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Maroon 5 'V' (Deluxe Edition) Review: Two Sides To One Successful Record

September 2nd, 2014 12:05pm EDT
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As mentioned in our review of Maroon 5's Overexposed, this is a band that's constantly evolving. None of their records sounds quite like any of the others; whether or not that's a good thing depends on which incarnation you prefer. Fifth album V does its part to continue the group's transition into slickly produced pop-rock that began with Overexposed, yet what makes the record worth a listen are the few tracks where it breaks from effects and goes back to the band's true musicianship.

If you've heard the first three singles - "Maps," "It Was Always You" and "Animals" - you've got a good s...
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Cee Lo Green Tweets, Deletes Controversial Remarks About Rape

September 2nd, 2014 8:35am EDT
Cee Lo Green Tweets, Deletes Controversial Remarks About Rape
Cee Lo Green has put his foot in his mouth in a big way. The singer/rapper, who last week made a plea deal in a case involving slipping an ex-girlfriend with ecstasy and then having sex with her, commented on the incident on Twitter.

He wrote: "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously." He added, "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"

"The Voice" judge also felt the need to point out that there was metaphorical "no broken glass" to prove the charges.

His ex-girlfriend claimed Green spiked her drink during a date in November, 2012, in Los Angeles and she la...
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Former Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dies At 63

September 1st, 2014 9:55pm EDT
Former Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dies At 63
Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison passed away on Sunday evening after suffering a heart attack. He was 63.

Jameson's agent, Sally Irwin, confirmed the news with TMZ on Monday. The band had just finished up the first leg of its summer tour on Saturday and were on break until September 12, when the tour is set to pick up in Parker, Colorado.

"Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison," the band posted on Twitter and Facebook Monday evening. "Our thoughts,love & prayers go out to his friends & family."

Jamison began his career with the band Cobra before ...
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12 ‘Work’ Songs For Labor Day And Beyond

September 1st, 2014 1:40pm EDT
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora film the music video for their single '
Ah, the rewards of hard work – nothing like it. Yes, work can be a total bummer, one characterized by four letter words that rhyme with the word ‘buck’ or ‘quit’, but work can also be fun and make great ear-candy, much like these 12 ‘work’ songs. The only requirement for these songs to make the list – the word work had to be used in some form within the title. The results are…well an interesting, scattered playlist. Enjoy fellow workaholics!

1) Michael Jackson, “Working Day & Night” (Off The Wall, 1979)

What better way to initiate a work playlist than with a soul classic? MJ was r...
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Jenny McCarthy And Donnie Wahlberg Tie The Knot In Chicago

September 1st, 2014 12:22pm EDT
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg
Jenny McCarthy and New Kids On The Block singer Donnie Wahlberg tied the knot on Saturday in a ceremony near Chicago, Ill.

The couple, who were engaged back in April, met in March, 2013, when Wahlberg, 45, guested on McCarthy's, 41, late night talk show and began dating shortly after.

The wedding included in the neighborhood of 80 guests, however Donnie's brother, actor Mark, couldn't make it to the event because of his daughter Ella's birthday in L.A. and his work schedule, so he sent a message via Facebook instead.

According to reports Jenny and Mark don't get along well and that's...
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Rihanna Rocks A Hot Pink Bikini On Vacation In Italy!

August 31st, 2014 6:31pm EDT
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Rihanna shared a few sexy snaps of herself in a bikini on Twitter this week, flaunting her curves in a bright pink two-piece.

The sexy singer added a shot in a yellow and orange sports bikini, followed by a shot in a crocheted dress that has summer written all over it.

The singer is currently vacationing on the Mediterranean Sea following her "Monster Tour" with Eminem, which wrapped up its six-show run in Detroit, Michigan's Comerica Park on August 23.

Rihanna has been staying on a luxury yacht in Ponza, Italy, where she's enjoying her down time.
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12 Best Maroon 5 Songs

August 31st, 2014 4:31pm EDT
12 Best Maroon 5 Songs
As pop/rock band Maroon 5 drops their fifth studio album V (available September 2), what better way to get in the Maroon 5 mindset than examine the best, most memorable songs that the band has delivered since 2002? Over the course of four albums (Songs About Jane, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, and Overexposed), Maroon 5 have delivered some of the most alluring songs – records – of modern times. Here are 12 of the best – the crème de la crème.

1) “This Love” (Songs About Jane)

“This Love” will always remain a, if not ‘the’ crowning achievement of Maroon 5’s catalogue....
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Taylor Swift Set To Join 'The Voice' As A Guest Mentor To All Four Teams

August 31st, 2014 11:07am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is set to join NBC singing competition "The Voice" for its upcoming seventh season.

The singer, who has a new album on the way and just dropped a late summer smash hit in her pop crossover "Shake It Off," will advise all the contestants on the show, according to Us Weekly.

"Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with," a source told the magazine. "She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor."

Taylor will work with each all four judges' teams, while they'll each also have their own guest mentor. Adam Levine's team will feature Stevie Wonde...
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Together Again!

August 31st, 2014 10:17am EDT
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Vacation In Canada, Take In Some Ho
On-again/off-again couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear to be back on as the couple was spotted together on a short trip to Canada this week.

The two young stars were spotted horseback riding on a ranch near Toronto with Justin's father Jeremy, and his little brother and sister, Jaxon and Jazmine.

Justin and Selena reportedly spent three hours at the ranc and were getting along well, according to Pacific Coast News, which reports that Selena looked to be "really enjoying herself."

Bieber shared a few photos of the couple on Instagram, including a shot from their private jet ride ...
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NYPD 'Hip-Hop Police' Monitor Stars Such As Drake & Chris Brown

August 30th, 2014 5:07pm EDT
Drake
In the wake of Marion "Suge" Knight's shooting at a club in Los Angeles, a police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance of hip-hop stars.

The elite squad is known as the "Hip-Hop Police" and reportedly focuses its work on musicians such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe, Drake and Chris Brown.

The squad monitors rap concerts and nightclub appearances by those who allegedly cause trouble. According to the New York Post, law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts following the shoo...
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