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New Music Releases This Week To Check Out

4/26/2016 1:25pm EDT
Martina McBride's 'Reckless' Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, the final music release week in April 2016. As iterated previously, April 2016 has been quiet on the music front with a lack of gargantuan hits for the most part. This week is stronger than previous weeks, with a number of worthwhile releases, even if none are incredibly highly anticipated per se. In the new release mix, this week is a county vet, the soundtrack to one crazy hip-hop drama series, and the physical CD release of a musical icon lost too soon. Here are eight albums to check out this week!

1) Martina McBride, Reckless (Big Machine)

After covering soul classics on her p...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015

1/11/2015 3:00pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015
Simple mathematics indicate that 50 years ago would make it the year of 1965. That year was a unique and troublesome time in the world as the Vietnam war really began to escalate - as well as the civil rights movement. The Counter culture began to awake as skirts got much shorter and men started to grow their hair a bit longer.

Gas was a mere 31 cents per gallon and the average rent was $118 per month.

In pop culture “The Sound of Music” was released, the Beatles played their famous live concert at Shea Stadium and the Grateful Dead played their first concert in San Francisco – just to na...

Rob Zombie & Bret Easton Ellis Team Up On Charles Manson Miniseries

2/28/2014 10:00pm EST
Rob Zombie & Bret Easton Ellis Team Up On Charles Manson Miniser
Heavy metal rocker and filmmaker Rob Zombie is teaming up with screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis on a miniseries centered on infamous cult leader Charles Manson. Zombie will direct, and Ellis will write the script.

Ellis is known for films such as "Less Than Zero" and "American Psycho." Zombie has directed projects including "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."

Zombie told, "I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized th...

Rob Zombie Complains About Skate Park Noise Near Connecticut Home

8/7/2013 8:19am EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie is entangled in a dispute over the noise from a skate park near his home in Connecticut.

The Massachusetts native and his wife, Sheri, have complained to local officials about the clamor from the park in Woodbury, which opened near the couple's home, and steps have now been taken to add soundproofing and shorten the hours of operation.

In June, Sheri addressed the issue during a neighborhood meeting, insisting the skate park "proved to be a significant noise pollutant" and she asked whether it could be moved.

Zombie has since moved to silence allegations the couple is unfai...

Rob Zombie Axed Arkansas Concert Over Stage Collapse Fears

10/8/2012 1:24pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie canceled his concert in Arkansas on Saturday night over fears high winds could lead to a stage collapse tragedy.

The rocker was due to perform in Little Rock, Arkansas, but the crew struggled to rig up the outdoor set due to blustery conditions and the show was eventually called off over safety concerns. Zombie has now opened up about the axed gig, revealing he feared the bad weather could have put fans' lives at risk if the wind had brought down heavy equipment on top of the audience.

He even compares the situation to Sugarland's disastrous gig at the Indiana State Fair last...

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Team Up For 'Twins Of Evil' Tour

7/13/2012 1:34pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are hitting the road together for a rock trek they've dubbed the Twins Of Evil Tour.

The two stars will join forces for a string of dates across the U.S., kicking off on September 28th at the Desert Uprising festival in Phoenix, Arizona and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on Halloween.

Manson and Zombie will then make their way to Europe for a 10-country sweep of the continent.

In a statement, Zombie writes, "Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It's happening now. If good taste is the chief enemy of great art...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 12, 2012

1/12/2012 3:00am EST
Naya Rivera
Happy Birthday to:

Glee star Naya Rivera (1987)

Actor Nathan Gamble (1998)

Singer Pixie Lott (1991)

Singer Ameriie (1981)

Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (1974)

Rapper Raekwon (1970)

Rage Against the Machine singer Zack De La Rocha (1970)

French actor Olivier Martinez (1966)

Rocker/horror film director Rob Zombie (1966)

Actor Oliver Platt (1960)

Shock Jock Howard Stern (1954)

Talk Radio host Rush Limbaugh (1951)

Fat Actress" star Kirstie Alley (1951)

Singer Ruth Brown (1928)

Actress Luise Rainer (1910)

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31 Days of Horror - Week 1 - Peeping Tom, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and more!

10/7/2011 7:00pm EDT
Peeping Tom
Day 1: Peeping Tom (1960) Considering for the past two years running, we’ve kicked off 31 Days of Horror with tales of androgyny and murder; we decided to class things up a bit at the outset with Michael Powell’s 1960 thriller Peeping Tom. So shocked by Peeping Tom’s bold portrayal of a voyeuristic serial killer, contemporary critics lavished such vitriol on the film that it nearly destroyed The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and The Red Shoes director’s otherwise classy career. Shameful, considering the clearly masterful hand at the helm of the film.

Much like Hitchcock’s Psycho, which p...

Q&A: Horror Master Wes Craven On 'Scream 4,' And His Own Worst Fears

10/3/2011 3:00pm EDT
Wes Craven
Wes Craven is one of Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers, with a career that spans almost 40 years. He’s primarily known for his work in the horror genre, where he has helped to launch several of its most successful franchises, including "The Hills Have Eyes," "Nightmare on Elm Street," and most recently "Scream." The latest installment in the "Scream" series, "Scream 4," came out this past April, and arrives on DVD tomorrow.

I spoke with Mr. Craven about the upcoming DVD release of "Scream 4," about the genre in general, and about some his own worst fears. Below are the highlights of...

Rob Zombie Rules The 2011 Golden God Awards

6/14/2011 1:42pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie was the toast of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in London on Monday as he was handed the night's top prize in front of an audience dressed as the undead in his honor.

The rocker/director was presented with the Golden God 2011 prize by music veteran Alice Cooper during a ceremony at the British capital's IndigO2 venue to mark his stellar 26-year career.

The night was made extra special for the star as hundreds of attendees turned out in zombie costumes as a special tribute.

Other awards went to Iron Maiden, who claimed the title of Best U.K. Band, and Judas Priest, who l...

Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

5/27/2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...

Ozzy Osbourne Rules Out Ozzfest For 2011

5/12/2011 8:07am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out hitting the road with his long running music festival Ozzfest this year because he wants to focus on solo shows in Europe.

The touring heavy rock event has been staged every year since its inception in 1996 - except in 2009 - featuring performances from top rock acts including Ozzy, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and System of a Down.

Osbourne has recently toured America, and now instead of staging Ozzfest again this summer, he has decided to take his own shows to Europe.

He tells Revolver magazine, "No (Ozzfest), not this year. I just finished a lengthy arena t...

Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

2/25/2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...

Rob Zombie: 'Albums Are Dead'

8/12/2010 5:00pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie has predicted the death of the CD album, insisting music fans will soon stop paying for music altogether.

The former White Zombie frontman insists the album format is outdated and bands will have to adapt to keep fans interested.

He tells AOL's Noisecreep, "Truthfully, when you make a new album... you go, 'OK here's 11 new songs, five of which we'll never play live. And here's the two or three singles that will always be in the set. I think they (the record industry) dropped the ball a long time ago and they're never going to recover from it. Nobody wa...

Alice Cooper And Rob Zombie Team Up For Tour

2/22/2010 12:17pm EST
Alice Cooper And Rob Zombie Team Up For Tour
Rob Zombie's dream of touring with rock legend Alice Cooper has finally come true - they are teaming up for a series of shows across North America.

The musician/director admits he has been pushing for a joint trek with Cooper for 15 years, and is delighted he will finally have the chance to hit the road with the rocker for the Gruesome Twosome Tour.

He says, "The dream or nightmare comes true! Me and The Coop (Cooper) have been talking about touring together for about 15 years and finally the moment is here. This will be without a doubt a rock 'n' roll spooktacular for all the cool ...

Lemmy & Rob Halford Named 'Golden Gods' Top Honorees

2/18/2010 10:08am EST
Lemmy & Rob Halford Named
Motorhead star Lemmy and Judas Priest's Rob Halford are to be honored with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April. Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow Brit Halford will take home the event's Golden God Award.

Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew WK and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.

Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday and Heaven...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 12

1/12/2010 3:00am EST
Howard Stern
Happy Birthday to:

Shock Jock Howard Stern (1954)

Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (1974)

Rapper Raekwon (1970)

Rage Against the Machine singer Zack De La Rocha (1970)

Rocker/horror film director Rob Zombie (1966)

"Huff" actor Oliver Platt (1960)

Dittohead Rush Limbaugh (1951)

"Fat Actress" star Kirstie Alley (1951)

Singer Ruth Brown (1928)

"The Great Ziegfeld" actress Luise Rainer (1910)

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Rob Zombie To Release 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' Nov. 17

10/13/2009 9:04pm EDT
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Hellbillies rejoice, the master of monster mayhem, Rob Zombie, is returning with exactly what you've been waiting for, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"! The follow up to the 1998 triple platinum smash "Hellbilly Deluxe" will be the latest masterpiece from Zombie which is set to hit stores November 17th. The album, produced by Rob Zombie himself, features the first single "What?" which has just been made available for fans to check out.

In support of the new album Zombie will blast off on tour in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th, Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on the 31st ...

Rob Zombie On 'Halloween II,' Violence, And The Reality Of Show Business

8/28/2009 2:44pm EDT
Rob Zombie
After a pleasant chat with Scout Taylor, PopEater got the chance to talk with Rob Zombie, the director of Halloween II.

On Possibly Branching Out Into Non-Horror Genres: "Sure ... I like dark, violent material but moreso I like it more in crime movies ... I wish someone would have offered me the remake of 'The Taking of Pelham 123' because that's like my favorite movie of all time. Something like that."

On the Best Kill Scene in Movie History: "There's a scene in 'American History X' where Edward Norton makes the guy bite the curb and then stomps on the back of the guy's head. That is...

9 Stars Who Have Felt The Wrath Of 'Halloween's' Michael Myers

8/26/2009 10:48am EDT
Halloween II
When John Carpenter envisioned his horrific tale of a serial killer terrorizing his family more than 30 years ago, he likely had no idea that "Halloween" would become one of the longest-running film franchises ever.

Over the course of 10 films, including Rob Zombie's two semi-unrelated movies ("Halloween II" opens Aug. 28), many famous faces have drifted through Haddonfield, some in major roles, others in bit parts.

Here are nine stars who have felt Michael Myers' wrath in the "Halloween" films.

Jamie Lee Curtis: No one has their success more intricately linked with these movies t...

Scout Taylor Chats About 'Halloween II' And Having Rob Zombie As A Mentor

8/24/2009 1:46pm EDT
Scout Taylor
Scout Taylor took over for Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween II. If that wasn't unnerving enough, she also had to run around screaming for over a month while dealing with Michael Myers. However, she was ultimately rewarded with a powerful mentor (Rob Zombie) and a role in The Runaways.

In an exclusive interview with PopEater, Taylor admits the thought of filling Jamie Less Curtis' shoes was scary, but Rob Zombie eased her mind. "...I was really nervous especially when it hit the media and everyone was comparing me to Jamie Lee Curtis. But when I got on set, Rob [Zombie] came...

Trailer Talk: 'Halloween II,' 'Taking Woodstock' & More

8/24/2009 10:01am EDT
I have not had the chance to see "Inglourious Basterds" yet, but I'm hoping to catch it in the next couple of days. From the people I have spoken with that have seen it already, it's supposed to be really entertaining.

Other films in my current backlog include "District 9" which I've only heard positive feedback about, and the Paul Giamatti comedy "Cold Souls."

Two of the movies premiering this week are horror movies, and the other two are comedies. One of the films is another sequel annoyingly titled to resemble the first movie's title much like "Fast & Furious." Arriving at the b...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 12

1/12/2009 3:00am EST
Melanie Chisholm
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (1974), rapper Raekwon (1970), ex-Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha (1970), rocker/horror film director Rob Zombie (1966), "Huff" actor Oliver Platt (1960), radio hosts Howard Stern (1954) and Rush Limbaugh (1951), Fat Actress" star Kirstie Alley (1951), singer Ruth Brown (1928), "The Great Ziegfeld" actress Luise Rainer (1910), and "Call of the Wild" author Jack London (1876; d. 1916).

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'The Unborn' Is In Theaters Friday; Check Out These Other Great Babysitter Flicks

1/6/2009 5:00pm EST
The Unborn
Writer/director David Goyer (Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, Batman Begins) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn and follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.

Starring Odette Yustman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet and Gary Oldman, The Unborn is a thrilling tale of one woman's survival as she fights a family curse and struggles to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.

In The Unborn Odette Yustman plays the babysitter, h...

5 Of Film's Most Believable Psychopaths

10/28/2008 10:16am EDT
American Psycho
For years, filmmakers have been portraying the psychopath, but could our favorite cinematic psychos really be diagnosed as one? According to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), compiled by Dr. Robert Hare, the 20 characteristics of a psychopath include: glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self worth, need for stimulation, pathological lying, lack of remorse or guilt, cunning/manipulativeness, callousness/lack of empathy, shallow emotions, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavioral problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivit...

'90210' Recap: 'Hollywood Forever'

10/8/2008 10:11am EDT
Every time I see the opening shots of 90210 show, I have to remind myself that I'm not watching The Hills. The show starts off with a new girl entering teacher Ryan's class, and luckily she's a bitch. With Naomi getting more and more human by the episode, it's nice to see a girl who's not trying to make friends with everyone. The new girl even hits on teacher Ryan. Since the two of them combined look older than the rest of the class, it makes perfect sense to me.

Elsewhere, Annie and Ethan get the school health project that provides you with one of those obnoxious fake babies that cry...

Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

9/15/2008 8:00pm EDT
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...

Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

8/27/2008 11:46am EDT
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...

Point/Counterpoint: Should M. Night Shyamalan Stop Making Films?

7/11/2008 9:52am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
When somebody mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan it evokes an immediate reaction. For some it's, "He's the guy who did The Sixth Sense, which was great," and for others it's, "Yeah, but his last few films sucked."

Two Starpulse writers have their own opinions about Shyamalan and whether he is just gearing up for further success or whether it's time for him to call it quits:


Alright, people need to lay off M. Night Shyamalan. Sure he is a little cocky (He stated that The village was one of the greatest ideas ever) and his films have seemed to have dipped in quality, b...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

1/18/2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...