| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:40 PM
"Royals," Lorde's deadpan indictment of pop-star consumption run amok, was named song of the year Sunday at the 56th Grammy Awards, extending the success of a tune that spent nine straight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.
A songwriting prize,...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Madonna on Saturday asked forgiveness for captioning a photograph of her teenage son boxing with a racial slur. The comment, initially posted on Friday on social network Instagram, was soon deleted, with Madonna initially referring to those who had...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Madonna and Beyonce appear to have their eyes locked on the Grammy stage.
The pop superstars are expected to be among the big surprise moments during next week’s ceremony, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans.
Late last year...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Grammy Awards may be "music's biggest night," to quote the Recording Academy's dogged branding effort, but they no longer represent its center.
You got a firm sense of how haphazard the awards can seem, particularly as the record industry...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:53 PM
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
In a bit of an upset, Chick Corea will not be going home with another award this year.
A winner of 20 Grammys, including two last year, Corea, with his latest album “The Vigil,” was shut out Friday night in this year's list of nominees,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Developer Brendan Deschamps bought Elton John’s condos last year in West Hollywood, and now one of them is back on the market.
Deschamps bought the two units in Sierra Towers for $4.65 million and has listed the larger condo at $3.995 million....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Johnny Rivers sits in a booth at the retro-themed Mel's Diner in Hollywood and marvels at the pace at which not just his career but pop music in general moved when he was getting started half a century ago.
Within a span of a few months in 1964,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The Grammys have added fuel to its planned weekend of celebrating Beatlemania by booking a performance from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
McCartney and Starr are slated to receive the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award the day before...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for...