Did you know that Michael Bolton's real last name is "Bolotin"? (It's pronounced "below-tin.") Or that he is a major Scrabble nerd? These are important things to know. Bolton's talent supersedes any genre. He has worked with an eclectic array of musicians, including Pavarotti, Cher, Barbra Streisan ... More >>
For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen comedy specials under her belt and multiple TV series with Griffin as the star, the comedian has found success in be ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>
For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>
With rare exceptions for the Smart Car, the tandem bike and whatever those contraptions are in the Dr. Seuss books, the human evolutionary process basically stopped when mankind progressed from two legs to two wheels. If you need proof of the superiority of the cycle, look no further than film, wher ... More >>
Madonna nabs the top spot on the Billboard 200 with her new album, MDNA. The set, her twelfth studio album, is also her eighth number-one; Madonna is now second only to Barbra Streisand with the number of top albums, and even then Babz only leads by one. MDNA shifted 359,000 copies, nearly 80,000 mo ... More >>
From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>
The things I remember about going to the circus as a child are limited, but they are awesome. I distinctly recall riding an elephant -- though my parents do not -- and only recently have I accepted the vegetarian guilt that comes with that potentially false memory. This was before I saw It an ... More >>
The 53rd ceremony to determine the absolute best music! It's Grammy time, people, when we all leap off our couches to buy that Lady Gaga album from 2009 once we all realize it's the best album of 2010. But seriously: the only people paying attention to who wins are people betting on it. What ... More >>
If you haven't seen this video of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin singing "Blueberry Hill," stop what you're doing right now and watch it. It's just that amazing. You see, in America, we sing to the president, but in Soviet Russia, the president sings to you (sorry!). Actually, we're pr ... More >>
Whoever pointed out that the cover of Tennis's forthcoming Fat Possum debut, Cape Dory, appeared to be homage to Lisa Hartman's 1979 album Hold On was right on the money. We caught up with Patrick Riley to get more details on the record, and he confirmed as much. "We decided to recreate the ... More >>
All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>
Our friends over at CNN just posted a partial list of performers appearing on the "We Are the World" remake. From the looks of it, we put more thought into this whole thing than the organizers did. Okay, sure, there were a handful of bona fied stars that took part -- and we're assuming they've be ... More >>
The Avett Brothers grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 4 with their latest effort, I and Love and You. Black Gives Way to Blue, the first new Alice in Chains recording in fourteen year, came in second while new releases by Monsters of Folk, Barbara Streisand and ... More >>
Like practically everyone else in the known universe with an e-mail address, I regularly receive loads o' spam, much of which comes in cycles. Granted, there are some constants: Long live Cialis! But on some months, I'll be inundated with, say, an unusual number of offers for low, low mortgages -- a ... More >>
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men.
The Family Stone is hard to like, harder still to hate.
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jew-pergroup.
Watch out for beer bottles, laser pointers and pointy umbrellas.
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too.
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie.
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
Little Voice fails to hit true notes in its portrayal of a withdrawn girl.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Keanu manages to make Sweet November watchable.
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.
Return to Me is so bad it may never go away.
Better ways to spend your holiday cash than an evening with Neil Diamond.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand
Drag Queen Bingo
Love her or hate her--but give her some respect.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Streisand's funhouse Mirror warps her strengths into rare weaknesses.