Lady Gaga Reminds World She Still Exists by Singing at Pride Weekend

The recently reclusive Lady Gaga made her first public appearance since cancelling her “Born This Way” tour to kick off New York’s Pride Weekend by signing the National Anthem. It’s actually pretty stirring, in light of the Supreme Court decisions this week, but Gaga also humblebragged about being mega-famous and… » 6/30/13 1:00pm 6/30/13 1:00pm

Racists Angry Because Little Brown Boy Sang the National Anthem

Yesterday, the Spurs killed the Heat in the NBA Finals game of the balls in the basket. The NBA is relatively diverse, which is why it was quite shocking (but not really) to see the internet react so dumbly and disgustingly to a pint-sized boy singing the national anthem to kickoff the game. » 6/12/13 5:00pm 6/12/13 5:00pm

Is Lana Del Rey More a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Just in time for Independence Day, human hair fall Lana Del Rey has released a new video for her song "National Anthem." Making good use of all those stored up Instagram filters from "Born to Die," the video takes us back to 1960s Camelot with Del Rey playing both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy to Harlem rapper… » 6/27/12 2:25pm 6/27/12 2:25pm

NBC Snubs Miss Deaf America During Super Bowl Broadcast

While M.I.A. had no trouble sending a message at the Super Bowl with her middle finger, there was another woman at the game who never got the chance to spread her far less controversial message to the world. If you were watching at home, you probably didn't realize that while Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, and Blake… » 2/07/12 9:00pm 2/07/12 9:00pm

Watch Steven Tyler Destroy the National Anthem

Depending on how much you like your singers to sound like dying animals, Steven Tyler either destroyed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's AFC Championship game, as in knocked it out of the park, or destroyed it as in you cringe so hard that your face breaks. Either way, you have to give Tyler major props for… » 1/22/12 8:00pm 1/22/12 8:00pm

Cyndi Lauper Flubs National Anthem During U.S. Open 9/11 Memorial

From now on anyone performing the National Anthem should write the line "O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming" on their hand. Last night Cyndi Lauper flubbed the line (which Christina Aguilera botched earlier this year) immediately after a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11 at the U.S. Open… » 9/11/11 8:39pm 9/11/11 8:39pm

Hank Williams, Jr. Does A Disservice To The National Anthem

Hank Williams, Jr., a big McCain supporter » 11/03/08 2:20pm 11/03/08 2:20pm, brought his tremendous case of hat-head and vocal stylings to Missouri today to salute Sarah Palin's candidacy with our national anthem. Between Palin calling it "Missour-EE," Williams' rewriting of a lyric as "the dong's early light" and the way the MSNBC cameraman pulls…

5-Year Old Obama Supporter Sings Her Own Version Of American Anthem

The incomparable Jeanne Moos of CNN (seriously, does the woman have the best job on TV or what?) did an amusing segment last night about a 5-year-old girl named Ebony and her charming, slightly-stilted — Moos says "mangled" — rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a Barack Obama rally the other day. And since we… » 1/22/08 5:20pm 1/22/08 5:20pm