| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Maybe they should have had surprise guest stars in every sketch on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.
The NBC show got a lift when Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen popped into the opening skit: a goofy send-up of the live telecast of "The Sound of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As ludicrous as it sounds, Chuck Melcher denies that this weekend’s tour by models from the new Hooters Calendar is timed to take advantage of the various synergies spinning off Art Basel Miami Beach, where art is becoming ever more obscured by...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:15 PM
If One Direction had a thing for Andrea Bocelli’s songbook, the result might be something like Il Volo.
The trio of young Italian tenors, introduced to American audiences through cameo appearances on the 10th season of American Idol and a 2012 PBS...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The Grammys have the unrivaled prestige. The MTV Video Music Awards go for unpredictable, deliciously viral irreverence. And the BET, Billboard Music and American Music awards are better known for A-list performers than who wins which trophies.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new One Direction album sounds like it was designed to win over (or perhaps further irritate) people likely to scoff at the idea that this British outfit is the biggest band on the planet.
The scale of its success seems beyond dispute, with 16...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Taylor Swift will become only the second recipient ever of the Country Music Assn.’s Pinnacle Award, presented to an artist who dominates music worldwide. She’ll receive the award during Wednesday’s telecast of the 47th annual CMA Awards...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Want to spend seven hours with One Direction?
That opportunity comes Nov. 23, just days ahead of the release of the boy band’s third album, “Midnight Memories,” by way of a live stream during which fans will have the chance to interact...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales.
The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians.
Lady Gaga will...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:29 PM
When Britney Spears releases an album, it's an event powered by dizzying promo plugs and more hype than even Gaga's been able to muster.
All this usually means a debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and impressive sales stats to tack onto the already...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Lady Gaga is ready to hear applause in arenas across North America this spring. The always provocative pop star is readying a tour in support of her latest album, “Artpop.”
Billed as “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” Gaga’s...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Last month, Justin Bieber recruited R. Kelly to help him sex up his sound with "PYD," a steamy slow jam in which the teen-pop superstar provides a thorough accounting of the appliances and furniture pieces on which he plans to, er, romance a lady friend....