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Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

March 3rd, 2015 8:59am EST
Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
Ah, March is upon us in all its glory – sense the sarcasm? The first release week of March is somewhat quiet save for just one preeminent release. That preeminent release happens to be by pop’s it girl Kelly Clarkson, who drops Piece By Piece. Other than Clarkson, there are four other albums to check out this week, even if they are ‘under the radar’ per se.

1) Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece (RCA)

The first American Idol victor releases her sixth studio album (seventh album overall if you include holiday effort Wrapped In Red in the mix). Piece By Piece marks Kelly Clarkson’s first ...
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Rumor Patrol: Guiliana Rancic FIRED From E!, Selena Gomez Met Zedd How? And More

February 28th, 2015 2:00pm EST
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Giuliana Rancic FIRED Over Zendaya Comments: On the heels of E! host Giuliana Rancic remark that actress Zendaya's dreadlocks looked like she smelled of "weed" and "patchouli" at the Oscars, the "Fashion Police" commentator backpedaled and apologized both on Twitter and on-air for her inappropriate behavior. But was she fired from her hosting duties?

Verdict: False! Since Zendaya has since forgiven Ran...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'

February 27th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'
With the large amount of crass, crude and lewd selections recently (not really - but it sounds good!), it felt time to class things up around here and give the highbrow folks some movie due – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection puts the refined back in revenge and features a tale of poignant piano payback told with a distinctive air of elegance. Who says getting even can’t be classy? We’re taking on…"The Page Turner."

As a little girl, Melanie Prouvost has a passion for piano, so much so that her modest blue-collar parents give their blessing when she decides to s...
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Imagine Dragons Score First Number One Album On the Billboard 200

February 26th, 2015 12:33pm EST
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The ‘dragons’ no longer have to ‘imagine’ anything. Nope! In other words, Imagine Dragons scored this week, debuting atop the Billboard 200. Smoke + Mirrors not only impacted well overall (195,000 units), but also managed robust sales – 172,000 copies. Yes the Billboard 200 is putting more emphasis on the ‘total package’ or the 195K number cited first, but with albums selling so poorly, selling 172,000 copies itself is notable achievement.

After locking down number one last week with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake settles for the runner up slot, continuing to ‘impact’ so...
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Big Sean Leads Albums To Check Out

February 24th, 2015 9:33am EST
Big Sean Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
It’s another new week and you know what that means? New music releases to infuse life into the Billboard 200 of course! Last week, a lift to the charts itself came by way of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. As far as new album releases, the crown jewel from last week came courtesy of Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album, Smoke and Mirrors. Who’s the crown jewel of this week’s new releases? How about I.D.F.W.U. MC Big Sean, who drops Dark Sky Paradise? Here are six new albums to check out this week!

1) Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise (Def Jam)...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'

February 20th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'
Since this is such a ho-hum week for theatrical releases, it felt like time to have a little fun and spice things up with a good old fashioned treasure hunt – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection mixes things like adventure, buried treasure and a siege with modern day gangsters and hustlers all out to get their piece of the pie. It features stylish direction, intense acting and memorable music that all set the tone for trouble. Follow the clues on the map because it’s all about gold in 1991’s…Trespass!

Vince and Don are two hardworking Arkansas firemen who risk the...
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Drake’s Surprise Album Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200

February 19th, 2015 9:02am EST
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
What’s a winning formula to top the Billboard 200? Well just release a surprise album of course – it’s simple! Actually it’s not that simple, but for a big-named artist like Drake who is used to topping the Billboard 200, it’s no surprise the element of surprise would bode well in his favor. Drake’s surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late did well, selling 495,000 copies. Yes, that just sales – it impacted even more to the tune of 535,000 units according to Billboard. You don’t have to be well versed in Billboard’s formulas to conveying chart data to know that both 495,000 an...
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Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out

February 17th, 2015 8:30am EST
Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
February 2015 has been a music release month without a homerun you might say. Sure, there have been some solid newbies such as Now 53 and Fifth Harmony’s Reflection, but there hasn’t been that big-time hit with staying power as yet. Maybe that changes this week with the release of Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke+ Mirrors, not to mention the surprise pre-Valentines Day Drake album, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Here are six albums to check out!

1) Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors (Interscope)

Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors ranks among the year’s most hi...
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Rumor Patrol: Bobbi Kristina Opens Her Eyes, Spice Girls Release New Music, And More!

February 14th, 2015 1:00pm EST
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Spice Girls Leak New Music Online: Reportedly, several brand-new Spice Girls songs have leaked online, showing up on SoundCloud and cementing why the British pop band was one of the forerunners of the "girl power" music movement. The tunes were recorded for their '90s girl group's final album, "Forever."

Verdict: True! The songs were all put down during the "Forever" era, so do they not feature "Ging...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'

February 13th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'
Nothing says savory cine-space story like a yarn about aliens, brotherhood and tolerance – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re aiming high by taking to the skies for a little hidden outer space gem well worth checking out. On the surface it may seem like yet another intergalactic yarn, but upon closer examination there’s some real style, depth and thought within the fantastical framework. We go deep into the realm of new worlds to check out…"Enemy Mine!"

It’s the late 21st Century and there’s an interstellar war between humans and an alien reptilian race known as ...
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