This week, while we've taken a loving look back at the finest album-length offerings that the home of hip-hop has contributed to the genre, we're also reminded of the empty spaces in our record collections where masterpieces should sit. It's heartbreaking enough that rap in an album form didn't catc ... More >>
Magic Mike is the upcoming, eagerly awaited Soderbergh film based on Channing Tatum's time spent as a male ecdysiast.
Tatum plays a mentor to the character based on himself, played by Alex Pettyfer.
Matthew McConaughey (above) is the stripper-turned-shirtless-club owner.
And here are some leaked, ... More >>
Mark Wahlberg was scheduled to be on one of the planes that hit the World Center on 9/11, but he changed his flight at the last minute -- his smartest move since putting pants back on.
But if he had been on the flight, he wouldn't have worried anyway.
Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino and the forthcoming Bowery Diner, and David Malbequi, of BLT, have lent their talents to Prima Strada, which lost its chefs shortly before opening yesterday.
Monkey Bar debuted Damon Wise's new lunch menu, featuring dishes like smoked fettuccine with un ... More >>
It's almost Halloween, and if you're like me, you've been spending your free time watching scary movies and thinking up costume ideas. These sorts of movies are usually known for blood, boobs, and bad jokes, but the music that accompanies them is important, too. For instance, high-pitched s ... More >>
Is that a slider in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?Not only will the world soon get Wahlburgers, a "high-end" burger joint from Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, it may get a complementary reality TV show about the restaurant's gestation and birth. Per E!, the actor/Entourage pro ... More >>
Think the life of a columnist/blogger is nothing but glamour and gift bags?
Well, it is--sort of--but it also involves sifting through the piles of angsty promotional emails begging for my attention.
Here are the pitches that have passed by my technology in the last week alone.
You decide ... More >>
Melissa Leo has won every award in tarnation for The Fighter and she was the frontrunner for the Oscar too, until some whoop-to-doo happened over ads she took out in Variety.
They showed her being all glammed up and lovely, a far cry from the spunky, ragtag, cigarette chompin ... 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 >>
BravoMaybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.
Can a show have an identity crisis before it's even on air? HBO's How To Make It In America debuts on February 14, not that you'd necessary know from its anemic promotion. There's a reason for that--sources say that the show is casting around desperately for a marketing angle that will appeal both ... More >>
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Tuesday's swearing-in transformed Obama the candidate into Obama the President. But his two-year-long campaign didn't really end until late last night, when the new President hosted the last inauguration event of the week: The send-off ball for the campaign staff.
The ba ... More >>