[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Rap only exists in extremes. Don't let the polite reviews of Lil Wayne's Carter IV fool you, for instance. It got lots of ... More >>
In the annals of rock there are many bands that people pretend to like, bands with fandoms consisting entirely of people desperately wanting to appear interesting by proxy. Royal Trux is a good example, as are Ween. Basically any Burzum fan who isn't a corpse paint-wearing, basement-dwelling Nazi fr ... More >>
While we should be debating about whether the Academy is too white or whether a French director really is the best Hollywood had to offer last year, what we'll inevitably end up talking about this morning is this:
Did Jennifer Lopez expose her nipple to a worldwide audience at the Oscars last night ... More >>
Little treat for First Amendment advocates on next week's episode of "Modern Family": Adopted two-year-old Lily will drop the F bomb all over set, much to the horror of her two dads. (Gay parents! Curse words! The controversies of the '90s are alive on prime time.)
Titled "Little Bo Bleep," the epi ... More >>
Getty Images'Twas the holy matrimony heard round the world: The great Prince William wed his favorite muggle, an impossibly lacy Kate Middleton, through the wee hours (PDT) last night. As soon as Kate stepped out of the queen's Rolls Royce, Hollywood's toughest and snarkiest critics were redu ... More >>
Entertainment WeeklySo Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a comeback as a cartoon character called ... "the Governator."
The former California first man told Entertainment Weekly that he and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee are working on a comic book and TV show based on the character who will b ... More >>
The evidence keeps on mountingOh, that George W. Bush--miss him yet? (and given last night's bizarre election results nationwide, it seems like a lot of you do...)
In case you haven't heard, Bush is pimping a book he wrote (or someone wrote for him--we're not sure) where he bawwwwawwwawwws a ... More >>
HBOSpark 'em if you got 'em.Comedian Zach Galifianakis pulled out a spliff and sparked it up as his appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO over the weekend turned to California's marijuana legalization effort. (Video after the jump).
The big question is, was it real?
Co-guest Margar ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow sings! (see #10).
In celebration of this amazing revelation, we've compiled this handy list of Ten Notable Screen Stars Gone Songbird, starting, of course with:
1. William Shatner. Who can forget Shatner's much-parodied musical career, especially after Rhino Records' inclu ... More >>
Michael Jackson's death certificate has been quietly amended to reflect more specific causes in what the coroner has called a homicide. The certificate, according to a posting by the U.K.'s News of the World, states that the King of Pop's June death was the result of "acute propofol intoxicat ... More >>
Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz. Photo by Michael Lavine.
The first time I saw Gogol Bordello live in 2007 was one of those embarrassing, made for YouTube, kind of nights. I woke up the next morning on my couch, tangled in my party dress, still wearing high heels, with blood caked to my bruised kn ... More >>
So tonight at 7:30 at USC's Annenberg School, I'll be participating in a forum on the future of music criticism. Organized by the L.A. Times' chief pop critic Ann Powers, the panel discussion features fellow L.A. Weekly contributors Ernest Hardy and Oliver Wang; Pulitzer Prize-winning music criti ... More >>
No, like really high. The other night at Jermaine Dupri's VMA party at Avalon Hollywood, we ran into Entertainment Weekly senior writer Shirley Halperin, whose new marijuana bible, Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life, has just been published by Abrams. Sure enough, she was packi ... More >>
With a spot on Entertainment Weekly's "8 to Watch in 08" and Ann Powers' SXSW rave in the LA Times, the Wale hype is getting pretty loud, yet it exists for good reason. After all, how many young guns can go toe-to-toe with Bun B and Pusha-T? Not to say he's quite there yet. From this angle, Bun-B ... More >>
The buzz surrounding the 23-year old Washington DC rapper Wale has grown pretty loud in the last month or two. Everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Rolling Stone and XXL have profiled the guy. Hell, Urb even put him on the cover of their150th issue (Though I'll admit that when I saw Wale surround ... More >>
40. The Twilight Sad-Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters [Fat Cat]
Take note Bloc Party. This is how you do histrionic, nostalgic and bombastic arena rock for indie kids without coming off like total fucking pussies. A Weekend in the City wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either, and by the end ... More >>
A veteran critic turns rookie programmer for the 45th New York Film Festival
By Scott Foundas
From The Reeler
On Monday, July 30, as I arrived in New York for my first tour of duty on the New York Film Festival selection committee, I received an e-mail announcing the death of Ingmar Bergman -- one ... More >>