Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson Singles, Ranked

Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson were born within three months of each other in the middle of 1958. (Kate Bush was also born during this time period.) During the '80s, they redefined the way we consume pop music, and the cults they spawned predicted the rabid fandom that we see around most current pop superstars.… » 9/19/14 5:41pm Friday 5:41pm

Lana Del Rey Wishes She Was Dead And Is Somehow Mad About It

Lana del Rey has been doing a flurry of press in recent weeks to promote the release of her (excellent) latest album Ultraviolence, and, in typical Lana del Rey fashion, the press tour has been characterized by Lana del Rey saying ridiculous shit. The latest round of Lana vs. The World involves an interview with a… » 6/20/14 4:40pm 6/20/14 4:40pm

Ke$ha Dances Around in Her Laundry Day Outfit in the ‘Dirty Love’ Video

Last night, as you were doing whatever is you crazy kids do to celebrate Pope Gregory XIII's calendar meddling, your favorite drunk friend Ke$ha uploaded a video for her song "Dirty Love" off of her sophomore album, Warrior. Glitter, of course, makes a very important appearance, but it plays second fiddle this time… » 1/01/14 1:00pm 1/01/14 1:00pm

The New Beyoncé Album Just Got All These People Pregnant

Somewhere between the pussy-eating sex jam "Blow" and feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's cameo on Flawless, I thought to myself, "Holy shit, this new Beyoncé album is getting me pregnant." I took to Twitter to express this, only to discover that the new Beyoncé album is apparently getting a lot of people » 12/13/13 4:20pm 12/13/13 4:20pm

Paul Rudd, One Direction’s Most Shameless Adult Fan

The guileless Paul Rudd sells his One Direction fanhood so hard that it almost doesn't seem creepy for him to mill around outside of a concert with the boyband's legion of young girl fans, exchanging gossip, braiding hair, and asserting his primacy as the most ardent and shameless of all the One Direction fans in the… » 12/08/13 12:00pm 12/08/13 12:00pm

Katy Perry Says She’s Basically the Last Non-Naked Pop Singer

A lot of people (ahem, Rashida Jones) have a lot of opinions about what lady pop singers are wearing these days, harumph! Whatever these doggone flappers are wearing, it’s not enough, at least not for the likes of Jones and the most tasteful and modest pop singer of them all, Katy Perry, who is starting more and more… » 10/27/13 11:10pm 10/27/13 11:10pm

The Many Sexual Euphemisms on Katy Perry's Filthy, Awesome New Album

Katy Perry, that cheeky, maybe culturally problematic but fun-as-hell pop chanteuse, has a new album hitting stores and iTunes, etc tomorrow. And, I'm happy to report that if you love sparkly, giddy, Most-Popular-Girl-In-School-Reads-The-Yearbook-Aloud sugar-pop it's perfect. It's also filthy. » 10/21/13 3:35pm 10/21/13 3:35pm

Japan Enlists Pop Girl Group to Do Something About the Economy

Japan has broken free from the long chain of unsatisfying ideas on how to stop global and national economies from sucking so bad by enlisting the help of pop group and wireless router serial number AKB48 to sell government bonds. The country, which is heavily indebted, could use some help — Japan's Prime Minister… » 5/27/12 12:00pm 5/27/12 12:00pm