This week's column is a blistering attack on all the things I can't stand about music!
I name all the major names as I go through the current preponderance of illiterate lyrics, inane meldodies, annoying samples, and crafty attempts to chart a record that would never make the top 100 without some d ... More >>
"Why the long face?" I joked to drag contestant Trannie Oakley at last night's So You Think You Can Drag? at New World Stages, where I was a judge along with author/promoter Justin Luke and Wicked's Kyle Dean Massey.
Trannie had just done an astounding number as Celine Dion, capturing her power, gr ... More >>
Porn stars always deal in body parts, but not like this.
They serve head, but not like this.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29--a two-bit porn actor--is the prime suspect in one of the weirdest cases Canada has known since the rise of Celine Dion.
It involves three severed body parts from the same person b ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it.
We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" 
52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" 
51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" 
50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" 
49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" 
48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>
via VH1VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul
Sunday, December 18
Better than: Whatever Ryan Seacrest is going to cook up for VH1 Soul.
Last night's VH1 Divas taping existed both as a performance and self-contained, 24-hours-out advertising opportunity for its broadcast. (Tonight at ... More >>
Wolfgang WesenerThank you, Steven Lindsey. And an extra heap of gratitude for helping me realize that Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back can be way better alluded to as FOTLKITB.
Here's the review:
The world has many things to fear. Palins, bioterrorism, day-long prayer/hat ... More >>
Please, Jacob Lusk, stick around as long as possible. CREDIT: Ray Mickshaw/FOX.This was the first week we really got to see a lot of Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine, whose role on American Idol is supposedly to mentor all the kids, but it's already clear he's only going to show up for five-min ... More >>
Not that you asked, but I splash warm water on my face, then generously rub St. Ives apricot facial scrub all over it as if it were a golden shower from heaven.
Fifteen fame-making minutes later, I shower it off, using the extremely pure and unscented Basis soap in tandem with Nivea face was ... More >>
On September 26, Vienna will be home not to just mountains of high-caloric wiener schnitzel, but to scads of bad-for-you stars singing their love for Michael Jackson so they can gain a mass televised audience and revive their careers. It's basically the memorial all over again, but without al ... More >>
Max Martin C-team band Carolina Liar got some valuable 90210 airtime a few weeks ago:
Strains of popular hit single "Show Me What I'm Looking For." Dash Snow is singing lead. His scarf provides camouflage. Set-up is revealed: it's a garden party.
Michael from The Wire, nodding enthusiastically: ... More >>