| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Every Grammy Awards telecast is a production nightmare: three-plus hours of multiple live music performances, unpredictable stage antics and rambling acceptance speeches.
But this year's production, which airs Sunday night from the Staples Center in...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Lonely Island's third studio disc presents an unlikely problem: Nearly eight years after they attained instant comedy-rap stardom with "Lazy Sunday," these "Saturday Night Live" veterans have become better rappers than comedians.
On "The Wack Album,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The stage goes dark. A single spotlight illuminates the drum set.
Gina Schock, barely visible behind the bass drum, pounds out a tribal tattoo.
Another spotlight, in front of the drums: Bass player Abby Travis, head bobbing in time, plays off the...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:51 PM
LAS VEGAS -- "The Super Bowl of music."
That's how Clear Channel Communications executive Tom Poleman described the iHeartRadio Music Festival that his employer is putting on this weekend in Las Vegas. And judging by the number of A-list acts due to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Billie Joe Armstrong, co-founder of Grammy-winning Green Day, has sold his Newport Beach cottage for $1.625 million.
The 924-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, came on the market in the fall at $1.895 million. First constructed...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Some things have happened to Johnny, Tunny and St. Jimmy since "American Idiot" was last in Chicago in February 2012. The Equity actors who were playing those roles in the first national tour of the Green Day musical were dismissed and replaced by a non-...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder.
"I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...