| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly died of a drug overdose, the Georgia medical examiner has concluded.
The toxicology report showed that Kelly had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was pronounced dead on May 1 at age 34, although the medical...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Did she or didn’t she?
That’s the question many viewers were left with after Mariah Carey’s performance on the BET Awards Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., where she unleashed a flurry of speculation that she was lip-syncing...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Amid the long, meandering BET Awards telecast on Sunday night were a number of fantastic performances. The Charlie Wilson celebration, richly deserved, was not only a perfectly executed tribute but a stellar display in its own right. How could it not be?...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Last year BET tagged its annual awards spectacle as "Too big to miss" — a phrase the network should have held for this year.
Sure, the historically unpredictable ceremony will feature dazzling performances – Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown,...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:19 AM
This morning I woke up way too early, checked my Twitter and read music critic Maura Johnston confidently declare that Mariah Carey had just released the "song of the summer.” I groaned, rolled over and tried to go back to sleep, filled with a...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before packing for almost two weeks in New York.
The Skinny: I'm catching up on "Rectify," the new drama on Sundance. It is slow going but I'm told it is worth the effort. I just want to know how long Daniel is a cross between Karl...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nine Inch Nails released a new single, "Came Back Haunted," late Wednesday evening, ending a hiatus that began after the influential industrial-rock group's Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009.
The song, which you can hear below, is the first sampling from a...
| Jun 7, 2013
About a year ago, the musician Jack Kennedy was on a tour, in a manner of speaking. The local disco-pop antagonist rode Greyhound buses making Alan Lomax-style field recordings of amateur musicians along the byways of America. He'd tape their performances...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Randy Jackson, the only judge who has been on "American Idol" since the beginning, is leaving the show.
In a statement to the press, Jackson confirmed that, "After 12 years of judging on 'American Idol' I have decided it is time to leave after this...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As much as -- for weeks and weeks -- I have wanted Candice Glover and Kree Harrison to be the two singers to make it to the "American Idol" finals next week, it gave me no joy to see Angie Miller weep her way through her goodbye song after her elimination...