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 >>
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
Quick -- name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster.
Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
By now you've no doubt seen the YouTube video wherein the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is pushed through 64 languages of Google Translate and back into English. The collective known as CDZA--who make experimental music videos--are responsible for the inventive clip. We spoke to CDZA co-fou ... More >>
Free lunch, fire hydrants on full blast and beach chairs on the sidewalkyep, the summer's here Need a hand composing a playlist to go along with a hot and lazy day's activities? Just in time for the official start of summer (and today's 90-plus temperatures), SOTC has put together a list of t ... More >>
As you know, Scientologist Will Smith was greeting the press at the Moscow premiere of the esteemed Men In Black III the other day when he was approached by a male reporter who double kissed the star on the cheek, which is apparently the guy's shtick. At first, Will smilingly went along with it and ... More >>
We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... 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 >>
Picturesque Americana or pop-cultural moment waiting to be ripped off? It's your call! Halloween is coming! In case you're someone who doesn't have the time or moneyor patienceto head out to the costume shop and figure out what alter ego you're going to take on during this weeke ... More >>
"Drums, please!" 20 summers ago, Jazzy Jeff's opening command in the hip-hop classic "Summertime" kickstarted countless barbecues, picnics and long nighttime drives. Little has changed since. In 1991, as producers K. Fingers and Hula were lifting Kool & the Gang's leisurely dulcet "Summer Madness" ... More >>
In all of our robots-take-over-the-world fantasies, there's usually one last conversation between "us" and "them." The robots always speak English, of course! But what if the robots didn't speak English at all? What if robots had a language of their own composed of bleeps and bloops? Scenes o ... More >>
A snapshot from a more innocent, less street-clogging time. You'd think that the dire prospects of Men In Black 3 would have Will "No Longer The Fresh Prince" Smith trying to make friends wherever he goes, but he's apparently getting people annoyed in Soho with the big-ass movie-star trailer ... More >>
Kidding. That was just another attempt for me to get the Palin name into print so the whole family can become even more overexposed and hopefully implode. It's actually Willow Smith--the little daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith--who looks ready to play Little Orphan Annie in a screen m ... More >>
ilovecheese.comEight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>
Def Jam Rapstar is the latest attempt to merge the worlds of hip-hop and video games. In the past, this has involved shoehorning playable rapper characters into cliched genres -- a Wu-Tang Clan beat-'em-up! 50 Cent's first-person shooter! -- or rappers licensing a few throwaway songs to the l ... More >>
The Smiths in The Pursuit of HappynessJaden Smith is the talented star of the Karate Kid remake, and obviously his folks, Will and Jada Smith are OK with him doing that. In fact, Will produced the movie and reportedly nabbed him the part. And the kid previously starred with dad in the well r ... More >>
The good news: After months of uncertainty from the Tommy Lee Jones half of Men in Black's brilliantly deadpan duo, Agent Kay is officially signed on for the third installment of what we're hoping will be the final film in the MIB trilogy. Will Smith has reportedly been on board for quite some time. ... More >>
A regular on Datalounge.com has posted his list of black male stars on the down low! Someone else on the site responded that a lot of it is just wishful thinking, and someone else chimed in that a lot of these guys are more likely bi, but I'd have to say a lot of this is pretty spot on too. ... More >>
Titled "World's Most '90s Pic," here we have the Fresh Prince playing the best baseball video game of all time, with some Mariah Carey jams lurking nearby. Also: nice pants. [Thanks to SFJ.]
Super-flick squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero
It aint nothin but a G-string thing
That old 'last man on earth' setup? It really works.
Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness
Hip-hop disrespects them. Subway patrons love them. Beatboxers make some serious noise.
Mr. Smith violates an immutable celebrity-universe law
The man who screwed too much: Will Smith charms in faux-cynical V-Day romantic comedy
DreamWorks creates stereotype-heavy, pop-cultureaddled societylike ours, only wetter
Do androids dream of electric sheep crap?
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Pubescent Genie Tops Pop Chart; No New Zapp Remixes This Month
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.
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