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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hidden'

January 9th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hidden'
With the possibly good, possibly bad arrival of a third helping of Liam Neeson and his
"Taken" adventures out this weekend, it felt like time for an action packed cinematic suggestion and I’ve got a good on for you – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re checking out a seminal flick in action, as well as sci-fi, horror, and even some suspense moments to boot. It features all the customary action trimmings - a sensational cast, great music and surprises galore – all with a distinctive sense of style. Watch out for…"The Hidden!"

Two men from different aspects of the law fi...
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Rumor Patrol: Iggy Azalea Sex Tape, Betty White Flirts With Chris Evans And More!

January 9th, 2015 10:52am EST
Rumor Patrol: Iggy Azalea Sex Tape, Betty White Flirts With Chri
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.

Does Iggy Azalea Have A Sex Tape?: There have been rumors that Iggy Azalea has been a willing participant in a sex tape. The "Fancy" singer has been reported to be in talks with one of the biggest adult entertainment sites to distribute the alleged romp with a former boyfriend.

Verdict: False! According to an interview with Vanity Fair, Azalea revealed there is no sex tape, despite recent reports to...
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Taylor Swift Makes It An Eight-Peat Atop Billboard 200

January 8th, 2015 11:33am EST
Taylor Swift Makes It An Eight In A Row Atop Billboard 200
Maybe DJ Khaled and Drake said it best: “No New Friends.” Applied to the current Billboard 200, the phrase is best attributed, “no new releases” of note. That said no one is shocked to hear that the invincible Taylor Swift rules the charts for an eighth non-consecutive week. Even with units and sales alike down from the previous week, 1989 still stood tall, selling 172,000 copies.

Swift was unopposed at the top spot, with the next closest album in sales (Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack) and impact (Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint) not coming anywhere close. 172,000 versus 70,000 copies ...
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Rae Sremmurd Leads A Skinny Week Of New Albums

January 6th, 2015 10:20am EST
Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife © Interscope
January is equivalent to death… well not exactly. Rephrase that – in the music industry, January is typically a slower month, which means that few new releases ‘jump right off the page.’ That’s not true of the entirety of January, but the first week of the new year is extremely quiet this year. One of January’s most anticipated albums, Sremmlife may lead the charge, but it definitely isn’t the ‘second coming.’ Here’s three newbies to check out.

1) Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife (Interscope)

Southern hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd look to light up January with their debut album, Sremmlife (what...
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Rumor Patrol: Taylor Swift Falls Into 2015 And More

January 3rd, 2015 11:00am EST
Rumor Patrol: Taylor Swift Falls Into 2015, Selena Gomez Angers
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.

Scott Disick Buys Bachelor Pad On Heels Of New Baby With Kourtney Kardashian: Scott Disick raised some eyebrows with his newest purchase. The reality star reportedly bought a $3.7 million bachelor pad in Beverly Hills, nearly an hour away from his family, partner Kourtney Kardashian and children Mason, Penelope and Reign.

Verdict: True. According to Hollywood Life, Scott did buy the Beverly Hills hom...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'I Declare War'

January 2nd, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'I Declare War'
Since 2014 has officially come to an end it felt fitting to go back to 2013 and give some past work props for those who are unaware…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s 5-star outing is a rehash review of the number one selection from my Top Ten films for 2013 and with good reason. It’s a tasty little treat that loving mixes genres and succeeds. With stellar comedy, action, drama and a pinch of pint-sized revenge, the flick in question is a bold and brilliant blend of "Goonies" and "Platoon" for the kid in us all. Raise the flag as…"I Declare War!"

A group of 12-year-olds...
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Taylor Swift Easily Keeps The Number One Spot Red Hot On The Billboard 200

January 2nd, 2015 8:27am EST
Taylor Swift Easily Keeps The Number One Spot Red Hot On The Bil
She's bleeping unstoppable – like totally! As much as the talk of the queen – aka Taylor Swift – has grown old, she just keeps on dominating the music industry like it’s never been dominated before. She's beastly – in the most distinguished and ladylike manner possible. Cutting to the chase and the 'pure' sales total, Swift sold another 326,000 copies of 1989, impacting with an even more robust number of 'units'. Nobody seems to be able to 'shake off' Swift and if she was shakable, the industry would be left with a void - a "Blank Space" (get it?).

Speaking of “Blank Space,” it adds fur...
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Nicki Minaj Settles For Number Two On The Billboard 200

December 26th, 2014 8:21am EST
Nicki Minaj
Not that it was ever going to be a contest, but Taylor Swift reclaimed her perch on the Billboard 200 without any trouble. 1989 sold 331,000 copies, an uptick in sales, and also experienced an uptick in the Billboard 200’s new ‘units’ system, to the tune of 375,000 units. But as we all know, doesn’t a queen always win? Swift has certainly been exactly what the music industry needed in a weak years of sales.

Nicki Minaj, who boasts the week’s top new album, settled for second place. The Pinkprint sold more respectably than expected, selling 194,000 copies, and impacting even more consi...
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CD Review: The Relapse Symphony – “Shadows: The Acoustic Sessions” (Standby Records)

December 22nd, 2014 7:19pm EST
CD Review: The Relapse Symphony – “Shadows: The Acoustic Session
By unplugging the amps and tripping the breakers, The Relapse Symphony has accomplished a difficult task – they’ve managed to make their catchy debut Shadows even more infectious. On Shadows: The Acoustic Sessions, the resistance to singing along is futile (“Make Your Move,” “Walls”), plain and simple. And, as if you ever had any doubt, yes, vocalist Bret Von Dehl is this good. Perhaps the strongest part of Shadows: The Acoustic Sessions is that the move from electric to acoustic doesn’t cause all that much of a drop off in song quality or bite, which speaks to the sheer veracity of this co...
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CD Review: Billy Talent – 'Hits' (The End Records)

December 22nd, 2014 7:17pm EST
CD Review: Billy Talent – 'Hits' (The End Records)
It’s hard to say anything negative about a compilation album that houses Billy Talent cuts like “Try Honesty,” “Rusted From The Rain” and “Viking Death March,” but by that same token, it’s hard to see the necessity of a greatest hits album after only a handful of studio releases. Regardless, that’s what we have with Billy Talent’s Hits, a collection of the best the Mississauga, Ontario, Canada quartet has to offer. From old school heavy hitters like “Nothing To Lose” and “Red Flag” to more contemporary offerings like “Surprise Surprise” and “Stand Up And Run,” Hits is arguably the best Bill...
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