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Forgotten Friday Flick: 'The Little Shop Of Horrors' From 1960

April 24th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Little Shop Of Horrors'
With the new film "The Age of Adaline" at the cinema this week it felt right to go old school and check out some black and white past picture fare with a memorable flair – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Don’t let the 1960 elder movie selection this week fool you, as there’s plenty of wit, sass and people eating botanical class to be had. It’s a joyous terror tale of sorts that was the origin of the famed character of a pesky plant with an unhealthy appetite. Surrounded by some equally particular people – a grouchy store owner, flower eating customers, funeral prone old ladies, a deme...
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Shawn Mendes Debut Album Is Tops

April 23rd, 2015 9:25am EDT
Shawn Mendes Takes 'Handwritten' To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
Shawn Mendes wasn’t lying when he was singing “Something Big.” Surely he was anticipating his pending #1 album on the Billboard 200. That’s right Handwritten outperformed the competition to the tune of 119,000 units, most of which were album sales. Shawn Mendes, indeed is doing big things at a young age – he’s all of 16.

Mendes beat out more established artists who dropped new albums. Reba McEntire – a veteran by all means – settles for #3 with Love Somebody, moving a modest 62,000 units. As for Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb landed at #4, only producing 58,000 units. Interestingly...
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New Album Releases

April 21st, 2015 8:48am EDT
Hard Rock Calling - Day 2 - Performances at Queen Elizabeth Olym
C’mon April! Where is the abundance of new album releases – sheesh! The week of April 21st is another quiet week on the album release front, with a modest four albums standing out. Those albums arrive courtesy of a southern rock band, a southern rapper, and indie-pop dude, and a Christian rapper.

1) Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color (ATO Records)

After a three-year hiatus, alternative breakout band Alabama Shakes returns with its highly anticipated sophomore album, Sound & Color. Sound & Color follows up Boys & Girls, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. Three songs were available ...
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Luke Bryan Drank Some 'Country Guy's Chill Pill' Prior To The ACM Awards

April 20th, 2015 1:29pm EDT
Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton Drank 'A Little Vodka' In ACM Pre-Sho
Even big-time celebrities need to calm their nerves sometimes, and Luke Bryan admitted at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday that he drank a little alchohol before co-hosting the 50th annual event with Blake Shelton.

During a red carpet interview with ET, he told Nancy O'Dell, "I wouldn't say there's many nerves, I'd just say there's a lot of excitement. It's going to be a fun night of music and a lot of memories."

Bryan hosted the show in Arlington, Texas, and admitted he and Shelton imbibed in a pre-show ritual to get things started, "We huddle up and do some read-throughs a...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'Brain Donors' From 1992?

April 17th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Brain Donors'
To help film folks avoid the unfunny blunders of "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" it felt right to pull out a moldy oldie that could fill the funny bone cravings – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re heading down slapstick street for a comedy classic willing to throw in everything – including the kitchen sink! (Duck!) Savory sight gags, potty humor, witty asides and enough tomfoolery to keep the most sullen sailor in stitches, we’re becoming…"Brain Donors!"

The death of a wealthy tycoon named Oscar Winterhaven Oglethorpe has brought a lot of fast talking characters out of t...
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Who Took The Top Spot On The Billboard 200 This Week?

April 16th, 2015 11:56am EDT
‘Furious 7’ Soundtrack Bests All Time Low For Top Spot On The Bi
It was a good week to be a soundtrack, specifically the soundtrack to Furious 7. After ascending to the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 last week, Furious 7 sits atop the charts this week. The improvement in units from the previous week are quite substantial – 111,000 units this week versus 74,000 the previous week. Making Furious 7’s ascent on the Billboard 200 is what the soundtrack did on the Billboard Hot 100, namely “See You Again.”

“See You Again” did the unthinkable – killed Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ vibe. How so? “See You Again” stopped “Uptown Funk” from breaking a tie for th...
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Albums To Check Out This Week

April 14th, 2015 8:30am EDT
Tyler, The Creator Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, another week which means new music to sink one’s teeth in. Much like last week, the cupboard isn’t exactly full – there’s few notable newbies. Even so, a few is better than none and this week that few includes an underground rapper, an up-and-coming Canadian teen pop sensation, a veteran country artist, and a hard rock band. Here are four albums to check out this week.

1) Tyler, The Creator, Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)

Underground rapper Tyler, The Creator returns with a surprise fourth studio album, Cherry Bomb. Cherry Bomb follows Tyler’s 2013 album Wolf, which debuted at #3 on ...
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Rumor Patrol: Duggar Baby Makes History & More

April 11th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jill Duggar's Baby Makes History, Angelina Jolie A
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.

Jill Duggar's Baby Makes History!: Other than being one of the most anticipated births in reality series history, Jill Duggar's baby, Israel David Duggar has also made his mark in a rather large and unusual way in her hometown. The "19 Kids and Counting" star was shocked by the honor!

Verdict: True! According to People Magazine, Israel David Dillard weighed in at 9 lbs., 10-ounces and measured a who...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore Starred In This 1984 Film

April 10th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'No Small Affair'
With actor Jon Cryer’s new book entitled ‘So That Happened: A Memoir’ out this week, it felt right to delve into some past Cryer work that cooks even more then his tell all – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re taking a picture and falling in love 80’s style with a coming of age tale about a clever teen that lives for the lens - until he meets a fetching female subject to channel his obsession that is. Romance, love and making it big - all with the click of a camera. From the screenwriter of the romance flick "The Longest Ride" hitting theaters this week, it’s…"No Small Affair...
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Wale Vs 'Furious 7' Soundtrack For No. 1 Spot

April 9th, 2015 8:22am EDT
Wale Takes ‘The Album About Nothing’ To Top of the Billboard Cha
The title of rapper Wale’s latest album is an unfortunate one – The Album About Nothing. From a critical standpoint, The Album About Nothing is another captivating effort from the MC who has compelled the world with three previous LPs. From a commercial standpoint, Wale claims his second consecutive number one album, following 2013’s The Gifted. While The Gifted performed better, Wale’s impact at 100,000 units is impressive given seemingly less aggressive promotion compared to The Gifted (single “Bad” was a sizable single at the time).

Wale led a number of ‘impactful’ new releases, th...
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