The Houston Astros will play in Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game Friday, honoring Dr. Maya Angelou in the process. Angelou, who passed away Wednesday, was scheduled to receive the 2014 Beacon of Life award. She was 86. "Today we have lost one of our greatest voices, but Dr. Angelou ... More >>
According to Billboard, in a little less than two months Hunter Hayes will attempt to break the Guinness world record for most concerts played within a 24-hour period. On May 9 and 10, he will play one gig about every three hours on a ten-city itinerary going from Good Morning America to a 5 a.m. s ... More >>
Without question, one of the music's biggest sweepstakes in the weeks and months to come will be speculation on Garth Brooks' impending tour, his first since more or less retiring in 2001. But with his children about to leave the nest and his four-year residency at Las Vegas' Wynn Resort almost up, ... More >>
Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014 stadium tour that includes an August 22 show at Reliant Stadium. The group's biggest tour to date, "Where We Are ... More >>
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the famous Ramen Burger -- a burger slapped between two pan-fried ramen "buns" invented by Keizo Shimamoto and sold at the Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn. It's a bit of a phenomenon. It's been written abou ... More >>
I hadn't planned on rushing to the theaters to see Man of Steel , which opens this Friday, but then I saw its featured man candy lead actor Henry Cavill interviewed on Good Morning America. Although I didn't hear anything he was saying because I had forgotten my earbuds, I was still sufficiently and ... More >>
One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>
This week we are just THROWING money at you guys! (We were going to say food, but throwing food is mean. And messy.) First we offered you half-off at Rioja to help you celebrate National Paella Day in style, and today our Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is going to save you fifty percent ($10 for $20 ... More >>
The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.
If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.
On the fourth episode of Nashville, the past is quickly threatening to engulf the present for our stars, seasoned but conflicted Rayna and young but vulnerable Juliette. The show has officially finished introducing us to the characters, and moved on to introducing new people in the hopes of further ... More >>
I barely watch episodic TV, let alone write about it, but ABC's Nashville made the idea irresistible. A 9 p.m. network drama set in the glamorous and backstabbing world of country music, amid the landmarks and tourist traps of the modern-day "Athens of the South," it offers sudsy tension and hopeful ... More >>
Nothing says country music like Times Square. Or is that the other way around? Regardless, the 2012 nominees for the Country Music Association were announced by stars (and nominees) Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean earlier this morning. It helps that Times Square is the home of Good Morning America's st ... More >>
Rumors were swirling this morning that Sarah Tressler, the former Houston Chronicle society reporter who semi-publicly blogged about her stripper life, had gotten a gig with Good Morning America, the only media outlet she's given an interview to. We asked a GMA spokesperson about the version we hea ... More >>
Sarah Tressler, the Houston Chronicle society reporter who gained national, if not worldwide, fame for also being a stripper, made her first public statements this morning. Good Morning America flew her to New York and she spoke about her experience. Two things we did not know that we learned in ... More >>
The woman who was, for a while, the most celebrated eighth-grade cheerleader wanna-be is finally speaking out. Shanna Widner, now 34 (!), was the kid who caused "Pom-Pom Mom" Wanda Holloway to hire a hitman (one of the five top Texas cheerleader scandals ever) in order to improve her chances of mak ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresWhen Kanye West tweets, magical things happen. West's high powered account lay dormant for quite sometime after his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album but last night, the floodgates were opened from West's creative mind. What emerged was a sprawling 85 tweet rant tha ... More >>
Photo by avatar-1 on FlickrIt happens to the best of us. We boil a pot of spaghetti, stew a pot of tomato sauce, eat, refrigerate, heat and eat again. Even though I prefer only a spoonful of sauce to my gigantic mound of pasta, everyone else I feed likes to drown their stuff in sauce. This m ... More >>
Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>
A Shallow Yet Helpful Guide
Kathy Patrick wields some hefty clout out of her beauty shop/book store
Chris GrayAs close as Rocks Off has ever come personally to Elvis' grave. Graceland was already closing for the day by the time we got there in April.Today is the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, which means that even as you read this, Graceland workers are hard at work sorting, cat ... More >>
Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene MoodyRocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>
Sherri Lynn Davis got more than her 15 minutes of fame (in web terms, at least) when video of her whaling on a student went viral. She parlayed it into an appearance on Good Morning America, where she took responsibility for losing her temper but blamed a chronically chaotic atmosphere at Jamie's H ... More >>
Not opening for Britney, he doesn't.By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess -- no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias's decision to bail on the just-announced ... More >>
Marco TorresChris Brown at House of Blues, November 2009Have you ever heard that phrase "When I do good, no one remembers; when I do bad, no one forgets"? This is the story of candy-rapper Chris Brown's life the past few years since he beat the ever-loving shit out of ex-girlfriend Rihanna fo ... More >>
Does not look like funBefore I get into the Best Bets for this weekend, a public service announcement for those of you traveling to Singapore any time soon. They still cane people there. Just ask former Florida State tight end Kamari Charlton. He is over in Singapore as you read this helping ... More >>
Tiffany Young-Hartley: QuestionsOctober certainly came in like a lion for residents of the Rio Grande Valley. On October 1, news broke of the alleged murder of an American jet-skier on border-straddling, allegedly freshwater-pirate-infested Falcon Lake. A recap for those who don't want to clic ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Sherri Davis, the teacher caught on tape whomping on a charter-school student, is launching a PR offensive.This morning she was on Good Morning America, where she told host George Stephanopoulos what she briefly told reporters: while she takes responsibility for losing her control, blame the damn s ... More >>
Last week, Becky Means shared her mom's recipe for banana bread. This week, we try something different. Anne Byrn, better known as the Cake Mix Doctor, has been helping people turn box cake mix into homemade goodies for over ten years. She has almost a cult following, with roughly 3 million ... More >>
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts reported today on the first day of hurricane season from a fitting place -- Galveston. Standing amid the detritus left behind by Ike, and set to a soundtrack of plaintive acoustic slide guitar, Roberts expertly delivered the mandatory post-storm platitu ... More >>
Houston, we are kicking ass once again -- this time in the category of smooth, silky black romancing.Essence magazine, which is sorta like Cosmo for black women (we guess), conducted a nationwide search to find the five most romantic couples who want to get engaged. The winning couple will be reveal ... More >>
In December, Hair Balls brought you the story of Dymond Milburn, a 12-year-old girl whose family is suing several Galveston police officers after the cops allegedly beat and injured her while trying to arrest her for suspected prostitution. The lawsuit claims that the police hopped out of an unmarke ... More >>
Her career has already withstood more train wrecks than Amtrak, and now it looks like Britney Spears is on the upswing one more time. Spears' new single "Womanizer," the lead single from her Circus album (dropping today), which she performed today on Good Morning America (above), is a recent Bi ... More >>
Rusty Yates, the husband of baby-drowning Andrea, has thrust himself into the spotlight again. He was on Good Morning America today, talking about how happy and terrific life is for him right now, seven years after Andrea drowned their five babies. Reports ABC: The new father has even shared pictu ... More >>
Years after Sybil, the debate continues
Does the bean dare call the beaner brown?
She's glad her 15 minutes are up
Corinne Bailey Rae makes music -- and history
A Conroe man is ready to help the nation's Enron reporters
A children's classic gets a much-needed Tune-up
Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless
Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.
From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?