Last week, we told you that the Westboro Baptist Church, a merry band of noxious trolls with questionable ties to Jesus, is returning to New York to picket the New York Times, Facebook, the Huffington Post, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It appears that the WBC has realized that picketing media outle ... More >>
Bobby Shmurda is having the best summer ever. After bubbling in his native Flatbush, the 20-year-old has skyrocketed from relative obscurity to viral star upon the heels of "Shmoney Dance." The track and its swaying, dance accompaniment are the stuff that Vine dreams are made of. It's no wonder the ... More >>
If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are between losing yourself in the music and catching yourself in the commercials you heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
It's Z100's party, they can book who they want to
The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
If you don't know who Ariana Grande is, congratulations! You neither watch nor have anyone young enough in your life who watches Nickelodeon (Or, alternatively, sorry! You neither get high nor have anyone high enough in your life who watches Nickelodeon). But you should get accustomed to her name si ... More >>
The UK's Daily Mail reported last night that actress and accused boyfriend-beater Emma Roberts committed a cardinal New York sin yesterday. She tried to cut the cronut line.
Last week, Bronx MC YC the Cynic unleashed his brand-new Oliver Eid-directed video for "God Complex," the debut single from his forthcoming Kickstarter-funded release GNK, produced entirely by Frank Drake. A notable element of the song is YC's incorporation of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" into his f ... More >>
Finally, a treat
Feels like the...
Cat Dog. Hey Arnold. Rugrats. All That! Rocket Power. Legends of the Hidden Temple. Salute Your Shorts. Figure It Out. The Wild Thornberries. Everything on Nick Jr. Everything on Nick at Nite (The Cosby Show! Cheers!). I'm probably leaving out a few but, for the most p ... More >>
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The British boy band's shot in the arm for young women
When Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi started writing the offbeat Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete in the early nineties, they didn't really know what they were doing. Much less did they expect that 17 years later, the quirky experiment in children's programming would amount to three ... More >>
Things you may not have known: There is a Corduroy Appreciation Club. It was founded by a man named Miles Rohan, with the purpose of (obviously) appreciating corduroy, an underappreciated fabric, to be true. (Our last discussion of the material involved spurious claims and took place in a col ... More >>
And the Brady Bunch! And the Munsters! And Ernest Borgnine! And oodles and oodles more! Click here for my hilarious yet socially insightful column in which I detail my trip to the "Chiller Theatre" autograph convention in Parsippany, where Oscar winners, kitsch sitcom stars, and horror f ... More >>
Not just a cartoon, but a movement
Would you be surprised if you popped in a tape of Dora the Explorer for your kids and Bubble Butt Bonanza No. 17 came on instead? The New York Daily News tells the story of a Candice Connor, a woman who faced that very situation via an "accidentally" porn DVD she bought from Toys R Us. The m ... More >>
Caitlin Sanchez, the voice of Latino exploring superstar Dora the Explorer, finally settled her lawsuit against Nickelodeon. Not afraid of biting the hand that fed her cartoonish mouth, Sanchez accused Nickelodeon of making her sign an "unconscionable contract without adequate compensation." Sanc ... More >>
In the wake of the Gap logo brouhaha, a/k/a, the making of an already ugly logo into an uglier one "circa 2010," allow us to present you with nine more of the most unfortunate logo redesigns we've lived through. There should be a T-shirt attesting to this, except there's no way in hell we'd w ... More >>
Ben Clark/NickelodeonBottom row: Christian Jacobs, DJ Lance Rock, and Scott Shultz. Top row: Brobee, Muno, Plex.The characters of the Nickelodeon preschool children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, recently barbecued with riff-rockers Them Crooked Vultures: picture a gap-toothed cyclops (Muno), a pin ... More >>
It's National TV Turn Off Week, which means, folks, time to shut down those boob tubes and spend some quality time watching Netflix on your laptop. Or playing with your new iPad. Or listening to the family's favorite tunes on personalized coordinated iPod Nanos. No, but seriously...
Well, it's certainly better than shilling for Diet Coke or pimping frozen foods, but still, the sight of Anthony Bourdain dancing with giant plush toys is a bit unsettling. Bourdain donned a doctor's coat to do a skit on Yo Gabba Gabba (it will air on March 10), a Nickelodeon show that his toddle ... More >>
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing. [AP] Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>
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Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.
Alas, it's not clear which is the gay Wiggle, since the one who wears purple doesn't also carry a magic purse.