Pop Stars Celebrate Women's Rights in Stilettos and Leather Underwear

The Chime for Change's Sound of Change concert, which took place in London on Saturday night — and aired on NBC last night in the US — is part of a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls' and women's empowerment. Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora were among the performers at the event, but some… » 6/03/13 4:00pm 6/03/13 4:00pm

Don't Want to Die Early? Join a Band Instead of Becoming a Solo Artist.

Despite what you may have heard from the Circle Jerks, Rick Ross and the insistent warbling of Ke$ha, not all pop stars live by the motto "die young." But a study looking at the careers of 1,400 rock and pop stars — famous between 1956 and 2006 — found that solo artists were twice as likely to die prematurely when… » 12/20/12 1:40pm 12/20/12 1:40pm

Madonna's Nipple Was Actually Protesting Proposed Turkish Abortion Ban

When Madonna accidentally (maybe on purpose) flashed her nipple at the crowd during an Istanbul concert, the world asked Why? Now, it appears, we have answers: Madge's slip was designed to show solidarity with Turkish women as the country's government mulls a very restrictive abortion and C-section ban. Oh, ok. Yeah,… » 6/11/12 3:30pm 6/11/12 3:30pm

Designers Now Just Overtly Pandering To Pop Stars

While perusing images of the recently concluded fashion weeks in Portugal, Thailand, and China (because that's what normal people do in their free time rather than actually interact with other human beings), I came to a startling realization: while it's always been the case that fashion's had a side to it that seems… » 3/27/11 2:03pm 3/27/11 2:03pm