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5 Celebs Who Don't Party Hard

It's not all about clubs and booze for these stars

(Newser) - In a rather hilarious story last weekend, Page Six reported that Selena Gomez is no longer friends with Taylor Swift because T-Swift is simply too boring. As evidence, Page Six relays this tale: Swift recently went to dinner in Manhattan with a group of 14, and "she did not... More »

We Haven't Had a Real Christmas Hit in 19 Years

Chris Klimek blames nostalgia, iTunes

(Newser) - It has apparently become impossible to write a new Christmas classic. The holiday canon "isn’t just closed—it’s a location-undisclosed black site that’s locked down tighter than Santa’s workshop," observes Chris Klimek at Slate . The last song that really fits the bill is Mariah... More »

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

10 Artists Who Turned Down Hit Songs

Just think, Janet could have had 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities aren't so lucky—as evidenced by these 10 musical artists who rejected songs that later turned into hits by someone else. From Celebuzz :
  • Leona Lewis recorded "We Found Love" before Rihanna, but didn't want to commit. "Mine's better," she says, although she
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100 Definitive Songs of the '00s

From Amy Winehouse to Outkast and beyond, tunes define a music-rich decade

(Newser) - As the 2000s draw to a close, the Telegraph takes a look at the 100 songs that define the decade. The top 10:
  1. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (2006)
  2. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," Arctic  Monkeys (2005)
  3. "Crazy In Love," Beyonce (2003)
  4. "
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World's Priciest Wedding Singers

(Newser) - For the demanding bride-to-be who thinks a DJ just doesn't cut it, top-notch live entertainment can be had—for a few million dollars. The New Zealand Herald runs down the best paid wedding singers:
  1. Rolling Stones: These aging rockers garner upwards of $8 million for a private audience, but will
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Coldplay Tops World Chart for '08

Viva la Vida the year's bestselling album

(Newser) - Coldplay’s Viva La Vida was the best-selling album in the world last year, the BBC reports, selling 6.8 million copies. Coldplay was one of four British acts to crack the top 10. Here’s the rest of the list:
  1. AC/DC: Black Ice
  2. The Mama Mia! soundtrack
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Jay Z: Chris Brown Is a Dead Man Walking

Attack prompts outrage and rumors, from herpes to jealousy

(Newser) - Glimpses into the crazy world of Rihanna and Chris Brown continue to trickle out. The latest tidbits from their pre-Grammy drama:
  • Jay-Z, who discovered Rihanna, is enraged, says a source. “Chris is a walking dead man.”
  • One rumor claims Rihanna caught herpes from Jay-Z and passed it on
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Get Ready for Mariah: the Musical

Pop diva's life to be Broadway musical

(Newser) - Mariah Carey: The Musical may be hitting Broadway in 2009. The singer is in talks to bring her life story to the stage, confirmed a spokesman. The pop diva has certainly led a dramatic life, reports the Mirror, from her marriage to Tommy Mottola to her 2001 breakdown. The biggest... More »

Top 5 Songs of Summer

New York magazine projects the big hits of 2008

(Newser) - Roll down the windows and crank up the stereo. Using a “Summerability” scale that measures things like airplay, iTunes sales, and potential similarity to Rhianna’s 2007 hit "Umbrella," New York magazine picks the Top Five Songs of the Summer.
  1. "American Boy" by Estelle featuring Kanye
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As Digital Gains, Album Sales Plunge 11%

Music biz turmoil as CDs plummet

(Newser) - CDs continue to go the way of the 8-track, losing further ground to digital music. Another big drop in CD sales is being driven by the closure of Virgin stores and reduced shelf space at outlets like Target. CD sales are off 16% over the last 12 months and total... More »

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