| May 1, 2014
Up until last year, I routinely offered a once-a-week review of that week's "American Idol" performances. I rated the competitors and bitched about the terrible judging. Since the show was an unprecedented ratings blockbuster when I started doing this,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Around the corner from the Fendi store and Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, in two modest, sunlit rooms four floors above Brighton Way, Mario Gonzales spends his days quietly saving Hollywood butts — as well as waists, shoulders and bosoms.
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"American Idol" might be singing a lot of farewells when this season ends.
Fox's hit singing show is planning to boot its entire judging panel -- Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban -- when the show returns next season, according to...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Thalia Sodi has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, performed in front of President Barack Obama at the White House and sang a duet with Tony Bennett on his 2012 album "Viva Duets," but to much of the English-speaking media, the 41-year-old...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A changing of the guard is underway on “American Idol,” with a new executive producer announcement Monday.
Following news that its two longtime producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick were making their exits from the singing competition show...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Last year BET tagged its annual awards spectacle as "Too big to miss" — a phrase the network should have held for this year.
Sure, the historically unpredictable ceremony will feature dazzling performances – Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nine Inch Nails released a new single, "Came Back Haunted," late Wednesday evening, ending a hiatus that began after the influential industrial-rock group's Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009.
The song, which you can hear below, is the first sampling from a...
| Jun 7, 2013
About a year ago, the musician Jack Kennedy was on a tour, in a manner of speaking. The local disco-pop antagonist rode Greyhound buses making Alan Lomax-style field recordings of amateur musicians along the byways of America. He'd tape their performances...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Did she or didn’t she?
That’s the question many viewers were left with after Mariah Carey’s performance on the BET Awards Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., where she unleashed a flurry of speculation that she was lip-syncing...