The late aughts saw a debate in the hip-hop community about the use of the n-word, sparked in part by Nas' plan to name his 2008 album Nigger (he ended up calling it Untitled), as well as Russell Simmons' call for industry self-censorship of the word. In 2007 the city of Detroit even hosted a "symbo ... More >>
Updated below. Um. Maybe she's not Latina after all. First posted at 2:04 p.m. Oct. 18.
Disney has a black princess (Tiana, from New Orleans -- yeah), a native American one (Pocahontas) and an Asian one (Mulan).
But, until now, America's largest minority group has been shut out of this me-to pagea ... More >>
A sea of screaming faces beckon movie stars to the sidewalk, where they conjure photographs, baseballs and -- when Johnny Depp appears, even a replica Freddie Krueger glove for him to sign. Outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, they downright beg for an autograph, yelling until their voices turn hoarse ... More >>
Ashley Ellerin, allegedly murdered by the "Chiller Killer."Ashton Kutcher hasn't said much, if anything, about the murder of his onetime love interest Ashley Ellerin in 2001. Now, LA Weekly reports, he'll probably have to testify in open court.
Prosecutors claim she was the victim of a frien ... More >>
Lucy PunchIn Woody Allen's latest ensemble film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, English actress Lucy Punch gets her first big laugh without uttering a word. (She's the cleavage-y, ex-hooker type that an aging businessman proudly introduces as his fiance to his dumbfounded daughter.) Recen ... More >>
25. Prafit-"Nice Weather"
The nice weather is long gone--the ostensibly immutable Los Angeles sun blotted by kidney colored clouds and cold rain. So Prafit's ode to the sizzle of July feels like an antique postcard documenting endless light, chicken breasts smothered in BBQ sauce, and basement ... More >>