[Ed note: Tomorrow, Voice Clubs Editor Brittany Spanos offer a counterpoint to this essay entitled "Katy Perry Must Be Stopped"] The chic thing to do on the internet this week is to moan about Katy Perry's Prism tour backup dancers. According to all the Wendy Whiners out there, because the faceless ... More >>
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WORE GIANT CARTOON HANDS AND SANG A NELLY SONG DRESSED AS A ROLL OF WRAPPING PAPER AND BARRY GIBB WAS THERE (REALLY) AND PAUL McCARTNEY PLAYED A TINY HARMONICA AND MADONNA SHOWED UP FOR NO REASON AND I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS. THAT IS ALL. I mean, it's not, really. Last night ... More >>
Being Beyonce is apparently a tough gig to pull off. Not only is she a pop icon, she's also a faux-baby-bump-sporting member of the Illuminati who is buying Neverland Ranch. And that's just the Bey of the past year or so. Look back a bit further and you'll figure out that she's been pregnant once ... More >>
In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League. As ... More >>
Kanye West is the greatest hip-hop artist of all time. He's made the best albums and changed the game the most, and his music is the most likely to endure. One thing before we get going: This isn't one of those arguments meant to piss people off or "start a conversation." We really mean it. And, c ... More >>
Well, thanks for getting Kim Kardashian knocked up, Kanye? Ever since the rapper announced from the stage that the world's most famous (and least talented) Armenian is now carrying his seed, everyone's on Kimye baby alert. To tell the truth, I'm starting to think that all the attention being paid t ... More >>
Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama sparred last night in a 90-minute debate viewed by an estimated 40 million Americans.Regardless of who you think won the debate, the truth is we're all losers -- billionaire buffoon Donald Trump was mentioned twice.Of all the fruitcake reality TV ... More >>
By Mike Seely [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle.] With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight ... More >>
Check out my ultra chic new column, which is fringed, dimpled, scalloped, and low-hanging enough to cover your knees, but not so low that your Louboutins don't show.
Did you smell deep-fried rabbit last night on West 42nd Street? Well, for her alleged 50th birthday, drag legend Lady Bunny got roasted by her Hot Mess costars, along with others (like little old me) at xl, and the fur flew so hard it made Roseanne's TV roast look like the Kennedy Center Honors! H ... More >>
As you know, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate in his quest for the White House. Per usual, Hollywood has chimed in about his selection -- and for some reason people care.Regardless of how you feel about Ryan, Romney, abortion, gay marri ... More >>
When history is made, celebrities take to the twitter pad and shoot out their titillating thoughts. Here are some of the best ones that notable people I follow came up with after Obama "evolved" yesterday: Pee-wee Herman: "Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up for equality. Yours Truly, Pee- ... More >>
Welcome to Musical Math, a new feature where we try to pick apart a new pop song's origins. For our first entry, we have the musical return of one of the last decade's most controversial figures, in both pop and the tabloids. In what's either a bid for notoriety or a genuine appreciation of ... More >>
From her children! On the back cover of the brand new literary epic Kris Jenner...And All Things Kardashian, there's a whole mess of gushy, ecstatic blurbs. From critics? No, from Kris's kids! The ones she nurtured and guided into a life of "reality" spectacle, scandal, and moolah. Here ... More >>
Lady Gaga's Born This Way is old news in pop timeit came out a whole five months agowhich is why there's a remix album due November 21 that features revampings of the album's tunes by the likes of the Weeknd, Twin Shadow, the Horrors, and Goldfrapp. (Goldfrapp is on "Judas" duty, and ... More >>
Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some eventsDrake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>
Happy Labor Day to all! In our rush to get started on the holiday weekend, we didn't do our Comments of the Week roundup on Friday, so here it is in a special Monday edition. Every week we highlight a few comments that were particularly smart, or made us laugh, or started a thought-provoking ... More >>
Zinno Park / I Love EVThere's Kim Kardashian with sister Kourtney, two members of the Kardashian Klan, shopping in the East Village today, surrounded by cameras. The news -- it slows down before Labor Day, you know?
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This is by far the most memorable pitch that's been aimed my way recently, and it's possibly the wackiest since a publicist asked if I wanted to interview one of the Jersey Boys about hay fever. Here it is....
Blurbed on the cover of Betty White's new book If You Ask Me is none other than vampy, scampy Robert Pattinson, who offered: "Betty White is one of the sexiest women in America." Take that, Kim Kardashian. Well, at Betty's TimesTalk last night, critic Frank Bruni asked the Hot in Cleveland ... More >>
Katy Perry used "E.T." as the perfect opportunity to dress up in flowy-costumes and to float through space, before falling in love with a nice robot boy before they walk off into the sunset. There're kaleidoscope-effects, Kanye West, and cuts to National Geographic-style clips of animals going at i ... More >>
Peter CoffinStrap in tight for this extremely strange, slightly complicated internet tale: Peter Coffin is an aspiring comedian on YouTube who picked a fight with the wrong blogger. Xiaxue, also known as Wendy Cheng, is the Singaporean writer proceeding to possibly ruin Coffin's life, beginni ... More >>
Brad WalshCarolina RamirezEvery Fashion Week we're in awe of how much models are put through. They're running around from show to show; they get their hair yanked, straightened, curled; they get touched on almost every part of their bodies by dressers, wear loads of makeup, and, probably the ... More >>
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
And just like that, the Kafka novel ends. Pablo Airaldi, the subject of this week's cover profile, was scheduled for another deportation hearing this morning at Varick Street Immigration Court. He would've been escorted before the judge in shackles, a gaggle of his friends would've been the ... More >>
Left to right: Pusha T, Funkmaster Flex, Kanye West. Photo via In Flex We TrustIt is a measure of Kanye West's proximity to the heart of the zeitgeist that even on the day after a disastrous midterm election, his name is front and center in the news cycle. The Internet is aflame today with th ... More >>
Life is good for our dearly deported Russian spies, especially for sexy spy Anna Chapman, who not only is likely to make bank on a book deal but is also attending surprise space launches in Kazakhstan and becoming the "new celebrity face of a Russian bank" -- just like a Russian spy-ish vers ... More >>
Man, there's nothing like New York in the fall, right? Today, we had some afternoon showers and now it's misting, which means we all get to wear our beige raincoats and secretly pretend we're detectives, which, if you're not from New York City, you should know we all do. The rain's gonna hang ... More >>
David WentworthM.I.A., Ryan McGinley, Lenny Kravitz An enormous balloon sculpture hovered over the stage at Alexander Wang's show at Pier 94. Was it supposed to be a cloud? An alien spacecraft? A giant water raft? Whatever it was, there was certainly enough hot air in the room to send it into ... More >>
Just how awkward will the awkwardly staged moment between Kanye West and Taylor Swift be? Will Eminem deign to smile? Which uncomfortable pop star will B.o.B choose to bring up on stage with him? And how will your hosts, Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal and eMusic's Sean Fennessey, make it to midnight withou ... More >>
Last night, the Canadian industry savior and haircut titan Justin Bieber overcame a cold and a guest appearance from Sean Kingston to sell out Madison Square Garden. The performance was being taped for an upcoming 3D biopic, and thus Bieber brought out the big guns: Boyz II Men. (Usher, Jaden Smit ... More >>
The times, they change. The ebb and flow of the universe is simply something to be gerneally understood as such, and nothing more. For every action, there's an equal reaction. And for every physics law, there's a metaphysical plane to apply it to that generally shows its face when you look at ... More >>
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The other Number 9Number 9The Maxim Hot 100 List is out. Yeah, we've been waiting for this all year! Not only that, but the Good Surgeon's Guide to the Top 10 Worst Celebrity Faces came out last week. And since we are connoisseurs of both beauty and hideousness here at Runnin' Scared, ... More >>
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
Just weeks after the Carl's Jr. spot starring Kim Kardashian making love to a salad was unveiled, the reality show star appeared with Guy Fieri on The Jay Leno Show for a segment featuring deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried pizza.
From the Jill Stuart show. Photo by Graham Rayman. What makes the fashion industry such an elitist, exclusory world? Vogue's Anna Wintour attempted to explain it in the moderately sympathetic new documentary The September Issue; she insisted, with clipped British finality, that the unstyli ... More >>
As you may recall, Eminem kicked off his press tour for Relapse by claiming that he had urinated on Mariah Carey, back when they were dating. She also makes a cameo or two on the actual album, in amongst the Kim Kardashian and Sarah Palin references. Her pint-sized husband, Nick Cannon, eventually ... More >>
What we're discovering as Eminem's long-awaited Relapse rolls out is that without threatening to rape and chop up his mom and wife, Marshall Mathers doesn't have a lot to say. This afternoon, "3 A.M." leaked, and it's another horror-core fantasy written from the perspective of a goofball serial kil ... More >>
So the above is nominally 50 Cent's revenge on Rick Ross for a crime whose origins are already murky at best--Ross made fun of him for burning his baby mother's house down in "Mafia Music," back in January, and things just got more upsetting from there. 50 struck back with "Officer Ricky," a barely ... More >>
Nadya Suleman--the world famous Angelina-looking octomom who popped out eight implanted embryos, making a lifetime total of 14--now finds herself pregnant with possibility. She just got offered "a deal of up to one million dollars plus a year of health insurance for her family" by Vivid Entertainmen ... More >>
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