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Albums To Check Out This Week

April 7th, 2015 10:07am EDT
All Time Low Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
After a star-studded assortment of new albums last week, this week is much more subtle. The same bombast that greeted a long-awaited comeback by Ludacris, The Album About Nothing courtesy of Wale, and an album named after a Japanese repair technique (Kintsugi) by Death Cab For Cutie isn’t apparent this week. Even so, there are some interesting new efforts, led by irresistible Baltimore quartet All Time Low with their affinity for emo lyrics and the occasional dash of salty language. All Time Low and four others lead albums to check out this week.

1) All Time Low, Future Hearts (Hopele...
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Rumor Patrol: Taylor Swift Relationship No Longer Secret & More

April 4th, 2015 11:01am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Big Ang Has Throat Tumor, Will Ferrell Dumps Krist
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.

'MobWives' Big Ang Has Throat Tumor: Reportedly Angela Raiola went in for a routine checkup and found she had a tumor in her thoat the size of a lemon. The "Mob Wives" celeb reportedly did not know of the mass.

Verdict: True! According to TMZ's sources Angela was admitted to a Staten Island hospital where doctors will have to perform surgery to remove the tumor. Raiola was scheduled to begin shootin...
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Sumo Has A Big New Beanbag Chair: The Omni Plus

April 4th, 2015 7:23am EDT
Check Out The Sumo Omni Plus, An Enormously Comfortable Beanbag
When the Sumo Omni Plus arrived at the Starpulse.com headquarters*, I didn’t realize it at first because the box wasn’t very large. Little did I know how enormous the beanbag chair would turn out to be.

The assembly was quite simple. The foam is compressed for shipping and needs to be rolled around and fluffed up “to help the re-expansion process.” Once I kneaded and pressed the foam it started “breathing in air.” Then I inserted the foam into the olive green suede-like cover and waited.

The instructions promised the Sumo would reach 90 percent of its size in 24 hours, and it would expa...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Barton Fink'

April 3rd, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Barton Fink' From 1991
When it comes to the infamous Coen Brothers everyone has their film favorite. Those who like to laugh swear by "Raising Arizona," the stoners have all but adopted "The Big Lebowski" and Oscar says "No Country For Old Men" is their finest. But for a movie geek like me I prefer my Coen cool with a little of all of the above for a flick lesser known but way more memorable – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s cinematic oddball has all the Coen staples – quirky characters, meticulous mood and unpredictable twists and turns – but with a dash of a slow simmering story that makes the aud...
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Kendrick Lamar Keeps The Top Spot

April 2nd, 2015 9:33am EDT
Kendrick Lamar Keeps The Number One Spot Warm For A Second Week
In one of the least shocking weeks on the Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded To Pimp A Butterfly sits atop the charts for a second week. Shocking right – of course not – who was about to stop it? Sales and overall impact dropped, but not too harshly for a second week on the charts – the tune of 123,000 units and 107,000 copies (sales). Sales alone have nearly given Lamar a gold album at 431,000 copies.

Basically, examining this week’s charts, the competition wasn’t there. Yes, there were newbies, but the highest bowing new album – Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful, settled...
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This Week In Music

March 31st, 2015 9:52am EDT
Wale And Ludacris Lead Albums To Check Out
Ah, March 31st is turning out to be quite a big new release day – by no means is March ending like a ‘lamb.’ Arguably, there is not a surefire juggernaut release the likes of Kendrick Lamar dropping this week, but there is a healthy dose of big names ending March on a high note. Led by Wale and a comeback album by Ludacris, here are seven newbies to check out this week!

1) Wale, The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)

Wale returns with his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. Nothing follows up Wale’s 2013 LP The Gifted, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The Album About...
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Rumor Patrol: The Real Reason Zayn Malik Left 1D & More

March 28th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction Because Of Drug Pr
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.

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction Due To Drug Problem?: Rumor has it that Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction had nothing to do with the fact that he needed some time to rest and find a life for himself outside the band. It's been speculated that Malik's abrupt departure had to do with a deeper drug problem.

Verdict: No Official Comment. Apparently, an insider revealed to Radar Online that Malik ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: 'Easy Money' Is The Definitive Dangerfield Outing

March 27th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Easy Money'
Things have gotten a tad serious in the past picture realm recently and with the arrival of the tepid new comedy "Get Hard" hitting theaters today it felt right to provide a little lessor known five-star funny film for fans – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection from the house of hilarity is via the mind of a notorious funnyman who always got no respect. But unlike the notorious ("Caddyshack," anyone?!) and staple work (time to go…"Back To School!") in his wheelhouse, this one is a gem that may have slipped through the cracks for some. Ready to give up all your vices for ...
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Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Tops Billboard Charts

March 26th, 2015 9:27am EDT
Kendrick Lamar Takes 'To Pimp A Butterfly' To Number One
After dropping a ‘five-star masterpiece’ with his sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar reaps the benefits from topping the Billboard 200 – his first career number-one album. To Pimp A Butterfly easily topped the charts, selling 324,000 copies and impacting even more robustly with 363,000 units according to Billboard. The two best debuting albums of 2015 come by way of hip-hop efforts, an interesting fact. For Kendrick, he has definitely ‘come up.’

Kendrick Lamar might’ve been the star pupil of this week’s charts, but two others got in on some top 10 action. Modest Mous...
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New Music This Week: Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Van Morrison & More

March 24th, 2015 9:43am EDT
Action Bronson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
Kendrick Lamar took some of the luster of this week away when he moved his sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly up a week. It was a smart move at the time as the only other big attraction was Modest Mouse’s first album in eight years, Strangers To Ourselves. Even without Kendrick Lamar heading the bill, on an off-cycle Monday release date, there’s plenty of newbies to sink one’s teeth into, arguably led by the long awaited debut album by Action Bronson. But if AB can’t do it, maybe the task falls into the hands of the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, James Bay, Van Morrison, Kidz Bop Kidz, or St...
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