Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs. At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>
Don't hit your ex-girlfriend over the head with a toilet tank lid. That's the heady message behind Ryan Idol's plight.
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
Following up a hit song, especially a big chart-topping hit, can be one of the best moments in a pop act's career. But it's also one of the most difficult; you could be Katy Perry, scoring five No. 1s in a row, or you could be Daniel Powter, who missed the Hot 100 entirely with the follow-up to "Bad ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez has good taste in music, as witnessed by her judging skills on American Idol, but when it comes to men, the woman is clueless! Marc Anthony was actually her best choice so far, judging by the way he helped get her career back on track and the fact that they stayed together so ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXLast night's episode of American Idol started as this gramatically ridiculous question flashed on the screen: "Do you remember when they were just a face in the crowd?" No, I don't. I don't remember when they were all just one face. That would've been some weird David Cronen ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXC'mon, dude, you probably never even had detention. Gwen Stefani was on this week's American Idol because somebody paid somebody so she could hawk the clothing line that she apparently still has. But this wasn't Ska Week or New Wave Week or Neptunes Week, as awesome as eve ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to my show-and-tell of printed proof that I've seen a whole mess of turkey trots and even kept the evidence. This time, I'm showing the dreaded Playbills for: Shogun, the Musical, which boasted a shipwreck and an earthquake, all inside a big bomb;
Stephen Malkmus, at the first of Pavement's 50 shows here. Pics by Rob unless noted otherwise.The 100-plus shows I saw this year spanned from the Cake Shop to Radio City Music Hall, from Williamsburg block parties to Michael Bolton's house in Connecticut, the events that occurred therein all ... More >>
Claudette Colbert was divine as Cleopatra in 1934, but nothing can top Liz Taylor wearing '60s style togas and makeup, croaking "Caesar, what's boinin'?" Seriously, La Liz was amazing--and well worth lifting--even if all the on-set gossip and hoopla surrounding her and Richard Burton tended ... More >>
Either you're a part of it or you're in their way. Beginning this morning at 11 a.m., the National Puerto Rican Day Parade started crawling up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue with equal, if not more, fervor than your average World Cup goal celebration. Scheduled for the second Sunday in June of ever ... More >>
An enchanted evening with the Latin-pop superstars, and the ladies who adore them
Where the soundtrack is more Jock Jams than Red State
Well, here's a celebrity pairing we didn't expect: the Post's Page Six says after her cat-suited performance on New Year's Rocking Eve, Jennifer Lopez had dinner with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. J-Lo's husband Marc Anthony was also in attendance, which slightly spoils it for us, but the Post ... More >>
Justin HyteJustin Tranter is a rock star (he's lead singer of the glammy Semi Precious Weapons) AND a jewelry designer (his sexy FETTY line sells at Barneys NY and Barneys COOP). He's ALSO a perfect subject for this widely read blog! So, in between bouts of rubbing sea kelp into my hair, I cornered ... More >>
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Stopping, looking, and glistening at the Maria Felix bash; wondering what colors Michael Moore will paint on his rainbow.
The heyday of Johnny Colón's venerable East Harlem Jazz School may be yet to come
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Peruvian seafood restaurant casts a wide net in Queens
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
Latin freestyle's dreamboys and dreamgirls dance back into the spotlight
Spunky, brainy Colombian sexpot rides her bicycle down the cobblestone street of your mind
Maternal affairs: Fonda smolders as soul-freezing witch; Huppert sluts it up on autopilot
The Booths once knocked 'em dead. Not anymore, though
Johnny Pacheco Returns To The New York His Salsa Once Changed
South American splendor: A Latin bar heats up midtown
Five Corporations Cope With Content
''In Rounders, John Malkovich chewed so much scenery that it's a wonder there were any card tables left.''
New York's new number 1 radio station leads frenzied market drive