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Holiday Gift Guide

November 28th, 2014 5:46am EST
Starpulse 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: TV Faves, Movie Picks, Tech G
Starpulse's highly anticipated 2014 holiday gift guide is here! If you're looking for the perfect gift for loved ones who love entertainment, this is the place to start. We checked out everything from top TV box sets to the hottest films of the season. We also have some recommendations for those interested in tech gear and some products that are so good, you may have to splurge just a little...*

FOR THE TV LOVER

24: Live Another Day – Jack Bauer is back! While the U.S. president is in London to negotiate the use of a British military base, agent Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) attempts to thwar...
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Grammy Museum Honors Taylor Swift

November 27th, 2014 12:15pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift will be featured in a special exhibit at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month. "The Taylor Swift Experience" will open on the singer's 25th birthday on Dec. 13.

The exhibit will feature items from her rise to superstardom, including books and family photos from her childhood, handwritten lyrics and video outfits as well as costumes from her recent Red World Tour and props from the "Shake It Off" music video.

The exhibit will run until May 10.

During the American Music Awards on Sunday, Swift was honored with the inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence, which was ...
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One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’

November 27th, 2014 9:03am EST
One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’: This We
'Tis the season where album sales are elevated and the music industry breathes a sigh of relief – until the deadness of January that is. While there have been few victory laps (besides Taylor Swift’s 1989), the numbers are stronger than earlier in 2014. That said, reliable chart-topper One Direction scored a fourth number one album with Four. Although 1D got it done, there is a ‘but’ to the scenario.

Four landed at a familiar spot for 1D, but did so in somewhat underwhelming fashion. Sure the 387,000 copies the British-Irish boy band moved is exceptional, but falls below both prognostic...
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Do The AMAs Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominees?

November 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Do The American Music Awards Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominee
The AMAs are truly a popularity contest. The music fans select winners, which is a stark difference from the more prestigious Grammys. Often a gripe of music fans and critics alike are the sometimes odd, ‘out of touch’ choices by the Recording Academy. One that comes to mind is how Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up the rap categories, yet arguably the more transcendent artist, Kendrick Lamar, when home empty handed.

That said it could be argued both the AMAs and the Grammys have tremendous pros and bothersome cons. Even given the contrasts between both music awards show, the AMAs do...
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HBO To Air Kurt Cobain Documentary In 2015

November 26th, 2014 8:45am EST
Nirvana
The first completely authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain will feature the singer's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as executive producer.

Filmmaker Brett Morgen, the man behind the Rolling Stones' "Crossfire Hurricane" documentary, wrote, produced and directed "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." The movie will air on HBO in 2015. The film will include home movies, recordings, art, photos, and previously unheard songs.

Morgen told WENN, "I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. H...
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Ariana Grande To Bette Midler: I'm A Fan No Matter What You Say

November 26th, 2014 8:23am EST
Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler's Diss
Earlier this week Bette Midler criticized Ariana Grande for relying on her sex appeal to sell music, and the young star has finally responded to the criticism.

Midler slammed the starlet in a British newspaper article published on Monday, stating it's "always surprising" to see someone like Grande "slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous."

Midler added, "I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who is telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex...
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Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour And New Music

November 25th, 2014 12:37pm EST
Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour An
Alternative-electro-pop band Mansions on the Moon, comprised of Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora, has collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Wiz Khalifa and Cherub, produced for Mac Miller and have a mixtape produced by Diplo and Benzi. The band behind "Where Are You" recently wrapped up their tour as brand ambassador for Lyynks Music and released their self-titled debut album in October. I had the opportunity to chat with Jeff Maccora, who plays the bass and keyboards for the group, to learn more about the band.

How did Mansions on the Moon come together?

Originall...
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Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’

November 25th, 2014 11:50am EST
Review: Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’
“What’s a world with no I-G-G in this b*tch?” In 2014, the music industry without Australian rapper Iggy Azalea definitely would be less interesting, so Iggy has a point here. After releasing The New Classic to surprising success thanks to exceptional singles in “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” Azalea seeks to keep her ‘star’ rising and visible to the world on Reclassified. Reclassified is a compilation mixing hits and highlights from her breakout debut, along with new material.

Reclassified opens confidently with newbie “We In This B*tch,” where Azalea proudly spits, “Now let’s reflect on wh...
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Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out

November 24th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
Finally, an article that doesn’t mention the staying power of Taylor Swift’s 1989 – Oops! To quote Kanye West, “No one man should have all that power…” Then throw in that fourth studio album by those British-Irish heartthrobs One Direction who are forecast for a big debut, its ‘fourth’ number one.

Regardless, this week in music has some interesting offerings, dropping off-cycle on Monday, November 24. There are some old and some new on the list, as this seems to be the week of the reissue and the compilation – looking at you ‘Yoncé! That said Rick Ross sneaks in with another studio album...
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Sting To Join Cast Of His Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship'

November 24th, 2014 8:45am EST
Can Sting Save The Sinking 'The Last Ship'?
Sting will replace lead singer/actor Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show "The Last Ship." The British rocker's production opened on Oct. 26, and low ticket sales have prompted the singer to join the cast.

Sting will perform in eight shows a week from Dec. 9 until Jan. 10.

He told the New York Times: "I've been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every performance, so it's not like I've flown in from Planet Rock Star to save the day... (I would bare my butt) in Macy's if it will help our show... I didn't assume it would be cake coming to Broadway with an original ...
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