Charli XCX and Rita Ora Go Full Thelma & Louise in New Video

Charli XCX and Rita Ora's new "Doing It" video is a spaghetti western of a bank robbery, two high-contrast pop stars bum-rushing a gas station and rolling around the desert in their pink trucks. It's not quite as fatalist or committed as Thelma & Louise, insofar that they do not die in the end. But Charli seems super… » 1/20/15 3:15pm Tuesday 3:15pm

Here's Charli XCX's New Single 'Doing It,' Now With Extra Rita Ora

"Doing It" might be my favorite track off Charli XCX's excellent bubble-punk pop album SUCKER, and Charli just released a new version featuring everyone's favorite Who's That Girl, Oh Yeah, It's Rita Ora. Everything's exactly the same as the star-spangled original—I love the tense, sky-high whip of the chorus—except… » 1/08/15 7:45pm 1/08/15 7:45pm

Iggy Azalea Falls Victim to the SNL Curse

It's not just Halloween: television sound stages are notoriously difficult for musicians to navigate, as they are cavernous and tinny with acoustics suited for conversations and applause, and Saturday Night Live's soundstage is, notoriously, the worst of any of them. It has been the site of both demise (Ashlee… » 10/27/14 11:30am 10/27/14 11:30am

Celebs Were All Sparkles, Grills and Thighs on the VMAs Red Carpet

Last night was the VMAs, an event where famous musicians go to look bored and embarrassed and then collect statues of astronauts. As for the fashion, there was a vast amount of exposed skin (thigh slits! plunging necklines! see-through everything! Miley Cyrus's tongue sticking out of her mouth and waggling all over… » 8/26/13 2:10pm 8/26/13 2:10pm

Justin Bieber Has Made an Enemy of the California Hamster Organization

The California Hamster Organization (Suggested alternate name: Hamsters, Motherfucker™) have accused Justin Bieber of animal cruelty after he gave his little buddy Pac away to a particularly enthused fan. Their objections are that hamsters "often succumb quickly to illness and death," especially when faced with… » 12/20/12 9:00am 12/20/12 9:00am

Oh, Huzzah. Chris Brown Is Back on Twitter to Delight Us All with His…

Following last week's fascinating Twitter feud with comedy writer Jenny Johnson, Chris Brown suspended his feed—thus depriving the general public of up-to-the-minute updates on what's happening inside the brain of Brown. A NATIONAL TRAGEDY. But don't worry—tragedy averted. He's back. » 12/03/12 8:35pm 12/03/12 8:35pm

The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly Clothes of the MTV Awards

Last night the MTV Video Music Awards were held in Los Angeles, and started early. Apparently this was necessary because the President was speaking and it was also Fashion's Night Out. But it resulted in a fashion photo disaster: Celebrities were all dressed up in the middle of the goddamn afternoon, under the harsh… » 9/07/12 11:40am 9/07/12 11:40am

Mila Kunis Begs Macaulay Culkin to Go to Rehab from Ashton Kutcher Sex…

The systematic destruction of Kevin McAllister rolls cruelly on: Everyone knows that the second most irrefutable fact of the world, immediately below "water is wet," is that there is almost nothing worse than receiving a concerned phone call from an ex, as well-intentioned as they may be. Raise to the tenth power when… » 8/17/12 9:00am 8/17/12 9:00am