Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>
While they have notoriously barred the use of their songs in advertising campaigns and initially resisted selling their music on iTunes, Radiohead has been more than willing to lend their vast brooding catalog to filmmakers, exposing mainstream culture to what might have otherwise remained a margina ... More >>
Acting. You're doing it wrong.Sometimes it's fun to see some of our favorite rappers take on acting roles outside of their music videos. At other times, rappers taking on movie roles can end up being horrible idea. Not every rapper can be a convincing drug dealer like DMX is in Belly. The big ... More >>
If Rolling Stone loves your album, it means...
• You are a well-established musician with legions of loyal fans who may be interested in perhaps taking out some full-page advertisements in, oh, say, some kind of mainstream rock publication.
• Your album was released 30 years ago and our ... More >>
Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant?
Put aside for a ... More >>
In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>
The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land:
• AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>
I'm sorry, but this isn't working out.I think I speak for bloggers everywhere when I say: we had a great thing
going. Every so often you'd tweet something borderline repulsive about farts
or Miley Cyrus, and we'd dutifully respond. Usually with some sort of mock
indignation about "TMI" and then b ... More >>
You've no doubt surmised this from previous articles, but poking around Metacritic is one of Rocks Off's favorite ways to kill time. Recently, we had a look at their list of all-time lowest scores, and were surprised.
We like to call music critics assholes, but we use the term "asshole" in a pret ... More >>
Drag Me To Hell got some of the most stunning reviews of the year. Check out Metacritic's page: The Los Angeles Times said the movie "does everything we want a horror film to do: It is fearsomely scary, wickedly funny and diabolically gross." Entertainment Weekly said director Sam Raimi "has made ... More >>
Photo courtesy ABCThe evil she-devil who broke Sasha's heartRecent additions to the list of Things We Did Not Know:1) The Bachelorette is still on TV.2) There was a Houston guy competing to be whatever it is you compete to be on The Bachelorette.3) He lost.Not only that, but the guy he lost to is "a ... More >>
Photo by MACSURAKRoger Clemens unsullied march from adored pitcher to worshipped Hall of Famer continues unabated.If the steroids thing hasn't tarred him -- and really, who is not gonna believe Roger against the word of just about everyone else in the world? -- it's his penchant for great publicity ... More >>
OMG OMG OMG Salma Hayek breast fed a baby in Sierra Leone OMG OMG OMG!
Seriously, what is this, the next Yalta Conference? You would think so, given the reaction of the popular and not-so-popular press.
Google "Salma Hayek breastfeeding" and you'll get such lovely quotes and comments as "Lucky ba ... More >>