| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:49 PM
There's no question she was playing to a bigger audience Sunday night at the Academy Awards.
But Idina Menzel appeared to be having way more fun Monday when she dropped by "The Tonight Show" to jam with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.
As she did on the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The best part about a surprise is keeping the big reveal a secret.
Unless you're Mariah Carey.
The pop diva has spilled the beans that her forthcoming record will arrive Beyoncé-style, meaning she plans on dropping it unexpectedly on the Internet...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:49 PM
The Los Angeles Clippers are not on the market just yet, but the prospect has the city, and the monied people who like to own Big Things, buzzing about who might become the next boss of one of pro basketball's most star-crossed, and now promising,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
What a difference a year makes. As cliché as the notion may sound, there was no escaping it Saturday night at Cali Christmas, the annual sampling of the year’s radio rainmakers presented by L.A.’s Power 106 FM.
The night’s headliners...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
While it's generally unwise to make a mortal enemy of one of America's most famous former drug kingpins, the rapper Rick Ross has come out ahead of his shared namesake, the former L.A. cocaine baron "Freeway" Ricky Ross, in court and gets to legally...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The Pixies are back -- again.
After touring its classic material for several years as a kind of hipster oldies act, the hugely influential alt-rock band finally put out some new music last September in the form of the four-song "EP-1."
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Khloe Kardashian might have a new man in her life. Emphasis on the "might" right now, but more like a "probably" by the end of this post.
The fellow is Moroccan-born rapper French Montana. At first, Kardashian was spotted with Montana at the sweet 16...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Sean Combs has been called many things over the last 20 years of his career: Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy or simply "the D, the I, the D, the D, the Y."
Although he famously shed his “Puff Daddy” moniker back in 2001, he never really...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Ross had come to South by Southwest, as indeed he goes most places, to boast.
"I just celebrated my fifth No. 1 album," the Miami rapper said Saturday night at the Fader Fort. Last week, Ross's so-so "Mastermind" debuted...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Were people widely aware that Wild Flag had broken up?
Pop & Hiss didn't know that this sweet little post-punk super group -- with members of Sleater-Kinney and Helium, among other bands -- had called it quits until we read Carrie Brownstein say so in...