Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into r ... More >>
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In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
Harry Connick Jr. gives it his best in a big revamp
Who says robots cant feel?
The messenger boy accent hat spells the future!It's never too early to get the youth hooked on luxury designer fashion, which is why Polo Ralph Lauren is going live with an online children's book complete with add-to-cart clickables next to each character's outfits, reports the Wall Street Journa ... More >>
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Hey, look, it's freaky little imp Aaron Kelly. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Oh boy. Here we go. Sinatra Week. What a muddled and ill-conceived concept, even in a season that's attempted to grab attention by grabbing every iconic name off the shelf (Beatles, Stones, Elvis). I honestly can't imagi ... More >>
I hear Lady Gaga's in the house tonight for the Cinco de Mayo installment of the results show, and hopefully singing a Frank Sinatra song. Or duetting with Harry Connick, Jr. That would be awwwwesome. 9:03pm. Group sing: the four boys sing "The Lady is a Tramp" and does that make Crystal Bowersox ... More >>
Frank Micelotta / FOXShakira goes country, kind of"Picture this:" says Ryan Seacrest. "Rascal Flatts and Shakira." I'm picturing it, I'm getting up, I'm turning off my TV. Sigh. If only that were an option. Instead, I can't actually look away from the trainwreck that is another results show ... More >>
I'm a sucker for those weepy Lifetime movies (I'm a big fan of Markie Post), so I was there for last week's premiere of Living Proof, an uplifter about the real-life trials for a breast cancer drug that ended up saving lotsa lives. Yes, Lifetime has premieres now! And even an after-dinner at the Pla ... More >>
The immortal musical Guys and Dolls is heading back to Broadway, which is about as surprising as the fact that Pal Joey, On The Town, West Side Story, and the entire David Mamet canon are being regurgitated back too. I guess we might as well embrace the inevitable while admitting that, seeing as I p ... More >>
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
The far-reaching legacy of clarinet maestro Alvin Batiste
Break out the citronella candle: This creepy thriller gets under the skin
Harry Connick Jr. has the Sinatra quality musical comedy needs
Bringing musicians back to New Orleans
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
The score is still tops, but this Pajama Game often runs the risk of bottoming out
Add to the many things not to be thankful for this year 13 CDs that will make your gorge rise
Thrush attempts again to show everything old is new again
A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester
Derivative Boy Next Door Does Good!
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis