Jay Z albums are events, mainly because Jay Z declares them to be events and he has a lot of money. In keeping with that, we recently saw the release of his music video for the sort-of-title track of Hova's latest record Magna Carta Holy Grail, Holy Grail, and it is some sort of action-movie train-w ... More >>
Last year on this date in honor of what would have been late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday, I wrote a blog supposing where the grunge icon would have been in 2012. It got a lot of traction and people loved and hated it. Imagining him as a dubstep DJ was really for grins and shock valu ... More >>
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Had he not died in April 1994 by his own hand -- or sinister forces working for Courtney Love (insert maniacal laugh) -- Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 years old today. The rock icon killed himself at the age of 27, leaving behind not only a daughter to fend for herself against the wiles of ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresTrae Tha Truth and YelawolfYelawolf, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, Doughbeezy, Dante Higgins, Gerald Walker & Cardo Warehouse Live April 29, 2011 10:54 p.m.: Let's do this first this time. Here's the thing about Yelawolf, and you may have noticed this already, but: He's a rapp ... More >>
Rick Perry, stomping on the Historical CommissionRick Perry's State of the State speech today made clear that the lamestream media has it all wrong when it comes to the financial health of Texas. "Have the doomsayers forgotten that Texas added more jobs in 2010 than any other state?" he aske ... More >>
Marshall Mathers III has certainly enjoyed great success, but it hasn't been easy for the guy. He's had difficulty overcoming addiction and depression, and like many of us, he keeps returning to that one bad relationship over and over again. His latest album, Recovery, has brought him back in ... More >>
You know what's shocking?You go out to appear on The Jerry Springer Show, and you get involved in a fight where police are called.That's like going to see a Michael Bay movie and -- instead of the insightful character study you were expecting -- there's a bunch of explosions.An unnamed Housto ... More >>
If you're a child of the '80s, you should probably come to terms with the fact that every beloved televison memory of yours is eventually going to be dragged screaming into the present day and bastardized for younger audiences. We've already seen two Transformers movies and a G.I. Joe adaptation, an ... More >>
The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... More >>
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
The Great Raid's compelling story never comes to life
The postapocalyptic world has never been sexier than in the sci-fi/goth anime series Gilgamesh
Two Koreans go to war in the masterful epic Tae Guk Gi
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Hey, wasn't Coyote Ugly supposed to serve up sex and alcohol?
The summer's best action flick may be the animated Titan A. E., which borrows from the leaders of the genre
With a head full of Notorious thoughts, director John Woo leads the charge in the visceral M:I-2