​Robin S. on the House Revival, Diva Sisterhood and a Dream MJB Remix

Before she fell into the house scene in the '90s, Robin Stone was a regular clubgoer and consumer of house records. Then a 32-year-old R&B singer living in New York, she couldn't see herself actually singing a dance song. Despite being intimidated by the music's signature 4/4, mechanic bass and drums, though, passing… » 12/05/14 12:10pm 12/05/14 12:10pm

Mary J. Blige's Excellent New Video Tackles the Domestic Abuse Cycle

Mary J. Blige's video for "Whole Damn Year"—from her great new album The London Sessionsfeatures vignettes of abuse and violence. There's a mother who cries at the memory of her partner's assault in the presence of her daughter. There's a bullied gay man, and there's another woman who recalls locking herself in a… » 12/02/14 4:15pm 12/02/14 4:15pm

Mary J. Blige's London Sessions Is a Divine Out-of-Body Experience

There's a brief, cliché yet honest intermission on Mary J. Blige's album, The London Sessions, sandwiched between the evangelical notes of "Doubt" and the stinging Sam Smith-written ballad "Not Loving You." Smith recalls listening to The Breakthrough on repeat and then goes into describing Blige's career as a soul… » 12/01/14 6:00pm 12/01/14 6:00pm

Watch Mary J. Blige's Effortlessly Cool Video for 'Right Now'

Mary J. Blige brings some of her classic New York swagger (it's all in the walk) to London in this video for "Right Now," a song from her next album, The London Sessions (via Miss Info). Things on her agenda in the video: Emerge, queen-like, from out of the fog and strut down an empty street; ride around town… » 10/23/14 6:20pm 10/23/14 6:20pm

Let This New Mary J. Blige Song Imbue You With Life

"Nobody" is a classic later-era Mary J. Blige love song in the spirit of Mary J. Blige love songs: she is singing as though her life depends on it, breathless about the recipient of her affection, slightly fragile with a warble but strong from the spirit of your touch, babe. It will give you life. » 10/02/14 1:20pm 10/02/14 1:20pm

Which Pop Diva Holiday Album Should You Listen to This Year?

Though everyone knows that Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the only recent pop Christmas song worthy of being include to the list of classic Christmas songs, every year, female pop stars try to create the new Great American Pop Christmas Song to spam Forever 21 with. This year, a few more tried and… » 12/17/13 11:30am 12/17/13 11:30am

Robin Roberts Back at GMA, Will Interview Michelle Obama

Woot! After a five-month leave of absence to undergo a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder, Robin Roberts has returned to Good Morning America, opening with: "I have been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good Morning America." She added: "I keep pinching myself and I realize this is real. This is actually… » 2/20/13 9:00am 2/20/13 9:00am

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Are Never Ever Getting—Oh, Fuck It

Nothing gold can stay, including Taylor Swift and Harry Styles' brief foray into exclusivity. New reports claim that Haylor has ended their 65-day-and-one-Press Baby relationship after a disastrous New Year's Eve in the British Virgin Islands. As the Daily Mail quaintly puts it, the two "had an almighty row," after… » 1/08/13 9:00am 1/08/13 9:00am

It's Thursday So Lindsay Lohan Got Arrested Again

Last night Lindsay Lohan went to a Justin Bieber concert. A few hours later, at around 4 AM, she was arrested for punching a woman in the face in a New York club following brief verbal altercation (LiLo said something to the effect of "Give me my space" before clocking the girl). She and friends attempted to flee the… » 11/29/12 9:00am 11/29/12 9:00am

Celebs Don Long Sleeves and Pantyhose for Glamour's Women of the Year…

Last night in New York, Glamour magazine held its 22nd annual Women of the Year Awards — a fancy schmancy party, where ladies making big moves mixed and mingled. 20-year-old Selena Gomez is on the cover of the December issue, which honors the women of the year. Fun fact: All of the ladies were photographed for the… » 11/13/12 12:00pm 11/13/12 12:00pm

Christian Bale Visits Aurora Shooting Victims

For days, a Facebook campaign has been asking Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale to visit the Aurora shooting victims in the wake of last Friday's massacre ("I propose we should make enough noise asking Christian Bale to visit these kids in the hospital dressed in the real Batman outfit. They need to know Heroes… » 7/24/12 8:00pm 7/24/12 8:00pm

Chris Colfer Publishes Novel, Makes You Realize What You Could Have…

We've lost count of how many "threats" Glee star Chris Colfer is at this point: dancing, singing, acting, onscreen ascot-wearing, a 2011 Time Magazine Influential Person, and now novel-writing. Sextuple threat? The Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy nominee's debut novel, a fantasy called The Land of Stories: The… » 7/17/12 9:00am 7/17/12 9:00am