On Sunday, Wale, Fabolous, and Big Sean performed at the Barclays Center as part of the celebrity basketball challenge. With the three performing in a venue that a rap artist help build, it's a reminder of the long and storied history rap and basketball have had together -- hip-hop and hoops have pr ... More >>
Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent woul ... More >>
Chances are no one currently knows what Aaron Carter's horny level is. It is a secret the Backstreet-brother and Shaq-conquering crooner keeps heavily guarded. What we do know is that Carter performs Tuesday at Teaneck, NJ's Mexicali Live, and that his career has lasted longer than anyone might have ... More >>
As you're probably aware, this Sunday is hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur's birthday. But you might not know it also happens to be Father's Day, the day of the year we set aside to give our Dads thanks for all the great Dad-stuff that they've done for us. While the hip-hop canon has largely dealt with over ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL). But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a moment in American history that was pretty horrifying for reasons that have been enumerated countless times. Their effects on pop music weren't as tragic, to be sure, but they were pretty unfortunateartists on both sides of the aisl ... More >>
New York Knicks host Boston Celtics
So multifaceted, that ShaqThere's really no greater polymath than Shaquille O'Neal. Obviously he had mad basketball skills, but he also released four rap albums, several television shows, and, most importantly, the film Kazaam. He has real estate ventures and even somehow managed the time t ... More >>
Beyoncé took a page out of Lady Gaga's book and sent pizza to her fans standing in line at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday. It probably wasn't from her beloved Lucali's. [NY Pizza] The salmonella outbreak of 2008-9 that killed nine, sickened hundreds, and was traced back to peanuts was deconst ... More >>
In order to come to a resolution on a new debt ceiling, Congress has been working around the clock. "Around the clock" for Congress means they are just taking a shorter vacation, but still, coming to an agreement on this issue has become paramount in lawmakers' eyes. Obama thinks that if the ... More >>
Allow the absurdity of that statement to set in. He really said that! It comes from this weekend's Deborah Solomon Q&A with the aging basketball star in the New York Times Magazine. It's full of the classic quotes and good humor that made the The Real Shaq the original Kanye West. Plus, a s ... More >>
Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictab ... More >>
In praise of Trent Reznor, the nihilist-turned-populist, waving goodbye
Poor Ang Lee. First his Brokeback Mountain didn't win Best Picture, apparently because some voters were too repulsed by the cornholing theme to even stick the DVD in the machine. But at least that was behind closed doors. Now gay panic has made it onto the major networks with Demetri Martin- ... More >>
Latifah said, "I'm here to represent millions of fans who loved Michael... all of you." She reads a Maya Angelou poem, "We had him," composed for the occasion: "Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing/Now that our bright and shining star can slip away from our fingertips like a puff of summer win ... More >>
People are always sending us twitter faves like The_Real_Shaq and the fake Pam and Jim, but we find few of these accounts as delightful as that of the Museum of Natural History's Blue Whale. Suspended from the ceiling of the Whale Room, the large mammal shows wit and verve of a sort we are unaccusto ... More >>
The Shorty Awards -- not a rap thing, but a celebration by three enthusiasts to honor "the best producers of short content" on Twitter, where messages have a 140-character limit -- were held in Brooklyn last night. The awards were hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, with special appearances by Shaqui ... More >>
Young Baltimore/Wham City artist Mark Charles Brown does the video for Growing’s pulsating “Innit.” I’m pretty sure lots of athletes (Shaq?) and colors are involved. [Rhizome]
Gaming now officially linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior
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So How Good Are the Nets? We'll Find Out.
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Dont Believe the Hype
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