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Exclusive Interview: Kevin Jonas Talks Food-Finding App Yood, Building Houses on 'RHONJ'

By carolyn-menyes | Oct 30, 2014 04:12 PM EDT

Kevin Jonas Headshot

Kevin Jonas may be best known for being the heartthrob oldest brother in the teen trio The Jonas Brothers, but now the 26-year-old father and foodie is looking to branch out into the tech development world. Inspired by his time on tour with his brothers Nick and Joe, earlier this month, Jonas launched the food and venue discovery app Yood. Read More »

'Restaurant Startup' CNBC: Celebrity Chefs Joe Bastianich, Tim Love Discuss Real Life Stakes on New Food Reality Show

By carolyn-menyes | Jul 08, 2014 05:38 PM EDT

Restaurant Startup

The restaurant business is a notably fickle friend - the kind of industry that starts as a passion and sounds like a fun job but eventually can turn to turmoil. According to a 2003 study from Ohio State University, 26 percent of restaurants will close their doors during their first year, and over 60 percent will be defunct after three years. So, who would want to invest in such a venture? Enter the new CNBC show Restaurant Startup and famous restaurateurs Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, which premieres tonight (July 8) at 10 p.m. Read More »

Drinking at Governors Ball 2014: Tequila Don Julio and the Perfect Summer Music Festival Drink

By carolyn-menyes | Jun 13, 2014 05:35 PM EDT

Tequila Paloma

Summer is right around the corner, so it's right about time to get both shaken and stirred with a little bit of cocktail fun. Last weekend, MStarsNews' sister site MusicTimes.com made its way to New York City's Governors Ball and had a little backstage fun with Don Julio Tequila. Read More »

'Frozen' Soundtrack Chills at No. 1 for 11th Week

By carolyn-menyes | Apr 23, 2014 01:03 PM EDT

It's a tale as old as time. For the 11th week total, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has topped the Billboard 200, breaking a record previously set by The Lion King. Read More »

American Album Sales Are Sad as 'Frozen' Tops Billboard 200

By carolyn-menyes | Apr 16, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

Album sales in the United States remain in a relatively dismal state, and for the 10th, nonconsecutive week the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen dominates the American music market, coming in at No. 1. Read More »

'Frozen' Leads Billboard 200 AGAIN

By carolyn-menyes | Apr 09, 2014 01:50 PM EDT

The charts are just as frozen as the mountains of Arendale. For the ninth, non-consecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" has topped the Billboard 200, leaving it just one week shy of the record set by the legendary juggernaut that is "The Lion King." Read More »


By carolyn-menyes | Mar 26, 2014 02:42 PM EDT

Pharrell Williams dominates Hot 100

Springtime is a "Happy" time. Literally. For the fifth week in a row, Pharrell Williams' peppy hand-clappy tune is the No. 1 song in the United States. Read More »

'Frozen' Blows Away Competition with Biggest Sales Week Yet

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 26, 2014 12:27 PM EDT

Spring may have (technically) sprung, but that doesn't mean the world isn't still dominated by"Frozen." For the seventh non-consecutive week, the Disney soundtrack has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, selling more than it ever has before in a seven-day period. Read More »

Viral Video 'First Kiss' Helps SOKO Reach top 10

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 19, 2014 04:37 PM EDT

U.S. singer Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England June 26, 2009.

Pharrell Williams will spend another "Happy" week on the charts. For the fourth week in a row, the prolific musician's peppy Despicable Me 2/G I R L single has topped the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, further down in the top 10, a highly viral video has helped alt-rockers SOKO burst onto the scene. Read More »

'Frozen' Soundtrack Reclaims Top Spot on US Albums Chart

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 19, 2014 12:08 PM EDT

Let the storm rage on. For the sixth, nonconsecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" tops the US Albums Chart on the Billboard 200. Read More »

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy', Idina Menzel 'Let It Go' Rule Hot 100

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 12, 2014 02:16 PM EDT

Pharrell Williams at The Oscars

It's yet another "Happy" week on the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to the golden Mr. Oscar, Pharrell Williams peppy G I R L single lands on top of the US Singles Chart for the third week in a row. But, he's not the only one to get a big boost from entertainment's biggest night. After weeks of looming in the top 20, Idina Menzel's stunning Frozen track "Let It Go" has also vaulted into the top 10. Read More »

Rick Ross Bosses the Billboard 200 with 'Mastermind'

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 12, 2014 01:46 PM EDT

It's a big week on the Billboard 200. After the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen iced out the competition in the top 2 for nine weeks in a row, the very peak of the US album chart has two newcomers, with Maybach Music Boss Rick Ross debuting at No. 1 and musician extraordinaire Pharrell Williams right behind him. Read More »

Pharrell Williams 'Happy' No. 1 for Second Week

By carolyn-menyes | Mar 05, 2014 03:29 PM EST


There's yet another "Happy" week in store for Pharrell Williams and America: the peppy Despicable Me 2/G I R L track is spending a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100. Read More »

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