Shade Court: Jessica Lange Shines, VH1 Tries, and Nicki Minaj Prevails 

Welcome to Shade Court. Before we begin, I would like to call attention to a moment that highlights the reason I started Shade Court in the first place. If you'll remember, back in January, our friend Chris Hayes appeared in Shade Court and lost handedly. However, Hayes seems to have taken his loss and turned it… » 3/20/15 4:00pm 3/20/15 4:00pm

Watch Ariana Grande Kill It at the NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

Ariana Grande performed at the NBA All-Star Game halftime show this weekend—and she pretty much killed it. A few places on the 'net have chided Grande's dry, almost stiff dancing style, but when you take into consideration that (it looks like) she's not lip synching, and stayed in almost perfect tune the whole time,… » 2/16/15 9:30am 2/16/15 9:30am

Madonna Channels...A Matador? During Her Grammys Performance

After being introduced by a high-as-fuck Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, Madonna's #REBELHEART half-heartedly beat during the Grammys. Sure, she met all her marks and managed to not be impaled by the 100 horned men surrounding her while performing her song "Living For Love." But call me when she does more than one song.… » 2/08/15 9:15pm 2/08/15 9:15pm

Robin Williams' Widow Is Fighting His Children Over His Estate

In a sad situation that only continues to get sadder, Susan Schneider Williams—wife of the late Robin Williams—is challenging the comedian's children and the division of his estate by filing a petition that would allow her to keep certain personal effects that were seemingly left to Williams' kids. » 2/03/15 10:30am 2/03/15 10:30am

Here is Charli XCX Singing 'Boom Clap' in Japanese

How much does pop princesa Charli XCX know and love her fanbase? Definitely enough to try her hand at singing "Boom Clap," one of last year's biggest hits, in Japanese, for special release of Sucker on Warner Music Japan. Unsure how she fared as my Japanese is a little rusty, but at least two people in the always… » 1/28/15 12:30pm 1/28/15 12:30pm

Nicki Minaj Showed Rare, Genuine Superstar Tears in My Time Again

On Sunday night, MTV aired its Nicki Minaj documentary My Time Again, the follow-up to 2010's My Time Now, which we all remember as the origin of her infamous pickle-juice snub and bitch-versus-boss analogy. Back then, in that special, she came across tough and guarded, and (to us) the extent of her relationship with » 1/19/15 3:00pm 1/19/15 3:00pm

Nicki Minaj vs. Her Ex Safaree Samuels: He Says He Co-Wrote Her Raps

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels, her boyfriend of 1,000 secret years, have broken up and are fighting publicly on social media. In response to many calling him "corny" and Nicki agreeing… on Twitter, Samuels aka "Scaff Beezy" aka "SB Stunts" aka "Nicki's hype man" told his side of their story, while wearing a fur… » 1/13/15 1:45pm 1/13/15 1:45pm

These Celebs Went Christmas Ham on Instagram This Year

Another holiday, another reminder via Instagram that celebrities are kinda sorta not really just like us, but in some ways they are. Unlike Thanksgiving's embarrassment of riches, however, Christmas brought out some impulses of humility, with a lot of celebs showing off their families, their festivities, and their… » 12/26/14 12:00pm 12/26/14 12:00pm

The Unequivocal Worst Songs of 2014

At the end of every year, it seems like our society is allowing more and more room for hot garbage to fill our pop charts. We say this not as haters of pop music—we are not one of those finger-waggy assholes who thinks that Katy Perry, for example, does not make "real" music because she doesn't write and produce all… » 12/19/14 2:10pm 12/19/14 2:10pm