On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
Weinergate has now transitioned from bad to straight-up disastrous. Now, on top of everything else, he's admitting to having had contact with a teenage girl in Delaware. What this contact consisted of isn't clear, and there's no evidence that Weiner descended to Lisa Weiss-level raunchiness with ... More >>
Whether they're afraid or simply dismissive, certain big names -- or at least their handlers -- have unceremoniously denied my requests to chat with them through the years.
The glittery dishonor roll is as follows:
LL Cool J. And I only asked because it was a slow news week.
Betty White. W ... More >>
Last night's Golden Globes were...weird. They were sad, they were awkward, they were kind of bleak and sinister, like a cocktail party gone on way too long, till everyone's smiles are forced and dresses rumpled. The Social Network did well, winning four awards, as did Glee, which took home th ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
The Fox show Glee might have been the most aggravating pop-cultural phenomenon of the year, what with its persistent conflation of the terms "stereotype" and "nuanced character who's really bringing something new to ... More >>
The phenomenally successful Glee kicked off its second season earlier this week, with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' home-town anthem "Empire State Of Mind" showcased in the opening song spot. But while entire episodes of the show have been effectively hooked around the music of pop icons Madonna, La ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
The Oscar nominations aren't out yet, but the Golden Globe ones were announced and all the critics' groups have declared their faves, so it's becoming clear who's being royally shafted this year.
These are the best performances that I feel are sadly being pushed under a truck in favor of big ... More >>
Dressed for success: Lynch. Photo by Carol RoseggJane Lynch has elevated a bunch of Christopher Guest comedies with her sly wit and now she's the anything-goes cheerleading coach on Glee, not to mention popping up in an off-Broadway play by Nora and Delia Ephron. She's everywhere like crabgra ... More >>
James Lieber's January "What Cooked the World's Economy?" which explained the financial meltdown we still suffer from, is one of our most-read and -emailed stories. Now the awesome follow-up: "We've Bailed out the Banks. When Do We Go After the Crooks Behind our Financial Collapse?" Lieber fi ... More >>
"Now I'm in Glee and I get to have Slushees and fettuccine alfredo thrown in my face."
Glee's Lea Michele
Born in the Bronx and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, Lea Michele debuted on Broadway at age eight in Les Miserables. From the time she was 14 until she was 20, she starred in Steven Sater and ... More >>