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Samantha Greaves is a New York-based freelance writer/blogger that stalks all things pop culture in an effort to make sense of it. When she’s not analyzing music and its artists on her blog, she can be found blogging about the pop culture buzz that plagues her mind via "Poplopedia" here on Starpulse. Follow her rambling on twitter @ratedsamanthag

Music Wrap-Up: Big Sean & Naya Rivera Engaged, Drake Ends Robin Thicke's Billboard Chart Reign, And More

10/4/2013 12:30pm EDT
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Time for your end of the week news recap! Here is the news you may have missed while adding Sinead O'Connor to your list of people who you should never offend.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean Engaged

What a year it’s been for rapper Big Sean and actress/singer Naya Rivera when it comes to their relationship, and it is clear they are trying to go out with a bang...or should I say a ring. A rep for Naya confirmed with Just Jared that Big Sean loved it so much, he decided to put a ring on it. That's right, after six months of dating, the cute couple are engaged. It was just last week Big Sean sat a...

Music Wrap-Up: Nicki Minaj Is Hip Hop's Highest Earning Lady, Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel And More

9/27/2013 11:53am EDT
Nicki Minaj
It’s the end of the week and time to catch up on the news you may have missed while trying to keep count of all the celebrity feuding, hi Rihanna. Go ahead, read on!

Nicki Minaj is the highest paid woman in Hip Hop

In case you didn’t know, Nicki Minaj is paid – very paid. Forbes released their 2013 Cash Kings list and making her way to the top is YMCMB artist Nicki Minaj who landed at number 4. The student is now teaching the teacher as she surpassed her mentor Lil Wayne (who came in at number 7 with $16 million), pulling in $29 million. How did Minaj do it? Aside from touring and her pr...

10 Reasons Why People Are Obsessed With 'Scandal'

9/24/2013 7:40pm EDT
Scandal Cast
From the outside looking in, those who are unfamiliar with the TV obsession known as “Scandal” may not understand why fans are so crazy about it. On the surface, “Scandal” just seems like a show about a mistress and the POTUS with a wandering eye, hands, get the picture. But don’t be fooled, it’s so much more than that. With season 3 of “Scandal” just around the corner (set to premiere on Thursday, October 3), we thought it was best to help those of you who are fighting the feeling to get hooked, to well, get hooked! So get comfortable and let’s talk. Here are 10 reasons why peop...

Music Wrap-Up: Beyonce & Jay Z Are Hollywood's Highest Earners, New Tupac Movie and More

9/20/2013 11:36am EDT
Beyonce and Jay Z
Hello Friday! Time to catch up on the music news you may have missed this week. Read on!

Jay Z and Beyoncé are still the top earning Hollywood couple

No one, and I mean no one should ever buy a drink when Jay Z and Beyoncé are around. That’s because they have enough to buy the bar and the bartender. Forbes released their list of the highest-earning celebrity couples and for a second year in a row, Beyoncé and Jay Z sit on their thrones at number one racking in an estimated $95 million from June 2012-June 2013. How did they do it you ask? Well, Beyoncé’s “Mrs. Carter” world tour sure helpe...

Music Wrap-Up: Kanye's Latest Rant, Wu-Tang's ODB Hologram And More

9/13/2013 12:28pm EDT
Kane West
It’s that time of the week again which means it’s time to catch up on the music news you may have missed while either applauding or shaking your head at Eddie Murphy’s return to music. Don’t be shy, read on!

Kanye West and rant #1,001

Silly me for thinking that Kanye was a reformed rapper after watching him smile from ear-to-ear on his future mother-in-law, Kris Jenner’s, talk show. A video of Kanye West criticizing “culture vultures” (my new favorite term) that has went viral reassures many of us that the old Kanye is still around. The rant took place at a listening party in New York for...

Music Wrap-Up: Tupac Shakur Musical Coming Soon, Young Jeezy Changes Name, And More

9/6/2013 11:40am EDT
Tupac Shakur
It’s Friday and here’s your music news happy hour. Here’s the news you may have missed this week.

Tupac "2Pac" Shakur musical coming to Broadway

You read that right! According to the Wall Street Journal, well known stage director Kenny Leon (“A Raisin In The Sun”) is gearing up to bring a musical based on the late west coast rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur called “Holler if Ya Hear Me.” Though the musical doesn’t have a theater yet, Kenny confirmed that 2pac’s family are in support of the musical and are on board with the project with 2pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, standing as a producer. Kenny ...

Music Wrap-Up: Rappers Adore Miley Cyrus & Beyonce Shoots New Music Video

8/30/2013 12:30pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
It’s the end of the week and it’s time to catch you up on news you may have missed while recovering from Sunday night's MTV VMAS. You can always count on MTV to be consistent with that good old thing known as shock value. Read on!

Rappers love Miley Cyrus

Since we're on the topic of the VMAS, how about that Miley Cyrus performance? You know what, you’re probably over talking about her foam-finger humping and her twerking twerkness so instead let’s talk about how every rapper on the planet is clamoring to get her on their songs. Let’s start with Kanye West. According to the New York Post’s...

The Stars Celebrate Post-VMAs At 'In Touch's Icons & Idols' Party

8/27/2013 10:30am EDT
Icons & Idols Party
The MTV VMAs were certainly something to write home about and thankfully in that letter we only mentioned one shocking moment, hi Miley. While MTV was making VMA history in Brooklyn, In Touch Magazine was throwing the hottest and most stylish after party just over the bridge at FINALE.

Following the live festivities in Brooklyn, celebrities such as Cuba Gooding Jr., Jason Derulo, Nick Cannon, Travie McCoy, and Jenny McCarthy to name a selected few, strutted their stuff on the plush red carpet at In Touch's sixth annual Icons & Idols post-VMA party.

Some of the cast of Jersey Shore were in...

Music Wrap-Up: Drake & Bruno Mars Added To VMAs And More

8/23/2013 1:30pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Welcome to Friday! At the request of a reader via Twitter who asked me politely for posts on Pop music news, I’ve decided not to treat the genre like an evil stepchild. Mainly because I love Pop so much. So, without further delay, here is the Hip Hop, R&B, AND Pop music news you may have missed while placing bets on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s singles outshining each other.

Drake and Bruno Mars added to VMA performance lineup

The VMA’s are set to kickoff live from New York this coming Sunday and the list of performers keeps growing causing anticipation to bubble like a pot of hot water on ...

Music Wrap-Up: Michelle Obama Hip Hop Album? Big Sean and Naya Rivera Play Dirty + More

8/16/2013 11:20am EDT
Justin Timberlake
It’s Friday! I hope you know that it’s time to get caught up on the Hip Hop and R&B news you may have missed while saluting Kendrick Lamar for riling up Hip Hop with his boldness. Grab a seat and let’s talk.

Michelle Obama to release first Hip Hop album

Yes, you’ve read that correctly but before you start coming up with a great moniker for the FLOTUS, read on. Our First Lady has announced that she is planning to release a Hip Hop album to help promote her “Let’s Move!” campaign – a campaign geared toward combating childhood obesity by encouraging school-aged kids to get fit while having f...

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