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  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    No One Trusts the Tastes of Teenage Girls, But Should: Why Justin Bieber Is the Next Beatles

    At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above the age of 18. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    How Much Innuendo Can You Read Into This One Celebrity Item?

    It's a HollyScoop story titled: HUGH JACKMAN STARSTRUCK BY JOHN TRAVOLTA. And it goes something like this: "Hugh Jackman is a big-time Hollywood star who we're assuming NEVER gets starstruck, because he's the one doing the star-striking (Is that a word? Nevermind) but there is one A-lister who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Is The Oscar Curse In Store For Jennifer Lawrence?

    Think about it. Hear much about Sandra Bullock lately? Gwyneth's movie career? Natalie Portman? (Yes, I know she has another Thor and a Terrence Malick film coming, but still.)

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Ranking All The American Idol Winners In Terms Of Quality

    A regular on the gay gossip board datalounge.com took a stab at ranking the show's bevy of belting prize winners, from 11 to 1. If you don't see some of the best talents on the list, it's because they didn't win on the show! Here what they wrote: "11. Lee DeWyze (above). He's cute and can more or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Here's The Stellar Lineup For The Inauguration! What A Concert!

    What was supposed to be a simple inauguration for President Obama's second term is turning into the concert of the year. Kelly Clarkson will do "Breakaway." Usher's crooning "Something Special." Katy Perry will belt "Firework" one more time. John Legend is set to perform "Ordinary People."

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Forget Justin Timberlake and Destiny's Child -- Timbaland and Pharrell Are Back!

    So, Justin Timberlake and Destiny's Child dropped two singles over the weekend, and people who mostly grew up in the last decade rejoiced. Everybody else was like, "What the hell is this all about?" Both these major pop entities haven't dropped new music in a long while. Timberlake, who hasn't rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Twilight Film Gets The Most Nominations!

    Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    12 (More) Big Deal Albums We're Hella Excited For

    Hey: Albums! In case people still care about these things, here's a batch of potentially interesting releases arriving in the calendar year.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Photos Of Me As Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian...

    ...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Daniel Day-Lewis's Third Oscar?

    If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history. Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor. (Ja ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012
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    November 30, 2012

    My Oscar Predictions As Of This Moment!

    Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Three Locks For Best Actor Already

    That's what insiders are saying--the kind of insiders who are usually right sometimes. Oscar's Best Actor locks already seem to be: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Duh. We knew this the second the movie was announced. Denzel Washington for Flight People are so happy he got a quality script agai ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Madonna And Gaga: What Should They Sing Together?

    Madonna recently remarked that she loves Lady Gaga, adding that we'll be seeing the two divas onstage together real soon. I guess they buried the hatchet in Katy Perry. So what should Madonnagaga sing? I have some ideas:

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Lindsay Lohan's One-Woman Crime Spree Hits Manhattan; Starlet Eyed in Downtown Hit-and-Run

    The proverbial train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again, this time for an alleged hit-and-run that happened early this morning near a downtown hotel.At about 12:30 a.m. today, Lohan, who is on probation for stealing jewelry, was parking her Porsche Cayenne near an alley by the Maritime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Lionel Knows Best: 10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    By Mike Seely [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle.] With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    New On The Hot 100 This Week: Taylor Swift's "Ronan," PSY's "Gangnam Style," And More

    This week's Hot 100 debuts include big names and the viral video of the year—and, surprisingly, a nearly year-old track by BeyoncĂ©. "Dance For You" was released on the deluxe version of 4 a little less than year ago and has been on the Hot R&B Songs chart since April; for a good but nowhere n ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The Fall Of Curtis: How September 11, 2007 Changed Everything For 50 Cent

    Let me indulge in a little bit of Jay-Z/Kanye fan fiction in the least 50 Shades of Grey way possible: Def Jam President and retired rapper Jay-Z was fed up. 50 Cent had been sending subliminal barbs Jay's way for eight years, starting with a shot Mr. Carter's way on "How To Rob" when they were b ... More >>

  • Books

    September 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Ben Affleck Is Back On Top

    Ben Affleck was a Hollywood golden boy who got sucked into some crappy pictures as well as a destructively over-publicized relationship before settling into a simpler life and emerging as a fine director with films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town. And now he's getting Oscar buzz all over again. A ... More >>

  • Music

    August 29, 2012

    Six Superlative Summer Shows

    Our music critic's picks for the season's hottest concerts

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    The Top 3.28 Hip-Hop Songs Of The Week

    Rap has always had a dividing line between the rapper and the guy that yells out things on stage because it's America, damn it. That man used to be the DJ, who'd spin records for the rapper and rap along to his verses to get the crowd hype. As the years went by and quality DJing became more rare, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    People Who Aren't Gay, But Should Be

    I'll start: Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012

    ROCK WITH YOU

    The King of Pop lives on at LPR

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    My Take On Madonna Vs. Gaga

    It's in today's New York Daily News, in an article by Nicole Lyn Pesce centering on a panel coming up dealing with Madonna vs. Gaga. (I'm not on the panel, but I managed to get my views out in the article anyway.) Said I:

  • Voice Choices

    August 8, 2012

    SMALL-TOWN GIRL

    Kellie Pickler brings the country to long Island

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Elton John Calls Madonna A C**t

    She's at it again! Sir Elton John doesn't care for the antics of Madonna, his fellow British pop star, lol, and he's not afraid to flap off his mouth about it. "Her career's over," Elton stated in an incendiary interview. "Her tour's been a disaster. And it couldn't happen to a bigger cunt.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie And Countrified Pop Tunes

    After Kelly Clarkson went to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart last year with the Jason Aldean duet "Don't You Wanna Stay," I wondered hopefully if the Texas-born pop star would finally go country with her next album. So I was a little disappointed a few months later, when she debuted the bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Pick Your Favorite Celebrity Sibling

    I'll list some currently alive siblings (or semi-siblings) and I'll highlight my favorite of each bunch by putting them in boldface. You tell me your own personal faves in these same groupings. Break the rules and you're no sister of mine. Toni Braxton....Her sisters Joey Luft.....Lorna Luft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    12 Ideas The Olympics Committee Rejected Before Deciding To Have Liam Gallagher Sing "Wonderwall" At The Closing Ceremony

    The latest rumor about how the Olympics will close themselves out next month comes from The Sun: "[Oasis's Liam Gallagher] will perform a new arrangement of... 'Wonderwall' with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock." 12. All of the track & field competitors dress up like Benny Hill a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Q&A: Adam Lambert On Trespassing, Stankface, Tracking Nile Rodgers On Twitter, And Being An Out Pop Star In 2012

    When Adam Lambert was on American Idol in 2009, he grabbed viewers' attention with his octave-leaping voice and startling reworkings of talent-show standbys—while he came in second that season, he was certainly that year's most rock-star-like contestant, and he made even more headlines when he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Asshattery In 140 Characters Or Less: Which Musicians Are The Biggest Klouchebags?

    If you're on the Internet you might have heard of Klout, a pseudo-scientific way for measuring the slippery ideal of "online influence." Taking into consideration a variety of factors, it has (despite its often being utterly gameable and as a result off the mark) turned into a way for people online ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Enough With The Sad-Gay Movies, Says Critic

    "I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Live: Is Michael Jackson: Immortal The Pop Spectacle Of The Future?

    Michael Jackson: Immortal Madison Square Garden Wednesday, April 4 Better than: Ringling Bros. Cirque du Soleil's take on Michael Jackson's catalog, Michael Jackson: Immortal, is certainly ambitious. The twoish-hour set has a live band, aerialists and fireworks, flips and flops, a dancing sequined ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Dear Internet: All The Snickering About Madonna's Age Is Getting Real Old

    This week Madonna's 12th studio album and dive into the deep end of the EDM pool, MDNA, came out. I didn't like it very much. But what I like even less is the sexism-tinged age-baiting that the record seems to be inspiring in so many critics. Forbes was likely the worst offender of the bunch, going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    SOTC's March Madness: The Quintessential New York Musician Tournament

    Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Coming This Week: SXSW Coverage

    by Chris Gray "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." —Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 22, 2012

    Meryl Won't Win, and Other Surefire Oscar Predictions

    This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2012

    Whitney Houston, R.I.P.

    Whitney Houston, the big-voiced belter who dominated radio in the 1980s and '90s and whose cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, passed away tonight at the Beverly Hilton, where Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party was about to take place. (Her c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide

    ​Maybe it's all that misguided Year of the Woman chatter that dominated year-end roundups, or the slow, agonizing creep of Fashion Week, or the coming apocalypse, but hoo boy has there been a lot of terrible writing about female musicians in the past few weeks. The latest offender is the New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    It's Adele vs. Gaga At The Grammys Sunday

    And that's good because it'll take some of the heat off Gaga vs. Madonna. But who do you think will win the Grammy for Album of the Year?

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Oddsmaking: Should The Grammys Just Give The Album Of The Year Award To Adele Now?

    For the last twenty years, the award for Album of the Year, the biggest Grammy honor of them all, has tended to go to two types of people: young women and old men. Female solo artists under 30 (Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift) and male veterans over 40 (Tony Bennett, U2) have dominated the category for tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Oddsmaking: Best Country Solo Performance, Where Ludacris's Stamp Of Approval Makes A Difference

    As part of this year's larger reduction in genre-specific awards, 2012 will see the country portion of the Grammys streamlined to just four categories: Best Solo Performance (which swallows Male and Female Vocal Performance), Best Duo/Group Performance (which swallows Best Duo/Group Vocal Performanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Grammys' 53 Record Of The Year Winners, In Order

    53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" [1991] 52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" [1968] 51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" [1975] 50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" [1999] 49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" [1966] 48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012

    ALMOST PARADISE

    Celebrate love day with love songs

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    My Final Oscar Nomination Predictions!

    ​The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>

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