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"Weird Al" Yankovic Says 'Mandatory Fun' Is His Last Album

July 16th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic says his latest album, "Mandatory Fun," which was released Tuesday will likely be his last - but that doesn't mean he's retiring.

The comedian/singer says that thanks to YouTube it just isn't practical to put out full length albums anymore because of the way the video sharing site has made it simple for anyone to make their own parody videos, so his 14th studio disc is likely his last.

Yankovic has no bitterness or hard feelings about it though.

"Actually, I don't view it as a competition at all," he tells NPR. "I think it's wonderful that there's a level playing fiel...

Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary

July 16th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
The Beatles
Ron Howard is set to bring The Beatles back to movie theaters for the first time since Let It Be in 1970.

Howard will direct an authorized documentary following the legendary band during their touring years, when they traveled across the world and began "Beatlemania" in every country.

Howard said in a press release, "I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

The Beatles only toured from 1963 to 19...

Adele Teases New Album, World Music Awards Spills The Beans

July 16th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Adele Teases New Album, World Music Awards Spills The Beans
Adele was being coy when it came to revealing her next album, but it appears it has all been spoiled by the Twitter account of the World Music Awards.

Back in May, Adele wrote after her 26th birthday, "Bye Bye 25... see you again later in the year." Adele's previous albums were titled 19 and 21, with 21 coming out in 2011. If Adele were to release her third album four years later, it would make sense to name it 25.

Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x

— Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014

Well, The World Music Awards appeared to confirm 25 will be ...

'Foil,' Weird Al's Parody of 'Royals,' Isn't Entirely About Food – Watch The New Music Video

July 16th, 2014 11:43am EDT
Weird Al
Weird Al is known for his musical parodies involving food (Eat It and Fat are classics), so Lorde should be honored that her hit Royals is the only song on his new album Mandatory Fun that takes a culinary turn.

In the third music video released in as many days by Weird Al to promote the album, the musician teamed up with College Humor to produce Foil which appears to extol the virtues of using aluminum foil to protect leftovers. However, there's a much more important use and in involves the Illuminati and New World Order.

"Oh, by the way, I've cracked the code / I've figured out these ...

Hot Babe of the Day: Renee Olstead

July 16th, 2014 3:30am EDT
Renee Olstead
Every day at Starpulse we upload some of the classiest and most delightful pictures of stunning looking women from around this colossal planet. Today's eye-catching and gorgeous target is Renee Olstead.

Renee was born Rebecca Renee Olstead on June 18th, 1989, in Kingwood, Texas.

She started her career in show business by appearing in television commercials at age eight and went on to make her television debut in 1995's made for TV movie Deadly Family Secrets.

Her T.V. résumé includes guest appearances on Touched By an Angel, Chicken Soup for The Soul and Providence. She had major roles ...

Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart Dress In Drag For Jenny Lewis Video

July 15th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart Dress In Drag For Jenny Lewis Vid
Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson had a gender bending experience while making the new music video for pal Jenny Lewis's "Just One of the Guys."

At the start of the video the actresses actually look a bit sexy in their all-white menswear, but hilarity ensues when you see them in track suits, baseball caps, mustaches and even a rat tail.

Singer-songwriter Lewis, whose new disc "Voyager" is her first solo album in six years, told GQ of the shoot: "We screamed with laughter all day, huddled behind the monitor. I haven't laughed that hard since 'What About Bob?' came out on laser...

Gavin Rossdale To Join Gwen Stefani On 'The Voice'

July 15th, 2014 2:24pm EDT
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
On September 22, "The Voice" will return with judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Being the only lady on the coaching panel is tough, but Stefani will have some familiar help in the form of her husband, Gavin Rossdale.

In the second stage of the competition, Rossdale's mentoring could prove useful to get Team Gwen where it needs to be. Stefani revealed to Access Hollywood, "He is super articulate and he has a really good opinion and he is smart and he's been doing a really good job. We both have, I think, a lot of experience in the sense that when you ...

Weird Al Is Tired Of Your 'Word Crimes'

July 15th, 2014 1:03pm EDT
Weird Al Is Tired Of Your 'Word Crimes'
In his second music video in as many days (and #2 of the eight he will release over eight days), Weird Al is taking on the poor grammar he has seen on the Internet.

In a parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, titled Word Crimes, Al goes full "grammar Nazi" on people who use numbers in words and "it's" incorrectly. We'll toot our own horn and mention we also correctly guessed this parody when we saw the track list.

The music video is completely graphical, so don't expect the celebrity cameos we enjoyed in yesterday's Tacky release. Still, it gets the song's point across.

Weird Al sings...

Tupac Shakur's Broadway Musical To Close Due To Poor Ticket Sales

July 15th, 2014 9:14am EDT
Tupac Shakur's Broadway Musical To Close Due To Poor Ticket Sale
A Broadway musical based on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur is closing early due to disappointing ticket sales. "Holler If Ya Hear Me" opened at New York City's Palace Theatre on June 19 and will have its final curtain call on Sunday, July 20.

Producer Eric L. Gold announced the news on Monday, explaining: "We are so proud to be a part of this ground breaking production... My hope is that a production of this calibre, powerful in its story telling, filled with great performances and exciting contemporary dance and music will eventually receive the recognition it deserves.

"It saddens me ...

Woman Who Accused Conor Oberst Of Raping Her Says She Made It All Up

July 14th, 2014 11:41pm EDT
Conor Oberst
The woman who accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of sexually assaulting her at a concert back in 2003 has retracted her statements, saying she made the whole thing up for attention.

Joanie Faircloth made headlines in December for posting her accusations in the comments section of an article that appeared on website, claiming that the singer raped her after one of his concerts in North Carolina when she was just 16-years-old.

Oberst denied the claims and filed suit against Faircloth for defamation, which she failed to respont to, and he pursued a summary judgment for $1.2 m...