| Jun 1, 2008
TALK about a tour manager's worst nightmare.
Chad Hugo had missed his flight from Virginia, skipped rehearsal and wasn't picking up the phone. Worse still, with less than an hour until show time it appeared the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and...
| Jun 3, 2008
Weezer "Weezer" (DGC/Interscope) * * * 1/2
THE PAIRING of Weezer and producer Rick Rubin seemed like a no-brainer, but their first issue, 2005's "Make Believe," lacked the hoped-for chemistry between L.A.'s nerd-rock kings and a studio guru who has...
| Jun 9, 2008
"Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown Records)
When you call yourself "the greatest rapper alive," championship seasons aren't just expected, they're required. Lil Wayne knows this well, having spent the last three years crowing...
| Jun 9, 2008
For those of you worried that "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" judge Shane Sparks wouldn't be appearing on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," rest easy. The fan favorite will be making time for both.
Avid viewers of the "SYTYCD"...
| Mar 23, 2008
By all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
| Dec 6, 2007
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Kanye West received a leading eight Grammy nominations Thursday, and the troubled singer Amy Winehouse received six.
Other top nominees included the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rihannna, Paul McCartney, T-Pain and Timbaland.
Both West and Winehouse were...
| Jan 25, 2008
Park City, Utah
MELONIE DIAZ is excited, anxious, overwhelmed, joyous, overstimulated and super-happy. "It's bananas," the 23-year-old actress proclaims, seeing the hundreds-strong mob lined up in the snow for the Sundance premiere of her first studio...
| Feb 10, 2008
She's had huge success by crooning about not crying, but Fergie may shed some tears if she wins a Grammy.
Nominated for best female pop vocal performance for "Big Girls Don't Cry," the singer stands a very good chance of leaving her mark on the golden...
| Feb 10, 2008
Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock.
Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse.
Song of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse).
New Artist: Amy Winehouse.
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson.
| Aug 28, 2008
Solange Knowles has a background in overcoming unexpected obstacles. In 2004, the soul chanteuse -- familiar to most who've heard her name as the younger sister of Beyoncé Knowles -- married football player Daniel Smith when she was only 17. Later that...
| Feb 10, 2009
This year's Grammys parties, downsized because of the economy, made for more intimate affairs -- and tighter guest lists. So tight that Ne-Yo got turned away at his own midnight breakfast get-together Saturday at the Kress club in Hollywood. As one...
| Apr 20, 2009
In nightclubs and strip joints across the country, the song of the moment is Jamie Foxx's "Blame It (On the Alcohol)," a leering tale of bad boys, well, behaving badly. The hit certainly inspired a few smirks in Hollywood, where Foxx has become a...