| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:09 PM
There was one how-did-she-do-that? moment at Katy Perry’s show Sunday at Allstate Arena, something I’ve never seen before at a pop concert.
In the midst of one song, “Hot N Cold,” the 26-year-old pop singer changed outfits five...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 10:42 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
Another year, another Rihanna album. “Talk That Talk” (Def Jam) is the 23-year-old Barbados native’s sixth album in seven years. It caps a year in which she released a series of hit singles from her previous album,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2011:
1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Leave it up to CM Punk to once again say what many of us have been thinking for a long time.
The vocal WWE Champion and Bucktown resident – who famously criticized WWE's decision makers on live TV last June and blurred the line between scripted and...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:06 AM
“Man of Steel” isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until June 14, 2013, but the city of Plano doesn’t want to wait that long to capitalize on the Superman reboot that filmed last August in the Western suburb’s downtown area....
| Oct 20, 2010
| 7:49 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Rumors are swirling that singer Beyonce is pregnant with her first child, but her mother denies the reports.
Us Weekly is reporting that Beyonce, 29, who married rapper Jay-Z in 2008, is in her first trimester and is happy, but a little...
| Feb 12, 2011
It takes a lot of nerve to advertise a new $3.9-billion casino-hotel development with a line that begs to be mocked. Yet the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has held tight to its tagline, "Just the right amount of wrong."
As the latest major development to...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 11:26 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Drake, the melancholy hustler with a conscience, is back drunk-dialing former girlfriends and mourning the ones who got away. Jay-Z he is not.
Hip-hop’s hard-core faithful don’t know what to make of him; he’s too...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| Nov 28, 2010
For many of us, it's time to hit the fast-forward button to move beyond 2010, with its depressing economy and nasty political campaigns. As the clock ticks toward midnight on Dec. 31, here's what to look for from revelers in Las Vegas, who may well...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Lily Allen's spokesman says the singer has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy.
Publicist Murray Chalmers said Monday that "it is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby."...