Decision 2009: Susan Boyle Loses, Narrowly, to Taylor Swift in Sales Race

Posted Jan 6th 2010 at 08:40 PM by Laura Ferreiro

Susan Boyle maintained her No. 1 spot on the US charts for the sixth week in a row, but despite this impressive feat, she couldn't quite muster enough steam to overtake Taylor Swift as the top-selling artist of 2009. According to Nielsen SoundScan data released today, Boyle sold 3,104,000 copies of her debut album 'I Dreamed a Dream' in 2009, only slightly less than Swift's 'Fearless,' which sold ...

Who Took the Sex Out of Sex Tapes?

Posted Dec 29th 2009 at 04:30 PM by Laura Ferreiro

Does anyone remember the days when sex tapes actually had, you know, sex in them? These days, it seems that anyone with a modicum of name recognition can film themselves kissing someone in their underwear and before you know it, it becomes hyped across the internet as a "sex tape." Case in point, Carmen Electra's recent "sex tape," which contains no actual sex (just some smooching and Carmen ...

Why America Has a Crush on Susan Boyle

Posted Dec 16th 2009 at 09:00 PM by Laura Ferreiro

Scottish songstress Susan Boyle seems poised to conquer the world. The unassuming 'Britain's Got Talent' star has already sold more than 1.8 million copies of her debut album 'I Dreamed a Dream' in its first three weeks of release in the U.S. (not to mention the millions she's sold worldwide). She also set an impressive record for the best first-week sales of any woman since SoundScan started trac...

Rolling Stone Gets Into Risky Business: Restaurants

Posted Dec 7th 2009 at 09:00 PM by Laura Ferreiro

Venerable music mag Rolling Stone has announced that it will cut its teeth in an unlikely new business venture -- restaurants. The owners of the enduring entertainment publication have invested in a themed eatery and bar, which is set to open its doors in Hollywood in summer 2010. If things go well for this entertainment-themed bistro, more locations could be on the way in cities across the cou...

Hark! We Herald Some Seriously Quirky Christmas Albums

Posted Nov 27th 2009 at 11:00 AM by Laura Ferreiro

Bob Dylan isn't the likeliest of candidates to put out a Christmas album, but the legendary troubadour has declared to the world that he has 'Christmas in the Heart,' releasing an album of the same name. With everyone from Dylan to David Archuleta getting into the holiday spirit, we at PopEater decided to take a look at some seriously unexpected and downright bizarre holiday albums to help you do ...

Save the Frogs! Surprising Celeb Causes

Posted Nov 17th 2009 at 05:00 PM by Laura Ferreiro

We've all heard about Angelina Jolie's exploits as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and Bono's campaigns to combat AIDS and poverty in Africa, but did you know that 'Heroes' star Hayden Panettiere has been fighting to prevent dolphins from being killed in Japan? Or that Jennie Garth is taking on, um, bad breath in Los Angeles? We at PopEater decided to take a look at some of the lesser-known (...

Naked or Not, Famous Vegetarians Are a Passionate Bunch

Posted Nov 14th 2009 at 11:00 AM by Laura Ferreiro

What could inspire Alicia Silverstone to strip naked in an ad, Natalie Portman to blog passionately and Morrissey to walk off stage at a festival? The answer might surprise you: vegetarianism. Countless actors, rock stars and folks from all walks of life have decided to take meat off the menu and go veggie for an array of reasons as colorful as their personalities....

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