Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

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Maren MorrisTucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »

Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

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Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it’s complicated. More »

Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove And More Declined Interviews For The Series

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R. KellySurviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer’s alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premiered on Lifetime last night. The comprehensively researched series features over 50 interviews, including with R. Kelly’s accusers, family members, and friends, but it includes a surprisingly small amount of appearances from celebrities. The only musicians interviewed in the documentary … More »

While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

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Mariah CareyDo you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »

Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, & T.I. To Judge Netflix Hip-Hop Competition Show

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Cardi BCardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. have signed on to judge Rhythm + Flow, an upcoming hip-hop competition reality show from Netflix. Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes filmed in multiple cities including New York, Chicago, and Atlanta, the three main judges and a series of local guest judges will “search for the … More »

It’s A Good Time To Be Bad Bunny

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Bad BunnyThe name Ocasio derives from the Spanish “ocasión,” which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named Ocasio are Puerto Rican, in heritage if not in residence, and the word’s “meaning as a surname” is unclear. More »

John Legend Stars In Ad Opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

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After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford revealed herself as the individual who claimed that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as a high school student in the ’80s, notable figures — from Monica Lewinsky to Julia Louis-Dreyfus — have voiced their support and spoken out against Kavanaugh’s nomination. More »

Watch Emmys’ Opening Song With John Legend, Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, & More

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Tonight is the 70th annual Emmy Awards. The opening number, “We Solved It,” featured Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, RuPaul, and others. Thompson and McKinnon begin the song, “We solved it. We’ve gotten with the times,” joking that “diversity is no longer … More »

John Legend Becomes Youngest EGOT

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John LegendAfter taking home the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award for his work as a producer on Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert at the Creative Arts Emmys Sunday night (9/9), John Legend has officially completed his EGOT — making him the youngest person to do so. More »

Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated For Emmys

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The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced today. Donald Glover’s Atlanta was nominated for 16 awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Glover himself was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series category. Two of the show’s episodes were nominated for the Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Award: “Alligator Man,” which was written … More »