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 >>
Today, Time Magazine published its annual list of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds (in the world!). The list is full of cultural tastemakers, newshounds and celebrities -- but it seems to missing something. That's right, it's missing you. You didn't make the list, despite your tireless dedication to Twitt ... More >>
The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others Radio City Music Hall Sunday, March 4 Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR. Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
via BravoMagic in action? Platinum Hit, Bravo's new talent competition for songwriters with Jewel as host and Kara DioGuardi as head judge, is not particularly enjoyable. Aside from the talented but super-ADD Sonyae (pronounced, somewhat ironically, like "soigné") and the arrogant but though ... More >>
Charles Nagel, a 36-year-old Philadelphia man whom the Daily News describes as "a pudgy creep," went on trial in Brooklyn Federal Court today for allegedly stalking and harassing a Law & Order: Criminal Intent star by repeatedly visiting her on the show's set and sending angry Facebook messag ... More >>
I've always liked Tyra Banks because the mere mention of her name upsets Naomi Campbell to distraction. That makes her a megastar to me (though I'm careful to avoid saying that aloud whenever Naomi and her cell phone might be anywhere within miles.) But now the departing talk show host is h ... More >>
Let no one say Shawn Carter is not reliable. For two decades now, through rap thick and rap thin, hip-hop's most prickly superstar has had the looking-disgusted game on lock. Oh, you're Benny the Bull, the Chicago Bulls mascot, and you're seized with the desire to do the "Single Ladies" dance mere ... More >>
Dudes hug it out with Paul Rudd
In the middle section of this citizen journalist's YouTube video (warning: horrible music) we get some crowd-level footage of trash talk among the participants in last weekend's "America's Next Top Model" audition/riot. A policeman removes some attendees, one of whom promises that someone is going ... More >>
Saturday's auditions for the TV show "America's Next Top Model" were open for the first time to women under 5-foot-7, causing a larger-than-usual crowd of aspirants -- several hundred, it appears from the above video -- to start gathering outside the Park Central Hotel on West 55th Street on Friday ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Times catching up on the Rikers Fight Club story that the Voice's Graham Rayman has been reporting for nearly two years.More AIG drama: Bailout money went to foreign firms and other big banks that AIG owed in derivative gam ... More >>
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