As both Jessica Simpson and the Bard can attest, music is indeed the food of love. We, however, would much rather focus on the music of food. There's no lack of songs on the subject, so under two "foodonyms" (DJ Escoffier and DJ Bearded James) we've compiled a duo of mixes intended to get your stoma ... More >>
Remember when it was announced that Queen Latifah was going to play a gay event in Long Beach and everyone started shrieking that this meant the woman had come out? I seized the opportunity to weigh in with the sense that this might be a teeny tiny act of inching out a wittle bit--or it might just ... More >>
That was the ruling of a midlevel New York State appeals court, which tossed out a case by a guy mad that his ex spread the rumor that he's gay. "Saying that someone is gay is not an insult," a lawyer successfully argued. I've been crowing this for years! But having it made official in this one c ... More >>
In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>
I'm tired of being the only queen who's out. So come on, Queen Latifah, why don't you join me out here in the grassy expanse, where it's fun and freeing and we can throw LGBT frisbees at each other? True, for a while, Latifah has done some mildly semi-out-ish things like playing lesbian roles and. ... More >>
"Please listen to my demo!" That particular plea may no longer be heard coming from plucky upcoming rappers, what with the Internet age and all, but there's an undeniable pull about getting to hear the industry-ears-only dusty tapes that begat some of hip-hop's finest album moments. This week sees t ... More >>
Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast. Get this: In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.
In the script, that is. Let me first say that Joyful Noise -- with rival chantoozies Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton warring over how to run their small-town choir -- is corny and formulaic, but a kind of fun guilty pleasure for January.
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
Coming to an arena near you this weekend: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Kanye West and Jay-Z's grandiose Watch The Throne tour comes to the New York City area tomorrow, and sticks around through next weekthe pair perform at the Izod Center on Saturday and Sunday, and at Madison Square Garden o ... More >>
I didn't give a royal shit about Prince Charles marrying Princes Diana way back when that wedding was crammed down our throats, but at least that one had some glamour and promise to it. But now that we know the horrors--from adultery and divorce to lethal stalking by paparazzi--that can ensue from ... More >>
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
Today, that is. (Spare me votes for Carole Lombard). Your choices are:
The new late-night prince
via WikipediaOn his boyculture blog, Matthew Rettenmund helps narrow down just who it might be who's supposedly coming out on the cover of People on May 5. Signs point to a female musician, but Queen Latifah is no longer considered to be the one. (She's mainly an actress these days, don't ya ... 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 >>
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
Oscar nominee Queen Latifah has gone to New York's hottest weekly lesbian party twice in a row, accompanied by sizzling dishes of womanhood, according to Page Six. The singer/actress/whatever's official stance has always been that she doesn't care if people think she's gay, so that works out ... More >>
David Atlas In the week all your friends went to South by Southwest, New York got a bit rowdy. The old scumbags of Mötley Crüe nearly burned down Madison Square Garden, while Fleetwood Mac brought both punishing Turkish prison sentences and "Silver Springs" to the same arena only a few days later ... More >>
Naughty By Nature Southpaw March 16 In middle school, an older female cousin of mine asked if I knew what O.P.P. meant. I admitted that I didn't. "Other People's Privates," she said. "Okay," I said, still unclear about it. How did one come to be "down with O.P.P." exactly? Was it cool or shameful ... More >>
Naughty by Nature? Seriously?
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Rock and roll could never hip hop like this and vice-versa et cetera, part 400something
Queen of the Damned
Melisma Manchester? Not Bloody Likely.
Nader Nuzzles Up to Young America
''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''