It's only Monday, but shit has already hit the fan at Afropunk HQ. A second wave of performers was supposed to be announced on the festival's website on Wednesday, but this morning one miscommunication led to another, and now they've accidentally been posted two days early. Twin Shadow is one of the ... More >>
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
Luka Rocco Magnotta is in custody now and has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed, dismembered, and even ate some of his Montreal boyfriend before absconding to Berlin, where he was apprehended. Meanwhile, Magnotta's extensive online legacy is still being mined by the curious, and our tips ... More >>
This third installment of the billion-dollar animated franchise contains as much cinematic confection as an 85-minute movie can bear.
The tabs have been on a rampage lately, uncovering all kinds of same-sex shenanigans reportedly engaged in by those married to the opposite sex. The result is this Canadian newspaper article which questions why we're so obsessed with outing, but manages--in the process of its pained introspection-- ... More >>
The Throne (Watch The Throne listening session) Hayden Planetarium Monday, August 1 Better than: any listening session I've ever been to. Album listening parties have almost always existed as excuses to drink on the record company's dwindling dime, the music itself largely ignored; backgro ... More >>
Kidding. That was just another attempt for me to get the Palin name into print so the whole family can become even more overexposed and hopefully implode. It's actually Willow Smith--the little daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith--who looks ready to play Little Orphan Annie in a screen m ... More >>
Despite all sorts of curmudgeonly laws about transporting 10-year-olds across state lines, we are happy to report that the one and only Willow Smith will be in town next Saturday, performing at the Highline Ballroom as part of Power 105.1's Power Live Holiday Party. This and the fact that she ... More >>
This is Will SmithNew Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was arrested early on Saturday morning and charged with domestic abuse battery after allegedly grabbing his wife by the hair and dragging her away from a nightclub. An estimated 1,000 people, centered mostly in Hollywood but also a ... More >>
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
Now, see, here's why the Voice named club mogul JE Englebert New York's Best (Self)-Promoter: we just received a release from him in which he annonces, "JE is planning a gala fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at his Suzie Wong saki lounge" inspired, somehow, by "the media frenzy surrounding the fail ... More >>
A fantastic new musical will soon find out just how fantastic it has to be to survive
Rap's 36-posts-or-so-per-mp3-blog-a-day regimen hasn't had nearly the same obliterative effect on the music itself as it has in, say, indie rock: If anything, it makes tracks by veterans like Red and Meth seem like major events, when in reality both of those guys have spent the better part of two de ... More >>
Perhaps, if you don't mind monkeying around
And inside the women in Towelhead. Plus Rockwell paints a fucked-up Casanova.
Anyone feel that The Women, the classic sparkling comedy about adultery, bitchery, and sisterhood, needed to be remade in an updated version? Anyone feel that the dream cast for this project would include Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing? Anyone wonder how Jungle Red nail polish looks ... More >>
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role in Mike Binder's latest drama
The fast and the furriest: Animating season opens with the journey of a manic menagerie
Mr. Smith violates an immutable celebrity-universe law
Philly songsmith injects the draggy funk tempos of neo-soul with intellect and honest blues
Nothin's cool, they found your father in the swimming pool
Secret of the universe swallowed by infernal orange and blue orgone-light tentacle vortex
Are You There, God? It's Me, TV Critic
Hacking the 'Matrix' Master Code
Dancers in the Dark, From Zion to Transylvania
'Ali': Imitation of a Life
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.