The Now That's What I Call Music! series hit a landmark last month with the release of its 50th compilation. That's right, the quarterly collection of today's top hits has been going on for over 15 years worth of yesterdays, making for an interesting time capsule and documentation of what was happen ... More >>
Fall Out Boy comes to Barclays
This month, lovers of beer and irony everywhere have been thoroughly enjoying the fact that everyone's weirdest kid band, Hanson, have not only grown up, come of age and started playing music again, but they've also launched their own beer--and it's called Mmmhops (see what they did there?). In lig ... More >>
The list of former judges on FOX's The X-Factor reads like the attendance list at a Passages Malibu: Addiction Cure Center for celebrities obsessed with proving their talent (Nicole Scherzinger, 2011 and Demi Lovato, 2012), relevancy (Cheryl Cole, 2011 and LA. Reid, 2011-12), sanity (Britney Spears, ... More >>
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Southern Hospitality, the Memphis barbecue restaurant cum preppy hangout, has thrown in the towel. The restaurant, owned by Trace Ayala, Etyan Sugerman, and Justin Timberlake, will no longer operate on the Upper East Side. The Denver location is still in business. [Eater]
At the wedding of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, a video was shown of various homeless people wishing the happy couple their congratulations, as I'm sure you've heard. It was shot by a friend, L.A. real estate agent Justin Huchel, so the Timberlakes quite possibly had nothing to do with the vi ... More >>
From Cheers to two Oscar nominations to the Hunger Games franchise, Woody Harrelson has never stopped surprising--especially when you throw in his hemp campaigns, veganism, and other causes. And now he's going back to the theater! Check out my column, in which Woody tells me about his latest proje ... More >>
This week, teen-idol-of-the-moment Justin Bieber released his second proper full-length, Believe, a record studded with cameos by the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj and stuffed with different styles of musicfrom R&B to simply sung acoustic-guitar balladry to something that's either arena rock ... More >>
See if you can find Britney, Christina, Justin, and Ryan (and guest star Jodie Sweetin from Full House) in this amazingly prescient shot from The Mickey Mouse Club. The photo pops up in Jodie's memoir UnSweetined, the one about her battle with meth, booze, speed, and the Olsen twins.
...despite these black marks, Is This It was a decade-defining record that set the agenda for how rock sounded and even looked throughout the aughts. More importantly, Is This It remains (takes deep breath, steels self for commenter rage) the single best album released in the past 10 years." ... More >>
VH1 spent last week counting down what the channel, and its panel of celebrities and "experts," consider The 100 Greatest Songs of The '00s. They certainly haven't been the first to assemble such a listRolling Stone and Pitchfork and every blog under the sun had their say about two years ago, ... More >>
Don't call it an edit! They've been here for years. Not that you'd know it from the recent resurgence of the new takes on old classics known as disco edits. While some people prefer their edits to consist of little more than simple, tasteful lengthening of a track, otherslike Tiger & Woods ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Destino all dried out.Destino, the midtown restaurant that was forced to close earlier this year due a busted water pipe, will reopen Thursday, September 16. Justin Timberlake, once a minor investor in the venture, is no longer involved.
NPR asks an intriguing question today. With so many -- of such varied backgrounds, ages, and degrees of fame -- using their middle fingers to express discontent, are we simply growing numb to the shock value of the bird? Does it need a replacement, stat? In the last few months, the gesture ha ... More >>
Are you a young man, located in "areas like Williamsburg, Brooklyn," who likes to wear hats? Are you inspired by Justin Timberlake and "pictures of Frank Sinatra"? Do you consider your hat a part of your "look," but just can't nail down the proper hat etiquette? The Wall Street Journal can help.
The Vivian Girls. The Backstreet Boys. Both bands are on tour this summer; both have a penchant for wobbly harmony; both have experienced relatively recent line-up changes. For some, these coincidences wouldn't register, but for savvy Paper Magazine editor (and former Voice cohort) Elizabeth ... 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 >>
Esmee Denters was a goofily pretty Dutch pancake house waitress who, in 2006, began uploading videos of herself singing covers of Beyonce and Alicia Keyes songs to YouTube. In 2007, she posted a clip of herself covering of Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" in which, at the end of the video, ... More >>
New jams for low-riders and supper clubs, respectively
In the week we went to fashion week, Kanye appeared pretty much everywhere. Justin Timberlake was in the building, too--right next to the chia pets. We interviewed director Richard Foreman, who kinda hates Shakespeare, and Thursday, who admit to sort of being down with the Warped Tour. Tavis Smiley ... More >>
Over Christmas break, Fader's T. Cole Rachel visited Wayne Coyne in his "Wizard of Odd" compound to talk about Christmas on Mars, 2009, and what to expect when the Flaming Lips curate this year's All Tomorrow's Parties New York. This is going to be so much better than Justin Timberlake in a dolphin ... More >>
Well the skit's still embeddable at least. So here we have Beyoncé on Saturday Night Live, performing "If I Were a Boy" with a cheerfully aggro all-female version of the Dirtbombs, two drummers drumming, three singers taunting, four calling birds, eight lords a-leaping, etc. This is a pretty fanta ... More >>
In the week that Jim Jones made musical theater history, we joined the campaign to win Dame Dash a Tony Award, or at least a Vogue feature. T.I. continues to charm America; so, from beyond the grave, does ODB. AC/DC still have it, as do Quintron and Miss Pussycat. This new Jawbreaker band may or ma ... More >>
Trent Reznor rides his pretty hate machine to Jersey
A punk icon masterfully plays peek-a-boo with Goth expectations
A trip to the Hamptons to ogle celebrities, horses, glam metalheads, and Nacho
Richard Kelly prepares to re-edit his next cult film
Wondering if Timberlake's clothing line is worth it
Light-skinned acts ride hip-hops changing tide with dark-skinned Svengalis
Spawn of multiculti L.A. underground serve up Wal-Mart hip-pop to iShuffle Generation