Nicki Minaj Can't Be All Things to All People, Let Alone Herself

Nicki Minaj is by no stretch of the imagination a simple being. She is at once taunting the patriarchy and adhering to its rules; spouting boss lyrics and apologizing for follower moves; boasting sexual independence and releasing a track where her two "friends" talk about how much they'd like to sleep with her as if… » 11/19/14 11:50am 11/19/14 11:50am

Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video Shots Look Like a Style Regression

Nicki Minaj has Instagrammed the making-of her "Only" video with Drake and Lil Wayne and frankly, we're worried: that bodystocking and 8-inch stripper heels are an undeniable style regression. (Not unlike the song.) But we had become so enamored of her minimalist, lux look! Nu Minaj, come back! Look at this lovely… » 11/18/14 4:50pm 11/18/14 4:50pm

Nicki Minaj Responds to 'Nazi' Imagery Video Uproar

[UPDATED] Last week, Nicki Minaj released the lyric video "Only," her new single featuring Drake, Wayne, and Chris Brown. The song itself is a mediocre entree into her catalogue that allows Drake and Weezy to discuss how no, Minaj didn't bone them on her way up but also to fantasize that If She Did It, though... (No… » 11/11/14 10:30am 11/11/14 10:30am

Drake Is the Taylor Swift of Rap

Yesterday it was announced that Taylor Swift sold 1.3 million copies of her new album 1989, meaning that she moved more records in one week than any other artist has of any new album in the entirety of the past 10 months. This was appropriately being noted as a historic feat before it was even confirmed, but it is… » 11/05/14 3:00pm 11/05/14 3:00pm

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

Hey, Where Did All the Women MCs Go?

It feels as if someone started a rumor that 2014 might present a female resurgence in hip-hop. As a person with a vagina, I’d be thrilled if that happened — but I doubt the “Ladies Night” reprise is going down anytime soon. There are many reasons why women — with the exception of Nicki Minaj — are notably absent from… » 3/05/14 5:10pm 3/05/14 5:10pm

Drunk Half-Naked Paris Hilton Unleashes Hellish Collab With Lil Wayne

Paris Hilton has released a sample of her song with Lil Wayne plus accompanying music video, and oh my god it is a musical experience unlike any other. It's mostly the young heiress slithering around in a shallow pool while croaking about how she feels tipsy, like the most fun and drunkest and richest adolescent frog… » 10/02/13 9:13am 10/02/13 9:13am

Today Was a Hugely Disappointing Premiere Day on Daytime Talk TV

It's September which means daytime talk is back! And what a premiere day it was. As children frolicked to school through air that had just a hint of fall's crispness to it, parents turned their television sets on to bask in brand new footage of Women Getting Real. If you were an alien life force who got your first and… » 9/09/13 8:30pm 9/09/13 8:30pm

Can Amy Adams Pull Off Janis Joplin Biopic? Lee Daniels Thinks So


A Janis Joplin biopic that's been on the books for almost a decade now — and been considered as a vehicle for damn near every under-40 actress out there — is finally looking more concrete. Lee Daniels will direct as his follow-up to The Butler, and he's cast Amy Adams as the lead. She seems a bit ethereal for it, but… » 8/24/13 12:00pm 8/24/13 12:00pm

Scream Like It's 2001: Timberlake Reuniting With *NSYNC at VMAs

Justin Timberlake will reunite with late '90s asterisk pirates *NSYNC for a performance at the VMAs, which I like to imagine they strong-armed him into. ("What, you're too good for us now just because you got rid of your Instant Ramen-looking hair and married the hot girl from Summer Catch?") But they aren't rushing… » 8/20/13 9:00am 8/20/13 9:00am

Rihanna Heading to Love Rehab to Finally Get Over You-Know-Who

After years of concern, concern-trolling, and self-destructive behavior that made even Oprah do this, Rihanna is allegedly taking some time off from her Diamonds World Tour to check into a women's sex and love addiction program at Centers for Relationship and Sexual Recovery (CRSR) on Recovery Ranch, a Tennessee… » 6/18/13 9:00am 6/18/13 9:00am

Lindsay Lohan is 'Happy' in Rehab, Says Totally Credible Source Dina…

Okay...so...Lindsay Lohan is definitely officially in rehab now, right? Inside of the rehab building, doing the rehabbing as we speak? Has our long national daymare finally come to an end? (Spoiler: lol, no.) Based on a quick glance at my What Lindsay Lohan Is Doing Right Now Reliability Matrix, there is a 67% chance… » 5/03/13 8:00pm 5/03/13 8:00pm