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Music Spotlight: Ann Hampton Callaway – A Musician You Should Know

September 11th, 2014 1:40pm EDT
Ann Hampton Callaway, From Sassy To Divine Shanachie
Perhaps only a few will recognize the name Ann Hampton Callaway off the top of their head, but definitely more than a few should know about Callaway's elite talent. Callaway sports a résumé that is stacked – absolutely loaded – from top to bottom. Perhaps she's not a household name compared to say pop artists, but her accomplishments deserve even greater recognition than she receives and certainly speaks for itself.

One look at the experience Callaway possesses, and the reasons why she’s “kind of a big deal” immediately reveal themselves. Callaway’s riveting bio describes her as a “sin...
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'Maroon 5' Earns Second #1 Album With ‘V’: This Week In Music

September 11th, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Maroon 5' Earns Second #1 Album With ‘V’: This Week In Music
Expectedly, rock/pop band Maroon 5 debut atop the Billboard 200 with their fifth studio album, V. Until V arrived, it had been seven years since Maroon 5 first reached the penthouse of the Billboard Album Charts, when It Won’t Be Soon Before Long sold a robust 429,000 copies. V doesn’t open nearly as hot, but does sell a respectable 164,000 copies. Those numbers are in line with other first-week sales in 2014, including Ariana Grande’s My Everything (#1, 169,000) Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour (#2, 166,000).

Thankfully, Maroon 5 wouldn’t be the only big name dropping respectable number...
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Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

September 9th, 2014 11:07am EDT
Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: Th
There’s nothing like the fourth quarter, a time when label executives know that sales will flourish more than any other time of the year. A host of albums are always dropped during this most exciting and lucrative time, and this week certainly doesn’t break way from that trend. Led by particularly notable releases from Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice, and Ryan Adams, here are nine albums to check out this week.

1) Lee Brice, I Don’t Dance (Curb)

Country artist Lee Brice returns with his third studio album I Don’t Dance. I Don’t Dance follows up his 2012 album, Hard 2 Love, which debuted at #...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes, Derek Hough Dating New Partner and More!

September 6th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes, Derek Hough Da
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.

Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes: One of the most outspoken women in Hollywood, Joan Rivers was no stranger to shocking people with her outrageous statements. So upon her death when her bizarre funeral wishes were revealed, people were horrified at her requests!

Verdict: Tongue-In-Cheek True! Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, dedicated an entire chapter of her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone...St...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Love Potion #9'

September 5th, 2014 1:10pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Love Potion #9'
With Oscar season just around the corner, a myriad of great films and more importantly knockout performances hopefully are on the way. So we thought we’d take some time this week to celebrate some stellar early acting work long lost but not gone of an Oscar winner – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s flick is a funny tribute to the regular guy and gal and what a little chemical help can do to enhance a personality of those more socially challenged. Love, chemistry and an experiment gone wrong - all in the name of comedy. Need some help in your love life? How about some..."Love ...
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Ariana Grande Made News Not Related To Her Nude Photo Leak... Guess

September 4th, 2014 8:55am EDT
Ariana Grande Tops Billboard 200 With ‘My Everything’: This Week
Unsurprisingly, Ariana Grande scored the second #1 album of her short recording career with My Everything. My Everything opened impressively selling 169,000 copies, trumping the opening sales of 2013 effort, Yours Truly (138,000 copies). 169,000 copies is robust by today’s standards by all means, but had My Everything came out a couple of years ago, think about how many hundred thousands of copies it might’ve sold. To quote Mary J. Blige (at least partially), “Reminisce on the” sales of the past…

Grande was the main attraction, but she wasn’t the only big name artist who dropped new m...
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Exclusive Single Premiere: Erin Bowman - 'Rush'

September 3rd, 2014 1:40pm EDT
Exclusive Single Premiere: Erin Bowman - 'Rush'
If you're looking for the perfect way to cap off your summer and begin the official transition into fall, then look no further than Erin Bowman's latest offering "Rush." Stream it above for free right now! Erin will be releasing a new EP this fall.

Bowman launched her solo career in November 2011 with the release of her debut single "Problem" to top-40 radio in the US. The first radio station to play "Problem" on a full-time basis was Sirius XM’s 20 on 20, where it became a top 5 requested song in less than 4 weeks. Other radio stations began to play "Problem" throughout the country and in...
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This Week in Music: Maroon 5 Leads Albums To Check Out

September 2nd, 2014 9:05am EDT
Maroon 5 Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
September 2014 opens with a captivating slate of new releases. Sure, the fourth quarter sales madness isn’t in full fruition yet, but with names like Maroon 5, Jeezy, and The Counting Crows dropping new albums, the door to a stacked fourth quarter have been officially and enthusiastically opened. No album on this five-album list seems any bigger than Maroon 5’s V, which leads albums to check out this week.

1) Maroon 5, V (Interscope)

Supremely popular pop/rock band Maroon 5 returns with their highly anticipated fifth studio album V. V is led by promo single “Maps,” which peaked in ...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Near Death, Jon Voight Boycotts Angelina Jolie's Wedding & More

August 30th, 2014 7:25am EDT
joan and melissa rivers
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.

Jon Voight Boycotts Daughter Angelina Jolie Wedding To Brad Pitt: Many years of estrangement led to speculation that when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would tie the knot, that Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, would not attend. But the past few years have brought a softening of father and daughter and the two have spend holidays and birthdays of the Jolie/Pitt brood together. Perhaps, by the time of...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Principal'

August 29th, 2014 12:45pm EDT
Principal
Since demand for good movies at the end of summer is tough, we felt it was time to fight fire with fire with our own hard hitting selection to end the season off right – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s blast from the past puts a notorious funnyman in the hard guy hot seat and pits him against a school of baddies looking to protect their turf and rep. When hard luck high needs someone to clean up the hallways who do you call? Who else..."The Principal."

Rick Latimer is a drunk and it’s not hard to understand why. He’s works as an uninspired job as a high school teacher, sha...
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