Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be.
First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002
How's this for a gala weekend?
Friday night in the bi ... More >>
A good while back, I was envisioning a Grammy-night dogfight between what, at that point, were my two favorite albums of 2011: Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. (Both ended up on my Pazz & Jop ballot.)I mentioned this to Maura and she said, "No. Adele." Up went my v ... More >>
53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" 
52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" 
51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" 
50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" 
49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" 
48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>
In last week's breakdown of Lil Wayne's chart ubiquity, I noted that while Lady Gaga's Born This Way and its singles seemed to be everywhere, she hasn't staked out much additional Billboard territory with collaborations. Her only charting collab of late is "3-Way (The Golden Rule)," a little ... More >>
I hear Grammy winning Natalie Cole sang a duet with one of the Real Housewives for the cameras--and I don't think it's the same duet Natalie did with her father's beloved ghost.
Anyway, producers will now be screaming "Foul! You're leaking!" but the reality is:
They tried to get Mary J. Blige, former druggie Natalie Cole, and woman beater Chris Brown, but they ended up with Sister Sledge, or at least a splintered version of the group. (Last time I looked, the lead singer was doing solo gigs and was ironically singing "We Are All Family" all by herse ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX.The final five
In the totally overblown intro (sorry, that's like complaining that a cow moos), Ryan Seacrest seems to insinuate that there will be a shocker of a cast-off tonight. That can only mean it's Adam Lambert, because any of the others are expected to go at some point. ... More >>