Reporting Around R. Kelly's Child Shows Depth of Trans Ignorance

Apparently, one of the children of R. Kelly has come out as a trans boy, and predictably the description of his transition has been pretty shitty. It's like time after time after time, the media, mainstream or alternative, learns nothing about how to speak about trans people after outcries and call outs. Instead,… » 6/08/14 10:06pm 6/08/14 10:06pm

R. Kelly's Housekeeper Sued Him for Sexual Harassment

R. Kelly may have done something out of the ordinary — for him, anyway. A 2010 lawsuit filed against the singer has surfaced detailing that his 36-year-old housekeeper at the time accused him of sexual harassment. The housekeeper's age puts her out of his usual predatory range of alleged teen victims, but so what? A… » 4/22/14 10:00am 4/22/14 10:00am

Paul Walker's Brother Might Finish His Scenes in Fast & Furious 7

Despite the actor's tragic, untimely death in a car accident earlier this month, the scenes Paul Walker already filmed for the still-in-production Fast & Furious 7 will be included in the movie. Speculation suggests that producers will finish Walker's storyline using CGI, or possibly his "lookalike brother" Cody. » 12/23/13 8:00pm 12/23/13 8:00pm

What We Absolutely Must Talk About When We Talk About R. Kelly

It's 2003 and I am sitting in the passenger seat of my friend Robyn's Crown Vic as we cruise around the outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin. R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" comes on the radio and the car's passengers — all of us female, middle class and white — erupt in cheers. Even though it's still cold outside, we roll… » 12/17/13 3:59pm 12/17/13 3:59pm

R. Kelly's Memoir, as Read by Gary Oldman

Obviously, we are all reading and loving R. Kelly's new autobiography Soulacoaster. (I can't wait to finish so that I can store it between my other favorite memoirs The Gastronomical Me and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.) There is however, one thing missing from this literary tour de force and that's a narration by… » 7/11/12 7:00pm 7/11/12 7:00pm

Odd Future's Frank Ocean Reveals His First Love Was A Man

In December of 2011, when Frank Ocean, R&B singer and member of hip-hop collective Odd Future, was on a plane from New Orleans to L.A. he wrote a document in text-edit that he has now published on his tumblr which reveals him to be bisexual. The summer that Ocean was 19, he fell in love with his closest friend, a boy… » 7/04/12 11:00am 7/04/12 11:00am