| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sharp-tongued Simon Cowell arrived in the U.S. from Britain 12 years ago as the face of a show so powerful that competitors coined it the "Death Star" because it destroyed everything around it.
But Cowell's effort to follow "American Idol" with his...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Nick Cannon faces the unenviable responsibility every holiday season of having to find a Christmas gift for the woman with everything: Mariah Carey. It’s a small price to pay for getting to call one of the music industry’s most successful...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
As Walter White would surely tell you, slinging drugs is a dirty job. But if you’re going to do it, own up and do it right. On his new album, “My Name Is My Name,” rapper Pusha T does just that, boasting that he “sold more dope...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
My kids' Halloween candy had barely gone stale before the first Christmas controversy roared into town, innocently enough in the form of a Hallmark ornament.
The greeting card giant, you may have heard, received flak for trying to be tooooo politically...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:24 PM
It’s the question that gets asked every holiday season: Why can’t anyone come up with a original, classic Christmas song anymore?
Many have tried, including Justin Bieber, The Killers, Christina Aguilera and even Snoop Dogg. But the last...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I groggily looked at the alarm clock, which registered 2:30 a.m. Time to get up and honor a commitment I apparently made to my 15-year-old-daughter less than six hours earlier:
Drive her and her friends to Black Friday sales.
I have served as...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Here’s a holiday truism you can depend on: Put Mariah Carey anywhere near a Christmas tree, and she will bring it.
That’s what the singer did Wednesday night on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In 2011, on his holiday album "Under the Mistletoe," Justin Bieber came on like Mariah Carey's kid nephew — a sort of pint-sized vocal prodigy — in a squeaky-clean duet with the singer on her "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:12 PM
For Chris Brown, a little more than two weeks in inpatient rehab was just about right, it appears.
The R&B singer, who entered a rehab facility in Malibu at the end of October, allegedly for anger-management issues, is now out and completing his course...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Inspired by a true story, "Precious" director Daniels' fine drama - and compact history lesson - features many notable performances, led by Forest Whitaker's as a White House servant who tended to several presidents.
Playing the chief executives are...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves.