Taylor Swift's New Song Is the Gentrification Anthem NYC Didn't Need

The inevitable march towards Taylor Swift's new album 1989 continues with a new single, and it's only getting worse: "Welcome To New York" is a gentrification anthem so obtuse it makes one wonder if she is, in fact, trolling at this point. And it calls into question whether rich white-person privilege is, in fact,… »10/20/14 6:40pm10/20/14 6:40pm

Suri Cruise's Clothing Line Is Our Fearsome New Reality

Now that Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise have been away from the Xenu madness and securely ensconced in the filthy bosom of Manhattan for some time, the 7-year-old child can go about having a totally normal childhood. Which now involves ghost-designing a fashion line that's worth more than Reese Witherspoon's new property »5/11/13 11:30am5/11/13 11:30am

The Wonderful, Wild and Vile Fashions of the Grammy Awards

Despite the fact that CBS issued a memo warning not to show off breasts, buttocks, or any "puffy" bare skin, celebrities attending the 55th annual Grammy Awards last night embraced sheer fabrics, exposed breast curvature and even displayed nipples. That said, it wasn't a very exciting night for fashion; there were… »2/11/13 11:20am2/11/13 11:20am

This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional Singer Alicia Keys How to Sing

It's hard to start the weekend off on a snarky note, especially when Maya Angelou started off her third annual Black History Month program on public radio with such sincerity by teaching professional singer Alicia Keys how to sing, thereby proving that none of us should ever stop learning. The AP explained that… »2/02/13 5:00pm2/02/13 5:00pm

The Kardashian Christmas Card Looks Like a Tampon Ad

I think it was Tolstoy who wrote, "Happy families are all alike, but Kardashians are all different kinds of bacterial strains of fame-grubber." Here is their Christmas card, which features dearly departed Persian kitten Mercy (RIP) sitting unhappily in something that looks like it came from Ikea and is maybe called a… »12/18/12 9:00am12/18/12 9:00am

Pizza Hut Hawks Unholy Pizza-Scented Fragrance

Pizza Hut is releasing a perfume. Seriously. But if it seems like a joke, it's because that's how this all started. In an effort to get people talking about the pizza chain, an advertising agency that works with its Canadian branch posted on Facebook, "Do you love the smell of a box of Pizza Hut pizza being opened? We… »12/05/12 4:40pm12/05/12 4:40pm

The Kurt and Courtney Musical Will Either Be Awesome or a Total Disaster

During the Lufti/Spears trial, Sam Lufti let this slip: "[Courtney Love and I] are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain's." However, because Lufti is skeezier than the stuff that falls between the wall and your bed and… »10/25/12 9:00am10/25/12 9:00am

Unfortunately, Alicia Keys' New Album Title Wasn't Inspired By The Hunger Games

As many current R&B mainstays are wont to do at this point, Alicia Keys dropped Frank Ocean's name as a major inspiration for her upcoming fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, in a discussion with The New York Times. More importantly (to us, anyway), the title, unfortunately, wasn't drawn from The Hunger Games »9/29/12 12:30pm9/29/12 12:30pm