A regular on the gay gossip board datalounge.com took a stab at ranking the show's bevy of belting prize winners, from 11 to 1. If you don't see some of the best talents on the list, it's because they didn't win on the show! Here what they wrote: "11. Lee DeWyze (above). He's cute and can more or ... More >>
The term "flop," in a musical context, usually refers to an unsuccessful album. Though singles constantly perform above or below expectations, a song will rarely get a reputation as a flop unless there's a lot riding on it, such as a pre-release single from a big-name album. In 2011, Beyonce's "Run ... More >>
From Gale Sondergaard to Octavia Spencer. And he does them brilliantly, starting at about 39 seconds in. He does Fay Bainter, Shelley Winters, Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno, Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon, Estelle Parsons, Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Monique... He does them all.
The British boy band's shot in the arm for young women
As the baseball season nears, the announcements of the season's schedule of promotions steadily increases, and over the weekend the Mets announced that for their 50th anniversary they'd be throwing a three-show postgame concert series in 2012. The lineup: the hesher-pop outfit REO Speedwagon (June 1 ... More >>
This ABC News article examines the rough road African American women have in Hollywood, even when they've won the all-important Oscar. The piece discusses Jennifer Hudson, Monique, and Gabe Sidibe (who was nominated) and the challenges they face, despite all the acclaim and hoopla showered on their ... More >>
As we noted last night, singer Whitney Houston died yesterday at the age of 48. She was found dead of unknown causes in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told the Associated Press that "there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent." The death of t ... More >>
In her new book, I Got This, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson talks about her closeness with Oprah Winfrey, whom she lovingly calls Mama O. "I always tease her and say that she is the queen and I am a princess," writes Hudson.
via VH1VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul Hammerstein Ballroom 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 >>
Even if a little Stepfordized
Casey Abrams, in the jaws of a shark. Photo by Michael Becker / FOX. A pretty goddamn dramatic results show! First off, a few dozen comments-section psychopaths must have lost their minds when Thia Megia turned up in the bottom three. But Thia didn't lose, which is good for me, since whipping ... More >>
You had us at beard. At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
Credit: Melissa Hom/NYMAnd it's not pretty, people. For a whole week, New York's "Grub Street" blog had me as their celebrity diet subject, tracking every morsel that went down my chute from Friday December 30 through Wednesday January 3.
I'm sick to my fat stomach over the way we're all supposed to gather around and rejoice because Jennifer Hudson has become half her previous size! What the hell was wrong with her? As I recall it, chubby Jennifer triumphed as a singer, delighted as a personality, and even won the freaking O ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. In 2010, when pop musicians are struggling to have half the visibility of the latest news-cycle-spawned entrant into Google Trends, it's hard not to see charity endeavors as ego extensions. Recall "Just Stand Up!," ... More >>
The stars wore dark, solid colors and radiated tasteful concern on the telethon Friday night, most of them digging up standard tunes of hope-through-the-wreckage. I think the most powerful performers that night were: Jennifer Hudson wailing beautifully on "Let It Be" and reminding us of her ... More >>
Live Video streaming by Ustream For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>
We're more accustomed to 50-minute sets and cannot really stick around for We Are The World, Heal the World, Give the World a Nice Hug, and whatever other treacle is in store. And we can't stand mourning no matter how splendidly staged. But we must give props to local statesman Reverend Al ("There ... More >>
The Michael Jackson all-star memorial concert at the Staples Center was so riveting I expected Michael to pop out of the shiny, silver coffin and do one last moonwalk. Janet and LaToya really turned it out fashionwise (and dignity-wise); old-time Motown legends like Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, and S ... More >>
New jams for low-riders and supper clubs, respectively
Michael Becker / FOXWho's going home tonight? See into the future, Central, Mountain, and Pacific Idol fans; this is the Eastern Daylight live-blog, in which I dutifully tell you exactly what happens to Lil Rounds' stony, bitter visage as she's vengefully cast off for spitting in the face of movie- ... More >>
Manny Lip The DJ will play "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson and all I can think of is her hideously murdered family members. It's not really all that conducive to raising your fists in the air and going "Woo!" Then they play "Please Don't Stop The Music" and all that comes to mind is the horrid whoo ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw / FOX We've already taken note of the American Idol rule change, dramatically announced on Wednesday night, that gives the Idol judges a singe unanimous veto to save an otherwise deep-sixed contestant: a reprieve that lasts a week (then two people get dropped in the name of evening the ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: the Top 13! Ray Mickshaw / FOX¡Adios, Jorge! There's a new Idol rule, the judges can make a unanimous decision to save one cast-off one time only--and only up until the Top 5. This is to avoid future J-Hud and Daughtry early b ... More >>
Estrogen at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards; nights in drag with Murray Hill
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Or: later that day, I got to thinking about why your movie sucks
Debate the WMC's relevance if you like, but it still inadvertently drags plenty of DJs to town
Plus new Oscar bait, and the attack of the right-wing lesbian polemicist
Accosted by fat guys, disgusted by Ann Coulterall side effects of fabulousness