| Nov 12, 2012
** stars (out of four)
One look over the tracklist for Crystal Castles’ third album, which features the titles “Plague,” “Sad Eyes” and “Child I Will Hurt You,” should be enough to reassure any listener that...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:09 PM
There are, of course, many reasons to be saddened by reports of the apparent breakup of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, which hit the Internet over the weekend.
We here at Pop & Hiss were most bummed to consider that Nicki Minaj may never get the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:09 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- We're learning more details about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Italian nuptials.
The couple tapped People Magazine to document their big day, which took place at the Borgo Egnazia resort last Friday.
"It was a really...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:55 AM
At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last week, Justin Timberlake diverted a huge amount of attention from the kind of up-and-coming acts the music fest was founded to spotlight. But if the pop superstar's intimate club gig Saturday night prevented...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chris Brown is in a Burbank studio previewing his forthcoming album, and pushing the reset button on a career bogged down by scandal. The embattled R&B singer takes a lengthy drag off his cigarette before pressing "play" on the title track of "X," his...
| Mar 14, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
When you're in love, there's no way to look cool. In theory, love's a graceful, sophisticated experience, but in practice it's full of silly pet names and stupid inside jokes – things that make the other person laugh and...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Watch the Throne rappers Jay-Z, at $37 million, and Kanye West, with $16 million, take the #1 and #3 spots respectively on Forbes' Cash Kingsn list, based on earnings over the past 12 months. Wedged between them is Diddy, whose partnership with Diageo's...
| Sep 23, 2011
There was always an excuse — a friend to see, a meeting to take, sleep to catch up on.
Only a year ago, Demi Lovato was one of Disney's most bankable teen stars, her every move scrutinized by a team of attentive handlers. Yet when an eating...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Oct 20, 2010
For the future members of Maroon 5, a moment of clarity came unexpectedly in 1998 in the form of a funky, sultry pop tune on the radio: "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah and Timbaland. It was a revelation for singer-guitarist Adam Levine, who was...
| Apr 13, 2011
Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured.