michael also vowed t...
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George Michael Released From Prison

October 11th, 2010 8:14am EDT
George Michael
George Michael has regained his freedom after he was released from prison in Suffolk, England on Monday.

The Wham! singer served 27 days of an eight-week sentence handed to him on September 14th for possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

He was arrested in July when he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car after crashing into a storefront in north London. The star admitted smoking dope before driving.

Michael began his stint in London's tough Pentonville Prison before officials transferred him to Highpoint Prison, where he carried out the remainder...
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George Michael Abandons Appeal

September 17th, 2010 1:55pm EDT
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George Michael is resigned to serving out his jail term in full - his lawyers have dropped a planned appeal against his sentence.

The former Wham! singer intended to mount a legal challenge to his eight-week prison sentence for possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

But his legal team withdrew its application just hours ahead of a scheduled appeal and bail hearing at a court in London on Friday.

A court spokesperson said a letter from criminal defense firm Burton Copeland stated the Faith hitmaker was officially "abandoning the appeal".

Michael was caged for eight...
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Record Label Loses 'Faith' In George Michael

September 16th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
George Michael
Jailed pop star George Michael has been dealt another blow - a planned re-release of his debut solo album Faith has been put on hold.

The former Wham! singer was locked up for eight weeks on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

Following the sentence, bosses at his record label Sony agreed not to go ahead with plans to re-release his 1987 album Faith later this month.

A spokesperson tells WENN the album's release has been "rescheduled" but no new date has yet been confirmed.

Michael's prison stint stems from his arrest in Ju...
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George Michael To Serve 2 Months For DUI, Drug Possession

September 14th, 2010 10:47am EDT
George Michael
George Michael has been jailed for eight weeks for driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis.

The former Wham! singer was warned last month that he faced a possible prison sentence after he admitted smoking dope before climbing behind the wheel of his Range Rover in the early hours of July 4.

He later crashed into a shopfront near his home in Hampstead, north London and was found dazed and confused in the vehicle by a passing police patrol.

Careless Whisper star Michael pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs, and was sentenced...
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George Michael Pleads Guilty To DUI, Drug Possession (Video)

August 24th, 2010 9:12am EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael was banned from the roads on Tuesday after he admitted DUI and drug possession.

The former Wham! star was arrested last month after crashing his Range Rover into a photographic store near his home in Hampstead, north London.

A passing police patrol found the hitmaker slumped at the wheel, sweating and breathing heavily, with the vehicle's engine still running. He appeared unaware he had crashed and even tried to put the car in gear when cops arrived.

He was taken to a nearby police station, where officers found cannabis joints in his pocket. He was charged with poss...
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George Michael 'Has Been Loving It Down Under'

March 25th, 2010 8:27am EDT
George Michael
George Michael has fueled rumors he's split from longtime love Kenny Goss, after he was spotted kissing a mystery man on vacation in Australia.

The former Wham! singer spoke out to deny speculation of a split from Goss late last year, following reports the couple had parted over the star's promiscuous behavior.

Michael silenced the rumors by revealing he would be spending Christmas with Goss and his family.

However, the Faith hit-maker, who was recently touring in Australia, has sparked speculation he is no longer with his lover - he was photographed kissing a mystery man in the sea n...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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New Live CD/DVD From The Gossip, 'Live In Liverpool,' Out April 15

April 10th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Gossip
Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of Gossip's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, "Standing In The Way Of Control"; the UK Top 40 hit, "Listen Up"; and the #3 UK Indie track, "Jealous Girls" in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?"

"Goss...
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Video Game Review: 'Singstar' Series Brings Karaoke Home

March 18th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Singstar 90s
Oh, the '90s. Too young to be considered hip in an ironic and nostalgic way, it currently sits in the awkward phase, awaiting d-list comedians to show up at VH1 with their best Bill Clinton jokes tucked away for such an occasion. While the decade gave us some spectacular artists like Beck and Nirvana, it also offered the dregs of the musical society with Chumbawamba and MC Hammer. Singstar: '90s has a collection of both worlds, offering the chance to croon along with some of your favorite songs and videos – then cringe at the hilariously bad tunes and their awkward visual pieces.

Sings...
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'American Idol': Rockin' The '80s

March 6th, 2008 4:05pm EST
American Idol
Each week on "American Idol," prior to the individual performances, the producers reveal a little bit more about the contestants. This week, each of the 16 finalists admitted to their most embarrassing moment from the past. While some of their testimonies could be seen as comical, several had somewhat humiliating moments occur right then and there.

Ryan Seacrest provided his untimely wit by pointing out David Archuleta's urge to pee or Ramiele Malubay's short legs. Simon Cowell put Ryan in his place by his sassy comment to understand his opinion post Kady Malloy's performance cont...
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'Now That's What I Call Christmas!' Series Makes Digital Release Debuts

December 2nd, 2007 11:00am EST
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The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, rings in the holiday season with the digital release debut of two of its multi-platinum holiday collections, NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 1 and NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 2, and the digital return of last year's NOW That's What I Call Christmas! Vol. 3. Now all three of NOW's festive 36-track holiday collections are now available for purchase from most major digital service providers.

NOW's Christmas volumes present the most comprehensive collections of holiday favorites from the su...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 25

June 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
George Michael
Happy Birthday to "Scooby Doo" actress Linda Cardellini (1975), New York Mets star Carlos Delgado (1972), Wham! singer George Michael (1963), singer Carly Simon (1945), "Lost in Space" mom June Lockheart (1925), prolific director Sidney Lumet (1924), and British author George Orwell (1903; d. 1950).
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

January 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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Ashley Tisdale Readies EP and Full-Length Album

November 20th, 2006 11:40am EST
Ashley Tisdale
Singer-actress Ashley Tisdale, star of the top-rated TV movie "High School Musical," will release a three-song EP on Warner Bros. Records December 12th. The EP will give this multi-talented artist's legions of loyal fans an early taste of the dance-pop that characterizes her first full-length album, entitled "Headstrong," due out on Warner Bros. Records February 6th, 2007.

The EP includes the infectious, hooky "He Said, She Said," co-penned by top songwriter/produce Jonathan "JR" Rotem (Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Rihanna), Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Rihanna), and Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Je...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 25

June 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Michael
Happy Birthday to "Scooby Doo" actress Linda Cardellini (1975), New York Mets star Carlos Delgado (1972), Wham! singer George Michael (1963), singer Carly Simon (1945), "Lost in Space" mom June Lockheart (1925), prolific director Sidney Lumet (1924), and British author George Orwell (1903; d. 1950).
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George Michael's Arrest His "Own Stupid Fault"

February 28th, 2006 9:56am EST
George Michael
George Michael has admitted his arrest over drugs charges was his "own stupid fault, as usual". The singer was held by police after being found slumped at the wheel of his car in London's West End. In a statement, he said: "I have been through enough in 24 years of dealing with the media to know what I am in for from them this week."

"Much of it will be inaccurate or simply untrue. I can handle that, it is my own stupid fault, as usual.

He added: "I was in possession of class C drugs and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout." Michael - who was als...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

January 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
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Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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