Something weird is going on in rap music; older rappers are as lost as Mitt Romney in a Dollar Tree. In a game dominated by the young, there doesn't seem to be much place for men of a certain age talking about clubs, bottles of alcohol and selling drugs, and the resulting soul-searching has yielded ... More >>
So says publicist Jackie Rinehart in her written memorial of the singer she worked with.
"What first impressed me about Whitney was her strong will. You could sense that strength immediately.
"She was not weak, a pushover, or easily beguiled. She was a Leo woman and could give a ... More >>
Rappers loved Amy Winehouse. The British warbler might not have collaborated with rap chaps to the extent that Mary J Blige has, but when she passed away earlier this year she did so leaving behind a discernible trail of hip-hop goodies. And the songs suggest there was a genuine bond and shar ... More >>
Spotify's top tracks (left) and albums on Friday, July 15.The headline-grabbing music story of the week isn't on the Billboard chartsit's the U.S. debut of Spotify. With the streaming-music service less than 48 hours old here, it's a bit too soon to analyze what songs are getting the m ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell
Two hours? Really?
Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
How convenient that Michael Musto decided to dress up as Susan Boyle this week. Photo by Chad Griffith.Or something like that. For the fifth, face-obliterating week, the UK siren Susan Boyle is #1 on our charts, selling 510,000 records this week, and 2,982,000 overall--proof if there was ever ... More >>
Jay-Z and Madison Square Garden have a little history between them. In 2003, on the occasion of his retirement, Jay-Z recorded his MSG farewell concert on 35MM film. That footage became Fade To Black, the single best concert film of the decade. In 2009, on the occasion of the eight year anniversar ... More >>
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Allison's hair is back to normal, Scott's is growing back, Lil's is yet again gorgeously coiffed, and "This is American Idol," says Ryan as we scan the remaining eight players. If last week's one-and-a-half-hour show was a reprieve, this week I've got it really easy with only a ... More >>