Black Messiah, Top Five and the Power of Perfect Timing

D'Angelo has his own distorted concept of time. His new album, Black Messiah—one of the few ones worthy of the terms "long-awaited" and "anticipated"—is as much about a bubbling up as it is a pleasurable, well-timed release. The back of the album's packaging, which was handed to journalists in a listening session… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Chris Rock: Hollywood Is Giving Black Women the Shaft

Chris Rock continues his press run for Top Five with yet another piece of totally en fuego commentary, this time in the form of an essay for the Hollywood Reporter. In it, he's just like, ripping down the curtain of political silence around Hollywood's rampant racism, throwing said curtain on the ground and blasting… » 12/03/14 5:30pm 12/03/14 5:30pm

Watching Chris Rock Tease Matt Lauer Is Incredibly Satisfying

Chris Rock: Every time he comes on television we're just reminded about how much he was missed when he wasn't there. While appearing on The Today Show Monday to promote his new movie Top Five, Rock took the opportunity to poke fun at Today's endlessly dramatic competition with Good Morning America for ratings… » 12/01/14 9:30am 12/01/14 9:30am

Nicki Minaj Throws Buckets of Shade at Iggy Azalea at BET Awards

During Sunday’s BET Awards, Nicki Minaj won the Best Female MC trophy and took time during her acceptance speech to dress down her competition. Considering her only contemporary chart-worthy rival is Iggy Azalea, it’s safe to say Iggy was the target of her shade (thrown while professing “no shade”). » 6/30/14 11:00am 6/30/14 11:00am

Sigh: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane Calling It Quits

Superfoxes Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are divorcing after eight years of marriage, according to their reps: "It was a mutual decision. It was amicable. It's not ugly, it's just over." (Guh.) It's the second marriage for both of them. Although this means our fantasy of James Brolin, Barbra Streisand, Josh and Diane… » 2/22/13 9:00am 2/22/13 9:00am

Kate Middleton Still Royally Puking in the Hospital

K8 Middleton, rather delightfully referred to in this New York Daily News article as a "queasy royal," is feeling a little better after getting fluids but remains in London's King Edward VII hospital due to severe Wingardium Leviosa!! hyperemesis gravidarum. A palace spokesman wants everyone concerned for Kate… » 12/05/12 9:00am 12/05/12 9:00am

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and Women

The January edition of Vanity Fair is the "first ever comedy issue," guest-edited by Judd Apatow. There are three different covers, featuring groups of comedians. Unlike the April 2009 issue of VF — "Comedy's New Legends" — there are actual women on these covers. In fact, the editors chose six men and six women to… » 12/04/12 11:00am 12/04/12 11:00am

The What To Expect When You're Expecting Trailer, In Which Pregnancy…

Usually, when a movie is based on a best-selling book, that book is not an instruction manual. But Hollywood is full of wacky ideas, and the new flick What To Expect When You're Expecting is one of them. Like Love, Actually, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, the story follows a large, ensemble cast, but this time,… » 12/09/11 12:05pm 12/09/11 12:05pm