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Blake Shelton Wins Race To The Top of The Billboard 200

October 9th, 2014 11:13am EDT
Blake Shelton
When the Billboard issue their chart prognostications last week, it was suggested that Blake Shelton had a solid shot at his second career #1 album. That said, that forecast would become cloudy thanks to one Barbra Streisand, who was projected to be competitive in the race for the top spot once again. Fellow country artists Lady Antebellum were considered to be likely third place. Things didn’t complete go as expected.

Blake Shelton indeed topped the Billboard 200, selling a more robust than expected 101,000 copies of Bringing Back The Sunshine. While prognostications had allotted 90...
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Jason Aldean Leads New Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

October 7th, 2014 11:16am EDT
Jason Aldean
As 2014 progresses in the fourth quarter, the amount of new albums released increases dramatically. The month of October is chocked full of new albums, many with the potential to be big hits. That said, ‘big hits’ in the new normal of album sales means tempered sales expectations. That said the sure bet this week seems to be obvious – Jason Aldean's highly anticipated Old Boots New Dirt. Besides Aldean, there are many other alluring aspects to check out this week.

1) Jason Aldean, Old Boots New Dirt (Broken Bow)

There’s good reason NOT to bet against popular country singer Jason Ald...
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Giving Hotel Owners What They Need To Succeed Anthony Melchiorri Style

October 7th, 2014 5:20am EDT
Anthony Melchiorri
We caught up with Travel Channel’s Anthony Melchiorri, star of the hit show “Hotel Impossible.” While chatting, Anthony shared the key to a hotel’s success, where he gets his tough love mentality, and what’s the grossest thing he discovered in a hotel room this season.

Tell our readers what you have been up to?

We’ve been shooting season five of the show and we have been to Woodstock, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Canada so far. You would think after the show being on for this long and my working with 50 hotels that the owners would be prepared for me or fake that they have it together,...
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Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Doesn't Invite Affleck Family To Wedding, Alfonso Ribeiro Protests 'DWTS' And More!

October 4th, 2014 8:10am EDT
Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Doesn't Invite Affleck Family To We
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.

George Clooney Refuses To Invite Affleck Family To Wedding

Jennifer Garner appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and relayed the buggy reason she feels she and husband Ben Affleck (Clooney's producing partner on "Argo") were not invited to Clooney's lavish Italian nuptials.

Verdict: According To Jennifer Garner, Maybe! The mother of three recalled a story from "years ago" when the couple...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Basket Case'

October 3rd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Basket Case'
It’s October and that means all hallows eve is upon us. So in keeping with the scary holiday season we’re dedicating this month to all things horror and Henenlotter – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! First up on the B-movie Director Frank Henenlotter October terror train is a glimpse into his first work of art. A nasty nugget about a pair of brothers out seeking justice for some wrong doing that befell them both – a surgical procedure they didn’t want. Oh yeah and did I forget to mention that one lives in a big wicker basket? We’re hitting Halloween hard and fast with the 1982 camp c...
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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Top The Billboard 200

October 2nd, 2014 8:27am EDT
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
After a tight race for the number one spot, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga take their jazz duets album Cheek To Cheek to #1 on the Billboard 200. Bennett and Gaga sold a respectable 131,000 copies, slightly more than initially prognosticated. Cheek To Cheek would outpace Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival (#2, 130,000 copies) and Barbra Streisand’s former #1, Partners (#3, 127,000 copies). Previously, the edge had been given to both Chesney and Streisand.

Bennett, Gaga, and Chesney weren’t the only acts abuzz within the top #10 of the Billboard 200 this week. Alternative band Alt-J’s sophomore a...
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Blake Shelton, Prince, & Lady Antebellum Lead Albums To Check Out

September 30th, 2014 11:10am EDT
Blake Shelton, Prince, & Lady Antebellum  Lead Albums To Check O
Talk about being spoiled on Tuesday, September 23. No shortage of new albums was available, restoring hope after a year of down album sales. September 30 may not be the ‘super Tuesday’ of the former week, but there are still some exceptional choices. Among the biggest artists dropping new albums: Blake Shelton (Bring Back the Sunshine), Lady Antebellum (747), and Prince (ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM with 3RDEYEGIRL). Here are nine new albums to check out this week.

1) Prince, ART OFFICIAL AGE (Warner Bros)

2) Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL, PLECTRUMELECTRUM (Warner Bros)

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Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Ceremony And More

September 27th, 2014 6:37am EDT
Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Cerem
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.

George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin Wedding Conflict Almost Stops Ceremony: George Clooney seems to be getting cold feet just days before his nuptials to Amal Alamuddin. Clooney reportedly has been telling Alamuddin and other pals that they should wait longer before getting hitched, despite the fact that plans are a go for this weekend's wedding extravaganza.

False: Alamuddin was spotted looking excite...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Reign Of Fire'

September 26th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reign of Fire
With the lackluster new film "The Equalizer" hitting theaters this weekend, it felt like the right time to show the mundane movie powers that be that action work can still possess awesome acting…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s movie has both popcorn fun and cool character depth all under the roof of the fantasy genre. It also introduced audiences to some of the most amazing actors of our generation while re-invigorating those already familiar. All this and dragons – oh, yeah! We’re talking about Matthew McConaughey channeling inner crazy man in the 2002 flick…"Reign of Fire!"...
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Barbra Streisand’s 'Partners' Beats Chris Brown for Top Spot on Billboard 200

September 25th, 2014 8:28am EDT
Barbra Streisand’s 'Partners' Beats Chris Brown for Top Spot on
Few 72-year olds can do it like Barbra Streisand. Who just landed another #1 album – Barbra Streisand! Duets album Partners not only debuted at #1, but did so with larger than expected numbers (196,000 copies). It also made history giving Streisand at least one #1 album in the past six decades. Go Barbra – it’s your birthday… well not really!

Chris Brown settles for the #2 spot behind Streisand, as X sells 146,000 copies. While Brown might be disappointed he didn’t score his third number one album, X performed better its first week than Fortune, which sold 135,000 copies. Maybe even ...
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