Jennifer Lopez Brings the Block to Vegas With New Residency!

Vegas used to be the city where ancient icons went to live out their days singing torch songs for chain-smoking 100-year-olds who needed a break from the nickel slots. Since the corporate EDM explosion of the 2010s, however, it has become 100% more habitable for those of us under the age of 90—a locale of club… » 5/13/15 2:10pm 5/13/15 2:10pm

Aretha Franklin Is an Old Lady and She Sounds Like It; Good for Her

I can't recall a public performance more divisive than Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on the Sept. 29 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. The conversations I had about it fell into two distinct camps: those who loved and those who hated it. Both were adamant. One person on the… » 10/22/14 1:48pm 10/22/14 1:48pm

Oh God Dolly Parton What Are You Doing?

Rapping. The woman who wrote "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," several dead-baby jams in the early part of her career, and the rhythm of "9 to 5" on her nails, is turning a new musical corner and rapping. In a white afro. On the talk show of a woman who was once among the greatest rappers of her time. » 10/18/13 3:49pm 10/18/13 3:49pm

Cher Graciously Allows Multiple Cher Puns In Anti-Romney PSA

Sometimes, when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, gay icons Cher and Kathy Griffin hang out. The two women have now combined forces on behalf of the activist website Actually.org (which has previously featured Obama supporters Sarah Silverman and Rosie Perez) in a PSA called "Don't Let… » 11/03/12 4:40pm 11/03/12 4:40pm

Will The World's Only Bankable Woman Actor Ruin Charlie Wilson's War?

A big story in the New York Times wonders whether the big-budget upcoming movie Charlie Wilson's War will be able to overcome the fact that it's about, like, history and politics and a seemingly obscure would-be footnote in Cold War history that fatefully happened to set the stage for the current War On Terror or… » 12/17/07 6:30pm 12/17/07 6:30pm