If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
Bernie--based on the real-life story of a well-liked mortician who killed his nasty lady friend but pretended she was still alive--is out on DVD. At the release party at Merc Bar last night, star Jack Black told me what it was like to meet the real Bernie Tiede as the movie was being prepared. "I' ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inne ... More >>
I know they're all different ages and sizes and types blah blah, but to me they're one big lovable zhlub. In fact, not since the reign of Kate Bosworth and Kate Beckinsale have I been so simultaneously starstruck and confused.
Michael Becker/FOXA deeply frustrating season of American Idol is over now, having discovered exactly zero future stars, and last night we got the massive glitzathon finale, an annual event that reliably has little or nothing to do with the rest of the season. Scotty McCreery barely even look ... More >>
Check out the TV rejects of Conan, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow
--Steven Tyler broke his shoulder and received some stitches in his head after falling off the stage during Aerosmith's show Wednesday in Sturgis, South Dakota (he's not dead, as some sites were reporting). Billie Perry, wife of guitarist Joe Perry, wrote on her Twitter: "[Tyler] hit his hea ... More >>
In Hollywood, the men are allowed to pork it up, but if a dame does so, she's sent out back to scrub the toilet and freshen the laundry. It's a crazy double standard that would instantly end if I were in charge of da movies. I say let 'em ALL eat cake! In the meantime, put down your own bag of Ho-H ... More >>
8:30 pm. Hmmm, Laurence of Arabia with a Cugat beat... pretty stage, more "intimate" than usual as promised, but a bit flat -- Oh no Hugh Jackman is doing a Billy Crystal. No, Hugh, you're too good for this. And we mean that literally. It's like watching Pavarotti play Jackie Gleason. At last, a g ... More >>
When this Funny or Die video of "Prop 8: The Musical" first appeared, distinguished by the presence of many celebrities, we weren't so wowed, nor so secure in our cultural cred, that we would post it. Now it's news, so there's no holding back. Joe My God tips us that the Christian Anti-Defamation Le ... More >>
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
You can take your kids. It's OK.
Caught on tape: the best of do-it-yourself indie culture in Be Kind Rewind
Sending up the pop biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs and lifeless Cox
Captain Caaaaaavvvvvvveeeeemaaaaan! We secretly hoped this was some kind of juvenile-pun vocabulary flashcard. Maybe we'd get one of these jejune illustrations a week? You know, like, rifle-butt? Chest-nut? Butter-nut? The possibilities are endless. Nope. Turns out JuggerNut is a crappy electro-p ... More >>
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?
And other shocking revelations from this year's Video Music Awards
Spandex-clad Jack Black anchors middling Napoleon follow-up
Hand-me-down rock-qua-rock bands flatter via imitation
RKO's grabby gorilla loses his animal magnetism amid Peter Jackson's F/X excess
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
A Slacker Musician Teaches Preppie Tykes a Lesson in Unleashing Their Inner Rockers
Sad Songs, Rock Legends, and a Naked Meg Ryan Dominate the Toronto Film Festival
You Didn't Know That Rock 'n' Roll Burned